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Canadian Baseball Network Podcast Powered by The Baseball Zone

The Canadian Baseball Network podcast was originally launched for the 2013 World Baseball Classic and will now be a regular feature in partnership with The Baseball Zone. 

The podcast will feature analysis and updates on baseball in Canada and Canadian’s playing baseball around the world. 

From the Toronto Blue Jays to your local team, The CBN Podcast will cover all issues and areas of interest to Canadian Baseball fans.


Mitch Bratt

Matt Betts is joined by Canadian LHP Mitch Bratt, a 5th-round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2021 and a member of Team Canada for the upcoming WBC. Mitch breaks down his life and routine in professional baseball so far, discusses the type of work he's putting in, and some of the key differences between professional and college baseball. 

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Tyler Black and Rich Leitch

In the return of the CBN Podcast, host Matt Betts sits down with Tyler Black, who was selected in the 1st round, 33rd overall in the 2021 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers (1:47).

Scout Walt Burrows

Host Matt Betts has a wide-ranging conversation with Walt Burrows, an area scout in Canada for the Minnesota Twins and the former supervisor of the MLB Scouting Bureau in Canada (1:32).

David Glaude and Patrick Scalabini

Matt Betts sits down with Quebec City native David Glaude, the winner of the Canadian Baseball Network’s 2021 Murray Zuk Award, as a top offensive player in the foreign or independent ranks (0:58).

Brock Dykxhoorn

Host Matt Betts has a conversation with Claude Pelletier Award winner Brock Dykxhoorn about his fantastic '21 season, life as a professional baseball player, and his experience playing overseas.

Adam Maier

Host Matt Betts is joined by University of Oregon RHP Adam Maier to discuss his time at the University of British Columbia (1:24), what it's like to be a two-way player (2:20), and his stint in the Cape Cod League (7:06).

Matt Brash

RHP Matt Brash (Kingston, ON) joins Matt Betts to discuss his call-up to MLB (1:50), the experience of being in the Mariners bullpen (7:18), the importance of hard work (11:55), and much more.

Hugh Pinkney

Hugh Pinkney discusses his experience within the Terriers organization, the feeling of joining the Canadian Junior National team fall selection camp, and why Rutgers is the right fit for him.

Alexis Brudnicki

Alexis Brudnicki has a wide-ranging conversation about her career in baseball, her experience with Canada's Women's National Team, the importance of getting more women involved in the game, and more.

John Ircandia/Okotoks Dawgs

Host Matt Betts is joined by John Ircandia, Managing Director of the Okotoks Dawgs. John discusses the Dawgs' program, facilities, player development and much more in a wide-ranging conversation.

Greg Hamilton

Director of National Teams and Head Coach of the Junior National Team, Greg Hamilton discusses the Draft results, details the Junior National Team's development, and gives an update on the World Baseball Classic.

Jacob Zibin

Matt Betts chats with Canadian pitching prospect Jacob Zibin, a 10th-round selection in the 2022 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Guardians. Jacob opens up about the draft process, his preparation and attention to detail, and his future goals.

Joe Tevlin

With Matt Brash and the Seattle Mariners playing against the Blue Jays in Toronto for the AL Wild Card Series, we spoke with Brash's catcher at Niagara University, former Ontario Terrier Joe Tevlin.

Myles Naylor

Myles Naylor, the youngest of the three Naylor brothers, talks about the impact that his older brothers have had on him and his young baseball career, and his experience playing for Team Canada

Mia Valcke

Host Matt Betts is joined by Mia Valcke, a dual sport athlete who plays softball at the University of British Columbia and is also a member of the Canadian National Women's Baseball team.

Matt Coutney

Matt Coutney sits down with Matt Betts to discuss his monster 2022 season at Old Dominion, which culminated in the 23-year-old infielder being named the 2022 Canadian college player of the year by the CBN.