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By Rich Wilson

Rich Wilson of Prospect361.com brings you the best live Fantasy Baseball show on the Internet. Join Rich and legendary industry expert Tim McLeod every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. ET as they bring you the best Fantasy Baseball discussion in the industry.

Episodes

2263 - Five Player poised for a big second half

Take 10 with Tim - @ 7:45 AM ETI hope this time works, as I have a hard stop at 8:45 am.1.Five players you think will have big second halfa.Wyatt Langfordb.Francisco Alvarezc.Colt Keithd.Taj Bradleye.Heliot Ramosf.Kodai Senga2.Two or three sell-high playersa.Tyler Glasnowb.Luis Gilc.Jurickson Profard.Teoscar Hernandeze.Nolan Gorman3.The Futures game is on Saturday at 4 pm. As has been in the past couple of years, it will only be seven innings and will be competing with MLB baseball games.a.Give me two or three players from each league that you are interesting in seeing? Here are the rosters: Rosters | All-Star Futures Game | MLB.com4.Your buddy Tobias Myers pitched well again. We will look at his baseballsavant page and discuss his value the rest of the season.5.Rece Hinds. Are you buying?6.Junior Caminero is back playing games after spending the last six weeks on the IL. Is there any reason to hold onto him? Isn’t it just going to be a September callup?7.What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?a.Eugenio Suarez8.What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend FAAB?a.Yilber Diaz
12/07/2456m 2s

2262 - Hot Prospects of the Week - July 8, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. Jacob Wilson (Oak)2. Justin Crawford (Phi)3. Tre' Morgan (TB)4. Leo De Vries (SD)5. Yordany De Los Santos (Pit)6. Jackson Ferris (LAD)
10/07/2413m 12s

2261 - Waiver Wire - July 7, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – July 7, 2024 @ 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 – Review the weekend gamesAdditional Questions:1.Two guys we highlighted on Friday got the return call to the Majors. Parker Meadows and James Outman. Meadows hit a home run in his first at-bat.2.The Dodgers are giving Justin Wrobleski a spot start. He’s one of my fast-rising prospects (ranked in the 90s in the July Top 400 list). I’ll break him down.3.The Diamondbacks will call-up Wilber Diaz to pitch on Sunday. He’s been a pop-up kid this season. I will review him.4.Pablo Lopez – Sigh5.Clay Holmes blew another save on Friday in a big way (2 home runs) and hasn’t pitched well of late. If you are fearing a closer change, who would you speculate on?6.Ben Rice hit three home runs on Saturday in the Red Sox showdown.a.Gerrit Cole – wasn’t great. He got killed by soft fly balls and infield hits. Any worry?7.Brooks Lee with his first home run. It wasn’t a big blast, only 99.5 MPH off the bat. 8.Jose Miranda went 12 for 12 before making an out. WOW!Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
08/07/241h 22m

2260 - First Half MVPs and Non-MVPs

Take 10 with Tim – July 5, 2024 @ 8am1.Fantasy MVPs by Position (My guys are below)a.Catcheri.David Fry (#6 current rank, 68-ADP) - .303 BA, 8 HR, 4 SB, 29 HR, 32 SBii.William Contreras - b.First Basei.Wow, it’s a brutal position. Maybe Jake Cronenworth?ii.Josh Naylor c.Second Basei.Brice Turang (2, 34) - .287 BA, 6 HR, 28 SB, 41 runs, 38 RBIii.Luis Garciad.Third Basei.Jordan Westburg (7, 30) – .281 BA, 13 HR, 6 SB, 41 runs, 48 RBI, e.Shortstopi.Gunnar Henderson (1, 7) - .288 BA, 26 HR, 13 SB, 74 runs, 58 RBIf.Outfield (3)i.Jarren Duran (3, 35) - .287 BA, 10 HR, 21 SB, 58 runs, 40 RBIii.Jurickson Profar (5, 241) - .311 BA, 11 HR, 4 SB, 47 runs, 55 RBIiii.Jackon Merrill (16, #379 ADP) - .291 BA, 12 HR, 9 SB, 39 runs, 9 SBg.Pitchers (3)i.Seth Lugo (1, 101) – 116 IP, 11 wins, 105K/27BB, 2.17 ERAii.Ranger Suarez (4, 132) – 103 IP, 10 wins, 99K/21BB, 2.27 ERAiii.Garrett Crochet (9, 193) – 101.1 IP, 6 wins, 141K/20BB, 3.02 ERA2.Players you wish you would left on the draft tablea.Catcheri.Bo Naylor (14-ADP, 36-Rank) - .207 BA, 4 HR, 1 SB, 22 runs, 18 RBIb.First Basei.Spencer Torkelson (11, minors) - .201 BA, 4 HR, 18 RBIc.Second Basei.Ozzie Albies (2, 21) - .254 BA, 6 HR, 6 SB, 39 runs, 39 RBId.Third Basei.Royce Lewis (6, 35) – My only injured guy, but this is ridiculous. 89 at-bats, but 10 home runs.e.Shortstopi.Oniel Cruz (11, 25) - .237 BA, 12 HR, 6 SB, 100K/23BBf.Outfield (3)i.Corbin Carroll (4, 76) - .210 BA, 2 HR, 14 SB. Last year, he hit 25 HR with 41 SBii.Julio Rodriguez (2, 37) - .244 BA, 7 HR, 17 SB, 98K/22B. Last year, he went 32/37iii.Nolan Jones (15, way down) - .189 BA, 3 HR, 2 SB in 143 AB. He has been on the IL, but hasn’t been good when he’s playedg.Pitchers (3)i.Pablo Lopez – (8, 46) – 94 IP, 4.88 ERA, 110K/20BBii.Blake Snell - (24, Not good) - 6 starts, 9.51 ERA and lots of time on the ILiii.Jordan Montgomery (67, Not good) – 13 starts, 6.44 ERA, 45K/23BB. Now on the IL. 3.Five players you think will have big second halves4.Two or three sell high players.5.What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?6.What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend FAAB?
05/07/241h 23m

2259 - Hot Prospects of the Month - June

The following players are discussed:1. Deyvison De Los Santos (AZ)2. Kristian Campbell (Bos)3. Joe Mack (Mia)4. Cutter Coffey (Bos)5. Jared Sunstrom (Sea)6. Aron Estrada (Bal)7. Michael Arroyo (Sea)8. Joan Delgado (CHC)9. Luis Pena (Mil)10. Logan Henderson (Mil)11. Jarlin Susana (Was)12. Gary Gill Hill (TB)
03/07/2433m 15s

2258 - Hot Prospects of the Week - July 1, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. Jacob Melton (Hou)2. Luis Baez (Hou)3. Tommy Troy (AZ)4. Emil Morales (LAD)5. Jacob Misiorowski (Mil)6. Jonah Tong (NYM)
02/07/2414m 35s

2257 - Waiver Wire - June 30, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – June 30, 2024Segments 1 and 2 – Review the games of the weekend.Additional Questions:1.Pablo Lopez with two strong starts but he has the Astros next. Do you start him?2.Heston Kjerstad hit a granny last night. Does he get enough at-bats to warrant rostering him?3.George Springer hit two home runs on Friday. One good night doesn’t turn this season around, but are you still running him out, or is he on your bench? Are you dropping him in one-year leagues? How about Dynasty Leagues?4.It was announced on Friday that James Wood will make his debut on Monday. I’m assuming the Nat’s did it to fill the seats on a slow, early summer Monday. Many rookie hitters have underperformed this season (particularly early after their callup), will he break that trend?5.Speaking of rookies, Jackson Chourio is getting better. He’s slashing .314/.355/.543 with four home runs in June and only striking out 17% of the time. Is he starting to figure things out?6.WOW, the Mets. What has been the difference? They clicked once Francisco Alvarez got back, and they started Vientos or Baty. Is it that easy?a.They have crawled back to .500. Are they going to be buyers or sellers at the deadline?Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
01/07/241h 24m

2256 - Hot Prospects of the Week

Rich discusses the Hot Prospects of the Week - 10 players
27/06/2418m 26s

2255 - Waiver Wire - June 23, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – June 23, 2024Segments 1 and 2 – Review the games of the weekendAdditional Questions:1.Let'sx dive into the topic of the NL MVP race. Is Shohei Ontani running away with it? He has 23 home runs, 16 SB, and a .321 batting average. He’s leading the NL in WAR at 4.2 with no defensive help. Next in line is Harper at 3.4. a.BTW, Gunnar Henderson and Aaron Judge are in quite a duel for the best player in the AL. Gunnar at 5.2 WAR and Judge at 5.2. Judge has 28 home runs, but Gunnar is not far behind at 24. Who wins the AL MVP?2.Giancarlos Stanton left the game with tightness in his hamstring. And so it begins. Any idea who gets the playing time?3.Zach Neto is having a breakout season and left last night's game with a strained calf. If he has to go on the IL, who is the pickup?4.With the huge correction happening with Imanaga. I mean, brutal! Is the favorite for ROY leading to Jackson Merrill? He has 10 home runs, 9 stolen bases, and is hitting .290. Maybe Masyn Winn should get some consideration.5.Tyler Soderstrom with another home run. Is it time for people to jump on the train?6.Ryan Bliss was one of my sleepers entering the season. What do you think so far of his performance? He now has both SS and 2B eligibility.7.Jon Gray has had quite the resurgence this season. He’s pitching to a 3.03 ERA, but his xERA is 4.28 with one of the highest exit velo against in the league. Is he a sell high?8.Drew Thorpe looked good on Saturday. Are you ready to trust him beyond the Tigers of the league?9.Carlos Rodon pitched terribly on Friday and was seen crying in the dugout. Is that a good thing or bad thing?Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
24/06/241h 43m

2254 - Injuries and more injuries and who to pick up

Take 10 with Tim – June 21, 20241. The injuries have been brutal of late. What is your advice for managers who have been kicked in the teeth multiple times this season with the loss of, just not fifth outfielder, put first, second, and third-round picks?2.    Mookie Betts will be out for 6 to 8 weeks with a fractured hand. This opens up an opportunity for a player to step up. Who do you think will seize this chance and make a significant impact?3.    Kyle Bradish will have Tommy John Surgery.  This should secure Cade Povich for the rest of the season.  How good can he be this year and in the future?4.    Bo Bichette hits the IL with a calf strain.  While it doesn’t sound too bad, that doesn’t seem to be the case this season.  Orelvis Martinez gets his chance.  Does he hit?  Does he stick?5.    Christian Encarnacion Strand might need season-ending surgery. Noelvi Marte should be finishing his 80-game suspension soon, as the Reds have played 75 games this year.  Is he the answer for playing time there.  Should fantasy managers be excited by the potential?6.    Anthony Rizzo is out for two months with a fractured arm.  Ben Rice has been promoted and will get the strong side of the platoon.  Should fantasy managers be excited about this?7.    Justin Verlander hits the IL with neck soreness.  It might not be too long, but the Astros are out of pitchers.  What will they do?  Is there anything of interest for fantasy managers?8.    Yimi Garcia hits the IL with a nerve issue in his elbow.  I’ve heard of no time frame for his return.  Who is the pickup for saves now in Toronto?9.    As expected, Mike Trout is healing slower than anticipated.  It’s really interesting that some people heal faster than others.  I remember when Albert Puljos broke his arm and spent the minimum time on the IL (15 days).  Trout appears to be on the opposite side of that equation.  Not a criticism, just an observation and a disappointment to his fantasy managers.  Thoughts?10.    Tyler Black has been promoted back to the Brewers.  Does he get enough playing time to be relevant for fantasy managers?11.    Johan Rojas was demoted earlier this week when the Phillies activated Trea Turner from the IL.  Were you surprised that Rojas got demoted?  They kept Mickey Moniak, Christian Pache, and David Dahl.  Sure, they were all of out options, but really?12.    The Mets are playing much better, and arguably, Christian Scott, their best pitcher, was sent back to the minors and continues to pitch well.  What am I missing?13.    What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?14.    What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend's FAAB?
21/06/241h 7m

2254 - Hot Prospects of the Week - Week of June 17, 2024

The following players were discussed:1. Kristian Campbell (Bos)2. Moises Ballesteros (CHC)3. Cristian Hernandez (CHC)4. Yeremi Cabrera (Tex)5. Luis Pena (Mil)6. Gary Gill Hill (TB)
19/06/2419m 9s

2253 - Waiver Wire - June 16, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – June 16, 2024Segments 1 and 2 – Weekend’s Baseball GamesAdditional Notes:1.Yamamoto – bummer…2.Michael Harris hits the IL list with a grade-2 hamstring issue. Grade 2 means four weeks or so – maybe longer. Who is the pickup?3.Kyle Bradish is back on the IL with more elbow inflammation. What do the Orioles do? Chayce McDermott?4.DJ Herz shoves it on Saturday. I’ve been writing about him for years. He doesn’t throw hard, but it’s also getting a ton of whiffs. The change-up is pretty good. He did get 21 whiffs on 45 swings on Saturday, which is pretty good. It was against the Marlins. Thoughts?5.The Astros parted ways with Jose Abreu, getting over 50% of this contract. Ouch. Joey Loperfido didn’t get the call, but that could have been because he needs to spend 10 days in Triple-A (unless there is an injury). Is he the guy who eventually takes over?6.Are you ready to trust Edwin Diaz again?7.Hunter Brown is starting to look good? Thoughts?8.Gerrit Cole had a nice Triple-A tune up. 10K in 4.2 IP. Fastball though was off by over 2 MPH. Hmmm.Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
17/06/241h 15m

2252 - Reviewing "The Athletic" Player Survey

It's a different Friday show today. Only three topics.1. We review the first six questions of the Athletics' player survey. Best PlayerOverrated PlayerBest Teammate Is the season too longBest organization to play forWorst organization to play for2. Tim asks Rich several questions on his latest Top 400 Prospect List3. Who is Tim targeting in this weekend's FAAB?
14/06/241h 15m

2251 - Top 100 Prospects Refresh

Rich discussed Prospect361.com's updated Top 100 Prospects in baseball.
13/06/2456m 2s

2250 - Hot Prospects of the Week - Week of June 10, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. Ben Rice (NYY)2. CJ Kayfus (Cle)3. Cole Carrigg (Col)4. Michael Arroyo (Sea)5. Leonardo Pineda (TB)6. Shane Baz (TB)
12/06/2412m 40s

2249 - Waiver Wire - June 9, 2024 - Republished

Fantasy Baseball Live! – June 9, 2024Segments 1 and 2 – Review of the weekend gamesAdditional Notes:1.    I’m assuming the International series helps baseball, but the venues leave a lot to be desired.  I think they are playing on a trampoline in London.2.    Alek Manoah, Christian Javier, and Jose Urquidy all hit the TJ list this week.  Well, Manoah is having surgery, but I haven’t seen the exact surgery yet.  Robert Gasser is on his third opinion on what to do with his UCL team.  Just a PSA3.    The Braves keep churning through pitchers.  It’s now Hurston Waldrep’s time as Spencer Schwellenbach didn’t work out.4.    Adael Amador gets the call.  I just saw him in Somerset (Double-A) on Thursday.  Any interest?5.    Nico Hoerner has a small fracture.  No IL list yet.  If he goes on IL, who gets his playing time?6.    Kyle Tucker hits the IL, and our buddy Joey Loperfido is recalled.7.    Juan Soto only has inflammation and looks ok, BUT still is likely to hit the IL.  It makes you wonder if he’s really ok.8.    Hunter Brown with a good outing and has pitched better of late.Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
10/06/241h 35m

2249 - Waiver Wire - June 9, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live! – June 9, 2024Segments 1 and 2 – Review of the weekend gamesAdditional Notes:1.I’m assuming the International series helps baseball, but the venues leave a lot to be desired. I think they are playing on a trampoline in London.2.Alek Manoah, Christian Javier, and Jose Urquidy all hit the TJ list this week. Well, Manoah is having surgery, but I haven’t seen the exact surgery yet. Robert Gasser is on his third opinion on what to do with his UCL team. Just a PSA3.The Braves keep churning through pitchers. It’s now Hurston Waldrep’s time as Spencer Schwellenbach didn’t work out.4.Adael Amador gets the call. I just saw him in Somerset (Double-A) on Thursday. Any interest?5.Nico Hoerner has a small fracture. No IL list yet. If he goes on IL, who gets his playing time?6.Kyle Tucker hits the IL, and our buddy Joey Loperfido is recalled.7.Juan Soto only has inflammation and looks ok, BUT still is likely to hit the IL. It makes you wonder if he’s really ok.8.Hunter Brown with a good outing and has pitched better of late.Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
10/06/241h 35m

2248 - Players that have been disapointing - will they improve?

Take 10 with Tim – June 7, 20241.Joey Estes had a great start on Thursday. While his ERA is 4.67, his xERA is 3.08. He doesn’t throw particularly hard but pounds the strike zone. Your thoughts on him going forward?2.Adam Mazur got the call and pitched well on Tuesday – 6 IP, 2 hits, 1 ER, 2K/4BB. Is he going to be a big FAAB guy this weekend? Will it be worth it?3.Cade Povich finally got the call. We will discuss his start and whether there is any interest.4.Give me five players that have let fantasy managers down this season. Please provide at least two that have let you down personally.a.Yordan Alvarez – 28 RBIb.Pablo Lopez – 5.40 ERAc.Nico Hoerner – 7 SBd.Jordan Walker – e.Bo Naylor - 5.Which of the following bounce-back performances are you the most surprised with, and which one (s) do you think will continue?a.Carlos Rodon – 3.08 ERA vs. 2023 ERA of 6.85b.Dylan Cease – 3.51 ERA vs. 4.58 ERAc.Jack Flaherty – 4.99 ERA vs. 3.22 ERA6.Blake Snell is hurt again and is pitching to a 9.51 ERA and Jordan Montgomery is pitching to a 6.80 ERA. We saw this coming a mile away, but fantasy managers still invested. What are the takeaways from this?a.Do you think other Scott Boras pitching clients will think twice about signing well after spring training starts?7.I sat Jared Jones against the Dodgers this week because, well, they are the Dodgers. He shoved it. Should fantasy managers be less worried about facing the Dodgers? Some flaws in the lineup are starting to show.8.The Pirates recalled Henry Davis. He did go 1 for 3 in his first game back. Any interest?9.Which one hitter will you be targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?10.Which one pitcher will you be targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
07/06/241h 4m

2247 - Hot Prospects of the Month - Month of May

The following players are discussed:1. James Wood (Was)2. Brennen Davis (CHC)3. Ryan Ritter (Col)4. Matthew Lugo (Bos)5. Carson Williams (TB)6. Brooks Baldwin (CHW)7. Cooper Bowman (Oak)8. Gavin Cross (KC)9. Xavier Isaac (TB)10. Kristian Campbell (Bos)11. Luke Keaschall (Min)12. Miguel Bleis (Bos)13. Aidan Miller (Phi)14. Druw Jones (AZ)15. Robert Calaz (Col)16. Yeremi Cabrera (Tex)17. Jhonny Severino (Pit)18. Braxton Ashcraft (Pit)19. Hurston Waldrep (Atl)20. Logan Evans (Sea)21. Yilber Diaz (AZ)22. Trevor Martin (TB)23. Jared Lyons (Cin)24. Spencer Giesting (AZ)25. Noble Meyer (Mia)
05/06/2450m 0s

2246 - Waiver Wire - June 2, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – June 2, 2024 @ 11 amSegments 1 and 2 – Review games of the weekendAdditional Questions1.Ryan Weathers with 11 strikeouts on Saturday. He’s pitching to just over a 3.00 ERA. Michael Lorenzen is not striking out many guys but is pitching ok.a.These are the pitchers you must grab to make a difference. Thoughts?2.Dany Jimenez with the close. Do you trust him enough to be the setup guy for Miller?3.Chris Sale got pounded. Is it just a bad game?a.Michael Andujar with a big game. I think he made your waiver wire.4.Darvish and Musgrove both hit the IL. What do the Padres do to backfill these innings?5.You called it with Romano. I’m assuming it’s Yimi time?6.Albert Suarez keeps getting it done. Arsenal looks pretty good with a 95 MPH fastball and solid secondaries. He’s available in many leagues. Are you interested?7.Yikes, John Means with another UCL elbow surgery. Just got back from the last one.Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
02/06/241h 18m

2245 - Are these players really first round talent?

Take 10 with Tim – May 31, 2024 @ 8 am1.It’s official: Ronald Acuna is lost for the season. It’s his second knee surgery in three years, and I have to ask the question: Should we draft Acuna early in the first round when he has just not been able to stay healthy?a.If you're one of the unfortunate ones with Acuna on your roster, who are a couple of players you might consider adding as a replacement?b.React to these Dynasty League trades that occurred within 24 hours of his injury.i.Aaron Judge and Torkelson for Acuna, Jung Hoo Lee, Nick Gonzalez, Alex Kiriloffii.Fernando Tatis Jr. and James Triantos for Acuna2.More Injuriesa.Mets i.Edwin Diaz was put on the IL with a right shoulder impingement. True or not, it doesn’t matter. Give me the breakdown of who gets saves in New York.ii.Pete Alonso – Only has a bruised hand.b.LaMonte Wade will miss time with a left hamstring strain.i.While not a big name, pretty important guy in OBP Leagues. Do you have any thoughts on who might be a pickup here to replace modest power but high OBP?c.Evan Carter hits the IL with a back strain.i.Does he return to Texas when he’s healthy, or does he go to Triple-A?d.Junior Caminero will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a Grade-2 left quad strain. See, the Rays were right. Why bring him up simply for him to get hurt and be on the IL? He might not be up until a September call-up (again)3.Jorge Lopez made news when he threw his glove into the stands after another loss by the Mets and then told a reporter that the Mets were the worst team in baseball. He got designated for assignment.a.Can’t speak the truth in New York I guess.b.Will he have trouble getting work?4.The much-maligned Angel Hernandez retired abruptly this week, and social media sites blew up. Fans and even players seemed thrilled. We will toss this around for a few minutes.5.The cream is rising to the surface pretty early, as most of the top players in fantasy were high picks. We will look at the Top 15 guys and evaluate whether they are first-round quality or not. We will use the CBS player rater as our guide.6.We will also do the same thing with pitchers…although Top 10. We will use the CBS player rater as our guide.7.Should the Astros admit that their window is closed and start retooling, or should they still try to be contenders?a.Based on your answer, give me a few things they should do.8.One more question based on Thursday’s games.9.Give me a hitter you will target for this weekend’s FAAB.10.Give me a pitcher you will target for this weekend’s FAAB.
31/05/241h 12m

2244 - Hot Prospects of the Week - Week of May 27, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. Tyler Fitzgerald (SF)2. Jacob Gonzalez (CHW)3. Max Clark (Det)4. Filippo Di Turi (Mil)5. Tink Hence (STL)6. Allen Fucundo (NYY)
29/05/2415m 7s

2243 - Waiver Wire - May 26, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – May 26, 2024Segments 1 and 2 – Review of the weekend gamesAdditional Notes:1.Jackson Chourio had his 150th at-bat on Friday. It’s a win, but not a confident win. Are you disappointed in his performance, or is this what you thought coming into the season would happen?a.Joey Wiemer gets demoted, and Oliver Dunn is back up. Any interest?2.The Mets – WOW…on a brutal stretch. Diaz with another blown save. Lindor absolutely quitting on a pitch. He said he could pick up the spin and was hoping the pitcher would throw a ball. What???3.What happened to George Springer?4.Wyatt Langford has started his rehab and should be back soon. Would/should the Rangers send Evan Carter down in a corresponding move? He’s not been good and is not going to get in better, hitting against lefties while on the bench.5.Jordan Beck broke his hand and will be out for a while. That’s a bummer.6.News flash – The Yankees are really good. They have the best record in the American League. And, Gerrit Cole is starting to ramp upSegment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
27/05/241h 34m

2242 - Are these performances real?

Take 10 with Tim – May 24, 2024 @ 8 am1.Real or Memorex – These players are all playing well and are outearning their draft slots. Is this a new level or is a correction coming?a.David Fry (Cle, 67th catcher [Drafted in only 48 leagues out of 5000 in the NFBC], 6th ranked catcher) - .338 BA, .476 OBP, 5 HR, 32 RBIb.Connor Joe (Pit, 88, 11) - .277 BA, .345 OBP, 6 HR, 2 SB, 25 runs, 22 RBIc.Jordan Westburg (Bal, 32, 7) - .288 BA, .339 OBP, 7 HR, 5 SB, 24 runs, 29 RBId.Maikel Garcia (KC, 20, 5) - .263 BA, .308, 5 HR, 11 SB, 28 runs, 32 RBIe.Jose Caballero (TB, 40, 11) - .257 BA, .315 OBP, 2 HR, 17 SB (8 CS), 21 runs, 14 RBI f.Brent Rooker (Oak, 73, 8) - .288 BA, .361 OBP, 11 HR, 2 SB, 23 runs, 32 RBIg.Jarren Duran (Bos, 35, 12) - .271 BA, .342 OBP, 2 HR, 11 SB, 30 runs, 20 RBIh.Jo Adell (LAA, 245, 15) - .242 BA, .311 OBP, 9 HR, 8 SB, 25 runs, 24 RBIi.Brenton Doyle (Col, 102, 16) - .274 BA, .335 OBP, 5 HR, 9 SB, 29 runs, 13 RBIj.Brandon Marsh (Phi, 89, 28) - .252 BA, .323 OBP, 6 HR, 8 SB, 16 runs, 23 RBI2.We joked when Cal Quantrill got traded to the Rockies last November, but he’s getting the last laugh. His season looks a lot like his breakout season in 2022. He’s posting a 3.59 ERA, but not striking out a ton (about seven per nine) with three wins. He’s even pitching a sub 4.00 ERA in four starts at home. a.Should I be excited about this or is this a mirage?b.He should get traded at the deadline, but with the Rockies do it?3.Josh Hader has settled down and has pitched much better of late. Should we look at him as a Top 3 closer again?4.I actually liked Nick Gonzales entering this season and he made my target list for Draft and Hold Leagues. I’m sure people thought I was crazy, but he’s been ok. He looks like he’s turning back into the player that he was in his first two years of college – a contact hitter with doubles power and 10 to 12 home run pop. Your thoughts?5.Is there any reason to expect Eloy Jimenez to play more than 100 games a year? He’s done 120 for two seasons, 55 and 84, and is hurt again. Do you just avoid rostering these injured-riddled players?6.Xander Boegarts fractured his shoulder and hits the IL for a while. I’m assuming Arraez moves to second. Who gets his playing time?7.Julio Rodriguez still hits the ball hard (92.6 MPH exit velo) and is still in the 98th percentile in speed, but he’s striking out 28% of the time and walking less than 6% of the time – both career worst. His quality of contact (squared-up balls) is in the bottom 20% of the league. How concerned should fantasy managers be?8.One question after today’s games…9.What hitter are you targeting this weekend?10.What pitcher are you targeting this weekend?
24/05/241h 8m

2241 - Hot Prospects of the Week - May 20, 2024

The following prospects are discussed:1. Brennen Davis (CHC)2. Gavin Cross (KC)3. Miguel Bleis (Bos)4. Yasser Mercedes (Min)5. Braxton Ashcraft (Pit)6. Owen Murphy (Atl)
22/05/2415m 44s

2240 - Waiver Wire - May 19, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – May 19, 2024 @ 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 – Review of weekend gamesAdditional Notes:1.What’s going on with Edwin Diaz? What do fantasy managers do?2.Walker Buehler with a great start. Is he back, or will there be some wobbles?3.Luis Matos – Looking good4.Blake Snell looks untouchable in his rehab. Are you buying it?Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
20/05/241h 25m

2239 - Are MLB Teams promoting kids to quickly?

Take 10 with Tim – Saturday, May 18 @ 8 am1.The Pirates DFA’d, Roansy Contreras and then traded him to the Angels. Will this be another reclamation of a failed Pirates starter or someone to avoid?2.How worried are you about Ronald Acuna? The Braves gave him Thursday off as a baseball “De-Tox” day. He’s slashing .245/.354/.342, which looks more like his 2022 season than his 2023 season. Will 2023 be his outlier season?3.The White Sox acquired Corey Julks from the Astros as he was likely going to be DFA’d. He had some good games last year with the Astros and has played pretty well this year in Triple-A. I would think he would get a chance. Any interest?4.Who are you most surprised with this season between the following pairs?a.Ryan Jeffers 10 home runs or Brent Rookers’ 10 home runsb.Randy Arozarena’s .159 batting average or Corbin Carroll’s .193 batting averagec.William Contreras’ .359 batting average or Jeremey Pena’s .329 batting averaged.Carlos Rodon health or Tyler Glasnow healthe.Ranger Suarez arguably being the best pitcher in the league to-date or Shota Imanaga arguably being the best pitcher in the leaguef.Dylan Cease’s bounce back or Jack Flaherty’sg.Tanner Bibee’s 4.34 ERA or Michael King’s 4.31 ERAh.Kyle Finnegan’s league-leading 13 saves or Suarez’s 12 savesi.The Astros’ 18 and 25 start or the Blue Jays 19 and 23 start5.A lot of people drafted and have kept Jasson Dominguez on their benches/IL. He’s rehabbing now. What are odds he starts back in Triple-A after his rehab?a.Should managers be prepared to drop him or still hold onto him?6.I released my updated Top 400 Prospects to our Patreon subscribers and the Top 100 for everyone. Let’s do one segment on questions you might have. Just a handful. Maybe certain players, when a guy might be up….anything. 7.What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?8.What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
18/05/241h 13m

2238 - Top 100 Prospects Update

Prospect361 has released it's updated Top 400 Prospects in the game.  The list can be found at our Patreon site.  Patreon.com/Prospect361In this prodcast, Rich reveals the Top 100 and adds color commentary.
16/05/241h 24m

2237 - Hot Prospects of the Week - May 14, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. James Wood (Was)2. Jackson Holliday (Bal)3. Zac Veen (Col)4. Tyler Callihan (Cin)5. Brock Wilken (Mil)6. Deyvison De Los Santos (AZ)7. Xavier Isaac (TB)8. Mac Horvath (Bal)9. Yohendrick Pinango (CHC)10. Aidan Miller (Phi)11. Jeffry Rosa (NYM)12. Colt Emerson (Sea)13. Sammy Stafura (Cin)14. Esteban Mejia (Tex)15. Brailer Guerrero (TB)16. David Festa (Min)17. Julian Aguiar (Cin)18. Zebby Matthews (Min)19. Yilber Diaz (AZ)20. Jaden Hamm (Det)21. Andrew Sears (Det)
15/05/2441m 28s

2236 - Waiver Wire - May 12, 2024

Rich and Tim reviewed this weeks waiver wire
13/05/241h 9m

2235 - Will Paul Skenes light it up?

Take 10 with Tim – May 11, 20241.Paul Skenes will make his Major League debut today (Saturday). He’s being hyped relentlessly. MLB.COM has an article entitled: The making of Paul Skenes a ‘one’ in a decade kind of pitcher. a.Are you starting him?2.Let’s take a look at the standing since we are getting close to the quarter point in the season.3.Well, that didn’t last long, as Tyler Black was optioned back to Triple-A. When do you think we'll see him back up?4.Willson Contreras got hit in the arm by a swing from JD Martinez. I read that the Cardinals had him move closer and given how deep Martinez is in the box, well, it didn’t go well. It’s interesting you don’t see more of this.a.Who gets the playing time in St. Louis? Are you interested?5.Kyle Harrison has been great this season, posting a 3.20 ERA. Who are your top two ROY contributors in each league at this point?6.While we are waiting for the Rays to promote Junior Caminero, the Rays promoted Jonny DeLuca instead, and he’s been great so far. Any thoughts?7.The Angels put Brandon Drury and Luis Rengifo on the IL. Let’s take a look at the Angels lineup and discuss who is “startable” in a fantasy league.8.Maybe a question from tonight’s game…we will see..9.Which hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?10.Which pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
11/05/241h 9m

2234 - Hot Prospects of the Week - May 6, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. Pedro Leon (Hou)2. Moises Ballesteros (CHC)3. Mitch Jebb (Pit)4. Lazaro Montes (Sea)5. Chayce McDermott (Bal)6. Zebby Matthews (Min)
08/05/2412m 24s

2233 - Waiver Wire - May 5, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – May 5, 2024 @ 3pmSegment 1 – Review the games of the weekendAdditional Notes:1.We had a trade. Luis Arraez goes to the Padres for a package of prospects (Dillon Head, Jakob Marsee, Woo-Suk Go, and Nathan Martorellaa.Do you like this trade for the Padres? What about the Marlins returnb.Any change in the fantasy outlook of Arraez?c.c. You’re a big fan of Jakob Marsee and drafted him in numerous leagues this season. Now that he is in Miami, you might get a payoff. What do you think? When do we see him?d.Woo-Suk Go. What do you think we should see from him this season?2.John Means looked good on his return to Baltimore. Is he a no-doubt start every week?3.Christian Scott looked great in his debut. 6.2 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 6K/1BB4.Steven Kwan was pulled from last night’s game with a hamstring injury. Any thoughts if he misses time?5.Trea Turner hit the IL and Edmundo Sosa is the likely fill-in. Any interest?Segment 2 – Waiver WireSegment 3 – Closer ReportClose
06/05/241h 17m

2232 - Players off to poor starts - can they be salvaged?

