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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
Today on the show we're talking about our players to draft from the AL and NL Central divisions but first, we answer some questions on Shohei Ohtani (2:00)! Will he be more injury-prone than the average player? What format are you most likely to draft him in? What is his dynasty outlook? ... Taking a look at the players we love to draft in the Central divisions, we start off with the Cleveland Indians (9:44). Everybody loves Franmil Reyes! ... For the White Sox, Chris is buying into the adjustments Yoan Moncada made in 2019 (13:02). Scott and Frank are trusting Lucas Giolito. ... Is it possible to draft every hitter on the Twins (16:57)? Will Nelson Cruz ever stop mashing? ... When it comes to the Detroit Tigers, there is only one option (20:40)! ... For the Kansas City Royals, Scott favors Jorge Soler while Frank is on Salvador Perez (23:33). ... Chris has to run but first he gives us his favorite NL central players (26:45). ... Scott thinks Nick Castellanos can have Nolan Arenado type upside with the Reds (32:13). ... Why is Ian Happ such a popular sleeper (36:37)? ... The Brewers are known for advancing hitters' careers (40:05). Can they do it with Avisail Garcia? ... Even though the Pirates are expecting to be a bad team, they have some interesting players (44:00). ... Is Dylan Carlson the next big thing with the Cardinals (47:00)? ... 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
We're talking players we like to draft from the AL and NL West but first, we discuss Chris Archer who needs thoracic outlet surgery (2:20). Does anybody get a boost from this? ... What are these rumors for a 50-game season (7:31)!? It would be hard to have a Fantasy season if that were the case. ... Who are our favorite players to draft from the AL and NL West (13:40)? We get things started with the Houston Astros and Josh James. ... Why are Scott and Chris focused on two late-round Angels pitchers (17:47)? ... Surprise, surprise, Scott is going with Mark Canha when it comes to the A's (22:10). Chris and Frank are focused on a specific starting pitcher instead. ... Can we just skip the Mariners (25:55)? They do offer some late-round starting pitchers. ... When it comes to the Texas Rangers, Frank can't quit on Willie Calhoun (29:17). ... Shifting gears to the National League, the Dodgers are loaded (34:09). Is David Price the most underrated starting pitcher in Fantasy? ... We're all on the same page when it comes to this Diamondbacks breakout (38:52)! ... Why is Sam Hilliard so intriguing with the Rockies (42:02)? ... Why is Chris buying in on Eric Hosmer (43:58)? ... Is Mike Yastrzemski the real deal (47:07)? ... 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
The one thing we know for sure about 2020 is that it's going to be a weird season. With that being said, what has changed most when it comes to pitchers (1:58)? Should we be devaluing innings eaters? How about Zack Greinke? ... Frank explains why he's avoiding volatile starting pitchers like Trevor Bauer, Robbie Ray and Eduardo Rodriguez (8:16). ... In our email of the day, we're asking about hitter strikeouts (13:20). How much do they matter in H2H points vs. Roto? What does a player need to do to overcome a high strikeout rate? Why is Chris out on Ryan McMahon because of this? ... In our news and notes, we take a look at the 114-game proposal from the MLBPA (23:10). Also, are we forgetting about Griffin Canning? ... So, how should you draft pitchers in a shortened season (31:41)? Frank shares some of his findings, which lean towards devaluing elite starting pitchers. Why should we target more of those breakout types? ... The guys also like targeting AL Central starting pitchers because of their scheduling in 2020 (45:38). 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 closer look at xERA and analyzing some forgotten players but first, how do we feel about actual leftovers? Scott wrote an article recently about xERA so what is it (4:05)? Like other ERA estimators, xERA could be helpful for Fantasy Baseball but how? Why does Aaron Civale have a better outlook because of xERA? ... Who are some of the winners and losers using this new stat (11:42)? Scott tells us how Julio Urias, Tyler Glasnow and a pair of Twins pitchers benefit. ... Leftovers Part 1 (23:11)! These are the players we haven't talked enough about yet this offseason. ... What's the outlook for Max Muncy (24:15)? ... Why is Max Kepler so similar to Muncy (26:36)? ... Can Mallex Smith bounce-back (29:10)? ... Why aren't people more excited about Scott Kingery (32:15)? ... Does Jean Segura have anything left in the tank (35:18)? ... What is Starlin Castro's upside (39:00)? ... Can Jorge Alfaro ever take that next step (41:10)? ... Why is Adrian Houser such a popular sleeper (43:40)? ... Will Jon Berti play enough to be relevant (45:05)? ... Put some respect on Wil Myers' name (47:07)! Why is NOBODY talking about Gregory Polanco (49:15)? ... 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 we're talking about sophomore slumps and whether or not they're real! Speaking of sophomores, what were the guys like back in high school? ... Which sophomores are we worried about most in Fantasy this season (5:20)? Is Bo Bichette's ADP too high? ... Our email of the day asks about risers and fallers in keeper leagues (14:37). Is it as simple as veteran players fall while younger players rise? ... What's the deal with the latest MLB proposal (21:36)? Max Scherzer isn't having any of it. Also, Byron Buxton is finally 100% and should be on your radar. ... Getting back to sophomore slumps (33:07), are they real in baseball? Frank shares some data from the past five years on the topic. ... Which sophomore is Adam targeting (40:40) plus what do we do with Fernando Tatis? ... Who are the three sophomore hitters Frank typically targets (46:40)? ... Plus, we have a prospect evaluation for Logan Gilbert, starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners (50:10)! ... 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
