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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.






Leading Off: June 19th (Ep. 214)

We're looking at the underrated season of Oscar Mercado on the heels of his big day. Then we'll break down Jordan Yamamoto's latest gem, and examining what looks like a closer change in Cincinnati. Finally, we'll look at all the major performances from yesterday, from Logan Allen to Eloy Jimenez, before finishing up with all the latest injury news.


Leading Off: June 18th (Ep. 213)

We're talking about some studs returning from injuries, like Justin Upton and Mike Clevinger. We're also breaking down the outstanding performances from Masahiro Tanaka and Lance Lynn, and talking about what to expect from them going forward. We're then running through some other standout pitchers, like Jose Berrios and Rick Porcello, before looking at some under the radar hitters having big days yesterday, like Brian McCann and Kole Calhoun.


Leading Off: June 17th (Ep. 212)

We're catching you up on all the latest injury news, from Noah Syndergaard and Kyle Hendricks hitting the injured list yo Yoan Moncada re-injuring his back. Then we're recapping the weekend's standouts, from Yu Darvish and Josh Donaldson looking good to Aaron Nola and Max Fried with rough weekends. Finally, we're looking at the latest closer developments, including Luke Jackson with another blown save and Taylor Rogers taking complete control of the Minnesota bullpen.


Leading Off: June 14th (Ep. 211)

We're starting off by talking about Shohei Ohtani's cycle, and what we can can expect from him for the rest of the season. Next we'll discuss Julio Teheran's outrageous hot streak and Cavan Biggio's and Lourdes Gurriel Jr.'s big games. Then we'll look at some disappointing pitchers from yesterday, like David Price and Joe Musgrove, and some hot hitters, like Charlie Blackmon and Jackie Bradley Jr. Finally, we'll end with some closer updates and all the latest injury news from around the...


Leading Off: June 13th (Ep. 210)

We're breaking down a couple of Marlins to start, talking about Jordan Yamamoto's impressive debut and Garrett Cooper's continued production. Then we'll discuss the ramifications of Chris Paddack being optioned to the minors before looking at some of the notable performances from yesterday, like Merrill Kelly and Carlos Santana. Finally, we'll update all the injury news, like Ken Giles being shelved with an elbow issue and Mike Clevinger's near return.


Leading Off: June 12th (Ep. 209)

We're talking about Scott Kingery again after yet another big night, before breaking down James Paxton's clunker and Trevor Bauer's solid but walk-ridden start. Then we'll discuss some performances that didn't worry us to much, like Zack Wheeler's and Patrick Corbin's, before looking at some breakout hitters like Yordan Alvarez. We'll finish up with all the latest injury news, like Yoan Moncada's back strain and updates on Caleb Smith and Giancarlo Stanton.


Yordan Alvarez Reaches the Bigs + Buy Low/Sell High Options (Ep. 207)

FantasyPros contributor Mike Maher comes onto today's show to exchange his thoughts on Yordan Alvarez's (1:48) expectations and discuss players you would be wise to buy or sell. How much will Dallas Keuchel (7:13) and Craig Kimbrel (10:13) help your fantasy team now that they've finally found new homes? A second-half rebound could be on its way for Jose Ramirez (11:14), but the inverse can be said for Austin Riley (28:13). It's tough to ignore Eduardo Rodriguez's (37:43) strikeout potential,...


Leading Off: June 11th (Ep. 208)

Recapping a quiet night of baseball, we start by talking about a pair of Nationals, as Trea Turner is rounding back into form and Anibal Sanchez continues to pitch well since returning from the injured list. Then we'll talk about Eduardo Escobar's big day and question Scott Kingery's low ownership after his two-homer game. We'll finish up by discussing the latest closer developments and all the injury news from around baseball.


Leading Off: June 10th (Ep. 206)

We've got a ton of big items to cover from this weekend, starting with Yordan Alvarez's promotion and how high he ranks for outfielders for the rest of the season. Then we'll run through all the notable pitching performances, from Gerrit Cole and Noah Syndergaard to Steven Matz and Nick Pivetta. After that we'll look at some standout weekend hitters like Corey Seager and Ketel Marte before hitting all the latest injury news and closer developments.


Leading Off: June 7th (Ep. 205)

We're starting off by examining Chris Archer's gem against the Braves, and thinking about whether he's back to being a startable option in fantasy circles. Next we're talking about Max Kepler's three-homer game and the Braves' signing of Dallas Keuchel. After that, we'll look at some of the standout performances from the previous day, including Peter Lambert (good) and Trevor Bauer (bad), before we finish up with some injury news.


