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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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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Under-owned Studs on the Waivers (Ep. 65)

With so many players on the DL this year, teams have been forced to drop studs or hang onto injured players that are taking up valuable space. All that means is that there’s still talent to be picked up. Chris Meaney, host of the FNTSY Sports Network’s podcast is joining us to discuss all these players including future prospects in Yoan Moncada (10:52) and Gleyber Torres (13:46), as well as established players in Starling Marte (4:58), David Peralta (8:57), Joe Ross (19:42), and Archie Bradley (24:07).

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Fantasy Fact or Fiction (Ep. 64)

Joining us on today’s show is Matt Lutovsky of SportingNews.com. With nearly two months of baseball played, we’re playing a little game and giving our take on what to believe is real or not. This includes hot starts from teams like the Brewers (5:10), Twins (6:58), Diamondback, and Rockies (11:33), as well whether Miguel Sano is MVP-worthy (15:51), if Andrew McCutchen can be dropped (26:09), what Eduardo Rodriguez’s value is (33:35), or if Jose Berrios will be a top 20 pitcher the rest of the way.

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Replacing Freddie Freeman, Waiver Pickups & Trivia (Ep. 63)

Injuries have been crushing this season and owners will now need to replace Freddie Freeman (1:47). Jim Sannes of numberFire is here to give us his take on what to do with your roster spots including Edwin Diaz’s demotion (8:09), Trevor Story’s impending return (10:48), Trea Turner’s slump (16:03), and Nate Karn’s hot streak (31:47). We’ve got all this and more including fun facts from our trivia segment (20:57).

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Latest Prospect Call-ups & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 62)

The recent call-ups of Ian Happ (7:58), Bradley Zimmer (6:34), and Jose Berrios (8:29) all have fantasy owners wondering, are these guys legit? Where answering all those questions and more in our latest listener mailbag segment (8:56) with FantasyPros correspondent, Chris Bragg.

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Trey Mancini’s Hot Start, Waiver Wire Pitchers & DFS Strategy (Ep. 61)

Jared Kwart of FantasyCruncher.com joins the show to answer listener questions including his DFS tips on lineup construction (26:41). Tune in as we break down GPP strategy (26:46), weather impact (32:50), and favorite players to use (44:53). Of course, we’ve got season-long player covered too as we look to the waiver wire for more help (14:44).

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The Matt Harvey Debacle, More Injuries Abound & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 60)

We’re joined by Steve Gardner of USA Today and today we’re chatting about the latest debacle in New York with Matt Harvey (0:51). There’s also been no shortage of injuries this season and we can’t talk about injuries without mentioning Rich Hill (6:30), J.D. Martinez’s impending return (13:37), Jameson Taillon’s unfortunate situation (15:58), and Adrian Gonzalez’s future job security (26:32).

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Early Season Awards & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 59)

We’re handing out awards after one month and Dalton Del Don of Yahoo! Sports is here to join us. It’s hard to argue who the American League (2:20) and National League (5:42) MVPs are so far, and the same could be said about the AL (10:29) and NL (13:06) Cy Young leaders. With that said, the Rookie of the Year race is an unexpected one with our picks for the AL (17:41) and NL (19:27). We’re also answering your questions in this week’s listener mailbag (21:10).

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Aces Hit the DL, Aaron Judge is a Big Dude & Waiver Talk (Ep. 58)

Joining us to talk baseball today is Nate Grimm of Rotoworld. The month of May has gotten off to a rocky start with a few aces hitting the DL (2:02), the Nationals needing to fill Adam Eaton’s shoes (6:05), and the A’s have yet another closer (9:41). Aaron Judge continues to surprise (15:10) while Kyle Schwarber continues to disappoint (17:36). We’ve got all this plus some waiver chatter (21:37) to help you with your team.

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Thor’s Injury, Waiver Hunting & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 57)

Noah Syndergaard has bicep discomfort (3:13), Trea Turner almost hits for the cycle twice (1:00), and Julio Urias had his first start of 2017 (5:26). We’re talking about it all in our latest episode with guest, Brandon Warne, featured writer at FantasyPros. We’re also answering all your questions with our latest mailbag segment (21:59) and giving you our thoughts on some popular waiver wire options (7:54).

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