• 90th Percentile: Are First-Round College Hitters A Risky Demographic?

    Year after year, the discussion near the top of the draft involves players deemed "safe college hitters," but how often does it work out that way? This week on the 90th Percentile, hosts Geoff Pontes and Matt Pajak discuss the last 10 drafts and dig deeper into the success rate of first-round college hitters.



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    44m - May 30, 2024
  • College Podcast: Surprises And Snubs From Selection Monday

    Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty get ready for the NCAA Tournament, breaking down the surprises and snubs from Selection Monday and looking ahead to regionals. They start with the surprises, like Arizona being awarded a home regional, and the snubs, like TCU getting left out of the tournament. They continue talking about the hardest regional draws and under-the-radar players to watch this weekend, including UC Santa Barbara's Tyler Bremner and Louisiana Tech's Ethan Bates. They hit on some of the No. 3 and 4 seeds to watch out for, like Florida and Grand Canyon. They close things out with their national championship picks.

    Time Stamps

    (2:00) Selection surprises

    (8:30) Selection snubs

    (17:00) Hardest regional draws

    (26:47) Ad break

    (27:00) Under the radar players to watch

    (38:00) No. 3 and 4 seeds must likely to spring an upset

    (46:30) National championship picks

    (61:00) Ranking the field 1-64



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    1h 10m - May 30, 2024
  • College World Series Predictions, Jackson Holliday's Struggles & More | Hot Sheet Show Ep. 9

    Scott Braun, JJ Cooper, Teddy Cahill react to Selection Monday: how did the committee do? Plus, a tantalizing Super Regional and College World Series predictions. Geoff Pontes joins Scott & JJ to discuss Baltimore Orioles prospect Jackson Holliday struggling since returning to Triple-A Norfolk. He is part of a prospect logjam in Baltimore that won't budge. Following Atlanta Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr.'s season-ending injury, the hosts weigh what prospects Atlanta could trade to replace the irreplaceable star.

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    30m - May 29, 2024
  • Fantasy Podcast: 10 Breakout Hitting Prospects You Need To Roster

    The Baseball America Fantasy Podcast is back this week with a jam-packed show covering 10 must-add prospects in dynasty leagues with strong Roboscout scores and statcast data.

    Time Stamps

    (0:00-4:00) Intro

    (4:00-6:30) Acuna

    (6:30-8:30) James Wood

    BREAK

    (8:30-13:30) Angel Genoa, SS

    (13:30-18:00) Adrian Del Castillo

    (18:00-22:00) Alex Freeland

    (22:00-25:00) Agustin Ramirez

    (25:00-28:00) Matthew Lugo

    (28:00-32:00) Dalton Rushing

    (32:00-35:00) Samuel Zavala

    (35:00-38:00) Brailer Guerrero

    (38:00-42:00) Javier Sanoja

    (42:00-45:00) Franyerber Montilla



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    45m - May 28, 2024
  • NCAA Tournament Preview, Predicting The Field Of 64 | Hot Sheet Show

    Baseball America college expert Ted Cahill joins a special edition of the Hot Sheet show to help break down his latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection, give us a feel for potential College World Series favorites, plus his under-the-radar players and teams he's most looking forward to seeing in the postseason. The guys also end the conversation reacting to how the college baseball scholarship landscape could soon change in light of recent NCAA news.



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    29m - May 24, 2024
  • Prep Pitching Risers & The Difficulty Of Lining Up The Top Of The Draft Class

    Carlos and Peter hop on the draft podcast to talk about impact performers in the first few days of conference tournament action and also discuss the most recent news about ECU righthander Trey Yesavage’s health situation.

    After that, the two talk through a trio of prep pitchers who have stormed up draft boards this spring and debate those profiles vs. some of the college pitchers who could go off the board in a similar range.

    Next, the two talk about the flaws of the prospects in the middle of the first round and beyond and then pick out a few players who could go in the 10-25 range they feel most confident in—if they feel confident about any.

    The show closes with a discussion about how challenging it has been to line up the top college players in the class beyond Charlie Condon and Travis Bazzana. Seemingly every scout we talk to has a different order for lining up Chase Burns, Hagen Smith, Braden Montgomery, Nick Kurtz, JJ Wetherholt and Jac Caglianone. How do Carlos and Peter line them up? Depends on the day.

