Covering the Bases

USA Baseball

A celebration of the game of baseball. We'll have conversations with USA Baseball alumni, writers, coaches, and much more.

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PROSPECTS ON DECK: Stanford outfielder Brock Jones joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering the Bases. He talks about what it meant to represent Team USA, his expectations coming into the summer, and his ultimate experience playing for the stars and stripes, including what he learned from his teammates and coaches. He also describes what it was like to be a two-sport athlete, making the choice to focus solely on baseball in 2021, and more.

Sep 22

49 min 16 sec

World Series champion and two-time MLB All-Star Brad Penny joins Daron Vaught on the latest episode of Covering the Bases. He talks about his 14-year Major League career, winning a Fall Classic with the Florida Marlins, playing for USA Baseball’s first-ever Professional National Team that qualified Team USA for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and what he’s most looking forward to about serving as the 2021 18U National Team pitching coach.

Aug 25

51 min 41 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: 2021 College World Series champion and two-time Team USA alum Landon Sims joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. He talks about the experience and emotion of winning Mississippi State’s first NCAA title in school history, how he felt about representing the U.S. with both the 15U and Collegiate National Teams, how he prepares for his role as a closer, his advice for young players, and more.

Aug 4

34 min 9 sec

Seventeen-year MLB veteran and 1995 Golden Spikes Award winner Mark Kotsay joins Daron Vaught on the latest episode of Covering the Bases. He talks about earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the 1995 College World Series, the sense of accomplishment he had representing Team USA at the 1996 Olympic Games, the impact Augie Garrido and Jim Leyland had on him, and what the next steps are of his own coaching career.LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYXJ0MTkuY29tL2NvdmVyaW5nLXRoZS1iYXNlcw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jun 23

52 min 37 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Top 2021 MLB Draft prospect Andrew Painter joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. Painter talks about the 2018 15U National Team’s immediate chemistry, what playing internationally taught him about handling pressure-filled situations, how he’s developed as a player since then, and experiencing his first earthquake while in Panama.LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYXJ0MTkuY29tL2NvdmVyaW5nLXRoZS1iYXNlcw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jun 2

35 min 7 sec

Three-time USA Baseball alum and 1988 Olympic gold medalist Ted Wood joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. Wood talks about what it meant to him to make Team USA and the confidence it gave him for the rest of his career, playing with teammates like John Smoltz, Robin Ventura, and Jim Abbott, the enormity of winning an Olympic gold medal for the U.S., and what he learned from the different styles of play in international baseball.LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYXJ0MTkuY29tL2NvdmVyaW5nLXRoZS1iYXNlcw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

May 26

1 hr 11 min

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Collegiate National Team alum Zack Thompson joins Daron Vaught on the latest episode of Covering The Bases. Thompson talks about choosing to play collegiate baseball, what it was like to play on Team USA with some of the best athletes from across the country, his excitement for his first full professional season in 2021, and what it means to him to wear No. 57 within the St. Louis Cardinals organization.LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYXJ0MTkuY29tL2NvdmVyaW5nLXRoZS1iYXNlcw YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

May 5

31 min 8 sec

Three-time World Series champion and recently named 2021 Professional National Team Manager Mike Scioscia joins Daron Vaught on the latest episode of Covering the Bases. Scioscia talks about what it means to get the chance to lead Team USA and reminisces on those World Series championships he won as both a player and a manager. He also talks about his relationship with the late Tommy Lasorda and how it inspired him throughout his life, the origins of the Angels Rally Monkey, working with players like Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, and his guest appearances on the Simpsons.LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Apr 21

59 min 26 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Minnesota Twins top prospect Royce Lewis joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. Lewis talks about how he is recovering from a torn ACL, the advice he got from 2020 AL Rookie of the Year Kyle Lewis, his experiences playing with two loaded Team USA squads, training with the baseball stars he grew up idolizing, and why he wants to emulate Derek Jeter on and off the field.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Apr 7

50 min 2 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Daron Vaught is joined this week by Sam Houston's Colton Cowser on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. Cowser goes into detail about his pro-style approach at the plate, what he loves and has learned about playing centerfield in college, making the 2019 Collegiate National Team as a freshman and playing internationally for the first time, and his goals for the 2021 season.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Mar 17

