The Show Before the Show Podcast
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 top prospects, managers, player development experts and other newsmakers. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.
Chicago Cubs No. 3 prospect Brennen Davis joins the show to discuss his successful season at Class A South Bend and his transition to full-season ball. Also, Tyler and Sam preview Winter Meetings transactions, and Ben breaks down the new Worcester Red Sox and Fort Myers Mighty Mussels identities.
Washington Nationals No. 15 prospect Ben Braymer joins the show to discuss being added to his team's 40-man roster plus Benjamin Hill breaks down the new ballparks for 2020 and more.
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 Diversión for 2020.
Sam and Tyler take a look at prospects currently in action in the Premier12 tournament abroad and offer up a preview of what the Hot Stove could mean for top talent in the Minors. Ben also swings by to provide the update on the newest Minor League rebrand -- the Missoula PaddleHeads.
Third-ranked Mariners prospect Logan Gilbert joins the show to talk about his first full season in 2019. Plus, Tyler and Sam take a look at MiLBY nominees, and Ben brings details on Kannapolis' new identity.
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.
Miami's No. 11 prospect Nick Neidert joins the show from the Arizona Fall League plus Benjamin Hill on the offseason's first rebrands.
Sam, Tyler, Josh and Kelsie look back on their preseason projections for the 2019 campaign plus Benjamin Hill on upcoming rebrands and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 MiLB.com's Josh Jackson calls in to discuss Portland's Whoopie Pie promotion.
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.
Tyler and Sam use this week's episode of The Show Before the Show to make their selections on the Triple-A All-Star ballot, presented by the Grilling All-Stars. Also, Ben calls in from his first trip to Amarillo, Texas, where he is taking in all things Sod Poodles.
Tyler and Sam break down the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, and Kelsie Heneghan joins in with a pre-Draft interview with Nationals first-rounder Jackson Rutledge. Also, Ben provides details on the MiLB Pride initiative.
Texas Rangers righty Tim Dillard joins the show to talk about his record-setting career with Triple-A Nashville, his social media persona and more. Plus, Tyler and Sam preview the 2019 Draft, and Ben has details on on the Rochester Hustlers.
Mets No. 7 prospect Anthony Kay joins The Show Before the Show to talk about his impressive start to the season for Double-A Binghamton. Tyler and Sam break down Triple-A Reno's crazy offensive performance earlier this week, and Ben discusses the suite life in Fayetteville.
Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand Tryavon Robinson joins the show to tell the story of his return to the Minor Leagues after he spent the last three years in independent ball. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss the promotions of Keston Hiura and Austin Riley, and Ben says goodbye to the Ben's Biz Blog.
Los Angeles Angels No. 12 prospect Patrick Sandoval joins The Show Before the Show to talk about building on his 2018 breakout season and his first trip to Triple-A. Also, Tyler and Sam bring news of the return of Alex Kirilloff, and Ben is back with stories from his road trip to Fayetteville, Lynchburg and Richmond.
Double-A Erie pitching coach Mark Johnson joins the podcast to talk about his staff that has already thrown two no-hitters this season, including one by Casey Mize in his Eastern League debut. Also, Tyler and Sam offer picks for April's best performers, and Ben calls in from his first trip to Fayetteville.
Finally, finally, finally. The game's top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is on his way to the Majors and will debut with the Blue Jays on Friday. Tyler and Sam sound the sirens and do an emergency podcast on what to expect from Vlad Jr.'s arrival in The Show.
Newest Red Sox prospect Marcus Wilson calls into the podcast to discuss his trade from the D-backs, Tyler and Sam break down Will Benson's four-homer game with Class A Lake County and Ben discusses Omaha's embrace of the Potholes.
Milwaukee Brewers No. 6 prospect Zack Brown talks about his transition to Triple-A, Tyler and Sam break down their favorite early-season performances and Ben rolls out his first road trip of 2019.
No. 8 White Sox prospect Micker Adolfo joins the podcast to talk about his early impressions of Double-A and his return from multiple injuries, including the latest that required Tommy John surgery. Also, Tyler and Sam break down first-week standouts, and Ben has details on how Myrtle Beach is honoring local heroes from Hurricane Florence.
It's the first day of the 2019 Minor League Baseball season! Tyler Maun, Sam Dykstra, Kelsie Heneghan and Josh Jackson celebrate by providing their predictions for best lineups, pitching staffs, overall teams and so much more. Benjamin Hill also has his picks for most intriguing promotions for the year to come. Padres No. 2 prospect MacKenzie Gore joins the show to preview his second full season and his move to Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. (It's a packed show, people.)
A few days after pitching at Dodger Stadium, No. 69 overall prospect Dustin May joins the show to discuss his impressive spring and proximity to the Majors. Also, Tyler and Sam preview the 2019 Major League season, and Ben brings info on this year's batch of Minor League anniversary logos.
Tyler and Sam wrap up their trips to Arizona and Florida, Ben has all the details on the new Copa de la Diversion identities for 2019 and San Diego Padres relief prospect Todd Van Steensel takes us through the arduous life of a Minor League free agent.
New York Yankees No. 8 prospect Trevor Stephan talks from Tampa about his time in Major League camp and his expectations for the 2019 season. Sam brings more stories about his Spring Training time in Florida, and both he and Tyler look back on the 200-episode run of The Show Before the Show.
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