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Baseball America delivers baseball news you can't get anywhere else. Covering the game from a player-development point of view, the staff of BA will deliver its take on what's going on in the world of baseball every week on its podcast, analyzing the game from the majors and minors--with an emphasis on prospects--through our unparalleled college and high school coverage.
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Become a Paid Subscriber: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rounders/subscribe Rounders: A History of Baseball in America examines baseball's journey from a diversion played on the outskirts of small towns to a pastime continually shaping this country's cultural identity. This sport isn't just about a ball-and-stick. It's a snapshot of ourselves, our nation, and our world.
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Come on a journey to explore the rich history of our great American game in The Baseball History Timeline podcast. I’m Michael and I’ll take you through the details of every season from 1901 to the present, highlighting the noteworthy teams, players, games and other events comprising the timeline of the national pastime.
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Another epic Prospect Pad presented by Louisville Slugger is in the books. We chatted with several Futures Game stars, plus Carlos Collazo joined late in the show to discuss his latest mock draft and what he's hearing on how the Guardians will approach 1-1. (0:30) Tre' Morgan talks Futures Game, his time at LSU with Paul Skenes & seeing CC Sabathia…
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On June 18, 2024, baseball lost one of its greatest players, Willie Mays. Mountains of articles and profiles have honored and recapped his amazing career. We will take a different route and explore some of the lesser-known corners of his journey. So, settle in as we explore nine facts you probably didn’t know about the "Say Hey Kid." Sign Up for th…
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When Football Is Football is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. HIGHLIGHTED SHOW: THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY Relive the greatest moments in sports every day of the year. From the triumphs to the tragedies, the first to do it to the last time it happened, the unbelievable to the strange, This Day in Sports H…
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What's a normal return from a team's MLB Draft Class. How many hitters can you expect to see reach the majors? How many pitchers. Pramana Labs CEO Corey Patton and Baseball America's J.J. Cooper use the Shift tool to pull together the answers to these questions. They also look at great drafts and bad drafts of the 21st century. Our Sponsors: * Chec…
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It’s almost draft day, and with that Ben and Carlos are joined by Peter Flaherty for a joint draft/Future Projection episode where the team does their best to break down round one for each team in the game. We go through every team in the first round and talk through their potential options for this year’s draft, talk through draft strategy, debate…
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Welcome to our 2024 MLB Draft roundtable special! We're thrilled to welcome Keith Law from The Athletic and Shooter Hunt from Prep Baseball Report to a special edition of the Hot Sheet Show alongside our draft expert Carlos Collazo and host Scott Braun. The group goes DEEP on the 2024 draft, including... (1:15) -- Why Keith isn't a fan of this year…
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Welcome to one of the best weeks of the year! Scott Braun, Carlos Collazo, J.J. Cooper and Geoff Pontes cover a ton of ground in today's episode, including... (2:25) -- Carlos' latest intel + breaking down results of our last staff draft (6:00) -- What stands out at the end of the first round? (8:45) -- Do we like the draft lottery? (15:00) -- How …
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This week on the Baseball America Fantasy Podcast, Hosts Geoff Pontes and Dylan White talk some recent news impacting fantasy baseball and a handful of recent top performers before breaking down the American League and National League Futures Game rosters. They go through each pitching staff and position group calling out some top names who could i…
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Baseball America's Carlos Collazo and J.J. Cooper analyze Travis Bazzana, who has a legit 70-grade hit tool and top-of-the-draft buzz just over a week to go until the 2024 MLB Draft. Here's our latest scouting report on the Oregon State star, who may have the highest floor in the class. Our Sponsors: * Check out Indeed: indeed.com/BASEBALLAMERICA *…
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In terms of pure talent, few players in the country stack up with two-way standout Jac Caglianone. The Florida star is one of the top prospects in the 2024 class. Baseball America's Carlos Collazo breaks down Caglianone's profile, including whether he thinks he sticks as a two-way player in the long run. Our Sponsors: * Check out Indeed: indeed.com…
