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Rotoworld Baseball Show – Fantasy Baseball

668 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 124 ratings

Looking for top-notch fantasy baseball analysis covering draft strategy, waiver wire pickups, the latest injury news, or insight on the newest prospect call-up? Rotoworld Baseball Show delivers that and much, much more. Join D.J. Short, Rotoworld’s senior manager of fantasy content, and Eric Samulski as they break down everything you need to know.

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Cavan Biggio Trade Fallout with Dodgers, Strange HR Rate Players + Weekend Streamers

June 12, 2024 20:28 - 1 hour - 66.8 MB

(1:30) – Top Headlines: J.T. Realmuto to undergo knee surgery, Drew Thorpe debuts with White Sox, Dodgers trade for Cavan Biggio, Orioles send Connor Norby down (22:10) - More News & Notes: Masataka Yoshida and Geraldo Perdomo return, Edwin Diaz to be activated Thursday, possible Yariel Rodriguez start for Blue Jays (29:50) – Curious Home Run/Fly Ball Rate players: Austin Riley, Ozzie Albies, Eugenio Suarez, Spencer Steer, Vinnie Pasquantino, Nolan Arenado, and Brenton Doyle (1:03:30) – W...

Notable MLB Debuts this Week + Top Waiver Wire Adds

June 10, 2024 19:36 - 1 hour - 64.9 MB

(2:15) – Top Headlines: Hurston Waldrep leads notable MLB debuts, Max Meyer’s timeline and Adael Amador called up (28:45) - More News & Notes: Expectations for Max Scherzer, Gerrit Cole and Bobby Miller, Robbie Ray to return in July, Keaton Winn rejoins Giants + more big names back from injury (40:45) – Weekend Winners – Hitters: Heliot Ramos, Jesse Winker, Jeimer Candelario, David Hamilton, J.P. Crawford, Paul DeJong, Gavin Sheets (58:15) – Top Waiver Wire Pitchers: Matt Waldron, Hunter ...

"Name That Player" trivia based on 2024 MLB stats to date

June 05, 2024 19:09 - 55 minutes - 50.7 MB

(5:45) – Which rookie position player leads in FanGraphs in WAR? (9:10) – Which three hitters have more BB than K this season? (19:30) – Name the team who leads MLB in SB. (28:20) – Which pitcher has the lowest xERA this year? (38:30) – MLB has the lowest collective batting average since which season? (49:25) – Name the pitchers who have thrown MLB’s four complete games this year.  

Weekend fantasy baseball headlines, June MLB Team Power Rankings

June 03, 2024 04:00 - 57 minutes - 52.9 MB

(1:45) – Top Headlines: Connor Norby called up by Orioles, Gerrit Cole’s first rehab start, Royce Lewis to return from IL (10:50) – More News & Notes: Blake Snell and Jordan Romano banged up again, Spencer Torkelson sent to Triple-A, Rangers Suarez takes comebacker off his hand, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. starts at third base (20:40) – Top 10 Power Rankings + Biggest Risers: Yankees, Phillies, Guardians, Brewers, Mariners, Padres, and Cardinals (40:15) – Biggest Fallers: Braves, Cubs, Reds, an...

Ronald Acuna Jr. Injury Fallout + Biggest Surprises, Disappointments Entering June

May 29, 2024 21:00 - 1 hour - 65.9 MB

(1:45) – Top Headlines: Ronald Acuna Jr. lost for season, Braves call up Spencer Schwellenbach, Christian Javier, John Means, and Dean Kremer land on IL (15:30) – More News & Notes: Wyatt Langford returns, Joey Loperfido optioned to minors as list of struggling hitting prospects grows, Nathan Eovaldi ramps up for Rangers return, and Kerry Carpenter placed on IL (29:40) – Lessons Learned and Early Season Surprises: Jurickson Profar, Brice Turang, Jordan Westburg, Jeremy Pena, Taylor Ward, B...

Buy Low Targets: Corey Seager, Pete Alonso, Pablo Lopez, and others

May 22, 2024 19:59 - 1 hour - 61.4 MB

(2:20) – Eric’s late-night run-in Tuesday + Eric and Scott’s preferred music (5:15) – Top Headlines: Kris Bryant, Tim Anderson, and Chas McCormick return from injury, and Eloy Jimenez back on IL (16:00) – More News & Notes: Johnathan Rodriguez promoted, Ryan Pepiot, Blake Snell, and Dane Dunning back on the hill + Tylor Megill impresses in first start after IL (25:10) – Buy Low Hitters: Corey Seager, Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Brandon Nimmo, Vinny Pasquantino, Lars Nootbaar, Kerry Car...

