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FanGraphs Audio provides insightful baseball analysis and commentary in a round table style discussion with your favorite FanGraphs contributors. Hosted by Meg Rowley.

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    FanGraphs Audio: How the AL West Was Fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 71:17

    Episode 951 This week we attempt to react to the tidal wave of baseball news and transactions, including a focus on two teams that look like they're ready to compete in the AL West. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Matt Hicks, a radio broadcaster for the Texas Rangers, and Shannon Drayer, an ESPN […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ballots on the Brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 74:34

    Featuring debates on the AL Cy Young voting and the Hall of Fame's latest era vote.

    FanGraphs Audio: Drew Saylor Talks Royals Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 69:36

    Episode 949 This week on the podcast, we learn a lot about Kansas City's farm system before a chat about potential moves before the 40-man roster deadline. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Drew Saylor, hitting coordinator for the Kansas City Royals. Saylor shares his journey to the position, and what it was like […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Frank Herrmann on Pitching in Japan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 67:57

    Episode 948 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we are joined by a veteran journeyman before taking a look at FanGraphs' recently released 2022 Top 50 Free Agents list. At the top of the program, David Laurila welcomes Frank Herrmann, former Cleveland and Phillies pitcher and current Chiba Lotte Marine. Herrmann shares what it has […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Catching up With Will Carroll

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 53:16

    Episode 947 This week, we chat with an old friend before reacting to a surprise retirement and a surprise World Series champ. To begin the show, David Laurila welcomes sportswriter Will Carroll, who was David's co-worker at Baseball Prospectus over a decade ago. The pair catch up on how sabermetrics and analytics have affected the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Kris Bubic Chats Changeups

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 39:39

    Episode 946 This week we welcome another major league pitcher before discussing a baseball icon who happens to be managing in the World Series. To start the show, David Laurila welcomes Kansas City Royals left-hander Kris Bubic. The pair reviews Bubic's pitch mix, in particular his changeup. Bubic also shares what it's like playing with […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Andrew Miller Returns, Paul Sporer Dorks Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 76:25


    Episode 945 On this episode, we welcome back a major leaguer, dork out about prospects and fantasy baseball, and dive into weird October starting pitcher usage. To kick things off, David Laurila is joined by Andrew Miller, who last appeared in episode 891. They discuss postseason start times, relievers pacing themselves vs. throwing max effort, […]


    FanGraphs Audio: Bill Koch on Baseball's Raucous October

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 54:34

    Episode 944 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we go over the first round of the playoffs before looking ahead to both Championship Series. To begin the program, David Laurila welcomes Bill Koch of The Providence Journal to talk about Boston's ALDS win over the Rays. Not many expected the team's season to go this way, […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Kicking off the Playoffs With Chelsea Janes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 70:57

    Episode 943 We're as excited about the postseason as you are, and this week we share some Wild Card reactions before looking ahead to the rest of October. In our first segment, David Laurila welcomes the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes, who was in attendance for both of the Wild Card games this week. David and […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Fred Harris Chats Baseball Cards, Cole Sulser Shares His Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 54:24

    Episode 942 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we talk to the author of one of our favorite baseball books before welcoming a big-league arm. At the top of the program, Jay Jaffe sits down with Fred C. Harris, co-author of The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading And Bubblegum Book, first published in 1973. Like […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Talking Pitching With Collin McHugh and Kyle Boddy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 62:59

    Episode 941 On this edition of the podcast, David Laurila offers a pair of interviews with some insightful pitching minds. In the podcast's first segment, David is joined by Collin McHugh. The Rays right-hander (and occasional podcast host) talks about what it is like to be a major league veteran in a game that is […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Dave “The Cobra” Parker Shares Stories of Brotherhood

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 71:00


    Episode 940 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we sit down with The Cobra before welcoming back a friend for a prospect chat. At the top of the show, David Laurila is joined by 19-year major league veteran Dave Parker, as well as his co-author Dave Jordan, to talk about their book, Cobra: A Life of […]


    FanGraphs Audio: Jim Rosenhaus Shares Stories From the Cleveland Booth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 67:07

    Episode 939 On this week's episode, we talk to one of the radio voices for Cleveland before a conversation about the Dominican Winter League and its recent draft. To start us off, David Laurila welcomes Jim Rosenhaus, radio broadcaster for the soon-to-be Guardians. David and Jim discuss the club's name change and the work that […]

    FanGraphs Audio: New Hall President Josh Rawitch Stops By

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 49:12

    Talking about changes in Cooperstown and the diverging fortunes of the Yankees and Mets.

