HQ RADIO Aug. 18,2017: Lawr Michaels

August 18 BaseballHQ Radio is up!

Guest expert Lawr Michaels, MastersBall, discusses evaluating stretch-run callup prospects, misleading ADPs, the effects of more 20-homer hitters,  Ian Kinsler's surprising honesty, and a cool tune from a band we've heard before.… Also NL/AL News, Minor League Minute, Playing Time, Frequent Fliers, Weekend Pitcher Matchups, Master Notes ... Runs 2:01:00

Show Rundown (runs 2:01:00)

> NL News (starts at 2:30): Harold Nichols looks at another injury in the NYM rotation, another injury for Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco

> AL News (15:22): Jock Thompson looks at injuries behind the plate in HOU, injuries in the SEA and NYY rotations

> Feature expert interview (31:55): Lawr Michaels

> Minor League Minute (1:35:29): BHQ minor-leagues analyst Rob Gordon looks at White Sox RHP prospect Alec Hanson

> Playing Time (1:37:40): BHQ analyst Ryan Bloomfield looks at AL Central September call-ups in CHW and CLE

> Frequent Fliers (1:40:09): BHQ analyst Alex Beckey looks at ATL OF Ronald Acuna and LAD SP Wilmer Font

> Weekend Pitcher Matchups (1:43:42): BHQ analyst Greg Fishwick covers starts by Gio Gonzalez, Luis Castillo and more...

> Master Notes (1:50:37):  BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt discusses the retirement of Jered Weaver

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