Paul Skenes Shines, Edwin Diaz Demoted + Luis Matos, Alek Manoah among Waiver Wire Targets

May 20, 2024 20:26 - 1 hour - 62.3 MB

(1:55) – Top Headlines: Paul Skenes’ electric start vs Cubs, Edwin Diaz moves out of closer role, Adolis Garcia avoids serious injury (15:45) – More News & Notes: Jorge Soler, Byron Buxton, Dansby Swanson, and Brandon Lowe return + Dodgers call up Miguel Vargas (35:15) – Top Hitting Pick-Ups: Luis Matos, Kevin Pillar, Joey Ortiz, Alec Burleson, Jake Meyers, Luke Raley, and Josh Bell (54:00) – Intriguing Pitchers Widely Available: Alek Manoah, Taj Bradley, Reese Olson, Ryan Weathers, and B...

Struggling Hitters: Paul Goldschmidt, Corbin Carroll, and others + Key Injuries

May 15, 2024 19:25 - 1 hour - 64.3 MB

(1:00) – Top Headlines: Rhys Hoskins to IL, Zack Gelof returns, Nolan Jones’ rehab assignment, TJ Friedl and Patrick Bailey sidelined again (17:10) – More News & Notes: Jonathan Aranda, Austin Hays, and Gio Urshela off of IL, Mark Vientos called up (20:00) – Big Name Hitters to Cut or Hold: Paul Goldschmidt, Bo Bichette, George Springer, Corbin Carroll, Gleyber Torres, Spencer Torkelson, and Jackson Chourio (1:08:00) – Utilizing Statcast Bat Speed Data: How it’s different than exit veloci...

Paul Skenes, Robert Gasser Debut + Popular Waiver Wire Names

May 13, 2024 20:08 - 1 hour - 74 MB

(1:30) – Tips for contending in leagues after a slow start to the MLB season (7:20) – Top Headlines: Paul Skenes and Robert Gasser debut, Christian Scott and Matt Manning impress (31:30) – More News & Notes: Bryan Woo and Taj Bradley headline multiple SPs back in the rotation, Blake Snell’s timeline, Austin Riley ailing, Dansby Swanson, Ke’Bryan Hayes, and Jung Ho Lee placed on IL (48:30) – Popular Waiver Wire Adds: Strategy for bidding on trendy hitting prospects, Jo Adell, Leody Taveras...

Willson Contreras Replacements + Revisiting Preseason Predictions

May 08, 2024 19:21 - 1 hour - 66.2 MB

(2:30) – Top Headlines: Willson Contreras suffers bizarre injury, TJ Friedl and Cody Bellinger return, Seiya Suzuki begins rehab assignment (21:45) – More News & Notes: Steven Kwan timeline, latest on Dodgers bullpen, and reaction to Walker Buehler’s first start (39:00) – Revisiting Preseason Predictions: C.J. Abrams, Zach Neto, Tigers starting pitching, Shota Imanaga, Kutter Crawford, Gleyber Torres + highly-rostered players of Eric and Scott’s (1:03:20) – Possible Offenses to Attack and...

Luis Arraez Traded, Walker Buehler Returning + Weekend Winners

May 06, 2024 20:43 - 1 hour - 65.5 MB

(1:45) – Top Headlines: Impact of Luis Arraez traded to Padres, Christian Scott impresses in MLB debut + Trae Turner lands on IL and Steven Kwan sidelined  (25:55) – More News & Notes: Joe Musgrove, Nathan Eovaldi, and Evan Phillips land on IL, Walker Buehler, Jake Burger, John Means and more notable players returning from injury (46:00) – Weekend Winners + Losers: Brent Rooker, Abraham Toro, Luis Garcia Jr., Michael Massey, Willi Castro, Cole Tucker, Dean Kremer, and Garrett Crochet (1:0...

