The Show Before the Show

In "The Show Before the Show," MiLB.com writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

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#335: Number Tamer David Kronheim & 2021 MiLB a...
David Kronheim, a.k.a. the Number Tamer, talks to Ben and Sam about his breakdown of 2021 Minor League attendance figures. Tyler, Sam and Ben also review more ballpark guides from San Jose and Las Vegas.
50 min
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#334: Beloit Sky Carp rebrand
Beloit VP of entertainment Maria Valentyn details the club's new Sky Carp identity.
69 min
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#333: Albuquerque’s Dinner Impossible
Albuquerque Isotopes GM John Traub talks about the Food Network’s visit to the ballpark. Also, Tyler and Sam preview the Fall Stars Game, and Josh goes back to the dog days in Ghosts of the Minors.
56 min
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#332: Arizona Fall League Draft
Tyler and Sam draft their own 2021 Arizona Fall League squads. Also, Ben previews Logovember, and Josh spins another Ghosts of the Minors.
104 min
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#331: Mixing baseball, hockey in Toledo
#331: Mixing baseball, hockey in Toledo
63 min
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#330: Fresno's Taco Truck Throwdown 10
Ray Ortiz and Jonathan Bravo celebrate Fresno's 10th Taco Truck Throwdown, coming this Saturday, by going into the history of the event and the importance of the taco in California’s Central Valley.
57 min
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#329: The MiLBYs are back!
The MiLBY Awards – the annual celebration of the best in Minor League Baseball – have returned for 2021. Tyler and Sam review all eight categories and give their picks among the nominees
69 min
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#328: Gwinnett GM Erin McCormick
Erin McCormick, Gwinnett's newest GM, talks about the Final Stretch and her new role. Tyler, Sam review the 2021 MiLB champions.
52 min
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#327: Wrapping up in Wichita
Wichita exec Bob Moullette reviews the first season of the Wind Surge. Tyler, Sam and Ben examine the MiLB playoffs from multiple angles.
65 min
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#326: Stalk-ton Aspara-guys
Stockton president Pat Filippone discusses the club's celebration of the Asparagus Capital of the World. Also, Ben brings stories about the return of baseball to Double-A Somerset following serious storm damage, Tyler and Sam present MiLB.TV picks that fans can watch for free and Josh gets down right sartorial for the latest Ghosts of the Minors.
48 min
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#325: That Thing Erie Did!
#325: That Thing Erie Did!
62 min
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#324: The woman with the RiverDogs tattoo
Bowling Green's Leslie Martin discusses a Charleston tattoo she got in a los bet between the two Rays affiliates. Also, Tyler and Sam review prospects finishing strong, Ben gets into the history of Worcester baseball and Josh gets salty in the latest edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
56 min
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#323: Visit from the ZOOperstars!
Dominic and Brennan Latkovski join the Minor League Baseball podcast to talk about the origins and recent history of the ZOOperstars! Tyler and Sam break down farm system rankings, Ben previews his trip to Somerset and Josh features a familiar-sounding team in Ghosts of the Minors.
65 min
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#322: Dishing on Worcester food; Top 100 talk
#322: Dishing on Worcester food; Top 100 talk
75 min
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#321: Pensacola’s Crabzilla uniforms
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos explain the origins behind Crabzilla and their "ugly" uniforms. Tyler and Sam discuss Adley Rutschman's promotion.
51 min
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#320: Duel of the Dishes for Rochester, Syracuse
Syracuse and Rochester GMs discuss their food-based rivalry, Ben reviews Fredericksburg's new park and Tyler and Sam talk trade additions.
57 min
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#319: Tulsa’s elusive Jack White bobblehead, Tr...
#319: Tulsa’s elusive Jack White bobblehead, Trade Deadline
51 min
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#318: Rocket City clubbie Bubba Hearn
Rocket City clubhouse manager Bubba Hearn tells tales of the early days of the Trash Pandas, including ones about how he tracked down some of the firsts in the club’s history. Also, Ben returns with more stories from the road, Tyler and Sam preview the Trade Deadline and Josh gets all medical for Ghosts of the Minors.
