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Enthusiastic data-driven fantasy baseball analysis and strategy.

Enthusiastic data-driven fantasy baseball analysis and strategy.
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Enthusiastic data-driven fantasy baseball analysis and strategy.




Episode 34: Corey Kluber, Javier Baez & Jacob deGrom

Episode 34 looks at the fantasy baseball outlook for Corey Kluber, Javier Baez and NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom. Kluber and Baez have Profiles with a lot more questions than some of the other top players, while deGrom has joined the ranks of truly elite starting pitcher. Players discussed: Corey Kluber (6:11), Javier Baez (27:02) and Jacob deGrom (40:58).


Episode 33: Chris Sale, Freddie Freeman & Aaron Judge

The player profile adventure continues! Episode 33 looks at the fantasy outlook of Chris Sale, Freddie Freeman and Aaron Judge based on past performance and skills. Players discussed: Chris Sale (3:07), Freddie Freeman (18:39) and Aaron Judge (34:37).


Episode 32: Alex Bregman, Ronald Acuna & Christian Yelich

Episode 32 dives deep into three super exciting players—Alex Bregman, Ronald Acuna and Christian Yelich. In fact, it’s unlikely that another podcast this offseason will have a trio I like so damn much. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of talk about Yelich’s hard hit fly ball rate. Players discussed: Alex Bregman (3:11), Ronald Acuna (21:18) and Christian Yelich (31:54).


Episode 31: Jose Altuve & Manny Machado

Episode 31 looks at the fantasy outlook for Jose Altuve after a disappointing season and Manny Machado after he played the villain in this year’s playoffs. As usual, the episode dives deep into past performance and skills to see what 2019 might hold for both players. Players discussed: Jose Altuve (4:09) and Manny Machado (20:06).


Episode 30: Trea Turner & Paul Goldschmidt

Episode 30 covers the fantasy outlook for two players currently going in the first round of mock drafts—Trea Turner and Paul Goldschmidt. Find out why only one belongs there. Also, a quick dive into the proposed Mallex Smith and Mike Zunino trade and it’s fantasy implications. Players discussed: Mallex Smith and Mike Zunino (0:08), Trea Turner (12:10) and Paul Goldschmidt (23:10).


Episode 29: Max Scherzer

Episode 29 looks at what makes Max Scherzer the best pitcher in the game with a deep dive on his past performance and skills. You will leave the podcast feeling refreshed and believing in starting pitching once again. Scherzer’s got production, skills and volume for days.


Episode 28: J.D. Martinez & Bryce Harper

Episode 28 looks at two outfielders currently going in the first round of mock drafts—J.D. Martinez and Bryce Harper. I take a look at the metrics and skills behind their past performance to see what we should expect from each player in 2019. Players discussed: J.D. Martinez (2:39) and Bryce Harper (14:54).


Episode 27: Trout, Betts, Ramirez, Lindor and Arenado

This episode takes a deep dive into player analysis, including an overview of my offseason process and the first five player profiles for 2019. I look at the current top 5 in early ADP to see what we might expect next season. Players discussed: Mike Trout (13:40), Mookie Betts (22:33), Jose Ramirez (31:08), Francisco Lindor (39:23) and Nolan Arenado (50:29).


Episode 26: Interview with Max Freeze

In Episode 26 of the podcast, I talked with Max Freeze of, FantasyPros and Sports Degens. Our conversation touched on a number of subjects, including his approach to hitter and pitcher analysis, the impact of changes to pitcher roles on fantasy baseball strategy, players he likes and dislikes heading into 2019, and more. Players we discuss include: David Dahl, Jake Bauers, Josh James, Corbin Burnes, Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Correa and Gleyber Torres.


Episode 25: Interview with Joe Saunders

Interview with Joe Saunders of the Fantasy World Order podcast. We discussed a number of topics, including player analysis tools, spin rate, release points, projections, standings gain points, in-season management, FAAB tendencies, and players he likes and dislikes headed into 2019. Players discussed: Kyle Tucker, German Marquez, Matt Olson, Javier Baez, Evan Gattis, Matt Chapman, Nick Pivetta, and Yoan Moncada.


Episode 24: Reviewing Bold Predictions

The 2018 fantasy baseball season is now in the rear view mirror. This episode looks back at my 12 bold predictions from the preseason to see what I got right, what I got wrong, and some lessons learned. Players discussed: Shin-Soo Choo, Rougned Odor, Yasiel Puig, Eddie Rosario, Corey Knebel, Whit Merrifield, Javier Baez, Yadier Molina, Kyle Hendricks, Matt Carpenter, Dominic Leone, Brad Boxberger, Alex Claudio and Devon Travis.