Mike Trout Injured + Friends & Family Draft Reaction, Surprises

May 01, 2024 19:42 - 1 hour - 64.2 MB

(1:30) - Top Headlines: Grayson Rodriguez to IL, Mike Trout suffers knee injury, Tyler Black and Jordan Beck called up (17:00) - Initial Yahoo Friends & Family Draft Thoughts: Changes in strategy, Mookie Betts selected 1.01, Elly De La Cruz’s rise, early selection of Corbin Burnes, and Aaron Judge (46:00) - More Draft Impressions: C.J. Abrams and Tyler Glasnow in the 2nd Round, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s upside, Wyatt Langford and other surprising picks later in the draft (1:06:00) - D.J., S...

Nolan Jones, Jesus Luzardo and More Key Injuries + Jo Adell Headlines Top Waiver Adds

April 29, 2024 19:18 - 1 hour - 64.1 MB

April 29: Eric Samulski (@SamskiNYC) and Scott Pianowski (@Scott_Pianowski) review the weekend's biggest news and top waiver adds including what to do about injuries to Nolan Jones, Jesus Luzardo, and Craig Kimbrel. They address how the return of Carlos Correa might impact popular waiver adds in Minnesota, and why it's time for people to take a chance on Jo Adell, Garrett Cooper, and Brenton Doyle. They also discuss general waiver wire organization strategy, give their opinions on this week'...

Jordan Walker Demoted, Blake Snell Injured + Early Exit Velocity Standouts

April 24, 2024 19:51 - 1 hour - 57.6 MB

(2:19) – Top Headlines: Jordan Walker demoted, Blake Snell to IL, update on Tristan Casas and Merrill Kelly injuries (21:21) – More News & Notes: Cody Bellinger dealing with rib issue, Lance Thomas likely landing on IL, Garret Cole’s timeline, rehab stints for Max Scherzer and Bryan Woo  (31:48) – Positive Early Exit Velocity: Jordan Westburg, Matt Chapman, Ryan Mountcastle, Oneil Cruz, Starling Marte, Riley Greene, and Josh Naylor (55:08) – Low Rates of Early Exit Velocity: Luis Arraez, ...

Francisco Alvarez Headlines Key Injuries + Top Waiver Wire Adds

April 22, 2024 19:48 - 1 hour - 66 MB

April 22: Eric Samulski (@SamskiNYC) and Scott Pianowski (@scott_pianowski) break down this weekend’s news and top waiver adds. Can you hold onto Francisco Alvarez in all leagues? How worried should you be about Merrill Kelly and Cristian Javier? Why you should believe in Luis Garcia Jr. and Bryan De La Cruz and why it may be time to be concerned about Aaron Nola, Nick Castellanos and more.  (4:00) – Top Headlines: Tristan Casas adds to list of Red Sox injuries, Francisco Alvarez placed on ...

Jack Leiter Headlines Top Call Ups + Pitcher Whiff Rate Trends

April 17, 2024 22:17 - 1 hour - 62 MB

(1:24) – Top Headlines: Jack Leiter back up with the Rangers Thursday, Dodgers call up Kyle Hurt,  Landon Knack, and Andy Pages (12:21) – Notable Injuries: Ozzie Albies, Seiya Suzuki, Rafael Devers, Garrett Whitlock, and Tyler Wells (27:09) – Pitchers with increased Whiff%: Reid Detmers, MacKenzie Gore, Bryce Miller, Graham Ashcraft, Clarke Schmidt, Ryan Weathers + notable relievers (49:43) – Relievers with dip in Whiff%: Alexis Diaz, Tanner Scott, and Raisel Iglesias (52:04) – Breaking ...

Justin Verlander Nears Return + Popular Waiver Wire Adds/Drops

April 15, 2024 17:58 - 50 minutes - 46.4 MB

Eric Samulski (@SamskiNYC) and Scott Pianowski (@scott_pianowski) break down the most recent news and transactions, including Bobby Miller, Carlos Correa, and Jake Burger headed to the IL with Justin Verlander and Jameson Taillon returning. They also break down some of Yahoo formats' most added/dropped players. Is it time to add Michael Busch and Brandon Marsh in more formats? Why didn't MacKenzie Gore rostered more widely? Is it time to move on from Jose Leclerc and Tanner Scott? They discu...

