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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Two-Start Pitchers: Post-Deadline Edition
Todd Zola and Clay Link of RotoWire.com review the flurry of moves at the trade deadline before grading all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
69 min
2
More Trade Deadline Fallout
Frank Stampfl from CBS Fantasy and "Fantasy Baseball Today" joins Jeff Erickson to break down the big trades from the week, and to speculate on the big names still on the trade market.
53 min
3
Prospects on the Move (2021)
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss prospects on the move ahead of the Trade Deadline and preview James' updated dynasty rankings.
68 min
4
Anticipating the Trade Deadline
Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson take a look at what each contender might do in advance of Saturday's trade deadline.
61 min
5
Trade Deadline Talk / FAAB Recap
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up a busy weekend of baseball, discuss some possible fantasy implications of the trade deadline and break down all the FAAB action across fantasy leagues.
78 min
6
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of July 26, 2021)
Todd Zola and Clay Link of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
56 min
7
Man on the Scene
RotoWire's Man on the Scene, former Major League Baseball scout for the Astros and the Mariners, joins Jeff Erickson for a fun conversation about his career, what he'd do to fix the Diamondbacks, and the news of the day.
52 min
8
Post-Draft Top 400 Update!
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) review James' latest Top 400 update, which includes this year's draftees.
56 min
9
Second Half Streaming Pitcher Targets
Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson help identify teams to stream starting pitchers against as injuries and trades start to change the strength of lineups.
57 min
10
Second Half Strategy / Weekly FAAB Review
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss how the first half of the season went in fantasy leagues, preview the second half and then recap all the free agent bidding and baseball news from over the weekend.
77 min
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Two-Start Pitchers (Week of July 19, 2021)
Todd Zola and Clay Link of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
51 min
12
In Lieu of Two-Start Pitchers...
Todd Zola and Clay Link discuss Steak League pickups and relief options to consider in the short week in lieu of two-start pitcher grades.
56 min
13
Leading the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship
Griffin Benger is leading the NFBC's RotoWire Online Championship, and he's also made the final table of the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. He joins RotoWire's Jeff Erickson to talk about that overlap, the secrets of his success and the news of the day.
47 min
14
Brujan Day!
Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss Vidal Brujan's debut and three minor-league risers before previewing the top of this year's draft class.
55 min
15
Fred Loses in Man vs. Machine
Thanks to Bailey Ober, Fred Zinkie lost in a battle of Man vs. Machine. He explains that and why he hates Jeff Erickson's Reds in Tuesday's RotoWire MLB Podcast.
66 min
16
FAAB, Fireworks and Frustrating Aces
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad talk about a number of possible closers in FAAB, discuss the frustrating Sundays for Gerrit Cole and Lucas Giolito and look ahead to Week 15; plus a whole lot more.
67 min
17
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of July 5, 2021)
Todd Zola and Clay Link of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
57 min
18
Talking With Rob DiPietro (@deadpullhitter)
Rob DiPietro, the 2020 NFBC Draft Champions Overall Winner and host of the Pull Hitter Podcast, joins RotoWire's Jeff Erickson to discuss the news of the day, midseason strategy considerations, and his background getting into fantasy.
65 min
19
Prospect Mailbag (June 2021)
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson joins Senior MLB Editor Clay Link to answer prospect-related questions from the Twitterverse.
56 min
20
The Hiura We All Need
Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson break down Monday night's highlights (Keston Hiura, Kyle Schwarber) and lowlights (Matt Manning, Dylan Bundy, Rhys Hoskins).
62 min
21
FAAB Recap and Talking Giants, Cubs and Closers
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss another busy week of FAAB bidding; then discuss injuries, elite closers, Giants / A's, Jake Cronenworth and much more.
85 min
22
Two Start Pitchers: Week of June 28
93 min
23
Visiting With Simon Dice
Simon Dice (@HonRonBaseball) joins RotoWire's Jeff Erickson to talk about points leagues (RazzSlam), card collecting on MLB The Show, and the news of the day.
37 min
24
On Wander Franco's Heels...
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss Wander Franco's debut, others on the way, the top names in the upcoming first-year player draft and more.
43 min
25
Buxton Hurt Again, Dodgers-Padres Renew Hostili...
Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson break down the latest setbacks for Byron Buxton and Corey Seager, and the start of the Dodgers-Padres series.
60 min
26
Week 13 FAAB / Wander Gets the Call
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the Wander Franco call-up, all the FAAB action and wrap up a busy weekend of baseball including Kyle Schwarber going nuts against the Mets.
