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RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast
<p>The RotoWire baseball staff covers fantasy baseball year round, including draft prep, in-season strategy and much more! Hosts include: Jeff Erickson, Clay Link, James Anderson, Scott Jenstad, Todd Zola and Tim Heaney.</p>
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Live From First Pitch Arizona!
James Anderson, Clay Link and Todd Zola record live from First Pitch Arizona 2019! They discuss a variety of topics including the Fall Stars Game, Julio Rodriguez, James' updated top 10 prospects, the postseason baseball and much more!
53 min
2
2019 Finale w/ Guest Ian Kahn!
On the final regularly-scheduled baseball podcast of 2019, Clay Link and Todd Zola are joined by Ian Kahn of RotoWire and The Athletic!
54 min
3
Targets for 2020
James Anderson and Jeff Erickson discuss a long list of players that you are targeting for 2020.
69 min
4
Rookie Pitcher Draft
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link go back and forth, drafting nine-man pitching staffs comprised entirely of 2019 rookies!
56 min
5
Hits and Misses
Tim Heaney and Jeff Erickson discuss our hits and misses for the season and review the Phillies Failure to make the playoffs.
70 min
6
One Final Hurrah
For the final time this season, Jeff and Scott break down the weekend in baseball, including free agents for the final week, injuries and many players, including Kenley Jansen, Miguel Sano and Brett Gardner.
59 min
7
Two-Start Pitchers - Week of Sept. 23
Todd Zola and Clay Link go over a few of the staff league pickups and grade the two-start options for the final week of the season!
44 min
8
Reds, Rockies, Relievers and Runners
Clay Link and Jeff Erickson discuss the state of the Reds, Tout Wars, and what to do with speed and saves next year.
54 min
9
Rookie Hitter Draft
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link go back and forth and each draft a 14-player offense consisting exclusively of 2019 rookies.
52 min
10
Mock 2!
Tim Heaney and Jeff Erickson discuss the Mock 2 Draft results and the news of the day.
63 min
11
Two Weeks To Go!
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad talk strategy and free agent pickups for the final two weeks and discuss a number of players, including Christian Vazquez, Matt Olson and Lorenzo Cain.
58 min
12
Two-Start Pitchers - Week of Sept. 16
Todd Zola and Clay Link go over the 30 pickups from the RotoWire Steak League and grade the two-start options for next week!
61 min
13
Rob Silver on the September Stretch Run
Rob Silver joins Jeff Erickson to discuss stretch run strategies, the Christian Yelich injury, and closer outlooks for 2020.
55 min
14
Hoerner Gets The Call
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss expectations for Nico Hoerner, Kyle Lewis and Jesus Luzardo, and touch on some of the under-the-radar strong finishes to the minor-league season.
45 min
15
First Mock Draft for 2020
Tim Heaney break down all the Cubs injuries and discuss the results of our first 2020 Mock Draft, a 15-team that went six rounds, using NFBC-style rules.
60 min
16
Free Agent Pickups for the Final Three Weeks
Jeff and Scott identify some free agents who can help you in the final three weeks of the season, discuss the weekend injuries and talk about breakout seasons for Eugenio Suarez and Austin Meadows.
58 min
17
Two-Start Pitchers - Week of Sept. 9
Todd Zola and Clay Link discuss Rowan Wick, Tyler Mahle, Austin Pruitt and Ryan McBroom, and grade the two-start options for next week!
55 min
18
Tricky Ranks for 2020
Todd Zola and Jeff Erickson discuss George Springer, Kris Bryant, Ketel Marte, Mike Minor and Eduardo Escobar in some depth, among other tough players to rank for 2020.
64 min
19
Top 400 Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link go over the notable risers and fallers from James' latest Top 400 update!
53 min
20
Top August Performers
Tim Heaney & Jeff Erickson break down the news of the day and review whether some of the top August performers achieved a new level or were just on a hot streak.
53 min
21
Here Come the September Callups
Jeff and Scott discuss a number of young players, including Gavin Lux, who could help you down the stretch and also talk some big performances this weekend, including Noah Syndergaard, Juan Soto and Josh Donaldson.
62 min
22
Two-Start Pitchers - Week of Sept. 2
Todd Zola and Clay Link discuss several staff-league pickups, including Sam Hilliard, Sheldon Neuse and Mike Ford, and grade the two-start pitching options for next week!
63 min
23
Chasing Wins, Rebuilding Jays
Fred Zinkie of Yahoo joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the Jays' rebuild and the misery of chasing wins.
59 min
24
Top 15 Pitchers Under 26
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' latest article in which he ranks the top 15 pitchers under the age of 26!
49 min
25
Stolen Bases Special
53 min
26
The Summer of J Ram Ends Early
Jeff and Scott talk about a number of free agents pickups for the final five weeks, the unfortunate Jose Ramirez injury and what it means for his ADP in 2020 and much more, including Sean Manaea, Trevor Bauer and bad uniforms.
69 min
27
Two-Start Pitchers - Week of Aug. 26
Todd Zola and Clay Link discuss a number of free-agent pickups from the RotoWire staff leagues, including Jake Fraley, Nick Solak and Tony Gonsolin, and run through the two-starting pitching options for next week!
61 min
28
Liss's Lessons Learned
45 min
29
Top 15 Hitters Under 23
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' latest article in which he ranks the top 15 hitters under the age of 23 -- an insanely talented group of young players.
62 min
30
Closers for 2020
53 min
31
Six Weeks To Go!
Jeff and Scott discuss free agent pickups who can help you out for the final six weeks, break down a plethora of injuries and talk about big weekend performances from Rafael Devers, Griffin Canning and more.
70 min
32
Two-Start Pitcher Grades
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, Fernando Tatis Jr.'s injury, Aaron Judge's slump and two-start pitchers for the week of Aug. 19!
58 min
33
Advanced Fantasy Analytics
63 min
34
September Callup Candidates
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look ahead to September! They discuss players likely to get the call up and those who seem unlikely but may have a chance to debut before the end of 2019.
51 min
35
A First Look at 2020
61 min
36
Working the Waiver Wire Down the Stretch
Jeff and Scott look at a bunch of free agent names that can help you down the stretch in your league and discuss many players, including Ronald Acuna's quest to be the top overall pick in 2020.
53 min
37
Aquino Makes a Statement
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss Bo Bichette's history-making start, Aristides Aquino's 118-mph homer plus two-start pitchers for the week of Aug. 12!
58 min
38
Special Guest Brent Hershey!
Brent Hershey of BaseballHQ joins RotoWire MLB Editor Clay Link to talk First Pitch Arizona, the juiced ball, news and notes from around MLB and Brent's thoughts on some of the top prospects in the game.
49 min
39
Ranking the Farm Systems
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his latest article in which he ranks all 30 farm systems in baseball!
65 min
40
Second Half Heroes
64 min
41
Bidding on Bichette, Closers and Multiple Rookies
Jeff and Scott talk through a very busy weekend of free agent bidding and also talk Shane Bieber, Joe Musgrove, Yu Darvish and all the injuries from over the weekend.
75 min
42
Deadline Aftermath
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss the ripple effects created by the trade deadline, potential free-agent adds and two-start pitchers for the week of Aug. 5!
58 min
43
Trade Deadline Review
58 min
44
Deadline Deals & Dynasty Risers
Lead prospect analyst James Anderson is joined by the great Ian Kahn to discuss the trade deadline and a few notable risers on Ian's top-400 dynasty rankings.
73 min
45
A Giant Mets Mess
54 min
46
The Trade Deadline Starts to Heat up
Scott and guest Brian Slack from BaseballHQ talk about the Marcus Stroman trade, break down an interesting week of free agency including multiple open closer spots and discuss a number of players including Masahiro Tanaka and Andrew Benintendi.
83 min
47
Break Glass In Case of Emergency
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss the Dodgers' catching situation, the most recent wave of MLB callups and two-start pitchers for the week of July 29!
59 min
48
Snell, Gallo and Tons More w/ Jason Collette
Jason Collette of RotoWire and The Sleeper and the Bust co-hosts! Jason and Clay Link discuss Blake Snell, Joey Gallo, the return of Yasmany Tomas and the changing trade market ahead of next week's deadline.
51 min
49
Burning Prospect Questions
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to touch on a number of prospect-related questions and discuss a couple of their favorite commercial hip-hop jams.
48 min
50
Mistakes Made in Trade Negotiations
Todd Zola and Tim Heaney discuss some third baseman, closer specs, possible August call-ups and fantasy trade negotiation mistakes.
64 min
51
The Gurriels Never Get Out
Jeff and Scott talk about all the popular FAAB pickups from the weekend and discuss a number of players including Shohei Ohtani, Ramon Laureano, Austin Riley and much more
70 min
52
An Unusual Friday
On their second attempt at recording, Todd Zola and Clay Link discuss Andres Munoz, the Giants' deadline plans, the state of the stolen base in today's game and two-start pitchers for the week of July 22!
57 min
53
The Pitching Nightmare Continues
62 min
54
Top 400 Risers & Fallers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss Seth Beer, Trent Grisham, Matt Thaiss, Brendan Rodgers, Triston McKenzie and other notable risers and fallers from James' latest Top-400 update.
53 min
55
Second-Half X-Factors
68 min
56
Second Half Strategy
Jeff and Scott talk second half fantasy strategy dealing the trade deadline and free agents, break down the injuries of the weekend and discuss many players including Lance Lynn, Yuli Gurriel and Matt Olson.
68 min
57
Let The Kids (Resume) Play
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss their All-Star break activities, tough lineup decisions heading into the weekend and two-start pitchers for the week of July 15.
68 min
58
Looking Ahead to the Second Half
Jeff and Scott talk second half strategy, free agent pickups of the weekend and give their second half thoughts on a number of intriguing players including Noah Syndergaard, Vlad Guerrero, Jr and more.
62 min
59
First-Half Finale
Todd Zola and Clay Link touch on a variety of topics including the Astros' rotation, the Cubs' second-base spot, the Diamondbacks' bullpen and much more!
42 min
60
Top J-2 Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss Jose Urquidy's debut, MacKenzie Gore's stellar first half and the top prospects from this year's July 2 international signing class.
38 min
61
One SMART podcast
57 min
62
Offensive Fireworks in London
Jeff and Scott break down a fun and wild weekend in baseball, including the Crazy Yankees-Red Sox series, the Padres outfield, Gerrit Cole and all the free agent pickups.
82 min
63
Wade Davis On Thin Ice
Jeff Erickson joins Clay Link for a special Friday evening show! They discuss Wade Davis' job security, possible Tim Anderson replacements, Brendan McKay plus two-start pitchers for the week of July 1.
68 min
64
Bullpen Blitzkrieg Bop
79 min
65
Top 400 Update!
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the more notable risers from his latest Top 400 update.
49 min
66
Tim Heaney Walks Into a Bar
68 min
67
A Pitching Heavy FAAB Weekend
Jeff and Scott break down a pitching heavy week in FAAB, a slew of big name injuries and some surprising players making a splash as of late.
78 min
68
A Test Week for Giolito
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss his latest article and two-start options for the week of June 24. Among those options is Lucas Giolito, who will be put to the test with tough matchups against Boston and Minnesota.
69 min
69
Twins Fever!
62 min
70
Short-Season/Rookie Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to go over his Short-Season/Rookie Hitter Index, which is up now at RotoWire.com.
47 min
71
Getting Shifty
65 min
72
Yordan Alvarez bidding, Edwin Encarnacion trade
70 min
73
Updated Rankings + Two-Start Pitchers
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss some notable ranks on Clay's updated cheat sheet as well as two-start pitchers for the week of June 17!
63 min
74
Jonah Keri on Paddack, Riley, Kuechel and More!
58 min
75
It's (Still) Stashing Season
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top stash candidates still in the minor leagues.
50 min
76
Skills, Slump or Santana
56 min
77
Yordan Starts With a Boom
Jeff and Scott discuss the call-up of Yordan Alvarez, all the weekend injuries, free agent bids and much more, including Byron Buxton, Jesse Winker and Walker Buehler.
65 min
78
Two-Start Pitchers - Week of June 10
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss Craig Kimbrel's ETA to Chicago, Michael Chavis' struggles and two-start options for the week of June 10!
71 min
79
Ask Rotoman and Stage 3 Hell
66 min
80
MLB Draft Review!
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to recap the first few rounds of the MLB Draft and discuss where the top picks are slotting into his Top 400.
51 min
81
We Don't Need Another Hiura
57 min
82
Time to Drop Miggy C?
Jeff and Scott talk about the weekend in baseball, including Miguel Cabrera's injury, Lucas Giolito's dominance, Matt Chapman's mergence, the Cardinals closing situation and much more.
56 min
83
Second Chance Recap + Two-Start Pitchers!
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss Derek Dietrich's insane start, Todd's NFBC Second Chance draft and two-start pitchers for the week of June 3.
65 min
84
Dynasty in the Making
85 min
85
Prospect News + MLB Draft Preview
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss Forrest Whitley, Zach Plesac and others, plus a look ahead to next week's first-year player draft!
50 min
86
Trade Tactics Debate
66 min
87
The Twins Keep Mashing
Jeff and Scott discuss the Twins offense, a couple of struggling Indians arms, the success of Brandon Woodruff and Jake Odorizzi, FAAB adds and much, more more.
67 min
88
More Prospects + Two-Start Pitchers
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss Cavan Biggio, Kevin Cron, Josh Naylor plus two-start options for the week of May 27!
58 min
89
Mish, Marlins and Midseason Values
64 min
90
Prospect Q&A
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to answer all kinds of prospect-related questions from the fantasy baseball community.
35 min
91
Skills, Streak or Slump, and Second Chances
73 min
92
A FAAB-ulous Sunday Night
Jeff and Scott take a deep look at all the players involved in a much anticipated weekend of free agent bidding that fully lived up to the hype.
69 min
93
A Wild Week
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss the latest wave of prospect callups, news from around Major League Baseball and two-start pitchers for the week of May 20.
58 min
94
Dalton Del Don on the Eve of FAAB-ageddon
60 min
95
Callups + Top 400 Update!
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss this latest wave of callups plus James' comprehensive Top 400 update.
57 min
96
Skills or Slumps - Slumping Pitchers Edition
65 min
97
Springer On Fire
Jeff and Scott break down all free agent bidding this weekend, recap a few injuries and discuss the large starts of George Springer, Kirby Yates, Hyun-Jin Ryu and others.
77 min
98
More Callups + Two-Start Pitchers
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss J.P. Crawford, Shed Long, Chris Martin, Hunter Pence and two-start pitchers for the week of May 13!
61 min
99
FAAB-a-Ganza!
68 min
100
Prospect Mailbag!
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to answer a number of prospect-related questions from the Twitterverse.
50 min
101
"Skills or Slump?", Hitters Edition
61 min
102
Aggressive Rookie Bidding Strikes Again
Jeff and Scott discuss the aggressive free agency bids on Nate Lowe and Griffin Canning, recap all the injuries form the weekend and discuss the starts of Caleb Smith, Mike Minor and Rougned Odor.
62 min
103
Senzel + Two-Start Pitchers!
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss Nick Senzel, Corey Kluber, Miguel Andujar, two-start options for the week of May 6 and much more.
56 min
104
Cody Bellinger and the Player Rater
80 min
105
Hitters & Pitchers to Stash
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss Cavan Biggio, Luis Urias, Zac Gallen, Dylan Cease and other prospects to stash in redraft leagues.
48 min
106
Starting Pitching - Skills or Streaks?
