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February 20, 2020
Friend of the show and author of the best-selling Fantasy Black Book series, Joe Pisapia, has returned. On today's show, each expert will break down his top eight value players based on ADP. Why is Ryan Braun (13:23) hardly being drafted, is Brendan McKay (25:59) baseball's best rookie pitcher, and how sustainable is Howie Kendrick's (31:44) 2019 production? We spend the end of the show discussing how to approach the early rounds of your draft from every slot (49:49).
February 19, 2020
Frank Stampfl, co-host of the Fantasy BFFs Podcast, joins the fun as both he and Bobby each share their top 10 bounce-back players. Mitch Keller (2:23) appears to be undervalued despite his prospect pedigree and the guys disagree on Rhys Hoskins' (28:39) bounce-back potential. What caused Blake Snell's (35:36) shortcomings last year and why is Khris Davis (48:22) being taken so late?
February 11, 2020
Justin Mason, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, is with us to help break down 20 players who have a strong chance of regressing in 2020. How much regression can we expect from Rafael Devers (8:31) and what concerns do we have regarding Adalberto Mondesi (28:19)? Was Hyun-Jin Ryu's (40:59) 2019 production legit and is Willie Calhoun (50:41) ready to break out?
February 7, 2020
Mike Podhorzer from RotoGraphs joins the show to discuss which players have rankings that heavily differ from their ADP. Can Yordan Alvarez (11:43) maintain his immense power numbers and what should we expect from Yu Darvish (21:02)? Which version of Aristedes Aquino (40:48) will we get in 2020 and is Eric Hosmer (52:57) worth owning?
February 6, 2020
Our very own Andrew Gould runs through his rankings as we go over which players the industry values very differently compared to the public and break down the Mookie Betts deal (1:50) from a fantasy perspective. How does Joc Pederson's (11:45) move to Anaheim affect his draft stock and why is Javier Baez's (19:11) draft cost so heavily discounted? Also, why are the experts are waiting a bit on Tyler Glasnow (30:51) and what is the range of outcomes for Miguel Sano (43:04)?
January 27, 2020
It's time to start thinking about fantasy baseball again and joining us for an early mock draft is Steve Gardner of USA Today. Listen in as we cover what to do with a shallow bench (1:11) and if Christian Yelich is the clear-cut No. 3 player off the board this season (2:54). At the end of the first round, do you take Trea Turner or Trevor Story (4:12)? Can Yordan Alvarez replicate his amazing stretch from 2019 (10:56) and what should we make of Luis Robert (12:06)? Joey Votto struggled mightly last season, will 2020 be more of the same (47:06)?
January 16, 2020
Eric Cross, Fantrax's MiLB Prospect Analyst, joins us for an informative discussion on this season's top fantasy rookies and the best dynasty prospects. What can we expect from Luis Robert (1:37) this year and where should Jo Adell (11:58) be taken in 2020 drafts? What is Gavin Lux's (16:46) ceiling and is Brendan McKay (32:37) worth a mid-round pick this spring? Who is our top prospect (44:34) and which players are we most intrigued by in the 2020 MLB draft class (55:40)?
January 8, 2020
The FantasyPros Fantasy Baseball Podcast has returned for 2020! We kick off the new year by diving into our early rankings after some major offseason transactions took place. We're joined by Nick Pollack of Pitcher List to help us break it all down. Is Gerrit Cole (00:46) the top pitcher in fantasy baseball after signing with the Yankees, are there any concerns regarding Dinelson Lamet (27:17) heading into the 2020 season, and where should you be willing to take Manny Machado (41:30) and Yasmani Grandal (51:37)?
October 17, 2019
The fantasy season may have ended weeks ago, but we're wrapping up the year alongside the playoffs to name our fantasy award winners and more importantly, give a look ahead to who our favorite sleepers and targets are in 2020. Dan Harris, host of the Leading Off Podcast is teaming up with Bobby for the final show of the year. We start off with all the award winners beginning with our Mike Trout award (0:44) before we move onto the 2020 preview (34:56).
August 30, 2019
It's the final episode of Leading Off this summer as Brendan encourages listeners to remember why we place fantasy in the first place. From there, he discusses a few topics from yesterday, including Max Muncy, Seth Brown, and Mike Clevinger. Finally, Brendan previews what 2020 fantasy baseball drafts might look like with the season coming to a close soon.
