FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Predictions for Last Year’s Breakout Players

Feb 12, 2018

Welcome to another episode of the FantaysPros Baseball Podcast. The show is hosted by our own Bobby Sylvester (@bobbyfantasypros). He’ll be interviewing featured experts and team correspondents who will provide insight throughout the baseball season.

We’ve got special guest Ron Shandler hopping on the show to give his takes on players that surprised us in 2017. It’s easy for recency bias to take place, so make sure to get our thoughts on guys like Elvis Andrus (2:34), Ryan Zimmerman (5:18), Whit Merrifield (8:23), Chris Taylor (8:45), Corey Knebel (14:50), Felipe Rivero (15:42), Chase Anderson (19:56), Alex Wood (22:41), along with a handful of other players who you might not be sure about.

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