Rotowire Fantasy Baseball Podcast



The RotoWire baseball staff covers fantasy baseball year round, including draft prep, strategy, and much more! Hosts include: Jeff Erickson, Derek VanRiper, Clay Link, James Anderson, Scott Jenstad, Todd Zola, and Tim Heaney!Intro Song: "Not Too Old" by Lawr Michaels from the album 'Downward Facing Dog'


  • Witt, Rutschman, Shallow Dynasty League Adds & More

    09/06/2021 Duración: 47min

    Bobby Witt hitting .311/.377/.803 with nine HR, two steals and a 29 K% over his last 15 games at Double-AAdley Rutschman hitting .378/.478/.757 with four HR and more walks (8) than strikeouts (7) over his last 10 games at Double-AWill be interesting to see which of them gets promoted to Triple-A first, as Rutschman is three years older and more ready, but the O’s might really manipulate his service time.Nick Pratto has a 42% Hard Hit rate at Double-A. How high should he be ranked?Cade Cavalli is a closing in on being a top-five pitching prospectGeorge Valera comes off the IL with a bangOswald Peraza joins CJ Abrams and Riley Greene as age-20 hitters at Double-APedro Leon heating up, hitting .288/.382/.545 with 4 HR and 2 SB over his last 18 gamesJhonkensy Noel, Alec Burlesson, Anthony Volpe the top adds in shallow dynasty leaguesBailey Falter is a priority add in deeper dynasty leaguesKaden Polcovich is a Sports Info Solutions darling 53.3% Hard Hit rate at High-APost-hype sleeper: Joe Gray

  • The Z Team

    09/06/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    Is there anything to be gleaned from the slow debuts of Jarred Kelenic, Jackson Kowar, Daniel Lynch and Alek Monoah?Deciding how much to bid on surprise batters including Patrick Wisdom, Adolis Garcia and Akil Baddoo.What to expect from Manny Machado, Anthony Rendon, Adalberto Mondesi and Luis Castillo the rest of the season.The Red Sox starting rotation: Real or Memorex?Any interest in Sam Long?Follow  us on Twitter: @toddzola I @FredZinkieMLB I @RotoWire

  • FAAB Review with Vlad Sedler

    07/06/2021 Duración: 01h17min

    Scott Jenstad welcomes special guest, Vlad Sedler of, and they break down the week in FAAB, preview Week 11 and talk about many notable players, including Cedric Mullins, Ian Happ, DJ Lemahieu and many more. Follow  us on Twitter: @ScottJenstad I @RotoGut I @RotoWire

  • Two-Start Pitchers (Week of June 7, 2021)

    04/06/2021 Duración: 51min

    Drew Smyly 2Nick Pivetta 3 (Todd 4)Martin Perez 2Adbert Alzolay 4Sonny Gray 4 (Todd 5)Shane Bieber 5Antonio Senzatela 0 (Todd 1)Dylan Cease 4 (Todd 3)Matt Boyd 3Framber Valdez 4Ervin Santana 0Kris Bubic 3Tony Gonsolin 4 (Todd 3)Pablo Lopez 5Elieser Hernandez 3 (Todd 4) *Very Tentative*Randy Dobnak 1 (Todd 0)Chris Bassitt 5JT Brubaker 2 (Todd 3)Alex Wood 4Carlos Martinez 1 (Todd 3)Robbie Ray 3Jon Lester 0

  • Seige The Day

    03/06/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    I. News & NotesAlek Manoah struggles in Wednesday's startSean Manaea dominatesJarred Kelenic strugglesInjury to Kyle LewisFernando Tatis could return ThursdayII. Cardinals TalkJack Flaherty's injury and how devastating it is to the CardsSkeptical about Alex Reyes keeping the closer jobNot a Tyler O'Neill guyIII. About The SeigeLegal backgroundHow he got it into the industryWhat he's doing for EliteHis "guys"Formula One talk

  • Dynasty Debates With Ian Kahn

    02/06/2021 Duración: 53min

    OutliersIan HigherJacob deGrom (20 spots higher)Tim Anderson (15 spots higher)Kyle Lewis (61 spots higher)James HigherVladimir Guerrero Jr. (9 spots higher)Ozzie Albies (13 spots higher)CJ Abrams (14 spots higher)Gleyber Torres (20 spots higher)Brennen Davis (59 spots higher)Alek Manoah (62 spots higher)Plus, the guys discuss what to do if you’re rostering struggling players such as Luis Castillo and Keston Hiura, how to maximize the trade value of a top starting pitcher and which injured hitters rebuilding teams should be targeting.

  • What's Right With the Cubs?