Take 10 with Tim – May 3, 2024—There will be only eight questions because one of them is quite long. I will limit it to an hour.1.How are your teams doing?2.The all-bad start to the season team. Any hope of a recoveryC: Gabriel Moreno (ARI, 11th catcher off the board): .238, 9 Runs, 13 RBI, 0 HR, 0 SB, 1B: Vlad Guerrreo (Tor, 5th) - .231, 11 runs, 11 RBI, 3 HR, 0 SB2B: Gleyber Torres (NYY, 6th) - .215, 14 runs, 6 RBI, 0 HR, 3 SB3B: Austin Riley (ATL, 2nd) - .235, 17 runs, 16 RBI, 2 HR, 0 SBSS: Bo Bichette (Tor, 8th) - .205, 9 runs, 11 RBI, 1 HR, 3 SBOF: Corbin Carroll (AZ, 4th) - .197, 13 runs, 5 RBI, 1 HR, 8 SBOF: Randy Arozarena (TB, 13th) - .139, 12 runs, 9 RBI, 3 HR, 4 SBOF: Wyatt Langford (Tex, 30th) - .239, 13 runs, 11 RBI, 1 HR, 1 SBSP: Joe Musgrove (SD, 30th) – 41 IP, 6.37 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 36K, 3 winsRP: Josh Hader (Hou, #2) – 12.2 IP, 6.39 ERA, 2 savesAny other player or players you would like to throw into the fold.3.We had three of the more prominent prospects get the call this weekend. How much are you spending on each:a.Joey Loperfido (Hou, OF/1B)b.Tyler Black (Mil, 2B/3B/1B)c.Jordan Beck (Col, OF)4.Three more prominent prospects have to be up soon, don’t they? When do they arrive?a.Kyle Manzardo (Cle, 1B)b.Junior Caminero (TB, 3B)c.Paul Skenes (Pit, RHP)5.Kyle Bradish made his long-awaited season debut yesterday and looked good. Are you starting him with confidence?6.I’m really bummed about Mike Trout. He looked great, and out of nowhere, he tears his meniscus and is gone for 2 to 3 months. Given how slow he’s been to heal of late, I would not be surprised if he is out the rest of the season?a.Give me some names you would grab if you roster Trout.b.He’s limping to the finish line. Does he make it to the Hall of Fame? First ballot?c.I’ll provide you my comp for him…I think you’ll like it.7.What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?8.What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
03/05/241h 15m

2231 - Hot Prospects of the Month - April

The following players are discussed:1. Kyle Manzardo (Cle)2. Deyvison De Los Santos (AZ)3. Dylan Beavers (Bal)4. Gavin Conticello (AZ)5. Jeral Perez (LAD)6. Cade Povich (Bal)7. Matt Wilkinson (Cle)8. Jonah Tong (NYM)
01/05/2417m 25s

2230 - Waiver Wire - April 28, 2024

Rich discusses this week's Waiver Wire Pickups.He also does a breakdown of Parker Meadows and Andrew Vaughn.
28/04/2451m 13s

2229 - Redrafting the first round

Take 10 with TimLet’s redraft the first round as if the season started today, but we have all the knowledge from the first three weeks.1.Let’s do a similar exercise for closers and draft the Top 10 closers.2.Connor Wong hit his fifth home run on Wednesday to add to his .370 batting average. I have him in a couple of leagues just because my catcher went down. I surely didn’t expect this. Is this sustainable?3.The Cardinals demote a struggling Jordan Walker. I wrote about this for our Patreon members, and the analytics show some encouraging things. What say you?4.Heston Kjerstad gets the call. Will you be going after him aggressively this weekend?5.More movesa.Cody Bellinger hits the IL with a fractured rib, and your guy, Pete Crow Armstrong, gets the call. Will he get enough at-bats to matter? Is he worth rostering?i.What about Mike Tauchman to get increased playing time?b.Kevin Keirmair hits the IL and Addison Barger gets the call.i.Any interest?c.Blake Snell hits the IL…insert joke here. 6.Give me the one hitter you are targeting for this weekend’s FAAB? PCA and Hunter Goodman 7.Give me the one pitcher that you are targeting for this weekend’s FAAB? Landon Knack
26/04/241h 6m

2228 - Hot Prospects of the Week - April 22, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. Tyler Black (Mil)2. Kyle Manzardo (Cle)3. Frederick Bencosme (Bal)4. Cole Carrigg (Col)5. Ralphy Valazquez (Cle)6. AJ Blubaugh (Hou)7. Jaden Hamm (Det)
24/04/2412m 37s

2227 - Waiver Wire - April 21, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – April 21, 2024Segment 1 – Review of the weekend gamesAdditional Questions:1.Blake Snell – Yikes!2.Yariel Rodriguez – Another nice outing. What’d think?3.As you know, I liked Maysn Winn better than Jordan Walker, but I didn’t expect Walker to be this bad. What happened? His strikeout is up; he’s showing zero power (.283 SLG). WOW!4.Will Shota Imanaga be a better fantasy option than Yamamoto?5.Max Scherzer will start a rehab this week. Maybe 3 weeks or so?Segment 2 – Waiver WireSegment 3 – Closer ReportClose
22/04/241h 36m

2226 - Ten Topics to help you win your fantasy league

Take 10 with Tim – April 19, 2024 – 8 am ET1.    We had two big prospects get the call and make their MLB Debut.  Are you interested in either player?a.    Andy Pagesi.    Does he get full-time at-bats?  If so, what does the outfield in LAD look like?b.    Jack Leiteri.    He was a little shaky on his first start against a Quad-4 lineup.2.    The Red Sox pitching duo of Kutter Crawford (21.1 IP, 0.42 ERA, 10 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, 0 wins) and Tanner Houck (26.2 IP, 1.35 ERA, 9.5 K/9, 0.68 BB/9 3 wins), have been terrific.  Are you buying their starts?3.    What one or two players that you drafted that you wish you would have left for someone else?4.    Who is your early personal MVP on your teams.  A guy you believed in and took earlier than others?5.    We have passed the 10% mark on the season.  What advice do you have for fantasy managersa.    Managers who are doing well.b.    Managers who are struggling.6.    Over-Under gamea.    Mike Trout – 35 home runs (currently has 8)b.    Mike Trout – 15 stolen bases (5)c.    Brice Turang – 40 steals (9)d.    CJ Abrams – 25/25 (5 and 3) – Has he become a Top 5 SS (drafted 9th).  Witt, Gunnar, Abrams??e.    Jordan Westburg – 25/15 (4 and 2)f.    Jared Jones – 200 strikeouts (32 K’s in 23 innings)g.    Reid Detmers – 200 strikoeuts (30 K’s in 22.2 innings)h.    Kyle Finnegan – 30 saves (7 currently) – Who would have thunk it!7.    Esteury Ruiz.  He got the call – hit a pitch hit home run the day of the call.  Two days later, he hit another one (a bomb that went 412 feet and left the bat at 109.8 MPH).  He also stole a base.a.    What’s going on here?b.    Why does their field manager, Kotsay, not seem excited for the kid?8.    Did you hear the interview with Peter Fairbanks?  If not, here it is.  Rich Wilson on X: "Kind of hard not to like Peter Fairbanks after this." / X (twitter.com)a.    So refreshing to hear a player say that he sucks.b.    Ok, are you worried?  Who should fantasy managers be picking up in case he really does suck?9.    What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?10.    What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
19/04/241h 4m

2225 - Hot Prospects of the Week - April 15, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. Joey Loperfido (Hou)2. Andy Pages (LAD)3. Abimelec Ortiz (Tex)4. Luke Keaschell (Min)5. Lazaro Montes (Sea)6. Santiago Suarez (TB)
17/04/2411m 47s

2224 - Waiver Wire - Week of April 15, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – April 14, 2024Segment 1 – Review Weekend GamesAdditional Questions and Observations1.Holliday has been struggling and over his first three games he’s 0 for 11 with seven strikeouts. Please ease the nerves of Holliday’s fantasy managers.2.Talk about struggling, Maikel Garcia has been struggling. Do you think he’ll be dropped from the top of the lineup? Demoted??3.Yariel Rodriguez started Saturday’s game and looked great. 3.2 IP 1 ER, 6K.a.Kevin Gausman continues to struggle. At least his velo was back. He’s got NY this week. Do you sit him?4.Bobby Miller hits the IL with shoulder inflammation. Of course, he did.5.Ronel Blanco gave up a run. I didn’t think this was allowed…6.Your call on MacKenzie Gore continues to look really good. He was great on Saturday. Granted it was against the A’s, but the stuff looks great. Is he starting to put it together?7.Talk about great. How about Nick Lodolo’s first outing of the season? In 5.2 IP, he gave up one hit and struck out 10! Holy Moly. Can this guy stay healthy?Segment 2 – Waiver WireSegment 3 – Closer ReportClose
15/04/241h 26m

2223 - Players off to bad starts - Should we be worried?

Take 10 with Tim – April 12, 2024 at 8 am ET1.    Jackson Holliday gets the call.  Kind of makes you wonder why he didn’t just go North with the team?a.    Stat line for 2024 – HR, SB, BA2.    Four hitters off to hot starts – Should we be buying into this?a.    Tyler O’Neill (ADP=221) - .343/.489/.857, 6 HR, 10K/8BBb.    Ryan McMahon (223) – .383/.464/.553, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 12K/8BBc.    Alex Kiriloff (356) – .324/.385/.647, 1 HR, 5K/3BBd.    Dominic Canzone (486) – .233/.303/.567, 3 HR3.    Four pitchers off to hot starts – Should we be buying into this?a.    Tanner Houck (393) – 12 IP, 2 wins, 0.00 ERA, 17K/2BBb.    Brady Singer (428) – 13.1 IP, 1 win, 0.68 ERA, 14K/2BBc.    Cody Bradford (483) – 19.1 IP, 3 wins, 1.40 ERA, 17K/2BBd.    Paul Blackburn (486) – 13 IP, 1 win, 0.00 ERA, only a 4.85 K/94.    Five hitters off to slow starts – Should we be worried?a.    Ronald Acuna (1) - .256/.383/.308, 0 HR, 4 SB, 13K/7BBb.    Julio Rodriguez (3) - .196/.255/.216, 0 HR, 2 SB, 18K/3BBc.    Nolan Jones (49) - .157/.246/.235, 0 HR, 1 SB, 23K/4BB, 40% K-Rated.    Paul Goldschmidt (76) - .182/.294/.250, 0 HR, 0 SB, 16K/6BBe.    Henry Davis (234) - .156/.293/.219, 0 HR, 0 SB, 12K/6BB5.    Five pitchers off to slow starts – Should we be worried?a.    Luis Castillo (32) – 15.2 IP, 0 wins, 6.89 ERA, ERA, 18K/4BBb.    George Kirby (39) – 14.1 IP, 1 win, 8.16 ERA, 13K/2BBc.    Jesus Luzardo (86) – 15 IP, 0 wins, 7.20 ERA, 17K/9BBd.    Zach Eflin (83) – 17 IP, 1 win, 6.35 ERA, 15K/2BBe.    Joe Musgrove (106) – 18.1 IP, 1 win, 6.87 ERA, 17K/7BB6.    I decided not to start Ryan Weathers against the Yankees, and of course, he pitched well and got the win.  I like him, but the strand rate is pretty high as he’s walking too many.  What should fantasy managers think for the season?  Stat line: ERA, WHIP, Ks and Wins7.    Dylan Cease is off to a strong start.  How are you feeling about him the rest of the way?  Is he more the pitcher of 2022 or 2023?8.    I was going to ask if Dylan Cease is a sell-high guy.  Let me ask you this?  Is there such a thing as a sell-high pitcher anymore?  You can argue with pitching as thin as it is, why would you sell anyone?  What’s your thinking on this long-held fantasy adage?9.    Which one hitter will you be targeting in this weekend’s FAAB?10.    Which one pitcher will you be targeting in this weekend’s FAAB?
12/04/2450m 23s

2222 - Hot Prospect of the Week - April 8, 2024

The following players were discussed:1. Heston Kjerstad (Bal)2. Agustin Ramirez (NYY)3. Cam Collier (Cin)4. Rayne Doncon (Min)5. Yariel Rodriguez (Tor)6. Chase Dollander (Col)
10/04/2417m 19s

2221 - MLB Pitching Crisis

Rich and Tim discuss Major League Baseball's pitching crisis
09/04/2450m 47s

2220 - Waiver Wire - Week of April 8, 2024

Segment 2 – Review of this weekend’s games Segment 3 – Waiver Wire Segment 4 – Closer Report
08/04/2456m 7s

2219 - Players off to hot starts - time to invest?

Take 10 with Tim – April 5, 20241.Five hitters with hot starts – Which ones are you buying?a.Maikel Garcia - .280, 3 HR, 7 RBI,1 SB, 7K/1BB.b.Michael Conforto - .391, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7K/2BB.c.Jarren Duran - .393, 0 HR, 6 SB, 6K/2BBd.Brice Turang - .438, 0 HR, 6 SB, 5K/1BBe.Luis Campusano - .400, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 1K/0BBf.Jeremy Pena - .400, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3K/1BB2.Five pitchers with hot starts – Which ones are you buying?a.Shane Bieber – 12 IP, 10 hits, 0 ER, 20K/1BBb.Garrett Crochet – 13 IP, 8 hits, 2 ER, 16K/1BBc.Nick Pivetta – 11 IP, 8 hits, 1 ER, 13K/1BBd.Aarron Civale – 12 IP, 8 hits, 2 ER, 14K/2BBe.Clay Holmes – 4.1 IP, 3 runs, 0 ER, 2 HB, 1K/0BB, 3 saves (leads the league)3.Four disappointing starts from hitters – Which ones concern you?a.Evan Carter – 0 for 15, 1 SB, 2K/6BBb.Anthony Rendon – 0 for 19, 5K/1BBc.Ramon Urias – 0 for 13, 1K/1BB – Jackson Holliday is hitting .400 with 2 HRsd.Kris Bryant – 1 for 19, 10K/2BB4.Three disappointing starts from pitchers – Which ones concern you?a.Mitch Keller – 2 starts, 6.55 ERA, 8K/4BBb.Michael King – 2 games, 6.14 ERA, 11K/10BBc.AJ Puk – 2 starts, 9.00 ERA, 6K/9BB5.The Yankees, Tigers and Angels are leading their respective divisions after the first week in the American League. The Braves, Pirates, and Dodgers in the National League.a.I don’t think anyone is buying the Angels, but what about the Pirates and Tigers?6.We had a no-hitter from some guy named Ronel Blanco. What’s your take here? Will he be a target this weekend for you? How much are you will to spend?7.The Pirates acquired Joey Bart after the Giants placed him on waivers. a.Bart has just not developed. Did this surprise you?b.Does this concern you that Henry Davis will lose playing time?8.Were you surprised that the A’s sent down Esteury Ruiz? Both the manager and GM were adamant that they wanted him to be selective at the plate.9.What hitter will you be targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?10.What pitcher will you be targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
05/04/241h 9m

2218 - Hot Prospects of the Week - April 1, 2024

The following players are discussed:1. Shota Imanaga (CHC)2. Jackson Chourio (Mil)3. Braden Shewmake (CHW)4. Kyle Harrison (SF)5. Jared Jones (Pit)6. Yoshinobu Yamamoto (LAD)7. Paul Skenes (Pit)8. Owen Caissie (CHC)9. Junior Caminero (TB)10. Jackson Holliday (Bal)11. Connor Norby (Bal)12. Jack Leiter (Tex)13. Carson Whisenhunt (SF)14. Quinn Priester (Pit)15. Joey Loperfido (Hou)
03/04/2449m 3s

2217 - Waiver Wire - March 31, 2024

Join us at Patreon.com/Prospect361 for ad-free podcast and tons of great Dynasty League and traditional one-year fantasy baseball information.Notes:Segment 1 – Review games of the weekendAdditional Notes1.Phew – Yamamoto had a better game on Saturday.2.Oswaldo Cabrera is off to a strong start. 3.Mookie Betts is also off to a strong start.4.Brice Turang and CJ Abrams are leading the league in three stolen bases.5.The Yankees have taken three straight from the AstrosSegment 2 – News and Notes1.Royce Lewis is out with a quad injury and will be re-evaluated in a month. They promoted Austin Martin, but I assume Willi Castro gets the at-bats. Is there enough playing time for you to recommend Martin?a.Is Royce Lewis the next Byron Buxton? Tons of talent but just can’t stay healthy/2.Sean Murphy made it through seven innings before injuring his LAT and will be out for a while. I assume Travis D’Arnaud is the guy?3.Justin Steele is hitting the IL, and the Cubs are promoting Ben Brown. A lot of people are excited about this. Are you?4.Can we conclude that Esteury Ruiz is a platoon outfielder…and on the wrong side?5.Jackson Holliday went 3 for 4 and missed the cycle by a triple. Three balls were hit over 100 MPH. He did make an error, though, so I guess the Orioles are right—he needs more time in the minor leagues.Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer Report
01/04/241h 22m

2216 - Reflections on Opening Day

Take 10 with Tim – March 29, 2024 – 9 am1.Opening Day Game - Reflections2.What team will be this year’s Baltimore Orioles – A team that appears to have turned the corner?3.Give me three bold predictions for the 2024 Seasona.The Pirates make the playoffs, or at a minimum are relevant into late August.b.Jackson Chourio hits 20 home runs and steals 40 bases and will be a first-round pick in 2025.c.Shane Bieber wins the AL CY Youngd.Victor Scott takes over center field for Dylan Carlson and plays so well, that Carlson gets Wally Pipp. Oh yeah, Scott steals 50 bases and is this season Esteury Ruiz.e.Ceddanne Rafaela finishes is a finalist in ROY voting.4.Fantasy Award Predictionsa.A hitter that jumps up into the top echelonb.A pitcher that jumps into the top echelonc.A hitter and a pitcher that nobody is talking about today, that everyone will be at the end of the season5.Annual Awards Predictions (Favorite and Dark Horse) – This will count as two questionsa.ROYi.American Leagueii.National League b.CY Youngi.American Leagueii.National Leaguec.MVPi.American Leagueii.National League6.Post Season Predictiona.American League Champions Seriesb.National League Championship Seriesc.World Series7.What one hitter are you targeting for Sunday’s FAAB?8.What one pitcher are you targeting for Sunday’s FAAB?
29/03/241h 13m

2215 - 12 Things I'm anxious to see this season

Segment 1 – The WeatherSegment 2 – PercotaSegment 3 – 12 things I’m anxious to see this season1.How do Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery get along this season? – Discuss the whole Broas setup this offseason and their having big seasons could go a long way to re-establishing Boras as the elite of elite agencies. If not, there might be a sea change in agency representatives.2.Did the off-season training for Shane Bieber, Casey Mize, and Ryan Weathers truly make them better pitchers, or is this just Spring Training noise?3.Giancarlo Stanton looks physically great, but will that translate into success on the field? He is the active leader in career home runs at 402 and still has a solid shot at 500. However, he’s 34, so he needs to have a bounce back year in order to stay on that pace.4.Does Wyatt Langford pull a Mike Trout. There is not only some physical resemblance, but both made the minor leagues look easy and moved through quickly. Trout was a high school kid, but Langford is an older college player.5.Will the Orioles outsmart themselves with Jackson Holliday? Will he stay down longer than we all think? I’ll explain.a.If he finishes in the Top 2 of ROY, then he automatically gets a year of service credited. b.If he doesn’t start the year on the 40-man, the Orioles can not get a draft pick if he finishes in the Top 3 of ROY voting.c.Bring up the signing of Tony Kemp.6.Which Rookie not named Langford or Yamamoto will be Rookie of the Year?7.Does Maikel Garcia add more power? 8.Will Estuery Ruiz be a true one-hit wonder? a.Will he get full-time playing time?b.There have been rumors of improved plate patience. Is that real?c.Side note – Is Victor Scott II going to be Estuery Ruiz 2.0?9.Is Jarred Kelenic any good?10.Will Nolan Jones take the next step, or will that .401 BABIP cause such a correction that managers who drafted him in the fourth round, are not going to be happy?11.How good will Yamamoto be?12.Is Gerrit Cole going to be ok or will he join the TJ Club?a.Will Carlos Rodon and Nestor Cortes return their 2022 form?b.Will Juan Soto have that magical season where he hits 50 home runs and drives in 120 with 120 runs scored?
27/03/2447m 36s

2214 - Waiver Wire - Week of March 25, 2024

Fantasy Baseball Live – March 24, 2024 – 12:30 pm ETSegment 1 – News and Notes1.The Ohtani Saga – I’ve written about this and even recorded a podcast on it. Would you care to weigh in?2.Any takeaways from the Korean Series?3.Blake Snell finally found a home earlier this week and will join the Giants’ staff sometime in April. I’m torn. I love where he landed, but I just hate the setup for fantasy managers. A new team, and rushing to get ready just doesn’t feel good.a.Your thoughts?4.The Mets signed JD Martinez to a one-year, $12 million deal. Have the early shares of Mark Vientos expired worthless?a.JD Martinez hit 33 home runs last season. How many does he hit this season?i.Note: His exit velocity has been up and down over the past few years, but last year it was 93.4 MPH with a hard hit rate of 55% and a launch of 16.9 degrees.5.Wyatt Langford starts the season in Texas, and Jackson Holliday will call Norfolk his home.a.Are the Orioles just being cheap? When do we see him in Baltimore?6.Max Meyer also makes the Opening Day roster. Any interest?7.The Rangers signed Michael Lorenzen to a one-year, $4.5 million contract. He’ll be starting at least early in the season. Any interest?Segment 2 – Waiver WireSegment 3 – Closer ReportClose
24/03/241h 34m

2213 - Ohtani, Yamamoto and the MLBPA

Rich breaks down the Ohtani mess and what it could mean for baseball and all involved. He also discusses the latest on the coup occurring at the MLB Players Association. Finally, he reviews Yamamoto's first outing.
21/03/2448m 47s

2212 - Tim's new rankings of Outfielders and Starting Pitching

Outfield1.Tommy Edman drops2.Wyatt Langford has to make the Ranger's opening-day lineup, doesn’t he? 3.Parker Meadows looks like a legitimate ROY candidate. 4.Ceddanne Rafael has to break camp in Boston?5.Lawrence Butler having a good Spring and right now has to move up from his current #140 ranking.Starting Pitching 1.The following in my Top-30 in order are all hurt and likely to start the year on the IL. Garrett ColeKevin GausmanKodai SengaEury PerezKyle BradishJustin VerlanderIn addition both Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery haven’t signed. Other injuriesGavin Williams #41Braxton Garret #43Lucas Giolito #61Alek Manoah #104•On a positive note Shane Bieber has looked great and needs to move up. Luis Severino has had a very good Spring as well. •Casey Mize needs to move up. A.J. Puk at #130 looks poised to start the year in the rotation. The only healthy starter in Miami that was projected to be in the rotation is Jesus Luzardo???•Paul Skenes looks to be ready. The Pirates aren’t. I returned to my 2023 SP Rankings, and 18 of the top 50 are currently hurt. One is suspended, and two are unsigned. Only 3 of the Top-10 starters heading into 2023 will start the ’24 campaign. Relief Pitching The loss of Devin Williams has moved the Brewers pen from the #1 slot to a bottom five ranking.
20/03/2454m 26s

2211 - Tim's new rankings of 1B, 2B, SS, and 3B

Segment 1 - News and Notes1.Gerrit Cole has been shut down for a month with nerve inflammation in his pitching elbow. He will pick up a ball at that point to test things. a.This blows for people who drafted Cole in the first round.b.Who gets the starts for the Yankees?2.Eury Perez's elbow is also barking, and he’s meeting with a surgeon this week to get a diagnosis. a.Another top-10 pitcher is gone. This is when I would like you to discuss your pitching narrative below. Only three of the top-10 starters in 2023 will begin the 2024 season, and 18 of 50 are hurt.b.Who gets the starts in Perez’s absence?3.Devin Williams will be out for three months. Yikes. He was a top 3 closer off the board. Who do you pick up? – Miguel, Uribe, Payamps4.Taj Bradley will start the season on the IL with pectoral discomfort. Who gets his starts in Tampa?5.On a positive pitching note. Scherzer and Verlander are getting closer to picking up a baseball.6.There was a big trade this week with the Padres on the move again. They acquired Dylan Cease for Drew Thorpe (the second time he’s been traded this offseason), Jairo Irarate, Sammy Zavala, and Steven Wilson.a.Do you like the move for fantasy managers who have drafted Cease?b.Do you move up Thorpe in your rankings?c.c. The Padres do this a lot: trade for big names. Will it work this time? The last I looked, they were in the same division as the Dodgers.7.Shota Imanga has looked better than Yamamoto this spring. It had to said.Segment 2 – Updating Tim’s RankingsFirst Base1.I’d move Rhys Hoskins up ahead of Sal Perez. He’s having a good Spring. Second Base1.Drop Tommy Edman down below Gavin Lux. The wrist isn’t coming around and he is starting the season on the IL. It could turn out to be a long-term issue.2.Drop Zach McKinstry down into the 30’s. He won’t be a full-time bat. 3.Drop Jonathan India down. 4.Move Brendan Rodgers up into the mid-20’s. 5.Joey Ortiz at #65 moves up into the high 20’s with the trade to Milwaukee. 6.Drop Taylor Walls down. Starting the season on the IL. Third Base1.Drop Noelvi Marte. A reserve pick in 15-team ReDrafts. 2.It looks like the Joey Ortiz trade bumps Tyler Black down the board, as it should. 3.Colt Keith should slide up a few slots. Shortstop1.Oneil Cruz has to move up. 2.Jackson Merrill has to move up as it looks like he’s making the Padres as the CF. 3.Masyn Winn and Brice Turang should be bumped up.
17/03/241h 19m

2210 - American League Impact Rookies and Sleepers

The following players are discussed:1. Wyatt Langford (Tex)2. Parker Meadows (Det)3. Evan Carter (Tex)4. Kyle Manzardo (Cle)5. Colt Keith (Det)6. Bryan Rocchio (Cle)7. Nolan Schanuel(LAA)8. Jackson Holliday (Bal)9.Junior Caminero (TB)10. Nick Nastrini (CHW)11. Darrell Hernaiz (Oak)12. Colton Cowser (Bal)13. Ceddanne Rafaela (Bos)14. Chase DeLauter (Cle)15. Curtis Mead (TB)16. Brooks Lee (Min)17. Jackson Jobe (Det)18. David Festa (Min)19. Bryan Ramos (CHW)20. Justyn-Henry Malloy (Det)21. Will Warren (NYY)22. Clayton Beeter (NYY)23. Jonny Deluca (TB)24. Orelvis Martinez (Tor)25. Justin Foscue (Tex)26. Chase Hampton (NYY)27. Jack Leiter (Tex)
15/03/2449m 5s

2209 - Reviewing Tim's Tout Draft and reviewing players great Springs

Segment 1 – Breakdown of Tim’s Tout Wars TeamSegment 2 – Overreacting to Spring Training Stats (What do we make of it)1. Miguel Andujar (OF, Oak) – 10 for 23, 4 HR, 10 RBI, .435/.458/.9572. James Wood (OF, Was) – 9 for 24, 3 HR, 6K/6BB., .375/.500/.7503. Wyatt Langford (OF, Tex) – 7 for 23, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 9K/4BB, .304/.414/.8264. Henry Davis (C, Pit) – 6 for 18, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5K/2BB, .333/.381/.8335. Colton Cowser (OF, Bal) – 6 for 15, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 6K/3BB, .400/.550/1.0006. Ryan Bliss (OF, Sea) – 7 for 18, 3 SB, .389/.450/.4447. Ismael Munguia (OF, SF) – 9 for 13, 2 HR, 4 SB, .692/.714/.1.1548. Tylor Megill (RHP, NYM) – 8 IP, 4 hits, 1 HR, 13K/2BB9. Ryne Nelson (RHP, Ari) – 8 IP, 9 hits, 3 ER, 12K/1BB10. Jhony Brito (RHP, SD) – 8.1 IP, 9 hits, 3 ER, 10K/0BB
13/03/2445m 49s

2208 - Outfield Sleepers

Fantasy Baseball Live – March 10, 2024Segment 1 - News and Notes1.Noelvi Marte gets suspended for 80 games to start the season after testing positive for a BAN PED. Given the length it takes to test, I’m wondering if he tested positive last season.a.When sports leagues try to convince us that PEDs are out of their league, it seems like they are more hopeful or just trying to convince us that their product is clean. Your thoughts…is Marte an anomaly or just a young kid who got caught?b.Break down the infield for the Reds to start the season.2.It appears that Mookie Betts will gain SS eligibility after the Dodgers moved Gavin Lux to second with concerns about his ability to make the throw.a.I know we people get excited about what Ohtani can do, but moving from the outfield back to shortstop after not playing there for years is pretty impressive. I’m not sure fans have a true appreciation for this.b.Given this news, would you give pause to drafting Gavin Lux as a sleeper? It's not the lack of SS eligibility, but it appears he is not completely healthy. 3.Tommy Edman will start the season on the IL. Dylan Carlson gets another life. What about Victor Scott II?4.Joey Votto signs a minor league deal with the Blue Jays. Any interest?5.Nathaniel Lowe will start the season on the IL. It looks like Justin Foscue will get a chance. Also, this might give more confidence that Wyatt Langford will come North with the team. Although he’s been a monster this spring, keeping him down would be tough to do. Your thoughts?a.What happens when Lowe returns?6.Fascinating article this week in the Athletic from Rangers head physician Dr. Keith Meister (he’s the inventor of the brace elbow surgery). His position is that many of the injuries occurring with pitchers are now just not velocity, but the expanded use of sweepers and power change-up (turbo change-up). I surmised that added horizontal movement from sweepers would tax the arm, but the power change-up was something I had not considered. He said it came a lot from how hard the player had to squeeze the ball. When you look at the pitchers with the highest change-up velos, it’s a little scary.7.Lucas Giolito has a UCL tear and is getting a second opinion, but TJS looks likely. This will be his second.8.Mason Black could be start the season in the Giants rotation. Any interest?Segment 2 – Outfield Sleepers – Please have five or so.1.Jaren Duran (OF, Bos, ADP=167) – When I did my targets in December, his ADP was 2002.Henry Davis (OF, Pit, 295) – When I did my targets in December, his ADP was 4413.Riley Greene (OF, Det, 163) – He’s looking increasingly like he’ll start the season with full-time at-bats. Hits the ball hard with speed. Step up?4.Dylan Crews (OF, Was, 570) – Yes, Wyatt Langford could be a monster, but people are forgetting about Crews and he’s free in drafts5.Chase DeLauter (OF, Cle, 669) – He’s better than Ramon Laureano. Look for him in the second half.6.Andy Pages (OF, LAD, 747) – I love the setup here despite no room at the inn.
10/03/241h 12m

2207 - National League Impact Rookies and Sleepers

The following players are discussed:Yoshinobu Yamamoto (RHP, LAD)Noelvi Marte (3B, Cin)Jackson Chourio (OF, Mil)Michael Busch (1B, CHC)Maysn Winn (SS, STL)Jung Ho-Lee (OF, SF)Shota Imanaga (LHP, CHC)Joey Ortiz (3B, Mil)Kyle Harrison (LHP, SF)Marco Luciano (SS, SF)Pete Crow-Armstrong (OF, CHC)Gavin Stone (RHP, LAD)Dylan Crews (OF, Was)Tyler Black (3B, Mil)Paul Skenes (RHP, Pit)Jordan Lawlar (SS, Ari)James Wood (OF, Was)Jackson Merrill (OF, SD)Jared Jones (RHP, Pit)Andy Pages (OF, LAD)
08/03/2437m 40s

2206 - Shortstop and Thirdbase Sleepers

Segment 2 - Infield Sleepers – One or two at each position. Mine are listed.d. Shortstopi. Brayan Rocchio (Cle, #47)ii. Darrell Hernaiz (Oak, #53)iii. Jackson Merrill (SD, #48) – He’s been moved to the outfield and this should make an easier path to the Majorse. Third Basei. Ke’Bryan Hayes (Pit, #17)ii. Maikel Garcia (KC, #21)iii. Bryan Ramos (CHW, #66)Segment 3 – When will these rookies make their debut and where should they really be taken1. Jackson Chourio (Mil, 148 ADP)2. Wyatt Langford (Tex, 154)3. Jackson Holliday (Bal, 197)4. Junior Caminerio (TB, 235)5. Kyle Harrison (SF, 273)6. Jordan Lawlar (Ari, 359)7. Paul Skenes (Pit, 364)8. Kyle Manzardo (Cle, 408)9. Tyler Black (Mil, 455)10. Drew Thorpe (SD, 598)11. Colton Cowser (Bal, 602)12. River Ryan (LAD, 743)
06/03/2440m 22s

2205 - Sleepers for Catchers, First Base, and Second Base

Segment 1 - News and Notes1.Ronald Acuna tweaked his knee, and it was bad enough to do an MRI that revealed only inflammation.a.What do you do with this news if you have an upcoming draft?2.Some players in danger of missing opening day – We will talk about each player/situationa.Alex Manoah and Yariel Rodriguez – Who would the Blue Jays turn to for the fifth starter?b.Vaughn Grissom – Who would get the second base reps?c.Justin Verlander has yet to throw in Spring Trainingd.Gunner Henderson is still recovering from his oblique injury but has started taking batting practicee.3.The Giants sign Matt Chapman to a 3-year, $54 million contract.a.Thoughts on the signingb.Who looses playing time in San Francisco4.Yamamoto started his first Spring Training game and looked good – 2 IP, 1 hit, 2 K’s, 0 BBSegment 2 - Infield Sleepers – One or two at each position. Mine are listed.a.Catcheri.Luis Campusano (SD, #17 catcher off the board)ii.Drew Romo (Col, #68)b.First Basei.Rhys Hoskins (Mil, #19)ii.Kyle Manzardo (Cle, #32)c.Second Basei.Gavin Lux (LAD, #24)ii.Thomas Saggese (STL, #57)
03/03/241h 12m

2204 - National League Prospect Sleepers

The following players are discussed:Thomas White (LHP, Mia)Christian Scott (RHP, NYM)Sal Stewart (3B, Cin)Carlos F. Rodriguez (RHP, Mil)Jansel Luis (SS/2B, Ari)Thayron Liranzo (C/1B, LAD)Rayner Arias (OF, SF)
01/03/2414m 59s