65 min
107
Rookie Call-ups and Closer Shake-ups
Jeff and Scott break down another active week of free agent bidding full of rookies and new possible closers and also cover all the injuries from the weekend of baseball.
75 min
108
Happy Vlad Jr. Day!
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s arrival, Michael Chavis, two-start pitchers for the week of April 29 plus where some of the early-season overachievers should be taken if we were drafting today.
62 min
109
Living Legend Lenny Melnick
61 min
110
This Week's Risers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss a number of prospects rising up his Top 400 list!
34 min
111
Skills or Streak?
60 min
112
Injuries Running Rampant
Jeff and Scott discuss an insane weekend of injuries and then break down an extremely active free agent bidding period.
78 min
113
Who Do You Trust?
66 min
114
Mike Gianella visits
63 min
115
Hitters Within Striking Distance
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss some lesser-known hitters who are making noise at the upper levels of the minor leagues.
47 min
116
Nola Contendere?
56 min
117
Georgia On Our Minds
Jeff and Scott talk about their trip to the Masters and SunTrust Park and also break down many intriguing players from the first three weeks of the season, including Austin Meadows, Nick Pivetta and Fernando Tatis, Jr.
68 min
118
Homers Galore!
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss 2019's absurd home-run pace, Ozzie Albies' contract extension, Mike Trout's injury, two-start pitchers and much more.
63 min
119
Are they for Real?
John McKechnie (@Johnnymckechs) steps in with Todd Zola (@ToddZola) to break down some notable early season pitching performances and determine if they're for real.
73 min
120
MiLB Week 1 Takeaways
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss a number of prospects who have caught his eye during the first week of minor-league play!
50 min
121
Rocky Mountain Lows
54 min
122
A Wild Weekend of FAAB Bidding
Jeff and Scott discuss a heavy week of FAAB pickups across all leagues, a number of weekend injuries and some hot and cold starters to begin the 2019 season.
58 min
123
One Week In
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss takeaways from the first week of the baseball season, injuries, two-start pitchers and much more!
57 min
124
Talking Yang - Baseball Edition
51 min
125
Full-Season Assignments
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss a variety of topics, including the more notable level assignments for top prospects.
44 min
126
Yankee-Apocalypse, Inducing Weak Contact
63 min
127
Finally, Some Real Games!
Jeff and Scott jump into the first weekend of real games, discuss all the free agent pickups across their leagues and talk about a couple players they might already have some concerns about.
66 min
128
Two-Start Pitchers!
Todd Zola and Clay Link offer up their Opening Day observations and look ahead to two-start pitchers for the week of April 1.
63 min
129
Piano Man and the Padres
75 min
130
Special guest Ian Kahn!
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins Ian Kahn and Clay Link to discuss Fernando Tatis Jr. expectations, Tout Wars H2H and more!
44 min
131
Job Battles, Contracts and Injuries
59 min
132
Intro to Daily Fantasy Baseball
Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper break down the basics of daily fantasy baseball, including how some daily lineup-building strategies are similar to season-long auctions and drafts, and which important season-long stats aren't as applicable for daily play.
70 min
133
Main Event Reactions
66 min
134
News Extravaganza
Todd Zola joins Clay Link to discuss Chris Sale's extension, Nick Senzel's ETA, the Dodgers' starting rotation, the Brewers' bullpen and much more!
60 min
135
Collette Calls, FOMOs and Contracts
69 min
136
MiLB Hitter Predictions
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the Eloy Jimenez extension and offers up 20 predictions for top hitting prospects.
49 min
137
Tim Heaney's Tout Wars Draft
81 min
138
AL Tout, NFBC Main Event Week 1 and Outfielders...
Jeff and Scott discuss results from AL Tout as well as NFBC Weekend One and then delve into some of the more interesting outfielders.
69 min
139
Regression Candidates -- Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss regression candidates on the pitching side, and a few more auction tips ahead of Tout Wars weekend.
68 min
140
Auction Strategy, Tout Preview
59 min
141
Anticipating Callup Dates
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his latest article in which he takes a shot at predicting the precise arrival dates for the game's top prospects.
44 min
142
Most Frequently Drafted Players
78 min
143
Intriguing Names in the Middle Infield
Jeff and Scott hit on some spring news with Vlad Guerrero and Pete Alonso and then take an in-depth look at many of the intriguing and polarizing players in the middle infield.
83 min
144
Regression Candidates -- Hitters
DVR and Todd discuss progress for Jimmy Nelson, a spring gem from Freddy Peralta, and hitters with regression concerns entering 2019.
64 min
145
LABR of Love
58 min
146
Ranking the Rookies
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to recap the AL LABR auction and discuss his Rookie Tiers article.
53 min
147
Severe Setbacks for Severino and Sano?
74 min
148
Coming Back with Corners and Closers
Jeff and Scott talk some early spring injury news and then discuss a number of players at both corner infield positions as well as the wild closer market of 2019.
68 min
149
Best Ball and Bryce!
52 min
150
TGFBI + OF Tiers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational Champions League, Chris Paddack, Forrest Whitley, Nick Senzel, outfield tiers and much more!
46 min
151
Clayton Kershaw Panic(?) Edition
74 min
152
Keeper Thoughts w/Ian Kahn
Ian Kahn joins DVR to discuss his process in choosing keepers, leveraging the re-draft market on the trade front in long-term leagues, and more!
56 min
153
Marwin is a Twin
DVR and Todd discuss Marwin Gonzalez's move to Minnesota, early spring injuries for Sonny Gray and Mike Soroka, a frustrated Clayton Kershaw, the possibility of Trea Turner stealing more bases, how to handle draft season helium, and more!
63 min
154
Joe Pisapia from The Black Book
57 min
155
Tout Wars + Shortstop Tiers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his first nine picks in Tout Wars Draft and Hold as well as his latest Farm Futures article.
42 min
156
Manny Machado to the Padres
60 min
157
Toronto Word Salad
DVR and Todd discuss the Jays' short-term bridge to Vlad Jr., pending roles for several interesting pitchers, mailbag questions, and much more!
68 min
158
Greg Ambrosius joins Jeff Erickson
49 min
159
Mixed LABR, NL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to recap the 2019 Mixed LABR draft and discuss the top prospects in the NL East.
54 min
160
xwOBA Surprises
Jeff and DVR discuss the 2018 xwOBA surprises (good and bad), attempt to round up some of the low expectations for the Giants in 2019, and answer another round of mailbag questions.
56 min
161
Get Your Phill
DVR and Todd discuss Francisco Lindor's calf injury, J.T. Realmuto to Philly, a discount on Buster Posey, and several mailbag questions!
65 min
162
Why Clay Link Won't Own Chris Sale
64 min
163
Dynasty Discussion
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the ongoing RotoWire Dynasty Invitational first-year player draft and much more!
51 min
164
Undervalued Hitters
81 min
165
Friday Grab Bag
DVR and Todd discuss Shohei Ohtani's updated timetable, Wade Miley in Houston, Marcell Ozuna and Matt Chapman post shoulder surgery, lineup placement, mailbag questions, and more!
72 min
166
Talking Prospects With James Anderson
70 min
167
Pitchers on the Rise
63 min
168
Buxton Bulks Up
DVR and Todd discuss A.J. Pollock's move to the Dodgers, a return to health for Carlos Correa and Miguel Cabrera, and Byron Buxton's addition of 21(!) pounds of muscle.
61 min
169
For Richer, for Sporer
61 min
170
The General Weighs In
Ian Kahn joins DVR to discuss his RotoWire Dynasty League Rankings, Trade Philosophy, Sonny Gray to Cincinnati, Luke Voit, buy-low targets, and more!
73 min
171
The Race
DVR & Todd discuss Todd's foot race against a desk chair, FSWA Awards finalists, Cody Allen to the Angels, Wilmer Flores to the D-backs, a case for avoiding early-round starting pitching, and mailbag questions.
67 min
172
Joe Sheehan's Picks and Pans
60 min
173
Early ADP Risers
61 min
174
General NFBC Strategy
82 min
175
Is it Berrios or Bury-Your-Ratios?
61 min
176
Positioning To Get An Ace
63 min
177
Another Flurry
Jeff and DVR discuss the Twins' addition of Nelson Cruz, the Yasiel Puig trade, Jurickson Profar to Oakland, mailbag questions, and more!
64 min
178
RIP, Lawr
Jeff and DVR discuss a variety of fantasy baseball topics, and remember their friend Lawr Michaels, who passed away Wednesday. This world, was without a question, a better place with Lawr in it.
56 min
179
Winter Meetings Edition
DVR and Jeff start off talking about the projections process, then delve into the Paul Goldschmidt trade and the moves occurring during the Winter Meetings, finishing with a tour of the AL Central.
54 min
180
Trader Jerry Strikes Again
DVR and Todd discuss a flurry of transactions ahead of the Winter Meetings as Mariners GM Jerry DiPoto continues to rebuild his roster in Seattle.
61 min
181
MLB Offseason Podcast, Episode 2
47 min
182
The James Paxton trade kickstarts the Hot Stove
40 min
183
Arizona Fall League Takeaways
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his AFL takeaways and the recent adjustments to his Top 400.
50 min
184
Live from First Pitch Arizona 2018!
DVR, Clay, James and Todd discuss a variety of early draft season topics in front of a live audience at Baseball HQ's First Pitch Arizona in Phoenix.
68 min
185
Things We Thought in March
DVR and Todd revisit some of the early-season beliefs as reflected in the 2018 NFBC Main Event ADP report, and set some expectations for 2019.
66 min
186
A Look Back
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look back at their prospects draft from roughly a year ago and talk about what went right and what went wrong with their respective teams.
44 min
187
300 Ks for Scherzer
DVR and Todd discuss another milestone for Max Scherzer, the MVP-caliber campaign from Christian Yelich, keeper selection preferences, and some of our dumbest fantasy baseball decisions.
63 min
188
Early 2019 Mock, Part 2
DVR and Tim tack on two more rounds to the early 2019 mock draft they started up last week.
71 min
189
One More For The Road
Jeff and Scott talk final week strategy, lessons learned from 2018 and a number of players who will be interesting and perhaps difficult to rank in 2019 Including Ian Happ, Max Muncy and Scott Kingery..and more!
65 min
190
Mondesi Thoughts + Two-Start Pitchers Finale
DVR and Todd discuss the early draft prices on Adalberto Mondesi, and look at ahead at two-start pitchers for the final week of the 2018 season.
62 min
191
Early Mock ADP Data
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to break down the preliminary 2019 ADP data from the #2EarlyMocks.
42 min
192
The Neverending Story
DVR and Todd discuss the roller coaster of news on Trevor Story, the return of Aaron Judge, and some of the early happenings of the Mason Mocks (early 2019 draft boards).
62 min
193
Mocking the Top 30 for 2019
DVR and Tim begin an early-round mock draft for 2019 by sorting out the first 30 picks (two rounds) of a 15-team mixed league draft.
68 min
194
Two More Weeks To Go
Jeff and Scott discuss some free agent pitchers who can help you in the final two weeks, disagree on Stephen Strasburg's 2019 ADP and talk about where some surging players may slot in for 2019.
66 min
195
News + Two-Start Options
Clay Link joins Todd Zola to discuss the top news stories from around baseball and grade the upcoming week's two-start pitchers.
71 min
196
Hidden Gems for Dynasty Leagues
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss some prospects who may still be available in your dynasty league.
49 min
197
A Year Too Early
DVR and Todd discuss the breakout season from Mike Foltynewicz, the future expectations for Luis Castillo, Eduardo Rodriguez, Robbie Ray, and much more!
53 min
198
Late-Season Surprises
DVR and Tim discuss the closer carousel, Brian Dozier's season-long knee injury, and recent hitting surprises including Ramon Laureano, Franmil Reyes, Amed Rosario, and several others!
55 min
199
Jose Ramirez Gets to 30/30
Jeff and Scott discuss some possible free agents to help you in the final three weeks of the season and then break down some players than could crash the first round of 2019 including Jose Ramirez and Ronald Acuna.
61 min
200
A Surprise in Atlanta + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss the surprising production of Johan Camargo, the quiet return of Paul Goldschmidt to elite levels, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
60 min
201
Service-Time Rules Conundrum
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss the complications with overhauling the service-time rules as well as their strategies in various leagues.
37 min
202
Looking Forward: Sano, Buxton, Pham
DVR and Todd look ahead to 2019 for a few of the more disappointing and polarizing players of 2018 including Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Tommy Pham, and more!
62 min
203
More Callups
DVR and Tim discuss Francisco Mejia's callup, the promotion of Victor Robles, other recent risers, and the improving craft beer options in Nevada.
59 min
204
Coming Down the Homestretch
Scott and special guest Brian Slack from BaseballHQ talk about free agent pickups for the last four weeks of the season and also take a look ahead at some possible draft 2019 prices on players including Trevor Story, Walker Buehler and Christian Yelich.
66 min
205
Arizona Fall League Rosters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the newly-released Arizona Fall League rosters.
45 min
206
One Day Early (Two-Start Pitchers)
DVR and Todd discuss the 2019 price for Joey Votto, the need for making fantasy baseball more accessible to new players, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
76 min
207
Jacob deGrom is Bill Murray
DVR and Todd discuss another strong start from Cole Hamels, more excellence from Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer's dominance, and much more!
61 min
208
Another Prospect Gets the Call
DVR and Tim discuss Luis Urias' call to San Diego, Gary Sanchez's upcoming return, Stephen Strasburg's reduced velocity, and several notable hitting performances from the past month.
54 min
209
Kendrys Homers Again + Matt Chapman is Awesome.
Jeff and Scott talk about the Yankees bullpen, provide a bunch of injury updates and discuss 2019 draft spots for Rhys Hoskins, Chris Archer & Blake Snell
59 min
210
Tin Cans + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd get ready for another weekend by taking a trip around the league at newsworthy happenings, and previewing two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
58 min
211
Kopech Talk + Top 400 Risers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to talk about some recents callups as well as James' latest Top 400 update.
53 min
212
Carlton Fisk and Pilates?
DVR and Todd discuss Michael Kopech's debut, the end of Yu Darvish's season, Carlton Fisk and pilates, and a few surprising recent developments.
62 min
213
Daniel Murphy to the Cubs
DVR and Tim discus the Nats' decision to wave the white flag with the Daniel Murphy trade, a closer change in Houston, interesting pitcher performances from the last 30 days, and much more!
58 min
214
Kopech Gets the Call
Jeff and Scott discuss Michael Kopech's promotion to Chicago, a couple of interesting catcher call-ups, some big name injuries and a bunch of players including Cody Bellinger, Miguel Andujar and Whit Merrifield.
55 min
215
Bauer In Walking Boot vs. Kingery + Two-Start P...
DVR and Todd discuss the quick return of Ronald Acuna, a setback for Rafael Devers, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and a few mailbag questions.
80 min
216
Previewing September Callups
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the Ronald Acuna situation and preview September callups.
48 min
217
The Curious Case of Taylor Ward
DVR and Todd discuss an injury for James Paxton, bullpen blues in Los Angeles, the arrival of Taylor Ward and Danny Jansen, and several mailbag questions!
55 min
218
Todd's Rapper Name
DVR and Todd discuss a variety of topics, including the general state of pitching -- is the pool of quality SPs thinner than usual -- and Todd's rapper name.
58 min
219
Back Aboard the Closer Carousel
Jeff and Scott break down all the recently open closer situations across baseball, recap all the weekend injuries and discuss all the intriguing free agency adds this weekend in fantasy leagues.
64 min
220
Closer Changes + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss a few changing ninth-inning situations around the league, and break down the two-start pitchers on the schedule for the upcoming week.
