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FantasyPros provides hard-hitting baseball analysis while keeping you entertained. Get the tips needed to win your league from a trusted network of 100+ experts and correspondents. Find out who to draft, pick up and start while receiving analysis of the latest news from around the diamond.

FantasyPros provides hard-hitting baseball analysis while keeping you entertained. Get the tips needed to win your league from a trusted network of 100+ experts and correspondents. Find out who to draft, pick up and start while receiving analysis of the latest news from around the diamond.
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FantasyPros provides hard-hitting baseball analysis while keeping you entertained. Get the tips needed to win your league from a trusted network of 100+ experts and correspondents. Find out who to draft, pick up and start while receiving analysis of the latest news from around the diamond.






Waiver Pickups + Daniel Descalso's Surprising Season (Ep. 116)

FantasyPros expert Dan Marcus joins host Bobby Sylvester to discuss some fantasy free agents, but first, the duo breaks down major injury news surrounding some big name players, like Miguel Cabrera (1:08), Shohei Ohtani (2:12), and Stephen Strasburg (5:25). Once we jump to free agents, our guys take a stab at deciding if there's still any reason to believe in Scott Kingery becoming an impactful player this season (13:25), analyzing how Daniel Descalaco suddenly became a power hitter (20:34),...


Ross Stripling's Dominance & Daniel Palka's Power + Listener Mailbag (Ep. 115)

Bobby is joined by fellow FantasyPros expert Dan Harris to go over the latest MLB news, like Alex Reyes being done for the season (3:59), Ross Stripling's unbelievable May (9:27), the Rays calling up 1B Jake Bauers (13:14), and Kyle Barraclough stealing the Marlins closer job (17:57). The duo also analyzes a slew of waiver wire options to give you the skinny on whether you should pick up powerful mashers Max Muncy (27:29) and Daniel Palka (28:53), among others, and they also attempt to...


Alex Reyes Expectations + Waiver Wire Options w/ Mike Podhorzor (Ep. 114)

Bobby is joined by the 2015 FSTA Baseball Writer of the Year, RotoGraphs' very own Mike Podhorzor, to discuss the latest news around the league and which players on the waiver wire fantasy owners should consider scooping up or leaving alone. The guys first share their thoughts on whether Anthony Rizzo's slide was just good baseball or had malicious intent (8:20) before delving into some pressing fantasy baseball questions. A few of the more important topics we try to tackle are whether...


Free Agent Finds + Prospect Analysis w/ Al Melchior (Ep. 113)

Al Melchior, host of the Fantasy Baseball Hour on the FNTSY Sports Radio Network and writer for Fangraphs and Fantrax, joins us today to discuss a plethora of waiver pickups and examine expectations for a few top prospects. Some of the many questions Bobby and Al answer are who they would prefer to own between Jack Flaherty, Alex Reyes, and Zach Britton (10:05), whether Tyler O'Neill (21:35) has a shot at receiving regular playing time, and which unowned catchers are good stopgap options...


Juan Soto's Call-up + Pitching Talk w/ Eno Sarris (Ep. 112)

Today we are joined by Eno Sarris from The Athletic to help us break down the Juan Soto call-up (0:48), examine whether Alex Reyes will rejoin the rotation once he returns (8:04), and deduce when Robbie Ray might come back from his injury (21:47). We also cover whether Blake Parker (27:11) owns the Angels' closer job, Jordan Hicks' (15:36) incredible fastball, and if Josh Hader (31:41) has any realistic shot at the Cy Young Award. We then finish up by answering your listener mailbag...


Waiver Pickups + Injury Updates w/ Jason Collette (Ep. 111)

Jason Collette from ESPN, Rotowire, and FanGraphs joins us to chat about which players fantasy owners should be on the prowl for when searching through waivers. Jedd Gyorko's (10:32) performance so far seems legitimate, Franchy Cordero's (26:08) power and speed can't be ignored, Nick Pivetta (41:39) is showing stud-potential, and we're mentioning a trio of Cardinals hurlers who have had early success (46:11). We also went over numerous injury updates, like how the Cardinals may plan on...


Closer Updates, Who's Freddy Peralta & Listener Mailbag (Ep. 110)

There are a handful of things to discuss with the latest events around the league and joining us to do so is Jake Ciely of RotoExperts. Roberto Osuna may be out for the long haul (1:24), Keynan Middleton has major elbow issues (21:13), and Hector Nerris is on shaky ground (22:52) making the closer landscape a bit fuzzy for all three teams. There were also a pair of intriguing call-ups with Franmil Reyes (13:22) and Freddy Peralta (16:20) that have owners wondering what to expect. Lastly,...


Injury Stashes + Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 109)

We're in week six of the fantasy season, but there are a surprising number of useful players still readily available on the waiver wire. Derek Carty, creator of The Bat projections, is joining us to talk about the latest news such as Yadier Molina's injury (1:53), Johnny Cueto's arm (3:06), Clayton Kershaw's tendinits (4:06), and Matt Harvey's demotion (5:22). We're also covering which players on the DL you should be stashing right now (10:12), before moving onto which pitchers (22:51) and...


Ichiro's Legacy, Replacing Seager & Trades to Make (Ep. 108)

Ichiro is calling it a career and it's been a great one (2:31). Joining us this episode is FantasyPros writer, Dan Harris, and we've got a lot to discuss including Corey Seager's season-ending injury (5:39), Walker Buehler's upside (9:23), what to make of the Angels' closer situation (11:50), how long Robbie Ray may be out (13:58), and interesting prospect call-ups in Kingham and Soroka.These are just a few things we're discussing before we move onto our favorite buy-low and sell-high...


