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Rotoworld's D.J. Short, Drew Silva, and Matt Stroup examine MLB headlines and everything happening in fantasy baseball.

D.J. Short, Drew Silva, Matt Stroup, Rotoworld Baseball

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    Favorable matchups/streamers; intro to Sawyer Gipson-Long, add Twins hitters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 40:14

    (04:40) – Biggest pieces of advice for streaming players during the last weeks of the season(09:00) – Analyzing prospect Sawyer Gipson-Long(13:10) – Pitching staffs and pitchers to target: Braves and Cubs + Lucas Giolito, Wade Miley, Ranger Suarez and Griffin Canning(27:00) – Offenses and hitters of intrigue: Brewers and Twins + Seth Brown, Ryan Noda, Kris Bryant and Wilyer Abreu

    Early 2024 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 41:15

    (01:00) – Is the Mets/Jets fandom the most tortured in sports?(10:00) – Breaking down Bobby Witt Jr. going 1.04, Spencer Strider 1.05 overall and Jose Ramirez 1.05(16:!5) – Analyzing Fernando Tatis at 1.10, Juan Soto at 1.11 and Freddie Freeman 1.12(20:40) – Is Shohei Ohtani a reach or steal in the 2nd round?(27:20) – Framber Valdez, Kevin Gausman, Tyler Glasnow and Corbin Burnes as 3rd round selections(31:50) – Other notable selections: Elly De La Cruz in the 2nd round, Edwin Diaz in the 3rd and Mike Trout in the 5thAccess full draft results here:

    2023 Fantasy Baseball Disappointments

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2023 59:53

    (03:30) – Why Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Dylan Cease fell short of high expectations(19:30) – Analyzing Sandy Alcantara and Aaron Nola taking a step back in 2023(30:30) – What lead to Tyler O'Neill's subpar season?(36:40) – Breaking down Andres Gimenez and Matt Chapman struggles at the plate(45:00) – Who should be the #3 and #4 overall pick behind Ronald Acuna and Julio Rodriguez in drafts next year?(50:30) – Christian Javier and Willy Adames highlight other concerning players this season 

    2023 fantasy baseball surprises/outlooks for 2024; waiver wire pickups

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2023 60:59

    (03:30) – Bullpen's in Flux: Felix Bautista's UCL injury in Baltimore and Tanner Scott's emergence in Miami(08:45) – Analyzing breakout seasons from Adolis Garcia and Bryson Stott(14:15) – Examining Cody Bellinger's dramatic turnaround and potential next contract(22:30) – More notable surprising seasons at the plate: Justin Turner, Ha-Seong Kim, Lane Thomas and Jorge Soler(41:30) – Pitcher who outperformed ADP: Alexis Diaz and Kyle Bradish(51:10) – Intriguing Weekend FAB: Cole Ragans, Bryan Woo and Jordan Wicks 

    Talking 2023 MLB season trivia with "Name That Player!"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2023 37:22

    (8:14) – Which relief pitcher has the highest strikeout percentage in the Majors?(10:44) – Can Mookie Betts or Freddie Freeman nudge Ronald Acuña Jr. in the NL MVP race?(16:04) – Which player leads the AL in multi-hit games?(21:13) – Which qualified pitcher has the lowest ERA in the second half?(25:39) – Who leads the Majors in stolen bases in the second half?(27:56) – Which starting pitcher is Gerrit Cole tied with in quality starts?(31:27) – Which 8 players who have 2B eligibility (Yahoo) have hit at least 20 homeruns this season?

    Targeting vulnerable teams in fantasy baseball; weekend FAB/waiver pickups

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2023 42:29

    (05:30) – Why the Rockies are team to attack in multiple ways(07:30) – Struggling offenses to stream pitchers against: A's, Giants, Angels, Guardians and Reds(14:00) – Start or sit: Matthew Liberatore and Johan Oviedo(19:45) – Pitching staffs to attack: Diamondbacks and Yankees(23:00) – Weekend FAB: Cade Marlowe, Roman Laureano, Emerson Hancock, Nick Lodolo, Trevor Story and Royce Lewis(40:30) – Making sense of the Mariners, Angels and Phillies bullpen