53 min
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#317: Back on the road with Benjamin Hill
Benjamin Hill calls in from the road for the first time since 2019 with tales of his trips to Chattanooga, Rocket City, Tennessee and Hickory. Also, Tyler and Sam recap the All-Star Futures Game and 2021 MLB Draft and preview what fans should watch for free on MiLB.TV as part of MiLB Major Fun Weekend.
77 min
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#316: Big Fourth weekend for Fresno, MiLB
Fresno president Derek Franks joins the podcast to describe the Grizzlies’ Reopening Weekend celebrations and the relief that came with massive sellouts around the Fourth of July. Also, Ben looks ahead to his first road trip of the 2021 season, and Tyler and Sam preview the MLB Draft and the All-Star Futures Game.
56 min
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#315: Welcoming new Americans in Iowa
Triple-A Iowa’s Scott Sailor details one of the great traditions of the Minors – the Cubs’ Naturalization Ceremony that sees Des Moines-area immigrants honored on the field before they are sworn in as American citizens. Also, Ben provides details of his first road trip since 2019, Tyler and Sam break down Futures Game rosters and Josh brings a rosy disposition to Ghosts of the Minors.
74 min
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WanderCast: Franco debuts in MLB
Tyler and Sam gather for an emergency podcast, all about the Major League arrival of top overall prospect Wander Franco.
24 min
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#314: Art of MiLB broadcasting
Lansing broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler talks about the #DemoCritiqueDay initiative. Tyler and Sam predict the next hyped MLB debut
61 min
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#313: Family affair in Reading
#313: Family affair in Reading
48 min
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#312: Bowling Green’s Karen Night
Ben and Sam talk to Bowling Green GM Eric Leach (and a special guest) about the Hot Rods’ Karen Night promotion from last week. Also, Tyler and Sam break down popup prospects, and Josh really ties the podcast together with more Ghosts of the Minors.
57 min
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#311: A Wisconsin Udder Tuggers weekend
Ben and Sam talk to High-A Wisconsin broadcaster Chris Mehring about the club’s weekend-long Udder Tuggers promotion, Tyler breaks down prospect standouts at the Olympic qualifiers in Florida and Josh returns with a rock-solid edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
58 min
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#310: Honoring a brother in Beloit
Tyler, Sam and Ben talk to Jim Drnec, whose family honored his recently passed brother Harry with the one-day naming rights to the Minor League ballpark in Beloit. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss which prospects are already showing signs of a breakout in 2021, and Ben details how Minor League broadcasters are calling road games from home this season.  
56 min
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#309: Beer bats in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach president/GM Ryan Moore talks to the Minor League Baseball podcast about how his club’s beer bats went viral and how the Pelicans are now selling the ballpark items through his personal Venmo. (Hint: It involves a lot of beer.) Also, Ben discusses how Hudson Valley found a fun solution to a high-tech problem with its videoboard over the weekend, Tyler and Sam recap storylines from Week 2 of the Minor League season and Josh Jackson returns with his throwback “Ghosts of the Minors” game-show segment.
54 min
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#308: First week in review
Tyler and Sam review the first week of Minor League Baseball action, including early prospect standouts and Jarred Kelenic’s promotion to Seattle. The cohosts also look back at Sam’s Opening Day visit to Triple-A Worcester. Ben recaps some of the Minors’ funniest early promotions, and Josh Jackson introduces a new game-show segment. Tune in next week to find out the answer!
58 min
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#307: 2021 Opening Day Megacast (MiLB is back!)
The Minor League Baseball regular season has returned at last. Tyler and Sam are joined by colleagues Josh Jackson and Kelsie Heneghan as they make predictions for the 2021 campaign. Also, Tyler talks to Triple-A Albuquerque’s Josh Suchon to look back at the shutdown through the lens of a broadcaster and to preview what’s ahead for the Isotopes, and Ben sneaks a peek at the promotions he’s most excited for in the year to come.
91 min
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#306: Kannapolis general manager Matt Millward
Kannapolis general manager Matt Millward talks to the Minor League Baseball podcast about finally opening up a new stadium for baseball next week, after much anticipation. Also, Tyler and Sam preview Minor League rosters ahead of announcements coming in the next few days, and Ben gives one final breakdown of the ballpark, logo and name changes coming to the MiLB landscape in 2021.
