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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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
202
Skills or Streak?
60 min
203
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
204
Who Do You Trust?
66 min
205
Mike Gianella visits
63 min
206
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
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Nola Contendere?
56 min
208
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
209
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
210
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
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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
212
Rocky Mountain Lows
54 min
213
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
214
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
215
Talking Yang - Baseball Edition
51 min
216
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
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Yankee-Apocalypse, Inducing Weak Contact
63 min
218
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
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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
220
Piano Man and the Padres
75 min
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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
222
Job Battles, Contracts and Injuries
59 min
223
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
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Main Event Reactions
66 min
225
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
226
Collette Calls, FOMOs and Contracts
69 min
227
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
228
Tim Heaney's Tout Wars Draft
81 min
229
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
230
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
231
Auction Strategy, Tout Preview
59 min
232
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
233
Most Frequently Drafted Players
78 min
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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
235
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
236
LABR of Love
58 min
237
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
238
Severe Setbacks for Severino and Sano?
74 min
239
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
240
Best Ball and Bryce!
52 min
241
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
242
Clayton Kershaw Panic(?) Edition
74 min
243
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
244
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
245
Joe Pisapia from The Black Book
57 min
246
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
247
Manny Machado to the Padres
60 min
248
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
249
Greg Ambrosius joins Jeff Erickson
49 min
250
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
251
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
252
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
253
Why Clay Link Won't Own Chris Sale
64 min
254
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
255
Undervalued Hitters
81 min
256
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
257
Talking Prospects With James Anderson
70 min
258
Pitchers on the Rise
63 min
259
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
260
For Richer, for Sporer
61 min
261
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
262
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
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Joe Sheehan's Picks and Pans
60 min
264
Early ADP Risers
61 min
265
General NFBC Strategy
82 min
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Is it Berrios or Bury-Your-Ratios?
61 min
267
Positioning To Get An Ace
63 min
268
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
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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
270
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
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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
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MLB Offseason Podcast, Episode 2
47 min
273
The James Paxton trade kickstarts the Hot Stove
40 min
274
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
275
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
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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
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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
278
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
279
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
280
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
281
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
282
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
283
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
284
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
285
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
286
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
287
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
288
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
289
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
290
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
291
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
292
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
293
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
294
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
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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
296
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
297
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
298
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
299
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
300
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