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
601
Tuesday Musings
DVR and Tim discuss Cole Hamels' return from the DL, Tyler Wade's promotion to the Yankees, and open up the mailbag!
50 min
602
Second Half Targets
Jeff and Scott discuss a number of players with interesting first half results and dive into whether they are good targets for big second halves.
57 min
603
Schwarber's Demotion + Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss Kyle Schwarber's demotion to Triple-A, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
61 min
604
California League Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link take a spin around the Cal League.
42 min
605
AM Todd
DVR and Todd discuss Freddie Freeman as a third baseman, how to pitch to Cody Bellinger, and the art of trading.
60 min
606
More Bombs from Bellinger
DVR and Tim discuss the Astros' demotion of Derek Fisher, two more homers from Cody Bellinger, and much more!
52 min
607
A Giant Collapse
Jeff and Scott discuss some of the struggling Giants, free agent bidding on recent rookie call-ups and the crazy season of Fernando Rodney.
52 min
608
Another Two-Step for Derek Holland?
DVR and Todd discuss the latest round of injuries, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
61 min
609
MLB Draft Review
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link break down the draft from a fantasy perspective.
42 min
610
Go Fish
DVR and Todd discuss the Astros' promotion of Derek Fisher, a big night of homers around the league, another wave of injury news, and more!
62 min
611
Bad Odor
DVR and Tim ponder trade scenarios for the struggling Rougned Odor, and much more!
64 min
612
Bidding for Mallex
Jeff and Scott discuss the competitive free agent bidding for Mallex Smith, the continued dominance of Aaron Judge and also break down all the injuries from over the weekend.
66 min
613
The Rays Lose Kiermaier & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss Kevin Kiermaier's hip injury, another rough outing for Gerrit Cole, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and much more!
64 min
614
MLB Draft Preview - Pitchers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 pitchers from this year's draft class.
34 min
615
Scooter's Four-Homer Game
DVR and Todd discuss Scooter Gennett's big night, another injury for Adrian Beltre, and much more!
56 min
616
The End of Bart?
DVR and Tim discuss Bartolo Colon's latest blow-up, the turnaround of Odubel Herrera, Ryon Healy's recent surge, and more!
49 min
617
These Stros Are On Fire
Jeff and Scott discuss the weekend in baseball, including free agent bidding, Ryan Zimmerman, Justin Smoak, injuries and the surging Astros.
55 min
618
DVR Was Wrong & Two-Start Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and DVR concedes defeat for 2017 with Kyle Schwarber.
60 min
619
MLB Draft Preview - Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 15 hitters from this year's draft class.
42 min
620
Closing the Book on May
DVR and Todd discuss the continued power surge of Brett Gardner, the future of Vince Velasquez, Robbie Ray's recent dominance, and much more!
60 min
621
Filling in for Trout
DVR and Tim discuss a few of the options potentially available as Mike Trout owners scramble for roster help.
53 min
622
The .220 Blues
Jeff and Scott discuss whether to worry or not about the rough starts for Odubel Herrera, Manny Machado and Miguel Cabrera and break down all the injury news from over the weekend.
66 min
623
Jays Getting Healthy
DVR and Todd discuss the return of Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki, more calf trouble for Ryan Braun, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
68 min
624
Updated Top 400
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss risers and fallers on the updated Top 400 prospect rankings.
38 min
625
Conforto Continues to Crush
DVR & Todd discuss the Cards' lagging offense, Michael Conforto's surging value, Christian Yelich's strange numbers, and much more!
68 min
626
Adjusting Expectations
DVR and Tim discuss the challenges of adjusting expectations and projections for starting pitchers during the first half of the season.
58 min
627
The First Quarter
Jeff and Scott break down how to evaluate your standings a quarter of the way into the season and discuss some nice performances over the weekend from, among others, Jeff Samardzija, Stephen Strasburg and Alex Wood.
62 min
628
Zola on Tilt
DVR and Todd discuss an impressive outing for Jose Berrios, Freddie Freeman's wrist injury, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
67 min
629
Carolina League Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link check in on all the top names in the Carolina League.
