Smoke Signals - Farm Report 2.8: Pitching Glut

It's a pitching-themed episode of the Farm Report as some early-season promotions and impressive performances on the mound in general have us talking. Jake and Corey discuss which prospects have been frustrating opposing hitters the most.

"Farm Report" is a weekly prospect analysis podcast hosted by Jake Dungan and Corey Crisan as they discuss all the latest news and notes regarding the Indians' farm system.

Despite not even being of legal drinking age, Triston McKenzie is already being discussed in major league terms, particularly after his phenomenal 14-strikeout performance on Tuesday. Could he already be making a case for yet another promotion? And amazingly enough, McKenzie is just the tip of the iceberg for the Indians as far as pitching prospects are concerned as the organization has sown a deep and abundant crop of arms over the last few seasons. On top of raving about McKenzie's ongoing dominance, Jake and Corey talk about the impressive amount of pitching depth as well as who should and shouldn't be anywhere near the trade block if another deal presented itself at the deadline.

Topics discussed:

-  Can anything stop Triston McKenzie?

-  Thomas Pannone and Shane Bieber receive early-season promotions.

-  Trade chips: which prospects are/should be considered untouchable? 

-  Reveal the Player of the Week.

-  Make predictions for next week's Player of the Week.

-  Final Thoughts.

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