63 min
221
Farm System Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the best and worst farm systems in baseball.
54 min
222
Uncle Todd & Auntie Narrative
DVR and Todd discuss Yoan Moncada's strikeout woes, Jurickson Profar's bounce-back 2018 campaign, another impressive from Tyler Glasnow, and more!
63 min
223
Final Third Storylines
DVR and Tim discuss several news items from around the league, post-break risers, and storylines they're interested in watching closely over the final two months of the 2018 season.
53 min
224
Streaking A's, Injured Astros and the Cardinals...
DVR and Scott discuss free agency bidding on new closers and the Cardinals outfield, break down all the weekend injuries and talk about a slew of players including Wade Davis, Mallex Smith and Zack Wheeler.
70 min
225
Friday News + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss a round of key news items, and get ready for the upcoming week by discuss two-start pitchers.
58 min
226
Post-Deadline Rankings Update
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the risers and fallers on his post-deadline Top 400 update.
55 min
227
Examining the Fallout
DVR and Todd take a team-by-team looks at the winners and losers following Tuesday's non-waiver MLB trade deadline.
74 min
228
Trade Deadline Reaction
DVR and Tim discuss a flurry of deals from the 48 hours leading into Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline.
59 min
229
Mous Moves to Milwaukee
DVR and Scott break down the Mike Moustakas and Eduardo Escobar trades, a tough week of free agent bidding and a slew of players in the news including Christian Yelich, Jose Quintana and Luis Severino.
78 min
230
Judge Injured + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss the Aaron Judge injury, J.A. Happ's move to the Yankees, Kris Bryant's return to the DL, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
57 min
231
Prospects on the Move
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the prospects who have been dealt in recent trades.
39 min
232
Which Division Are The Pirates In?
DVR and Todd discuss another injury for Stephen Strasburg, setbacks for Gary Sanchez and Kris Bryant, and much more!
64 min
233
Trade Deadline Primer
John pinch hits for DVR and sits down with Tim to go over the names likely to be moved in the coming week along with a look at which teams will be buyers or sellers.
75 min
234
Second Half Strategy
Jeff and Scott discuss some fantasy strategies for the final ten weeks, detail a number of injuries (mostly Mets) over the weekend and break down a number of players including Marco Gonzales, Kirby Yates, Eric Hosmer and Starling Marte.
73 min
235
Machado, Hand, & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss the Manny Machado and Brad Hand trades, injury updates to begin the second half, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
65 min
236
Final "First-Half" Friday
DVR and Todd close the book on the "first half" of the 2018 season with a look at potential bounce-back candidates, and a slew of injury updates ahead of the All-Star break.
67 min
237
Dynasty Rankings Pt. 2
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the back half of his top 200 dynasty league rankings.
42 min
238
You Can't Fade Burch Smith!
DVR and Todd discuss Garrett Richards' latest injury, words used incorrectly, an unforeseen problem with two Ohtanis, and more!
56 min
239
The All-Value Team
DVR and Tim discuss some of the best values of 2018 as the All-Star break approaches.
65 min
240
First Half Disappointments
Jeff and Scott break down players who have disappointed in the first half and discuss what the rest of their season looks like and also recap the weekend in free agent bidding and injuries.
67 min
241
One-Year Contracts + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss injury updates on a few key players, an unusual agreement between Trevor Bauer and a friend, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
67 min
242
Dynasty Rankings Preview
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to preview his latest dynasty rankings update.
49 min
243
Second Half Fireworks -- Hitters
DVR and Tim contemplate the lack of power from Kris Bryant, Masahiro Tanaka's long ball issues, the next step for Byron Buxton, and discuss a few hitters on the brink of a big second half.
45 min
244
The Gattis Train Rolls Along
Jeff and Scott talk some pitching pickups, discuss the demotion of Jon Gray and break down the first halves of many players, including Javier Baez, Luis Severino, Evan Gattis and more.
68 min
245
Schadenfreude + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss a handful of key injuries, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and feelings of joy at the expense of the fantasy failings of others.
66 min
246
Prospect Potpourri
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss a number of top prospects, many of whom may be worth considering in redraft leagues.
53 min
247
Clarity Helps
DVR and Todd discuss Kris Bryant's shoulder injury, the quiet struggles of Carlos Correa, Ross Stripling's future value, and much more!
61 min
248
Buying Ugly
DVR and Tim discuss hitters and pitchers with ugly overall numbers as the first half of the season nears an end and sort out options for potential buy-low targets.
52 min
249
Open Closer Roles Everywhere
Jeff and Scott try and figure out the multiple teams with their closer role currently open, discuss whether to drop some injured starters and break down recent hot streaks from Matt Carpenter, Cody Bellinger and Jon Lester, plus much more!
68 min
250
Back to Being MadBum? + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss a more typical line from Madison Bumgarner against San Diego, saves in flux for the Cubs, Angels and Giants, plus two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
74 min
251
Short-Season/Rookie-Level Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top hitters to watch in short-season/rookie ball.
42 min
252
Trading Frenzy
DVR and Todd discuss Hunter Strickland's fight with a wall, the difficulty of trading for pitching, and a few potential trade targets to consider as swapping season heats up.
67 min
253
Who Closes in KC?
DVR and Tim discuss the fallout of the Kelvin Herrera trade, the present value of Brandon Nimmo, and a potential return of Shohei Ohtani in a DH-only role in the coming weeks.
50 min
254
A Sunday of Closer Explosions
Jeff and Scott examine a rough Sunday for closers, break down the injuries over the weekend and discuss a number of players including Trevor Story, Jack Flaherty and Rougned Odor.
66 min
255
Rebooting Sano + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss a reboot for Miguel Sano in Fort Myers, the upcoming return of Rich Hill, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and much more!
63 min
256
Prospect Risers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss some of the most notable risers on his top 400 prospect rankings.
49 min
257
Closer Carousel: AL
DVR & Todd discuss Miggy's season-ending injury, Thor's setback, AL closer situations, and a pair of mailbag questions.
74 min
258
Adames Returns
DVR and Tim discuss the return of Willy Adames, a setback for Chris Archer, and a slew of players on the fantasy roster fringe including White Sox pitcher Dylan Covey.
44 min
259
Ross Stripling Deals Again
Jeff and Scott discuss FAAB bidding on Hector Rondon, Joakim Soria and others, update a ton of injury news and talk about Brandon Crawford, Ross Stripling, Blake Treinen and much more.
64 min
260
Bad News for Ohtani
DVR and Todd discuss bad news for Shohei Ohtani, a small (?) setback for Noah Syndergaard, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week. .
66 min
261
MLB Draft Review
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the MLB Draft and his soon-to-be-updated Top 400.
51 min
262
Closer Carousel: NL
DVR and Todd discuss the returns of Madison Bumgarner and Carlos Martinez, and take a look team-by-team at the bullpen landscape of each National League team.
63 min
263
Folty, Pitching Toss-Ups & Beer
DVR and Tim discuss the breakout season of Mike Foltynewicz, starting pitcher toss-ups for the rest of the season, and a few recent beers of note.
54 min
264
Have a Day Eddie Rosario
Jeff and Scott talk about bidding on young pitchers (and Max Muncy!) in FAAB, break down injuries over the weekend and discuss Michael Wacha, Jon Lester, Eddie Rosario and more.
55 min
265
A Setback for Kershaw + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss a setback for Clayton Kershaw, bad news for Alex Reyes, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and much more!
64 min
266
Top MLB Draft Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top fantasy prospects in the upcoming first-year player draft.
51 min
267
From the Road
DVR and Todd discuss good news for Noah Syndergaard and Yu Darvish, the breakout of Brandon Nimmo, and much more!
49 min
268
Syndergaard to the DL
MLB Editors Clay Link and James Anderson step in for a rare Tuesday podcast and touch on all the major stories from around Major League Baseball.
39 min
269
Worrying about Acuna + Free Agency Madness
Jeff and Scott dive into the crazy free agent bidding centered around Juan Soto & the closer market and update all the injury news over the weekend including Braves phenom Ronald Acuna and Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez.
68 min
270
Hanley DFA'd + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss the Red Sox's decision to part ways with Hanley Ramirez, and look ahead to the two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
71 min
271
Impact Rookies + Draft Talk
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss rookies making an impact at the big-league level plus an early look at the upcoming first-year player draft.
48 min
272
Jerk Store Moment
DVR and Todd discuss the struggles of Jose Altuve, Paul Goldschmidt, another injury in Seattle, Willy Adames' debut, and much more!
69 min
273
Sleepless in Seattle
DVR and Tim discuss another key absence for the Mariners with Dee Gordon's move to the DL, Juan Soto's first MLB start, the rising value of Ross Stripling, and much more!
60 min
274
Soto Gets the Call
Jeff and Scott discuss another week of aggressive free agency bidding in fantasy leagues, the rapid rise of Juan Soto and touch on Brandon Belt's breakout, Nick Markakis' revival and much more from the weekend of baseball.
64 min
275
A Parade of Ones
DVR and Todd discuss news and notes ahead of the weekend, and break down the two-start pitchers for the upcoming week!
65 min
276
Pitchers to Stash
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top pitchers to stash for redraft leagues.
50 min
277
Injury Prone or Accident Prone?
DVR and Todd discuss the difference between being 'injury prone' and 'accident prone' in the wake of A.J. Pollock's latest ailment.
62 min
278
Oh No, Cano! + Fun with Numbers -- Pitchers
DVR and Tim discuss Robinson Cano's 80-game suspension, and take a look at some of the pitching stats leaderboards.
56 min
279
Some Good Ole Closer Chaos
Jeff and Scott discuss the closer situations up in the air in Toronto, Baltimore, Anaheim and Philadelphia, hit up all the injuries over the weekend and talk about some surging and slumping players over the last couple weeks.
67 min
280
Cribbage + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss a round of injury updates, including more shoulder trouble for Marcus Stroman, and break down two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
81 min
281
Hitters to Stash
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top hitters to stash for redraft leagues.
58 min
282
Big Maple's Night
DVR and Todd discuss James Paxton's no-hitter, Luis Severino's dominance, Matt Harvey's change of scenery, and much more!
57 min
283
Fun with Numbers -- Hitters
DVR and Tim discuss some surprises -- good and bad -- on the hitting leaderboards to this point in the season.
57 min
284
Down Goes Kershaw
Jeff and Scott talk about a wild week of FAAB bidding on rookie pitchers, injuries to some big name players and all the other happenings of a packed weekend of baseball.
59 min
285
Something Hatched + Two-Start Pitchers!
DVR and Todd discuss Josh Donaldson's return, Hyun-Jin Ryu's painful injury, Jacob deGrom uncertainty, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
57 min
286
Breakout Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss several hitters who are improving their stock in the minor leagues.
46 min
287
Injuries Wreak Havoc (Again)
DVR and Todd discuss an unfortunately large number of injuries around the league, and open up the mailbag for a few listener questions.
62 min
288
The All-Start Team
DVR and Tim discuss the members of the 2018 All-Start Team -- and sort out the Dodgers' playing time adjustments with Corey Seager's season-ending elbow injury.
65 min
289
The Braves Just Keep Scoring Runs
Jeff and Scott discuss the weekend of free agent bidding across their leagues and then discuss a bunch of topics including injuries over the weekend, the surging Braves offense and a couple of struggling Cardinals.
62 min
290
Injury Breakdown + Two Start Pitchers
Todd and Scott talk about the injuries across baseball (and the players returning from injury this weekend) and then break down all the starting pitchers throwing twice next week.
96 min
291
Way Too Early 2019 Top 10
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to talk about how his top 10 prospect rankings might look in 2019.
51 min
292
Acuna Day!
DVR and Todd discuss the promotion of Ronald Acuna, Eric Thames' thumb injury, the struggles of Matt Carpenter, and much more!
52 min
293
Sonny's Struggles
DVR and Tim discuss the season debut of Walker Buehler, the early struggles of Sonny Gray, and much more!
53 min
294
And Here Come the Prospect Call-Ups
Jeff and Scott discuss the free agent bidding for a number of young players getting the call to the Majors this week and talk about the weekend across baseball including injuries, Johnny Cueto, Javier Baez, Mike Moustakas and much more.
66 min
295
Is Jellystone a Pitcher-Friendly Park?
DVR and Todd discuss some of the biases that impair our judgment, park factors for Jellystone, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
66 min
296
Top 400 Update
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss notable risers and fallers from his latest Top 400 update.
50 min
297
Weather Shortened Pod
DVR and Todd dodge snow-induced internet woes to bring you the Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
55 min
298
A Visit with The General
Ian Kahn joins DVR and Tim to discuss players that have caught his eye early in 2018.
59 min
299
A Wild Weekend of Free Agent Bidding
Jeff and Scott break down a super active week of free agent bidding (even with all the postponed games) and then discuss a number of player's performances over the weekend including Chris Archer, Sean Manaea and Carlos Martinez.
59 min
300
A Better Way + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another round of injury news, a better way to approach fantasy analysis as an industry, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
74 min
301
Starts That Might Mean Something
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor to discuss the starts for several notable pitching prospects.
51 min
302
Chaos in Milwaukee
DVR and Todd discuss the chaos unfolding in the Milwaukee bullpen, a list of injury updates, and the (other) active pitcher with the best chance of pitching deep into his 40s a la Bartolo Colon and Nolan Ryan.
51 min
303
Humble Pie
DVR and Tim discuss early adds and drops -- including Jake Junis, Miles Mikolas, and Jason Kipnis -- and discuss DVR's humbling experience at Tecmo Madison.
58 min
304
Sho-Time at the Big A
Jeff and Scott talk about the major free agent bidding over the weekend and then break down the entire weekend of baseball including some major injuries and the electric 12 K outing by Shohei Ohtani.
57 min
305
Cold Brew + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss the Brewers' bullpen in the wake of Corey Knebel's injury, the earlier than expected return of Michael Conforto, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and much more!
63 min
306
And We're Off...
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to examine the starts of several notable young players.
56 min
307
What Could Go Right?
DVR and Todd discuss Shohei Ohtani's home debut homer, fireworks at Miller Park, and considering the positive outcomes of potential pickups such as San Diego's Christian Villanueva.
55 min
308
Jansen Panic
DVR and Tim discuss another rough outing for Kenley Jansen and several other Opening Week items of interest.
58 min
309
A Day of Young Pitchers Dealing
Jeff and Scott discuss the first weekend of the MLB season, breaking down all the free agent bidding from Week 1, the young pitchers who were great on Sunday and all the injuries that have surfaced already.
68 min
310
Opening Day Musings + Two-Start Pitchers for We...
DVR and Todd discuss some observations from Opening Day, and take a look at the two-start pitchers scheduled to take the ball during the upcoming week.
74 min
311
Opening Day is Here!
DVR and Todd discuss the injury to Sal Perez, a round of closer news, and a few early observations from the first day of the 2018 fantasy baseball season!
59 min
312
Pitcher Predictions
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his top 20 predictions for minor-league pitchers in 2018.
49 min
313
First Week Strategy
John McKechnie fills in for Derek VanRiper to talk opening week strategy with Tim Heaney.
51 min
314
NFBC Main Event Drafts and Weekend Player News
Jeff and Scott review the slew of recent injuries and transactions in baseball and then take a deep look into their NFBC Main Event drafts from this weekend and all the strategy that went into them.
84 min
315
Late Spring Injuries + NFBC Main Event Recap
DVR and Todd discuss the rash of late-spring injuries including Madison Bumgarner's finger and Greg Bird's foot. The lads also share their reactions to the squads they drafted against each other in Saturday's NFBC Main Event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas!