52 min
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#305: How to make a promo in 2021
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp director of promotions David Ratz talks to Ben, Tyler and Sam about building a 2021 promo schedule after the lost 2020 season. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss the 2021 Copa unveiling and break down the new affiliate structures for the five American League Central organizations.
61 min
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#304: Hillsboro, Trenton play host
Members of the Hillsboro and Trenton front offices join the podcast to discuss how the clubs will host other Minor League clubs in 2021.
66 min
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#302: 2021 MLB season preview
Tyler and Sam are joined by Josh Jackson and Kelsie Heneghan to preview the 2021 Major League season from a prospect and rookie perspective. The gang makes predictions on AL and NL Rookies of the Year, which clubs will be most reliant on their prospects and much more. Also, Ben stops by to discuss Vancouver’s ballpark arrangement with Hillsboro that will be in place to begin the Minor League campaign next month.
71 min
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#299: Reno GM Emily Jaenson
Triple-A Reno general manager Emily Jaenson joins the Minor League Baseball podcast to discuss her upcoming work on the on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Aces’ plans for 2021. Also, Tyler and Sam break down new rules coming to the Minors, and Ben details how Triple-A Charlotte’s dragon mascot Homer put out a city fire.
72 min
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#298: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre president John Adams
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre president John Adams discusses the Triple-A delay and life as an alt site. Tyler and Sam break down spring performers.
58 min
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#297: St. Paul Saints broadcaster Sean Aronson
Triple-A St. Paul broadcaster Sean Aronson calls into the podcast to help introduce one of the newest clubs to the Minor League landscape with discussions on the organization’s history, new partnership with the nearby Minnesota Twins and legendary promotional schedule. Also, Tyler and Sam preview which prospect-laden Spring Training camps are worth following and break down the new affiliations of the National League West.
61 min
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#295: Minor League restructure
Tyler, Sam and Ben discuss the biggest MiLB news in years: the restructuring of the Minor Leagues with 120 teams and new circuits.
46 min
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#294: Mets farm director Kevin Howard
New Mets farm director Kevin Howard shares his philosophies on player development, and Tyler and Sam break down the Nolan Arenado trade.
65 min
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#293: Mariners Triple-A manager Kristopher Negrón
Mariners Triple-A manager Kristopher Negrón talks to the Minor League Baseball podcast about his expectations for the role, his recent experience as a player and his excitement for leading a roster filled with top Seattle prospects. Also, Tyler and Sam break down recent trades, and Ben shares stories of Hank Aaron’s brief time in the Minors.
74 min
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#289: 2020 in review
Tyler, Sam and Ben look back at what was lost, what they missed most and what they learned about Minor League Baseball in 2020.
66 min
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#288: Invitations and Rule 5
Tyler and Sam recap the partner invitations sent by MLB clubs and the Rule 5 Draft. Ben discusses what's missed from the Winter Meetings.
64 min
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#287: Cubs' Ed Howard
Cubs prospect Ed Howard breaks down what it's like playing for his hometown team. Tyler and Sam discuss the Pioneer and MLB Draft Leagues.
82 min
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#286: 2020 hindsight
Tyler and Sam revisit their Major League preseason prospect predictions with MiLB.com's Kelsie Heneghan and Josh Jackson.
78 min
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#285: Angels' Chris Rodriguez
Angels prospect Chris Rodriguez details his road back from major back injuries, and Tyler and Sam preview the 40-man protection deadline.
54 min
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#284: A's prospect Greg Deichmann
A's prospect Greg Deichmann discusses what it's like to await Rule 5 protection on the 40-man roster. Also, Ben reviews 2013 promotions
71 min
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#283: Twins prospect Aaron Sabato
Twins first-rounder Aaron Sabato discusses his intro to pro ball at instructs, and Ben details how ONEOK Field became a Tulsa polling place.
60 min
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#282: Dodgers' Triple-A manager Travis Barbary
Oklahoma City manager Travis Barbary shares the secret behind the Dodgers' player-development success. Tyler and Sam recap the World Series.
