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.

#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
#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
#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
#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 Diversi├│n for 2020.
51 min
#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
#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
#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
#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
#229: Preseason Predictions Review
Sam, Tyler, Josh and Kelsie look back on their preseason projections for the 2019 campaign plus Benjamin Hill on upcoming rebrands and more.
91 min
#228: Red Sox's Tanner Houck
No. 5 Red Sox prospect Tanner Houck discusses his move to a starting role in the AFL. Tyler and Sam talk about prospect BABIP in 2019.
64 min
#227: MiLB Postseason Recap
The Minor League playoffs are in the books and we recap them with a visit from Columbus' Daniel Johnson at the Triple-A National Championship Game plus an AFL preview and much more.
63 min
#226: Mets prospect Matthew Allan
Fourth-ranked Mets prospect Matthew Allan joins the show to discuss his whirlwind first year in pro ball plus a playoff recap, Benjamin Hill and more.
67 min
#225: Phillies No. 3 Bryson Stott
Third-ranked Philadelphia Phillies prospect Bryson Stott joins the show to talk about his debut season in the Minors plus a Triple-A playoff preview and more.
64 min
#224: Postseason Preview
Sam and Tyler preview the Minor League postseason plus potential September call-ups and the Arizona Fall League. Plus Benjamin Hill joins the show from the road.
45 min
#223: A's prospect Sean Murphy
Oakland A's No. 3 prospect Sean Murphy joins the show upon his return to Triple-A Las Vegas plus a look at stories to watch in the season's final few weeks.
58 min
#222: Dodgers prospect DJ Peters
No. 13 Los Angeles Dodgers prospect DJ Peters joins The Show Before the Show to talk about an exciting Triple-A Oklahoma City team as well as his transition to the Minors' top level. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the Joe Bauman Home Run Award race, and Ben brings details on how Double-A Amarillo is going to bat for the family of pitcher Lake Bachar.
49 min
#222: Dodgers prospect DJ Peters
Dodgers No. 13 prospect DJ Peters joins the show to discuss his impressive season with Triple-A Oklahoma City plus a look at record chases in the season's final month.
49 min
#221: Reds prospect Jameson Hannah
Reds No. 10 prospect Jameson Hannah calls into the show to talk about his transition from the A's system following a trade last week. Also, Tyler and Sam preview the final month of the 2019 season, and Ben offers perspective on the culinary delights of the new park in Las Vegas.
67 min
#220: Trade Deadline breakdown
Tyler and Sam recap a busy Trade Deadline that saw several prospects move to new organizations before 4 p.m. ET on July 31. Also, Ben is back from his road trips to Las Vegas and Fresno. He shares a story about one very special promotion in Jacksonville.
61 min
#219: Cleveland's Ethan Hankins
No. 9 Cleveland Indians prospect Ethan Hankins joins The Show Before the Show to break down his impressive season at Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss the week's big promotions, and Ben calls in with Josh Jackson from the road in Las Vegas.
67 min
#218: D-backs' Alek Thomas
No. 7 Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Alek Thomas joins The Show Before the Show to talk about his Futures Game experience and how he uses his status as a second-round pick as motivation. Also, Tyler and Sam preview the Trade Deadline, and Ben brings tales from his trips to Syracuse and Auburn.
63 min
#217: Orioles' Grayson Rodriguez
Baltimore Orioles top prospect Grayson Rodriguez talks to Sam from the American League clubhouse at the 2019 Futures Game. Also, Tyler and Sam recap the summer's biggest prospect showcase, and Ben has details on Charleston's Helen McGuckin Night, perhaps the most bizarre promotion of the 2019 season.
50 min
#216: Brewers' Devin Williams
Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Devin Williams joins the show to discuss his journey to this year's All-Star Futures Game. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the Futures Game rosters, and Ben wraps up his trip to Amarillo, Albuquerque and El Paso.
64 min
#215: Twins' Brent Rooker
Minnesota Twins No. 7 prospect Brent Rooker talks to The Show Before the Show about his All-Star first half at Triple-A Rochester. Also, Tyler and Sam break down Wander Franco's move to Class A Advanced, and's Josh Jackson calls in to discuss Portland's Whoopie Pie promotion.
60 min
#214: Rays' Chris Betts
Tampa Bay Rays prospect Chris Betts joins The Show Before the Show to talk about his big week that saw him win two Midwest League Home Run Derbies and celebrate both with bat flips for the ages. Also, Tyler and Sam break down who and what stood out in the first half of the season at the Class A and Class A Advanced levels.
52 min