August 28, 2019
This is unfortunately the second to last episode of Leading Off this season, and Brendan starts it off by discussing some under-the-radar players who could help swing your fantasy matchups this week. From there we go over some prospect news, some players that might be worth stashing, and tons of injury updates. Players discussed include Mark Canha, Tommy Edman, Gavin Lux, Luke Voit, Sean Manaea, and more.
August 26, 2019
We start the show by discussing the Jose Ramirez injury. From there Brendan breaks the show into three segments - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Players discussed include Josh Donaldson, Chris Paddack, Trevor Bauer, Kyle Tucker, Rhys Hoskins, and more. Lastly, Brendan recaps the latest injury news before reminding listeners to get Rockies hitters into their lineups this week.
August 23, 2019
It's a mailbag episode as Brendan answers many of your listener questions, many of which are strategy based. First, however, we discuss some recent hot streak by Lucas Giolito, Jeff Samardzija, and others. We then go over the recent injury news and give a tip on something to monitor next week.
August 21, 2019
Brendan discusses a lot of potentially under-owned players in this Wednesday edition of Leading Off. The show begins with a plethora of hot performances lately, including those by Amed Rosario and Cal Quantrill. We then move on to some fantasy fallers, discuss a couple of prospect promotions, and go over the biggest injury news from the past couple of days. Finally, Brendan gives away his top streaming option for Wednesday.
August 19, 2019
There's a ton of injury news to discuss in this weekend recap episode of Leading Off, particularly to many pre-season fantasy aces. Brendan discusses which pitchers are worth stashing and which you can drop before going over some box score highlights from the weekend. Oh, and there's even more injury news to go over. Finally the show closes with some prospect/rookie updates.
August 16, 2019
It's a Friday mailbag episode as Brendan answers some strategy questions, discusses some cold hitters like Aaron Judge and Eloy Jimenez, some cold pitchers like Shane Greene and Brendan McKay, and finally gives a couple of weekend streamers to consider.
August 14, 2019
Brendan returns to the show to discuss a ton of hot hitters, including Ronald Acuna, Will Smith, Francisco Mejia, Yuli Gurriel, Gio Urshela, and more. There are also a couple of new segments that are introduced, one of which goes over some recent news and trends, and one of which discusses more of these hot hitters. Finally, Brendan shares his top streaming recommendation of the day.
August 10, 2019
Mike recaps the weekend’s action by covering top performers like Ronald Acuna Jr., Pete Alonso, and Yordan Alvarez and updating injury news for Christian Yelich, Max Scherzer, Juan Soto, and others. He also introduces a new segment called, “Players We Talked About on Friday” in which you can find out which breakout player who was available in more than 80% of leagues last week is now likely owned everywhere. Plus, is Josh Bell back?
August 8, 2019
Mike Maher takes over to host the last show before the weekend and discusses Ozzie Albies as a two-hole hitter, Aristides “The Punisher” Aquino’s call-up to the Reds, Nicholas Castellanos rediscovering his power stroke after being traded to the Chicago Cubs, and injury updates for David Price, Anthony Rendon, Christian Yelich, a number of Yankees players, and more before going over what he is looking forward to watching this weekend.
August 7, 2019
Today's show features some fantastic listener questions, mainly surrounding general fantasy baseball strategy. Before that Brendan discusses some hot outfielders, including J.D. Davis, Mike Tauchman, and Jorge Soler. From there we discuss the injury news and make a surprise announcement.
August 5, 2019
There's a whole weekend of baseball to recap, so Brendan spends the majority of the show going over some notable performances. Players mentioned include Aaron Sanchez, Noah Syndergaard, Dustin May, Bo Bichette, and more. There's also a new segment introduced titled "wait, what?" that looks at some surprising news. Lastly, Brendan goes over the injury news from the weekend before looking ahead to today.
August 2, 2019
Brendan kicks off the show by discussing his three biggest takeaways, which were Vladimir Guerrero Jr. getting hot with two homers, Zack Wheeler turning in a gem, and Xander Bogaerts becoming an all-around fantasy superstar. From there we discuss some trade deadline winners and losers before closing with injury news and taking some listener strategy questions.
