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Patience with Nola; Polanco returns

4/23/2019
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Matt Stroup and Nate Grimm look at a wide range of fantasy news, including the outlook for struggling right-handers Aaron Nola, Yu Darvish and Corey Kluber — and just how concerned we should be in each situation. Plus, the return of Gregory Polanco and the arrival of Cole Tucker in Pittsburgh, and what to expect from each of them going forward. Also on this episode: Nate makes the case for adding Jerad Eickhoff in Philadelphia, and paints an optimistic picture for Julio Urias as the dynamic...

Duration:00:38:35

Pitching, pitching, pitching; Post-hype Kingery; Dozier emerging

4/18/2019
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D.J. Short and Drew Silva discuss a bunch of starting pitcher updates, including Blake Snell's broken toe, the Dodgers' rotation, Chris Sale's latest start, and a bunch of early-season risers. They also break down Mookie Betts' early struggles, Shohei Ohtani's progress, a possible post-hype breakout for Scott Kingery, and the unlikely emergence of Hunter Dozier.

Duration:00:41:04

Concerned about Kluber?

4/16/2019
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Matt Stroup and Ryan Boyer break down a number of recent performances and headlines, including Corey Kluber carrying a 6.16 ERA through his first four starts of the season. Is it time to panic, or an ideal opportunity to buy low in fantasy leagues? Meanwhile, there's cause for optimism on Jose Quintana and Zack Wheeler, who both threw gems recently after rough starts to their seasons. Plus, what to make of some notably hot hitters — including Austin Meadows (four homers last week) and...

Duration:00:34:09

Missing Severino and Clevinger; Sale struggling; Vogelbach surging

4/11/2019
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D.J. Short and Drew Silva discuss lengthy absences for Luis Severino and Mike Clevinger as well as Chris Sale's latest disappointing start. They also break down trendy pickups Max Fried and Daniel Vogelbach, and much more.

Duration:00:37:09

Swanson, Heyward rising; AL East upside arms

4/9/2019
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Matt Stroup, Chris Crawford and George Bissell run through a wide range of fantasy baseball topics, including early surges from Dansby Swanson, Jason Heyward and Clint Frazier, all on the rise as April waiver wire pickups. Plus, a promising start for Blue Jays right-hander Trent Thornton, and the mostly sunny outlook for Tyler Glasnow and Yonny Chirinos in Tampa. We also hunt, somewhat desperately, for saves. All that and much more on this episode, including some alarming early signs for...

Duration:00:53:29

Big early-season injuries; Chris Sale's velocity

4/5/2019
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D.J. and Drew break down all the big early-season injuries, including Trea Turner, Giancarlo Stanton, Daniel Murphy, and Miguel Andujar. They also discuss Chris Sale's missing velocity and players they wish they took in drafts this spring, among other topics.

Duration:00:39:21

Early-season injuries, surprise performances and waiver wire adds

4/2/2019
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Matt Stroup and Nate Grimm run through some of the top headlines from the early days of the 2019 season, including injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Daniel Murphy, and what it might mean for preseason sleeper Garrett Hampson in Colorado. We also hunt for saves in Seattle, K.C. and Miami, look at some dynamic young arms (including Chris Paddack and Corbin Burnes), and consider the potential for Austin Meadows and Jorge Soler in 2019.

Duration:00:33:46

Spring training wrap-up; 2019 season predictions

3/28/2019
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D.J. and Drew wrap up spring training and look ahead to the start of the 2019 MLB season. They go over the surprising promotion of Fernando Tatis Jr., Jacob deGrom's extension with the Mets, Francisco Lindor's new ankle injury, and other notable headlines. They also unveil their predictions for the season.

Duration:00:59:40

Trout's historic deal; extensions galore; more spring training headlines

3/22/2019
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D.J. and Drew discuss Mike Trout's historic extension with the Angels, as well as deals for Paul Goldschmidt, prospect Eloy Jimenez, Blake Snell, and Alex Bregman. They also break down spring training injury news as well as position battles coming into focus.

Duration:00:47:09

Roundtable edition

3/21/2019
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It's time for a special roundtable edition of the Rotoworld Baseball Podcast. A revolving cast of Rotoworld contributors break down must-haves and players to avoid as well as top prospects for 2019 and reliever strategies. These roundtables were originally recorded on Wednesday, March 20 and are also available in video form at Rotoworld.com.

Duration:00:41:49

2019 Rotoworld live fantasy baseball mock draft

3/15/2019
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Ahmed Fareed hosts as D.J. Short and Ryan Boyer from Rotoworld, Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski from Yahoo, and eight lucky fans compete in a live fantasy baseball mock draft. Rotoworld's Matt Stroup and Patrick Daugherty provide additional commentary. This is a special podcast edition of the original broadcast from Wednesday, March 13.

Duration:02:12:54

Severino's shoulder; Salvy out for season; Kershaw update

3/7/2019
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D.J. and Drew break down the latest headlines from spring training, including Luis Severino's shoulder, Tommy John surgery for Salvador Perez, Miguel Sano missing the start of the season, and the latest on Clayton Kershaw. They also review D.J.'s Tout Wars Mixed Draft team and identify spring training standouts who could be of use in fantasy leagues in 2019.

Duration:00:51:51

2019 starting pitcher/reliever rankings

2/28/2019
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D.J. and Drew complete their position breakdown series for the 2019 season by discussing starting pitcher and reliever rankings. They also break down Bryce Harper's reported mega free agent deal with the Phillies.

Duration:01:14:06

2019 catcher/outfielder rankings

2/20/2019
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D.J. and Drew continue their position breakdown series for the 2019 season by discussing catchers and outfielders in the latest episode of the Rotoworld Baseball Podcast.

Duration:01:28:09

2019 shortstop/third base rankings

2/15/2019
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D.J. and Drew break down shortstop and third base rankings for the 2019 season in the latest episode of the Rotoworld Baseball Podcast.

Duration:01:11:11

2019 first base/second base rankings

2/7/2019
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The Rotoworld Baseball Podcast returns with D.J. and Drew breaking down first base and second base rankings for the 2019 season.

Duration:01:07:31

Winter Meetings Recap

12/13/2018
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D.J. and Drew return to recap this week's MLB Winter Meetings, including Andrew McCutchen to the Phillies, a three-way trade involving Edwin Encarnacion and Carlos Santana, J.A. Happ returning to the Yankees, Charlie Morton to the Rays, and much more. They also discuss where things stand with mega free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado and the trade market for J.T. Realmuto.

Duration:00:46:25

Hot Stove preview

11/1/2018
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D.J. and Drew return to wrap up the postseason before previewing the Hot Stove. They discuss players likely to receive qualifying offers as well as the top free agents and possible destinations, including Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Patrick Corbin, and many more. Finally, they break down the trade market, headlined by Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Duration:01:00:49

Season Wrap-Up; Surprises and disappointments; late-September headlines

9/27/2018
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D.J. and Drew wrap up the 2018 regular season by going over some of the biggest surprises and disappointments in fantasy leagues. They also discuss several late-season headlines, including Shohei Ohtani's Tommy John surgery, the state of Didi Gregorius' wrist, Christian Yelich's MVP push, and much more.

Duration:00:47:37

2019 Early-Round Mock; Story’s injury; Mondesi’s breakout

9/21/2018
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D.J. and Drew project the first two rounds of 2019 fantasy drafts. They also go over Trevor Story’s elbow injury, Zack Wheeler’s shutdown and outlook moving forward, Adalberto Mondesi’s breakout, and some late-season starting pitcher streamers in fantasy leagues.

Duration:00:46:25