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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Tough May Re-Ranks
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss tough May re-ranks including Carlos Gomez, Aledmys Diaz, Yasmany Tomas, and others. Plus, it's the second installment of Takedown Tuesday!
68 min
802
Drop It Like It's Hot?
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad take a look at some struggling players entering May and determine whether they think it is time to cut bait on them and move on.
72 min
803
Replacing Dee Gordon
Todd and Paul discuss the Gordon suspension and who you might find on the wire as a replacement as well as some trade candidates who could fill the void. They also discuss some of the intriguing new call-ups, a couple of whom debut this weekend.
43 min
804
Updated Top 200
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss Jose Berrios' debut, keeper league trades, and the updated top 200, and grade out Birdman on the 20-80 scouting scale.
65 min
805
King of the Hill
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the curious case of Rich Hill, the struggles of Justin Upton, and offer up some key tenets for trade negotiations.
54 min
806
Buxton Down, Berrios Up
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the Twins' decision to send Byron Buxton back to the minors, the return of Kevin Gausman, and the arrival of Jose Berrios to the big leagues.
76 min
807
Hot Starts: Believer or Not?
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad take a look at some early season surprising breakouts and discuss whether or not they are buying the breakout. They also cover all the injuries from over the weekend.
62 min
808
Buy Lows & Fast Starts
Paul Sporer (@sporer) and Todd Zola (@toddzola) discuss the Blake Snell promotion, some of the buy low recommendations from David Regan's piece, and wrap up by looking at five fast starts and deciding if they buy it or not.
74 min
809
Scouting From The Seats
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link recap James' recent minor league trip, and grade out Ludacris on the 20-80 scouting scale.
58 min
810
This Pen Is Not Mightier
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the Reds' disastrous bullpen and players who have already increased their value since draft day -- including Rays starter Drew Smyly.
55 min
811
Struggling Arms
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@Sporer) look at struggling pitchers — including Matt Harvey, Chris Archer, and Adam Wainwright — to determine the best course of action on the heels of their respective slow starts to 2016.
61 min
812
Too Early to Worry?
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss a number of struggling players who were drafted early and examine whether is it too early to worry about their performance so far.
60 min
813
It's Vince, Not Vincent
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss Javier Baez's return to the Cubs' roster, Vince Velasquez's dominant showing against San Diego, and the importance of monitoring the cut list early in the season.
46 min
814
PCL Hitters
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at early returns for hitters in the Pacific Coast League, and grade out the Notorious B.I.G. on the 20-80 scouting scale.
54 min
815
May's Day Before May Day?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the Twins' closer situation with Glen Perkins on the DL, the value of lineup position at Coors compared to lineup position elsewhere, and Tuesday's matchup between Thor and Jose Fernandez.
40 min
816
Mallex Gets the Call
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss the Dodgers' plans for Julio Urias, a clearer path to playing time for Javier Baez, the 2011 MLB Draft, the arrival of Mallex Smith, and much more!
72 min
817
Week 1 Breakdown
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the events from Week 1; including a rash of injuries, some interesting rookie call-ups and the early breakout performers.
69 min
818
Pitcher Predictions
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' pitcher predictions for 2016, and grade out Shyne's tools on the 20-80 scouting scale.
56 min
819
What's the Story, Morning Glory?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the NFBC Main Event, another long ball from Trevor Story, and NC-17 stuff from Thor in his 2016 debut.
55 min
820
Another Disappointing Giles?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) look back at the Monday slate, including Trevor Story's two-homer debut, shaky starts from two under-the-weather aces, and much more!
65 min
821
Opening Day is Here!
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the start of the season and break down both of their NFBC Main Event live drafts in detail.
76 min
822
Prospect Call-Up Speculation
Paul Sporer and James Anderson discuss some Friday news including Anthony Desclafani's oblique injury, Andrew Miller's wrist, the Dodgers 5th starter role, and more. Then Paul pins James down on the estimated call-up date of several big prospects, thou...
66 min
823
Hitter Predictions
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' predictions for MiLB hitters, and grade out Scarface's tools on the 20-80 scouting scale.
50 min
824
The One Where They Talk About Matt Davidson
Derek (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss another round of cuts and job battle winners, including the Jays' decision to continue with Roberto Osuna as their closer, the Rockies' plans for Trevor Story, and much more!
52 min
825
Job Battles Wind Down
Derek (@DerekVanRiper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss a number of early-season job battle winners, including the rotation decisions in Anaheim, Oakland, Seattle, Arizona, and more!
