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.

#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
#154: Reds' Nick Senzel; Opening Day megacast
Top Reds prospect Nick Senzel joins the show, plus Kelsie Heneghan, Josh Jackson and Benjamin Hill stop by with hosts Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra for a Minor League Opening Day Megacast season preview.
97 min
#153: Prospects in the big leagues
Happy MLB Opening Day! Tyler and Sam break down which prospects are opening the 2018 season in the Majors and which could help their clubs make runs toward the postseason. Ben also previews the first three of his planned road trips for the upcoming year.
67 min
#152: Eloy Jimenez and Fernando Tatis Jr.
From Spring Training in Arizona, Josh Jackson catches up with top White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez and Tyler Maun talks with top Padres prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. Back in New York, Sam Dykstra and Benjamin Hill discuss MiLB's new Copa de la Diversion initiative.
85 min
#151: Marlins prospect Lewis Brinson
Tyler and Sam open up the latest edition of The Show Before the Show with a lengthy discussion on Minor League Baseball's upcoming changes to the extra-innings rules. Also, Marlins top prospect Lewis Brinson talks to Sam about his first Spring Training with his hometown team and what he wants Miami fans to know about the club after a busy offseason.
71 min
#150: Phillies prospect Adam Haseley
Philadelphia Phillies first-rounder Adam Haseley joins the show from his first Spring Training camp in Clearwater, Florida. Sam and Tyler also break down more news from Spring Training while Kelsie Heneghan joins to talk about the best farm systems for pitching.
47 min
#149: Rays farm director Mitch Lukevics
Tampa Bay Rays director of Minor League operations Mitch Lukevics calls into this week's The Show Before the Show to discuss Brent Honeywell's Tommy John surgery and the organization's prospect depth. Also, Tyler and Sam present their picks for top Spring Training performers so far and dive into's Farm System Rankings based on position players.
66 min
#148: Braves prospect Austin Riley
No. 97 overall prospect and Braves third baseman Austin Riley calls into the podcast from Orlando to talk about his relationship with Chipper Jones and his growth at the hot corner. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss the Forrest Whitley suspension news, and Ben brings news of the Omaha Runzas.
53 min
#147: Brewers' Corbin Burnes
No. 69 overall prospect Corbin Burnes calls into The Show Before the Show after reporting to Spring Training camp with the Milwaukee Brewers. Tyler and Sam provide some Spring Training-Olympics crossover talk, and Ben is back to discuss the Minors' largest attendance increases.
64 min
#146: Remembering the Maine Guides
Tyler and Sam are joined by their colleague Josh Jackson to discuss his piece on the short-lived Triple-A Maine Guides. The co-hosts also talk about their favorite pitcher-catcher combos ahead of Spring Training reporting dates next week.
63 min
#145: Breaking down new Top 100
Sam and Tyler discuss MLB Pipeline's new Top 100 Prospects list for 2018 and last week's Brewers-Marlins trade, plus Ben provides info on Greeneville's new logos, Minor League-Super Bowl connections and more.
75 min