42 min
630
It's All Happening!
DVR and Todd discuss the Cubs' use of Ian Happ, Edwin Diaz getting a break from the ninth-inning role, and much more!
68 min
631
Turn the Injuries Off!
DVR and Tim discuss another batch of injuries, the Indians' promotion of Bradley Zimmer, recent add/drops, and much more!
50 min
632
Free Agent Frenzy
Jeff and Scott examine the wild free agent bidding this week in the closer market and discuss a number of notable players, including three struggling aces.
68 min
633
Injuries Galore & Upcoming Two Steps
DVR & Todd discuss the rash of injuries from Thursday, and take a look ahead at two-start pitchers for the upcoming week!
62 min
634
Emerging Upside Arms
James Anderson and Clay Link discuss several arms on the rise at the lower levels of the minor leagues.
33 min
635
Strikeout Rate Surprises
DVR and Todd discuss another rash of injuries around the league, and some of the strikeout-rate surprises from Todd's latest Z-Files column.
50 min
636
Caving on Cahill
DVR and Tim discuss another good outing from Trevor Cahill, Alex Wood's value, and other starting pitcher surprises.
57 min
637
The Last Stand of K-Rod?
Jeff and Scott discuss more Francisco Rodriguez blown saves, Scott's overbid on Byron Buxton and also talk about whether some veterans can be dropped.
68 min
638
Most Famous Lew
DVR & Todd discuss encyclopedias, Lew Ford, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and more!
63 min
639
International League Roundup
James Anderson and Clay Link take a spin through the International League.
45 min
640
DVR Demands a Beckett
Todd and DVR discuss the potential value in a better in-season player valuation tool and wonder what format might work best.
63 min
641
Pick on Tim Day
DVR and Tim discuss the struggles of Julio Teheran, Michael Conforto's excellent starts to 2017, a slew of recently dropped players, and most of the players that have disappointed Tim in Tout Wars this season.
61 min
642
First Month Surprises
Jeff and Scott talk about Noah Syndergaard's injury, bidding on Cody Bellinger and Christian Arroyo and break down some players who surprised in April.
66 min
643
More Injuries for the Mets
DVR and Todd discuss more injuries for the Mets, improper application of new metrics, two-start pitchers for the upcoming week, and much more!
64 min
644
Pacific Coast League Roundup
James Anderson and Clay Link take a spin around the PCL.
42 min
645
Urias Returns
DVR and Tim discuss the Dodgers' plan for Julio Urias, and search for value in the latest rounds of cuts across various formats.
49 min
646
Mr. Bumgarner's Wild Ride
Jeff and Scott discuss the Madison Bumgarner injury, Taylor Motter's homers and a slew of other players who made an impact over the weekend.
63 min
647
MetLife Windbreaker
DVR and Todd discuss the injury to Yoenis Cespedes, Jacob Barnes getting a save in Milwaukee, and two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.
67 min
648
Midwest League Roundup
James Anderson and Clay Link take a spin through the Midwest League.
40 min
649
Adjusting Expectations
DVR and Todd discuss the challenges of adjusting expectations and projections, Starling Marte's PED suspension, and much more!
73 min
650
Thames Goes Yard Again
DVR and Clay discuss the latest development in the Rangers' bullpen, blisters, another long ball from Eric Thames, the slow start of Devon Travis, and much more!
60 min
651
Some Early Returns
Jeff and Scott break down the fallout from a ton of injuries over the weekend and also discuss what to believe from some hot and cold starts.
65 min
652
Winker Gets the Nod
DVR and Todd discuss the Reds' decision to call up Jesse Winker, a setback for Josh Donaldson, and the starting pitchers lined up for two starts in Week 3.
76 min
653
Sally League Roundup
James Anderson and Clay Link take a spin through the Sally League.
41 min
654
Cespedes Goes Off
DVR and Todd discuss a big night for Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets, a slew of early injuries, Neftali Feliz touching triple digits on the radar gun, and teams that have been aggressive on the basepaths to begin the season.