We've got rankings debates but first, which batting stances did you imitate most growing up? If your answer isn't Gary Sheffield, you're wrong. Alright, why the discrepancy in Bryce Harper ranking (4:07)? Frank is buying into the adjustments Harper made the final four months last season. Who should be drafted higher between Harper or Springer? ... Next up we have Hyun-Jin Ryu, whom Scott is higher on than Frank (13:50). How much should we worry about the change of scenery and Ryu's injury history? ... Why does Scott hate Raisel Iglesias (22:33)? Was Iglesias really as bad as his 2019? ... On Wednesdays we like to do some strategy discussion so is the buy-low/sell-high dead in Fantasy Baseball (30:34)? It's much easier said than done nowadays. Why is Adam starting to "buy-high" (34:40)? Should you be doing the same thing? Should we try and sell prospects as soon as they're called up (44:18)? Frank thinks it's a risky proposition. ... 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
A few weeks ago, we had former Marlins President and host of Nothing Personal David Samson on the show to discuss the MLB proposal so we thought it was time to hear a former player's perspective! We start off asking Will Middlebrooks what the biggest hurdle is at this point (3:50) and what the concern level is for current players. ... What would Will do if he were the owners or head of the players union (7:16)? ... Will the shortened season be tougher on hitters or pitchers (11:05)? Will the pitchers have enough time to get ready for the season? ... What are Will's thoughts on the universal DH (13:09) plus why would they ban the high-five? ... Will stud players still play everyday in the shortened season or will they rest more (16:30)? How about if there are doubleheaders? ... With teams set to face just their division and the same geographic division in the opposite league, whom does that favor (21:06)? What would Will's approach be in a shortened season? ... What are his thoughts on the cheating scandals surrounding the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox (25:56)? ... How would Will Middlebrooks describe Mike Trout in his own words (29:43)? ... What's the deal with the Red Sox mascot (35:30)!? We end the show answering your 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
We're talking players who are expected platoon but first, how much do splits matter in Fantasy Baseball? Surprise, surprise, Aaron Judge is back in the news (4:00). Will he ever play again?? Also, Brent Honeywell suffered another setback. ... We transition into platoons and start off with Tommy La Stella (9:25). Will he actually be in a platoon? ... What should we expect with Jesse Winker, Nick Senzel and the rest of the Reds (12:15)? ... Why does Ozzie Albie struggle so much against right-handed pitching (20:08)? Is there any hope? ... Frank and Adam debate Rafael Devers and whether or not he can improve against lefties (24:55). Never forget that home run he hit off Aroldis Chapman as a rookie. ... Chris shares some thoughts on Carson Kelly and Austin Riley's splits (32:19). ... What's the deal with Kevin Cron on the Arizona Diamondbacks (35:46)? Can he ever make an impact? ... We're answering your questions and start with how much FAAB to spend on Rich Hill, Spencer Howard, and Alex Wood (40:17). ... What happens when you go hitter-heavy in a H2H points league (45:32)? ... Chris provides some great baseball-related dog names throughout the rest of the show! ... 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
We're taking a closer look at National League pitchers and ADP but first, what is a Fat Boy? Which NL starting pitchers are affected most by DH (2:49)? Should it drastically affect our rankings? ... Can MacKenzie Gore really start the season with the Padres (10:52)? We've seen them be aggressive with Fernando Tatis and Chris Paddack just last season. ... Our email of the day asks if AL designated hitters like Nelson Cruz and Yordan Alvarez gain value playing in NL ballparks (16:15). ... Which players' ADP has changed the most since the pandemic started (21:39)? Why is Yordan Alvarez trending down? ... Jesus Luzardo is on the rise but should he really be SP24 (25:10)? Pitching prospects like Nate Pearson and Spencer Howard are also big movers (32:21). Can either or both start in the majors? ... Why are middling Fantasy starters like Madison Bumgarner and Zack Wheeler trending down (36:30)? ... We end with a prospect evaluation of Tetsuto Yamada and your emails (41:30)! ... 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