112 min
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#281: World Series edition
Tyler and Sam discuss whether the Dodgers or Rays are better set up for the next five years. Ben breaks down the BlueClaws' new look.
84 min
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#280: Braves prospect Michael Harris
Braves No. 12 prospect Michael Harris shares what it's like to watch Atlanta's playoff run. Tyler and Sam preview the 2021 Draft order.
86 min
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#279: Rays prospect JJ Goss
Rays No. 13 prospect JJ Goss joins this week's Minor League Baseball podcast to discuss his time at instructs, his development in what could have been a lost year and what it's like to watch the playoffs as a member of the Tampa Bay system. Also, Tyler and Sam break down what has made rookies Randy Arozarena and Ian Anderson so successful in the postseason, and MiLB.com's Kelsie Heneghan and Josh Jackson call in to talk about their recent stories about "Gilmore Girls" star (and former Minor League pitcher) Scott Patterson and Erie owner Fernando Aguirre.
75 min
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#278: Prospects in the playoffs
Tyler and Sam draft squads of top prospects playing in the Major League postseason, and Ben recaps the MiLB Innovators Summit.
72 min
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#277: MiLB's Biggest Fan
Tyler and Sam are joined this week by winner of the MiLB’s Biggest Fan contest Jodi Compton. Jodi shares stories of her early connections to the game in Pawtucket and how she has passed on that love of baseball to her son on trips that have helped them see over 50 ballparks across the country. Also, Benjamin Hill is back to discuss Iowa’s tradition of holding a naturalization ceremony at Principal Park, and MiLB.com’s Jordan Wolf joins to share the story of El Paso manager Edwin Rodriguez, who served as the Majors’ first Puerto Rico-born manager.
60 min
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#276: White Sox exec Chris Getz
White Sox farm director Chris Getz talks about Chicago's prospect contributions in 2020. Also, Ben breaks down Beloit's team name options.
85 min
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#275: Amarillo manager Phillip Wellman
Padres Minor League manager Phillip Wellman joins this week’s episode to look back at Double-A Amarillo’s run to a Texas League title in 2019. He also discusses the many prospects from that club that have been traded to other organizations. Also on the show, Tyler and Sam break down what’s missed without a 2020 Minor League postseason, Benjamin Hill reviews what clubs did during the season that wasn’t and MiLB.com’s Josh Jackson shares the story of Smead Jolley, a Monster of the Minors.
75 min
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Episode 274: Red Sox prospect Connor Seabold
#274: Boston Red Sox prospect Connor Seabold
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Episode 273: Cardinals' Matthew Liberatore
No. 61 overall prospect Matthew Liberatore joins The Show Before the Show to provide an update from the Cardinals' alternate site in Springfield and to give advice to any Minor Leaguer who could be traded before Aug. 31. Tyler and Sam also preview next week's Trade Deadline, and Benjamin Hill shares a story about one man's plan to tattoo his body with Minor League logos.
56 min
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Episode 272: Jon Paul Morosi on prospect impact...
Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network and MLB.com joins this week's episode of The Show Before the Show to discuss the impact of top prospects on the MLB season, the upcoming Trade Deadline and more. Also, Benjamin Hill shares the joy of Minor League mystery boxes, and MiLB.com's Katie Woo talks about how the A's and Giants came together for Oakland's alternate site in San Jose.
79 min
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Episode 271: What's going on in Minor League ba...
From Lansing's Lemonade League to the Toronto Blue Jays setting up shop in Buffalo, there's action in some Minor League ballparks across the country as summer draws late. Benjamin Hill and MiLB.com's Joe Bloss join Tyler and Sam to break down stadium news from the Minor League landscape.
55 min
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Episode 270: Brewers' Garrett Mitchell
Milwaukee Brewers first-round pick Garrett Mitchell joins The Show Before the Show to discuss his Draft experience coming out of UCLA and how he's starting his career in the middle of a Minor League stoppage. Also, Benjamin Hill joins Tyler and Sam to discuss a potential name change in Beloit, and MiLB.com's Josh Jackson shares a story about one Minor League fan who has spanned the country collecting sundae helmets.
