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Fantasy Baseball Hour with Matt Striker and Mike the Roto Cop is here to help you get the information you need to win your leagues! We bring you the latest news and analysis, along with a slate of knowledgeable guests from the fantasy community and beyond. Available on-demand via iTunes and other po…

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  • Aug 5, 2019 LATEST EPISODE
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  • 353 EPISODES


Latest episodes from Fantasy Baseball Hour

Yay, Wild Card run! Yay, Football! Yay, Sports!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2019 15:19

Matt breaks down how you can take advantage of Wild Card fever as he we head into the playoffs and we also hype football! Yay, Football! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

House of Weatherwax, Underperforming teams, and more...

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2019 55:34

Listen in as Mike gets in depth analysis from Colin Weatherwax on waiver wire must adds and more. Matt asks if it is time to re-roster your under performing teams.  It's the show that has everyone talking, it's the Fantasy Baseball Hour.    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 12: Hey Now, we're picking All-Stars. Get the game on, go play!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2019 58:13

In this episode, the guys make their All Star picks, they talk to @ProspectJesus about call ups that could help you win your league as well as dig into the waiver wire.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

June 17th, 2019: No time to Paddack

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2019 49:30

Vital information for Chris Paddack owners as Special Guest Michael Paddack discusses his brother, Chris Paddack's mindset and how long he will spend in Single A.   Mike has an uncontrollable  laughing fit as the guys discuss waiver wire adds. All this and more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 10: The one with Tim Heaney

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2019 56:00

ESPN's Tim Heaney is our guest for a great discussion on finding the  "Bob Ross of pitching" in your leagues. Matt and Mike break down OPS and discuss how it can help you immensely in your DFS and season long games. Waiver Wire ideas and more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 9: Prospect Crossroads w/ Eric Cross, DFS picks, and more...

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2019 60:30

Matt and Mike discuss AEW, Waiver Wire Pickups , DFS picks and the low down on hot prospects with special guest,  Fantrax' Eric Cross.  All this and more on the latest edition of the Fantasy Baseball Hour.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 8: Looking down the BARREL, Babchick call, and DFS strategies...

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2019 27:42

The boys give waiver wire pickups and DFS strategies, break down wtf BARREL means and also revisit a harassing call from Mike Babchick of  Sirius XM Mad Dog Sports Radio ahead of Matt's appearance at #FALcon on June 1.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 7: FAABageddon, Streaking Players and More

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2019 46:04

Matt Striker and Mike "The Roto Cop" break down the bidding war on called-up players known as FAABageddon. Then, they dive deeper into streaking players and provide their ideal DFS picks for Monday and Tuesday's MLB games. #FNTSY #FNTSYRadio #MLB #FantasyBaseball #CallUps #FAAB #FAABageddon #StreakingPlayers #DFS #DFSPicks #Lineups #Advice #2019 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 6: The Weekend Edition

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2019 43:49

In this episode we break down the ENTIRE weekend slate, giving you deep insight into DFS strategies. Also, Robby Rowland stops by to discuss which pitch is most effective lately in MLB and which pitchers have mastered this pitch. Also, a player back from injury that is a MUST ADD !!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 5: Breaking BABiP.

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2019 37:32

Matt and Mike discuss how playing practical DFS strategies can win you realistic money and help your monthly finances. Mike FINALLY gets Matt to talk wrestling as the boys talk AEW Wrestling as well as vital waiver wire adds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 4 The one where Matt asks Mike if he can kick him...

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2019 36:46

Join the guys as they break down the trends to watch for this week in Fantasy Baseball, they dive deep into which hot players are for real, as well as give you two days worth of DFS strategies. Also, Mike gets a trade offer on the air !! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Episode 3: The One with the bearded Dr. X

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2019 48:41

Matt and Mike sit down with the "Charles Xavier of Pitching", Robby Rowland !! Listen as the boys apply Robby's theories to the entire weekend of DFS games as well as offer stacks and direct you to which sites they use to build money winning lineups. The open is pretty cool and at the very end of the show Matt tells about a new hitting tool that was part of one of last year's greatest baseball moments.  Enjoy ! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Paddack fight, pitching stats, and more...