    Time Stamps

    (2:20) Ryan Waldschmidt

    (3:30) Gage Jump

    (5:20) Luke Holman

    (7:50) Trey Yesavage health situation

    (14:00) Three prep pitchers storming up boards

    (22:00) College arms vs. high school arms at the back of the first

    (27:00) Everyone in the back of the first has flaws

    (30:30) Profiles we’re most convicted on in the 10-20 range

    (35:30) How difficult lining up players 3-8 on the board is



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    47m - May 24, 2024
  • College Podcast: Breaking Down Conference Tournament Action

    Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down conference tournament action from around the country, as the race to Selection Monday hits a fever pitch. They start with the SEC, where the conference's bubble teams have worked to shore up their NCAA Tournament resumes. The opposite has happened in the ACC, where Georgia Tech, Louisville and Virginia Tech all started sluggishly. There's also plenty of action in the Big 12 and Pac-12. Teddy and Peter also outline why college baseball fans need to be paying attention to the American Athletic Conference and Big Ten Tournaments this week.

    Time Stamps

    Open: Why we love conference tournament week

    (2:00) The SEC bubble picture

    (13:00) Teddy is all in on LSU

    (18:58) Ad break

    (19:15) ACC bubble picture

    (25:00) ACC teams vying for a top-eight seed

    (30:00) Big 12 breakdown

    (36:00) Pac-12 breakdown

    (40:30) Big Ten breakdown



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    47m - May 23, 2024
  • Can A Broken MLB International Signing System Be Fixed? | Hot Sheet Show Ep. 8

    Scott Braun, JJ Cooper & Ben Badler discuss the state of a broken MLB international signing system. Ben explains the current situation -- where teams are often agreeing to deals with players as young as 12 and 13 years old -- and why things haven't changed. The guys also discuss...

    • Ways to fix it
    • Whether we're headed toward an international draft
    • The next wave of international prospects
    • An early look at MiLB Player of the Year
    • How the Angels can better develop prospects


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    33m - May 22, 2024
  • 90th Percentile: Talent Doesn't Discriminate

    Talent doesn't discriminate and that's a truth that bothers a lot of people, particularly in the youth baseball space. Geoff and Matt dive into the topic, discussing different combinations or talent, attitude and motivation. It's often not the hardest worker on the field.



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    32m - May 20, 2024
  • A Staff Draft Roundtable

    Carlos and Peter are joined by Geoff Pontes to discuss Baseball America’s second staff draft of the 2024 season. The trio talk through each of their picks and give their thoughts on how the draft is shaping up as we near the end of the college baseball season. 

    Time Stamps

    (4:00) Top of the board

    (6:00) Hagen Smith vs. Chase Burns

    (13:00) How Trey Yesavage stacks up with the top arms

    (15:00) A wide-open draft board after pick 11

    (19:00) James Tibbs III trending up

    (25:00) Slade Caldwell’s well-rounded profile

    (28:00) Power bats with hit tool questions in the 20s

    (33:00) A mini run of high school righthanders 

    (37:00) Ryan Waldschmidt a sleeper stud to know

    (43:00) Tommy White not in the first?

    (50:00) Closing thoughts on the draft, picks we liked, players we are surprised weren’t taken



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    56m - May 17, 2024
  • College Podcast: Conference Title Races And NCAA Tournament Implications

    Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down the conference title races and NCAA Tournament implications in every major conference going into the final weekend of college baseball's regular season. They start with the ACC, where half the league is in the mix to host regionals. Things are more settled in the Big 12, but the conference standings are jumbled at the top of the Big Ten. In the Pac-12, there's a title showdown between Arizona and Oregon State in Tucson. There's plenty on the line in the SEC, as Kentucky enters the weekend with a one-game lead in the standings.

    Time Stamps

    (2:00) Ivy League and Patriot League Tournament predictions

    (7:00) UNC has all but clinched the ACC title

    (12:00) NC State hosts Wake Forest in a critical series for the host race

    (16:20) Oklahoma won its first Big 12 title

    (24:00) Which Big 12 team will go the farthest in the NCAA Tournament?

