MLB Seasonal Podcasts

 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast- 2018: MLB Fantasy Surprises
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, September 28, 2018 - 23:26

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A LOOK BACK AT 2018. THE FANTASY SURPRISES OF ’18. ADP is that of the NFBC.

 

(1) – INFIELD: Kris Bryant (15.5), Gary Sanchez (19.1), Joey Votto (19.2), Dee Gordon (28.7), Josh Donaldson (32.4), Willson Contreras (50.6), Buster Posey (59.8), Jonathan Schoop (64.2), Eric Hosmer (82.6), Miguel Daniel Murphy (91.6), Sano (112.0), Eduardo Nunez (135.9), Greg Bird (181.4), Eugenio Suarez (186.6), Tim Anderson (197.4), Scooter Gennett (205.5), Jose Peraza (210.1), Matt Chapman (287.4), Gleyber Torres (328.3), Jurickson Profar (482.1).

(2) OUTFIELD: Cody Bellinger (26.8), George Springer (31.5), Marcel Ozuna (47.1), Byron Buxton (48.9), Tommy Pham (57.8), A.J. Pollock (68.2), Billy Hamilton (71.3), Domingo Santana (101.1), Ian Happ (119.3), Manny Margot (138.3), Trey Mancini (151.8), Nomar Mazara (152.9), Mitch Haniger (219.6), Michael Brantley (241.2), David Peralta (270.0), Stephen Piscotty (288.5), Brandon Nimmo (463.0), Harrison Bader (490.1).

(3) STARTING PITCHER: Madison Bumgarner (45.2), Yu Darvish (47.6), Carlos Martinez (52.4), Luis Castillo (92.5), Luke Weaver (108.4), Trevor Bauer (131.0), Lance McCullers (134.6), Jeff Samardzija (154.5), Dylan Bundy (192.7), Blake Snell (196.5), Patrick Corbin (226.6), J.A. Happ (249.3), Miles Mikolas (288.7), Mike Foltynewicz (338.4), Michael Kopech (348.7) compared to Walker Buehler (349.0), Zach Wheeler (439.0).

 

(4) RELIEF PITCHER: Hector Neris (140.2), Blake Treinen (171.0), Shane Greene (220.5), Josh Hader (307.7), Brad Boxberger (312.7), Keone Kela (339.0), Bud Norris (476.3), Sergio Romo (487.5), Will Smith (outside top 550).

 


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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast: Week 26
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 00:27

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(1) FIRST BASE – Carlos Correa sucks (back out all weekend), LoCain still missing time with intercostal strain, Fulmer has knee surgery, Wood to bullpen, VMart last game Saturday, Scherzer K record, McCullers back but out of bullpen. (2) SECOND BASE – 2-start pitchers Sept 24-30: Kershaw, Kluber, Ray, Syndergaard, Strasburg, Severino/Tanaka, Taillon, Archer, , Hamels, Keuchel, Pena, Anderson, Alcantara, Holland, Montgomery, Leake, Mitchell, Harvey, Velasquez, Anderson, Shields, Bundy, Eflin, Anderson, Gallardo, Covey. (3) THIRD BASE – WAIVERS – HITTERS (Astudillo, Narvaez, Flowers, Puig, Pham, O’Brien, McCutchen, Martini, O’Hearn, Pederson, Grossman, Taylor, Wendle). (4) HOMEPLATE – Talking Rookies (pitchers): Buehler, Flaherty, Gohara, Kopech, Ohtani, Alex Reyes, Woodruff.


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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast: Week 25
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, September 14, 2018 - 20:26

Week 25: Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast

Hosted By Ray Flowers 

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(1) FIRST BASE – Judge returns but still can’t hit (wrist), Stanton having a letdown season, 5-straight seasons of 35 HRs for Cruz (38 yrs old), Polanco out 7-9 months (shoulder), Merrifield has grown into stardom.

(2) SECOND BASE – Talking Rookies (hitters): Acuna, Adames, Barreto, Brinson, Calhoun, Crawford/Kingery, Vlad G., Eloy, Meadows, Mejia, Ohtani, Robles, Senzel, Torres, Tucker.

