This isn't the normal Three Strikes opening segment because this isn't a normal podcast. With Opening Day happening on Thursday, Tyler and Sam are joined by fellow MiLB.com writers Kelsie Heneghan and Josh Jackson to offer their Minor League previews and predictions for:
Most interesting lineup
Most interesting rotation
Most interesting team
Biggest breakout prospect
American/National League Rookie of the Year
Joe Bauman Home Run Award winner
No. 1 overall prospect on Opening Day 2018
Ian Happ interview (43:37)
Cubs No. 2 prospect Ian Happ calls into the show from Oklahoma City ahead of his Triple-A debut with Iowa. MLB.com's No. 26 overall prospect discusses a trip to the Cactus League that saw him hit .383/.441/.750 with five homers and 21 RBIs in 29 games, how he got the push to the Pacific Coast League and how he's approaching being so close to the Majors for the defending World Series champions.
Ben's Biz Banter (57:03)
MiLB.com's Benjamin Hill joins the show to talk about the first week in Minor League promotions, touching on everything from the Rochester-Syracuse feud to how New Orleans will have a comedian live in its stadium for the first five days of the season.