FantasyPros Baseball Podcast

Bobby Sylvester hosts a lively discussion with our network of 100+ experts that will keep you both informed and entertained. Find out which hidden gems to pick up before your league-mates while receiving analysis of the latest news from around the diamond. We’ll also share DFS picks for the upcoming slate of games. Got a question that you want answered on the show? Shoot us a message for our listener mailbag.

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Winter Meetings, Early Sleepers & Best Rookies Ever (Ep. 81)

After a few months away, the FantasyPros Baseball Podcast is back with Bobby Sylvester and FantasyPros’ Featured Writer, Dan Harris. The pair chats about the World Series and Winter Meetings (1:17) before answering some questions from the listener mailbag (19:28) including whether Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are among the best rookies of all time and who their favorite early sleepers are. The show ends with Dan challenging Bobby to some trivia (39:23).

 
Playoff Waiver Wire & Trivia (Ep. 80)

Today’s guest, Dan Harris and host, Bobby Sylvester jump right into the meat and potatoes to talk about replacing Billy Hamilton (1:11) and other waiver wire options including Victor Robles and Matt Olson (3:00). They jump into some trivia (13:11) where Bobby showcases his impossible knowledge on some historical details, then the pair closes with some of the most entertaining listener mailbag questions of the season about an all MLB fantasy football team (25:50) and current players who could end up historical greats (32:53).

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Home Run Surges & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 79)

FantasyPros featured writer, Chris Bragg and host, Bobby Sylvester discuss the home run streaks of Stanton and Hoskins (0:35) before talking about the implications of all the stars returning from injury and two near no-hitters (4:07). The duo moves over to the waiver wire to discuss Luis Valbuena, Kyle Barraclough and a few prospects who should get called up in September (11:06). Finally, they answer some great questions from the listener mailbag about if Giancarlo Stanton were on the Rockies and the World Series odds of some surprise playoff contenders (18:45).

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Waiver Wire, Mailbag & Trivia (Ep. 78)

Al Melchior (FanRag Sports) and Bobby Sylvester talk about Noah Syndergaard coming back (0:27) and all of the injuries that are flooding the Major Leagues over the past week (2:01) before discussing Tim Beckham and Byron Buxton’s breakouts (5:07). When they move over to the waiver wire segment, the pair touches on Lucas Giolito, Max Kepler and Nick Delmonico among many others (9:28). Al then tries his hand at Bobby’s trivia (20:15) before they take a few questions from the listener mailbag (27:01) including whether they would prefer to build around Aaron Judge or Gary Sanchez.

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Giancarlo Surging, A Future Ace + Baseball’s Most Underrated Player (Ep. 77)

Dan Harris joins Bobby Sylvester to discuss who the MVP is now that Harper is down (2:22), Giancarlo’s surge and some unbelievable stats (4:51). The Waiver Wire discussion includes one pitcher Bobby loves (11:38) and the Listener mailbag covers questions about Andrelton Simmons’ MVP candidacy (18:53), whether Aaron Nola is an ace, and Kevin Gausman’s fantasy future. Then, Dan challenges Bobby to some trivia (30:01).

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The Next Big Rookie, Scuffling Aces and a Post-Hype Sleeper (Ep. 76)

Derek Carty of RotoGrinders.com and ESPN joins Bobby Sylvester to chat about news of the week, dig into the waiver wire and answer questions from the listener mailbag. The pair discusses the Yonder Alonso trade (0:30), whether Willson Contreras is a star (1:52) and Yu Darvish’s resurgence (5:20). They are both excited about Lonnie Chisenhall among many other hitters in the waiver wire discussion (9:25) then they try to shy people away from a few pitchers throwing well lately (16:03). Finally, they give general DFS advice (19:23), break down Xander Bogaerts struggles (21:41) and discuss whether Luis Severino is a top 10 fantasy pitcher (24:10).

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Trade Deadline Recap, Waiver Pickups + Listener Mailbag (Ep. 75)

The trade deadline has come and gone and joining us to recap all the latest is Paul Sporer of FanGraphs. You won’t want to miss this episode as we discuss Adrian Beltre’s Hall of Fame candidacy (0:41), the Sonny Gray trade (2:59), Yu Darvish’s new home (5:56) along with some of the less discussed players involved in these moves. We’ve also got quite a few names to cover from the waiver wire including a pair of prospects in Amed Rosario (14:57) and Ozzie Albies (15:13), and a few hot hitting batters (18:37). Got questions you want answered? Check out our latest mailbag segment as well (25:26).

