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Best podcasts about al melchior

Latest podcast episodes about al melchior

The Athletic Baseball Show: A show about MLB
DVR, Melchior & Lewis | Checking In on American League Rebuilds

The Athletic Baseball Show: A show about MLB

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 53:36 Very Popular


DVR and Al Melchior discuss a season in which everything has gone wrong for the Tigers in the middle of a rebuilding effort, and what it may take to get things back on track. Plus, they examine the bigger teardown that has taken place so far in Oakland, and Alec Lewis joins the show to discuss the growing optimism about the Royals' rebuilding effort around an exciting young core of hitters in Kansas City.  Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Alec on Twitter: @alec_lewis Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month for the first six months: theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Analog Smile
Analog Smile - Al Melchior (Host of You, Me, and An Album)

Analog Smile

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 31:39


On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Al Melchior, the host of You, Me, and An Album. On every episode of the podcast, a guest introduces him to an album they love but that he doesn't know. Sherry and Al chat about You, Me, and An Album, podcasting, and much more! Check out You, Me, and An Album for more information.

Tabletop Genesis
Tabletop Genesis Episode 51 – “Testify”

Tabletop Genesis

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 119:47


When Tabletoppers Mike and Tom were guests on Al Melchior's “You, Me, and an Album” podcast, they discussed the highs and (swing) lows of Phil Collins' 2002 release, “Testify.” What did they think? Don't get them started!

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast
It's Opening Weekend! Let's Stress over Lineups!

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 42:23 Very Popular


MLB's opening weekend is here! Lineup guru Mike Kurland joins Michael Beller and Al Melchior to discuss the lineup construction intrigue they'll be watching over the first few days of the season. Follow Mike on Twitter: @Mike_Kurland Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Email us: fantasypods@theathletic.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Austin Meadows Trade Fallout and Prospects Playing on Opening Day

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 43:02 Very Popular


Al Melchior and Michael Beller look at the impact of Austin Meadows' departure on the Rays' roster, particularly in reference to playing time for Isaac Paredes, Josh Lowe and Vidal Bruján. They also assess the fantasy value of numerous prospects who have already secured major league roster spots for opening day, from big names like Julio Rodríguez, Bobby Witt Jr. and Hunter Greene, to less-heralded players like Diego Castillo, Seth Beer and Spencer Strider. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Email us: fantasypods@theathletic.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast
It's the Final (Draft) Countdown

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 51:48 Very Popular


No matter when you listen to this episode, Opening Day will be less than one week away. So with that in mind, Al Melchior and Michael Beller decided that it's time to put down their final markers of draft season. The guys name the players they're reaching for, those they're passing on at ADP, and those they want just for fun on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Email us: fantasypods@theathletic.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Field of Vision Sports - Fantasy Football & Baseball Podcast
Starting Pitcher (SP) Part 2 and Closer (RP) Previews with The Athletic's Al Melchior

Field of Vision Sports - Fantasy Football & Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 75:39


Randal Grichuk for Raimel Tapia?!?! BLOCKBUSTER!!! This needs to be addressed immediately! Al and Jordan also finish up talking about starting pitcher and fly through closers and how to approach drafting them.

Downtown: The Podcast
Downtown: The Podcast Episode #201

Downtown: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 37:52


Guests: Emily Murphy, Al Melchior Author Emily Murphy discusses her new book, GROW NOW, and we talk fantasy baseball with Al Melchior from The Athletic.    

Triple Play Fantasy’s Baseball Show
Analyzing Trade Candidates With Al Melchior!

Triple Play Fantasy’s Baseball Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 57:19


With the MLB Trade Deadline just a week away, some big names are expected to be on the move. Who are the most likely trade candidates? What are the dynasty implications of the prospects that could be returns for these trades? We bring in Al Melchior to help answer all of these questions, and more on this week's episode. Question of the Week: Who is the MLB Player most likely to be downing protein shakes in the dugout? And, as always, our game of the week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Talking Dodgers, Giants and potentially undervalued SPs to acquire right now