    Who we're "breaking up with" in fantasy baseball; Weekend FAB and waiver pickups

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2023 37:07

    (04:45) – Why Josh Naylor's strained oblique makes it hard to keep him rostered(08:15) – Analyzing a down year from Carlos Correa and Seiya Suzuki(13:10) – Breaking down Mitch Keller's troubling recent trends(21:00) – Willy Adames as a drop candidate due to the depth at SS(26:00) – Notable weekend FAB: Davis Schneider, Brice Turang, Curtis Mead, Austin Cox, Seranthony Dominguez, Luis Medina and more

    MLB Trade Deadline wrap-up; winners, losers, and players to pick up

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2023 46:46

    00:00) – Overarching thoughts at the deadline: AL teams load up(04:00) – Deadline Winners: Mets, Rangers and Angels(14:45) – Deadline Losers: Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers(19:00) – Players trending up: Carlos Hernandez, Gregory Santos, Andres Munoz, Jeimer Candelario(24:35) – Young players to monitor: Mark Vientos, Ronny Mauricio, Dominic Canzone, Kyle Manzardo, Masyn Winn and Jackson Wolf(34:15) – Players trending down after the deadline: Jake Burger, Tommy Pham, Michael Lorenzen and Edward Olivares 

    Corey Seager injury and fantasy replacements, Brewers call up Sal Frelick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2023 42:28

    (03:15) – Analyzing Corey Seager's thumb injury, which Rangers must step up in his absence and middle infielders to target on the waiver wire(11:30) – Expectations for top Brewers prospect Sal Frelick(14:45) – Brandon Woodruff nearing return to Milwaukee(19:30) – Potential Jonathan India trade destinations(26:15) – Why Chase Silseth and Steven Matz are trending up(30:00) – Will the Mets trade Justin Verlander and/or Max Scherzer?(35:30) – Weekend FAB: Sal Frelick, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Luis Medina and Kevin Ginkel 

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Julien, Moniak, Canning, Kirilloff, more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2023 29:12

    (01:45) – D.J. makes his pitch for Alex Kirilloff(04:00) – Relief pitchers to monitor: Tanner Scott, Carlos Hernandez, and Kyle Finnegan(12:00) – Why Brendan Rodgers is worth a stash(13:15) – Maybe Michael Lorenzen shouldn't have been an all-star, but he has fantasy value(15:00) – Should you believe in the Padres making the postseason?(16:50) – Examining if Griffin Canning's strikeout numbers justify a roster spot in leagues(19:05) – Hot bats you should grab: Chas McCormick and Edouard Julien

    Another call-up wave: Endy Rodriguez, Grayson Rodriguez, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2023 37:13

    (00:00) – Prioritizing top call ups: Grayson Rodriguez, Endy Rodriguez, Quinn Priester, Liover Peguero, and Christian Encarnacion-Strand(16:50) – Intriguing teams before the trade deadline: Padres and Mets(22:30) – Examining Oswald Peraza's fit in the Yankees offense(27:00) – Impact of Bryce Harper moving to first base(28:15) – Rehab Assignments to monitor: Trevor Story and Brendan Rodgers

    Second Half MLB preview (Storylines to watch, trade candidates, division/award odds)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2023 72:50

    (00:00) – Is this the most important MLB season this century?(08:15) – 2nd half storylines: Acuna's quest for history, Ohtani chasing 60 HRs(20:15) – Analyzing the Yankees and their change to Sean Casey as hitting coach(24:10) – Teams to watch at the trade deadline: Cardinals, White Sox, Cubs and Tigers(39:00) – Potential call-ups/young players to monitor: Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Ronny Mauricio and Riley Greene(45:00) – AL + NL Division Winner Predictions(59:45) – Who will meet in the World Series?(63:45) – Examining contenders for NL + AL Awards 

    HR Derby picks; "Most Likely To" predictions for the second half

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2023 55:52

    (02:20) – Most exciting weekend takeaways: Tigers combine to no-hit the Blue Jays, Elly De La Cruz steals 2nd, 3rd and home in one inning(11:00) – HR Derby breakdown: Pete Alonso vs Julio Rodriguez in Round 1, Randy Arozarena as a dark-horse to win it all(22:00) – More likely to regress: Marcus Stroman or Tyler Wells?(24:00) – Candidates for best pitcher after the All-Star Break: Gerrit Cole and Framber Valdez(26:20) – Rookie more likely to reach 30 HR: Corbin Carroll or Francisco Alvarez?(28:00) – Potential saves leader at seasons end: Alexis Diaz and Camilo Doval(37:32) – How close can Luis Arraez get to hitting .400?(53:00) – Why baseball stats are much more memorable than other stats in other sports 