Jackson Holliday Called Up + Early Plate Discipline Trends

April 10, 2024 19:26 - 1 hour - 68.8 MB

(0:45) – Top Headlines: Orioles bring up Jackson Holliday, Nick Pivetta and Chase Silseth land on IL, Yoan Moncada suffers leg injury   (21:10) – More News & Notes: Jose Miranda called up, Spencer Arighetti joins Astros as Framber Valdez lands on IL, Mets bring up Jose Butto + more intriguing young arms   (33:20) – Improved Plate Discipline: Evan Carter, Christopher Morel, Corbin Carroll, Jazz Chisholm Jr., and Tyler O’Neill   (54:00) – Dip in Plate Discipline: Max Muncy, Christian Wal...

Spencer Strider headlines pitcher injuries + Brendan Donovan and more Waiver Wire adds

April 08, 2024 19:17 - 1 hour - 63 MB

Eric Samulski (@SamskiNYC) and Scott Pianowski (@Scott_Pianowski) discuss the recent string of pitching injuries and whether baseball can fix the issue. They then discuss some of the added and dropped players over the weekend. Can Jose Siri and Jose Caballero help fantasy managers in need of speed? Does Michael Busch warrant an add? Are we finally getting the Reid Detmers breakout? What should fantasy managers expect from Ronel Blanco and Cody Bradford and much more.  (1:00) – Top Headlines...

Josh Jung injured, Early Season Waiver Wire Tips + Key Weekend Series

April 03, 2024 18:58 - 54 minutes - 49.7 MB

(4:50) - Top Injuries: Josh Jung fractures wrist, Alek Thomas lands on IL   (10:30) - More News & Notes: White Sox sign Mike Clevinger, Dodgers claim Taylor Trammell off waivers, Pirates trade for Joey Bart   (19:40) - Key Waiver Wire Rules: Adding 10+ strikeout pitchers, targeting multi-pitch starters, prioritizing early saves and speed players   (40:00) - Notable Weekend Series: Lightly-rostered players to target in Rays-Rockies, Mets-Reds, Phillies-Nationals, White Sox-Royals and mo...

Recapping Opening Weekend Injuries, Standout Early Performers + Waiver Wire adds

April 01, 2024 19:35 - 1 hour - 68.5 MB

(2:00) Breaking down some of the early injuries to notable players such as Royce Lewis, Justin Steele, Eloy Jimenez, Sean Murphy and DJ LeMahieu (29:00) Standout Performers - Esteury Ruiz, Anthony Volpe, Bryce Turang, CJ Abrams, Lourdes Gurriel, Michael Conforto, Mitch Haniger  (46:00) Pitchers who caught our eye – Bobby Miller, Tanner Hauck, Zach Gallen, Jack Flaherty, Garret Crochet and more.  (1:07:10) – Waiver Wire players to keep an eye on – Will Benson, Jake Fraley, Nick Martini, JD...

Big Bold Predictions For This Season + Latest Player News

March 27, 2024 18:08 - 58 minutes - 53.6 MB

2:11 - Player news: McLain surgery, Sewald starting on the IL, Montgomery to the D-backs 15:45 – Pitcher Big Bold Predictions 17:05 - Yankees have a losing record 19:35 - DL Hall finishes as a Top-40 starting pitcher 22:11 - Two Mariners Cy Young candidates 23:47 - The Tigers have 5 SP in the Top-70 starting pitchers, Win AL Central 29:20 - Logan Webb wins 20 games 31:57 - Shota Imanaga has a better fantasy season than Yamamoto 36:20 – Hitter Big Bold Predictions 36:40 - Gleyber Tor...

Early Season Strategy + Players to Watch

March 25, 2024 21:20 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

3:56 Concern level with Kevin Gausman starting today, might not miss a start. 9:25 Jordan Romano has no more inflammation but will be delayed. Worried? 13:20 Jared Jones has made the Pirates rotation. Where would you draft him? 16:19 Max Meyer will start in the rotation. Can he outlast others when Garrett/Eury return? 21:49 Colton Cowser makes the Orioles. Can he push Austin Hays? 27:20 TJ Friedl will be out just 6-8 weeks. Worth an IL stash? 35:00 What hitting stats do you pay attenti...

