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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Sophomore Expectations (Ep. 85)

We’re back and joining us this episode is Jim Sannes of numberFire.com to chat about the sophomore class in 2018. People often think of the sophomore slump as a reason to avoid certain players, but this class could be special and different. Before we get into those players, we’re quickly discussing the Seung-Hwan Oh signing and the busy bullpen in Texas (1:40). If you want to hear about the youngsters, we’ve got you covered as we chat about Aaron Judge (8:57), Matt Olson (12:54), Rhys Hoskins (12:54), Cody Bellinger (15:33), Yoan Moncada (22:43), and a handful of pitchers (34:01).

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Early Rankings Standouts (Ep. 84)

Guest Brandon Warne of The Athletic joins us to take an early dive into the expert consensus rankings. First, we digest the Christian Yelich trade and fantasy implications (0:40). We also explain why Alex Avila is all of a sudden a favorite sleeper of ours (8:30). As we go through the rankings, we each explain which players we think are too high or too low at this point. Players discussed include Clayton Kershaw (11:10), Bryce Harper (12:33), Noah Syndergaard (17:23), Gary Sanchez (28:41) among many others.

 
Dynasty Baseball Talk w/ Steve Gardner (Ep. 83)

Steve Gardner of USA Today joins us for a show dedicated entirely to dynasty fantasy baseball leagues. We’re answering questions from the listener mailbag (2:27) about general strategy, 2019’s top prospects (8:47), the top rookies (11:46), a few busts from last year’s rookie class (17:50), and future shutdown closers (22:57). In the second half of the show, we count down the three dynasty assets you should try to acquire (25:57)before we each give one name to avoid or sell high on (38:41).

 
Post-Winter Meetings & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 82)

Brandon Warne of The Athletic joins Bobby Sylvester to discuss the Winter Meetings and their fantasy implications as the two tackle a dozen questions from the Listener Mailbag. They start (1:06) by addressing the new fantasy values of recently acquired players, Giancarlo Stanton and Evan Longoria before eventually diving into discussions on Marcell Ozuna and Shohei Otani. Later (5:54), they discuss potential trades and the impact on the fantasy status of Gerrit Cole, Manny Machado and a trio of stars who may get traded in the coming months. Brandon and Bobby also touch on the Marlins’ decimating their ball club (18:09), the top remaining free agents (27:18) and whether or not Barry Bonds belongs in the Hall of Fame (36:07).

 
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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