66 min
27
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 21, 2021)
Todd Zola and Clay Link of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
56 min
28
Joe Sheehan & Jeff Erickson Talking Baseball
Joe Sheehan joins the RotoWire podcast and discusses Jacob deGrom's injury, MLB's crackdown on pitchers using grip-enhancing substances, and many of the other top news items of the day.
59 min
29
Deepest, Weakest Farm Systems
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) take another public 'L' on Hunter Greene before moving on to the deepest and weakest farm systems and ultimately to James' Joe Gray All-Stars.
59 min
30
Cracking Down on Podcast Enhancing Substances
Major League Baseball officially announced their crackdown on pitchers using illegal substances on the ball on Tuesday morning. Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss that ruling and the fantasy ramifications of it. Also, starting pitching injuries are on the climb, with big news on Tyler Glasnow, Shane Bieber and Max Scherzer.
61 min
31
FAAB and NFBC Strategy with BatFlip Crazy
Scott Jenstad and guest, Toby G. from BatFlip Crazy, talk some NFBC mid-season strategy and break down a busy weekend in baseball, including all the FAAB bidding and a number of intriguing players heading into the summer.
81 min
32
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 14, 2021)
Todd Zola and Clay Link of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
51 min
33
Talking Baseball with Michael Govier
Scott Jenstad is joined by guest, Michael Govier of RotoFanatic and the Pallazzo Podcast, and they discuss some confusing bullpens and also break down a number of intriguing players two months into the season including Sean Manaea, Brandon Crawford and Robbie Ray; plus much, much more.
87 min
34
Witt, Rutschman, Shallow Dynasty League Adds & ...
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link discuss notable minor-league performers before making their latest selections in the walk-up song draft.
49 min
35
The Z Team
Todd Zola pinch-hits for Jeff Erickson and joins regular Tuesday co-host Fred Zinkie. The Z-Team discusses the struggle incurred by many rookies, the wisdom of acquiring Patrick Wisdom and Adolis Garcia. Todd and Fred also opine on some underperformers as well as the Red Sox pitching staff.
71 min
36
FAAB Review with Vlad Sedler
Scott Jenstad welcomes special guest, Vlad Sedler of FantasyGuru.com, and they break down the week in FAAB, preview Week 11 and talk about many notable players, including Cedric Mullins, Ian Happ, DJ Lemahieu and many more.
80 min
37
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 7, 2021)
Todd Zola and Clay Link of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
54 min
38
Seige The Day
CJ Kaltenbach (aka @TheSeigeDFS) from Elite Fantasy Sports joins Jeff Erickson. They discuss the news of the day, Cardinals-Reds, and his takes from the 2021 season.
65 min
39
Dynasty Debates With Ian Kahn
James Anderson and Ian Kahn discuss their recently updated fantasy baseball dynasty rankings. James explains why he is so high on CJ Abrams and Brennen Davis, Ian shares some regret regarding his ranking of Vlad Jr. and the guys pinpoint a couple young injured hitters that rebuilding clubs should attempt to acquire.
56 min
40
What's Right With the Cubs?
Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss the starts of Javy Baez and Kris Bryant, Fred's acquisition of Alek Manoah and post Second Chance Draft reflections.
59 min
41
Manoah Madness!
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the wild Alek Manoah bids in FAAB this week (and talk all the other players added too!), wrap up the weekend of baseball and take a look ahead at Week 10.
85 min
42
Two-start Pitchers (Week of May 31, 2021)
Todd Zola and Clay Link of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
61 min
43
Benched With Bubba-Cast
Brian Entrek (aka Bubba) from Benched With Bubba joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the Giants, how to cope with the copious injury news every single day, how to react to Giovany Gallegos getting his hat confiscated Wednesday against the White Sox, and how he's attacking DFS this year.
60 min
44
Alek Manoah, Dynasty Ranks Preview & More!
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss expectations for Alek Manoah before previewing James' updated Dynasty rankings.
76 min
45
Rookie Call-Ups, Rookie Struggles
On the eve of Alek Manoah's debut, Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss his potential, the struggles of a few other highly touted rookies so far, and what's wrong with Blake Snell.
68 min
46
FAAB, Injuries and a Week 9 Preview
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up another great weekend of baseball, talking all the FAAB bidding, injuries and some great and poor performances.
85 min
47
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 24, 2021)
Todd Zola (@ToddZola) and Clay Link (@claywlink) of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
66 min
48
Send Me An Angel
Jock Thompson from BaseballHQ.com joins Jeff Erickson to discuss all things Angels, plus ho-hum another no-hitter, this time by Corey Kluber.
56 min
49
Luis Barrera Gets Call, Others Deserving
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss Luis Barrera and players who could be on his heels, including Wander Franco, Vidal Brujan, Jarren Duran and Jackson Kowar.