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Carlos and Peter hop on the show to talk through some of the early Cape Cod League standouts that Peter has seen so far this summer and break down the state of the 2024 draft class now that we’re less than two weeks from draft day. The two also talk about the chaotic nature of college baseball in the middle of transfer portal season, talk about NIL…
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On this week's show hosts Geoff Pontes and Dylan White discuss the updated Top 500 Dynasty list and the biggest movers within the rankings. We focus in on a handful of players who made significant jumps up the rankings. We discuss James Wood's call up, Paul Skenes move up our rankings and the tremendous number of pitchers experiencing breakout seas…
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We're inching closer to the draft. Scott Braun, J.J. Cooper, Carlos Collazo & Savannah McCann join today's show to cover a variety of topics, including... (1:00) -- Mock Draft 5.0 & comparing Travis Bazzana to JJ Wetherholt (8:00) -- Sam Houston State catcher Walker Janek, the No. 20 prospect in the 2024 draft, joins the show (19:30) -- Savannah wa…
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The Nationals are expected to call up baseball's No. 3 prospect James Wood to make his MLB debut on Monday, according to several media reports. The Hot Sheet show breaks down Wood's monstrous power and what you can expect from him once he settles into the big leagues. Our Sponsors: * Check out Indeed: indeed.com/BASEBALLAMERICA * Check out Liquid I…
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Baseball America's Carlos Collazo examined Charlie Condon's historic 2024 season on our latest Hot Sheet show. Hear why Condon's numbers were incredible, even in the current college run environment, plus why it's still an open question who goes No. 1 overall to the Guardians. Carlos also drops an interesting Condon comp at the end. Our Sponsors: * …
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Ever wondered how a big leaguer reacts to reading their own scouting report? Todd Frazier joined us today for a super fun draft episode and broke down his own 2007 draft report. We admit we were a little low on the ranking. Today's show was loaded with good stuff, including... (1:00) No. 1 Tennessee deserves some love after winning the national tit…
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Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down the College World Series championship series matchup between Tennessee and Texas A&M. Both teams are undefeated in Omaha, but which one will dogpile this weekend? They also take a moment to look back at the six teams that have been eliminated from the CWS and talk about what they'll remember from their sea…
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This week on the 90th Percentile hosts Geoff Pontes and Matt Pajak welcome on fellow Baseball America teammate J.J. Cooper. Last week J.J. released an excellent article on the college baseball home run explosion and explored several potential factors impacting the offensive explosion. One of the most interesting angles was growing playing time shar…
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This week's Hot Sheet show is loaded with good information. Carlos Collazo joins live from the MLB Draft Combine to discuss early prep players who impressed him, plus this week's brand new mock draft with a new No. 1. Then Geoff Pontes joins the show just after the 13:00 mark to dive into pro prospects, which includes a rash of injuries to notable …
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The Yankees are giving C/1B prospect Ben Rice an opportunity to carve out a role in the wake of Anthony Rizzo's injury. Scott, Geoff and J.J. break down Rice's game, including... Why he's long flown under-the-radar What he provides with the bat Can the next wave of Yankees youngsters make an impact? Why this is perfect timing for him Enjoy today's …
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Humans, Robots and Bears, oh my! In this special episode of the Fantasy Podcast, Josh Norris pinch hits for Geoff Pontes and discusses a variety of prospects with Dylan White. Half of the show is dedicated to players in the Florida and Arizona Complex Leagues, while the other half is dedicated to players Josh has seen and liked in the full-season l…
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Peter and Carlos hop on the BA draft podcast to talk about the prospects to know in the college world series. How does this year’s field compare to a fantastic 2023 group and how much is there for a player like UNC’s Vance Honeycutt to gain or lose on the sport’s biggest stage? The two talk through why Honeycutt’s profile is so tricky, and think th…
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Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty recap all the action from super regionals and look ahead to the College World Series. With the eight teams set to start play this weekend in Omaha, get ready with storylines to watch for each team and recaps of how they got here. Teddy and Peter also give their picks for the tournament. 1:00 Thoughts on the CWS field…
