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Ivy Futures Interviews
62 minutes | May 24, 2021
Prospects Live's Jake Kerns Dishes on Cubs Prospects
Buckle up for a great discussion with Jake Kerns of Prospects Live. Kerns covers the newly named Triple-A East League where he discusses players on the I-Cubs, but he also dives into how Prospects Live came to their consensus on the Cubs Prospect Ranking. Come for the discussion on Brennen Davis vs. Ed Howard for the top slot, and stay for the Chris Morel hype.
21 minutes | May 13, 2021
Chris Clarke is Rocking Five Pitches with his New Cutter
Greg is joined by Chris Clarke, a righthander in the Cubs system. Chris talks about his five-pitch mix and how his new cutter is working. Come for the pitch design and stay for the off-the-field talk.
19 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Mr. 105, Luke Little, is Ready to Show Off More Than Velocity
Luke Little joined Ivy Futures Interviews to discuss getting social media messages from MLB all-stars, his pitch design work in the offseason, and how he goes about attacking hitters.
25 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Matt Mervis is Ready for the Opportunity in Pro Ball
Cubs post-draft signee and first base prospect, Matt Mervis joined Ivy Futures Interviews to discuss his 2020, his time in instructional ball, and his work to make himself an even more pro-ready prospect in 2021.
38 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Mason McRae Previews the 2021 Draft and Discusses Cubs Prospects
MLB Draft guru Mason McRae joins Ivy Futures Interviews to preview the 2021 MLB Draft. We discuss Jack Leiter vs. Kumar Rocker while getting into a few interesting prep players who may be on the board when the Cubs make their selection at 21 overall.Mason also gives his thoughts on Cubs prospects in the 2020 draft including Ed Howard, Jordan Nwogu, Burl Carraway, and Luke Little.
53 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Jim Callis Provides a National Perspective on Cubs Prospects
This is a must-listen for anyone interested in the minor leagues. Jim Callis joins Ivy Futures Interviews to provide a national perspective on the minor leagues, the amateur draft as well as the more Cubs-focused topics.Hear about Jim's insights into the Cubs' pitching and hitting infrastructure as well as multiple Cubs prospects.
17 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Ethan Hearn Can Catch Big League "Stuff"
Ivy Futures Interviews sat down with Ethan Hearn, the young Cubs catching prospect, to discuss his experience training with Cubs lefthander Justin Steele and his work during the shutdown. Hearn provided a surprise response when he tells the story of catching for the first time and in his experience rubbing elbows with current Chicago Cubs stars.
34 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
The Cubs are Believers in Performance Science: An Interview with Cory Kennedy
What is "performance science" and why are the Chicago Cubs such big believers in the field? Greg is joined by Cory Kennedy, Chicago Cubs Head of Minor League Strength and Conditioning and Performance Science to help answer those questions and more.
18 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Welcome to Ivy Futures Interviews; An interview with DJ Herz
Welcome to Ivy Futures Interviews!Greg provides a bit of backstory about his love for the minor leagues and MLB draft.Davidjohn (DJ) Herz joins to discuss his experiences in 2020, what he's working on now, and goals for the 2021.Quote of the episode: "I just love the pressure. Honestly, I love to perform better when it's the big games, and it's stressful games. And it's being put in the situations that most people will fold. I love those."- DJ Herz
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