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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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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
302
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
303
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
304
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
305
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
306
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
307
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
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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
309
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
310
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
311
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
312
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
313
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
314
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
315
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
316
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
317
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
318
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
319
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
320
Sonny's Struggles
DVR and Tim discuss the season debut of Walker Buehler, the early struggles of Sonny Gray, and much more!
53 min
321
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
322
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
323
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
324
Weather Shortened Pod
DVR and Todd dodge snow-induced internet woes to bring you the Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
55 min
325
A Visit with The General
Ian Kahn joins DVR and Tim to discuss players that have caught his eye early in 2018.
59 min
326
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
327
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
328
Starts That Might Mean Something
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor to discuss the starts for several notable pitching prospects.
51 min
329
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
330
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
331
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
332
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
333
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
334
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
335
Jansen Panic
DVR and Tim discuss another rough outing for Kenley Jansen and several other Opening Week items of interest.
58 min
336
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
337
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
338
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
339
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
340
First Week Strategy
John McKechnie fills in for Derek VanRiper to talk opening week strategy with Tim Heaney.
51 min
341
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
342
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
343
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
344
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
345
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
346
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
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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
348
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
349
ADP Moves + Spring Surprises
DVR and Tim discuss some draft season ADP movers, and surprising spring performances.
61 min
350
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
351
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
352
2018 Rookie Tiers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top prospects for 2018 only.
55 min
353
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
354
NL East Preview
DVR and Tim discuss interesting players and job battles throughout the National League East.
65 min
355
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
356
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
357
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
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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
359
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
360
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
361
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
362
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
363
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
364
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
365
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
366
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
367
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
368
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
369
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
370
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
371
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
372
Undervalued Pitchers We Like
DVR and Todd discuss undervalued pitchers they like, and open up the mailbag for another round of questions.
71 min
373
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
374
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
375
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
376
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
377
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
378
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
379
2017 Finale
DVR and Todd close the book on 2017 with a review of the latest round of moves across the league.
57 min
380
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
381
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
382
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
383
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
384
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
385
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
386
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
387
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
388
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
389
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
390
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
391
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
392
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
393
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
394
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
395
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
396
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
397
Hitting Prospects for 2018
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link draft hitting prospects for 2018.
64 min
398
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
399
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
400
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