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It's the most comprehensive Fantasy Baseball Podcast you'll find. We're dedicated to helping you win your league while keeping you entertained at the same time. Find out who to add, drop, start and sit while getting the best advice every day.

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Today on the show we're talking third base but first, Happy Canada Day and Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! Is third base actually a deep position (4:07)? Is it the deepest position ever!? ... Which third baseman does Scott find himself drafting most (8:04)? How early would he take Alex Bregman in a H2H points league? Who does Chris typically avoid at this position? ... We jump into ADP and find the five elite third basemen that are being drafted in the first three rounds (11:20). Bregman or Nolan Arenado in Roto? Can Jose Ramirez be the number one third baseman again? Any worries over Anthony Rendon in the American League? ... Rounds 4-5 consist of overvalued players at the position (22:52). Should you be avoiding Kris Bryant? Is the FOMO real on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.? ... Rounds 6-9 feature a bunch of names that could be useful in H2H leagues (36:47). What is Yoan Moncada's upside? Who would Scott take between Matt Chapman and Josh Donaldson? ... Onto our sleepers, breakouts, and busts at third base (44:10)! We present the cases for Gio Urshela and Brian Anderson. Why is Manny Machado a bust? ... Back to ADP, rounds 13-15 features some interesting names (55:50). Can Justin Turner make it through 60 games? Why is Scott Kingery undervalued in Roto? ... We hit on some late-round names at the position (59:22)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
So, uhh, about second base. It's not the greatest position, which gives us even more reason to break it down! Because of how shallow it is, do we find ourselves reaching at the position? We won't normally hit news and notes on position previews but it's worth mentioning the four players who have already opted out of the 2020 season (3:50). ... Onto the "elite" tier at second base where we find Gleyber Torres, Jose Altuve, Ozzie Albies, and Ketel Marte (8:02). Why are people shying away from Altuve? Will Gleyber crush the Orioles again? ... Amidst talking about Albies, Scott struck up a conversation regarding "safe" players vs. streaky players in a shortened season (19:56). Should you target more of the high-upside, streaky hitters? ... Rounds four and five at second base are mostly filled with veterans... and Keston Hiura (24:40). Should Hiura be part of the elite tier? What do Merrifield, Villar, and LeMahieu have left in the tank? ... Sleepers, breakouts, and busts at second base (37:06)! Is this finally the year for Garrett Hampson? Is Cavan Biggio a breakout or a bust? ... Back to ADP, the mid-range is filled with Max Muncy, Jeff McNeil, and Mike Moustakas (51:05). Is McNeil a poor man's DJ LeMahieu? ... Rounds 10-13 are filled with Eduardo Escobar, Cavan Biggio, Tommy Edman, and Gavin Lux (54:30). Who is the real Escobar? How much will Lux play this season? ... We wrap things up with the late-round options at the position (59:30)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Once considered a cornerstone in Fantasy Baseball, first base isn't what it used to be. Is it the second most shallow position outside of second base? Has Scott changed any of his first base ranks based on the schedule and divisions of the shortened season (4:37)? ... Last season Cody Bellinger was a top five player in both H2H and Roto. How legit was it (7:07)? Would we rather have Bellinger or Mookie Betts? ... Freddie Freeman was slowed by an elbow injury last September and then had offseason surgery (14:00). Do we have any concern over this? ... Is Pete Alonso really a bust after hitting 53 home runs (18:27)? Should we wait two rounds and just take Matt Olson? ... The mid-tier is a popular one this season (24:34). Why does Frank love Jose Abreu? Who is the real Josh Bell? ... Onto our sleepers (40:02)! Chris and Frank like Justin Smoak and CJ Cron but Scott's going even deeper. ... Why do the guys have so much confidence in Luke Voit breaking out (43:40)? ... One year after being a Top-40 pick, Scott is throwing in the towel on Rhys Hoskins (48:45). ... Back to ADP review, will Carlos Santana ever stop being awesome in H2H points leagues (54:03)? ... Are we buying anything that Yuli Gurriel or Danny Santana did in 2019 (56:52)? Also, in honor of Adam Aizer, don't sleep on Edwin Encarnacion!! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're previewing the most volatile position in Fantasy Baseball... relief pitchers! Just to prove the volatility, how many closers do we think were the intended closer to start the year and were still there by the end of the season? What's our overall relief pitcher strategy in H2H vs. Roto (3:00)? Does it change in a shortened season? Should we focus more on job security? ... We kick off our ADP review with Josh Hader, who is being drafted in the fifth round (9:00). How concerned should we be over Corey Knebel? Would we rather have Hader in the fifth round or Nick Anderson in the 12th (9:00)? ... The next group features the top three closers in terms of job security: Kirby Yates, Aroldis Chapman, and Roberto Osuna (18:24). Should Osuna be ranked #1 this season? ... The next group is a tough one including Liam Hendriks, Kenley Jansen, Brad Hand, and Taylor Rogers (26:54). What's up with Brad Hand and can he fight off James Karinchak? ... Onto our sleepers, breakouts, and busts (31:24)! Why is Ken Giles so disrespected? Can Gallegos breakout? Basically, nobody on the podcast is drafting Hader. ... Back to ADP review, this next group is very polarizing between Edwin Diaz, Giles, Hector Neris, Raisel Iglesias, and Craig Kimbrel (46:37). Target this group! ... Next up we have a group of low-end RP2s plus how are SPARPs looking this season (53:27)? ... We wrap with some relievers who can help with ratios and holds in 2020 (1:03:45)... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is the catcher position really back? Seven of the Top-12 catchers in H2H leagues were waiver wire additions last season. Is that normal? What is Scott's typical catcher strategy in a one-catcher league vs. a two-catcher league (3:31). Has it changed at all in a 60-game season? ... The elite tier is filled with all but two players: JT Realmuto and Gary Sanchez (7:22). Is this a case of safety vs. upside? Would we rather have Realmuto in the fifth round or Sanchez in the seventh? ... Onto our favorite sleepers at the catcher position, why does Scott favor Danny Jansen (18:00)? How good can Sean Murphy be? Is Yadier Molina really a sleeper? ... Mitch Garver already broke out last season but Scott still likes him in 2020 (25:30). Can Omar Narvaez get even better in Milwaukee? ... When it comes to busts at the catcher position, Scott is worried about Carson Kelly's playing time (34:!2). Is the floor too low for Will Smith? Also, where did Christian Vazquez come from? ... Back to our ADP review, how do we rank Yasmani Grandal, Willson Contreras, and Mitch Garver (44:11)? Who's the best discount? ... Our next group of catchers involves Salvador Perez and WHY DOESN'T HE GET MORE LOVE (50:11)? Who do the guys prefer between Kelly, Vazquez, Narvaez, and Molina (53:30)? For the later-round guys, Sean Murphy is a favorite (58:22) along with Buster Posey and Francisco Mejia. ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're taking a closer look at the rule changes that were announced for the 2020 MLB season but first, Adam gets us started with his love for the Yankees! Once again, we address the question as to whether or not you should be redrafting the teams you drafted back in March (1:40). In our email of the day, we're asked whether we should be devaluing Mike Trout at all since he has a baby due in August (7:55). Should he fall out of the first round? ... It's time to address the elephant in the room regarding COVID-19 (15:30). Charlie Blackmon and two other Rockies have already tested positive. How does that affect drafting? ... We have other news items regarding Kyle Gibson potentially sitting out the season, Yasiel Puig suitors, and Michael Fulmer's return (20:05). ... Based on reports, what type of usage should we expect for Shohei Ohtani this season (27:35)? ... Onto scheduling and divisions, each team will face their division opponents 10 times this season as well as their opposing interleague division (30:35). Who does that favor? ... There will be 60-man rosters, with about half of those on a taxi squad (37:22). How will that affect pitching and prospects? ... Finally, how should you play your H2H season in 2020 (44:45)? In Roto, what should the innings pitched minimum be? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're here to answer all of your questions regarding the 60-game MLB season, which seems pretty much set! But first, what's the latest news from Jon Heyman and Jim Bowden? If you drafted your Fantasy team back in March, should you redo your draft (5:06)? Sure seems like it considering how much has changed. ... Everybody assumes Jesus Luzardo and Julio Urias have more value in a shortened season but is that true (10:05)? How should we be valuing those pitchers? ... The latest reports have the universal DH in the NL so who are the biggest winners (16:32)? Will J.D. Davis play enough? Is it time to move Wil Myers up the board? ... Who are the National League pitchers that lose the most now that the DH will be implemented (25:47)? How much should we devalue guys like Madison Bumgarner and Zack Wheeler? ... Moving over to injured players, who was injured again (36:18)? What's the expectation for Shohei Ohtani? Why are Rich Hill and James Paxton such big winners? ... Even with all this time to recover, Scott still thinks Aaron Judge and Blake Snell are risky this season (44:36) ... Lastly, who are some winners because of the divisions and proposed scheduling (49:50)? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After months of waiting, it looks like baseball is set to return! MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has implemented a 60-game season, with spring training 2.0 scheduled for early July. How does that affect Fantasy Baseball (2:40)? How should you approach H2H leagues with only 60 games? ... What kind of changes are we looking at (6:38)? How do we approach the universal DH? ... Will teams be more aggressive with prospects in a shortened season (9:20)? We could see more of Nate Pearson and MacKenzie Gore than expected. ... With the DH in the National League, should we downgrade NL pitchers (12:39)? ... Are Scott or Chris changing their draft strategy now (17:46)? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're focusing on the corner infield positions in dynasty but first, how was Adam's birthday weekend? In honor of Father's Day, who are our favorite second generation players to draft in 2020 (3:30)? ... Baseball has not been announced yet and 40 COVID-19 cases have been announced across baseball (7:58) ... Onto the first base dynasty rankings, should you target a first baseman early or try and trade for one because the position is shallow (10:57)? ... Inside Scott's Top-20 rankings, we saw Evan White, Ryan Mountcastle and Nate Lowe ranked in a row (14:00). Which one does Scott prefer and why? ... Is Luke Voit ranked too low at 15 (17:17)? ... Inside the Top-10, who does Scott like between Andrew Vaughn and DJ LeMahieu (21:54)? ... Matt Olson and Josh Bell both flashed their upside in 2019 but who would we rather have in dynasty (21:54)? ... Onto third base, Josh Donaldson is 34 years old but is he ranked too low at 21 (29:16)? ... Scott reminds us why he likes Alec Bohm so much in dynasty leagues (30:50). How should somebody handle Miguel Sano in this format (33:05)? He's the ultimate wild card. ... We move inside the Top-10 but are Yoan Moncada and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ranked too low (36:00)? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're playing "who's that baseball player?" and we have a little fact or fiction for Adam Aizer's birthday! First we have a Flashback Friday. What's the worst trade or move you ever made in a Fantasy Baseball league (4:03)? Did you learn anything from it? ... Next up we're playing WTBP, beginning with a slugging outfielder (9:45). Why doesn't this player get more love? ... Next up we have a 36-year old first baseman who just had a career-year (14:20). Is he undervalued? ... Moving over to pitchers, this man is known as "The Professor" (18:45). Why doesn't Adam ever draft him? ... Our fourth player might have been too easy for Scott (23:23). This pitcher had 200 strikeouts last year but is the 44th starting pitcher off the board in drafts! ... Our final player is a corner infielder for deeper leagues (29:00). Is his brother really that much better than him? ... To celebrate Adam's birthday, we have Fact or Fiction courtesy of Nando Di Fino (35:21). Did Adam once date a woman who had a movie made about her life!? Is Adam a collector of beach towels? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're handing out MLB player comps for top prospects and looking at Scott's dynasty outfield rankings but first we have another counter-proposal! When it comes to drafts in 2020, we all have our rules (3:02). Scott needs four of his Top-35 SP, Frank needs one of Gallen, Fried, or Montas, and Chris just uses Heath's NIPS. ... Onto the prospect player comps, what do we have for Giants catcher Joey Bart (9:13)? Will he be much better than Salvador Perez? ... What's the ceiling for Andrew Vaughn (13:38)? Are we looking at a first-rounder in Fantasy Baseball? ... There seems to be a wide range of outcomes for the Braves Drew Waters (16:55). ... Everybody talks about Casey Mize but what about Matt Manning (22:52)? Is he bound to be an ace? ... Apparently Luis Patiño might have more upside than anybody (27:48)! ... Taking a look at Scott's dynasty outfield rankings, why is Kyle Tucker outside the Top-20 (35:30)? ... Would you rather have Eloy Jimenez or Luis Robert in dynasty (40:40)? ... Does Scott really have Juan Soto ranked over Mike Trout (44:05)!? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're looking at ADP combos for redraft leagues and SP rankings in dynasty but first, what's the latest in the days of our baseball lives? Onto our ADP combos, who would you rather have between Gerrit Cole/Austin Meadows and Mookie Betts/Luis Castillo (4:16)? ... Is Austin Meadows undervalued (11:04)? ... Next up we have Patrick Corbin/Nelson Cruz vs. Yordan Alvarez/Trevor Bauer (13:00). The bully Adam said it was too easy! ... Things get a little tougher with Realmuto/Gallen vs. Chris Paddack/Mitch Garver (15:13)? Do the guys want the better catchers or the (presumed) better starting pitcher? ... We interrupt our ADP combos for some breaking news (16:08). Baseball is getting close! ... In a points league, would you rather Bieber/Donaldson or Rendon/Sonny Gray (22:42)? How high should Sonny Gray be ranked? ... Our last combo is Semien/Giles vs. Corey Seager/Roberto Osuna (27:20)? Would Adam really take Seager over Semien? ... Taking a look at Scott White's dynasty SP rankings, is Gallen too low at 20 (36:52)? ... Moving on to the Top-10, should Jacob deGrom be higher than five (46:15)?. What should your SP philosophy be in dynasty leagues? