The Minor League Report

The Minor League Report is hosted by Jay Burnham, Eric Little and Mike Passanisi and is a podcast devoted to all things Minor League Baseball. From in game promotions to top prospects, MLR is your inside source to life down on the farm. For more information about his show, be sure to check out TheMinorLeagueReport.com.

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In this episode: rankings, rankings, rankings! The guys discuss prospect rankings, and speak to Jeff Levering, the play-by-play announcer for the Springfield Cardinals who joins the show and gives his take on the #1 system, and who he sees as the next Vladimir Guerrero. It’s crazy to think that next week’s podcast signals the start of Spring Training! Baseball is back folks!

Here’s what you’ll get in this episode:

With the release of the 2013 Baseball America Prospect Handbook, the radio play-by-play voice of the Springfield Cardinals Jeff Levering joins the show to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization, ranked as having the #1 farm system in all of baseball, and the guys give their take on what distinguishes the top farm systems from the others.

With college football’s signing day this week, we debate the relevance of player rankings.

And, if on cue, Baseball America’s 2008 San Francisco Giants #1 Prospect Angel Villalona got his visa today and is on pace to return to American baseball since his….issues.

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In this episode you will find: A free Ryan Howard Action Figurine, still in the box, never been opened. We will ship this collectable to one randomly selected listener. All you have to do is rate and review the show on iTunes and email us your name. Simple. Also, plenty of talk as we take a look at the Australian Baseball League with guest Tyler Maun. Additionally, there is a more in depth look at WBC roster and perspectives on what the whole Classic really means.

Here’s what you’ll get in this episode:

Justin Upon was traded to the Braves and now we debate who got the
better end of the deal and what players such as Zeke Spruill and Brandon Drury will be. Feel free to ask Eric about the time he saw Drury replace Chipper Jones not once but twice in a series.

Mike’s former Broadcast partner and current Australian Baseball League employee chimes in on what the heck the ABL is and may be. A potential upcoming market for MLB from Sydney to Brisbane.

And we mention Billy Hamilton, for good luck of course.

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The Minor League Report Podcast – Episode 31 – Who Wants a Juicer?

January 18, 2013

In this episode….not a whole lot. Some conversation about football players being baseball players but really being better at football then baseball. We also discuss how a minor league player in 1983 used to make the same amount of money as the players do today. Not much has been done I advance Their cause. For […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 30 – Busy Blue Jays

January 3, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! The MLR podcast returns with the first show of 2013. With the Blue Jays busy offseason, Toronto is the topic of discussion once again. The radio play-by-play voice of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A blue Jays) Jesse Goldberg-Strassler joins the show to break down Justin Nicolino, Noah Syndergaard and the trade moves […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 29 – Living the Life

December 14, 2012

As expected, you will find a little chatter on the Wil (with one “L”) Myers, Trevor Bauer, Shin Shoo-Choo, James Shields Blockbusters. Author Eric Pettis joins in to discuss his book and the MILB life. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Without Sam and Eric, Nick steps up and expresses approval of Choo as […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 28 – Who Needs Roman Numerals?

December 7, 2012

Like waiting for a racehorse to come in, the guys finally were able to reflect and dissect the Rule 5 (yes, 5 not V, that is not correct in the AP style of things) draft which took place to wrap up the 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings from Nashville, Tenn. With the “Twitter Meetings” on the […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 27 – Winter Meetings and the Call to the Hall

November 29, 2012

After a week hiatus to give thanks, this week’s MLR Podcast is enhanced by the Baseball Hall of Fame Director of Communications Craig Muder to discuss the highly-anticipated 2013 ballot. Additionally, Baseball’s Winter meetings are days away and that means everyone’s not-so-favorite Rule V draft is finally upon us. Find out who may be an […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 26 – The AL Central and Potential Rule 5 Prospects

November 16, 2012

The Blue Jays and Miami Marlins made some headlines this week with their blockbuster trade that is still pending approval from Bud Selig. We’ve seen the Marlins do this before. But considering how much money was spent during the offseason in 2011 to have a last place finish in the AL East was unacceptable. Here’s […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 25 – Arizona Fall League Updates