56 min
655
Early Moves
DVR and Tim look at players that have been let go by their owners in the first 10 days of the season and search for hidden sources of value.
58 min
656
First Week Standouts
Jeff and Scott discuss the slew of injury news over the weekend and break down some guys who had a great (or really bad) first week.
64 min
657
Early Pickup Targets + Park Factors
DVR and Todd look at pitching targets available in many leagues, and discuss Todd's latest Z-Files column on park factors.
61 min
658
SKL2 Reserve Rounds
James Anderson and Clay Link break down a recent staff keeper league reserve draft.
32 min
659
Verlander Deals in 2017 Debut
DVR and Todd discuss Justin Verlander's sharp outing against the White Sox, the Tigers' lineup putting a crooked number on Jose Quintana, Stephen Piscotty's painful trip around the bases, and much more as the first week of the regular season rolls on.
62 min
660
The Starting Line
DVR and Tim recap Monday's Opening Day action including the performance of Dallas Keuchel, another first-day homer from Bryce Harper, and much more!
58 min
661
Opening Day....Finally!
Jeff and Scott talk about the first day of games and then break down their NFBC Main Event drafts from over the weekend in Las Vegas.
75 min
662
Middle Infield Ranks v. ADP
DVR and Todd discuss the middle infield positional ranks compared to current NFBC ADP as the final draft weekend before Opening Day gets underway!
59 min
663
MiLB Pitcher Predictions
James Anderson offers up predictions for some of the game's top pitching prospects.
41 min
664
Outfield Ranks v. ADP
DVR and Todd discuss their RotoWire Online Championship teams and their outfield ranks compared to current ADP.
63 min
665
Tout Wars Mixed Auction Review
DVR and Tim discuss Saturday's Tout Wars Mixed League Auction, top news from around the league, and answer a few mailbag questions.
65 min
666
Tout Wars and NFBC Draft Review
Jeff and Scott talk about some late spring training news and then discuss adapting during a draft while breaking break down their drafts in Tout Wars and the NFBC.
62 min
667
Live From Tout Wars!
Live from New York, DVR and Todd are joined by Jason Collette, Joe Pisapia, and Tim Heaney to discuss their Tout Wars strategies, the valuation of Greg Bird, and much more!
58 min
668
MiLB Hitter Predictions
James Anderson offers up predictions for several top prospects.
38 min
669
Third Base Ranks v. ADP
DVR and Todd discuss Alex Wood's return to the rotation, good news for Sonny Gray, and compare their third-base rankings to current NFBC ADP looking for value.
60 min
670
First Base Ranks v. ADP
DVR and Tim discuss a slew of rehab and injury related news items, and break down their first-base rankings against the current Average Draft Position of the NFBC.
60 min
671
Mid-Round Starting Pitchers
Jeff and Scott discuss some spring training news and then delve into the starting pitcher pool in the middle of drafts.
54 min
672
Cheap Starting Pitchers
DVR and Todd discuss cheap starting pitchers (outside of the Top 200 overall in current NFBC ADP), Todd's study of WBC participation, punting batting average, and much more!
53 min
673
Anticipating Callups
Estimated callup dates for top prospects.
50 min
674
Rotation Foundations, Part 2
DVR and Todd continue to break down the starting pitcher pool, focusing on middle rounds.
66 min
675
Rotation Foundations
DVR and Tim discuss rotation building blocks and examine the first four tiers of starting pitchers.
64 min
676
Catchers and Closers
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss some spring training news and then take a deep dive into the player pools at catcher and closer.
68 min
677
Arms in Flux
DVR and Todd discuss the health of Max Scherzer, the current price of Jake Arrieta, a setback for Sonny Gray, good news for Davis Price, and much more!
46 min
678
Dynasty League Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link dive deep into James' tiered dynasty league rankings.
46 min
679
AL LABR Review
DVR and Todd discuss key fantasy baseball news items and some of the happenings from the AL LABR Auction, including a strategy of building around three fallen aces.