72 min
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Episode 269: Buffalo Bisons on hosting Blue Jays
Mike Buczkowski of the Buffalo Bisons joins the show to talk about his team playing host to the Toronto Blue Jays' 2020 home games plus Gerard Gilberto on Rays prospect Esteban Quiroz.
59 min
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Episode 268: Tigers' Spencer Torkelson, MLB Ope...
Tigers prospect and 2020 No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson joins The Show Before the Show to discuss his early days in Detroit's Summer Camp, his move to third base and his potential readiness to debut this season. Also, Tyler and Sam are joined by MiLB.com's Kelsie Heneghan and Josh Jackson to preview the upcoming Major League campaign, and Benjamin Hill brings along some of the best Minor League crooked numbers from years past.
115 min
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Episode 267: Padres' Ryan Weathers
Ninth-ranked Padres prospect Ryan Weathers joins the show from his team's Summer camp in San Diego. Plus Benjamin Hill on NYPL facts and Jordan Wolf on a former president's possible cameo in the Minors.
70 min
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Episode 266: Mariners' Julio Rodriguez
Seattle Mariners No. 2 prospect Julio Rodriguez talked to Tyler and Sam shortly before heading to Washington state to join his organization's Summer Camp workouts. Also, Ben shares Midwest and South Atlantic League fun facts, and MiLB.com writer Rob Terranova tells the tale of Nolan Ryan's brief but dominant Minor League career.
67 min
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Episode 265: Why we love Minor League Baseball
With the news now official that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been canceled, we hear from a dozen top prospects as well as every MiLB.com writer on what makes the Minor Leagues so special to all of us.
94 min
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Episode 264: Discussing MLB's planned return
Tyler and Sam open this week's edition of The Show Before the Show with a full discussion on the impending return of Major League Baseball and what it will mean for top prospects. Also, Benjamin Hill shares an inspiring Father's Day story from Double-A Mississippi, and MiLB.com's Gerard Gilberto talks about prospects that are still awaiting their comebacks after injury-riddled 2019 seasons.
54 min
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Episode 263: Royals' Bobby Witt Jr.
Royals top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. joins this week's The Show Before the Show to share memories of his experience going second overall in the 2019 Draft and those of growing up with his Major League pitcher father of the same name. Also, Benjamin Hill discusses the Staten Island Yankees' ties to the latest Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson movie, and MiLB.com's Brian Stultz tells the tale of Indians pick Tanner Burns and his dad Mike.
64 min
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Episode 262: Draft recap, Orioles' Adley Rutschman
Tyler and Sam recap what was surprising and what wasn't from the first round of this year's First-Year Player Draft. Speaking of the Draft, Nationwide ambassador and last year's first overall pick Adley Rutschman swings by to discuss the process that took him to the Orioles system and his first experiences in the Minor Leagues. Also, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre broadcaster Adam Giardino discusses The Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Grant initiative, and Benjamin Hill shares some fun facts from the California League.
87 min
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Episode 261: 2020 Draft preview, Marlins' JJ Bl...
Tyler and Sam preview the 2020 First-Year Player Draft coming this week on Wednesday and Thursday by touching on the new five-round format and the likelihood that Spencer Torkelson goes first overall. Also, Marlins No. 2 prospect JJ Bleday joins the show to discuss his Draft experience from last year and his early tastes of pro ball.
40 min
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Episode 260: Royals' Nick Heath, Mariners' Jarr...
Kansas City Royals No. 26 prospect Nick Heath talks extensively on life in the wake of George Floyd's death, peaceful protests, the ways he uses his platform for good and his career in baseball. Seattle Mariners top prospect and Nationwide ambassador Jarred Kelenic also breaks down his road toward the Major Leagues, and MiLB.com's Benjamin Hill details how the Rocky Mountain Vibes have found a new way to draw fans safely to the ballpark.
102 min
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Episode 259: Dodgers' Josiah Gray
Los Angeles Dodgers No. 3 prospect Josiah Gray joins The Show Before the Show to discuss his preparations in Arizona, his past as a Division II two-way player and his proximity to the Majors. Also, Ben brings some Southern League fun facts, and MiLB.com's Andrew Battifarano shares the Minor League history of NHL legend Doug Harvey.