2024 Win Totals, MVP, Cy Young + More Futures Bets

March 20, 2024 20:29 - 1 hour - 66.1 MB

(4:30) – AL East: Red Sox, Orioles, Rays and Yankees win total + Orioles to win the AL (17:30) – AL Central: Guardians and Tigers to win the Division, White Sox win total + fewest regular season wins (31:00) – AL West: Athletics win total, A’s vs Angels to finish last in the Division (37:15) – NL East: Marlins win total (39:10) – NL Central: Cubs, Brewers, and Pirates win total (47:05) – NL West: Rockies win total + fewest regular season wins (51:45) – More Player Props + Awards bets: ...

Spring Training Risers/Fallers: A.J. Puk, Wyatt Langford, Mike Trout + more

March 18, 2024 22:51 - 1 hour - 59.6 MB

(1:00) – Why Spring Training can provide signal for player trends during the regular season (4:00) – Top Headlines: Reynaldo Lopez wins rotation spot with Braves, Aaron Judge’s oblique ailment, troubling Gerrit Cole news + Eury Perez, Josh Lowe, and TJ Friedl injury fallout (30:45) – Spring Training Risers: A.J. Puk, Shota Imanaga, Seiya Suzuki, Wyatt Langford, Reese Olson, Matt Manning, Victor Scott II, and Kutter Crawford (55:30) – Spring Training Fallers: Carlos Rodon, Blake Snell, Jor...

2024 Rotoworld Mock Draft

March 14, 2024 23:00 - 1 hour - 95.7 MB

(1:25) - Setting up the Mock Draft order and roster settings (3:00) - Rounds 1-4 (with @ConnorJRogers and @scott_pianowski): Draft positions for Spencer Strider, Corbin Carroll, Aaron Judge, Corbin Burnes, Michael Harris, Bo Bichette, and SP options in the 4th Round (27:30) - Rounds 5-8 (with @RotoPat and @BCB_Sara): Analyzing Nico Hoerner, Josh Hader, Aaron Nola, Oneil Cruz, Cole Ragans, and Xander Bogaerts (47:45) - Rounds 9-12 (with @rotobuzzguy and @DaveShovein): Spotlighting Jarren D...

2024 Closer Preview

March 11, 2024 21:46 - 1 hour - 60.4 MB

(1:00) – Draft strategy with Relief Pitchers, overview of Closers entering the season, injuries to Devin Williams, Eric Bednar, and Kenley Jensen, intrigue with the Angels and White Sox bullpen (24:40) – Closer Rankings #20-11: Tanner Scott, Adbert Alzolay, Craig Kimbrell, and Alexis Diaz (37:00) – Closer Rankings #10-1: Andres Munoz, Paul Sewald, Josh Hader, and Raisel Iglasias (56:00) – Other non-closer names of intrigue: Bryan Abreu, Mason Miller, and Jason Foley

2024 Starting Pitcher Preview, Pt. 2: Top-20 Players

March 06, 2024 05:00 - 1 hour - 64.3 MB

(2:53) – The latest on starting pitcher injuries heading into the 2024 season, including updates on Lucas Giolito, Sonny Gray, Kevin Gausman, and Justin Verlander (14:07) – Starting Pitcher Rankings #20-11: Properly ranking Aaron Nola, expectations for Tyler Glasnow, Bobby Miller, and Grayson Rodriguez (43:28) – Starting Pitcher Rankings #10-1: Differences on Framber Valdez, Pablo Lopez’s capabilities, Spencer Strider and Gerrit Cole at the top (1:02:46) – Prospects and stashes to monitor...

2024 Starting Pitcher Preview, Pt. 1

March 04, 2024 23:07 - 1 hour - 58 MB

(1:00) – Overview of Starting Pitcher entering the 2024 season, draft strategy, and “floor vs ceiling” philosophy pending league size and settings (23:20) – Starting Pitcher Rankings #40-31: Justin Verlander, Jordan Montgomery, Bailey Ober, Chris Bassitt, and Shota Imanaga (49:00) – Starting Pitcher Rankings #30-21: Difficulty ranking Blake Snell (1:00:45) – Other names to monitor: Hunter Brown, Brandon Pfaadt, Jameson Taillon, Luis Severino, A.J. Puk, and Kutter Crawford

