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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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
402
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
403
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
404
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
405
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
406
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
407
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
408
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
409
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
410
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
411
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
412
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
413
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
414
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
415
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
416
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
417
The All-Value Team
DVR and Tim discuss some of the best values of 2018 as the All-Star break approaches.
65 min
418
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
419
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
420
Dynasty Rankings Preview
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to preview his latest dynasty rankings update.
49 min
421
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
422
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
423
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
424
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
425
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
426
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
427
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
428
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
429
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
430
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
431
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
432
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
433
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
434
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
435
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
436
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
437
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
438
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
439
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
440
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
441
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
442
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
443
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
444
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
445
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
446
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
447
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
448
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
449
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
450
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
451
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
452
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
453
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
454
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
455
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
456
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
457
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
458
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
459
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
460
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
461
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
462
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
463
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
464
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
465
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
466
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
467
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
468
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
469
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
470
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
471
Sonny's Struggles
DVR and Tim discuss the season debut of Walker Buehler, the early struggles of Sonny Gray, and much more!
53 min
472
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
473
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
474
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
475
Weather Shortened Pod
DVR and Todd dodge snow-induced internet woes to bring you the Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast.
55 min
476
A Visit with The General
Ian Kahn joins DVR and Tim to discuss players that have caught his eye early in 2018.
59 min
477
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
478
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
479
Starts That Might Mean Something
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor to discuss the starts for several notable pitching prospects.
51 min
480
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
481
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
482
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
483
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
484
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
485
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
486
Jansen Panic
DVR and Tim discuss another rough outing for Kenley Jansen and several other Opening Week items of interest.
58 min
487
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
488
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
489
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
490
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
491
First Week Strategy
John McKechnie fills in for Derek VanRiper to talk opening week strategy with Tim Heaney.
51 min
492
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
493
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
494
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
495
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
496
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
497
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
498
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
499
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
500
ADP Moves + Spring Surprises
DVR and Tim discuss some draft season ADP movers, and surprising spring performances.
61 min