RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast

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

Sports
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Mock 2!
Tim Heaney and Jeff Erickson discuss the Mock 2 Draft results and the news of the day.
63 min
102
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
103
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
104
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
105
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
106
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
107
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
108
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
109
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
110
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
111
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
112
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
113
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
114
Chasing Wins, Rebuilding Jays
Fred Zinkie of Yahoo joins Jeff Erickson to discuss the Jays' rebuild and the misery of chasing wins.
59 min
115
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
116
Stolen Bases Special
53 min
117
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
118
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
119
Liss's Lessons Learned
45 min
120
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
121
Closers for 2020
53 min
122
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
123
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
124
Advanced Fantasy Analytics
63 min
125
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
126
A First Look at 2020
61 min
127
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
128
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
129
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
130
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
131
Second Half Heroes
64 min
132
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
133
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
134
Trade Deadline Review
58 min
135
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
136
A Giant Mets Mess
54 min
137
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
138
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
139
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
140
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
141
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
142
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
143
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
144
The Pitching Nightmare Continues
62 min
145
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
146
Second-Half X-Factors
68 min
147
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
148
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
149
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
150
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
151
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
152
One SMART podcast
57 min
153
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
154
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
155
Bullpen Blitzkrieg Bop
79 min
156
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
157
Tim Heaney Walks Into a Bar
68 min
158
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
159
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
160
Twins Fever!
62 min
161
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
162
Getting Shifty
65 min
163
Yordan Alvarez bidding, Edwin Encarnacion trade
70 min
164
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
165
Jonah Keri on Paddack, Riley, Kuechel and More!
58 min
166
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
167
Skills, Slump or Santana
56 min
168
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
169
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
170
Ask Rotoman and Stage 3 Hell
66 min
171
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
172
We Don't Need Another Hiura
57 min
173
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
174
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
175
Dynasty in the Making
85 min
176
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
177
Trade Tactics Debate
66 min
178
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
179
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
180
Mish, Marlins and Midseason Values
64 min
181
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
182
Skills, Streak or Slump, and Second Chances
73 min
183
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
184
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
185
Dalton Del Don on the Eve of FAAB-ageddon
60 min
186
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
187
Skills or Slumps - Slumping Pitchers Edition
65 min
188
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
189
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
190
FAAB-a-Ganza!
68 min
191
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
192
"Skills or Slump?", Hitters Edition
61 min
193
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
194
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
195
Cody Bellinger and the Player Rater
80 min
196
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
197
Starting Pitching - Skills or Streaks?
65 min
198
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
199
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
200
Living Legend Lenny Melnick
61 min