Sodo Mojo Co-Experts Willie Keeler and Ryota Nishino have teamed up with Ryota’s own podcast Fresh out of College to bring you the Sodo Mojo pod 2.0, a Mariners podcast that will have on plenty of special guests like former players, analysts, and prospects. The second guest on the podcast is the currently ranked number 21 prospect in the Mariners system, Joe Rizzo.
To listen/watch to the second edition of Wille, Ryota, and Fresh out of College co-host Drew Campbell’s Mariners podcast you can click the YouTube link below. Or visit this link: Fresh out of College
Willie, Ryota, and Drew talk with Joe about everything from the cuisine in Clinton, Iowa, to being minor league teammates with the 2020 AL Rookie of the Year and a current top 5 prospect in baseball.
Joe delivers insights into how he was able to stay fit and fresh during quarantine with no minor league season, including his dad needing a cortisone shot after he became Joe’s defacto trainer last year during the lockdown.
He also talks about his draft night experience being drafted in the second round in 2016. It involved almost not hearing his name called and a massive stampede to get in front of a TV after someone tripped over the TV plug in his garage.
Joe Rizzo and the guys also talked about coaches that have helped him in the minors, the funniest guys in the Mariners system, and much more.
Ryota, Drew, and Willie also recently talked to Root Sports analyst and former Mariners pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith on the first collab between the Fresh out of College podcast and Sodo Mojo. If you would like to listen to that you can click here or click the link above.
Make sure to check out Fresh out of College on social media for more great interviews and analyses.