July 31, 2019
Marcus Stroman, Trevor Bauer, and Yasiel Puig were a few big names that kicked off the trade deadline (2:33). What their moves mean for fantasy owners may or may not be simple, but we're here to give you the lowdown with guest, Justin Mason, so have no fear. We're also touching on the top waiver pickups for hitters (13:02) and pitchers (39:06). Wil Myers should get regular playing time again (14:38) and Ender Inciarte could prove he still has fantasy value (30:17). For straightforward keep or drop, we've got our lightning round to answer your roster questions (49:24). Sponsor: FantasyDraft.com - The rake-free revolution is here. It’s Available Only On FantasyDraft! Rake, Commission, Management Fee – Call It What You Want, But The Days Of Paying 10, 12 Or Even 15+% Of Your Entry Fees To The House Are Over! Now You Can Play Rake-Free Only On FantasyDraft Where 100% Of Entry Fees Are Paid To Contest Winners. Use promo code "RADIO". FantasyDraft Is Offering A Free 7-Day Trial On Your First $1,000 In Rake-Free Entries With Their Starter Plan.
July 29, 2019
It is Brendan's first time hosting so of course there are some prospects to talk about. We start the show discussing Bo Bichette and Will Smith of the Dodgers before getting into the Marcus Stroman trade news. From there the focus is on hot and cold players, closer updates, and injury news. Players discussed today include Jose Ramirez, Paul Goldschmidt, Danny Santana, Greg Holland, and more.
July 26, 2019
It's Dan's final show of the season, and there's plenty to talk about, starting with Blake Snell's and Joey Gallo's significant injuries and how you should handle both going forward. Next we'll talk about some notable performances like Nelson Cruz's three-homer day and Jacob deGrom's dominance, as well as Masahiro Tanaka's awful showing against the Red Sox and Lucas Giolito's struggles against the Twins. We'll finish off with notable injuries and transactions, before Dan tell you what's next on the horizon for him.
July 24, 2019
We are recapping a wild day of baseball, starting things off with a couple of big hitting performances like Robinson Cano's three-homer day and Trea Turner's cycle. Then we're looking at all the standout pitching performances from yesterday, like Dallas Keuchel's and Danny Duffy's strikeout duel and Stephen Strasburg's continued dominance. Then we're looking at some messy bullpen situations, before giving you updates on some injuries like Dee Gordon being placed on the injured list and Max Scherzer's return.
July 22, 2019
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.
July 19, 2019
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
July 18, 2019
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.
July 17, 2019
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).
July 17, 2019
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.
July 16, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
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.
July 11, 2019
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.
July 8, 2019
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.
July 3, 2019
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.
July 1, 2019
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.
June 30, 2019
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).
June 28, 2019
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.
June 27, 2019
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.
June 26, 2019
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.
June 25, 2019
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).
June 24, 2019
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.
June 21, 2019
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.
June 19, 2019
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.
June 17, 2019
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.
June 14, 2019
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.
June 13, 2019
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.
June 12, 2019
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.
June 11, 2019
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).
June 11, 2019
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.
June 10, 2019
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.
June 7, 2019
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.
June 6, 2019
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.
June 5, 2019
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.
June 5, 2019
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.
June 4, 2019
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.
June 3, 2019
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.
May 31, 2019
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 30, 2019
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
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 29, 2019
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 27, 2019
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 24, 2019
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 23, 2019
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 22, 2019
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 21, 2019
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
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 19, 2019
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 16, 2019
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 15, 2019
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 14, 2019
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 13, 2019
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 10, 2019
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 9, 2019
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 8, 2019
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 7, 2019
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 6, 2019
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 2, 2019
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 1, 2019
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.
April 30, 2019
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.
April 30, 2019
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.
April 29, 2019
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.
April 25, 2019
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.
April 24, 2019
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.
April 23, 2019
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.
April 23, 2019
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.
April 22, 2019
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.
April 19, 2019
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.
April 18, 2019
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
April 17, 2019
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.
April 16, 2019
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
April 14, 2019
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
April 12, 2019
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
April 11, 2019
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
April 10, 2019
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
April 9, 2019
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.
April 9, 2019
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
April 8, 2019
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
April 5, 2019
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.
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