FanGraphs Audio

FanGraphs Audio


FanGraphs Audio provides insightful baseball analysis and commentary in a round table style discussion with your favorite FanGraphs contributors and guests.

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1035 episodes

FanGraphs Audio: Dylan Higgins Signs Off

Episode 1015 This week’s episode is a bittersweet one, as your favorite podcast producer (that’s me!) tells his story before saying goodbye. Dialing in from the snowy slopes of France, Ben Clemens interviews me, Dylan Higgins, for the latest edition of FanGraphs Backstories. Ben and I talk about the gateway drug that was Moneyball, how […]

Mar 10, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Jay Jaffe and Dan Szymborski Welcome You Back

Episode 1014 On this week’s show, we discuss the new rules on display in spring training before reacting to Manny Machado’s new extension. Jay Jaffe is joined by Dan Szymborski as they welcome back baseball, now with a pitch clock and bigger bases. The pair discuss the effects of these changes, such as the clock’s […]

Mar 03, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Perennial Prospect Week Podcast 2023

Episode 1013 It’s Prospect Week at FanGraphs, so our scouting department shares how the prospect list sausage is made before we hear from a fellow ranker who is now on the team side. To start things off, lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen is joined by contributor Tess Taruskin to celebrate making it through Prospect Week […]

1h 36m
Feb 24, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Ryan Loutos on His Hybrid Role, Jason Martinez on His Path to Here

Episode 1012 On this edition of the pod, we talk to a player/analyst in the Cardinals system before hearing the story of how our RosterResource guru got here. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Ryan Loutus, a 24-year-old right-hander who went undrafted out of a D-III school and now finds himself in […]

1h 19m
Feb 17, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Sig Mejdal on Analytics, Eric Longenhagen on His Journey Here

Episode 1011 This week, we sit down with one of the bright baseball minds in Baltimore before getting our lead prospect analyst’s backstory. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Sig Mejdal, vice president and assistant general manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Mejdal tells us about breaking into baseball with the Cardinals, and […]

1h 15m
Feb 10, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Dan Hayes Celebrates Joe Mauer, Michael Baumann Talks Baumann

Episode 1010 On this week’s show, we consider the career of a potential Hall of Famer before getting to know one of our writers better. With Joe Mauer destined for the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame and set to arrive on the Cooperstown ballot for the first time this year as well, Jay Jaffe felt […]

1h 5m
Feb 03, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Ryan Thibodaux Chats Ballots, Quinn Priester Talks Pitching

Episode 1009 This week, we reflect on the recent Hall of Fame election results before catching up with a top Pirates prospect. First up, Jay Jaffe welcomes Ryan Thibodaux, who leads the team at the Hall of Fame Ballot Tracker, to discuss Scott Rolen’s enshrinement and the wild day leading up to it. Ryan has […]

Jan 27, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Donnie Ecker on Coordinating an Offense

Episode 1008 In this episode, we get insight from a professional run-creator before turning the tables on our favorite interviewer. In the first half, David Laurila welcomes Donnie Ecker, bench coach and offensive coordinator for the Texas Rangers, to the program. Ecker, who David also interviewed last year, shares what it’s like to work with […]

1h 6m
Jan 20, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Introducing Spencer Strider to Andrew Miller

Episode 1007 This week on the pod, we pair a veteran reliever with a young star before interviewing one of our own fresh faces. To start things off, David Laurila welcomes Spencer Strider and Andrew Miller back to the show. Strider and Miller had not officially met before, but they quickly hit it off, discussing […]

1h 16m
Jan 13, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Derrick Goold Returns, Jay Jaffe Shares His Backstory

Episode 1006 In the first show of 2023, we welcome back a beat writer friend to talk Cardinals before introducing a new series on the podcast. At the top of the program, David Laurila is joined by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (and The Best Podcast in Baseball), who last appeared on episode […]

1h 9m
Jan 06, 2023
FanGraphs Audio: Travis Sawchik Rocks the Vote

Episode 1005 This episode, we welcome back another old friend who is casting their first Hall of Fame ballot, then talk about the most surprising free agent move in recent memory. We begin with Jay Jaffe and David Laurila continuing their new annual tradition of discussing their Hall of Fame ballots on the podcast, and […]

1h 6m
Dec 23, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Jerry Dipoto on the Surging Seattle Mariners

Episode 1004 This week, we talk to the man in charge of an on-the-rise franchise before discussing the international market and a puzzling trade. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Jerry Dipoto, president of baseball operations for the Seattle Mariners. We hear his thoughts on the wild spending going on around the […] Source

1h 34m
Dec 16, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Fernando Perez and Eno Sarris at the Winter Meetings

Episode 1003 After a big week in baseball, we bring you two face-to-face conversations from the San Diego Winter Meetings before a chat about outfield defense. First up, David Laurila sits down with Fernando Perez, former major league outfielder and analyst and current coach for the San Francisco Giants. We hear what Fernando was doing […]

1h 44m
Dec 09, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Brad Miller, Veteran Infielder and Enthusiastic Soccer Fan

Episode 1002 This week on the show, we welcome a long-time major leaguer to chat about the World Cup before going over some recent moves and looking ahead to the Winter Meetings. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Brad Miller, a 10-year major league veteran and a big soccer fan. The pair […]

Dec 02, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Joel Goldberg on the Rising Royals