    FanGraphs Audio: Bowling Green's Taj Bradley and Shawn Murnin Call From the Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 25:14

    Episode 937 FanGraphs Audio is here a bit early this week, featuring a combined interview with a surging Rays prospect and his own radio broadcaster. David Laurila welcomes Taj Bradley, a 20-year-old right-hander whose strong year saw him promoted to High-A, and Shawn Murnin, the voice of the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The trio discuss […]

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    FanGraphs Audio: Len Kasper and Lenny DiNardo Talk Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 57:36

    Episode 936 On this week's show, a pair of Lens talk about the intersection of music and baseball. Plus, an extended conversation about Joey Votto. At the top of the program, David Laurila welcomes Len Kasper and Lenny DiNardo for a conversation that is a bit more about tunes than baseball. Lenny shares what it […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ryan Fitzgerald Has a Goal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 64:23

    Episode 935 This week on the podcast, we welcome a rising prospect with a story to tell before having an extended chat about the current baseball landscape. To kick things off, David Laurila is joined by Ryan Fitzgerald, an infielder in the Red Sox organization. Fitzgerald shares his story of going from being undrafted to […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Dan Szymborski and Jason Martinez Judge the Moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 84:33

    Episode 934 Now that the FanGraphs staff has recovered from the trade deadline, we bring you divine discussion about last week's many moves as well as some draft fallout. To kick things off, Dan Szymborski and Jason Martinez get together to tackle the flurry of transactions we saw last week. The duo gives a thumbs […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Jonathan Perrin Pushes for Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 55:19

    Episode 933 In anticipation of the trade deadline, FanGraphs Audio arrives early this week, featuring some transaction predictions as well as a conversation with a former player looking to help make things better for the next generation. Dan Szymborski begins the show by welcoming FanGraphs contributors Sara Sanchez and Justin Choi to consider what the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ben Nicholson-Smith on the Buying Blue Jays

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 71:02

    Episode 932 On this week's show, we dive deep on Canada's team before a chat about the Trade Value series and more. At the top of the program, David Laurila is joined by Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet to weigh in on the Toronto Blue Jays, who are contending for a playoff spot in the competitive […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Emily Messina and Emma Tiedemann Call From Double-A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 53:36

    Episode 931 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we are joined by a pair of broadcasters from the Double-A Northeast league before a discussion about this week's All-Star festivities. To start things off, David Laurila welcomes Emily Messina, broadcast and media manager for the Reading Fightin' Phils, and Emma Tiedemann, director of broadcasting and voice […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Bruce Miles and Mark Gonzales Talk Chicago Baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 65:47

    Episode 930 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we talk to a pair of scribes about the Chicago baseball scene before digging into the upcoming draft. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Bruce Miles and Mark Gonzales to discuss their many years of covering the Cubs, White Sox, and Chicago sports more generally. […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Janson Junk and Clayton Richard Talk Pitch Science

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 43:18

    Episode 929 On this week's show, David Laurila has a pair of interviews with pitchers eager to discuss the nitty gritty of their craft. In the first half, David welcomes Janson Junk, a 22nd-rounder in the Yankees system who is currently dominating Double-A. The pair talk about his hot stretch and what got him there, […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen and Dan Szymborski Do Frisk Assessment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 56:02


    Episode 928 This week on the podcast, Eric Longenhagen and Dan Szymborski go the distance to discuss the wild state of affairs in baseball. The pair begin by touching on the latest sticky substance drama, including some frisky business now that on-field checks have begun. Max Scherzer and Sergio Romo were most visibly unhappy, and […]


    FanGraphs Audio: Zack Bayrouty and Alex Cohen Share Road Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 70:05


    Episode 927 On this week's show, we get to hear true tales from the minor league experience. But first, we must address the sticky elephant in the room. We begin with Eric Longenhagen and Ben Clemens catching up on baseball happenings and with each other. What should the struggling Twins and D-backs do with the […]


    FanGraphs Audio: Book Club With Tim Neverett and Dan Epstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 44:54