Leading Off: June 6th (Ep. 204)

Craig Kimbrel has reportedly signed with the Cubs and we're breaking down all the fantasy implications. We're then talking about Carlos Carrasco's ailment and what it means for the Indians' replacement, and wondering just how good Charlie Morton can be. Then we're looking at anything interesting from yesterday, like German Marquez's surprising road struggles and Jay Bruce's torrid stretch, before talking about some of the latest closer news and injury concerns.


Andrew McCutchen Tears ACL + Waiver Wire Pickups (Ep. 203)

How will the Phillies deal with the loss of Andrew McCutchen (2:08), and which players should you try to scoop up as soon as possible? These are the questions we seek to answer today and Justin Mason, owner of Friends with Fantasy Benefits, is with us for the ride. Is it time to nab Jimmy Nelson (7:37) if he's still available, should fantasy owners hold onto Keston Hiura (23:44) after he was sent down, and is Jake Odorizzi's (34:41) success sustainable? The guys close out the show by...


Leading Off: June 5th (Ep. 202)

We're shedding a tear over Andrew McCutchen's ACL injury, and looking at the impact on the Phillies' lineup, including Jay Bruce after his big game. Then we're examining the huge efforts of both Francisco Lindor and Shane Bieber after their solid efforts against the Twins. Finally we're looking at some of the surprising things from yesterday, including Blake Snell getting hit hard by the lowly Tigers and the Orioles' and Marlins' offenses having huge days.


Leading Off: June 4th (Ep. 201)

With such a light slate, we're doing a mailbag episode. We're answering a ton of questions, such as what to do with Keston Hiura after his demotion, what's wrong with Noah Syndergaard, and who are some low owned players who might make an impact down the stretch. We're also tackling a few strategy questions, like how to deal with owning multiple players from the same team, and when's the right time to drop a widely-owned player. Finally, we answer a few keeper/dynasty questions, examining the...


Leading Off: June 3rd (Ep. 200)

We're recapping all the happenings from this weekend, including the big injury news like Joey Gallo's oblique strain, some openings in the Brewers rotation leading to a Jimmy Nelson call-up, and tons of dings and dents that may cause some lineup headaches this week. Then we're looking at the big weekend standouts like Lucas Giolito, Trevor Story, and all the Twins pitchers. Finally, we end by looking at some duds from this weekend, like Mike Foltynewicz and Paul DeJong, and ask whether...


Leading Off: May 31st (Ep. 199)

We're examining some slow starters who are finally starting to turn things around, including Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. Then we're looking at Joe Musgrove's recent struggles, and analyzing what's behind them. We also take a quick run around the league, talking about all the good standouts from yesterday like Charlie Morton and Austin Meadows, and the bad ones like Carlos Carrasco and Martin Perez.


Josh Bell's Breakout Season + Buy Low/Sell High Candidates (Ep. 197)

Are Josh Bell's (25:19) gaudy numbers for real? Joel Henard, host of The Fantasy Insiders Show, helps us answer that question, as we share our insight on this week's top trade candidates. We examine whether Jose Ramirez (19:50) has become a benchworthy option, how valuable Zach Davies (35:00) really is, and if Lucas Giolito (48:17) is the real deal. We discuss which recent call-up has the best fantasy outlook (2:47) and later check out your listener mailbag questions (51:30). Sponsors:...


Leading Off: May 30th (Ep. 198)

We're discussing Carlos Correa's fractured rib, and recommending some possible replacements who are widely available. We're then breaking down James Paxton's exciting return from the injured list and another solid performance from Griffin Canning. We'll then look at all the injury news and yesterday's standouts, and also look at some surprising stats, such as Nomar Mazara owning the farthest-hit ball this year and Matt Olson's lofty standing in the batted ball per plate appearance rankings.


Leading Off: May 29th (Ep. 196)

We're talking about Derek Dietrich's three-homer game and discussing how to value him going forward. We're then breaking down Lucas Giolito's and Stephen Strasburg's latest gems, and running through all the latest injury news, like Jose Altuve's latest setback and Jordan Lyles' hamstring injury. Finally, we're playing a little five up, five down, looking at the recent hot play of Austin Meadows and the recent cold streak for Christian Walker.


Leading Off: May 28th (Ep. 195)

We're breaking down Monday's action, including Joey Votto continuing his extra-base hit streak and Matt Chapman homering again. We're also looking at Gerrit Cole's historic strikeout numbers thus far, and wondering what he's worth in a trade. Then we're running through all the latest injury news and touching on some other standouts from yesterday, like Zack Greinke and Renato Nunez.