(3) THIRD BASE – WAIVERS – HITTERS (Cave, Choi, Conforto, Dahl, McNeil, Munoz, Odor) and PITCHERS (Bundy, Eovaldi, Glasnow, Holland, LeBlanc, Miley, Pivetta).

(4) HOMEPLATE – Best inexpensive whiskey (Teeling, Tullamore Dew, Makers, Jameson),  Guru Elite joins forces with Fantasy Guru. 


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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast - 9/7
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 01:05

Week 24: Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast

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(1)   FIRST BASE – Eloy/Vlad not getting call, Ohtani UCL, Kopech UCL, teams not using DL in September, Glasnow struggles, Mejia homers twice, Severino struggling, Sale returns.

 

(2) SECOND BASE – Story could go 30/30, No one has 40 steals (last year three had 46), 2016 five had 40, 2015 three had 40. From 2000-17 at least 2,500 steals each year (11 of at least 2,750). This year 2,100 with three weeks to go. Might not make it to 2,500.

(3) THIRD BASE – WAIVERS – HITTERS (Kipnis, O’Hearn, Mejia, Rosario, Piscotty, Voit) and PITCHERS (Alcantara, Luis Castillo, Eovaldi, Giolito, Keller Senzatela, Shoemaker).

(4) HOMEPLATE – Explaining our football product and partnership with FantasyGuru.


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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast - 9/1
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 10:00

Week 23: Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast

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  1. FIRST BASE – Andrew McCutchen to the Yankees – Aaron Judge back this season & Gary Sanchez losing weight, Shohei Ohtani returns Sunday versus Astros, Giants call up Chris Shaw, Cubs sign Jaime Garcia, Albert Pujols done (knee), Eloy Jimenez and possible collusion?
  2. SECOND BASE – Potential speed adds for September: Greg Allen, Phillip Ervin, Craig Gentry, Alex Gordon, Cesar Hernandez, Adalberto Mondesi, Roman Quinn, Amed Rosario, Joey Wendle
  3. THIRD BASE – WAIVERS – HITTERS (Jay Bruce, Trey Mancini, Tommy Pham, Hunter Renfroe, Joey Wendle, Tyler White (Evan Gattis) and PITCHERS (Wei-Yin Chen, Lucas Giolito, Steven Matz, Freddy Peralta, Aaron Sanchez).
  4. HOMEPLATE – Minor League Update: HITTERS (Alonso, Willie Calhoun, Dustin Fowler, Guerrero, Meadows, Mejia, Urias, Verdugo), PITCHERS (Gohara, Gonsalves, Plutko, Sheffield).

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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast - 8/25
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00

Week 22: Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast

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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast - 8/18
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 10:00

Week 21: Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast

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  1. FIRST BASE – Phillies embarrass baseball in 22-4 loss to Mets, Trevor Bauer (leg) could be out long-term, Dereck Rodriguez to DL (hamstring), Joey Votto to DL (leg), Leonys Martin (illness) unlikely to play again this year, E. Encarnacion (biceps/hand) should return next week, Rafael Devers to DL (hamstring), Kris Bryant (shoulder) should return before end of month, Aaron Judge receives cortisone shot (wrist).
  2. SECOND BASE – BULLPENS: Giants to welcome back Hunter Strickland - what’s his role?, Giles in TOR, Glover in WAS, Brewers unclear, Dodgers begging for Jansen return, White Sox uncertain, Cardinals’ Norris not 100 percent, LeClerc in TEX.
  3. THIRD BASE – WAIVERS: HITTERS (Kole Calhoun, Conforto, Forsythe, Todd Frazier, Danny Jansen, Amed Rosario, Sano, Taylor Ward), PITCHERS (Brett Anderson, Boyd, Chacin, DeSclafani, Keller, Lynn, Plutko – faces BAL Saturday).
  4. HOMEPLATE – Minor League Update: HITTERS (Alonso, Willie Calhoun, Dustin Fowler, Gordon, Guerrero, Jimenez, Meadows, Mejia, Rodgers, Urias, Verdugo), PITCHERS (Allard, De Los Santos, Gohara, Gonsalves, Kopech, Lazardo, Sheffield).

