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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella fulfill your fantasy baseball fantasies.

Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella fulfill your fantasy baseball fantasies.
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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella fulfill your fantasy baseball fantasies.

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Episodes

Episode 181: First Base Week

1/15/2019
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn break down first base week at Baseball Prospectus using Gianella's tiered rankings article, discussing five star catcher (5:01), four star first basemen (13:15), three star first basemen (25:47), two star first basemen (38:01), and one star first basemen (48:04).

Duration:01:04:54

Episode 180: Catcher Week

1/11/2019
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn break down catcher week at Baseball Prospectus using Gianella's tiered rankings article, discussing five and four star catchers (5:36), three star catchers (10:07), two star catchers (21:34), and one star catchers (31:55).

Duration:00:52:15

Episode 179: New Year, New Team

12/21/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn break even more transactions in recent days: the Seattle-Cleveland-Tampa Bay three-team trade (2:11), Yonder Alonso traded to the White Sox (9:50), Tanner Roark traded to the Reds (13:12), the Phillies signing Andrew McCutchen (16:47), the Mets signing Wilson Ramos (21:05), the Yankees signing J.A. Happ (26:51), the Astros signing Michael Brantley (30:11), the Royals signing Billy Hamilton (33:21), the Rangers signing Lance Lynn while the Angels sign Matt...

Duration:01:04:30

Episode 178: The Pre-Winter Meetings Flurry

12/10/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn break down a slew of transactions: the Paul Goldschmidt trade to the Cardinals (2:22), Edwin Diaz trade to the Mets (9:29), Jean Segura trade to the Phillies (18:10), Patrick Corbin signing with the Nationals (29:15), Nathan Eovaldi re-signing with the Red Sox (34:20), the Nationals acquiring Yan Gomes (38:13), Jonathan Schoop signing with the Twins (43:06), Robinson Chirinos signing with the Astros (47:34), and Chris Owings signing with the Royals (50:16)

Duration:01:08:11

Episode 177: This Is The Offseason

11/22/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn break down the James Paxton trade (2:55) and give early mock draft analysis (10:08).

Duration:00:49:18

Episode 176: 2018 Expert Leagues Recap

10/17/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn recap the year in expert leagues, namely Tout Mixed (2:47), Tout NL (12:12), LABR AL (25:17), and LABR NL (32:10).

Duration:00:59:51

Episode 175: Inconsistent Players and Top Prospects

9/20/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn take a look at a few players who have been inconsistent throughout the season—Amed Rosario (2:45), Hunter Renfroe (6:52), Luis Castillo (13:13), and Matthew Boyd (19:43)—and also give their thoughts on top prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24:34), Victor Robles (34:34), Eloy Jiménez (40:50), and Fernando Tatís Jr. (44:48) and how these prospects might fare in fantasy basebal.

Duration:00:54:24

Episode 174: Injuries and Struggling Players Galore

8/30/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn take a quick look at recent waver wire moves (1:34) before delving deep into injuries to Buster Posey (2:38), Charlie Morton (7:16), and Josh Donaldson (11:11); struggling hitters including Kyle Seager (15:52), Greg Bird (19:16), and Dee Gordon (23:47); and struggling pitchers like Gio Gonzalez (34:09), Kyle Gibson (38:28), and Junior Guerra (43:45).

Duration:00:54:16

Episode 173: Winding Down the Season

8/16/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn discuss hot second half hitters such as Ronald Acuña, Rougned Odor, and Kole Calhoun (2:20), Robinson Canó's return and other assorted Mariners things of note (14:20), closer turnover (23:15), and noteable callups of late (35:00).

Duration:00:53:42

Episode 172: When The Trade Chips Fall

8/2/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn tackle the trade deadline, but not before talking about the trades that happened before the deadline and its impact in fantasy (4:45). On the deadline day moves, Mike and Zach discuss Brian Dozier going to the Dodgers (9:30), Tommy Pham to the Rays (16:10), Chris Archer to the Pirates (27:05), Austin Meadows also to the Rays (36:10), Jonathan Schoop to the Brewers (38:45) and Jonathan Villar going to the Orioles in that trade (45:00), the Blue Jays swapping...