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Drew Thorpe, the No. 41 prospect in baseball, makes his White Sox debut Tuesday night against the Mariners. J.J. Cooper and Geoff Pontes dive into Thorpe's pitch mix to help explain what you should expect from one of the better arms in all of the upper minors so far in 2024. Our Sponsors: * Check out Indeed: indeed.com/BASEBALLAMERICA * Check out L…
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The College World Series field is set! Ted Cahill joins this week's Hot Sheet Show to analyze the field and explains why Virginia is a dangerous team to watch. Teddy also follows up his report that South Carolina is expected to hire Paul Mainieri as its next head coach. J.J. Cooper and Geoff Pontes then dive into some prospect news, including Drew …
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Lots of callups this week and the Baseball America Fantasy Podcast is here to breakdown six recent callups. Hosts Dylan White and Geoff Pontes rank out the six debutants for rest of season value as well as long term fantasy value. The second half of the show debates Marcelo Mayer vs Jordan Lawlar, before updating you on some recent upgrades to Robo…
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Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down all the action in the NCAA Tournament, looking back at regionals and previewing the super regional matchups. They run through each regional and make picks for super regionals, including a couple spicy upsets. Time Stamps (3:00) Knoxville Super Regional: Tennessee vs. Evansville (14:00) Tallahassee Super Re…
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Bonus Hot Sheet! There's a new No. 1 prospect (for the time being) in the Baseball America Top 100. Scott Braun, J.J. Cooper and Geoff Pontes break down the biggest changes to the list, which includes Pirates star Paul Skenes ranking No. 1 and looking like an ace, a dozen new names and several prominent risers from notable orgs such as the Yankees,…
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Scott Braun, JJ Cooper, Carlos Collazo & Geoff Pontes welcome New York Mets prospect Jonah Tong to the show. They dive into Tong's breakout 2024 season, the Mets' new pitching lab, his toughest matchups and life as a minor leaguer in Brooklyn. Plus, the guys dive into the latest Mock Draft and decipher who the Cleveland Guardians will select with t…
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After sharing 10 up-arrow hitters last week on the show, hosts Dylan White and Geoff Pontes share 10 up-arrow pitchers to know. They discuss the rising value of pitching prospects in deeper dynasty leagues and the need for depth on your roster. Time Stamps (0:00-3:00) Opening (3:00-13:00) Are pitching prospects more valuable than ever in dynasty? B…
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If you’re excited for the NCAA Tournament kicking off, you’re not alone. Peter and Carlos anticipate the games kicking off and dive into each and every single regional and talk about the most intriguing prospects to know about. Who are the headliners? Who are the sleepers? Who are prospects with things to prove? And how about a few underclass names…
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Year after year, the discussion near the top of the draft involves players deemed "safe college hitters," but how often does it work out that way? This week on the 90th Percentile, hosts Geoff Pontes and Matt Pajak discuss the last 10 drafts and dig deeper into the success rate of first-round college hitters. Our Sponsors: * Check out Indeed: indee…
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Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty get ready for the NCAA Tournament, breaking down the surprises and snubs from Selection Monday and looking ahead to regionals. They start with the surprises, like Arizona being awarded a home regional, and the snubs, like TCU getting left out of the tournament. They continue talking about the hardest regional draws a…
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Scott Braun, JJ Cooper, Teddy Cahill react to Selection Monday: how did the committee do? Plus, a tantalizing Super Regional and College World Series predictions. Geoff Pontes joins Scott & JJ to discuss Baltimore Orioles prospect Jackson Holliday struggling since returning to Triple-A Norfolk. He is part of a prospect logjam in Baltimore that won'…
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The Baseball America Fantasy Podcast is back this week with a jam-packed show covering 10 must-add prospects in dynasty leagues with strong Roboscout scores and statcast data. Time Stamps (0:00-4:00) Intro (4:00-6:30) Acuna (6:30-8:30) James Wood BREAK (8:30-13:30) Angel Genoa, SS (13:30-18:00) Adrian Del Castillo (18:00-22:00) Alex Freeland (22:00…