65 min
316
Hitter Predictions
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his top 20 predictions for minor-league hitters in 2018.
48 min
317
Robles to Syracuse & NL Tout Wars Recap
DVR and Todd discuss Victor Robles in re-draft leagues, Alex Cobb to Baltimore, Todd's NL Tout Wars approach and results, and a handful of interesting mailbag questions.
62 min
318
Acuna to Gwinnett & Mixed Tout Recap
DVR and Tim discuss Ronald Acuna's demotion to Triple-A, an injury to Justin Turner, their Tout Wars Mixed Auction squads, and much more!
62 min
319
Starting Pitchers and an AL Tout Recap
Jeff and Scott discuss a number of interesting starting pitchers and also recap the action from the AL Tout auction plus the first weekend of NFBC Main Event drafts.
87 min
320
AL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the Staff Keeper League 2 auction and the top prospects in the American League West.
59 min
321
Tout Wars Pre-Auction Discussion
DVR and Todd discuss some strategic thoughts ahead of this weekend's Tout Wars auctions in New York.
66 min
322
ADP Moves + Spring Surprises
DVR and Tim discuss some draft season ADP movers, and surprising spring performances.
61 min
323
Turning Two - All About the Middle Infield
Jeff and Scott talk about a few of the free agent signings over the weekend and then delve into the surprisingly deep middle infield pool this season.
84 min
324
NL West Preview
DVR and Todd discuss job battles and players of interest for each of the five teams in the National League West.
84 min
325
2018 Rookie Tiers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top prospects for 2018 only.
55 min
326
NL Central Preview
DVR and Todd discuss job battles and players of interest for each of the five teams in the National League Central.
66 min
327
NL East Preview
DVR and Tim discuss interesting players and job battles throughout the National League East.
65 min
328
Draft Recaps and Catcher Breakdowns
Jeff and Scott recap the NL LABR auction as well as their Yahoo Friends and Family draft and then delve deep into the catcher pool.
76 min
329
Dynasty League Primer
In a special episode of the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Michael Rathburn and Todd Zola discuss their strategic approach to dynasty leagues.
78 min
330
AL West Preview
DVR and Todd take a team-by-team look at some players of interest and job battles throughout the American League West.
85 min
331
Top 100 Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top 100 prospects on his updated list.
64 min
332
AL Central Preview
DVR and Todd go team-by-team looking at a few players of interest and job battles throughout the American League Central.
61 min
333
AL East Preview
DVR and Tim discuss spring news and notes, and discuss a few targets and job battles for each team in the American League East.
74 min
334
The 2018 Closer Pool
Jeff and Scott recap some of the news from the first real weekend of spring training and then dive into the fascinating closer pool of 2018.
68 min
335
Spring Games Begin!
DVR and Todd discuss the season-ending injury to Brent Honeywell, a round of injury items, and a slew of interesting mailbag questions.
73 min
336
AL Central Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top prospects in the American League Central.
55 min
337
Three-Team Trade!
DVR and Todd discuss a three-team trade between the Rays, Yankees, and D-backs, a handful of outfield signings, and a suspension for one of the game's top pitching prospects.
51 min
338
Players We Disagree About
DVR and Tim discuss players they disagree about following the first round of RotoWire Roundtable Rankings, and discuss the closer situation in Anaheim, a surprisingly interesting job battle for a bench spot in Cleveland, and beer.
59 min
339
2018 Draft Strategy
Jeff and Scott discuss the big free agent signings over the weekend and then jump into a full discussion on some of their draft strategies heading into 2018 draft season.
58 min
340
2018 Draft Season, Week 20
DVR and Todd discuss a round of relevant spring training news items, consider an alternative strategy utilized in the mixed LABR draft, and open up the mailbag before the weekend.
67 min
341
AL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top prospects in the American League East.
56 min
342
Changes at Chase
DVR and Todd discuss Yu Darvish's decision to sign with the Cubs, the SP1 Circle of Trust, the installation of the humidor at Chase Field, and their early thoughts about Tuesday's Mixed LABR draft.
71 min
343
Todd Wins a Major Award
DVR and Todd discuss the Mets' addition of Todd Frazier, Seung-Hwan Oh to the Rangers, their ongoing NFBC-style slow draft, and much more!
71 min
344
NL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top prospects in the National League West.
60 min
345
Undervalued Pitchers We Like
DVR and Todd discuss undervalued pitchers they like, and open up the mailbag for another round of questions.
71 min
346
NL Central Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top prospects in the National League Central.
57 min
347
The Brewers Turn Up the Heat!
DVR and Todd discuss the rising value of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain as the Brewers push their chips in to take on the Cubs and the rest of the NL Central in 2018.
65 min
348
NL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top prospects in the National League East.
50 min
349
The Cole Train Goes to Houston
DVR and Todd discuss Gerrit Cole's move to Houston, the players headed back to Pittsburgh in that trade and the Andrew McCutchen deal, catcher tiers, and more!
71 min
350
RDI Discussion
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his approach to prospects in the RotoWire Dynasty Invitational draft.
55 min
351
What If Gerrit Cole Becomes an Astro?
DVR and Todd discuss the potential Gerrit Cole to Houston deal, Jay Bruce to the Mets, and other assorted topics.
65 min
352
2017 Finale
DVR and Todd close the book on 2017 with a review of the latest round of moves across the league.
57 min
353
Winter Meetings Week in Review
DVR and Todd review the heavy volume of activity from the past week, including Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, Marcell Ozuna to the Cards, Stephen Piscotty to the A's, and much more!
66 min
354
Bonus Pod: Ohtani Goes to Anaheim!
DVR and Todd record a special edition emergency bonus pod to discuss Shohei Ohtani's decision to join the Angels, the Mariners' acquisition of Dee Gordon, and Tyler Chatwood signing with the Cubs.
28 min
355
Return of the Lizard King
DVR and Todd discuss Mike Minor's move to Texas, Miles Mikolas' return to MLB, a new closer option in Arizona, and much more!
73 min
356
Offseason Processes, Etc.
DVR and Todd discuss their offseason processes, a disappointing hitter comp for Shohei Ohtani, and another nice round of mailbag questions.
54 min
357
Ohtani Update + Mailbag Responses
DVR and Todd prepare for the best holiday of the year by discussing how leagues should address Shohei Ohtani, and by answering a slew of excellent mailbag questions.
71 min
358
No Offseason for Lord Obvious
DVR and Todd discuss a round of early Hot Stove news, and break down some of the surprising pitchers from 2017.
62 min
359
Arizona Fall League Takeaways
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss what he saw during a recent trip to Arizona.
43 min
360
LIVE -- From First Pitch Arizona!
Derek VanRiper, Clay Link, James Anderson, and Todd Zola discuss a wide variety of fantasy baseball topics from Baseball HQ's First Pitch Arizona conference in Phoenix!
89 min
361
One 2018 Draft Down, ??? To Go!
DVR and Todd look at the roster foundations from their first draft for 2018, discuss another round of injury info, and Todd survives a desktop avalanche.
76 min
362
Position Eligibility Changes & Other Musings
DVR and Todd discuss position eligibility changes for the upcoming season, a few players of interest in the late rounds, and much more.
69 min
363
The Early Drafts Roll On
DVR and Todd discuss the ongoing Justin Mason industry slow mocks, an NFBC-style slow draft of their own, and much more!
59 min
364
Category Targets & 2017 Pitching Surprises, The...
DVR and Todd discuss the shifting category targets over the past five years, and close the book on the unpleasant pitching surprises of 2017.
75 min
365
2017 Pitching Surprises, The Bad, Part 1
DVR and Todd discuss some of the unpleasant pitching surprises of 2017 including Jon Lester, Johnny Cueto, Chris Archer, and Sean Manaea.
62 min
366
2017 Pitching Surprises, The Good, Part 2
DVR and Todd discuss more of the pleasant surprises on the mound from the 2017 season.
69 min
367
2017 Pitching Surprises, The Good, Part 1
DVR and Tim discuss some of the pleasant surprises on the mound in 2017 including Zack Godley, Luis Severino, Jimmy Nelson, and many others!
70 min
368
Final Week Pickups and a Look Ahead to 2018
Jeff and Scott break down a few free agents who can help you in the final week of the season and then discuss a slew of players who could be tough to value come the 2018 draft season.
61 min
369
Early 2018 Mock Thoughts + Two-Start Pitchers F...
DVR and Todd discuss some of the early 2018 mock draft happenings, and two-start pitchers for the final week of the season.
65 min
370
Hitting Prospects for 2018
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link draft hitting prospects for 2018.
64 min
371
2017 Regrets, Pt. 1
DVR and Todd discuss the sudden return of Starling Marte, challenges of projecting 2018, some of their regrets from 2017, and much more!
69 min
372
Is the Marte-Partay Over?
DVR and Tim discuss Starling Marte's disappointing 2017, Matt Harvey's latest outing, streaming options to consider down the stretch, and more!
54 min
373
The Final Countdown
Jeff and Scott talk about a few free agents who might help you for the final two weeks of the season and discuss where some players, including Matt Olson, Tim Beckham and Eduardo Rodriguez (and others) may get drafted in 2018.
57 min
374
Follow-Up Friday & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another round of injury updates, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
57 min
375
Pitching Prospect Draft
55 min
376
Ohtani On Deck
DVR and Todd discuss the expected move of Shohei Ohtani to MLB this winter, the Indians' 21-game winning streak, and much more!
67 min
377
Avoiding the F-word & Second-Half Surprises
DVR and Tim discuss the promotion of Willie Calhoun, surprises from the second half, beer, and more!
50 min
378
Strasburg Deals Again
Jeff and Scott talk about the incredible roll that Stephen Strasburg is on, discuss some free agents to help you for the final three weeks of the season and recap the action from a busy weekend of baseball.
66 min
379
Robles Gets the Call + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss the callup of Victor Robles, hardware for Ronald Acuna, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
59 min
380
MiLB Pitcher Awards
50 min
381
The 2x Speed Version
DVR and Todd attempt to cram the full show's content into 30 minutes. Can it be done?
32 min
382
September Day-to-Days
DVR and Tim discuss the rash of players in the day-to-day bucket in the season's final month, along with a few pitchers who could provide an extra push down the stretch.
51 min
383
Free Agents for the Final Month
Jeff and Scott take a deep dive into a number of players available as free agents in most leagues, discuss the weekend injuries and take a look at the surging Twins offense.
59 min
384
Big Names on the Move!
DVR and Todd discuss a surprise flurry of activity at the waiver trade deadline, including Justin Verlander and Justin Upton landing on new clubs, along with two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and a few September callups.
56 min
385
MiLB Hitter Awards
37 min
386
The Impact of the Power Surge
DVR and Todd discuss the impact of the league-wide power surge this season, a few undervalued players to this point, and answer a handful of great mailbag questions!
58 min
387
Kershaw, Turner Nearing Return
DVR and Tim discuss several key players on the brink of returning, and the possibility of season-ending injuries depleting rosters competing for titles.
50 min
388
Rhys and Giancarlo Both Homer.....Again
Jeff and Scott talk about the crazy home run streaks of Giancarlo Stanton and Rhys Hoskins, the Colorado closer situation, Patrick Corbin, the 2018 closer market and much, much more.
63 min
389
Lord Obvious & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd welcome Lord Obvious back to the program, and discuss two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
69 min
390
Prospect Potpourri
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss Ronald Acuna and many others as the minor-league seasons wind down.
36 min
391
The Twins Won't Go Away
DVR and Todd discuss the persistence of the Twins in the AL playoff picture, players we rarely discuss, and much more!
61 min
392
No, Nicky Delmonico Isn't Some Kid You Knew Whi...
DVR and Tim discuss the surging Nicky Delmonico, the difficulty of trading for pitching in long-term keeper leagues, and much more!
59 min
393
FAAB Adds for the Final Quarter
Jeff and Scott discuss some players available in free agency who may help you the final six weeks, recap the injuries from the weekend and break down some guys having huge months.
53 min
394
More DL Stints + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another round of DL stints, and prepare for the upcoming week by discussing two-start pitchers.
58 min
395
Looking Ahead to September Callups
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss all of the top candidates for a September promotion.
50 min
396
Giancarlo Stanton, 2018 First-Round Pick
DVR and Todd discuss the red-hot Giancarlo Stanton, as he's solidified his place as a first-round pick for drafts in 2018.
61 min
397
Crumbling Miggy
DVR and Tim discuss more back issues for Miguel Cabrera, rare good news for the Mets, and much more!
54 min
398
Coming Down the Stretch
Derek and Scott discuss Andrew Benintendi, Gregory Polanco, Whit Merrifield, and a slew of others players and also break down all the big name injuries over the weekend.
65 min
399
Schw*rber Catching Rumors + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another injury for James Paxton, the possibility of Kyle Schwarber catching with Willson Contreras hurt, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
62 min
400
First Base Prospect Conundrum
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his latest Farm Futures article.
36 min
401
The 2017 Kiss of Death Tour
DVR and Todd consider Kyle Schwarber for DVR's Greatest Misses album, discuss the pre-DL struggles of Lance McCullers, the surprisingly quiet season from Ian Desmond, and much more!
64 min
402
Special Guest Ian Kahn: Playing George Washington
Ian Kahn, star of AMC's TURN: Washington's Spies, joins DVR and Tim to discuss playing George Washington, Aaron Judge's draft price for 2018, and some of this season's most surprising performances.
45 min
403
The Dodgers Win...Again.
Jeff and Scott discuss the free agent bidding for Amed Rosario and Ozzie Albies, talk about Corey Seager and the Dodgers and recap all the injuries from the weekend.
63 min
404
Friday Thoughts & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another round of injury news, and break down the two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
61 min
405
Ranking the Farm Systems
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his latest organizational rankings.
48 min
406
Stupid Experiment Over
DVR and Todd remember Freddie Freeman's time as a third baseman, discuss Ozzie Albies' potential, and much more!
61 min
407
Wheeling & Dealing
DVR and Tim discuss the slew of deals that went down prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.
58 min
408
Trade Deadline Madness
Jeff and Scott recap a few trades already made and preview what deadline trades could impact fantasy rosters and also cover the large number of injuries over the weekend.
57 min
409
Good News for Stras + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss encouraging news for Stephen Strasburg, the Rays' acquisition of Lucas Duda, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
64 min
410
Latest Top 400 Update
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss risers and fallers on the overall Top 400.
53 min
411
7/26/17 Rotowire Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Joe Pisapia and Todd Zola talk about the development of Schoop and Paxton, surprise of Merrifiield and Nola; also how to proceed with Strasburg and Kershaw in all formats. And trade winds are blowing!
66 min
412
Replacing Kershaw
Derek and Tim discuss the challenges of replacing Clayton Kershaw, another round of injuries, the return of Derek Fisher, and much more!
51 min
413
A Day of Pitching Injuries
Jeff and Scott discuss the injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg and also break down some bullpens that may be affected by the trade deadline...and much more.
72 min
414
Pickup Targets & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss pickup targets ahead of the weekend and two-start pitchers lined up for next week.
61 min
415
Road Trip Report
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to recap his recent minor-league trip.
60 min
416
Deals Going Down
DVR and Todd discuss the Todd Frazier deal, J.D. Martinez's move to Arizona, and much more!
56 min
417
Saves Available in St. Louis
DVR and Tim look at the turnover in the St. Louis bullpen, consider a lost season for David Dahl and Greg Bird, and discuss what's been in the fridge this summer.
52 min
418
Nats Find Some Relief
Jeff and Scott break down the fantasy implications of the Nationals - A's trade, and discuss many players including Anthony Rendon, Sean Manaea and Steven Matz.