2203 - Reviewing an expert draft of LABR

Rich interviews Tim McLeod about his LABR Draft last week.
28/02/2442m 59s

2202 - Pitching Sleepers

Segment 1 – News and Notes1.Help me understand the Marlins signing of Tim Anderson. He’s there starting shortstop after posting a .245/.286/.296 slash line. That’s a .296 SLG! Nothing in his data points to a bounce back. Tim, what are they doing?2.Riley Greene and Manny Machado were both questionable entering spring training but are scheduled to make their debuts next week. Are you moving them up in your draft rankings?3.The Pirates signed a player! Mitch Keller signed a 5-year, $77 million contract this week. It seems pretty cheap, given how little pitching there is.a.Stat line for 2024 – IP, Ks, and ERA4.Yuki Matsui looked impressive on Thursday. He struck out the side in 12 pitches. Remind everyone of your view on the Padres bullpen situation.5.Casey Mize appears to be ready to go this spring, and few people are talking about him. He was a target of mine in Dynasty League startups, as people seem to have forgotten about him. After all, he was drafted 1:1 just a few years ago. Your thoughts on him?a.BTW, did you see that Skubal was throwing 100 MPH last week? 6.Kodai Senga. Yikes. Any early thoughts on who the Mets will turn to?7.Aaron Judge this week said that his injured toe will require “constant maintenance” for the REST OF HIS CAREER! What? Do you downshift at all on him at the draft table? What about in Dynasty Leagues?a.Speaking of the Yankees…did you see Giancarlos Stanton? He looks like he lost 40 pounds. Segment 2 – Pitcher Sleepers. We will start to lay out our sleeper for the year. Please come up with five guys. My guys are below with a few extras.1.Pablo Lopez (Min, 37.6) – Ace-level quality that you can get in the third round2.Shane Bieber (Cle, 140.59) – His velo has taken a tick up this season, and that has been a problem for him over the past couple of years. I’ll take a gamble in the 9th round.3.Nestor Cortes (NYY, 238.31) – Cortes’ data looks great and if he can stay healthy, he’s a steal in 15 to 16th round.4.Casey Mize (Det, 415) – If he’s healthy, there are some pitch changes he’s made that should play well.5.Christian Scott (NYM, 644) – With the injury to Senga, I like the setup for Scott this season.6.Nick Nastrini (CHW, 665) – Four pitches, fastball up to 96. He’s a bit of a fly-ball hitter, and that could be problematic in Chicago, but overall, there is a #3 starter upside.7.Cade Povich (Bal, 809) – The Orioles will need pitching help this season and I believe Povich could help. It’s a 94 to 95 MPH fastball with a high spin from the left side. He just needs to throw more strikes.Close
25/02/241h 11m

2201 - AL Prospect Sleepers

The following players are discussed:Henry Lalane (NYY)Santiago Suarez (TB)Enmanual Bonilla (Tor)Yariel Rodriguez (Tor)Bryan Rocchio (Cle)David Festa (Min)Echedry Vargas (Tex)
23/02/2414m 37s

2200 - Closer and DH Preview

Fantasy Baseball Live – February 18, 2024Segment 3 - DH Preview Segment 4 - Closer Preview Close
20/02/2453m 58s

2199 - Top 10 mistakes to avoid at the draft table

Fantasy Baseball Live – February 18, 2024Segment 1 – 10 mistakes to avoid at the draft table1.Here are my fivea.Don’t fall in love with a player and overdraft him.b.With catchers and pitchers reporting, it’s time to downshift on the big five Boras clients who have not signed.c.I know people are buying into the hype of Yamamoto, and he could be great. Be careful not to overdraft him, as he’s yet to pitch in the major leagues. He’s going as a fantasy ace. Just understand the risk if you make the pick.d.Best shape of my life translate into (I might have screwed up last season). I put on 20 pounds of muscle many times, translating to putting on weight (some good, some bad). VS. My fastball has increased velo by a meaningful amount. I’m going to add more launch to hit more home runs. i.Look for tangible changes, not platitudes, to alter your draft plan.e.If you don’t like a player, don’t draft him, no matter what others say. I will retell my Yasmanny Tomas story.Segment 2 - News and Notes1.The spring has started off very poorly for the Oriolesa.John Means admits he’ll likely start on the ILb.Even worse, Kyle Bradish has a torn UCL. He received a PRP injection and hopes to pitch again after rest and rehab. Uh oh...2.The D-Backs sign Randal Grichuk. Any interest? Who loses playing time?3.Josh Jung has been pushed back 2 to 3 weeks with a left calf strain. Any concerns?a.Does Justin Foscue get a chance this season?4.With the addition of Dan Voglebach to the Blue Jays, A lot of online mems going around about the size of some of the Blue Jays (Vlad, Kirk, and Manoah)a.That said, Vlad has lost weight, and Manoah also looks to have. Thoughts?5.Whitt Merrifield signs with the Phillies for $8 million, and it looks like he’ll be the super-sub.a.Stat line for 2024 – AB, HR, SB and BA6.With the injury news and possible trade involving Kenley Jansen all over the place, you are suggesting people pick up Chris Martin. Can you elaborate?
18/02/241h 8m

2198 - Minor League Players I want to see this season and why

The following players are disucssed:Dylan Crews (Was)Max Clark (Det)Enrique Bradfield (Bal)James Wood (Was)Marceolo Mayer (Bos)Nick Nastrini (CHW)Brayan Rocchio (Cle)Josue De Paula (LAD)Felnin Celesten (Sea)Jack Leiter (Tex)
16/02/2436m 23s

2197 - Mock Draft Part 2

Rich, Tim and 13 other listeners partake in a Mock Draft that they will play out this season.
14/02/2452m 23s

2196 - Live Mock Draft - Part 1

Rich and Tim conduct our annual mock draft.
11/02/241h 8m

2195 - AL West Prospects - Part 2

Tim finishes his interview with Rich on the AL West Prospects (A's, Mariners, Rangers).
09/02/241h 23m

2194 - Starting Pitching Preview - Part 2

Rich and Tim finish their breakdown of starting pitching for the upcoming season.
06/02/2456m 15s

2193 - Starting Pitching Preview

Fantasy Baseball Live – February 4, 2024Segment 1 – News and Notes1.The Angelos family agreed to sell their team to a group headed by famed private equity manager David Rubenstein. Also included in the team is HOFer Cal Ripken and former NYC mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg. The Angelos family still has a controlling interest but has agreed to sell the team upon the passing of Peter Angelos, who is 94 and in failing health.a.While this doesn’t guarantee that the new ownership group will spend money, the Angelos family was not going to. Therefore, I think it’s a good thing for the Orioles franchise. Your thoughts?2.Perhaps related to the sale, the following day, the Orioles acquired Corbin Burnes from the Brewers for IF Joey Ortiz, LHP DL Hall and the Orioles 1st round competitive balance pick (Pick #34).a.What did you think of the deal? Was it a win-win or did one side get the better of the other?b.You have to like the Orioles top three starters now in Burnes, G. Rodriguez and Kyle Bradish, no?c.Do you think the Brewers had to do this deal as the likelihood of signing Burnes, a Boras client, was next to zero?d.Are you investing in either Hall or Ortiz?3.The A’s acquire Ross Stripling. It’s not great stuff but he throws strikes. Any interest?Segment 3 – Starting Pitching Preview (We will likely do two podcast)1.How are you approaching this position for your upcoming drafts?2.We will break down the top 30 to 45 in detail. Then, go through the next 30 in less detail. We will end by jumping around the remaining ranked players.3.Which player not in the Top 15 has a chance to emerge there next season?4.Which Top 15 player will not be there next season?5.Give me a couple of sleepers6.Give me one, maybe two guys you will just avoid drafting?
04/02/241h 22m

2192 - AL West Prospects - Part 1

Tim interviews Rich on the AL West
03/02/241h 12m

2191 - Rich answers your Prospect Questions (Part 2)

Prospect Questions – Part 2Q1 – Greg K. (Patreon)1.Prospect cut-down day after FYPDs is always tricky. Any thoughts on the general makeup of your prospects? For example, do you lean a certain percentage hitter vs. pitcher? Floor vs. upside? Positional need vs. best players available? Thanks, Rich!Q2 – Bob K (Patreon)Darren Bowen was one of the prospects traded to the Twins as part of the Polanco deal. I had not heard much, if anything, about him until now. Curious as to your thoughts. Thanks!Q3 – John D (Patreon)My favorite thing on the Patreon service is your breakdown of players using baseballsavant. I’ve learned so much, but still have a long way to go. You’ve mentioned several times that if a player adds loft, they could also see an increase in their strikeout rate. Why is this? Thanks and keep up the great work.Q4 – Jon Dean (Patreon)Would like to hear a breakdown of the top college prospect, JJ Weatherholt. Is he a Gunnar Henderson type or a Bryson Stott type? West Virginia minds are inquiring. Q5 - Matt D (Patreon)1.What happened to Jacob Berry? They don't give $6M bonuses to just anyone. 2.Is D.J. Herz a closer in waiting? And should I care?Q6 - Mike H (Patreon)1.Hey rich, what would you do in dynasty with prospects who are no longer prospects. For me I have guys like Alec Burleson, Mark Vientos, Jordan Diaz and Drew Waters. These are four edge cases I have to make choices on. I can see scenarios where maybe one of them breaks out but it’s so hard, especially with a competitive team. Thanks!Q7 - Dustin P (Patreon)1.How about Paul Skenes. I want him in a dynasty league but he’s with the pirates and that scares me. I’m leaning towards taking Dylan Crews.Q8 - Albert C (Patreon)1.Over the next 5 years who has 1st round upside with an adjustment to their profile? You were so good in pointing out Acuna before most. Who are we etching into our wood tables?
02/02/2456m 4s

2190 - All-Request Prospect Podcast

Prospect All-Request – January 31, 2024Q1 – Mike W. (Patreon)Any advice for keeper leagues?Any Rule 5 guys to keep an eye on?Q2 – Chris1. I hear you talk about spin rates or chase rates for MiLB players and I want that data. Is Statcast data publicly available for MiLB players? If so where? (I think I would even pay for it) I know you can look it up for AAA games, but it's pretty much the only source I know about.2. Any DSL or J15, other then big $ guys, that you're hearing are potential impact players? 3. What do you think is/are the most important statistic(s) to look at when stat scouting MiLB hitters or pitchers?Q3 – RandMM (X)1. Maybe more a "Tim" question, and hopefully it's not "0.0"... New to .5 holds and I "don't pay for saves" - does "pay for holds" strategy work? i.e. Hader, $22 last year - multiple $7 [Tim saves poacher/high k/9/holds leader] instead? NLonlydynasty thinking Uribe/Kekering types?Q4 – Robby (Patreon and X)1. Colt Keith and Cayden WallaceQ5 – Nick (X)1. How much does Nick Yorkes value change with the acquisition of Vaughn Grissom?Q6 – Paul (Patreon)1. How much stock should we put in our analysis of minor leaguers' splits by month?For example, Rece Hinds and Cam Collier are two players who turned their seasons around with significantly better performances in the 2nd Half of the season. Hinds - 1st half = 255/311/515 and 39.2% K rate Hinds - 2nd half = 289/355/566 and 26.7% K rate Collier - 1st half = 202/310/320 and 27.5% K rate Collier - 2nd half = 283/382/387 and 23.7% K rate Do you think that's real improvement due to the player developing? Or do you think that's a result of the best pitchers getting promoted? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. Fun question - What's your favorite minor league park? What's the minor league park that you've always wanted to visit that you haven't seen a game at yet? Thanks for the everything! Keep up the great work!Q7 – David B. (Patreon)How good can Henry Davis be?
31/01/2455m 24s

2189 - Drafting the first three rounds

Fantasy Baseball Live – January 28, 2024 – 3 pmSegment 1 - News and Notes 1. The Tigers sign Colt Keith to a very team-friendly contract – 6-years and $28 million dollars.2. The Brewers sign Rhys Hoskins to a two-year, $34 contract.a. I wrote about this on the Patreon site and liked the deal all around. Your thoughts?b. Does this mean that the Brewers will keep Corbin Burnes?3. The Rangers sign David Robertson to a one-year, $11.5 million contract.a. Breakdown the save situation in Texas for me. 4. The Dodgers sign James Paxton and it appears Emmet Sheehan is the odd man out, for now. Does Paxton interest you? Does Sheehan interest you?5. Small signs by non-contenders (Any interest?)a. The Royals sign Adam Frazierb. The Nationals sign Joey GalloSegments 2 and 3 – Drafting the first three rounds of a fantasy league. Standard catsSegment 4 – San Francisco Giants Prospect DiscussionTim interviews Rich on the Giants’ prospects
28/01/241h 47m

2188 - First Year Player Draft (First Round)

The following players are discussed:1. Wyatt Langford (OF, Tex) - He has 20-30 upside with high OBP skills, and it won’t take him long to make his Major League debut.2. Dylan Crews (OF, Was) - He has an advanced approach at the plate with high-end exit velocities.3. Paul Skenes (RHP, Pit) - He has the size and arsenal to be a #1 starter. Given how hard he throws, there is risk of early arm troubles, as seen with Hunter Greene.4. Yoshinobu Yamamoto (RHP, LAD) - The stat line says he's a CY Young pitcher. His physicality gives me pause.5. Walker Jenkins (OF, Min) - Athletic with a lefty swing built for 30+ home run future pop.6. Max Clark (OF, Det) - Extremely athletic with plus speed and plenty of bat speed to project future power.7. Matt Shaw (SS, CHC) - Plus power with a feel to hit and speed early in his career.8. Colt Emerson (2B, Sea) - High-floor player who should hit with 15+ home run pop.9. Kyle Teel (C, Bos) - He has a plus hit tool with average power. 10. Noble Meyer (RHP, Mia) - He has all the building blocks to pitch at the top of the rotation.11. Rhett Lowder (RHP, Cin) - 70-grade change-up with a chance for at least a 60 slider. Plus, he throws strikes. If the Reds can get him to throw harder, he has the ceiling of a number two starter.12. Hurston Waldrep (RHP, Atl) - He has a solid fastball-splitter combination, and with some tweaks to his delivery, he could develop into a top-of-the-rotation starter. His control is currently well below average.13. Brayden Taylor (3B, TB) - High OBP skills with 20+ home run pop with solid speed.14. Tommy Troy (3B, AZ) - A potential plus hit tool with above-average speed and power.15. Enrique Bradfield (OF, Bal) - An 80-grade runner that, with some swing tweaks, could unlock power. The Orioles are a perfect landing spot for him.16. Colin Houck (SS, NYM) - He has a feel to hit with speed and power. 17. Bryce Eldridge (1B, SF) - His carrying tool is his 70-grade raw power. However, at 6-foot-7, there are concerns about how much contact he will make.
26/01/2437m 30s

2187 - Outfield Preview - Part 2

Segment 3 – Outfield Preview (We will likely do two podcast)1.How are you approaching this position for your upcoming drafts?2.We will break down the top 30 to 45 in detail. Then, go through the next 30 in less detail. We will end by jumping around the remaining ranked players.3.Which player not in the Top 15 has a chance to emerge there next season?4.Which Top 15 player will not be there next season?5.Give me a couple of sleepers6.Give me one, maybe two guys you will just avoid drafting?
24/01/241h 25m

2186 - Outfield Preview - Part 1

Fantasy Baseball Live – January 21, 2024Segment 1 – Follow-up on our drafts1.How is your draft going? 2.I will review some of my sleeper picks in my NFBC Draft3.Dynasty League startup – a few notes on how they are goingSegment 2 – News and Notes1.The Astros signed Josh Hader for a record 5-year and $95 million.a.Thoughts on the deal for the Astrosb.What happens to Ryan PresslySegment 3 – Outfield Preview (We will likely do two podcast)1.How are you approaching this position for your upcoming drafts?2.We will break down the top 30 to 45 in detail. Then, go through the next 30 in less detail. We will end by jumping around the remaining ranked players.3.Which player not in the Top 15 has a chance to emerge there next season?4.Which Top 15 player will not be there next season?5.Give me a couple of sleepers6.Give me one, maybe two guys you will just avoid drafting?
21/01/241h 15m

2185 - Top 100 Prospects in Baseball - (1 to 50)

The following players are disucssed:1. Jackson Chourio (OF, Mil)2. Jackson Holliday (SS, Bal)3. Wyatt Langford (OF, Tex)4. Junior Caminero (3B, TB)5. Jordan Lawlar (SS, AZ)6. Dylan Crews (OF, Was)7. Paul Skenes (RHP, Pit)8. Jasson Dominguez (OF, NYY)9. Evan Carter (OF, Tex)10. Yoshinobu Yamamoto (RHP, LAD)11. Pete Crow-Armstrong (OF, CHC)12. Marcelo Mayer (SS, Bos)13. Walker Jenkins (OF, Min)14. Ricky Tiedemann (LHP, Tor)15. James Wood (OF, Was)16. Kyle Manzardo (1B, Cle)17. Kyle Harrison (LHP, SF)18. Colt Keith (3B, Det)19. Noelvi Marte (3B, Cin)20. Sam Basallo (1B, Bal)21. Cole Young (SS, Sea)22. Jackson Jobe (RHP, Det)23. Harry Ford (C, Sea)24. Ethan Salas (C, SD)25. Spencer Jones (OF, NYY)26. Masyn Winn (SS, Stl)27. Jackson Merrill (SS, SD)28. Max Clark (OF, Det)29. Emmanuel Rodriguez (OF, Min)30. Kevin Alcantara (OF, CHC)31. Chase DeLauter (OF, Cle)32. Tyler Black (3B, Mil)33. Jett Williams (OF, NYM)34. Brooks Lee (SS, Min)35. Edwin Arroyo (SS, Cin)36. Termarr Johnson (SS, Pit)37. Zac Veen (OF, Col)38. Andrew Painter (RHP, Phi)39. Adael Amador (SS, Col)40. Jacob Misiorowski (RHP, Mil)41. Tink Hence (RHP, Stl)42. Drew Gilbert (OF, NYM)43. Curtis Mead (3B, TB)44. Matt Shaw (SS, CHC)45. Brayan Rocchio (SS, Cle)46. Carson Williams (SS, TB)47. Colson Montgomery (SS, CHW)48. Druw Jones (OF, AZ)49. Colton Cowser (OF, Bal)50. Sebastian Walcott (SS, Tex)
20/01/241h 15m

2184 - The Top 100 Prospects in Baseball (51-100)

The following players are discussed:51. Dalton Rushing (C, LAD)52. Luisangel Acuna (2B, NYM)53. Mick Abel (RHP, Phi)54. Marco Luciano (SS, SF)55. Ronny Mauricio (SS, NYM)56. Yanquiel Fernandez (OF, Col)57. Colt Emerson (2B, Sea)58. River Ryan (RHP, LAD)59. Kyle Teel (C, Bos)60. Bubba Chandler (RHP, Pit)61. Roman Anthony (OF, Bos)62. Gabriel Gonzalez (OF, Sea)63. Heston Kjerstad (OF, Bal)64. Everson Pereira (OF, NYY)65. Justin Crawford (OF, Phi)66. Coby Mayo (3B, Bal)67. Drew Thorpe (RHP, SD)68. Gavin Cross (OF, KC)69. Noah Schultz (RHP, CHW)70. Alex Ramirez (OF, NYM)71. Sammy Zavala (OF, SD)72. Owen White (RHP, Tex)73. Ceddanne Rafaela (OF, Bos)74. Brady House (SS, Was)75. Jace Jung (2B, Det)76. Diego Cartaya (C, LAD)77. Jeferson Quero (C, Mil)78. Jared Jones (RHP, Pit)79. George Valera (OF, Cle)80. AJ Smith-Shawver (RHP, Atl)81. Miguel Bleis (OF, Bos)82. Dylan Lesko (RHP, SD)83. Carson Whisenhunt (LHP, SF)84. Robby Snelling (LHP, SD)85. Ryan Bliss (OF, Sea)86. Xavier Isaac (1B, TB)87. Noble Meyer (RHP, Mia)88. Orelvis Martinez (3B, Tor)89. Anthony Solometo (LHP, Pit)90. Dyan Jorge (SS, Col)91. Jonatan Clase (OF, Sea)92. Dustin Harris (OF, Tex)93. Rhett Lowder (RHP, Cin)94. Justin Foscue (2B, Tex)95. Ricardo Cabrera (SS, Cin)96. Gavin Stone (RHP, LAD)97. Cam Collier (3B, Cin)98. Mason Miller (RHP, Oak)99. Jacob Melton (OF, Hou)100. Cristhian Vaquero (OF, Was)
19/01/2456m 33s

2183 - Texas Rangers Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Wyatt Langord (OF)2. Evan Carter (OF)3. Sebastian Walcott (SS)4. Owen White (RHP)5. Dustin Harris (OF)6. Anthony Gutierrez (OF)7. Justin Foscue (3B)8. Abimelec Ortiz (1B)9. Max Acosta (SS)10. Brock Porter (RHP)
18/01/2436m 49s

2182 - Third Base Preview

Segments 3 and 4 – Third Base Preview1.How are you approaching this position for your upcoming drafts?2.We will break down the top 15 to 20 in detail. Then, go through 20 to 30 in less detail. We will end by jumping around the remaining ranked players.3.Which player not in the Top 10 has a chance to emerge there next season?4.Which Top 10 player will not be there next season?5.Give me a couple of sleepers6.Give me one, maybe two guys you will just avoid drafting?
16/01/241h 9m

2181 - Who are Tim and Rich drafting?

Fantasy Baseball Live – January 14, 2024 – 3 pm.Segment 1 – Breaking down Tim’s NFBC DraftSegment 2 – News and Notes1.The Yankees signed Marcus Stroman for two years and $37 million.a.What did you think of the signing?b.We will talk about the kind of year Stroman can have for the Yankees.2.The Cubs sign Shota Imanaga to a four-year $53 million deal with an option for a fifth year. He does get slightly less money than Kodai Senga. a.Tell us what the Cubs got here.b.Give me a stat line for 2024: IP, wins, Ks, and ERA3.The Cubs acquire Michael Busch and Yency Almonte from the Dodgers for Jackson Ferris and Zyhir Hope.a.Will Busch finally get a chance to play in Chicago? If so, what kind of player will he be in 2024? Long-term.b.Any thoughts on Yency Almonte?c.I’ll briefly touch on Ferris and Hope4.The Dodgers signed Teoscar Hernandez to a one-year $23.5 million with $8.5 of it deferred. Apparently, Herandez could have signed for a longer-term deal but decided on the big AAV and a chance to play with the Dodgers. a.Let’s review the Dodgers team for next season to see where their holes are.5.The Mets get in on the fun and sign Harrison Badera.Stat line for 2024 – ABs, SB, HR, and AVG
14/01/241h 10m

2180 - Seattle Mariners Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Cole Young (SS)2. Harry Ford (C)3. Colt Emerson (2B)4. Gabriel Gonzalez (OF)5. Ryan Bliss (2B)6. Jonatan Clase (OF)7. Michael Arroyo (OF)8. Tyler Locklear (1B)9. Emerson Hancock (RHP)10. Lazaro Montes (OF)
12/01/2423m 44s

2179 - Oakland A's Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Mason Miller (RHP)2. Darell Harnaiz (2B)3. Denzel Clarke (OF)4. Max Muncy (SS)5. Jacob Wilson (SS)6. Luis Morales (RHP)7. Joey Estes (RHP)8. Joe Boyle (RHP)9. Ryan Lasko (OF)10. Royber Salinas (RHP)
09/01/2424m 59s

2178 - Shortstop Preview

Fantasy Baseball Live – January 7, 2024 – 3 pm.Segment 1 – Breaking down Rich’s NFBC DraftSegment 2 – News and Notes1.The Mariners rebuild their outfielda.The Mariners trade Robbie Ray to the Giants and received former Mariner, OF Mitch Haniger, and RHP Anthony Desclafanib.They also acquired Luke Raley from the Rays in exchange for Jose Caballero.c.Questions:i.So long, farewell to Dominic Canzone and Cade Marlowe. What do you think about the rebuilt outfield?ii.Who gets the ABs in SF and Tampa with Raley and Haniger moving on?iii.Who will get Haniger’s playing time in San Francisco?iv.RosterResource is showing Caballero as the starting SS, but there are splits vs. RHP with him. I’m inclined to give the nod to Walls. However, will it matter for either? Will either get enough PT to draft them in fantasy league for 2023.v.Desclafini ADP is 439. Does this feel about right, too low, too high?2.The Mets did a very Un-Mets signing. They went small, signing Harrison Bader to a one-year deal. With Ronnie Mauricio lost for a good part of the season, they needed an outfielder and Bader is it. There is speed and great defense, but the data doesn’t show much power at all. He does swing with a lot of loft, but it’s hard to see more than a handful of home runs. Also, he hasn’t been able to stay healthy since 2019. What’s your take?Segments 3 and 4 – Shortstop Preview1.How are you approaching this position for your upcoming drafts?2.We will break down the top 15 to 20 in detail. Then, go through 20 to 30 in less detail. We will end by jumping around the remaining ranked players.3.Which player not in the Top 10 has a chance to emerge there next season?4.Which Top 10 player will not be there next season?5.Give me a couple of sleepers6.Give me one, maybe two guys you are just going to avoid drafting?Close
07/01/241h 54m

2177 - Los Angeles Angels Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Nolan Schanuel (1B)2. Kyren Paris (SS)3. Nelson Rada (OF)4. Caden Dana (RHP)5. Ben Joyce (RHP)6. Alberto Ruiz (OF)7. Trey Cabbage (1B)8. Denzer Guzman (SS)9. Jordyn Adams (OF)10. David Calabrese (OF)
06/01/2424m 56s

2176 - Houston Astros Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Jacob Melton (OF)2. Zach Dezenzo (2B)3. Luis Baez (OF)4. Joey Loperfido (2B)5. Brice Matthews (SS)6. Waner Luciano (3B)7. Kenedy Corona (OF)8. Spencer Arrighetti (RHP)9. Pedro Leon (OF)10. Zach Cole (OF)
04/01/2423m 12s

2175 - Second Base Preview

Fantasy Baseball Live! – January 2, 2024Segment 1 – News and Notes1.The Braves acquire Chris Sale from the Red Sox for Vaughn Grissom.a.After several difficult seasons, Sale was better in 2023. He was a tad healthier, starting 20 games with 4.30 ERA (3.71 xERA) with nearly 11 K’s per nine and a walk rate of 2.5. He’s going into his 35th year. What can we expect in 2024? b.He’s going as the 70th pitcher off the board, #50th or so starter. Any interest?c.Vaughn Grissom was blocked, and this does give him new life. His current ADP is 539 and is likely to go up. What round would you be grabbing him?i.The data shows he’s more of a line drive hitter with solid speed (far from elite – 59% percentile), below-average exit velos, and excellent contact, but an overly aggressive approach.2.The Reds sign Frankie Montas to a one-year $16 million deal. He missed most of last season but has shown flashes. What can we expect from him in 2024?a.ADP is 533, or the 147th pitcher off the board.3.The Red Sox signed Lucas Giolito to a two-year $38.5 million contract. It’s been a tough couple of years for him. He’s going as the 86th pitcher off the board – likely the 60th starter off the board. Any interest?4.The Yankees acquired Cody Morris from the Guardians for Estevan Florial.a.Any thoughts on this trade?Segments 2 and 3 – Second Base Preview5.How are you approaching this position for your upcoming drafts?6.We will break down the top 15 to 20 in detail. Then, go through 20 to 30 in less detail. We will end by jumping around the remaining ranked players.7.Which player not in the Top 10 has a chance to emerge there next season?8.Which Top 10 player will not be there next season?9.Give me a couple of sleepers10.Give me one, maybe two guys you are just going to avoid drafting?
02/01/241h 32m

2174 - Prospect Review NL West - Part 2

Tim interviews Rich about the Dodgers and Padres minor league systems.
01/01/2455m 25s

2173 - San Francisco Giants Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Kyle Harrison (LHP)2. Marco Luciano (3B)3. Carson Whisenhunt (LHP)4. Bryce Eldridge (1B)5. Victor Bericoto (OF)6. Mason Black (RHP)7. Rayner Arias (OF)8. Grant McCray (OF)9. Reggie Crawford (LHP)10. Hayden Birdsong (RHP)
29/12/2321m 27s

2172 - Prospect Review NL West - Part 1

Tim interviews Rich on the Arizona Diamondback and Colorado Rockies minor league systems.
28/12/231h 6m

2171 - San Diego Padres Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Ethan Salas (C)2. Jackson Merrill (SS)3. Sam Zavala (OF)4. Dylan Lesko (RHP)5. Robby Snelling (LHP)6. Jairo Iriarte (RHP)7. Graham Pauley (2B)8. Dillon Head (OF)9. Jakob Marsee (OF)10. Homer Bush Jr. (OF)
26/12/2331m 56s

2170 - Yamamoto, Prospects, and more

Fantasy Baseball Live – December 23, 2023 – 9:30 am???Segment 1 – News and Notes (Slow week)1.Yamamoto makes his selection, and it’s…drum roll, the Dodgers. He signs for 12 years, $325 million. He gets a $50 mxillion signing bonus, and then the deal is backloaded with some light tax years in between. a.To say the Dodgers are in it to win it, is an understatement.i.Thoughts on the signingii.Who else do they grab or is this it for the big signings?iii.On paper, the Dodgers look great, but I’ve seen this story many times (like the 2023 Padres) and it doesn’t always end well. Does this one end well with the Dodgers in the World Series?b.You had the Mets, I had the Yankees landing Yamamoto.i.What do the Yankees do? They signed Soto and need pitching: Snell, Montgomery? Do they trade for someone?ii.Mets, same question. Do they sell and play for 2025…Alonso?2.Rule changes. A lot of changes were made, most were small and too detailed to discuss, but here are three that I would like you feedback on?a.The runners lane to first base was expanded to include the base line to the grass cut to first. This one always comes up when a pitcher hits the batter who looks like he’s running straight to first base but is called out, because he’s running out of the baseline. b.Pace of game changes. Reduce time from 20 to 18 seconds when runners are on pace before the pitcher has to deliver a pitch.c.Mound visits cut down from 5 to 4. It was noted that this is the least favorite thing for fans. I don’t dispute the survey, but really???d.These all seem trival to me.e.The big one is that the players don’t like the changes and voted against them. Since they don’t have a say in the rule changes, it didn’t matter. Why on earth did the players allow the owners to have full power over the rules? Segment 2 – Top 400 Dynasty League rankings.This week, I did a Top 400 Dynasty League ranking for our Patreon subscribers. We will talk about the Top 50. It’s on the Patreon site, but I’ve also included the spreadsheet. Some thoughts on a direction.1.I’d like your thoughts on the overall rankings and whether they are even helpful for fantasy managers.2.Age was a huge driver for me. In your experience, how do you evaluate the Mike Trout’s vs. the Jackson Holidays and Jackson Chourios?3.We will go through and list the players and talk about them briefly. Not everyone. Close
25/12/231h 31m

2169 - First Base Preview

Segments 3 and 4 - First base Preview1.How are you approaching this position for your upcoming drafts?2.We will break down in detail the top 15 to 20. Then go through 20 to 30 in less detail. We will end by jumping around the remaining ranked players.3.Which player not in the Top 10 has a chance to emerge there next season?4.Which Top 10 player will not be there next season?5.Give me a couple of sleepers6.Give me one, maybe two guys you are just going to avoid drafting?
23/12/2349m 38s

2168 - Los Angeles Dodgers Top Prospects

The following prospects are discussed:1. Dalton Rushing (C)2. River Ryan (RHP)3. Deigo Cartaya (C)4. Gavin Stone (RHP)5. Josue De Paula (OF)6. Andy Pages (OF)7. Michael Busch (2B)8. Kyle Hunt (RHP)9. Nick Frasso (RHP)10. Joendry Vargas (SS)
22/12/2331m 35s

2167 - Colorado Rockies Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Zac Veen (OF)2. Adael Amador (SS)3. Yanquiel Fernandez (OF)4. Dyan Jorge (SS)5. Jordan Beck (OF)6. Sterlin Thompson (2B)7. Benny Montgomery (OF)8. Drew Romo (C)9. Chase Dollander (RHP)10. Warming Bernable (3B)
20/12/2333m 57s

2166 - Prospect Review of the AL East - Part 2

Tim finishes up his interview of Rich on the American League East Prospects of the Yankees, Rays, and Blue Jays.
19/12/231h

2165 - Signings and Reviewing Tim's First Draft

Fantasy Baseball Live – December 17, 2023Segments 1 and 2 - News and Notes1.The Dodgers stayed busy acquiring Tyler Glasnow and Manny Margot for Ryan Pepiot and Jonny DeLucaa.Glasnow is going as the 14th pitcher off the board, the #10 starting pitcher. How many teams will he be on of yours?b.Stat line for Ryan Pepiot – IP, wins, K’s, ERAc.How many at-bats do you think Jonny DeLuca gets this season?2.Max Scherzer had surgery this week to repair a herniated disc. How do you handle pitchers in drafts that will miss the first half of the season?a.Tyler Mahle, Jacob deGrom, et. al.3.The Tigers sign Jack Flaherty to a one-year $14 million contract. a.We will look at his draft position and compare him to others going before and after him.4.The Giants finally get on the board by signing Jung Hoo-Lee to a 6-year, $113 million. When you include the posting fees, it’s well over $20 million a year. You’re the Asian expert. Did you expect this?a.Give our listeners a comp for him. What should we expect in 2024?5.The Royals were busy, signing Seth Lugo to a three-year deal, Michael Wacha for two-years, and Hunter Renfroe for a one-year deal. Plus, they added Will Smith and Chris Stratton.a.Will these players make any difference? The Royals lost 106 games last season. How many will they lose in 2024?b.We will discuss Lugo and Wacha and where they are going in drafts.c.Who is the starting outfield in Kansas City?d.On a related move, the Royals traded Eddie Oliveras to the Pirates. Does he get a chance to play?
17/12/231h 14m

2164 - Prospect Review of the AL East - Part 1

Tim interviewed Rich on the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox minor league systems.
16/12/2359m 24s

2163 - Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects

The following prospects are discussed:1. Jordan Lawlar (SS)2. Druw Jones (OF)3. Tommy Troy (3B)4. Cristopher Torin (SS)5. Jansel Luis (SS)6. Ivan Melendez (1B)7. Wilderd Patino (OF)8. Gino Groover (3B)9. Kristian Robinson (OF)10. Yu-Min Lin (LHP)
15/12/2331m 15s

2162 - Catcher Preview

Rich and Tim discuss their 2024 Catcher Rankings. Tim's full rankings can be seen here. https://prospect361.com/tims-stage/2024-fantasy-positional-rankings/catchers/
14/12/2351m 22s