58 min
826
A New Approach to Pitching Tiers; NFBC Cutline
Paul Sporer and Todd Zola discuss both of Todd's latest pieces (http://www.rotowire.com/baseball/showArticle.htm?id=27703; http://www.rotowire.com/blog/making-the-cut/) over at Rotowire. First up is his look a new way to tier pitching by ERA and Ks as ...
68 min
827
Dodger Blues & Tout Mixers
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) discuss the latest injuries impacting the Dodgers, Roberto Osuna's desire to stay in the bullpen, and the Tout Wars mixed league auctions.
66 min
828
Recapping the Tout Wars "-Only" Leagues
Derek (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) review the AL-only and NL-only Tout Wars auctions, discuss LASIK surgery for Wilson Ramos, and the Astros' first-base situation heading into the season.
66 min
829
Those Pesky Closers
Scott Jenstad is joined by Vlad Sedler as they discuss the current state of the closer pool and the injury news from the weekend and also break down some salary cap baseball.
51 min
830
Dynasty League Rankings
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link discuss James' Dynasty League rankings, and grade out Too Short on the 20-80 scouting scale.
46 min
831
Sweeney Todd at Tout?
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd Zola (@ToddZola) discuss a few potential strategies for Tout Wars weekend including the Sweeney Plan and LIMA.
48 min
832
Cheap SP Targets & Beat DVR Recap
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Paul (@sporer) discuss cheap starting pitcher targets, and review the happenings of Monday night's Beat DVR draft in the RotoWire Online Championship.
71 min
833
Happy (Felix) Pi(e) Day!
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Jeff Erickson (@Jeff_Erickson) celebrate Pi Day by completely ignoring Felix Pie, and instead discussing the health of Corey Seager, A.J. Pollock, and more!
41 min
834
Getting the Most Out of Spring Training
Paul and Todd discuss some key elements of Spring Training and address some individual guys who could have their stock impacted by ST performance.
50 min
835
AL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 prospects by team in the AL East, and grade out Slick Rick on the 20-80 scouting scale.
51 min
836
OBP League Adjustments & Mixed Tout Draft Review
DVR (@derekvanriper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss the adjustments necessary in making the switch from AVG to OBP in leagues, and look at the Tout Wars Mixed League Draft results from Tuesday night.
62 min
837
NL LABR Review
DVR and Paul review the NL LABR auction from the weekend, and discuss the injuries to Jhonny Peralta and Carter Capps.
106 min
838
Breaking Down the Beat Jeff Erickson League
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss some players from Scott's trip to Spring Training and break down Jeff's team in the Beat Jeff Erickson League in the NFBC Online Championship.
42 min
839
Beat Paul Sporer League Review
Paul Sporer (@sporer) is flying solo today and breaking down his Beat Paul Sporer NFBC league team.
83 min
840
AL Central Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 prospects by team in the AL Central, and grade out Lil' Wayne on the 20-80 scouting scale.
49 min
841
Auction Strategy
DVR (@DerekVanRiper) and Todd (@ToddZola) discuss auction strategy, and adjustments to the projections of the key members of the Yankees' bullpen.
47 min
842
The Danger of Avocados
DVR and Paul discuss the proper technique necessary to pit an avocado, and take a trip through an array of SP3 and SP4 targets based on the current NFBC ADP report.
69 min
843
Ian Desmond, Texas Ranger
42 min
844
Todd v. the Market - Starting Pitchers
Paul Sporer (@sporer) and Todd Zola (@toddzola) discuss eight pitchers on which Todd differs from the market sharply, three he's higher on, five he's lower on. Names include: Sonny Gray, Doug Fister, Andrew Cashner, and James Shields.
53 min
845
AL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 prospects by team in the AL West, and grade out Pharoahe Monch on the 20-80 scouting scale.
40 min
846
The Impact of DFS on Season-Long Fantasy Evalua...
DVR and Todd discuss the O's addition of Dexter Fowler, other important spring news items, and the ways that playing DFS has altered their approach in traditional season-long leagues.
72 min
847
SP Tiers
In today's episode, DVR and Paul discuss the failed deal that nearly made Jay Bruce a member of the Blue Jays, take look at the top starting pitching tiers, and open up the mailbag.
83 min
848
Breaking Down Jeff's Mixed LABR Draft
Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad conduct an in-depth breakdown of Jeff's Mixed LABR Draft and also catch on some of the early news coming out of the start of spring training.
55 min
849
Unlucky Pitchers
Paul Sporer and Todd Zola dive into Todd's recent piece on unlucky pitchers and identify a quartet of interesting names from that piece. The last of those names, Felix Hernandez, is a springboard for a conversation about LABR, using your rankings in a ...
53 min
850
NL East Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and MLB Editor Clay Link look at the top 10 prospects by team in the NL East, and grade out Juvenile on the 20-80 scouting scale.