2024 Outfield Preview, Pt. 2: Top-20 Players

February 28, 2024 20:31 - 58 minutes - 54 MB

(1:10) – Big-picture look at the top-tier OFs entering 2024, including Cody Bellinger re-signing with the Cubs and Juan Soto in Pinstripes (14:00) – Outfield Rankings #20-13: Jazz Chisholm, Mike Trout, Bryan Reynolds, Kyle Schwarber, Nolan Jones, and Cody Bellinger (39:30) – Outfield Rankings: #12-1: Randy Arozarena, Adolis Garcia, Yordan Alvarez, Aaron Judge, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Corbin Carroll

2024 Outfield Preview, Pt. 1

February 26, 2024 20:42 - 1 hour - 57.8 MB

February 26, Outfield Part 1: Eric (@samskiNYC) and Scott (@scott_pianowski) continue the show's annual position preview series with a look at their outfielders ranked 21-40 for 2024 fantasy baseball drafts. Where are they drafting rookies Jackson Chourio and Wyatt Langford? Will we see a Riley Greene or Jordan Walker post-hype breakout? Is Ian Happ underrated and is Nick Castellanos in for batting average regression? They also discuss the different strategies for drafting in shallow or deep...

2024 3rd Base Preview

February 22, 2024 20:00 - 51 minutes - 47.4 MB

(0:50) – Surveying 3rd Base entering the year, including notable names in different places and Matt Chapman currently on the open market (10:45) – 3rd Base Rankings #20-13: Ke’Bryan Hayes and Alec Bohm (26:20) – 3rd Base Rankings #12-1: Ha-Seong Kim, Alex Bregman, Manny Machado, Royce Lewis and Austin Riley (46:00) – Other names of interest: Eugenio Suarez, Colt Keith, Maikel Garcia, Noelvi Marte and Yoan Moncada

2024 Shortstop Preview

February 21, 2024 23:12 - 1 hour - 57.2 MB

(1:00) – Overview of Shortstop entering 2024, key players on new teams and current free agents (19:10) – Shortstop Rankings #20-13: Trevor Story, Anthony Volpe, Thairo Estrada, Ezequiel Tovar and Jeremy Pena (40:00) – Shortstop Rankings #12-1: Elly De La Cruz, Oneil Cruz, CJ Abrams, Corey Seager and Bo Bichette (57:30) – Other players to monitor: J.P. Crawford, Vaughn Grissom, Zach Neto and Geraldo Perdomo

2024 Catcher Preview

February 14, 2024 20:33 - 1 hour - 62.9 MB

(2:15) - Overall view of Catcher entering the season, draft strategy in 1 vs 2 Catcher leagues, notable names on different teams and Spring Training competitions (28:20) - Catcher Rankings #20-13: Danny Jansen, Shea Langeliers, Luis Campusano, Bo Naylor and Keibert Ruiz (44:00) - Catcher Rankings #12-1: Salvador Perez, Willson Contreras, J.T. Realmuto and Adley Rutschman (1:06:50) - Other intriguing names: Austin Wells, Rene Pinto, Connor Wong, Travis d’Arnaud and Yan Gomes

2024 2nd Base Preview

February 12, 2024 20:21 - 59 minutes - 54.5 MB

(1:45) – Overall state of 2nd Base entering 2024, key players on new teams and top free agents   (19:30) – 2nd Baseman Rankings #20-13: Brandon Drury, Luis Rengifo, Nolan Gorman and Tommy Edman   (38:20) – 2nd Baseman Rankings #12-1: Luis Arraez, Andres Gimenez, Thairo Estrada, Matt McLain and Marcus Semien   (53:35) – Intriguing players to monitor: Vaughn Grissom, Gavin Lux, Davis Schneider and Cavan Biggio

2024 First Base Preview

January 30, 2024 21:22 - 56 minutes - 51.8 MB

(2:00) – Overall state of 1st Base entering 2024, key players on new teams and current free agents (8:15) – 1st Basemen Rankings #20-13: Spencer Steer, Spencer Torkelson, Justin Turner and Jeimer Candelario (26:50) – 1st Basemen Rankings #12-1: Yandy Diaz, Vinnie Pasquantino, Cody Bellinger, Paul Goldschmidt, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (55:30) – Intriguing young players to monitor

Shohei Ohtani signs 10-year, $700 million deal with Dodgers

December 11, 2023 11:00 - 33 minutes - 30.4 MB

(1:00) - Initial reaction to the Dodgers landing Shohei Ohtani after visiting with the Blue Jays (6:20) - Breaking down Ohtani's 10-year, $700 million deal (11:00) - Ranking Ohtani for the 2024 season (20:15) - Will the Blue Jays target Cody Bellinger in free agency? (26:30) - Analyzing what is next for the Angels

MLB Winter Meetings recap: Soto to Yankees, E-Rod to D-Backs, Kimbrel to Orioles, more!

