From Phenom To The Farm

By Baseball America

"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. 

  1. 1.
    Tyler Watson On The Value of Juco Ball, Arm Angles & More
    58:18
  2. 2.
    Yonder Alonso On Life As An All-Star, Adapting To America & More
    1:01:39
  3. 3.
    Barry Enright Explains His Bulldog Mentality
    1:23:50
  4. 4.
    Marcus Nidiffer On Life In The SEC, Cape League & Indy Ball
    1:15:02
  5. 5.
    Dan Straily Discusses His Journeyman Career
    57:58
  6. 6.
    Bob Tewksbury Talks The Mental Side Of Baseball
    1:16:54
  7. 7.
    Gift Ngoepe On Growing Up Loving Baseball In South Africa
    1:05:00
  8. 8.
    Ty Kelly On The Art Of Being A Utility Man
    1:19:34
  1. 9.
    Brandon Wood Talks Mental Health, Being A 'Can't-Miss' Prospect & More
    1:08:50
  2. 10.
    A.J. Achter Goes From The 46th Round To The Big Leagues
    59:04
  3. 11.
    Tim Dillard Talks The Secret To Being A Great Clubhouse Guy, Sidearming & More (Ep. 17)
    1:02:15
  4. 12.
    Russ Ortiz Talks World Series Heartbreak, Strike-Throwing, MLB Food & More
    1:21:42
  5. 13.
    What It's Like To Play In The World Series
    32:00
  6. 14.
    Will Venable On Baseball, Basketball & Life In The Ivy League (Ep. 15)
    1:02:34
  7. 15.
    Billy Butler Talks Bat Control, The Big Leagues & More (Ep. 14)
    1:02:38
  8. 16.
    Cody Decker On Crash Davis Comparisons, Minor League Stardom (Ep. 13)
    1:34:13
  9. 17.
    Brett Lorin On How To Know Whether To Transfer (Ep. 12)
    56:50
  10. 18.
    OF Brandon Guyer Talks Playing In A World Series (Ep. 11)
    1:07:33
  11. 19.
    RHP Carter Capps On His Delivery, Betting On Himself & Chasing A Dream (Ep. 10)
    1:02:25
  12. 20.
    3B Richie Shaffer Talks Confidence, First Round Expectations (Ep. 9)
    1:12:49
  13. 21.
    LHP Zack Dodson's Winding Path Through Pro Baseball (Ep. 8)
    1:24:08
  14. 22.
    Lane Adams On Approaching Baseball As A Multi-Sport Athlete (Ep. 7)
    1:13:12
  15. 23.
    Players Share Their Favorite MLB Draft Stories
    38:01
  16. 24.
    PART 2: MLB righty Chad Durbin
    1:11:09
  17. 25.
    ex-MLB RHP Chad Durbin (Ep. 6, Part 1)
    1:00:25
  18. 26.
    PART 2: RHP Robby Rowland
    1:13:00
  19. 27.
    RHP Robby Rowland (Ep. 5, Part 1)
    1:20:27
  20. 28.
    Former Rays Prospect Luke Bailey (Ep. 4)
    1:16:39
  21. 29.
    Two-Sport Star Josh Booty (Ep. 3)
    1:17:14
  22. 30.
    Former Nats Prospect J.P. Ramirez (Ep. 2)
    1:46:38
  23. 31.
    Ex-MLB Lefty Eric O'Flaherty
    1:39:28
  24. 32.
    TRAILER: Introducing 'From Phenom To The Farm'
    2:48

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