November 8, 2012

We continue our Rule 5 draft coverage ahead of the Winter Meetings and don’t forget the Arizona Fall League is in full effect. Lots to discuss with some of baseball’s top players in the Arizona desert. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Nathan Rowan from the Arizona Fall League joins in the conversation. Eric […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 24 – More Rule 5 Draft Talk

November 1, 2012

Congrats to the San Francisco Giants on their 2nd World Series title in the last 3 seasons, a pretty remarkable feat considering this team was on the brink of elimination 6 different times this postseason. Unreal. This week we talk a little more about the Rule 5 draft and what it means for a minor […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 23 – Rule 5 and Arizona Fall League Action

October 25, 2012

After a bit of a hiatus, the guys get back together this week to discuss the Rule 5 Draft, how it works and who is eligible on some of the clubs. The guys also take a look at some of the guys making names for themselves out in the Arizona Fall League. Here’s what you’ll […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 22 – Crowning Champions Around MiLB

September 15, 2012

The minor league postseason is wrapping up in some of the leagues but there are still series to be settled in around the country. One thing we do know is that the Asheville Tourists won the South Atlantic League outright. So did the

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The Minor League Report – Episode 21 – Minor League Postseason

September 8, 2012

The Minor League postseason is here and we’ve got you covered on MLR. Jay and Mike break down what’s happening so far in the 2012 postseason. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Major League rehabs in the postseason Sam Sigal brings us this week’s Minor League Player Promotion report. Garrett Cole brought up to […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 20 – Batting Order Blues

August 25, 2012

When was the last time you saw a professional baseball team, bat out of order? Well our very own Eric Little happened to witness this rare feat this week with the Augusta GreenJackets. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Mike and Eric talk about the batting order rules and how they should be […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 19 – Dōmo arigatō, Mr. Arrebato?

August 18, 2012

The Chareston Riverdogs have a new pitcher named Rigoberto Arrebato. Try saying that 3 times fast. The Cuban was recently sent down from the Florida State League and has already gotten the attention of our very own Eric Little. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Mike and Eric talk with Ben Hill of […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 18 – Having a Blast This Week

August 11, 2012

Have you heard of this guy Manny Machado? The youngster was promoted this week from the AA level all the way up to the bigs and is already making a big splash in Baltimore. We also welcome Eric back this week after taking last week off to celebrate his brother’s wedding. Here’s what you’ll get […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 17 – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

August 4, 2012

Louisville Bats second baseman Cody Puckett did something spectacular last week in Toledo. In three straight days he hit 9th inning home runs with two outs for the Bats to take the lead for his club. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay and Mike talk about the series between their respective employers, the […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 16 – Trade Deadline Looms

July 28, 2012

This week we break down all of the trades from this week in MLB including the trade late last night that sent Marco Scutaro from Colorado to the Giants. Don’t forget to rate and review the show on iTunes! SUBSCRIBE TO THE MINOR LEAGUE REPORT WITH THESE PROGRAMS – NOW AVAILABLE ON STITCHER! Or you […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 15 – Trade Rumors and Influential Canadians

July 21, 2012

The trade deadline looms here in the next couple of weeks so what better time to break it all down for you. SUBSCRIBE TO THE MINOR LEAGUE REPORT WITH THESE PROGRAMS – NOW AVAILABLE ON STITCHER! Or you can enter http://feeds.feedburner.com/mlrcast into which ever feed reader you choose to use.

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The Minor League Report – Episode 14 – Is That a Couch in the Bullpen?