59 min
419
And We're Back!
DVR and Todd return from the All-Star break and discuss Jose Quintana's trade across town, Madison Bumgarner's return, and the Fantrax monthly contest that begins Monday.
61 min
420
Updated Dynasty League Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' updated dynasty league rankings.
36 min
421
At the Break
DVR and Todd discuss a slew of topics heading into the final weekend before the All-Star break.
58 min
422
Red Light Thoughts
DVR and Todd discuss Clayton Kershaw's brush with a Fourth of July no-no, the impending return of Kyle Schwarber, a rough outing for Sean Newcomb, and much more!
62 min
423
Closer Movement
Jeff and Scott discuss multiple teams considering a change at closer, Jose Ramirez, Elvis Andrus and much more from all the baseball action over the weekend.
70 min
424
Turner Too
DVR and Todd discuss the latest round of injuries, which has robbed the Nats and fantasy owners of Trea Turner for several weeks.
68 min
425
Short-Season/Rookie Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss hitters at the lower levels as well as Futures Game rosters.
45 min
426
Ketel is Back!
DVR and Todd discuss the return of Ketel Marte, Miguel Montero's departure from the Cubs, the struggles of Gregory Polanco, and much more!
63 min
427
Tuesday Musings
DVR and Tim discuss Cole Hamels' return from the DL, Tyler Wade's promotion to the Yankees, and open up the mailbag!
50 min
428
Second Half Targets
Jeff and Scott discuss a number of players with interesting first half results and dive into whether they are good targets for big second halves.
57 min
429
Schwarber's Demotion + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss Kyle Schwarber's demotion to Triple-A, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
61 min
430
California League Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link take a spin around the Cal League.
42 min
431
AM Todd
DVR and Todd discuss Freddie Freeman as a third baseman, how to pitch to Cody Bellinger, and the art of trading.
60 min
432
More Bombs from Bellinger
DVR and Tim discuss the Astros' demotion of Derek Fisher, two more homers from Cody Bellinger, and much more!
52 min
433
A Giant Collapse
Jeff and Scott discuss some of the struggling Giants, free agent bidding on recent rookie call-ups and the crazy season of Fernando Rodney.
52 min
434
Another Two-Step for Derek Holland?
DVR and Todd discuss the latest round of injuries, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
61 min
435
MLB Draft Review
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link break down the draft from a fantasy perspective.
42 min
436
Go Fish
DVR and Todd discuss the Astros' promotion of Derek Fisher, a big night of homers around the league, another wave of injury news, and more!
62 min
437
Bad Odor
DVR and Tim ponder trade scenarios for the struggling Rougned Odor, and much more!
64 min
438
Bidding for Mallex
Jeff and Scott discuss the competitive free agent bidding for Mallex Smith, the continued dominance of Aaron Judge and also break down all the injuries from over the weekend.
66 min
439
The Rays Lose Kiermaier & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss Kevin Kiermaier's hip injury, another rough outing for Gerrit Cole, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and much more!
64 min
440
MLB Draft Preview - Pitchers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 pitchers from this year's draft class.
34 min
441
Scooter's Four-Homer Game
DVR and Todd discuss Scooter Gennett's big night, another injury for Adrian Beltre, and much more!
56 min
442
The End of Bart?
DVR and Tim discuss Bartolo Colon's latest blow-up, the turnaround of Odubel Herrera, Ryon Healy's recent surge, and more!
49 min
443
These Stros Are On Fire
Jeff and Scott discuss the weekend in baseball, including free agent bidding, Ryan Zimmerman, Justin Smoak, injuries and the surging Astros.
55 min
444
DVR Was Wrong & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and DVR concedes defeat for 2017 with Kyle Schwarber.
60 min
445
MLB Draft Preview - Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 15 hitters from this year's draft class.
42 min
446
Closing the Book on May
DVR and Todd discuss the continued power surge of Brett Gardner, the future of Vince Velasquez, Robbie Ray's recent dominance, and much more!
60 min
447
Filling in for Trout
DVR and Tim discuss a few of the options potentially available as Mike Trout owners scramble for roster help.
53 min
448
The .220 Blues
Jeff and Scott discuss whether to worry or not about the rough starts for Odubel Herrera, Manny Machado and Miguel Cabrera and break down all the injury news from over the weekend.
66 min
449
Jays Getting Healthy
DVR and Todd discuss the return of Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki, more calf trouble for Ryan Braun, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
68 min
450
Updated Top 400
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss risers and fallers on the updated Top 400 prospect rankings.
38 min
451
Conforto Continues to Crush
DVR & Todd discuss the Cards' lagging offense, Michael Conforto's surging value, Christian Yelich's strange numbers, and much more!
68 min
452
Adjusting Expectations
DVR and Tim discuss the challenges of adjusting expectations and projections for starting pitchers during the first half of the season.
58 min
453
The First Quarter
Jeff and Scott break down how to evaluate your standings a quarter of the way into the season and discuss some nice performances over the weekend from, among others, Jeff Samardzija, Stephen Strasburg and Alex Wood.
62 min
454
Zola on Tilt
DVR and Todd discuss an impressive outing for Jose Berrios, Freddie Freeman's wrist injury, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
67 min
455
Carolina League Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link check in on all the top names in the Carolina League.
42 min
456
It's All Happening!
DVR and Todd discuss the Cubs' use of Ian Happ, Edwin Diaz getting a break from the ninth-inning role, and much more!
68 min
457
Turn the Injuries Off!
DVR and Tim discuss another batch of injuries, the Indians' promotion of Bradley Zimmer, recent add/drops, and much more!
50 min
458
Free Agent Frenzy
Jeff and Scott examine the wild free agent bidding this week in the closer market and discuss a number of notable players, including three struggling aces.
68 min
459
Injuries Galore & Upcoming Two Steps
DVR & Todd discuss the rash of injuries from Thursday, and take a look ahead at two-start pitchers for the upcoming week!
62 min
460
Emerging Upside Arms
James Anderson and Clay Link discuss several arms on the rise at the lower levels of the minor leagues.
33 min
461
Strikeout Rate Surprises
DVR and Todd discuss another rash of injuries around the league, and some of the strikeout-rate surprises from Todd's latest Z-Files column.
50 min
462
Caving on Cahill
DVR and Tim discuss another good outing from Trevor Cahill, Alex Wood's value, and other starting pitcher surprises.
57 min
463
The Last Stand of K-Rod?
Jeff and Scott discuss more Francisco Rodriguez blown saves, Scott's overbid on Byron Buxton and also talk about whether some veterans can be dropped.
68 min
464
Most Famous Lew
DVR & Todd discuss encyclopedias, Lew Ford, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
63 min
465
International League Roundup
James Anderson and Clay Link take a spin through the International League.
45 min
466
DVR Demands a Beckett
Todd and DVR discuss the potential value in a better in-season player valuation tool and wonder what format might work best.
63 min
467
Pick on Tim Day
DVR and Tim discuss the struggles of Julio Teheran, Michael Conforto's excellent starts to 2017, a slew of recently dropped players, and most of the players that have disappointed Tim in Tout Wars this season.
61 min
468
First Month Surprises
Jeff and Scott talk about Noah Syndergaard's injury, bidding on Cody Bellinger and Christian Arroyo and break down some players who surprised in April.
66 min
469
More Injuries for the Mets
DVR and Todd discuss more injuries for the Mets, improper application of new metrics, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and much more!
64 min
470
Pacific Coast League Roundup
James Anderson and Clay Link take a spin around the PCL.
42 min
471
Urias Returns
DVR and Tim discuss the Dodgers' plan for Julio Urias, and search for value in the latest rounds of cuts across various formats.
49 min
472
Mr. Bumgarner's Wild Ride
Jeff and Scott discuss the Madison Bumgarner injury, Taylor Motter's homers and a slew of other players who made an impact over the weekend.
63 min
473
MetLife Windbreaker
DVR and Todd discuss the injury to Yoenis Cespedes, Jacob Barnes getting a save in Milwaukee, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
67 min
474
Midwest League Roundup
James Anderson and Clay Link take a spin through the Midwest League.
40 min
475
Adjusting Expectations
DVR and Todd discuss the challenges of adjusting expectations and projections, Starling Marte's PED suspension, and much more!
73 min
476
Thames Goes Yard Again
DVR and Clay discuss the latest development in the Rangers' bullpen, blisters, another long ball from Eric Thames, the slow start of Devon Travis, and much more!
60 min
477
Some Early Returns
Jeff and Scott break down the fallout from a ton of injuries over the weekend and also discuss what to believe from some hot and cold starts.
65 min
478
Winker Gets the Nod
DVR and Todd discuss the Reds' decision to call up Jesse Winker, a setback for Josh Donaldson, and the starting pitchers lined up for two starts in Week 3.
76 min
479
Sally League Roundup
James Anderson and Clay Link take a spin through the Sally League.
41 min
480
Cespedes Goes Off
DVR and Todd discuss a big night for Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets, a slew of early injuries, Neftali Feliz touching triple digits on the radar gun, and teams that have been aggressive on the basepaths to begin the season.
56 min
481
Early Moves
DVR and Tim look at players that have been let go by their owners in the first 10 days of the season and search for hidden sources of value.
58 min
482
First Week Standouts
Jeff and Scott discuss the slew of injury news over the weekend and break down some guys who had a great (or really bad) first week.
64 min
483
Early Pickup Targets + Park Factors
DVR and Todd look at pitching targets available in many leagues, and discuss Todd's latest Z-Files column on park factors.
61 min
484
SKL2 Reserve Rounds
James Anderson and Clay Link break down a recent staff keeper league reserve draft.
32 min
485
Verlander Deals in 2017 Debut
DVR and Todd discuss Justin Verlander's sharp outing against the White Sox, the Tigers' lineup putting a crooked number on Jose Quintana, Stephen Piscotty's painful trip around the bases, and much more as the first week of the regular season rolls on.
62 min
486
The Starting Line
DVR and Tim recap Monday's Opening Day action including the performance of Dallas Keuchel, another first-day homer from Bryce Harper, and much more!
58 min
487
Opening Day....Finally!
Jeff and Scott talk about the first day of games and then break down their NFBC Main Event drafts from over the weekend in Las Vegas.
75 min
488
Middle Infield Ranks v. ADP
DVR and Todd discuss the middle infield positional ranks compared to current NFBC ADP as the final draft weekend before Opening Day gets underway!
59 min
489
MiLB Pitcher Predictions
James Anderson offers up predictions for some of the game's top pitching prospects.
41 min
490
Outfield Ranks v. ADP
DVR and Todd discuss their RotoWire Online Championship teams and their outfield ranks compared to current ADP.
63 min
491
Tout Wars Mixed Auction Review
DVR and Tim discuss Saturday's Tout Wars Mixed League Auction, top news from around the league, and answer a few mailbag questions.
65 min
492
Tout Wars and NFBC Draft Review
Jeff and Scott talk about some late spring training news and then discuss adapting during a draft while breaking break down their drafts in Tout Wars and the NFBC.
62 min
493
Live From Tout Wars!
Live from New York, DVR and Todd are joined by Jason Collette, Joe Pisapia, and Tim Heaney to discuss their Tout Wars strategies, the valuation of Greg Bird, and much more!
58 min
494
MiLB Hitter Predictions
James Anderson offers up predictions for several top prospects.
38 min
495
Third Base Ranks v. ADP
DVR and Todd discuss Alex Wood's return to the rotation, good news for Sonny Gray, and compare their third-base rankings to current NFBC ADP looking for value.
60 min
496
First Base Ranks v. ADP
DVR and Tim discuss a slew of rehab and injury related news items, and break down their first-base rankings against the current Average Draft Position of the NFBC.
60 min
497
Mid-Round Starting Pitchers
Jeff and Scott discuss some spring training news and then delve into the starting pitcher pool in the middle of drafts.
54 min
498
Cheap Starting Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss cheap starting pitchers (outside of the Top 200 overall in current NFBC ADP), Todd's study of WBC participation, punting batting average, and much more!
53 min
499
Anticipating Callups
Estimated callup dates for top prospects.
50 min
500
Rotation Foundations, Part 2
DVR and Todd continue to break down the starting pitcher pool, focusing on middle rounds.
66 min
501
Rotation Foundations
DVR and Tim discuss rotation building blocks and examine the first four tiers of starting pitchers.
64 min
502
Catchers and Closers
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss some spring training news and then take a deep dive into the player pools at catcher and closer.
68 min
503
Arms in Flux
DVR and Todd discuss the health of Max Scherzer, the current price of Jake Arrieta, a setback for Sonny Gray, good news for Davis Price, and much more!
46 min
504
Dynasty League Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link dive deep into James' tiered dynasty league rankings.
46 min
505
AL LABR Review
DVR and Todd discuss key fantasy baseball news items and some of the happenings from the AL LABR Auction, including a strategy of building around three fallen aces.
61 min
506
NL LABR Review
DVR and Tim discuss the NL LABR Auction -- including DVR's strategy, the high price of Clayton Kershaw, good value buys, and much more!Follow us on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper | @Tim_Heaney | @RotoWire#FantasyBaseball
62 min
507
Some Tough Valuations
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss some results from the AL LABR auction and the Mixed LABR draft and then break down some players that Scott is having a tough time slotting into draft lists.
53 min
508
Rookie Tiers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' breakdown of the rookie tiers for 2017.
52 min
509
The Case for Kershaw at 1.1
DVR & Todd discuss more spring job battles, early spring injury notes, draft-order preferences (KDS) for 2017, and the case for Clayton Kershaw with the No. 1 overall pick. Follow us on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper | @ToddZola | @RotoWire#FantasyBaseball
64 min
510
Early Spring Job Battles
DVR & Todd discuss the high ADP of Rougned Odor and take a spin through some of the top position battles underway this spring. Follow us on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper | @ToddZola | @RotoWire#FantasyBaseball
63 min
511
Early Spring Rankings Updates
DVR & Todd discuss early updates to their rankings, spring injuries, and some of Todd's outliers compared to the rest of the Composite Rankings Panel. Follow us on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper | @ToddZola | @RotoWireNot currently a RotoWire subscriber? ...
58 min
512
AL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and Derek VanRiper touch on all the need-to-know prospects in the AL West. Follow us on Twitter: @realjranderson | @derekvanriper
32 min
513
AL Central Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and Derek VanRiper touch on all the need-to-know prospects in the AL Central.Follow us on Twitter: @RealJRAnderson | @DerekVanRiperIntro Music: "Lion Kings" by Neudae (@NeudaeMusic)
36 min
514
Benefits of ADP and Mock Drafts
DVR and Todd discuss the Giants' intention to give Buster Posey more rest, the health of Trevor Story, other fantasy baseball news and notes, and the benefits of using Average Draft Position (ADP) and Mock Drafts as draft prep tools. Follow us on Twi...
61 min
515
AL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link touch on all the need-to-know prospects in the AL East.
46 min
516
NL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link touch on all the top names in the NL West.
47 min
517
FSTA Draft Recap + Building Around Kershaw
DVR and Todd (@derekvanriper and @toddzola) return from Nashville to discuss their FSTA teams, the benefits of building around Clayton Kershaw in Round 1, and much more!
53 min
518
NL Central Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link touch on all the top prospects in the NL Central.
60 min
519
NL East Prospects
The Prospect Podcast returns! Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link touch on all the names you need to know in the NL East.
59 min
520
The Offseason So Far
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Clay (@claywlink) discuss the biggest moves of the offseason thus far, their first set of Roundtable Rankings, and expectations for Trea Turner. #FantasyBaseball
62 min
521
Arizona Fall League Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link talk in-depth about the top prospects they saw in the Arizona Fall League.
