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Ask a Scout: Q & A with Bernie Pleskoff
February 17, 2017
What is Andrew Benintendi's ceiling as a hitter? We asked former pro scout Bernie Pleskoff that question, and a few others presenting challenges heading into 2017.
SXM Highlights: Yankees Rebuild
August 4, 2016
DVR and Jason talk with former MLB scout Bernie Pleskoff about the Yankees trade deadline moves.
Short Hops: The Dividing Line
April 1, 2016
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is among the players that former professional scout Bernie Pleskoff and senior editor Derek VanRiper disagree about heading into 2016.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 88: Heston's No-No
June 10, 2015
In this week's episode, DVR and Bernie discuss Chris Heston's no-hitter, the struggles of Julio Teheran, the D-backs' decision to take Dansby Swanson first overall, and much more!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 87: Pressing Questions
June 3, 2015
DVR & Bernie discuss the Mark Trumbo deal, Jason Heyward's quiet bat, Matt Kemp's lost power, and much more!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 86: Rebound Candidates
May 20, 2015
DVR & Bernie discuss potential rebound candidates currently disappointing owners more than six weeks into the season, along with the Marlins' decision to dismiss manager Mike Redmond.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 85: Thor Arrives
May 15, 2015
DVR & Bernie discuss the arrival of Noah Syndergaard, the big league debut of Raisel Iglesias, closer changes in Miami and Arizona, and much more!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 84: 30 Teams, 30 Thoughts - May
May 6, 2015
In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss surprises and disappointments from each of the 30 teams through the first 25 games.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 83: One Month in the Books
May 1, 2015
DVR & Bernie discuss the rash of injuries around the league, including the Cards' plans without Adam Wainwright, the pursuit of Cole Hamels, and more.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 82: The Kids Are Alright
April 22, 2015
In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the promotion of Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Carlos Rodon, and much more!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 81: Early Observations
April 15, 2015
In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the return of Matt Harvey, the closer carousel, and much more!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 80: The Starting Line
April 8, 2015
In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the Padres' trade for Craig Kimbrel, Archie Bradley’s opportunity in the Arizona rotation, their Opening Week observations, and much more!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 79: Overvalued & Undervalued Players
April 1, 2015
In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the demotion of Javier Baez, the Jays' final roster decisions, and take a look at overvalued and undervalued players on all 30 teams.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 78: Corner Infield Rankings
March 25, 2015
In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie share their corner infield rankings, discuss the injury to Hyun-Jin Ryu, and other spring training news and notes.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 77: Middle Infield Rankings
March 18, 2015
In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie share their middle-infield rankings, and discuss the Mets' rotation without Zack Wheeler, the depleted starting pitching depth of the Rays, and a few ongoing job battles around the league.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 76: The Doctor Is In
March 13, 2015
In this week's episode, Derek & Bernie discuss the rash of injuries around the league including the ailments of Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, and Marcus Stroman, while also looking at their strategies and results following their recent NL-only and staff keep
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 75: Catcher Rankings
March 4, 2015
In this week's episode, DVR & Bernie share their catcher rankings, and discuss several draft day toss-ups for the upcoming season.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 74: Spring Training Begins
February 27, 2015
DVR & Bernie return to talk about the big news early on in spring training -- including the clean bills of health for Joey Votto, Prince Fielder, and Manny Machado.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 73: OF Rankings
February 11, 2015
DVR & Bernie discuss James Shields' decision to sign with the Padres, share their Top 20 outfield rankings, and take a look at sleepers and busts at the same position.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 72: RP Rankings
February 4, 2015
In this week's episode, Bernie & DVR share their top-20 relief pitcher rankings, take a spin around the league to discuss recent news, and consider the big tasks at hand for new commissioner Rob Manfred.
Stathead vs. Scout: The Dividing Line
January 29, 2015
Co-hosts of the Short Hops podcast, Derek VanRiper and Bernie Pleskoff weigh in on the players they disagree about for the 2015 season.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 71: SP Rankings
January 28, 2015
In this week's episode, Bernie & DVR remember Mr. Cub, and share their starting pitcher rankings!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 70: The Nats Go Mad For Max
January 21, 2015
In this week's episode, DVR & Bernie discuss the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer, the Astros' recent flurry of transactions, the potential impact of Dexter Fowler in Chicago, and much more!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 69: NL Offseason Report Cards
January 9, 2015
In the second episode of 2015, Bernie & DVR grade the offseason progress of National League clubs. Not surprisingly, the overhaul in San Diego has earned high marks.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 68: AL Offseason Report Cards
January 2, 2015
In the first episode of 2015, Bernie & DVR grade the offseason progress of American League clubs. Is the supporting cast in Kansas City strong enough for another run into October for Eric Hosmer and company?
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 67: San Diego is on a Mission
December 26, 2014
In this week's episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie discuss the Padres' busy offseason, Bernie's Top 10 prospects to begin 2015, and much more after last week's episode was destroyed by an unwanted Skype update.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 67: Winter Meetings Recap
December 11, 2014
DVR & Bernie recap a very active 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego -- including several trades and big free agent signings.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 66: Free Agent Frenzy
December 2, 2014
DVR & Bernie discuss the Red Sox's big free-agent acquisitions, a blockbuster between the Blue Jays and A's, and the D-backs' addition of Yasmany Tomas.
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 65: Stanton Gets Paid
November 21, 2014
DVR & Bernie discuss Giancarlo Stanton's new contract with the Marlins, V-Mart's return to Detroit, a blockbuster trade between the Cards and Braves, and much more!
Short Hops Podcast: Episode 64: Free Agency Begins
November 12, 2014
Bernie & DVR analyze the hitters from the Arizona Fall League, discuss the Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards, and break down the start of free agency by looking at the top free agents and their likely destinations.