46 min 27 sec

MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. Reynolds talks about the current nature of the game, the lessons he learned on his journey through the minors and how his own mindset differed from today’s prospects, how excited he is for the first MLB Combine this summer, and his favorite stories from playing with Cal Ripken Jr., Bo Jackson, Rickey Henderson, and more.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Mar 3

1 hr 16 min

PROSPECTS ON DECK: 2019 College World Series champion and Most Outstanding Player, Kumar Rocker, joins Daron Vaught on the newest episode of Covering The Bases. Rocker talks about what he learned from the international competition while helping the 18U National Team earn a world championship in 2017, his historic no-hitter in Vanderbilt’s 2019 Super Regional against Duke en route to the national championship, how he used 2020 to improve, and his goals for the upcoming 2021 season.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Feb 17

29 min 52 sec

World Series champion and 2006 Professional National Team alum Skip Schumaker joins Daron Vaught in the latest episode of Covering the Bases. Schumaker talks about what it meant to help Team USA qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, some of the biggest moments of the 2011 World Series championship, and how playing in Cuba with USA Baseball prepared him for competing on MLB’s biggest stages.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Feb 10

53 min 20 sec

World Series Champion and seven-time USA Baseball alum Albert Almora Jr. joins Daron Vaught in the latest episode of Covering the Bases. Almora talks to Daron about winning the Cubs’ first World Series in 108 years as a rookie, how excited he is to begin the next chapter of his baseball career, and his favorite Team USA memories that span nearly a decade.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jan 20

51 min 53 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined by two-time 18U National Team gold medalist and Seattle Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic. Kelenic recounts his journey to playing for Team USA out of Wisconsin, his experience playing professional baseball during the pandemic and the goals he holds for his career.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jan 13

47 min 38 sec

Twenty-one year MLB veteran and Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. joins Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught on the final episode of 2020. Ripken discusses working with USA Baseball and his desire to work within youth baseball, how family influenced his professional career, and “the streak” that earned him the nickname “Iron Man.”   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Dec 2020

57 min 51 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined by Collegiate National Team alum and Oakland Athletics prospect Jeff Criswell. Criswell discusses throwing an impromptu graduation ceremony during the pandemic, his surprise at being invited to the Collegiate National Team and his Draft night experience.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Dec 2020

54 min 31 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined on this episode by USA Baseball alum, 16-year MLB veteran and MLB Central host Mark DeRosa. DeRosa talks about his first MLB at-bat against Randy Johnson, his desire to play for Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and his transition from the field into the studio for MLB Network.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined by 18U National Team alum and 2019 No. 2 overall Draft pick Bobby Witt Jr. Witt talks about growing up learning the game from his father, his excitement to be a part of the Kansas City Royals’ organization and how his time with Team USA remains one of his greatest baseball memories.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Nov 2020

40 min 8 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined on this episode by USA Baseball alum, seven-time MLB All-Star and 2005 Batting Title champion Michael Young. Young talks about the star-laden group of teammates he played with over his career, his experience playing in the World Series and getting the opportunity to represent Team USA in the inaugural World Baseball Classic.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined on this episode by Collegiate National Team alum, 2019 Golden Spikes Award Winner and 2019 first overall draft pick Adley Rutschman. Rutschman talks about his approach during the recruiting process, his time as a two-sport athlete at Oregon State University, and his admiration for his teammates and the experience witnessing different baseball cultures while playing on the Collegiate National Team.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Oct 2020

1 hr 2 min

Twenty years ago today, Team USA defeated Cuba, 4-0, in the gold medal-game of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In honor of this achievement, host Daron Vaught is joined by Ben Sheets for a special edition of Covering the Bases. On this episode, Sheets talks about the historic run by USA Baseball in the Olympic Games, playing for the legendary Tommy Lasorda, his dominating gold medal-game performance and what it means to him to represent your country. LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q  

Sep 2020

41 min 12 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined on this episode by two-time USA Baseball alum and 1988 Seoul Olympic Games gold medalist Jim Abbott. Abbott talks about how sports serve as a refuge, his experience speaking at his daughter’s Pre-K Career Day, his historic no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians and how playing for Team USA was the best team experience he ever had playing baseball.     LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Sep 2020