December 08, 2023 04:21 - 59 minutes - 54.2 MB

(1:00) – Winter Meetings Takeaways: Latest Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto reports and potential impact on the market (14:30) – Impressions of Juan Soto to the Yankees and Michael King’s outlook in San Diego (28:50) – National League Deals: Eduardo Rodriguez to the Diamondbacks, Jeimer Candelario and Reds agree to multi-year deal (41:45) – Rating the Orioles signing of Craig Kimbrel and the Braves trading for Jarred Kelenic

MLB Offseason Preview: Top free agents and storylines to watch

November 08, 2023 04:36 - 57 minutes - 52.3 MB

(1:30) – Guardians and Cubs switch managers + openings with the Angels, Astros and Padres (11:20) – Notable hitters entering free agency: Cody Bellinger, Matt Chapman and Justin Turner (16:00) – Will Shohei Ohtani command the biggest contract in MLB history? (22:15) – Getting to know Yoshinobu Yamamoto (28:00) – Players who could be traded this offseason: Juan Soto, Paul Goldschmidt, Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez (36:55) – Examining the Dodgers pitching rotation (41:30) – Teams who coul...

Early 2024 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft Analysis

October 31, 2023 21:01 - 34 minutes - 32 MB

(3:00) – Impression of the Rangers jumping out to a 2-1 World Series lead over the Diamondbacks (6:30) – Spencer Strider vs Gerrit Cole as the top SP off the board in drafts + targeting Spencer Torkelson and Royce Lewis (15:00) – Examining options and draft strategies at Catcher  (20:15) – How high could Tarik Skubal and Bobby Miller climb among the top pitchers in 2024? (30:15) – Interesting trends in the Rotoworld Friends & Family Draft: influx of SPs early and lack of OF depth

Previewing Diamondbacks/Rangers World Series; early 2024 fantasy mock draft

October 25, 2023 19:38 - 48 minutes - 44 MB

(00:00) – Setting the stage for Rangers vs Diamondbacks (16:00) – Analyzing the Offenses (19:30) – Breaking down the bullpens (23:50) – World Series Predictions (26:05) – Recapping the early rounds of 2024 Rotoworld Friends and Family Mock Draft

Extremely early top-20 fantasy starting pitcher rankings for 2024

October 17, 2023 19:49 - 53 minutes - 49.2 MB

(0:45) – Rangers vs Astros ALCS takeaways (6:30) – Phillies vs Diamondbacks NLCS impressions (11:40) – SP #1-10: Gerrit Cole and Spencer Strider as the top two options + Kevin Gausman, Corbin Burnes, Zack Wheeler, Tyler Glasnow, Max Fried and Pablo Lopez (26:20) – SP #11-20: Walker Buehler, Tarik Skubal, Grayson Rodriguez, Logan Gilbert and the absence of Blake Snell in our Top 20 (47:45) – Pitchers to monitor from overseas

Early postseason takes; State of fantasy baseball after 2023 regular season

October 10, 2023 21:16 - 50 minutes - 46 MB

(0:35) – Postseason impressions: Wild Card Round concludes quickly, Braves vs Phillies in the NLDS (7:00) – Impact of new rules on the 2023 season: Stolen bases, batting average, ERA, runs and home runs on the rise (27:00) – How much are we buying a spike in saves this season? (42:00) – Examining if there is a correlation between the pitch clock and SP injuries + draft strategy for next year    

2023 MLB Postseason Preview; Wild Card series picks, World Series odds

October 02, 2023 20:04 - 59 minutes - 54.5 MB

(04:00) – #4 Rays vs #5 Rangers (11:30) – #3 Twins vs #6 Blue Jays (20:30) – #3 Brewers vs #6 Diamondbacks (30:30) – #4 Phillies vs #5 Marlins (39:00) – Analyzing World Series odds, including the Astros and Dodgers (51:30) – How vulnerable are the Braves? (56:00) – World Series predictions  

