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.
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.
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.
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.
MLB Offseason Podcast, Episode 2
The James Paxton trade kickstarts the Hot Stove
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Early 2019 Mock, Part 2
DVR and Tim tack on two more rounds to the early 2019 mock draft they started up last week.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
DVR and Tim discuss Francisco Mejia's callup, the promotion of Victor Robles, other recent risers, and the improving craft beer options in Nevada.
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.
Arizona Fall League Rosters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the newly-released Arizona Fall League rosters.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Previewing September Callups
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the Ronald Acuna situation and preview September callups.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Farm System Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the best and worst farm systems in baseball.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trade Deadline Reaction
DVR and Tim discuss a flurry of deals from the 48 hours leading into Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The All-Value Team
DVR and Tim discuss some of the best values of 2018 as the All-Star break approaches.
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.
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.
Dynasty Rankings Preview
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to preview his latest dynasty rankings update.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DVR and Todd discuss Kris Bryant's shoulder injury, the quiet struggles of Carlos Correa, Ross Stripling's future value, and much more!
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.
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!
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.
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top hitters to watch in short-season/rookie ball.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss some of the most notable risers on his top 400 prospect rankings.
Closer Carousel: AL
DVR & Todd discuss Miggy's season-ending injury, Thor's setback, AL closer situations, and a pair of mailbag questions.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
From the Road
DVR and Todd discuss good news for Noah Syndergaard and Yu Darvish, the breakout of Brandon Nimmo, and much more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jerk Store Moment
DVR and Todd discuss the struggles of Jose Altuve, Paul Goldschmidt, another injury in Seattle, Willy Adames' debut, and much more!
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!
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.
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!
Pitchers to Stash
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top pitchers to stash for redraft leagues.
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.