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RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast

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.

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The Prospect Podcast Returns!
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link bring you the first Prospect Podcast of 2020. They discuss relevant prospects moved in trades this offseason, pitching tiers, NL East prospects, catcher tiers and much more!
71 min
2
Offseason Bonus Podcast with Scott & Jeff!
Scott Jenstad and Jeff Erickson break down some early offseason moves, early 2020 ADP's and discuss the need for speed.
69 min
3
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
4
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
5
Targets for 2020
James Anderson and Jeff Erickson discuss a long list of players that you are targeting for 2020.
69 min
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
Mock 2!
Tim Heaney and Jeff Erickson discuss the Mock 2 Draft results and the news of the day.
63 min
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
Chasing Wins, Rebuilding Jays
Fred Zinkie of Yahoo joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the Jays' rebuild and the misery of chasing wins.
59 min
26
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
27
Stolen Bases Special
53 min
28
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
29
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
30
Liss's Lessons Learned
45 min
31
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
32
Closers for 2020
53 min
33
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
34
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
35
Advanced Fantasy Analytics
63 min
36
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
37
A First Look at 2020
61 min
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
Second Half Heroes
64 min
43
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
44
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
45
Trade Deadline Review
58 min
46
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
47
A Giant Mets Mess
54 min
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
The Pitching Nightmare Continues
62 min
56
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
57
Second-Half X-Factors
68 min
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
One SMART podcast
57 min
64
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
65
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
66
Bullpen Blitzkrieg Bop
79 min
67
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
68
Tim Heaney Walks Into a Bar
68 min
69
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
70
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
71
Twins Fever!
62 min
72
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
73
Getting Shifty
65 min
74
Yordan Alvarez bidding, Edwin Encarnacion trade
70 min
75
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
76
Jonah Keri on Paddack, Riley, Kuechel and More!
58 min
77
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
78
Skills, Slump or Santana
56 min
79
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
80
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
81
Ask Rotoman and Stage 3 Hell
66 min
82
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
83
We Don't Need Another Hiura
57 min
84
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
85
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
86
Dynasty in the Making
85 min
87
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
88
Trade Tactics Debate
66 min
89
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
90
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
91
Mish, Marlins and Midseason Values
64 min
92
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
93
Skills, Streak or Slump, and Second Chances
73 min
94
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
95
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
96
Dalton Del Don on the Eve of FAAB-ageddon
60 min
97
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
98
Skills or Slumps - Slumping Pitchers Edition
65 min
99
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
100
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