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2019 37:30

Matt Striker and Mike the Roto Cop spend the show looking at some of the top pitching stats from last night. Talking about the strong play of Chris Paddack, Mike asks Matt if he could win in a fight against the Padres pitcher. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

5/6, Part 2: 2-start pitchers, hard hit rates, and more...

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2019 57:28

Gregg, Frank, and Chris Ventra open the second hour of the show looking at some hard hit rates for Nationals call-up infielder, Carter Kieboom; Frank and Chris agree he is worth a flier in NL-only leagues. The guys finish the hour questioning why Chris missed the Friday night FNTSY party, and also question where to go vacation at the Jersey Shore this summer. Frank explains why the Reds may be the worst team in baseball. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

5/6/19: Chatting with the Chris Paddack and more...

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2019 42:39

In the first episode of the new podcast, Matt and Mike start the show chatting with Padres rookie Chris Paddack about his first full year in San Diego, and what impact Manny Machado has on the team. Later, the guys go over some of the latest news around MLB. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Last One, Puig Your Cincy Friend, Thank You to Everyone.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2018 31:43

Al Melchior discussed the blockbuster trade that sent Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and Alex Wood to the Reds. Al also talks about what the trade means to each team. Al also discussed another 3 team trade that involved the Rays, Rangers, and Athletics. In that trade the Athletics acquired Jurickson Profar and names a list of other moves. Al mentions that this is the last show and shares of his plans for 2019. Lastly, Al shares his appreciation to those that helped make this show happen and sends a warm thank you to those that listen and downloaded the podcasts.  #fntsy #fntsysportsradio #almelchior #fantasybaseballhour #baseballseason2019 #3teamtrades #mattkemp #yasielpuig #alexwoods #lastshow #happyholidays #juricksonprofar Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

R.I. P. Lawr Michaels, Astros Bring Brantley On Board, Realmuto Next?, Looking Back at Winter Meetings, Free Agent Signings.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2018 32:53

Al Melchior shows and pays his respects and pays tribute to Lawr Michaels that recently passed away. Al also talks about the signing of Michael Brantley to the Astros and shared that Houston is also interested in getting J.T. Realmuto. Al also makes mention of other free agent signings in the league. Al also discussed the MLB Winter Meetings that he attended and shared of other possible trades and signings that involve big names. Lastly, Al makes mention of players with new playing destinations.  #fntsy #fntsysportsradio #fantasybaseballhour #wintermeetings #freeagentsignings #jtrealmuto #michealbrantley #signyourplayer Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Nats Not Standing Pat, Ban the Shift?, Free Agent Signings and Trades

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2018 33:10

Al Melchior discussed the Washington Nationals' signing of Patrick Corbin to a 6 year $140 million and how his signing helps to solidify the starting rotation. He also talked about the Mets' acquisition of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Mariners and explored how it improves the Mets' hitting and bullpen. He also discussed other trade scenarios and names players and their potential destinations. Lastly, Al discusses banning the shift and how it has dropped batting averages as teams began using the shift for defensive purposes. #fntsy #fntsysportsradio #freeagents #tradescenarios #mariners #robinsoncano #edwindiaz #metsbullpen #patrickcorbin #nationals Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

A Maple Grows in the Bronx, Free Agents Signings, Trades are Being Made.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2018 38:21

Al Melchior discussed the trade of James Paxton to the Yankees and talked about other trade rumors involving Jean Segura and Mike Leake for Wil Myers. He also talked about the Nationals acquisition of Kurt Suzuki, while C.J. Cron was claimed off the waivers by Minnesota. Al also discussed Kenley Jansen having heart surger and should be ready for spring training. He makes mention of Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann signing with the Braves. Lastly, Al talks about the best round to draft a closer in fantasy.  #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #brainmccann #braves #joshdonaldson #kenleyjansen #kurtsuzuki #cjcron #wilmyers #freeagents #offseasonsignings Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Correa, Sanchez to Have Surgery, Talking Hot Stove and Arkells with Nick Dika, Awards, AFL Update.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2018 36:30

