FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Players You Must Draft & Avoid w/ Steve Gardner

Mar 9, 2019
Joey Gallo

Joey Gallo’s power is just too much to ignore at his cost

Welcome to another episode of the FantasyPros 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.

The season is almost here with the first games starting in less than two weeks. We know fantasy drafts are coming for many of you and for that reason, we’ve got Steve Gardner of USA Today on the show to help name our top 5 must-have players (2:21). Of course, with must-haves, you probably also want to know who to avoid so we’re naming those guys as well (39:55). We start things off with three straight pitchers including Tyler Glasnow (8:20). Reaching for J.T. Realmuto isn’t such a bad idea in this catching climate (14:02). Joey Gallo’s guaranteed power can’t be overlooked (18:33) and Adalberto Mondesi’s upside is intriguing, but Steve and Bobby are on the opposite ends of whether he’s a must-have or must-avoid (31:05). Listen in as to why Starling Marte could be this year’s Christian Yelich (48:39) and why Mallex Smith’s speed doesn’t warrant his draft price (51:31).

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2Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
5Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
6Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
7DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
8Davante Adams (GB)WR
9James Conner (PIT)RB
10Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
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11Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
12Julio Jones (ATL)WR
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14David Johnson (ARI)RB
15Michael Thomas (NO)WR
16Travis Kelce (KC)TE
17Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
18Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
19JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
20Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
21George Kittle (SF)TE
22Zach Ertz (PHI)TE
23Mike Evans (TB)WR
24Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
25A.J. Green (CIN)WR
26T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
27Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
28Patrick Mahomes (KC)QB
29Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
30Aaron Jones (GB)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
5Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
6J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
7Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
8Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
9Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
10Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
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11Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
12Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
13Trevor Story (COL)SS
14Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
15Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
16Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
17Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
18Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
19Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
20Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
21Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
22Blake Snell (TB)SP
23Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
24Trevor Bauer (CLE)SP
25Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
26Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
27Chris Sale (BOS)SP
28Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
29Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
30Starling Marte (PIT)CF
1Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
26Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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