111 episodes

"From Phenom to the Farm" is a bi-weekly series presented by Baseball America featuring interviews with former & current professional players that made the jump from high school directly to pro ball, and whose experiences vary across the professional baseball spectrum. Players will chronicle their personal experiences in transitioning from high school graduation directly into the life of a professional baseball player.

The competition jump, adjusting to life on their own for the first time, handling money, learning professionalism, and other various aspects that a player encounters on their journey through the farm system. They’ll look back and provide insight on what they could’ve done, if anything, to be more prepared for life as a teenage professional athlete, and their opinions on what organizations should be doing to get the most out of their high school signees.

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    • 4.9 • 137 Ratings

"From Phenom to the Farm" is a bi-weekly series presented by Baseball America featuring interviews with former & current professional players that made the jump from high school directly to pro ball, and whose experiences vary across the professional baseball spectrum. Players will chronicle their personal experiences in transitioning from high school graduation directly into the life of a professional baseball player.

The competition jump, adjusting to life on their own for the first time, handling money, learning professionalism, and other various aspects that a player encounters on their journey through the farm system. They’ll look back and provide insight on what they could’ve done, if anything, to be more prepared for life as a teenage professional athlete, and their opinions on what organizations should be doing to get the most out of their high school signees.

    Pat Venditte On Becoming A Switch Pitcher

    Pat Venditte On Becoming A Switch Pitcher

    On this episode, Pat Venditte discusses becoming the first switch pitcher of the 21st century, the extra work involved with using both arms, deciding how to face switch hitters and "The Pat Venditte Rule."


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    • 46 min
    Stephen Schoch On His Viral 2021 Regional Postgame Interview

    Stephen Schoch On His Viral 2021 Regional Postgame Interview

    Former UVA closer Stephen Schoch joins the pod to discuss having one D1 offer out of high school, his experience in the transfer portal, his viral 2021 regional postgame interview, odd summer jobs, weird guys in bullpens and why the Cape Cod League is kind of like Gilmore Girls.


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Mike Lieberthal On Being An Undersized Catcher

    Mike Lieberthal On Being An Undersized Catcher

    Longtime Phillies backstop Mike Lieberthal joins the pod to discuss surviving as an undersized catcher in the minor leagues, sitting behind Darren Daulton and Benito Santiago, facing Smoltz, Glavine and Maddux, having a front row seat to the 1999 Fenway Park ASG, seeing the rise of steroids in baseball and playing under Larry Bowa and Terry Francona.


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    • 55 min
    Nathan Kirby On Dealing With Multiple Surgeries As A Pro

    Nathan Kirby On Dealing With Multiple Surgeries As A Pro

    Former UVA and Brewers lefthander Nathan Kirby joins the pod to discuss pulling his name out of the 2012 draft, throwing a no-hitter in college, closing out the 2015 CWS and dealing with multiple surgeries as a professional.


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    • 59 min
    Kevin Cron On Going From The Bigs To Playing In Japan

    Kevin Cron On Going From The Bigs To Playing In Japan

    Kevin Cron joins the podcast and discusses setting the Arizona high school record for home runs, turning down the Mariners as a third-round pick, playing in the 2014 CWS at TCU, going from the big leagues to playing in Japan and more.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Josh Kusnick On Being A MLB Agent

    Josh Kusnick On Being A MLB Agent

    Former MLB Agent Josh Kusnick joins the latest episode of 'From Phenom to the Farm' to discuss becoming an agent as a college student, signing future big leaguers out of junior college and why he doesn't like the draft.


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

benjamin2231 ,

From D3 Basketball player and Jimmy John’s driver to MLB pitcher Chris Roycroft!!

Love the show Kyle

Crash-machine ,

Five Star

Great podcast, love hearing everyone’s journey and what it took to get as far as they did.

Miles of Summer ,

Awesome podcast! If you love baseball then listen now

I’ve known Kyle for quite some time and I gotta admit that his ability to get these former players to be honest ability their experiences. As well as admit their faults which in turn made them better people is just amazing.

Really recommend this for people who want to know what the life is like for pro baseball players. As well as understand the behind scenes work that’s needed to be successful for both on and off the field.

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