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Fresh off the MLB All-Star Game, Drew and special guest Jeff Paternostro, lead prospect writer for Baseball Prospectus, discuss prospects with the potential to achieve an All-Star honor within the Blue Jays farm system, or just evaluate the young professionals in general. With the MLB Draft taking place within the last week, Drew and Jeff start there by analyzing Toronto's draft picks. Was drafting Gunnar Hoglund considered a steal? Could he develop into a middle-of-the-rotation starter? Ricky Tiedemann was scooped up by the Jays in the draft's third round. Tiedemann is one of many who was affected by the canceled high school sports season and 2020's condensed draft. What's his upside and is there extra confidence in him from Toronto's front office because he was able to overcome such odds last year? To wrap up draft chatter, what's the scouting report on Irv Carter, a prep arm out of Florida? What are Jeff's thoughts on Austin Martin and his Futures Game performance? Is the ex-Commodore on track with his growth? Plus, which prospects are fungible and which are untouchable if Toronto were to seek a trade. Also, Jeff wishes he would have graded Vlad's hit tools 80s.
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