Episode 1001 Hot Stove season is upon us and we are ready to start picking apart transactions, but not before we talk about the Kansas City Royals. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Joel Goldberg, broadcaster and reporter for the Royals. David didn’t put Bobby Witt Jr. on his AL Rookie of the Year […]

1h 28m
Nov 18, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Episode No. 1000 Retrospective

Episode 1000 That’s right, we have reached our four-digit milestone. Look back through the years with us before we look to the future (or at least this upcoming offseason). It would be impossible to fully encapsulate all 1,000 episodes of FanGraphs Audio, but this producer put together 22 minutes of great memories. Going all the […]

Nov 10, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Baumann and Longenhagen Do a World Series Jawn

Episode 999 This week on the pod, the most Philadelphia pairing we have on staff comes together to break down the World Series so far. Michael Baumann is fresh off covering Games 3 and 4 of the World Series in person, and he welcomes lead prospect analyst and old Crashburn Alley pal Eric Longenhagen to […]

Nov 03, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Tyler Kepner Talks World Series, Justyn-Henry Malloy Calls From AFL

Episode 998 Just in time for the World Series, we welcome back an author who recently wrote a book on the subject before talking to a prospect in the Arizona Fall League. To start the show, Jay Jaffe welcomes Tyler Kepner, baseball writer at The New York Times and author of The Grandest Stage: A […]

Oct 28, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: No Cheering in the Press Box

Episode 997 With four teams remaining in the postseason, this week we put our fan hats on before meeting a talented new FanGraphs contributor. In the first segment, resident Phillies fan Michael Baumann is joined by site Padres fan Jason Martinez to discuss the NLCS. Jason was at the first two games in San Diego, […]

1h 11m
Oct 21, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: AL East Chats With Eve Rosenbaum, David Cone, and Julian McWilliams

Talking Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox, a bit of playoffs, and more.

1h 18m
Oct 13, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Previewing the Playoffs With Jake Mintz

Episode 995 With the playoff matchups set, we welcome one half of Céspedes Family BBQ to the show as we look ahead to the newly expanded postseason. First, Michael Baumann welcomes Jake Mintz, one half of Céspedes Family BBQ, writer at Fox Sports, and co-host of the Baseball Bar-B-Cast on SiriusXM, to the show. The […]

Oct 05, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Emma Baccellieri Talks Writing Process, Unionizing the Minors

Episode 994 This week on the show, Eric Longenhagen welcomes Sports Illustrated staff writer Emma Baccellieri for an extended conversation about what she’s been working on and what she’s been watching lately. We hear about Emma’s upcoming piece on Austin Riley and get insight into her interview and transcription process, as well as the nitty […]

1h 2m
Sep 30, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: A.J. Hinch on Major League Managing and Development

Episode 993 On this episode of the podcast, we sit down with a veteran major league manager before considering the latest Triple Crown chase. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes A.J. Hinch, former catcher and current manager of the Detroit Tigers. Hinch recently passed Rogers Hornsby on the all-time managerial wins list, and he […]

1h 14m
Sep 21, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Jeff Passan on International Amateur Signings

Episode 992 This week on the show, we welcome one of the biggest names in baseball writing to talk about a court case with big implications for the sport before our newest full-time hire makes his podcast debut. To begin, Eric Longenhagen is joined by Jeff Passan, ESPN writer and author of The Arm, to […]

1h 30m
Sep 16, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Catching Coach Bobby Wilson Says Stay in School

Episode 991 On this edition of the podcast, we welcome a former big-league catcher who knows a lot about the position before some banter about an awards race between two unicorns. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Bobby Wilson, veteran of 10 major league seasons and current catching coach for the Texas Rangers. Wilson […]

Sep 09, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Mike Ferrin on the 2023 Draft Class & MLB Playoff Picture

Episode 990 On this week’s episode, Eric Longenhagen welcomes our friend and yours, Mike Ferrin of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, to look ahead to next summer’s draft class before casting an eye toward the playoff race and stretch run. Eric and Mike discuss the abundance of amateur talent in the 2023 class. We hear […]

Sep 02, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Tim Hagerty Tells Tales From the Minors

Episode 989 This week on the show, we hear great stories from a veteran minor league broadcaster and discuss those darn Yankees, but not before talking about the new FanGraphs app! In the first segment, David Laurila welcomes Tim Hagerty, broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. We learn about a number of interesting Padres […]

Aug 26, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: On the Phone With David Cone

Episode 988 On this episode of FanGraphs Audio, we have a conversation with a pitching great before discussing our disappointment in a current face of baseball. To begin the show, David Laurila welcomes David Cone, five-time All-Star pitcher, podcaster, and current broadcaster for the Yankees and ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. We hear about how Cone […]

Aug 19, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Kaitlyn McGrath Talks Toronto’s Team

Episode 987 This week on the program, we get into some Blue Jays banter before looking at how some other squads are faring after the trade deadline. In the first half, David Laurila welcomes Kaitlyn McGrath, a writer and podcaster for The Athletic focused on the Toronto Blue Jays. They talk about the surprisingly competitive […]

1h 12m
Aug 12, 2022
FanGraphs Audio: Chad Durbin, Trade Deadline Reactions, and Vin Scully

Episode 986 On this week’s show, we welcome a major league veteran and Phillies broadcaster for a chat before reacting to an overwhelming week of trade deadline moves, as well as the loss of a broadcasting legend. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Chad Durbin, a TV analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies with 14 […]

1h 31m
Aug 05, 2022