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Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

Latest Episodes

FAAB and Main Event Strategies with Justin Mason

The boys return with special guest Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB), the busiest analyst in fantasy baseball and an all-around great guy. He is nothing but candid with us about his process, experience, and life in general; plenty to take out of this episode! Among the topics covered: *Justin and his career *FWFB, TGFBI, and the Mason Face *Cleveland's discipline breakdown *Pitchers galore on the IL *Tons of other news *Toxic masculinity *Sunday's NFBC FAAB results *FAAB processes in a shortened season *Justin's Main Event approach and live drafting strategies We are displeased with Dave's audio quality in this episode, but unfortunately we are unable to make it any louder. Rest assured that it will not be an issue in the future! ****************************************** Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Thank you so much to those of you all-stars who have done so already! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts, Jake's two-start pitcher lists, and their comprehensive three-week pitching schedules! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak (www.coroflot.com/krysiart) Show Tune - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

135 MIN3 d ago
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FAAB and Main Event Strategies with Justin Mason

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Dave and Jake are joined by the Robot himself, Phil Dussault (@PhilDussault27)! Phil has only played in the NFBC for four seasons, but he brings a wealth of successful experience and heavy analysis to the pod. Together they cover a plethora of topics: -The wackiest NFBC Sunday FAAB we've ever seen -Tons and tons of closing situations in flux -A retrospective on Phil's heavily automated draft system, with discussion about any factors that he would change -Covid and injury news galore -Our first ever round of listener questions ****************************************** Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Thank you so much to those of you all-stars who have done so already! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts, Jake's two-start pitcher lists, and their comprehensive three-week pitching schedules! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak (www.coroflot.com/krysiart) Show Tune - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

97 MIN1 w ago
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Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Main Events & the Dumpster Fire That Is 2020

The boys are back after their long drafting hiatus, and they brought in their long-time friend and Dave's Main Event partner, Tony DiVincenzo (@Spectre14)! The three review their strategies for drafting their four total $1200 NFBC Sprint Main Event leagues, as they highlight their primary points of focus in building their teams facing the Covid nightmare season. They then turn to the topic of injury risk assessment, which all RotoSaurus followers know as one of their main foundations of draft prep and analysis in any season. Then they finish with a flurry of MLB news, obviously covering the unfortunate outbreak in the Miami clubhouse, along with a lot of other nuggets. Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Thank you so much to those of you all-stars who have done so already! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts, Jake's two-start pitcher lists, and their comprehensive three-week pitching schedules! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak (www.coroflot.com/krysiart) Show Tune - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

100 MIN2 w ago
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Main Events & the Dumpster Fire That Is 2020

ADP, Pitcher Scheduling, and Mrs. Keuchel

The summer rolls on, and your intrepid NFBCers fill you in on the news, some of which can be found at the Covid Watch. The Main Event drafts started on Sunday, but there's not enough ADP data yet for solid analysis; however, there is more than enough July Online Championship data to get a good feel for where we are. Dave and Jake also take a look at pitcher schedules through week 3, highlighting some delectable matchups and others not so much. Plus, Dave stuck another of his #NoFilter rants in there...are we developing a bit here? Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Thank you so much to those of you all-stars who have done so already! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak Show Tune - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

96 MINJUL 14
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ADP, Pitcher Scheduling, and Mrs. Keuchel

The Do's and Don'ts of Drafting

Dave and Jake return to bring you some summer updates and direct you to RotoSaurus's Covid Watch. The boys touch on setting your KDS (Kentucky Derby Style) order for your drafts, some rarer resources to be targeting, and many of their DOs and DON'Ts for drafting in roto leagues. They may even debut a new segment! They then close by evaluating how the 60 game season affects 15 different prominent hitters. Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak Show Open - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

86 MINJUL 10
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The Do's and Don'ts of Drafting

KC at the Bat

Dave and Jake wrangle all of the news from the beginning of the 'Summer Training' period (You like that, Jon Heyman?) for you: Covid diagnoses, opt-outs, new births, managerial comments...all to help you organize everything as you prep for more drafts. Dave warns you again about drafting Josh Hader as your first closer, when you should be drafting your first or second SP. Then the boys break down an interview from March of NFBC Hall of Famer KC Cha conducted by Vlad Sedler of Elite Fantasy, highlighting a ton of great insights provided by the high stakes stalwart. This interview is from four months ago, but the guys touch on an array of evergreen points within it that you can apply to your drafts this July and beyond. Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak Show Open - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

73 MINJUL 6
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KC at the Bat

Long Views on a Short Season

In round 2 of High Stakes Heat, the boys touch on the news of the day, with players opting out and even *gasp* a trade! Dave breaks down spring training stats for starters that could be indicators of future performance, and then he highlights specific performances of pitchers from Spring 2020 whose 'summer training' we should be keeping an eye on. Lastly, the guys express their new opinions on fifteen early to mid-round starters in light of our new 60-game season. Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@Run...

75 MINJUL 1
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Long Views on a Short Season

A Dave and His Dustmite

Welcome to the highly-anticipated RotoSaurus High Stakes Heat podcast! The boys banter about their childhoods, origins in fantasy baseball, NFBC experience, and... oh yea! Baseball is coming! They give a flyover of things to expect in a 60-game, travel-reduced season. We'll keep pumping out the episodes; thanks so much for listening! Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Music promoted by 1HMNC - No Copyright Music - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://...

