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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Manny Machado to the Padres
60 min
302
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
303
Greg Ambrosius joins Jeff Erickson
49 min
304
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
305
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
306
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
307
Why Clay Link Won't Own Chris Sale
64 min
308
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
309
Undervalued Hitters
81 min
310
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
311
Talking Prospects With James Anderson
70 min
312
Pitchers on the Rise
63 min
313
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
314
For Richer, for Sporer
61 min
315
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
316
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
317
Joe Sheehan's Picks and Pans
60 min
318
Early ADP Risers
61 min
319
General NFBC Strategy
82 min
320
Is it Berrios or Bury-Your-Ratios?
61 min
321
Positioning To Get An Ace
63 min
322
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
323
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
324
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
325
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
326
MLB Offseason Podcast, Episode 2
47 min
327
The James Paxton trade kickstarts the Hot Stove
40 min
328
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
329
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
330
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
331
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
332
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
333
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
334
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
335
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
336
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
337
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
338
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
339
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
340
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
341
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
342
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
343
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
344
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
345
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
346
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
347
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
348
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
349
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
350
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
351
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
352
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
353
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
354
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
355
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
356
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
357
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
358
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
359
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
360
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
361
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
362
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
363
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
364
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
365
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
366
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
367
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
368
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
369
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
370
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
371
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
372
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
373
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
374
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
375
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
376
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
377
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
378
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
379
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
380
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
381
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
382
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
383
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
384
The All-Value Team
DVR and Tim discuss some of the best values of 2018 as the All-Star break approaches.
65 min
385
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
386
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
387
Dynasty Rankings Preview
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to preview his latest dynasty rankings update.
49 min
388
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
389
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
390
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
391
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
392
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
393
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
394
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
395
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
396
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
397
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
398
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
399
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
400
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