    Midseason fantasy baseball redraft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2023 55:23

    (02:20) – Why Ronald Acuna Jr. is the unquestioned #1 pick right now + who should be the next three players selected(08:45) – Bounce-back candidates in the 2nd half of the season: Julio Rodriguez and Trea Turner(16:45) – Scott explains why Elly De La Cruz is worthy of an early 2nd round pick(22:30) – Examining Corey Seager's value despite not stealing many bases(27:30) – D.J. details Spencer Strider as the first pitcher off the board ahead of Framber Valdez(45:00) – Notable players we left off our Top-30 redraft: Nathan Eovaldi, Christian Yelich, Nick Castellanos and Lane Thomas 

    Waiver Wire Wednesday! (Lewis, Friedl, Woo, Bradish)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2023 47:23

    (03:10) – Why Twins infielder Royce Lewis is an attractive add(06:15) – Analyzing TJ Friedl as a short-term plug-and-play option(09:00) – Examining Ha-Seong Kim as a possible mainstay in the top of the Padres order(13:10) – Adbert Alzolay appears to have separated himself in the Cubs bullpen(16:00) – Potential power sources: Maikel Garcia and Harrison Bader(time) – Arms of intrigue: Bryan Woo, Kyle Bradish, Brandon Pfaadt and Griffin Canning

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Tommy Pham, Jordan Hicks, Samad Taylor, more!), interview with Red Sox slugger Adam Duvall

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2023 45:12

    (02:50) – Scott makes a pitch for picking up Reid Detmers(05:00) – Tommy Pham is becoming a reliable player in a struggling Mets offense (08:20) – Julio Teheran continues to post quality starts for the Brewers; Gavin Williams will have favorable matchups (16:00) – Jordan Hicks and Brendan Donovan are Cardinals that are worth an add(18:40) – D.J. interviews Adam Duvall(28:45) – Samad Taylor's speed makes him an intriguing option; Mike Yastrzemski is heavily platooning against righties (33:25) – Prospects you should consider: Emmet Sheehan and Sal Frelick(38:30) – Scott lists off his favorite Boston College athletes of all time; Matt Ryan, Doug Flutie, Johnny Gaudreau and more

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Pederson, Taylor, Encarnacion-Strand, Skubal, more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2023 25:46

    (02:10) – Francisco Alvarez continue to shine with the Mets(04:00) – D.J. makes the case for why Joc Pederson is a worthwhile pickup(05:35) – Michael Taylor should be a mainstay in the Twins lineup and a solid source of steals(07:30) – Christian Encarnacion-Strand looks to be the next top Reds prospect to be called up to the big leagues now as he looks  is another top(time) – Pitchers to monitor: Dean Kremer in Baltimore and Scott McGough out of the bullpen in Arizona, Tarik Skubal as a stash coming off injury and Griffin Canning(time) – Who do you believe in more: Rangers or Diamondbacks? 

    Updated Starting Pitcher Rankings (our new Top 10s!), Weekend FAB and waivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2023 48:48

    (06:30) – Is Jacob deGrom a Hall Of Famer right now?(14:40) – Scott and D.J list off their current top 10 starting pitchers' rankings(20:15) – Starting pitchers that have been big surprises: Nathan Eovaldi, Marcus Stroman, Tyler Wells, and more(23:30) – Does the pitch clock negatively affect pitchers?(26:10) – D.J gives Mitch Keller high praise; Tanner Bibee amongst the best rookie starting pitchers(29:05) – What should you do with these struggling stars: Sandy Alcantara, Zack Wheeler, and Aaron Nola(37:10) – D.J. and Scott discuss which players have been picked up aggressively in their FAAB leagues(42:25) – D.J and Scott reminisce about the older process of playing fantasy sports

    Waiver Wire Wednesday! (De La Cruz, Allen, McKinstry, Soroka, more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2023 42:56

    (03:00) – Is Elly De La Cruz a must-add right now as a callup looms?(09:00) – D.J. makes the case for picking up Michael Soroka given his upside(11:10) – Why Zach McKinstry and Adam Duvall will see an increase in their roster percentage(15:25) – Time to consider Jake McCarthy + Ben Lively is proving to be a reliable SP(19:20) – Who Scott and D.J. would pick to win the AL + NL Central right now(22:40) – Other notable options: Logan Allen, Leody Taveras, Grant Anderson, Joel Payamps(28:15) – Notable season-ending TV episodes: Six Feet Under, Seinfeld, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Dexter and Breaking Bad 