1 hr 11 min

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks to Kansas City Royals prospect and Collegiate National Team alum Nick Loftin. Loftin details his unique journey to Baylor University, the impact his Bears teammates played in his decision to play for Team USA and how his time with the Collegiate National Team developed a pride in his abilities as an elite shortstop.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Sep 2020

54 min 57 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined by 2000 Collegiate National Team alumnus, three-time All-Star and 2006 NL MVP Ryan Howard. Howard talks about the genesis of his nickname, “The Big Piece,” the experience of his first All-Star Game and Home Run Derby appearances, and reflects on his Team USA experience following his sophomore year at Southwest Missouri State University.   LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Aug 2020

1 hr 2 min

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks to four-time USA Baseball alumnus and New York Mets first found pick Pete Crow-Armstrong. Crow-Armstrong reflects on his time playing on a USA Baseball national team, hearing from Pete Alonso after being drafted by the Mets and the influence of the Harvard-Westlake baseball alums currently playing in the Major Leagues had on his career.     LISTEN:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh   Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2   Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Aug 2020

44 min 21 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined by five-time all-star, two-time Gold Glover and Silver Slugger winner, and Collegiate National Team alum Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki talks about his admiration and respect for Derek Jeter, how he learned to play for the name on the front of the jersey while with Team USA and what has drawn him to coaching at the University of Texas for the next chapter of his career.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jul 2020

57 min 31 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks with No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft Spencer Torkelson. Torkelson talks about his favorite memories traveling to Cuba and Japan with the Collegiate National Team, how he was able to stay in shape this Spring at home and his excitement to start his professional career with some familiar faces in the Detroit Tigers organization.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jul 2020

44 min 37 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by two-time USA Baseball alum and four-time gold glover Adam Jones. Jones discusses his desire to play for Team USA as a teenager and a pro, revamping his identity by playing baseball in Japan and making “the catch” on the way to winning a gold medal in 2017.     LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jun 2020

58 min 44 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks with Texas A&M Aggie and Collegiate National Team alum Asa Lacy. Lacy talks about his time traveling in Asia with the Collegiate team and how he is staying in shape ahead of the Draft, as well as reflects on his time in College Station as his collegiate career comes to a close.     LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jun 2020

44 min 27 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by two-time USA Baseball alum and gold glover Jeff Francoeur. Francoeur reflects on his first international baseball experience in Cuba, being drafted by his hometown team and being a part of the inaugural USA Baseball World Baseball Classic team.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

May 2020

45 min 58 sec

PROSPECTS ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks with Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect and Collegiate National Team alum Kyle Brnovich. Brnovich discusses his path to playing baseball at Elon University, gives advice for younger athletes going on their recruiting visits, and reflects on his first two years of professional baseball with two different organizations.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

May 2020

40 min 31 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by 18U National Team alum, two-time MLB All-Star and 2013 National League Batting Champion, Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer talks to Daron about his path into pro baseball out of high school, his love for the state of Minnesota and how card tricks helped make a name for himself in the clubhouse as a rookie and as a veteran.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Apr 2020

1 hr

PROSPECT ON DECKS: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks with Los Angeles Angels outfield prospect Jordyn Adams. Adams discusses leading Green Hope High School (N.C.) to the championship game of the National High School Invitational in 2018, as well as his decision to forgo being a dual-sport athlete at the University of North Carolina and play professional baseball.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Apr 2020

32 min 14 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by 2016 Golden Spikes Award winner and current outfielder in the Seattle Mariners system, Kyle Lewis. Lewis talks about being recruited out of high school, winning the coveted Golden Spikes Award, persisting through injuries and his relationship with MLB legend Ichiro Suzuki.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Mar 2020

35 min 4 sec

PROSPECT ON DECKS: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks with Arkansas Razorback and Collegiate National Team alum Heston Kjerstad. Kjerstad talks about what it is like playing in the SEC, his invitation and initial experience playing for the Collegiate National Team, and the red-hot start to his junior season.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Mar 2020

35 min 27 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by current MLB Network analyst and former Major Leaguer and USA Baseball national team coach Bill Ripken. Ripken discusses playing on the same Orioles team as his brother while also being managed by his father, as well as his new book “State of Play: The Old School Guide to New School Baseball.”   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Feb 2020