Al Melchior talked about Carlos Correa having surgery to repair a deviated septum. Gary Sanchez had shoulder surgery on his left shoulder and may be ready for spring training. Al also makes mention that Acuna Ohtani wins the Rookie of the Year award with Bob Melvin and Brian Snitker both winning Manager of the Year awards. He also gives a update from the Arizona Fall League and mentions that the championship game will be played on Saturday. Lastly, Al talks with Nick Dika from the band Arkells and asks questions about his music career and fantasy baseball.  #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #nickdika #arkellsband #acunaohtani #briansnitker #bobmelvin #rookieoftheyear #manageroftheyear #carloscorrea #garysanchez #fantasybaseballhour Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Who Replaces McCullers, Free Agency Talk with Brandon Warne from Zone Coverage

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2018 38:47

On this episode of Fantasy Baseball Hour, Al is joined by Brandon Warne to talk MLB free agency climate. They breakdown the Mariners winter and how they may be considering a full-fledge teardown of their roster this winter, appearing to be very active in the trade market. They also cover Lance McCullers Tommy John injury, the Dave Roberts 4-year extension as manager of the Dodgers, and give their prediction of next year's Top 10 players. Lastly, they two go deep into the MLB free agency conversation naming players that could be on the move and what potential destinations they may go to. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Free Agency Is Upon Us, Walk-Rate Breakouts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2018 31:20

Al Melchior discussed the free agency signing of Trevor Rosenthal to help anchor the National bullpen. Al also makes mention that David Price will not opt out of his contract and will remain with the Boston Red Sox. Al also talked about Bryce Harper who happens to already has a deal "completed and done" with a team according to his agent. Lastly, Al names players to have had a walk-rate breakout season and reveals who to target in early rounds in 2019 fantasy drafts.  #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #bryceharper #davidprice #bostonredsox #washingtonnationals #targettopplayers #nationalsbullpen #trevorrosenthal Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

A Big Big Signing, World Series Storylines, Is Rafael Devers Clutch?, Brian Dozier a Viable Leadoff Hitter?.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2018 40:54

Al Melchior discussed the signings of Victor Victor Mesa (5.25M) and Victor Mesa, Jr ($1) to the Miami Marlins. He also discussed how they fit into their plans for the future. He also weighs on Tampa Bay looking to complete a deal for Sandy Gaston, a hard throwing 16 year old, from Cuba. Al also discusses the issues with Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale not lasting for more than 4 innings and discussed key moments in Game 1 of the World Series. Al also gives insight on Rafael Devers, after going through his stats, and weighs in on if he is a clutch player. Lastly, he talks about Brian Dozier and gives his insight on whether he is a viable leadoff hitter.  #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #worldseries #game1 #kershaw #sale #fenwaypark #dodgers #redsox #cubanpitchers #sandygaston #victorvictormesa #victormesajr #fantasybaseball #fantasybaseballhour Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Freddy was Ready, AFL Standouts, Tim Heaney tell us how to he dominated Tout Wars.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2018 37:56

Al Melchior and guest Tim Heaney discussed Nathan Eovaldi and his performance for the Red Sox this postseason. They also talked about Chris Sale joining the team after his release from the hospital with stomach issues. They made mention that Didi Gregorius will have Tommy John surgery and Gleyber Torres will shift to shortstop in his absence. They mention some standout players in the Arizona Fall League and break down why they should be targeted in drafts in 2019. Lastly, Tim Heaney shares his auction tips to help you dominate your league.  #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #redsox #nathaneovaldi #chrissale #gleybertorres #didigregorius #tommyjohnsurgery #arizonafallleague #fantasydrafts2019 #setyourlineup Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

