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'


  • Catcher Strategy w/ Toby Guevin & Dave McDonald

    20/01/2022 Duração: 02h07min

    James, Toby (@batflipcrazy) and Dave (@RunDMcD) go team-by-team (in order of ADP) and discuss the best catchers to target, particularly in 2-catcher NFBC leagues. KC Sal Perez (ADP 40) – all ADP from January 15-team Draft Champions MJ Melendez (383) PHI J.T. Realmuto (50) LAD Will Smith (66) AZ Daulton Varsho (97) Carson Kelly (289) CWS Yasmani Grandal (110) CHC Willson Contreras (123) Yan Gomes (345) CIN Tyler Stephenson (155) WAS Keibert Ruiz (160) BAL Adley Rutschman (190) MIN Mitch Garver (205) Ryan Jeffers (447) ATL Travis d’Arnaud (216) Manny Pina (519) William Contreras (620) BOS Christian Vazquez (229) Kevin Plawecki (579) TOR Alejandro Kirk (239) Danny Jansen (306) Gabriel Moreno (461) OAK Sean Murphy (242) NYY Gary Sanchez (260) Kyle Higashioka (585) COL Elias Diaz (261) Dom Nunez (572) TB Mike Zunino (273) Francisco Mejia (395) MIL Omar Narvaez (277) Pedro Severino (469) STL Yadier Molina (287) LAA Max Stassi (301) SF Joey Bart (303) Curt Casali (607) NYM James

  • Zero Shares Teams w/ Michael Simione

    11/01/2022 Duração: 59min

    James Anderson and Michael Simione (@SPStreamer) each give 10 players at these positions (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, SP, SP, RP) who are not on their redraft boards for 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Tough Projections w/ Jeff Erickson

    05/01/2022 Duração: 53min

    How much to regress Marcus Semien after a career year What kind of power/speed production to expect from Wander Franco In or out on Jacob deGrom, Shane Bieber and Chris Sale Drafting early closers Will Camilo Doval break out as the Giants' closer Christian Yelich vs. Cody Bellinger (drink) What will Jarred Kelenic do in 2022 Does Willy Adames repeat with the Brewers Will Vidal Brujan get enough playing time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • RotoWire Dynasty Mock, Part 3

    28/12/2021 Duração: 02h51min

    Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) discusses his Devers/Cole/Lindor start, getting the No. 3 overall prospect in the fourth round, what scouts are saying about Marcelo Mayer and Elly de la Cruz James makes his third-round pick in a $400 NFBC Draft Champions live on the air Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) discusses playing for Year 2, his back-to-back wins in TDGX2, why Triston Casas is a top 10 prospect, a potential role change for Garrett Whitlock and why James may have reached on Tanner Houck Jordan Rosenblum (@RosenJordanBlum) discusses why he's so high on Spencer Torkelson, his much-discussed pairing of four old aces, how he utilizes projection systems, and staying on brand with Alejandro Kirk Michael Richards (@MPRichards1981) discusses how his dynasty approach has changed, overcoming past biases with Cedric Mullins, buying low on Andrew Vaughn and Corbin Carroll's path to being the No. 1 prospect Nate Handy (@pitchingspecs) discusses why Luis Robert was an easy call with the eighth pick, going against the grain wit

  • RotoWire Dynasty Mock, Part 2

    22/12/2021 Duração: 01h49min

    Phil Goyette (@PhilOfSports) discusses his first-round selection of Jacob deGrom, his win-now strategy, getting Jonathan India in the fourth round and some underrated hitting prospects with strong power projections. Chris Maher (@BaseballPods) talks about using the mock to update his top 500 dynasty rankings and discusses why Manny Machado is underrated, pivoting to older players, getting in at the end of the closer run and his love for Austin Wells. James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) discusses his leap of faith with Cody Bellinger in the fourth round, driving the Jesus Sanchez bandwagon, gambling on Luis Severino and Tanner Houck, and why he loves Nick Yorke and Rowdy Tellez. Jake Wiener (@GatorSosa) talks about buying low on post-hype players, the need to not forget about early pitching, Daulton Varsho's upside, why he's still in on Casey Mize and why Daniel Espino might be his favorite pitching prospect. You can check out the RotoWire Dynasty Mock here. You can see James's updated dynasty rankings here.

  • RotoWire Dynasty Mock, Part 1

    16/12/2021 Duração: 02h08min

    Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams) discusses his Mookie Betts/Xander Bogaerts 1-2 start, Freddy Peralta's ceiling and his risky pitching staff. Dylan White (@The__Arrival) discusses how his projections inform his draft strategy, getting sniped on Shane Baz, a willingness to pay up for catchers and closers and why Luis Garcia (WAS) is just scratching the surface of his potential. Chris Clegg (@RotoClegg) discusses his Sandy Alcantara/Max Fried 1-2 rotation punch, taking Josh Jung inside the top 100, having a win-now mentality and avoiding pitching prospects. Lucas Biery (@lucasbiery33) discusses his hitter-heavy build, playing for Year 2 and getting high-upside hitting prospects in the middle rounds. Mark Barry (@hoodieandtie) discusses why he took Wander Franco at 1.11, buying distressed assets and his three-headed pitching monster. The RotoWire Dynasty Mock can be found here. James Anderson wrote about the mock and his fully updated dynasty rankings here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoic

