The Show Before the Show

In "The Show Before the Show," 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.

#205: Brewers' Zack Brown
Milwaukee Brewers No. 6 prospect Zack Brown talks about his transition to Triple-A, Tyler and Sam break down their favorite early-season performances and Ben rolls out his first road trip of 2019.
59 min
#204: White Sox prospect Micker Adolfo
No. 8 White Sox prospect Micker Adolfo joins the podcast to talk about his early impressions of Double-A and his return from multiple injuries, including the latest that required Tommy John surgery. Also, Tyler and Sam break down first-week standouts, and Ben has details on how Myrtle Beach is honoring local heroes from Hurricane Florence.
64 min
#203: Opening Night Megacast with MacKenzie Gore
It's the first day of the 2019 Minor League Baseball season! Tyler Maun, Sam Dykstra, Kelsie Heneghan and Josh Jackson celebrate by providing their predictions for best lineups, pitching staffs, overall teams and so much more. Benjamin Hill also has his picks for most intriguing promotions for the year to come. Padres No. 2 prospect MacKenzie Gore joins the show to preview his second full season and his move to Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. (It's a packed show, people.)
123 min
#202: Dodgers' Dustin May
A few days after pitching at Dodger Stadium, No. 69 overall prospect Dustin May joins the show to discuss his impressive spring and proximity to the Majors. Also, Tyler and Sam preview the 2019 Major League season, and Ben brings info on this year's batch of Minor League anniversary logos.
65 min
#201: Padres' Todd Van Steensel
Tyler and Sam wrap up their trips to Arizona and Florida, Ben has all the details on the new Copa de la Diversion identities for 2019 and San Diego Padres relief prospect Todd Van Steensel takes us through the arduous life of a Minor League free agent.
72 min
#200: Yankees' Trevor Stephan
New York Yankees No. 8 prospect Trevor Stephan talks from Tampa about his time in Major League camp and his expectations for the 2019 season. Sam brings more stories about his Spring Training time in Florida, and both he and Tyler look back on the 200-episode run of The Show Before the Show.
76 min
#199: Marlins' Connor Scott
Miami Marlins No. 6 prospect Connor Scott provides a breakdown of his first Spring Training and his introduction to the organization's rebuild. Also, Tyler and Sam preview their trips to Arizona and Florida and run down's overall Farm System Rankings.
61 min
#198: Cubs' Nico Hoerner
Cubs No. 2 prospect Nico Hoerner joins the show to recap an eventful first year in pro ball and look forward to his second season. Also, Tyler and Sam provide early spring storylines, and Ben has details on how Altoona is using an RV to promote ticket sales.
73 min
#197: Nationals' Sterling Sharp
Washington Nationals No. 9 prospect Sterling Sharp calls into the show from Spring Training to talk about his development as a sinkerballer and his dunking ability. Also, Tyler and Sam break down how the Manny Machado signing affects the Padres farm, and Ben has details on Chattanooga's connection to the K-pop band BTS.
69 min
#196: Blue Jays' Kevin Smith
Toronto Blue Jays prospect Kevin Smith calls into the show from Dunedin to talk about his start to Spring Training and how he's broken out early in his pro career. Also, Tyler and Sam go over Kyler Murray's decision, and Ben has more details on Hartford's peanut ban.
73 min
#195: Phillies-Marlins blockbuster
Tyler and Sam break down Thursday's big trade that sent top prospect Sixto Sanchez to the Marlins and All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto to the Phillies while Ben brings news from a big week in promo announcements.
57 min
#194: Reds' Jonathan India
Fresh off being named's No. 53 overall prospect, Reds third baseman Jonathan India joins the show to talk about his long 2018 season and the trade rumors around him. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the rest of the Top 100, and Ben and Kelsie have details on Fresno's new look.
65 min
#193: Atlanta's Kyle Muller
Atlanta's No. 12 prospect Kyle Muller joins the show to talk about his breakout 2018 season and his work with Driveline this winter. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the new class of Hall of Famers, and Ben discusses defunct Minor League ballparks.
78 min
#192: Cleveland's Bobby Bradley
Cleveland's No. 7 prospect Bobby Bradley joins the show to discuss his addition to the Tribe's 40-man roster and more, Sam and Tyler give their takes on the Kyler Murray saga and Ben has details on Minor League stalwarts.
72 min
#191: Dodgers' Gavin Lux
Los Angeles Dodgers No. 4 prospect Gavin Lux joins the show to talk about his offseason and the year ahead. Plus a review of NL and AL East prospect projections.
59 min
#190: Royals' Brady Singer
Top Royals prospect Brady Singer joins the show to talk about his viral heartwarming Christmas gift to his parents and his upcoming professional debut season in 2019. Also, Tyler, Sam and Ben share some Minor League-related resolutions for this year.
73 min
#189: D-backs' Andy Young
D-backs No. 22 prospect Andy Young joins the podcast to talk about his trade from the Cardinals for Paul Goldschmidt while Tyler and Sam wrap up the 2018 year in Minor League Baseball.
44 min
#188: Viva Las Vegas
Sam and Ben join the show to recap all things Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.
54 min
#187: Mariners' Justin Dunn
Mariners No. 3 prospect Justin Dunn joins the show to talk about his trade from the Mets and what he did to turn his performance around in 2018. Tyler, Sam and Ben preview the Winter Meetings.
69 min
#186: Pirates' Cole Tucker
Pirates No. 5 prospect Cole Tucker joins the show fresh off being added to the 40-man roster, Sam and Tyler review other players protected from the Rule 5 Draft and Ben addresses the Rocky Mountain Vibes rebrand.
67 min
#185: Rays prospect Lucius Fox
Tampa Bay Rays No. 9 prospect Lucius Fox joins the show from the Arizona Fall League, plus Tyler, Sam and Ben have a discussion on the long-anticipated Amarillo Sod Poodles announcement.
72 min
#184: Padres' Buddy Reed
Padres No. 13 prospect Buddy Reed joins the show fresh off his MVP turn at last weekend's Fall Stars Game, Sam and Tyler detail which farm systems could change as a result of offseason trades and Ben goes into his picks for favorite Minor League ballpark views.
59 min
#183: Royals' Khalil Lee
Kansas City Royals No. 2 prospect Khalil Lee discusses his AFL stint and his upcoming trip to the Fall Stars Game, and Sam and Ben talk about the new Rocket City Trash Pandas identity.
44 min
#182: Twins prospect Griffin Jax
Calling in from the Arizona Fall League, Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Griffin Jax talks about balancing his duties in the Air Force and professional baseball. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss early AFL standouts, and Ben has the news on Syracuse's new identity.
61 min
#181: MiLBY, AFL previews
Tyler and Sam discuss the major categories for this year's edition of the MiLBY Awards and preview the 2018 Arizona Fall League season. Ben breaks down Promo of the Year nominees.
68 min