2161 - Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Ricky Tiedemann (LHP)2. Orelvis Martinez (3B)3. Arjun Nimmala (SS)4. Brandon Barriera (LHP)5. Alan Roden (OF)6. Manuel Beltre (SS)7. Enmanuel Bonilla (OF)8. Dasan Brown (OF)9. Addison Barger (2B)10. Kendry Rojas (LHP)
13/12/2332m 0s

2160 - Prospect review of the NL East - Part 2

Tim interviews Rich about the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals Top Prospects.
12/12/231h 27m

2159 - Review of the Winter Meetings

Segments 1 and 2 - Winter Meeting Recap1.Ohtani signs for 10-years and $700 million with the Dodgers2.Jarred Kelenic was traded to Atlanta.a.Atlanta gets Kelenic, Marco Gonzalez, and Evan White, and Seattle gets Jackson Kowar and Cole Phillipsb.This was somewhat of a salary dump for Seattle, and the key is Kelenic for the Braves, as both Gonzalez and White have been subsequently moved. What did you think about the trade?c.Is Kelenic an upgrade for the Braves in left field? He’s going as the 51st outfielder off the board. We will discuss other guys around him to see who you would rather draft. d.Who gets the playing time in Seattle?3.Juan Soto was traded to the Yankees.a.The huge trade of the off-season to-date. Soto and Grisham go to the Yankees, and in return, the Padres receive four pitchers: Michael King, Drew Thorpe, Randy Vazques, Jhony Brito, and catcher Kyle Higashioka.b.A lot to unpack.i.The setup for this season for Soto is great. In his walk year, does he walk through the door and have a monster season? Stat line: HR, SB, and BAii.How do you like the return for the Padresiii.Let’s compare this haul for the Padres for what they gave to Washington to get Soto. CJ Abrams, James Woods, MacKenzie Gore, Robert Hassell and Jarlin Sussana. Was it worth the one year they made the playoffs where they went to the NLCS where they lost to the Phillies in 2022?4.Alex Verdugo was traded to the Yankees.a.Verdugo goes to the Yankees, In return, Boston receives a trio of pitchers in Richard Fitts, Greg Weissert, and Nicholas Judiceb.We will look at the Yankees lineup and try to figure it out.c.Who gets the playing time in Boston?5.Erick Feede signed with the White Sox for 2-years and $15 million.a.He did well moving to Asia. Interested? He’s going at pick 671, which is surely to go up. 6.Craig Kimbrel signs with Baltimore for one year and $13 million, including a club option for 2025.a.Over/Under 30 saves for Kimbrel.7.Eduardo Rodriguez signed with the Diamondbacks for 4-years and $80 million.a.I thought this was a nice acquisition by the D-Backs. After their big three (Gallen, Kelly, and Pfaadt), putting E-Rod as your #4, seems very strong. Your thoughts?b.Stat line for 2024: IP, wins, Ks, and ERA8.The Reds signed Jeimer Candelario for 3-year and $45 million.a.Candelario is a fine player and can play third or first for the Reds. HOWEVER, why did the Reds sign him?b.We will try to sort out the lineup with the Reds and who loses playing time.9.Cleveland wins draft lottery and gets first overall pick in 2024
10/12/231h 16m

2158 - Prospect review of the NL East - Part 1

Tim interviews Rich on the prospects of the NL East
09/12/231h 1m

2157 - Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Junior Caminero (3B)2. Curtis Mead (3B)3. Carson Williams (SS)4. Xavier Isaac (1B)5. Brayden Taylor (3B)6. Cole Wilcox (RHP)7. Mason Montgomery (LHP)8. Dru Baker (OF)9. Adrian Santana (SS)10. Osleivis Basabe (2B)
08/12/2323m 14s

2156 - New York Yankees Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Jasson Dominguez (OF)2. Spencer Jones (OF)3. Everson Pereira (OF)4. Drew Thorpe (RHP)5. Roderick Arias (SS)6. Jared Serna (2B)7. Chase Hampton (RHP)8. Henry Lalane (LHP)9. Will Warren (RHP)10. Clayton Beeter (RHP)
06/12/2328m 40s

2155 - Fantasy Questions of the American League West - Part 2

Fantasy Baseball Live – December 3, 2023 @ 3 pm3.Oakland A’sa.I never gave you kudos for talking up Ryan Noda last season. I drafted him very late in my NFBC Draft in 2023, and he played a lot for me. He was ok. He hit leadoff a lot, hit 16 home runs, and if I had had him in an OBP league, I would have been really happy.i.Once again, he’s going late in drafts. Round 39. Am I crazy for taking him late in Draft and Hold Leagues?b.Over/Under 50 stolen bases for Esteury Ruizc.Stat line for Lawrence Butler – AB, HR, SB, and BAd.Any interest in Mason Miller this season? He’s going as the 105th pitcher off the board (Round 18)e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)4.Seattle Mariners - This segment was recorded before the Kelenic tradea.Jared Kelenic – Stat line for 2024 – AB, HR, SB, and BAb.Dominic Canzone (ADP=679) and Cade Marlowe (ADP=737) are penciled into the outfield. I wouldn’t guess this sticks to the end, but who do you like as a flyer late in Draft and Hold Leagues?c.Bryce Miller pitched to a 4.28 ERA, striking out 119 in 131 innings. It's not a stat line that jumps out at you, yet he’s going as the 72nd pitcher off the board or likely a Top 50 starting pitcher. Are you happy with him as your #4 pitcher?i.He’s still a two-pitch pitcher with a great fastball and an OK slider. d.Do the Mariners make the playoffs in 2024?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)5.Texas Rangersa.Give me the arrival date for Wyatt Langford.i.His ADP is 155 (11th round). Would you take a flyer?b.Would you like to opine again on your platoon concerns with Evan Carter?i.His ADP is 129, and he’s going as the 30th outfielder. We will look at other outfielders in the same area and who we like better.c.Nate Eovaldi was great last season. He’s going as the 79th pitcher off the board (Round 14). Is this solid value, or are you worried about his workload last year and the injuries he had in the second half? i.His ERA was 3.63, and xERA was 3.98.d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)Close
05/12/2355m 8s

2154 - Fantasy Questions of the American League West

Fantasy Baseball Live – December 3, 2023 @ 3 pmSegment 1 – News and Notes1.Jackson Chourio signs with the Brewers.2.The Mets signed Luis Severino to a one-year deal. The adage is that there is no such thing as a bad one-year deal. However, Severino said he was the worst pitcher in baseball last season, and at the time, he might have been right. What do you think? Good signing by the Mets? He’s going off the board as the 137th pitcher (round 32) and is basically free. Will you be taking a flyer?3.The Tigers sign Kenta Maeda to a two-year, $24 million contract. While he continued not to be very durable, he pitched ok with an xERA of 3.77 and a 10 K/9 rate while keeping his walk rate at 2.4 per nine. He’s going as the 107th pitcher off the board (round 18). Thoughts?4.The Cardinals continued their youth movement by signing 34-year-old Sonny Gray to a 3-year, $75 million contract. He had a great season in 2023, pitching to a 2.77 ERA and striking out 183 in a robust 184 innings. He’s going as the 58th pitcher off the board or the 40th starting pitcher. Solid #3 starter for you, or would you grab him earlier?5.The Reds signed Nick Martinez to a two-year deal (opt-out after the first year). The Reds plan on starting him. His average ADP Is 593, but he’s trending up, and it looks like his ADP is #400 in recent drafts. Are you interested in him as a #5/#6 starter if he's a starter?6.Many discussions about Juan Soto with the Yankees appear to be the best fit. However, they are playing hardball and maybe only want to give up Clarke Schmidt and some young prospects for him. How does this all end?Segment 2 – Fantasy Questions of the AL West1.Houston Astrosa.Chas McCormick went 20-19 last season and helped a lot of fantasy managers. His baseballsavant data looks ok. He has an average exit velo, plus speed and a 26% K-Rate.i.Stat line for 2023 – HR, SB, RBI, and BAii.He’s being drafted as the 38th outfielder off the board. Does this interest you?b.Jeremy Pena went from 22 home runs in 2022 to 10 last season and is now the 22nd shortstop off the board. Looking at his BaseballSavant page, it's not great. Part of the reason his power dropped is his launch angle dropped from 8.7 degrees to 5.5 degrees. However, he has below-average power, chases too much, and is aggressive at the plate. I dunno; he looks like an average player worthy of his draft selection. Your thoughts?c.Cristian Javier – Stat line for 2024. IP, Wins, Ks, and ERAd.How many wins for the Astros in 2024 – They had 90 in 2023.e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)2.Los Angeles Angelsa.Stat line for Mike Trout – AB, HR, BA, and OBPb.I don’t get Nolan Schanuel from a fantasy standpoint. He’s a singles hitter. There’s no power with exit velos and hard-hit rates in the bottom 10% of the league. He can hit, though. But at first base, how do you make this work? Of course, he’s only 21, so you can argue he’s going to get stronger, add loft, blah, blah, but I’m not sure I can buy that. Help?c.There’s a game called F, Kill, Marry. You are given three women, and you have to F one of them, kill one, and marry the last. Let’s do it with the Angels pitching staff.i.Who would you F? Defined as the pitcher you think could blow up this year and be better than anyone thinks.ii.Kill – Defined as the pitcher, you just won’t touchiii.Marry – The pitcher you like and would not mind having on your team. d.Percentage chance that the Angels sign Ohtani.e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)
03/12/231h 13m

2153 - Boston Red Sox Top Prospects

The following players are disucssed:1. Marcelo Mayer (SS)2. Kyle Teel (C)3. Ceddanne Rafaela (OF)4. Roman Anthony (OF)5. Miguel Blies (OF)6. Eddinson Paulino (SS)7. Nick Yorke (2B)8. Luis Perales (RHP)9. Nazzan Zanetello (SS)10. Yordanny Monegro (RHP)
01/12/2327m 56s

2152 - Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Jackson Holliday (SS)2. Sam Basallo (C)3. Colton Cowser (OF)4. Heston Kjerstad (OF)5. Coby Mayo (1B)6. Dylan Beavers (OF)7. Connor Norby (2B)8. Enrique Bradfield (OF)9. Joey Ortiz (SS)10. Cade Povich (LHP)
29/11/2333m 36s

2151 - Fantasy Questions of the National League West

Fantasy Baseball Live – November 26, 2023 @ 3 pmSegment 1 - News and Notes1.The Diamondbacks acquired Eugenio Suarez for RHP Carlos Vargas and Catcher Seby Zavalaa.Suarez brings a 30% K-Rate but has always hit for power. He had back-to-back 31 home run seasons, and then last year, he hit 22. In looking at the data, the exit velos are the same, the launch angle is the same, the K-Rate is the same, and the walk rate is the same. You got it…everything is the same. He’s dropped to the 24th third baseman off the board. If you think he can return to 30 home runs, does this give him some value here? Especially if you need power late in the draft.b.Carlos Vargas has a great arm with a fastball that will touch triple-digits, but he has no idea where the ball is going. He’s likely a bullpen arm. Seby Zavala came through the White Sox organization and strikes out too much. Not sure he’s more than a backup catcher. Thoughts on both players?2.The Cardinals sign two pitchers. Kyle Gibson and Lance Lynn. Both were okay last year with the Orioles and White Sox/Dodgers. Lynn’s ADP is 353, and Gibson is 564. Any interest?a.Does this move the needle for the Cardinals?3.We both got excited about the trade that brought Brandon Shewmake to the White Sox. Maybe he would get a shot. What do the White Sox do? Sign Paul DeJong. a.He has one of the worse baseballsavant pages I’ve seen. 2% rank in exit velo. 15% in hard-hit rate, 5% in whiff, 10% in walks, 37th percentile in speed. It looks like he has good range at short with a poor arm. b.He’s only been drafted in four out of the 44 Drafts at the NFBC so far. Maybe that goes up?c.This doesn’t appear to be a profile of a Major League full-time regular. Maybe a utility player. What am I missing?Segment 2 – Fantasy Questions of the NL West1.Arizona Diamondbacksa.Alek Thomas is currently living off his great defensive chops. Huge range in center field. He’s also a plus runner, ranking in the 87th percentile. There is some solid exit velo, but he beats everything on the ground. He’s the 80th outfielder off the board – a number-five outfielder. Is this a growth stock, or would you take a bet on someone else as your fifth outfielder?b.What about Jake McCarthy? There’s plus speed but no power. He also beats everything on the ground? Thoughts on McCarthy? Is he a guy you’re interested in? His ADP is 490, or the 94th outfielder off the board?i.Can you be a Championship level team with this level of power in centerfield and right?c.Brandon Pfaadt looked great on the biggest stage, and his ADP climbed a little. He’s still going as the 87th pitcher off the board – likely the 60th or so starter off the board. Is there value as your fifth pitcher?i.Stat line: IP, wins, Ks, and ERAd.The Diamondbacks won 84 games last season. Does the win total go up or down next season?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)2.Colorado Rockiesa.Nolan Jones went 20-20 with a .297 average. He’s going as the 15th outfielder off the board – pick #58. How many teams of yours will he be on? We will look at other outfielders around the same area.i.Notes: Jones had a .401 BABIP and struck out 30% of the time. There is serious pop with an exit velocity of 90 MPH with a max of 115. There’s not a ton of launch.b.Stat line of Ezequiel Tovar – HR, SB, RBI, and BAc.Hunter Goodman (#624) or Brenton Doyle (#541)?d.You have to hold your nose and pick a Rockies starter. Who’s it going to be?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)3.Los Angeles Dodgersa.Gavin Lux stat line: AB, HR, SB and BAb.Are the Dodgers going to battle with Chris Taylor (#429), Gavin Lux, Michael Busch (#546), and Miguel Rojas (#726) hitting at the bottom of the order? We will discuss each (not Lux) and whether they are worth drafting.c.Walker Buhler’s stat line: IP, wins, K’s, and ERAd.Bobby Miller is going as the #36 pitcher off the board in early NFBC Drafts. That’s a #2 starter when you factor in closers. Too high, too low, or just about right?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)4.San Diego Padresa.Luis Campusano – AB, HR, RBI, and BAb.Manny Machado is going as the #7 third baseman off the board. He’s been passed by Gunnar Henderson and Royce Lewis. Solid value in the fifth round, or would you pass him over?c.Yu Darvish had a tough season, pitching to a 4.56 ERA and ending the season on the IL after having bone spurs removed from his pitching elbow. He’s fallen to the 15/16 round in 15-team drafts. Any interest?d.2024 will mark AJ Preller’s 10th year on the job. He went in big when he first arrived. He quickly sold off almost everyone he traded for when it didn't work. He then drafted and signed high-end Latin player for a few years in what looked like a rebuild. Then, he traded away those prospects for veterans while signing high-priced free agents (Hosmer, Machado, Xander, et. al). They’ve made the playoffs twice and even got to the NLCS in 2022. However, he’s spent a fortune and needs to sell off pieces so the Padres can make payroll. How has he kept his job? e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)5.San Francisco Giantsa.Marco Luciano: Stat line for 2024 – AB, HR, RBI, and BAb.Michael Conforto’s bat speed has slowed. He used to light up statcast with his exit velos and hard-hit rates. Now, it’s below average – in the 40s for both, with an average launch angle. He’s not that old – he turns 31 in March. Could we see a bounce back in 2024, or is he just a 15- to 18-year-old home run guy with some OBP skills now?c.Kyle Harrison: Stat line for 2024 – IP, wins, Ks, and ERAd.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)Close
26/11/231h 27m

2150 - Washington Nationals Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Dylan Crews (OF)2. James Wood (OF)3. Brady House (3B)4. Cristhian Vaquero (OF)5. Robert Hassell (OF)6. Cade Cavalli (RHP)7. Yohandy Morales (3B)8. Elijah Green (OF)9. Jarlin Susana (RHP)10. Travis Sykora (RHP)
24/11/2329m 4s

2149 - Philadelphia Phillies Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Andrew Painter (RHP)2. Mick Abel (RHP)3. Justin Crawford (OF)4. Aidan Miller (3B)5. Simon Muzziotti (OF)6. Starlyn Caba (SS)7. Devin Saltiban (OF)8. Carlos De La Cruz (OF)9. Gabriel Rincones (OF)10. Griff McGarry (RHP)
21/11/2326m 51s

2148 - Fantasy Questions of the AL Central

Fantasy Baseball Live – November 19, 2023 @ 3 pm ETSegment 1 – News and Notes1.The Braves trade Kyle Wright to the Royals for Jackson Kowar. Wright will miss most of the 2024 season recovering from shoulder surgery and is a long-term play for the Royals. He will be under team control for 2025 and 26. Jackson Kowar hasn’t developed.a.Your thoughts on the trade?2.The Marlins acquired Vidal Brujan and RHP Calvin Faucher from the Rays for IF Erick Lara and RHP Andrew Lindsey. Brujan is the name here and brings big speed. Will he get enough playing time in Miami to warrant any interest?a.Don’t dismiss Lara. He’s a 17-year-old kid who played well in the DSL, walking nearly as much as he struck out with a little bit of speed and power.b.Lindsey was the Marlins fifth-round pick last July and was the University of Tennessee Friday Night starter. His fastball is up to 98 with a plus slider. He did turn 24 last week and has only pitched in the Complex League. He should be watched very closely. 3.The Braves acquired Aaron Bummer from the White Sox for five players. The five players going back to the White Sox are RHP Mike Soroka, LHP Jared Shuster, MI Nicky Lopez and Braden Shewmake, and RHP Riley Gowens.a.On the surface, it looks like a lot for Bummer, but he’s controllable for three years, and his stuff is better than you think. He’s a sinkerballer with an xSLG of .386 despite an SLG of 452. His signature pitch is his sweeper, and it’s one of the best in baseball. It’s a good arm.b.In return, the White Sox get a lot of famous guys, but all of them have hair on them. Soroka has never stayed healthy. Jared Shuster was a top-ranked prospect until we got a look at his Statcast data. It’s not great with a below-average fastball and two solid but unspectacular secondary pitches in his cutter and change-up.c.Braden Shewmake might be the most interesting of the bunch. He makes great contact with plus speed (27 SB in Triple-A) with a little bit of power. He can play both second and short and might get a shot at short if Colson Montgomery needs more grooming in the minor leagues.4.The Rockies acquired Cal Quantrill from the Guardians. He was one of your sleepers last year. I’m going out on a limb and thinking…not so much for 2024.5.A bunch of players were non-tendered over the weekend.a.Brandon Woodruff – shoulder issuesb.Nick Senzel – Is he any good?c.Danny Vogelbach – The Mets fans are surely pleased.Segment 2 – Fantasy questions of the AL Central1.Chicago White Soxa.I think it’s safe to say that Oscar Colas did not set the world on fire in 2023. He hit .216 with a .257 OBP. He does hit the ball hard (114 max exit velo) but has never had great leverage in his swing. Of course, he’s also never walked. i.He’s going as the 120th outfielder off the board. Pick 537. Any interest?b.Who will you be suggesting for saves in Chicago this season? i.How many?c.Dylan Cease – Stat line for 2024. IP, wins, Ks, and ERA.i.Which team does he start the 2024 season, and which does he end the season with?d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)2.Cleveland Guardiansa.The Guardians recently acquired Ramon Laureano. He doesn’t appear to be the high-contact player that like to roster, yet he is the starting right fielder. Over/Under 400 Abs.b.Stat line for Kyle Manzardo. AB, HR, BA, RBI.c.Bo Naylor is going as the 12th catcher off the board. He will finish the season as the _______ catcher in fantasy baseball.d.Triston McKenzie only started four games last season and is going 90th pitcher off the board…call it 60th starter. Did you think there is sneaky value there?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)3.Detroit Tigersa.True or False. Riley Greene will have a breakout season in 2024.b.Javier Baez is signed for another four years and $98 million. No question…just an observation.c.Kerry Carpenter is going as a number three outfielder (43). Early drafters must think there is more in the tank than 20 home runs. What say you?d.Who would you rather have, Reese Olson at pick 252 or Sawyer Gibson-Long at pick 321?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)4.Kansas City Royalsa.Vinnie P. should be back in 2024. He is going as the 17th first baseman off the board. Is there value there or is there too much risk?b.Will Eddie Olivares break my heart again? I’m thinking 15-15 with a .260 to .270 average? He did 12-11 last year in 385 Pas.c.Cole Ragans has flown up draft list. He is the 52nd pitcher, but the 37th starting pitcher. Is he worth being your number three starter?d.Over/Under 100 losses for the Royals.e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)5.Minnesota Twinsa.Annual Question – Over/Under 100 games for Byron Buxton. He only did that in 2017 when he played 140 games. b.With all the talk of Carlos Correa’s injury concerns, he’s played the last three seasons basically injury-free (148 games, 136 and 135). The real question might be his eroding production. He only hit 18 home runs last season with a 46% groundball rate. He still hits the ball hard, but his launch angel continues to flatten. Over/Under 20 home runs in 2024?c.I debated including Joe Ryan in my sleeper pitcher list, but he was one of the final cuts. I like the new splitter, the xERA of 3.53, and the much better xSLG than SLG on all his pitches. However, he is the 30th starter off the board (44th pitcher overall), and I thought that was too much. i.What are your thoughts?d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Majors)Close
19/11/231h 45m

2147 - New York Mets Top Prospects

The following players are disucssed:1. Jett Williams (OF)2. Drew Gilbert (OF)3. Luisangel Acuna (2B)4. Ronny Mauricio (SS)5. Alex Ramirez (OF)6. Kevin Parada (C)7. Ryan Clifford (OF)8. Colin Houck (SS)9. Christian Scott (RHP)10. Brandon Sproat (RHP)
17/11/2326m 50s

2146 - Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Noble Meyer (RHP)2. Xavier Edwards (2B)3. Max Meyer (RHP)4. Yiddi Cappe (SS)5. Thomas White (LHP)6. Victor Mesa Jr. (OF)7. Jacob Berry (1B)8. Dax Fulton (LHP)9. Ian Lewis (2B)10. Pat Monteverde (LHP)
15/11/2325m 12s

2145 - Tim and Rich discuss the Tigers, Royals, and Twins top prospects

Rich and Tim break down the Tigers, Royals, and Twins farm system.
14/11/231h 18m

2144 - Free Agents - Where are they going?

Fantasy Baseball Live – November 12, 2023 @ 3 pm.Segment 1 – News and Notes1.It was reported that Ronny Mauricio will play 3B in the DWL, and Christopher Morel will play first. Any significance to this news?2.It will be awards week this week. Let’s discuss who wins each award.a.AL ROYi.Tanner Bibeeii.Triston Casasiii.Gunnar Hendersonb.NL ROYi.Corbin Carrollii.James Outmaniii.Kodai Sengac.AL CY Youngi.Gerrit Coleii.Kevin Gausmaniii.Sonny Grayd.NL CY Youngi.Zac Gallenii.Blake Snelliii.Logan Webbe.AL MVPi.Shohei Ohtaniii.Corey Seageriii.Marcus Semienf.NL MVPi.Ronald Acunaii.Mookie Bettsiii.Freddie FreemanSegments 2 and 3 – Free Agency Predictions. We will discuss each player and where they might be going. 1.Shohei Ohtani (DH/SP, LAA) – Dodgers or Giantsa.Dodgers2.Cody Bellinger (OF, CHC) – Cubsa.Yankees3.Aaron Nola (RHP, Phi) – Cardinalsa.Braves4.Yoshinobu Yamamoto (RHP, JP) – Yankeesa.Mets5.Sonny Gray (RHP, Min) – Red Soxa.Phillies6.Jordan Montgomery (LHP, Tex) – Texasa.Texas7.Blake Snell (LHP, SD) – Metsa.Red Sox8.Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP, Det) – Dodgersa.Giants9.Matt Chapman (3B, Tor) – Giantsa.Toronto10.Jung Hoo-Lee (OF, KR) - Giants a.Tigers11.Marcus Stroman (RHP, CHC) – Philliesa.Giants12.Shota Imanaga (LHP, JP) – Metsa.Yankees13.Kyle Hendricks (RHP, CHC) - Cubs14.Jeimer Candelario (3B, CHC) – Blue Jaysa.Giants15.Rhys Hoskins (1B, Phi) – Cubsa.Blue Jays16.Jorge Soler (OF, Mia) – Angelsa.Mariners17.Mike Clevinger (RHP, SD) – Texasa.Diamondbacks18.Josh Hader (LHP, SD) – Oriolesa.Texas19.Lucas Giolito (RHP, LAA) – Twinsa.Angels20.Luis Severino (RHP, NYY) – Oriolesa.RedsSegment 4 – Possible Trade targets1.Juan Soto (OF, SD) – Yankeesa.Braves2.Corbin Burnes (RHP, Mil) – Texasa.Dodgers3.Jonathan India (2B, Cin) – Brewersa.White Sox4.Cedric Mullins (OF, Bal) – Yankeesa.Pittsburgh5.Anthony Santander (OF, Bal) – Seattlea.Astros6.David Bednar (RHP, Pit) – Oriolesa.OriolesClose
13/11/231h 35m

2143 - Tim and Rich discuss the White Sox and Guardians Prospects

It's the AL Central Divisional prospect review and the White Sox and Guardians are up
11/11/231h 12m

2142 - Atlanta Braves Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. AJ Smith-Shawver (RHP)2. Hurston Waldrep (RHP)3. Spencer Schwellenbach (RHP)4. Ignacio Alvarez (3B)5. Owen Murphy (RHP)6. JR Ritchie (RHP)7. David McCabe (3B)8. Braden Shewmake (2B)9. Luis Guanipa (OF)10. Cade Kuehler (RHP)
10/11/2325m 10s

2141 - Minnesota Twins Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Walker Jenkins (OF)2. Emmanuel Rodirguez (OF)3. Brooks Lee (SS)4. Marco Raya (RHP)5. David Festa (RHP)6. Austin Martin (OF)7. Tanner Schobel (SS)8. Luke Keaschall (2B)9. Jose Salas (SS)10. Brandon Winokur (OF)
08/11/2330m 0s

2140 - Fantasy Baseball Questions of the National League Central

Fantasy Baseball Live – November 5, 2023 – 3 pm, ET Segment 1 – News and Notes1.The Rangers win the World Series in five games. Final thoughts on the series.2.The series had the lowest ratings in history – down 23% from 2022. In 2016, Hou vs. LAD, each game averaged 18.9 million viewers. This year, it was less than half at 9.1 M.a.You can argue that the Rangers and D-Backs don’t have National appeal, but viewership is declining. The last four WS are the four lowest-rated series in history.b.Is this just the way it is? So far, it hasn’t affected TV rights, but is this coming?c.What about the Padres having to take a loan out to make payroll?3.The White Sox did not pick up Tim Anderson’s option. No surprise here as he slashed .245/.286/.296 with one home run. You can make the argument that he was the worst full-time regular in the big leagues. a.Statcast shows nothing good. Poor average exit velo and hard-hit rate. He’s lost his speed, now ranking 46% in the league. 23% K-Rate and of course, he still never walks.b.Does he get a job? If so, is there any value here?4.We have our first trade of the off-season as the Tigers acquired Mark Canha from the Brewers for RHP, Blake Holuba.The Tigers truly do not see Akil Baddoo as a full-time regular. Thoughts on the deal for the Tigers?b.We will talk about the Brewers implications in the next segmentSegment 2 and 3 - Fantasy Baseball Questions of the NL Central1.Chicago Cubsa.Pete Crow-Armstrong (PCA) – Stat line for the season: AB, HR, SB, and BAb.Christopher Morel hit 26 home runs in only 107 games. He also struck out 31% of the time. Few hit the ball harder than he does (92nd percentile in hard-hit rates), but he’s going as the 51st outfielder off the board. Is he someone you are interested in as your number-four outfielder?c.Javier Assad got 10 starts last season and overall pitched to a 3.09 ERA. He’s a sinker ball pitcher without a true out-pitch, but he avoided hard contact and was pretty good. He’s going as an afterthought in drafts – pick 436 (round 30). Any interest?d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)2.Cincinnati Redsa.Elly De La Cruz – Stat line for the season: AB, HR, SB, and BA.b.TJ Friedl hit 18 home runs and stole 27 bags. Are you buying this? Early drafts are saying people do as he’s going as the 30th outfielder off the board.c.Hunter Greene is going as the 45th pitcher off the board (29th starter). That makes him a number two starter. Any interest in drafts?i.He will be a number ___________ pitcher at the end of the season.d.Will the Reds make the playoffs?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)3.Milwaukee Brewersa.With the trade of Mark Canha, the Brewers appear to be clearing the decks for their young outfielders. Assuming health, who will be in the starting outfield at the end of the seasonb.Jackson Chourio – Stat line for 2024 – AB, HR, SB, and BA.i.90 AB, 5 HR, 11 SB, .255 AVG.c.Brice Turang wasn’t very good last season. He slashed .218/.285/.300 but did have 26 stolen bases. He also had a .268 BABIP. Statcast shows a light-hitting second baseman as he has one of the poorest hard-hit rates in the league, but he only struck out 21% of the time and always him the minor leagues. Finally, he’s going as the 40th second baseman off the board. Is there value here in Draft and Hold Leagues? Would you take him in a one-year league?d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major) 4.Pittsburgh Piratesa.Oneil Cruz – stat line for 2024 – AB, HR, SB, and BA.b.I still like Ke’Byran Hayes. He hits the ball hard, has solid speed, and makes excellent contact - ok, he never walks. But, he added loft to his swing in 2023 and I think he’s poised for a breakout. Am I on another planet here? He’s going as the 20th third baseman off the board.c.Which of the kids we discussed last week is starting games for Pittsburgh in the second half in 2024?d.The Pirates win _________________ ballgames in 2024.e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)5.St. Louis Cardinalsa.Maysn Winn – Stat line in 2024 – AB, HR, SB, and BAb.Jordan Walker over/under 25 HRs in 2024c.Miles Mikolos's sinker wasn’t sinking, and he got crushed. He ranked in the bottom 15% in the league in giving up hard hits. He doesn’t throw hard and doesn’t strike out anyone, but of course, the Cardinals have him signed for two more years. i.That said, he has an ADP of 420, so he’s nearly free. Would you take a gamble on him in one-year leagues or is he better left in the draft queue?d.The Cardinals finish ahead or behind the Pirates in 2024 in the standingse.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)Close
05/11/231h 47m

2139 - Kansas City Royals Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Gavin Cross (OF)2. Cayden Wallace (3B)3. Blake Mitchell (C)4. Nick Loftin (2B)5. Ben Kudrna (RHP)6. David Sandlin (RHP)7. Trevor Werner (3B)8. Frank Mozzicato (LHP)9. Austin Charles (SS)10. Carson Roccaforte (OF)
03/11/2318m 36s

2138 - Detroit Tigers Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Max Clark (OF)2. Colt Keith (3B)3. Jackson Jobe (RHP)4. Jace Jung (2B)5. Justyn-Henry Malloy (3B)6. Ty Madden (RHP)7. Kevin McGonigle (2B)8. Parker Meadows (OF)9. Wilmer Flores (RHP)10. Eddys Leonard (SS/2B/OF)
01/11/2326m 29s

2137 - Tim and Rich discuss the Brewers, Pirates and Cardinals Top Prospects

The one where they talk about Brewers, Pirates and Cardinals Prospects
30/10/231h 11m

2136 - Fantasy Questions of the AL East

Fantasy Baseball Live – October 29, 2023 @ 3 pmSegment 1 – World Series Discussion1.We are tied 1-1Segment 2 – Fantasy Questions of the AL East1.Baltimore Oriolesa.Put your GM cap on. Give me two moves that you would do to prevent the Orioles from going three and out in next year’s playoffs.i.Do the Orioles make the playoffs in 2024?b.Roster Resource has Jackson Holliday as the starting shortstop. Do you believe this will happen?c.Stat line for Jordan Westburg – AB, HR, SB, and BAd.Kyle Bradish is going as the 37th pitcher off the board (25th starter). Is this something that interest you? Too high? Too low?i.Is he someone you are personally interested in?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)2.Boston Red Soxa.After some starts and stops, Jarren Duran was pretty good last season—.295/.346/.482 with 8 HRs and 24 SBs in only 362 plate appearances. Statcast shows above-average hard hit rates, elite speed but contact issues (25% K-Rate), and 6.6% BB-Rate. He also had a .381 BABIP.i.With all that, he’s the 45th outfielder off the board. Any interest as your #3 outfielder?b.Tristan Casas will hit ________________ home runs in 2024.c.I believe you mentioned that Brayan Bello is one of your targets this year. If so, what are you liking?d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)3.New York Yankeesa.Anthony Volpe went 20-20 (21 HR and 24 SB), but he also hit .209 with a .283 OBP while striking out 28% of the time. He also posted a .259 BABIP. At 22, you have to consider him as a player who is still developing, and given how deep shortstop is, he’s only the 18th shortstop off the board.i.Would you take him as your MI? Would you wait and take him as your starting SS? Or, just avoid him? b.Over/Under 400 at-bats for Giancarlos Stanton? He is going as the 86th outfielder off the board. On the surface, this seems like value, but why do I have this “wasted pick” feeling? Your thoughts?c.Put your GM hat on. What three moves would you make for the Yankees to return to the playoffs?d.Michael King will finish as a top _______________ pitcher in fantasy baseball.i.He’s going as the 61st pitcher off the board or the 39th starter. Too rich for you, or are you taking the plunge?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)4.Tampa Bay Raysa.Wander Franco – Over/Under 1 game played in 2024? If over, how many?b.Isaac Paredes was one of my sleepers last season, but I didn’t expect 31 home runs. In looking at the data, he’s a launch angle guy (22 degrees) but doesn’t hit the ball all that hard (6% hard-hit rate). He has a great strikeout rate (18.2%).i.Are you buying the 31 home runs? If not, how many are you penciling in?ii.He is going as the 23rd 3B off the board, so in early drafts, it doesn’t seem like people believe.c.Josh Lowe was great as a platoon player last season – 20 HR, 32 SB. Is that enough production to ignore the hit on Runs and RBIs you will take, although he had 83 RBIs last season?i.He is going as the 18th outfielder off the board.d.Shane Baz should be back early next season from TJS (surgery was on 9/24/22). Sneaky pick or somebody to ignore? 91st pitcher off the board (60th or so starter)e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)5.Toronto Blue Jaysa.Vlad is in a three-year decline in home runs (48, 32, and last year, 26) but is still only 25 (next season). He makes excellent contact (14.7% strikeout rate), with high-end exit velos and more launch than he ever had last season. i.He’s dropped down to the third round? Is there value there, or are you in the camp that he’s a good player but will not be a great player?b.Davis Schneider – stat line for 2024 – AB, BA, and HR.c.I felt Alejandro Kirk was an overdraft as a Top 5 catcher last season. This year, he’s hated and is going as the 25th catcher. Will you take a gamble with him as your second catcher?d.Alek Manoah – Over/under 20 starts in Toronto in 2024?e.Give me a sleeper in the organization (Minor and/or Major)Close
29/10/231h 44m