No Surgery for Bryant, Will there be a discounted Price in 2019?, Reviewing draft storylines.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2018 40:51

Al Melchior discusses Kris Bryant not seeking surgery for his shoulder and instead will rehab it during the off season. Al mentions to be cautious with drafting him. Buck Showalter and Paul Molitor will not be coming back to manage their respective teams. Al also give insight on why David Price is not worth drafting in the top 25 for 2019. Lastly, Al reveals players such as Aaron Judge, Matt Olson, Rhys Hoskins, Giancarlo Stanton, and Craig Kimbrel to target in the early rounds.  #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #2019draft #davidprice #aaronjudge #giancarlostanton #rhyshoskins #craigkimbrel #buckshowalter #paulmolitor #krisbryant #nosurgery Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Wrapping Up 2018, Most Notable Players of 2018

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2018 38:22

Al Melchior and Matt Modica discussed the remaining games on the schedule before entering the postseason. They also discussed injury updates to Kris Bryant, who will be batting sixth and playing left field against St. Louis. Al also made mention of the most notable players of 2018, and named Khris Davis as his favorite player of 2018. Lastly, they discussed the deep sleeper of 2019 in Jaime Barria, who should be owned in all formats going into next season. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #krisbryant #jaimebarria #mostnotableplayers #favoritetoown #cubs #stlouis #sleepersfornextyear Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Correa is back, Is Didi next?, He is Kohl as Ice, Weekend Sleepers!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2018 28:40

Al Melchior made mention that Carlos Correa will be returning to the lineup and will DH today. With Didi Gregorius taking grounders he should be returning soon as well. Al also breaks down Kohl Stewart's start after he went six innings with no runs and five strikeouts. Al shares his sleeper picks for the weekend in Quality Start formats. Lastly, Max Scherzer reached a 300 K season and he also talked about some MLB injury updates. Also, there will be no shows next week. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #didigregorius #carloscorrea #maxscherzer #300kseason #mlbinjuryupdates #yankees #cubs #kohlstewart #noshownextweek Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Final Start/Sit Dilemmas, His name is Ryu and his changeup dances from his hand.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2018 28:27

Al Melchior discussed some final starts of pitchers before the postseason starts. He also discussed MLB injury updates, such as Trevor Story taking batting practice and Didi Gregorius being ruled out for the rest of the season. He also talked about James Paxton returning to the mound tonight and breaks down how he well he will pitch. Lastly, he talked about the performance of Hyun-Jin Ryu—six innings, no runs, eight strikeouts—and how his changeup has been a part of that success. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #hyunjinryu #jamespaxton #didigregorius #trevorstory #dodgers #yankees #mariners #mlbupdate #whotostart #whotosit #startdilemmas #setyourlineup Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Schwarber Back, Abreu taking his time, Stewarts KC Masterpiece

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2018 38:22

Al Melchior talked about the return of Kyle Schwarber and the difference his presence is in the lineup. Al also discussed not timetable for return of Jose Abreu after his release from the hospital for a thigh infection. He also talked about the power of Christin Stewart after he propelled the Tigers to victory over the Kansas City. Lastly, Al discussed two start pitchers to be on the lookout for at this time and potentially for next year as well.  #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #tigers #joseabreu #kyleschwarber #royals #mlbinjuries #christinstewart #finalweeks #pennantrace Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Not End of Story, Early Final Weeks Thoughts, Can these pitchers win you a championship?, MLB injuries update.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2018 35:10

Al Melchior discussed Trevor Story's MRI results, which found no structural damage in his elbow. He may return to action in a few days. Al also named Mike Montgomery Greg Holland, and Wade LeBlanc as pitchers that can help you win a championship. He also gave injury updates on Jose Abreu (infection) and Brandon Morrow (out for season). Al also talked about some final games to watch that could impact the Wild Card race. Lastly, Aaron Judge was activated and went 0-4 with a strikeout. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #yankees #joseabreu #mikemontgomery #wadeleblanc #gregholland #mlbinjuryupdate #aaronjudge Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Will Judge, Justus prevail in the Bronx, Waino no longer on the wane?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2018 42:29