    (31:10) Ad break

    (31:15) The top of the Big Ten standings are a jumble

    (38:15) The Pac-12 title comes down to Oregon State at Arizona

    (43:00) The NCAA Tournament cases for Cal, Oregon and Utah

    (47:10) Ad break

    (47:30) The SEC bubble picture

    (61:15) What's wrong with Texas A&M?

    (68:30) The SEC title race is coming down to a photo finish

    (81:00) Sun Belt bubble watch and around the country



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    1h 32m - May 16, 2024
  • Taking Stock Of Pirates Player Development After Paul Skenes' Debut | Hot Sheet Show Ep. 7

    Paul Skenes' debut was a blast, right? Today's Hot Sheet show dives into Skenes' first big league start, and also zooms out to assess how the Pirates have fared on the player development side in recent years. Pittsburgh has enjoyed some recent wins on the pitching side, especially with Jared Jones, but has struggled to get the most out of some high-profile bats so far. The crew also discusses...

    • Whether they'd take Skenes or Jones over the next 10 years
    • What's going on with Termarr Johnson & Henry Davis?
    • 90th percentile exit velocity standouts
    • Wyatt Langford's impressive bat speed

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    32m - May 14, 2024
  • Fantasy Podcast: Roboscout, News And Complex Ball

    This week on the Baseball America Fantasy Podcast, hosts Dylan White and Geoff Pontes run through the week of news, injury updates and the stories impacting fantasy baseball before diving into this week's Roboscout update.

    Time Stamps

    (0-2:00) Open

    (2:00-4:00) Friedl

    (4:00-6:00) Bryan Woo

    (6:00 -12:00) Kjerstad and the next Orioles player up

    (12:00 - 16:00) Evan Carter injury

    (16:00-18:00) Jasson Domiguez 

    (18:00 - 20:00) Austin Riley 

    (20:00 - 22:30) Jung Hoo Lee injury 

    (22:30 - 24:00) Joendry Vargas

    Break

    (24:00-38:00) Roboscout Discussion



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    42m - May 14, 2024
  • Digging Deeper Into The 1-1 Debate

    After a Carlos-caused week-long hiatus, the draft team gets back on the podcast to talk about the state of the 1-1 race in the 2024 class. Peter makes his best case for Oregon State second baseman Travis Bazzana as most of the draft world falls further in love with Charlie Condon—but is Bazzana 1-1 as hot a take as you think?

    The two dig into their numbers a bit more and explore Condon’s unusual home/road splits and also get into a conversation about the importance of makeup. Peter wonders if Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery would have a 1-1 case in any other year and the two then talk about whether or not Montgomery should keep switch hitting at the next level. 

    After the top-of-the-class conversation dies down, the two move into a discussion about other players making moves (and not always up) on the draft board including Kentucky outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt, Bucknell third baseman Sean Keys, Austin Peay infielder and outfielder Jon Jon Gazdar, TCU shortstop Anthony Silva and Texas A&M lefthander Ryan Prager.

    Time Stamps

    (2:30) Charlie Condon & Travis Bazzana heaters

    (6:30) Travis Bazzana track record

    (9:00) The importance of makeup

    (12:30) Charlie Condon home/road splits

    (17:30) Does Braden Mongtomery fit into the convo?

    (21:00) Should Montgomery stop switch hitting?

    (27:20) Ryan Waldschmidt

    (32:40) Sean Keys

    (39:00) Jon Jon Gazdar

    (42:00) Anthony Silva 

    (47:00) Ryan Prager 



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    55m - May 10, 2024
  • 90th Percentile: Amateur Collectibles In The Age Of NIL

    The 90th Percentile returns with Geoff and Matt diving into the topic of amateur collectibles and the new rules in the name, image and likeness environment. With Britt Ghiroli's recent article on The Athletic discussing Perfect Game's recent merchandising deal with Fanatics, it's a hot topic of discussion.

    We discuss the economics of the merchandise industry, the history of amateur players signing merchandise agreements and its evolution over the last decade-plus. We also touch on the supply and demand of autographed merchandise.



