Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo have a lot to consider with releasing the rosters for the Arizona Fall League – “a Shangri-La prospect,” in Mayo’s words – with 17 of the top 100 prospects heading to. the desert. The unusual number of quality pitchers destined for the AFL and a few of the prospects – namely Marco Luciano of the Giants and CJ Abrams of the Padres – that Callis and Mayo are most excited to see there are also to be discussed. A simulated AFL talent project follows.
They also explain which rookies could make a huge difference in the MLB playoffs, with Callis glancing at Camilo Doval of the Giants and Luis Garcia of the Astros, and Mayo making a bold prediction for Wander Franco of the Rays.
End-of-season Rookie Power rankings are also discussed, and the duo answer a few questions from the mailbag, including one about top-ranked shortstops like Bobby Witt Jr.
On the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Sam Dykstra, Jim Callis, and Jonathan Mayo are your tour guides through all the unfolding stories and the latest news from baseball’s top prospects. Each week, you will discover the stars of tomorrow from those who know today. Download, subscribe, and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.