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Fantasy Baseball Today

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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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Before we get to your questions, we're explaining the different league formats, starting with H2H points (1:19). What do you need to know about Rotisserie leagues, also known as Roto and the standard 5x5 (8:20)? ... How about H2H categories leagues (11:54)? Which rankings should you use if you play in H2H categories? ... If you left us an Apple Podcast review question, we answer all of those starting here (17:55). We finished up the show answering some of your emails (48:10)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Let's get things started with our favorite breakouts this season (2:00)! Of course Scott loves Ke'Bryan Hayes while Frank has been targeting Tyler Mahle. ... As we move over to news and notes, Jackie Bradley signed a two-year deal with the Brewers (14:31). Adalberto Mondesi is also dealing with a foot injury while Nate Pearson has a groin strain. ... Is Madison Bumgarner back (23:20)!? Does Scott need to calm Frank down when it comes to Aaron Civale? ... We have Spring Training storylines (29:24)! Frankie Montas wants to throw his splitter more, Tyler Glasnow has a new pitch, and Aaron Hicks is batting third for the Yankee. ... Breakouts! We have all of them (38:46). ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Well, we lasted this long without a serious injury. Framber Valdez has a fractured left ring finger. How low should we drop him in the rankings? Is there anybody else to pay attention to on the Houston Astros? ... We hit the rest of the news and notes, starting with Victor Robles leading off for the Nationals (8:35). Pablo Lopez is working on a new breaking pitch while Corey Kluber looked great in his debut. ... We have more prospect updates (17:07)! Wander Franco and Jarred Kelenic both had big days. How soon should we expect Matt Manning of the Detroit Tigers? ... So, how would you describe a sleeper (25:54)? Who is Scott's favorite sleeper this season? ... We have a few middle infielders we really like in Nick Solak and Tommy Edman (32:36)! ... We both love Austin Riley for this season (37:30). ... We give you ALL the sleepers (41:30). ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We've got a lot to talk about but first, how did Chris do in his bizarro Tout Wars draft (3:30)? ... So what actually matters in Spring Training (9:58)? What are we paying attention to when it comes to Fantasy Baseball? ... We're only three days in but let's talk about some early standouts (15:22). Andrew Vaughn is gaining some real hype. Marcus Stroman has a new pitch. Chris Paddack looked great in his debut. Who is Jarren Duran? ... As we hit on some news and notes, the official start to the Triple-A minor league season has been delayed (27:00). Kole Calhoun has a torn meniscus. What's his timetable and who gains playing time? ... Let's recap our position previews (33:45), starting with the offensive positions. ... What strategies should you follow when it comes to starting pitching and relievers (55:00)? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Well, relief pitcher is a bigger crapshoot than it normally is. Nonetheless, what's our strategy for the position in Roto leagues entering this season (4:10)? Should you try and come away with three potential closers in your draft? ... What do you do in H2H points leagues (12:22)? This is by far the worst year for SPARPs EVER! ... Let's have some fun and guess each team's closer (20:18). How many definite closers are there? ... Who are our favorite candidates for sleeper, breakout, and bust at the position (37:55)? It seems like we have a lot of faith in Amir Garrett! ... Where are these relievers being drafted according to FantasyPros ADP (49:51)? Which range is our favorite to draft from? ... We wrap up with the Marmol Strategy, high-end setup relievers and saves + holds strategy (1:01:45). ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Surprise! We have a third part to our starting pitcher preview for this season. Let's start with some breakout candidates in Sixto Sanchez, Joe Musgrove, and Pablo Lopez (2:53)! ... Is Kevin Gausman legit (8:40)? Sandy Alcantara and Marco Gonzales profile better as points league pitchers... When should we expect Mike Soroka back (14:32)? Who is the real Frankie Montas and will German Marquez be traded? ... Is Corey Kluber overvalued (20:34)? Is David Price undervalued? ... Chris Bassitt is not exciting but Triston McKenzie is (25:10). ... We're excited about Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Civale and Tyler Mahle (30:00)! ... What should you expect from Jose Urquidy, Zach Eflin and Jameson Taillon (38:38)? ... What's up with Cristian Javier and Tony Gonsolin (43:50)? ... John Means Business (49:35)! ... Buying Elieser Hernandez and Ryan Yarbrough (51:52). ... We finish up with our favorite late-round fliers (58:40). ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Before we get to your mailbag questions, we're taking a look at the latest news and notes (1:25). Michael Kopech is expected to start the season in the bullpen, the Twins are using Alex Kirilloff at multiple spots, and Nick Senzel has been named the Reds' starting center fielder. ... If you left an Apple Podcast rating and review, thank you! This is where we answer your APR questions (14:05). ... If you sent us an email, this is where we answer those questions (36:43)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're picking up where we left off yesterday in starting pitcher ADP with the fifth round (1:25). Is Tyler Glasnow overvalued? What about Kenta Maeda? ... In the sixth round, we see Corbin Burnes, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Max Fried drafted (12:05). Which one are we avoiding? ... Also going in the sixth round are Sonny Gray, Carlos Carrasco, and Stephen Strasburg (21:20). What do we think of each? ... Why does Scott like Zach Plesac so much (31:00)? Kyle Hendricks or Jose Berrios? ... Is Dinelson Lamet a ticking time bomb (40:13)? Zack Wheeler or Zack Greinke? ... Can Jesus Luzardo get to the next level (46:20)? Why does Frank love Chris Paddack? ... Why is Scott in on Framber Valdez (52:50)? Should you be worried about Dylan Bundy and Charlie Morton? ... We wrap with Luis Urias, Lance McCullers and Patrick Corbin (1:00:00)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're expanding the FBT universe! Fantasy Baseball Today in 5, the fastest way to keep up with fantasy baseball, debuts on Monday, March 1. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Baseball Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Frank Stampfl and company as they help guide you to a Fantasy championship. The FBT crew will filter through the news cycle and deliver what matters most from a Fantasy perspective so you can make your add, drop, start & sit moves all before breakfast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
No doubt the biggest question entering Fantasy Baseball in 2021 is how to handle starting pitching (3:35). Should you draft pitching early? How many pitchers should you draft in the early rounds? What has the success rate been recently for this position? ... There's a clear top three at the position with Jacob deGrom, Gerrit Cole, and Shane Bieber (19:28). Why are these three our top three overall players in H2H points leagues? ... In the second round we see Trevor Bauer, Yu Darvish, and Walker Buehler get drafted (28:10). What are the expectations for Bauer in Los Angeles and why are we so worried about Buehler? ... Who is our favorite to draft from Lucas Giolito, Aaron Nola, and Max Scherzer (36:21)? ... What can you expect from Jack Flaherty following a COVID-riddled season (42:29)? How about Kershaw and Luis Castillo? ... Who's our favorite from Brandon Woodruff, Zac Gallen and Blake Snell (49:27)? ... We wrap up with our sleepers, breakouts and busts for the position (56:25)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Danny Vietti and Will Middlebrooks are back and this time they're previewing the NL East for the upcoming season. But first, the guys react to comments made by former Mariners President Kevin Mather (2:01). What does Will think about service time manipulation? ... So who's going to win the NL East (8:10)? ... The Mets made a lot of moves this offseason (13:58). What are their expectations? ... What's the mindset for a player while he's in the minor league (15:47)? ... What are the expectations for the Nationals (23:33)? ... Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins joins the podcast (31:21). What are his expectations for the Phillies? ... What are the differences between Joe Girardi and Gabe Kapler (36:50)? ... Does Hoskins use analytics (40:15)? ... How does it feel to play with Bryce Harper (46:05)? ... The guys wrap up with some rapid-fire questions for Hoskins (51:33). ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hope you like outfielders because we've got a lot of em! Let's start with where we left off yesterday in the fifth round of ADP (1:45). Would you draft Randy Arozarena this early? Starling Marte seems like an easy buy in Roto. ... Why does Chris hate Trent Grisham (8:30)? Why does Scott hate Michael Conforto? ... What are we expecting from Charlie Blackmon in the seventh round (15:53)? ... Frank loves Austin Meadows in round eight while Lourdes Gurriel seems like a safe bet (21:11). ... Eddie Rosario is annually undervalued (26:83). What do we make of Mike Yastrzesmki and Byron Buxton? ... Who are our favorites from Alex Verdugo, Kyle Lewis, Tommy Pham, Wil Myers, and Michael Brantley (34:29)? ... What should you spend on all these outfielders in a salary cap draft (45:05)? Can Joey Gallo bounce back? ... What are the expectations for Max Kepler and Victor Robles (49:45)? ... Is Kyle Schwarber a good power bet (54:35)? We end the podcast looking at names outside the top-200 that can contribute this season (58:10)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Frank is back and today we're taking a closer look at early-round outfielders. But first, how does strategy change when drafting outfielders in Roto vs. H2H points (2:00)? ... There seems to be a consensus top four outfielders going in the top half of the first round (5:42). Juan Soto or Mike Trout? ... Christian Yelich seems to be on an island as a late first-round pick (15:17). How confident are we that he will bounce back? ... Cody Bellinger or Bryce Harper in the second round (19:22)? ... In the third and fourth round we see some interesting outfielders go (24:44). Is Eloy Jimenez overvalued? Luis Robert or Kyle Tucker? ... Who are our favorite sleepers, breakouts, and busts in the outfield (39:24)? ... Which outfield prospects do you need to know for your drafts (58:10)? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chris and Scott are handling duties today and start off with Trevor Rosenthal to the A's! ... Well, Fernando Tatis Jr. is rich (4:15). Shane Bieber and Frankie Montas have tested positive for COVID while J.T. Realmuto fractured his thumb! ... We also have some early spring training updates and apparently Juan Soto wants to run more (11:14). Should he be the first overall pick in Roto leagues? Clint Frazier has been named the starting left fielder for the Yankees and Andrew Vaughn could make the White Sox Opening Day roster. ... The guys are answering your Apple Podcast Review questions, including some late-round infielders and Shohei Ohtani's value (20:35). ... Chris and Scott spend the rest of the podcast answering your emails (31:08). If you've sent an email over the past week or so, they probably answer it here! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pitchers and catchers have reported and we have a third base preview. It's a beautiful day! Since Scott loves Ke'Bryan Hayes, does that mean he loves the position? ... Should you make it a priority to get an elite third baseman on draft day (2:55)? ... Let's jump into ADP and one man stands alone at the top, Jose Ramirez (6:22). Do we have any concern with his lineup? ... Manny Machado finds himself alone in the second round after a career year (11:44). ... Rounds three and four are filled with elite options (14:53)! Which player do we prefer out of Rendon, Bregman, Devers, and Arenado? ... The mid-tier seems like it features just two names in Eugenio Suarez and Yoan Moncada (22:55). ... We finally make it to this massive fallback tier at the position (27:55). Is Alec Bohm overvalued? What does Kris Bryant have left? ... We have sleepers, breakouts, and busts at third base (43:44)! ... We wrap up with some prospects to know and late-round ADP for the position (53:34). ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pete Abraham from the Boston Globe is joining Danny Vietti and Will Middlebrooks later in the podcast but first, offseason grades! Who had the best offseason (2:28)? ... Which team disappointed in the offseason (11:31)? ... Why are superstars being traded for low-level prospects (14:42)? ... Which team had an underrated offseason (20:49)? ... Pete Abraham from the Boston Globe joins the podcast (24:45). He shares his thoughts on the Red Sox entering 2021 ... What did Pete think of the Andrew Benintendi trade (29:17)? ... We know there's a luxury tax in baseball but should there be a salary floor (35:50)? ... Pete provides an update on Chris Sale and shares some fun stories while on the job (41:06). ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Finally a position worth talking about! Shortstop is awesome but what is our strategy for the position heading into 2021? ... Let's jump into ADP! How early should Fernando Tatis go in Roto vs. H2H points (5:50)? ... How close is Trea Turner to Tatis (9:43)? Is Turner's power legit? ... What are the risks to draft Trevor Story at the end of the first round (15:40)? ... Is Francisco Lindor overvalued in the second round (18:10)? What about Bo Bichette? ... The third and fourth rounds are loaded, starting with the polarizing Adalberto Mondesi (25:37). Who are our favorites from Bogaerts, Seager, and Tim Anderson? ... Why draft Javier Baez or Gleybert Torres at their cost when you can get Carlos Correa 50 picks later (37:35)? Are people sleeping on Dansby Swanson? ... Who are our favorite sleepers, breakouts, and busts for shortstop (48:00)? ... We wrap up with some prospects to know and hit late-round ADP (56:10)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Happy Valentine's/Presidents Day! Scott kicks us off with a hitter he loves in Ke'Bryan Hayes (2:05). ... Chris loves Ian Anderson despite the small sample size (7:55). Is he worth the price? ... We hit a few more pitchers we love in John Means and Carlos Carrasco (15:17). ... Who are some players we've ALWAYS loved (20:16)? Can Byron Buxton put it together? Don't forget about Andrew McCutchen! ... We have reunions (26:55). Justin Turner returned to the Dodgers, James Paxton is headed back to the Mariners and Jake Arrieta signed with the Cubs. ... Can Andrew Benintendi revitalize his career following the trade to Kansas City (33:50)? ... Mark Melancon also signed with the Padres while Rich Hill is headed to Tampa Bay (38:18). Apparently Michael Kopech will get the opportunity to compete for the White Sox rotation during spring training. ... We wrap up with your mailbag questions regarding Tanner Houck, punting steals, and more (46:59)! ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Frank hates second base while Scott and Chris don't really mind it! What are their thoughts on the position (2:23)? Should you prioritize getting one of the elite players? ... Will DJ LeMahieu lose power production (6:50)? Who should you take between Ozzie Albies and Whit Merrifield? ... Why are we worried about Cavan Biggio, Keston Hiura and Brandon Lowe (14:48)? ... What do we do with Ketel Marte (19:37)? ... Why take Marte when you can get Jose Altuve 1-2 rounds later (22:18)? What should you expect from Jeff McNeil? ... Sleepers at second base (34:11)! ... Breakouts at second base (40:15)! ... Busts at second base (45:55)! ... Which second baseman are we most likely to draft plus which prospects should you know about (47:17)? ... We wrap with some late-round ADP (52:30). Who is Dylan Moore? Does Marcus Semien suck? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With Freddie Freeman winning the National League MVP and Jose Abreu winning the American League MVP, is first base back to its glory days? ... How many viable starting first basemen are there in Fantasy (2:45)? ... Who would you rather have between Freeman and Cody Bellinger (6:45)? ... After a ridiculous 2020, is Jose Abreu overvalued (12:35)? At what point would we feel okay drafting him? ... Should you skip over Pete Alonso, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Luke Voit in the fifth round (19:15)? ... Is the Matt Olson, Anthony Rizzo, Paul Goldschmidt, Max Muncy tier the one to target (27:38)? ... Which sleepers should you target at first base (37:47)? ... Can Ryan Mountcastle and Dominic Smith break out even further (43:25)? ... BUSTS (47:25)! ... We wrap up looking at some later ADP (52:40). How concerned are we about Smith's playing time? Rhys Hoskins hype? Who are our favorite late-round options? ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday '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: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank, @AdamAizer 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/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (46)

Andrew Smith

very good

Jan 14th
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Andrew Smith

this was good

Jan 4th
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Andrew Smith

this was a difficult one to get into

Dec 24th
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Andrew Smith

this was good

Dec 21st
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Andrew Smith

this was good

Nov 16th
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Andrew Smith

decent episode

Sep 9th
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Andrew Smith

still seems like Scott doesn't care for Frank at all

Aug 20th
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Andrew Smith

Heath is back!

Jul 23rd
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Andrew Smith

good one

Jul 19th
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Andrew Smith

enjoyed this

Jul 12th
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Andrew Smith

horrible Chris towers impression

Jul 4th
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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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