Baseball Podcast

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Seth and BP take you behind the scenes at Rapsodo and welcome guests from across the baseball world, including MLB players, coaches, and influencers to talk all things baseball, data and about their journey.

About Seth and BP

Seth and BP are two D-III guys coming from Anderson University in Indiana. Both were pitchers for the Raven's during their time at AU. Seth was the first U.S.-based Rapsodo employee with BP coming in second. They are the Rapsodo experts and are passionate about the game. Spend an hour every other week with them on the Rapsodo Baseball Podcast. You'll be sure to hear all of the incredible stories from the very beginning of their journey to where they are today.

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Each episode features a baseball industry professional. Listen for MLB players, coaches, data experts and industry influencers, like staff members from Driveline and USA Baseball.​

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Episode 1: Welcome to the Show

Welcome to The Rapsodo Baseball Podcast! Seth Daniels (Director of Diamond Sports) and Brian "BP" Page (Recruiting & MLB Relations) share the origin story of Rapsodo Baseball, how they got involved, and some of their favorite stories about the humble beginnings.

Episode 2: Driveline CEO Mike Rathwell on Moving the Game Forward

Mike Rathwell joins Seth and BP to share his story of going from light-hitting backup catcher in high school to helping revolutionize the way players train as CEO of Driveline Baseball.

Episode 3: Dan Straily on his Journey, Life in the KBO

Veteran MLB pitcher and current KBO dominator Dan Straily joins Seth and BP to discuss his career, living and pitching in Korea, the need to constantly evolve, and how Driveline and Rapsodo have impacted his career.

Episode 4: Tigers Pitcher Matthew Boyd On Pitch Development, Getting Better Every Day

Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd talks about his journey from the Oregon State bullpen to the Detroit Tigers rotation, how Rapsodo PITCHING 2.0 helped him crack the MLB Top 10 in strikeouts last season, and making the world a better place through kingdomhome.org.

Episode 5: Eric Jagers On Growing With Driveline, Life As a 24-year-old MLB Pitching Coordinator

Eric Jagers is a 24-year-old pitching coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds. He joins Seth and BP to discuss how he turned a "career-ending" injury at the University of Iowa into a "career-building" opportunity with Driveline.

Episode 6: Miles Mikolas on Building an Arsenal and Hitting Spots

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas chats with Seth and BP about building and evolving the arsenal that took him from the MLB to Japan and back.

Episode 7: Rangers Hitting Coach Callix Crabbe On Using Technology in Player Development

Texas Rangers hitting coach Callix Crabbe joins Seth and BP to chat about hitting, coaching, and how he uses technology to train players at all levels. Then Tyler Daily from True Sports talks bat fitting in the Rap Up.

Episode 8: Hey, Dad...Wanna Have a Catch?

In this special Father's Day episode of The Rapsodo Baseball Podcast, Seth and BP welcome their favorite guests yet - their dads!

Episode 9: Rob Friedman on Pitching Ninja, FlatGround, and Growing The Game

Rob Friedman joins Seth and BP to talk about using his Pitching Ninja platform to grow the game, and developing FlatGround to showcase as many pitchers as possible.

Episode 10: MLB Draft, Scouting in a Pandemic, and MSU's Newly Drafted Middle Infield

Seth and BP chat about this year's MLB Draft, how technology is changing the scouting process, and how to get on Rapsodo's National Player Database. Seth interviews Mississippi State's pair of first round picks - Justin Foscue and Jordan Westburg.

Episode 11: Ari Kaplan on Baseball's Data Revolution

Ari Kaplan has been a pivotal part of baseball's data and analytics revolution. He joined Seth and BP to talk about projections for the 2020 season, building the Cubs analytics department, and helping big league clubs evolve over his 30 year career.

Episode 12: Hunter Greene On Growing With The Reds, Life On The Taxi Squad

Cincinnati Reds prospect Hunter Greene joins Seth and BP to talk about growing up in the Compton Youth Academy, throwing 102 mph in high school, becoming the #2 overall pick in 2017, and how he's using technology to improve his game.

Episode 13: Mississippi State Softball's Josh Johnson On Helping Pitchers Miss More Bats

In this data deep dive, Mississippi State University pitching coach Josh Johnson chats with Seth and BP about developing pitchers and the qualities he looks for during the recruiting process.

Episode 14: Michigan Pitching Coach Chris Fetter On Maximizing Potential

Chris Fetter talks to Seth and BP about how he helps Michigan pitchers reach their full potential, what he looks for in the recruiting process, and his emotional ties to Ann Arbor.

Episode 15: All About Movement Profiles

Seth and BP go deep on movement profiles and how understanding them can help pitchers develop the most unique and effective arsenal possible. Throughout the discussion you'll hear from professional pitchers and coaches including Dan Straily, Eric Jagers, and Hunter Greene. Then stick around for the Rap Up to learn how you can save $125 on Rapsodo Certification courses.

Episode 16: The Future of Scouting and Recruiting

Seth and BP talk about the challenges of recruiting and scouting in 2020, how technology has helped players get seen, and how the combination of video and data will continue to create opportunities for players and scouts alike.

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