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Jeff Erickson, Clay Link, James Anderson, Scott Jenstad, Todd Zola and Fred Zinkie cover fantasy baseball year round, including draft prep, strategy and much more!

Jeff Erickson, Clay Link, James Anderson, Scott Jenstad, Todd Zola and Fred Zinkie cover fantasy baseball year round, including draft prep, strategy and much more!


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Jeff Erickson, Clay Link, James Anderson, Scott Jenstad, Todd Zola and Fred Zinkie cover fantasy baseball year round, including draft prep, strategy and much more!




Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 10, 2021)

Projected two-start options for the week of May 10, 2021 (0-5 scale): Luke Weaver 1 (Todd 0) Madison Bumgarner 4 Max Fried 3 (Todd 2) John Means 4 Jorge Lopez 0 Martin Perez 1 Nathan Eovaldi 3 (Todd 4) Adbert Alozlay 2 (Todd 3) Jeff Hoffman 1 (Todd 0) Sonny Gray 4 Shane Bieber 5 Antonio Senzatela 0 Jon Gray 0 Dylan Cease 3 Casey Mize 2 Lance McCullers 4 Luis Garcia 2 (Todd 3) Brady Singer 4 Trevor Bauer 5 Daniel Castano 0 Pablo Lopez 4 Freddy Peralta 4 J.A. Happ...


Notable Minor-League Assignments

Noteworthy Minor-League Assignments Votes Of Confidence Bobby Witt - Double-A CJ Abrams - Double-A Alek Manoah - Triple-A Max Meyer - Double-A Matt Allan - High-A Quinn Priester - High-A Travis Swaggerty - Triple-A Luisangel Acuna - Low-A Brayan Rocchio - High-A Masyn Winn - Low-A Francisco Morales - Double-A Keoni Cavaco - Low-A Benyamin Bailey - Low-A Aaron Bracho - High-A Matthew Liberatore - Triple-A Angel Martinez - Low-A Jake Vogel - Low-A Tucupita Marcano -...


Trade Season Begins



It's Week Six and Everyone is Hurt!

Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad recap the weekend in baseball including another busy week of FAAB, a rash of injuries to big name players and players who are surging or struggling. Follow us on Twitter: @Jeff_Erickson I @ScottJenstad I @RotoWire.


Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 3, 2021)

Two-start pitcher grades for the week of May 3, 2021: Luke Weaver 3 Huascar Ynoa 3 Dean Kremer 0 Nick Pivetta 3 Kyle Hendricks 4 Aaron Civale 4 Cal Quantrill 2.5 German Marquez 3 (Todd 2) Casey Mize 1 Zack Greinke 5 Jakob Junis 2 (Todd 1) Mike Minor 3 Shohei Ohtani 3 (Todd 4) Walker Buehler 5 Nick Neidert 0 Eric Lauer 1 (Zola 2) Kenta Maeda 4 J.A. Happ 4 Jacob deGrom 5 Joey Lucchesi 0 (Todd 1) Domingo German 2 (Todd 3) Frankie Montas 2 Cole Irvin 2 Matt Moore 0 Aaron...


Streaming Starting Pitching Tips

We spend a lot of time discussing streaming on this episode, but we start off with news and notes: SP Streamer Discussion


Shane McClanahan gets call for Rays

Should we have bid more on Pavin Smith in MAIN? Does it matter, since we got Kyle Higashioka? Smith has been leading off for over a week, looks pretty good Alex Kirilloff batting fifth against righties, ninth against his first lefty Wednesday — has started six straight. Clay’s boy, Shane McClanahan starting Thursday against the A’s. The buzz surrounding Pedro Leon is mounting... How much longer can Cleveland wait on Bobby Bradley, and to a lesser extent, Daniel Johnson? Arizona somehow...