53 min
50
Preparing for Monday Surprises
After Monday's slew of injury news before games last night, do we need to restructure our rosters to better prepare for bad news? Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson explore that issue and more this week.
58 min
51
Week 8 Preview / Talking FAAB & Struggling Star...
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the baseball action over the weekend, focusing on some struggling starting pitchers, and also break down another week in the FAAB market.
85 min
52
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 17, 2021)
Todd Zola (@ToddZola) and Clay Link (@claywlink) of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
64 min
53
RotoWire Barometer & Phillies Talk With Erik Ha...
RotoWire's Erik Halterman joins Jeff Erickson to discuss his work on the RotoWire MLB Barometer, his video on how to use the MLB DFS Optimizer, Phillies talk and the latest MLB news.
59 min
54
Logan Gilbert on Kelenic's Heels?
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss Jarred Kelenic's imminent arrival, Logan Gilbert's possible debut date, players James was too low on and more!
54 min
55
Kelenic Coming, deGrom Down
Jarred Kelenic appears to be getting the call on Thursday, so Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discussed that move and his potential trade cost/value, depending on which side of that coin you are on. We also discuss Jacob deGrom's trip to the IL, some closer talk, the A's stadium power play and more!
69 min
56
Week 7 Preview / FAAB Breakdown
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up all the action from the weekend of baseball, including a busy FAAB week, another slew of injuries and hot starts by Randal Grichuk, Matt Barnes and Alex Reyes; and much, much more!
83 min
57
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 10, 2021)
Todd Zola (@ToddZola) and Clay Link (@claywlink) of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
66 min
58
A BrocNessMonster Sighting
Broc Miller from FadeTheNoise jumps on with Jeff Erickson to talk about John Means, Albert Pujols, navigating this year's injury-rich environment both for season-long and DFS.
73 min
59
Notable Minor-League Assignments
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss the long-awaited return of minor-league baseball!
53 min
60
Trade Season Begins
Trader Fred Zinkie made three deals this week, including one with co-host Jeff Erickson in LABR. We'll talk about those, about the process of deciding when to trade, along with the news of the day.
67 min
61
It's Week Six and Everyone is Hurt!
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad recap the weekend in baseball including another busy week of FAAB, a rash of injuries to big name players and players who are surging or struggling.
91 min
62
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 3, 2021)
Todd Zola (@ToddZola) and Clay Link (@claywlink) of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
67 min
63
Streaming Starting Pitching Tips
Michael Simione (@SPStreamer) joins Jeff Erickson to discuss ... naturally, streaming pitchers. What does he look at first when deciding who to recommend, is it easier this season to stream, how do we avoid getting Gombered and more!
63 min
64
Shane McClanahan gets call for Rays
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss the top prospects making waves and those set to debut soon before drafting walk-up songs.
67 min
65
Tough April Decisions
How much should April performance weigh on your decision to add, keep or cut a player? Also some streaming pitching performances have worked out well, others have blown up on us spectacularly. Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson cover this week's Tuesday MLB Podcast with those topics and more.
62 min
66
Week 5 FAAB, Injury Talk, Braves Struggling Off...
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad break down the weekend of baseball, including FAAB, injuries, big performances, Bumgarner's "no-hitter" and much, much more.
86 min
67
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of April 26, 2021)
Todd Zola (@ToddZola) and Clay Link (@claywlink) of RotoWire.com grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
57 min
68
Closers, Cleveland and hopefully Championships
RotoWire's Ryan Rufe joins Jeff Erickson to discuss changes to our Closer Grid, the Dinelson Lamet news, the red-hot Oakland A's and more!
60 min
69
Jazz Ready to Graduate
RotoWire.com's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss the top prospects already making waves in the majors and those on the brink of debuting.
54 min
70
Adventures in Streaming
Fred Zinkie is sweating Michael Fulmer's start this week, whenever it happens, and he discusses with Jeff Erickson the streaming starting pitcher options this year so far. They also cover a slew of injuries, and speculate about the Mariners' closer's job.
70 min
71
A Weekend of Big Injuries / Week 4 FAAB Breakdown
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad break down the weekend in baseball, including a number of major injuries, all the action in FAAB and a fantastic Dodgers / Padres series; then take a look ahead to a busy Week 4.
87 min
72
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of April 19)
Todd Zola and Clay Link grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.
54 min
73
No-Hitters, More COVID Problems, Rules Experiments
Mike Gianella from Baseball Prospectus joins Jeff Erickson to discuss Carlos Rodon's no-hitter, the Astros' COVID issues and their recent series with the Tigers, and the Atlantic League's two rules experiments. They also track their respective progress in four industry leagues - RazzSlam, TGFBI, LABR and Tout Wars.
69 min