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The Double Switch: Episode 12

Heath and Joe discuss the news and the first base position.

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MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome: Joe is mad about Corbin Burnes

3:30 - Troy Tulowitzki to the New York Yankees (Heath likes this)

7:00 - Yusei Kikuchi to the Seattle Mariners (here’s a link to Eddy Almaguer’s piece from Prospects Live)

11:30 - Merrill Kelly is slated to start for Arizona. A 30-year-old...Joe doing his sleeper thing already!

12:30 - David Robertson to the Phillies. Robertson gets the tough lefties, Seranthony Dominguez gets the tough righties? Welcome to closer hell.

17:30 - Zach Britton back to the Yankees. Don’t use hitters against New York in 2019. The Britton-Betances-Chapman bridge is lit.

19:00 - Keon Broxton to the Mets...yes to raw power, yes to the defense, no to the colossal strikeout rate

20:00 - The Mariners aren’t actually horrible?

22:30 - The Athletics hit bombs.

25:30 - Overall Draft Strategy for First Base...

26:30 - Rizzo in Round Three!

30:00 - Carlos Santana is in an elite group (but he isn’t a Mariner anymore, oops). That man has been on the move! Now in Cleveland, FYI

31:00 - Cody Bellinger in a tier of his own as the 1B4

35:00 - Matt Carpenter, Joey Votto, Jesus Aguilar

36:00 - Joey Votto is still Joey Votto

37:00 - Matt Olson hits the ball really, really, really hard (8th in hard% among qualified hitters in 2018, Carpenter was No. 1)

40:00 - Why draft Joey Gallo when you can draft Peter O’Brien with your last pick?

42:30 - Jesus Aguilar, Max Muncy, Luke Voit, Tyler White, Jose Martinez

43:30 - Houston at-bats...Tyler White, Kyle Tucker, Michael Brantley to DH some?

45:00 - Jose Abreu as 8th first baseman around pick 85 is solid.

47:30 - Miguel Cabrera is a mixed bag, but Heath is out on Miggy

52:00 - Sleepers talk!

52:30 - Joe is obsessed with Luke Voit

55:00 - Ian Desmond still relevant? Heath says yes

58:00 - Jake Bauers is a sleeper. ADP 266 (according to NFBC)

1:01:30 - Dan Vogelbach does some good things, but where does he slot into Seattle’s lineup?

1:05:45 - Joe compares Peter O’Brien to Joey Gallo

1:11:30 - Prospects, starting with Peter Alonso

1:12:30 - Seth Beer, Malcolm Nunez

1:14:00 - Nathaniel Lowe

1:15:30 - Brandon Belt is free (332 ADP)

1:16:30 - Justin Smoak is underrated. Doesn’t chase, makes contact, healthy walk rate, solid power.

1:17:30 - Heath mistakenly said CJ Cron’s swinging strike rate was worse than Chris Davis’s. It’s not, but it’s darn close and pretty bad. Being in the vicinity of Davis is bad, bad, bad.

1:18:30 - A message to Heath’s baby bro—draft CJ Cron, he’s your boy!


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