61 min
680
NL LABR Review
DVR and Tim discuss the NL LABR Auction -- including DVR's strategy, the high price of Clayton Kershaw, good value buys, and much more!Follow us on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper | @Tim_Heaney | @RotoWire#FantasyBaseball
62 min
681
Some Tough Valuations
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss some results from the AL LABR auction and the Mixed LABR draft and then break down some players that Scott is having a tough time slotting into draft lists.
53 min
682
Rookie Tiers
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' breakdown of the rookie tiers for 2017.
52 min
683
The Case for Kershaw at 1.1
DVR & Todd discuss more spring job battles, early spring injury notes, draft-order preferences (KDS) for 2017, and the case for Clayton Kershaw with the No. 1 overall pick. Follow us on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper | @ToddZola | @RotoWire#FantasyBaseball
64 min
684
Early Spring Job Battles
DVR & Todd discuss the high ADP of Rougned Odor and take a spin through some of the top position battles underway this spring. Follow us on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper | @ToddZola | @RotoWire#FantasyBaseball
63 min
685
Early Spring Rankings Updates
DVR & Todd discuss early updates to their rankings, spring injuries, and some of Todd's outliers compared to the rest of the Composite Rankings Panel. Follow us on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper | @ToddZola | @RotoWireNot currently a RotoWire subscriber? ...
58 min
686
AL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and Derek VanRiper touch on all the need-to-know prospects in the AL West. Follow us on Twitter: @realjranderson | @derekvanriper
32 min
687
AL Central Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and Derek VanRiper touch on all the need-to-know prospects in the AL Central.Follow us on Twitter: @RealJRAnderson | @DerekVanRiperIntro Music: "Lion Kings" by Neudae (@NeudaeMusic)
36 min
688
Benefits of ADP and Mock Drafts
DVR and Todd discuss the Giants' intention to give Buster Posey more rest, the health of Trevor Story, other fantasy baseball news and notes, and the benefits of using Average Draft Position (ADP) and Mock Drafts as draft prep tools. Follow us on Twi...
61 min
689
AL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link touch on all the need-to-know prospects in the AL East.
46 min
690
NL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link touch on all the top names in the NL West.
47 min
691
FSTA Draft Recap + Building Around Kershaw
DVR and Todd (@derekvanriper and @toddzola) return from Nashville to discuss their FSTA teams, the benefits of building around Clayton Kershaw in Round 1, and much more!
53 min
692
NL Central Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link touch on all the top prospects in the NL Central.
60 min
693
NL East Prospects
The Prospect Podcast returns! Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link touch on all the names you need to know in the NL East.
59 min
694
The Offseason So Far
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Clay (@claywlink) discuss the biggest moves of the offseason thus far, their first set of Roundtable Rankings, and expectations for Trea Turner. #FantasyBaseball
62 min
695
Arizona Fall League Roundup
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link talk in-depth about the top prospects they saw in the Arizona Fall League.
63 min
696
The Early Rounds of 2017
Paul and Todd discuss the early part of the draft that Todd and DVR are in where they had the first pick while also discussing some of the expected risers and where they might fall over the winter and spring.
60 min
697
First Overall in 2017
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@ToddZola) prepare for their upcoming (this week) slow draft for the 2017 season including what to do with the first overall pick, as well as thoughts on the early-round turns at 2-3 and 4-5.
61 min
698
The Final Push
DVR and Paul share their memories of Jose Fernandez as the final days of the regular season come to a close.
60 min
699
A Look Back and a Look Ahead
Jeff (@jeff_erickson) and Scott (@scottjenstad) take a look back at some guys they were right and wrong about in 2016 and also discuss some players that will be tough to slot in for 2017 drafts.
61 min
700
Note To Self: Do Better in 2017
Paul and Todd discuss this week's Z-Files where he offers some words of wisdom to learn from this season and then they look at Paul's top 24 SPs for 2017 list and discuss some of the challenges around making such a list.
52 min