Episode three of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This week’s episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) on the Pirates, John Eshleman (@John_Eshleman) on Altoona, Tom Bragg on West Virginia, John Dreker (@JohnDreker) on the draft, an interview with Altoona pitching prospect Casey Sadler (@sadler_squared), and more. Highlights of the show include:
**Minor League Recaps with a look at Tony Sanchez, Alex Dickerson, Jameson Taillon, Casey Sadler, Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, Josh Bell, Clay Holmes, and more.
**John Dreker joins the show to discuss the 2013 draft, including details on Trey Ball, Reese McGuire, Jon Denney, Brandon Shipley, and Austin Meadows.
With James and Tom:
**When will Pedro Alvarez start hitting?
**Should the Pirates consider a platoon with any of their guys who are struggling against lefties?
**James McDonald’s injury, and whether Jeanmar Gomez should be in the rotation.
**What to do with Jordy Mercer when Neil Walker returns?
**This week’s player interview is with Casey Sadler. Casey and I discuss his recent start where he threw 88 pitches in 8 innings, his season so far, his move to being a starter in the last year, and his top five restaurants.
Click here to download the show (right-click and “Save Link As”) or stream it below.