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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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We start this Valentine's Day episode with players we love! A couple of young SPs and an OF who kinda came out of nowhere in 2019 and will be even better in 2020. Then we cover the big news (10:30) with Mike Clevinger's injury and Mike Trout potentially hitting leadoff. What would that mean for his steals? Plus Alex Verdugo is hurt and Mitch Haniger's timeline has been pushed back ... Interesting Fantasy Things (19:35)! Edwin Encarnacion was better than you may have realized. And Lance Lynn and Mike Minor are very interesting ... We address MLB rules changes (30:50) and then read your questions about managerial tendencies (33:00), SPs we may have ranked too low (36:50), saves+holds (39:00), closers who could get traded (41:00) and strategy in Two-Catcher leagues (42:40) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fantasy managers are not reaching for catchers, so you can get a great one at a relative discount. We start with an overview of the position and talk about the values of Gary Sanchez and J.T. Realmuto (3:00). Is Catcher deeper than it used to be (5:30)? Who is our #1 player at the position (10:40) and how much of a dropoff is there with the next tier (14:00)? ... Getting into some draft strategy (16:00) and debating the value of getting an elite catcher (19:30). You can have a huge edge at the position, but waiting isn't a bad idea either. Which strategy do we prefer? Also, are there are any prospects worth stashing (22:40)? ... Sleepers (25:18) including a couple of guys named Murphy and even Buster Posey, breakouts (30:50) including Francisco Mejia and Carson Kelly and busts (37:24) including potentially the guy being drafted sixth overall at the position. We also go through ADP (46:35) and talk about a bunch of players like Willson Contreras, Salvador Perez, Christian Vazquez, Omar Narvaez, Yadier Molina and more ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you're short on time, feel free to skip ahead to our ADP discussion (50:30) which somewhat summarizes the first 50 minutes of the show. But if you want the full breakdown of RP, you've got it! We start with some strategy talk (2:00), a debate about Edwin Diaz and Craig Kimbrel (3:45) and a look at the Closer situations for all 30 MLB teams (9:15) ... More draft strategy is discussed (16:35). How many of his Top 10 RPs does Scott want to draft? Who are the SPs with RP eligibility (we call them SPARPS) and when should they be drafted (27:25)? And how does your strategy change in different formats (33:00) including Points, Roto, H2H Categories and Saves+Holds leagues? ... Sleepers (40:40), breakouts (43:25) and busts (46:26) and an ADP review (50:30). We talk Josh Hader, Kirby Yates, Sean Doolittle, Aroldis Chapman, Hector Neris, Kenley Jansen, Nick Anderson and so many more ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We welcome back former cast member Al Melchior! Our first topic is how to draft steals in a H2H Categories league (3:50). Can you punt steals in that format? ... Let's give Al some tough questions to answer. Is he downgrading the Astros (12:00)? Is he downgrading Mookie Betts (15:00)? Also find out what he thinks about Cody Bellinger this year. And who is he taking #1 overall (17:05)? ... News and notes (21:40) as COL makes a surprise bullpen announcement, we have a Shohei Ohtani timeline and we talk about the new TEX ballpark. Then Al gives us five players he likes in 2020. A bounceback OF (30:50), Mark Canha (34:05), Starlin Castro (37:50), a young stud SP (40:00) and an old stud SP (43:30) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Busy show! We begin with the revised Mookie Betts trade and tell you why Ross Stripling is currently a loser and Gavin Lux might be as well. Then we talk about the Emilio Pagan trade (6:35) and who is TB's closer, plus a new proposal to change the MLB playoff format (9:30). How are we feeling about it? ... Wondering how many HRs and RBIs you need to win a Roto category? We'll tell you what to target in each category (14:55). Then we've got some random Fantasy questions (28:50) about Carlos Santana, Jack Flaherty, Yoan Moncada and Juan Soto ... Our favorite late-round picks (45:42) including a couple of suspended SPs, a couple of overlooked closers, a late steals source and a bounceback candidate ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite 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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We've got some players who are being drafted too late like Josh Bell (4:40), Corey Seager (8:40), Nelson Cruz (13:35) and a young SP coming off a disappointing MLB debut (15:15) ... Which players are being drafted too early? We've got a stolen base machine (18:30) and a HR machine (25:05) who are being overdrafted. Then we've got the latest news on James Paxton (29:15), Julio Urias (32:00), Ross Stripling (35:50) and more. And Adam suggests a late round sleeper (41:30) ... Plenty of your emails (44:22) as we answer questions about Tommy Edman, Shohei Ohtani and more. Also, find out about the most disgusting insect on earth and we debate J.T. Realmuto vs. Gary Sanchez (57:30) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Last season, Heath drafted a SP with each of his first four picks. How did that work out? Can you win with that strategy? We also answer a quick question about Jo Adell (8:00) before getting into the mock draft ... So, how much should we be valuing SPs in this format (12:00)? Lucas Giolito went ahead of Jose Altuve for crying out loud! Should Gerrit Cole be drafted second overall (23:05)? Was George Springer a reach at 17th overall (25:43)? Was Fernando Tatis a steal in Round 5 (28:00)? Can you win if you draft mostly hitters early (31:00)? And how should you value Shohei Ohtani (32:55)? ... We go through the first five rounds with our commentary (35:00) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All angles of the Mookie Betts trade. Biggest Fantasy winner (2:40), if Betts should move down at all in the rankings (6:08), biggest Fantasy loser (12:00), the impact on Kenta Maeda (17:25) and Brusdar Graterol (22:22) ... Let's talk steals (26:00)! A listener proposes a different way to draft steals and we tell you how we feel about it. Then Scott gets philosophical about stolen bases and gets into how his strategy is evolving (34:30) ... Scott explains his Eloy Jimenez ranking (37:50) and we wonder if Manny Machado can return to greatness (42:42) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Which once great players can get back to the Fantasy elite? We'll discuss some names, but first let's get into the news (3:00) as a Mookie Betts trade could be close and Trevor Story got a new contract. Will he run less now that he got paid? ... Who can return to greatness? We make cases for and against a number of players, beginning with Andrew Benintendi (11:30), Wil Myers (15:35) and Paul Goldschmidt (17:40). Then we've got a couple of closers (21:25) and a couple of guys named Carlos (32:00) ... Can Corey Kluber be an ace again (39:00)? Will Travis Shaw rebound (46:40)? What about a former ace looking to put a lousy 2019 behind him (49:03) and a former MVP looking to stay on the field (53:15)? ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott White and Chris Towers break down Scott's first edition of Sleepers, Breakouts, and Busts for the 2020 season. But first, they discuss prospects-only drafts (1:15) and then the history of players coming back from PED suspensions (5:05). ... Then we run through Scott's sleepers (17:10), breakouts (29:40), and busts (39:40). ... your emails at FantasyBaseball@CBSi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott White and Chris Towers do their first mock draft review of the year, focusing on the first 12 rounds of a recent industry experts Roto mock draft. How should you handle the 12th pick in a 12 -team draft — should you go hitter/hitter, hitter/pitcher, or pitcher/pitcher? (2:15) ... Then Scott and Chris break down their teams’ strengths and weaknesses (17:50) ... And give their thoughts on the first dozen rounds of the draft, focusing on their favorite and least favorite picks. (30:30) Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BIG episode! Scott White and Chris Towers give their initial thoughts on Outfield and Starting Pitcher as we close up our run through the tiers for each position and catch up on the latest news. Eugenio Suarez underwent shoulder surgery and the Reds signed Nick Castellanos, so we break down what it all means for the Reds (3:50) ... Then we break down the outfield tiers, beginning with the Big Five at the top of everybody's draft board (15:20) ... After that, we move on to the starting pitcher tiers, where Scott and Chris disagree on how many pitchers you need from the top of the list (43:00) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Several star players are apparently on the trade market, but Mookie Betts is the biggest name. How much would his value change if he were traded (1:43)? Also, is Mitch Haniger worth drafting now (5:56)? And how do we feel about Starling Marte (10:30) who is also on the trading block? ... Emails (13:28)! Questions about Eduardo Rodriguez as a possible ace (17:31), Yordan Alvarez's position eligibility, players who could really struggle if their HR rate decreases (26:25), saves+holds (31:40) and what to do with the Catcher position when you need to start two of them (37:50) ... Which of 2019's breakout SPs could disappoint this season (39:15)? Shane Bieber? Lucas Giolito? Charlie Morton? And who are our favorite breakouts hitters and SPs (44:00)? We also answer your keeper questions (49:30) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott gives his overall thoughts on Shortstop and Third Base, and then we discuss what hitting 30 HRs means in today's game. How many players hit 30 HRs? How should that affect your draft strategy? ... Shortstop tiers (16:43)! Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Trevor Story and Trea Turner give this position some serious star power. But how good is the depth at this position? Can Adalberto Mondesi actually hit? (29:30) Can Jorge Polanco be your starter? ... Third Base tiers (35:33)! This position is ridiculously deep, so does it make sense to wait on draft day? Scott also gives you his favorite prospects for 2020 (50:00) and tells you which ones should be drafted ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Even though we'd like to yell at the voter who did not put Derek Jeter on a Hall of Fame ballot, let's talk Fantasy Baseball instead! What should you expect if Nolan Arenado gets traded (2:48)? How much do we like Marcell Ozuna with ATL (10:00)? ... We look at Scott's First Base Tiers (13:04). How eager should you be to grab Cody Bellinger or Freddie Freeman early? Who could you take late? ... Analyzing the Second Base Tiers (33:15) with good breakout options later in the draft but some uncertainty in the early rounds ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Heath Cummings makes his return to the podcast for 2020 and we welcome him back with a rundown of his favorite players to target, including Blake Snell and Jesus Luzardo. Plus, we talk about whether the Astros scandal has created value for Fantasy players and run through your emails, including how to handle picks in the middle of the first round, Shohei Ohtani’s value, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
CBSSports.com Baseball Writer Matt Snyder hops on to talk about the big news around baseball. Matt gives his take on the sign stealing, the suspensions, the firings, the fines and more. We also discuss if we should downgrade the key HOU hitters in Fantasy ... Back to the Fantasy Baseball news (21:05), let's talk about Josh Donaldson, Miguel Sano and Alex Wood! ... Last year's surprise studs don't seem to be getting much love in the early 2020 ADP. We look at 10 players (27:45) including Ketel Marte, Marcus Semien, D.J. LeMahieu, Nelson Cruz and Trey Mancini and discuss when they should be drafted ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Did you stop paying attention to Fantasy Baseball once football season started? It's ok, you can admit it! Well after we run through some quick news items (2:42), we'll tell you about some AUG/SEP stars. Garrett Hampson (7:05), Tommy Edman (10:00), Jorge Soler (12:50) and more ... Let's take a look at early Average Draft Position. Nolan Arenado #9 overall! Is that justified (26:55)? Do we believe in Rafeal Devers as a second round pick (34:23)? ... We discuss Gleyber Torres in Round 3 (37:32), why nobody seems to like Charlie Blackmon (40:40) and if Josh Bell is a good value at his current ADP (44:26). Plus keeper questions about Brandon Woodruff, Jack Flaherty and many, many more ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The MLB transactions never stop, and we're back to react to the latest news! First, are we nervous about drafting HOU players now that their cheating operation has been exposed? And which signing or trade from the last two weeks has been the most impactful for Fantasy (6:15)? Which has been the least impactful (11:51)? ... Going through more news and notes (15:00) including Edwin Encarnacion and Dallas Keuchel to CHW plus Rich Hill and Homer Bailey to MIN. We also give our thoughts on Hyun-Jin Ryu, Luis Robert, Cesar Hernandez and more ... Answering your keeper questions (30:50)! ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are joined by an awesome guest today! Actor Ellen Adair of Homeland, Billions and much more is here to talk Fantasy Baseball. Ellen is an avid Fantasy Baseball player and a huge baseball fan, so we bring her on to talk about Anthony Rendon, Madison Bumgarner and Corey Kluber plus more from around MLB like Corey Knebel, Nomar Mazara and Zack Wheeler. And of course we talk about acting, Ellen's inspirations in the industry, how she would have ended Game of Thrones, waffles vs. pancakes vs. french toast and more fun stuff.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (18)

