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FantasyPros provides hard-hitting baseball analysis while keeping you entertained. Get the tips needed to win your league from a trusted network of 100+ experts and correspondents. Find out who to draft, pick up and start while receiving analysis of the latest news from around the diamond.

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Leading Off: July 22nd (Ep. 237)
00:17:10
We're starting with all the big injury news from this weekend, starting with Brandon Woodruff's oblique injury and how you should handle him. We're also talking about Shawn Kelley's biceps injury and what it could mean for the Rangers' bullpen, as well as giving an update on Max Scherzer. We're also taking a deep dive into the latest happenings around the Red Sox bullpen, before looking at all the standout performances from this weekend, like Lucas Giolito and A.J. Pollock.
Jul 22, 2019
Leading Off: July 19th (Ep. 236)
00:16:25
It's a pitcher-heavy show today, starting with a breakdown of the latest gems from Chris Sale, Wade Miley, and Noah Syndergaard. Then we'll look at some hot hitters, like Bryce Harper putting the finishing touches on his excellent series against the Dodgers and Rafael Devers continuing to get better. After that we'll look at some notable closing performances like Ian Kennedy piling up the saves since the All-Star Break, before we look at all the latest injury news. And stay tuned through the end for a major programming announcement
Jul 19, 2019
Leading Off: July 18th (Ep. 235)
00:17:25
We're kicking things off by breaking down Yu Darvish's dominant start against the Reds. Then we're looking at Chris Paddack's near no-hitter against the Marlins and discussing the impact of his likely innings limit, before discussing Josh Donaldson's typical second-half surge. After that, we're looking at a few other notable starting pitching performances like Sonny Gray and Mike Clevinger, before we update you on all the latest injury news, including Adalberto Mondesi hitting the injured list.
Jul 18, 2019
Top Players to Buy Low & Sell High + ROS Rankings Check (Ep. 234)
01:03:38
The perfect time to capitalize on trades is now as some fantasy owners begin thinking about next season while others are simply ready for a roster shakeup. We're joined by Dan Harris, host of the Leading Off Podcast, to name our top buy-low and sell-high players. Right off the bat, Andrew Benintendi is a point of debate as the two have differing opinions on his trade value (5:03). Is now the time to sell Jose Altuve (26:05) and is Marcus Stroman someone you should acquire (40:53)? Luis Castillo is highly talented, but the walks are sure to catch up with him at some point (45:12). We close out the show going position-by-position for hitters and covering all the fringe guys who you may be considering picking up or dropping (46:42).
Jul 17, 2019
Leading Off: Ju;y 17th (Ep. 233)
00:15:35
We're looking at Jack Flaherty's solid outing and what it might mean for his prospects going forward. Next we're looking at Keston Hiura's post-All-Star Break surge and wondering whether owners should be buying into Alex Young. Then we'll look at some standouts like Max Muncy and Xander Bogaerts before running through all the latest injury news, like Adalberto Mondesi and Eloy Jimenez leaving their respective games with injuries.
Jul 17, 2019
Leading Off: July 16th (Ep. 232)
00:15:37
We're starting things off by talking about German Marquez's near historic meltdown against the Giants, and discussing whether he even needs to be owned in fantasy leagues. Next we'll break down Travis d'Arnaud's and Brandon Crawford's huge days before diving into the rest of the day's action, like Griffin Canning struggling with his control and Luke Jackson bouncing back. Finally, we're giving you all the latest injury news, like updates on Mike Trout and Zack Wheeler's shoulder injury.
Jul 16, 2019
Leading Off: July 15th (Ep. 231)
00:18:57
We're recapping a big weekend of baseball, starting with some standout hitting performances from Jose Altuve and Carlos Santana. Next we're looking at some surprising pitching performances, like Chris Archer's impressive start against the Cubs and Chris Sale's struggles. Then we're looking at some closer situations, like how safe are Luke Jackson's and Liam Hendriks' jobs, before we examine all the latest injury news like Mike Trout's calf injury and Max Scherzer hitting the injured list.
Jul 15, 2019
Second Half Predictions + Waiver Pickups w/ Mike Podhorzer (Ep. 230)
00:59:23
The All-Star break gave all fantasy owners a breather, but baseball is back and with the second half underway, Mike Podhorzer of Rotographs joined us to give predictions to look forward to heading into the stretch run starting with a turnaround for Blake Snell (2:30). Mike Soroka is highly unlikely to keep up his numbers (14:52) and Justin Smoak is being hugely undervalued and should be owned immediately (20:23). The waiver wire shouldn't be ignored either with pitchers like Matt Strahm (31:45) and Tyler Mahle (34:54) still readily available. If you're looking for power, there are a pair of youngsters who can be had for free in Bobby Bradley (38:14) and Nate Lowe (39:35). We close out the show with our listener mailbag and dream of what our all-time starting lineup would be for an All-Star game (46:14).
Jul 11, 2019
Leading Off: July 11th (Ep. 229)
00:20:50
We're back from the All-Star Break with a mailbag episode, answering questions about second-half outlooks and general strategy questions as we gear up for our playoff runs. We're also giving you a peek behind the curtain as to how the descriptions for Brendan came to be. And finally, we're telling Brendan's life story, through all of the many characteristics Dan has created for him over the life of the show.
Jul 11, 2019
Leading Off: July 8th (Ep. 228)
00:17:50
We're getting prepared for the second half of the season by looking at all the latest injury updates, such as Carlos Carrasco's diagnosis, Scooter Gennett's setback, and Jose Alvarado's oblique injury. Next we're looking at some struggling closers and some possible ninth-inning stashes with the trade deadline coming up. Finally, we're looking at the effect of Caleb Smith's return and Andrew Benintendi's placement in the Red Sox' batting order.
Jul 08, 2019
Leading Off: July 3rd (Ep. 227)
00:15:49
We're kicking things off with another dominant start from Aaron Nola, and asking whether he's finally back to the 2018 version of himself. Then we're talking about the outstanding seasons of Elvis Andrus and Rafael Devers. We're then discussing the rest of Tuesday's standouts, like David Price and Charlie Morton, before running through all the latest injury news.
Jul 03, 2019
Leading Off: July 1st (Ep. 224)
00:19:52
We're recapping a big weekend in fantasy baseball, starting with a ton of standout hitters like Manny Machado and Shohei Ohtani. Then we're looking at Blake Snell's big rebound and Brendan McKay's debut. We're also breaking down all the big injury news, like Cole Hamels' strained oblique and the impact on the Cubs' rotation, as well as Marcell Ozuna's fractured fingers and IL stint.
Jul 01, 2019
Leading Off: July 2nd (Ep. 226)
00:18:24
We're starting off with Adbert Alzolay's clunker against the Pirates, and examining how to evaluate the young starter going forward. Then we're looking at Eugenio Suarez's and Josh Bell's huge nights, and breaking down whether Nathan Eovaldi can really be the Red Sox closer as is now rumored. Finally, we're taking some fun mailbag questions, such as whether we can expect a bounceback from Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt and who are some available free agents who could make a major impact in the second half.
Jun 30, 2019
Waiver Wire Pickups + Playoff Predictions (Ep. 225)
01:01:09
As the league plays one more week of baseball before the All-Star Break, it's time look at the waiver wire again to see who's out there that could give your team a second-half boost. Joining us to do so is Pierre Camus of RotoBaller. Three prospects got promoted and all of them are worth adding right away if available (0:54). Are there any more prospects worth stashing right this moment (9:47)? We go through hitters worth picking up first starting with the more highly owned guys (20:20). Justin Smoak is worth adding if he's out there (23:21) and Alex Verdugo should have a much higher ownership percentage (30:28). Caleb Smith will make his return soon and if he was dropped, he's an immediate add (36:34). And as we begin looking to the future, we're making our playoff predictions including our World Series pick (56:01).
Jun 30, 2019
Leading Off: June 28th (Ep. 223)
00:17:24
We're discussing two big call-ups in Keston Hiura and Brendan McKay and what we can expect from them going forward. We're also looking at Aaron Nola's latest gem and whether he's finally turned the corner on what has been a disappointing season. Next we're breaking down all the notable performances from yesterday, including Craig Kimbrel's return, Joey Gallo's two-homer day, and Joe Musgrove's revenge game against the Astros. We're finishing up with all the latest injury updates on players like Giancarlo Stanton and Yordan Alvarez.
Jun 28, 2019
Leading Off: June 27th (Ep. 222)
00:16:25
We're talking about Lourdes Gurriel Jr. yet again after another big offensive day, and looking at why his statcast data might be misleading. Then we're digging into James Paxton's dud against the Blue Jays and Trevor Bauer's outstanding effort against the Royals, and what they mean for their rest of season outlook. We're then running through all the latest injury news like Giancarlo Stanton hitting the injured list again and Eddie Rosario's ankle sprain. Finally, we're looking at some other notable performances from yesterday, and talking about who you should and should not be buying into.
Jun 27, 2019
Leading Off: June 26th (Ep. 221)
00:17:42
We are breaking down Blake Snell's latest dud and looking at the cause of his extended struggles. We're also running through all the latest injury news, including Giancarlo Stanton and Tim Anderson leaving their respective games with injures. Then we'll look at the standout performances from yesterday, including Max Scherzer's latest gem, Joey Votto's continued resurgence, and Adbert Alzolay's debut as a starter. And, of course, we're taking a ride on the closer carousel, looking at what to expect from Carlos Martinez now that he's been named the stopper and any other relevant news from the ninth inning.
Jun 26, 2019
Jordan Hicks Down + Players to Trade (Ep. 220)
00:51:52
It was a tough blow for the Cardinals with Jordan Hicks suffering a torn UCL (2:35). John Gant will get the first go, but Carlos Martinez should still offer value (4:18). Scooter Gennett is set to return to the Reds lineup soon, but what's his value moving forward (5:02)? As we near the All-Star break, there are a group of players you should be making moves on starting with Kyle Schwarber (8:05) and Dansby Swanson (10:58). Zach Wheeler could repeat his second-half from 2018 (25:28) and Rich Hill is who we thought he is, which could make him a buy-low candidate (27:54). Listen in for all our trade candidates and see if your mailbag question made it onto the show (38:11).
Jun 25, 2019
Leading Off: June 25th (Ep. 219)
00:17:19
We're starting off by talking about Jordan Hicks' torn UCL and what it means for the Cardinals' bullpen. Next we'll discuss Tyler Glasnow's setback, and what to expect from him and the rest of the Rays' rotation going forward. We'll also look at Lucas Giolito's start against Boston, and break down some interesting developments from the previous day, such as Scott Kingery batting leadoff and Yoan Moncada hitting his first home run of the season as a right-handed batter.
Jun 25, 2019
Leading Off: June 24th (Ep. 218)
00:18:49
We're recapping all of this weekend's action, starting with the notable pitching performances, both positive, like Jose Berrios', and negative, like Trevor Bauer's. Then we're looking at all the standout hitters, like Pete Alonso and Yordan Alvarez. After that, we'll break down all the latest injury news, like Blake Treinen's shoulder and Ketel Marte's groin injuries, and finish with some closer news, including the updated ninth inning situation in Texas.
Jun 24, 2019
Leading Off: June 21st (Ep. 217)
00:16:46
We're starting off by talking about the electric debuts of Zac Gallen and Adbert Alzolay, and how they might impact the fantasy landscape going forward. Next, we're catching up on all the latest injury news, from Trevor Story's thumb sprain to Adalberto Mondesi hitting the injured list and Rich Hill being lost for several weeks, if not the season. Then we'll touch on Thursday's notable performances, including several pitching duds like Nick Pivetta and Madison Bumgarner.
Jun 21, 2019
Leading Off: June 20th (Ep. 216)
00:16:21
We're talking about the Zac Gallen promotion and what to expected from the hyped prospect. Then we're breaking down Blake Snell's troubling start and talking about Brian Dozier's resurgence. Next we're talking about all the notable performances from yesterday, including Max Scherzer and Mike Trout showing fantasy owners why they are the best pitcher and hitter in the game, respectively. Finally, we're looking at all the latest injury news, including Rich Hill, Trevor Story, and Rafael Devers leaving their respective games with injuries.
Jun 19, 2019
Leading Off: June 19th (Ep. 214)
00:16:44
We're looking at the underrated season of Oscar Mercado on the heels of his big day. Then we'll break down Jordan Yamamoto's latest gem, and examining what looks like a closer change in Cincinnati. Finally, we'll look at all the major performances from yesterday, from Logan Allen to Eloy Jimenez, before finishing up with all the latest injury news.
Jun 19, 2019
Blake Snell Struggles Again + Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 215)
00:58:05
Blake Snell got rocked again Wednesday (0:44) and the Marlins have called up Zac Gallen (3:10). Joe Bond, founder of the Fantasy Six Pack joins us as we give our thoughts on all the latest news. What should Chris Paddack owners do with him (4:33) and is Alex Reyes even worth stashing anymore (11:30)? We're tackling all your waiver wire needs as we run through hitters (13:15) and pitchers (25:31) that should be available in both shallow and deep leagues. Scott Kingery should be owned in all leagues at this point (16:23) and Lance Lynn has been pitching surprisingly well as of late (25:35). Should you buy into Zach Plesac's start (27:11) and can Jordan Yamamoto keep it up (42:06)? We're answering all these questions along with a few from the mailbag to close out the show (46:24).
Jun 17, 2019
Leading Off: June 18th (Ep. 213)
00:17:16
We're talking about some studs returning from injuries, like Justin Upton and Mike Clevinger. We're also breaking down the outstanding performances from Masahiro Tanaka and Lance Lynn, and talking about what to expect from them going forward. We're then running through some other standout pitchers, like Jose Berrios and Rick Porcello, before looking at some under the radar hitters having big days yesterday, like Brian McCann and Kole Calhoun.
Jun 17, 2019
Leading Off: June 17th (Ep. 212)
00:18:38
We're catching you up on all the latest injury news, from Noah Syndergaard and Kyle Hendricks hitting the injured list yo Yoan Moncada re-injuring his back. Then we're recapping the weekend's standouts, from Yu Darvish and Josh Donaldson looking good to Aaron Nola and Max Fried with rough weekends. Finally, we're looking at the latest closer developments, including Luke Jackson with another blown save and Taylor Rogers taking complete control of the Minnesota bullpen.
Jun 17, 2019
Leading Off: June 14th (Ep. 211)
00:15:40
We're starting off by talking about Shohei Ohtani's cycle, and what we can can expect from him for the rest of the season. Next we'll discuss Julio Teheran's outrageous hot streak and Cavan Biggio's and Lourdes Gurriel Jr.'s big games. Then we'll look at some disappointing pitchers from yesterday, like David Price and Joe Musgrove, and some hot hitters, like Charlie Blackmon and Jackie Bradley Jr. Finally, we'll end with some closer updates and all the latest injury news from around the league.
Jun 14, 2019
Leading Off: June 13th (Ep. 210)
00:14:59
We're breaking down a couple of Marlins to start, talking about Jordan Yamamoto's impressive debut and Garrett Cooper's continued production. Then we'll discuss the ramifications of Chris Paddack being optioned to the minors before looking at some of the notable performances from yesterday, like Merrill Kelly and Carlos Santana. Finally, we'll update all the injury news, like Ken Giles being shelved with an elbow issue and Mike Clevinger's near return.
Jun 13, 2019
Leading Off: June 12th (Ep. 209)
00:16:34
We're talking about Scott Kingery again after yet another big night, before breaking down James Paxton's clunker and Trevor Bauer's solid but walk-ridden start. Then we'll discuss some performances that didn't worry us to much, like Zack Wheeler's and Patrick Corbin's, before looking at some breakout hitters like Yordan Alvarez. We'll finish up with all the latest injury news, like Yoan Moncada's back strain and updates on Caleb Smith and Giancarlo Stanton.
Jun 12, 2019
Yordan Alvarez Reaches the Bigs + Buy Low/Sell High Options (Ep. 207)
01:02:38
FantasyPros contributor Mike Maher comes onto today's show to exchange his thoughts on Yordan Alvarez's (1:48) expectations and discuss players you would be wise to buy or sell. How much will Dallas Keuchel (7:13) and Craig Kimbrel (10:13) help your fantasy team now that they've finally found new homes? A second-half rebound could be on its way for Jose Ramirez (11:14), but the inverse can be said for Austin Riley (28:13). It's tough to ignore Eduardo Rodriguez's (37:43) strikeout potential, even with the inflated ERA. Our hosts later play "Keep or Drop" (44:36) and dip their hands into listener mailbag (48:08).
Jun 11, 2019
Leading Off: June 11th (Ep. 208)
00:13:02
Recapping a quiet night of baseball, we start by talking about a pair of Nationals, as Trea Turner is rounding back into form and Anibal Sanchez continues to pitch well since returning from the injured list. Then we'll talk about Eduardo Escobar's big day and question Scott Kingery's low ownership after his two-homer game. We'll finish up by discussing the latest closer developments and all the injury news from around baseball.
Jun 11, 2019
Leading Off: June 10th (Ep. 206)
00:17:26
We've got a ton of big items to cover from this weekend, starting with Yordan Alvarez's promotion and how high he ranks for outfielders for the rest of the season. Then we'll run through all the notable pitching performances, from Gerrit Cole and Noah Syndergaard to Steven Matz and Nick Pivetta. After that we'll look at some standout weekend hitters like Corey Seager and Ketel Marte before hitting all the latest injury news and closer developments.
Jun 10, 2019
Leading Off: June 7th (Ep. 205)
00:16:37
We're starting off by examining Chris Archer's gem against the Braves, and thinking about whether he's back to being a startable option in fantasy circles. Next we're talking about Max Kepler's three-homer game and the Braves' signing of Dallas Keuchel. After that, we'll look at some of the standout performances from the previous day, including Peter Lambert (good) and Trevor Bauer (bad), before we finish up with some injury news.
Jun 07, 2019
Leading Off: June 6th (Ep. 204)
00:15:23
Craig Kimbrel has reportedly signed with the Cubs and we're breaking down all the fantasy implications. We're then talking about Carlos Carrasco's ailment and what it means for the Indians' replacement, and wondering just how good Charlie Morton can be. Then we're looking at anything interesting from yesterday, like German Marquez's surprising road struggles and Jay Bruce's torrid stretch, before talking about some of the latest closer news and injury concerns.