68 min
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Episode 258: Royals' Kris Bubic
Sixth-ranked Kansas City Royals prospect Kris Bubic joins The Show Before the Show to talk about his big-game experience and the growth that made him the 2019 Minor League leader in strikeouts. Also, Benjamin Hill brings some Eastern League fun facts to the podcast, and MiLB.com's Jordan Wolf discusses the forgotten story of Minor League legend Elliot Bigelow.
74 min
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Episode 257: Rockies' Ryan Vilade
Fourth-ranked Colorado Rockies prospect Ryan Vilade joins The Show Before the Show to talk about his improved hitting in 2019 and his hope to find a defensive home in Denver. Also, Benjamin Hill brings Pacific Coast League facts and opens a set of Major League cards from 1988 on air, and Josh Jackson dives into the history of the Miami Sun Sox.
86 min
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Episode 256: Giants' Sean Hjelle
Ninth-ranked San Francisco Giants prospect Sean Hjelle joins this week's The Show Before the Show episode to discuss what's made him an effective pitcher at 6-foot-11 and how he's climbed through the ranks toward the Bay Area. Also, Ben brings some International League fun facts from his latest MiLB.com piece, and Gerard Gilberto goes deeper into his story on New York Mets pitching prospect Tommy Wilson and his father who you might know as Biff Tannen.
80 min
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Episode 255: Astros' Korey Lee
Houston Astros No. 8 prospect Korey Lee calls into The Show Before the Show to talk about how water polo may have made him a better catcher and what it's like to play as himself in MLB The Show 20. Also, Benjamin Hill brings Minor League book recommendations, and Josh Jackson tells the tale of the long-gone Fort Worth Cats.
56 min
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Episode 254: Top Prospect Team Draft
Sam and Tyler draft their teams for an upcoming simulated prospect showdown on MLB The Show 20. Plus, Benjamin Hill comes on this week to talk about how fans can join the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and MiLB.com's Andrew Battifarano tells the tale of Minor League legend Buzz Arlett.
63 min
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Episode 253: Reds' Tyler Stephenson
Third-ranked Cincinnati Reds prospect Tyler Stephenson joins the podcast to talk about how he's staying sharp and what it was like being in Spring Training as a member of the 40-man roster. Also, Benjamin Hill shares the promos that would have been from this week, and MiLB.com's Michael Avallone gets into his story of how Dave Hoskins broke the Texas League color barrier.
70 min
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Episode 252: Rangers' Josh Jung
Top Texas Rangers prospect Josh Jung joins the show for a lengthy discussion of the start to his pro career and the circumstances of 2020. Also, Tyler and Sam share memories of Opening Days past, and Ben brings more Minor League staffers' work-from-home stories.
84 min
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Episode 251: MiLB.com's Hill, Heneghan, Avallone
Three MiLB.com writers join the show this week. Benjamin Hill is here with updates from Minor League front-office staffers and their work-from-home situations. Kelsie Heneghan joins to tell the legend of Jackie Mitchell and her strikeouts of both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for the Chattanooga Lookouts. Michael Avallone discusses how former Mariners prospect Adam Law is doing his part to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
57 min
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Episode 250: The ICYMI Episode
MiLB.com writers Andrew Battifarano, Michael Avallone and Rob Terranova join the show to talk about some of their top stories from the offseason. Plus, Benjamin Hill discusses how Minor League teams are adapting to the delayed season.
60 min
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Episode 249: D-backs' Kristian Robinson
Top Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Kristian Robinson joins The Show Before the Show to talk about how coronavirus protocols have affected his last week and what he did to make a jump in 2019. Also, Benjamin Hill is back with a discussion on baseball movies, and MiLB.com's Rob Terranova brings some background on his feature about White Sox hard-throwing prospect Zack Burdi's return to the mound.
72 min
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#248: Top Twins prospect Royce Lewis
Top Minnesota Twins prospect -- and baseball's No. 9 overall -- Royce Lewis joins the show from Spring Training in Florida plus early reassignment updates and more.