Today we're revealing our pitchers to avoid this season but first, how do we evaluate pitching for Fantasy Baseball? What stats do each of Scott, Adam, and Chris look at? ... How much has a pitcher's workload changed over the past few seasons (12:15)? Has 180 innings become the new 200 innings for starting pitchers? ... Our email of the day asks how we're handling injuries in the shortened season (16:27). Does it change how you look at Mike Clevinger or Carlos Correa? ... Finally, which pitchers are on our DO NOT DRAFT teams this season (28:30)? Why is Chris avoiding Mike Clevinger? ... Scott and Frank seem to be off of Blake Snell (36:15). Is it all injury related? ... Are the second-round pitchers overpriced this year (40:37)? ... Mike Soroka broke out in 2019 but Adam seems wary (43:43). Who's the most accurate long-term player comp for Soroka? ... Scott delivers a FANTASTIC Michael Caine impersonation (51:45). ... We end with the relievers we're avoiding for 2020 (53:49). ... 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 the hitters we typically avoid in 2020 but first, Adam explains how to identify those hitters. Catcher is generally a lackluster position but who are we avoiding there (3:37)? Both players actually come from pretty potent offenses. ... At first base, we're mostly avoiding power bats (7:48). Adam isn't buying in on one of Frank's favorite hitters. ... Why should you avoid Whit Merrifield this season (17:19)? ... At third base, Scott and Frank agree on Kris Bryant (23:34). Adam is out on Rafael Devers as a third-round pick. ... Of course, Manny Machado is a popular answer at both third base and shortstop (27:14). Frank once again tries to defend Machado. Carlos Correa is somebody who's consistently dealt with injuries and that can hurt you more with a shortened season. ... Who are the outfielders you shouldn't draft in 2020 (38:57)? ... Why is Adam out on Victor Robles. The guys also seem split on what to do with Eloy Jimenez. ... We wrap up with a brief conversation on Joey Gallo and why Chris hasn't typically drafted him (55:11). ... 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 trying word association for random baseball teams but first, which shows made you happy or sad when they ended? ... Frank has some St. Louis Cardinals updates (3:37). What's the latest on Miles Mikolas and Matt Carpenter? ... Here's how MLB team word association is going to work. We spin a virtual wheel and whatever team it lands on, Scott or Chris have to think of a player for us to talk about! First up, we have the Oakland A's (9:23). Chris wanted to talk about Ricky Henderson but we opted for somebody a little more recent. Can said player bounce-back in 2020? ... Second, we have the Boston Red Sox (14:28)! Chris thinks this player is a decent breakout option. ... Third it's the Seattle Mariners (20:15)! No, we're not talking about Franklin Gutierrez. Instead, we have a deep sleeper at starting pitcher! ... Fourth, the Milwaukee Brewers are up (26:25). Is it starting to end for this veteran? ... Fifth, we're talking New York Mets baseball (32:16). This player was dreadful in 2019 but Chris and Frank are optimistic about a bounce-back. ... Lastly, we have the Pittsburgh Pirates (40:15). Are we really doing this again? ... We end with your emails, including one about Anti-SPARP leagues. ... 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
We're talking about our favorite draft slots and starting pitchers but first, what's the one place you're ready to go to once restrictions are lifted? Where do we prefer to draft in both Roto and H2H points in 2020 (5:00)? How good can Alex Bregman be in H2H? Would you rather have Gerrit Cole and J.D Martinez or Cody Bellinger and Jack Flaherty? ... Adam finally gets to defend James Paxton (19:38)! Why was Paxton so much better down the stretch last season? Can new Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake help Paxton get to the next level? ... Along with Paxton, who are some other starting pitchers who benefited from a pitch-mix change in 2019 (32:03)? Frankie Montas introduced a new splitter last season. Is he a Top-25 starting pitcher in Fantasy? ... You've heard Frank mention Joe Musgrove before but has he ever really explained why he likes him so much (37:05)? Can he maintain his velocity spike from last September? How will new pitching coach Oscar Marin help Musgrove? ... Why are we so quick to write-off Justus Sheffield (45:50)? He has a new two-seamer he flashed in spring training! ... 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
We're pleased to be joined by former Marlins President and host of Nothing Personal David Samson! First and foremost, how realistic is MLB's proposal for the 2020 season (4:30)? Who would benefit most in the shorter season? ... David published his own proposal on CBSsports.com. What were some of his rule changes (11:09)? He has an interesting take on extra innings. How would stats be accounted for? ... Does David expect sports back in July (18:36)? What do the economics look like? ... How would no minor-league season and the shorter draft affect the players long term (26:49)? Also, why are there so many minor-league teams? ... We also have some rapid-fire questions for David (34:30). What is Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s outlook this season? What can we expect from the Houston Astros? What's