This season, MLB on FOX welcomes in a new era as the national Saturday home of the nation’s pastime with exciting new voices, a Los Angeles-based pregame show and a new nightly highlights program on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network. Today, it was announced that MAXX clients, Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski will be studio analysts on the new MLB on FOX team.
The MLB on FOX pregame show returns to the FOX Network Studios in Los Angeles for the first time since the 2012 season, and precedes most Saturday telecasts on FOX Sports 1. Kapler and Nitkowski will be in the rotation as analysts on this pregame studio show.
MLB on FOX’s expanded studio coverage this season also includes the introduction of MLB WHIPAROUND on FOX Sports 1, a baseball-specific show airing weeknights with quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, news and analysis, also live from Los Angeles. MLB WHIPAROUND premieres Monday, March 31, and airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights from 10:00-11:00 PM ET and most Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 AM ET. Kapler and Nitkowski will be in the rotations as regular analysts on this show as well.
Already a familiar face on FOX Sports 1, Kapler (@gabekapler) is a panelist on FOX SPORTS LIVE, FOX Sports 1’s signature nightly news, highlights and opinion show. Kapler played for seven different Major League teams, making his debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1998 and playing his final season in 2010 with the Tampa Bay Rays. Kapler won a World Series with the 2004 Red Sox, and was on the field when the squad snapped its 86-year title drought.
A first-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds, Nitkowski (@CJNitkowski) played a decade in the Majors before spending an additional five years playing professionally overseas. After retiring from the game, the left-hander began his career in sports media, working as a writer, studio and radio host and color analyst. In 2013, he co-hosted “Eye on Baseball” for CBS Sports Radio, and also has served as an analyst for MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.