44 min 29 sec

PROSPECT ON DECK: Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks with two-time USA Baseball alum and reigning national champion Austin Martin from Vanderbilt University. On this episode, Martin discusses his decision to play college baseball and details his mentality to approaching the game.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Feb 2020

27 min 20 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by four-time USA Baseball alumnus and the 2018 Golden Spikes Award winner, Andrew Vaughn. Vaughn discusses his transition from the 15U National Team to high school to college, as well as his love for fishing and his time in Mexico and Japan with the Professional National Team this past Fall.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jan 2020

54 min 38 sec

This month, Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught talks with three of USA Baseball’s top performers from its 2019 national teams: the Robert W. “Dick” Case Award winner Robert Hassell, the Sportswoman of the Year Alex Hugo and the winner of the International Performance of the Year, Alec Burleson. Enjoy the perfect way to wrap up 2019 with USA Baseball.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Dec 2019

1 hr 5 min

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by USA Baseball Premier12 battery-mates Erik Kratz and Spencer Jones. Both guests discuss their careers in the Minor Leagues and getting to represent the U.S. on the international stage as Team USA looks to qualify for Tokyo 2020.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Nov 2019

1 hr 2 min

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by Team USA Premier12 Bench Coach and six-time MLB All-Star, Willie Randolph, as well as U.S. Navy officer and Team USA pitcher, Noah Song. Both guests touch on their respective paths to the USA Baseball Premier12 team as well as preview the Olympic baseball qualifying process for the U.S. beginning this weekend in Mexico.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Oct 2019

1 hr 9 min

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by ABCA Hall of Famer and two-time USA Baseball 18U National Team Manager Jack Leggett. Leggett touches on the outstanding careers of his past assistant coaches, reflects on his time as a dual-sport athlete in college and discusses his draw to USA Baseball following a coaching career where he amassed 1,332 career victories and six trips to the College World Series.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Sep 2019

1 hr

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by Team USA Olympic gold medalist Ernie Young. On this episode, Young talks about playing in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, his time with the Oakland Athletics and his tenure with USA Baseball as a player, coach, manager and as a member of its Board of Directors.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Aug 2019

47 min 36 sec

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by 2019 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team manager and current University of Louisville head coach, Dan McDonnell.  On this episode, McDonnell reflects on his time on the Team USA coaching staff in 2009, his experiences traveling with the Collegiate National Team to Japan and his goals for this year’s squad.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jul 2019

1 hr

Covering the Bases host Daron Vaught is joined this month by broadcasting legend George Grande. On this episode, Grande talks about his time playing under Rod Dedeaux at USC, his introduction to broadcasting and his relationship with Vin Scully, anchoring the first-ever episode of SportsCenter, and his role with USA Baseball.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Jun 2019

1 hr 11 min

This month, Daron talks with World Series Champion Homer Bush about his time in New York and Toronto, his approach to hitting and getting involved in the coaching ranks with MLB and USA Baseball joint initiatives.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

May 2019

51 min 51 sec

This month, Daron talks with three of baseball's most influential women, including ESPN's Jessica Mendoza, nine-time Women's National Team alum, Malaika Underwood and five-time Women's National Team alum and 2019 Spring Training coach for the Oakland Athletics, Veronica Alvarez.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Apr 2019

1 hr 8 min

Daron is joined by newly inducted Hall of Famer, Chipper Jones and USA Baseball alum and brand ambassador Johnny Field.   LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Mar 2019

1 hr 6 min

Daron Vaught is joined this month by 2-time alum and World Series champion, Danny Duffy, as they talk about everything from Danny's man-cave to suiting up for the United States in the World Baseball Classic. LSU head coach and 2018 Collegiate National Team manager, Paul Mainieri, also stops by to talk about what that experience is like.    LISTEN: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4zyUVq4W1YXOdJjWkxPEoh Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/usa-baseballs-covering-the-bases/id1449619430?mt=2 Google: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix3a4m4ucdbzwn56xvwpr7crwfu?t=USA_Baseballs_Covering_the_Bases YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgOvx_El5TUaVQ-UxozFpwQKU6DTZ-2q

Feb 2019

1 hr 11 min