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Baseball America college expert Ted Cahill joins a special edition of the Hot Sheet show to help break down his latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection, give us a feel for potential College World Series favorites, plus his under-the-radar players and teams he's most looking forward to seeing in the postseason. The guys also end the conversation r…
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Carlos and Peter hop on the draft podcast to talk about impact performers in the first few days of conference tournament action and also discuss the most recent news about ECU righthander Trey Yesavage’s health situation. After that, the two talk through a trio of prep pitchers who have stormed up draft boards this spring and debate those profiles …
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Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down conference tournament action from around the country, as the race to Selection Monday hits a fever pitch. They start with the SEC, where the conference's bubble teams have worked to shore up their NCAA Tournament resumes. The opposite has happened in the ACC, where Georgia Tech, Louisville and Virginia Tec…
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Scott Braun, JJ Cooper & Ben Badler discuss the state of a broken MLB international signing system. Ben explains the current situation -- where teams are often agreeing to deals with players as young as 12 and 13 years old -- and why things haven't changed. The guys also discuss... Ways to fix it Whether we're headed toward an international draft T…
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Talent doesn't discriminate and that's a truth that bothers a lot of people, particularly in the youth baseball space. Geoff and Matt dive into the topic, discussing different combinations or talent, attitude and motivation. It's often not the hardest worker on the field. Our Sponsors: * Check out Indeed: indeed.com/BASEBALLAMERICA * Check out Liqu…
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The New York Giants, established in 1883, are a cornerstone of baseball history, boasting legendary players like Christy Mathewson, Willie Mays, and Mel Ott. While the Yankees and Dodgers often get most of the nostalgia coverage, the Giants deserve that same interest level. Let’s look at the club’s fascinating history today on Rounders: A History o…
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Carlos and Peter are joined by Geoff Pontes to discuss Baseball America’s second staff draft of the 2024 season. The trio talk through each of their picks and give their thoughts on how the draft is shaping up as we near the end of the college baseball season. — Time Stamps (4:00) Top of the board (6:00) Hagen Smith vs. Chase Burns (13:00) How Trey…
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Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down the conference title races and NCAA Tournament implications in every major conference going into the final weekend of college baseball's regular season. They start with the ACC, where half the league is in the mix to host regionals. Things are more settled in the Big 12, but the conference standings are ju…
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Paul Skenes' debut was a blast, right? Today's Hot Sheet show dives into Skenes' first big league start, and also zooms out to assess how the Pirates have fared on the player development side in recent years. Pittsburgh has enjoyed some recent wins on the pitching side, especially with Jared Jones, but has struggled to get the most out of some high…
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This week on the Baseball America Fantasy Podcast, hosts Dylan White and Geoff Pontes run through the week of news, injury updates and the stories impacting fantasy baseball before diving into this week's Roboscout update. Time Stamps (0-2:00) Open (2:00-4:00) Friedl (4:00-6:00) Bryan Woo (6:00 -12:00) Kjerstad and the next Orioles player up (12:00…
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After a Carlos-caused week-long hiatus, the draft team gets back on the podcast to talk about the state of the 1-1 race in the 2024 class. Peter makes his best case for Oregon State second baseman Travis Bazzana as most of the draft world falls further in love with Charlie Condon—but is Bazzana 1-1 as hot a take as you think? The two dig into their…
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The 90th Percentile returns with Geoff and Matt diving into the topic of amateur collectibles and the new rules in the name, image and likeness environment. With Britt Ghiroli's recent article on The Athletic discussing Perfect Game's recent merchandising deal with Fanatics, it's a hot topic of discussion. We discuss the economics of the merchandis…
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Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down all the college baseball action from around the country before week 13 of the season. They start with a busy week in the SEC. Tennessee rose to No. 1 in the Top 25 after winning a series at Florida, while Texas A&M slipped after getting upset at LSU. Kentucky, meanwhile, remains in first place in the confe…
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