60 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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"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.

    Ryan Dempster On His 16-Year Career, Being Traded, Learning From Greg Maddux & More

    Ryan Dempster On His 16-Year Career, Being Traded, Learning From Greg Maddux & More

    Ryan Dempster joins the latest episode to discuss his 16-year MLB career, being traded during his first professional season, lessons learned from picking the brain of Greg Maddux and much more.


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Past Guests (Including Eric O’Flaherty, Billy Butler, and Richie Schaffer) Discuss Their First Year Of Pro Ball

    Past Guests (Including Eric O’Flaherty, Billy Butler, and Richie Schaffer) Discuss Their First Year Of Pro Ball

    Past guests discuss their first year of pro ball—dealing with the adjustment in level of competition, game intensity, being away from home for the first time, and sometimes struggling on a baseball field for the first time in their life.


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    • 34 min
    Dallas Braden On Junior College, Throwing A Perfect Game & More

    Dallas Braden On Junior College, Throwing A Perfect Game & More

    Back to back episodes with pitchers who threw perfect games. Dallas Braden joins the latest episode to discuss playing pro ball in his hometown, tossing the 19th perfect game in MLB history, how much personality you can show as a MiLB player and much more.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Philip Humber On throwing A Perfect Game, Being Traded For Johan Santana & More

    Philip Humber On throwing A Perfect Game, Being Traded For Johan Santana & More

    Philip Humber on playing for legendary Rice coach Wayne Graham, being apart of a rotation full of first round picks, struggling with coming back after Tommy John surgery and much more.


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Alan Zinter On 19 Years In Pro Ball, The Mental Approach To Hitting & More

    Alan Zinter On 19 Years In Pro Ball, The Mental Approach To Hitting & More

    Alan Zinter on spending 19 years in pro ball, working with Joey Votto and Paul Goldschmidt as a hitting coach, how reading changed his career and much more.


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    • 2 hr 11 min
    Jordan Pacheco On Converting To Catcher, Facing A Young Stephen Strasburg & More

    Jordan Pacheco On Converting To Catcher, Facing A Young Stephen Strasburg & More

    Jordan Pacheco on playing college ball in his hometown, winning Mountain West Player of the Year in 2007 and much more. 


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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

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.

Erick6969 ,

Awesome Podcast Host. Mildly retarded Fantasy Football owner

Kyle has been up for the coveted “Lib of the Year” award since about 2012. He’s come close, but never won. Same with the coveted “Fantasy Football Champion” award. He’s a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan (also Lakers, Yankees, Duke Basketball, and Bama football) and was in the championship game. He lost. He started a rival QB, Jalen Hurts, over his favorite QB, Dak. He lost, and will probably never get back there again. Maybe he’ll take home Lib of the Year in 2022.

Ryan67882 ,

Great guy, terrible fantasy football owner

He once benched Dak for Jalen hurts and lost a fantasy playoff game.

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