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.

#361: Return from New England
Ben is back from the road to share stories from his recent trips to Hartford, New Hampshire and Portland. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss Grayson Rodriguez's injury, the start of complex-league play and Gabriel Moreno's upcoming Major League debut.
44 min
#360: Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino
Royals No. 4 prospect Vinnie Pasquantino discusses his hot start to the season at Triple-A Omaha and his proximity to the Majors as he closes in on Kansas City. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the top players of May, Ben previews his New England trip and Josh fills up the tank of another edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
61 min
#359: Modesto's Veronica Hernandez
#359: Modesto's Veronica Hernandez
65 min
#358: Ben's back on the road in Texas
Ben calls in from Texas during his first Minor League road trip of the season after making his first stop in Sugar Land. Also, Tyler and Sam review the ABS system as it comes to the PCL, and Josh breaks out the shades for another edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
48 min
#357: Winston-Salem groundskeeper Corey Church
Winston-Salem director of grounds Corey Church discusses his must-see viral moment involving a sprinkler. Also, Tyler and Ben remember a super-fan in Pensacola and look at a Rochester-Finland baseball crossover, while Josh heads to the farms of yore in Ghosts of the Minors.
45 min
#356: Guardians prospect Logan Allen
#356: Guardians prospect Logan Allen
72 min
#355: Return to Vancouver
#355: Return to Vancouver
55 min
#354: Jacksonville’s Ray Charles bobblehead
Jacksonville promo director David Ratz talks about the club's honoring of Ray Charles with a bobblehead on Deaf/Blind Awareness Night and why the celebration was delayed for two years. Also, Tyler, Sam and Ben discuss the Minor League ‘Field of Dreams’ game and the early effects of pitch clocks. Finally, Josh prepares a starchy edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
50 min
#353: The Amazing Tyler
Tyler Scheuer joins the podcast to talk about the balancing act he takes to Minor League Baseball parks across the country. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss opening prospect assignments, and Ben looks at Daytona’s place in the Jackie Robinson story.
66 min
#352: Opening Day podcast-a-palooza
Tyler, Sam, Josh and Kelsie gather to make their annual predictions for top prospects in this opening week of Minor League Baseball, while Ben selects what he’ll be following in the first slew of games in 2022. Also, Josh holds office hours in Ghosts of the Minors
77 min
#351: Triple-A, Copa preview
Tyler, Sam and Ben look ahead to Triple-A Opening Day next Tuesday and choose their favorite identities from the 2022 Copa clubs.
69 min
#350: Rules changes, Top 100 talk
Tyler, Sam and Ben break down rules changes sweeping across the Minors in 2022 and take a look at the High-A promotional calendars for the season ahead. Tyler and Sam also go over MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospect ranking following its release.
70 min
#349: League names are back!
Tyler and Ben celebrate the return of historic league names (from the International League to the California League) to the Minor League landscape, while Sam checks in from his Spring Training trip to Florida.
67 min
#348: AZ ST, Triple-A promos
#348: Arizona Spring Training, Triple-A promos
61 min
#347: Rumblings in Binghamton
#347: Rumblings in Binghamton - Binghamton director of entertainment and sales Eddie Saunders discusses the Mets affiliates' past, present and future amid recent changes. Also, Tyler, Sam and Ben talk about Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium following its place in baseball news this week, and Josh goes Dutch in Ghosts of the Minors.
43 min
#346: Frisco and the Dallas Black Giants
#346: Frisco and the Dallas Black Giants
53 min
#345: MiLB Mailbag & Akron JoJos
#345: MiLB Mailbag & Akron JoJos
49 min
#344: Greenville Black Spinners
#344: Greenville Black Spinners
46 min
#343: An NIL deal with the Stockton Ports
Lots to cover on this week’s episode of The Show Before the Show. Tyler, Sam and Ben discuss Minor League Baseball’s The Nine initiative, the Sugar Land Space Cowboys rebrand and the expanded Triple-A schedule
46 min
#342: Pitching promotions for 2022
#342: Pitching promotions for 2022
62 min
#341: Lookouts' Jarrah Vella-Wright
Jarrah Vella-Wright discusses his journey from Australia to Chattanooga's front office. Author Michael Lortz joins Ben's Bookshelf to review his novel Curveball at the Crossroads. Finally, Josh hops back to it with another rousing edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
63 min
#340: Balkovec, Katz & a MiLB Hat Draft
#340: Balkovec, Katz & a MiLB Hat Draft
100 min
#339: A $urprise in Iowa
Outgoing Iowa owner Michael Gartner surprised employees with a sizable check on his way out. Scott Sailor and Brent Conkel have details.
53 min
Special: Ghosts of the Minors
Josh Jackson, MiLB writer and the creative visionary behind our weekly “Ghosts of the Minors” segment, stops by and talks to Tyler about the podcast’s fun addition in 2021.
30 min
#338: 2021 MiLB season in review
#338: 2021 MiLB season in review
56 min