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The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

The Athletic

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The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast

The Athletic

4
Followers
16
Plays
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Get the award-winning strategies, insight and analysis you need to win your league, every week. From high-stakes secrets to deep dynasty maneuvers, and everything in between, The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast has you covered with the analysis of Derek VanRiper, Nando Di Fino, Michael Beller, and Ian Kahn.

Latest Episodes

Yankees Depth, Ohtani's Ceiling & A Future Closer in KC

Nando, Ian and DVR discuss another injury problem for the Yankees, Aaron Nola’s early-season resurgence back toward ace status, and several under the radar targets to consider picking up in long-term formats.

53 MIN2 d ago
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Yankees Depth, Ohtani's Ceiling & A Future Closer in KC

Mike Tauchman, Spencer Howard Kick off This Weekend's FAAB Round

It's waiver day in the fantasy baseball world, and while this weekend falls short of last Sunday's bounty, there are still players worth chasing in all formats. It all starts with Mike Tauchman, who should be a regular starter with Giancarlo Stanton on the IL. Spencer Howard will make his MLB debut on Sunday, and Rafael Montero is locked into the closer's role in Texas. DVR and Beller discuss all those players, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast.

61 MIN5 d ago
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Mike Tauchman, Spencer Howard Kick off This Weekend's FAAB Round

Change in San Diego, Spiraling in Houston, and Bad News in Boston

The Padres are making big changes, promoting Luis Patiño while demoting Joey Lucchesi. George Springer sprained his wrist, and the Astros are just 6-6 while dealing with a spate of pitching injuries. And the Red Sox? Well, they're just plain bad. On this episode of The Athletic's Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss how all of those developments affect the fantasy world. They also look at interesting two-start pitchers and offenses we can stream against with confidence.

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Change in San Diego, Spiraling in Houston, and Bad News in Boston

Upton's Decline, Schedule Madness & More Marlins Love

Nando, Ian and DVR discuss Justin Upton's fall into small-side platoon player status, an idea to target players based on excess games remaining on the schedule, and Aaron Judge's push back toward top-10 overall status.

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Upton's Decline, Schedule Madness & More Marlins Love

FAAB Targets Featuring Exciting Young Starters & New Closers

Derek VanRiper and Michael Beller discuss FAAB targets for the weekend in the wake of Nate Pearson's MLB debut, Cristian Javier's move into the Houston rotation, several closer roles in flux, and more!

63 MIN1 w ago
Comments
FAAB Targets Featuring Exciting Young Starters & New Closers

Bullpen Implosions, Non-Closer Relievers to Target, and Sneaky Starters

In a season of change, one constant across the league has been unreliable closers. On this episode of The Athletic's Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Beller and DVR dive into some of the more tumultuous bullpens. They'll discuss where, and if, you can target saves, non-closer relievers worth your time, and starters who are still flying below the radar.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bullpen Implosions, Non-Closer Relievers to Target, and Sneaky Starters

Bullpen Blues, Quicker Decisions & Nando's Moral Dilemma

Nando, Ian and DVR discuss the turbulence in the Cubs’ bullpen, the difficulty of making quick decisions with very limited data and information, and an unusual ethical dilemma.

67 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bullpen Blues, Quicker Decisions & Nando's Moral Dilemma

Fantasy Baseball FAAB on Opening Weekend

MLB's opening weekend for 2020 is just about in the books, and the first 30 or so games have given fantasy baseball owners quite a bit to consider for FAAB and waivers this Sunday. Is Dustin May worth a bid? Will the Mariners commit to their youngsters? And what's with all these shaky saves? Derek VanRiper and Michael Beller dig into those questions, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast.

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Fantasy Baseball FAAB on Opening Weekend

Opening Day Has Finally Arrived

Opening Day is here, and we couldn't be more excited to watch some baseball. On this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Derek VanRiper and Michael Beller talk about the news this season has already given us—Clayton Kershaw's back, for example—and all that is to come this weekend.

