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FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Baseball Returns! 20 Shortened Season Risers and Fallers

Jun 26, 2020

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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.

Today we talk with Al Melchior, host of The Athletic’s Fantasy Baseball in 15 Podcast, about which players will see their values rise or fall the most because of the 60-game season. Avisail Garcia’s (7:20) and Dylan Carlson’s (23:51) values both drastically increase due to the universal DH and a schedule filled with pitcher-friendly ballparks is primed to hurt Willy Adames (33:02). Later on, we examine closer situations around the league (37:59) and debate whether the shortened season lowers Seth Lugo’s (41:02) chances of picking up saves.

Players:

Byron Buxton – 0:02:03
Shohei Ohtani – 0:05:05
Avisail Garcia – 0:07:20
Julio Urias – 0:10:52
James Paxton – 0:13:12
Michael Kopech – 0:16:24
Nate Pearson – 0:18:54
Casey Mize – 0:19:31
MacKenzie Gore – 0:20:22
Rich Hill – 0:20:56
Jon Berti – 0:21:59
Dylan Carlson – 0:23:51
Nick Solak – 0:27:37
Victor Caratini – 0:29:33
Miguel Andujar – 0:30:32
Brandon Belt – 0:32:10
Willy Adames – 0:33:02
Mike Soroka – 0:36:39
Giovanny Gallegos – 0:37:59
Jordan Hicks – 0:37:59
Andrew Miller – 0:39:02
Yoshihisa Hirano – 0:39:38
Austin Adams – 0:39:38
Seth Lugo – 0:41:02
Jose Leclerc – 0:43:26
James Karinchak – 0:44:18

Intro music courtesy of Absofacto.

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