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 44:43


Three guests, each with their own area of expertise, join Beller on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. First, Dodgers beat writer Fabian Ardaya jumps on the show to discuss Cody Bellinger's form, Tony Gonsolin's impending return, and Julio Urías' innings. Then we head up the coast to San Francisco where we find Giants beat writer Grant Brisbee. He shares with us intel on the team's closer situation, Buster Posey's fountain of youth, and the way the Giants will approach the trade deadline. Finally, Al Melchior joins the show to talk about five pitchers whose roles are changing, and could therefore be acquired at a significant discount right now. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Fabian on Twitter: @FabianArdaya Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee Email us: tafantasysports@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nick Pollack & Friends Podcast
NPF 8 - Al Melchior of The Athletic

Nick Pollack & Friends Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 71:20


New Nick Pollack & Friends episode! Nick Pollack hangs out with Al Melchior from The Athletic. Follow Nick Pollack & Friends on Twitter - @NickFriendsPod Follow Nick Pollack on Twitter - @PitcherList Follow Al on Twitter- @AlMelchiorBB Follow You, Me and an Album - @YouMeAlbum Pitcher List Plus: http://pitcherlist.com/plus Part of the Pitcher List Podcast Network - @PitcherListPods

Pitcher List Fantasy Baseball Podcast

New Nick Pollack & Friends episode! Nick Pollack hangs out with Al Melchior from The Athletic. Follow Nick Pollack & Friends on Twitter - @NickFriendsPod Follow Nick Pollack on Twitter - @PitcherList Follow Al on Twitter- @AlMelchiorBB Follow You, Me and an Album - @YouMeAlbum Pitcher List Plus: http://pitcherlist.com/plus Part of the Pitcher List Podcast Network - @PitcherListPods Get PL+ and join our Discord: https://pitcherlist.com/plus

Tabletop Genesis
Tabletop Genesis Episode 41 – “The Fugitive”

Tabletop Genesis

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 141:55


In 1983, keyboardist Tony Banks stepped out of his comfort zone to sing lead vocals on his second solo album, “The Fugitive.” Was this experiment a success? The Tabletop weighs in with the help of two special guests, writers (and longtime Genesis fans) Antony Johnston and Al Melchior.

Field of Vision Sports - Fantasy Football & Baseball Podcast
Third Base and Shortstop Preview with The Athletic's Al Melchior

Field of Vision Sports - Fantasy Football & Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 61:14


Before we get into it, I want to apologize for the delay and the audio quality; lots of issues arose this week but here we are nonetheless. This week's episode's a little slower paced than last weeks so we got to go deep on a lot of guys. Is Anthony Rendon underrated or just boring? What happened to Eugenio Suarez in 2020? Who's the best player of Alec Bohm, Ke'Bryan Hayes, and Gio Urshela? What's Kris Bryant's deal? Is Fernando Tatis the 1.01? Who would you rather have of Trea Turner and Trevor Story? Is Bo Bichette going too early or is he the next big thing? Is Corey Seager a steal? How good of a value is Javier Baez? Can Marcus Semien bounce back? When will we see Wander Franco? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Atlanta Braves fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 17:56


The three-time defending NL East Champions are once again among the most packed fantasy baseball teams in the league. The Athletic's Braves beat writer David O'Brien joined Al Melchior and Michael Beller to pack all they could into 15 minutes on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Among the topics discussed: Was Travis D'Arnaud's 2020 season for real? What about Max Fried's? Will the team limit Ian Anderson's usage this season? Cristian Pache's glove will keep him on the field, but can his bat make him fantasy-relevant? Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Colorado Rockies fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 17:39


Our team preview series rolls on with Rockies beat reporter Nick Groke joining Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys discuss who benefits most with the trade of Nolan Arenado to St. Louis, Raimel Tapia's chances of staying atop the batting order, Sam Hilliard's role, and how the battle for saves is expected to play out in the Colorado bullpen.  1:47 Plans For Garrett Hampson & Brendan Rodgers 3:53 C.J. Cron, Greg Bird and the First Base Plan 5:53 Raimel Tapia’s Hold on the Leadoff Role  8:18 Sam Hilliard’s Role to Begin the Season 9:50 Colorado's Closer Situation 11:56 Prospect Watch: Ryan Rolison Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickgroke Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
San Francisco Giants fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 14:19


Our team preview series rolls on with Giants beat reporter Grant Brisbee joining Al Melchior and Michael Beller on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys discuss all the potential platoons at Gabe Kapler's disposal, Donovan Solano's freakish ability to get hits on balls in play, the grab-bag rotation, the wide open closer's race, and more. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Toronto Blue Jays fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 17:15