Jun 06, 2019
Andrew McCutchen Tears ACL + Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 203)
01:05:52
How will the Phillies deal with the loss of Andrew McCutchen (2:08), and which players should you try to scoop up as soon as possible? These are the questions we seek to answer today and Justin Mason, owner of Friends with Fantasy Benefits, is with us for the ride. Is it time to nab Jimmy Nelson (7:37) if he's still available, should fantasy owners hold onto Keston Hiura (23:44) after he was sent down, and is Jake Odorizzi's (34:41) success sustainable? The guys close out the show by sticking their hands into the listener mailbag (48:34) and playing several rounds of "Keep or Drop" with highly owned players.
Jun 05, 2019
Leading Off: June 5th (Ep. 202)
00:15:29
We're shedding a tear over Andrew McCutchen's ACL injury, and looking at the impact on the Phillies' lineup, including Jay Bruce after his big game. Then we're examining the huge efforts of both Francisco Lindor and Shane Bieber after their solid efforts against the Twins. Finally we're looking at some of the surprising things from yesterday, including Blake Snell getting hit hard by the lowly Tigers and the Orioles' and Marlins' offenses having huge days.
Jun 05, 2019
Leading Off: June 4th (Ep. 201)
00:16:24
With such a light slate, we're doing a mailbag episode. We're answering a ton of questions, such as what to do with Keston Hiura after his demotion, what's wrong with Noah Syndergaard, and who are some low owned players who might make an impact down the stretch. We're also tackling a few strategy questions, like how to deal with owning multiple players from the same team, and when's the right time to drop a widely-owned player. Finally, we answer a few keeper/dynasty questions, examining the value of Zach Plesac and Austin Riley.
Jun 04, 2019
Leading Off: June 3rd (Ep. 200)
00:19:08
We're recapping all the happenings from this weekend, including the big injury news like Joey Gallo's oblique strain, some openings in the Brewers rotation leading to a Jimmy Nelson call-up, and tons of dings and dents that may cause some lineup headaches this week. Then we're looking at the big weekend standouts like Lucas Giolito, Trevor Story, and all the Twins pitchers. Finally, we end by looking at some duds from this weekend, like Mike Foltynewicz and Paul DeJong, and ask whether there's reason for optimism.
Jun 03, 2019
Leading Off: May 31st (Ep. 199)
00:15:04
We're examining some slow starters who are finally starting to turn things around, including Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. Then we're looking at Joe Musgrove's recent struggles, and analyzing what's behind them. We also take a quick run around the league, talking about all the good standouts from yesterday like Charlie Morton and Austin Meadows, and the bad ones like Carlos Carrasco and Martin Perez.
May 31, 2019
Josh Bell's Breakout Season + Buy Low/Sell High Candidates (Ep. 197)
01:04:05
Are Josh Bell's (25:19) gaudy numbers for real? Joel Henard, host of The Fantasy Insiders Show, helps us answer that question, as we share our insight on this week's top trade candidates. We examine whether Jose Ramirez (19:50) has become a benchworthy option, how valuable Zach Davies (35:00) really is, and if Lucas Giolito (48:17) is the real deal. We discuss which recent call-up has the best fantasy outlook (2:47) and later check out your listener mailbag questions (51:30). Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. Just The Cheese - These snack bars are made solely from 100% Wisconsin cheese and are perfect for low-carb, Keto, gluten-free, and other great diets. Just The Cheese is a low-carb, high-protein snack that tastes exactly like your favorite cheese, but comes with a CRUNCH! Get 10% off your order by using promo code "FANTASYPROS" at checkout.
May 30, 2019
Leading Off: May 30th (Ep. 198)
00:17:25
We're discussing Carlos Correa's fractured rib, and recommending some possible replacements who are widely available. We're then breaking down James Paxton's exciting return from the injured list and another solid performance from Griffin Canning. We'll then look at all the injury news and yesterday's standouts, and also look at some surprising stats, such as Nomar Mazara owning the farthest-hit ball this year and Matt Olson's lofty standing in the batted ball per plate appearance rankings.
May 30, 2019
Leading Off: May 29th (Ep. 196)
00:16:26
We're talking about Derek Dietrich's three-homer game and discussing how to value him going forward. We're then breaking down Lucas Giolito's and Stephen Strasburg's latest gems, and running through all the latest injury news, like Jose Altuve's latest setback and Jordan Lyles' hamstring injury. Finally, we're playing a little five up, five down, looking at the recent hot play of Austin Meadows and the recent cold streak for Christian Walker.
May 29, 2019
Leading Off: May 28th (Ep. 195)
00:15:59
We're breaking down Monday's action, including Joey Votto continuing his extra-base hit streak and Matt Chapman homering again. We're also looking at Gerrit Cole's historic strikeout numbers thus far, and wondering what he's worth in a trade. Then we're running through all the latest injury news and touching on some other standouts from yesterday, like Zack Greinke and Renato Nunez.
May 27, 2019
Leading Off: May 27th (Ep. 194)
00:16:18
It's a mailbag episode, where we're taking all your latest questions. We're talking about some players off to slow starts like Josh Donaldson and Daniel Murphy, and evaluating trade requests. We're also answering general strategy questions like how to stack your bench in daily lineup leagues and how to properly evaluate statcast data. Finally, we're answering some fun questions, like which professional athlete would we have defend us in a trial by combat and how Dan Harris broke into the fantasy industry.
May 27, 2019
Leading Off: May 24th (Ep. 193)
00:17:22
We're getting excited about the latest callups, including Cavan Biggio and Kevin Cron, and looking at their outlooks for the rest of the season. Then we're examining Austin Riley's ceiling and looking into what's behind Lucas Giolito's recent success. Then we're running through all of yesterday's action, including Madison Bumgarner's solid effort, the Twins' demolishing of the Angels, and another big game from Josh Bell, before looking at the latest injury news.
May 24, 2019
Leading Off: May 23rd (Ep. 192)
00:17:23
We're talking about all the standout performances from yesterday, from Jacob deGrom's and Max Scherzer's duel, to Eloy Jimenez's two-homer game., to Frankie Montas' latest gem. Then we'll run through all the latest injury news, including Robinson Cano leaving his game and Giancarlo Stanton's setback. Finally, we'll look at some closing situations, including the Red Sox' committee and Sergio Romo's quiet usefulness.
May 23, 2019
Leading Off: May 22nd (Ep. 191)
00:17:17
We're dissecting Trevor Bauer's latest dud, and wondering how he should be valued going forward. We're also taking a look at Clint Frazier's future after his two-homer game, and running through a ton of injury news, like Khris Davis likely heading to the injured list and Christian Yelich missing yesterday's game with back troubles. Finally, we're making some bold statements about Joey Gallo, Eduardo Escobar, and Sonny Gray, and thinking about Justin Verlander's ceiling.
May 22, 2019
Major Prospect Call-ups + Waiver Wire Candidates (Ep. 189)
01:06:06
The host of our Leading Off Podcast, Dan Harris, jumps on with us to assist in breaking down all the major recent prospect call-ups (3:29) and share his top waiver pickups of the week. Fantasy owners would be wise to scoop up Scooter Gennett as soon as they can (12:51). Is it time to take Jordan Lyles (32:44) seriously? Who has the best long-term outlook between Ross Stripling, Lucas Giolito (36:37), and Brad Peacock (37:31)? Lastly, we finish the show by tackling your listener mailbag questions (46:42). Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. Just The Cheese - These snack bars are made solely from 100% Wisconsin cheese and are perfect for low-carb, Keto, gluten-free, and other great diets. Just The Cheese is a low-carb, high-protein snack that tastes exactly like your favorite cheese, but comes with a CRUNCH! Get 10% off your order by using promo code "FANTASYPROS" at checkout.
May 21, 2019
Leading Off: May 21st (Ep. 190)
00:15:09
We're breaking down Mike Minor's impressive start and Rafael Devers' quiet emergence into an excellent fantasy asset. We're then discussing Brad Peacock's latest gem and future in the rotation, before giving all the latest injury updates, like David Price's and Eloy Jimenez's returns. Finally, we're running through all the standout performances from yesterday, including another outstanding Mike Soroka start and Gleyber Torres feasting on the Orioles yet again.
May 21, 2019
Leading Off: May 20th (Ep. 188)
00:18:49
We're discussing all the standout performances from this weekend, including Shane Bieber, Rich Hill, Bryce Harper, and Josh Bell. Then we're running through all the latest injury updates, like George Springer and Yasiel Puig leaving their respective games on Sunday and updates on Jose Altuve and Zack Greinke. Finally, we're looking at all the latest closer news, including Jordan Hicks' struggles on Sunday and Hector Neris cementing his role.
May 19, 2019
Leading Off: May 17th (Ep. 187)
00:17:59
We're starting off with the discussion of Brendan Rodgers' call-up, telling you what to expect and how to prioritize your FAAB pickups with the rash of prospects being promoted. We'll also discuss Chris Bassitt's latest gem and what it means, as well as how high the ceiling is for Joey Gallo. We'll then run through all the latest injuries like Kenta Maeda and Michael Conforto, and then take listener questions on whether it's time to move on from Brian Dozier and Robinson Cano.
May 16, 2019
Leading Off: May 16th (Ep. 186)
00:16:16
We're breaking down what to expect from Austin Riley and Willie Calhoun after their respective call-ups and homers on Wednesday. We're also breaking down the possible impact of Zack Greinke's injury and discussing how Mike Soroka is moving himself into elite status. Then we're touching on any notable performances from yesterday, such as Chris Archer's dud and Byron Buxton continuing his breakout campaign. Finally, we're breaking down all the latest injury news, including Elvis Andrus hitting the injured list and Miguel Sano's return.
May 16, 2019
Leading Off: May 15th (Ep. 185)
00:15:28
We're breaking down all the big news from yesterday, starting with Keston Hiura's promotion. We'll next discuss Chris Sale's monstrous 17 strikeout performance and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s two-homer game. Then we'll talk about players who raised their stock yesterday, like Joe Musgrove, and others whose value continued to slide, like Mike Foltynewicz. We'll close with some injury news and by talking about a few standout pitchers.
May 15, 2019
Tyler Glasnow's Tough Break + Buy Low/Sell High Candidates (Ep. 183)
01:06:24
We break down our top trade candidates at this point alongside Brandon Myers, co-host of Razzball's Ditka, Sausage, & Fantasy Sports podcast. Together, the guys ponder how concerned fantasy owners should be about Tyler Glasnow's (3:04) lengthy absence, what Yasiel Puig's (17:58) current value is, and whether Rhys Hoskins (32:10) is the real deal. Our hosts later debate whether Carlos Carrasco (42:58) is now washed up or just going through a funk before closing out the show with the listener mailbag (49:13). Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity.
May 14, 2019
Leading Off: May 14th (Ep. 184)
00:14:29
With a quiet day of baseball yesterday, we're taking the time to talk about some big-time prospects like Yordan Alvarez and Keston Hiura who could be making an impact soon. Then we'll talk about some rough pitching performances from yesterday like Jose Berrios and Matthew Boyd, before looking at yesterday's standouts like Yoan Moncada and Reynaldo Lopez. Finally, we'll finish up with all the latest injury news, including Miguel Andujar and Nelson Cruz's MRI results.
May 13, 2019
Leading Off: May 13th (Ep. 182)
00:18:35
We're catching up on a busy weekend of injury news, including Tyler Glasnow and Jose Altuve hitting the IL, and Nelson Cruz facing an MRI on his wrist. Then we're looking at some notable happenings this weekend, like Luke Jackson looking entrenched as the Braves' closer and Ronald Acuna moving to the leadoff spot. Finally we're touching on some standout performances from this weekend, like Jon Lester and George Springer.
May 13, 2019
Leading Off: May 10th (Ep. 181)
00:16:10
We're telling you whether you should be dropping Yu Darvish and talking about the recent hot play of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. We also discuss how George Springer is having a quietly incredible season, before running down all the standout performances from yesterday. We end with some updates on injury news and a listener question asking about two under the radar Angels players.
May 10, 2019
Leading Off: May 9th (Ep. 180)
00:15:08
We're breaking down all the outstanding pitching performances from yesterday, from Chris Sale to Jerad Eickhoff and more. We'll then discuss Joey Gallo's hot start and whether it's sustainable, before running down some standout performances from yesterday, including Elvis Andrus, Brad Peacock, and Christian Yelich. We'll end on some closer news and some notable injuries and transactions from yesterday.
May 09, 2019
Leading Off: May 8th (Ep. 179)
00:13:13
We're excited about the performances of some underrated pitchers, including Griffin Canning, Lucas Giolito, and Danny Duffy. Then we defend Bryce Harper despite his slow start and talk about what to expect from Shohei Ohtani after his return. We next run through all of yesterday's standouts like Jose Berrios and Hunter Pence, before finishing up with some closer news and interesting observations about lineups
May 08, 2019
Nick Senzel's Arrival + Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 177)
01:08:18
On today's show, we discuss our top pickups of the week with Fantrax's lead MLB and fantasy baseball writer, Eric Cross. Is Nick Senzel (5:44) primed to deliver on the hype as a rookie, who has the most value for the rest of the season between Corey Kluber (9:54) and Chris Paddack (10:18), and will Michael Chavis (17:47) play nearly everyday once Dustin Pedroia returns? Franmil Reyes (26:50) is legitimately one of the best power hitters in baseball, and Lou Trivino (52:53) is looking like one of the best relievers in baseball at the moment. Our guys end the show strong with a couple of excellent questions from our listener mailbag (59:56). Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity.
May 07, 2019
Leading Off: May 7th (Ep. 178)
00:15:51
We are starting things off with a breakdown of Chris Paddack's latest gem and advising owners on how to approach him given his likely innings cap. We'll then discuss Nick Senzel's potential power upside, before running through the latest injury news like David Price hitting the injured list and Steven Matz getting good news on his forearm. We'll finish up by touching on the notable performances from yesterday before discussing some underowned players who need to be added.
May 06, 2019
Leading Off: May 6th (Ep. 176)
00:19:07
We start by wrapping up all the injury news from a busy weekend, including James Paxton's and Jameson Taillon's injuries, as well as updates on Luis Severino and others currently sidelined. We then touch on all the closing news, including Luke Jackson getting a save for the Braves and potential concerns over Blake Treinen in Oakland. We finish up with a discussion of this weekend's standouts, from Kyle Hendricks to Alex Bregman on the good side, to Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove on the bad.
May 06, 2019
Leading Off: May 3rd (Ep. 175)
00:17:44
We're breaking down Noah Syndergaard's latest gem and wondering why Jorge Polanco isn't more widely owned despite his hot start. We'll also talk about another solid effort from Matt Strahm, before running through Thursday's studs, like Nolan Arenado and Jose Berrios, and duds, Mike Foltynewicz and Ryan Brasier. Finally, we're taking a ton of listener questions, breaking down Khris Davis, Max Muncy, Caleb Smith, and Jose Altuve.
May 02, 2019
Leading Off: May 2nd (Ep. 174)
00:15:52
We're discussing the ramifications of the Corey Kluber and A.J. Pollock injuries, and diving deep into Blake Snell's latest dud. We then run through a ton of great performances from yesterday, including Jacob deGrom, Martin Perez, and Adalberto Mondesi. Finally, we finish up by talking about some of the more disappointing developments from Wednesday, like Jose Leclerc being demoted from the closer's role and Marco Gonzales with a poor outing against the Cubs.
May 02, 2019
Leading Off: May 1st (Ep. 173)
00:16:39
We are doing a deep dive into MLB's unluckiest player, Franmil Reyes, and wondering why Spencer Turnbull isn't more widely owned. We'll then discuss the potential impact of Nick Senzel's likely call-up this weekend, before running through some of the standout performances from yesterday like Rick Porcello and Chris Paddack. Finally, we finish up running through all the transaction and injury news from the previous day.
May 01, 2019
Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s Call-up + Buy Low/Sell High Candidates (Ep. 171)
00:58:07
Our very own Andrew Gould spends time with us today to provide insight on his top trade candidates after the season's first month. Could Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1:05) possibly be someone to sell high in redraft leagues, is Noah Syndergaard (14:03) still worth buying after a horrendous month, and is German Marquez (28:44) actually performing below expectations? Should fantasy owners view Luke Voit's (39:48) hot start as legitimate or a mirage, and does Alex Reyes (45:24) have Hall of Fame-caliber stuff? To close out the show, the guys dig into your listener mailbag questions (49:28). Sponsors: Ridge Wallet – Get 10% off today —WITH FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING— by going to ridgewallet.com/fantasypros.
Apr 30, 2019
Leading Off: April 30th (Ep. 172)
00:16:16
We're breaking down all the big stories of the day, including Jesus Aguilar's big game, Mike Soroka's latest gem, and Nate Lowe's call-up. We then discuss some disappointing outings from Zack Wheeler and Eduardo Rodriguez, before running through the latest closer news. Finally, we answer a listener question, digging deep into Bryce Harper's start to the season.
Apr 30, 2019
Leading Off: April 29th (Ep. 170)
00:18:54
We've got a ton of injury news to break down, including Chris Archer and Eloy Jimenez hitting the injured list, and Christian Yelich and Fernando Tatis Jr. leaving their most recent games with injuries. We then talk about all the closer news from this weekend, such as A.J. Minter's struggles and the Rays' deploying what appears to be a three-headed committee. Finally, we'll dissect some positive performances from this weekend, such as Mike Minor's, and some negative ones, such as Jacob deGrom's and Noah Syndergaard's.
Apr 29, 2019
Leading Off: April 25th (Ep. 169)
00:15:05
We're getting excited about Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s call-up and analyzing how to value Chris Paddack after his latest gem. We're looking at Matt Chapman's ascendancy into elite status, talking about Mike Soroka's solid outing against the Reds, and giving reasons to be optimistic on Jose Ramirez's rest-of-season value. Finally, we're catching you up on all the injury news, including Giancarlo Stanton needing a cortisone shot in his shoulder and some injured pitchers on the verge of returning.
Apr 25, 2019
Leading Off: April 24th (Ep. 168)
00:16:46
We're breaking down Chris Sale's and Zack Wheeler's starts on Tuesday, and talking about Willson Contreras' breakout year. We then touch on some notable happenings from yesterday like Carlos Carrasco's injury and Travis Shaw's two-homer game, before looking at some starting pitchers who are proving they're for real. Finally, we're taking listener questions, looking into Renato Nunez's hot start and thinking about how to approach a head-to-head categories league where you are struggling with saves.
