RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Jeff Erickson, Clay Link, James Anderson, Scott Jenstad, Todd Zola and Fred Zinkie cover fantasy baseball year round, including draft prep, strategy and much more!

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1
Online Championship Draft w/ Todd Whitestone
James Anderson drafts a 12-team 30-round NFBC team with help from his Main Event partner Todd Whitestone.
129 min
2
FYPD Auction w/ Jesse Roche, Eric Cross, Chris ...
James Anderson invites a few industry friends on for a mock FYPD auction -- possibly the first of its kind.
98 min
3
Top 400 Prospect Rankings for 2023
James Anderson answers over 60 listener questions regarding his top 400 prospects for dynasty leagues!
101 min
4
The New Rules and Early Player Pool Observations
Todd welcomes on Jeff Zimmerman to chat about The Process, the new rule changes and player pool observations.
64 min
5
Catcher Targets w/ Jake & Dave from RotoSaurus
Jake Halusker and Dave McDonald of RotoSaurus join James Anderson to break down the entire pool of fantasy catchers for 2023.
119 min
6
Pocket Aces in 2023 w/ Toby Guevin
Toby Guevin (aka @batflipcrazy) joins James Anderson to discuss the viability of the pocket aces strategy in 2023.
82 min
7
Return of the Robot w/ Phil Dussault
High-stakes legend Phil Dussault joins James Anderson to discuss roster building, what goes into his projections, streaming hitters and relievers, loving the saves stat and much more!
90 min
8
Todd and Jeff talk early draft prep
Todd Zola and Jeff Erickson discuss early projections and adjustments based on the new rules.
59 min
9
Senga/Yoshida + Outman/Colas w/ Tim McLeod
Tim McLeod drops by to enlighten James Anderson on Kodai Senga and Masataka Yoshida before discussing James Outman and Oscar Colas, who are moving up James's rankings.
43 min
10
Dynasty Discussions w/ Eddy Almaguer
Eddy Almaguer of Prospects Live joins James Anderson to discuss Trea Turner landing in Philly, Wander Franco vs. Andres Gimenez + three players to buy and three players to sell in dynasty this offseason.
80 min
11
The Highlander Draft w/ Jesse Roche
James Anderson and Jesse Roche host the first of several offseason redistribution drafts for The Highlander Dynasty Invitational.
104 min
12
60 Relievers in 60 Minutes w/ Ryan Rufe
RotoWire's relief pitching expert Ryan Rufe joins James Anderson to breakdown everything you need to know about the 2023 fantasy baseball saves market.
72 min
13
Step in the Arena w/ Bobby Big Bucks
James Anderson and 2022 NFBC Main Event overall champ Bob Cramutola discuss Bob's big 2022 season, our first few Gladiator drafts, some Phillies talk and 13th round ADP.
65 min
14
Teoscar Trade + AFL Takeaways w/ Chris Welsh
James Anderson and Chris Welsh break down the Teoscar Hernandez trade and the put a bow on the Arizona Fall League with buy-lows and sell-highs before playing the ADP game.
80 min
15
Previewing The 2023 Cubs w/ Sara Sanchez
James Anderson is joined by Sara Sanchez of Bleed Cubbie Blue to discuss the upstart Cubs and which players could break out in 2023.
60 min
16
Projections & Strategy w/ Ariel Cohen
Ariel Cohen joins James Anderson to discuss projections, how best to incorporate them, relative pricing, auction strategy and much more!
59 min
17
Early 2023 ADP w/ Zack Waxman
For the first podcast of the offseason, high-volume drafter Zack Waxman joins James Anderson to discuss the early market for 2023 fantasy baseball.
82 min
18
TGFBI Green Jacket Ceremony
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) welcome the 2022 overall champion of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, Michael Richards (@MPRichards1981) of Fantrax and
62 min
19
The General's Best Year Ever w/ Ian Kahn
James Anderson and Ian Kahn recap how they fared in fantasy baseball this year, including what lessons can be applied to 2023.
59 min
20
Looking Ahead to 2023
Fred Pinkie and Jeff Erickson take a look at the top 2-3 rounds for 2023.
87 min
21
Three More Days!
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad recap the weekend in baseball, discuss some lessons learned from 2022 and preview the final three days of the MLB season.
68 min
22
Heading into the Final Weekend...
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) discuss potential last-minute FAAB pickups before looking at the top 20 fantasy earners to date in 2022.
68 min
23
Thursday MLB Industry Podcast with Ron Shandler
Todd and Ron about planning for the XFL draft, how to facilitate fantasy league rules discussions and what Ron did and did not miss about playing in LABR and Tout Wars.
42 min
24
The Best Prospects Chris Blessing Scouted This ...