The Blue Jays were one of the few teams that made significant investments this offseason, most notably adding George Springer and Marcus Semien to what was already one of the league's ascending offenses. That makes them an incredibly fun team from a fantasy perspective. The Athletic's Blue Jays beat writer Katilyn McGrath joins Al Melchior and Michael Beller to discuss all the fantasy baseball fun to be had with the team on this episode of Fantasy Football in 15. Can Teoscar Hernandez stick in the middle of the order? Is this the year for Vladimir Guerrero Jr.? How aggressive will the team be with Nate Pearson? They get into all that, and more. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Kaitlyn on Twitter: @kaitlyncmcgrath Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Kansas City Royals fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 17:01


Alec Lewis joins Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper to discuss the increasingly interesting Royals, who recently added Andrew Benintendi to their outfield and who boast an intriguing mix of young pitchers.  Can we expected rebounds from Jorge Soler and Hunter Dozier? How does Brad Keller make it work while yielding so much contact? Could we see Daniel Lynch and Jackson Kowar in Kansas City by season's end? 1:51 Andrew Benintendi in Kansas City 2:49 Rebounds from Jorge Soler & Hunter Dozier? 4:53 How Does Brad Keller Make it Work? 7:00 Is There Another Level Coming From Brady Singer? 9:01 A Closer Committee On Tap in Kansas City 11:00 Will We See Daniel Lynch & Jackson Kowar in 2021? Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Alec on Twitter: @alec_lewis Subscribe to The Athletic for $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Cincinnati Reds fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 16:32


C. Trent Rosecrans joins Al Melchior and Michael Beller to break down the Reds, who may be down from last offseason's heights, but certainly aren't out. What's left in the tank for Joey Votto? Can a group of hitters that mostly disappointed last year bounce back? Where's Tyler Mahle's place in the fantasy game? How will David Bell handle the ninth inning? The guys get into all those questions on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Trent on Twitter: @ctrent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Arizona Diamondbacks fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 16:50


D-backs beat writer Zach Buchanan joins Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper to discuss several key questions in Arizona. Will Ketel Marte and David Peralta bounce back from disappointing 2020 seasons? How will the pieces in the rotation come together? Who closes for the D-backs? Is Daulton Varsho a lock for the Opening Day roster? Rundown 2:36 Reasons for Optimism w/Ketel Marte & David Peralta 3:59 Merrill Kelly Status Update 5:28 Where Is Caleb Smith Entering Spring? 6:58 Luke Weaver’s 2019 vs. Luke Weaver’s 2020 9:03 Is Corbin Martin Healthy Entering Spring Training 10:24 Joakim Soria or Stefan Crichton in Closer’s Role? 11:29 Expectations for Daulton Varsho Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Zach on Twitter: @ZHBuchanan Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Pittsburgh Pirates fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 16:50


Pirates beat writer Rob Biertempfel joins Al Melchior and Michael Beller to hunt for fantasy value in Pittsburgh. The guys discuss Colin Moran, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Mitch Keller and Steven Brault, plus take a look at the bullpen and the farm system on what could be fantasy baseball's least impactful team. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Rob on Twitter: @RobBiertempfel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Seattle Mariners fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 17:36


Seattle Mariners beat writer Corey Brock joins Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15 to preview the team for the upcoming season. What should we expect from Mitch Haniger? Are there values to be had in the Seattle rotation? When will Jarred Kelenic, Julio Rodriguez and Logan Gilbert get the call? Rundown 1:18 Is Mitch Haniger On Track for the Start of 2021? 2:19 What's Next for Dylan Moore? 4:11 Expectations for Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi & Justus Sheffield 6:33 Other Rotation Contenders 8:02 Is Rafael Montero Locked In as the M's Closer? 9:36 Interest Level in Logan Gilbert for This Season? 10:56 Predicting Jarred Kelenic's 2021 Impact 12:31 Any Chance We See Julio Rodriguez in Seattle This Year? Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Corey on Twitter: @CoreyBrockMLB Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Cleveland Indians fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 15:58