Apr 24, 2019
Cole Tucker's Call-Up, Waiver Pickups + Listener Mailbag (Ep. 166)
01:09:35
Brent Hershey from BaseballHQ joins us to go over the week's top fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups. What are the expectations for Cole Tucker (10:32) now that Pittsburgh has called him up, is Max Kepler (18:57) a must-own power hitter, and can Jorge Alfaro (26:37) save fantasy owners who are struggling at the catcher position? Is J.D. Davis (40:54) this year's version of Max Muncy and will Carlos Martinez (48:28) pitch in the rotation or the bullpen upon his return. Lastly, a listener asks which early-season breakout performances we have the most and least faith in (58:31). Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. TickPick - TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code "FPROS15" at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more. Ridge Wallet – Get 10% off today —WITH FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING— by going to ridgewallet.com/fantasypros.
Apr 23, 2019
Leading Off: April 23rd (Ep. 167)
00:15:03
With a slow day, we're taking a deep dive into some players, looking at Ryan Braun's efforts to hit more fly balls and Christian Walker's ridiculous hard-hit rate. We then run through all the latest injury developments before highlighting some of the bigger performances from yesterday, like Steven Matz's gem against the Phillies. Finally, we end on a listener question and ease some concerns about Jose Peraza's slow start.
Apr 23, 2019
Leading Off: April 22nd (Ep. 165)
00:17:13
We are breaking down all the injury news from this weekend, including Jacob deGrom, Aaron Judge, and Starling Marte. Next we're going back to the 80's, using hit songs to describe players whose weekend performances stood out positively, like Clayton Kershaw, Joey Gallo, and Kyle Hendricks. Finally, we look at this weekend's biggest disappointments, like Jose Leclerc, some Braves pitchers, and Justin Turner.
Apr 22, 2019
Leading Off: April 19th (Ep. 164)
00:14:41
We're looking at Mike Soroka's season debut and what it could mean for the Braves' rotation, and predicting how the Rockies' lineup might play out with both Ryan McMahon and David Dahl back in action. We dive deep into Homer Bailey's hot start and run through plenty of other news from yesterday, like Eddie Rosario's two home runs and Michael Pineda's clunker. Finally, it's time to dig into some listener questions and dissect Anthony Rizzo's and Jose Abreu's slow starts.
Apr 19, 2019
Leading Off: April 18th (Ep. 163)
00:15:58
We're talking about the ramifications of the news that Arodys Vizcaino underwent season-ending surgery, as well as breaking down Walker Buehler's dominant start against the Reds. We're also looking at Hunter Dozier's hot start, and running down all the latest injury news from around baseball. Finally, we end with our favorite game, "why'd you do that," where we wonder why we ever doubted Carlos Carrasco, Sonny Gray, or Cole Hamels
Apr 18, 2019
Leading Off: April 17th (Ep. 162)
00:16:09
We're breaking down the exciting James Paxton-Chris Sale showdown, and running through all the latest injury news while naming some under the radar players who could become household names in the near future with their potential opportunities. We're then playing who's hot, who's not, looking at the recent hot streaks of Jose Quintana and Marcell Ozuna while voicing concerns over Steven Matz and Buster Posey. Finally, we discuss the latest closer news, and why Jose Alvarado owners have a right to be frustrated.
Apr 17, 2019
Leading Off: April 16th (Ep. 161)
00:15:55
We're breaking down the Phillies' closer situation with David Robertson hitting the shelf, and discussing Clayton Kershaw's first start back off the injured list. We do a deep dive into Yu Darvish's latest outing, and run through the latest injury news, such as Mike Trout's return and Cody Bellinger leaving last night's game after a hit-by-pitch. We end with some listener questions about the slow starts of Franmil Reyes and Jesus Aguilar. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 16, 2019
Waiver Wire Pickups w/ Michael Beller (Ep. 160)
01:05:48
Despite a few weeks of baseball being played, there are still an overwhelming number of players that are available on the waiver wire worth owning. Michael Beller of Sports Illustrated joins us on the show to run through all the top options across various ownership points at the hitter (10:48) and pitcher (41:13) positions. If Jorge Polanco is still available, get him now (11:02). Don't hesitate to pick up Franmil Reyes (21:25), Carlos Rodon (41:26) and Michael Pineda (48:13) are quality arms worth owning, and who is Nick Anderson (54:13)? We're answering mailbag questions to close out the show like when is it too early to drop mid-round picks (56:12) and who are some buy-low candidates worth looking into (1:00:16)? Sponsors: Pristine Auction – Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. TickPick – TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code “FPROS15” at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more. Ridge Wallet – Get 10% off today —WITH FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING— by going to ridgewallet.com/fantasypros.
Apr 14, 2019
Leading Off: April 15th (Ep. 159)
00:19:43
We're catching you up on everything you missed this weekend, including another gem from Caleb Smith and Touki Toussaint's big time performance and what it means going forward. We also examine Austin Meadows' and Brandon Lowe's hot starts, run through the latest injuries around baseball, and talk about some bounceback pitchers. Finally, we're playing "can you drop them" with a bunch of underachieving players. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 14, 2019
Leading Off: April 12th (Ep. 158)
00:15:44
We're breaking down Walker Buehler's, Aaron Nola's, and Jose Ramirez's slow starts and offering reasons for optimism on both going forward. We dig deep into Shane Bieber's latest gem, and telling you whether to buy Steven Matz and Sonny Gray. Finally, we run through the latest strange but true happenings in the closer landscape, and offer an opinion as to how owners should treat Clayton Kershaw in his first start back on Monday. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 12, 2019
Leading Off: April 11th (Ep. 157)
00:15:38
We're talking about a ton of pitching performances, including Tyler Glasnow's and Matthew Boyd's solid efforts, and Yu Darvish's and Nick Pivetta's duds. We're also digging into Jason Heyward's and Trey Mancini's hot starts and telling you whether either or both need to be added. Finally, we're giving some injury updates on Jay Bruce, Travis Shaw, and others who have been nicked up recently. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 11, 2019
Leading Off: April 10th (Ep. 156)
00:15:58
We're breaking down Mike Trout's groin injury and dissecting Chris Sale's latest clunker against the Blue Jays. We also take a closer look at Luis Castillo's and Matt Shoemaker's gems on Tuesday, as well as update all the injury news surround the pitching landscape, including Mike Clevinger, Luis Severino, and Clayton Kershaw. Finally, we examine  the hot starts of Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson and see whether either or both are sustainable. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 10, 2019
Early Season Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 154)
01:00:27
With the second full week of MLB action now underway, Mick Ciallela of Fantrax joins today's show to chat about the top pickups at this early juncture of the season. Is Dansby Swanson (17:18) ready to break out, is Clint Frazier (26:12) this week's top add, and how sustainable is Freddy Peralta's (38:07) impressive production? The show concludes with us tackling a few of your listener mailbag questions (43:49), one of which revolves around Clayton Kershaw's (50:39) trade value and expectations. Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. TickPick - TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code "FPROS15" at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more.
Apr 09, 2019
Leading Off: April 9th (Ep. 155)
00:15:18
We're hitting all the major pitching news, including another Blake Snell gem and Luis Severino's setback. We take a deep dive into the hot starts of Yandy Diaz and Daniel Vogelbach, and give the season-long outlook on each. Finally, we're looking at how good Cody Bellinger could really be and play one of our favorite games, Name That Phillies Closer. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 09, 2019
Leading Off: April 8th (Ep. 153)
00:19:28
We're running down all the big injury news, including Clayton Kershaw's and Gregory Polanco's imminent returns, as well as Ryan McMahon's move to the injured list and what it might mean for Garrett Hampson. We examine the hot start of Tyler Glasnow and the home run problems for Corbin Burnes, and discuss what to expect from each going forward. Finally, we look at the hot start of several fringe players, such as Jayson Heyward and Adam Jones. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 08, 2019
Opening Week Reactions (Ep. 151)
01:08:23
Our very own Andrew Seifter hops on with us to go over our opening week thoughts, discuss the major closer battles, and share our favorite early-season pickups with you. How will the Brewers' closer situation shake out (7:05) and is the Mariners' ninth-inning battle (17:56) even worth paying attention to with Hunter Strickland sidelined? The guys dive into the listener mailbag and tackle a few intriguing questions (25:59), like how many IL spots fantasy leagues should have (32:29). Matthew Boyd (43:38) could be at the beginning of a big-time breakout, and while Adam Jones (56:12) may not be exciting, there's little reason he can't bounce back this year. Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. TickPick - TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code "FPROS15" at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more.
Apr 05, 2019
Leading Off: April 5th (Ep. 152)
00:16:27
We're talking about a bunch of pitchers who flirted with no-hitters, including Trevor Bauer and Max Fried, and breaking down Clayton Kershaw's rehab start. We run through a litany of injury news - both good and bad - and talk about whether Victor Robles and Stephen Piscotty are ready to take their games to the next level. Finally, we answer some listener questions about Zack Wheeler and Joey Lucchesi, and the outlook for both pitchers for the rest of the season. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 05, 2019
Leading Off: April 4th (Ep. 150)
00:14:34
We're talking about a ton of notable pitching performances from yesterday, including whether it's time to worry about Corey Kluber, whether Jacob deGrom can be even better than last year, and if Luis Castillo is developing into a legitimate ace. We run through the latest closer developments, including Blake Parker earning another save for the Twins, while Alex Reyes can't deliver in his fill-in opportunity. Finally, we discuss some lesser-tier starters who had huge games on Wednesday, like Matt Boyd and Matt Shoemaker, and look at their potential to become reliable starting options. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 04, 2019
Leading Off: April 3rd (Ep. 149)
00:13:55
We're breaking down the impact of Trea Turner's finger injury and some potential replacements, while also touching on some underrated starters with impressive games, such as Jordan Zimmermann and Zach Eflin. We also dive into the velocity concerns with Chris Sale and Aroldis Chapman, and discuss Blake Snell's huge rebound start. Finally, there's always closer news to talk bout, such as whether Blake Parker is the reliever to own in Minnesota. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 02, 2019
Leading Off: April 2nd (Ep. 148)
00:15:31
We're breaking down some huge storylines from Monday, including Giancarlo Stanton's and Miguel Andujar's injuries and what they mean for them and the Yankees. We also break down Julio Urias's exciting debut, as well as Chris Archer's and Mike Clevinger's outstanding games. Finally, we touch some interesting lineup movers, as well as go through the notable closer developments from Monday's action. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn. Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Apr 02, 2019
Leading Off: April 1st (Ep. 147)
00:17:57
We're going through all of the major developments from a news-filled weekend, including Daniel Murphy's finger injury and what it might mean for Garrett Hampson, and some big question marks with closing situations in Seattle, Baltimore, and several other spots. We also break down the 2019 debuts from some exciting young pitchers, including Chris Paddack and Corbin Burnes, and tell you whether you should be worried about Yu Darvish's rough start against his former team. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn.
Apr 01, 2019
Leading Off: March 29th (Ep. 146)
00:16:20
We're recapping all the major happenings from a jam-packed Opening Day, including Trea Turner's big day on the basepaths and Zack Greinke's and Chris Sale's worrisome starts. We also discuss some murky closer situations, as well as some young pitchers like Jose Berrios and Luis Castillo who put up big-time performances. Finally, we dig into some interesting Opening Day lineups, and what they might mean for the future. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn.
Mar 29, 2019
Leading Off: March 27th (Ep. 145)
00:14:15
With spring training winding down, we're catching you up on all the latest news from around baseball, including Fernando Tatis Jr. making the Padres' Opening Day roster and Jacob deGrom and Kyle Hendricks receiving contract extensions. We also touch on the recent injury developments, such as Justin Upton beginning the season on the IL with an injured toe, Carlos Correa's sore neck, and Nick Senzel suffering yet another setback in his bid to join the Reds. Finally, we discuss Chris Paddack's downright silly numbers, and whether Francisco Mejia is worth an add. Sponsor: ESPN+: Get access to exclusive live sports, shows and more from ESPN PLUS. You'll be able to watch live games from MLB, MLS, and NHL. Start watching today by getting a free 7-day trial over at www.fantasypros.com/espn.
Mar 27, 2019
Bold Predictions + Valuable Stashes (Ep. 144)
00:59:15
Joe Pisapia, author of the "Fantasy Black Book" series, joins us to give his takes on our bold predictions and share his own. The guys examine where Jose Ramirez (1:08) should be taken in drafts after injuring his leg, and then forecast which MLB teams will make it to the playoffs (15:16) and World Series (32:32). We soon move on to the bold predictions (33:41) and break down the interesting possibilities of Adalberto Mondesi (39:09) stealing more bases than the Royals win games, or Ryan Brazier (44:41) leading the majors in saves. The show finishes off with suggestions of who fantasy owners should draft and stash (52:14), like Brewers prospect Keston Hiura (56:30), who could find his way into the starting lineup before long. Sponsors: TickPick - TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code "FPROS15" at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more.
Mar 25, 2019
Biggest MLB Rankings Movers w/ Jason Collette (Ep. 143)
01:02:59
We get together with Jason Collette, co-host of "The Sleeper and the Bust" podcast, to analyze the latest news and discuss which players have moved the most up and down their rankings. How long will Julio Urias (5:15) stay in the Dodgers' rotation and is Jimmy Nelson (15:32) a stash-worthy option. Is Chris Sale's (35:08 & 39:20) contract extension reassuring for his fantasy value, and how concerned should fantasy owners be about Josh Donaldson's (48:06) health? Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. TickPick - TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code "FPROS15" at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more.
Mar 23, 2019
Spring Training's Biggest Takeaways (Ep. 142)
00:58:37
Spring Training's Biggest Takeaways (Ep. 142) With the end of spring training approaching, we've brought in Alex Chamberlain from FanGraphs to help us analyze this past month of baseball and see which fantasy nuggets can be drawn from it. Where should Corey Knebel (2:56) be selected in drafts after suffering his elbow injury and can Garrett Hampson (20:50) steal 50 bases this year? Victor Robles (30:24) is being criminally undervalued and Chris Paddack (46:07) absolutely has the talent to live up to the hype. Sponsors: TickPick - TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code "FPROS15" at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more.
Mar 22, 2019
High-Risk Players & Late-Round Gambles w/ Paul Sporer (Ep. 141)
01:10:08
Paul Sporer of Rotographs is on with us to dissect some of fantasy baseball's risky athletes and shed a little light on several late-round fliers you should gamble on. How much of a concern is Trevor Story's (7:09) high strikeout rate, why aren't people buying in on Max Muncy (15:03), and is David Dahl (33:48) being overpriced? Ramon Laureano (53:43) is a cheap speedster who has decent pop and Adam Frazier (1:04:56) costs nothing, but can do some serious damage against right-handed pitchers. Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. TickPick - TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code "FPROS15" at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more.
Mar 19, 2019
League-Winning Sleepers (Ep. 139)
01:07:32
For today's show, we've brought along Chris Meaney from The Athletic to help us break down some of fantasy baseball's most valuable sleepers. Paul DeJong (11:47) is a well-rounded hitter who bats cleanup in a talented lineup, Hunter Renfroe's (22:57) power should give him plenty of RBIs, and Shane Bieber (33:04) boasts elite command in a weak division. Could Harrison Bader (42:36) be both an offensive and defensive superstar in the making and is Jimmy Nelson (57:45) primed for a breakout season?
Mar 15, 2019
Avoid Drafting these Busts (Ep. 140)
01:00:55
It's the peak draft weekend for many around fantasy baseball and Scott White of CBS Sports is on the show to talk about players who are likely going to be busts relative to their cost. We're covering the latest news including Luis Severino's injury timeline and it's fantasy impact (3:23). The first player that makes our bust list is Amed Rosario (10:41). Madison Bumgarner may never be the same pitcher that he once was (26:55). Where does Bryce Harper rank amongst his peers with his health concerns (46:17) and how much will Francisco Lindor's injury hamper him throughout all of 2019 (49:29)?
Mar 15, 2019
Overvalued & Undervalued Players (Ep. 138)
01:05:03
Frank Stampfl, co-host of the Fantasy BFFs, is today's guest as we go over our top overvalued and undervalued players. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (7:14) may ironically be a better buy thanks to his injury and fantasy owners shouldn't shy away from boring veterans like Robinson Cano (19:56) and Andrew McCutchen (26:40). How much of a steal can Matt Strahm (44:13) be and is Jose Ramirez (50:14) worth his lofty draft price after a poor second half?
Mar 12, 2019
Players You Must Draft & Avoid w/ Steve Gardner (Ep. 137)
01:03:34
The season is almost here with the first games starting in less than two weeks. We know fantasy drafts are coming for many of you and for that reason, we've got Steve Gardner of USA Today on the show to help name our top 5 must-have players (2:21). Of course, with must-haves, you probably also want to know who to avoid so we're naming those guys as well (39:55). We start things off with three straight pitchers including Tyler Glasnow (8:20). Reaching for J.T. Realmuto isn't such a bad idea in this catching climate (14:02). Joey Gallo's guaranteed power can't be overlooked (18:33) and Adalberto Mondesi's upside is intriguing, but Steve and Bobby are on the opposite ends of whether he's a must-have or must-avoid (31:05). Listen in as to why Starling Marte could be this year's Christian Yelich (48:39) and why Mallex Smith's speed doesn't warrant his draft price (51:31). Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed helmets and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity. Enter our special giveaway for free for a chance at an Amari Cooper signed Cowboys helmet. Just go to "fantasypros.com/contest" for more information.
Mar 09, 2019
Spring Training Standouts + Breakout Players w/ Jayson Stark (Ep. 136)
00:30:13
One of the game's most renowned analysts, Jayson Stark from The Athletic, joins the show to chat about his observations from spring training and potential breakout players heading into this season. Can Tyler O'Neill crack the starting lineup with a strong spring (4:23)? Jack Flaherty (5:42 and 7:53) appears to be an elite pitcher in the making and Marcell Ozuna (18:41) seems poised to take a giant leap forward in 2019. However, does Julio Urias (23:03) still have ace potential and could he be a victim of how the Dodgers handle their pitchers? Lastly, how great is Miguel Cabrera and does he still have something to offer owners in 2019 (26:50)?