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're revealing the findings of a homework assignment plus giving out Fantasy superlatives but first, we get Adam's take on those cheating Yankees! Just six days after Rob Manfred said we would unequivocally, 100% have a baseball season, he's going back on his word (5:32). What are the latest conspiracy theories? ... Onto our homework assignment, what did Frank find in terms of predicting hitters vs. pitchers over the first 50 games of a season (12:47)? ... Chris' research is much smarter and (likely) accurate so what did he find (15:58)? How do early-round hitters return value compare to early-round pitchers? ... How does ADP correlate to return on investment based on certain time intervals in a season (20:10)? ... What does Frank mean by "embracing luck" in a shortened season (25:35)? Why is Scott opposed to that? ... Onto our Fantasy superlatives, who is most likely to win MVP outside the first three rounds of ADP (36:12)? ... Why are the Tampa Bay Rays SP most likely to win the Cy Young outside the first three rounds of ADP (39:30)? ... Which Top-10 SP is most likely to be a bust (42:32)? ... Which MLB pitchers is most likely to give up a hit to Adam Aizer (53:48)!? Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're going over some trade targets in dynasty leagues but first, we have an announcement. Fantasy Baseball Today now has a YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe at the link you can find below. What happened over the weekend between the MLB and the MLBPA (4:37)? Daniel Descalso offers a fair depiction of the MLB's offers. ... The Yankees are cheaters now, too (8:30)? Who would have thought? ... Our email of the day asks how we should be handling H2H leagues in a 50-game season (11:53). Scott and Chris offer some interesting league settings. ... When it comes to trading in a dynasty league, what do you look for in a player to buy (19:49)? ... We have our first ever dynasty trade-o-meter (22:50)? Where does Nick Senzel rank? ... Is Francisco Mejia a catcher to target (25:26)? ... Can Miguel Andujar get back to this 2018 form (27:49)? ... What do the guys think of his teammate Clint Frazier (30:07)? ... Will Nate Lowe ever get a chance with the Rays (32:24)? Why is Corbin Burnes a 10 on Chris' trade-o-meter (34:09)!? ... When it comes to selling in dynasty, is anybody really looking to trade Nolan Arenado (40:34)? ... How about J.D Martinez (45:14)? ... What players are Scott and Chris looking to sell off (48:43)? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCfkdUcqL9UnNpGfkF039Q 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're attacking the best categories... STEALS AND SAVES! First, summer is here and Frank shares a bold prediction. What's the deal with stolen bases (5:48)? What did you need in 2019 to compete in this category and do sleepers even exist? ... Who are some of our favorite sleepers for steals (11:47)? Can guys like Garrett Hampson, Kevin Newman and Ender Inciarte help us? ... Adam reveals why you should be aggressive when drafting Trea Turner in the first round (21:25). ... Frank reveals a handful of deep sleepers for steals (22:45), including Tim Locastro, Myles Straw, Jorge Mateo and more. ... What is the current state of saves and why does it suck (23:55)? How do you identify potential sleepers for saves (29:09)? Does it make sense to try and handcuff Mark Melancon and Will Smith? Which of the Rays relievers do we prefer? Why does everybody hate Brandon Kintzler? ... Adam provides a trivia question regarding teams who have not had repeat saves leaders (42:28)! ... Then we answer some of your mailbag questions! Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're recapping the first round of the MLB Draft with R.J. Anderson of CBSsports.com but first, Rob Manfred said there will 100% be a baseball season in 2020! How does R.J. evaluate first overall pick Spencer Torkelson (2:33)? Who's his MLB comp and when should we expect him in the majors? ... Austin Martin was regarded by many as a top-two player. Why did he fall to the fifth pick (7:00)? What's his long-term outlook? ... The Orioles surprised many by taking Heston Kjerstad second overall (11:33). Who is his MLB comp and can he be fast-tracked to the majors? ... Max Meyer was the first pitcher off the board to the Miami Marlins (13:48). Long-term is he a starter or reliever? ... Why is Garrett Crochet the ultimate risk-reward pick (16:05)? ... Was Asa Lacy the best pitcher in the draft (18:32)? ... Who is the comp for Emerson Hancock (20:17)? ... Who were some of the steals who went later in the first round (26:39)? ... When it comes to sleepers for RBI, many are tied to home runs (32:15). Basically draft all Yankees. ... What things correlate most with wins for starting pitchers (43:05)? Why are we targeting Twins, Masahiro Tanaka, and Jose Urquidy? