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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.






Playoff Run Pickups + Mailbag (Ep. 122)

It's been a great season, but it's not over yet. We've got Paul Sporer of RotoGraphs joining us on the show to chat about a few recent news items including Luis Urias's promotion (2:42) and Trevor Bauer's health (5:43). Like most at this time of the year, who you pick up depends on your team's situation, but we're discussing some popular names out there that have been hot as of late (e.g. Melky Cabrera - 9:20), as well as some youngsters who are getting their opportunities like Billy...


MLB Playoff Race Predictions + Daniel Murphy Trade Analysis w/ Eno Sarris (Ep. 122)

Eno Sarris from The Athletic joins us to share his thoughts on us how Daniel Murphy will fit in with the Cubs (4:33) and which teams can come out on top in the MLB playoff hunt (11:47). With the fantasy playoffs also coming soon, Bobby and Eno also discuss which fantasy free agents can push you to the playoffs or help your title chances. Nick Williams is showing a lot of promise (17:31), but is Luis Castillo's strikeout potential worth taking a chance on, or will he end up disappointing...


Exciting Prospects & Waiver Pickups w/ Steve Gardner (Ep. 121)

It's crunch time for many of you who are still actively competing in your fantasy baseball leagues and as we reach these final weeks, there are a handful of topics to discuss. Steve Gardner of USA Today joins us on the show to chat about the current crop of prospects and what we're witnessing in Ronald Acuna (1:16), Juan Soto (3:09), and what we're waiting for with Vlad Guerrero Jr., Eloy Jimenez (4:11) and Michael Kopech (10:06). We then shift gears to name our favorite waiver pickups...


Second Half Surprises + Waiver Targets w/ Mike Podhorzer (Ep. 120)

We're back with guest Mike Podhorzer of RotoGraphs to catch up on all the latest news and performances around the league since our last show. Robert Stephenson was called back up (3:03), Eloy Jimenez is supposedly nearing a call-up (5:33), Rougned Odor may have finally figured it out (8:03), and Matt Carpenter is somehow an MVP candidate (11:18). There's a lot to discuss including hitters worth adding that should be available in your league (17:54) and which available pitchers are quality...


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:...


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...


Mock Draft w/ Middle Round Picks (Ep. 94)

We're kicking off the week with a mock draft and this time, we're starting from the middle picks at 5 and 7. Joining us for some fun is FantasyPros writer Chris Bragg. As with any draft, practice makes better and with the season approaching quickly, it's best to get an idea of how each draft might shake out. Before we get into the picks (10:19), there have finally been some more free agent signings. Naturally, we're discussing Jake Arrieta's new team (1:57), Lance Lynn's one-year deal...


Mock Draft with an Early Pick (Ep. 92)

Mock drafting is one of the best ways to prepare for a draft so we're running through a mock of our own with Justin Mason of FanGraphs. We'll be drafting from the first and second picks and just like a real draft, the timer to make a decision can go by fast so listen up as we give our initial thoughts on the players (4:32) before we dive deeper into how we attempted to construct our teams (22:29). Sponsor: - Use where you can play in one-week snake drafts...


Free Agent Signings + Mock Draft w/ Paul Sporer (Ep. 89)

It’s always a special show when Paul Sporer of Fangraphs comes on and this episode is no different. We’re mock drafting the first three rounds and talking about all the players that you’ll be coming across in your draft. There was also big news that came across the ticker with J.D. Martinez signing with the Red Sox (0:42). Get our thoughts on the Red Sox/Yankees (6:24), the Eric Hosmer signing (14:16), whether Trea Turner belongs in the top 3 (20:02), if Clayton Kershaw is our top pitcher...


Spring Training & Fantasy Rankings w/ Scott White (Ep. 88)

It’s time to chat about Spring Training and here to talk about all things fantasy baseball is Scott White of CBS Sports. With the recent news coming from the Diamondbacks about using a humidor, we’re first discussing its impact on the players there and in particular, A.J. Pollock (2:46) and Paul Goldschmidt (3:59). We’re then answering your questions about what fantasy owners can take away from spring baseball including youngsters to watch in Ronald Acuna (6:07), Victor Robles (7:57) and...


Bounce-Back Candidates (Ep. 87)

With players reporting to Spring Training, baseball is finally back! We've got a great episode covering the Yu Darvish signing (1:49) and potential bounce-back candidates for 2018 (7:12). We're starting at the high end with the likes of Mookie Betts (8:10) and Madison Bumgarner (9:11) before discussing Starling Marte (17:35), Trevor Story (21:28), Xander Bogaerts (25:20), Yoenis Cespedes (29:54), Ian Desmond (35:47), David Price (47:21), Johnny Cueto (51:35), and many others.


Predictions for Last Year's Breakout Players (Ep. 86)

We've got special guest Ron Shandler hopping on the show to give his takes on players that surprised us in 2017. It's easy for recency bias to take place, so make sure to get our thoughts on guys like Elvis Andrus (2:34), Ryan Zimmerman (5:18), Whit Merrifield (8:23), Chris Taylor (8:45), Corey Knebel (14:50), Felipe Rivero (15:42), Chase Anderson (19:56), Alex Wood (22:41), along with a handful of other players who you might not be sure about. Sponsor: --...