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FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Leading Off, Wednesday, August 17 (2022)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
Aug 17, 2022

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Welcome to another episode of the FantasyPros Baseball Podcast.

We are LIVE each and every weekday during the 2022 MLB Season! Get the tips needed to win your league from a trusted network of 100+ experts and correspondents. Find out who’s hot on the waiver wire, who you can drop, and which pitchers to start while receiving analysis of the latest news from around the diamond.

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On today’s show, Welsh and Kelly discuss:

  • Braves signed Michael Harris II to 8-year, $72 million extension with two club options for 2031 and 2032
  • Mike Trout could return to lineup by end of week
  • Estevan Florial is expected to be called up by Yankees today
  • Jorge Polanco (knee) out of lineup today against Royals.
  • Kyle Schwarber (calf) out of lineup today against Reds.
  • Aledmys Diaz (groin) could be placed on 10-day IL, according to Dusty Baker
  • Clay Holmes may need 15-day IL stint due to a back issu

And more!

They also take a look at the MLB DFS slate for the day, their favorite MLB player prop bets, and make their home run calls.

Home Run Calls of the Night

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