Mar 08, 2019
Rookie & Sophomore Sleepers (Ep. 135)
01:00:33
Jim Sannes from numberFire helps us break down which rookie and sophomore players can provide fantasy owners with a healthy return on investment. Adalberto Mondesi (10:42) may not be cheap, but he certainly appears to be undervalued. Max Muncy's (19:17) talent is worth gambling on despite the playing time concerns, Dan Jansen's (32:14) power and plate discipline are overlooked, and Jesus Luzardo (45:20) can break camp with the A's and produce right away. Christin Stewart (50:46) can rake against righties and should start off high in Detroit's batting order. Sponsors: Pristine Auction - Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity.
Mar 05, 2019
Bryce Harper to Phillies + Post-Hype Sleepers w/ Scott Pianowski (Ep. 134)
00:53:29
Scott Pianowski from Yahoo! Sports joins the program to help us shine light on some post-hype sleepers you shouldn't get caught snoozing on. Before going neck deep into some of our favorite sleepers, the crew chimes in on baseball's biggest recent news, Bryce Harper (3:32) signing with the Phillies. When is it acceptable to take Carlos Martinez (16:53) and will Jurickson Profar (29:31) continue to improve now that he only has to focus on playing one position? Does Johan Camargo (45:47) have a much clearer path to playing time than many would believe and is Matthew Boyd (51:37) being overlooked primarily because of the Tigers' irrelevance?
Mar 02, 2019
Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft (Ep. 133)
00:57:48
With spring training now underway, we brought along Justin Mason, who runs The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, to take part in our second fantasy baseball mock draft of the year. Justin kicks off our mock with the selection of Mookie Betts (2:58) at second overall, while Bobby takes J.D. Martinez (4:25) fifth overall. What are the odds that Will Smith (33:06) is still in a closer role by midseason, is Garrett Hampson (41:52) going to get significant playing time on the Rockies, and what can we expect from Cedric Mullins (48:34) as Baltimore's leadoff hitter? Tune in 'til the end to find out who ended up with the better squad!
Feb 28, 2019
ADP Value Picks + Who to Watch in Spring Training? (Ep. 132)
01:05:54
The first games of spring training are underway and with drafts creeping up, we're taking the time to look at current ADP values with Joe Pisapia, writer of The Fantasy Black Book. We're counting down our favorite values and giving the lowdown on why you should draft the players mentioned. Is Whit Merrifield actually undervalued (1:59)? Cole Hamels may be older, but he's still got plenty to offer (8:33). Ross Stripling needs to be on your radar, but will he crack the rotation (16:25)? Bobby and Joe aren't in complete agreement with different opinions on Luis Castillo (18:26) and Rich Hill (22:46). To wrap up the show, we've got seven players you should pay attention to this spring (44:11).
Feb 22, 2019
Starting Pitcher Rankings + Manny Machado Signs with Padres (Ep. 131)
00:59:44
Which starting pitchers should you target early on and who are the best values deeper in drafts? Mike Podhorzer from RotoGraphs joined us today to help us tackle that very question, but we start off by examining Manny Machado's outlook with the Padres (1:03). Is Blake Snell (13:20) a top-five SP this year or is he bound to regress, and does Shane Bieber (31:41) get far more hype than he deserves? Can Josh James (41:09) become a stud as a rookie if he cracks the rotation, and how sustainable is Freddy Peralta's (56:22) strikeout rate?
Feb 21, 2019
10 Bounce-back Players to Target w/ Al Melchior (Ep. 130)
00:48:43
We've witnessed bounce-backs in baseball and 2019 should be no different. Joining us this episode is Al Melchior of The Athletic and we're naming our top 10 players that should outproduce their 2018 campaign. We start our countdown at No. 10 with Avisail Garcia (1:06) and Jorge Polanco (3:42). Bobby names 10 hitters while Al mixes in a few pitchers into his list. The catching position is so shallow and 2018 may have been the worst-case scenario for Willson Contreras making him an attractive cheaper option (10:38). Billy Hamilton is just one season removed from four straight 50+ stolen bases and his move to Kansas City should help him recover (38:23).
Feb 13, 2019
10 Players Who Will Disappoint You (Ep. 129)
01:07:02
FantasyPros correspondent and DraftKings writer, Garion Thorne, is in with us for today's show, where each host lists which 10 players they feel have the highest chance to regress in 2019. Jose Ramirez (10:58) may not live up to the hype, Kenley Jansen's (18:52) age and velocity dip should continue to work against him, and Javier Baez (24:14) might not be worth his current ADP. Christian Yelich (43:44) seems bound to regress to some degree, but how much of last year's production can he sustain this season? Also, Jesus Aguilar's (49:56) extremely disappointing second half doesn't bode well for his future success.
Feb 12, 2019
Early Mock Draft + J.T. Realmuto's Fantasy Value (Ep. 128)
01:02:42
The two big names in baseball have yet to sign, but J.T. Realmuto is on the move and we're talking with FantasyPros writer, Dan Harris, on what the catcher's value will be in 2019. News also broke about Francisco Lindor's injury, but how much is his draft stock affected (12:00)? We're running our first mock draft of the season from the 2 and 11 spots (15:43) and the first round kicks off with Mookie Betts and Chris Sale being taken. Despite shortstop being deeper this year, Xander Bogaerts could be worth your early pick (28:21), and if you miss out on a pitcher, find out why Josh James is Bobby's must-have sleeper this year (32:27). Despite struggles and injuries, Dan plans on having shares of Chris Archer (44:47) and Yu Darvish (45:58) in multiple drafts. Find out who has the better mock draft to close the show (57:37).
Feb 10, 2019
Bryce Harper's Future + Dynasty Baseball Draft Tips (Ep. 127)
01:11:04
Paul Sporer of Rotographs joins the show to discuss which players you should be watching in dynasty leagues. One of the big questions on people's minds is which clubs are the mystery teams linked to Bryce Harper (2:33), is Jo Adell (21:48) currently being undervalued in dynasty formats, and is Kyle Tucker (29:25) the next best fantasy prospect to hold on to after Vladimir Guerrero Jr.? Shohei Ohtani (37:01) has a chance to get back on the mound in 2020, Freddy Peralta's (48:53) stellar fastball is a huge boon to his value, and it would be a mistake to forget about Franklin Barreto's (1:06:08) potential.
Feb 07, 2019
Early Rankings Standouts w/ Nick Pollack (Ep. 126)
00:54:48
Nick Pollack from Pitcher List is on today's show to discuss which players appear to be under or overvalued based on their spot in our rankings. Does Franmil Reyes' (10:44) crazy power justify his current price considering that he may struggle to find playing time, should Juan Soto (19:53) be taken ahead of Alex Bregman, and how much upside does Kyle Freeland (25:08) have pitching at Coors Field? Are people far too high on Chris Archer (39:30) and what exactly is Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s (45:04) potential in 2019 if he plays a full season?
Jan 30, 2019
Rookies & Dynasty Prospects (Ep. 125)
01:00:43
Steve Gardner from USA Today joins the show as we offer insight into which rookies should see fantasy relevance this year and who dynasty leaguers should consider stashing long-term. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1:30) is expected to be a real difference-maker in both fantasy and reality this season and Alex Reyes' (20:24) immense talent should get him a spot in the Cardinals rotation. Can Peter Alonso's (26:48) powerful bat get him into the Big Leagues sooner rather than later, what should fantasy owners who decide to stash Forrest Whitley or Fernando Tatis Jr. (38:26) expect from them this season, and would it be surprising for Wander Franco (50:08) to become the league's top prospect in 2020?
Jan 16, 2019
Early 2019 Rankings + Free Agency Predictions (Ep. 124)
01:02:45
2019 is upon us and our very own Dan Harris joins us for our first offseason baseball podcast of the year! We dive into our early fantasy rankings to examine players in new situations. Josh Donaldson (6:51) can produce well in Atlanta, but can he stay healthy and should he be taken over a high-upside player like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (8:22)? How do Andrew McCutchen (13:45) and Yasiel Puig (15:39) compare, what should we expect from Billy Hamilton (27:47) in Kansas City, and can Charlie Morton (37:24) continue his success after going to Tampa Bay? The crew ends things with some predictions on where top free agents, like Bryce Harper (48:33) and Manny Machado (53:09), may end up.
Jan 10, 2019
Playoff Run Pickups + Mailbag (Ep. 123)
00:48:36
It's been a great season, but it's not over yet. We've got Paul Sporer of RotoGraphs joining us on the show to chat about a few recent news items including Luis Urias's promotion (2:42) and Trevor Bauer's health (5:43). Like most at this time of the year, who you pick up depends on your team's situation, but we're discussing some popular names out there that have been hot as of late (e.g. Melky Cabrera - 9:20), as well as some youngsters who are getting their opportunities like Billy McKinney (13:49) and Tyler White (20:14). Despite it being late in the season, we like a couple pitchers who should be available on waivers (23:10). Find out why you should pick up Jace Fry (31:19), who the next Jose Ramirez could be (36:34), and whether you should trust your slumping veterans during these final weeks (45:41) as we answer mailbag questions (36:20).
Sep 01, 2018
MLB Playoff Race Predictions + Daniel Murphy Trade Analysis w/ Eno Sarris (Ep. 122)
00:39:26
Eno Sarris from The Athletic joins us to share his thoughts on us how Daniel Murphy will fit in with the Cubs (4:33) and which teams can come out on top in the MLB playoff hunt (11:47). With the fantasy playoffs also coming soon, Bobby and Eno also discuss which fantasy free agents can push you to the playoffs or help your title chances. Nick Williams is showing a lot of promise (17:31), but is Luis Castillo's strikeout potential worth taking a chance on, or will he end up disappointing you (20:22)? We finish off the show by answering your listener mailbag questions (29:42), two of which ask about how highly we should value Kris Bryant (33:19) and Mike Trout (35:38) in dynasty leagues.
Aug 24, 2018
Exciting Prospects & Waiver Pickups w/ Steve Gardner (Ep. 121)
01:01:42
It's crunch time for many of you who are still actively competing in your fantasy baseball leagues and as we reach these final weeks, there are a handful of topics to discuss. Steve Gardner of USA Today joins us on the show to chat about the current crop of prospects and what we're witnessing in Ronald Acuna (1:16), Juan Soto (3:09), and what we're waiting for with Vlad Guerrero Jr., Eloy Jimenez (4:11) and Michael Kopech (10:06). We then shift gears to name our favorite waiver pickups including a trio of youngsters in Willy Adames (16:28), Harrison Bader (19:11) and David Dahl (20:56) before jumping to pitchers (25:13). To end the show, we're providing answers to some tough decisions on whether it's time to move on from some big names such as Adrian Beltre (35:32), Tommy Pham (36:00), Adam Eaton (37:23), Jon Lester (40:28), and Chris Archer (41:14).
Aug 18, 2018
Second Half Surprises + Waiver Targets w/ Mike Podhorzer (Ep. 120)
01:01:37
We're back with guest Mike Podhorzer of RotoGraphs to catch up on all the latest news and performances around the league since our last show. Robert Stephenson was called back up (3:03), Eloy Jimenez is supposedly nearing a call-up (5:33), Rougned Odor may have finally figured it out (8:03), and Matt Carpenter is somehow an MVP candidate (11:18). There's a lot to discuss including hitters worth adding that should be available in your league (17:54) and which available pitchers are quality adds versus streaming options (31:41). If you're wondering if it's time to drop one of your struggling bigger names, listen in as we run through a list of players that many owners may have to move on from (43:52).
Aug 09, 2018
Dropping Darvish, Max Muncy's Breakout + Waiver Pickups (Ep. 119)
00:48:56
With 4th of July in the rearview and the second-half of baseball in front of us, Paul Sporer of RotoGraphs came on our show to discuss all the pertinent fantasy topics including whether or not it's time to move on from Yu Darvish (1:47). And with the trade deadline looming, we're chatting about potential landing spots for Manny Machado (4:12) and if Bryce Harper could be moved this season (36:24). Of course, it's also only right for us to give Max Muncy some love (10:33) and discuss J.D. Martinez's MVP standing (13:56). We've got lots to cover so listen in as we name our favorite hitters (17:32) and pitchers (27:04) to pick up before wrapping things up by answering your listener mailbag questions (36:10). Sponsor: DRAFT.com/pros - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. Love DRAFT or get your money back (up to $100). Join now at DRAFT.com/pros and you'll get a free entry into a $3 draft.
Jul 05, 2018
Weekly Waiver Pickups + Listener Mailbag (Ep. 118)
01:02:44
With 13 weeks of baseball complete, Justin Mason joins us to discuss the latest news that transpired during the week including Sandy Alcantara's call-up (8:06) and the latest in baseball innovation (9:31). Bobby and Justin are also chatting about Mike Trout's season and how it's being wasted with the Angels (14:24). If you're in need of waiver wire help, get our thoughts on hitters like Enrique Hernandez (18:19), Jason Kipnis (19:09), Randall Grichuk (23:38) and many more along with pitchers such as Mike Minor (35:13), Ervin Santana (39:28) and a trio of Giants (40:32). Listen in as we answer your questions from the mailbag to close out the show (46:57). Sponsor: DRAFT.com/pros - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. Love DRAFT or get your money back (up to $100). Join now at DRAFT.com/pros and you'll get a free entry into a $3 draft.
Jun 29, 2018
Week 13 Waiver Pickups + Drop Candidates (Ep. 117)
00:47:39
Joining us to wrap up the week and help you improve your team is Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage. To get started, we're talking about the latest news and happenings around the league including the Royals closer situation (2:17), Michael Wacha's oblique (5:51), and Madison Bumgarner's latest outing (7:39). We're also discussing Andrelton Simmons's breakout (9:11) which leads us into everyone's favorite midseason topic, the waiver wire (12:24). The first hitter we're covering is Jon Jay, but listen in as you'll want to hear why Jorje Polanco needs to be on your add list today (17:05). If you're in need of pitching help, we're covering multiple players that should be available in your league from Michael Kopech (26:29) to Matt Strahm (29:32). Listen all the way through the show as we wrap up with a lightning round of who to keep or drop (40:44). Sponsor: DRAFT.com/pros: Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. Love DRAFT or get your money back (up to $100). Join now at DRAFT.com/pros and you'll get a free entry into a $3 draft.
Jun 22, 2018
Waiver Pickups + Daniel Descalso's Surprising Season (Ep. 116)
00:46:53
FantasyPros expert Dan Marcus joins host Bobby Sylvester to discuss some fantasy free agents, but first, the duo breaks down major injury news surrounding some big name players, like Miguel Cabrera (1:08), Shohei Ohtani (2:12), and Stephen Strasburg (5:25). Once we jump to free agents, our guys take a stab at deciding if there's still any reason to believe in Scott Kingery becoming an impactful player this season (13:25), analyzing how Daniel Descalaco suddenly became a power hitter (20:34), and projecting what fantasy owners can expect from Freddy Peralta now that he's been called back up (32:30). We then conclude the show by tackling a few very interesting Listener Mailbag questions (33:18). Sponsors: DRAFT.com/pros - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. Love DRAFT or get your money back (up to $100). Join now at DRAFT.com/pros and you'll get a free entry into a $3 draft.
Jun 18, 2018
Ross Stripling's Dominance & Daniel Palka's Power + Listener Mailbag (Ep. 115)
01:11:03
Bobby is joined by fellow FantasyPros expert Dan Harris to go over the latest MLB news, like Alex Reyes being done for the season (3:59), Ross Stripling's unbelievable May (9:27), the Rays calling up 1B Jake Bauers (13:14), and Kyle Barraclough stealing the Marlins closer job (17:57). The duo also analyzes a slew of waiver wire options to give you the skinny on whether you should pick up powerful mashers Max Muncy (27:29) and Daniel Palka (28:53), among others, and they also attempt to predict when Tyler Glasnow might get a chance in the rotation (24:23). The guys later answer your Listener Mailbag questions (40:13), which feature some intriguing MLB Draft topics, like who are Bobby's and Dan's favorite dynasty players from this MLB Draft class (47:00) and which teams had the best draft (55:35). Sponsors: DRAFT.com/pros - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. Love DRAFT or get your money back (up to $100). Join now at DRAFT.com/pros and you'll get a free entry into a $3 draft.
Jun 08, 2018
Alex Reyes Expectations + Waiver Wire Options w/ Mike Podhorzor (Ep. 114)
00:50:09
Bobby is joined by the 2015 FSTA Baseball Writer of the Year, RotoGraphs' very own Mike Podhorzor, to discuss the latest news around the league and which players on the waiver wire fantasy owners should consider scooping up or leaving alone. The guys first share their thoughts on whether Anthony Rizzo's slide was just good baseball or had malicious intent (8:20) before delving into some pressing fantasy baseball questions. A few of the more important topics we try to tackle are whether Jonny Venters is the closer to own in Tampa Bay (10:03), if Gorkys Hernandez's power is a fluke or for real (19:32), whether Austin Meadows can stick around in the majors and become a viable fantasy option (25:20), predict just how good will Alex Reyes be this season (33:48), and project what fantasy owners should expect from call-up Shane Bieber (35:27)? To close, Bobby and Mike team up to answer your Listener Mailbag questions (41:10). Sponsors: DRAFT.com/pros - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. Love DRAFT or get your money back (up to $100). Join now at DRAFT.com/pros and you'll get a free entry into a $3 draft.
