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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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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
2023 Pitching Prospect Draft
James Anderson, Eric Cross and Chris Clegg draft pitching prospects for 2023 fantasy value only.
62 min
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
Reminiscing with Peter Kreutzer
Todd welcomes guest Peter Kreutzer to chat about their roots in fantasy and how things have changed.
67 min
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
Live vs. Online Leagues
Rob DiPietro (@DeadPullHitter) joins Jeff Erickson to discuss Live vs. Online leagues, FAAB strategies, Max Fried and more!
53 min
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
Prospect Mailbag (June 2022)
James Anderson answers dozens of listener questions about the most relevant fantasy prospects in baseball.
59 min
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 6, 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
77
The Doc is IN!
Dr. Roto swings by to talk about our Mixed LABR league, early drafts, the Rays, the Phillies and young, hard-throwing pitchers in addition to his career in the fantasy industry.
51 min
78
Prospect Encounters w/ Bailey Srebnik
James Anderson is joined by Bailey Srebnik to break down the top prospects in the Florida State League
47 min
79
Closer Concerns
How worried are you about Corey Knebel and Craig Kimbrel? Who the heck is the Marlins/Mariners/Reds/Red Sox closer? Are there more IL trips now than earlier this season? Those topics and more with Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson!
60 min
80
FAAB Recap and a Week 9 Preview
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss an action packed weekend and break down all the FAAB action from Sunday night.
77 min
81
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 30, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
47 min
82
Redraft vs. Dynasty Strategy with Ian Kahn
Ian Kahn from The Athletic drops by to discuss trading, current progress in his expert leagues, and how he's become equally adept in redraft leagues as he's previously been in dynasty leagues.
44 min
83
Prospect Rankings Update (Mailbag)
James Anderson answers 50 listener questions about his updated Top 400 Prospect Rankings
67 min
84
Luck in Fantasy Baseball
Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss the role that luck plays in fantasy baseball, focusing on the starts by Alex Cobb and Miles Mikolas on Monday night.
68 min
85
Weekend Recap / Big Gorman Bidding
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad talk all the FAAB bids, including all the large action on Nolan Gorman, and wrap up the weekend in baseball talking Red Sox, injuries, Mookie and Machado.
63 min
86
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 23, 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
87
Crushing Overall Contests
Kevin Hasting has won the overall TGFBI contest and is doing great this year in the NFBC's Draft Champions contest. We'll get his tips on how do well in overall contests and discuss the On The Wire podcast he does with Adam Howe on Pitcher List's Network.
42 min
88
Highlander Fan Favorites w/ Jesse Roche
James Anderson and Jesse Roche discuss the 20 Fan Favorite keeper selections in the Highlander Dynasty Invitational with special guests: Ken Balderston, D.J. Short, Drew Wheeler, Eddy Almaguer, Alex Sanchez and Eric Cross.
91 min
89
Salvador, Saves, Steals and Waiver Wire Snubs
Salvador Perez's thumb injury and subsequent trip to the IL launched Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson into a discussion of catcher values, and whether it's wise to invest an early draft pick on a top catcher. We also discuss the Red Sox, Twins and Marlins bullpens, stolen bases and Fred missing out on George Kirby.
69 min
90
Kirby FAAB Madness / Weekend Recap
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up the weekend in baseball and talk George Kirby and Alek Thomas FAAB bidding, Bo Bichette, injuries to some young pitchers and much more.
75 min
91
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 16, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
62 min
92
Pod's Projections Podcast
Mike Podhorzer from Fangraphs and ProjectingX.com is off to a great start in both AL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR. He joins Jeff Erickson to talk about his projections process and how it informs his draft strategy, and about his respective teams.
51 min
93
Pitching Prospects w/ Nate Handy
James Anderson is joined by Nate Handy of Pitcher List to discuss the most impressive pitching prospects of 2022.
69 min
94
Fred Zinkie's Pessimism
Fred Zinkie thinks that he's not cut out to play in leagues with daily roster moves and first-come, first-serve waivers. He and Jeff discuss that format, and why you might not want to spend a lot of your FAAB budget on George Kirby this upcoming Sunday if he's available in your league.
65 min
95
FAAB'ing Rookies / Weekend Recap
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad break down a fascinating week of FAAB with all the rookie call-ups from the week, hit all the baseball news from the weekend and discuss a couple of highly drafted middle infielders who have yet to homer.
68 min
96
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 9, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) of RotoWire grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
50 min
97
Breakout Prospects w/ Dylan White
James Anderson is joined by Dylan White of Prospects Live to discuss some prospect breakouts that they are buying and a couple that give them pause.
60 min
98
Fred Zinkie's approach to offensive woes
Should we be compiling as many IP as possible while scoring is down? Fred Zinkie makes the case for that strategy among other topics in this week's podcast with Jeff Erickson.
65 min
99
Droppable Hitters / Week 4 FAAB Recap
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad talk about the action over the weekend in baseball, recap the big FAAB bids and discuss a number of struggling offensive players to decide if they should be drops in your league.
74 min
100
Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 2, 2022)
Clay Link (@claywlink) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) grade all of next week's two-start pitchers on a 0-5 scale.
56 min