The Show Before the Show: Episode 112

Woodruff discusses road to becoming one of Brewers' top arms

By MiLB.com | June 1, 2017 5:25 PM

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Video: #112: Milwaukee Brewers prospect Brandon Woodruff

Episode 112

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Three Strikes (5:07)

  • The Astros promoted their No. 2 prospect, 20-year-old outfielder Kyle Tucker, to Double-A Corpus Christi this week. Tyler and Sam open up with a discussion about what the move means for Tucker and how the Astros view the youngster.
  • With May coming to a close, the guys offer their picks for the Minors' top performers in the season's second month.
  • In Strike Three, Tyler and Sam move on to how the Fly Ball Revolution is carrying down to the Minors. Sam brings up his latest Toolshed on Braves prospect Brett Cumberland's ability to get the ball in the air while Tyler turns to his reporting on how the approach has led to success for Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo.

Brandon Woodruff interview (33:05)

  • The Brewers' No. 8 prospect joins the show on his off day to discuss how he's found success with Triple-A Colorado Springs, how he's grown into one of the top arms in a good Milwaukee system and what he's done to prepare for a potential Major League debut.

Ben's Biz Banter (49:45)

  • MiLB.com's Benjamin Hill is back for his usual podcast segment to talk about Louisville's upcoming tribute to Muhammad Ali, the role fidget spinners are playing in Minor League promos and the reaction to his Topps card set.

Wrapping up (1:03:37)

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