Just Spitballin’ Ep. 12: Dodgers minor leaguer Jeremy Kehrt

In Episode 12, we started with a little bit about Yogi Berra, who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90. Josh and Jeff each shared their favorite Yogi stats:

  • Josh: In five different seasons, Yogi had more home runs than strikeouts, and another season with the same number of each.
  • Jeff: Yogi had 26 fewer career strikeouts than 22-year-old superstar Bryce Harper, and he had three top-five MVP finishes before he had struck out as many times in his career as Harper has struck out this season.

At about 13:11, we jump into the interview with Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguer Jeremy Kehrt. Among the topics discussed:

  • Kehrt just became a father for the first time. His son Maddux was two weeks old the day of the interview.
  • Being teammates in the minors and fall leagues with players like Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, and others.
  • The differences between being a 29-year-old minor leaguer and a younger minor leaguer.
  • The fact that the round of the draft in which the Boston Red Sox took Jeremy no longer exists.
  • His favorite minor league promotions and stadiums.
  • The idea of playing in Japan or Korea after his U.S. playing days are over.
  • How he came to throw a simulated game to rehabbing Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick a couple weeks ago.
  • And much, much more.

If you like baseball, you will enjoy listening to Jeremy’s insights.

At about 41:56, we went to the final segment, where we shared the sad news that we will no longer be doing Six Degrees of Kevin Stocker, just because it’s not super entertaining anymore. Jeff shared the lineup he’s had in his back pocket for a while, officially declared the “Kevin Stocker to End All Kevin Stockers.”

Then we discussed players who played in only one game and the 14 pitchers who never recorded an out but did allow at least one run.

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