The Show Before the Show: Episode 80

MiLBY categories breakdown; Angels prospect Ward guests from AFL

By | October 13, 2016 11:45 AM

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via the Stitcher app. Send your questions and feedback to You can follow hosts Tyler Maun (@TylerMaun) and Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) on Twitter.

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Episode 80:

MiLBY breakdown (2:05)

  • With voting for the MILBY Awards fully underway, Tyler and Sam discard the usual Three Strikes to provide you with a full breakdown of the Offensive Player, Starting Pitcher, Breakout Prospect, Team and Farm System categories.

Taylor Ward interview (34:47)

  • The Angels' No. 3 prospect calls in from the Arizona Fall League, where he's suiting up for Scottsdale over the coming weeks. Ward discusses his first full season in the Los Angeles system, his second-half improvements at Class A Advanced Inland Empire, his defensive acumen behind the plate and what it's like to be Tim Tebow's teammate.

Ben's Biz Banter (47:22)

  •'s Benjamin Hill joins for his weekly podcast segment to discuss this year's nominees for the Best Promo MiLBY, including Lehigh Valley's Cheesesteaks promotion and El Paso's KISS Night.

Wrapping up (1:09:22)

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