May 30, 2018
Free Agent Finds + Prospect Analysis w/ Al Melchior (Ep. 113)
00:56:34
Al Melchior, host of the Fantasy Baseball Hour on the FNTSY Sports Radio Network and writer for Fangraphs and Fantrax, joins us today to discuss a plethora of waiver pickups and examine expectations for a few top prospects. Some of the many questions Bobby and Al answer are who they would prefer to own between Jack Flaherty, Alex Reyes, and Zach Britton (10:05), whether Tyler O'Neill (21:35) has a shot at receiving regular playing time, and which unowned catchers are good stopgap options for Welington Castillo owners (42:53). We also spend time predicting when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (16:49) will finally get called up, share our thoughts on recent Pirates' call-up, Austin Meadows (26:53), and figure out if Willy Adames (39:20) has been called up for good, or is just having a cup of coffee in the majors. To conclude, the duo digs into the Listener Mailbag (44:20) to answer your questions. Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
May 24, 2018
Juan Soto's Call-up + Pitching Talk w/ Eno Sarris (Ep. 112)
00:56:45
Today we are joined by Eno Sarris from The Athletic to help us break down the Juan Soto call-up (0:48), examine whether Alex Reyes will rejoin the rotation once he returns (8:04), and deduce when Robbie Ray might come back from his injury (21:47). We also cover whether Blake Parker (27:11) owns the Angels' closer job, Jordan Hicks' (15:36) incredible fastball, and if Josh Hader (31:41) has any realistic shot at the Cy Young Award. We then finish up by answering your listener mailbag questions (35:26). Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
May 21, 2018
Waiver Pickups + Injury Updates w/ Jason Collette (Ep. 111)
00:58:57
Jason Collette from ESPN, Rotowire, and FanGraphs joins us to chat about which players fantasy owners should be on the prowl for when searching through waivers. Jedd Gyorko's (10:32) performance so far seems legitimate, Franchy Cordero's (26:08) power and speed can't be ignored, Nick Pivetta (41:39) is showing stud-potential, and we're mentioning a trio of Cardinals hurlers who have had early success (46:11). We also went over numerous injury updates, like how the Cardinals may plan on responding to A.J. Pollock's (1:10) thumb injury, as well as an exciting hypothetical trade involving Trevor Story and Manny Machado (13:44). Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
May 20, 2018
Closer Updates, Who's Freddy Peralta & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 110)
00:42:37
There are a handful of things to discuss with the latest events around the league and joining us to do so is Jake Ciely of RotoExperts. Roberto Osuna may be out for the long haul (1:24), Keynan Middleton has major elbow issues (21:13), and Hector Nerris is on shaky ground (22:52) making the closer landscape a bit fuzzy for all three teams. There were also a pair of intriguing call-ups with Franmil Reyes (13:22) and Freddy Peralta (16:20) that have owners wondering what to expect. Lastly, we're answering your mailbag questions so listen up to see if your question made it onto the show (18:54). Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
May 13, 2018
Injury Stashes + Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 109)
00:54:16
We're in week six of the fantasy season, but there are a surprising number of useful players still readily available on the waiver wire. Derek Carty, creator of The Bat projections, is joining us to talk about the latest news such as Yadier Molina's injury (1:53), Johnny Cueto's arm (3:06), Clayton Kershaw's tendinitis (4:06), and Matt Harvey's demotion (5:22). We're also covering which players on the DL you should be stashing right now (10:12), before moving onto which pitchers (22:51) and hitters (37:16) should be on your radar. Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
May 06, 2018
Ichiro's Legacy, Replacing Seager & Trades to Make (Ep. 108)
01:15:20
Ichiro is calling it a career and it's been a great one (2:31). Joining us this episode is FantasyPros writer, Dan Harris, and we've got a lot to discuss including Corey Seager's season-ending injury (5:39), Walker Buehler's upside (9:23), what to make of the Angels' closer situation (11:50), how long Robbie Ray may be out (13:58), and interesting prospect call-ups in Kingham and Soroka.These are just a few things we're discussing before we move onto our favorite buy-low and sell-high targets (33:48). We're also answering questions from the mailbag so be sure to listen up to see if your's made it on the show (49:14). Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
May 04, 2018
Ronald Acuna Expectations + Waiver Pickups (Ep. 107)
01:20:31
Ronald Acuna is getting his shot to live up to the hype and Paul Sporer of FanGraphs is joining us to tell us what we can realistically expect from the No. 1 prospect (3:23). As the title says, we're also covering the waiver wire as we touch on over 20 hitters and pitchers including Domingo Santana (15:51), a pari of Padres in Manny Margot and Franchy Cordero (18:00), a pair of speedsters in Delino DeShields and Mallex Smith (21:44), Danny Salazar (44:38), and Trevor Cahill (55:05) to name a few. Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
Apr 25, 2018
Manaea's Hot Start, Prospect Call-ups + Listener Mailbag (Ep. 106)
00:56:56
Sean Manaea threw a no-hitter (3:10), Gleyber Torres got called up (5:30), and the Red Sox (18:56) and Astros (21:16) are still electric after three weeks of baseball. More importantly, we've got Jim Sannes of numberFire joining us to talk about all the latest news like Manaea's hot start to the season, what to make of the prospect call-ups like David Dahl (8:21), Walker Buehler (11:21), and Jack Flaherty's (14:16), and then we're answering your listener mailbag questions (32:18). Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
Apr 23, 2018
Waiver Wire Pickups + Keep or Drop (Ep. 105)
01:00:59
It's episode 105 and we're covering all the latest injuries including Taijuan Walker's surgery (1:32), Shohei Ohtani's blister (9:37), and Byron Buxton's migraines (11:04). We've got 16 hitters and pitchers to discuss that are worth picking up. Joining us in this episode to chat is Chris Meaney, host of FNTSY Sports Network and FNTSY Sports Radio. We're starting with 8 hitters (14:08) before moving onto 8 pitchers (28:23). Make sure to listen all the way through as we wrap up the show discussing players who are on the border of keeping versus dropping (41:56). Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
Apr 19, 2018
Buy Low/Sell High Trades to Make (Ep. 104)
00:57:26
We've got a buy low, sell high episode for you and Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage Minnesota is joining us to discuss our favorite trade candidates. We're starting with pitchers to target as buy low options such as Jose Quintana (14:43), Marcus Stroman (15:49) and Chris Archer (19:47). Listen in as to why you should also be targeting hitters such as Trea Turner (29:02), Byron Buxton, or Yoan Moncada (29:55). If you're more interested in who you should sell high, we're breaking that down by pitchers (36:03) and hitters (46:48) as well. Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
Apr 17, 2018
Injury Replacements, Early Breakouts, and Slumps (Ep. 103)
00:38:33
With the second week of baseball nearly complete and injuries already taking a toll, we're chatting with Dalton Del Don of Yahoo! Sports to help you navigate the waiver wire as well discuss what to make of a few breakouts and slumps. We're covering Elvis Andrus (3:01), catcher replacements for Travis d'Arnaud (4:51), hot pitchers on the wire like Joey Lucchesi (8:49), Yonny Chirinos (10:49), and Nick Pivetta (12:53). Naturally, we're discussing hitters to consider picking up as well like Jed Lowrie (19:05), Yangervis Solarte (20:02), Nick Senzel (20:59), and many others. We're wrapping the show up with closers who could lose their job soon and who you should stash (35:26). Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
Apr 13, 2018
Welcome to Fantasy Baseball + Early Season Questions (Ep. 102)
00:54:30
It's early in the season and often times, that's when there are a ton of questions whether you're new to the game or an experienced fantasy player. With the first week complete, we've got a special guest on the show, our very own NFL expert Mike Tagliere, who is just as new to fantasy baseball as many of our listeners. Chances are, we're answering questions you may have yourself (2:59). Get Bobby's thoughts on Shohei Ohtani (14:41), what would be different if we were drafting today (22:08), when it's okay to begin panicking on a player (24:25), which pitcher's early success is real (43:56), plus a bunch of other topics. Sponsor: DRAFT.com - One of the best parts of playing fantasy is the draft. DRAFT lets your run FAST snake drafts every day of the week for cash. Use our special link -- www.fantasypros.com/offer -- to get a free money back guarantee up to $100 when you play! Available on iOS and Android.
Apr 10, 2018
Corey Knebel Hurt, Listener Mailbag + Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 101)
01:04:22
It's been a busy first week of baseball and there's plenty to discuss with FantasyPros analyst, Dan Harris. We're kicking things off with the latest injuries and signings including Greg Holland (2:16) and Corey Knebel (5:38). Find out why Jack Flaherty (10:28) is a must-add right now and what our thoughts are on Michael Conforto's return (12:23). More importantly, we're answering a bunch of your questions from our listener mailbag including what to make of Kenley Jansen (21:09), Ohtani's hot start (23:31), and Arizona's humidor (30:25) for starters. Of course, we've got waiver wire talk too so find out why we love as adds including keeping an eye on Willie Calhoun (39:54), Michael Brantley (42:38), Jake Junis (45:04), Tyler Mahle (46:18), and Tyler Skaggs (47:16) to name a few. Sponsor: DraftKings.com - Play one-day fantasy baseball today. Build a new team any way you'd like and take a swing at real cash prizes. Use our promo code "PROS" for a free entry into a contest now.
Apr 07, 2018
Opening Day FanDuel Advice (Ep. 100)
01:06:44
The season is upon us and we've got a full rundown for Opening Day FanDuel players. There are a lot of names to cover so we've got Dan Harris, featured writer at FantasyPros joining us to discuss our favorite plays at each position for cash and tournament games. We're starting things off at the most expensive position at pitcher and despite there being multiple aces, listen in to why Chris Sale should be in your lineups (5:12). If you're searching for some upside GPP plays, consider Chase Anderson (14:00) or Patrick Corbin (15:05). There are too many players to list, but we're naming our top two locks to wrap up the show if you're trying to figure out who to build your lineup around (1:03:42). Sponsor: FanDuel.com - Play in our Opening Day daily fantasy contest at FanDuel for your chance to win cash and a lifetime subscription to FantasyPros. Use our special link today at fantasypros.com/contest to enter.
Mar 27, 2018
Over & Undervalued Players (Ep. 99)
00:43:52
We're days away from the season starting and if you're still preparing for your draft, we've got Derek Carty of RotoGrinders here to help provide advice. We're running through a handful of players that we feel are over and undervalued. Find out what we like and dislike about Zack Greinke (1:00), why Derek is really high on Justin Verlander (2:08), why we love Jose Quintana (6:00), and why Giancarlo Stanton deserves to be the #2 pick in fantasy drafts (20:10). We're also discussing a pair of catchers (33:49), Jake Lamb (36:34), Delino DeShields (37:28a), and many other players. Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use DRAFT.com where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
Mar 26, 2018
Listener Mailbag & Bold Predictions (Ep. 98)
00:50:47
One of the most fun things to do is make bold fantasy predictions and we asked our good friend Jim Sannes of numberFire to join us in doing so. Before we get bold though, we're answering some of your questions from our mailbag. Get our thoughts on Mariners first baseman Dan Vogelbach (3:31), which players we find ourselves drafting a lot (6:12), and who our early World Series picks are (11:01). Then we're giving our top five bold prediction countdown with Jim kicking things off about Ozzie Albies (20:05), Bobby making a bold claim about Trea Turner (22:56), and then we discuss other players like Greg Bird (27:09), Zack Godley (29:38), Miguel Sano (32:57), Lucas Giolito (35:03), Mike Clevinger (39:34), Joey Gallo (41:36), and Miguel Cabrera (46:37). Sponsor: FanDuel.com - Play in our Opening Day daily fantasy contest at FanDuel for your chance to win cash and a lifetime subscription to FantasyPros. Use our special link today at fantasypros.com/contest to enter.
Mar 22, 2018
Late-Round Stashes & Deep Sleepers (Ep. 97)
00:49:36
We're talking players to stash with Steve Gardner of USA Today and this episode is packed with goodies, but before getting into that, we're discussing Jorge Polanco's suspension (2:15), Justin Turner's wrist (4:31), and Daniel Murphy's knee (6:08). As you plan for your draft, listen in as we discuss stash candidates in Michael Conforto (17:11), Danny Salazar (20:40), Ryan McMahon (27:33), Gleyber Torres (31:49), Nick Senzel (34:08), among many others. Sponsor: FanDuel.com - Play in our Opening Day daily fantasy contest at FanDuel for your chance to win cash and a lifetime subscription to FantasyPros. Use our special link today at fantasypros.com/contest to enter.
Mar 21, 2018
Mid-Round Steals, Busts, & Breakouts (Ep. 96)
00:58:50
We're back with another episode and this time we're covering all the mid-round sleepers, busts, and potential breakout players. Joining us is Jared Kwart of Fantasy Cruncher. Listen in as we each name our top three players in each of the categories mentioned. We're starting the show off with mid-round steals (3:37) before Bobby and Jared disagree on whether Elvis Andrus is a steal or bust (24:28). If you're interested in breakout players, find out why Greg Bird (44:57) or Nomar Mazara (50:32) should be on your watch list. Sponsors: DRAFT.com - Play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link -- FantasyPros.com/offer -- to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade. Fathead.com - Fathead is the leader in authentic, officially licensed life-size wall graphics. Get your favorite athlete, character or logo for your wall to personalize your space. You can get 10% off your purchase by going to Fathead.com and using promo code "FANTASYPRO".
Mar 18, 2018
High-Risk Players & Late-Round Gambles (Ep. 95)
00:55:36
Drafts are around the corner and when the time comes, you'll inevitably be faced with some tough decisions. Joining us to chat about some of those choices is one of the most accurate experts in the industry each year, Jake Ciely of RotoExperts. Listen in as we touch on players you might consider drafting that carry increased risk such as Aaron Judge (6:26), Byron Buxton (10:27), Masahiro Tanaka (14:29), David Price (20:47), and Trevor Story (22:26) to name a few. We're also naming players that are worth gambling on at the end of your drafts like Ryan McMahon (38:00), Matt Harvey (44:48), or Tyler Glasnow (47:38). Sponsors: DRAFT.com - Play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link -- FantasyPros.com/offer -- to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade. Fathead.com - Fathead is the leader in authentic, officially licensed life-size wall graphics. Get your favorite athlete, character or logo for your wall to personalize your space. You can get 10% off your purchase by going to Fathead.com and using promo code "FANTASYPRO".
Mar 14, 2018
Mock Draft w/ Middle Round Picks (Ep. 94)
00:52:40
We're kicking off the week with a mock draft and this time, we're starting from the middle picks at 5 and 7. Joining us for some fun is FantasyPros writer Chris Bragg. As with any draft, practice makes better and with the season approaching quickly, it's best to get an idea of how each draft might shake out. Before we get into the picks (10:19), there have finally been some more free agent signings. Naturally, we're discussing Jake Arrieta's new team (1:57), Lance Lynn's one-year deal (4:19), Jonathan Lucroy joining the A's (5:40), and Neil Walker adding to the Yankees' already strong team (7:35). We then go pick-by-pick explaining our rationale. Find out how Bobby and Chris end up going two different directions with strategy. Sponsors: DRAFT.com - Play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link -- FantasyPros.com/offer -- to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade. Fathead.com - Fathead is the leader in authentic, officially licensed life-size wall graphics. Get your favorite athlete, character or logo for your wall to personalize your space. You can get 10% off your purchase by going to Fathead.com and using promo code "FANTASYPRO".
Mar 12, 2018
Top Sleepers w/ Eno Sarris (Ep. 93)
00:51:31
We've got everyone's favorite episode and joining us to chat sleepers is Eno Sarris of The Athletic. Eno's out in Arizona keeping his ears to the ground during spring training so we'll be chatting about what he personally looks for when it comes to pitchers (11:19) as well as his thoughts on Zack Greinke's dip in velocity (37:50) and Madison Bumgarner's outlook (48:26). First things first though, we're counting down our top five favorite sleepers (6:29) with Eno kicking things off and telling us about Andrew Heaney, while Bobby discusses Danny Salazar (8:49). Sponsors: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use the DRAFT.com app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade. Fathead.com - Fathead is the leader in authentic, officially licensed life-size wall graphics. Get your favorite athlete, character or logo for your wall to personalize your space. You can get 10% off your purchase by going to Fathead.com and using promo code "FANTASYPRO".
Mar 10, 2018
Mock Draft with an Early Pick (Ep. 92)
00:37:27
Mock drafting is one of the best ways to prepare for a draft so we're running through a mock of our own with Justin Mason of FanGraphs. We'll be drafting from the first and second picks and just like a real draft, the timer to make a decision can go by fast so listen up as we give our initial thoughts on the players (4:32) before we dive deeper into how we attempted to construct our teams (22:29). Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use DRAFT.com where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
Mar 05, 2018
Starting Pitcher Rankings & Tiers (Ep. 91)
01:04:41
We’ve got a player packed episode for you as we run through all the different tiers of pitchers that you’ll be looking at come draft day. Joining us to chat in this episode is Garion Thorne of FNTSY Sports Network. We’re starting off discussing the big four at the top of drafts (5:34) and why we don’t like Clayton Kershaw as the top pitcher in this group (8:11). We’re then moving on to the second tier as we talk about Zack Greinke (14:37), Stephen Strasburg (17:13), Luis Severino (20:20) to name a few. If you’re curious on who to take in the next tier after that, get our thoughts on Chris Archer (25:56), Yu Darvish (27:21), Aaron Nola (30:52), among many others who are being drafted around that time. There are far too many players to list so listen in now. Sponsor: FantasyPros.com/offer - Use this great app where you can play in one-week snake drafts for real money. The drafts literally take only a few minutes to complete and if you pick a great team, you'll win cash prizes. New users at DRAFT will get a FREE 6 month upgrade to FantasyPros at our highest tier. Just use our special link to make your first deposit of $10 to get your instant upgrade.
Feb 26, 2018
ADP Most Over and Underdrafted Players (Ep. 90)
00:53:36
It’s time to check out player values based on Average Draft Position (ADP) and we’ve got George Bissell of Baseball Prospectus joining us to name the most over and undervalued players right now. We’re covering a whole lot in this show including the Steven Souza trade and its impact (1:13), who’s more valuable right now between Ronald Acuna and Victor Robles (13:34), and why J.D. Martinez is should be going just as high as Giancarlo Stanton (16:37). Find out who our top 3 most overdrafted guys are (27:46) such as Alex Wood (29:03), before we move onto our most underdrafted players (36:45) like Alex Bregman (39:16). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Feb 23, 2018
Free Agent Signings + Mock Draft w/ Paul Sporer (Ep. 89)
01:05:50
It’s always a special show when Paul Sporer of Fangraphs comes on and this episode is no different. We’re mock drafting the first three rounds and talking about all the players that you’ll be coming across in your draft. There was also big news that came across the ticker with J.D. Martinez signing with the Red Sox (0:42). Get our thoughts on the Red Sox/Yankees (6:24), the Eric Hosmer signing (14:16), whether Trea Turner belongs in the top 3 (20:02), if Clayton Kershaw is our top pitcher off the board (26:13), and how our second (35:35) and third rounds turn out (47:34). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Feb 20, 2018
Spring Training & Fantasy Rankings w/ Scott White (Ep. 88)
00:52:51
It’s time to chat about Spring Training and here to talk about all things fantasy baseball is Scott White of CBS Sports. With the recent news coming from the Diamondbacks about using a humidor, we’re first discussing its impact on the players there and in particular, A.J. Pollock (2:46) and Paul Goldschmidt (3:59). We’re then answering your questions about what fantasy owners can take away from spring baseball including youngsters to watch in Ronald Acuna (6:07), Victor Robles (7:57) and Francisco Mejia (8:34). Scott’s also answering questions about his rankings and why he’s higher or lower compared to the consensus in regards to players like Buster Posey (21:28), Matt Carpenter (26:07), Starling Marte (31:16), Dylan Bundy (35:19), and Ian Happ (36:59) just to name a few.