Al Melchior discussed the status of Aaron Judge and Aroldis Chapman and their possible returns in time for the Boston series. Al also discussed the promotion of Justus Sheffield and who would pitch from the bullpen. Al also explored Adam Wainwright's last start, where he went 6 innings with 9 K's and no runs. Lastly, Al discussed injuries to Jose Urena (hand cramp), Tyler Skaggs (groin) and Michael Fulmer (knee) and their respective possible returns to action. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #jasonheyward #adamwainwright #joseurena #tylerskaggs #michaelfulmer #aaronjudge #aroldischapman #justussheffield #mlbinjuries #yankees Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Only an injury can Strop him, Two start pitchers, and MLB standouts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2018 35:08

Al Melchior talked MLB injury updates and possible returns for Brandon Morrow and Pedro Strop. He also discussed planned retirements for Joe Mauer and David Wright, who will start in the Mets final homestand. Al gave insight on Jon Gray and Jordan Zimmerman as two start pitchers to avoid and named Joe Musgrove and Wade Miley as must starts. Lastly, he made mention of Chris Taylor, Jake Cave, and Spencer Kieboom as standouts to be on the lookout for.  #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #joemauer #davidwright #jordanzimmerman #joemusgrove #christaylor #wademiley Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Hard to Judge return date, A full game for Folty, MLB injury updates

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2018 36:34

Al Melchior gave his thoughts on Marcus Stroman, Maikel Franco, Lance McCullers and Jean Segura and their respective possible returns. He also gave his thoughts on Sean Manaea missing the 2019 after having shoulder surgery and gave insight on Aaron Judge who had batting practice this week. Lastly, Mike Foltynewicz pitched a six-hit, one-run and complete game and a opportune time. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #mlbinjuries #aaronjudge #jeansegura #lancemccullers #marcusstroman #maikelfranco Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Safe to start Thor? Nick Pollack opines on some pitchers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2018 47:49

Al Melchior and guest Nick Pollack of RotoGraphs and PitcherList weighed in on whether you should start Noah Syndergaard after learning that his x-rays were negative. They also answered lineup questions from Twitter and talked about who is worth starting. They also explored MLB injuries on Randal Grichuk and Aaron Judge. Lastly, they discussed the article written by Nick Pollack about Wade Miley and what to expect from him moving forward. #fntsy #fntsysportsnetwork #wademiley #aaronjudge #randalgrichuk #noahsyndergaard #mlbinjuries Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Ohtani to have TJ, could still DH? Auspicious start for Mejia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2018 40:31

Al Melchior gave insight on Shohei Ohtani after he was recommended for Tommy John surgery, though he can still DH full time next season. He also gave his thoughts on Andrew Miller and Sean Doolittle, who should be ready to return to action next week. Al also discussed Clint Frazier, who is likely to miss the remainder of the season. Lastly, Francisco Mejia has been hot since his call up and should be able to finish the season strong. #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTSNETWORK #MEJIA #CLINTFRAZIER #ANDERMILLER #SEANDOOLITTLE #MLBINJURYUPDATE Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Robles, Mejia called up. Are Ray and LeBlanc back?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2018 38:52

Al Melchior discussed MLB injury updates to Anthony Rizzo (foot contusion), Danny Duffy (shoulder), and Sean Doolittle (toe). He also gave insights on the callups of Victor Robles and Francisco Mejia and how they may fare in their respective starts. He talked about Kenley Jansen (blister) and if he should miss his next start. Lastly, Rafael Devers has been activated from the DL. #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTSNETWORK #MLBINJURYUPDATE #KENLEYJANSEN #SEANDOOLITTLE #RECALLFROMMINORS #DLACTIVATED Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Yanks acquire some Cutch hitting, MLB injury updates

