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Ep. 140: Midseason Top 50 Prospects & Second-Half Fantasy Storylines

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George Bissell brings on Jeffrey Paternostro, BP’s senior prospect writer, to discuss the BP Midseason Top 50 prospects list including the meteoric rise of Sixto Sanchez (8:00), challenges associated with ranking pitching prospects (12:00), Walker Buehler’s prodigious stuff and future role (14:00), Brendan Rodgers absurd first half performance (16:00), potential fantasy superstars Ronald Acuna and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (18:30), the offensive upside and lingering questions with Bo Bichette (21:30), and why Francisco Mejia is now an elite prospect (23:00).

Then, Eric Roseberry #FriendOfThePod stops by to draft the biggest second half fantasy storylines including expectations for Mike Trout (31:00), the long-term impact of the home run surge (34:00), being wrong about Adam Duvall (37:00), the gap between Chris Sale, Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw and every other starter (46:00), expectations for AJ Pollock (51:00), fantasy monster Justin Turner (55:00), potential trade deadline movers like JD Martinez and Jose Quintana (59:30), the Jimmy Nelson post-hype breakout (1:07:00), and the unexpected struggles of the Cubs (1:10:00) and Dellin Betances (1:14:00).