11 episodes

In a first-of-its-kind podcast, MLB.com reporters will take deep dives into some of baseball's best-untold stories. Beginning with a six episode mini-series on how the 2009 Draft changed the face of modern baseball, followed by an inside look at how Mariano Rivera discovered his legendary cut fastball, the Full Account podcast takes baseball storytelling to a new level.

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In a first-of-its-kind podcast, MLB.com reporters will take deep dives into some of baseball's best-untold stories. Beginning with a six episode mini-series on how the 2009 Draft changed the face of modern baseball, followed by an inside look at how Mariano Rivera discovered his legendary cut fastball, the Full Account podcast takes baseball storytelling to a new level.

    Mariano, Episode 1: Panama

    Mariano, Episode 1: Panama

    Cleatless and with a borrowed glove, that's how Mariano Rivera showed up to his tryout with the New York Yankees. In this first episode of a four-part look into Rivera's illustrious career, we take a trip to his hometown of Puerto Caimito, Panama and find out how the son of a fisherman unexpectedly received an offer to play professional baseball after a tryout that lasted fewer than 10 pitches.

    • 22 min
    Mariano, Episode 2: The Minors

    Mariano, Episode 2: The Minors

    Considered a fringe prospect at best, Mariano Rivera, who at the time spoke no English and had never left Panama, journeyed to the United States to begin his professional baseball career. In this second episode of a four-part look into Rivera's career, we explore his initial experiences in the Yankees farm system and how in his first year managed to post a microscopic 0.17 ERA.

    • 31 min
    Mariano, Episode 3: Cutting Edge

    Mariano, Episode 3: Cutting Edge

    Mariano has called it his "gift from God." In the third episode of a four-part series, we delve into the discovery of one of the most famous pitches in the history of the game, Rivera's cut fastball -- including the moment it came to him, how he learned to control it and ultimately how he dominated opposing hitters with it.

    • 27 min
    Mariano, Episode 4: Exit Sandman

    Mariano, Episode 4: Exit Sandman

    In the fourth episode of a look at the life and career of Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, we examine his rise to baseball immortality through many highs and occasional lows, and explain how a song he wasn't all that interested in became a part of his persona.

    • 35 min
    Mike Trout: From No. 25 to No. 1

    Mike Trout: From No. 25 to No. 1

    In the first episode of this six-part look back to the 2009 Draft, Full Account takes you behind the scenes of Mike Trout's origin story. What did scouts think of Trout in high school and how were the Angels so fortunate to snag the future superstar with the 25th overall pick?

    • 49 min
    Stephen Strasburg: Reluctant Superstar

    Stephen Strasburg: Reluctant Superstar

    In the second episode of this six-part look back to the 2009 Draft, Full Account takes you behind the scenes of Stephen Strasburg's origin story. How did a once undrafted high school kid wind up becoming the No. 1 overall pick?

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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JaspnGus ,

Another quality product from Castro

Great research, insightful, engaging and interesting. Highly recommended because it is quality journalism. Really brought the draft to life, because I never really look at the back story for players that closely, just the position in the draft itself.

#NZGeneral ,

Interesting and Educational

Am three episodes through the six episode series on the 2019 draft pick. I’m loving it. Finding out lots of information I didn’t know and each episode is told in a a very fun manner with lots of input from the people in the stories. Can’t wait to see what stories they will cover next.

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