51 min
851
Mixed LABR Review
DVR and Todd review Tuesday night's LABR mixed draft, discuss some of Todd's greatest fears, and ponder the 2016 potential of Jurickson Profar.
73 min
852
Grammy Recap and Catcher Rankings
DVR and Paul discuss the happenings at the 2016 Grammys, take a spin around the top headlines in baseball, and break down their catcher rankings for the upcoming season.
70 min
853
Back Talking Baseball!
On the Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad kick off the new season by discussing how they prep for drafts, talking about some of the recent MLB news and breaking down a few interesting outfield names.
51 min
854
NL West Prospects
Lead prospect writer James Anderson and RotoWire's Clay Link discuss the top 10 prospects by team in the NL West, and grade out Nas on the 20-80 scouting scale.
55 min
855
Sun Box Score Breakdown/ Center Adds
Josh Hayes (@JoshHayesFS) & Benny Ricciardi (@bennyr11) cover the Sunday box scores for fantasy value and talk about the top center options off the waiver wire.
42 min
856
Back in the Saddle
In the first episode of the pod for 2016, DVR and Clay discuss the landing spots of the top free agent pitchers this offseason, new uniforms in Arizona, two potential free agent bargains, and more!
61 min
857
Swan Song for the Pod
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball podcast presented by DraftKings.com: In the final podcast of the regular season, Adam & Clay discuss Tuesday's spate of postponements, the returns of Jose Reyes and Maikel Franco, and the 2016 fantasy value for a num...
54 min
858
The Last Push
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the fallout from the Jonathan Papelbon-Bryce Harper scuffle, a scary collision in Pittsburgh, Mat Latos to the Halos, and much more!
33 min
859
One Final Roto Week
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad take a look ahead to the playoffs, break down some sneaky two-start pitchers for the final week and discuss a few lessons learned from the 2015 fantasy...
48 min
860
Mistakes Made & Learning from 2015
Paul and Doug discuss three players they missed on this year and explore the "why" behind it with each. Then they dive into some more general things they'll takeaway from 2015 as learning experiences or something to maybe note for 2016.
69 min
861
Exit Velocity
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski look at the leaders in average exit velocity and discuss the value of the stat when evaluating for fantasy.
49 min
862
Wade's the Word in KC
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay talk closer chances in Detroit and Kansas City, provide updates on players being shut down for the season, and answer a listener's keeper league question.
54 min
863
Back Surgery for Braunie
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss Ryan Braun's 2015 season and upcoming back surgery, the end of Billy Hamilton's season, and value plays for the Tuesday slate.
36 min
864
Thinking About 2016
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad break down 10 interesting names from the 2015 season and discuss where they will end up in 2016 Drafts.
61 min
865
Vin For The Win
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski once again admire Vin Scully from afar, take a look at the Reds' altered rotation, and offer up their value picks for the Thursday slate.
46 min
866
No Need To Harp[er] On It
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay discuss Corey Kluber's impending return and his 2016 outlook and set fire to any notion that Bryce Harper shouldn't be the NL MVP.
45 min
867
Another Injury for Tulo
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the latest injury for Troy Tulowitzki, adjusted expectations for Billy Hamilton, and much more!
39 min
868
Surprise, Surprise
Paul and Doug discuss 13 surprise breakouts and assess their 2016 outlook.
43 min
869
Outlaw Southpaw
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski sample the country music world's latest smash hit, consider whether Matt Adams is worth owning in single-season leagues, and offer up their value picks f...
46 min
870
Panik Attack
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam and Clay tackle Tuesday's activations of Dustin Pedroia and Joe Panik, and identify the Pirates' J.A. Happ as a quality daily play for Wednesday's slate.
47 min
871
Labor Day Recap
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam recap a heavy Labor Day slate, discuss the pending return of Jose Fernandez, the likely shutdown of Joe Ross, and much more!
45 min
872
Matt Harvey Drama Weekend
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the big name injuries affecting fantasy owners down the stretch and suggest some players to pick up who may succeed in September.
47 min
873
The 2016 First Round
Paul & Doug run down their Top 12s for 2016 as of right now. Who goes 1? Is Carlos Correa a worthy first-rounder?
48 min
874
Didi And Drew Power Yanks
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski ponder Stephen Strasburg's long-term future, some streaming pitching options for this weekend, and Maikel Franco's chances of returning this season.
62 min
875
Call-Ups Rule the Day
Wednesday Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam Wolf & Clay Link analyze the stream of Sept. 1 call-ups and activations, and offer up value play pitching options for Wednesday's slate.