Ronald Acuna Expectations + Waiver Pickups (Ep. 107)

Ronald Acuna is getting his shot to live up to the hype and Paul Sporer of FanGraphs is joining us to tell us what we can realistically expect from the No. 1 prospect (3:23). As the title says, we're also covering the waiver wire as we touch on over 20 hitters and pitchers including Domingo Santana (15:51), a pari of Padres in Manny Margot and Franchy Cordero (18:00), a pair of speedsters in Delino DeShields and Mallex Smith (21:44), Danny Salazar (44:38), and Trevor Cahill (55:05) to name...


Manaea's Hot Start, Prospect Call-ups + Listener Mailbag (Ep. 106)

Sean Manaea threw a no-hitter (3:10), Gleyber Torres got called up (5:30), and the Red Sox (18:56) and Astros (21:16) are still electric after three weeks of baseball. More importantly, we've got Jim Sannes of numberFire joining us to talk about all the latest news like Manaea's hot start to the season, what to make of the prospect call-ups like David Dahl (8:21), Walker Buehler (11:21), and Jack Flaherty's (14:16), and then we're answering your listener mailbag questions (32:18). Sponsor:...


Waiver Wire Pickups + Keep or Drop (Ep. 105)

It's episode 105 and we're covering all the latest injuries including Taijuan Walker's surgery (1:32), Shohei Ohtani's blister (9:37), and Byron Buxton's migraines (11:04). We've got 16 hitters and pitchers to discuss that are worth picking up. Joining us in this episode to chat is Chris Meaney, host of FNTSY Sports Network and FNTSY Sports Radio. We're starting with 8 hitters (14:08) before moving onto 8 pitchers (28:23). Make sure to listen all the way through as we wrap up the show...


Buy Low/Sell High Trades to Make (Ep. 104)

We've got a buy low, sell high episode for you and Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage Minnesota is joining us to discuss our favorite trade candidates. We're starting with pitchers to target as buy low options such as Jose Quintana (14:43), Marcus Stroman (15:49) and Chris Archer (19:47). Listen in as to why you should also be targeting hitters such as Trea Turner (29:02), Byron Buxton, or Yoan Moncada (29:55). If you're more interested in who you should sell high, we're breaking that down by...


Injury Replacements, Early Breakouts, and Slumps (Ep. 103)

With the second week of baseball nearly complete and injuries already taking a toll, we're chatting with Dalton Del Don of Yahoo! Sports to help you navigate the waiver wire as well discuss what to make of a few breakouts and slumps. We're covering Elvis Andrus (3:01), catcher replacements for Travis d'Arnaud (4:51), hot pitchers on the wire like Joey Lucchesi (8:49), Yonny Chirinos (10:49), and Nick Pivetta (12:53). Naturally, we're discussing hitters to consider picking up as well like...


Welcome to Fantasy Baseball + Early Season Questions (Ep. 102)

It's early in the season and often times, that's when there are a ton of questions whether you're new to the game or an experienced fantasy player. With the first week complete, we've got a special guest on the show, our very own NFL expert Mike Tagliere, who is just as new to fantasy baseball as many of our listeners. Chances are, we're answering questions you may have yourself (2:59). Get Bobby's thoughts on Shohei Ohtani (14:41), what would be different if we were drafting today...


Opening Day FanDuel Advice (Ep. 100)

The season is upon us and we've got a full rundown for Opening Day FanDuel players. There are a lot of names to cover so we've got Dan Harris, featured writer at FantasyPros joining us to discuss our favorite plays at each position for cash and tournament games. We're starting things off at the most expensive position at pitcher and despite there being multiple aces, listen in to why Chris Sale should be in your lineups (5:12). If you're searching for some upside GPP plays, consider Chase...


Over & Undervalued Players (Ep. 99)

We're days away from the season starting and if you're still preparing for your draft, we've got Derek Carty of RotoGrinders here to help provide advice. We're running through a handful of players that we feel are over and undervalued. Find out what we like and dislike about Zack Greinke (1:00), why Derek is really high on Justin Verlander (2:08), why we love Jose Quintana (6:00), and why Giancarlo Stanton deserves to be the #2 pick in fantasy drafts (20:10). We're also discussing a pair...


Listener Mailbag & Bold Predictions (Ep. 98)

One of the most fun things to do is make bold fantasy predictions and we asked our good friend Jim Sannes of numberFire to join us in doing so. Before we get bold though, we're answering some of your questions from our mailbag. Get our thoughts on Mariners first baseman Dan Vogelbach (3:31), which players we find ourselves drafting a lot (6:12), and who our early World Series picks are (11:01). Then we're giving our top five bold prediction countdown with Jim kicking things off about Ozzie...


Mid-Round Steals, Busts, & Breakouts (Ep. 96)

We're back with another episode and this time we're covering all the mid-round sleepers, busts, and potential breakout players. Joining us is Jared Kwart of Fantasy Cruncher. Listen in as we each name our top three players in each of the categories mentioned. We're starting the show off with mid-round steals (3:37) before Bobby and Jared disagree on whether Elvis Andrus is a steal or bust (24:28). If you're interested in breakout players, find out why Greg Bird (44:57) or Nomar Mazara...


High-Risk Players & Late-Round Gambles (Ep. 95)

Drafts are around the corner and when the time comes, you'll inevitably be faced with some tough decisions. Joining us to chat about some of those choices is one of the most accurate experts in the industry each year, Jake Ciely of RotoExperts. Listen in as we touch on players you might consider drafting that carry increased risk such as Aaron Judge (6:26), Byron Buxton (10:27), Masahiro Tanaka (14:29), David Price (20:47), and Trevor Story (22:26) to name a few. We're also naming players...