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In "The Show Before the Show," MiLB.com writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

In "The Show Before the Show," MiLB.com writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

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United States

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In "The Show Before the Show," MiLB.com writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

Language:

English


Episodes

#265: Why we love Minor League Baseball

7/2/2020
With the news now official that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been canceled, we hear from a dozen top prospects as well as every MiLB.com writer on what makes the Minor Leagues so special to all of us.

Duration:01:34:33

#264: Discussing MLB's planned return

6/25/2020
Tyler and Sam open this week's edition of The Show Before the Show with a full discussion on the impending return of Major League Baseball and what it will mean for top prospects. Also, Benjamin Hill shares an inspiring Father's Day story from Double-A Mississippi, and MiLB.com's Gerard Gilberto talks about prospects that are still awaiting their comebacks after injury-riddled 2019 seasons.

Duration:00:54:16

#263: Royals prospect Bobby Witt Jr.

6/18/2020
Royals top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. joins this week's The Show Before the Show to share memories of his experience going second overall in the 2019 Draft and those of growing up with his Major League pitcher father of the same name. Also, Benjamin Hill discusses the Staten Island Yankees' ties to the latest Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson movie, and MiLB.com's Brian Stultz tells the tale of Indians pick Tanner Burns and his dad Mike.

Duration:01:04:12

#262: Draft recap, Orioles' Adley Rutschman

6/12/2020
Tyler and Sam recap what was surprising and what wasn't from the first round of this year's First-Year Player Draft. Speaking of the Draft, Nationwide ambassador and last year's first overall pick Adley Rutschman swings by to discuss the process that took him to the Orioles system and his first experiences in the Minor Leagues. Also, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre broadcaster Adam Giardino discusses The Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Grant initiative, and Benjamin Hill shares some fun facts from the...

Duration:01:27:36

#261: Draft preview, Marlins' JJ Bleday

6/9/2020
Tyler and Sam preview the 2020 First-Year Player Draft coming this week on Wednesday and Thursday by touching on the new five-round format and the likelihood that Spencer Torkelson goes first overall. Also, Marlins No. 2 prospect JJ Bleday joins the show to discuss his Draft experience from last year and his early tastes of pro ball.

Duration:00:40:23

#260: Royals' Nick Heath, Mariners' Jarred Kelenic

6/4/2020
Kansas City Royals No. 26 prospect Nick Heath talks extensively on life in the wake of George Floyd's death, peaceful protests, the ways he uses his platform for good and his career in baseball. Seattle Mariners top prospect and Nationwide ambassador Jarred Kelenic also breaks down his road toward the Major Leagues, and MiLB.com's Benjamin Hill details how the Rocky Mountain Vibes have found a new way to draw fans safely to the ballpark.

Duration:01:42:30

#259: Dodgers prospect Josiah Gray

5/28/2020
Los Angeles Dodgers No. 3 prospect Josiah Gray joins The Show Before the Show to discuss his preparations in Arizona, his past as a Division II two-way player and his proximity to the Majors. Also, Ben brings some Southern League fun facts, and MiLB.com's Andrew Battifarano shares the Minor League history of NHL legend Doug Harvey.

Duration:01:08:49

#258: Royals prospect Kris Bubic

5/21/2020
Sixth-ranked Kansas City Royals prospect Kris Bubic joins The Show Before the Show to talk about his big-game experience and the growth that made him the 2019 Minor League leader in strikeouts. Also, Benjamin Hill brings some Eastern League fun facts to the podcast, and MiLB.com's Jordan Wolf discusses the forgotten story of Minor League legend Elliot Bigelow.

Duration:01:14:28

#257: Rockies prospect Ryan Vilade

5/14/2020
Fourth-ranked Colorado Rockies prospect Ryan Vilade joins The Show Before the Show to talk about his improved hitting in 2019 and his hope to find a defensive home in Denver. Also, Benjamin Hill brings Pacific Coast League facts and opens a set of Major League cards from 1988 on air, and Josh Jackson dives into the history of the Miami Sun Sox.