Cleveland Indians beat writer Zack Meisel joins Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15 to preview the team for the upcoming season. How will Amed Rosario and Andrés Giménez fit in Cleveland? Can we trust Zach Plesac's leap forward from the shortened 2020 season? How will the bullpen hierarchy work with save opportunities? Rundown 1:05 Setting Expectations for Amed Rosario & Andrés Giménez 3:12 Is Oscar Mercado a Strong Rebound Candidate? 5:24 How Much Can We Trust Zach Plesac's Short-Season Breakout? 8:22 Triston McKenzie's Bid For a Healthy 2021 Season 10:22 What Should We Expect in the Cleveland Bullpen? Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Zack on Twitter: @ZackMeisel Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Texas Rangers fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 16:06


Rangers beat writer Levi Weaver joins Al Melchior and Michael Beller on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15 to preview the team for the upcoming season. What's the plan for new Rangers David Dahl and Nate Lowe? What can we expect from Kohei Arihara? Is the closer's job José Leclerc's to lose? The guys get into all that, and more. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Levi on Twitter: @ThreeTwoEephus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
New York Mets fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 15:11


The Fantasy Baseball in 15 team preview series continues with the New York Mets. The Athletic's Mets beat reporter Tim Britton joins Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper to break down where the team stands from a fantasy perspective. How does Dominic Smith fit into the Mets' lineup, when will Noah Syndergaard be ready to rejoin the rotation, how will the final spots in the rotation shake out, and is Edwin Díaz locked in as the team's closer. Rundown 1:25 How Does Dominic Smith Fit Into the Mets’ 2021 Plans? 4:08 Noah Syndergaard’s Timetable 5:30 Back-End Rotation Options 6:52 Making Sense of the Mets' Bullpen 8:43 Mallex Smith’s Path to Playing Time 10:32 A Position Change for Ronny Mauricio? Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimBritton Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Milwaukee Brewers fantasy baseball preview

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 16:08


The Fantasy Baseball in 15 team preview series kicks off with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Athletic's Brewers beat reporter Will Sammon joins Al Melchior and Michael Beller to break down where the team stands from a fantasy perspective. Can the team's key hitters, most notably Christian Yelich, Keston Hiura and Avisaíl García bounce back? Can Josh Lindblom find the strike zone more regularly. Is Corbin Burnes ready to repeat. Are there any save chances in Devin Williams' immediate future? The guys get into all that on this episode. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Will on Twitter: @WillSammon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
We're back! A look at our favorite moves this offseason

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 15:25


It's a new year and a new season, so it's time for us to fire up the Fantasy Baseball in 15 machine every weekday morning to cover all the pertinent news in the fantasy baseball world in 15 tidy minutes. The whole crew is here for the first episode of the 2021 MLB season. Al Melchior, Derek VanRiper and Michael Beller go over their favorite moves of the offseason to date, and how those moves will affect what they do in their fantasy baseball drafts. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hey It's Enrico Pallazzo Fantasy Baseball
Derek VanRiper January 29th, 2021

Hey It's Enrico Pallazzo Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 125:07


Derek VanRiper (@derekvanriper) is here to have a good time and give you his analysis on all things fantasy baseball. Listen to Derek on Rates and Barrels and The Athletic Fantasy 15 with Al Melchior. Email us at pallazzopodcast@protonmail.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @pallazzopodcast. Here is the layout and the timestamps for the show:Leading Off (7:19)Enrico's Inquisition (24:54)Fantasy Breakdown-ADP/Trades/Gotta Have Faith (48:33)Derek's Fantasy Process (94:25)Shine or Ride The Pine-ATC (110:18)

You, Me and An Album
Introducing...You, Me and An Album!

You, Me and An Album

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 2:45


Trailer for a new podcast, You, Me and An Album, hosted by Al Melchior.

Hey It's Enrico Pallazzo Fantasy Baseball
Episode 42 Al Melchior November 18th, 2020

Hey It's Enrico Pallazzo Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 72:19


Al Melchior (@almelchiorbb) makes his Pallazzo Pod debut as he joins us to talk about all things fantasy baseball. Chris, Mike and Al talk about why they avoid Michigan football, how IP limitations will impact the 2021 season, Kim Ng's big arrival, Hot Stove chatter and some ADP mock draft analysis. Of course Mike grills Al in the infamous Inside Pallazzo's Studio segment. As always we welcome you sending us your fantasy questions of any kind at any time. We're happy to help you out! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @pallazzopodcast. Send your emails to pallazzopodcast@protonmail.com

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
Early 2021 Outfield Preview with Al Melchior! (10/22 Fantasy Baseball Podcast)