July 14, 2012

Fresh off some more All Star breaks, the fellas return for another jam packed knowledge filled episode of MLR. Eric was a trooper though despite being drenched. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Eric and Mike discuss the Futures game played in KC as well as the AA All Star Game in Reading […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 13 – Integrity vs Player Development

July 7, 2012

Stockton Ports interim manager Todd Steverson was suspended this week by the California League for a year after instructing a position player who was forced to pitch to intentionally balk in the 18th inning of a game against the Modesto Nuts to avoid injuries. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Eric and Mike […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 12 – Wear it with PRIDE

July 1, 2012

We’re a day late due to technical difficulties (gotta love Skype) but we’ve got an action packed episode for you this week. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Eric and Mike discuss some interesting promotions around MiLB this week and answer some of your YOUR emails. Email us at feedback@mlrpodcast.com! Ben Hill of […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 11 – Why is it Called a Clubhouse?

June 23, 2012

Baseball’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement has made for some interesting changes on how teams scout/sign foreign players. To help us make any sense of this we were joined this week by Baseball America’s Ben Badler. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Eric and Mike discuss the signing of foreign players and how teams […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 10 – Hey Now, You’re an All-Star

June 16, 2012

We’re quickly approaching the All-Star break in MiLB and this week we’re joined by two guests who are heavily involved in the two All-Star Games they are hosting. How’s this for awesome? The South Atlantic League All-Star game will have their Home Run Derby on an aircraft carrier! Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 09 – Everything is Bigger in Texas

June 9, 2012

They always say that “Everything is Bigger in Texas” and right now one of the biggest prospect names in all of MiLB is Jurickson Profar of the Texas Rangers organization. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay and Eric discuss the state of the Texas Rangers and their farm system. They also try to […]

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The Minor League Report – Episode 08 – Fun With Travel in MiLB

June 2, 2012

We hope that everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. We all caught up with each other for the first time in what seemed like a few weeks due to the holiday weekend. And even more so for Eric who made his triumphant return to the podcast this week. Despite Mike having issues […]

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MLR Episode 07 – It’s Gettin’ Drafty In Here

May 26, 2012

If you’re going to be out and about this week at some Minor League ballparks, don’t forget the sunscreen! We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend, try and stay cool the best you can. Hey maybe just avoid going outside at all costs, if you do be sure to download and […]

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MLR Episode 06 – Billy Hamilton is FAST

May 19, 2012

Trying to get three Minor League Baseball broadcasters who are in three different cities, in three different ballparks, CAN be a logistical nightmare. However we’ve got three of the best in the business in Jay Burnham, Eric Little and Mike Passanisi and they’re getting it done for you! We apologize in advance for any technical […]

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MLR Episode 05 – Getting Promoted in MiLB

May 12, 2012

This week we devote our attention to those in Minor League Baseball who are just tearing it up at the level their currently playing, but just can’t seem to get that promotion to the next level, whether its Triple-A or even the big leagues. Don’t forget to send us your emails for next week’s Mailbag […]

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MLR Episode 04 – Kinda Disgusting But I Ate the Whole Thing

May 5, 2012

Welcome to The Minor League Report podcast! From sumo suit promotions to outstanding baseball prospects, we’ve got you covered! Don’t forget to email us for our future mailbag segments if you have any questions for Jay, Mike and Eric. Send them your emails at feedback@mlrpodcast.com and you can also follow us on Twitter! We’re @mlrpodcast. […]

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MLR Episode 03 – No No’s and Major League Call Up’s

April 28, 2012

The Minor League Report Podcast, coming at you each and every week! Make sure you send us your feedback we want to hear from YOU! Email us at feedback@mlrpodcast.com or follow us on Twitter @mlrpodcast. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Eric and Mike talk about this week’s big names being called up […]

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MLR Episode 02 – Major League Rehabbers

April 21, 2012

Hello and welcome to TheMinorLeagueReport.com! Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Eric and Mike talk about Major League players that make rehab appearances in Minor League parks. Ben Hill of Ben’s Biz Blog stops by to talk about the Inside Out Burger in Akron Eric sat down with Boston Red Sox 2011 first […]

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MLR Episode 01 – Opening Week in MiLB

April 14, 2012

Hello and welcome to TheMinorLeagueReport.com! This episode is our “official” launch and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: Jay, Eric and Mike talk about their respective Opening Days Is the pitching ahead of the hitting? Not so far says Jay Voice of the Delmarva Shorebirds Brett Lasky […]

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