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.

#179: Looking back on 2018 predictions
Sam and Tyler are joined by Josh Jackson and Kelsie Heneghan to look back on their 2018 season predictions, Tigers prospect and cancer survivor Clate Schmidt tells the story of his comeback and Ben calls in from the Promo Seminar in Des Moines.
98 min
#178: Memphis manager Stubby Clapp
Triple-A national champion Memphis Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp talks to Kelsie Heneghan from Columbus, plus Ben provides an update on affiliation changes and Tyler and Sam discuss top playoff performers.
54 min
#177: Astros prospect Seth Beer
Houston Astros No. 7 prospect Seth Beer joins the show fresh off a Carolina League championship with Class A Advanced Buies Creek, Sam and Tyler recap their favorite playoff games so far and Ben takes your questions.
76 min
#176: Benjamin Hill's Ballpark Opus
After visiting the last two MiLB ballparks on his list, Benjamin Hill joins the show to talk about his odyssey through the Minors. Plus, Tyler and Sam offer their remembrances of the 2018 season.
58 min
#175: White Sox prospect Dylan Cease
Fresh off being shut down at his innings limit in 2018, No. 5 White Sox prospect Dylan Cease joins the final regular season episode of the show from Double-A Birmingham. Also, Tyler and Sam preview the prospects heading to the Majors in September, and Ben recaps his crab-filled visit to Aberdeen.
69 min
#174: Gwinnett pitching coach Reid Cornelius
Triple-A Gwinnett pitching coach Reid Cornelius joins the show to discuss his talented staff, Sam and Tyler break down the Michael Kopech and Bryse Wilson promotions and Ben has details on his visit to Williamsport for the Little League Classic.
81 min
#173: D-backs prospect Jasrado Chisholm
Arizona Diamondbacks No. 2 prospect Jasrado Chisholm talks about his home run breakout and his Bahamian background, Sam and Tyler discuss the Major League readiness of two top prospects and Ben provides his thoughts on his trip to Staten Island.
66 min
#172: A Night in Brooklyn
Sam, Ben and Kelsie Heneghan report back from Ben's road trip to see the Brooklyn Cyclones with interviews from players and front-office staff about the goings-on at MCU Park, including the club's move to become the Brooklyn Jefes.
48 min
#171: New Rangers prospect Taylor Hearn
Texas Rangers pitching prospect Taylor Hearn joins the show to tell the story of his trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates and to talk about his roots in the Lone Star State. Tyler and Sam recap the trade deadline, and Ben has more details on his discussion with Dale Murphy in Bristol.
55 min
#170: Orioles prospect DL Hall
Baltimore Orioles No. 3 prospect DL Hall joins the show from Class A Delmarva to discuss his place in the organization's rebuild. Also, Tyler and Sam offer their early trade reactions, and Ben returns from the road with more stories from North Carolina and Virginia.
59 min
#169: Giants prospect Shaun Anderson
San Francisco Giants No. 7 prospect Shaun Anderson joins the show to talk about his promotion to Triple-A and what it's like to go through a trade from the player perspective. Plus, Tyler and Sam have a Futures Game recap, and Ben checks in from his road trip through the southeast.
59 min
#168: Blue Jays prospect T.J. Zeuch
Toronto Blue Jays prospect T.J. Zeuch breaks down his groundball-based approach from the Eastern League All-Star Game, Tyler and Sam look ahead to the Futures Game and Ben previews his upcoming trip through the southeast.
50 min
#167: Rangers prospect Jonathan Hernandez
Texas Rangers No. 13 prospect Jonathan Hernandez joins the show to talk about his breakout year and his international signing story, plus Tyler and Sam provide some midseason farm-system grades and Ben discusses Las Monarcas de Eugene.
75 min
#166: Erie manager Andrew Graham
Double-A Erie manager Andrew Graham joins the show to talk about his loaded roster in the Detroit Tigers organization, Tyler and Sam take a look back at the month of June and Ben has the details on the Grizzlies' Coming to Fresno promotion.
65 min
#165: Rockies' Garrett Hampson
Colorado Rockies No. 6 prospect Garrett Hampson joins the show to talk about his fast rise. Tyler and Sam break down all the big prospect promotions throughout the Minor Leagues. Ben returns from his trip through the Midwest.
59 min
#164: Cardinals' Andrew Knizner
Andrew Knizner talks about his climb from Cardinals seventh-rounder to top-10 catching prospect. Tyler and Sam preview short-season ball. Ben has details on his upcoming trip through the Midwest.
68 min
#163: Draft pick Anthony Seigler
Catcher Anthony Seigler talks to the podcast before going to the Yankees in the first round, Tyler and Sam break down this year's top picks and Ben has the details on Syracuse's tribute to the Brannock Device.
64 min
#162: Yankees' Ryan Bollinger
Yankees left-hander Ryan Bollinger discusses his road to The Show that took him through Australia and Germany, and Tyler and Sam offer a 2018 Draft preview.
66 min
#161: Red Sox prospect C.J. Chatham
Boston's No. 10 prospect C.J. Chatham discusses his breakout (and healthier) start to the season, plus a conversation about why the Angels have been the most aggressive farm system in terms of promotions so far.
57 min
#160: Prospect finishing school
When a super prospect like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. showcases he's got little left to prove in the Minors by Double-A, is a stop in Triple-A worthwhile? That and much more on this week's show.
67 min
#159: Potomac manager Tripp Keister
Class A Advanced Potomac manager Tripp Keister joins the show to talk about his talented club that includes Juan Soto and Carter Kieboom, plus Tyler and Sam offer reaction to injuries around the Minors.
54 min
#158: Mets' Peter Alonso
New York Mets No. 4 prospect Peter Alonso joins the show to talk about his hot start with Double-A Binghamton, plus Tyler and Sam offer other reflections on the first month of the Minor League season.
67 min
#157: Athletics' Jesus Luzardo
Jesus Luzardo, the Oakland Athletics' No. 2 prospect, joins the show to talk about his scorching start to the season and early promotion to Double-A, plus Tyler and Sam give their Ronald Acuna Jr. reactions.
60 min
#156: Early season reaction, RiverDogs promos
Sam and Tyler are back to discuss some of the biggest storylines of the early season for prospects in the Minors and those graduating, plus Ben and Tyler interview members of the Charleston RiverDogs front office to get an in-depth look at their recent colorful promo.
51 min
#155: New Hampshire manager John Schneider
Double-A New Hampshire manager John Schneider calls into the podcast to talk about how he handles mega Blue Jays prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the first week in the Minors, and Ben discusses Kannapolis's autism initiative.
73 min