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San Jose Giants Pregame Radio Interviews

Joe Ritzo interviews players, coaches and staff throughout the season on the San Jose Giants Pregame Show

May 23 - Jeff Black
Vice President of Marketing Jeff Black visits with information on upcoming promotions at Excite Ballpark, including a Joey Bart bobblehead giveaway, Wizarding Night, an expanded Heritage Night schedule and Fourth of July

May 22 - Peter Maris
Infielder Peter Maris discusses San Jose's hot streak, his selection in the Rule 5 draft last offseason, adjusting to a new organization and his ongoing long recovery back from Tommy John surgery

May 21 - John Gavin
San Jose native John Gavin joins the pregame show with thoughts on the club's perfect homestand, Ryan Vogelsong's impact on his last start, playing in his hometown this season, shares his keys to a Sharks Game 6 victory tonight and reflects on a heartwarming off day story

May 17 - David Villar
Third baseman David Villar talks his two-homer day in yesterday's doubleheader, returning from the injured list this week, his experience preparing for the draft 12 months ago and the Giants beginning to surge

May 16 - Ryan Vogelsong
Former Giants standout and current minor league pitching instructor Ryan Vogelsong drops by to reminisce on his time in the Cal League 20 years ago, playing on two World Series championship teams, Shaun Anderson's call-up to the big leagues and working with San Jose pitchers

May 14 - Gary Davenport
Fundamentals coach Gary Davenport chats about the club's recent improved play, San Jose's standout outfield defense, David Villar's return, the impact of new addition Peter Maris to the lineup and his early impressions of Joey Bart & Heliot Ramos before their injuries

May 13 - Matt Frisbee
Matt Frisbee talks his last start that earned him the California League Pitcher of the Week award, how he reacted to his early-season promotion from Augusta and his key to success on the mound

May 10 - Sean McCall
Lake Elsinore broadcaster Sean McCall previews the upcoming Giants-Storm series, talks top prospects in the Padres system and gives his impressions of the Cal League at the one-quarter mark of the season

May 9 - Caleb Simpson
Pitcher Caleb Simpson joins the pregame show to talk his return from a fourth major surgery, looks back on his breakout 2017 season with San Jose, using adrenaline to his advantage on the mound and his rollercoaster journey over the years in the Giants system

May 8 - Ydwin Villegas
Bullpen coach Ydwin Villegas provides insight on his role within the Giants staff this season, talks the early success from San Jose relievers, the managers who have had the greatest impact on him and working with Spanish-speaking players on adapting to pro ball in the U.S.

May 7 - DJ Myers
Pitcher DJ Myers looks back on his most recent start, how he makes adjustments in the middle of an outing and providing a veteran presence on the Giants staff

May 3 - Mike Lindskog
Rancho Cucamonga broadcaster Mike Lindskog joins the pregame show to discuss their run to the California League title last year, previews the upcoming Quakes-Giants series and talks Farhan Zaidi's move from Los Angeles to San Francisco

May 2 - Trenton Toplikar
Pitcher Trenton Toplikar reflects on his successful start last night, skipping over a level in the Giants system this season and the thrill of hearing his name called on draft day last year

May 1 - Bill Hayes
Manager Bill Hayes provides an assessment of the SJ Giants club as May begins, how he values winning as part of the development process and shares his early-season impressions of top prospect Heliot Ramos

April 30 - Aaron Phillips
Pitcher Aaron Phillips discusses his dominant start from last night, establishing a rhythm on the mound, his success as a two-way player in college and the Giants rotation turning a corner

April 29 - Logan Baldwin
Outfielder Logan Baldwin chats about the early-season adjustments he's made at the plate, being honored with his Gold Glove last weekend, winning a batting title and how he tries to use his speed to change a game

April 26 - Zack Bayrouty
Stockton broadcaster Zack Bayrouty talks early-season Ports standouts, greatest teams of the last decade in the California League and shares his impressions of Joey Bart & Heliot Ramos

April 25 - Matt Yourkin
Giants pitching coach Matt Yourkin talks his return to San Jose, the emergence of top prospects Logan Webb, Melvin Adon & Conner Menez from last year's staff, the early-season success of the bullpen and Raffi Vizcaino's dominant start to 2019

April 24 - Elliott Blair
Former Giants outfielder and Texas Rangers scout Elliott Blair joins the pregame show to reminisce on his two years playing in San Jose, the winning culture he was a part of in the SF organization, how he transitioned into scouting and evaluating young players in the California League

April 23 - Heliot Ramos
Center fielder Heliot Ramos talks his strong start to the season in San Jose, what he learned from his first full pro year, getting drafted by the Giants and the experience of playing with his older brother Henry in spring training

April 22 - Dan Orum
San Jose Giants President & CEO Dan Orum talks what's new at Excite Ballpark this season, upcoming promotions and shares his thoughts on the 2019 San Jose team

April 20 - Joey Marciano
Pitcher Joey Marciano talks making the transition from starting to relieving this season, his mindset coming out of the bullpen and what he learned from his experience in San Jose last year

April 19 - Thomas Neal
Hitting coach Thomas Neal reflects on his time as a player in San Jose, returning to the California League this year, talks the process of working with young hitters and analyzes Heliot Ramos' strong start at the plate this season

April 18 - Frank Rubio
Reliever Frank Rubio talks his successful start to the season, bullpen chemistry, what he took from his Cal League experience last year and his memories of winning a national championship at Florida

April 17 - Kyle Haines (Part 2)
Part 2 with San Francisco Giants Director of Player Development Kyle Haines on early-season standouts throughout the system and what goes into the decision-making process when promoting a player

April 16 - Kyle Haines (Part 1)
Part 1 with San Francisco Giants Director of Player Development Kyle Haines on moving into the role of farm director this year, Joey Bart's start to the season and his recent hand injury and the fast start for Heliot Ramos in the California League

April 13 - Kyle McPherson
Second baseman Kyle McPherson breaks down his early-season success at the plate, making the jump from Short-Season ball and building chemistry with his double play partner up the middle

April 12 - Caleb Baragar
Caleb Baragar joins the pregame show to discuss his successful start in the Giants home opener, his keys to success this season and having the opportunity to establish a routine in San Jose

April 10 - Joey Bart
Catcher Joey Bart looks back on his first home run in the California League, how he can impact a game defensively, getting drafted by the San Francisco Giants and his experience in major league camp this spring

April 9 - Jeff Black
San Jose Giants Vice President of Marketing Jeff Black previews early-season promotions at Excite Ballpark, including the home opener, Salute to the Military Night, Smash for Cash Night and San Jose Churros Nights

April 8 - Gary Davenport
Fundamentals coach Gary Davenport joins the pregame show to discuss returning to San Jose, his role on the coaching staff, working with Bill Hayes and which players stood out during the opening series

April 6 - Ryan Kirby
First baseman Ryan Kirby talks hitting his first home run of the season last night, keys to success defensively and growing up a Giants fan in the Bay Area

April 5 - Bryce Johnson
Outfielder Bryce Johnson joins the pregame show to discuss the season-opening win, his Gold Glove last year, returning to the California League and the make-up of the 2019 team

April 4 - Bill Hayes
Giants manager Bill Hayes previews the 2019 San Jose Giants prior to the season opener