2135 - Tim and Rich discuss the Cubs and Reds Top Prospects

Tim interviews Rich on the prospects of the NL Central. Today, they review the Cubs and Reds organizations.
27/10/2356m 46s

2134 - Cleveland Guardians Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Kyle Manzardo (1B)2. Brayan Rocchio (SS)3. Chase DeLauter (OF)4. George Valera (OF)5. Daniel Espino (RHP)6. Joey Cantillo (LHP)7. Angel Martinez (2B)8. Ralphy Velazquez (C)9. Jaison Chourio (OF)10. Parker Messick (LHP)
27/10/2324m 59s

2133 - Chicago White Sox Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Colson Montgomery (SS)2. Noah Schultz (LHP)3. Jake Eder (LHP)4. Nick Nastrini (RHP)5. Edgar Quero (C)6. Bryan Ramos (3B)7. Jacob Gonzalez (SS)8. Ky Bush (RHP)9. Jose Rodriguez (SS)10. Jonathan Cannon (RHP)
24/10/2322m 11s

2132 - Fantasy Questions of the NL East

Fantasy Baseball Live – October 22, 2023 @ 3pmSegment 1 – Review of NLCS and ALCS1.D-Backs vs. Philliesa.The Phillies take a 3-2 lead and look to be the superior team. I would think the edge goes to the Phillies.b.Ketel Marte has been great in the post season and was great in the regular season. His 2023 season compares more to his 2019 season, when he hit 32 home runs. But, in between, not so good. Who is Ketel Marte?c.Seriously, would you have thought that Harper would ever go higher in a draft than Mike Trout? He appears to be aging better than Trout.d.Recap: who wins the series?2.Rangers vs. Astrosa.The Rangers have the Astros just where they want them, as every road team has won each game.b.How much has Jordan Montgomery helped his fantasy stock next season? What do you think about these small sample sizes? Randy Arozerna became a star in the 2020 playoffs, but there are many players who were just hot for two weeks.c.Who wins this series?Segments 2 and 3 – NL East Fantasy Questions1.Atlanta Bravesa.Vaughn Grissom hit .330 in Triple-A but can’t crack the Braves lineups. In early NFBC drafts, he’s the 45th second baseman off the board. Is there any chance he gets enough playing time to warrant a pick in a draft?b.Sean Murphy hit .306 with 17 home runs in the first half. In the second half he hit a dreadful .159 with four home runs. However, he’s the fifth catcher off the board. The splits were not there in 2022. Worthy of a Top 5 catcher off the board?c.Bryce Elder posted a decent ERA at 3.81 but only stuckout 128 in 31 starts (6.6 K/9). His xERA is 4.55. He’s a sinker/change-up pitcher and usually sinker pitchers pitch more to contact. He’s the 138th pitcher off the board, so he’s going as a number 6 or so starter. Any interest?d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (minor and majors)2.Miami Marlinsa.I continue to be a Josh Bell apologist. He has above-average exit velos, makes league average contact with good on-base skills. Yet, he’s just ok. Last year, he hit 22 home runs with 74 RBIs. Fine, but will he ever get close to the 37 home runs he popped in 2019, or is he just a 20ish, 75ish type of player?b.As you know, I love Eury Perez. The arsenal is off the charts, and baseballsavant suggest #1 starter stuff. Why am I struggling with him going as the #14 starter off the board? Will he pitch enough innings to warrant that? Isn’t there a huge risk for him to be your #1 starter? Help? i.We will also look at other pitchers around where he is going to see if there are others we might take.c.Jesus Sanchez – Stat line for 2024 – AB, HR, RBI, BA d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (minor and majors)3.New York Metsa.I guess we need to start with Tim McLeod, GM. If you were GM of the Mets, what three moves would you make in the off-season?b.Dan Voglebach will be on or off the opening day roster? Warning: I have Mets friends who listen to this podcast, and the wrong answer could be painful to them and then ultimately to me (when I hear the complaints).c.Starlin Marte ranked in the 83 percentile in sprint speed in 2021, 68th in 2022, and 44th last season. It doesn’t take a Ph.D. in Advanced Statistics to see that this is not a good trend. Over/under 25 stolen bases. He had 24 last season.d.Stat lines for these two kidsi.Brett Baty – AB, HR, BAii.Ronny Mauricio – AB, HR, SB, BAe.Give me a sleeper in the organization (minor and majors)4.Philadelphia Philliesa.Are you comfortable taking Bryce Harper as a first-round pick (top of the second?i.Seriously, would you have thought that Harper would ever go higher in a draft than Mike Trout? He appears to be aging better than Trout.b.The working theory in fantasy circles is that Craig Kimbrell will move on and that Orion Kerkering will be the closer. What say you?c.He might have only won three games, but Christopher Sanchez was very good last season. He pitched to a 3.44 ERA (3.77 xERA). He’s a sinker pitcher with a plus change-up and will never be a huge strikeout guy, but what do you think of him as a number four starter? He’s going as the 94th pitcher off the board (or 65 to 70th starter). d.Give me a sleeper in the organization (minor and majors)5.Washington Nationalsa.CJ Abrams will finish the 2024 season as a Top ____________ fantasy shortstop.b.Kyle Finnegan, Hunter Harvey or someone else will be the closer for the Nationals?c.James Wood (#137) or Dylan Crew (#114). Who would you rather draft as a spec pick?d.McKenzie Gore – stat line for 2024. IP, wins, ERA, K’se.Give me a sleeper in the organization (minor and majors). Close
22/10/231h 45m

2131 - St Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects

The following players were discussed1. Maysn Winn (SS)2. Tink Hence (RHP)3. Thomas Saggese (2B)4. Victor Scott (OF)5. Chase Davis (OF)6. Tekoah Roby (RHP)7. Won-Bin Cho (OF)8. Gordon Graceffo (RHP)9. Sem Robberse (RHP)10. Cesar Prieto (3B)
20/10/2324m 49s

2130 - Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Paul Skenes (RHP)2. Termarr Johnson (SS)3. Bubba Chandler (RHP)4. Jared Jones (RHP)5. Anthony Solometo (LHP)6. Quinn Priester (RHP)7. Mitch Jebb (SS)8. Lonnie White (OF)9. Nick Gonzales (2B)10. Thomas Harrington (RHP)
17/10/2327m 11s

2129 - We review an early NFBC Draft

Fantasy Baseball Live – October 15, 2023 – 3 pm ETSegment 1 and 2 – Reviewing the divisional playoff series1. Besides the Phillies vs. the Braves, I thought the playoffs were boring. Your thoughts?2. Why were there so many off days? The Dodgers vs. D-Backs had two off days?3. Rangers sweep the Orioles 3-0a. John Means was not available as his elbow was barking. Does this give you pause at the Draft table?b. Evan Carter played great in September and continues to look good in the playoffs. He hit .429 with a home run. He’s a _____________ outfielder for you next season?c. Grayson Rodriguez – Yikes!4. Astros beat the Twins 3-1a. Royce Lewis had four home runs in the playoffs. He’s a _______________ 3B for you next season?b. Jose Abreu had three home runs in the series. After his horrible start, he was better and finished with 90 RBI and 18 HR, but with a .237 BA and .296 OBP. Is he a middle infielder next season?c. Christian Javier got the win, but walked five in five innings. He’s a ____________ starting pitcher for you next season?5. The D-Back sweep the Dodgers 3-0a. This one was shocking. Freeman and Betts went 1 for 21. How did this happen?b. Carroll is hitting .417 with two home runs and two stolen bases in the postseason. How good can this kid be next season? HR, SB, and BA for 2024.c. Was 2023 the last season for Clayton Kershaw?6. The Phillies beat the Braves 3-1a. I had a feeling that the Phillies might take this, but still, I’m surprised. The Braves have the best team in baseball. How did the Phillies do it?b. Turner hit .500 with two home runs and four stolen bases. He’s finishing up exactly like he started the year in the WBC. Still a first-round pick?c. Castellanos was the big star, though. Four home runs, and he hit .391. He’s a nice player that flies under the radar. However, he hit 29 home runs, and stole 11 bases with 106 RBIs. He also hit .272. He’s a ____________ outfielder for you.d. What do the Braves have to do differently next year to go deeper into the playoffs? It’s the second year in a row that they’ve gotten bounced by the Phillies 3-1. They beat the Phillies 8 out of 13 games in the regular season.Segments 3 and 4 – First NFBC DraftSegment 5 – Preview of the League Championship Series1. Rangers vs. Astrosa. What are the keys?b. Who wins and in how many?2. D-Backs vs. Philliesa. What are the keys?b. Who wins and in how many?Close
15/10/231h 49m

2128 - Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects

The following players are discussed:Jackson Chourio (OF)Tyler Black (2B)Jacob Misiorowski (RHP)Jeferson Quero (C)Robert Gasser (LHP)Yophery Rodriguez (OF)Eric Brown (SS)Brock Wilken (3B)Mike Boeve (3B)Luis Lara (OF)
13/10/2330m 9s

2127 - Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects

The following players are discussed:Noelvi Marte (3B)Edwin Arroyo (SS)Cam Collier (3B)Rhett Lowder (RHP)Ricardo Cabrera (SS)Chase Petty (RHP)Carlos Jorge (2B)Julian Aguiar (RHP)Hector Rodriguez (OFConnor Phillips (RHP)The remaining 10 prospects can be found at our Patreon site. Patreon.com/Prospect361
10/10/2319m 0s

2126 - Divisional Series Preview

Rich and Tim review the Wild Card Games and then Preview the Divisional Series. Plus, Tim interviews Rich on his trip to the AFL.
08/10/231h 2m

2125 - Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

The following prospects are discussed:1. Pete Crow-Armstrong (OF)2. Kevin Alcantara (OF)3. Matt Shaw (SS)4. Owen Caissie (OF)5. Cade Horton (RHP)6. Alexander Canario (OF)7. Jordan Wicks (LHP)8. Ben Brown (RHP)9. James Triantos (3B)10. Matt Mervis (1B)
06/10/2329m 10s

2123 - Scouting Report from the Arizona Fall League

Rich goes through his scouting notebook on the many players he saw this week at the AFL.
05/10/2345m 12s

2122 - The season is over. Let's turn to 2024.

Fantasy Baseball Live – October 1. 4pmWrapping up the season.Segments 1 and 2 - Discuss the weekend games.Additional Questions1.The Giants parted ways with Gabe Kapler. Who else do you think is in trouble? Any GMs?a.Yankeesi.Aaron Boone ii.Brian Cashmanb.San Diegoi.Bob Melvinii.AJ Prellerc.Mets – Buck Showalterd.Cardinals – Oliver Marmol2.Did you see the check swing by Bryce Harper that Angel Hernandez called a swing? I mean, what a joke.a.Why does this guy still have a job? If the answer is a strong union, then something has to change.3.Why did the Rockies resign Charlie Blackmon? Sure, he slashed .284/.368/.446, but with eight home runs, he’s a singles hitter who really should be a DH. Kind of like Andrew Benintendi, and he has a job. But still, given where they are in the process, shouldn’t they let their kids play and build for the future? I don’t get it. 4.Two notable pitching performances yesterday – Do either interest you for next season? They should be cheap.a.Frankie Montes – 1.1 IP, 2 hits, 0 ER, 1K/1BBb.Chris Paddack – 3 IP, 2 hits, 0 ER, 4K/0BB. Total of five innings, striking out 8 and walking one. FB was 95.5 MPH, up 2.5 MPH from 2022. Better spin. Change-up still looks great.5.On the other hand, Carlos Rodon had a start to forget. a.0.0 IP, 6 hits, 8 ER, 2 BB. Brutal season. 6.85 ERA in 14 starts. Can he be this bad?6.Felix Bautista is having TJS. A real bummer as he will likely not pitch in 2024.Segment 3 – First round of the playoffs – Best 2 out of 3 – October 4 through 61.American Leaguea.Orioles (1) and Astros (2) - Byesb.Rangers (6) vs. Twins (3)c.Blue Jays (5) vs. Rays (4)2.National Leaguea.Braves (1) and Dodgers (2) – Byesb.Diamondbacks (6) vs. Brewers (3)c.Marlins (5) vs. Phillies (4)Segment 4 – Preparing for next season.•What will be the first things you start to look at for 2024?
01/10/231h 30m

2121 - 2023 Fantasy MVPs

Take 10 with Tim – September 29, 2023Fantasy Baseball Awards1.Fantasy MVPs – the guys that provided fantasy managers the most valuea.Catcher – i.William Contreras (1, 9) - .289/.367, 17 home runs, 5 SBb.First basei.Yandy Diaz (6, 35) - .328/.408, 21 HR, 94 runsc.Second basei.Ketel Marte (5, 20) - .278/.360, 25 HR, 7 SB, 98 runs, 82 RBI. d.Shortstopi.Nico Hoerner (6, 19) - .284/.384, 9 HR, 43 SB, 98 runs. e.Third basei.Isaac Perades (14, 30) - .250/.352, 31 HR, 97 RBI.f.Outfielder (2)i.Ronald Acuna (1, 1) – .336/.414, 41 HR, 70 SB, 146 runs, 105 RBIii.Josh Lowe (13, 116) - .290/.333, 20 HR, 32 SB, 81 RBI.g.Pitchers (2)i.Zach Eflin (TB, 7, 102) – 3.50 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 16 wins, 186 K’sii.Kyle Bradish (Bal,14, 124) – 2.86 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 12 wins, 163 K’s.2.Your personal Fantasy Baseball MVP – A player, or two, you drafted that helped you the most.a.Estuery Ruiz - 653.Your personal Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickup4.The player you wish you would have left in the Draft queue?5.The player you wish you would have drafted?6.Who is this year’s Scott Baker?7.One or two players that you want on your teams next year?Final look at the standings and the wild card races
29/09/231h 12m

2120 - Arizona Fall League Preview

Rich covers the Top 58 players that will be at the Arizona Fall League this fall.
27/09/2356m 50s

2119 - Final Hot Prospect of the Week - Full List

The following players are discussed:1. Kyle Manzardo (Cle)2. Connor Norby (Bal)3. Tyler Black (Mil)4. Jackon Chourio (Mil)5. Dustin Harris (Tex)6. Wyatt Langford (Tex)7. Nick Gonzales (Pit)8. Nick Nastrini (CHW)9. River Ryan (LAD)10. Will Warren (NYY)
26/09/2330m 32s

2118 - One Week Left!

Fantasy Baseball Live – September 24, 2023 @ 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 – Review the weekend games.Additional Questions1.The AFL Rosters came out on Friday afternoon. What are your initial thoughts.a.I will be doing a podcast (recording Monday and released Tuesday), outlining 57 players that fantasy managers should pay attention to.2.Yordan Alvarez hurts his elbow. I love the player, but he misses a lot of time. Does this hurt his draft status on where you would take him next season?3.Ronald Acuna is now 40-40 and will likely be 40-70 soon. How does this season stack up to Aaron Judge’s 62 home run season last year?4.In all the excitement to end the season, Evan Carter is quietly hitting .325 with three home runs and 3 stolen bases in 15 games. How do you feel about him entering next season?Segment 3 – Waiver Wire Pickups, if anySegment 4 – Closer Report and Two-start pitchersClose
25/09/231h 29m

2117 - Player adds for the final week of the season

Take 10 with Tim – September 22, 20231.We will take a look at the playoff picture2.Projecting the Awards – Who will win and who shoulda.ROY – AL and NLi.Gunnar and Corbinii.Bibee andb.MVP – AL and NLi.Ohtani and Acunac.CY Young – AL and NLi.Cole and Snellii.Castillo and Senga3.Zack Gelof has been very good this season.a..277/.344/.537, 13 HR, 13 SB, 35 runs, 27 RBI.b.Here are his advanced metrics i.Great exit velo at 90.9 MPH, slightly above launchii.92nd percentile in sprint speediii.Approach is a little aggressive and strikeouts are high at 26.6%. BABIP is a little high at .336.c.What kind of player do you think he will be next season? A Top _______________ third baseman off the board.4.Shohei Ohtani had elbow surgery this week, but in his own personal post, he didn’t say the word TJS. He suppose to hit without restriction in 2024 and pitch without restriction in 2025. Is he still a first-round pick next season?5.It’s good to see Shane Bieber back. If he pitches well this week, and maybe next week, does it give you confidence for drafting him next season?a.He will go off the board in the Top ________________ of pitchers?b.You will personal draft him as a Top _______________ pitcher.c.No word on Mike Trout that I’ve seen. Does this hurt his draft stock next season? Same question for him.6.Let’s talk about each of the Mets’ kids we’ve seen this year and where they might project for next.a.Francisco Alvarez – He’s a Top _____________ catcher off the board?b.Brett Baty. He’s a Top __________________ third baseman off the board?c.Mark Vientos. He’s a Top _______________ third baseman off the board?d.Ronny Mauricio. He a Top _________________ second baseman off the board?7.What hitter do you want to pickup this weekend in FAAB?8.What pitcher do you want to pickup this weekend in FAAB?
22/09/231h 14m

2116 - Hot Prospects of the Week - Sept. 19, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Orelvis Martinez (Tor)2. Ryan Bliss (Sea)3. Spencer Jones (NYY)4. Wyatt Langford (Tex)5. Jackson Jobe (Det)
20/09/2313m 34s

2115 - Waiver Wire - September 17, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live! – September 17, 2023Segments 1 and 2 – Review of the Weekend GamesAdditional Questions:1.Shohei Ohtani is done of the season. He’s cleared out his locker and perhaps is done with the Angels. We will discuss.2.Joey Wiemer is optioned to the minors. Fantasy managers like the 13 home runs and 11 stolen bases, but a nearly 30% K-Rate and 8% walk rate won’t cut it with a team that values OBP skills.a.Thoughts for him long-term.3.Are you starting Ronald Acuna in weekly leagues next week?4.Grayson Rodriguez is getting better. Last nights duel against Tyler Glasnow, he was at his best.a.He’s a Top ______________ pitcher in drafts next season.Segments 3 and 4 – Waiver Wire and Two-Start PickupsSegment 5 – Closer ReportCloseCal Quantrill, CLE (CBS: 34% rostered) @Jordan Lyles, KCR and vs. Dean Kremer, BAL.Reese Olson, DET (CBS: 28% rostered) @Ryan Pepiot, LAD and @TBD, OAK.Jose Butto, NYM (CBS: 6% rostered) @Edward Cabrera, MIA and @Michael Lorenzen, PHI.
18/09/231h 34m

2114 - Young Players are getting a chance

Take 10 with Tim – September 15, 2023 @ 8 am1.Word association on each of these recently called up kida.Ronny Mauriciob.Maysn Winnc.Jordan Wicksd.Jasson Domingueze.Connor Phillipsf.Evan Carterg.Pete Crow-Armstrong2.What one or two surprise players have been making a difference for you down the stretch?3.Let’s look at the MLB races4.Heston Kerjstad gets the call after Ryan Mountcastle goes out with a shoulder injury. Any interest?5.Have we seen the last at-bat for Shohei Ohtani for the season? He hasn’t played since September 3rd. He’s out with an oblique, but of course the Angels didn’t put him on the IL6.I just finished writing the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. While I like the system very much, I’ve liked it for the past few years. But their players have just not performed. Hayes, Contreras, End Rodriguez, Mitch Keller, and Henry Davis.a.They look great in the minor leagues and then underperform once they get promoted to the Majors.7.Give me on hitter that you will target for this weekend’s FAAB?8.Give me one pitcher that you will target for this weekend’s FAAB?
15/09/231h 10m

2113 - Hot Prospects of the Week - September 12, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Ben Rice (NYY)2. Sam Basallo (Bal)3. Xavier Isaac (TB)4. Won-Bin Cho (STL)5. Bubba Chandler (Pit)Bonus: Sal Stewart (Cin)
12/09/2314m 12s

2112 - Hot Prospects of the Month - August

Darick Hall (Phi)Ronny Mauricio (NYM)Ben Rice (NYY)Junior Caminero (TB)Thomas Saggese (STL)Geddy Lee (Tor)Wyatt Langford (Tex)Jett Williams (NYM)Jack Brannigan (Pit)Matt Shaw (CHC)Graham Pauley (SD)Harry Ford (Sea)Trevor Werner (KC)Brian Kalmer (CHC)Seth Stephenson (Det)Lazaro Montes (Sea)Echedry Vargas (Tex)Keinder Delgado (NYY)Javier Mogollon (CHW)Drew Thorpe (NYY)Jacob Misiorowski (Mil)Julian Aguiar (Cin)Jose Corniell (Tex)Parker Messick (Cle)Yordanny Monegro (Bos)
07/09/2351m 46s

2111 - Waiver Wire - September 3, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live – September 3, 2023 @ 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 – Review Weekend GamesAdditional Questions:1.With Wander Franco out indefinitely, the Rays are turning to Taylor Wells. What are your thoughts on a possible pickup?2.Ronny Mauricio is hitting everything in sight with crazy exit velos 117 MPH and has already stolen a base. I’m assuming you will recommend him as a pickup.3.Blake Snell pitched another shutout. Call me cynical, but I’ve seen his story so many times. A player who is entering his free agent year puts up an unsustainable year and then gets overdrafted the next year only to crush fantasy manager’s souls. Is this what we will see with Snell?4.Trea Turner has woken up. Is he back to being in the first round next season?5.Aroldis Chapman has been brutal of late, losing another game on Saturday. Will he get taken out of the closer role?Segments 3 and 4 – Waiver WireSegment 5 – Closer Report and Two-start pitchersClose
04/09/231h 25m

2110 - September Call-ups

Take 10 with Tim – September 1st1.What are your strategies for the last month of the season?2.I think the Yankees are doing the right thing by waiving Josh Donaldson and Harrison Bader. I know about the report that Bader found out about the move on TV, but that’s hard to believe. I know they are the hated Yankees, but they’ve always had a reputation for doing right by their players.a.Your thoughts on the move and anything else you want to discuss3.The September call-ups are underway. This is who we have so far.a.I just saw Jasson Dominguez last week in Double-A, and he’s reportedly being called up. I’ll preview him as I’ve seen about 100 at-bats of him.b.Austin Wells (C, NYY)c.Ceddanne Rafaela (OF, Bos)d.Ronny Mauricio (IF/OF, NYM)e.Kyren Paris (SS, LAA)f.Nick Loftin (SS, KC)4.The Angels waved the white flag on Tuesday, putting a quarter of their roster on waiver, including Lucas Giolito (Cleveland), Reynaldo Lopez (Cleveland), Matt Moore (Cleveland), Dominic Leone, Hunter Renfroe (Reds), and Randal Grichuk. Harrison Bader (Reds)a.Do any of these players interest you from a fantasy standpoint? If so, who?b.Any thoughts on who gets their playing time?c.I know we’ve talked to this way too much, but what the heck are the Angels doing?5.Someone from Barstool put out a clickbait tweet saying the following: Is it crazy to think that Mookie Betts will retire a better player than Mike Trout?a.What say you?6.I really liked the Royals' acquisition of Cole Ragans, as I didn’t like the way the Rangers were handling him. He’s doing oka.Let’s talk about the pitcher he can become?7.Michael Brantley has finally returned. Any interest?8.Just when you thought Alex Lange had some things figured out, he crushes your soul. He and Aroldis Chapman are reminding all of us what the Closer Report is suppose to look like – Chaotic. a.Thoughts?9.What hitter will you be targeting this weekend?10.What pitcher will you be targeting this weekend?
01/09/231h 6m

2109 - Hot Prospects of the Week - August 29, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Eddys Leonard (Det)2. Zach Dezenzo (Hou)3. Xavier Isaac (TB)4. Matt Shaw (CHC)5. Chase Petty (Cin)
30/08/2318m 49s

2108 - Waiver Wire - August 27, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live – August 27, 2023 @ 3 pm.Segments 1 and 2 - Review of the weekend games.Additional Questions1.Shohei Ohtani is done pitching for the year when an MRI revealed he had a torn UCL in his elbow. I guess if you have him rostered in a fantasy league and can play him at either UT or SP, you are playing him at UT, so maybe the short-term effect is not too bad. However, it's still a brutal blow.a.Thoughtsb.Thoughts on what this means for teams in the off-season who might want his services.2.More impactful for fantasy managers this season might be the potential loss of Felix Bautista for the rest of the season. a.Thoughtsb.I’m assuming the pickup is Yennier Cano?3.Wander Franco has been put on Administrative Leave until further notice.a.How are you advising fantasy managers to handle in one-year leagues? Dropping or holding on?4.On a happier note, the Mariners caught both the Rangers and Astros. Who had that on their bingo cards?a.Hot streak or can they make this move stick?Segments 3 and 4 – Waiver WireSegment 5 – Two start pitchersClose
28/08/231h 42m

2107 - Top 100 Prospects in Baseball - August Update

Rich presents his updated Top 100 Prospects in baseball
25/08/231h 13m

2106 - Hot Prospects of the Week - August 21, 2023

The following prospects were discussed:1. George Valera (Cle)2. Jacob Berry (Mia)3. Graham Pauley (SD)4. Lazaro Montes (Sea)5. Peter Messick (Cle)
24/08/2318m 7s

2105 - Waiver Wire - August 20, 2023

Waiver Wire August 20, 2023Osleivis Basabe, SS/3B, TBR (CBS: 6% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): Charlie Blackmon, OF, COL (CBS: 44% rostered, ESPN: 16% rostered): Home runs on back-to-back days in his first week of baseball since June 10. So far, so very good! Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, CHC (CBS: 20% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): Mauricio Dubon, 2B/SS/OF, HOU (CBS: 26% rostered, ESPN: 10% rostered): Stone Garrett, OF, WAS (CBS: 14% rostered, ESPN: 5% rostered): Kyle Harrison, SP, SFG (CBS: 23% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): check out the two-start week potential. Philly on Tuesday. The Giants said they would call him up this year and they have held true to their word.Dakota Hudson, SP, STL (CBS: 27% rostered, ESPN: 7% rostered): Cole Irvin, SP, BAL (CBS: 9% rostered, ESPN: 4% rostered): Noelvi Marte, SS, CIN (CBS: 28% rostered, ESPN: 4% rostered): Wade Meckler, OF, SFG (CBS: 4% rostered, ESPN: not rostered): Ryan Pepiot, SP, LAD (CBS: 14% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): Pablo Reyes, 2B/SS, BOS (CBS: 5% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): Nolan Schanuel, 1B, LAA (CBS: 19% rostered, ESPN: 4% rostered): DJ Stewart, OF, NYM (CBS: 1% rostered, ESPN: not rostered): Masyn Winn, SS, STL (CBS: 37% rostered, ESPN: 7% rostered): Two-Start PitchersJavier Assad, CHC (CBS: 27% rostered, ESPN: 3% rostered): @Alex Faedo DET and @Bailey Falter PIT.Johan Oviedo, PIT (CBS: 52% rostered, ESPN: 13% rostered): vs. Adam Wainwright STL and vs. Drew Smiley CHC.Paul Blackburn, OAK (CBS: 27% rostered, ESPN: 3% rostered): vs. Angel Zerpa KCR and @ Mike Clevinger CWS.
21/08/2357m 45s

2104 - Drafting the first 20 Players of 2024

Take 10 with Tim – August 18, 2023 @ 8 am1.Masyn Winn is being promoted.2.Mason Miller is pitching in a rehab game.3.We will take a look at the standings4.Drafting the first round next season. I pick first, and then we go back and forth for the duration of the first round.5.Shane McCallahan will have his second Tommy John Surgery next week. He’ll miss all of next season. DID NOT GET TOa.If you’re in a Dynasty League owner, would you be trying to sell or buy?6.Twitter Question: Would you have the cahones to drop Harper for Chas McCormick or Riley Greene? It is a keeper league so there’s that element as well. Thanks! DID NOT GET TO7.What hitter will you be targeting for this weekend?a.Matt Wallner8.What pitcher will you be targeting for this weekend?a.Javier Assad
18/08/231h 4m

2103 - Hot Prospects of the Week - August 15, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Austin Shenton (TB)2. Robert Hassell (Was)3. Matt Shaw (CHC)4. Kendall George (LAD)5. Ty Madden (Det)
16/08/2311m 54s

2102 - Waiver Wire - August 13, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live – August 13, 2023 – 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 – Review of weekend gamesAdditional Questions1.I know the Cardinals have underperformed, particularly on the pitching front, but Steven Matz has surprising pitched well. ERA of 3.86, xERA of 3.89. What did everyone miss coming into the season with him?2.George Kirby or Logan Gilbert. As the great Kevin McCalister said…Do you give up, or are you thirsty for more?3.Well, we got a few good weeks from Mickey Moniak, but he’s been brutal for the last two weeks. He’s 7 for 52 with 25 strikeouts. So, you are the guru of the waiver wire game of catch and release. Is it time to release Moniak?4.Are you ready to trust Sandy Alcantara after his shutout of the Yankees on Saturday, or are you still worried?a.If the season ended today, the Yankees would not make the playoffs. Will that be the case at the end of the season?5.Curtis Mead. I still don’t see how he gets full-time playing time. Has your position changed from last week, or do you still think people should be running him out there?a.What about the Davis Schneider? What do we do with him? He had a big day on Monday, but 1 for 12 after that.Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
14/08/231h 23m

2101 - Rich answers listener questions

Podcast Notes – All Request1. Sweet, thanks for the offer! I’ve had Luis Robert for a while (dynasty 12 team 6x6) and finally, a year he is really putting it together - I don’t love the injury history, part of me wants to trade high. Am I crazy for trading away a 50 HR bat who is only 26?2. What’s the status with Dl Hall? Is he still a elite prospect? Bullpen arm? He was dropped in Dl6 and I was able to pick him up for $41 with no other bids3. I have Sal Frelick in a dynasty league and people are making offers. I like him, but feel like he has a pretty low ceiling. Thoughts on comps for his floor and ceiling for him.4. Should I be running out and grabbing Lawrence Butler?5. Good call on Cole Ragans. He looked great in his start on Monday. What did you know that the Rangers didn’t when they wanted to throw him in the bullpen.6. Who do you think will win the Rookie of the Years this year and next.7. What’s wrong with Luis Severino? How does he find his way back to being a decent pitcher again?8. Odds Ethan Salas makes pro debut while 18.Tim’s pickups· Lawrence Butler· Mike Clevinger
11/08/2350m 2s

2100 - Hot Prospects of the Week - August 8, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Lawrence Butler (Oak)2. Dru Baker (TB)3. Wyatt Langford (Tex)4. Wilman Diaz (LAD)5. Gavin Stone (LAD)6. Hurston Waldrep (ATL)
08/08/2312m 41s

2099 - Waiver Wire - August 6, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live – August 6, 2023 @ 3 pm.Segments 1 and 2 - Review of this weekend’s gameAdditional Questions1.The Marlins come to their senses and bring back Eury Perez. He will pitch on Monday. 2.Trea Turner had a good game on Saturday with a three-run home run, but he’s been moved to eighth in the batting order and is taking a beating in Philadelphia. He’s still on pace for a 15/25 season, but he’s posting a sub .300 OBP. He’s striking out more but his BABIP is sub .300 for the first time in his career. Not what you wanted when you took him as a Top 3 player, but where does he drop next to next season and are you interested?3.Curtis Mead was promoted before Friday’s contest. He’s spent a lot of time on the IL season, so it was a surprise he go the call. Where does he play? Does he play?4.The Orioles quietly optioned Tyler Wells during the trade deadline news after pitching to a 6.83 ERA in July. I did a baseballsavant breakdown and he is what he is. A number four/five starter. Does he get a chance in the second half? Would you be picking him up? Segment 3 – Wavier WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
07/08/231h 15m

2098 - Tim and Rich discuss the deadline trades

Take 10 with Tim – Trade deadline reviewWe will review some of the big trades and discuss the players involved.1.The Astros acquired Justin Verlander from the Mets for two outfield prospects, Drew Gilbert and Ryan Clifforda.The Astros and Verlander reunite. They are surging. Is this enough to overcome/hold off the Rangers2.The Rangers acquired Max Scherzer from the Mets for LuisAngel Acuna and pay a pick part of his salary.a.The Rangers acquire Jordan Montgomery and Chris Stratton from the Cardinals for Thomas Sagesse, Tekoah Roby, and John Kingb.The Rangers remake 40% of their starting rotation and give up some prospect capital in doing it. Does this help/hurt Scherzer and Montgomery’s fantasy output?3.The Marlins acquired Josh Bell from the Guardians for Khalil Watson and Jean Segura, whom they releaseda.They also acquired Jake Burger from the White Sox for Jake Ederb.They then acquired Ryan Weathers from the Padres for Garrett Cooperc.WOW…you got to give the Marlins credit for trying. Do you know what they are doing? Will it work?d.In Cleveland, is Kyle Manzardo a player that people should be targeting? Isn’t the path open for him?4.The Orioles acquired Jack Flaherty from the Cardinals for Cesar Prieto and Drew Roma.A lot of people were disappointed that the Orioles didn’t do more, what is your take?b.Does Flaherty help them? Will he better than his 4.43 ERA has been this year with the Cardinals?5.So the Mets… They trade many of their older players and according to Max Scherzer will likely not compete next season. There’s also rumors that they will shop Pete Alonso and Nimmo over the winter.a.It feels like what the San Diego Padres did circa 2014-15 when AJ Preller was just hired. He brought in many big-name players to win (James Shields, Matt Kemp, Ryan Haniger, Wil Myers (the big deal that sent Trea Turner to Washington), etc., to dismantle it and start over again with Tatis Jr. as the base. b.Your thoughts on what they are doing?c.We will talk about what that team might look like the rest of the year and next. 6.The Angels brought in a bunch of players as well. Lucas Giolito, CJ Cron, Randal Grichuk.a.Does this push them over the threshold?b.Is this enough to convince Ohtani to stay?c.Pickups in Colorado?7.Any other trades of note for you?8.What one hitter will you be targeting this weekend?9.What one pitcher will you be targeting this weekend?
05/08/231h 4m

2097 - Hot Prospects of the Week - August 1, 2023

1. Jace Jung (Det)2. Cameron Cauley (Tex)3. Jacob Melton (Hou)4. Ethan Salas (SD)5. Jared Jones (Pit)
02/08/2312m 16s

2096 - Trade Deadline Day Thoughts

I provide my thoughts in a Marriott Fairfield in Aberdeen MD without my mic. I hope the sound quality is reasonable. If it's not, I'll redo it when I get home on Wednesday.
02/08/2330m 4s

2095 - Waiver Wire - July 30, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live! – July 31, 2023 @3 pm ET.Segment 1 - Trade review – We will review each trade, looking at their fantasy and baseball implication.1.The Mets ship Max Scherzer and approximately $35 million to the Rangers for Luisangel Acuna. If I understand the math, the Rangers will pay $22.5 million for Scherzer this year and next. That’s $5.5 million this year and $17 million. That feels about right as baseballsavant is showing some natural aging, and a guy who’s better days are behind him.a.Did this make sense for the Mets?b.Is this enough for the Rangers to win the American League?c.Luisangel Acuna breakdown.2.The White Sox send Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly to the Dodgers. In return, they receive Trayce Thompson, Nick Nastrini, and Jordan Leasure. a.Does this help the Dodgers?b.I love Nick Nastrini, and we could see him up later this season. At worse, next year.Segment 2 – Review of Weekend GamesAdditional Questions:1.Marco Luciano was a surprise call-up (at least for me) on Wednesday. He’s been hurt a lot and has only 269 plate appearances above A Ball. He has 40 home run potential long-term, but I don’t like the setup for this season. What say you?2.Triston Casas is starting to figure this baseball thing out. He’s up to 15 home runs, hitting .253 with a .360 OBP. Hard hit rate is at 80%. Nice leverage at 15.1 degrees. He’s striking out too much at 25%, but that might be the player. a.I’m considering him a 30/100 guy with a high OBP. Am I overvaluing him for the next year?Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
31/07/231h 17m

2094 - We have trades!