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Bello, Conforto, Moniak, Miller, more!), Stolen Base Trivia

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 50:19

    (01:50) – Scott makes the case for picking up Brayan Bello(04:00) – Former top prospects who are getting hot: Michael Conforto and Mickey Moniak(13:20) – High upside starting pitching prospect: Bobby Miller(17:00) – Sneaky Oakland Athletics adds: JP Sears and Seth Brown(19:45) – Notable players to consider: Blake Sabol, Dauri Moreta, Paul DeJong(24:00) – MLB stolen base trivia 

    Keep or Cut? (France, Grayson Rodriguez, Vaughn, Hayes), Weekend FAB pickups and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 50:51

    (09:00) – Highly-rostered big names: Ty France and Grayson Rodriguez(14:00) – Struggling young hitters with upside: Andrew Vaughn, Miguel Vargas and Ke'Bryan Hayes(25:25) – What to do with Alek Manoah's rough season thus far(29:10) – Notable weekend FAB: Matt McLain, Bobby Miller, Bryan De la Cruz and Michael Wacha(35:00) – Reshuffling our rankings on Ronald Acuna, Julio Rodriguez and Aaron Judge(41:00) – Drafting our Favorite Fast Food items: Cheeseburgers from multiple franchises, McDonald's French fries, Mac N Cheese, Popeye's Chicken Sandwich, Chicken tenders and waffle fries

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Vientos, McLain, Moniak, Liberatore, more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 44:46

    (06:20) – Scott makes the case for picking up Matt McLain in all leagues(13:50) – Why the minor league numbers from Mark Vientos could translate to the majors(17:10) – High upside options: Mickey Moniak and Dane Dunning(21:40) – Sneaky sources of power: Jorge Soler and Jake Fraley(26:10) – The complex case for/against adding Alex Wood(33:00) – Royce Lewis looks fully recovered from knee injury in the Twins farm system(38:10) – Notable pitchers: Nick Anderson, Carlos Carrasco and Matthew Liberatore 

    Buy Low Targets (Bregman, Marte, Witt, Musgrove); Weekend FAB/waiver pickups

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2023 40:39

    (04:35) – Why D.J. believes Starling Marte is trending up(07:30) – Examining Alex Bregman as a prime buy-low candidate(12:15) – Analyzing Bobby Witt Jr. and Josh Bell's slow start to the season(19:00) – Statistical support for a potential turnaround from pitchers Joe Musgrove, Logan Gilbert and Jameson Taillon(26:40) – Weekend FAAB: Eury Perez, Christopher Morel, Mark Leiter Jr., Huascar Brazoban, Brandon Belt and more 

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Morel, Álvarez, Varland, Kirilloff, more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 39:36

    (01:45) – D.J makes his pitch for adding Christopher Morel(03:15) – Scott warming up to the Tigers and catcher Eric Haase(04:50) – Examining recent hitting tears from Francisco Alvarez and Lamonte Wade Jr.(09:30) – Is Alex Kirilloff worth a look after moving in the Twins lineup?(12:00) – Beyond the box score with Domingo German(17:45) – Intriguing upside: Louie Varland, Lane Thomas, and Gavin Williams(24:45) – Ha-Seong Kim may lack flash but he does provide substance(27:00) – Should you rely on Baseball Savant to justify picking up players?(34:45) – Predicting the Cardinals and Mets win total this season 

    FOMO players; Yoshida, Heim, Kelenic, Mateo among players we wish we had on our rosters

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 48:07

    (01:00) – Should the Cardinals cut ties with Oliver Marmol?(09:10) – Jorge Mateo has proven to be a multi-category contributor this season(14:40) – Comparing Spencer Strider and Jacob deGrom in the early stages of their careers(18:25) – Masataka Yoshida has turned the corner after a slow start to the season(22:45) – Low ADP steals: Rangers Jonah Heim and Josh Jung(25:10) – Scott laments not having Bryce Harper highly rostered despite his lofty ADP(30:00) – Analyzing starts for Jarred Kelenic, Jose Alvarado and Anthony DeSclafani(35:10) – Notable weekend FAAB: Bryce Miller, Connor Wong, Anthony Santander, J.D. Davis and others

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Bryce Miller, Brett Baty, Nick Senzel, more!), Weekend Home Run Derby