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 52:26


So if you have the first overall pick in a Roto, who are you taking between Mike Trout, Ronald Acuña, and Mookie Betts? Fantasy Baseball Today legend Al Melchior joins the show (2:10)! How is Al handling 2020 data when it comes to ranking and projecting players for 2021?... Onto the outfield, should we be considering Juan Soto with those other three elite outfielders (10:34)? ... What do we make of the down seasons for Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger (19:25)? Can you make the case that Bryce Harper should go ahead of either? ... Marcell Ozuna was fantastic in 2020 but is a free agent this offseason (27:12). Is Kyle Tucker worth being drafted in the top four rounds (27:12)? ... If it's power you're looking for, shouldn't you just wait for Giancarlo Stanton rather than draft Aaron Judge (35:28)? How are we valuing Luis Robert given his inconsistent 2020? ... Is Charlie Blackmon on the decline and Trent Grisham is ranked where (40:07)? ... We wrap up with a little game of Guess Who (45:32)? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @FBTPod, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Injury updates and streaming opportunities heading into the final weekend of the MLB season

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 17:43


There are four days left in the MLB regular season, and that means fantasy baseball is all about finding the right players on the stream. Al Melchior and Michael Beller highlight hitters and pitchers who can help you in your stretch run on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. Rundown 1:56 Max Fried's draft stock in 2021 4:41 Injury updates for the weekend 6:08 A whole lot of Giants updates 9:29 Hitters to stream on Thursday 12:24 Pitchers to stream on Thursday 13:11 The teams you want to stream this weekend Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Pitchers and Hitters to Stream for Tuesday

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2020 17:06


There are just six days left in the MLB regular season, and the remainder of the fantasy season is about finding the right players to stream and start. Al Melchior and Michael Beller dig into that on the mound and at the plate for Tuesday's slate on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15.Rundown0:46 Kris Bryant Leaves Monday's Game with an Oblique Injury4:26 Bryse Wilson on the Stream Radar8:13 J.T. Brubaker and Jon Lester Deal on Monday11:48 Nick Pivetta's Red Sox Debut on Tap12:52 Tuesday's Pitchers to Stream14:55 Tuesday's Hitters to StreamFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
As MLB Teams Clinch Postseason Berths, Fantasy Managers Face Playing Time Issues

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 19:55


The Dodgers, White Sox and Rays all clinched postseason berths on Thursday, and many teams will soon follow. As they do, fantasy mangers will be left in the lurch as real-life managers give their regulars some time off before the postseason begins. Al Melchior and Michael Beller explore that conundrum, and set up the final 10 days of the regular season, on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15.Rundown1:14 A.J. Pollock's (Hamstring) Playing Time Outlook3:40 Austin Meadows (Oblique) Could Be Droppable5:12 Rotation Setups for the Dodgers, White Sox and Rays8:21 Injury Updates on Max Fried, Adam Eaton and Mike Yastrzemski13:00 Pitchers to Stream for the Final Week of the Season17:49 Hitters to Stream for the Final Week of the SeasonFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Bauer Deals, Kim in Command, and Yankees Sluggers on the Mend

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 17:29


Trevor Bauer had another dominant outing on Monday, and he could be among the biggest risers from 2020 to 2021. Kwang-hyun Kim has the right schedule to be a fantasy baseball hero over the next two weeks. Meanwhile, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton could be getting back into the Yankees' lineup just in time to make one final push for their fantasy mangers. Al Melchior and Michael Beller discuss all that, and more, on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15.Rundown1:17 Rhys Hoskins (Elbow) on the IL2:19 Any Love for Phil Gosselin?4:42 Scott Kingery in Position to Contribute5:47 Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge Expected Back Later This Week10:29 Trevor Bauer's 2021 Fantasy Value13:30 Kwang-hyun Kim Has a Great Remaining Schedule14:52 Josh Bell and Ke'Bryan Hayes Turning it OnFeatured Read: 'Meet the cigar-loving, nearly 33-year-old rookie without a baseball card' by Brittany GhiroliFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Paddack Injured, Singer Flirts with a No-No, and Mookie Plays Second

