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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!




On Wander Franco's Heels...

6/23/2021's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) discuss Wander Franco's debut, others on the way, the top names in the upcoming first-year player draft and more.


Buxton Hurt Again, Dodgers-Padres Renew Hostilities

Byron Buxton hurt again, what do you do with him, and is there a robust enough trade market to act? Reds bullpen meltdown Dodgers-Padres series, is there anything wrong with Julio Urias, what to do with Blake Snell? Wander Franco Day Blue Jays talk - George Springer returns, Alek Manoah suspended


Week 13 FAAB / Wander Gets the Call

Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss the Wander Franco call-up, all the FAAB action and wrap up a busy weekend of baseball including Kyle Schwarber going nuts against the Mets. Follow us on Twitter: @Jeff_Erickson I @ScottJenstad I @RotoWire


Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 21, 2021)

Todd Zola and Clay Link of grade all of next week's two-start options on a 0-5 scale.


Joe Sheehan & Jeff Erickson Talking Baseball

Joe Sheehan joins the RotoWire podcast and discusses Jacob deGrom's injury, MLB's crackdown on pitchers using grip-enhancing substances, and many of the other top news items of the day.


Deepest, Weakest Farm Systems

6/16/2021's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) take another public 'L' on Hunter Greene before moving on to the deepest and weakest farm systems and ultimately to James' Joe Gray All-Stars.


Cracking Down on Podcast Enhancing Substances

Major League Baseball officially announced their crackdown on pitchers using illegal substances on the ball on Tuesday morning. Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson discuss that ruling and the fantasy ramifications of it. Also, starting pitching injuries are on the climb, with big news on Tyler Glasnow, Shane Bieber and Max Scherzer.


FAAB and NFBC Strategy with BatFlip Crazy

Scott Jenstad and guest, Toby G. from BatFlip Crazy, talk some NFBC mid-season strategy and break down a busy weekend in baseball, including all the FAAB bidding and a number of intriguing players heading into the summer. Follow us on Twitter: @ScottJenstad I @batflipcrazy I @RotoWire


Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 14, 2021)

Matt Peacock 0 Tucker Davidson 3 (Todd 2) Zac Lowther 0 Matt Harvey 0 Nate Eovaldi 4 Trevor Williams 2 Jake Arrieta 1 Luis Castillo 3 Vladimir Gutierrez 2 Jean Carlos Mejia 0 Sam Hentges 0 Austin Gomber 1 (Todd 2) Dallas Keuchel 3 Matthew Boyd 3 (Todd 4) Casey Mize 4 Brad Keller 2 Dylan Bundy 4 Tony Gonsonlin 3 Trevor Rogers 5 Brett Anderson 0 Freddy Peralta 4 David Peterson 0 Taijuan Walker 4 Jordan Montgomery 3 (Todd 4) Sean Manaea 4 (Todd 5) Spencer Howard 0 (Todd 1) Tyler Anderson 2 Ryan...


Talking Baseball with Michael Govier

Scott Jenstad is joined by guest, Michael Govier of RotoFanatic and the Pallazzo Podcast, and they discuss some confusing bullpens and also break down a number of intriguing players two months into the season including Sean Manaea, Brandon Crawford and Robbie Ray; plus much, much more. Follow us on Twitter: @RotoWire I @ScottJenstad I @MJGovier


Witt, Rutschman, Shallow Dynasty League Adds & More

Bobby Witt hitting .311/.377/.803 with nine HR, two steals and a 29 K% over his last 15 games at Double-A Adley Rutschman hitting .378/.478/.757 with four HR and more walks (8) than strikeouts (7) over his last 10 games at Double-A Will be interesting to see which of them gets promoted to Triple-A first, as Rutschman is three years older and more ready, but the O’s might really manipulate his service time. Nick Pratto has a 42% Hard Hit rate at Double-A. How high should he be ranked? Cade...