 


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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast - 8/11
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:00

Week 20: Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast

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  1. FIRST BASE – Mike Trout on DL finally (wrist), Aaron Judge (wrist) not close, Gary Sanchez (groin) a couple weeks out, King Felix to bullpen, Chris Sale (shoulder) back Sunday, Bour dealt to Phillies - what it means for Phillies and Marlins.
  2. SECOND BASE – BULLPENS: Kenley Jansen to DL (heart), Kelvin Herrera to DL (shoulder), Barraclough demoted then placed on DL (Steckenrider), Chapman/Davis/Knebel struggling in 9th, Rodney dealt to Athletics, Giles struggling in TOR; Value of BURR.
  3. THIRD BASE – WAIVERS: HITTERS (Adam Frazier, Grichuk, Kiner-Falefa, Renfroe, Franmil Reyes, Span, Trumbo, Zunino), PITCHERS (Brett Anderson, Estrada, Derek Holland, Edwin Jackson, Nova, Urias).
  4. HOMEPLATE – Minor League Update: HITTERS (Alonso, Fowler, Gordon, Guerrero, Jimenez, Meadows, Mejia, Rodgers, Urias), PITCHERS (Adams, De Los Santos, Gohara, Gonsalves, Kopech, Lazardo, Sheffield).

 


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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast - 8/4
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00

Week 19: Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast

Hosted By Ray Flowers

 

  1. FIRST BASE – Trade Deadline: AL-only (Pham, Villar, Meadows, Maybin, Forsythe, Glasnow), NL-only (Archer, Gausman, Kela, Schoop, Dozier, Ramos); How players can still be dealt?
  2. SECOND BASE – BULLPENS (Closers that didn’t get dealt that we thought might: Kyle Barraclough, Shane Greene, Raisel Iglesias, Budd Norris, Blake Parker, Sergio Romo, Kirby Yates. Some of them could still be moved through the waiver-wire process in August), BURR (LAD, SD, SEA, HOU, ATL, MIL, TOR, MIN, TB – IP).
  3. THIRD BASE – WAIVERS: HITTERS​ (Hader/O’Neil, Tony Kemp, Mancini, Morales, Pearce, Pederson, Puig), PITCHERS (Bailey, Gomber, Miley, Minor, Pivetta, Trevor Richards, Dereck Rodriguez, Steckenrider, Wheeler).
  4. HOMEPLATE – Minor League Update: HITTERS (Fowler, Gordon, Guerrero, Jimenez, Meadows, Mejia, Rodgers, Urias), PITCHERS (Adams, De Los Santos, Gohara, Gonsalves, Kopech, Lazardo, Sheffield).

 


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 Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast - 7/28
Posted by Ray Flowers on Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00

Week 18: Fantasy Baseball Elite Podcast

Hosted By Ray Flowers

 

  1. FIRST BASE – The Trade Market; Aaron Judge to DL, Yankees add J.A. Happ, Zach Britton to Yankees, Cole Hamels to Cubs, Eduardo Escobar to D’backs, Matt Andriese to D’backs, Joakim Soria to Brewers, Martin Maldonado to Astros, Seung-Hwan Oh to Rockies, Nathan Eovaldi to Red Sox, Jeurys Familia to Athletics.
  2. SECOND BASE – BULLPENS (BAL, CHC, CWS, DET, LAA, MIA, NYM, SD, STL, TB, TOR), Bad Movies about Sharks are better with Beer named after Sharks.
  3. THIRD BASE – WAIVERS: HITTERS (Kole Calhoun, Willie Calhoun, Matt Chapman, Maikel Franco, Mitch Garver, Alex Verdugo, Nick Williams), PITCHERS (Trevor Cahill, Sonny Gray, Dakota Hudson, Mike Fiers, Wade LeBlanc, Dereck Rodriguez, Marcus Stroman, Trevor Williams).
  4. HOMEPLATE – Minor League Update: HITTERS (Guerrero, Jimenez, Mejia), PITCHERS (De Los Santos, Gohara, Gonsalves, Kopech, Lazardo).

 


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