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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Andrew Smith

meh

Feb 6th
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Andrew Smith

sorry Aizer, but Arenado is going to be great wherever he goes

Jan 30th
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Andrew Smith

always great to have Heath on

Jan 29th
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Andrew Smith

aizer has the worst takes

Jan 24th
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Andrew Smith

really enjoyed this ep

Jan 18th
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Aaron Beaugrand

Did not expect to hear Bill Halls name today. The Brewer fan in me is pleased

Aug 15th
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Samfia Dringus

Good podcast, but the intro music is sooo corny

Apr 20th
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Brandon Bartels

The discussion on the Brewers hot corner needed to continue not get cut off.

Feb 26th
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Luke Norris

Anyone else here someone talking in background?

Feb 11th
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Brian Lawlor

just be pi havep

Aug 18th
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Aaron Beaugrand

brewers bullpen is frustrating fantasy wise but what Counsell has done with taking out the traditional closer role is very smart. play matchups and let guys go 2 innings if they can.

May 14th
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Joe McGrath

all day for that trade

May 13th
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Shane Bechtel

Hey ohtani for albies and moncada? thoughts anyone?

Feb 27th
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Matt Asbury

I love the podcast guys, you all do a GREAT job and I get a lot of fantasy info that I use on a daily basis from you all. However, I think that you are out of your mind when talking about Joey Votto's fantasy value (which I know is different than real value). He is certainly worth a 1st round pick. Age is not an issue with this guy and I can see another "career year" from Votto! off soap box now...keep up the good work!!!

Feb 6th
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