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Hot or not? Pitch or ditch? Deal or dump? The Fantasy 411 crew has the answer. Whether you play daily fantasy, rotisserie, head-to-head, league-specific or mixed, keeper or non-keeper, the MLB Fantasy crew has "been there, won that" and they'll help you win, too.
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After suffering a broken wrist, should there be any concern about how Justin Turner will perform when he returns to the Dodgers? Is Zack Greinke back at full fantasy value despite his loss of velocity last season? MLB.com's Matthew Leach is joined by veterans of the Fantasy 411 podcast, Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz, to discuss their strategy with these tricky fantasy baseball moves. Later in the podcast, they talk about the confidence level for the closer situations with the Cardinals, Mets, D-Backs and Cubs, as well as which prospects they're keeping an eye on in 2018 despite them probably spending time in the Minors to start the season.
Will the cold offseason affect the remaining free agents' draft stock? Where does Noah Syndergaard rank after a red-hot start in spring? MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie discuss how the cold stove this offseason could affect the remaining free agents like Lance Lynn, Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb's draft stock. (1:45) Syndergaard's draft stock is up after strong spring so far. (4:45) Is Luke Gregerson's injury cause for concern? (14:30) #Askthe411 Matthew and Fred answer fans fantasy questions. (17:00) Fred and Scott Piankowski discuss their Yahoo friends and family draft and some of their favorite picks. (37:50)
Logan Morrison and Lucas Duda have both found new homes with the Twins and Royals. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie examine how Morrison and Duda will rank in fantasy come draft time. All this, plus injury updates on Marcus Stroman and Yuli Gurriel on the Fantasy 411 Podcast.
J.D. Martinez could be playing his home games at Fenway Park next year. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie examine where Martinez will rank in fantasy drafts if he does land in Boston. Eduardo Nunez is returning to his former squad in Boston as well but how much playing time will he get this season? (4:55) Eric Hosmer is the new first baseman for the Padres, what is the ceiling for him in San Diego? (8:13) Jake Odorizzi was added to the Twins' rotation, does this help his 2018 outlook? (11:50) Who stands out from the Rays-Yankees-D-backs, three-team trade? (13:00) Who's a better pick between Cameron Maybin and Carlos Gomez? (17:50) Other topics include the Reds' outfield rotation (21:25) and where Jason Vargas ranks among Mets starters (24:30). The guys also run down their tier system for MLB second baseman. (31:00) Later, Yahoo Sports Fantasy writer, Scott Pianowski, joins Fred Zinkie to break down how Shohei Ohtani will be handled in Yahoo leagues (43:20), his strategy on steals (44:40), and compare his personal player rankings from that of MLB. (52:20)
Yu Darvish is officially a Chicago Cub. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie examine where Darvish ranks among his peers. (1:23) Arizona will store their baseballs in a humidor during the 2018 season. How will this affect their starting pitchers and power hitters? (5:34) If Charlie Blackmon slides out of the leadoff spot, will it hurt his fantasy value? (12:00) Will Jeurys Familia be the closer for the Mets all season? (16:17) Should you be afraid of drafting players that have not found a home yet? (20:40) Why is Giancarlo Stanton ranked ahead of Kris Bryant? (27:27) They also spend time talking about the recent 2018 LABR Mixed draft (33:35) and break down the tier levels on their first-base rankings. (41:31)
MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie unveil and break down the Top 15 players in MLB.com's Fantasy Preview. (1:38) How big of a gap is there between Paul Goldschmidt and Mookie Betts in terms of fantasy value? (9:38) Could you make an argument for drafting Clayton Kershaw in the top five picks? (16:08) Todd Frazier becomes the Mets new third baseman, how should he be looked at in fantasy drafts? (18:20) How does the injury to Ervin Santana impact where he should be selected? (34:56) Plus, the guys rank their top fantasy outfielders entering the 2018 draft season.
The Milwaukee Brewers added two big outfielders to their lineup. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie break down how they expect these moves will affect Christian Yelich (:55), Lorenzo Cain (5:35) and the returning Brewers outfielders in 2018. (7:05) Now that the Marlins' roster has been stripped down, where do Lewis Brinson (11:45), J.T. Realmuto (14:20) and Justin Bour (15:45) fit into the upcoming fantasy drafts? They also discuss the Mets re-signing Jose Reyes (16:50) and the team's unsettled closer situation (18:55), talk about Manny Machado moving from third base to shortstop (21:45), answer fans' Twitter questions (22:55) and begin to break down their tier system for the best starting pitchers at the top of draft wishlists. (27:20)
MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie break down where new Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk fits into Toronto's lineup and if this move raises his fantasy value. Now that Grichuk is out of St. Louis, who is in line for more playing time in the Cardinals' outfield? (6:38) Austin Jackson joins the Giants' outfield in San Francisco, will this increase his at-bats from last season? (8:44) Leach and Zinkie also discuss some top prospects that could find early playing time (13:45) and sleeper draft picks from the starting rotation. (30:10)
Former National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is moving across the country to play right field in San Francisco. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie discuss how this affects McCutchen's profile in 2018 drafts. Pittsburgh also shipped out Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros. Does Cole's move to the World Champs change his outlook for next year and how does this affect other potential starters in Houston? (9:12) Now that Addison Reed has landed in Minnesota, does he record more saves than Fernando Rodney in 2018? (17:49) Other topics discussed this week include Curtis Granderson to the Blue Jays (20:30), Washington re-signing Howie Kendrick (22:44), Adrian Gonzalez heading to the Mets (27:42) and draft sleepers from the outfield and bullpen. (29:55)
Jay Bruce is returning to his former team after signing a new three-year contract with the New York Mets. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie discuss how Bruce's possible move to first base not only affects him, but teammates Dominic Smith and Michael Conforto as well. Toronto traded for infielder Yangervis Solarte, how will the team manage playing time between him, Troy Tulowitzki and Devon Travis? Will newly acquired Joakim Soria be the closer for the White Sox? Plus, Leach and Zinkie also break down some of the league's biggest sleepers at catcher and the infield positions.
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Paulo Da Silva

are you guys no longer posting podcasts?

Jan 28th
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