Chris Blessing of Baseball HQ joins James Anderson to discuss the best prospects he scouted this season.
57 min
25
Fred & Jeff's Top 5 Mistakes for 2022
Early closers, not enough hitting, too much injury option, and too optimistic projections of players yet to break out top the lists for Fred and Jeff as they break down their top five mistakes of the season in this episode.
48 min
26
Adds, Drops and Strategy for the Final 10 Days
Scott Jenstad and special guest, Brian Slack, discuss all the strategy dealing with the final 10 days of season and break down all the hitters and pitchers they considered adding for your final kick in the standings.
86 min
27
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of Sept. 26, 2022)
For the final time in 2022, Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) grade the projected two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
57 min
28
Talking Baseball with Joe Sheehan
Joe Sheehan and Jeff Erickson cover a number of baseball topics, with a focus on the playoff races and playoff teams.
50 min
29
Valuing Pitching Breakouts for 2023 w/ Eno Sarris
James Anderson is joined by Eno Sarris of The Athletic to discuss pitchers who broke out this year and some who could be primed for 2023 breakouts.
79 min
30
Changing Saves to "Saves + Holds"; Twins Collap...
Fred Zinkie made a simple suggestion on Twitter - change the Saves category to Saves + Holds. We delve into the pros and cons of such a rule change, and many of the reactions he received to that suggestion.
46 min
31
Key Adds and Tough Drops to Help you Down the S...
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the key adds and tough drops in FAAB this week and also talk late game strategy, Spencer Strider and much, much more.
62 min
32
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of Sept. 19, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) grade all of next week's projected two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
51 min
33
Changing Your League's Rules - The XFL
Major League Baseball just issued some sweeping rules changes for 2023, and one of our industry leagues, the XFL, is doing the same. Tim McLeod from Prospects 361 and Todd Zola from RotoWire join Jeff Erickson to discuss the rules changes in each league.
42 min
34
2023 Pitching Prospect Draft
James Anderson, Eric Cross and Chris Clegg draft pitching prospects for 2023 fantasy value only.
62 min
35
Bo Bichette vs. Francisco Lindor, and the Top-5...
Bo Bichette is on fire - is his recent hot streak enough to elevate him back to the first round and among the Top-5 shortstops for 2023? What happens with his stolen bases next year with the new rules? How does his relative sprint speed compare to other quick shortstops? Fred and Jeff discuss that, Framer Valdez and scrounging for September saves.
59 min
36
FAAB Adds & Drops / Week 24 Preview
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad preview Week 24 of the fantasy season, talk FAAB Adds & Drops and try to help you finish strong down the stretch.
70 min
37
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of Sept. 12, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) grade all of next week's projected two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
50 min
38
Paul Sporer from Fangraphs and The Sleeper & Th...
Paul Sporer from Fangraphs and The Sleeper & The Bust podcast joins Jeff Erickson to discuss a medley of topics, with an emphasis on the NFBC Main Event "Hot Air" league.
54 min
39
2023 Hitting Prospect Draft
James Anderson and three other prospect analysts with strong redraft track records draft hitting prospects for 2023 draft-and-hold value only.
64 min
40
Five Must-Get September Pickups
Fred Zinkie shares his top five September pickups, and he and Jeff Erickson discuss whether it was worth drafting early closers this year.
55 min
41
Last Month Strategy / Big Rookie FAAB Week
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad recap the entire weekend in fantasy baseball, including all the Corbin Carroll and Gunnar Henderson FAAB bids, and also discuss a number of strategy points for the final month of the season.
77 min
42
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of Sept. 5, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's projected two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
57 min
43
Prospect Rankings Update! (August 2022 Mailbag)
James Anderson answers listener questions about the final update to the top 400 prospect rankings of the regular season.
58 min
44
Monday Montas & Mikolas Disasters, Corbin Carro...
Monday's games featured multiple starting pitcher disasters, including those of Frankie Montas and Miles Mikolas, and the debut of Corbin Carroll. Fred & Jeff cover those, and they speculate about how many starters go in the first two rounds of 2023's Main Event draft.
62 min
45
Hader, Corbin Carroll and All the FAAB
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad talk all about the baseball weekend including FAAB, Josh Hader, Corbin Carroll, the struggling White Sox and so much more.
75 min
46
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of Aug. 29, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
55 min
47
Thursday Industry Podcast with Jeff Barton from...
Todd Zola welcomes Jeff Barton to the podcast. They chat about Scoresheet Baseball, the woes of the Giants and Red Sox along with Jeff's thoughts about his first year in Tout Wars.
