The Show Before the Show: Episode 56

Cubs' Almora joins podcast to talk Triple-A transition, USA Baseball

By | April 28, 2016 5:55 PM

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Episode 56:

Three Strikes (1:36)

  • Top-100 prospects Jose Berrios and Sean Manaea have been called up to the Majors to make their debuts with the Twins and A's, respectively. Tyler and Sam talk about what the pair of hurlers did to earn the call and what to expect from them in the big leagues.
  • Speaking of talented pitching prospects, Tyler Glasnow is pitching like a guy who -- service-time issues aside -- should be headed to the Majors soon as well. Sam discusses what the Pirates top prospect told him about his mindset regarding a potential promotion.
  • Staying in Triple-A, top Rangers prospect Joey Gallo has continued to show incredible power for Round Rock but is also improving in other notable ways at the plate. The two cohosts discuss just what those improvements are.

Albert Almora interview (20:35)

  • Cubs No. 5 prospect Albert Almora calls into the show to talk about his smooth transition to Triple-A ball, how he views himself as a part of the Cubs outfield, what he does to become a good center fielder and his involvement with USA Baseball dating back to his teenaged years in Florida.

Ben's Biz Banter (30:19)

Wrapping up (44:58)

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