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 34:03

    (04:20) – Scott makes his pitch for picking up Connor Wong(06:30) – Brett Baty and Nick Senzel getting hot. How is Baty still available? (09:40) – Bryce Miller headlines group of young, promising starters who are replenishing the waiver wire(15:00) – Why Michael King could be a reliable source for saves(19:00) – Players to consider stashing: Ezequiel Duran, Matt Mervis (21:15) – Drafting HR hitters for the weekend: Pete Alonso, Matt Olson, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Mike Trout as the first four off the board

    Bryce Harper's amazing progress; deGrom sidelined again; Bellinger's resurgence; TV sitcom theme draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 49:11

    (06:05) – Injury Updates: Bryce Harper's incredible and much-needed return to the Phillies, Jacob deGrom and Tyler Mahle head to the IL(18:15) – Analyzing Cody Bellinger's resurgence with the Cubs(20:50) – Expectations for Dodgers prospect Gavin Stone(23:40) – Looking back on Padres vs Giants combining for 27 runs Saturday(30:30) – Notable FAAB bids over the weekend: Nick Senzel, Vince Velasquez, Logan Allen, Alex Call and Matt Mervis(35:25) – Favorite sitcom theme song draft: Sanford and Son, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Golden Girls, Perfect Strangers, The Electric Company and The Muppet Show 

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Suwinski, Smyly, Pfaadt, Vargas, more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2023 31:42

    (02:00) – D.J. makes his pitch for picking up Jack Suwinksi(04:45) – Pitchers to consider: Drew Smyly, Joey Lucchesi and Matt Strahm(09:00) – Why now could be the time to snag Miguel Vargas(12:15) – Expectations for top Diamondbacks prospect Brandon Pfaadt(15:00) – Yan Gomes trending toward a big role with the Cubs this season(18:00) – Examining Will Smith in the closing role with the Rangers(22:30) – Drafting D.J. and Scott's favorite album covers: “Abbey Road” by The Beatles, “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac, “Is This It?” by The Strokes and more

    The first-place Pirates, Yoshida's big inning, E-Rod is back, weekend FAAB discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2023 34:54

    (02:00) – Pirates to circle in mixed leagues: Andrew McCutchen, Connor Joe, Jack Suwinski, Vince Velasquez, Johan Oviedo and Mitch Keller(09:00) – Highlighting hitters: Masataka Yoshida, Adolis Garcia and Brandon Marsh(19:00) – Pitcher breakdown: Eduardo Rodriguez continues to shine, belief in Jack Flaherty and Logan Allen's MLB debut(26:15) – FAAB discussion: Logan Allen, Connor Joe, Drew Smyly, Jordan Diaz, Yan Gomes and others(32:20) – Injury updates: Yu Darvish, Sandy Alcantara and Tony Gonsolin

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (J.D. Davis off to hot start, Mason Miller arrives & more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 32:41

    (03:45) – Scott stumps for J.D. Davis as a worthwhile pickup(06:40) – Analyzing Yankees Harrison Bader and Domingo German (11:00) – Starting Pitchers of intrigue: A's prospect Mason Miller, Johan Oviedo in Pittsburgh and Tigers lefty Eduardo Rodriguez(18:45) – Why A.J. Puk could be an sneaky source of saves(20:30) – Hitters to target: Alec Burleson, Luis Garcia and Taylor Walls(28:00) – Taj Bradley steps to the forefront in the wake of Jeffrey Springs' season-ending injury 

    Brett Baty and Zach Neto call ups and expectations, injuries ravaging fantasy rosters, interesting FAAB bids

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2023 52:43

    (00:00) – High-Profile Prospect Callups: What to expect from Brett Baty with the Mets and Zach Neto with the Angels(18:00) – Impact of Pablo Lopez and the Twins reportedly nearing a contract extension(23:00) – Buying or selling Jarred Kelenic's hot start to the season(28:30) – Injury Roundup: Updates on Will Smith, Jeffrey Springs, Giancarlo Stanton, Brandon Woodruff, Kris Bubic and Max Scherzer(40:00) – Stars nearing a return to the field: Latest on Fernando Tatis Jr. and Bryce Harper(45:45) – Interesting FAAB action from the weekend: Taj Bradley, Brent Rooker, Edouard Julien and Nick Senzel 

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Keller, Bubic, Alvarado, Hays, Berti & more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 25:48