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 16:46


Al Melchior and Michael Beller catch you up on the news from across the MLB on Thursday on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. The guys discuss injuries to Chris Paddack and Giovanny Gallegos, Brady Singer's flirtation with a no-hitter, Mookie Betts getting a start at second base, and more.Rundown1:23 Chris Paddack Exits after Two Innings2:53 Brady Singer No-Hits Cleveland for 7 2/3 Innings4:44 Mookie Betts Gets a Start at Second Base6:30 A Few More Quick Injury Updates7:38 Giovanny Gallegos Dealing with a Groin Injury9:27 Bryan Garcia Earns Second Straight Save10:47 Changing of the Guard in the Ninth for Miami?12:12 Two-Start Pitchers for Next WeekFeatured Read: 'Eno Sarris' updated starting pitcher rankings (now with strength of schedule)' by Eno SarrisFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get a subscription to The Athletic for $1/month by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Verlander Progressing & Corbin Burnes' Breakout Continues

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 17:06


Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper discuss the progress of Justin Verlander toward a return to the Astros' rotation, Daz Cameron's big-league debut, and Corbin Burnes' 2020 breakout. Rundown2:19 Justin Verlander Progressing Toward a Return4:32 Daz Cameron's Debut & Future Outlook7:25 Corbin Burnes Continues His 2020 Breakout8:42 Matthew Boyd's Struggles11:18 Ketel Marte Goes to the IL; Who Plays In His Absence?13:18 Tommy Pham & Justin Turner Nearing Returns14:39 Interest in Joe Panik? Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Featured Read: 'Players who opted out find themselves in unfamiliar role as spectator' by Ken Rosenthal https://theathletic.com/2046481/ Get a subscription to The Athletic for just $1/mo at http://theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Post Trade Deadline FAAB & Waiver-Wire Targets

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2020 60:14


Derek VanRiper is joined by Al Melchior to discuss best available players on the waiver wire following Monday's trade deadline. Rundown1:54 Is Ty France the Best Available Hitter This Week?4:12 Interest in Josh Naylor with the Move to Cleveland6:47 Ke’Bryan Hayes in Mixed Leagues?9:24 Yairo Muñoz’s Opportunity in Boston11:30 Daulton Varsho is Finally Playing Regularly13:49 Luis Torrens Might Be a Long-Term Solution in Seattle16:00 Luis Campusano and a PT Problem17:44 Can Josh Rojas Play in Mixed Leagues?19:30 Did We Overlook Victor Reyes?25:50 Shallow League Appeal for Jeimer Candelario?27:50 All-In on Pineda?29:23 Is Deivi Garcia in the Rotation?32:09 Jose Urquidy Conerns…35:08 Johan Oviedo: Intriguing, But Tough Two-Start Week38:53 Bidding on Caleb Smith?40:20 Josh Fleming the Steady Floor Pitcher41:35 Risky Two-Start Options & Streaming Considerations49:46 Closer Carousel Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Jazz in Miami, Pineda Deals & Nate Lowe is Back!

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2020 18:15


Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper discuss the arrival of another top prospect in Miami, Michael Pineda's impressive 2020 debut, Nate Lowe's return to the big leagues, Z-Contact% for starting pitchers, and Tuesday's standout performers. Rundown1:48 Marlins Promote Jazz Chisholm; Jon Berti Impact?4:23 Interest in Michael Pineda6:11 Will Nate Lowe Find Playing Time in Tampa Bay?7:46 Making Sense of the Cincinnati Closer Situation10:13 Looking at Z-Contact% for Pitchers13:33 Concerns About Patrick Corbin?15:33 Robbie Ray Curbs Walks in Jays Debut16:43 Standout Performances at the Plate Featured Read: 'Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan" by Kavitha A. Davidson and Jessica Luther https://theathletic.com/2034659/2020/09/01/loving-sports-when-they-dont-love-you-back-dilemmas-of-the-modern-fan/ Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
The Padres Steal the Show on Trade Deadline Day

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 17:19


The Padres made the biggest splash on a busy trade deadline day, landing Mike Clevinger from the Indians, but they were far from the only active team. Al Melchior and Michael Beller break down a hectic day on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15.Rundown1:38 Fantasy Fallout of the Mike Clevinger Trade4:09 Yoshihisa Hirano Taking Over as Seattle's Closer?6:06 Padres Land Austin Nola8:52 Mike Minor to Oakland10:06 Blue Jays Trade for Robbie Ray and Ross Stripling11:46 Starling Marte to Miami14:27 Archie Bradley Joins the Reds15:20 The Rest of Monday's MovesFeatured Read: 'Thoughts on the Padres' spending spree and prospects on the move' by Keith LawFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
A Busy Trade Deadline Eve