Feb 16, 2018
Bounce-Back Candidates (Ep. 87)
01:01:56
With players reporting to Spring Training, baseball is finally back! We've got a great episode covering the Yu Darvish signing (1:49) and potential bounce-back candidates for 2018 (7:12). We're starting at the high end with the likes of Mookie Betts (8:10) and Madison Bumgarner (9:11) before discussing Starling Marte (17:35), Trevor Story (21:28), Xander Bogaerts (25:20), Yoenis Cespedes (29:54), Ian Desmond (35:47), David Price (47:21), Johnny Cueto (51:35), and many others.
Feb 14, 2018
Predictions for Last Year's Breakout Players (Ep. 86)
00:32:11
We've got special guest Ron Shandler hopping on the show to give his takes on players that surprised us in 2017. It's easy for recency bias to take place, so make sure to get our thoughts on guys like Elvis Andrus (2:34), Ryan Zimmerman (5:18), Whit Merrifield (8:23), Chris Taylor (8:45), Corey Knebel (14:50), Felipe Rivero (15:42), Chase Anderson (19:56), Alex Wood (22:41), along with a handful of other players who you might not be sure about. Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Feb 12, 2018
Sophomore Expectations (Ep. 85)
00:45:42
We’re back and joining us this episode is Jim Sannes of numberFire.com to chat about the sophomore class in 2018. People often think of the sophomore slump as a reason to avoid certain players, but this class could be special and different. Before we get into those players, we’re quickly discussing the Seung-Hwan Oh signing and the busy bullpen in Texas (1:40). If you want to hear about the youngsters, we’ve got you covered as we chat about Aaron Judge (8:57), Matt Olson (12:54), Rhys Hoskins (12:54), Cody Bellinger (15:33), Yoan Moncada (22:43), and a handful of pitchers (34:01). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Feb 07, 2018
Early Rankings Standouts (Ep. 84)
00:48:24
Guest Brandon Warne of The Athletic joins us to take an early dive into the expert consensus rankings. First, we digest the Christian Yelich trade and fantasy implications (0:40). We also explain why Alex Avila is all of a sudden a favorite sleeper of ours (8:30). As we go through the rankings, we each explain which players we think are too high or too low at this point. Players discussed include Clayton Kershaw (11:10), Bryce Harper (12:33), Noah Syndergaard (17:23), Gary Sanchez (28:41) among many others.
Feb 02, 2018
Dynasty Baseball Talk w/ Steve Gardner (Ep. 83)
00:43:46
Steve Gardner of USA Today joins us for a show dedicated entirely to dynasty fantasy baseball leagues. We're answering questions from the listener mailbag (2:27) about general strategy, 2019's top prospects (8:47), the top rookies (11:46), a few busts from last year's rookie class (17:50), and future shutdown closers (22:57). In the second half of the show, we count down the three dynasty assets you should try to acquire (25:57)before we each give one name to avoid or sell high on (38:41).
Jan 23, 2018
Post-Winter Meetings & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 82)
00:39:51
Brandon Warne of The Athletic joins Bobby Sylvester to discuss the Winter Meetings and their fantasy implications as the two tackle a dozen questions from the Listener Mailbag. They start (1:06) by addressing the new fantasy values of recently acquired players, Giancarlo Stanton and Evan Longoria before eventually diving into discussions on Marcell Ozuna and Shohei Otani. Later (5:54), they discuss potential trades and the impact on the fantasy status of Gerrit Cole, Manny Machado and a trio of stars who may get traded in the coming months. Brandon and Bobby also touch on the Marlins' decimating their ball club (18:09), the top remaining free agents (27:18) and whether or not Barry Bonds belongs in the Hall of Fame (36:07).
Dec 23, 2017
Winter Meetings, Early Sleepers & Best Rookies Ever (Ep. 81)
00:46:06
After a few months away, the FantasyPros Baseball Podcast is back with Bobby Sylvester and FantasyPros' Featured Writer, Dan Harris. The pair chats about the World Series and Winter Meetings (1:17) before answering some questions from the listener mailbag (19:28) including whether Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are among the best rookies of all time and who their favorite early sleepers are. The show ends with Dan challenging Bobby to some trivia (39:23).
Nov 16, 2017
Playoff Waiver Wire & Trivia (Ep. 80)
00:40:03
Today's guest, Dan Harris and host, Bobby Sylvester jump right into the meat and potatoes to talk about replacing Billy Hamilton (1:11) and other waiver wire options including Victor Robles and Matt Olson (3:00). They jump into some trivia (13:11) where Bobby showcases his impossible knowledge on some historical details, then the pair closes with some of the most entertaining listener mailbag questions of the season about an all MLB fantasy football team (25:50) and current players who could end up historical greats (32:53). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Sep 11, 2017
Home Run Surges & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 79)
00:35:27
FantasyPros featured writer, Chris Bragg and host, Bobby Sylvester discuss the home run streaks of Stanton and Hoskins (0:35) before talking about the implications of all the stars returning from injury and two near no-hitters (4:07). The duo moves over to the waiver wire to discuss Luis Valbuena, Kyle Barraclough and a few prospects who should get called up in September (11:06). Finally, they answer some great questions from the listener mailbag about if Giancarlo Stanton were on the Rockies and the World Series odds of some surprise playoff contenders (18:45). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Aug 31, 2017
Waiver Wire, Mailbag & Trivia (Ep. 78)
00:37:22
Al Melchior (FanRag Sports) and Bobby Sylvester talk about Noah Syndergaard coming back (0:27) and all of the injuries that are flooding the Major Leagues over the past week (2:01) before discussing Tim Beckham and Byron Buxton's breakouts (5:07). When they move over to the waiver wire segment, the pair touches on Lucas Giolito, Max Kepler and Nick Delmonico among many others (9:28). Al then tries his hand at Bobby's trivia (20:15) before they take a few questions from the listener mailbag (27:01) including whether they would prefer to build around Aaron Judge or Gary Sanchez. Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Aug 24, 2017
Giancarlo Surging, A Future Ace + Baseball's Most Underrated Player (Ep. 77)
00:40:56
Dan Harris joins Bobby Sylvester to discuss who the MVP is now that Harper is down (2:22), Giancarlo's surge and some unbelievable stats (4:51). The Waiver Wire discussion includes one pitcher Bobby loves (11:38) and the Listener mailbag covers questions about Andrelton Simmons' MVP candidacy (18:53), whether Aaron Nola is an ace, and Kevin Gausman's fantasy future. Then, Dan challenges Bobby to some trivia (30:01). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Aug 16, 2017
The Next Big Rookie, Scuffling Aces and a Post-Hype Sleeper (Ep. 76)
00:30:22
Derek Carty of RotoGrinders.com and ESPN joins Bobby Sylvester to chat about news of the week, dig into the waiver wire and answer questions from the listener mailbag. The pair discusses the Yonder Alonso trade (0:30), whether Willson Contreras is a star (1:52) and Yu Darvish's resurgence (5:20). They are both excited about Lonnie Chisenhall among many other hitters in the waiver wire discussion (9:25) then they try to shy people away from a few pitchers throwing well lately (16:03). Finally, they give general DFS advice (19:23), break down Xander Bogaerts struggles (21:41) and discuss whether Luis Severino is a top 10 fantasy pitcher (24:10). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Aug 09, 2017
Trade Deadline Recap, Waiver Pickups + Listener Mailbag (Ep. 75)
00:38:19
The trade deadline has come and gone and joining us to recap all the latest is Paul Sporer of FanGraphs. You won't want to miss this episode as we discuss Adrian Beltre's Hall of Fame candidacy (0:41), the Sonny Gray trade (2:59), Yu Darvish's new home (5:56) along with some of the less discussed players involved in these moves. We've also got quite a few names to cover from the waiver wire including a pair of prospects in Amed Rosario (14:57) and Ozzie Albies (15:13), and a few hot hitting batters (18:37). Got questions you want answered? Check out our latest mailbag segment as well (25:26). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Aug 01, 2017
Waiver Wire Pickups + Trade Implications (Ep. 74)
00:39:31
Another week of baseball has gone down, trades are taking place, and all of this has fantasy implications. Nick Pollack of PitcherList.com joins us this week to cover the latest including Trea Turner's potential return (1:26), Trevor Cahill's move to KC (8:54), The Yankee's bullpen moves (15:05), and waiver wire pickups to look at (20:32). Sponsor: www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Jul 27, 2017
Closer Updates, Waiver Wire, Trade Deadline & More (Ep.73)
00:35:54
The trade deadline is looming, players are being moved, and we've got plenty to talk about with Dalton Del Don of Yahoo! Sports. Listen in as we discuss the Nationals' closer situation (7:24), what to make of the Cardinals' bullpen (10:15), who on the waiver wire is worth looking into (11:03), mailbag questions (22:15) and more -- including our thoughts on the contending Tampa Bay Rays (16:25) and whether or not the Dodgers, not the Astros should be World Series favorites (32:42). Sponsor: http://www.AudibleTrial.com/fantasypros -- Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from in every genre: thrillers, business, romance, comedy, sci-fi and more. Audible titles play on iPhone, Kindle, Android and more than 500 devices for listening anytime, anywhere.
Jul 18, 2017
2nd Half Hot Takes + Predictions (Ep. 72)
01:19:20
Dan Harris is back with host, Bobby Sylvester, for an entertaining double-episode packed with thoughts on the Quintana trade (2:53), some amazing stats (11:10) and each of their top five hot takes for the second half (22:41). Then Dan flips the table on Bobby in revenge for his impossible trivia segment (50:06) before they finish with their playoff predictions (59:32). Make sure to check out the new bumper music from Absofacto.
Jul 14, 2017
DL Updates, Waiver Pickups, & Trivia (Ep. 71)
00:49:56
Trea Turner went down so what's his value now (4:44)? We're looking at what this means for his fantasy owners with friend of the show and featured FantasyPros writer, Dan Harris. We're also chatting about Rich Hill's recent outings (10:07), Aledmys Diaz's demotion (17:02), Mark Melancon's replacement (21:36), before discussing pitchers (24:21) and hitters (35:30) to consider picking up off the waiver wire.
Jul 06, 2017
Waiver Pickups, Streaking Hitters & Mailbag (Ep. 70)
00:49:46
Miguel Montero just opened a space on the Cubs' roster, so what's Kyle Schwarber's value now (1:48)? We're joined by guest, Jim Sannes of numberFire.com and we've got plenty to talk about including a few hot hitters available on the waiver wire (7:31), a few interesting pitchers to keep an eye on (19:06), and we're answering some great questions from the listeners like what to do with CarGo (28:07). Sponsor: FantasyFactor.com - Focus on single-entry contests with flatter and deeper prize pools. Catering the recreational fantasy player.
Jun 29, 2017
Cody Bellinger Mashing, Waiver Wire Talk + News (Ep. 69)
00:39:28
Cody Bellinger is mashing his way into the top of drafts for next season at his current pace, but is it sustainable (2:09)? Justin MacMahan of DailyFantasyInsider joins us to talk about the rookie's current hot streak, what to make of Andrew McCutchen's recent stretch (6:17), waiver wire pickups (8:29), and more, including answering our listener mailbag (19:53). Sponsor: InGameFantasy.com - Pick up and play real-money fantasy contests after the games have started. Take advantage of our special promo code "Pros" to get a free $5 credit. Available on iOS and Android.
Jun 22, 2017
Lance McCullers hits the DL, MLB Draft Talk & Waiver Pickups (Ep. 68)
00:36:44
There hasn't been much breaking news as of late, but the MLB Draft did just wrap up and we're discussing who may be some future fantasy studs (1:54). We've got Brandon Warne joining us to discuss his Twins' No. 1 pick. Lance McCullers also hit the DL recently (11:42), and just who is Max Scherzer yelling at when he's dominating on the mound (9:57)? Of course we're chatting about the waiver wire as well starting with Lewis Brinson (15:08), Seth Lugo (23:35), and Pat Neshek (27:08) just to name a few. Sponsor: InGameFantasy.com - Pick up and play real-money fantasy contests after the games have started. Take advantage of our special promo code "Pros" to get a free $5 credit. Available on iOS and Android.
Jun 15, 2017
Craig Kimbrel's Dominant Season, Waiver Wire Pickups, Trivia & More (Ep. 67)
00:56:11
Just when you thought Craig Kimbrel's 2016 season was a sign of him slowing down, he proves everyone wrong and is the most dominant closer in baseball right now (4:03). We're talking about just how special of a season he's having with FantasyPros featured writer, Dan Harris. Of course, we're also running through players to consider picking up off of waivers starting with hitters (14:30), then moving onto pitchers (25:27). We're wrapping things up with a fun trivia section (35:16) before answer questions from the listener mailbag (41:27). Sponsor: InGameFantasy.com - Pick up and play real-money fantasy contests after the games have started. Take advantage of our special promo code "Pros" to get a free $5 credit. Available on iOS and Android.
Jun 09, 2017
Finding Mike Trout's Replacement, Prospect Watch & Rapid Fire Questions (Ep. 66)
00:40:11
Mike Trout's hurt (1:12) and Danny Duffy's droppable (1:47). We're covering the latest news with our guest Al Melchior as well as discussing the waiver wire options such as Bradley Zimmer (9:17), Brandon Drury (13:59), Brad Peacock (16:51), and Dinelson Lamet (20:34). Don't miss out on our listener mailbag as we answer prospect questions (21:55) before jumping into our rapid fire lightning round where Al answers whose May performances are the real deal or just flukes (30:13). Sponsor: InGameFantasy.com - Pick up and play real-money fantasy contests after the games have started. Available on iOS and Android.
Jun 01, 2017
Under-owned Studs on the Waivers (Ep. 65)
00:43:05
With so many players on the DL this year, teams have been forced to drop studs or hang onto injured players that are taking up valuable space. All that means is that there's still talent to be picked up. Chris Meaney, host of the FNTSY Sports Network's podcast is joining us to discuss all these players including future prospects in Yoan Moncada (10:52) and Gleyber Torres (13:46), as well as established players in Starling Marte (4:58), David Peralta (8:57), Joe Ross (19:42), and Archie Bradley (24:07). Sponsor: InGameFantasy.com - Pick up and play real-money fantasy contests after the games have started. Download InGame Fantasy and use promo code FPros to claim your free $5. Available on iOS and Android.
May 25, 2017
Fantasy Fact or Fiction (Ep. 64)
00:38:46
Joining us on today’s show is Matt Lutovsky of SportingNews.com. With nearly two months of baseball played, we’re playing a little game and giving our take on what to believe is real or not. This includes hot starts from teams like the Brewers (5:10), Twins (6:58), Diamondback, and Rockies (11:33), as well whether Miguel Sano is MVP-worthy (15:51), if Andrew McCutchen can be dropped (26:09), what Eduardo Rodriguez’s value is (33:35), or if Jose Berrios will be a top 20 pitcher the rest of the way. Sponsor: InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
May 24, 2017
Replacing Freddie Freeman, Waiver Pickups & Trivia (Ep. 63)
00:36:37
Injuries have been crushing this season and owners will now need to replace Freddie Freeman (1:47). Jim Sannes of numberFire is here to give us his take on what to do with your roster spots including Edwin Diaz's demotion (8:09), Trevor Story's impending return (10:48), Trea Turner's slump (16:03), and Nate Karn's hot streak (31:47). We've got all this and more including fun facts from our trivia segment (20:57). Sponsor: InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
May 19, 2017
Latest Prospect Call-ups & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 62)
00:31:32
The recent call-ups of Ian Happ (7:58), Bradley Zimmer (6:34), and Jose Berrios (8:29) all have fantasy owners wondering, are these guys legit? We're answering all those questions and more in our latest listener mailbag segment (8:56) with FantasyPros correspondent, Chris Bragg. Sponsor: InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
May 18, 2017
Trey Mancini's Hot Start, Waiver Wire Pitchers & DFS Strategy (Ep. 61)
00:52:49
Jared Kwart of FantasyCruncher.com joins the show to answer listener questions including his DFS tips on lineup construction (26:41). Tune in as we break down GPP strategy (26:46), weather impact (32:50), and favorite players to use (44:53). Of course, we've got season-long player covered too as we look to the waiver wire for more help (14:44). Sponsor: InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
May 12, 2017
The Matt Harvey Debacle, More Injuries Abound & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 60)
00:34:27
We're joined by Steve Gardner of USA Today and today we're chatting about the latest debacle in New York with Matt Harvey (0:51). There's also been no shortage of injuries this season and we can't talk about injuries without mentioning Rich Hill (6:30), J.D. Martinez's impending return (13:37), Jameson Taillon's unfortunate situation (15:58), and Adrian Gonzalez's future job security (26:32). Sponsor: InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
May 10, 2017
Early Season Awards & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 59)
00:39:24
We're handing out awards after one month and Dalton Del Don of Yahoo! Sports is here to join us. It's hard to argue who the American League (2:20) and National League (5:42) MVPs are so far, and the same could be said about the AL (10:29) and NL (13:06) Cy Young leaders. With that said, the Rookie of the Year race is an unexpected one with our picks for the AL (17:41) and NL (19:27). We're also answering your questions in this week's listener mailbag (21:10). Sponsor: InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
May 05, 2017
Aces Hit the DL, Aaron Judge is a Big Dude & Waiver Talk (Ep. 58)
00:33:04
Joining us to talk baseball today is Nate Grimm of Rotoworld. The month of May has gotten off to a rocky start with a few aces hitting the DL (2:02), the Nationals needing to fill Adam Eaton's shoes (6:05), and the A's have yet another closer (9:41). Aaron Judge continues to surprise (15:10) while Kyle Schwarber continues to disappoint (17:36). We've got all this plus some waiver chatter (21:37) to help you with your team. Sponsor: InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
May 04, 2017
Thor's Injury, Waiver Hunting & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 57)
00:36:22
Noah Syndergaard has bicep discomfort (3:13), Trea Turner almost hits for the cycle twice (1:00), and Julio Urias had his first start of 2017 (5:26). We're talking about it all in our latest episode with guest, Brandon Warne, featured writer at FantasyPros. We're also answering all your questions with our latest mailbag segment (21:59) and giving you our thoughts on some popular waiver wire options (7:54). Sponsor: PlayDraft.com. Play one-week fantasy games with fast snake drafts. Use promo code fantasypros for a 100% deposit bonus!
