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!

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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
302
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
303
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
304
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.
58 min
305
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.
53 min
306
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.
62 min
307
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!
58 min
308
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.
55 min
309
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.
80 min
310
Previewing September Callups
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the Ronald Acuna situation and preview September callups.
48 min
311
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!
55 min
312
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.
58 min
313
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.
64 min
314
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.
63 min
315
Farm System Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the best and worst farm systems in baseball.
54 min
316
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!
63 min
317
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.
53 min
318
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.
70 min
319
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.
58 min
320
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.
55 min
321
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.
74 min
322
Trade Deadline Reaction
DVR and Tim discuss a flurry of deals from the 48 hours leading into Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline.
59 min
323
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.
78 min
324
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!
57 min
325
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.
39 min
326
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!
64 min
327
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.
75 min
328
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.
73 min
329
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.
65 min
330
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.
67 min
331
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.
42 min
332
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!
56 min
333
The All-Value Team
DVR and Tim discuss some of the best values of 2018 as the All-Star break approaches.
65 min
334
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.
67 min
335
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.
67 min
336
Dynasty Rankings Preview
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to preview his latest dynasty rankings update.
49 min
337
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.
45 min
338
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.
68 min
339
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.
66 min
340
Prospect Potpourri
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.
53 min
341
Clarity Helps
DVR and Todd discuss Kris Bryant's shoulder injury, the quiet struggles of Carlos Correa, Ross Stripling's future value, and much more!
61 min
342
Buying Ugly
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.
52 min
343
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!
68 min
344
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.
74 min
345
Short-Season/Rookie-Level Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top hitters to watch in short-season/rookie ball.
42 min
346
Trading Frenzy
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.
67 min
347
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.
50 min
348
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.
66 min
349
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!
63 min
350
Prospect Risers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss some of the most notable risers on his top 400 prospect rankings.
49 min
351
Closer Carousel: AL
DVR & Todd discuss Miggy's season-ending injury, Thor's setback, AL closer situations, and a pair of mailbag questions.
74 min
352
Adames Returns
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.
44 min
353
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.
64 min
354
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. .
66 min
355
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.
51 min
356
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.
63 min
357
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.
54 min
358
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.
55 min
359
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!
64 min
360
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.
51 min
361
From the Road
DVR and Todd discuss good news for Noah Syndergaard and Yu Darvish, the breakout of Brandon Nimmo, and much more!
49 min
362
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.
39 min
363
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.
68 min
364
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.
71 min
365
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.
48 min
366
Jerk Store Moment
DVR and Todd discuss the struggles of Jose Altuve, Paul Goldschmidt, another injury in Seattle, Willy Adames' debut, and much more!
69 min
367
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!
60 min
368
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
369
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
370
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
371
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
372
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
373
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
374
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
375
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
376
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
377
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
378
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
379
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
380
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
381
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
382
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
383
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
384
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
385
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
386
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
387
Sonny's Struggles
DVR and Tim discuss the season debut of Walker Buehler, the early struggles of Sonny Gray, and much more!
53 min
388
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
389
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
390
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
391
Weather Shortened Pod
DVR and Todd dodge snow-induced internet woes to bring you the Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
55 min
392
A Visit with The General
Ian Kahn joins DVR and Tim to discuss players that have caught his eye early in 2018.
59 min
393
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
394
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
395
Starts That Might Mean Something
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor to discuss the starts for several notable pitching prospects.
51 min
396
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
397
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
398
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
399
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
400
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