  • Offseason Mailbag

    08/12/2021 Duração: 01h14min

    Update on the #RotoWireDynastyMock Latest on Kristian Robinson Caleb Kilian trending up Dynasty draft strategy Late draft-and-hold prospect targets Best catchers for young pitchers When to trade prospects in a dynasty rebuild Wander Franco vs. Bo Bichette Top 5 prospects heading into 2023 Busch Light or Hazy IPAs? Gabriel Moreno moving to 3B? Cristian Santana helium What to expect from Josh Jung Much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Early ADP, Redraft Strategy w/ Fish and Zack

    02/12/2021 Duração: 01h29min

    Early drafting vs. late drafting Aces and bases The shallowest position other than catcher When to take your first closer Lots of strategy talk Some gut calls Much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • AFL Recap with Chris Welsh

    24/11/2021 Duração: 01h54min

    Traditional Thanksgiving food can be good Welsh gives a legitimate AFL sleeper Does it matter that Juan Yepez performed well in the AFL? James and Chris had some good pre-AFL calls Nick Gonzales makes a statement with his bat How many fantasy categories will Marco Luciano help in Buy high on Nick Yorke? Is now the time to cash out Oneil Cruz? Much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Pitching Prospects for 2022 w/ Paul Sporer

    16/11/2021 Duração: 01h12min

    James and Paul discuss the pitching prospects featured in James's most recent Farm Futures article. For a free 10-day trial to RotoWire, go to Shane Baz's early ADP Where Paul has been taking Joe Ryan in early drafts People are still familiarizing themselves with Aaron Ashby Why spring training performance matters for young pitchers Which high-upside pitchers to watch in spring training A big-time sleeper in Cleveland's organization Four pitchers who will be FAAB monsters in season Much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Hitting Prospects for 2022 w/ Eric Cross

    11/11/2021 Duração: 01h22min

    The hitting prospects covered are all featured in James's latest Farm Futures article. Get a free trial at Is the price tag too high for Bobby Witt Jr.? When will Julio Rodriguez be up? Spencer Torkelson vs. Riley Greene Is there room in St. Louis for Nolan Gorman? Clear path for Bryson Stott Two draft and hold targets from the Cleveland and Pittsburgh systems Much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Catching Up with Geoff Pontes

    03/11/2021 Duração: 01h35min

    Geoff's new job at Baseball America His new process for ranking hitters Oneil Cruz hype SZN The data on Hunter Greene's pitches Coby Mayo rank envy Colton Cowser debate Are Steven Kwan and Vinnie Pasquantino as good as their stats? How low should we rank Garrett Mitchell? Jordan Groshans debate Elly De La Cruz's rank Razz30 origin story (the pot was decent) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • FYPD w/ Bret Sayre and Jesse Roche

    28/10/2021 Duração: 01h21min

    FYPD Tendencies Which high school shortstop goes No. 1? Bret loves prep players Jesse in sniper mode When to take Harry Ford? The closest thing to Aaron Judge A late-round lefty with Trevor Rogers similarities Much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Live Looks in AZ w/ Chris Blessing

    20/10/2021 Duração: 01h13min

    Hitters Spencer Torkelson Triston Casas Curtis Mead Brett Baty JJ Bleday Kameron Misner Backfields: Wilman Diaz, Rayne Doncon, Wes Kath Pitchers Slade Cecconi MacKenzie Gore Backfields: Frank Mozzicato Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • AFL Preview with Chris Welsh

    12/10/2021 Duração: 59min

    Best Hitter Candidates Spencer Torkelson Triston Casas Nolan Gorman Long Shot Best Hitter Candidates Nick Gonzales Joey Wiemer Bryson Stott Juan Yepez Curtis Mead Best Pitcher Candidates Roansy Contreras Bobby Miller Long Shot Best Pitcher Candidates Landon Knack Cole Henry Breakout Candidates Ryan Kreidler Buddy Kennedy Nelson Velazquez Carlos Cortes Eguy Rosario Leo Jimenez James Outman Owen White Back From Injury CJ Abrams Pedro Leon Slade Cecconi Abner Uribe Low Expectations Marco Luciano Joe Gray JJ Bleday Heriberto Hernandez MacKenzie Gore Asa Lacy Jeter Downs Ezequiel Tovar Yoelqui Cespedes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Dynasty Talk with Ian Kahn

    06/10/2021 Duração: 01h08min

    Cedric Mullins vs. Jarred Kelenic Buy, sell or hold Cody Bellinger? Where will Christian Yelich be going in 2022 drafts? Fading Marcus Semien in 2022 Anthony Volpe = Gavin Lux 2.0? Ian grills James on some top prospects Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Putting a Bow on the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Season

    04/10/2021 Duração: 01h11min

    Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad wrap up the 2021 fantasy baseball season by discussing how their teams ended up finishing, talking about what they are working on for 2022 and previewing the upcoming MLB playoffs. Follow us on Twitter: @Jeff_Erickson I @ScottJenstad I @RotoWire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Finale w/ Guests Derek VanRiper and Ray Murphy!

    01/10/2021 Duração: 59min

    Todd Zola and Clay Link of are joined by Derek VanRiper of The Athletic and Ray Murphy from BaseballHQ as they put a bow on 2021 and look ahead to First Pitch Arizona and 2022.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • The Greatest Fantasy Season Ever?

    30/09/2021 Duração: 56min

    Phil Dussault is winning the NFBC Main Event (and also has the third place overall entry), the Auction Championship overall, and is third overall in the RotoWire Online Championship. How did he get there? What was his preparation like? Who is he sweating in this final week? All that and more in his conversation with Jeff Erickson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Prospect Pod - 2021 FINALE!

    29/09/2021 Duração: 59min's Lead Prospect Analyst James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) and Senior MLB Editor Clay Link (@claywlink) preview James' next Top 400 update before selecting their final walk-up songs of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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