    (03:00) – Making the case for intriguing Pirate options in Mitch Keller and Ji-hwan Bae(06:00) – Why Austin Hays has shown signs of staying power with the Orioles(09:00) – Highlighting Kris Bubic and Jose Alvarado as pitchers to add off waivers(13:30) – Analyzing Victor Robles and Alex Call in Washington(16:40) – Former top prospect Alex Kirilloff showing positive signs with the Twins(18:50) – Chas McCormick is in a prime position with the Astros batting leadoff(22:30) – Jon Berti's position flexibility and speed make him a name to monitor 

    Oneil Cruz's fractured ankle/replacements on the wire; early hot hitters; weekend FAAB bids

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2023 40:54

    (00:00) – Oneil Cruz injury fallout and temporary replacements on the waiver wire(12:45) – More injury updates: Adam Duvall's wrist and Travis d'Arnaud dealing with a concussion(17:20) – Expectations for top Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez(22:00) – Notable hot starts: Wander Franco, Matt Chapman, Bryan Reynolds and Jordan Walker(27:20) – Pitchers trending up early in the season: Kodai Senga, Nick Lodolo, Kris Bubic, Sonny Gray and Seth Lugo(34:00) – Interesting FAAB from the weekend: Matt Vierling, Grayson Rodriguez, Brayan Bello, Trevor Larnach and Anthony DeSclafani

    Waiver Wire Wednesday (Anderson, Mateo, Gallo, Eflin, Garver, more!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2023 30:52

    (02:15) – Analyzing Joey Gallo and Brian Anderson(10:00) – Making the case for picking up Jorge Mateo and Jurickson Profar(12:15) – Intrigue with Adbert Alzolay and Michael Fulmer in the Cubs bullpen(17:00) – Why D.J. has Zach Eflin circled and Scott has eyes for Mitch Garver(20:25) – Examining Brayan Bello and Spencer Torkelson(28:30) – Early impressions of MLB's pitch clock and pace of play

    Stolen base boom; Robbie Ray injury and replacements; standout performances so far

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2023 47:15

    (03:00) – Stolen base boom: Does this change general strategy this season?(5:30) – Waiver Wire pickups for managers who are rostering Robbie Ray: Graham Aschcraft, Justin Steele, Jhony Brito, MacKenzie Gore, Seth Lugo and Domingo German(22:15) – Standout performances through the first weekend of the season: Wander Franco, Adam Duvall, Brett Baty rolling in the minors for the Mets and Yoan Moncada(29:00) – More notable performances: Jeffrey Springs, Jesus Luzardo, Brendan Donovan and Trayce Thompson(36:05) – Interesting FAAB bids this weekend: Mitch Garver, Andrew Chafin, and Jodie Wiemer 

    Previewing the 2023 MLB Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2023 51:57

    (05:00) – AL Division Champions: Rays and Yankees in the East, White Sox and Guardians in the Central, Astros vs Mariners out West(15:30) – NL Division Champions: Braves as the East favorite and Cardinals in the Central, Dodgers vs Padres in the West(21:50) – World Series Predictions: Braves over the Rays and Yankees over the Braves(27:00) – MVP Picks: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Shohei Ohtani in the AL, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Austin Riley for the Braves in the NL(31:00) – Cy Young Winners: Shane McClanahan and Luis Castillo as AL candidates, Corbin Burnes and Zac Gallen as NL Candidates(39:20) – Rookie of the Year: Anthony Volpe and Masataka Yoshida as AL favorites, as well as Miguel Vargas, Corbin Carroll and Jordan Walker in the NL(46:30) – Players outside the Top 200 ADP we think will finish inside the Top 100: Seth Brown and Anthony Rendon

    Jordan Walker, Anthony Volpe headed to the majors; Spring training risers in fantasy drafts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2023 45:15

    D.J. (@djshort) and Scott Pianowski (@scott_pianowski) of Yahoo discuss Jordan Walker making the Cardinals and Anthony Volpe securing a spot with the Yankees and where they should each be drafted in fantasy leagues this week. They also break down some players who have been on the rise this month, including Hayden Wesneski, Graham Ashcraft, Mitch Keller, Yusei Kikuchi, Darick Hall, and others.(02:50) – Grayson Rodriguez surprisingly fails to make Orioles Opening Day roster(07:00) – Impact of Jordan Walker making the Cardinals Opening Day roster(12:10) – Stock up on Anthony Volpe in the Bronx(18:00) – Spring Risers: Hayden Wesneski, Will Benson and Gabriel Moreno(28:15) – More players trending up this Spring: Yusei Kukuchi, Graham Ashcraft, Darick Hall, Mitch Keller, Clarke Schmidt and Michael Massey