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2018 38:14

Al Melchior talked about the Brewers and the reason for a left handed bat, Curtis Granderson is being considered. He also weighed in on the Yankees acquiring Andrew McCutchen and how it will improve their chase for the Division title in the AL East. He also explored the start of Shohei Ohtani on Sunday and if they should have waited and have him pitch next year. Lastly, he discussed injury updates to Brandon Morrow and Jose Iglesias. #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTS #MLBUPDATES #CURTISGRANDERSON #BRANDONMORROW #BREWERS #YANKEES #MCCUTCHEN Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Pax is back. Yelich to 25, Trade deadline approaches.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2018 44:10

Al Melchior and guest Liz Roscher of Yahoo Sports talked injury updates to Sean Manaea, Sean Doolittle, Joey Votto, Michael Wacha, and Josh Donaldson. Liz Roscher gave her thoughts on the trade deadline and who might be moving. Al and Liz also analyzed the last two starts of Nick Pivetta and explored if there is reason to be concerned. They also talked about James Paxton and his retutrn to the mound on Saturday and how he will fair. Lastly, they discussed Christian Yelich reaching 25 HR's and if he carry that with him into the remainder of the season.  #FNTSY #FNTSYNETWORK #BREWERS #NATIONALS #OAKLAND #REDS #MARINERS Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Injury Updates, September Callups, Notable Pitchers and Hitters from the weekend

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2018 43:50

Al Melchior and Matt Modica provide the latest updates on injured players including Joey Votto, Kelvin Herrera, Kris Bryant and more. Then, they talk about which players might be called up next month and review players with notable performances from this past weekend's MLB games such as Luke Voit and Michael Kopech. #FNTSY #FNTSYRadio #MLB #FantasyBaseball #Injuries #JoeyVotto #KelvinHerrera #KrisBryant #Callups #LukeVoit #MichaelKopech #Weekendgames Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Micheal Fulmer and Jay Bruce return to action.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2018 45:40

Al Melchior and guest Steve Gardner of USA TODAY talked about the activation of Jay Bruce and Michael Fulmer and are they worth starting. They analyzed two start pitchers in Clay Buchholz, Brian Johnson, Hyan Jin-Ryu, Lance Lynn, Edwin Jackson, and Trevor Cahill and offered suggestions for your lineup. Lastly, they discussed the players that were most surprising and will it would affect how you draft next year.  #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTS #FNTSYNETWORK #YANKEES #TIGERS #ATHLETICS #DODGERS #JAYBRUCE #TWINS Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Trade News, Rookie debuts, and MLB injuries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2018 34:05

Al Melchior analyzed the trade of Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and where would he fit on the field. Al also discussed bullpen news with the Astros and who would be the closer moving forward as the season winds down. Al mentioned injuries to Jose Abreu, Justin Upton, Buster Posey, and Aroldis Chapman in respect to their possible return to action for the remainder to the season. Lastly, Al talked about the rookies debuts with Michael Kopech, Bryce Wilson, and Stephen Gonsalves.  #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTS #YANKEES #ASTROS #NATIONALS #CUBS #MLBINJURIES #SFGIANTS Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

K is for Kopech, MLB Injury updates, Daily lineup

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2018 46:59

Al Melchior and Matt Modica discussed injury updates on Manny Machado, Stephen Strasburgh, Yu Darvish, Jose Altuve, and John Paxton. Al and Matt also explored the debut of Michael Kopech and discussed setting lineups and who to start and sit.  #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTS #YUDARVISH #MANNYMACHADO #DODGERS #ASTROS #MICHAELKOPECH #INJURYUPDATE #MLBLINEUP #STARTINGDEBUT Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

MLB Headlines Including Trevor Bauer, Edwin Encarnacion & More

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2018 17:36

Al Melchior reviews and analyzes the latest MLB headlines including if Trevor Bauer should be dropped, if Edwin Encarnacion will return to active play by Tuesday and injury updates on Joey Votto, Stephen Strasburg & more. #FNTSY #FNTSYRadio #MLB #FantasyBaseball #TrevorBauer #EdwinEncarnacion #JoeyVotto #StephenStrasburg #Injuries Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Carpenter opens the Salsa Jar

