Podcast: MLB Draft Preview with Jim Callis

Guest: Jim Callis, MLBPipeline.com

The Rundown:

    • We recap the weekend bringing back The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly as the White Sox have their worst start to a season since 1948.
    • Our good friend, Jim Callis, joins the show to share his thoughts about the upcoming MLB Draft and who would be a good fit for the White Sox at pick 4. Plus, his thoughts about a potential Michael Kopech call up and which prospects are rising up the rankings board.
    • Of course, we answer your questions in P.O. Sox including one about who would be a good choice as the White Sox radio play-by-play commentator.

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Utica Greens

I wish I could talk about anything as passionately as Jim Callis talks about prospects and college players


Great interview, Josh.


I really like it any time you have Jim Callis on.


Callis is good on TV/radio in general, but Josh’s conversations with him are especially enjoyable.

lil jimmy

Callis’s thoughts on Brady Singer are very compelling.


It’s a shame that the HS bats either backed up, or didn’t separate from the pack, but if that’s the way it shakes out, count me in on Singer.

lil jimmy

I just think there is a narrative that takes hold and it runs like a wave down a beach. The current line on Kelenic is that he has no stand out tool. Rather than “he’s good at everything”, it’s “he’s not outstanding at any one thing.”
Nick Madrigal went from top 10 to top 5, while not playing at all. There is often a group think. The only thing we know for sure is everyone feels Mize is the best player in the draft.


While he did move up a little by default, it’s not like he made a MASSIVE jump. Plus, since coming back from injury, he has done nothing but strengthen his case, slashing .435/.467/.580 in 69 at-bats with only 2 strikeouts. I would be thrilled to land him at 4 if Bohm is gone, and I wouldn’t be all that upset if they took him even with Bohm on the board.


Josh and Jim’s discussion of Harrelson’s memoir is more than worth the price of admission.


“You really have a bee in your bonnet.”


lil jimmy

Florida infielder Jonathan India has moved way up to fourth overall to the White Sox.
How do you like them apples, Josh?

lil jimmy

This is BA’s new mock.


Zack Collins has absolutely raked after his god awful start.

Through his first 13 games, he had a .429 OPS with a .054 batting average. Apparently he watched some videos from his time in Miami and made a couple swing changes (including widening his stance) to get back to that form, and since then, he has a 1.246 OPS in 14 games with 17 walks to 10 K’s.

None of that would keep me from drafting Bart, but his outlook looks a LOT better than it did just 2 weeks ago.