D.J. and Eric's Fantasy Baseball Awards for 2023

September 26, 2023 20:31 - 47 minutes - 43.3 MB

(2:50) – Ronald Acuna Jr. as the hands-down fantasy MVP this season (5:45) – Least Valuable Players: Tim Anderson, Jake McCarthy (8:15) – Fantasy Cy Young Award winners + disappointments: Blake Snell, Zach Eflin + Alek Manoah, Aaron Nola (15:20) – Most Improved Hitters + Pitchers: Josh Lowe, Spencer Steer + Kyle Bradish, Adbert Alzolay (22:30) – “The Icarus Award”: Elly De La Cruz, Mitch Keller (29:00) – “Mr. Enigma”: Joe Ryan, Spencer Torkelson (32:30) – “Mr. Pumpkin”: Lane Thomas, Mi...

Favorable matchups/streamers; intro to Sawyer Gipson-Long, add Twins hitters

September 19, 2023 19:36 - 40 minutes - 36.9 MB

(04:40) – Biggest pieces of advice for streaming players during the last weeks of the season (09:00) – Analyzing prospect Sawyer Gipson-Long (13:10) – Pitching staffs and pitchers to target: Braves and Cubs + Lucas Giolito, Wade Miley, Ranger Suarez and Griffin Canning (27:00) – Offenses and hitters of intrigue: Brewers and Twins + Seth Brown, Ryan Noda, Kris Bryant and Wilyer Abreu

Early 2024 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft analysis

September 12, 2023 19:26 - 41 minutes - 37.8 MB

(01:00) – Is the Mets/Jets fandom the most tortured in sports? (10:00) – Breaking down Bobby Witt Jr. going 1.04, Spencer Strider 1.05 overall and Jose Ramirez 1.05 (16:!5) – Analyzing Fernando Tatis at 1.10, Juan Soto at 1.11 and Freddie Freeman 1.12 (20:40) – Is Shohei Ohtani a reach or steal in the 2nd round? (27:20) – Framber Valdez, Kevin Gausman, Tyler Glasnow and Corbin Burnes as 3rd round selections (31:50) – Other notable selections: Elly De La Cruz in the 2nd round, Edwin Diaz...

2023 Fantasy Baseball Disappointments

September 06, 2023 21:34 - 59 minutes - 54.9 MB

(03:30) – Why Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Dylan Cease fell short of high expectations (19:30) – Analyzing Sandy Alcantara and Aaron Nola taking a step back in 2023 (30:30) – What lead to Tyler O’Neill’s subpar season? (36:40) – Breaking down Andres Gimenez and Matt Chapman struggles at the plate (45:00) – Who should be the #3 and #4 overall pick behind Ronald Acuna and Julio Rodriguez in drafts next year? (50:30) – Christian Javier and Willy Adames highlight other concerning players this ...

2023 fantasy baseball surprises/outlooks for 2024; waiver wire pickups

August 28, 2023 18:51 - 1 hour - 55.9 MB

(03:30) – Bullpen’s in Flux: Felix Bautista’s UCL injury in Baltimore and Tanner Scott’s emergence in Miami (08:45) – Analyzing breakout seasons from Adolis Garcia and Bryson Stott (14:15) – Examining Cody Bellinger’s dramatic turnaround and potential next contract (22:30) – More notable surprising seasons at the plate: Justin Turner, Ha-Seong Kim, Lane Thomas and Jorge Soler (41:30) – Pitcher who outperformed ADP: Alexis Diaz and Kyle Bradish (51:10) – Intriguing Weekend FAB: Cole Raga...

Talking 2023 MLB season trivia with "Name That Player!"

August 24, 2023 04:06 - 37 minutes - 34.2 MB

(8:14) – Which relief pitcher has the highest strikeout percentage in the Majors? (10:44) – Can Mookie Betts or Freddie Freeman nudge Ronald Acuña Jr. in the NL MVP race? (16:04) – Which player leads the AL in multi-hit games? (21:13) – Which qualified pitcher has the lowest ERA in the second half? (25:39) – Who leads the Majors in stolen bases in the second half? (27:56) – Which starting pitcher is Gerrit Cole tied with in quality starts? (31:27) – Which 8 players who have 2B eligibil...


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