58 min
48
August's Hottest Prospects w/ Dylan White
Dylan White of Prospects Live joined James Anderson to discuss the hottest prospects in the minors as well as some prospects who are trending down.
108 min
49
Where is the offense? Dodgers shut out Monday, ...
Monday was one of the worst hitting days of the season. Wasn't the hot weather supposed to cure the lack of offense? Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss that along with the news of the day, including surgeries for Walker Buehler and Fernando Tatis Jr.
50 min
50
May Day - FAAB Adds and Drops
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the big bidding for Dustin May and also cover the rest of the FAAB bidding as well as all the other action across baseball this weekend.
69 min
51
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of Aug. 22, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) grade all of next week's projected two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
57 min
52
Reminiscing with Peter Kreutzer
Todd welcomes guest Peter Kreutzer to chat about their roots in fantasy and how things have changed.
67 min
53
FIRST 2023 Redraft Preview w/ Ryan Venancio
James Anderson and Ryan Venancio preview the first seven rounds of the first 2023 NFBC league of the season, in which they will both be drafting tonight!
73 min
54
Sandy Alcantara Cy Young, Walker Buehler out, D...
Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss the big news of the last 36 hours, highlighting Sandy Alcantara's shutout of the Padres and what that does for his CY Young chances, the latest Dodgers starters notes including Walker Buehler out for the season, the Yankees losing again and more!
58 min
55
FAAB Adds & Drops / Tatis Suspension
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the weekend in fantasy baseball, including the huge Fernando Tatis suspension, FAAB Adds / Drops and a preview of Week 20, plus much more.
73 min
56
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of Aug. 15, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
64 min
57
Live vs. Online Leagues
Rob DiPietro (@DeadPullHitter) joins Jeff Erickson to discuss Live vs. Online leagues, FAAB strategies, Max Fried and more!
53 min
58
Prospect ADP w/ Chris Welsh
Chris Welsh of In This League joins James Anderson to discuss the results of the midseason Prospect One ADP Mocks that just wrapped up.
56 min
59
Managing the Stretch Run
Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson share tips on managing the stretch run now that the trade deadline is past, with updates on Tim Anderson, Chris Sale and Trevor Story.
63 min
60
Add and Drop Fallout from the Trade Deadline
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the add and drop implications (especially at closer) from a busy MLB trade deadline and also break down the Mets, Yankees, Seattle's fantasy outfield situation and much more.
74 min
61
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of Aug. 8, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
57 min
62
Prospects Traded, Prospects Promoted w/ Clay Link
The band is back together as Clay Link joins James Anderson to talk about the Reds' rebuild, the Juan Soto haul, Miguel Vargas getting promote and much more!
75 min
63
Trade Deadline Recap
Juan Soto, Tyler Mahle, Josh Hader and many others got dealt in the last 48 hours. Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson break down the ramifications from all the major trades along with their opinion on the major winners and losers of the deadline.
97 min
64
Two Months Left! FAAB, Drops and a Week 18 Prev...
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the weekend in baseball, all the FAAB bidding including Salvador Perez, the fantasy impact of the trade deadline and much, much more.
78 min
65
Two-Start Pitchers with guest Jason Collette
Todd Zola and special guest Jason Collette discuss the early trades and speculate on what's to come before ranking the pitchers for the first week in August.
63 min
66
Trade Deadline Strategy
Jeff Zimmerman (RotoWire, Fangraphs, The Process, Launch Angle Pod) joins Jeff Erickson to discuss Mike Trout, waiting on injured players, FAAB issues and the trade deadline and surrounding strategies.
52 min
67
Midseason Prospect Rankings Update (Mailbag)
James Anderson just finished his massive post-draft update to the top 400 prospect rankings and he is here to answer your questions.
65 min
68
What's Wrong with Sean Manaea?
Sean Manaea had a third consecutive bad outing in what appeared to be a positive matchup on Monday night. Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson take a look at what's wrong with him and Trevor Rogers, preview the trade market with a particular eye on Juan Soto, and discuss the rest of the news of the day.
59 min
69
Previewing the Second Half / FAAB and Injury Re...
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad preview the second half of the fantasy season and also talk Astros, Red Sox, FAAB, trade deadline, injury news and much, much more.
79 min
70
Two Start Pitchers with Guest Justin Mason
Todd and Justin talk about this weekend's Podapalooza then review next week's two-start pitchers
58 min
71
Catching Up with Ian Kahn
Todd and Ian chat about the All Star break, the Yankees, pitch framing, Zombie runners and the shift.
71 min
72
MLB Draft Recap w/ Geoff Pontes
James Anderson is joined by Geoff Pontes of Baseball America to recap this year's MLB Draft.