63 min
522
The Early Rounds of 2017
Paul and Todd discuss the early part of the draft that Todd and DVR are in where they had the first pick while also discussing some of the expected risers and where they might fall over the winter and spring.
60 min
523
First Overall in 2017
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@ToddZola) prepare for their upcoming (this week) slow draft for the 2017 season including what to do with the first overall pick, as well as thoughts on the early-round turns at 2-3 and 4-5.
61 min
524
The Final Push
DVR and Paul share their memories of Jose Fernandez as the final days of the regular season come to a close.
60 min
525
A Look Back and a Look Ahead
Jeff (@jeff_erickson) and Scott (@scottjenstad) take a look back at some guys they were right and wrong about in 2016 and also discuss some players that will be tough to slot in for 2017 drafts.
61 min
526
Note To Self: Do Better in 2017
Paul and Todd discuss this week's Z-Files where he offers some words of wisdom to learn from this season and then they look at Paul's top 24 SPs for 2017 list and discuss some of the challenges around making such a list.
52 min
527
September Surprises
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@toddzola) discuss September surprises -- including Trea Turner and Kendrys Morales -- and share some big news for the upcoming offseason.
48 min
528
Giant Meltdown
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss MadBum's costly meltdown and other top headlines from around the league including a likely season-ending injury for Alex Bregman.
44 min
529
Overvalued 2017 Studs
Jeff (@jeff_erickson) and Scott (@scottjenstad) take a tough look at some great players to determine if they might end up being over-drafted in 2017.
46 min
530
Stealing a Title
Paul and Todd are back for the 2nd time this week and they're talking a little bit of news on Giancarlo Stanton, Wei-Yin Chen, Jacob deGrom, and Keon Broxton before diving into the latest Z-Files that analyzes the remaining schedule for a stolen bases ...
34 min
531
Concern for Cole
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@toddzola) discuss their shared concern for Gerrit Cole, the season-long struggle of Jason Heyward, and much more!
52 min
532
Looking at 2016 Busts
Todd is back on a Tuesday and he joins Paul to discuss the 2016 busts and how they're outlook has changed (if at all) for 2017.
52 min
533
Targeting 2017
Jeff (@jeff_erickson) and Scott (@scottjenstad) take a detailed look at a number of players that could be undervalued heading into 2017 drafts.
60 min
534
It's Kershaw Day... Sorta
Paul and Todd briefly discuss Kershaw's return and then dive in on some of the big breakthroughs at each position and their 2017 outlook.
71 min
535
MiLB Pitcher Awards
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link dish out awards to pitchers at every level of the minor leagues and grade out Jay-Z on the 20-80 scouting scale.
53 min
536
Is He Fixed?
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@toddzola) take a look around the league for important news and notes, discuss whether Chris Archer has been fixed over the course of the second half, and much more!
50 min
537
Pleasant Surprises: Hitters
In an episode inspired by Brian Dozier, DVR (@derekvanriper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss pleasantly surprising hitters on all 30 teams, and open up the mailbag.
63 min
538
Down The Stretch They Come
Jeff (@jeff_erickson) and Scott (@scottjenstad) discuss the fantasy impact of some of the September First call-ups and also talk about Rougned Odor, Jean Segura, Jose Abreu as well as the injury news from over the weekend.
57 min
539
The Category Math
Paul and Todd start off with a few news tidbits before a deep-dive in this week's Z-Files covering category math. It's a dose of reality needed when trying to map out the numbers you'll need to capture that title you're chasing down.
48 min
540
MiLB Hitter Awards
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link dish out awards to hitters at every level of the minor leagues and grade Ja Rule on the 20-80 scouting scale.
47 min
541
The Jerk Store Called
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss roster negligence with Jedd Gyorko, another year of DVR donning the Cone of Shame in the NFBC, Rick Porcello's outstanding 2016 campaign, and much more!
47 min
542
Past Year Review: Surprising SPs
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Paul (@sporer) assess the performance of several starting pitchers over the past year including Gerrit Cole, J.A. Happ, Robbie Ray, Adam Wainwright, and many others!
59 min
543
The Gary Sanchez Era
Jeff (@jeff_erickson) and Scott (@scottjenstad) discuss some lessons they have learned so far this season, recap the many impressive middle infield performances in 2015 and try and rank Gary Sanchez among catchers heading into next year.
73 min
544
Opportunity, Opportunity, Opportunity!
Paul and Todd discuss some injury news on Jacob deGrom, Steven Wright, AJ Pollock and then dive in on this week's Z-Files which covers opportunity down the stretch.
42 min
545
September Call-up Candidates
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link run down the top candidates for September call-ups and grade Eazy-E on the 20-80 scouting scale.
54 min
546
Power Surges
Todd (@ToddZola) and DVR (@DerekVanRiper) assess the top of the home-run leaderboard for the past calendar year and try to determine the future value of Wil Myers, Evan Longoria, Todd Frazier, and many others!
54 min
547
Looking Ahead: The Top-Tier SPs
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the new crop of concerns with the top-tier starting pitcher options heading into 2017.
63 min
548
Danny Valencia and Billy Butler Battle It Out!
With Jeff (@jeff_erickson) on vacation, Scott (@scottjenstad) rides solo discussing, among other things, Matz and Strasburg to the DL, Josh Reddick's struggles in LA and the resurgence of Big Erv.
44 min
549
Moving in the Ratio Categories
Paul and Todd discuss a few news bits including John Lackey's injury and Jeff Hoffman's call-up and then dive into this week's Z-Files which covers ratios and how points are still very attainable despite the conventional wisdom.
38 min
550
Carolina League Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link take a spin around the Carolina League and grade out Snoop Dogg on the 20-80 scouting scale.
46 min
551
More Young Talent Arrives
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@toddzola) cover the top news from around the league, including promotions for Dansby Swanson, Chad Pinder, and Mitch Haniger.
50 min
552
Contemplating Fulmer
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the latest injury to Shin-Soo Choo, Billy Hamilton's collision with the outfield wall, the 2017 value of Michael Fulmer, and much more!
64 min
553
Yankee Youth Movement
Jeff (@jeff_erickson) and Scott (@scottjenstad) discuss all the baseball action over the weekend including the Yankees' rookie promotions, the incredible season of Mookie Betts and the resurgence of both Ian Kinsler and Evan Longoria.
64 min
554
Looking at 2017
Paul and Todd discuss some news surrounding Justin Bour, the Mets, and Carlos Gomez before diving into this week's Z-Files covering some interesting topics on the 2017 such as the Red Sox and then a couple of spike year players who might not carry it o...
46 min
555
2014 Draft Do-Over
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link take a quick spin around the Cal League, redo the top 30 picks from the 2014 draft, and grade Twista on the 20-80 scouting scale.
51 min
556
The Cards Call In Reinforcements
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@toddzola) discuss the Cards' decision to bring up Alex Reyes and Luke Weaver, Raisel Iglesias picking up a save for the Reds, Andrew Benintendi's fast start in Boston, Jharel Cotton's brush with perfection at Triple-A, a...
54 min
557
The End for Prince?
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss Prince Fielder's expected retirement, Billy Hamilton's recent stolen-base binge, another setback for Michael Brantley, and much more!
62 min
558
Free Agent Frenzy
Jeff (@Jeff_Erickson) and Scott (@ScottJenstad) break down another wild free agency period of rookie call-ups and new closers and discuss numerous other items, including how the 2017 closer rankings may look.
62 min
559
Trade Deadline FAAB Strategy Deep-Dive
Paul and Todd open with some pitching news including a potential call-up and a returning stud before diving in on Todd's latest Z-Files covering FAAB Strategies after an active trade deadline.
38 min
560
Top Prospects On The Move
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss the top 10 prospects moved at the trade deadline and grade out Nate Dogg on the 20-80 scouting scale.
42 min
561
Good Story, Tough Ending
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the likely season-ending thumb injury for Trevor Story, a possible adjustment to Yoan Moncada's arrival to Boston, and another new closer emerging for the Angels.
65 min
562
Benintendi and Arcia Get the Call
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the promotions of Andrew Benintendi and Orlando Arcia, Edwin Diaz getting the nod to take over as the closer in Seattle, and much more in the wake of Monday's MLB trade deadline.
63 min
563
The Trade Extravaganza!!
Paul and Todd breakdown the impact from the bevy of trades that took place over the weekend and during Monday's deadline.
67 min
564
Trade Deadline Upon Us
Jeff (@Jeff_Erickson) and Scott (@ScottJenstad) discuss a wild weekend of free agency bidding across all fantasy leagues and break down the trades that have already happened as well as the ones that might come at the deadline.
60 min
565
Nunez & Cashner Dealt
Paul and Todd discuss the recent trades and dive into this week's Z-Files including how you can still move your ratios with more ease than you might think.
40 min
566
Lower-Level Arms On The Rise
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at some intriguing arms on the rise at the lower levels of the minors and grade out Ma$e on the 20-80 scouting scale.
53 min
567
NFBC 5, DVR 0
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the holding pattern of Clayton Kershaw, the return of Joey Gallo, the complications of contenders and non-contenders making trades, and DVR's fifth annual NFBC Main Event failure!
64 min
568
Two Deals Down, Many More to Come
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss Melvin Upton Jr. to Toronto, Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, the struggles of Ryan Madson, the promotions of David Dahl and Alex Bregman, and much more!
48 min
569
Chris Sale Wins the Weekend
Jeff (@Jeff_Erickson) and Scott (@ScottJenstad) discuss the utter craziness of the Chris Sale suspension, the Astros call-up of Alex Bregman and chat about a number of veterans who have returned to past form in 2016.
56 min
570
Are In-Season Park Factors Useful?
Paul and Todd dive into some news including Dylan Bundy as a starter and the White Sox in the trade market. Then, they discuss Todd's latest piece on in-season park factors.
50 min
571
Rookie League Risers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at several rookie-level hitters on the rise and grade out Ghostface Killah on the 20-80 scouting scale.
53 min
572
Turn Off the Injuries, Please
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the rash of bad injury updates from around the league — including a possible setback for Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s return to the DL, another shoulder exam for Michael Brantley — and the pending ca...
61 min
573
The Deadline Approaches
With the non-waiver trade deadline on the horizon, DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss a few possibilities, including the White Sox's plans for closer David Robertson, and much more!
60 min
574
Second Half Breakouts
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad dig deep to try and find some under the radar guys who may help you out for the second half and also recap all the injuries from over the weekend.
47 min
575
Kicking Off the 2nd Half!
Paul and Todd open the second half with a rundown of the news and notes from the break including several moves for Boston, a couple sizable demotions, and multiple injury tidbits - both comings and goings.
57 min
576
Merit-Based Futures Game Rosters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link offer up their merit-based Futures Game rosters and grade out Cam'ron on the 20-80 scouting scale.
46 min
577
Hostile Todd
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and a hostile Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the promotion of Tyler Glasnow, and hash out some of the biggest differences in their latest Top 350 rankings.
62 min
578
Rotation Woes in Detroit
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the latest pitching woes in Detroit, Carson Cistulli's amazing call on Junior Guerra, and much more!
56 min
579
Looking Forward to the Second Half
Jeff and Scott break down some surprising first half players, try and discover a couple of sneaky potential closers in waiting and discuss their free agent pickups over the weekend.
45 min
580
Forecasting First-Half Standouts
Paul and Todd dive in on eight first-half surprising standouts to determine how valuable they might be in the second half. Names include Mark Trumbo, Josh Tomlin, and Michael Saunders.
52 min
581
Southern League Hitters Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link take a spin around the Southern League and grade out Big Pun on the 20-80 scouting scale.
47 min
582
Midseason Tough Ranks, pt. 1
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss some of their tough ranks as the July 1 update of the RotoWire Roundtable Rankings approaches, Lucas Giolito's big league debut, Brock Stewart(!) and more.
66 min
583
Aces, Hipsters, and Cuban Frenchy?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the recent FanGraphs piece highlighting the similarities between Yasiel Puig and Jeff Francoeur, arm trouble for the Mets, and much more!
54 min
584
Fernandez and Altuve, Good At Baseball
Jeff and Scott discuss yet another Jose Fernandez gem, talk about where Jose Altuve would slot right now near the top of a draft and recap all the action and injuries from the baseball weekend.
56 min
585
BSH with Struggling Arms
Paul & Todd play a round of buy-sell-hold with seven arms who have fallen on hard times in recent weeks including Aaron Nola, Kevin Gausman, and Jeff Samardzija.
49 min
586
SP Prospect Mock Draft
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link go back and forth in a pitching prospect mock draft, and grade out Jadakiss on the 20-80 scouting scale.
43 min
587
Klubot Strikes Again
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the idea of stashing Yuliesky Gurriel, Corey Kluber's gem from Tuesday night, and whether it's time to pump the breaks on previous Aaron Nola hype.
61 min
588
Injuries Begin to Mount
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the latest injury to Stephen Strasburg, the Rays' crumbling depth chart, and the Giants' increasing need to acquire a bat.
71 min
589
Fighting Through the Tech Woes
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Chris Smith (@TheFantasySmith) step in for Scott and Jeff to discuss this weekend's FAAB pick-ups and the rash of injuries league wide.
34 min
590
Surprising Arms
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss surprising arms of 2016, including Colby Lewis, John Lackey, and Steven Wright.
44 min
591
Updated Top 200 Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' updated prospect rankings and grade out E-40 on the 20-80 scouting scale.
57 min
592
Hey, Mr. Willson!
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the Cubs' promotion of Willson Contreras, Drew Smyly's big start from Wednesday night, another slew of mailbag questions, and much more!
55 min
593
Banged Up Bucs
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the setback for Yu Darvish, the Pirates' banged-up rotation, take on a heavy supply of mailbag questions, and more!
71 min
594
Here Come the Rookies
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad review an extremely active week of free agent bidding, discuss the newfound velocity of James Paxton and even weigh in on the Draymond Green suspension.
64 min
595
The Most Surprising Hitter
Paul & Todd discuss some call-up and injury news before diving into some key names on Todd's Top 10 Surprising Hitters list from this week's Z-Files.
42 min
596
MLB Draft Day 1 Recap
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link recap the first two rounds of the 2016 first-year player draft.
39 min
597
Is It Podcast or Toddcast?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss another big start from Aaron Sanchez, Mark Trumbo reaching the 20-HR mark, and the WTF season lines of Eduardo Nunez, Odubel Herrera, and Jonathan Villar.
56 min
598
Avoiding The Herd
Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul Sporer (@Sporer) discuss Jurickson Profar sticking with the Rangers, along with their efforts to avoid the herd mentality when setting expectations for James Shields in Chicago, and in many other situations.
56 min
599
Corey Seager has Arrived!
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the weekend baseball action, including the barrage of homers from Corey Seager and Evan Longoria, the state of young shortstops in MLB and what the Rangers will do with Jurickson Profar.
71 min
600
Beyond the Top 20
Paul and Todd go beyond Todd's recent Top-20 to discuss five intriguing arms with a mix of young and old. Among the names are Steven Matz, Jake Odorizzi, and Justin Verlander (I know, huge surprise that Paul wanted to discuss Verlander, right?)
44 min
601
Top Hitters in MLB Draft
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss the top 12 hitters in this year's draft, and grade out Talib Kweli on the 20-80 scouting scale.
46 min
602
Adjusting Expectations
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss their updated rankings, including the increasing value of Jose Quintana, Johnny Cueto, and many more!
48 min
603
The Biggest Surprise Players
Paul & Todd dive in on eight of the biggest surprises so far this season and determine their value going forward. Names include Jackie Bradley Jr., Dexter Fowler, Rich Hill, and Marco Estrada!