Duration:01:12:15

Episode 171: The Calm Before The Trade Storm

7/26/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn with the lightning round episode, providing insight on some recent DL stints for Gary Sanchez (3:00) and Yoenis Céspedes (8:50); Delino DeShields being sent down (16:00); Jeurys Familia, Zach Britton, and closers (23:00); what's up with the Cubs rotation (30:00); and the tear that Matt Carpenter has been on (38:30).

Duration:00:52:05

Episode 170: Trade Season

7/23/2018
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Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn break down the Manny Machado trade (2:40), the Brad Hand trade (10:20), and dump trades (30:20)

Duration:00:53:53

Ep. 169: Trade Talk

6/23/2018
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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus banter about recent developments in their expert leagues (4:00) and discuss how they approach and execute mid-season trades (30:00).

Duration:00:53:40

Ep. 168: The Top 300

6/4/2018
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Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus break down the freshly updated BP Top 300 fantasy rankings.

Duration:00:50:53

Ep. 167: We’re Back

4/26/2018
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George Bissell, Mark Barry, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus return from an extended break to host a special edition NFL Draft-style podcast in which they select the most compelling storylines in fantasy baseball over the remainder of the season. Ronald Acuna (4:30) Josh Hader (11:00) Kyle Schwarber (18:30) Ozzie Albies (25:00) Xander Bogaerts (34:00) Byron Buxton (37:30) Christian Villanueva (41:30) Gerrit Cole (47:00) Charlie Morton (50:00) Luis Castillo & Jon Gray...

Duration:01:23:16

Ep. 166: The One About Kenley Jansen

4/4/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus discuss the importance of avoiding confirmation bias, overreacting to small samples or drawing significant conclusions from early season results (5:00), a trio of players they’ve been targeting in Hunter Strickland (15:00), Jordan Hicks (18:00) and Matt Moore (21:00), and finally banter about several situations they’re monitoring including Kenley Jansen (24:00), Kevin Gausman (31:00), Rhys Hoskins (38:30), Justin Smoak...

Duration:00:54:25

Ep. 165: Opening Day Developments

3/29/2018
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus discuss critical spring training takeaways and developments including Dan Vogelbach (8:00), Scott Kingery (11:00) and Ryan McMahon (17:00), a league-wide shift in closer and elite multi-inning reliever usage (22:00), the value of newly-minted closers Brad Boxberger (28:00), Dominic Leone (32:00), Blake Parker (35:00), Jeurys Familia (37:00), and unsettled situations in Chicago, San Francisco and Texas (38:00), the impact of injuries to...

Duration:01:13:54

Ep. 164: Tout Wars Recap

3/21/2018
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Justin Mason of FanGraphs and Fantasy Alarm joins George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus to discuss the fantasy fallout from Justin Turner’s fractured wrist (8:30), the recent signings of free agent pitchers Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn (15:00), the demotion of top prospect Ronald Acuna (21:00), spring training storylines including Zack Greinke, Madison Bumgarner, Lucas Giolito and Dan Vogelbach (23:30), and finally recap their Tout Wars Head-to-Head (31:00) and...

Duration:01:28:25

Ep. 163: The Auction Strategy Show

3/13/2018
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus host their annual auction strategy podcast. They discuss the importance of establishing bid limits (4:00), being aware of league-specific contextual factors (8:00), focusing exclusively on value and extracting as much as possible (11:30), category scarcity and being prepared to make sacrifices (16:00), how to approach power and starting pitching in the current fantasy landscape (19:00), being flexible and adapting to your...

Duration:01:42:30

Ep. 162: LABR AL & NL Recap

3/7/2018
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USA Today Sports Senior Fantasy Editor Steve Gardner joins George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus for their annual recap of the LABR NL-Only (4:00) and AL-Only (30:00) auctions held in Arizona last weekend. Audio Intro: That Fleeting World, “The Alchemist” Audio Outro: Silent Partner, “Chances”

Duration:00:58:52