    2023 MLB Over/Under Win Totals

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2023 36:25

    (04:00) – Tigers over/under 69.5(06:30) – Pirates over/under 67.5(09:00) – Mariners over/under 86.5(12:55) – Rays over/under 89.5(16:25) – White Sox over/under 83.5(20:40) – Reds over/under 65.5(24:00) – Mets over/under 91.5(28:00) – Diamondbacks over/under 75.5(31:40) – Guardians over/under 86.5

    Revisiting 2B Ranks with Altuve injury and questions over Grissom, Polanco

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 47:03

    (04:30) – Revisiting 2nd Base Rankings: Why Elvis Andrus will be a sneaky add, Jose Altuve's injury(09:50) – More injury analysis: Edwin Diaz goes down in World Baseball Classic and breaking down WBC injury risk vs Spring Training(16:45) – Why there is cause for concern with Vaughn Grissom in Atlanta(19:45) – Reshuffling #12-#6 Rankings at 2nd Base: Jonathan India, Max Muncy, Brandon Lowe and Jose Altuve among the names analyzed(21:50) – Reshuffling #5-#1 Rankings at 2nd Base: Tommy Edman, Ozzie Albies, Jazz Chisholm, Marcus Semien and Mookie Betts(26:15) – 2nd baseman to target late in drafts: Brendan Donovan, Brandon Drury, Ryan McMahon and Nico Hoerner(29:45) – Making sense of the Mets bullpen after losing Edwin Diaz(35:10) – Weekend Headlines: Brandon Nimmo sprains his knee, Diamondbacks send down prospect Brandon Pfaadt, Juan Soto's strained oblique and Rockies sign Jurickson Profar

    Current Draft Fades: Bobby Witt Jr., Jacob deGrom headline the list

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2023 42:13

    (00:00) – What is the true definition of a “fade”?(05:00) – Why Scott is exercising caution with Bobby Witt Jr.(08:25) – Projecting realistic expectations for Michael Harris II in his Sophomore season(11:30) – Examining the current ADP of Rafael Devers(20:15) – D.J. explains why the hype train should slow down with Dylan Cease(25:45) – Analyzing if you can trust Jacob deGrom's health this season(38:00) – How D.J. and Scott are handling Bryce Harper in drafts

    Late ADP Favorites; Carroll/Ruiz extensions; Volpe pushing for spot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 58:21

    (00:00) - World Baseball Classic observations: Team USA pitching is not a strength.(09:45) - Recent long term extensions: Arizona OFer Corbin Carroll & Nationals C Keibert Ruiz.(16:00) - Injury scares: Jordan Walker and Kodai Senga.(22:00) - Anthony Volpe making noise with the Yankees:  Battling for a roster spot in a crowded NY infield.(33:00) -Late ADP favorites: Brendan Donovan & Avisail Garcia.     

    2023 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 96:17

    Draft Order:1) Connor Rogers - NBC Sports2) Matthew Pouliot - NBC Sports3) Scott Pianowski - Yahoo4) Howard Bender - Fantasy Alarm5) Dave Shovein - NBC Sports6) Vaughn Dalzell - NBC Sports7) Christopher Torres - Triple Play Fantasy Podcast8) Andy Behrens - Yahoo9) George Bissell - NBC Sports10) RotoPat - NBC Sports11) Jen Piacenti - Sports Illustrated12) D.J. Short - NBC Sports

    Weekend MLB news and notes; "Snap Draft" scenarios; D.J.'s NL-only LABR draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2023 41:43

    (2:30) – Top Headlines: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Yordan Alvarez injuries, Juan Soto mashing this spring, Alex Cobb rebounds from a rough start, Mike Clevinger avoids suspension, Mike Moustakas lands with Rockies and more(16:15) – Snap Fantasy Draft Scenarios: Prioritizing when to select Jordan Walker, Jarred Kelenic, Kodai Senga and Corbin Carroll(27:40) – NL-only LABR Auction Draft Takeaways: D.J.'s “stars and scrubs” draft strategy, Justin Verlander's expensive price tag, drafting Seth Lugo and Tylor Megill late and Auction Draft pieces of advise

