Discussing Royals Prospects with Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline

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One side effect of following a winning baseball team we’ve discovered is that the “wait until ___ when the prospects arrive” (ah, 2011, we missed you, sort of) isn’t really a thing anymore, so Jeff and Mike have lost track of the fine details of the Royals’ farm system.

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Thankfully, there are experts out in the world who can help us catch up. Jim Callis of MLBPipeline.com was kind enough to lend his insight to us and we talked about the Royals depth in the minors, the star power in the system, and how some of the familiar names like Kyle Zimmer, Raul Mondesi, and Bubba Starling might turn out as well as Ashe Russell, Scott Blewett, Foster Griffin, and Matthew Strahm.

He also shared his thoughts about some of the risers in the system and who the surprises of 2016 might be. We’ve owed you a show about prospects for a while, and this one will help you get caught up along with us. You can follow Jim on Twitter at @jimcallisMLB.

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Pine Tar Podcast with Jim Callis of MLB.com

Jim Callis talked with the Pine Tar Podcast about the Brady Aiken draft signing debacle, Mark Appel‘s development and perception of the Houston Astros around the league. He also discussed the Royals Top 20 prospects and the process that goes into creating the MLB Top 100. Also on this episode Lexington Legends broadcaster Keith Elkins and Idaho Falls announcer Chris Lewis discussed their teams performance up to this point in the season. David and Clint also discussed Billy Butler, Danny Valencia and Christian Colon.

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Pine Tar Podcast with Jim Callis of MLBPipeline.com

Jim Callis joined the show this week to talk about Yordano Ventura, Royals prospects including Raul Mondesi, Miguel Almonte and Kyle Zimmer as well as the 2014 MLB Draft and the College World Series. Also on this episode David and Clint discussed the difficulty of the LoCain loss and how offense is currently depressed in the major leagues.

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