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2018 53:26

Al Melchior and guest Fred Zinkie talked injuries to Matt Carpenter as his MRI was negative and discussed how much time he may miss. They also analyzed the injury to Ronald Acuna and his possible return to action. Lastly they explored the bullpens and talked about a possible return for Kenley Jansen after throwing a bullpen session. #FNTSTY #FNTSTNETWORK #bullpen #mlb #injuryupdates #dodgers #cardinals Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Bauer Outage?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2018 53:01

Al Melchior talks about the stress fracture to Trevor Bauer and how it affects the rotation. Al also examines the Nationals bullpen and who will be the closer until Sean Doolittle returns. Lastly he discusses starting pitchers and who has a more favorable matchup tonight.  #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTS #mlb #nationals #bullpen #closers #startingpitching #injuryupdate Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

RELIEF FOR CAR-MART OWNERS?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2018 52:18

Al Melchior explores the bullpen sessions thrown by Kenley Jansen and Shohei Ohtani and discusses their possible return. Al also analyzes what pitchers are on the decline that are slated to start tonight.  #FNTSY #FNTSYSPORTS #kenleyjansen #shoheiohtani #angels #dodgers #mlb #injuryupdate #closers #reliefpitching Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Kicking off the week with prospect debuts and MLB injury updates.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2018 54:18

Al Melchior talks about the debuts of Touki Toussaint (SP ATL), Sean Reid-Foley (SP TOR), and Danny Jansen (C TOR) and how they may fair moving forward. Al also explores the bullpen collapses of the Astros and Nationals and analyzes the back issue with Ryan Madson. Also, Cole Hamels and Tyler Glasnow made their debuts for their new teams; will it rejunvenate their season? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Tons of Bullpen news, Justin Bour on the move, Correa to be activated and more

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2018 54:13

Al Melchior is your host of the Fantasy Baseball Hour. He kicks the show off by talking about all the news that came out last night from bullpens around the MLB. Then, the Phillies made a move to acquire 1B Justin Bour and cash for a minor-league pitcher. Casey Boguslaw of MLB Barrel Alert also joins the program to talk barrels with Al! #FNTSYRadio #FantasyBaseball #MLB #JustinBoar #Phillies #Bullpen #Trades Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Bryce Harper scratched, Two Start Pitchers, Joey Gallo and more

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2018 54:07

Al Melchior is your host for the Fantasy Baseball Hour. Al kicks off the show talking about the chaotic news out of DC for the Nationals. Bryce Harper has been scratched from the lineup after taking a pitch to the leg last night and Strasburg threw a bullpen session today. Then, Nick Pollack of RotoGraphs.com joins the program to talk two start pitchers for next week and more. #FNTSYRadio #FantasyBaseball #MLB #Nationals #BryceHarper #Athletics #Padres #Strasburg #Yankees #SeanDoolittle #WilMyers Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

MLB Injury Updates, Pitching Match ups, and Shohei Ohtani

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2018 52:56

Al Melchior weighs in on whether Chris Sale will start in Baltimore this Sunday. Al also breaks down tonight's MLB pitching match ups and examines if Shohei Ohtani will be pitching in the majors again before the season is over. #FNTSY #FNTSYRadio #MLB #FantasyBaseball #ChrisSale #Baltimore #ShoheiOhtani Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

MLB Injury Updates and match-ups to look out for.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2018 52:11

All Melchior and Matt Modica evaluated injuries throughout MLB and discussed what teams are more affected for the stretch run. They also went over Lance Lynn and his performance against the White Sox. Is he back to form with a new team or was it just a good matchup for him? Al and Matt also discussed Jake Arrieta and can he be relied upon with his low strikeout rate?  #mlb #jakearrieta #injuries #fantasybaseball #yankees #cubs #whitesox #troutinjury Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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