Apr 28, 2017
Chris Sale's Dominance, Cody Bellinger's Call-up & More (Ep. 56)
00:41:39
Cody Bellinger got the call-up (1:23), fellow prospect Christian Arroyo did as well (10:43), and there's been plenty of updates across the league to talk about. Joining us is Chris Meaney, host of FNTSY Sports Network's podcast, to discuss all that's been happening including Shelby Miller's injury (3:22), Chris Sale's phenomenal start (23:52), and some good old fashion trivia (33:36).
Apr 27, 2017
Waiver Wire, Trade Targets & More (Ep. 55)
00:42:56
We've got Jim Sannes of numberFire joining us to chat about the waiver wire heading into the back-end of week 3. Be sure to listen as we're answering questions submitted into our mailbag (27:45) like whether you should sell-high on James Paxton and Danny Duffy (27:54), and on the flip side, who you should consider buying low right now (39:05). Is Jason Vargas real (1:41)? Will David Price be shut down (7:07)? Is Jose Bautista finished (35:11)? We're touching on all the hot topics. Sponsor: PlayDraft.com. Play one-week fantasy games with fast snake drafts. Use promo code fantasypros for a 100% deposit bonus!
Apr 21, 2017
Eric Thames Up, Starling Marte Down & More News (Ep. 54)
00:42:02
Eric Thames is scorching everything in his path (1:08), Starling Marte is a goner for 80 games (9:28), and Rich Hill is hurt again (25:19). There are a ton of news items to go over and fantasy decisions to be made. We're covering all of it with guest, Dan Harris, featured writer at FantasyPros. We're also breaking down the closer carousel and what names you should be watching (16:53) before we jump into a few trivia questions (27:50). The show closes with quick draft using the DRAFT app for Wednesday's MLB slate. Got questions you'd like answered? Email them to us at mailbag@fantasypros.com Sponsor: PlayDraft.com. Play one-week fantasy games with fast snake drafts. Use promo code fantasypros for a 100% deposit bonus!
Apr 19, 2017
News, Trivia & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 53)
00:36:03
The Reds are on fire, but are they actually any good (2:35)? We're back with another episode to discuss the latest happenings around the league and this time, we've got a game of trivia with our guest and featured writer at FantasyPros, Chris Bragg (10:48). We're also answering questions that you the listeners have sent in and if you want your questions answered, send them over to bobby@fantasypros.com. Sponsor: PlayDraft.com. Play one-week fantasy games with fast snake drafts. Use promo code fantasypros for a 100% deposit bonus!
Apr 15, 2017
Slow/Hot Starts & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 52)
00:39:04
Michael Waterloo from RotoExperts.com joins Bobby to chat about a number of players off to slow starts from Byron Buxton (1:35) to Tyler Glasnow (5:22) and players who have had hot starts including Drew Pomeranz (11:03), George Springer (18:25) and Wily Peralta (22:56). Then they make their way to the listener mailbag to answer questions about whether Mike Trout is already a Hall of Famer (32:28) and who the best basketball players in the Big Leagues are (34:26). Sponsor: PlayDraft.com. Play one-week fantasy games with fast snake drafts. Use promo code fantasypros for a 100% deposit bonus!
Apr 13, 2017
Listener Mailbag & Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 51)
00:28:00
We've got another episode filled with your questions including a few thoughts on potential waiver wire pickups. Listen in as Bobby and guest, Jared Kwart of Fantasy Cruncher, answer all your questions such as what to make of Lindor's hot start (7:02), thoughts on picking up Dylan Bundy (17:55), if Joey Gallo is playing his way into a full-time role, and even a question that one of our own team members here at FantasyPros has regarding how much stock you should put into avoiding picking up closers within the same division (14:54). Sponsor: PlayDraft.com. Play one-week fantasy games with fast snake drafts. Use promo code fantasypros for a 100% deposit bonus!
Apr 08, 2017
Ep. 50: News, Trivia & Listener Mailbag
00:35:03
Al Melchior of FanRagSports.com joins host, Bobby Sylvester for the first episode since Opening Day. The pair discusses Mad Bum's hitting (5:12) and some injuries before moving onto the Angels closer situation (8:41), whether Carlos Martinez is a legitimate ace (14:14) and if Dallas Keuchel is back. Eventually, Bobby throws some tough trivia questions at Al (18:18) including some amazing historical facts, then they close by answering questions from the listener mailbag (24:35) which included whether Kiermaier can compete for MVP, if Otani will eventually be used as a hitter and who the top five most talented pitchers are in baseball. Sponsor: PlayDraft.com. Play one-week fantasy games with fast snake drafts. Use promo code fantasypros for a 100% deposit bonus!
Apr 05, 2017
Ep. 49: DFS Opening Day Advice
00:32:50
Baseball is finally here and so are the first DFS slates of the MLB season. We're joined by Justin MacMahan, co-founder of Daily Fantasy Insider to break down Sunday and Monday's matchups, FanDuel's new late-swap feature (12:09), give our value plays (22:01), and everything you can think of to help build your first lineups of the season. NOTES: Sponsor of today's show: www.InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
Mar 31, 2017
Ep. 48: Season Preview & Predictions
00:38:56
With the first pitch of the regular season right in front of us, Greg Smith of The Fake Baseball joins us to preview the MLB landscape. We're making predictions for each division starting with the AL East (3:41) and ending with the NL West (24:58). Listen in as we predict who will be the champions this season (31:43) and name all the individual award winners after 162 games (31:58).
Mar 30, 2017
Ep. 47: Frequently Drafted Players
00:54:15
After completing multiple drafts, we're analyzing trends in our picks by taking a look at our most commonly drafted players across multiple leagues. Our friend and FantasyPros writer, Dan Harris, joins us as we break down our roster construction and discuss the reasons of why names like Matt Carpenter (24:53), Anthony Rendon (30:02), Jean Segura (36:02) along with many others continue to make it on our rosters. NOTES: Sponsor of today's show: www.InsideInjuries.com - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
Mar 28, 2017
Ep. 46: Mock Draft w/ a Late Pick
00:45:29
We're wrapping up our mock draft series and this time we're starting with the 10th pick. Joining us for the fun is FantasyPros correspondent, Chris Bragg. Like all drafts, you'll need to be flexible based on how the cards are dealt and we're demonstrating that this time around with as the Marmol strategy makes an appearance (21:33). Get our thoughts on top-end players such as Josh Donaldson (7:00) and Bryce Harper (7:37) before we move onto a few names further down in your draft such as Yasmani Grandal (35:48) and Steven Matz (38:04). NOTES: Sponsor of today's show: https://insideinjuries.com/ - Get the Inside Injuries mobile app today for injury news & predictions. Available on iOS and Android.
Mar 25, 2017
Ep. 45: High-Risk Players & Late-Round Gambles
00:47:17
We're back to get you ready for the start of the season and we've got Chris Meaney, host of FNTSY Sports Today, joining us to discuss players who carry a bit of extra risk when considering them in a fantasy draft. Listen in as we give our thoughts on over 20 players including some high-upside, low-cost names in David Peralta (34:47), Carter Capps (41:31) and Drew Smyly (44:17). NOTES: Sponsor of today's show: www.TeamStake.com - Manage your league's finances with TeamStake. It's free, secure, and easy to use.
Mar 23, 2017
Ep. 44: Mock Draft with Paul Sporer
00:53:50
We're mock drafting again and this time it's from an early round spot with our guest, Paul Sporer of FanGraphs. We'll be using our Draft Wizard Simulator to run a mock draft as we go pick-by-pick and talk through the different strategies around each turn. Listen in as we take different approaches to the number two pick starting with Nolan Arenado (5:47) and Clayton Kershaw (7:10). Get insight on whether you should be afraid of Jean Segura (19:01), who Paul likes in a surprisingly shallow field of first basemen (19:01), and much more including our grades at the end (47:40). NOTES: Sponsor of today's show: www.TeamStake.com - Manage your league's finances with TeamStake. It's free, secure, and easy to use.
Mar 21, 2017
Ep. 43: Hot Takes
00:30:06
Dalton Del Don of Yahoo! Sports joins us to give his hot takes for the season. We're making 10 bold predictions for you to consider when drafting and discussing some of Dalton's recent LABR picks. NOTES: Sponsor of today's show: www.TeamStake.com - Manage your league's finances with TeamStake. It's free, secure, and easy to use.
Mar 17, 2017
Ep. 42: NL-Only League Drafts
00:29:06
We're joined by Derek Carty, creator of THE BAT Projections System, and also champion of last year's NL-Only LABR League to talk about his picks for this year's league. If you're ever considering playing one of these types of formats, or have an upcoming draft with this setup, listen in to get our analysis of his draft as well as his breakdown on picking Clayton Kershaw (6:18), Yasiel Puig (12:46), Ryan Braun (22:00) and many other players.
Mar 15, 2017
Ep. 41: Sleepers for 2017
00:33:48
We're hitting everyone's favorite topic with Scott Pianowski of Yahoo! Sports. That's right, it's an episode filled with sleepers picks from every position and with over 25 players named, there is no chance you'll be disappointed. C (9:08), 1B (11:18), 2B (13:22), 3B (15:50), SS (18:45), OF (20:27), SP (24:50), RP (30:07)
Mar 15, 2017
Ep. 40: Mock Draft with Steve Gardner
00:48:59
We're bringing you inside the mind of our special guest, Steve Gardner of USA Today, also known as one of the most accurate experts in the industry. We'll be using our Draft Wizard Simulator to run a mock draft as we go pick-by-pick and talk through the different strategies around each turn. Find out why we're not drafting George Springer (6:18), where we feel position scarcity comes into play at first base (7:21), who the first pitcher we're drafting is (10:51), and much more including taking Gregory Polanco ahead of Andrew McCutchen (13:49). Run your own mock draft simulation for free: http://draftwizard.fantasypros.com/baseball/mock-draft-simulator/
Mar 11, 2017
Ep. 39: Debating Consensus Rankings
00:40:24
Join us along with guest, Greg Smith of The Fake Baseball, as we go down the expert consensus rankings (ECR) and discuss players that we hold differing opinions on compared to other experts. Now there are a few players we agree on with Greg, starting with Ian Desmond (4:00) and Jose Abreu (5:56), but there are definitely a few that we don't see eye-to-eye on such as Stephen Strasburg (18:43) and Jean Segura (21:25). View the consenus here: https://www.fantasypros.com/mlb/rankings/overall.php
Mar 07, 2017
Ep. 38: Mid-Round Steals, Busts & Breakouts
00:30:30
The middle rounds are filled with players that can provide significant upside at reduced costs if you know who to target. We're chatting with Michael Waterloo of RotoExperts and discussing former top prospects with upside, high-floor players, and breakout candidates.
Feb 28, 2017
Ep. 37: Auction Strategy, Trade Rumors & Latest News
00:47:00
We're covering the latest news around baseball with FantasyPros correspondent Dan Harris. Listen up as we discuss the Matt Wieters signing, trade rumors that could have fantasy impact, how you should approach an auction draft, and what the ideal draft position is in a snake format. Article reference: https://www.fantasypros.com/2017/01/fantasy-baseball-auction-draft-primer/
Feb 23, 2017
Ep. 36: Bounce-Back Candidates & Draft Mistakes to Avoid
00:39:18
Jim Sannes of numberFire joins us to name bounce-back candidates ahead of the season. Are Giancarlo Stanton and Andrew McCutchen worth their draft price? How about Chris Archer and King Felix? We’re going down the rankings as well as discussing common draft mistakes to avoid.
Feb 21, 2017
Ep. 35: Spring Training Preview
00:23:06
Pitchers and catchers have reported and spring training is officially starting. Joining us today is Al Melchior (@almelchiorBB) to discuss recent news including Alex Reyes and the impact his injury has on Cardinals, as well as Jose Peraza's promotion. We're also talking about two big name players whose injury pasts should be concerning heading into drafts and what to expect from a few members of that stacked Cubs lineup.
Feb 17, 2017
Ep. 34: Top 20 Players
00:37:44
Spring training kicks off in days and we're analyzing the top ranked players with Scott White of CBS Sports. Get all your fantasy questions answered about the first two rounds including whether Mike Trout is the undoubted No. 1 pick (4:20), if it's crazy to take Trea Turner in the top 3 (5:01), whether Clayton Kershaw is worth the risk (13:12), and which players are the safe bets as you decide on your second player to take off the board.
Feb 12, 2017
Ep. 33: Closer & Catcher Rankings
00:34:47
With pitchers and catchers reporting in just a couple weeks, we're taking a look at the expert consensus rankings and reviewing relievers and catchers with Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne). Starting with the big names up top (4:07), through the wide-ranging second tier (7:05), and the sleepers down low (16:43), hear our arguments for 20 closers that'll surely be on your list of players to consider drafting. The catcher position is a mess, but we're tackling over 10 names from the position beginning with Kyle Schwarber (23:46) and Buster Posey (25:50).
Feb 02, 2017
Ep. 32: Starting Pitcher Rankings Breakdown
00:41:24
We're back with our early season review of rankings at each position and in this episode, host Bobby Sylvester is joined by Jamie Calandro of Fantasy Team Advice to tackle starting pitchers. They go tier-by-tier beginning with Clayton Kershaw (6:53), who is in a league of his own, followed by guys further down the list in Rick Porcello and Michael Fulmer (21:04). There is no shortage of players covered, and you'll also get Bobby and Jamie's analysis on who they expect to perform, and who they expect to fall flat.
Jan 31, 2017
Ep. 31: MLB Prospect Watch in 2017
00:46:53
Who doesn't love to talk about fantasy baseball prospects? In this episode, Bobby Sylvester is joined by Mike Rosenbaum of MLB Pipeline to discuss all up and comers for the season. Starting with a few impact bats, they're looking at the fantasy value of Andrew Benintendi (2:03), Dansby Swanson (3:06), Yoan Moncada (6:13), Yulieski Gurriel (7:07), Aaron Judge (10:40), Manuel Margot (11:58), Ozzie Albies (12:18) and a couple power hitters in Dan Vogelbach (13:35) and Peter O'Brien (15:03). There are plenty more names including the likes of Franklin Barreto (15:31) and Austin Meadows (17:00) before switching over to the pitching prospects. It wouldn't be a discussion if the future aces weren't talked about - Alex Reyes (25:00), Tyler Glasnow (26:52), Jose De Leon (28:49) and Lucas Giolito (30:02). Like the hitters, there are no shortage of pitchers that are covered with Brent Honeywell leading the conversation (35:14), followed by Robert Stephenson (36:18), and Josh Hader (37:51). Be sure to listen all the way through as Bobby and Mike discuss a few names that are a ways off, but could develop into top 5 prospects down the line.
Jan 11, 2017
Ep. 30: 2nd Year Breakouts & Busts
00:31:10
Host Bobby Sylvester is back and is joined by none other than the founder of Baseball HQ, Ron Shandler. They're looking at the sophomore class heading into 2017 and open the show discussing players who blew away expectations last season (2:10) beginning with Trea Turner (3:17), David Dahl (4:53) and Gary Sanchez (5:08). Before switching over to pitchers, they converse on other names that shouldn't be lost on anyone's radar - Tyler Naquin (6:18), Nomar Mazara (7:02), Byron Buxton (7:43), Tim Anderson (8:35), Jose Peraza (8:35), Corey Seager (9:11), Yulieski Gurriel (10:36) and Aledmys Diaz (11:54). They also dive into a three players for deeper leagues (14:03) before switching to pitchers starting with Michael Fulmer (14:03), Kyle Barraclough, and Hector Neris (19:18). The episode is packed full of discussion on upside pitchers (20:32) before closing out the show with how to use Ron's Broad Assessment Balance Sheet (BABS) to help you in fantasy.
Jan 05, 2017
Ep. 29: Recent Signings & Middle Infield Rankings
00:59:12
In the third offseason episode, Jim Sannes of numberFire and host, Bobby Sylvester discuss the latest offseason news including the deal for Adam Eaton (1:32), Dexter Fowler's new home with St. Louis (5:41) and what Aroldis Chapman's signing means for Dellin Betances and the Yankees' bullpen (9:31). There are still a few big name free agents that have yet to sign and they're breaking down what Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion's value may look like should they move (13:49). After covering the news, they break down the shortstop position beginning with Trevor Story (16:59), Xander Boegarts (20:05), Carlos Correa (21:07), Corey Seager (23:07), and Jean Segura (25:26). They then look at some players at the position who could be picked up a bit later in Troy Tulowitzki (27:55), Addison Russell (30:02), Aledmys Diaz (32:16), Dansby Swanson (33:54), and Brad Miller (35:59). Before they cover second base, they name their sleepers at the position (38:28) and two overpriced players (40:51). The discussion of second basemen begins with Robinson Cano (44:43), Rougned Odor (45:25), Dee Gordon (46:46), and Matt Carpenter (48:08). The show wraps up with a look at the second tier of players at the position - D.J. LeMahieu (52:31), and Javier Baez (53:43), before closing with Bobby and Jim's sleepers (54:49).
Dec 14, 2016
Ep. 28: Latest News & Corner Infield Rankings
00:47:40
We're joined by FantasyPros Correspondent Dan Marcus this week to recap the latest movement happening during the Winter Meetings starting with four big names in Chris Sale (0:55), Mark Melancon (5:07), Matt Holiday (6:43), and Carlos Beltran (7:34). Bobby discusses how potent the Astros lineup is with the trade, and gives possibly his biggest hot take of the year (8:28). We take a look at third base beginning with the top targets at the position (10:21) followed by some players Bobby and Dan expect to disappoint such as Jonathan Villar (12:42), Ryan Healy (14:42), Todd Frazier (16:51), and Miguel Sano (18:30). We then shift the focus to Jung-ho Kang (20:16), Matt Carpenter (20:46), and Nick Castellanos (23:19) who could have a solid 2017. Before getting into the first basemen, Bobby and Dan discuss a few infield prospects they're high on -- Joey Gallo (24:56), Javier Baez (28:25), and Jake Lamb (30:00). Changing over the the other side of the infield, first basemen had a down fantasy year in 2016 (30:55) and we're discussing how valuable Freddie Freeman is (31:25), how the studs at the position should bounce-back (33:05), we're naming some buy-low candidates (35:05) as well as some players who could be in store for a down year (39:55).
