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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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
402
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
403
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
404
Jansen Panic
DVR and Tim discuss another rough outing for Kenley Jansen and several other Opening Week items of interest.
58 min
405
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
406
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
407
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
408
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
409
First Week Strategy
John McKechnie fills in for Derek VanRiper to talk opening week strategy with Tim Heaney.
51 min
410
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
411
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
412
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
413
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
414
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
415
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
416
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
417
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
418
ADP Moves + Spring Surprises
DVR and Tim discuss some draft season ADP movers, and surprising spring performances.
61 min
419
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
420
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
421
2018 Rookie Tiers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss the top prospects for 2018 only.
55 min
422
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
423
NL East Preview
DVR and Tim discuss interesting players and job battles throughout the National League East.
65 min
424
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
425
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
426
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
427
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
428
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
429
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
430
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
431
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
432
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
433
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
434
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
435
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
436
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
437
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
438
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
439
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
440
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
441
Undervalued Pitchers We Like
DVR and Todd discuss undervalued pitchers they like, and open up the mailbag for another round of questions.
71 min
442
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
443
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
444
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
445
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
446
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
447
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
448
2017 Finale
DVR and Todd close the book on 2017 with a review of the latest round of moves across the league.
57 min
449
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
450
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
451
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
452
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
453
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
454
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
455
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
456
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
457
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
458
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
459
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
460
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
461
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
462
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
463
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
464
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
465
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
466
Hitting Prospects for 2018
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link draft hitting prospects for 2018.
64 min
467
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
468
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
469
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
470
Follow-Up Friday & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another round of injury updates, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
57 min
471
Pitching Prospect Draft
55 min
472
Ohtani On Deck
DVR and Todd discuss the expected move of Shohei Ohtani to MLB this winter, the Indians' 21-game winning streak, and much more!
67 min
473
Avoiding the F-word & Second-Half Surprises
DVR and Tim discuss the promotion of Willie Calhoun, surprises from the second half, beer, and more!
50 min
474
Strasburg Deals Again
Jeff and Scott talk about the incredible roll that Stephen Strasburg is on, discuss some free agents to help you for the final three weeks of the season and recap the action from a busy weekend of baseball.
66 min
475
Robles Gets the Call + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss the callup of Victor Robles, hardware for Ronald Acuna, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
59 min
476
MiLB Pitcher Awards
50 min
477
The 2x Speed Version
DVR and Todd attempt to cram the full show's content into 30 minutes. Can it be done?
32 min
478
September Day-to-Days
DVR and Tim discuss the rash of players in the day-to-day bucket in the season's final month, along with a few pitchers who could provide an extra push down the stretch.
51 min
479
Free Agents for the Final Month
Jeff and Scott take a deep dive into a number of players available as free agents in most leagues, discuss the weekend injuries and take a look at the surging Twins offense.
59 min
480
Big Names on the Move!
DVR and Todd discuss a surprise flurry of activity at the waiver trade deadline, including Justin Verlander and Justin Upton landing on new clubs, along with two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and a few September callups.
56 min
481
MiLB Hitter Awards
37 min
482
The Impact of the Power Surge
DVR and Todd discuss the impact of the league-wide power surge this season, a few undervalued players to this point, and answer a handful of great mailbag questions!
58 min
483
Kershaw, Turner Nearing Return
DVR and Tim discuss several key players on the brink of returning, and the possibility of season-ending injuries depleting rosters competing for titles.
50 min
484
Rhys and Giancarlo Both Homer.....Again
Jeff and Scott talk about the crazy home run streaks of Giancarlo Stanton and Rhys Hoskins, the Colorado closer situation, Patrick Corbin, the 2018 closer market and much, much more.
63 min
485
Lord Obvious & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd welcome Lord Obvious back to the program, and discuss two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
69 min
486
Prospect Potpourri
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss Ronald Acuna and many others as the minor-league seasons wind down.
36 min
487
The Twins Won't Go Away
DVR and Todd discuss the persistence of the Twins in the AL playoff picture, players we rarely discuss, and much more!
61 min
488
No, Nicky Delmonico Isn't Some Kid You Knew Whi...
DVR and Tim discuss the surging Nicky Delmonico, the difficulty of trading for pitching in long-term keeper leagues, and much more!
59 min
489
FAAB Adds for the Final Quarter
Jeff and Scott discuss some players available in free agency who may help you the final six weeks, recap the injuries from the weekend and break down some guys having huge months.
53 min
490
More DL Stints + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another round of DL stints, and prepare for the upcoming week by discussing two-start pitchers.
58 min
491
Looking Ahead to September Callups
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss all of the top candidates for a September promotion.
50 min
492
Giancarlo Stanton, 2018 First-Round Pick
DVR and Todd discuss the red-hot Giancarlo Stanton, as he's solidified his place as a first-round pick for drafts in 2018.
61 min
493
Crumbling Miggy
DVR and Tim discuss more back issues for Miguel Cabrera, rare good news for the Mets, and much more!
54 min
494
Coming Down the Stretch
Derek and Scott discuss Andrew Benintendi, Gregory Polanco, Whit Merrifield, and a slew of others players and also break down all the big name injuries over the weekend.
65 min
495
Schw*rber Catching Rumors + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another injury for James Paxton, the possibility of Kyle Schwarber catching with Willson Contreras hurt, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
62 min
496
First Base Prospect Conundrum
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his latest Farm Futures article.
36 min
497
The 2017 Kiss of Death Tour
DVR and Todd consider Kyle Schwarber for DVR's Greatest Misses album, discuss the pre-DL struggles of Lance McCullers, the surprisingly quiet season from Ian Desmond, and much more!
64 min
498
Special Guest Ian Kahn: Playing George Washington
Ian Kahn, star of AMC's TURN: Washington's Spies, joins DVR and Tim to discuss playing George Washington, Aaron Judge's draft price for 2018, and some of this season's most surprising performances.
45 min
499
The Dodgers Win...Again.
Jeff and Scott discuss the free agent bidding for Amed Rosario and Ozzie Albies, talk about Corey Seager and the Dodgers and recap all the injuries from the weekend.
63 min
500
Friday Thoughts & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss another round of injury news, and break down the two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
61 min