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 18:31


It may be a short season, but that's not stopping teams from making moves at the trade deadline. Mostly the Padres. Al Melchior and Michael Beller discuss a number of those deals and their effects in the fantasy baseball world on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15. They also wrap up the big news from Sunday's action.Rundown1:38 Oakland's Schedule after a Positive COVID-19 Test3:06 Wrapping up the Weekend's Trades7:46 Time to Buy Devin Williams?9:47 Speculating for Saves in Arizona?11:27 Gregory Soto Takes over the Ninth in Detroit13:03 Dane Dunning Shines Again14:23 Adam Wainwright's Resurgence Continues15:34 Another Strong Outing from Justin Dunn16:17 Where's the Love for Jason Heyward?Featured Read: 'Stock watch: Targeting second-half sleepers using Sweet Spot Percentage' by Gene McCaffreyFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Sixto Sanchez, Tony Gonsolin Lead This Week's Look at the Waiver Wire

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2020 30:29


There's less than a month until the end of the MLB season, and just one day until the trade deadline. In other words, these next two waiver periods in fantasy baseball leagues could be the last significantly active ones of the year. Michael Beller and Al Melchior break down this week's wire, with looks at Sixto Sanchez, Tony Gonsolin, José García, and many more players.Rundown1:50 Taijuan Walker to the Blue Jays2:53 Tony Gonsolin Sticks in the Dodgers' Rotation4:43 Sixto Sanchez Shines7:09 Michael Pineda and Tommy Milone9:50 Trevor Rosenthal to Remain the Closer in San Diego?12:18 The Favorite for Saves in Detroit14:10 Closers Appear Safe in the Trade Deadline Discussion16:19 Mitch Moreland Traded to San Diego17:19 José García's Place for the Rest of the Season19:21 Any Interest in Will Craig?21:09 Nick Madrigal is Back23:20 Brandon Belt Swinging a Hot Bat25:55 Drops to Make This WeekFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Three MLB Games Postponed as Players Walk Out

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 17:49


Games took a backseat to the actions off the field on Wednesday, as three MLB games were postponed when teams chose not to play in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. Al Melchior and Michael Beller discuss those off-field actions before turning their attention to the games that did take place on Wednesday.Rundown1:24 Teams Force Postponement of Three MLB Games6:05 Ian Anderson's MLB Debut9:18 Aaron Judge Exits with Calf Injury9:58 Mike Clevinger Makes a Successful Return11:03 Changes in Arizona's Rotation12:41 Injuries for Max Kepler and Magneuris Sierra13:18 A Case for Jon Berti15:34 José Garcia Gets the Call in CincinnatiFeatured Read: 'NBA walkout: The latest news from around the sports world' by The Athletic StaffFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Giolito's No-No, Acuña & Judge Returning & Clevinger Recalled

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2020 19:10


Al Melchior and Derek VanRiper discuss Lucas Giolito's no-hitter, the impact of Ronald Acuña Jr. and Aaron Judge returning from the IL, Mike Clevinger's return to the Cleveland rotation, Jeff McNeil's power outage, and more. Rundown1:39 Lucas Giolito Throws a No-Hitter3:09 Fallout from Acuña & Judge Returns6:44 Mike Clevinger Recalled, But No Room for Zach Plesac in Cleveland9:23 Jeff McNeil's Power Outage14:45 Buy Low on Yusei Kikuchi? Featured Read: '5 clubs that might surprise at the trade deadline; more news and notes; by Ken Rosenthal https://theathletic.com/2018340/ Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow DVR on Twitter; @DerekVanRiper Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Another Pitching Prospect Gets the Call, the Cubs Make Some Rotation Moves, and Buying First-Month Stars

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 18:02


The prospect parade isn't over yet, with Ian Anderson getting the call to join the Braves on Tuesday. Al Melchior and Michael Beller consider where he fits into the 2020 fantasy baseball landscape. They also discuss the Cubs' rotation, Monday's best performances, first-month stars, and more.Rundown2:04 Ian Anderson Gets the Call3:51 Leody Taveras Joins the Rangers5:33 Any Interest in Trevor Rogers?7:09 Tyler Chatwood Coming off the IL8:46 Dylan Bundy a Trade Candidate?10:42 Notable Pitching Performances from Monday14:12 Which First-Month Stars Should We Buy?Featured Read: 'Stock watch: The hard-hitting Sean Murphy, Abraham Toro's Sw/Str upside and more' by Gene McCaffreyFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Dunning and Mize Deal, Yordan is Done, and Wednesday's Pitching Dominance