43 min
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#247: MiLB.com's Katie Woo and Josh Jackson
MiLB.com writers Katie Woo and Josh Jackson, Katie from Spring Training in Arizona and Josh to discuss his story on the 2020 Hometown Collection plus a look at overall farm system rankings and more.
65 min
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#246: Early Spring Storylines
Sam and Tyler discuss some early news from Spring Training camps in Arizona and Florida plus Benjamin Hill joins the show.
46 min
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#245: Blue Jays' Woods Richardson
Sixth-ranked Blue Jays prospect Simeon Woods Richardson joins the show plus big league camps we're keeping an eye on and 26th roster spot impact.
65 min
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#244: New York Yankees No. 5 prospect Clarke Sc...
Fifth-ranked Yankees prospect Clarke Schmidt joins the show from the early days of big league camp plus listener questions and more.
75 min
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#243: Pittsburgh Pirates No. 8 prospect Brennan...
Eighth-ranked Pirates prospect Brennan Malone joins the show plus reaction to the Mookie Betts trade and its potential impact on prospects.
61 min
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#242: St. Louis Cardinals No. 17 prospect Trejy...
St. Louis Cardinals No. 17 prospect Trejyn Fletcher joins the show heading into his first full season plus Benjamin Hill on defunct ballparks and a discussion of MLB Pipeline's new Top 100 list.
71 min
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#241: Everett AquaSox manager Louis Boyd
Class A Short Season Everett manager Louis Boyd talks about his new gig coming at just 25 years old plus Hall of Fame discussion with Sam and Tyler and Benjamin Hill on all 2020's new logos.
65 min
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#240: Checking in around MiLB.com
MiLB.com's Kelsie Heneghan and Josh Jackson join the show. Kelsie talks about some of the best-selling hats in the Minors while Josh dives into his wild longform two-part series on the 1919 Vernon Tigers. Plus Sam and Tyler on the Astros' punishment and Benjamin Hill on Winston-Salem's new look and more.
74 min
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#239: No. 13 Atlanta prospect Tucker Davidson
Atlanta's 13th-ranked prospect Tucker Davidson joins the first show of 2020 plus a look at resolutions and prospect projections.
56 min
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#238: Detroit Tigers No. 4 prospect Tarik Skubal
Fourth-ranked Detroit Tigers prospect Tarik Skubal joins the show to talk about his breakout first full season plus a look back at the Rule 5 Draft and trades.
58 min
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#237: Live from the Winter Meetings in San Diego
Sam Dykstra, Benjamin Hill, and Fort Wayne TinCaps broadcaster John Nolan join this week's show from the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego
54 min
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#236: Chicago Cubs No. 3 prospect Brennen Davis
Third-ranked Chicago Cubs prospect Brennen Davis joins the show plus a Winter Meetings preview and rebrand breakdowns with Benjamin Hill.
71 min
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#235: Washington Nationals No. 15 prospect Ben ...
Washington Nationals No. 15 prospect Ben Braymer joins the show to discuss being added to his team's 40-man roster plus Benjamin Hill on new ballparks for 2020 and more.
65 min
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#234: Top Phillies prospect Alec Bohm from Tokyo
Philadelphia Phillies top prospect and USA Baseball third baseman Alec Bohm joins the show from the Premier12 tournament in Tokyo, plus a look at the first unveiling of Copa de la Diversión for 2020.
51 min
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#233: Hot Stove preview
Sam and Tyler take a look at prospects currently in action in the Premier12 tournament abroad plus a preview of what the hot stove could mean for top talent in the Minors
60 min
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#232: Seattle Mariners No. 3 prospect Logan Gil...
Third-ranked Mariners prospect Logan Gilbert joins the show plus a look at MiLBY nominees and Kannapolis' new identity.
61 min
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#231: Angels No. 2 prospect Brandon Marsh
Second-ranked Angels prospect Brandon Marsh joins the show from his torrid Arizona Fall League stay plus a look at homegrown talent in the LCS and Benjamin Hill on an upcoming promo series.
61 min
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#230: Marlins prospect Nick Neidert
Miami's No. 11 prospect Nick Neidert joins the show from the Arizona Fall League plus Benjamin Hill on the offseason's first rebrands
63 min