Tough April Decisions



Week 5 FAAB, Injury Talk, Braves Struggling Offense

Week 5 Schedule Notes FAAB Pickups - Weathers, Staumont, Kirilloff, Gomber, Tyler O'Neill, Deivi Garcia, Alex Wood Injury News & Notes Bumgarner's No-Hitter Struggling Braves


Two-Start Pitchers (Week of April 26, 2021)

Merrill Kelly 1 (Todd 2) Charlie Morton 4 Ian Anderson 4 Bruce Zimmerman 1 Dean Kremer 0 Garrett Richards 2 (Todd 3) Zach Davies 3 (Todd 1) Trevor Williams 1 (Todd 0) Tyler Mahle 4 Zach Plesac 3 Austin Gomber 3.5 (Todd 3) Chi Chi Gonzalez 0 (-.5) Carlos Rodon 5 Spencer Turnbull 2 Jose Urena 0 Jose Urquidy 3 Cristian Javier 3 (Todd 4) Brad Keller 2 (Todd 3) Julio Urias 5 Walker Buehler 5 Trevor Rogers 5 Daniel Castano 0 Corbin Burnes 5 Adrian Houser 2 Corey Kluber 2...


Jazz Ready to Graduate

Jazz Chisholm update — 193 wRC+, 16.1 BB%, 26.8 K% Alex Kirilloff was not an option to replace Kepler with Twins in Oakland — could get the call Friday. Luis Garcia does as well as could have been expected in Coors — 6 K’s and 2 ER in 5.2 IP. Ryan Weathers sticking in rotation for now. TONY LA RUSSA says there will be some tough decisions to make when Billy Hamilton finishes his rehab — could Vaughn get sent down? Vaughn has a .393 OBP and three doubles in his last eight games. James...


Adventures in Streaming

1. Injuries 2. What do you do with Fernando Tatis Jr.? 3. Streamers


A Weekend of Big Injuries / Week 4 FAAB Breakdown

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Two-Start Pitchers (Week of April 19)

Zac Gallen 5 Nate Eovaldi 4 Eduardo Rodriguez 3 (Todd 4) Kyle Hendriks 5 Luis Castillo 5 Zach Plesac 3 Jon Gray 0 Carlos Rodon 5 Lance McCullers 4 (Todd 3) Brad Keller 3 Dylan Bundy 5 Dustin May 5 Nick Neidert 2 Brandon Woodruff 5 Jose Berrios 5 Taijuan Walker 3 Jameson Taillon 2 Jesus Luzardo 3 (Todd 4) Chase Anderson 0 (Todd 1) Tyler Anderson 0 (Todd 1) Joe Musgrove 5 Chris Paddack 3 Kevin Gausman 5 Logan Webb 1 Jack Flaherty 5 Josh Fleming 3 (Todd 2) Kohei...


No-Hitters, More COVID Problems, Rules Experiments

Mike Gianella from Baseball Prospectus joins Jeff Erickson to discuss Carlos Rodon's no-hitter, the Astros' COVID issues and their recent series with the Tigers, and the Atlantic League's two rules experiments. They also track their respective progress in four industry leagues - RazzSlam, TGFBI, LABR and Tout Wars.


Waiting Season

Alex Kirilloff up for doubleheader Houston’s Luis Garcia looked dominant in long-relief appearance Ryan Weathers primary pitcher on Friday against LAD? Michael Kopech could be a starting option at some point this season Added Zach McKinstry in the Main Event Why you shouldn’t overvalue the top of the draft class in the fall — Kumar Rocker, Jud Fabian New Hip Hop Segment: Weekly Walk-Up Tracks, suggested by JackJ


Multiple Monday Monsters

Monday featured a slew of fantastic pitcher outings, including starts from Casey Mize, Tyler Glasnow, Freddy Peralta, and a number of streamers as well. Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss them all, plus they re-evaluate Ramon Laureano's value after his seven stolen bases to begin the season. Finally, is Madison Bumgarner a drop?


Week 3 - More FAAB Closer Madness

Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the weekend in baseball including, injuries, news, FAAB and all the hot and cold players through the first ten days of the season. Follow us on Twitter: @Jeff_Erickson I @ScottJenstad I @RotoWire