    01/06/2021 Duración: 56min

    Javy Baez & Kris Bryant's hot starts, and what they are fetching in trade talksAdalberto Mondesi hurt againGiancarlo Stanton & Gleyber Torres out of Tuesday's lineupJohnny Cueto good againLogan Gilbert slowly improvingDavid Price getting another bullpen startMarlins updates - Sixto Sanchez, Jazz Chisholm

  • Manoah Madness!

    31/05/2021 Duración: 01h22min

    Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the wild Alek Manoah bids in FAAB this week (and talk all the other players added too!), wrap up the weekend of baseball and take a look ahead at Week 10.  Follow us on Twitter: @Jeff_Erickson I @ScottJenstad I @RotoWire

  • Two-start Pitchers (Week of May 31, 2021)

    28/05/2021 Duración: 58min

    Merrill Kelly 2Matt Peacock 0Drew Smyly 2Tucker Davidson 0Jorge Lopez 0Garrett Richards 3Nick Pivetta 3 (Todd 2)Kyle Hendricks 4Trevor Williams 2 (Todd 1)Sonny Gray 4 (Todd 5)Tyler Mahle 4 (Todd 3)German Marquez 2Carlos Rodon 5Dylan Cease 4 (Todd 5)Jose Urena 0Jose Urquidy 4Luis Garcia 4 (Todd 3)Mike Minor 4Brady Singer 3 (Todd 2)Trevor Bauer 5Pablo Lopez 5Corbin Burnes 5Jose Berrios 4Michael Pineda 4 (Todd 3)Marcus Stroman 4Jordan Montgomery 3 (Todd 2)James Kaprielian 2Vince Velasquez 3 (Todd 2)Wil Crowe 0Tyler Anderson 3Joe Musgrove 5Logan Gilbert 1Johnny Cueto 3 (Todd 2)Jack Flaherty 5Rich Hill 4Tyler Glasnow 5Dane Dunning 1Stephen Strasburg 5 (Todd 4)Joe Ross 0

  • Benched With Bubba-Cast

    27/05/2021 Duración: 57min

    I. InjuriesHow to deal with the everyday deluge.Luke VoitMarcell OzunaRyan PresslyLance McCullersNoah SyndergaardII. Second Chance DraftIII. San Francisco GiantsIs Kevin Gausman an ace now?Is Rogers the closer over McGee?How legit is Brandon Crawford? Can Buster Posey make it through a full season?Are there any reinforcements on the way?What's the play this year - are they ahead of schedule and does that change their plan?

  • Alek Manoah, Dynasty Ranks Preview & More!

    26/05/2021 Duración: 01h13min

    Alek Manoah expectations.Preview of James' Dynasty Rankings (major-leaguers only, subject to change):Ronald AcunaFernando TatisJuan SotoVladimir GuerreroMike TroutTrea TurnerMookie BettsCody BellingerBo BichetteJose RamirezBryce HarperShohei OhtaniOzzie AlbiesXander BogaertsCorey SeagerChristian YelichRafael DeversAlex BregmanAaron JudgeManny MachadoEloy JimenezGerrit ColeLuis RobertShane BieberTrevor BauerFreddie FreemanCorbin BurnesTrent GrishamJacob deGromBrandon WoodruffLucas GiolitoKyle TuckerWalker BuehlerTyler GlasnowRandy ArozarenaGleyber TorresTim AndersonAaron NolaJack FlahertyTrevor StoryNolan ArenadoPete AlonsoAustin MeadowsYordan AlvarezNick CastellanosSandy AlcantaraFrancisco LindorByron BuxtonGavin LuxAustin RileyRamon LaureanoJazz ChisholmKris BryantAndrew VaughnYoan MoncadaMichael ConfortoMatt OlsonDylan CarlsonClayton KershawWill SmithAnthony RendonJulio UriasIan AndersonPablo LopezJ.T. RealmutoMax MuncyJoey GalloCarlos CorreaMarcell OzunaGeorge SpringerYu DarvishTeoscar HernandezTrevor Roge

  • Rookie Call-Ups, Rookie Struggles

    25/05/2021 Duración: 01h06min

    Bryce Harper to the ILAdalberto Mondesi returnsJacob deGrom returnsKyle Gibson to the ILZach Plesac to IL hurting his thumb while ripping his shirt offAlex Manoah's upcoming debutProjecting mid-season draft valuesFinding a trade for Blake Snell

  • FAAB, Injuries and a Week 9 Preview

    24/05/2021 Duración: 01h22min

    Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up another great weekend of baseball, talking all the FAAB bidding, injuries and some great and poor performances. They detail all the major names in free agency this week and also talk about a number of players, including Austin Riley, Matt Chapman, Zack Wheeler and many, many more. Follow us on Twitter: @Jeff_Erickson I @ScottJenstad I @RotoWire

  • Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 24, 2021)

    21/05/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    Two-start pitchers for the week of May 24, 2021 (0-5 scale):Riley Smith 0Charlie Morton 4John Means 5Dean Kremer 0Jake Arrieta 3 (Todd 2)Wade Miley 2 (Todd 1)Sam Hentges 0Aaron Civale 5Austin Gomber 0 (Todd 2)Kyle Freeland 0 Lance Lynn 5Lucas Giolito 5Spencer Turnbull 4Tarik Skubal 2 (Todd 1)Brad Keller 2 (Todd 1)Clayton Kershaw 5Trevor Rogers 5 (Todd 4)Sandy Alcantara 5 (Todd 4)Brandon Woodruff 5Corbin Burnes 5David Peterson 1 (Todd 2)Jacob deGrom 5Corey Kluber 4 (Todd 5)Frankie Montas 3Cole Irvin 2 (Todd 3)Zach Eflin 4 (Todd 5)Trevor Cahill 0Blake Snell 5 (Todd 3)Joe Musgrove 5Justin Dunn 2 (Todd 3)Kevin Gausman 5Kwang Hyun Kim 3 (Todd 2)Ryan Yarbrough 2 (Todd 3)Ross Stripling 0Steven Matz 0 (Todd 1)Max Scherzer 5

  • Send Me An Angel

    20/05/2021 Duración: 54min

    I. NewsCorey Kluber's no-hitterLucas Giolito bounces back against the TwinsFernando Tatis Jr. bounces back from the COVID ILII. AngelsMike Trout's calf injuryShohei Ohtani's velocityWhen do we see Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh?Rotation TalkIII. About JockHow did he get started?What type of leagues/formats does he prefer?What was his plan in the Tout Wars Draft & Hold League?

  • Luis Barrera Gets Call, Others Deserving

    19/05/2021 Duración: 51min

    Luis Barrera gets the callProspects Ready For A Promotion:Triple-A:All the Rays hitters (Wander Franco, Vidal Brujan, Josh Lowe, Taylor Walls)Jarren DuranAlek ManoahJesus SanchezJackson KowarChris GittensDouble-ASimeon Woods RichardsonTriston CasasMichael BuschDL HallAlek ThomasHunter GreeneRoansy ContrerasHigh-AJulio RodriguezGeorge KirbyNick GonzalesGrayson RodriguezLiover PegueroRonny MauricioOswald PerazaLow-ALuis MatosPete Crow-ArmstrongRobert HassellGunnar HendersonFrancisco AlvarezHeriberto HernandezGilberto JimenezJordan Walker

  • Preparing for Monday Surprises

    18/05/2021 Duración: 55min

    After Monday's slew of injury news before games last night, do we need to restructure our rosters to better prepare for bad news? Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson explore that issue and more this week.

  • Week 8 Preview / Talking FAAB & Struggling Starting Pitchers

    17/05/2021 Duración: 01h23min

    Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad discuss all the baseball action over the weekend, focusing on some struggling starting pitchers, and also break down another week in the FAAB market. Follow us on Twitter: @Jeff_Erickson I @ScottJenstad I @RotoWire

  • Two-Start Pitchers (Week of May 17, 2021)

    14/05/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    Matt Peacock 0Max Fried 4Charlie Morton 3Matt Harvey 1 (0)Eduardo Rodriguez 3 (Todd 4)Adbert Alzolay 3.5 (Todd 3)Zach Davies 2 (Todd 1)Sonny Gray 5Luis Castillo 2 (Todd 3)Sam Hentges 0Dallas Keuchel 3 (Todd 2)Casey Mize 4Jose Urquidy 4 if he does (probably doesn’t)Shohei Ohtani 5 -- I’m starting him as a hitterAlex Cobb 2 (Todd 3)Julio Urias 5Cody Poteet 1J.A. Happ 2 (Todd 3)Michael Pineda 3Taijuan Walker 4Gerrit Cole 5Jameson Taillon 2 (Todd 3)James Kaprielian 1Zack Wheeler 5JT Brubaker 3Yu Darvish 5Justin Dunn 2Logan Webb 3 (Todd 1)Anthony DeSclafani 4Ryan Yarbrough 3Jordan Lyles 1 (Todd 0)Mike Foltynewicz 1Hyun-Jin Ryu 5Jon Lester 2Patrick Corbin 3

  • RotoWire Barometer & Phillies Talk With Erik Halterman

    13/05/2021 Duración: 56min

    Kelenic/Gilbert call-upsZac GallenJose UrquidyAdalberto MondesiRising/Falling StocksDiving Into the PhilliesKBO Coverage

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