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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.






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...


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...


Starting Pitcher Rankings & Tiers (Ep. 91)

We’ve got a player packed episode for you as we run through all the different tiers of pitchers that you’ll be looking at come draft day. Joining us to chat in this episode is Garion Thorne of FNTSY Sports Network. We’re starting off discussing the big four at the top of drafts (5:34) and why we don’t like Clayton Kershaw as the top pitcher in this group (8:11). We’re then moving on to the second tier as we talk about Zack Greinke (14:37), Stephen Strasburg (17:13), Luis Severino (20:20)...


ADP Most Over and Underdrafted Players (Ep. 90)

It’s time to check out player values based on Average Draft Position (ADP) and we’ve got George Bissell of Baseball Prospectus joining us to name the most over and undervalued players right now. We’re covering a whole lot in this show including the Steven Souza trade and its impact (0:59), who’s more valuable right now between Ronald Acuna and Victor Robles (13:20), why J.D. Martinez is should be going just as high as Giancarlo Stanton (16:23). Find out who are top 3 most overdrafted guys...


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: --...


Sophomore Expectations (Ep. 85)

We’re back and joining us this episode is Jim Sannes of to chat about the sophomore class in 2018. People often think of the sophomore slump as a reason to avoid certain players, but this class could be special and different. Before we get into those players, we’re quickly discussing the Seung-Hwan Oh signing and the busy bullpen in Texas (1:40). If you want to hear about the youngsters, we’ve got you covered as we chat about Aaron Judge (8:57), Matt Olson (12:54), Rhys...


Early Rankings Standouts (Ep. 84)

Guest Brandon Warne of The Athletic joins us to take an early dive into the expert consensus rankings. First, we digest the Christian Yelich trade and fantasy implications (0:40). We also explain why Alex Avila is all of a sudden a favorite sleeper of ours (8:30). As we go through the rankings, we each explain which players we think are too high or too low at this point. Players discussed include Clayton Kershaw (11:10), Bryce Harper (12:33), Noah Syndergaard (17:23), Gary Sanchez (28:41)...


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