67 min
604
Running with Villar and Marte
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss this week in free agents, talk about this season in stolen bases and recap all the news and injuries from a busy baseball weekend.
62 min
605
Top 20 Hitters Rest of Season
Paul & Todd break down Todd's top 20 hitters list from a couple weeks back and break down the process behind the rankings.
53 min
606
Southern League Pitchers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss several intriguing arms in the Southern League, and grade out Dr. Dre on the 20-80 scouting scale.
50 min
607
Another Clunker from Harvey
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss another disappointing start from Matt Harvey, Justin Verlander's recent surge, Adam Wainwright's demise, and much more.
61 min
608
Never Doubt Miggy
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss DVR's short-lived doubt of Miguel Cabrera as an elite hitter, the Mets' first base situation without Lucas Duda, the return of Joey Gallo to the big leagues, and much more!
69 min
609
Halfway to DiMaggio
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss Jackie Bradley's hitting streak, some struggling aces and update all the injury news from over the weekend.
49 min
610
Top 20 Pitchers Rest of Season
Paul (@sporer) and Todd (@toddzola) discuss Todd's top 20 pitchers for the rest of the season as well as hit on some notable omissions, some key guys on the rise, and how he values closers compared to the dollar values his calculations offer up for them.
69 min
611
Texas League Hitters Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link take a spin around the Texas League, and grade out Cappadonna on the 20-80 scouting scale.
48 min
612
The Aces Deliver
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the ace-heavy matchups from Tuesday, Dallas Keuchel's ongoing struggles, Todd's updated top-20 hitters, and several mailbag questions.
75 min
613
Surprising Standouts on the Mound
Paul (@sporer) and Todd (@toddzola) talk about some news of the day including Tim Lincecum, Jesse Hahn, and Colin Moran before diving into their main topic: surprising SPs. They discuss the future of Drew Pomeranz, Gio Gonzalez, Rich Hill, and Marco Es...
61 min
614
Getting Rough in Texas
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the big fight between the Blue Jays and Rangers, Danny Valencia, free agent pickups and all the injuries from over the weekend.
61 min
615
Contact Rate Buy & Sell - Take 2
PREVIOUS VERSION HAD MESSED UP. IT IS NOW FIXED. Paul Sporer (@sporer) and Todd Zola (@toddzola) discuss the Delino DeShields demotion, a handful of interesting call-ups, and then dive into Todd's latest Z Files on Contact Rate as a leading indicator...
58 min
616
Contact Rate Buy & Sell
Paul Sporer (@sporer) and Todd Zola (@toddzola) discuss the Delino DeShields demotion, a handful of interesting call-ups, and then dive into Todd's latest Z Files on Contact Rate as a leading indicator for who to buy and sell.
58 min
617
Eastern League Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at some notable hitters in the Eastern League, and grade out Future on the 20-80 scouting scale.
49 min
618
Pig Tiger Goes Yard Again
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss their increasing interest in Dae-ho Lee, the possibility of a bullpen role for Julio Urias, and a mailbag question examining early-season matchup data for pitchers.
58 min
619
Stras Gets Paid & Big Regrets
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the Nats' long-term extension with Stephen Strasburg and their biggest draft-day regrets.
75 min
620
I Love It When You Call Me Big Papi
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad recap all the action and injuries from the baseball weekend and discuss a number of players including David Ortiz, Yoenis Cespedes, Adam Jones and Ryan Braun.
60 min
621
May Closer Re-Ranks
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the line swap of Jacob deGrom and Colin Rea from Thursday night, Matt Cain's struggles, and a re-ranking of closers, including a big boost for Hector Rondon.
52 min
622
Scouting From South Bend
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link recap their recent minor league trip to South Bend, Indiana, and grade out Kanye West on the 20-80 scouting scale.
65 min
623
N-O-L-A, Nola...
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the increased strikeout rate from Aaron Nola, the early turnaround from Shark, and some possibly incorrect preconceived notions about the bottom of the pitching pool.
56 min
624
Tough May Re-Ranks
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss tough May re-ranks including Carlos Gomez, Aledmys Diaz, Yasmany Tomas, and others. Plus, it's the second installment of Takedown Tuesday!
68 min
625
Drop It Like It's Hot?
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad take a look at some struggling players entering May and determine whether they think it is time to cut bait on them and move on.
72 min
626
Replacing Dee Gordon
Todd and Paul discuss the Gordon suspension and who you might find on the wire as a replacement as well as some trade candidates who could fill the void. They also discuss some of the intriguing new call-ups, a couple of whom debut this weekend.
43 min
627
Updated Top 200
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss Jose Berrios' debut, keeper league trades, and the updated top 200, and grade out Birdman on the 20-80 scouting scale.
65 min
628
King of the Hill
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the curious case of Rich Hill, the struggles of Justin Upton, and offer up some key tenets for trade negotiations.
54 min
629
Buxton Down, Berrios Up
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the Twins' decision to send Byron Buxton back to the minors, the return of Kevin Gausman, and the arrival of Jose Berrios to the big leagues.
76 min
630
Hot Starts: Believer or Not?
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad take a look at some early season surprising breakouts and discuss whether or not they are buying the breakout. They also cover all the injuries from over the weekend.
62 min
631
Buy Lows & Fast Starts
Paul Sporer (@sporer) and Todd Zola (@toddzola) discuss the Blake Snell promotion, some of the buy low recommendations from David Regan's piece, and wrap up by looking at five fast starts and deciding if they buy it or not.
74 min
632
Scouting From The Seats
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link recap James' recent minor league trip, and grade out Ludacris on the 20-80 scouting scale.
58 min
633
This Pen Is Not Mightier
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the Reds' disastrous bullpen and players who have already increased their value since draft day -- including Rays starter Drew Smyly.
55 min
634
Struggling Arms
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@Sporer) look at struggling pitchers — including Matt Harvey, Chris Archer, and Adam Wainwright — to determine the best course of action on the heels of their respective slow starts to 2016.
61 min
635
Too Early to Worry?
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss a number of struggling players who were drafted early and examine whether is it too early to worry about their performance so far.
60 min
636
It's Vince, Not Vincent
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss Javier Baez's return to the Cubs' roster, Vince Velasquez's dominant showing against San Diego, and the importance of monitoring the cut list early in the season.
46 min
637
PCL Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at early returns for hitters in the Pacific Coast League, and grade out the Notorious B.I.G. on the 20-80 scouting scale.
54 min
638
May's Day Before May Day?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the Twins' closer situation with Glen Perkins on the DL, the value of lineup position at Coors compared to lineup position elsewhere, and Tuesday's matchup between Thor and Jose Fernandez.
40 min
639
Mallex Gets the Call
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the Dodgers' plans for Julio Urias, a clearer path to playing time for Javier Baez, the 2011 MLB Draft, the arrival of Mallex Smith, and much more!
72 min
640
Week 1 Breakdown
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the events from Week 1; including a rash of injuries, some interesting rookie call-ups and the early breakout performers.
69 min
641
Pitcher Predictions
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' pitcher predictions for 2016, and grade out Shyne's tools on the 20-80 scouting scale.
56 min
642
What's the Story, Morning Glory?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the NFBC Main Event, another long ball from Trevor Story, and NC-17 stuff from Thor in his 2016 debut.
55 min
643
Another Disappointing Giles?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) look back at the Monday slate, including Trevor Story's two-homer debut, shaky starts from two under-the-weather aces, and much more!
65 min
644
Opening Day is Here!
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the start of the season and break down both of their NFBC Main Event live drafts in detail.
76 min
645
Prospect Call-Up Speculation
Paul Sporer and James Anderson discuss some Friday news including Anthony Desclafani's oblique injury, Andrew Miller's wrist, the Dodgers 5th starter role, and more. Then Paul pins James down on the estimated call-up date of several big prospects, thou...
66 min
646
Hitter Predictions
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' predictions for MiLB hitters, and grade out Scarface's tools on the 20-80 scouting scale.
50 min
647
The One Where They Talk About Matt Davidson
Derek (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss another round of cuts and job battle winners, including the Jays' decision to continue with Roberto Osuna as their closer, the Rockies' plans for Trevor Story, and much more!
52 min
648
Job Battles Wind Down
Derek (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss a number of early-season job battle winners, including the rotation decisions in Anaheim, Oakland, Seattle, Arizona, and more!
58 min
649
A New Approach to Pitching Tiers; NFBC Cutline
Paul Sporer and Todd Zola discuss both of Todd's latest pieces (http://www.rotowire.com/baseball/showArticle.htm?id=27703; http://www.rotowire.com/blog/making-the-cut/) over at Rotowire. First up is his look a new way to tier pitching by ERA and Ks as ...
68 min
650
Dodger Blues & Tout Mixers
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) discuss the latest injuries impacting the Dodgers, Roberto Osuna's desire to stay in the bullpen, and the Tout Wars mixed league auctions.
66 min
651
Recapping the Tout Wars "-Only" Leagues
Derek (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) review the AL-only and NL-only Tout Wars auctions, discuss LASIK surgery for Wilson Ramos, and the Astros' first-base situation heading into the season.
66 min
652
Those Pesky Closers
Scott Jenstad is joined by Vlad Sedler as they discuss the current state of the closer pool and the injury news from the weekend and also break down some salary cap baseball.
51 min
653
Dynasty League Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' Dynasty League rankings, and grade out Too Short on the 20-80 scouting scale.
46 min
654
Sweeney Todd at Tout?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) discuss a few potential strategies for Tout Wars weekend including the Sweeney Plan and LIMA.
48 min
655
Cheap SP Targets & Beat DVR Recap
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss cheap starting pitcher targets, and review the happenings of Monday night's Beat DVR draft in the RotoWire Online Championship.
71 min
656
Happy (Felix) Pi(e) Day!
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Jeff Erickson (@Jeff_Erickson) celebrate Pi Day by completely ignoring Felix Pie, and instead discussing the health of Corey Seager, A.J. Pollock, and more!
41 min
657
Getting the Most Out of Spring Training
Paul and Todd discuss some key elements of Spring Training and address some individual guys who could have their stock impacted by ST performance.
50 min
658
AL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 prospects by team in the AL East, and grade out Slick Rick on the 20-80 scouting scale.
51 min
659
OBP League Adjustments & Mixed Tout Draft Review
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the adjustments necessary in making the switch from AVG to OBP in leagues, and look at the Tout Wars Mixed League Draft results from Tuesday night.
62 min
660
NL LABR Review
DVR and Paul review the NL LABR auction from the weekend, and discuss the injuries to Jhonny Peralta and Carter Capps.
106 min
661
Breaking Down the Beat Jeff Erickson League
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss some players from Scott's trip to Spring Training and break down Jeff's team in the Beat Jeff Erickson League in the NFBC Online Championship.
42 min
662
Beat Paul Sporer League Review
Paul Sporer (@sporer) is flying solo today and breaking down his Beat Paul Sporer NFBC league team.
83 min
663
AL Central Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 prospects by team in the AL Central, and grade out Lil' Wayne on the 20-80 scouting scale.
49 min
664
Auction Strategy
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss auction strategy, and adjustments to the projections of the key members of the Yankees' bullpen.
47 min
665
The Danger of Avocados
DVR and Paul discuss the proper technique necessary to pit an avocado, and take a trip through an array of SP3 and SP4 targets based on the current NFBC ADP report.
69 min
666
Ian Desmond, Texas Ranger
42 min
667
Todd v. the Market - Starting Pitchers
Paul Sporer (@sporer) and Todd Zola (@toddzola) discuss eight pitchers on which Todd differs from the market sharply, three he's higher on, five he's lower on. Names include: Sonny Gray, Doug Fister, Andrew Cashner, and James Shields.
53 min
668
AL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 prospects by team in the AL West, and grade out Pharoahe Monch on the 20-80 scouting scale.
40 min
669
The Impact of DFS on Season-Long Fantasy Evalua...
DVR and Todd discuss the O's addition of Dexter Fowler, other important spring news items, and the ways that playing DFS has altered their approach in traditional season-long leagues.
72 min
670
SP Tiers
In today's episode, DVR and Paul discuss the failed deal that nearly made Jay Bruce a member of the Blue Jays, take look at the top starting pitching tiers, and open up the mailbag.
83 min
671
Breaking Down Jeff's Mixed LABR Draft
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad conduct an in-depth breakdown of Jeff's Mixed LABR Draft and also catch on some of the early news coming out of the start of spring training.
55 min
672
Unlucky Pitchers
Paul Sporer and Todd Zola dive into Todd's recent piece on unlucky pitchers and identify a quartet of interesting names from that piece. The last of those names, Felix Hernandez, is a springboard for a conversation about LABR, using your rankings in a ...
53 min
673
NL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 prospects by team in the NL East, and grade out Juvenile on the 20-80 scouting scale.
51 min
674
Mixed LABR Review
DVR and Todd review Tuesday night's LABR mixed draft, discuss some of Todd's greatest fears, and ponder the 2016 potential of Jurickson Profar.
73 min
675
Grammy Recap and Catcher Rankings
DVR and Paul discuss the happenings at the 2016 Grammys, take a spin around the top headlines in baseball, and break down their catcher rankings for the upcoming season.
70 min
676
Back Talking Baseball!
On the Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad kick off the new season by discussing how they prep for drafts, talking about some of the recent MLB news and breaking down a few interesting outfield names.
51 min
677
NL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and RotoWire's Clay Link discuss the top 10 prospects by team in the NL West, and grade out Nas on the 20-80 scouting scale.
55 min
678
Sun Box Score Breakdown/ Center Adds
Josh Hayes (@JoshHayesFS) & Benny Ricciardi (@bennyr11) cover the Sunday box scores for fantasy value and talk about the top center options off the waiver wire.
42 min
679
Back in the Saddle
In the first episode of the pod for 2016, DVR and Clay discuss the landing spots of the top free agent pitchers this offseason, new uniforms in Arizona, two potential free agent bargains, and more!
61 min
680
Swan Song for the Pod
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball podcast presented by DraftKings.com: In the final podcast of the regular season, Adam & Clay discuss Tuesday's spate of postponements, the returns of Jose Reyes and Maikel Franco, and the 2016 fantasy value for a num...
54 min
681
The Last Push
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the fallout from the Jonathan Papelbon-Bryce Harper scuffle, a scary collision in Pittsburgh, Mat Latos to the Halos, and much more!
33 min
682
One Final Roto Week
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad take a look ahead to the playoffs, break down some sneaky two-start pitchers for the final week and discuss a few lessons learned from the 2015 fantasy...
48 min
683
Mistakes Made & Learning from 2015
Paul and Doug discuss three players they missed on this year and explore the "why" behind it with each. Then they dive into some more general things they'll takeaway from 2015 as learning experiences or something to maybe note for 2016.
69 min
684
Exit Velocity
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski look at the leaders in average exit velocity and discuss the value of the stat when evaluating for fantasy.
49 min
685
Wade's the Word in KC
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay talk closer chances in Detroit and Kansas City, provide updates on players being shut down for the season, and answer a listener's keeper league question.
54 min
686
Back Surgery for Braunie
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss Ryan Braun's 2015 season and upcoming back surgery, the end of Billy Hamilton's season, and value plays for the Tuesday slate.
36 min
687
Thinking About 2016
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad break down 10 interesting names from the 2015 season and discuss where they will end up in 2016 Drafts.
61 min
688
Vin For The Win
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski once again admire Vin Scully from afar, take a look at the Reds' altered rotation, and offer up their value picks for the Thursday slate.