59 min
876
A Marte Par-tay in Seattle?
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the Austin Jackson trade, Ketel Marte's raise to the top of the order in Seattle, and much more!
48 min
877
Winning in the Fantasy End Game
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the big weekends from Jake Arrieta and Edwin Encarnacion and break down some strategy on how to deal with the final month of the fantasy season.
64 min
878
Rusney Recoups Value
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski touch on Shelby Miller's scoreless streak, Javier Baez's potential September playing time, and Rusney Castillo's recent surge for Boston.
56 min
879
Fish on the Mend
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast powered by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay talk about a trio of high-profile Marlins nearing their return to action, assess Hanley Ramirez's dalliance with first base, and offer DFS values for Wednesday's slate.
55 min
880
The Return of Wright
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the Cubs' options following the injury to Jorge Soler, the Mets' explosion at the dish Monday night, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
58 min
881
Breakout Performance For Raisel
Monday's RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski highlight a few Little League prospects, recap the news of the day, and discuss Raisel Iglesias' 13-strikeout game against Arizona.
55 min
882
Funnily Enough
Paul & Doug discuss pitchers on Friday's episode. More specifically, they have five who are pitching very well since the break and five who aren't and they decide how much of a change in perception each guy has undergone in their eyes. Some guys have s...
57 min
883
To Puig Or Not To Puig
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski ponder how to value Yasiel Puig moving forward, discuss Byron Buxton's potential rest-of-season value, and wonder why Derek Dietrich isn't getting more l...
59 min
884
Tough Break For Franco
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Adam Wolf and Clay Link touch on all the key items from a heavy news day, offer up some DFS value plays to consider, and suggest a couple safe waiver wire targets.
57 min
885
Who Wants to Fight CC?
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the latest injury to a key member of the Cardinals, check the mailbag, and consider Value Plays for Tuesday's slate.
48 min
886
The Weekend Wars
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings: DVR and Jeff discuss another injury for the Marlins, value plays for Monday, season-long waiver-wire targets, and much more!
54 min
887
Surgers and Purgers
Paul and Doug discuss 10 hitters on each end of the spectrum over the last two months: five surgers and five purgers. They discuss how much they believe the surgers and whether or not they're ready to purge the strugglers from their rosters.
42 min
888
Iwakuma Matata
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski discuss Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter, do some injury bookkeeping, and look at standout DFS values for the Thursday slate.
55 min
889
Late Scratch Fever
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay discuss the late lineup scratches of Bryce Harper and Christian Yelich, and ponder Jose Fernandez's rest-of-season value.
51 min
890
Justified!
Paul & Doug fill-in and cover the Monday boxes plus set you up for Tuesday's DraftKings slate.
92 min
891
Jim Johnson Party Hour
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up the weekend action and discuss the epic Jim Johnson meltdown, debate just how good Josh Donaldson is and try and figure out where Carlos Correa...
69 min
892
Draftking Deep-Dive
Paul Sporer & Doug Thorburn deep-dive the DraftKings slate. The go position-by-position from important to least-important by their estimation: Pitchers, Outfielders, Corners, Middle, Catcher
61 min
893
Devastation Proclamation
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski discuss Clay's wrestling alter ego, the top options on the board for DFS, and the results from Luis Severino's major league debut.
59 min
894
Savoring Severino
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam & Clay discuss the promotion of the next Yankees rotation phenom, another setback for Freddie Freeman, and address a listener's trade proposal.
61 min
895
The Chia Pod
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the Jayson Werth Chia Pet giveaway, injuries to Jason Kipnis and Freedie Freeman, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
61 min
896
Closers on the Move
Monday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the large number of closer roles opened up by trades and who will fill them and break down all the injury news from the weekend.
45 min
897
The Trade Deadline
Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn deep-dive the most recent flurry of trades and focus on the big league impact of each move. They also touch on a series of pitcher injuries plus an intriguing call up in the Bronx.
56 min
898
Go-Go Or Not To Go
Thursday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast, powered by DraftKings.com: Clay Link and Jake Letarski try to make sense of Wednesday night's frenzy of trade chatter and offer up their top DFS plays.
60 min
899
Tulo Heads to TDOT
Wednesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: Adam Wolf (@wolfmantweets) and Clay Link (@claywlink) recap a wild day [and early morning] on the trade front, highlighted by the Jays' stunning acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki.
56 min
900
Trade Winds Pick Up
Tuesday RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast presented by DraftKings.com: DVR and Adam discuss the Mets' addition of Tyler Clippard, Rusney Castillo's opportunity following the Shane Victorino deal, Value Plays for Tuesday, and much more!
46 min