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Opening Day Has Finally Arrived

Auction Approaches

Nando, Ian and DVR discuss their approaches and observations from a 15-team auction league 'Gotham Diamond District' (GDD) in which they went head-to-head-to-head on Tuesday night.

61 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Auction Approaches

Latest Episodes

Yankees Depth, Ohtani's Ceiling & A Future Closer in KC

Nando, Ian and DVR discuss another injury problem for the Yankees, Aaron Nola’s early-season resurgence back toward ace status, and several under the radar targets to consider picking up in long-term formats.

53 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Yankees Depth, Ohtani's Ceiling & A Future Closer in KC

Mike Tauchman, Spencer Howard Kick off This Weekend's FAAB Round

It's waiver day in the fantasy baseball world, and while this weekend falls short of last Sunday's bounty, there are still players worth chasing in all formats. It all starts with Mike Tauchman, who should be a regular starter with Giancarlo Stanton on the IL. Spencer Howard will make his MLB debut on Sunday, and Rafael Montero is locked into the closer's role in Texas. DVR and Beller discuss all those players, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast.

61 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Mike Tauchman, Spencer Howard Kick off This Weekend's FAAB Round

Change in San Diego, Spiraling in Houston, and Bad News in Boston

The Padres are making big changes, promoting Luis Patiño while demoting Joey Lucchesi. George Springer sprained his wrist, and the Astros are just 6-6 while dealing with a spate of pitching injuries. And the Red Sox? Well, they're just plain bad. On this episode of The Athletic's Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper discuss how all of those developments affect the fantasy world. They also look at interesting two-start pitchers and offenses we can stream against with confidence.

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Change in San Diego, Spiraling in Houston, and Bad News in Boston

Upton's Decline, Schedule Madness & More Marlins Love

Nando, Ian and DVR discuss Justin Upton's fall into small-side platoon player status, an idea to target players based on excess games remaining on the schedule, and Aaron Judge's push back toward top-10 overall status.

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Upton's Decline, Schedule Madness & More Marlins Love

FAAB Targets Featuring Exciting Young Starters & New Closers

Derek VanRiper and Michael Beller discuss FAAB targets for the weekend in the wake of Nate Pearson's MLB debut, Cristian Javier's move into the Houston rotation, several closer roles in flux, and more!

63 MIN1 w ago
Comments
FAAB Targets Featuring Exciting Young Starters & New Closers

Bullpen Implosions, Non-Closer Relievers to Target, and Sneaky Starters

In a season of change, one constant across the league has been unreliable closers. On this episode of The Athletic's Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Beller and DVR dive into some of the more tumultuous bullpens. They'll discuss where, and if, you can target saves, non-closer relievers worth your time, and starters who are still flying below the radar.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bullpen Implosions, Non-Closer Relievers to Target, and Sneaky Starters

Bullpen Blues, Quicker Decisions & Nando's Moral Dilemma

Nando, Ian and DVR discuss the turbulence in the Cubs’ bullpen, the difficulty of making quick decisions with very limited data and information, and an unusual ethical dilemma.

67 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bullpen Blues, Quicker Decisions & Nando's Moral Dilemma

Fantasy Baseball FAAB on Opening Weekend

MLB's opening weekend for 2020 is just about in the books, and the first 30 or so games have given fantasy baseball owners quite a bit to consider for FAAB and waivers this Sunday. Is Dustin May worth a bid? Will the Mariners commit to their youngsters? And what's with all these shaky saves? Derek VanRiper and Michael Beller dig into those questions, and a whole lot more, on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast.

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Fantasy Baseball FAAB on Opening Weekend

Opening Day Has Finally Arrived

Opening Day is here, and we couldn't be more excited to watch some baseball. On this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Derek VanRiper and Michael Beller talk about the news this season has already given us—Clayton Kershaw's back, for example—and all that is to come this weekend.

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Opening Day Has Finally Arrived

Auction Approaches

Nando, Ian and DVR discuss their approaches and observations from a 15-team auction league 'Gotham Diamond District' (GDD) in which they went head-to-head-to-head on Tuesday night.

61 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Auction Approaches
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