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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NL East Preview
DVR and Tim discuss interesting players and job battles throughout the National League East.
65 min
502
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
503
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
504
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
505
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
506
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
507
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
508
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
509
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
510
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
511
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
512
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
513
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
514
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
515
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
516
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
517
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
518
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
519
Undervalued Pitchers We Like
DVR and Todd discuss undervalued pitchers they like, and open up the mailbag for another round of questions.
71 min
520
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
521
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
522
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
523
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
524
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
525
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
526
2017 Finale
DVR and Todd close the book on 2017 with a review of the latest round of moves across the league.
57 min
527
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
528
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
529
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
530
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
531
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
532
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
533
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
534
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
535
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
536
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
537
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
538
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
539
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
540
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
541
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
542
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
543
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
544
Hitting Prospects for 2018
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link draft hitting prospects for 2018.
64 min
545
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
546
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
547
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
548
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
549
Pitching Prospect Draft
55 min
550
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
551
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
552
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
553
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
554
MiLB Pitcher Awards
50 min
555
The 2x Speed Version
DVR and Todd attempt to cram the full show's content into 30 minutes. Can it be done?
32 min
556
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
557
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
558
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
559
MiLB Hitter Awards
37 min
560
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
561
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
562
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
563
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
564
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
565
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
566
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
567
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
568
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
569
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
570
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
571
Crumbling Miggy
DVR and Tim discuss more back issues for Miguel Cabrera, rare good news for the Mets, and much more!
54 min
572
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
573
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
574
First Base Prospect Conundrum
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his latest Farm Futures article.
36 min
575
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
576
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
577
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
578
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
579
Ranking the Farm Systems
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss his latest organizational rankings.
48 min
580
Stupid Experiment Over
DVR and Todd remember Freddie Freeman's time as a third baseman, discuss Ozzie Albies' potential, and much more!
61 min
581
Wheeling & Dealing
DVR and Tim discuss the slew of deals that went down prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.
58 min
582
Trade Deadline Madness
Jeff and Scott recap a few trades already made and preview what deadline trades could impact fantasy rosters and also cover the large number of injuries over the weekend.
57 min
583
Good News for Stras + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss encouraging news for Stephen Strasburg, the Rays' acquisition of Lucas Duda, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
64 min
584
Latest Top 400 Update
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to discuss risers and fallers on the overall Top 400.
53 min
585
7/26/17 Rotowire Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Joe Pisapia and Todd Zola talk about the development of Schoop and Paxton, surprise of Merrifiield and Nola; also how to proceed with Strasburg and Kershaw in all formats. And trade winds are blowing!
66 min
586
Replacing Kershaw
Derek and Tim discuss the challenges of replacing Clayton Kershaw, another round of injuries, the return of Derek Fisher, and much more!
51 min
587
A Day of Pitching Injuries
Jeff and Scott discuss the injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg and also break down some bullpens that may be affected by the trade deadline...and much more.
72 min
588
Pickup Targets & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss pickup targets ahead of the weekend and two-start pitchers lined up for next week.
61 min
589
Road Trip Report
Lead prospect writer James Anderson joins MLB Editor Clay Link to recap his recent minor-league trip.
60 min
590
Deals Going Down
DVR and Todd discuss the Todd Frazier deal, J.D. Martinez's move to Arizona, and much more!
56 min
591
Saves Available in St. Louis
DVR and Tim look at the turnover in the St. Louis bullpen, consider a lost season for David Dahl and Greg Bird, and discuss what's been in the fridge this summer.
52 min
592
Nats Find Some Relief
Jeff and Scott break down the fantasy implications of the Nationals - A's trade, and discuss many players including Anthony Rendon, Sean Manaea and Steven Matz.
59 min
593
And We're Back!
DVR and Todd return from the All-Star break and discuss Jose Quintana's trade across town, Madison Bumgarner's return, and the Fantrax monthly contest that begins Monday.
61 min
594
Updated Dynasty League Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' updated dynasty league rankings.
36 min
595
At the Break
DVR and Todd discuss a slew of topics heading into the final weekend before the All-Star break.
58 min
596
Red Light Thoughts
DVR and Todd discuss Clayton Kershaw's brush with a Fourth of July no-no, the impending return of Kyle Schwarber, a rough outing for Sean Newcomb, and much more!
62 min
597
Closer Movement
Jeff and Scott discuss multiple teams considering a change at closer, Jose Ramirez, Elvis Andrus and much more from all the baseball action over the weekend.
70 min
598
Turner Too
DVR and Todd discuss the latest round of injuries, which has robbed the Nats and fantasy owners of Trea Turner for several weeks.
68 min
599
Short-Season/Rookie Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss hitters at the lower levels as well as Futures Game rosters.
45 min
600
Ketel is Back!
DVR and Todd discuss the return of Ketel Marte, Miguel Montero's departure from the Cubs, the struggles of Gregory Polanco, and much more!
63 min