We could have called this podcast...Tim doesn't like the AL Central. I was amused by his rant!1.The Angels acquired Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez from the White Sox for Edgar Quero (C) and Ky Bush (LHP). It was steep price for two rentals, but I guess when you’re trying to convince Shohei Ohtani that you are a winner, it’s what you do.a.Your thoughts on the deal?b.Any pickups in Chicago based on the deal?2.The Dodgers have been busy.a.They acquired Amed Rosario from the Guardians for Noah Syndergaard. While they needed a shortstop, they also need innings. It makes you wonder if they will dip back into the farm system for a River Ryan, a Kyle Hurt, or a Nick Frasso.i.Did this make sense to you?ii.Father time and injuries have not been kind to Syndergaard. In 2019, his fastball averaged 98 MPH. Today, it’s averaging 92.6 MPH. However, the Guardians have a history of getting guys to throw harder. Thoughts?b.They also re-acquired Kike Hernandez. He was pretty good the first time but awful with Boston. Will he get enough at-bats to grab him in a fantasy league? Even if he does, would you pick him up?i.The Red Sox got two relievers in Nick Robertson and Justin Hagenman. 1.Robertson is a fastball change-up pitcher. Pretty good change-up with nice tumble and fade. FB sits 95 MPH and is pretty straight.2.Hagenman – Has a three-pitch arsenal (sinker-slider-changeup). The sinker looks average, with a decent slider and change-up. He’s been used as a long reliever/spot starter.3.David Robertson is traded to the Marlins.4.Tuesday was a bad day for pitchers looking to get traded. Do either of these guys get moved? Did they hurt their trade value with that one outing?a.Marcus Stroman – 3 IP, 9 hits, 7 ERb.Lance Lynn – 4.2 IP, 7 hits, 7 ER5.We are at the 2/3 mark of the season. Any advice for fantasy managers who are vying for the money.a.One year leagues?b.Dynasty Leagues?6.Marco Luciano was a surprise call-up (at least for me) on Wednesday. He’s been hurt a lot and has only 269 plate appearances above A Ball. He has 40 home run potential long-term, but I don’t like the setup for this season. What say you?7.Eury Perez started in Double-A, was on a strict pitch limit, and threw 45 pitches in 2.1 innings. Phew!a.He will be back in Miami on _________________ (looking for a date).8.Triston Casas is starting to figure this baseball thing out. He’s up to 15 home runs, hitting .253 with a .360 OBP. Hard hit rate is at 80%. Nice leverage at 15.1 degrees. He’s striking out too much at 25%, but that might be the player. a.I’m considering him a 30/100 guy with a high OBP. Am I overvaluing him for the next year?9.Your buddy was re-upped for four more years. You can stop the collection for Mr. Manfred…he’s going to be just fine. People are waiting for a reaction. Well…10.What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?11.What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
28/07/231h 5m

2093 - Hot Prospects of the Week - July 25, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Andres Chaparro (NYY)2. Jackson Chourio (Mil)3. Sam Zavala (SD)4. Keyvn Castillo (LAA)5. Drew Thorpe (NYY)6. Angel Bastardo (Bos)
26/07/2313m 28s

2092 - Waiver Wire - July 23, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live! – July 23, 2023 @ 3 pm.Segments 1 and 2 - Review of the weekend gamesAdditional Questions1.Hyun Jin Ryu made his final rehab start and will join the Blue Jays. Are you starting him?2.Sal Frelick gets the call. Is he one of your big pickups this weekend?3.Just when you think that you don’t have to worry about starting a pitcher, Logan Webb has the 1.2 innings and six earned runs debacle. Just remarkable.a.By the way, CJ Abrams is starting to figure some things out.4.Give me three players you think will have bounce-back second halves?a.Seiya Suzuki b.Triston Casasc.Luis Severino5.Give me three players you believe will regress in the second half?a.Clayton Kershawb.Shoehi Ohtanic.Michael LorenzoSegment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
24/07/231h 34m

2091 - Hitters and Pitchers for the rest of the season

Take 10 with Tim – July 21, 20231.Let’s take a look at the standings in the American League2.Let's take a look at the standings in the National League3.Give me three players you think will have bounce-back second halves?4.Give me three players you believe will regress in the second half?5.Fill in the blank game.a.Francisco Alvarez will be a top _______________ catcher for you next season?b.Josh Naylor is a Top ____________ 1B for you next season?c.Elly De La Cruz will go in round _______________. Yes or No. He will be a target of yours?6.Which hitter do you want for the rest of the season?a.Elly De La Cruz or Anthony Volpeb.Pete Alonso or Bryce Harperc.Jared Kelenic or James Outmani.Jarred Kelenic kicks a cand.Chas McCormick or Bryan Reynolds7.Which pitcher do you want for the rest of the season?a.Luis Castillo or Corbin Burnesb.Bryan Bello or Grayson Rodriguezc.Tanner Bibee or Andrew Abbottd.Sandy Alcantara or anyone else8.BaseballSavant review of Marcus Stroman9.What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?10.What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
21/07/231h 10m

2090 - Breakout Prospects of the first half

The following players are discussed:1. Jackson Holliday (Bal)2. Christian Encarnacion-Strand (Cin)3. Ronny Mauricio (NYM)4. Mason Black (SF)5. Ryan Bliss (Ari)6. Thomas Saggese (Tex)7. Tyler Black (Mil)8. River Ryan (LAD)9. Kyle Hurt (LAD)10. Zach Kokoska (Col)11. Jacob Melton (Hou)12. Abimelec Ortiz (Tex)13. Victor Bericoto (SF)14. Justin Wrobleski (LAD)15. Jared Serna (NYY)16. Hector Rodriguez (Cin)17. Nelson Rada (LAA)18. Yordanny Monegro (Bos)19. Luis Perales (Bos)20. Cristopher Torin (Ari)21. Sebastian Walcott (Tex)22. Santiago Suarez (TB)23. Eduardo Quintero (LAD)24. Welbyn Francisca (Cle)25. Yeremi Cabrera (Tex)
19/07/2345m 57s

2089 - Waiver Wire - July 16,2023

Fantasy Baseball Notes – July 16, 2023 @ 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 – Weekend gamesAdditional Notes:1.The A’s finally did something as they promoted Zack Gelof and Tyler Soderstrom. Both are Top 100 prospects for me, with Soderstrom having a chance to be an all-star caliber player. a.Esteury Ruiz has reportedly started hitting off a tee. Good news.b.As a side note. The A’s had the sixth pick in the draft and went with Justin Wilson whose father played in the big leagues primarily for the Pirates. He never strikes out but with no power and modest speed. You have one of the deepest drafts in years, and this is the direction you go. The hope is that you are drafting the unicorn known as Luis Arraez, but lightning rarely strikes twice. What are your thoughts on what the A’s are doing? 2.Many more rumors about the Angels willing to trade Ohtani. However, how will his finger issue affect his trade value? Your thoughts?3.Justin Verlander or Sandy Alcantara – Who do you want to rest of the season?a.Do you think a change of scenery would help Verlander or is he just not yet in synch because of an early season stint on the IL?4.As a Trea Turner owner, I’m not happy. Should I consider sitting him?Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
17/07/231h 31m

2088 - A preview of next year's First Year Player Draft for Dynasty Leagues

The following players are discussed:1.Dylan Crews (OF, Was, #2)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2025-26 Fantasy Ceiling: First-Round Fantasy PickTools Summary: 20-20 upside with a feel to hit.Dylan Crews had the best combination of safety and upside in the 2023 Draft. A handful of high school players have a higher upside, but when you combine his proven ability to hit in the SEC with a 20-20 profile, he should be the top player selected in supplemental Dynasty League Drafts. If you’re looking for a comp, I liken him to Jackson Holliday. Yep, he has a chance to be that good. 2.Wyatt Langford (OF, Tex, #4)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2025-26 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 30 OFTools Summary: 20-30 upside with high OBP skills.Right behind Dylan Crews in the Draft was Wyatt Langford. He has plus power and is a 70-runner with a feel to hit. From a fantasy standpoint, if you’re picking #2 in supplemental drafts, do not fret, as there is a chance that Langford will be as good as Crews. Crews might be the slightly better hitter, but Langford has more power and speed potential.3.Paul Skens (RHP, Pit, #1)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2024-25 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 15 SPTools Summary: He has the size and arsenal to be a #1 starter. Given how hard he throws, there is risk of early arm troubles, as seen with Hunter Greene.Paul Skens attended the Air Force Academy for two years but then transferred to LSU for his Junior year. Apparently, cadets are allowed to leave the academy before their junior year. While I’m not sure about the rules, I’m surmising that the relaxed rules that have allowed college players to transfer through the NCAA Portal, has opened up this capability for players who decide to pursue a professional career. That rule was not available to those who remember Noah Song.When you’re 6-foot-6 and sitting in the upper 90s and routinely hit the triple-digits with your fastball, you get drafted early. Should he have gone one overall? There is an argument. I would have gone with Crews, but he’s deserving. It’s a Hunter Greene starter kit. He throws hard, but his fastball is relatively straight with secondary pitches that should get plenty of strikeouts. If you decide to take him in your supplemental drafts, the correlation of high velo pitchers to arm trouble is increased. Just know the risk.4.Max Clark (OF, Det, #3)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2026-27 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 30 OFTools Summary: Extremely athletic with plus speed and plenty of bat speed to project future power. Max Clark is one of the most athletic players in the 2023 Draft, with 70-grade speed and plenty of bat speed to project future power. While high school stats should be taken with a grain of salt, he did steal 35 bases while hitting .551. In reviewing film, the swing should work, and over time, I believe he’ll add bulk to his frame with over-the-fence power. The Tigers will be careful with him, so I expect him to spend all of 2024 in Low-A. Once fully developed, the upside is a 15-30+ player with more power as he fills out.5.Walker Jenkins (OF, Min, #5)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2026-27 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 40 OFTools Summary: Athletic with a lefty swing built for 30+ home run future pop. I saw Walker Jenkins multiple times in high school, and he’s a plus athlete with a beautiful lefty swing that should be built for power. He’s a plus runner, but as he fills out his 6-foot-3 body, I think he will emerge into a power-hitting corner outfielder with a handful of stolen bases. It will come down to how much he hits, and the early returns look encouraging. 6.Matt Shaw (SS, CHC, #13)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2024-25 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 10 2B/3BTools Summary: Plus power with a feel to hit and speed early in his career. I was surprised when Matt Shaw dropped to pick 13 in the 2023 Draft. He’s a natural hitter with considerable power despite his 5-foot-11 frame. Across his sophomore and junior season at Maryland, he hit 48 home runs and stole 30 bases in 122 games. He also walked nearly as much as he struck out (14% K-Rate). The profile reminds me a lot of Alex Bregman, and while I don’t think he’ll pop 40 home runs, I think he’ll have serious power.7.Rhett Lowder (RHP, Cin, #7)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2025 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 30 SPTools Summary: 70-grade change-up with a chance for at least a 60 slider. Plus, he throws strikes. If the Reds can get him to throw harder, he has the ceiling of a number two starter.Kyle Boddy has made the Reds pitchers better. So when the Reds went early on Rhett Lowder, I immediately set up in my chair. It’s not a big fastball, but he’s got a double-plus change-up with a slider/sweeper that, over time, could grade out as plus. Plus, he throws strikes. In his draft year, he walked less than two per nine; and this is the most critical aspect of his profile. You see, Major League teams are drafting pitchers like Lowder, with plus secondary pitches and the ability to throw strikes, and getting them to throw harder. It would not surprise me to see him touching 97 shortly after the Reds get him into their system. The upside is a number two starter. Finally, don’t you need a Rhett on your Dynasty League team? I know I do!8.Enrique Bradfield (OF, Bal, #17)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2025-26 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 45 OFTools Summary: An 80-grade runner that, with some swing tweaks, could unlock power. The Orioles are a perfect landing spot for him. Enrique Bradfield’s carrying tool is his 80-grade speed, with the MLB Network comping him to Willie McGee. It was hard to deny the similarities when they threw up his swing and put it side-by-side with Bradfield. He does produce high exit velocities, but his swing is more geared for contact. This is where you have to trust the Orioles. I think they can tweak the swing to get him more upright and add loft, and that below-average current power will turn into average power quickly. From a fantasy standpoint, he could steal 40 bases, and his elite defense will make him a big leaguer. I’m investing.9.Tommy Troy (3B, Ari, #12)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2025-26 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 15 3BTools Summary: A potential plus hit tool with above-average speed and power.I’m not a fan of Stanford hitters as they coach their hitters to all hit the “Stanford way” - a very structured approach and swing. This has proven to be sub-optimal for many players over the years. However, it seems to have worked for Tommy Troy, as he can flat-out hit. He hit .394 in his draft year with 17 home runs and 17 stolen bases. The swing is built for contact and lacks loft, so projecting plus future plus power might be a reach. But I can safely project a 15-15 player with a .270 average and 60 to 70 points on top of that for OBP.10.Colin Houck (SS, NYM, #32)Highest Level: Draft ETA: 2026-27 Fantasy Ceiling: Top 15 SSTools Summary: He has a feel to hit with speed and power. Colin Houck is a great athlete with size for future power. At least early in his career, he will have plus speed. He hit .487 with eight home runs in his Senior Year. I’m not sure how he lasted to the 32nd pick, but if he signs, I think the Mets got a huge bargain here.
14/07/2317m 46s

2087 - Hot Prospects of the Week

The following players are discussed:1. Ryan Bliss (Ari)2. Victor Scott (STL)3. Kevin Alcantara (CHC)4. Sebastian Walcott (Tex)5. David Festa (Min)
12/07/2313m 0s

2086 - Waiver Wire - July 9, 2023

Segments 1 and 2 – Review of weekend gamesAdditional Questions1.Futures Game – Any observations?2.Eury Perez was demoted to Double-A because they want to limit his innings. What does this mean? Is he still going to pitch every fifth day? Just a couple of innings a week? Relief? Surely, the Marlins know that an inning thrown in Double-A is still an inning on his arm??? Your thoughts.3.Bo Naylor had three hits yesterday. Still hitting .196 with a 32% K-Rate. Getting better or a bust?Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
10/07/231h 6m

2085 - Top 100 Prospects

A review of our updated Top 100 Prospects in the game
08/07/231h 16m

2084 - Trout, Judge and Prospect Talk

Take 10 with Tim – July 7, 2023 @ 8am1.For the second year in a row, Mike Trout misses a big chunk of the season. This year, it’s a Hamate fracture, which many times will zap power for a while. Lot’s to discuss here.a.Mickey Moniak or Jo Adell? Who’s the pickup here?b.Is this the death blow for Shohei Ohtani and the Angels? Shouldn’t they now seriously consider trading him now? c.I know that the hamate problem is kind of one-off and last year’s back problem hasn’t resurfaced, but he turns 32 in a month. These kinds of problems start to find players of his age, no? He’s a ___________ round pick next season?2.Tarik Skubal looked great in his return. Up to 96 and threw strikes. Are you starting him with confidence?a.E-Rod did not look good. What are you doing here?b.Akil Baddoo and Riley Greene will both be back. I think the Tigers are going to be tougher in the second half and not the walkover they’ve been to date. Remember, Colt Keith, will likely be up soon. Your thoughts?3.Did you expect Seiya Suzuki would have a .400 SLG halfway through the season? What do you think is going on?4.Colton Cowser finally got the call. For the rest of the season: HR, SB, and B.5.Rich’s Top 100 is released on Saturday morning. You can find the Top 200 on the Patreon site. Can you prepare a segment of just a handful of questions for me? It can be anything. Strategy. When a player might be up. Highest upside, etc… Anything. We will do 15 minutes for the segment.6.Which hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?7.Which pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
07/07/231h 14m

2083 - Hot Prospects of the Week - July 4, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Jonathan Aranda (TB)2. Zack Gelof (Oak)3. Carlos Jorge (Cin)4. Kristian Robinson (Ari)5. Landon Knack (LAD)6. Luis Perales (Bos)
05/07/2310m 12s

2082 - Waiver Wire - July 2, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live – July 2, 2023 – 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 - Review of the weekend games Additional Questions1.We have a trade. The Royals deal Aroldis Chapman to the Rangers for Cole Ragans, and Roni Cabrera. We discuss…some notes about the prospects below.a.Ragans is a lefty with pretty good stuff. As a starter in 2022, he sat 92 to 93, but as a reliever, his fastball is averaging 96 with great spin. Good looking change-up, Cutter and CB. I wonder if the Royals turn him back into a starter.b.Roni Cabrera is the definition of a thrown-in. He’s a 10K sign in 2022 and a DSL repeater. He’s playing well, hitting 315 with a home run and six stolen bases in 16 games.2.Eury Perez – Madone!3.Darick Hall finally get the return call. Does he stay up? Is he worth rostering?Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
03/07/231h 23m

2081 - First Half MVPs

Take 10 with Tim – June 30, 20231.Domingo German pitched the 24th perfect game in MLB History. It was impressive, but it’s hard to get too excited about it as it was against the A’s. Thoughts?2.Dane Dunning has been so good this season with a 2.69 ERA and 7 wins. Baseballsavant doesn’t like it at all. He pitches to contact, stuff is very average, and his XERA is 4.58, almost two full runs higher than his ERA. Sell high? Just ride him out?3.Speaking of BaseballSavant, I’ll go through my review of Cristian Javier and let you respond. It should be out on the Patreon site. If you could watch it, that would be great.4.Bo Naylor went 3 for 4 on Wednesday with his first home run. Next season, he’s a Top ______________ catcher.a.Let’s look at who will be next season’s Top 5 to 10 catchers.5.Tarik Skubal is finishing his rehab assignment and looks very good. Grayson Rodriguez has also looked good as he tries to sort things out.a.Who do you want to roster for the rest of the season?b.Who do you want for their career?6.As we are at the midway point, let’s look at our mid-year fantasy award. Mine are listeda.Your best player drafted? Esteury Ruizb.The player you wish you never drafted? Alek Manoahc.What is your best pickup of the year? Geraldo Perdomo or Corey Julksd.Biggest fantasy value – hitter (whether on your team or not): i.Corbin Carroll (ADP – 57, Current – 3)ii.Lane Thomas (305, 15)iii.Josh Lowe (558, 31)e.Biggest fantasy value – pitcher:i.Nate Eovaldi (Drafted pitcher - 88, Current – 4)ii.Mitch Keller (134, Current – 10)iii.Joe Ryan (51, 12)7.How should I think about Spencer Torkelson? It’s been another meh season. 9 home runs, 35 RBI, .218 BA, .297 OBP. He’s still only 23 (he will be 24 in August). a.Will he ever be a 25-home-run first baseman?8.Extra question – if time permits9.What hitter will you target for FAAB this weekend? Carlos Santana10. What pitcher will you target for FAAB this weekend? Paul Blackburn
30/06/231h 5m

2080 - Hot Prospects of the Week - June 27, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Tyler Black (Mil)2. Abimelec Ortiz (Tex)3. Emmanuel Rodriguez (Min)4. Micahel Arroyo (Sea)5. Quinn Priester (Pit)
29/06/239m 25s

2079 - Futures Game Preview

Rich breaks down the upcoming Future Game
27/06/2337m 56s

2078 - Waiver Wire - June 25, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live – June 25, 2023Segments 1 and 2 – Review of the weekend gamesAdditional Questions:1.The Angels scored 25 runs last night.a.David Flecther was 4 for 6 with 5 RBI, Mickey Moniak was 5 for 5 with 4 RBIs, Shohei Ontani was 1 for 7. Baseball’s a funny game!2.Bobby Miller and Bryce Miller both got hit hard again this weekend. Bryce has a 7.40 ERA in June, and Bobby has given up 13 earned runs in his last two games.a.How should fantasy managers handle both of these guys going forward? Bryce is home against Tampa, and Bobby is on the road at KC next week.3.Bad news is out on Aaron Judge. He has a torn ligament in his toe with no timetable for a return.a.Rich from NJ calls in…4.The tale of two prospects. Many fantasy managers drafted Bo Naylor and waited patiently for him to get the call. He’s 1 for 16. Luis Matos got zero buzz and is hitting .257 with a home run and two stolen bases. a.Should people just stop listening to fantasy baseball podcasts and reading fantasy analysis as clearly luck is such a huge part of the game – just go with your gut!Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
26/06/231h 38m

2077 - Who would you rather roster for the rest of the year?

Take 10 with Tim – June 23, 2023, @ 8am1.Break up the Reds. With the additional De La Cruz, McLain, and Abbott, the Reds have been streaking. They are five games over .500 and leading the NL Central. Do they make the playoffs?a.Let’s look at all the playoff races.2.You nailed the eminent promotion of Gavin Williams on Sunday. Were you pleased with the results? Is he someone you will roster for the rest of the season?3.Kenta Maeda is back from the IL today (Friday). Do you dare start him against the Tigers (who have been better of late)4.Julio Teheran has been a revelation, but how long can this continue? What is your strategy with him? Would you try and sell him for another piece, or would you keep running him out there?5.Another guy that’s been a revelation is Nate Eovaldi. But I received an email from one of our Patreon members saying that his velo has been down. Sure enough, it has. What do you do about him?6.Who would you rather roster the rest of the season?a.Aaron Judge or Yordan Alvarez?b.Vlad Guerrero Jr. or Josh Naylor?c.Jonathan India or Marcus Seimien?d.Francisco Lindor or Bryson Stott?e.Josh Jung or Rafael Deversf.Next Season: Julio Rodriguez or Corbin Carroll?7.Who would you rather roster the rest of the season?a.Framber Valdez or Gerrit Cole?b.Tyler Wells or Joe Ryan?c.Bryce Elder or Cristian Javier?d.Felix Bautista or any other closer?e.Next season: Eury Perez or Spencer Strider?8.Listener Question (CubFan815): Are there any pitchers in mlb (or up-and-coming) that you are worried will sustain injury due to their mechanics?9.What one hitter will you be targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?10.What one pitcher will you be targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
23/06/231h 12m

2076 - Hot Prospect of the Week - June 20, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Coby Mayo (Bal)2. Blaze Jordan (Bos)3. Spencer Jones (NYY)4. Stralin Polanco (Pit)5. Luis Perales (Bos)
21/06/2310m 40s

2075 - Waiver Wire - June 18, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live – June 18, 2023 – 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 – Waiver WireSegment 3 – Closer ReportSegments 4 and 5 – Review games of the weekClose
19/06/231h 19m

2074 - The one where we talk about a lot of the young kids

Tim had to drop off mid podcast, but we cover Emment Sheehan and Owen White arrival. We also discuss Quincy Hamilton, a young outfielder who could see time in Houston soon. Once Tim departs, Rich breaks down Scherzer, Witt Jr., Gunnar, and Volpe.
16/06/2354m 3s

2073 - Prospects of the Week - June 13, 2023

1. Christian Encarnacion-Strand (Cin)2. Luis Matos (SF)3. Jud Fabian (Bal)4. Wilderd Patino (Ari)5. Rayner Arias (SF)6. Chase Hampton (NYY)
14/06/2313m 51s

2073 - Waiver Wire - June 11, 2023

Ji-Hwan Bae, 2B/OF, PIT (CBS: 43% rostered, ESPN: 7% rostered): Why is Ji-Hwan Bae rostered to such a low level? He’s 19-of-24 swiping bases, good for fifth overall as we enter mid-June. It’s time to give your Free Agent pool a scan to see if somehow he has been overlooked. He shouldn’t be.Will Brennan, OF, CLE (CBS: 9% rostered, ESPN: 3% rostered): In the past seven games, Brennan has gone 11-for-29 with two homers and seven RBI. On most teams, that would be a good week. In Cleveland, it’s otherworldly.Kerry Carpenter, OF, DET (CBS: 8% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): The injuries to Riley Greene and now Akil Baddoo have allowed Kerry Carpenter to play full-time. He has gone 10-for-15 in his past four games and should see a steady diet of at-bats until the walking wounded are back walking.Colton Cowser, OF, BAL (CBS: 28% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): If it wasn’t for the quad injury, there’s a good chance Cowser would already be plying his trade in Baltimore. Now recovered, how long will it take to see him plying his trade in Baltimore? My guess is not very long.Christian Encarnacion-Strand, 3B, CIN (CBS: 45% rostered, ESPN: Everyone else has been called up in Cincinnati. It’s only a matter of time before Encarnacion-Strand gets his opportunity. With 17 home runs and a .427 BA in 177 at-bats at Triple-A Louisville, that opportunity will likely come sooner rather than later.Stuart Fairchild, OF, CIN (CBS: 1% rostered, ESPN: not rostered): Jake Fraley once again hits the IL, joining Wil Myers and Nick Senzel. Stuart Fairchild has helped pick up the slack and thus far has done an admirable job, slugging a couple of homers with 19 RBI and seven thefts. The outfield has taken a big hit injury-wise in the past couple of weeks. Fairchild could provide at least a temporary option.Nolan Jones, OF, COL (CBS: 42% rostered, ESPN: 8% rostered): Are we finally seeing a breakout from Nolan Jones? In five games this week, he has gone 6-for-16 with a pair of homers. It’s worth a small bid to determine if this hot streak is sustained.Corey Julks, OF, HOU (CBS: 10% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): Long-term, Julks is more than likely a fourth outfielder, but short-term, the stolen base potential is providing sneaky value. He has four thefts this week with more to come, and for a small investment could be accumulating them on your Fantasy squad.Nick Pratto, 1B/OF, KCR (CBS: 29% rostered, ESPN: 4% rostered): Over the past seven games, Pratto has gone 6-for-22 with a homer and 3 RBI, hitting mainly out of the leadoff slot. Playing time should not be an issue with Vinnie Pasquantino on the IL with right shoulder instability.Emmanuel Rivera, 1B/3B, ARZ (CBS: 4% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): It’s crowded in Arizona, with Josh Rojas and Emmanuel Rivera in a job share, but Rivera appears to be slowly winning the battle. The power and speed are limited, but there’s no doubting Rivera’s ability to control the strike zone. In deeper Leagues, that .860 OPS provides value.Tarik Skubal, SP, DET (CBS: 25% rostered, ESPN: 4% rostered): The rehab clock has started, and so far, so good. We’re looking at a much-anticipated early July return to the Tigers rotation. Buying in early will save you some of that precious FAAB.A.J. Smith-Shawver, SP, ATL (CBS: 58% rostered, ESPN: 13% rostered): The 20-year-old righthander got that first start under his belt and handled it in fine fashion. He went 5 1/3 innings allowing two unearned runs in a no-decision. That has earned him another start against the Tigers. Go get him and get him active.Mark Vientos, 3B, NYM (CBS: 17% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): Pete Alonso got plunked on the wrist last Wednesday, suffering a bone bruise and sprained left wrist that will leave him sidelined for the next month. There will be opportunities in New York for additional at-bats, and it’s worth a small bid to see if Vientos and that power potential gets his share of them.Bryan Woo, SP, SEA (CBS: 13% rostered, ESPN: 1% rostered): The first game was underwhelming, to say the least, but Woo bounced back nicely in his second outing, holding the Angels to two runs over 4 2/3 innings while chipping in with seven strikeouts. He has earned another start.The Closer ReportAdbert Alzolay, RP, DET (CBS: 12% rostered, ESPN: 2% rostered): With two saves in his past five appearances and sporting a 30/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 30 appearances, Alzolay has moved into the setup role with an eye towards working the ninth regularly.Scott McGough, RP, ARZ (CBS: 8% rostered, ESPN: 2% rostered): McGough got off to a rough start and lost the closer job but has rebounded nicely. He hasn’t allowed an earned run since May 12, a span of 10 appearances (14 IP). Over that span, he has amassed 21 strikeouts. In Leagues that count holds, it’s time to include him in your future plans.A.J. Minter, RP, ATL (CBS: 24% rostered, ESPN: 12% rostered): The season has been one of very high highs and very low lows, but after both the success and failure, Minter has shown a return to the “good AJ”. He has two saves and a win this week and has solidified his hold on the setup gig. It’s time to get him rostered and active, again.Andres Munoz, RP, SEA (CBS: 51% rostered, ESPN: 47% rostered): There was considerable debate as to whether Paul Sewald would own the ninth inning for the M’s heading into 2023. A right shoulder strain suffered by Munoz back in early April made that decision a moot point. Well, Munoz has returned from the IL and is already flashing that huge strikeout potential. In a worst-case scenario, you wind up with a high K/9 setup man. At the best, a job share closing and save opportunities. It seems like a win/win to us.
12/06/2346m 35s

2072 - The top 10 pitchers for the rest of the season

Take 10 with Tim – June 9, 20231.Oddly, one of the bigger news stories in our country are the Canadian wildfires and the smoke that’s making it’s way to Northeast and even as far South as North Carolina. In our little world, multiple baseball games have been cancelled which is wreaking havoc in H2H Leagues. Maybe our Canadian connection can clue us in as to when this might let up?2.Elly De La Cruz – Thoughts3.Jacob deGrom – It was the news we all feared. It’s his second TJ Surgery and based on other similar pitchers, his held quite long. The length of time for TJ Surgeries is roughly 10 years. Ask Walker Buehler. a.If you have him, what are you to do?b.What do you think the Rangers will do?c.As a side note, the Rangers elected NOT to get insurance given the cost. Now we know what the insurance companies thought.4.Alex Manoah was finally demoted to Low-A so he can be at the Complex in Dunedin…not because he’s that bad, well…maybe… Anyway, let’s predicta.When does he make his return?b.ERA and K/9 once he returns (i.e for the time he’s pitching, not including his previous starts)5.Rest of the season game.a.Jonny DeLuca or James Outmanb.LaMonte Wade Jr. or Seya Suzukic.Freddie Freeman or Yordan Alvarezd.Taj Bradley, Tanner Bibee or Logan T. Allene.Taijuan Walker or Blake Snell6.Kevin Gausman seems to have found another gear this season. He’s struck out 113 in 82 innings with 18 strikeouts.a.Let’s rank the Top 5 to 10 pitchers going into next seasoni.Shane McClanahanii.Gerritt Coleiii.Shoehi Ohtaniiv.Corbin Burnesv.Zac Gallenvi.Kevin Gausmanvii.Spencer Striderviii.Joe Ryanix.Sandy Alcantarax.Christin Javierxi.Framber Valdez7.Will Luis Arraez have a .400 batting average on the last day of the season?a.I know he’s not a great fantasy option with one home run and one stolen base, but he can be a nice option if you punt batting average early in the draft with, say a Bobby Witt Jr. type of player. Thoughts on how you handle him on a fantasy team?8.Aaron Judge hits the IL with a right toe sprain, and it could him a bit to recover. What should fantasy managers do? Give me a couple of options in a 12-team league?9.What one hitter will you target for this weekend’s FAAB?10.What one pitcher will you target for this weekend’s FAAB?
09/06/231h 5m

2071 - Hot Prospect of the Week - June 6, 2023

The following players were discussed:1. Pedro Leon (Hou)2. Diego Cartaya (LAD)3. Jeremy De La Rosa (Was)4. Justin Crawford (Phi)5. Spencer Arrighetti (Hou)6. Emmet Sheehan (LAD)
07/06/2311m 29s

2070 - Waiver Wire - June 4, 2023

Fantasy Baseball Live! – June 4, 2023Segments 1 and 2 – Review of the weekend gamesAdditional Questions1.Two young pitchers made their MLB debut. The Tigers Reese Olson looked great, and the more heralded Bryan Woo of the Mariners got roughed up. Are you interested in either?2.Ke’Bryan Hayes went back-to-back with home runs on Friday and Saturday. I did a baseballsavant review on him, and the data loves this guy. What say you?3.Cedric Mullins goes down with a hamstring injury, and the Orioles sign Aaron Hicks. The Orioles are smart, but I don’t know about this one. 4.Weekly League dilemma. Jose Altuve is sitting out Saturday and Sunday with an oblique injury. He’s not being sent for any more tests. Do you start him on Monday in weekly leagues?5.Alex Faedo and Marco Gonzalez hit the IL. Both are not household names but are, nonetheless, warm bodies; which we are quickly running out of. Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportClose
05/06/231h 41m

