The Purple Dinosaur Podcast returns with not one but TWO (2) conversations this week, and you don't want to miss either of 'em. Top 2016 Colorado Rockies draft selection Riley Pint talks to Tyler from Grand Junction where he dishes on his first season in pro ball, Pioneer League road trips, what he's most excited about for his first professional offseason, and more.
Plus Nick Stellini of Baseball Prospects, places elsewhere on the internet, and of the great Spoonerism names on Twitter joins the show. Noted Yankees fan Nick doesn't seem like the regular PDP guest because, you know, Yankees. HOWEVA, since we cheer for a team in a place where drafting and developing prospects was once called "a scam" by a prominent sports columnist in a city with too few of them, we discuss that philosophy through the eyes of a different system. If you're struggling to see the positives in what the Rockies are doing by building within, we use the Yankees' similar modern approach as an allegory to tease it out. Trust us, you'll be surprised by just how much the two franchises are on the same track. Just ignore the fact that the Yankees will have a quarter-billion-dollar payroll to supplement their developed stars because that part is depressing to us.
Jeff Hoffman made his debut and flashed a lot of promise, despite his final line against the Cubs at Coors Field. We break it down and discuss the positives to an extended audition for Hoffman and fellow rookie Tyler Anderson. All that and more comes your way on the 86th edition of the PDP.