the deal with Marlins man? How would veteran starting pitchers be affected by all this?... We also answer some of your 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 we're dedicating the show to the rotisserie format but first, Adam reveals our special guest for Thursday! We know Carlos Santana is Mr. H2H but which players gain the most value in the Roto format (4:00)? Stolen bases seem to be a common trait. ... Introducing Roto 101 (13:51). What are the categories? How does the scoring work? ... What do the rosters look like in a Roto league (17:15)? Should we play with two catchers? Do elite catchers like JT Realmuto and Gary Sanchez gain or lose value in this format? ... What is your typical Roto draft strategy and has it changed in 2020 (23:42)? Scott reveals what he's doing differently this season. How does Frank like to attack hitters in this format? ... Pocket Aces (Adam Aizer) is known for his world famous pitching strategy known as TAP-HAP-AMC (34:40). What is it? ... We've heard about punting in H2H category leagues but can you punt in Roto (42:36)? If you do punt, where do you need to finish in the other categories? ... What should you be targeting in each category for an 80-game season (52:00)? Last but not least, a quick prospect dive on Sherten Apostel (1:01:00). ... 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
Yesterday we introduced the latest MLB proposal and today we're figuring out the biggest winners and losers! Who gains the most with the DH in the National League (2:03)? The Brewers, Reds, Dylan Carlson, and Austin Riley were some names that came to mind. ... Who are the biggest winners and losers based on the new schedule (18:05)? Teams would only face teams in their division and the same geographic division in the opposite league. Why did AL West pitchers and Kyle Schwarber stand out? ... Surprise, surprise, Frank thinks the Yankees and Rays come out as winners as well (28:31). Is it time to hop back on the Gleyber Torres bandwagon? ... Scott also found a few fly-ball pitchers who could benefit from this schedule (31:28). ... Who were some prospects that will gain the most (40:17)? Should players like Tim Tebow and Michael Jordan be allowed to take other players' spots!? ... 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
It seems as though we're getting closer to a baseball season with the latest proposal from Ken Rosenthal (4:08). We're looking at an 80-game season with 45-50 players on a given roster. How does that change your league? Should you play doubleheaders in H2H formats? How do you structure the Fantasy playoffs? ... Last week Javier Baez was left for dead and we need to get to the bottom of it (19:32). Where does he excel? Is he as risky as other shortstops being drafted in his range? ... Moving on to our Statcast stats, C.J. Cron is elite at barrelling up baseballs (32:35). Does it matter? ... Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had the hardest hit ball in 2019 (34:52). How can he reach his full potential? ... Justin Smoak and Danny Jansen seem like they're due for massive positive regression (41:15). Should they be targeted in deeper leagues? ... Lastly, how should keeper leagues handle big trades (56:55)? ... 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
We're talking rankings debates but first another bad music take from Adam! We know of Mike Clevinger and James Paxton but who are some of the peripheral players who also benefit from the season being delayed (4:18)? ... We've got an update on Jameson Taillon (18:32). Don't forget about him late in your keeper and dynasty drafts. ... Rankings debates! How do we break down Matt Chapman vs. Josh Donaldson vs. Eugenio Suarez (25:35)? Is Chapman just hoping to become Donaldson? ... Next up we have a trio of shortstops with Javier Baez vs. Xander Bogaerts vs. Gleyber Torres (32:30). Are the Red Sox being too discounted? ... Who wins among the trio of Brandon Woodruff, Jose Berrios, and Sonny Gray (40:20)? Which SP has the most upside/downside? ... We also have a quickie between Scott Kingery and Byron Buxton (47:50). Why no love for Buxton? ... 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
We're answering your questions and analyzing Lance Lynn but first, it sounds like the MLB is working on a concrete plan for the 2020 season. Will the real Lance Lynn please stand up (7:10)? How much of his 2020 was real? Can he maintain the gains in control? ... We're answering your questions starting with Rockies hitters without the Coors Field hangover (21:19). ... How come switch hitters are becoming extinct (25:20)? What's the deal with Ozzie Albies' splits? ... How good can Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio be in their spring sites (32:39)? Biggio reminds us a lot of Rhys Hoskins at second base. ... The regulators are called upon to remind people you shouldn't be drafting right now (36:18)! ... What's Kyle Tucker's outlook as a keeper (38:30)? ... Who are some players we reach on later in drafts (45:03)? ... Remember Michael Fulmer (57:35)? When should we expect him back? ... 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 (32)

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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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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