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Waiver Wire Pickups + Trade Implications (Ep. 74)

Another week of baseball has gone down, trades are taking place, and all of this has fantasy implications. Nick Pollack of PitcherList.com joins us this week to cover the latest including Trea Turner’s potential return (1:26), Trevor Cahill’s move to KC (8:54), The Yankee’s bullpen moves (15:05), and waiver wire pickups to look at (20:32).

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Closer Updates, Waiver Wire, Trade Deadline & More (Ep.73)

The trade deadline is looming, players are being moved, and we’ve got plenty to talk about with Dalton Del Don of Yahoo! Sports. Listen in as we discuss the Nationals’ closer situation (7:24), what to make of the Cardinals’ bullpen (10:15), who on the waiver wire is worth looking into (11:03), mailbag questions (22:15) and more — including our thoughts on the contending Tampa Bay Rays (16:25) and whether or not the Dodgers, not the Astros should be World Series favorites (32:42).

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2nd Half Hot Takes + Predictions (Ep. 72)

Dan Harris is back with host, Bobby Sylvester, for an entertaining double-episode packed with thoughts on the Quintana trade (2:53), some amazing stats (11:10) and each of their top five hot takes for the second half (22:41). Then Dan flips the table on Bobby in revenge for his impossible trivia segment (50:06) before they finish with their playoff predictions (59:32). Make sure to check out the new bumper music from Absofacto.

 
DL Updates, Waiver Pickups, & Trivia (Ep. 71)

Trea Turner went down so what’s his value now (4:44)? We’re looking at what this means for his fantasy owners with friend of the show and featured FantasyPros writer, Dan Harris. We’re also chatting about Rich Hill’s recent outings (10:07), Aledmys Diaz’s demotion (17:02), Mark Melancon’s replacement (21:36), before discussing pitchers (24:21) and hitters (35:30) to consider picking up off the waiver wire.

 
Waiver Pickups, Streaking Hitters & Mailbag (Ep. 70)

Miguel Montero just opened a space on the Cubs’ roster, so what’s Kyle Schwarber’s value now (1:48)? We’re joined by guest, Jim Sannes of numberFire.com and we’ve got plenty to talk about including a few hot hitters available on the waiver wire (7:31), a few interesting pitchers to keep an eye on (19:06), and we’re answering some great questions from the listeners like what to do with CarGo (28:07).

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Cody Bellinger Mashing, Waiver Wire Talk + News (Ep. 69)

Cody Bellinger is mashing his way into the top of drafts for next season at his current pace, but is it sustainable (2:09)? Justin MacMahan of DailyFantasyInsider joins us to talk about the rookie’s current hot streak, what to make of Andrew McCutchen’s recent stretch (6:17), waiver wire pickups (8:29), and more, including answering our listener mailbag (19:53).

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Lance McCullers hits the DL, MLB Draft Talk & Waiver Pickups (Ep. 68)

There hasn’t been much breaking news as of late, but the MLB Draft did just wrap up and we’re discussing who may be some future fantasy studs (1:54). We’ve got Brandon Warne joining us to discuss his Twins’ No. 1 pick. Lance McCullers also hit the DL recently (11:42), and just who is Max Scherzer yelling at when he’s dominating on the mound (9:57)? Of course we’re chatting about the waiver wire as well starting with Lewis Brinson (15:08), Seth Lugo (23:35), and Pat Neshek (27:08) just to name a few.

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Craig Kimbrel’s Dominant Season, Waiver Wire Pickups, Trivia & More (Ep. 67)

Just when you thought Craig Kimbrel’s 2016 season was a sign of him slowing down, he proves everyone wrong and is the most dominant closer in baseball right now (4:03). We’re talking about just how special of a season he’s having with FantasyPros featured writer, Dan Harris. Of course, we’re also running through players to consider picking up off of waivers starting with hitters (14:30), then moving onto pitchers (25:27). We’re wrapping things up with a fun trivia section (35:16) before answer questions from the listener mailbag (41:27).

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Finding Mike Trout’s Replacement, Prospect Watch & Rapid Fire Questions (Ep. 66)

Mike Trout’s hurt (1:12) and Danny Duffy’s droppable (1:47). We’re covering the latest news with our guest Al Melchior as well as discussing the waiver wire options such as Bradley Zimmer (9:17), Brandon Drury (13:59), Brad Peacock (16:51), and Dinelson Lamet (20:34). Don’t miss out on our listener mailbag as we answer prospect questions (21:55) before jumping into our rapid fire lightning round where Al answers whose May performances are the real deal or just flukes (30:13).

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