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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#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
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#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
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#188: Viva Las Vegas
Sam and Ben join the show to recap all things Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.
54 min
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
284
#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
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#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
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#180: Rangers prospect Bubba Thompson
Texas Rangers No. 9 prospect Bubba Thompson joins the show fresh off a trip to instructs, Tyler and Sam evaluate which Major League playoff teams have benefited most from their farm systems and Ben provides more affiliation change updates.
69 min
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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