FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Second Half Predictions + Waiver Pickups

Jul 11, 2019


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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 All-Star break gave all fantasy owners a breather, but baseball is back and with the second half underway, Mike Podhorzer of Rotographs joined us to give predictions to look forward to heading into the stretch run starting with a turnaround for Blake Snell (2:30). Mike Soroka is highly unlikely to keep up his numbers (14:52) and Justin Smoak is being hugely undervalued and should be owned immediately (20:23). The waiver wire shouldn’t be ignored either with pitchers like Matt Strahm (31:45) and Tyler Mahle (34:54) still readily available. If you’re looking for power, there are a pair of youngsters who can be had for free in Bobby Bradley (38:14) and Nate Lowe (39:35). We close out the show with our listener mailbag and dream of what our all-time starting lineup would be for an All-Star game (46:14).

Intro music courtesy of Absofacto.

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