    Episode 926 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, David Laurila is joined by a pair of authors from different parts of the baseball world to talk about their work and the game. First, David welcomes Dodgers broadcaster Tim Neverett to the program. Tim recently wrote COVID Curveball, a book about the Dodgers' strange 2020 championship […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Dan Szymborski and Ben Clemens Analyze “Some Baseball”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 48:47

    Episode 925 On this week’s show, Dan Szymborski and Ben Clemens have an extended chat about baseball happenings before eventually going a little off-topic. The pair discuss what is going on with the surprising San Francisco Giants, as the club exceeds expectations and tries to make the postseason in a very competitive NL West. Dan […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Kris Atteberry and Jared Sandler Issue Grades

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 59:33

    Episode 924 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we ask a pair of broadcasters to evaluate the performance of their clubs before welcoming a new contributor to the pod. To start things off, David Laurila welcomes Kris Atteberry, broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins, and Jared Sandler, broadcaster for the Texas Rangers. David asks Kris and Jared […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Cole Irvin and Colin McKee Chat Pitching

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 48:10

    Get your pitcher chat here, plus Jay Jaffe and Jason Martinez on Albert Pujols.

    FanGraphs Audio: Joon Lee and Jeff Levering Talk Stardom

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 56:58

    Episode 922 This week on the show, we talk about superstars, unknown stars, and no-hitters. Lots of no-hitters. To begin the program, David Laurila welcomes Joon Lee, writer for ESPN, and Jeff Levering, broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers. David, Joon, and Jeff discuss how we react to stars from different media markets and how today’s […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Marly Rivera and Lars Anderson Swap Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 78:22

    Episode 921 On this week’s show, we get fun perspectives from a reporter and a former player before an on-the-ground report from the Arizona ballfields. In the first half, David Laurila is joined by Marly Rivera, writer and broadcaster for ESPN, and Lars Anderson, former major leaguer, current music producer, and co-founder of Birdman Bats. […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Dan Szymborski Recites His Jeff Bridich Poetry

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 76:27

    Episode 920 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we cover the changing of the guard in Colorado, the beginning of the minor league season, and some strange new rule experiments. To begin the program, Dan Szymborski welcomes Renee Dechert of Purple Row and Rockies Pitch and Bryan Kilpatrick of Mile High Sports to discuss Jeff Bridich […]

    FanGraphs Audio: “Shock the Goose” Feat. Andy Freed and Dan Hasty

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 65:20

    Episode 919 On this week’s FanGraphs Audio, we welcome a pair of broadcasters before engaging in some good ol’ staff banter. At the top of the show, David Laurila is joined by Andy Freed, radio broadcaster of the Tampa Bay Rays, and Dan Hasty, voice of the West Michigan Whitecaps. Dan recently got the opportunity […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ross Atkins Feels Fortunate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 79:02

    Episode 918 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we speak to an award-winning broadcaster and an major league GM while also looking back fondly on Fernandomania. To begin the program, David Laurila is joined by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, broadcaster for the Lansing Lugnuts and author of The Baseball Thesaurus. Jesse talks about his experiences calling live games […]

    FanGraphs Audio: The KBO Preview Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 81:23

    Episode 917 On this week’s episode, Brendan Gawlowski is joined by Patrick Dubuque of Baseball Prospectus to discuss the Korea Baseball Organization’s 2021 season. Brendan and Patrick each recently wrote KBO previews, and they spend the episode going over what to expect from the league this year. How will Shin-Soo Choo fair in his return? […]

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    FanGraphs Audio: Opening Day Jubilation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 59:53

    Episode 916 Happy Opening Day! On this episode, we cover some 2021 projections — and the reactions to them — before catching up with a former major league manager. To start the show, Meg Rowley is joined by Ben Clemens and Dan Szymborski to discuss the 2021 positional power rankings. The trio goes over the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Robert Ford Strikes a Balance

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 73:58

    Episode 915 On this edition of the podcast, we are joined by a major league broadcaster before we dig into the latest spring training happenings as we tick down to Opening Day. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Robert Ford, radio voice of the Houston Astros. They discuss how important it is […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Jayson Stark and Tyler Kepner on Covering Baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 80:10

    Episode 914 On this week’s episode, we welcome a pair of renowned writers to discuss the baseball landscape before digging into the latest projection highlights. To begin the program, David Laurila is joined by Jayson Stark of The Athletic and the Starkville podcast and Tyler Kepner of The New York Times. The trio talk about […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Joe Block Talks Pirates