65 min
73
In Lieu of Two-Start Pitchers... (2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire discuss free-agent pickups, what they'll be doing during the All-Star break and more in lieu of grading two-start pitchers.
46 min
74
MLB Draft Preview w/ Jim Callis
James Anderson is joined by Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline to preview this week's MLB Draft.
65 min
75
Fixing the Phillies
What should the Phillies do to assure a spot in the playoffs - will it be a big sweeping move, or a smaller deal like adding Brandon Drury. Erik Halterman joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the Phillies, Blue Jays and the news of the day.
59 min
76
Talking Hot Teams / FAAB Recap
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad break down all the FAAB bidding this weekend, discuss the red hot Orioles, Mariners and Braves and chat about many players including Michael Harris II and Taylor Rogers.
75 min
77
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of July 11, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
56 min
78
LABR Update with Steve Gardner
Steve Gardner from USA Today swings by to update us on what's going on in the LABR (League of Alternative Baseball Reality) expert leagues, the latest on the Nats and the news of the day.
53 min
79
Red Sox Prospects w/ Jake Devereaux
James Anderson is joined by Jake Devereaux to discuss the Red Sox farm system and decisions facing the big-league club.
72 min
80
The Big Mistake
What's the biggest mistake you've made this baseball season? Has it been disqualifying in your chances of winning your league? Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson share their biggest mistakes and discuss the news of the day.
64 min
81
Weekend Recap / Vinnie P FAAB Fest
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up the weekend in fantasy baseball, including adds, drops, injuries, Padres / Dodgers, the AL East, J-Rod, Soto and the FAAB activity for Vinnie Pasquantino.
64 min
82
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of July 4, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
48 min
83
Chasing Wins with Tristan Cockcroft
Tristan Cockcroft from ESPN.com joins Jeff Erickson as they discuss the concept of chasing wins, and should fantasy baseball change our categories based on current pitcher usage.
55 min
84
Prospect Mailbag (June 2022)
James Anderson answers dozens of listener questions about the most relevant fantasy prospects in baseball.
59 min
85
Tips to Overcoming Devastating Injuries
What do you do if you have Mookie Betts, Bryce Harper, Salvador Perez, Ozzie Albies, or some combination of those players? Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss that along with the news of the day.
58 min
86
Fights, FAAB and a Harper Injury
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad break down all the action from across fantasy baseball this weekend, including FAAB, Astros-Yankees and Angels-Mariners and also discuss a couple of struggling veteran starting pitchers.
73 min
87
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 27, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
57 min
88
Chris Welsh on Struggling Starters
Chris Welsh from the In This League podcast drops by to discuss AL MVP odds, Lucas Giolito, Jose Berrios, Trevor Rogers and a whole lot more.
56 min
89
Underdog Keepers in The Highlander w/ Jesse Roche
James Anderson and Jesse Roche break down the 20 Underdog keeper selections in The Highlander Dynasty Invitational with some special guests.
116 min
90
Is There Hope in Pittsburgh?
Oneil Cruz had a dynamic debut in Pittsburgh, Bad Berrios showed up again and streaming is getting harder than ever. Fred and Jeff cover those topics and more this week.
59 min
91
Big Name Injuries / Week 12 FAAB Recap
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the entire weekend of baseball, including injuries to Mookie Betts and other big names, all the FAAB action and a number of exciting rookie callups.
73 min
92
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 20, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
54 min
93
The Cardinal Way
Brian Walton joins guest host Todd Zola to discuss Brian's fantasy baseball roots and all things St. Louis Cardinals.
55 min
94
Talking MLB Draft w/ Carlos Collazo
Carlos Collazo of Baseball America joins James Anderson to break down the top players in this year's class and who is rising up draft boards.
62 min
95
No Jeff, No Problem
Fred and Todd review the news of the day, their recent FAAB pickups, closer scenarios and whether to drop or hold some underperforming hitters and pitchers.
68 min
96
Talking FAAB and Players We Were Wrong About wi...
Scott Jenstad and Toby G., aka BatFlip Crazy, break down the weekend in baseball, talk adds and drops in FAAB and discuss a number of players they have been wrong about in the first two months.
85 min
97
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 13, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
60 min
98
MLB Draft Primer w/ Joe Doyle
James Anderson is joined by Joe Doyle of Prospects Live to break down this year's draft class, focusing primarily on the hitters at the top.
48 min
99
ERA Trends
Joe Maddon gets fired, pitcher ERA's are rising and Ross Stripling was a good two-step pickup this week. That and more on Tuesday's RotoWire podcast with Fred and Jeff.
45 min
100
FAAB, Tough Drops and Talking Standings After T...
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad recap a busy weekend in baseball, including FAAB, some tough drops and their Main Event Standings two months into the season.
69 min