Episode 23: Interview with Walter McMichael

Interview with Walter McMichael of the Real Fake Baseball podcast on Friends with Fantasy Benefits. We discussed player analysis, dynasty leagues, prospect resources, in-season management, FAAB, draft prep, and three players he likes and dislikes based on where they're going the early mock drafts. We then debate Adalberto Mondesi and what to expect from him next year. Players discussed: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Ozzie Albies, Adalberto Mondesi, Eloy Jimenez, top tier starting pitchers, Yoan...


Episode 22: Interview with Patrick Donovan

Interview with Patrick Donovan of the Fantasy World Order podcast. Topics discussed include players who can help fantasy owners down the stretch, player analysis tools and metrics, draft strategy, in-season management and players he does and doesn't like heading into 2019 drafts.


Episode 21: September Predictions and Mailbag

Septmeber can make or break fantasy baseball seasons. Today's podcast provides 7 player predictions for September and answers questions from listeners on a range of topics, including September call-ups, Tyler White, Jose Quintana's struggles and David Bote. Players discussed: Matt Olson (1:40), Avisail Garcia (3:57), Tommy Pham (7:10), Adalberto Mondesi (9:00), Victor Robles (11:20), Kyle Hendricks (13:50), Carlos Rodon (16:25), Jose Peraza (17:58), Jose Quintana (24:28), Luke Voit (32:08),...


Episode 20: Waiver Wire (August 26)

Looks at potential waiver wire pick ups for the week beginning August 27. Players discussed: Greg Allen, Philip Ervin, Jeff McNeil, Neil Walker, Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier, Jonathan Villar, Cory Spangenberg, Ryan O'Hearn, J.T. Riddle, Ji-Man Choi, Billy McKinney, Brian Johnson, Anthony DeSclafani and Sam Gaviglio.


Episode 19: 15 Hitter and Pitcher Observations

Looks at 12 hitters and three pitchers showing interesting skills recently. Players discussed: Aaron Hicks, Jose Martinez, Cedric Mullins, Tyler White, Justin Smoak, Rafael Ortega, Joe Mauer, Jorge Bonifacio, DJ LeMahieu, Kendrys Morales, Harrison Bader, Matt Olson, Joe Musgrove, Zach Eflin and Alex Cobb.


Episode 18: Hitter and Pitcher Skill Observations

Back from a two week hiatus to provide 16 hitter observations and 5 pitcher observations based on player skills over the last 14 days. Players discussed: Stephen Souza Jr., Brandon Nimmo, Jed Lowrie, Paul DeJong, Trey Mancini, Willy Adames, Jason Kipnis, Marcus Semien, Jorge Polanco, Jeimer Candelario, Teoscar Hernandez, Niko Goodrum, Miguel Sano, Daniel Murphy, Mark Trumbo, Alex Bregman, Derek Holland, David Price, Tyler Glasnow, Jalen Beeks and Sam Gaviglio.


Episode 17: Interview with Brian Slack

Interview with Brian Slack, writer for Baseball HQ and one of the best fantasy baseball players around. We look at his process throughout the season, including metrics, tools and resources he uses for player analysis. We also discuss fantasy baseball strategy, including draft strategy and in-season management. He then gives us his fresh baked players (guys he likes rest of season) and his hard cookies (players who will disappoint).


Episode 16: Waiver Wire (July 30)

Looks at possible waiver wire additions for the week ending July 30. Players discussed: Brian Goodwin, Brett Phillips, Adalberto Mondesi, Mitch Garver, Lucas Duda, Jacoby Jones, Lourdes Gurriel, Derek Holland, Wily Peralta, Trevor Richards and Yefry Ramirez.


Episode 15: Wheeler, Rodon, 2 x 2 and Hitter Observations

Quick hits on two hitters (Cody Bellinger and Adam Duvall) and two pitchers (Shane Bieber and Vince Velasquez), hitter observations and deep dives on Zack Wheeler and Carlos Rodon. Players discussed: Shane Bieber, Cody Bellinger, Adam Duvall, Vince Velasquez, Justin Upton, Brandon Nimmo, Rhys Hoskins, Josh Bell, Mitch Haniger, Justin Smoak, Jeimer Candelario, Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Ronald Guzman, Derek Dietrich, Ronald Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez, David Fletcher, Chris Taylor, Carlos Rodon...