FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Early Season Waiver Wire Pickups

Apr 8, 2019

Is now the best time to trade for Clayton Kershaw?

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.

With the second full week of MLB action now underway, Mick Ciallela of Fantrax joins today’s show to chat about the top pickups at this early juncture of the season. Is Dansby Swanson (17:18) ready to break out, is Clint Frazier (26:12) this week’s top add, and how sustainable is Freddy Peralta’s (38:07) impressive production? The show concludes with us tackling a few of your listener mailbag questions (43:49), one of which revolves around Clayton Kershaw’s (50:39) trade value and expectations.

Sponsors:

Pristine Auction – Get the best deals in sports memorabilia including signed baseballs and custom jerseys with guaranteed authenticity.

TickPick – TickPick is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest app to use for purchasing tickets to all your favorite events. Use promo code “FPROS15” at checkout to get $15 off an order of $99 or more.

Subscribe via Apple Podcasts
Subscribe via Google Play
Subscribe via SoundCloud
Subscribe via Stitcher
Subscribe via TuneIn

Intro music courtesy of Absofacto.

What's your take? Leave a comment

1Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
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
 View All Rankings 
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
 View All Rankings 
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
 View All Rankings 
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
Follow the Pros!

Follow us on Twitter @FantasyPros for exclusive advice and contests