69 MINJUN 28
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A Dave and His Dustmite
the END

Latest Episodes

FAAB and Main Event Strategies with Justin Mason

The boys return with special guest Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB), the busiest analyst in fantasy baseball and an all-around great guy. He is nothing but candid with us about his process, experience, and life in general; plenty to take out of this episode! Among the topics covered: *Justin and his career *FWFB, TGFBI, and the Mason Face *Cleveland's discipline breakdown *Pitchers galore on the IL *Tons of other news *Toxic masculinity *Sunday's NFBC FAAB results *FAAB processes in a shortened season *Justin's Main Event approach and live drafting strategies We are displeased with Dave's audio quality in this episode, but unfortunately we are unable to make it any louder. Rest assured that it will not be an issue in the future! ****************************************** Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Thank you so much to those of you all-stars who have done so already! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts, Jake's two-start pitcher lists, and their comprehensive three-week pitching schedules! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak (www.coroflot.com/krysiart) Show Tune - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

135 MIN3 d ago
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FAAB and Main Event Strategies with Justin Mason

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Dave and Jake are joined by the Robot himself, Phil Dussault (@PhilDussault27)! Phil has only played in the NFBC for four seasons, but he brings a wealth of successful experience and heavy analysis to the pod. Together they cover a plethora of topics: -The wackiest NFBC Sunday FAAB we've ever seen -Tons and tons of closing situations in flux -A retrospective on Phil's heavily automated draft system, with discussion about any factors that he would change -Covid and injury news galore -Our first ever round of listener questions ****************************************** Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Thank you so much to those of you all-stars who have done so already! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts, Jake's two-start pitcher lists, and their comprehensive three-week pitching schedules! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak (www.coroflot.com/krysiart) Show Tune - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

97 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

Main Events & the Dumpster Fire That Is 2020

The boys are back after their long drafting hiatus, and they brought in their long-time friend and Dave's Main Event partner, Tony DiVincenzo (@Spectre14)! The three review their strategies for drafting their four total $1200 NFBC Sprint Main Event leagues, as they highlight their primary points of focus in building their teams facing the Covid nightmare season. They then turn to the topic of injury risk assessment, which all RotoSaurus followers know as one of their main foundations of draft prep and analysis in any season. Then they finish with a flurry of MLB news, obviously covering the unfortunate outbreak in the Miami clubhouse, along with a lot of other nuggets. Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Thank you so much to those of you all-stars who have done so already! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts, Jake's two-start pitcher lists, and their comprehensive three-week pitching schedules! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak (www.coroflot.com/krysiart) Show Tune - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

100 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Main Events & the Dumpster Fire That Is 2020

ADP, Pitcher Scheduling, and Mrs. Keuchel

The summer rolls on, and your intrepid NFBCers fill you in on the news, some of which can be found at the Covid Watch. The Main Event drafts started on Sunday, but there's not enough ADP data yet for solid analysis; however, there is more than enough July Online Championship data to get a good feel for where we are. Dave and Jake also take a look at pitcher schedules through week 3, highlighting some delectable matchups and others not so much. Plus, Dave stuck another of his #NoFilter rants in there...are we developing a bit here? Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Thank you so much to those of you all-stars who have done so already! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak Show Tune - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

96 MINJUL 14
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ADP, Pitcher Scheduling, and Mrs. Keuchel

The Do's and Don'ts of Drafting

Dave and Jake return to bring you some summer updates and direct you to RotoSaurus's Covid Watch. The boys touch on setting your KDS (Kentucky Derby Style) order for your drafts, some rarer resources to be targeting, and many of their DOs and DON'Ts for drafting in roto leagues. They may even debut a new segment! They then close by evaluating how the 60 game season affects 15 different prominent hitters. Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak Show Open - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

86 MINJUL 10
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The Do's and Don'ts of Drafting

KC at the Bat

Dave and Jake wrangle all of the news from the beginning of the 'Summer Training' period (You like that, Jon Heyman?) for you: Covid diagnoses, opt-outs, new births, managerial comments...all to help you organize everything as you prep for more drafts. Dave warns you again about drafting Josh Hader as your first closer, when you should be drafting your first or second SP. Then the boys break down an interview from March of NFBC Hall of Famer KC Cha conducted by Vlad Sedler of Elite Fantasy, highlighting a ton of great insights provided by the high stakes stalwart. This interview is from four months ago, but the guys touch on an array of evergreen points within it that you can apply to your drafts this July and beyond. Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Logo Design - Matt Krysiak Show Open - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support

73 MINJUL 6
Comments
KC at the Bat

Long Views on a Short Season

In round 2 of High Stakes Heat, the boys touch on the news of the day, with players opting out and even *gasp* a trade! Dave breaks down spring training stats for starters that could be indicators of future performance, and then he highlights specific performances of pitchers from Spring 2020 whose 'summer training' we should be keeping an eye on. Lastly, the guys express their new opinions on fifteen early to mid-round starters in light of our new 60-game season. Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Please take a few moments to rate and review the podcast on your platform of choice; we really want your feedback. Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@Run...

75 MINJUL 1
Comments
Long Views on a Short Season

A Dave and His Dustmite

Welcome to the highly-anticipated RotoSaurus High Stakes Heat podcast! The boys banter about their childhoods, origins in fantasy baseball, NFBC experience, and... oh yea! Baseball is coming! They give a flyover of things to expect in a 60-game, travel-reduced season. We'll keep pumping out the episodes; thanks so much for listening! Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Check out RotoSaurus.com for all of Dave's closer charts and other info! Follow Dave (@RunDMcD) and Jake (@TheDustmite) on Twitter, be sure to send them your barbs and accolades. Music promoted by 1HMNC - No Copyright Music - The 126ers - Black Moons --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://...

69 MINJUN 28
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A Dave and His Dustmite
the END
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