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 54:49

    Episode 913 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we are joined by a major league broadcaster, who brought stories from Florida and the booth with him, before we get excited about baseball’s most enticing player. At the start of the show, David Laurila sits down with Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Joe Block. David and Joe discuss how […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Mitch Haniger Laces up the Spikes

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 51:44

    Episode 912 On this week’s program, we welcome a major league player who is as eager to see the field as we are before talking about a few of the challenges facing the Philadelphia Phillies. At the start of the show, David Laurila sits down with Mitch Haniger to talk about returning to action. The […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Bill James Updates His Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 71:08


    Episode 911 This week we welcome an all-time great of baseball analytics, discuss Fernando Tatis Jr.’s big 14-year contract, and assess one of the frustrating teams in the NL Central. To begin the program, David Laurila welcomes baseball writer and statistician Bill James to the show. David and Bill reflect on The New Bill James […]


    FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen Talks Evaluation

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 99:38


    Episode 910 As part of Prospects Week, this episode of FanGraphs Audio features interdisciplinary conversations between lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen and experts from non-baseball fields about the industry of competitive evaluation. At the top of the program, Eric welcomes Matt Lloyd, assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic. They discuss how analytics has changed […]


    FanGraphs Audio: John Sadak Joins the Booth

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 83:00

    Episode 909 On this week’s episode of FanGraphs Audio, we talk to a new major league broadcaster, an astrophysicist about the deadened baseball, and a true journeyman southpaw. To begin the show, David Laurila welcomes John Sadak, the new play-by-play announcer for the Cincinnati Reds. They talk about how John went to college thinking he […]

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    FanGraphs Audio: Kevin Goldstein Debuts, Rubén Amaro Jr. Reflects

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 49:59


    Episode 908 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we welcome our newest writer to the program before bringing on a true baseball lifer to talk Philly sports. At the top of the show, Eric Longenhagen sits down with Kevin Goldstein. Kevin recently joined the FanGraphs staff after many years working with the Houston Astros, and […]


    FanGraphs Audio: Alex Avila and Keith Law Know Their Stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 57:43


    Episode 907 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we talk shop with a major league backstop, get into the nuts and bolts of prospect lists, and plug the latest FanGraphs merch. To begin the program, David Laurila is joined by Alex Avila. They discuss how the game has changed since Avila debuted in 2009, from the […]


    FanGraphs Audio: Chris Perez Brought Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 46:43

    Episode 906 On the latest episode of FanGraphs Audio, the crew continues to marvel at the impressive squad being assembling in San Diego before a former major league closer joins the podcast to share his tales. At the top of the show, Ben Clemens sits down with resident Padres fan Jason Martinez to talk about […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ross Stripling Does His Homework

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 62:46

    Episode 905 On this episode of FanGraphs Audio, the crew talks to a former Dodger about pitching and podcasting before taking time to remember one of the most iconic Dodgers of all. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Ross Stripling to the show. On top of being a major league pitcher, Stripling is the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Jesse Agler Previews the Padres

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 55:06

    Episode 904 FanGraphs Audio is back for 2021, and the crew is kicking things off by talking about the most exciting team in baseball before digging deeper into some recent research. To lead off the program, David Laurila is joined by Jesse Agler, broadcaster for the very active San Diego Padres. David and Jesse discuss […]

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    FanGraphs Audio: Late Legends Retrospective

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 64:16

    Episode 903 On the final 2020 episode of FanGraphs Audio, the crew pays their respects to those we’ve lost before inviting a friend back to the program. At the top of the show, Jay Jaffe and Dan Szymborski honor the late Phil Niekro. The knuckleballer’s passing marks the seventh Hall of Famer to pass away […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Daniel Norris Rekindles Friendships

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 19:54

    Episode 902 On this week’s episode of FanGraphs Audio, David Laurila is joined by Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris. The pair discuss the strange 2020 season, which featured a strong performance from the left-hander. Norris also talks about going from growing up in Tennessee to living the surfer life, how great it was to play […]

    FanGraphs Audio: An Alternate Universe of Sorts

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 73:11

    Episode 901 On this week’s episode of FanGraphs Audio, the gang looks ahead to the new minor league landscape set for 2021 before looking back and considering an alternate Hall of Fame timeline. To lead things off, Ben Clemens and Meg Rowley discuss their recent research on the reimagined minor leagues. How many people are […]

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