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Woodpeckers Baseball Podcast

The official podcast of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. Join Woodpeckers broadcaster Matt Dean as he welcomes a myriad of guests ranging from some of the top prospects in the Astros system, coaches, Woodpeckers staff, Fayetteville community leaders, and more. They'll chat about everything Woodpeckers on field and off it.

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Fayetteville Alums 'Peckin in the 2020 Postseason feat. Pitching Coach Thomas Whitsett

Season 1 of the Woodpeckers Baseball Podcast wraps up with an insightful conversation with Fayetteville Pitching Coach Thomas Whitsett, whose 2019 Woodpeckers staff set a Carolina League record with 1,476 strikeouts. Matt chats with the Woodpeckers pitching coach about what young minor leaguers in the system are doing to improve without games this season (5:30) and what it's like as a coach to watch seven former Woodpecker arms make their MLB debuts this season (7:07), including the standout performances of former Fayetteville studs Cristian Javier (8:17) and Enoli Paredes (10:53). Plus, Whitsett touches on one of the most underrated sliders in the game by a former Woodpecker in The Show (12:18), his early experiences that got him interested in player development (13:24), what it was like to coach one of the Astros' current top-10 prospects as a high schooler (14:40), and a dynamic pitcher-catcher combination to watch in Houston's system (16:26). 2:40- Interview with Fayetteville Pitching Coach Thomas Whitsett Music: "We'll Never Sleep" by Ryan Anderson, courtesy of the Free Music Archive


2 Oct 2020

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