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're talking league winners and runs/strikeouts sleepers but first, who knew Adam had a poker face!? What makes a league-winning player in Fantasy Baseball (4:50)? ... Who were the hitters who most helped win leagues in 2019 (10:40)? Is there a common theme among said players? ... Which hitters could help you win your league in 2020 (17:28)? We're looking at Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Corey Seager, and J.D. Davis. ... Who were the league-winning pitchers in 2019 (23:45) and who are the names we're looking at this season? Why is Adam so excited about Robbie Ray? ... 2019 produced the most runs in a season since 2006. Who are some late-round players who can contribute in the runs category (36:50)? Can Shin-Soo Choo and Adam Eaton do it again? ... We've mentioned a few pitchers thus far but who can be of help in the strikeouts category (49:35)? Will Corbin Burnes be given an opportunity? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're taking a look at some late-round contributors for home runs and WHIP but first, which categories do the guys struggle with the most (2:30)? ... We're trying something new called Floor vs. Ceiling where we present you a player and present a realistic upside and downside. First up is David Dahl (7:02). Are the strikeouts too big of a concern? Do we overlook Coors Field too much in H2H points leagues? ... What's the range of outcomes for Jorge Polanco (12:55)? He seems relatively safe but nobody wants him. Would Adam rather have Gleyber Torres in the third round or Polanco in the 13th? ... Sean Manaea was great for five starts in 2019 but how realistic was it (17:00)? Is he a target at his current ADP? ... Justin Turner may be old but he still gets it done when he's on the field (22:00). Are we comfortable with him as a starting third baseman? ... Will the real Mike Foltynewicz please stand up (27:07)? ... We transition into our home run and WHIP sleepers (34:46). Khris Davis is the poster child but don't forget about names like Renato Nunez, Luke Voit, and Edwin Encarnacion. ... Who are some starting pitchers who can provide WHIP help later on (45:40). Everybody loves Rich Hill! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're answering some questions about starting pitchers and also taking a look at some batting average and ERA sleepers. But first, where's Adam been!? We have another new proposal from the owners, this time regarding a 76-game season (5:46). What's the deal with qualifying offers? ... Our email of the day asks whether or not punting starting pitcher is a viable strategy in a shortened season (11:05). How much are we all changing our draft approach? ... Continuing with our theme of starting pitchers, is Corey Kluber done as a Top-20 starting pitcher (19:18)? Would we rather own Kluber or Zac Gallen? ... Is David Price one of the most underrated starting pitchers in Fantasy (28:00)? ... Is his move to the Los Angeles Dodgers actually good for his Fantasy output? ... Is Dinelson Lamet a legitimate breakout candidate (36:55)? ... He really only has two pitches, maybe even one. ... When looking for late-round category contributors, can you find batting average (41:45)? ... Who are the top batting average sleepers being drafted outside the Top-200? ... How about late-round ERA contributors (49:35)? ... Does using elite middle relievers actually help? Who are some underrated SP in regards to ERA? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today on the show we're revealing players we like to draft from the AL and NL East teams but first, do we have any other teams we root for outside of our favorites? We still don't know how many games will be played this season but earlier today we did a 50-game mock draft just in case (4:26). How does that change drafting pitchers? Can we see four-man rotations in a 50-game season? ... If there is a 50-game season, why should we be higher on elite closers (14:18)? If that's the case, why is Frank devaluing Josh Hader? ... Who are our favorite players to draft in the AL and NL east, starting with the Boston Red Sox (16:55)? ... Did Adam talk Frank into James Paxton (20:19)? ... How undervalued is Lourdes Gurriel (24:00)? ... Is Nick Anderson a poor man's Josh Hader (28:10)? ... Do we really have to talk about the Orioles (32:55)? ... Why is everybody so excited about J.D. Davis (37:07)? ... Patrick Corbin is quite the safe pick where he's being drafted (41:40). ... Can Max Fried maintain his gains in control (44:55)? ... Chris is expecting bounce-back seasons from both Jean Segura and Andrew McCutchen (50:30). ... Is Jonathan Villar the safer Adalberto Mondesi (53:00)? ... We finally evaluate Royals prospect Daniel Lynch (56:30)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (35)