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 16:54


Dane Dunning and Casey Mize took the MLB stage on Wednesday, and they did not disappoint, setting in motion a day during which pitching reigned supreme. Al Melchior and Michael Beller discuss the numerous great pitching performances, and the rest of Wednesday's baseball news, on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15.Rundown1:15 Dane Dunning and Casey Mize Impress3:17 Yordan Álvarez is Done, and Alex Bregman is Banged Up5:24 Nate Pearson (Shoulder) to the IL5:56 David Dahl (Back) to the IL; Brendan Rodgers Gets the Call6:58 Injury Updates for the Reds and Rays7:37 Jack Flaherty Throws Just 41 Pitches in Return9:34 Brad Keller Dazzles Again11:57 Tyler Glasnow Back on Track12:50 Rich Hill Struggles in Return13:28 Short-Term Value for Adbert Alzolay?14:50 Buying Any Red Sox?Featured Read: 'Step into the Crone Zone: How Jake Cronenworth became a steal for the Padres' by Andy McCulloughFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Good News for David Fletcher, Bad News for Aaron Judge, and Injury News for the Astros

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2020 16:43


It was a busy Wednesday across MLB, with good news for David Fletcher, bad news for Aaron Judge, injury updates for the Astros and Red Sox, and more closer intrigue. Al Melchior and Michael Beller break it all down, plus dive into some of Wednesday's big performances, on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15.Rundown0:44 David Fletcher Will Remain an Everyday Player3:43 Aaron Judge Suffering From Lower Body Tightness5:23 Justin Verlander and Yordan Álvarez Updates8:01 Andrew Benintendi (Rib Cage) Hits the IL10:40 Closer Talk, Featuring Keone Kela, Hansel Robles and Rowan Wick14:31 Wednesday's Notable Performances, Featuring D.J. LeMahieu, Garrett Hampson and Zach EflinFeatured Read: 'Buy? Sell? Hold? What to do with this season's shocking fantasy All-Stars' by Michael SalfinoFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Rotation Changes for the Mets, Braves, Indians, Rays and Diamondbacks

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 18:27


Monday was a news-packed day for starting rotations. Marcus Stroman opted out. Steven Matz and Sean Newcomb got shelled. Mike Clevinger broke the rules. Charlie Morton and Madison Bumgarner went to the IL. Al Melchior and Michael Beller cover all that, and the fallout, on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15.Rundown1:57 Looking into David Peterson5:24 Two Open Spots in Atlanta's Rotation10:00 Mike Clevinger Violates COVID-19 Protocol12:01 Madison Bumgarner and Charlie Morton Hit the IL13:57 Clint Frazier Expected to Be Recalled on Tuesday14:24 Aroldis Chapman Scheduled to Face Hitters Tuesday; Keep Zack Britton?16:02 Taylor Williams Locking Down Seattle's Closer Job?17:24 C.J. Cron Leaves Monday's Game with a Knee InjuryFeatured Read: 'MLB Playoff Tiers: Aug. 10, 2020' by Rustin DoddFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Michael on Twitter: @MBeller Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Mike Soroka's Season-Ending Injury, Jo Adell's Promotion, and Nomar Mazara's Activation

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 16:44


Monday was a light day on the MLB schedule, but a heavy one in the news department. Most notably, Mike Soroka suffered a season-ending Achilles injury, and Jo Adell got the call to the bigs. Michael Beller and Al Melchior take a look at the day's news through a fantasy lens on this episode of Fantasy Baseball in 15.Rundown0:53 Jo Adell Gets the Call3:08 Mike Soroka (Achilles) Out for the Season4:56 Possible SP Replacements on the Waiver Wire7:35 White Sox Activate Nomar Mazara9:47 Updates for the Mets, Marlins, Cardinals, Rich Hill and Austin Adams11:51 Monday's StandoutsFeatured Read: 'The Command & Stuff Report (7/31)' by Eno SarrisFollow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Michael on Twitter: @MBeller Get 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices