Futures Focus

Futures Focus

By Prospects1500
Thanks for checking out Futures Focus, the Prospects1500 Podcast. We'll be speaking with several of our minor league correspondents, interviewing special guests from the minor league baseball community, and in season running through our Prospects of the Week. All this and more!
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Futures Focus - Episode 16, 2020 MLB Draft Recap with James Weisser (Round 2!)
Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) welcomes James Weisser (@jweisser88) back to Futures Focus for Round 2! James is our MLB Draft expert at Prospects1500 and after an outstanding draft preview on episode 15, he brings us a draft recap in episode 16. Jake hits James with some rapid fire first round questions before the two break down the draft division by division. James then fills us in on how he is continuing his prep for the class of 2021 before Jake makes a case to other collectors in the sports card hobby to reach out. Thank you all for tuning in to Futures Focus. Enjoy the episode!
31:20
June 14, 2020
Futures Focus - Episode 15, 2020 MLB Draft with James Weisser
Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) is joined by MLB Draft expert and @Prospects1500 Draft Contributor James Weisser (@jweisser88). As we continue to fight our way through the pandemic, Jake and James focus on the future, after all this is Futures Focus, and discuss some of the promising young stars of tomorrow that will hear their name called on draft night. James highlights everything from the top names to some promising sleepers, who has the loudest tools, and what challenges will the unique nature of this year's draft present? Enjoy the episode!
37:58
May 28, 2020
Futures Focus - Episode 14, Rays Top 50 Prospects w/Jake Wiener & Bailey Srebnik
Scott Greene (@Scotty_Ballgame) and Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) are back with another episode of Prospects1500's Futures Focus. We still don't have any baseball as the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions have pretty much halted all sports in the United States, but we do have baseball prospects and fantasy baseball to talk about! Scott & Jake welcome Jake Wiener (@GatorSosa) and Bailey Srebnik (@FsuBailey12) to the podcast to talk all about the Tampa Bay Rays Top 50 prospects. It's definitely one of the best, if not THE best, farm systems in baseball. Then Scott & Jake touch on #ChappysProspectsChallenge, the KBO fantasy league, what a Historical Seasons Roto draft is all about, and 2020 Bowman 1st Edition baseball cards. Enjoy the episode! You can see the entire Chappy's Prospect Challenge draft (16 owners, 50 rounds, 800 total prospects) at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13UiP51Y3pjDiICmKjPBUssWD-dd26YmfLvsP_IyNBXc/edit?usp=sharing Read about what a Historical Seasons Roto draft is all about here: https://www.espn.com/fantasy/baseball/story/_/id/28834883/we-celebrated-fantasy-baseball-40th-building-greatest-team-all-time
1:09:07
May 4, 2020
Futures Focus - Episode 13 (Top 199 Prospects, the hottest rookie card & 50-round draft recap)
Scott Greene (@Scotty_Ballgame) and Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) are back with another episode of Prospects1500's Futures Focus. Since we're in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and there are no baseball games or statistics to dive into, the duo goes freeform with this installment. They talk Prospects1500's Overall Top 199 Prospects, which dropped earlier in March, and compare their own individual Top 20s. In addition we have some discussion about the current baseball card products out there and one especially hot Rookie Card collectors are chasing. Plus Scott & Jake provide some insight and touch on the recently completed Prospects1500 staff 24-team, 6x6 Roto, 50-round fantasy baseball draft and hold. Our Prospects1500 Overall Top 199 can be found at: https://www.prospects1500.com/overall-top-199-prospects-march-2020/ Our Prospects1500 50-round draft results can be seen at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17YBGbZieg2cesdHvVfGzOOJIIwEY6hQ2OBtSQJfqoBg/edit?usp=sharing Follow us on Twitter at @Prospects1500. Enjoy the episode!
54:35
April 1, 2020
Futures Focus - Episode 12, with Jim Zele, talking Indians Top 50 Prospects
Scott Greene (@Scotty_Ballgame) and Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) kick off Futures Focus Season 2 and are joined by @Prospects1500 Indians correspondent Jim Zele (@zbaseball86 & @ZelePhotography) to discuss and break down his Cleveland Indians Top 50 prospects. It's another episode to serve as a resource if you're looking to dive deep into the Tribe's MiLB organization to find some dynasty league nuggets. Enjoy and let us know what you think. Jim's Indians Top 50 prospects can be found at: https://www.prospects1500.com/al-central/indians/cleveland-indians-2020-top-50-prospects/ Our Prospects1500 index of all 30 teams' top 50 prospects for 2020 is at: https://www.prospects1500.com/top-50-lists-2020/ Follow us on Twitter at @Prospects1500. Enjoy the episode!
47:58
March 6, 2020
Futures Focus - Episode 11, Stoffer Cochran (Marlins) & Alex Sanchez (Padres) Top 50 Prospects
Scott Greene (@scotty_ballgame) and Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) are joined by @Prospects1500 Marlins correspondent Stoffer Cochran (@stoffer81) to break down his 2020 Miami Marlins Top 50 prospects. Then Alex Sanchez (@CavghtLooking) sits down with Scott and Jake to discuss and dissect the super loaded San Diego Padres farm system and his new Padres Top 50 list on Prospects1500. Another great episode and fantastic resource if you're looking to dive deep into these two organizations to find some dynasty league nuggets. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
59:31
January 24, 2020
Future Focus - Episode 10, with Kyle Brown (Pirates Top 50 prospects)
Scott Greene (@scotty_ballgame) and Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) are joined by @Prospects1500 resident Pittsburgh Pirates expert, Kyle Brown (@cavghtlooking) to discuss the Buccos farm system. Kyle's top 50 Pirates prospects recently dropped at prospects1500.com. On today's episode we discuss the top 10, a Pirates prospect crush, as well as some potential risers and fallers. Sit back, relax, enjoy, and most importantly, stay Focused on the Future!
1:10:24
January 14, 2020
Futures Focus - Episode 9, with Adam Tulley
Scott Greene (@Scotty_Ballgame) and Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) welcome Adam Tulley (@AdamT_Prospects) to the podcast. Adam is Prospect1500's new Texas League (Double-A) correspondent for 2020. Adam recently organized Prospects1500's 12-person, 15 round First Year Player mock draft and comes onto Futures Focus to recap and breakdown the FYPD. Plus they give a quick preview of what's to expect in January with the release of all team Top 50 lists. Happy New Year!
50:33
January 1, 2020
Futures Focus - Episode 8, with Rudie Verougstraete
Jake Berry (@berrys_baseball) welcomes Prospect1500's "Resident Reds Expert", Rudie Verougstraete (@seeing_reds) to the Futures Focus podcast. Rudie and Jake briefly touch on a couple of the top names in the Reds system before diving into some risers and fallers. Finally, the two discuss some lower level names to watch for in your dynasty leagues. Unscripted baseball chat, sit back and enjoy some Reds farm system talk with Rudie Verougstraete and Jake Berry.
31:52
August 28, 2019
Futures Focus - Episode 7, with Tony Bps Spina
Scott Greene and Jake Berry welcome Prospect1500's Phillies correspondent Tony "Bps" Spina to the Futures Focus podcast. Tony, Jake & Scott spend the first part of this episode talking Phillies prospects, some standouts so far this season, and Tony gets into some Risers and Fallers in the system. Then Jake and Scott run through some Prospects of the Week hitters/pitchers from the last couple of weeks, they play "Buy or Sell" on some Red Sox, Yankees and Braves prospects, and prep a little bit for All-Star Weekend in Cleveland and announce the first couple guests lined up for the 2nd Annual Prospects1500 Conference the morning of All-Star Sunday.
51:09
June 29, 2019
Futures Focus - Episode 6, with Shelly Verougstraete
Scott Greene and Jake Berry welcome Prospect1500's Nationals correspondent Shelly Verougstraete to the Futures Focus podcast. In addition to her Nats coverage on Prospects1500, Shelly is also contributing content to Rotographs, Fantasy Benefits and Pitcher List, and you can also hear her on the Dynasty Guru podcast. The three talk Nationals prospects, and then Jake/Scott run through some Minor League Baseball All-Star Game prep, play rapid fire on some Marlins FSL All-Stars, and they of course can't go one podcast without bringing up some Braves and Red Sox prospect standouts.
52:55
June 17, 2019
Futures Focus - Episode 5, with J.P. Schwartz (@jaypers413)
Prospect1500's Scott Greene welcomes prospector and Bowman baseball checklist contributor J.P. Schwartz to the Futures Focus podcast. Prior to the conversation with J.P., Scott and Jake Berry talk recent prospect MLB call ups, some Prospects of the Week stand outs, and get into some Bowman Mega Boxes baseball card talk.
57:17
May 17, 2019
Futures Focus - Episode 4, with Joe Drake and MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo
Prospects1500's Scott Greene once again talks baseball prospects with some special guests. In Episode 4, Prospects1500's Eastern League correspondent Joe Drake chats with Scott about his top 5 future fantasy league stars that are now playing in Double-A. Then MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo joins the podcast to talk about Heading Home, The Tale of Team Israel and then he and Scott discuss some early season top performers from each level of the minor leagues.
1:07:00
May 9, 2019
Futures Focus - Episode 3, with Jason Woodell
Prospects1500 hosts Jake Berry and Scott Greene once again get together to talk baseball prospects, this time right before Minor League Baseball's Opening Day 2019. In Episode 3 they run through some of the latest prospect news (Hunter Greene injury, Kevin Pillar/Juan De Paula trade) and Scott points out 3 prospect-eligible players who are currently on MLB rosters that could help you in dynasty leagues right now. Then Jason Woodell, co-founder of Prospects Live, joins them to to talk about getting that website off the ground, their current content plans and vision for the future, and he discusses some of his Atlanta Braves Top 50 prospects.
1:04:46
April 3, 2019
Futures Focus - Episode 2, with special guest Brian Young
Prospects1500 hosts Scott Greene and Jake Berry sit down for some prospects talk right before Opening Day 2019. In Episode 2 they each touch on some prospects who will be breaking camp with their major league squads, some other prospect names you may want to watch or claim if you're in a deep dynasty league, and they even chat baseball cards. Brian Young, co-founder of Prospects1500, joins them to to talk about getting Prospects1500 started, his deep dynasty league strategies, WAU, and some of his favorite prospects to watch heading into the 2019 season.  Futures Focus logo - designed by John Stewart (@jonance)
57:38
March 27, 2019
Futures Focus - Episode 1, with Ben Wilson
Hosts Scott Greene and Jake Berry introduce the new Prospects1500 podcast Futures Focus. In Episode 1 they each touch on some players featured in the site's Overall Top 185 list for 2019, Jake dives into the Texas Rangers Top 50 while Scott looks at some of his favorite prospects in the Red Sox system. Then Ben Wilson joins the broadcast to talk about some past New York-Penn League standouts and to discuss some prospects in his New York Mets Top 50.
1:26:20
March 18, 2019