FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Second Half Surprises + Waiver Targets w/ Mike Podhorzer

Aug 10, 2018

Matt Carpenter is a legitimate MVP candidate right now

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’re back with guest Mike Podhorzer of RotoGraphs to catch up on all the latest news and performances around the league since our last show. Robert Stephenson was called back up (3:03), Eloy Jimenez is supposedly nearing a call-up (5:33), Rougned Odor may have finally figured it out (8:03), and Matt Carpenter is somehow an MVP candidate (11:18). There’s a lot to discuss including hitters worth adding that should be available in your league (17:54) and which available pitchers are quality adds versus streaming options (31:41). If you’re wondering if it’s time to drop one of your struggling bigger names, listen in as we run through a list of players that many owners may have to move on from (43:52).

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4James Conner (PIT)RB
5Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
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9Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
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19Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
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21Robert Woods (LAR)WR
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23JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
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26Mike Evans (TB)WR
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29Stefon Diggs (MIN)WR
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22Chris Sale (BOS)SP
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