2069 - Drafting the first round for the rest of the season

Take 10 with Tim – June 2, 20231.Questions 1 through 4 – Redrafting the first rounda.Let’s draft the first round as if we were starting a new league for the second half. I’ll go first and take Ronald Acuna (smile)2.The Tigers lost both Eduardo Rodriguez and Riley Greene on Tuesday. Both could be out for a while.a.Who are the pickups?b.Harrison Bader also hits the IL. What else is new… Who is the pickup in New York?3.Cedric Mullins goes down with a hamstring injury, and the Orioles sign Aaron Hicks. The Orioles are smart, but I don’t know about this one. 4.Gavin Stone was sent down, and Michael Grove gets the call against the Yankees this Sunday. Are you starting him?a.Bobby Miller starts the weekend against the Yankees…are you starting him?5.Team McLeod/High is leading our DL League. Congratulations to them…they have a great team. But they also decided to moan to the league that they have 13 guys on the IL. Is this proper fantasy baseball etiquette? Rich from NC will weigh in with the dangers of tempting the Fantasy Gods.6.What one hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?7.What one pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
02/06/231h 8m

2068 - Hot Prospect of the Week - May 31, 2023

The following players were discussed:1. Jonny La Duca (LAD)2. Jackson Chourio (Mil)3. Yanquiel Fernandez (Col)4. Cam Collier (Cin)5. Kyle Harrison (SF)
31/05/2312m 16s

2067 - Waiver Wire (May 28, 2023)

Fantasy Baseball Live! – May 28, 2023 @ 3 pmSegments 1 and 2 – Review of the weekend gamesAdditional Questions1.Did you see Dalton Varsho have two home runs in a row and glance off his glove before going over the wall? One of the craziest sequences I’ve seen.2.Luis Severino looked great on Saturday. How should we think of him for the rest of the season? ERA, WHIP and K/93.Brandon Pfaadt and Grayson Rodriguez were both optioned to Triple-A this weekend. Surprised? Do you expect either back anytime soon? If so, who comes back first?a.Would you be trying to trade for either of these guys in a Dynasty League?4.Akil Baddoo has been better of late. In the last two weeks, he’s slashing .280/.400/.493 with two home runs and SB. I wouldn’t call that red-hot by any stretch, but it’s better. Will he finally get full-time at-bats again?Segment 3 – Waiver WireSegment 4 – Closer ReportLast SegmentWhat’s your take on the Ozuna vs. Will Smith debate? Ozuna told him to move back. Here’s a picture. What’s for Dinner?
28/05/231h 38m

2066 - Here comes the Millers

Take 10 with Tim – May 25, 20231.Bobby Miller got the call on Tuesday and didn’t disappoint. He pitched five innings, 4 hits, 1 ER, 5K/1BB. What were your thoughts on the outing?2.Christopher Morel and Mickey Moniak have been on fire since being recalled.a.Morel is slashing .367/.404/.980 with 9 HR, 1 SB. He’s striking out 36.5% and rarely walking 5.8%. His BABIP is .429.b.Mickey Moniak is slashing .419/.438/.935 with 4 HR, 2 SB. He’s striking out 34.1% and rarely walking 3.1%. His BABIP is .563c.Out of 100, what are the chances that Morel is on the Cubs on July 15.d.Same question for Moniak.3.Royce Lewis and Drew Waters look close to returning. Lewis can not be promoted until June 1 as he was on the 60-Day DL. a.Do you expect both to contribute to their respected teams when they return?b.Besides Bo Naylor, who else do you think could get a call in the next month or so.4.I traded Matt Mervis for Ke’Bryan Hayes in a Dynasty League and also gave up a 4th round pick. Statcast still likes Hayes, but he’s never produced. Who do you like better for the rest of the season and the next three years?5.We are hitting the third of the season mark, give our listeners two pieces of advice if they are in contention.a.If different, give our listeners two pieces of advice if they are mid pack, but not yet out of it.6.Let’s see how the rookies are producing this year. We will look at mlb.com stats to try and predict the rest of the season for these guys. a.2023 MLB Player Hitting Stats | MLB.comb.2023 MLB Player Pitching Stats | MLB.com7.What’s your take on the Ozuna vs. Will Smith debate? Ozuna told him to move back. Here’s a picture. WE DID NOT GET TO THIS TOPIC.8.You keep saying that everyone is desperate for pitching…well, Kyle Hendricks is finished rehabbing after TJ Surgery, which started on Thursday. Are you interested?a.I’ll get the stat line after his start.9.What one hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?10.What one pitcher are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB?
26/05/231h 16m

2065 - Updated Top 125 Prospect List (Top 50 are presented)

Prospect361 has updated their Top Prospect list and has expanded it to 125 on it's way to higher.Enjoy the presentation of the Top 50.
24/05/2354m 53s

2064 - Hot Prospect of the Week - May 23, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Zack Gelof (Oak)2. Lawrence Butler (Oak)3. Jackson Holliday (Bal)4. Gavin Cross (KC)5. Luis Lara (Mil)6. Emmet Shehan (LAD)
23/05/2311m 0s

2063 - Waiver Wire - Week of May 22

Rich and TIm present this week's waiver wire
22/05/231h 25m

2062 - Give me Liberatore or give me...

Take 10 with Tim – May 19, 2023 – 8 am ET1.JP France…Uh oh…didn’t we make a steak and liquor bet? Ready to concede???2.Mark Vientos got the call for the struggling Mets and proceeded to hit a two-run home run. I’ve always liked Vientos and am glad he got a shot. a.Do you see all three Vientos, Baty and Alvarez all staying up with the Mets? b.Let’s look at the roster to see if we can sort out who will play.3.What was Aaron Judge doing? Was he looking over at the Yankees dugout to get the pitch, or was it something else? What are people saying in Toronto since it was against them?4.Manny Machado has a “small” fracture in his hand, and to make matters worse for fantasy managers, they are going to give him a couple of days to see how things go.a.Thoughts?b.Thoughts on who gets the playing time if he misses time?c.Going up the road, Dustin May pitched one inning on Wednesday, left the game with a flexor pronator strain, and will get a PRP injection. Uh oh. Who gets his starts?5.There was a Matthew Liberatore sighting, and he pitched pretty well. Thoughts on how much one should spend to acquire him this weekend?a.Will you go in heavy on him?b.Jared Shuster pitched on Tuesday and looked better but still not great. 5 IP, 3 ER, 3K/2BB. FB velo was up from his first two starts (92.2). Great change-up.i.Any interest?6.Rank these three young pitchers in who you want to own the rest of the waya.Taj Bradley (TB)b.Bryce Miller (Sea)c.Bryan Bello (Bos)7.Over/Under gamea.Estuery Ruiz – Over/Under 75 steals (He has 20)b.Pete Alonso – Over/Under 50 home runs (He has 16)c.Cedric Mullins – Over/Under 20-20 (He has 6 and 12)d.Wander Franco – Over/Under 30 Steals (He has 14)e.Does anyone win 20 games? – Gallen, Kershaw, and Ryan and have 6f.Mitch Keller – Ends as a Top 30 pitcher. He’s ranked 5th8.Let’s look at the standings and try and make sense of who will take each division. WE DID NOT GET TO THIS QUESTIONa.AL Eastb.AL Centralc.AL Westd.NL Easte.NL Centralf.NL West9.What hitter are you going to target to pickup this weekend?10.What pitcher are you going to target to pick up this weekend?
19/05/231h 5m

2061 - Hot Prospect of the week - May 16, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Elly De La Cruz (Cin)2. Trei Cruz (Det)3. Darell Hernaiz (Oak)4. Elijah Green (Was)5. Cade Povich (Bal)
17/05/2310m 5s

2060 - Waiver Wire - Week of May 15, 2023

Tim and Rich breakdown players to pickup.
15/05/231h 38m

2059 - Who are the Top 5 fantasy players now?

Take 10 with Tim – May 11 - @ 9 am1.Believe it or not, we are approaching the quarter pole, as by the end of the weekend, most teams would have played 40 or so games. a.What two or three observations can you now make about this fantasy season?b.What are you doing as a fantasy expert to evaluate your teams?c.Let’s look at your Toutwars and LABR teams, and you can share what, if anything, you are doing to improve your chances of winning.2.If you could do the draft rankings over again today, who would be your tank five players on the board?a.At the end of draft season, it went as follows:i.Ronald Acuna - .347, 7 HR, 15 SBii.Trea Turner - .261, 4 HR, 4 SBiii.Aaron Judge - .273, 6 HR, 2 SBiv.Jose Ramirez - .270, 4 HR, 5 SBv.Julio Rodriguez - .205, 6 HR, 6 SBvi.Tim’s Top 51.Ronald Acuna2.Shoei Ohtani3.Randy Arozarena4.Fernando Tatis Jr.5.Kyle Tucker6.Pete Alonso3.It’s a big day today in the prospect world as Eury Perez, one of the top pitching prospects in the game, gets the start. He just turned 20 and has been dominant in the minors this year. a.Were you surprised he got the call?b.Are you going to start him today?c.Is he up for good, or is this just a one-and-out start?d.BTW, the Marlins are 19-19 and in second place.4.With Kyle Wright and Max Fried telling reporters that they are out for two months, RosterResource shows only three pitchers in their starting rotation.a.Possible candidates are Mike Soroka and Dylan Dodd. What about Jared Shuster and the forgotten one, Ian Anderson?b.Can the Braves piece this together and maintain their lead in the NL East (currently 6.5)?5.Christopher Morel is back with the Cubs. There’s speed and power in the profile. Are you interested?6.Jarred Kelenic has cooled off and has only hit .200 over the past two weeks while striking out nearly 40% of the time. Is this just a slump, or are we going back to the old Kelenic…said another way…back in the minors?7.Should fantasy managers be worried about Dylan Cease? After looking terrific in his first four starts of the season, he’s giving up 20 earned runs in the last four (18 IP). His walk rate is up to 4.5 /9. What say you?8.Dane Dunning is 3-0 with a 1.72 ERA. Dane Dunning? Should I be buying into this?a.Josiah Gray is pitching well with a 2.76 ERA. Should I be buying into this?b.Finally, Bryce Elder is also 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA. Is this a guy I should be buying into?9.What hitter are you targeting for this weekend’s FAAB? Seth Brown10.What pitcher are you targeting for this weekend's FAAB? Ser Anthony Dominguez
12/05/231h 10m

2058 - Hot Prospect of the Week - May 10, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Maysn Winn (Stl)2. Noelvi Marte (Cin)3. Jose Ramos (LAD)4. Carson Williams (TB)5. Joey Cantillo (Cle)6. Eury Perez (Mia)
10/05/2311m 8s

2057 - Waiver Wire - Week of May 8, 2023

Rich and Tim breakdown this week's waiver wire and closer report
07/05/2354m 11s

2056 - Pitching and more pitching

Take 10 with Tim – May 5, 2023 @ 8 AM ET1.Miller vs. Miller was must-watch TV as Mason Miller got the best of Bryce Miller. I don’t know how this game fits into baseball history, but both had no-hitters into the sixth.a.Thoughts on Mason Millerb.Thoughts on Bryce Miller2.Brandon Pfaadt also got the call and looked good early but eventually got beat up by the Rangers. The final line wasn’t good. 4.2 IP, 9 hits, 7 ER, 3K/1BB. What were your thoughts on his outing?3.Finally, Gavin Stone got his shot…4.0 IP, 8 hits, 4 ER, 1K/2BB. a.Order these pitchers whom you would roster/start? Mason Miller, Bryce Miller, Brandon Pfaadt, and Gavin Stone4.Let’s look at the top pitchers in the league and discuss who belongs and who is likely to regress.a.Let’s look at the bottom pitchers and determine how they will improve.b.https://prospect361comdynastyleague5.baseball.cbssports.com/stats/stats-main5.Josh Jung and James Outman won Rookie of the Month honors. Both have gotten off to great starts. What about these four rookies who how gotten off to slow starts? What do you think their status should be going forward? Will they stay up in the Majors? Should you start them on your fantasy team?a.Francisco Alvarez (C, NYM) - .209/.227/.302 with one home runs and 14K/1BB in 44 PA.b.Triston Casas (1B, Bos) - .148/.293/.296 with three home runs and 29K/14BB in 98 PA.c.Ezequiel Tovar (SS, Col) - .226/.273/.344 with 1 home run, 0 SB, 31K/5BB in 98 PA.d.Gunnar Henderson (3B, Bal) - .184/.361/.303 with 2 home runs, 1 SB, 30K/20BB in 96 PA6.The Cardinals might skip Steven Matz or send him to the bullpen. BTW, I just needed to understand that signing. Would you speculatively pick up Liberatore in more shallow leagues? – DID NOT GET TO7.Who are you more worried abouta.Yankees or Metsb.Sandy Alcantra or Max Scherzerc.Aaron Nola or Alek Manoahd.Chris Sale or Blake Snell8.Matt Mervis gets the call for the Cubs. Any interest. - DID NOT GET TO9.What one hitter will you target for pickup in FAAB this weekend?10.What one hitter will you target for pickup in FAAB this weekend?
05/05/231h 2m

2055 - Hot Prospect of the Week - May 2

The following players are discussed:1. Nick Yorke (Bos)2. Denzel Clarke (Oak)3. Blake Dunn (Cin)4. Emerson Hancock (Sea)5. Dylan Ray (Ari)
03/05/238m 41s

2054 - Waiver Wire - Week of May 1

Rich Tim provides names of the top players to pick up for this week including a ton of names on the Closer Report
30/04/231h 38m

2053 - Breaking down Mitch Keller and Jake McCarthy

In this special screencast, Rich breakdown Jake McCarthy and Mitch Keller by using BaseballSavant to understand better what is happening with each player.You can see the video at:https://vimeo.com/822141648/9ed3542024If you like this, join us at Patreon.com/Prospect361 where I do this and lots of prospect write-ups.
28/04/239m 46s

2052 - Bibee, Soto and Walker plus lots of other fantasy items

1.Tanner Bibee got the call and did not disappoint. He pitched 5.2 IP, 6 hits, 1 ER, 8K/0BB for the win.a.What were your thoughts?b.Who do you prefer for the rest of the season? Taj Bradley or Bibee?2.Were you surprised that Jordan Walker was demoted? He wasn’t lighting the world on fire like Gunnar Henderson is, but still… .274/.321/.397 isn’t bad for a 21-year-old.a.Did they pull the trigger too soon?b.If Walker can go down, can Gunnar Henderson be far behind?c.Were you surprised that the Diamondbacks sent Jake McCarthy down?3.According to Sporttrac, the Padres have the third-highest payroll in the league. They have good players but are 13-13 and are underperforming. Is this just a slow start, or do you think there is a problem? If so, what?4.Speaking of the Padres, I have Juan Soto in a Dynasty League, and he’s gotten off to a bad start. Yeah, he’s 24, but when you grab him with a top-10 pick, you expect more than a guy hitting .188. What are your thoughts on what is happening?5.MacKenzie Gore and Hunter Brown had big outings on Wednesday. Who do you like better for the rest of the season?6.Give me three players you want to see promoted over the next several weeks. 7.Estuery Ruiz had four stolen bases on Wednesday and has moved up behind Ronald Acuna.a.First, you’re welcome!b.Second, he’s fast, and we expected a lot of stolen bases, but you know who else has 10 is Ji Hwan Bae of the Pittsburgh Juggernaut Pirates. Can he sustain this?8.Mitch Keller won again yesterday and is now sporting a 3.53 ERA with 40Ks in 35.2 innings. He still walks too many, but are we seeing this guy finally develop into a pitcher you can start with confidence?9.What one hitter are you picking up this weekend?10.What pitcher are you picking up this weekend?
28/04/231h 7m

2051 - Hot Prospect of the Week - April 25, 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Colton Cowser (Bal)2. Justyn-Henry Malloy (Det)3. Henry Davis (Pit)4. Juan Brito (Cle)5. Gavin Williams (Cle)
25/04/239m 0s

2050 - Waiver Wire - Week of April 24

Tim and RIch discuss this week's pickups as well as an update to the closer report
23/04/231h 27m

2049 - What's wrong with Pitching?

Rich and Tim breakdown the struggles that fantasy managers are having with pitching including a breakdown of Alex Monoah...plus lots of other stuff
21/04/231h 11m

2048 - Hot Prospects of the Week - Week 3

The following players are discussed:1. Andres Chapparo (NYY)2. Matt Mervis (CHC)3. Will Wagner (Hou)4. Mason Miller (Oak)
18/04/2313m 54s

2047 - Waiver Wire (Week of April 17)

Rich and Tim breakdown the waiver wire for the week of April 17
16/04/231h 28m

2046 - Can these fast starts be maintained?

Rich and Tim discuss 10 topics in this early morning Take 10 with Tim
14/04/231h 10m

2045 - Hot Prospect of the Week - Week 2

The following players are discussed:1. Ronny Mauricio (NYM)2. Jo Adell (LAA)3. Luis Matos (SF)4. Alika Williams (TB)5. Jordan Lawlar (Ari)6. Spencer Jones (NYY)7. Hao-Yu Lee (Phi)8. Ben Malgeri (Det)9. Grant McCray (SF)10. Sam Basallo (Bal)11. Miguel Bleis (Bos)12. Elijah Green (Was)13. Andrew Abbott (Cin)14. Ty Madden (Det)15. Zack Zwack (SF)16. Maddux Bruns (LAD)17. Jack Leiter (Tex)
12/04/2339m 19s

2044 - Waiver Wire (Week of Apri 10)

Rich and Tim discuss P361's waiver wire pickups for the upcoming week.
09/04/231h 21m

2043 - Pitchers and Hitters to pickup

RIch and Tim discuss a lot of random fantasy topics and pick their winners for the World Series
07/04/231h 10m

2042 - Hot Prospect of the Week - Week 1

The following players are discussed:1. Brett Baty (NYM)2. Bo Naylor (Cle)3. Connor Norby (Bal)4. Tyler Freeman (Cle)5. Vaughn Grissom (Atl)6. David Hamilton (Bos)7. Brice Turang (Mil)8. Masataka Yoshida (Bos)9. Matthew Liberatore (Stl)10. Taj Bradley (TB)11. Jhony Brito (NYY)12. Hunter Gaddis (Cle)
05/04/2335m 11s

2041 - Waiver Wire (Week of April 3)

Rich and Tim breakdown the pickups for Week 1 of the fantasy baseball season.
02/04/231h 27m

2040 - Opening Day!

We finally made it. We have stats and of course injuries to discuss.
30/03/231h 1m

2039 - AL Prospects who might surprise in 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Joey Ortiz (Bal)2. Eddinson Paulino (Bos)3. Bryan Ramos (CHW)4. Justin Campbell (Cle)5. Parker Meadows (Det)6. Jacob Melton (Hou)7. Maikel Garcia (KC)8. Zach Neto (LAA)9. Austin Martin (Min)10. Andres Chapparo (NYY)11. Darrell Hernaiz (Oak)12. Michael Arroyo (Sea)13. Mason Auer (TB)14. Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter (Tex)15. Gabriel Martinez (Tor)
29/03/2343m 13s

2039 - Last minute picks for your fantasy drafts

Rich and Tim discuss some early waiver wire pickups or players you should begin to target late in your drafts
26/03/231h 24m

2038 - NL Prospects who might surprise in 2023

The following players are discussed:1. Drey Jameson (Ari)2. Ian Ritchie Jr (Atl)3. Yonathan Perlaza (CHC)4. Christian Encarncion-Strand (Cin)5. Zac Veen (Col)6. Josue DePaula (LAD)7. Khalil Watson (Mia)8. Tyler Black (Mil)9. Alex Ramirez (NYM)10. Griff McGarry (Phi)11. Bubba Chandler (Pit)12. Ethan Salas (SD)13. Grant McCray (SF)14. Tink Hence (Stl)15. Robert Hassell (Was)
22/03/2334m 14s

2037 - Drafting strategies

Rich and Tim discuss draft strategies and the news of the week
19/03/231h 46m

2036 - P361 answers your prospect questions

Rich answers 10 great questions from our listeners
17/03/2346m 58s

2035 - Sleeper Podcast (Re-do)

Yesterday's podcast had technical problems, so we re-did our annual sleeper podcast. We hope you enjoy.
13/03/231h 17m

2034 - National League Rookies to draft

Rich shares some rookies to draft in the National League this year. Please note, this podcast was recorded before the Andrew Painter injury
11/03/2337m 5s

2033 - American League Rookies to draft

RIch reveals his list of rookies to draft on your fantasy team.
07/03/2341m 2s

2032 - Closer Preview

P361 finishes its draft preview by discussing closers
04/03/231h 45m

2031 - Starting Pitching (Part 2)

Tim and Rich finish discussing starting pitching for the upcoming fantasy baseball season.
01/03/231h 15m

2030 - Starting Pitcher Preview - Part 1

Rich and Tim start their marathon breakdown of starting pitching for the upcoming season.
26/02/231h 24m

2029 - Review of Tim's LABR Draft

Rich and Tim review Tim's LABR Draft results
24/02/2359m 12s

2028 - First Year Player Drafts ADPs

Rich reviews the ADPs of the P361 Dynasty League recently completed first year player drafts
22/02/2335m 41s

2027 - Fantasy Questions for the NL West

Rich and Tim discuss their recent drafts, news and notes of the week and a preview of NL West.
19/02/231h 43m

2026 - Outfield Preview (Part 2)

Rich and Tim breakdown the P361 Outfield fantasy rankings
15/02/231h 11m

2025 - Outfield Preview

RIch and TIm break down over 150 outfielders for the upcoming fantasy baseball season drafts
12/02/231h 21m

2024 - Top 100 Fantasy Prospects

Rich and Tim discuss the P361 Top 100 Fantasy Prospects
11/02/231h 51m

2023 - AL West Prospect Review (Part 2)

The Rangers and Mariners systems are covered in this podcast
09/02/231h 7m

2022 - Top 100 Prospects (1 through 50)

Rich breaks down the top 50 players on the Prospect361 Top 100 list
08/02/2358m 42s

2021 - Third Base Preview

Tim and Rich discuss third base.
05/02/231h 28m

2020 - Top 100 Prospects (51 to 100)

Rich shares the Prospect361 Top 100 prospects (51 to 100)
04/02/2351m 10s

2019 - AL West Prospect Review - Part 1

Rich and Tim discuss the Astros, Angels, and A's system
03/02/231h 44m

2018 - First Year Player Draft Rankings

Rich reveals the P361 the rankings for players who have first year player dratfs
01/02/2341m 39s

2107 - Shortstop Preview

Rich and Tim breakdown P361's ranking of second base
29/01/231h 43m

2106 - Second Base Previews

Rich and TIm break down the P361 rankings for second baseman.
27/01/231h 21m

2105 - Part 2 of our Live Mock Draft

Rich and Tim cover rounds 11 through 23
25/01/231h 20m

2104 - Our live Mock Draft

Rich, Tim and 13 of our listeners draft in our annual live draft
22/01/231h 5m

2103 - Fantasy Questions for the AL West

RIch and Tim discuss key questions facing the teams in the AL West and their fantasy implications.
19/01/231h 25m

2102 - Texas Rangers Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Josh Jung (3B)2. Evan Carter (OF)3. Dustin Harris (OF/1B)4. Kumar Rocker (RHP)5. Jack Leiter (RHP)6. Justin Foscue (2B)7. Brock Porter (RHP)8. Luisangel Acuna (SS/2B)9. Aaron Zavala (OF)10. Owen White (RHP)11. Cole Winn (RHP)12. Antoine Kelly (LHP)13. Gleider Figuereo (3B)14. Maximo Acosta (SS)15. Emiliano Teodo (RHP)
17/01/2351m 40s

2101 - First Base Preview

Rich and Tim discuss who to draft for first base including sleepers and players they believe are overvalued at the draft table.
16/01/231h 50m

2100 - Seattle Mariners Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Harry Ford (C)2. Emerson Hancock (RHP)3. Gabriel Gonzalez (OF)4. Cole Young (SS)5. Jonatan Clase (OF)6. Bryce Miller (RHP)7. Zach DeLoach (OF)8. Taylor Dollard (RHP)9. Walter Ford (RHP)10. Cade Marlowe (OF)11. Victor Labrada (OF)12. Juan Mercedes (RHP)13. Prelander Berroa (RHP)14. Lazaro Montes (OF)15. Michael Arroyo (SS)16. Bryan Woo (RHP)17. Felnin Celesten (SS)
15/01/2337m 5s

2099 - Oakland A's Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Tyler Soderstrom (1B/C)2. Zack Gelof (3B)3. Max Muncy (SS)4. Jordan Diaz (2B)5. Ken Waldichuk (LHP)6. Daniel Susac (C)7. Henry Bolte (OF)8. Luis Medina (RHP)9. Denzel Clarke (OF)10. Lawrence Butler (1B/OF)11. Ryan Cusick (RHP)12. Gunnar Hogland (RHP)13. JT Ginn (RHP)14. Pedro Pineda (OF)15. Carlos Pacheco (OF)
13/01/2337m 17s

2098 - Catcher Preview

Rich and Tim start their fantasy positional rankings with catchers.
10/01/231h 40m

2097 - NL West Prospect Review - Part 2

Rich and Tim finish their discussion of the prospects of the NL West with the Dodgers, Padres, and Giants
09/01/231h 19m

2096 - NL West Prospect Review - Part 1

RIch and TIm review the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies minor league systems
07/01/231h 12m

2095 - Los Angeles Angels Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Logan O'Hoppe (C)2. Zach Neto (SS)3. Ky Bush (RHP)4. Sam Bachman (RHP)5. Kyren Paris (SS)6. Jeremiah Jackson (2B)7. Edgar Quero (C)8. Jordyn Adams (OF)9. Denzer Guzman (SS)10. Brett Kerry (RHP)11. Nelson Rada (OF)12. Adrian Placencia (2B)13. Arol Vera (SS)14. Livan Soto (SS)15. Orlando Martinez (OF)
06/01/2344m 12s

2094 - Houston Astros Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Hunter Brown (RHP)2. Pedro Leon (SS/OF)3. Jacob Melton (OF)4. Korey Lee (C)5. Drew Glibert (OF)6. Yanier Diaz (C)7. Colin Barber (OF)8. Kenedy Corona (OF)9. Zach Daniels (OF)10. Joe Perez (3B)11. Alex Santos (RHP)12. J.C. Correa (C/2B)13. Luis Baez (OF)14. Miguel Ullola (RHP)15. Forrest Whitley (RHP)
04/01/2341m 30s

2093 - Fantasy Questions for the NL Central

We had some connectivity issues over the first 20 minutes of the podcast. After that, all was well. However, Tim was in and out over the first 20 minutes
01/01/231h 31m

2092 - San Francisco Giants Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Marco Luciano (SS)2. Kyle Harrison (LHP)3. Aeverson Arteaga (SS)4. Luis Matos (OF)5. Heliot Ramos (OF)6. Grant McCray (OF)7. Vaun Brown (OF)8. Crason Whisenhunt (LHP)9. Will Bednar (RHP)10. Reggie Crawford (LHP/1B)11. Sean Hjelle (RHP)12. Jairo Pomares (OF)13. Tristan Peters (OF)14. Nick Zwack (LHP)15. Ryan Reckley (SS)
31/12/2231m 48s

2091 - Fantasy Questions for the AL Central

RIch and Tim disucss several fantasy questions for teams in the AL Central
29/12/221h 48m

2090 - San Diego Padres Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Jackson Merrill (SS)2. Eguy Rosario (2B)3. Dylan Lesko (RHP)4. Sam Zavala (OF)5. Victor Lizarraga (RHP)6. Robby Snelling (LHP)7. Jay Groome (LHP)8. Corey Roiser (OF)9. Josh Mears (OF)10. Adam Mazur (RHP)11. Nerwilian Cedeno (2B)12. Ethan Salas (C)13. Yendry Rojas (SS)14. Oliver Carrillo (OF/1B)15. Hugo Sanchez (1b)
28/12/2227m 10s

2089 - AL East Prospect Preview - Part 2

Rich and Tim finish their tour of the AL East by discussing the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays
26/12/221h 20m

2088 - Los Angeles Dodgers Prospects

The following prospects are discussed:1. Diego Cartaya (C)2. Bobby Miller (RHP)3. Miguel Vargas (3B/1B)4. Gavin Stone (RHP)5. Andy Pages (OF)6. Michael Busch (2B)7. James Outman (OF)8. Ryan Pepiot (RHP)9. Eddys Leonard (SS)10. Jose Ramos (OF)11. Dalton Rushing (C)12. Nick Nastrini (RHP)13. Landon Knack (RHP)14. Rayne Doncon (SS)15. Maddux Bruns (LHP)16. Yeiner Fernandez (C/2B)17. Wilman Diaz (SS)
24/12/2244m 2s

2087 - AL East Prospect Fantasy Preview - Part 1

Tim and Rich breakdown the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox top prospects.
22/12/221h 17m

2086 - Colorado Rockies Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Zac Veen (OF)2. Ezequiel Tovar (SS)3. Adael Amador (SS)4. Drew Romo (C)5. Warming Bernabel (3B)6. Benny Montgomery (OF)7. Juan Brito (2B)8. Dyan Jorge (SS)9. Jordan Beck (OF)10. Sterlin Thompson (OF)11. Gabriel Hughes (RHP)12. Michael Togila (1B/DH)13. Ryan Vilade (OF)14. Hunter Goodman (C)15. Brenton Doyle (3B)
20/12/2227m 0s

2085 - Winter Meetings wrap-up

Rich and Tim review all the winter signings and trades
18/12/221h 31m

2084 - Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Corbin Carroll (OF)2. Jordan Lawlar (SS)3. Druw Jones (OF)4. Brandon Pfaadt (RHP)5. Ryne Nelson (RHP)6. Blake Walston (LHP)7. Drey Jameson (RHP)8. Landon Sims (RHP)9. Ivan Melendez (1B)10. AJ Vukovich (1B/3B)11. Deyvison De Los Santos (1B)12. Leandro Cedeno (1B)13. Dominic Fletcher (OF)14. Slade Cecconi (RHP)15. Junior Franco (OF)
16/12/2240m 41s

2083 - Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects

The following players were discussed:1. Ricky Tidemann (LHP)2. Orelvis Martinez (3B)3. Yosver Zulueta (RHP)4. Brandon Barriera (LHP)5. Addison Barger (SS)6. Gabriel Martinez (OF)7. Manuel Beltre (OF)8. Tucker Toman (SS)9. Cade Doughty (2B)10. Josh Kasevich (SS)11. Luis Meza (C)12. Hayden Juenger (RHP)13. Nate Pearson (RHP)14. CJ Van Eyk (RHP)15. Otto Lopez (SS/OF)
14/12/2233m 10s

2082 - Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Taj Bradley (RHP)2. Curtis Mead (3B/2B)3. Mason Montgomery (LHP)4. Carson Williams (SS)5. Kyle Manzardo (1B)6. Mason Auer (OF)7. Jonathan Aranda (2B)8. Carlos Colmenarez (SS)9. Shane Sasaki (OF)10. Cole Wilcox (RHP)11. Brock Jones (OF)12. Osleivis Basabe (SS/2B/3B)13. Xavier Edwards (2B/OF)14. Junior Caminero (3B)15. Xavier Issac (1B)16. Greg Jones (OF)17. Jose Contreras (OF)
09/12/2237m 50s

2081 - New York Yankees Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Anthony Volpe (SS/2B)2. Jasson Dominguez (OF)3. Oswald Peraza (SS)4. Everson Pereira (OF)5. Spencer Jones (OF)6. Trey Sweeney (SS)7. Randy Vazquez (RHP)8. Will Warren (RHP)9. Drew Thorpe (RHP)10. Roderick Arias (SS)11. Clayton Beeter (RHP)12. Matt Sauer (RHP)13. Jared Serna (2B)14. Keiner Delgado (2B/SS)15. Luis Gill (RHP)16. Brando Mayea (OF)
06/12/2237m 53s

2080 - Trades, signing and more NL East Fantasy talk

Rich and Tim discuss the deGrom signing and cover the fantasy questions of the Phillies, Nationals, and White Sox.
04/12/221h 31m

2079 - NL East Prospect Fantasy Preview - Part 2

Tim and Rich discuss the Mets, Phillies and Nationals
03/12/221h 24m

2078 - Boston Red Sox Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Marcelo Mayer (SS)2. Triston Casas (1B)3. Ceddanne Rafaela (OF)4. Miguel Bleis (OF)5. Nick Yorke (2B)6. Mikey Romero (SS)7. Blaze Jordan (OF)8. Eddinson Paulino (SS/2B)9. Bryan Mata (RHP)10. Matthew Lugo (SS)11. Wikelman Gonzalez (RHP)12. David Hamilton (2B)13. Brainer Bonaci (2B)14. Roman Anthony (OF)15. Chris Murphy (LHP)
02/12/2241m 58s

2077 - NL East Prospect Fantasy View - Part 1

Rich and Tim breakdown the Marlins and Mets farm systems
01/12/2242m 14s

2076 - Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Gunnar Henderson (3B)2. Grayson Rodriguez (RHP)3. Jackson Holliday (SS)4. Colton Cowser (OF)5. Jordan Westburg (2B/SS)6. DL Hall (LHP)7. Connor Norby (2B)8. Coby May (3B)9. Cesar Prieto (2B)10. Hudson Haskin (OF)11. Dylan Beavers (OF)12. Heston Kjerstad (OF)13. Sam Basallo (C/1B)14. Max Wagner (3B)15. Jud Fabian (OF)16. Noah Denoyer (RHP)17. Ky;e Stowers (OF)
29/11/2244m 24s

2075 - Fantasy Questions for the NL East

Rich and Tim finish up their discussion of the AL East and pivot to the NL East.
27/11/221h 43m

