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The Locked On Guardians Podcast is a daily podcast that is dedicated to the Cleveland Guardians from the minors to the majors. Join hosts Jeff Ellis and Justin Lada as they look at the night before, who to know in the minors, and what the future may hold for the Cleveland Guardians as they try and capture their first World Series victory since 1948. Locked On Guardians is a proud member of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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The Locked On Guardians Podcast is a daily podcast that is dedicated to the Cleveland Guardians from the minors to the majors. Join hosts Jeff Ellis and Justin Lada as they look at the night before, who to know in the minors, and what the future may hold for the Cleveland Guardians as they try and capture their first World Series victory since 1948. Locked On Guardians is a proud member of the Locked On Podcast Network.

    Guardians Spring Training Storylines with T.J. Zuppe of The Selby is Godcast

    Guardians Spring Training Storylines with T.J. Zuppe of The Selby is Godcast

    Guardians spring training baseball is here, which means you've made it through the offseason. Take a breath, smile, and enjoy this special episode of Locked On Guardians with T.J. Zuppe of the Selby is Godcast as we discuss Guardians what spring training storylines we're watching, what questions they can and need to answer this spring, and how they will go about it.

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    • 38 min
    Should Jose Hit Second? Who Should Hit Leadoff? Should We Even Talk About Spring Training Lineups?

    Should Jose Hit Second? Who Should Hit Leadoff? Should We Even Talk About Spring Training Lineups?

    Guardians manager Stephen Vogt talked about where Jose Ramirez might fit best in the young lineup this year, leaving it open if he could hit second or where he might be most comfortable. So we get into where he should hit in the lineup and end up throwing out some off-the-wall ideas about who should actually hit leadoff to start the year.

    Before that, we also get into if the 2024 draft class is being unfairly compared to last year's potentially historically good class and why the 2024 class still looks better than some drafts within the last decade.

    And we wrap up by trying to make sense of the Royals most recent trade and if their pitching staff actually is going to make them division "contenders' in a division where almost anyone could and should be a contender to win.

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    • 37 min
    How Much Runway Will Deyvison De Los Santos & Other Young Players Get While "Trying" to Win?

    How Much Runway Will Deyvison De Los Santos & Other Young Players Get While "Trying" to Win?

    The Guardians are going to use Deyvison De Los Santos at multiple spots this spring to give him every chance to make the team. What are the odds of him actually making the roster and will it work? Will the Guardians also continue to say they are trying to win while developing their young players? And we talk about if Steven Vogt can be any different in terms of handling the lineup and moving players around to create more roster flexibility and opportunities.

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    • 38 min
    Cleveland Guardians Prospect Tools Draft: Drafting the Best Guardians Position Player Tools

    Cleveland Guardians Prospect Tools Draft: Drafting the Best Guardians Position Player Tools

    Everyone loves a draft and everyone loves prospects. So we decided to build the best Cleveland Guardians position player prospect by drafting individual tools of players. We drafted who we thought had the best hit tools, power, speed, glove, arm, patience, and intangibles as well. Let us know who you think "built" the best Guardians position player prospect by tools.

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    • 37 min
    Quotes From Guardians Spring Training & Thoughts on Opening Weekend of (D1) College Baseball

    Quotes From Guardians Spring Training & Thoughts on Opening Weekend of (D1) College Baseball

    Pitchers are throwing baseballs at Guardians spring training and they're talking to reporters. We react to some quotes from Guardians hitting coach Chris Valaika on Devyison De Los Santos and Myles Straw as told to MLB.com's Mandy Bell (https://www.mlb.com/guardians/news/chris-valaika-guardians-hitting-coach-on-2024-spring-training), as well as quotes from Shane Bieber's (https://www.mlb.com/guardians/news/shane-bieber-uses-driveline-technology-to-prepare-for-2024) time at Driveline this winter, and how Carlos Carrasco feels (https://www.mlb.com/guardians/news/carlos-carrasco-discusses-return-to-guardians), also as told to Mandy Bell.

    We also watched a lot of college baseball over the weekend and shared our thoughts from top performers that could be 1.1 picks for the Guardians, as well as some other interesting names down the board.

    1:09 James Karinchak's shoulder, role, salary
    5:31 Devyison De Los Santos' impact
    8:36 Myles Straw's playing time
    12:17 Shane Bieber's work at Driveline
    16:52 Carlos Carrasco's velocity
    17:52 Kyle Manzardo comps
    22:40 Travis Bazzana , Chase Burns, Nick Kurtz, Seaver King, Vance Honeycutt, Brody Brecht, Marcus Morgan, Cade Obermueller, Kalen Culpepper, Charlie Condon, John West, Zander Darby, Dylan Dreling

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    • 37 min
    Mailbag Episode and Looking at College Baseball Games to Watch This Weekend!

    Mailbag Episode and Looking at College Baseball Games to Watch This Weekend!

    It's a mailbag edition of Locked on Guardians! You guys asked how the Guardians will manage to shake out the shortstop situation in spring training, how to get playing time, and evaluations of Gabriel Arias, Brayan Rocchio, and Tyler Freeman. You also asked about which Non-roster invitees look to be the favorites to make the Opening Day roster. Another listener also asked to predict who the top three offensive performers will be among Guardians prospects in 2024 by wRC+. We also got a great question about how MLB teams evaluate high school and amateur players with wood bats vs. aluminum.

    And at the end of the show, we discuss some of the interesting matchup on the opening weekend of D1 college baseball, including games and potential Guardians draft prospects to watch.

    We also briefly discuss Devyison De Los Santos as a possible OF option and some of the additional NRI's and extra prospects in camp to get excited about!

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

Browns&Guardiansfan126 ,

Show

Always a great listen, love the analysis on advanced data and how it is explained on the show.

SWBalor ,

SamW

Jeff and Justin put a lot of time and effort into their content all year long and I appreciate that I have Guardians content for me to listen to in the morning. What some see as negative talk about the team I see as a realistic take, they want to be wrong about those kinds of things. Thanks for all you two do! Let’s get Nick Kurtz and Go Go Guardians Go!

TAYLOR S0421 ,

Great podcast!!

I always enjoy listening to these two whether it’s about potential prospects in the system or players on the team they do a thorough job and are very consistent. Keep up the great work

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