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    57m - May 9, 2024
  • College Podcast: Kentucky's Big Series Win, Tennessee's Rise To No. 1 & More

    Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down all the college baseball action from around the country before week 13 of the season. They start with a busy week in the SEC. Tennessee rose to No. 1 in the Top 25 after winning a series at Florida, while Texas A&M slipped after getting upset at LSU. Kentucky, meanwhile, remains in first place in the conference standings following a big series win against Arkansas. They also examine the Big 12, where Oklahoma appears to be on its way to a historic conference title, and the Big Ten, where the conference race is as jumbled as ever. They also answer the question of which ACC team will advance the furthest in the NCAA Tournament.

    (1:15) Kentucky's big weekend

    (14:00) Tennessee took down Florida

    (21:30) LSU upset Texas A&M

    (29:30) Tennessee and Vanderbilt meet in a rivalry series

    (34:30) Georgia on the rise

    (39:35) Ad break

    (40:00) Oklahoma in the Big 12 driver's seat

    (45:00) Texas took down Oklahoma State

    (52:00) Which ACC team will advance the farthest in the NCAA Tournament?

    (64:00) Looking ahead to Clemson's series at Wake Forest

    (69:45) Ad break

    (79:00) Around the Pac-12

    (79:00) Around the Big Ten

    (88:00) Around the Sun Belt



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    1h 34m - May 9, 2024
  • Paul Skenes Is Getting Called Up! Here's How He'll Impact The Pirates | Prospect Profile

    The Pirates announced today that Paul Skenes will make his MLB debut on Saturday against the Cubs. In this prospect profile, Scott Braun, JJ Cooper and Geoff Pontes take a look at Paul Skenes, pitching prospect for the Pirates and the top draft pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. With a high-octane fastball that regularly passes triple digits, will he be one of MLB's best arms the moment he steps on the field?



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    11m - May 8, 2024
  • Top 100 Prospects Risers & Fallers, Luis Arráez Return, Charlie Condon 1-1 & More | Hot Sheet Ep. 6

    Let's talk Top 100 MLB prospects. Today's show dives into the biggest risers and fallers from our most recent May update. The guys were also uninspired by the Marlins return in the Luis Arráez trade, discuss the Padres farm system, then close with an update on Charlie Condon's incredible college season at Georgia. Key discussions include...

    • James Wood vs. Dylan Crews
    • Jared Jones' rise
    • A Cubs prospect who makes a huge surge
    • Christian Scott's debut
    • Cam Collier's impressive start
    • Ricky Tiedemann concerns
    • Scuffling Braves arms


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    31m - May 7, 2024
  • Fantasy Podcast: Standout Data Prospects From April

    With one month in the books, there's plenty of information to dig into, as hosts Geoff Pontes and Dylan White cover 10 prospects with standout statcast data in the early part of the season. They each go over five players and provide some insights that can be used in both shallow and deep dynasty leagues.



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    33m - May 7, 2024
  • College Podcast: South Carolina's Big Upset, A Battle For First Place & More

    Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down all the college baseball action from around the country before week 12 of the season. They start with South Carolina's upset of Kentucky last weekend and Mississippi State's big win at Vanderbilt. They examine the fallout of Florida State's series win at Duke, as well as Oregon State's rivalry series win against Oregon. In another rivalry series, Texas took down Oklahoma. They break down what that meant for the Longhorns, Sooners and Big 12 title race. Finally, they preview this weekend's rivalry series between Indiana and Purdue, a battle for first place in the Big Ten.

    Time Stamps

    1:45: South Carolina upsets Kentucky

    9:30: Where the Wildcats stand in the NCAA Tournament picture

    17:30: Arkansas' Peyton Holt's web gem

    20:30: Mississippi State takes down Vanderbilt

    29:30: Charlie Condon's home run chase and the Golden Spikes race

    36:30: Ad break

    36:35: Florida State beats Duke

    49: Notre Dame upsets Wake Forest

    53: Oregon State beats Oregon

    59:15: A big finish coming for Utah

    65:35: Ad break

    65:45: Texas wins the rivalry series at Oklahoma

    74:30: Around the Big 12

    82:30: Purdue hosts Indiana with first place on the line

    90:30: Around the Sun Belt



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    1h 34m - May 2, 2024
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