2074 - Washington Nationals Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Robert Hassell (OF)2. James Wood (OF)3. Elijah Green (SS)4. Cade Cavalli (RHP)5. Jarlin Susana (RHP)6. Brady House (SS)7. Yasel Antuna (OF)8. Cristhian Vaquero (OF)9. Jeremy De La Rosa (OF)10. Andry Lara (RHP)11. Armando Cruz (SS)12. Cole Henry (RHP)13. Jake Bennett (LHP)14. Brenner Cox (OF)15. Mitchell Parker (LHP)
25/11/2240m 54s

2073 - Philadelphia Phillies Top Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Andrew Painter (RHP)2. Mick Abel (RHP)3. Johan Rojas (OF)4. Justin Crawford (OF)5. Hans Crouse (RHP)6. Griff McCarry (RHP)7. Hao Yu Lee (2B)8. Simon Muzziotti (OF)9. Gabriel Rincones (OF)10. William Bergolla (SS)11. Ethan Wilson OF)12. Erick Miller (RHP)13. Jordan Viars (OF)14. Jhailyn Ortiz (OF)15. Starlyn Caba (SS)
22/11/2232m 5s

2072 - Fantasy Questions on the AL East

Rich and Tim breakdown the American League East
20/11/221h 22m

2071 - AL Central Prospect Fantasy View - Part 2

The Tigers, Royals, and Twins systems are covered in this episode
19/11/2256m 40s

2070 - New York Mets Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Francisco Alvarez (C)2. Kevin Parada (C)3. Brett Baty (3B)4. Alex Ramirez (OF)5. Ronny Mauricio (SS)6. Jett Williams (SS)7. Mark Vientos (3B)8. Blade Tidwell (RHP)9. Joel Diaz (RHP)10. Calvin Ziegler (RHP)11. Jose Butto (RHP)12. Matt Allan (RHP)13. Dominic Hamel (RHP)14. Willy Fanas (OF)15. Jaylen Palmer (2B)
18/11/2232m 57s

2069 - AL Central Prospect Fantasy View - Part 1

Rich and Tim break down the White Sox and Guardians in their part 1 review of the Top Prospects in the American League Central.
17/11/221h

2068 - Miami Marlins Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Eury Perez (RHP)2. Max Meyer (RHP)3. Jacob Berry (OF)4. Khalil Watson (SS)5. Jose Salas (SS)6. Jake Eder (LHP)7. Jordan Groshans (3B)8. Yiddi Cappe (SS)9. Peyton Burdick (OF)10. Dax Fulton (LHP)11. Jacob Miller (RHP)12. Sixto Sancehz (RHP)13. Ian Lewis (2B)14. Joe Mack (C)15. Jose Gerardo (OF)
15/11/2236m 37s

2067 - Free Agency kicks off

Rich and Tim break down the news of the week and discuss where the top free agents will sign with a lot of fantasy talk mixed in.
13/11/221h 42m

2066 - Atlanta Braves Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Jared Shuster (LHP)2. Kyle Muller (LHP)3. Geraldo Quintero (2B)4. AJ Smith-Shawver (RHP)5. Royber Salinas (RHP)6. Ian Ritchie Jr. (RHP)7. Darius Vines (RHP)8. Jess Franklin (OF)9. Braden Shewmake (SS)10. Owen Murphy (RHP)11. Bryce Elder (RHP)12. Spencer Schwellenbach (RHP)13. Diego Benitez (SS)14. Brandon Parker (OF)15. Robert Gonzalez (OF)
11/11/2234m 14s

2065 - Minnesota Twins Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Brooks Lee (SS)2. Emmanuel Rodriguez (OF)3. Royce Lewis (SS)4. Edouard Julien (3B/2B)5. Austin Martin (SS)6. Connor Prielipp (LHP)7. Jordan Balazovic (RHP)8. Misael Urbina (OF)9. Marco Ryan (RHP)10. Simeon Woods-Richardson (RHP)11. Yunior Severino (2B)12. Matt Wallner (OF)13. Tanner Schobel (2B)14. David Festa (RHP)15. Yasser Mercedes (OF)
09/11/2233m 57s

2064 - Early sleepers for starting pitchers

Rich and Tim discuss Tim's visit to the Arizona Fall League,te World Series and early sleepers for starting pitchers
06/11/221h 7m

2063 - Kansas City Royals Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Gavin Cross (OF)2. Cayden Wallace (OF)3. Samad Taylor (2B)4. Drew Waters (OF)5. Nick Loftin (OF/2B/3B)6. Asa Lacy (LHP)7. Maikel Garcia (SS)8. Jean Ramirez (OF)9. Ben Kudrna (RHP)10. Frank Mozzicato (LHP)11. Angel Zerpa (LHP)12. Peyton Wilson (2B)13. Drew Parrish (LHP)14. TJ Sikkema (LHP)15. Erick Pena (SS)
04/11/2245m 17s

2062 - Detroit Tigers Top 15 Prospects

The following players were discussed:1. Jace Jung (2B)2. Jackson Jobe (RHP)3. Wilmer Flores (RHP)4. Wenceel Perez (SS)5. Ty Madden (RHP)6. Colt Keith (3B)7. Peyton Graham (SS)8. Izaac Pacheco (3B)9. Ryan Kreidler (SS)10. Roberto Campos (OF)11. Kerry Carpenter (OF)12. Dillon Dingler (C)13. Reese Olson (RHP)14. Gage Workman (SS)15. Cristian Santana (SS)
02/11/2237m 36s

2061 - Early sleeper outfielders for 2023

Rich and Tim talk about TIm's travels to Arizona and then tackle potential early sleepers in the outfielder. Plus, World Series talk.
31/10/221h 15m

2060 - NL Central Prospect Fantasy View - Part 2

Rich and Tim finish up their review of the National League Central Prospects with a discussion of the Brewers, Pirates, and Cardinals
28/10/221h 1m

2059 - Cleveland Guardians Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. George Valera (OF)2. Daniel Espino (RHP)3. Bryan Rocchio (SS/2B)4. Bo Naylor (C)5. Gavin Williams (RHP)6. Tanner Bibee (RHP)7. Gabriel Arias (SS)8. Chase DeLauter (OF)9. Angel Martinez (SS)10. Logan T. Allen (LHP)11. Jose Tena (SS)12. Nolan Jones (3B/1B)13. Peyton Battenfield (RHP)14. Justin Campbell (RHP)15. Jhonkensy Noel (3B/1B)16. Jaison Chourio (OF)17. Xzavion Curry (RHP)18. Hunter Gaddis (RHP)
27/10/2239m 20s

2058 - NL Central Prospects Fantasy View

Rich and Tim start their annual review of prospects from a pure fantasy view. The first division is the NL Central. In this podcast the Cubs and Reds are reviewed.
26/10/221h 3m

2057 - Chicago White Sox Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Colson Montgomery (SS)2. Oscar Colas (OF)3. Yoelqui Cespedes (OF)4. Jose Rodriguez (SS)5. Norge Veras (RHP)6. Bryan Romas (3B)7. Sean Burke (RHP)8. Noah Schultz (LHP)9. Peyton Pallette (RHP)10. Jonathan Cannon (RHP)11. Lenyn Sosa (2B)12. Loidel Chapelli (OF)13. Wes Kath (3B)14. Erick Hernandez (OF)15. Wilfred Veras (OF)
24/10/2236m 40s

2056 - Early sleepers infielders for 2023

Rich and Tim explore some potential under-valued infielders for the 2023 season
23/10/221h 24m

2055 - St. Louis Cardinals Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Jordan Walker (OF)2. Mason Winn (SS)3. TInk Hence (RHP)4. Gordan Graceffo (RHP)5. Alec Burleson (OF)6. Matthew Liberatore (LHP)7. Ivan Herrera (C)8. Michael McGreevy (RHP)9. Cooper Hjerpe (LHP)10. Brycen Mautz (LHP)11. Jonathan Mejia (SS)12. Joshua Baez (OF)13. Win-Bin Cho (OF)14. Moises Gomez OF)15. Brady Whalen (1B)
21/10/2231m 44s

1054 - Pittsburgh Pirates Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Termarr Johnson (SS/2B)2. Quinn Priester (RHP)3. Endy Rodriguez (C)4. Henry Davis (C)5. Liover Peguero (SS)6. Michael Burrows (RHP)7. Jared Jones (RHP)8. Jared Triolo (3B/2B)9. Bubba Chandler (RHP/DH)10. Thomas Harrington (RHP)11. Nick Gonzales (2B)12. Carmen Mlodzinski (RHP)13. Lonnie White (OF)14. Canaan Smith-Njigba (OF)15. Rodolfo Nolasco (OF)
19/10/2236m 6s

1053 - The playoffs have been awesome!!

Rich and Tim breakdown the awesome playoffs to-date
16/10/221h 23m

1052 - Milwaukee Brewers Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Jackson Chourio 2. Esteury Ruiz3. Sal Frelick4. Brice Turang5. Eric Brown6. Garrett Mitchell7. Tyler Black8. Joey Weimer9. Jefferson Quero10. Jacob Misiorowski11. Hedbert Perez12. Hendry Mendez13. Carlos Rodriguez14. Pablo Garabitos15. Joe Gray Jr.
14/10/2231m 41s

1051 - Cincinnati Reds Top 15 Prospects

The following players are discussed:1. Elly De La Cruz 2. Noelvi Marte3. Cam Collier4. Edwin Arroyo5. Matt McLain6. Connor Phillips7. Jay Allen8. Christian Encarncion-Strand9. Brandon Williamson10. Andrew Abbott11. Chase Petty12. Ricardo Cabrera13. Tyler Callihan14. Austin Hendrick15. Rece Hinds
12/10/2225m 57s

1050 - What to do now that the fantasy baseball season is over

Rich and Tim discuss fantasy league formats and look at the playoffs and who's going to be in the World Series. Tim also asks Rich five questions about his trip to Arizona
09/10/221h 18m

1049 - Chicago Cubs Top 15 Prospects

Prospect361 shares their Top 15 prospects of the Chicago Cubs. They are:1. Pete Crow-Armstrong2. Brennen Davis3. Kevin Alcantara4. Alexander Canario5. Cristian Hernandez6. Cade Horton7. Matt Mervis8. Owen Caissie9. James Triantos10. Yohendrick Pinango11. Jordan Wicks12. Yonathan Perlaza13. Ben Brown14. Hayden Wesneski15. DJ Herz16. Luis Devers
07/10/2228m 44s

1048 - Arizona Fall League Notes

Rich discusses the players he's seen at the Arizona Fall League
05/10/2237m 56s

1047 - Drafting the first two rounds of the 2023 season

Rich and TIm draft the first two rounds of the 2023 fantasy baseball season.
02/10/221h 43m

1046 - Wrapping up the season - our Fantasy MVPs

Rich and Tim wrap up the season by looking at their fantasy MVPs
30/09/221h 6m

1045 - Minor League Player of the year

Rich reveals his hitter and pitcher of the year
28/09/2233m 8s

1044 - Final Waiver Report of the season

As the season winds down, so does the waiver wire. But, there are still a handful of names to choose from. Listen and find out.We did have some recording problems at the end of the episode where Rich's mic failed to record. We apologize about the inconvenience.
25/09/221h 23m

1043 - Arizona Fall League Preview

Rich and Tim review each team in the AFL for this season. If you are going, it's a much listen-to podcast. If you just like prospects, it's a much listen-to podcast.
23/09/221h 19m

1042 - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 24)

The players discussed are as follows:1. Esteury Ruiz (Mil)2. Moises Gomez (Stl)3. Jared Kelenic (Sea)4. Connor Norby (Bal)5. Brenton Doyle (Col)6. Jose Tena (Cle)7. Ronny Mauricio (NYM)8. Matt McLain (Cin)9. Evan Carter (Tex)10. Jordan Walker (Stl)11. Bryan Mata (Bos)12. Jay Groome (SD)13. Reese Olson (Det)14. Brett Kerry (LAA)15. Gordon Graceffo (Stl)
20/09/2236m 29s

1041 - Waiver Wire (Week of September 19)

We have a short waiver wire but a long show where a ton of information is covered
18/09/221h 35m

1040 - A breakdown of recent rookie promotions

Rich and Tim go an hour and half talking lots of fantasy baseball. In particular, they breakdown the recent rookies that have been promoted at what their future might hold
16/09/221h 30m

1039 - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 23)

The following players are discussed:1. David Hamilton (Bos)2. Tristan Peters (SF)3. Logan O'Hoppe (LAA)4. Kyren Paris (LAA)5. Cade Marlowe (Sea)6. Jasson Dominguez (NYY)7. Hao Yu Lee (Phi)8. Lawrence Bulter (Oak)9. Peyton Wilson (KC)10. Brock Jones (TB)11. Termarr Johnson (Pit)12. Kahlil Watson (Mia)13. Aeverson Arteaga (SF)14. Jordan Balazovic (Min)15. Matthew Liberatore (Stl)16. Mason Montgomery (TB)17. Tekoah Roby (Tex)18. Ryan Webb (Cle)
14/09/2247m 29s

1038 - Waiver Wire (Week of September 12)

Rich and TIm are back live talking baseball and helping listeners to win their leagues
11/09/221h 51m

1037 - P361 Answers your questions

Rich answers a variety of questions including prospect questions and other random things that listeners want to know.This is a filler podcast while I'm on vacation. I hope you enjoy it.
09/09/2257m 55s

1036 - Hot Prospect of the month (August)

The following players are discussed:1. Josh Jung (Tex)2. Connor Norby (Bal)3. Jared Triolo (Pit)4. Jose Rodriguez (CHW)5. Leandro Cedeno (Ari)6. Evan Carter (Tex)7. Zach Daniels (Hou)8. Pete Crow-Armstrong (CHC)9. Gabriel Martinez (Tor)10. Shane Sasaki (TB)11. Jean Ramirez (KC)12. Tsung-Che Cheng (Pit)13. Dalton Rushing (LAD)14. Rayne Doncon (LAD)15. Rolando Espinosa (Hou)16. Hunter Brown (Hou)17. Tanner Bibee (Cle)18. Anthony Molina (TB)19. Carlos Rodriguez (Mil)20. Frank Mozzicato (KC)21. Pablo Garabitos (Mil)
07/09/2244m 29s

1035 - Waiver Wire (Week of Sept 5)

Rich and TIm breakdown this week's waiver wire
04/09/221h 17m

1034 - Pick these players up for the rest of the season

Rich and Tim discuss the plethora of young players who just got called up and whether you should roster them.
02/09/221h 15m

1033 - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 21)

The following players are discussed:1. Matt Mervis (CHC)2. Miguel Vargas (LAD)3. Triston Casas (Bos)4. Connor Norby (Bal)5. Yoelqui Cespedes (CHW)6. Kenedy Corona (Hou)7. Eddys Leonard (LAD)8. Jay Allen (Cin)9. Luis Matos (SF)10. Jud Fabian (Bal)11. Jean Ramirez (KC)12. Juan Brito (Col)13. Matt Sauer (NYY)14. Tanner Bibee (Cle)15. Taylor Dollard (Sea)16. Richard Fitts (NYY)17. Miguel Ullola (Hou)
31/08/2252m 16s

1032 - Waiver Wire - Week of August 29

Rich and Tim discuss the players to pickup this weekend
28/08/221h 14m

1031 - The "Just Listen" Show

We cover so much ground and go off the rails a lot, that I'm not sure what to say...just listen, you'll like it...I hope...
26/08/221h 26m

1030 - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 20)

The following players are discussed:1. Orelvis Martinez (Tor)2. Hudson Haskin (Bal)3. Jose Rodriguez (CHW)4. Jordan Walker (Stl)5. Kaden Polcovich (Sea)6. Matthew Lugo (Bos)7. Mason Auer (TB)8. Pete Crow-Armstrong (CHC)9. Denzel Clarke (Oak)10. Hunter Goodman (Col)11. Shane Sasaki (TB)12. Jud Fabian (Bal)13. Cade Daughty (Tor)14. Sam Zavala (SD)15. Jackson Holliday (Bal)16. Peyton Battenfield (Cle)17. Kyle Harrison (SF)18. Tanner Bibee (Cle)19. Bryan Woo (Sea)20. Daniel Gossett (Min)
24/08/2247m 2s

1029 - Waiver Wire (Week of August 22)

Rich and Tim breakdown the players to pick up this week
21/08/221h 19m

1028 - The kids keep coming up. Who to pickup???

Rich and Tim are back from an expansive Friday Show
19/08/221h 20m

1027 - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 19)

The following players are discussed:1. Oswaldo Cabrera (NYY)2. Josh Jung (Tex)3. Endy Rodriguez (Pit)4. Logan O'Hoppe (LAA)5. Chandler Redmond (STL)6. Colson Montgomery (CHW)7. Nick Yorke (Bos)8. Josh Mears (SD)9. Jordan Lawlar (Ari)10. Shane Sasaki (TB)11. Edgar Quero (LAA)12. Rayne Doncon (LAD)13. Elijah Green (Was)14. Luis Baez (Hou)15. Cade Cavalli (Was)16. Emerson Hancock (Sea)17. Prelander Berroa (Sea)18. Andrew Painter (Phi)
17/08/2249m 58s

1026 - Waiver Wire (Week of August 14)

Rich and TIm breakdown the players to pickup this week
14/08/221h 40m

1025 - Tatis, DL Hall, and lots of other talk

Tim and Rich are back with a Take 10 with Tim, but on Saturday...
13/08/221h 23m

1024 - Hot Prospects of the Week (Week 18)

The following players are discussed:1. Kerry Carpenter (Det)2. Eguy Rosario (SD)3. Connor Norby (Bal)4. Michael Toglia (Col)5. Yonathan Perlaza (CHC)6. Greg Jones (TB)7. Justin Foscue (Tex)8. Yasel Antuna (Was)9. Denzel Clarke (Oak)10. Marcelo Mayer (Bos)11. Misael Urbina (Min)12. Jonatan Clase (Sea)13. Eric Brown (Mil)14. Miguel Bleis (Bos)15. Jordan Wicks (CHC)16. Andrew Painter (Phi)17. Emiliano Teodo (Tex)18. Joseph Hernandez (Sea)
10/08/2241m 59s

1023 - Waiver Wire (Week of August 8)

Rich and Tim are back with a list of 20 names for the waiver wire.
07/08/221h 13m

1022 - Hot Prospects of the week (Week 17)

The following players are discussed:1. Drew Waters (KC)2. Shea Langeliers (Oak)3. Colton Cowser (Bal)4. Jordan Walker (Stl)5. Justin Dirden (Hou)6. LuisAngel Acuna (Tex)7. Jackson Chourio (Mil)8. Yunior Severino (Min)9. Kyle Manzardo (TB)10. Brainer Bonaci (Bos)11. Sam Basallo (Bal)12. Reylin Perez (Det)13. Blake Walston (Ari)14. Kyle Harrison (SF)15. Darius Vines (Atl)16. Carson Seymour (SF)
05/08/2249m 53s

1021 - Trade Deadline Show

Rich and TIm do a live show as the trade deadline is finishing up
03/08/221h 20m

1020 - Hot Prospects of the Month of July

The following players are discussed:1. Bo Naylor (Cle)2. Brice Turang (Mil)3. Eguy Rosario (SD)4. Brett Baty (NYM)5. David Hamilton (Bos)6. Alexander Canario (CHC)7. Corey Rosier (SD)8. Noelvi Marte (Cin)9. Maximo Acosta (Tex)10. Adael Amador (Col)11. James Wood (SD)12. Gabe Moncada (Sea)13. Junior Caminero (TB)14. Michael Arroyo (Sea)15. Jose Gerardo (Mia)16. Tanner Bibee (Cle)17. Gavin Stone (LAD)18. TJ Sikkema (KC)19. Nick Nastrini (LAD)20. Landen Roupp (SD)
01/08/2249m 1s

1019 - Waiver Wire - Week of August 1

Tim and Rich talk waive wire, trade dealine stuff, closers, music and a bunch of other things
31/07/221h 41m

1018 - Trout and other fantasy news and opinion

Rich and Tim are back for an all new Take 10 with Tim
29/07/221h 19m

1017 - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 16)

The following players are discussed:1. Braden Shewmake (Atl)2. Michael Busch (LAD)3. Wenceel Perez (Det)4. Oscar Colas (CHW)5. Endy Rodriguez (Pit)6. Alex Ramirez (NYM)7. Wilfred Veras (CHW)8. Keoni Cavaco (Min)9. Yeiner Fernandez (LAD)10. Gleider Figuerero (Tex)11. Jared Serna (NYY)12. Yiddi Cappe (Mia)13. Jaison Chourio (Cle)14. Taj Bradley (TB)15. Quinn Priester (Pit)16. Jared Shuster (Atl)17. Blake Walston (Ari)18. Dax Fulton (Mia)19. Ross Carver (Ari)
27/07/2250m 55s

1016 - Waiver Wire - Week of July 25

Rich and TIm discuss possible trade deadline moves and of course cover the waiver wire
24/07/221h 45m

1015 - Players that could put it together in the second half

Rich and Tim answer listener questions including players that could put it together in the second half
22/07/221h 9m

1014 - Hot Prospects of the week (Week 15)

The following players are discussed:1. JJ Belday (Mia)2. Enmanuel Valdez (Hou)3. Christian Encarnacion-Strand (Min)4. Jose Tena (Cle)5. Colton Cowser (Bal)6. Yoelqui Cespedes (CHW)7. Garrett Mitchell (Mil)8. Evan Carter (Tex)9. Tyler Soderstrom (Oak)10. Yohendrick Pinango (CHC)11. Zac Veen (Col)12. Maximo Acosta (Tex)13. Deyvisn De Los Santos (3B)14. Yohander Martinez (Hou)15. Michael Arroyo (Sea)16. Peyton Battenfield (Cle)17. Jared Shuster (Atl)18. Ben Brown (Phi)19. Bryce Miller (Sea)
19/07/2255m 43s

1013 - Waiver Wire - Week of July 18

Tim and Rich breakdown this week's waiver wire
17/07/221h 41m

1012 - Our 2022 Mid-Season Fantasy MVPs

Rich and Tim cover a ton of ground including their mid-season fantasy MVPs
15/07/221h 19m

1011 - Futures Game Preview

Rich does a quick rundown of the Futures Game rosters
13/07/2231m 42s

1010 - Hot Prospects of the week (Week 14)

The following players are discussed:1. Nick Pratto (KC)2. Jarred Kelenic (Sea)3. Livan Soto (LAA)4. Everson Pereira (NYY)5. Kyle Manzardo (TB)6. Elly De La Cruz (Cin)7. Joshwan Wright (Oak)8. Noelvi Marte (Sea)9. Heston Kjerstad (Bal)10. Rodolfo Nolasco (Pit)11. Gabriel Martinez (Tor)12. Benny Montgomery (Col)13. Yiddi Cappe (Mia)14. DL Hall (Bal)15. Eury Perez (Mia)16. Bobby Miller (LAD)17. Mitchell Parker (Was)18. Doug Nikhazy (Cle)
12/07/2251m 12s

1009 - Waiver Wire (Week of July 11)

Rich and Tim look at the All-Star starters, Chris Sale's blow-up and of course the pickups for this week.
10/07/221h 34m

1008 - Hot Prospects of June

The following players are discussed:1. Gunnar Henderson (Bal)2. Nolan Jones (Cle)3. Eguy Rosario (SD)4. Brett Baty (NYM)5. Jake Slaughter (CHC)6. Corbin Carroll (Ari)7. Colin Barber (Hou)8. Christian Encarnacion-Strand (Min)9. Elly De La Cruz (Cin)10. Logan Cerny (Hou)11. Jose Salas (Mia)12. Luis Castillo (Mil)13. Hunter Brown (Hou)14. Luis Medina (NYY)15. Taj Bradley (TB)16. Gavin Stone (LAD)17. Nick Zwack (NYM)18. Ty Madden (Det)19. Juan Mercedes (Sea)
08/07/2248m 31s

1007 - Hot Propsects of the week (Week 13)

The following players are discussed:1. Bo Naylor (Cle)2. Pedro Leon (Hou)3. Brayan Rocchio (Cle)4. Jhonkensy Noel (Cle)5. Jordyn Adams (LAA)6. Leandro Cedeno (Ari)7. Ronny Simon (TB)8. Diego Cartaya (LAD)9. Noelvi Marte (Sea)10. Marcelo Mayer (Bos)11. James Triantos (CHC)12. Hunter Goodman (Col)13. Bryan Mata (Bos)15. Anderson Espinoza (CHC)16. Jaime Melendez (Hou)17. Joe Boyle
06/07/2247m 47s

1006 - Mid-Season Top 100 Prospects

Tim interviews Rich on Prospect361.com Top 100 prospects
05/07/221h 37m

1005 - Waiver Wire - Week of July 4

Rich and TIm breakdown the pickups for this week
03/07/221h 22m

1004 - Mid Season Top 100 Preview

RIch introduces his Top 100 mid-season list and discusses a handful of the names that might not be on other list. The list will drop on July 4th.
02/07/2249m 19s

1003 - Strategies for the second half

Tim and Rich are back for another Take 10 with Tim
01/07/221h 17m

1002 - Hot Prospects of the Week (Week 12)

The following players are discussed:1. Samad Taylor (Tor)2. Alec Burleson (Stl)3. Hudson Potts (Bos)4. Anthony Volpe (NYY)5. Masyn Winn (Stl)6. Evan Carter (Tex)7. Oscar Colas (CHW)8. Jose Ramos (LAD)9. Zac Veen (Col)10. Geraldo Quintero (Atl)11. Omar De Los Santos (NYM)12. Deyvison De Los Santos (Ari)13. Yeison Perez (Mil)14. Bryant Betancourt (Col)15. Bryan Bello (Bos)16. Kyle Harrison (SF)17. Brandon Pfaadt (Ari)18. Griff McGarry (Phi)19. Mason Montogmery (TB)
28/06/221h 3m

1001 - Waiver Wire - Week of June 27

Rich and Tim breakdown this week's waiver wire and then end on a huge debate of drafted players vs. Asian players and which group has been moresuccessfull. It's a fun discussion that occurs at the end of the podcast
26/06/221h 38m

1000 - We hit 1000 podcasts!

Rich and Tim do a little celebrating but get back to work with listener questions, over/under game, and Tim's pickups for the weekend
24/06/221h 3m

999 - Hot Prospects of the Week (Week 11)

The players covered are:1. Elehuris Montero (Col)2. Francisco Alvarez (NYM)3. Ceddanne Rafaela (Bos)4. Curtis Mead (TB)5. Jeremiah Jackson (LAA)6. Everson Pereira (NYY)7. Vaughn Grissom (Atl)8. Robert Hassell (SD)9. Elly De La Cruz (Cin)10. Zac Veen (Col)11. Addison Barger (Tor)12. Blaze Jordan (Bos)13. Eddinson Paulino (Bos)14. Harry Ford (Sea)15. Iverson Leonardo (Det)16. Gleider Figuereo (Tex)17. DL Hall (Bal)18. Logan T. Allen (Cle)19. Gordan Graceffo (Stl)20. Owen White (Tex)21. Nick Nastrini (LAD)
22/06/2257m 14s

998 - Waiver Wire - Week of June 20

Rich and TIm break down this week's waiver wrie list, closer report and rant about all the injuries that are besetting their teams
19/06/221h 26m

997 - Injuries are starting to mount

Rich and TIm breakdown this week's baseball activity. They focus on injuries, closers, and some of the young kids that are playing well and not so well
17/06/221h 20m

996 - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 10)

These players were discussed1. Jordan Westburg (Bal)2. Esteury Ruiz (SD) - Again!3. Francisco Alvarez (NYM)4. Alexander Canario (CHC)5. Sal Frelick (Mil)6. Andy Pages (LAD)7. Dustin Harris (Tex)8. Johan Rojas (Phi)9. Owen Cassie (CHC)10. Logan Cerny (Hou)11. Kevin Alcantara (CHC)12. Warming Bernabel (Col)13. Luis Castillo (Mil)14. Dayro Perez (NYY)15. Ken Waldichuk (NYY)16. Xzavion Curry (Cle)17. Evan McKendry (TB)18. Gavin Stone (LAD)19. Ricky Tiedemann (Tor)
15/06/2251m 50s

995 - Special Prospect Podcast - Listener Questions

A quick, short podcast for your Tuesday morning commute, run, and whatever...
14/06/2237m 40s

994 - Waiver Wire - Week of June 13

Rich and Tim provide this week's pickups
12/06/221h 25m

993 - Are these players for real?

Rich and Tim are back with ten topics to discuss
10/06/221h 20m

992 - Hot Prospects of the Week (Week 9)

The following players are discussed:1. Logon O'Hoppe (PHI)2. Gage Workman (Det)3. Ronny Mauricio (NYM)4. Yoelqui Cespedes (CHW)5. Jordan Walker (STL)6. Jordan Diaz (Oak)7. Colin Barber (Hou)8. Justyn-Henry Malloy (Atl)9. Diego Cartaya (LAD)10. Addison Barger (Tor)11. Jackson Chourio (Mil)12. Emmanuel Rodrguez (Min)13. Shane Baz (TB)14. Cade Cavalli (Was)15. Noah Denoyer (Bal)16. Taj Bradley (TB)17. Taylor Dollard (Sea)18. DJ Herz (CHC)19. Andrew Painter (Phi)
08/06/2251m 9s

991 - Waiver Wire - Week of June 6

Rich and Tim reveal this week's list of player's to pickup
05/06/221h 32m

990 - An early peek at the 2023 draft (yes, seriously)

Rich and Tim are back and it's not a Take 10 with Tim on Friday, but on Saturday.
04/06/221h 16m

989 - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 8)

The following players are discussed:1. Jonathan Aranda (TB)2. Jarred Kelenic (Sea)3. CJ Abrams (SD)4. Ronaldo Hernandez (Bos)5. Kerry Carpenter (Det)6. George Valera (Cle)7. Seuly Matias (KC)8. Juan Carls Negret (KC)9. Kyle Manzardo (TB)10. Pedro Pineda (Oak)11. Vaun Brown (SF)12. Gabriel Martinez (Tor)13. Hunter Brown (Hou)14. Drey Jameson (Ari)15. Ky Bush (LAA)16. Brandon Pfaadt (Ari)17. Robinson Pina (LAA)18. Will Dion (Cle)
02/06/2258m 16s

988 - Hot Prospects of the Month of May

The following players are discussed:1. Vinnie Pasquantino (KC)2. Logan O'Hoppe (Phi)3. Gunnar Henderson (Bal)4. Kerry Carpenter (Det)5. Esteury Ruiz (SD)6. Elly De La Cruz (Cin)7. Tyler Black (Mil)8. Oslevlvis Basabe (TB)9. Diego Cartaya (LAD)10. Jordan Lawlar (Ari)11. Pete Crow-Armstrong (CHC)12. Jeremy De La Rosa (Was)13. Gabriel Martinez (Tor)14. Grayson Rodrgiuez (Bal)15. Joey Cantillo (Cle)16. Drew Parrish (KC)17. Connor Phillips (Cin)18. Bryce Miller (Sea)19. Mason Montgomery (TB)20. Dahian Santos (Tor)
31/05/2256m 0s

987 - Waiver Wire - Week of May 30th

Rich and Tim breakdown the games of the week and the players to pickup for next week
29/05/221h 31m

986 - Who would you rather own the rest of the season

Rich and Tim are back for a fun episode of Take 10 with Tim
27/05/221h 17m

985a - Hot Prospect of the Week (Week 7 - Part 2)

The players covered are:1. Grayson Rodriguez (Bal)2. Eddie Cabrera (Mia)3. Hunter Gaddis (Cle)4. Antoine Kelly (Mil)5. Garrett Hawkins (SD)6. Mike Vasil (NYM)
26/05/2217m 18s

985 - Hot Prospects of the Week - Week 7

Rich breaks down the following players:1. Travis Swaggerty (Pit)2. Alec Burleson (STL)3. Logan O'Hoppe (Phi)4. Kody Hoese (LAD)5. Dustin Harris (Tex)6. Jorbit Vivas (LAD)7. Corbin Carroll (Ari)8. Marco Luciano (SF)9. Matt Gorski (Pit)10. Yasel Antuna (Was)11. D'Shawn Knowles (LAA)12. Jasson Dominguez (NYY)13. Caleb Killian (CHC)
25/05/2239m 15s

984 - Waiver Wire - Week of May 23rd

Rich and TIm breakdown 16 players for you to pickup this weekend.
22/05/221h 42m

983 - Drop, Sit or Keep playing these underperformers!

Rich and Tim hit it hard today, playing Drop, Sit or Keep and who is Tim picking up this weekend.
20/05/221h 8m

982 - Hot Prospects of the week (Week 6)

The following prospects are covered:1. Josh Lowe (OF)2. Pedro Leon (SS)3. Jhailyn Ortiz (OF)4. Jordan Walker (3B)5. Zack Gelof (3B)6. Joey Wiemer (OF)7. Michael Busch (2B)8. Eddys Leonard (SS)9. Luisangel Acuna (SS)10. Jacob Gonzalez (3B)11. Blaze Jordan (1B)12. Hao Yu Lee (2B)13 Andrew Abbott (LHP)14. Bryce Miller (RHP)15. Royber Salinas (RHP)16. David Festa (RHP)
17/05/2245m 8s

981 - Waiver Wire - Week of May 16

Rich and Tim discuss all things baseball including who to pickup for this week
15/05/221h 33m

980 - The all listener podcast

Rich and Tim answer 17 listener questions that range from breaking down the Padres system, to the lack of home runs, to the best U19 players in the minors
13/05/221h 24m

979 - Hot Prospects of the week (Week 5)

The following prospects are discussed:1. JJ Bledday (Mia)2. Corbin Carroll (Ari)3. Ezequiel Duran (Tex)4. Colt Keith (Det)5. Cody Freeman (Tex)6. Diego Cartaya (LAD)7. Yosy Galan (Tex)8. Jeremy De La Rosa (Was)9. Alex Ramirez (NYM)10. Jackson Chourio (Mil)11. Luis Gil (NYY)12. Logan T. Allen (Cle)13. Ken Waldichuk (NYY)14. Bryan Bello (Bos)15. Taj Bradley (TB)16. Gordon Graceffo (Stl)
11/05/2240m 55s