Dec 07, 2016
Ep. 27: Trade Updates & Outfielder Rankings with Al Melchior
00:40:54
We're joined by baseball writer and guru, Al Melchior (@almelchiorBB), as we dive into the offseason happenings and our first consensus rankings of the year. Bobby and Al start with discussing the recent trade of Jean Segura and Taijuan Walker (1:16), other potential trade candidates in Michael Wacha and Andrew McCutchen (6:20), before they begin getting into what to expect from the top OFs from 2016 (9:13). They break down Bryce Harper's prospects (9:59) and what kind of potential J.D. Martinez could bring to the table (10:49), followed by discussing guy's who had breakout years in Mark Trumbo, George Springer, Jackie Bradley, and Ian Desmond (14:08). Keeping the outfield discussion going, questions about Miguel Sano, Justin Upton, Yasiel Puig, A.J. Pollock and Michael Brantley (19:09) carry the episode up until Bobby and Al discuss why Joc Pederson and Nomar Mazara should be on your radar. They don't miss a thing as they also answer the question of whether you should believe in prospects Andrew Benintendi and Byron Buxton (26:46) before dissecting the rankings with their thoughts on Trea Turner, Starling Marte and Ryan Braun. Don't skip a minute in this episode as Bobby and Al give a hot take on one player they both would prefer keeping to themselves.
Dec 03, 2016
Ep. 26: Playoff Recap, Free Agency & Trade Scenarios
00:56:49
In our first offseason episode, our good friend and FantasyPros correspondent, Dan Harris, joins Bobby Sylvester to recap the postseason run of the Cubs (0:33), the impressive play of the Indians (5:33), and what the Cubs need to do to make another World Series run (11:41). Then we switch gears and start looking into free agency starting with the big name bat, Yoenis Cespedes (17:17). We then look into the closer market and chat about Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, Mark Melancon and Greg Holland (21:25) before we start diving into the mid-tier free agents such as Carlos Gomez, Jeremy Hellickson, Ian Desmond, and Sean Rodriguez (28:23). To close out our discussion, we dive into the potential trades that could take place this offseason that could very well include big name pitchers such as Chris Sale, Sonny Gray, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Leake and Zack Greinke (35:05), as well as a few big name hitters including A.J. Pollock, J.D. Martinez, Andrew McCutchen, and Ryan Braun (42:21).
Nov 15, 2016
Ep. 25: MLB Awards & Offseason Predictions
00:59:12
The last regular season episode of the season features guest, Jared Kwart of FantasyCrunchers joining Bobby Sylvester to discuss the life and career of Jose Fernandez (0:55), hand out MLB awards (6:07), fantasy awards (26:01), make some playoff predictions (34:03), and look into the off-season with some bold predictions (45:58) including Chris Sale being traded, the biggest and best off-season contracts and 2017 World Series predictions.
Sep 30, 2016
Ep. 24: Fantasy Playoffs & Listener Mailbag
00:38:10
FantasyPros correspondent Dan Harris joins us to answer questions from the listener mailbag about the playoffs (8:54), which rookies have the brightest future (23:06) and some fantasy playoff strategy (18:10). We chat about Bryce Harper's potential shoulder injury (5:20) and Ender Inciarte's spectacular game winning catch (0:33). We also break down a few of the top waiver wire pickups for the week (29:18): Sean Rodriguez, Ryon Healy, Ariel Miranda and Taijuan Walker.
Sep 23, 2016
Ep. 23: Listener Mailbag & News
00:34:13
Today, host Bobby Sylvester chats with FantasyPros Corespondent, Dan Marcus about News of the Week (0:34), questions from the Listener Mailbag (6:18), Waiver Wire pickups (26:05) and players for Friday's DFS slate (31:13). In the news section, Bobby and Dan talk about Jose Ramirez (0:35), Jose Altuve (1:14), the AL playoff race, and the NL playoff race. Then in the Listener Mailbag, the duo touches on 2017's home run leaders (6:25) where they discuss Nolan Arenado, Jose Abreu and Yoenis Cespedes among some others. Next, they dive into some underrated players for dynasty leagues (9:59), which include Bryce Harper, Byron Buxton and a few others. They close out the section by talking about 2017 and 2018 free agent classes (17:24) and fantasy playoff strategy (23:26). The Waiver Wire section discusses Yulieski Gurriel (26:08), Terance Gore (27:37), Clayton Richard and Jharel Cotton (28:26). Their DFS plays of the day (31:13) are Max Scherzer, Chris Archer, Nolan Arenado and Joey Votto.
Sep 16, 2016
Ep. 22: News, Mailbag & Waiver Wire
00:35:00
We welcome Jared Kwart (@jaredsgotmoxy) of moxyball.com to the pod to discuss news of the week, hot waiver wire pickups, and DFS plays for Friday night's slate. We begin with an attempt to put Brian Dozier's incredible second half in perspective (1:49), Tim Tebow signing with the Mets (5:41) and Stephen Strasburg's latest injury (8:10). We move on to the listener mailbag and answer questions about Rich Hill's success in 2016 (9:10), Albert Pujols' historic career (13:37), and which New York team has a better chance of making the playoffs (17:08). Next we take a look at the waiver wire and talk about whether you should pick up Byron Buxton (21:31), Yasiel Puig (23:19) and Jose De Leon (24:30). We finish by looking at Friday night's DFS slate and Jared gives us his favorite GPP pitchers (26.49), favorite value plays (30:52) and hitters worth their high price tag (32:04).
Sep 09, 2016
Ep. 21: Fantasy Playoff Advice, News & DFS Picks
00:45:32
Justin MacMahan (@JustinMacMahan) of Daily Fantasy Insider joins us to discuss some news of the week, DFS plays for Friday, and advice for those of you in the fantasy playoffs. We begin by covering Neil Walker's season ending injury (4:07), Gary Sanchez's hot start (6:11), Dustin Pedroia's recent explosion at the plate (10:05), and the Cubs continued dominance over the National League (12:07). Moving on, Justin gives us his best daily fantasy plays for Friday, including his top cash game pitcher (13:41), his top GPP pitcher (15:31), why he likes Phillies hitters at their current price (16:35), his favorite middle tier bats (21:26), and position players worth paying a high price on Friday night (22:01). We continue by answering listener mailbag questions that include inquiries on how to manage a head to head pitching staff in the playoffs (24:36), how Corey Seager's hot start compares to other elite young talent (26:51), is Joey Votto the best hitter in baseball (28:54), and if there are any September call-ups worth adding to your roster for the fantasy playoffs (31:02). We take a look a some players worth grabbing off the waiver wire, including Yoan Moncada (32:52), Corey Dickerson (34:59), Ivan Nova (35:59), and Luke Weaver (37:06). Our discussion is wrapped up by a quick fantasy football digression where Justin gives us two sleepers he likes for the upcoming fantasy football season (40:30).
Sep 02, 2016
Ep. 20: Late Season Predictions & Listener Mailbag
01:10:07
We're joined by Dan Harris to discuss the latest in MLB news and help fantasy owners with their teams down the stretch. We begin by diving into the latest news, with discussion of injuries that includes Giancarlo Stanton(4:30), Michael Brantley (6:12) and Matt Holliday (8:40). Rounding out recent news, we discuss Jonathan Papelbon's release from the Nationals (11:15), and Dansby Swanson's major league promotion in Atlanta (12:16). We continue our discussion with MLB final stretch predictions including American League playoff hopefuls (18:00), the National League races (21:30), AL and NL MVPs (27:17), CY young award contenders (33:03) and our Rookie of the Year picks (40:51). We answer some mailbag questions about Aaron Judge(41:34), hot takes (43:58) and which current players could challenge for 3000 hits or 500 home runs in their career (48:19). We finish with a look at possible waiver wire additions like Yasiel Puig (54:09), Sandy Leon (55:53), Dan Strailey (1:02:01), Blake Snell (1:02:51) and Keon Broxton (1:07:18).
Aug 19, 2016
Ep. 19: Hot Takes & Listener Mailbag
01:21:09
We're joined by FantasyPros correspondents Dan Marcus and Dan Harris. We begin by discussing the latest MLB news from the week including Alex Rodriguez's retirement (1:58), Prince Fielder's retirement (5:12), Tim Tebow (7:26), and Ichiro's milestone achievement (11:07). We move on to our "Hot Takes" segment which includes discussion of Brad Miller (13:11), position scarcity at first base (15:55), Yu Darvish (19:04), Billy Hamilton (20:38), Ervin Santana (22:35), Jose Ramirez (27:50), Yulieski Gourriel (31:00), Rick Porcello (33:10) and Miguel Sano (35:33). We answer listener mailbag questions that feature Ken Giles (38:06), David Dahl (41:49), next year's rookie hitters (45:55), Justin Verlander (48:50), and who we would bat 1-4 in our dream lineup of current hitters (50:50). Dan Harris joins us at (53:44) to talk about waiver wire options including Travis Jankowski, Mike Zunino (56:23), Joe Musgrove (59:05), Alex Reyes (1:02:47), and Luis Severino (1:05:36). We finish with some trivia questions (1:10:45).
Aug 12, 2016
Ep. 18: Listener Mailbag & Waiver Wire with Derek Carty
00:35:28
Derek Carty of ESPN and Rotogrinders joins us to discuss the MLB trade deadline (2:22) and Yasiel Puig's demotion (7:07). He also helps out with the listener mailbag where we discuss the world of closers and how bullpens are shaking out after all of the trades (9:40), historic center fielders (13:09), whether Jose Altuve is the best player in baseball (14:35), and if Max Kepler is a better dynasty option than Twins teammate Byron Buxton (15:26). Derek helps us with some waiver wire decisions on players that could provide a boost down the stretch like Andrew Benintendi, Orlando Arcia, Dylan Bundy and James Paxton (18:14). Derek sticks around for a quick round of trivia (21:50) before we move on to Thursday's DFS slate with producer JP Gale (25:12).
Aug 04, 2016
Ep. 17: Trade Deadline & Mailbag
00:40:48
Is Trevor Story having the best rookie season ever for a shortstop and should the White Sox deal James Shields? Guest, Jared Kwart, co-founder of Moxyball.com joins host, Bobby Sylvester to discuss that and more. The pair open with a big segment on the trade deadline (3:54), then move on to the Listener Mailbag (13:10), Waiver Wire pickups (27:02) and Friday night's DFS slate (34:44).
Jul 29, 2016
Ep. 16: MLB Trade Deadline & Waiver Wire
00:42:28
Which three players would you build a franchise around, and who is the best living hitter? Host, Bobby Sylvester is joined by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish and Matt Van Every, The Unknown Fantasy Dude to discuss these questions and key in listeners on the upcoming trade deadline, this week's waiver wire pickups and tonight's DFS slate.
Jul 22, 2016
Ep. 15: Listener Mailbag & Fantasy All-Stars
00:55:54
Could Mike Trout end up the best player of all-time and should you pick up Alex Bregman? Host, Bobby Sylvester chats with FantasyPros Corespondent, Dan Marcus about these questions and more in this week's podcast. The pair covers News of the Week (2:27), Waiver Wire (15:05), First Half Fantasy All-Stars (24:08) and answers questions from our Listener Mailbag (33:19).
Jul 15, 2016
Ep. 14: Listener Mailbag & Waiver Wire Advice
00:49:23
Should you pick up Tyler Glasnow and do the Marlins have the best offense in the NL? Daily Fantasy Insider, Justin Macmahan and host, Bobby Sylvester answer those questions and more as they cover News of the Week (2:49), DFS Advice (11:56), Waiver Wire (18:59) and our Listener Mailbag (29:17).
Jul 08, 2016
Ep. 13: Moxyball's Jared Kwart (Week 14 Advice)
01:05:06
Should you pick up Lucas Giolito, and will Jose Fernandez still be held to an innings limit? Jared Kwart of Moxyball.com joins host, Bobby Sylvester, to answer these questions and many more. You can find News of the Week at 3:22, Waiver Wire Advice at 19:00, Listener Mailbag at 33:04 and DFS Advice at 56:43.
Jul 01, 2016
Ep. 12: Fangraphs' Paul Sporer
01:13:28
Are Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller really going to be traded? Who should you pick up on this week's waiver wire? Paul Sporer, FanGraphs.com's podcast host, joins Bobby Sylvester to answer these questions and many others. News of the Week can be found at 4:15, the Waiver Wire discussion at 25:36 and Listener Mailbag at 39:31.
Jun 24, 2016
Ep. 11: Mailbag & Waiver Wire
01:03:01
On this week's podcast, Matt Lutovsky of the Sporting News and DailyFantasyInsider.com's co-founder and FanDuel Baseball Champion, Justin MacMahan join Bobby Sylvester to discuss news of the week (1:05), hot waiver wire pickups (8:01), our Listener Mailbag (17:28), Justin's championship experience (41:42) and his picks for Friday's DFS slate (51:34)
Jun 17, 2016
Ep. 10: Waiver Wire & MLB Award Predictions
00:38:32
On this week's show, Matt Van Every, the Unknown Fantasy Dude, joins host Bobby Sylvester for some fun baseball chat about waiver wire pickups (2:24), MLB Predictions for the rest of the season (5:25) and advice for Friday night's DFS lineup (32:57).
Jun 10, 2016
Ep. 9: Ron Shandler & Jared Kwart (Week 9 Advice)
01:29:31
Ron Shandler, lifetime achievement award winner from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association answers questions about roster construction strategy and gives his opinions on hot waiver wire pickups, then Jared Kwart (Moxyball) stops by to answer questions from our listener mailbag, talk about trades and help prepare you for Friday night's DFS slate. Ron Shandler: News (1:47), Tout Wars (4:10), Lima Plan (6:17), BAB (12:02), Waiver Wire (15:20), DiMaggio's hit streak (30:57) Jared Kwart: (Listener Mailbag) (39:18), Fantasy Trades (52:25), MLB Trades (103:24), DFS (119:13)
May 27, 2016
Ep. 8: Waiver Wire, Mailbag & Week 8 Preview
00:55:29
Jeff Zimmerman of FanGraphs.com, Greg Jewett and Justin MacMahan join host, Bobby Sylvester, to discuss hot waiver wire pickups, the MLB Draft, players to buy low on and sell high, and strategy for Friday night's DFS slate. Jeff Zimmerman 1:08 (News - 2:15, HeatMaps - 8:47, MLB Draft - 10:30, Waiver Wire - 17:26) Greg Jewett 22:01 (Buy High Sell Low - 24:13, Listener Mailbag - 33:56) Justin MacMahan (DFS - 45:12)
May 20, 2016
Ep. 7: Waiver Wire, Mailbag & Week 7 Preview
00:56:29
In this week's show Bobby Sylvester is joined by Adam Sutton of DraftStars.net, Matt Van Every, otherwise known as the Unknown Fantasy Dude and FantasyPros' correspondent JP Gale to discuss top news (1:15), week 7's preview (9:24), waiver wire pickups (12:56), answer questions from the listener mailbag (19:27), fantasy players on the fence (33:12), and prepare you for Friday night's DFS slate (41:20).
May 13, 2016
Ep. 6: Waiver Wire, Mailbag & Week 6 Preview
00:51:26
In this week's podcast, we welcome ESPN's Derek Carty and the Co-Founder of Moxyball.com, Jared Kwart to talk baseball with FantasyPros' host, Bobby Sylvester. Derek answers listener questions and sheds some light on DFS strategy, while Jared paints a picture of the top waiver wire pickups of the week and discusses top prospects. Carty (0:50), News (2:36), Listener Mailbag (7:15), DFS Strategy (14:10) - Kwart (18:19), Waiver Wire (18:58), Prospects (35;16), Week 6 Preview (43:24).
May 06, 2016
Ep. 5: Week 5 Preview & April Awards
00:49:30
FantasyPros' Correspondents Kyle Borgogoni and Dan Marcus join host, Bobby Sylvester, to talk about the top news of the week (1:53), waiver wire pickups (10:46), hand out fantasy baseball awards for April (14:55), take listener questions (26:28), offer a Week 5 Preview (35:30) and prepare listeners for the big Friday night DFS slate (39:40).
Apr 29, 2016
Ep. 4: Waiver Wire & Week 4 Preview
00:40:30
FantasyPros welcomes guests Jamie Calandro of FantasyTeamAdvice.com and correspondent, Matt Terelle. Host Bobby Sylvester discusses the big news of the week (0:44), then talks with the guests about key waiver wire pickups (3:17), listener questions (12:01), who to hit the panic button on (26:11), our Week 4 Preview (30:58), and Friday night's big DFS slate (33:42).
Apr 22, 2016
Ep. 3: Buy Low, Sell High & Week 3 Preview
00:52:27
The FantasyPros' Baseball Podcast chats with Moxyball Co-Founder, Jared Kwart and FantasyPros correspondents Kyle Borgognoni and JP Gale to discuss buy low, sell high options, waiver wire pickups, and DFS advice for Friday's evening slate. Buy Low, Sell High (1:22 -- Tulo 1:32, Verlander 3:25, Syndergaard 6:41, Segura 8:41, Story 10:54). News Rundown (13:05 -- deGrom 13:10, Rafael Montero 14:48, Twins Closers 15:35, Choo/Mazara 18:57, Baez 22:28, Velasquez 24:56. Waiver Wire (27:26 -- Gennett 28:35, Mallex Smith 29:19, Jeanmar Gomez 30:27, Finnegan 31:17, Hazelbaker 32:08, Escobar 33:19). Burning Questions (34:21 -- CHC@STL 34:25, Brewers DH 35:36, MIN/ATL 36:17, ARI@SF 36:51)
Apr 15, 2016
Ep. 2: Waiver Wire & Week 2 Preview
00:35:15
On this week's podcast, host Bobby Sylvester is joined by FantasyPros' Correspondents, JP Gale, (2:16) to discuss top waiver wire pickups, and Dan Marcus (22:08), to run through which fringe players you should start and sit for the upcoming week. If you weren't able to catch the major baseball news for the week, we offer a rundown at the start of each show.
Apr 08, 2016
Ep. 1: MLB Opening Week Preview
00:48:22
The first weekly episode of FantasyPros' Baseball Podcast runs through news leading up to Opening Day (1:40), a start/sit and pressing fantasy questions discussion with JP Gale(6:00), a series of bold predictions for fantasy players with Gavin Tramps (22:10), and DFS advice for Monday's big opening day slate with Adam Sutton of Draftstars.net (39:30).
Mar 30, 2016