FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Players You Must Draft & Avoid w/ Steve Gardner
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).
Intro music courtesy of Absofacto.