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Yankees Acquire Encarnacion, Wild Weekend Performances

George Bissell and Nathan Grimm discuss the fantasy impact of the Yankees acquisition of veteran slugger Edwin Encarnacion, the White Sox decision to promote catching prospect Zack Collins and several compelling developments from a wild weekend involving Charlie Blackmon, Wade Davis, Hunter Renfroe, Ketel Marte, Ronald Acuna, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Trevor Bauer, Yordan Alvarez and more.


Seager hurt; Kingery rising

D.J. Short and Drew Silva discuss Corey Seager's hamstring injury, Ken Giles' elbow injury, and the Chris Paddack situation with the Padres. They also break down Jordan Yamamoto's promising MLB debut and how the arrow is pointing up for Lance Lynn, Scott Kingery, and Ramon Laureano.


Midseason Updates; Alvarez, Keuchel and more

George Bissell of Rotoworld and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus discuss the fantasy impact of the Yordan Alvarez in Houston (1:30), the Braves signing Dallas Keuchel (5:00), latest injury updates (8:00) and the biggest mid-season risers including: Lucas Giolito, Jake Odorizzi, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Mike Soroka, Adalberto Mondesi and Josh Bell (14:00). Finally, they analyze recent hot streaks from Brian Dozier, JaCoby Jones, Adrian Sampson, Nick Pivetta, Pablo Lopez, Zach Plesac, Frankie Montas....


MLB Draft talk; Kimbrel to Cubs; McCutchen done for season

Drew Silva and Christopher Crawford discuss recent MLB headlines, including the fantasy-relevant players coming out of this week's draft, Craig Kimbrel's contract with the Cubs, and the impact of Andrew McCutchen's torn ACL on the Phillies' outfield. They also break down Framber Valdez's opportunity with the Astros, Keston Hiura's demotion, and much more.


Bats on the Rise: Riley, Chavis, Jimenez

Matt Stroup and Rotoworld prospects guru Chris Crawford check in on some of the notable names that have been called up this season, including hard-hitting rookies Austin Riley and Michael Chavis, and how likely they are to continue mashing in 2019. Plus, why Eloy Jimenez is still a big-time breakout candidate for this season, the potential home run ceiling for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and why Angels right-hander Griffin Canning is a high-upside arm for this year and beyond.


Breakouts for Bell, Giolito; Taking stock of surprises/disappointments

D.J. Short and Drew Silva discuss injury situations with the Astros, Luke Weaver's forearm strain, breakouts for Josh Bell and Lucas Giolito, and much more. With Memorial Day behind us, they also reveal some surprises and disappointments through the first two months of the season.


Cavan Biggio's upside; Hunter Pence Renaissance

Matt Stroup and George Bissell break down some recent fantasy trends, including what to expect from Cavan Biggio with the Blue Jays, and what to make of the sudden power surge from 36-year-old Hunter Pence. Also on this episode: an impressive season debut from Andrew Heaney and his fantasy potential going forward, and the outlook on Pirates prospect Mitch Keller. Plus — the Twins have become a true fantasy factory, and we examine what to expect from Miguel Sano, C.J. Cron, Jake Odorizzi and...


Mets' wild week; notable returns; waiver wire pickups

D.J. Short and Drew Silva discuss the Mets' wild week, injuries to Giancarlo Stanton, Khris Davis, Andrelton Simmons, and Wade Davis, as well as some notable players on the verge of returns. They also go over some bullpen situations and useful waiver wire pickups.


Breakout Season: Buxton, Bieber, Riley

Matt Stroup and Nate Grimm look at an impressive wave of recent big league arrivals, including hard-hitting recent call-ups Austin Riley, Keston Hiura and Brendan Rodgers. Plus, what to make of a dynamic month of May from Byron Buxton, a dominant 15-strikeout start from Shane Bieber and a stolen base binge from Nick Senzel. Also on this episode: We examine a post-hype breakout from Lucas Giolito, and will Miguel Cabrera ever rediscover his home run power?


Call-up bonanza; injury updates

D.J. Short and Drew Silva break down the wave of prospect call-ups from the past week, including Keston Hiura, Austin Riley, Brendan Rodgers, Willie Calhoun, Nicky Lopez, Corbin Martin, Oscar Mercado, and more. They also discuss injury updates involving the likes of Michael Conforto, Trea Turner, Miguel Andujar, David Price, and Andrew Heaney.


Austin Meadows rising, Jose Ramirez struggling

Who are the biggest surprises of the season so far? And which players have been the biggest fantasy letdowns? Matt Stroup and Chris Crawford come up with a top five list for each category, including Tim Anderson, Austin Meadows and Josh Bell surging, with Jose Ramirez, Matt Carpenter and Daniel Murphy struggling to live up to preseason billing. We also try to put Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s early struggles in perspective, consider the arrival of Corbin Martin in Houston, and track an insane...


Waiver wire pitchers; Ohtani returns; prospect stashes

D.J. Short and Drew Silva break down waiver wire starting pitchers, including Brandon Woodruff, Brad Peacock, Kyle Gibson, and Jerad Eickhoff. They also discuss Shohei Ohtani's return, Kris Bryant's resurgence, prospect stashes, bullpen situations, and much more.


Senzel, Soroka and Skaggs

Matt Stroup and Nate Grimm discuss the immediate success and season-long upside of recent Reds arrival Nick Senzel, plus the emergence of future Braves ace Mike Soroka and the re-emergence of Tyler Skaggs. Also on this episode: what to expect from Shohei Ohtani and Matt Olson as they return from injury, and we go hunting for saves in the Texas and Atlanta bullpens.


Kluber injured; Senzel on the way; Caleb Smith's breakout

D.J. Short and Drew Silva break down Corey Kluber's non-displaced ulna fracture, Nick Senzel's pending arrival to the majors, and recent call-ups Griffin Canning, Michael Chavis, Carter Kieboom, and Nate Lowe. They also discuss Caleb Smith's early-season breakout, A.J. Pollock's elbow injury, Anthony DeSclafani's recent success, and much more.


Faith in Minor; expectations for Vlad Jr.

Matt Stroup and George Bissell run down a wide range of recent trends for starting pitchers and hitters, including what to make of the Mike Minor renaissance (a career-high 13 strikeouts on Saturday night), and the ongoing struggles of aces ranging from Chris Sale to Corey Kluber to Jacob deGrom. Also on this episode — we look at what could be a very lofty home run ceiling for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. this season, and consider the upside of other young middle infielders including Carter...


Vlad Jr. is finally here; Mailbag questions

D.J. Short and Drew Silva celebrate Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s long-awaited arrival to the major leagues while breaking down other headlines, including updates on the Yankees' injury situation, the closer situations with the Angels and Rangers, and signs of life from Chris Sale and Jose Ramirez. They also answer some mailbag questions to close out the show.


Patience with Nola; Polanco returns

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...


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

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.


Concerned about Kluber?

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...


Missing Severino and Clevinger; Sale struggling; Vogelbach surging

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.