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.

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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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Ep. 42: NL-Only League Drafts

We’re joined by Derek Carty, creator of THE BAT Projections System, and also champion of last year’s NL-Only LABR League to talk about his picks for this year’s league. If you’re ever considering playing one of these types of formats, or have an upcoming draft with this setup, listen in to get our analysis of his draft as well as his breakdown on picking Clayton Kershaw (6:18), Yasiel Puig (12:46), Ryan Braun (22:00) and many other players.

 
Ep. 41: Sleepers for 2017

We’re hitting everyone’s favorite topic with Scott Pianowski of Yahoo! Sports. That’s right, it’s an episode filled with sleepers picks from every position and with over 25 players named, there is no chance you’ll be disappointed.

 
Ep. 40: Mock Draft with Steve Gardner

We’re bringing you inside the mind of our special guest, Steve Gardner of USA Today, also known as one of the most accurate experts in the industry. 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. Find out why we’re not drafting George Springer (6:18), where we feel position scarcity comes into play at first base (7:21), who the first pitcher we’re drafting is (10:51), and much more including taking Gregory Polanco ahead of Andrew McCutchen (13:49).

 
Ep. 39: Debating the Consensus

Join us along with guest, Greg Smith of The Fake Baseball, as we go down the expert consensus rankings (ECR) and discuss players that we hold differing opinions on compared to other experts. Now there are a few players we agree on with Greg, starting with Ian Desmond (4:00) and Jose Abreu (5:56), but there are definitely a few that we don’t see eye-to-eye on such as Stephen Strasburg (18:43) and Jean Segura (21:25).

 
Ep. 38: Mid-Round Steals, Busts & Breakouts

The middle rounds are filled with players that can provide significant upside at reduced costs if you know who to target. We’re chatting with Michael Waterloo of RotoExperts and discussing former top prospects with upside, high-floor players, and breakout candidates.

 
Ep. 37: Auction Strategy, Trade Rumors & Latest News

We’re covering the latest news around baseball with FantasyPros correspondent Dan Harris. Listen up as we discuss the Matt Wieters signing, trade rumors that could have fantasy impact, how you should approach an auction draft, and what the ideal draft position is in a snake format.

 
Ep. 36: Bounce-Back Candidates & Draft Mistakes to Avoid

Jim Sannes of numberFire joins us to name bounce-back candidates ahead of the season. Are Giancarlo Stanton and Andrew McCutchen worth their draft price? How about Chris Archer and King Felix? We’re going down the rankings as well as discussing common draft mistakes to avoid.

 
Ep. 35: Spring Training Preview

Pitchers and catchers have reported and spring training is officially starting. Joining us today is Al Melchior (@almelchiorBB) to discuss recent news including Alex Reyes and the impact his injury has on Cardinals, as well as Jose Peraza’s promotion. We’re also talking about two big name players whose injury pasts should be concerning heading into drafts and what to expect from a few members of that stacked Cubs lineup.

 

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