Andrew Smith

ok

Jul 1st
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Andrew Smith

this was fun

Jun 22nd
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Andrew Smith

it doesn't seem like Scott actually likes Frank at all

Jun 18th
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Andrew Smith

yawn

May 28th
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Andrew Smith

good good

May 21st
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Andrew Smith

this dude is annoying

May 16th
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Andrew Smith

I enjoyed this one

May 12th
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Andrew Smith

meh

Apr 30th
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Andrew Smith

meh

Apr 15th
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Andrew Smith

good ep

Apr 11th
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Andrew Smith

really good insights

Mar 20th
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Ronald Randle

I love listening to this but I drafted a team and for nothing. Now fantasy sports are pointless. unless a full season is played.

Mar 18th
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Andrew Smith

weird

Mar 9th
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Andrew Smith

really enjoyed Scott's slip up

Mar 3rd
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Andrew Smith

Regulators! Mount up!

Feb 28th
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Andrew Smith

good episode. 3b seems deep

Feb 25th
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Andrew Smith

2B doesn't seem super deep

Feb 20th
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Andrew Smith

bummer about clevingers knee

Feb 15th
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Andrew Smith

really enjoyed this one

Feb 12th
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Andrew Smith

aizer is annoying with some of his comments towards Scott's team

Feb 9th
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