The Z Team

Is there anything to be gleaned from the slow debuts of Jarred Kelenic, Jackson Kowar, Daniel Lynch and Alek Monoah? Deciding how much to bid on surprise batters including Patrick Wisdom, Adolis Garcia and Akil Baddoo. What to expect from Manny Machado, Anthony Rendon, Adalberto Mondesi and Luis Castillo the rest of the season. The Red Sox starting rotation: Real or Memorex? Any interest in Sam Long? Follow us on Twitter: @toddzola I @FredZinkieMLB I @RotoWire


FAAB Review with Vlad Sedler

Scott Jenstad welcomes special guest, Vlad Sedler of, and they break down the week in FAAB, preview Week 11 and talk about many notable players, including Cedric Mullins, Ian Happ, DJ Lemahieu and many more. Follow us on Twitter: @ScottJenstad I @RotoGut I @RotoWire


Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 7, 2021)

Drew Smyly 2 Nick Pivetta 3 (Todd 4) Martin Perez 2 Adbert Alzolay 4 Sonny Gray 4 (Todd 5) Shane Bieber 5 Antonio Senzatela 0 (Todd 1) Dylan Cease 4 (Todd 3) Matt Boyd 3 Framber Valdez 4 Ervin Santana 0 Kris Bubic 3 Tony Gonsolin 4 (Todd 3) Pablo Lopez 5 Elieser Hernandez 3 (Todd 4) *Very Tentative* Randy Dobnak 1 (Todd 0) Chris Bassitt 5 JT Brubaker 2 (Todd 3) Alex Wood 4 Carlos Martinez 1 (Todd 3) Robbie Ray 3 Jon Lester 0


Seige The Day

I. News & Notes Alek Manoah struggles in Wednesday's start Sean Manaea dominates Jarred Kelenic struggles Injury to Kyle Lewis Fernando Tatis could return Thursday II. Cardinals Talk Jack Flaherty's injury and how devastating it is to the Cards Skeptical about Alex Reyes keeping the closer job Not a Tyler O'Neill guy III. About The Seige Legal background How he got it into the industry What he's doing for Elite His "guys" Formula One talk


Dynasty Debates With Ian Kahn

Outliers Ian Higher Jacob deGrom (20 spots higher) Tim Anderson (15 spots higher) Kyle Lewis (61 spots higher) James Higher Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (9 spots higher) Ozzie Albies (13 spots higher) CJ Abrams (14 spots higher) Gleyber Torres (20 spots higher) Brennen Davis (59 spots higher) Alek Manoah (62 spots higher) Plus, the guys discuss what to do if you’re rostering struggling players such as Luis Castillo and Keston Hiura, how to maximize the trade value of a top starting pitcher and...


What's Right With the Cubs?

Javy Baez & Kris Bryant's hot starts, and what they are fetching in trade talks Adalberto Mondesi hurt again Giancarlo Stanton & Gleyber Torres out of Tuesday's lineup Johnny Cueto good again Logan Gilbert slowly improving David Price getting another bullpen start Marlins updates - Sixto Sanchez, Jazz Chisholm


Manoah Madness!

Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the wild Alek Manoah bids in FAAB this week (and talk all the other players added too!), wrap up the weekend of baseball and take a look ahead at Week 10. Follow us on Twitter: @Jeff_Erickson I @ScottJenstad I @RotoWire


Two-start Pitchers (Week of May 31, 2021)

Merrill Kelly 2 Matt Peacock 0 Drew Smyly 2 Tucker Davidson 0 Jorge Lopez 0 Garrett Richards 3 Nick Pivetta 3 (Todd 2) Kyle Hendricks 4 Trevor Williams 2 (Todd 1) Sonny Gray 4 (Todd 5) Tyler Mahle 4 (Todd 3) German Marquez 2 Carlos Rodon 5 Dylan Cease 4 (Todd 5) Jose Urena 0 Jose Urquidy 4 Luis Garcia 4 (Todd 3) Mike Minor 4 Brady Singer 3 (Todd 2) Trevor Bauer 5 Pablo Lopez 5 Corbin Burnes 5 Jose Berrios 4 Michael Pineda 4 (Todd 3) Marcus Stroman 4 Jordan Montgomery 3 (Todd 2) James...


Benched With Bubba-Cast

I. Injuries How to deal with the everyday deluge. Luke Voit Marcell Ozuna Ryan Pressly Lance McCullers Noah Syndergaard II. Second Chance Draft III. San Francisco Giants Is Kevin Gausman an ace now? Is Rogers the closer over McGee? How legit is Brandon Crawford? Can Buster Posey make it through a full season? Are there any reinforcements on the way? What's the play this year - are they ahead of schedule and does that change their plan?