Duration:01:26:06

#256: Giants prospect Sean Hjelle

5/7/2020
Ninth-ranked San Francisco Giants prospect Sean Hjelle joins this week's The Show Before the Show episode to discuss what's made him an effective pitcher at 6-foot-11 and how he's climbed through the ranks toward the Bay Area. Also, Ben brings some International League fun facts from his latest MiLB.com piece, and Gerard Gilberto goes deeper into his story on New York Mets pitching prospect Tommy Wilson and his father who you might know as Biff Tannen.

Duration:01:20:03

#255: Astros prospect Korey Lee

5/1/2020
Houston Astros No. 8 prospect Korey Lee calls into The Show Before the Show to talk about how water polo may have made him a better catcher and what it's like to play as himself in MLB The Show 20. Also, Benjamin Hill brings Minor League book recommendations, and Josh Jackson tells the tale of the long-gone Fort Worth Cats.

Duration:00:56:32

#254: Top Prospect Team Draft

4/23/2020
Sam and Tyler draft their teams for an upcoming simulated prospect showdown on MLB The Show 20. Plus, Benjamin Hill comes on this week to talk about how fans can join the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and MiLB.com's Andrew Battifarano tells the tale of Minor League legend Buzz Arlett.

Duration:01:03:07

#253: Reds prospect Tyler Stephenson

4/16/2020
Third-ranked Cincinnati Reds prospect Tyler Stephenson joins the podcast to talk about how he's staying sharp and what it was like being in Spring Training as a member of the 40-man roster. Also, Benjamin Hill shares the promos that would have been from this week, and MiLB.com's Michael Avallone gets into his story of how Dave Hoskins broke the Texas League color barrier.

Duration:01:10:04

#252: Rangers prospect Josh Jung

4/9/2020
Top Texas Rangers prospect Josh Jung joins the show for a lengthy discussion of the start to his pro career and the circumstances of 2020. Also, Tyler and Sam share memories of Opening Days past, and Ben brings more Minor League staffers' work-from-home stories.

Duration:01:24:46

#251: MiLB.com's Hill, Heneghan, Avallone

4/3/2020
Three MiLB.com writers join the show this week. Benjamin Hill is here with updates from Minor League front-office staffers and their work-from-home situations. Kelsie Heneghan joins to tell the legend of Jackie Mitchell and her strikeouts of both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for the Chattanooga Lookouts. Michael Avallone discusses how former Mariners prospect Adam Law is doing his part to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Duration:00:57:42

#250: The ICYMI Episode

3/26/2020
MiLB.com writers Andrew Battifarano, Michael Avallone and Rob Terranova join the show to talk about some of their top stories from the offseason. Plus, Benjamin Hill discusses how Minor League teams are adapting to the delayed season.

Duration:01:00:34

#249: D-backs prospect Kristian Robinson

3/19/2020
Top Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Kristian Robinson joins The Show Before the Show to talk about how coronavirus protocols have affected his last week and what he did to make a jump in 2019. Also, Benjamin Hill is back with a discussion on baseball movies, and MiLB.com's Rob Terranova brings some background on his feature about White Sox hard-throwing prospect Zack Burdi's return to the mound.

Duration:01:12:10

#248: Twins prospect Royce Lewis

3/12/2020
Top Minnesota Twins prospect Royce Lewis speaks from Spring Training camp in Fort Myers about his Arizona Fall League improvements, his batting stance and the growth of the organization since he was taken first overall in 2017. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the latest reassignments and options from Major League camps across Arizona and Florida.

Duration:00:43:50

#247: MiLB.com's Katie Woo and Josh Jackson

3/5/2020
MiLB.com writers Katie Woo and Josh Jackson join this week as guests. Katie brings stories from her trips to A's and Padres Spring Training camps in Arizona, and Josh has details on this year's Hometown Collection assortment of Minor League caps. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the final overall edition of this year's Farm System Rankings.

Duration:01:05:53

#246: Early Spring Training storylines

2/28/2020
Sam and Tyler discuss some early news from Spring Training camps in Arizona and Florida. Plus, Ben breaks down what went into the jump in 2019 Minor League attendance figures.

Duration:00:46:21