    2023 Bounceback Candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 50:16

    (07:30) – Former Reds that with ADPs over 200: Jesse Winker and Tyler Mahle(11:25) – Hitters primed for a big year: Wander Franco and Max Muncy(19:30) – Why Lucas Giolito should give you a nice return on current ADP.(28:25) – Analyzing Kris Bryant's ability to return to pre-injury form in Colorado(39:20) – The case for Trevor Rogers returning to his play during the 2021 season after a subpar 2022

    Early spring training headlines; pitch clock takeaways & news and notes

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2023 55:00

    (02:00) – Impressions of newly implemented pitch clock(10:20) – Reaction to Manny Machado's 11-year, $350 Million extension with the Padres(16:45) – Notable weekend performances: Jordan Walker, Jarred Kelenic, Sean Manaea, MacKenzie Gore and Anthony Rendon(36:35) – Lineup updates: Masataka Yoshida slides down the Red Sox lineup, Kolton Wong leads off for the Cardinals(42:30) – Injury news: Seiya Suzuki, Yordan Alvarez and Miguel Vargas 

    2023 Relief Pitcher Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2023 27:01

    (00:00) - Quick Preview of the Position this Year(02:45) - Players who have changed teams/biggest news this off-season: Craig Kimbrel now in Philadelphia and Kenley Jensen signs with Boston.(07:45) - Players you're buying/fading in relation to their current ADP: Stay away from the Arizona bullpen.(16:00) - D.J. and Scott's Top 20 players: Edwin Diaz or Josh Hader atop the rankings?

    2023 Starting Pitcher Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2023 29:14

    (00:00) - Quick Preview of the Position this Year(02:10) - Players who have changed teams/biggest news this off-season: Mets lose deGrom to Texas, but acquire Justin Verlander.(08:00) - Players you're buying/fading in relation to their current ADP: Should you fade deGrom?(14:20) - Young names to keep an eye on/late-draft fliers: Grayson Rodriguez with the Orioles might be called up.(17:50) - D.J. and Scott's Top 20 players: Where to slot Corbin Burnes and Gerrit Cole?

    2023 Outfield Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2023 35:38

    (00:00) - Quick Preview of the Position: Top heavy this season.(02:15) - Biggest news this off-season: Aaron Judge stays in New York and Teoscar Hernandez now in Seattle.(07:10) - Smaller moves: Hunter Renfroe now in Anaheim and Cody Bellinger with the Cubs.(08:45) - Other news: Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jazz Chisholm now will play some outfield.(13:25) - Players you're buying/fading in relation to their current ADP: What to do with Michael Harris II?(20:40) - Maybe not right away, but worth watching to play this year(24:20) - D.J. and Scott's Top 20 Outfielders: Aaron Judge or Julio Rodriguez atop the heap?  

    2023 Catcher Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2023 21:47

    (00:00) - Quick preview of the position: (02:40) - Players who have changed teams/biggest news this offseason: Willson Contreras now in St. Louis.(07:15) - Players you're buying/fading in relation to their current ADP: Alejandro Kirk on the radar.(09:35) - Young names to keep an eye on/late-draft fliers: Keibert Ruiz and Logan O'Hoppe among the names.(12:25) - Maybe not right away, but at some point this season: Francisco Alvarez, Bo Naylor, and Endy Rodriguez.(13:45) - D.J. and Scott's Top 12 Catchers: J.T. Realmuto or Will Smith?   

    2023 Third Base Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2023 36:43

    (00:00) - Quick Preview of the position: Top heavy position in 2023.(03:30) - Players who changed teams/ biggest news: Rafael Devers and the Red Sox agree to an extension, Brandon Drury to the Angels, and Justin Turner to Boston.(10:40) - Who to buy and fade in relation to their current ADP?: Eugenio Suarez and Gunnar Henderson.(13:10) - Young names to keep your eye on: Jordan Walker and Josh Jung.(17:35) - Players who might not make the Opening Day roster: Brett Baty and Curtis Mead.(20:00) - D.J. and Scott's Top 12: Jose Ramirez or Manny Machado at #1?

    2023 Shortstop Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2023 38:48

    (00:00) - Quick Preview of the position(02:55) - Players who changed teams/ biggest news: Xander Bogaerts, Dansby Swanson, & Carlos Correa.(13:45) - Who to buy and fade in relation to their current ADP?: Fernando Tatis Jr. and Corey Seager.(22:10) - Young names to keep your eye on: CJ Abrams worth a pick?(26:50) - D.J. and Scott's Top 12: Trea Turner or Bo Bichette atop the heap?

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