46 min
689
No Need To Harp[er] On It
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay discuss Corey Kluber's impending return and his 2016 outlook and set fire to any notion that Bryce Harper shouldn't be the NL MVP.
45 min
690
Another Injury for Tulo
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the latest injury for Troy Tulowitzki, adjusted expectations for Billy Hamilton, and much more!
39 min
691
Surprise, Surprise
Paul and Doug discuss 13 surprise breakouts and assess their 2016 outlook.
43 min
692
Outlaw Southpaw
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski sample the country music world's latest smash hit, consider whether Matt Adams is worth owning in single-season leagues, and offer up their value picks f...
46 min
693
Panik Attack
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam and Clay tackle Tuesday's activations of Dustin Pedroia and Joe Panik, and identify the Pirates' J.A. Happ as a quality daily play for Wednesday's slate.
47 min
694
Labor Day Recap
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam recap a heavy Labor Day slate, discuss the pending return of Jose Fernandez, the likely shutdown of Joe Ross, and much more!
45 min
695
Matt Harvey Drama Weekend
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the big name injuries affecting fantasy owners down the stretch and suggest some players to pick up who may succeed in September.
47 min
696
The 2016 First Round
Paul & Doug run down their Top 12s for 2016 as of right now. Who goes 1? Is Carlos Correa a worthy first-rounder?
48 min
697
Didi And Drew Power Yanks
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski ponder Stephen Strasburg's long-term future, some streaming pitching options for this weekend, and Maikel Franco's chances of returning this season.
62 min
698
Call-Ups Rule the Day
Wednesday Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam Wolf & Clay Link analyze the stream of Sept. 1 call-ups and activations, and offer up value play pitching options for Wednesday's slate.
59 min
699
A Marte Par-tay in Seattle?
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the Austin Jackson trade, Ketel Marte's raise to the top of the order in Seattle, and much more!
48 min
700
Winning in the Fantasy End Game
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the big weekends from Jake Arrieta and Edwin Encarnacion and break down some strategy on how to deal with the final month of the fantasy season.
64 min
701
Rusney Recoups Value
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski touch on Shelby Miller's scoreless streak, Javier Baez's potential September playing time, and Rusney Castillo's recent surge for Boston.
56 min
702
Fish on the Mend
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay talk about a trio of high-profile Marlins nearing their return to action, assess Hanley Ramirez's dalliance with first base, and offer DFS values for Wednesday's slate.
55 min
703
The Return of Wright
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the Cubs' options following the injury to Jorge Soler, the Mets' explosion at the dish Monday night, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
58 min
704
Breakout Performance For Raisel
Monday's RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski highlight a few Little League prospects, recap the news of the day, and discuss Raisel Iglesias' 13-strikeout game against Arizona.
55 min
705
Funnily Enough
Paul & Doug discuss pitchers on Friday's episode. More specifically, they have five who are pitching very well since the break and five who aren't and they decide how much of a change in perception each guy has undergone in their eyes. Some guys have s...
57 min
706
To Puig Or Not To Puig
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski ponder how to value Yasiel Puig moving forward, discuss Byron Buxton's potential rest-of-season value, and wonder why Derek Dietrich isn't getting more l...
59 min
707
Tough Break For Franco
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Adam Wolf and Clay Link touch on all the key items from a heavy news day, offer up some DFS value plays to consider, and suggest a couple safe waiver wire targets.
57 min
708
Who Wants to Fight CC?
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the latest injury to a key member of the Cardinals, check the mailbag, and consider Value Plays for Tuesday's slate.
48 min
709
The Weekend Wars
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings: DVR and Jeff discuss another injury for the Marlins, value plays for Monday, season-long waiver-wire targets, and much more!
54 min
710
Surgers and Purgers
Paul and Doug discuss 10 hitters on each end of the spectrum over the last two months: five surgers and five purgers. They discuss how much they believe the surgers and whether or not they're ready to purge the strugglers from their rosters.
42 min
711
Iwakuma Matata
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski discuss Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter, do some injury bookkeeping, and look at standout DFS values for the Thursday slate.
55 min
712
Late Scratch Fever
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay discuss the late lineup scratches of Bryce Harper and Christian Yelich, and ponder Jose Fernandez's rest-of-season value.
51 min
713
Justified!
Paul & Doug fill-in and cover the Monday boxes plus set you up for Tuesday's DraftKings slate.
92 min
714
Jim Johnson Party Hour
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up the weekend action and discuss the epic Jim Johnson meltdown, debate just how good Josh Donaldson is and try and figure out where Carlos Correa...
69 min
715
Draftking Deep-Dive
Paul Sporer & Doug Thorburn deep-dive the DraftKings slate. The go position-by-position from important to least-important by their estimation: Pitchers, Outfielders, Corners, Middle, Catcher
61 min
716
Devastation Proclamation
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski discuss Clay's wrestling alter ego, the top options on the board for DFS, and the results from Luis Severino's major league debut.
59 min
717
Savoring Severino
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay discuss the promotion of the next Yankees rotation phenom, another setback for Freddie Freeman, and address a listener's trade proposal.
61 min
718
The Chia Pod
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the Jayson Werth Chia Pet giveaway, injuries to Jason Kipnis and Freedie Freeman, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
61 min
719
Closers on the Move
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the large number of closer roles opened up by trades and who will fill them and break down all the injury news from the weekend.
45 min
720
The Trade Deadline
Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn deep-dive the most recent flurry of trades and focus on the big league impact of each move. They also touch on a series of pitcher injuries plus an intriguing call up in the Bronx.
56 min
721
Go-Go Or Not To Go
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski try to make sense of Wednesday night's frenzy of trade chatter and offer up their top DFS plays.
60 min
722
Tulo Heads to TDOT
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam Wolf (@wolfmantweets) and Clay Link (@claywlink) recap a wild day [and early morning] on the trade front, highlighted by the Jays' stunning acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki.
56 min
723
Trade Winds Pick Up
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the Mets' addition of Tyler Clippard, Rusney Castillo's opportunity following the Shane Victorino deal, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
46 min
724
Bye Bye Johnny C
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the big Johnny Cueto trade by Jeff's Reds, try and figure out where Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole get drafted next year and update the injury st...
65 min
725
Tradewinds in the Air
Paul & Doug talk about the trio of recent trades and the very active rumor mill that promises even more trades to start the trade. They finish by concocting a few deals of their own - 1 each including a heavily rumored and 1 each of a more off-the-rada...
61 min
726
Regression Is Coming
Thursday's RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski provide updates on several injured Nats, discuss expectations for Corey Dickerson upon his return, and offer up their value picks for the Thursday slate.
63 min
727
Royal Rotation Roulette
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Clay & Adam discuss Yordano Ventura's demotion, Mike Trout's left heel injury, and potential trade candidates.
51 min
728
Godzilla Can Pitch!
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR & Adam discuss Hideki Matsui taking the mound, Ellis Island, the Cards' decision to promote Stephen Piscotty, Value Plays, and much more!
59 min
729
The Amazing Greinke
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss Zack Greinke's amazing run, some possible trade deadline moves and break down all the injuries from the weekend.
64 min
730
Continue or Collapse?
Paul and Doug dive into the Futures Game with some of their names-to-watch. Then they play a little game called Continue or Collapse about some big first half surprises.
78 min
731
Talkin' Derby
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski look at the participants for the 2015 Home Run Derby, recap the day's biggest news, and offer up their value picks for the Thursday slate.
63 min
732
Pencel Him In
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam Wolf & Clay Link discuss Hunter Pence's surprise return, touch on a couple closer situations, and talk about the demise of Chase Utley.
53 min
733
Pre-Break Injury Woes
With the All-Star break trip to Vegas on the horizon, DVR and Adam discuss injured players on the brink of returning, the odd lines of Luis Valbuena and Steven Souza, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
53 min
734
Breaking Down the First Half
Jeff and Scott discuss some surprising and disappointing players from the first half of the season and wrap up all the injuries from the weekend.
56 min
735
Declaring Your Independence From...
Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn cover some trade rumors, discuss the injury returns of Fernandez, Cain, and Moore and then play a game of Declaring Your Independence deciding whether or not to stick by some struggling studs for the remainder of '15.
53 min
736
Bobby Bonilla Day
Thursday's RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski celebrate Bobby Bonilla Day with some harsh criticism of the Mets, a recap of the day's news, and a look ahead to the best value picks of the Thursday ...
53 min
737
Roundtable Preview
Wednesday's RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and James Anderson touch on the day's important news items and preview their individual top-350s for the upcoming RotoWire Roundtable rankings.
55 min
738
Hugging Numbers
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR & Adam discuss the Phillies' decision to use sabermetrics, Dylan Bundy's latest injury, potential buy-low targets, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
62 min
739
We Already Miss You Giancarlo
Scott and Jeff discuss the injury to Giancarlo Stanton, the debut of Steven Matz and wrap-up all the baseball action over the weekend.
59 min
740
Matz Coming Up for the Mets
Paul Sporer & Doug Thorburn cover injuries and call-ups in this Friday's episode before finishing up with some talk about recent hot performers: Doug Fister, Jason Heyward & Wilin Rosario
33 min
741
Aoki Not A-OK
Thursday's RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski recap all the important news of the day, ponder when Kyle Schwarber may return, and offer up their top DraftKings value plays.
52 min
742
More Crowded on the Range
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam and Clay assess what Adrian Beltre's surprise return means, ponder the possibility of Cole Hamels wearing a Rangers uniform, and recap Tuesday's action.
61 min
743
Solo From FSTA
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR checks in on the health of Freddie Freeman, offers a few Value Plays for Tuesday, and looks around the league at Monday's short slate.
20 min
744
Mad Max On Fire
Scott and Vlad discuss all the weekend's action including Max Scherzer's near Perfect Game, this week's crop of players on the waiver wire and the two-start pitchers for next week.
53 min
745
Rookie Report - Hitters
Paul rolls solo and talks some trade speculation and injury news out front and then dives into the positional player rookies going position-by-position and highlighting the better first-year players.
92 min
746
Beware of (Hot) Dog
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com. Clay Link and Jake Letarski touch on Wil Myers, Corey Dickerson and Jose Altuve, and offer up their value picks for Thursday's slate.
61 min
747
Philly Phrustration
RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam and Clay discuss the delayed return timetable of Jacoby Ellsbury and give a eulogy to the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies.
66 min
748
Liriano Rolls
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR & Adam discuss the updated timetable for Jose Fernandez's return, Kyle Schwarber's upcoming taste of the big leagues, Francisco Liriano's dominant performance, Value Picks for T...
52 min
749
Here Come the Prospects!
Scott and Vlad discuss the call-ups of Byron Buxton and Francisco Lindor, some sneaky two start pitchers for next week and recap the injury news from the weekend.
65 min
750
Where Ya At?
Paul and Doug discuss a handful of guys who have cooled after a big April. Then they move onto a set of guys who have been down all year and for whom you might be losing faith.
64 min
751
Miller Time Over
Clay Link and Jake Letarski discuss the implications of the Andrew Miller injury, expectations for Corey Dickerson upon his return, Cameron Maybin's recent surge and much more!
62 min
752
Hesto Presto!
Adam Wolf and Clay Link discuss Chris Heston's no-hitter, Matt Holliday's injury, Jake Odorizzi's timetable and much more!
58 min
753
The Morning Show
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com -- DVR & Adam wake up early after Day 1 of the MLB Draft to discuss Value Plays for Tuesday, and the health of Edwin Encarnacion.
48 min
754
Trading Trout
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Jeff discuss the weekend's big news -- including Carlos Correa's promotion -- and DVR's attempt to deal Mike Trout away in Tout Wars.
58 min
755
An Interesting DFS Slate
Doug returns and he talks with Paul about some news around the league, how to best allocate your FAAB in an AL-Only for Trumbo, and then they deep-dive the DFS slate given how weird it is with no premium arms.
43 min
756
Trumbo On The Move
Clay Link and Jake Letarski discuss all the implications of the Mark Trumbo trade, Ryan Braun's outlook, Fernando Rodney's leash in the closer role, and much more!
59 min
757
Soler Power Down
Adam Wolf and Clay Link recap Joey Gallo's impressive debut, discuss Jorge Soler's injury and offer up their DFS value picks for Wednesday's games.
71 min
758
Hello, Gallo!
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR & Adam discuss the arrival of Joey Gallo, the return of Jonathan Lucroy, and value plays for Tuesday's slate.
51 min
759
We All Believe in Stephen Vogt!
Scott and Jeff recap all the weekend's action, discuss the stand-out performers for the month of May and also wrap up all the injuries from over the weekend.
75 min
760
Big City Crumbles
Clay Link and Jake Letarski discuss Max Scherzer's incredible start to the season, Matt Adams' injury, Johnny Cueto's future, Sean Doolittle's debut and much more!
62 min
761
Brewers Ban Lightsabers
Adam Wolf and Clay Link offer up their thoughts on Star Wars nights in baseball, Matt Harvey, the top DFS value plays for Wednesday and much more!
67 min
762
Figuring Out Tough Drops
In the Monday episode, Scott Jenstad and Jeff Erickson discuss some big performances over the weekend, break down the recent injury news and debate some tough drops.
63 min
763
DFS Bonanza
Paul deep-dives the early Saturday slate of DFS in the Friday episode
48 min
764
#UmpShow Season 2
Clay Link and Jake Letarski discuss Bryce Harper's latest ejection, trade possibilities for the Dodgers and sneaky DFS plays for Thursday.
54 min
765
DL News Dominates
Clay Link and Adam Wolf recap the flurry of DL moves made Tuesday and offer up their DFS picks for Wednesday's slate.
69 min
766
The Tribe Leaves Kluber High and Dry
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com -- DVR & Adam discuss the pro debut of Yoan Moncada, surgery for Julio Urias, Value Picks for Tuesday, and much more!
60 min
767
Oh Those Crazy Closers
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Jeff & Scott discuss new closers in multiple locations, Shelby Miller's near no-hitter and all the weekend injury news.
60 min
768
Praise for Gray's Ks
Friday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Paul & Doug discuss the news and note before honing in on 8 guys with outlier performances and discussing how those performances have changed the player's outlook (if at all).
63 min
769
Klubot, Activate
61 min
770
Cishek Out, Springer Looms
60 min
771
Dynasty Deals
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR & Adam discuss trading in dynasty league, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
69 min
772
Bryce Has Arrived!
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Scott Jenstad discusses the huge weekend performances by Bryce Harper and Michael Pineda and laments the latest Jarrod Parker injury.
36 min
773
Working for the Weekend
Friday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Paul Sporer flies solo and gets ready the weekend.
33 min
774
Pedro Tells All
58 min
775
Early Exit for Strasburg
Adam and Clay discuss Stephen Strasburg's early exit from Tuesday's start, some potentially good news for Hanley Ramirez, and some DraftKings Value Plays for Wednesday.
66 min
776
Hanley Hits The Wall, Literally
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR & Adam discuss Hanley Ramirez's shoulder injury, a setback for Anthony Rendon, and much more!
60 min
777
Astros on Fire!
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast brought to you by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad talk about the fast starts of the Yankees, Astros and Cardinals and break down the week in free agent bidding.
65 min
778
Friday, Where Have You Been?
Paul Sporer gets ready for another busy weekend of baseball as the calendar flips to May.
47 min
779
Empty Arena Match
58 min
780
Where Does Tanaka Go From Here?
68 min
781
Rotation Blues
68 min
782
Those Darn Royals
38 min
783
Rollin' Solo
70 min
784
Stay In Bed, Paxton Owners
65 min
785
C. Trent Does It Again
63 min
786
Bad Brew
58 min