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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Eric Thames Up, Starling Marte Down & More News (Ep. 54)

Eric Thames is scorching everything in his path (1:08), Starling Marte is a goner for 80 games (9:28), and Rich Hill is hurt again (25:19). There are a ton of news items to go over and fantasy decisions to be made. We’re covering all of it with guest, Dan Harris, featured writer at FantasyPros. We’re also breaking down the closer carousel and what names you should be watching (16:53) before we jump into a few trivia questions (27:50). The show closes with quick draft using the DRAFT app for Wednesday’s MLB slate.

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News, Trivia & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 53)

The Reds are on fire, but are they actually any good (2:35)? We’re back with another episode to discuss the latest happenings around the league and this time, we’ve got a game of trivia with our guest and featured writer at FantasyPros, Chris Bragg (10:48). We’re also answering questions that you the listeners have sent in and if you want your questions answered, send them over to bobby@fantasypros.com.

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Slow/Hot Starts & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 52)

Michael Waterloo from RotoExperts.com joins Bobby to chat about a number of players off to slow starts from Byron Buxton (1:35) to Tyler Glasnow (5:22) and players who have had hot starts including Drew Pomeranz (11:03), George Springer (18:25) and Wily Peralta (22:56). Then they make their way to the listener mailbag to answer questions about whether Mike Trout is already a Hall of Famer (32:28) and who the best basketball players in the Big Leagues are (34:26).

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Listener Mailbag & Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 51)

We’ve got another episode filled with your questions including a few thoughts on potential waiver wire pickups. Listen in as Bobby and guest, Jared Kwart of Fantasy Cruncher, answer all your questions such as what to make of Lindor’s hot start (7:02), thoughts on picking up Dylan Bundy (17:55), if Joey Gallo is playing his way into a full-time role, and even a question that one of our own team members here at FantasyPros has regarding how much stock you should put into avoiding picking up closers within the same division (14:54).

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Ep. 50: News, Trivia & Listener Mailbag

Al Melchior of FanRagSports.com joins host, Bobby Sylvester for the first episode since Opening Day. The pair discusses Mad Bum’s hitting (5:12) and some injuries before moving onto the Angels closer situation (8:41), whether Carlos Martinez is a legitimate ace (14:14) and if Dallas Keuchel is back. Eventually, Bobby throws some tough trivia questions at Al (18:18) including some amazing historical facts, then they close by answering questions from the listener mailbag (24:35) which included whether Kiermaier can compete for MVP, if Otani will eventually be used as a hitter and who the top five most talented pitchers are in baseball.

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Ep. 49: DFS Opening Day Advice

Baseball is finally here and so are the first DFS slates of the MLB season. We’re joined by Justin MacMahan, co-founder of Daily Fantasy Insider to break down Sunday and Monday’s matchups, FanDuel’s new late-swap feature (12:09), give our value plays (22:01), and everything you can think of to help build your first lineups of the season.

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Ep. 48: Season Preview & Predictions

With the first pitch of the regular season right in front of us, Greg Smith of The Fake Baseball joins us to preview the MLB landscape. We’re making predictions for each division starting with the AL East (3:41) and ending with the NL West (24:58). Listen in as we predict who will be the champions this season (31:43) and name all the individual award winners after 162 games (31:58).

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Ep. 47: Frequently Drafted Players

After completing multiple drafts, we’re analyzing trends in our picks by taking a look at our most commonly drafted players across multiple leagues. Our friend and FantasyPros writer, Dan Harris, joins us as we break down our roster construction and discuss the reasons of why names like Matt Carpenter (24:53), Anthony Rendon (30:02), Jean Segura (36:02) along with many others continue to make it on our rosters.

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Ep. 46: Mock Draft w/ a Late Pick

We’re wrapping up our mock draft series and this time we’re starting with the 10th pick. Joining us for the fun is FantasyPros correspondent, Chris Bragg. Like all drafts, you’ll need to be flexible based on how the cards are dealt and we’re demonstrating that this time around with as the Marmol strategy makes an appearance (21:33). Get our thoughts on top-end players such as Josh Donaldson (7:00) and Bryce Harper (7:37) before we move onto a few names further down in your draft such as Yasmani Grandal (35:48) and Steven Matz (38:04).

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Ep. 45: High-Risk Players & Late-Round Gambles

We’re back to get you ready for the start of the season and we’ve got Chris Meaney, host of FNTSY Sports Today, joining us to discuss players who carry a bit of extra risk when considering them in a fantasy draft. Listen in as we give our thoughts on over 20 players including some high-upside, low-cost names in David Peralta (34:47), Carter Capps (41:31) and Drew Smyly (44:17).

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Ep. 44: Mock Draft with Paul Sporer

We’re mock drafting again and this time it’s from an early round spot with our guest, Paul Sporer of FanGraphs. We’ll be using our Draft Wizard Simulator to run a mock draft as we go pick-by-pick and talk through the different strategies around each turn. Listen in as we take different approaches to the number two pick starting with Nolan Arenado (5:47) and Clayton Kershaw (7:10). Get insight on whether you should be afraid of Jean Segura (19:01), who Paul likes in a surprisingly shallow field of first basemen (19:01), and much more including our grades at the end (47:40).

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Ep. 43: Hot Takes

Dalton Del Don of Yahoo! Sports joins us to give his hot takes for the season. We’re making 10 bold predictions for you to consider when drafting and discussing some of Dalton’s recent LABR picks.

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