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BatFlip Crazy Fantasy Baseball

BatFlip Crazy Fantasy Baseball

By BatFlip Crazy
Enthusiastic data-driven fantasy baseball analysis and strategy.
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BatFlip Crazy Episode 146: Bubba & The BatFlip #50 (End of the Season Show)
Episode 146 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 50 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss end of season FAAB and last week strategy and start the shift to offseason reflection by looking at 5 players we missed on this season. We also answer listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:21:09
September 21, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 145: Bubba & The BatFlip #49 (End of season strategy)
Episode 145 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 49 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss end of season strategy, including some nice end of season schedules for hitters and some decent two-start options for deeper leagues. We also answer a whole listener questions, including some on early 2021 draft thoughts. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:20:49
September 16, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 144: Bubba & The BatFlip #48 (Calm Before the Trade Deadline Storm)
Episode 144 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 47 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss trade deadline news and notes, hitters overperforming and underperforming expectations, this week in FAAB and answer a whole bunch of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:20:40
August 31, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 143: Bubba & The BatFlip #47 (Week 4 Mailbag)
Episode 143 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 47 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss takeaways from the fourth week of the season, news and notes and answer a whole bunch of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:17:12
August 17, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 142: Bubba & The BatFlip #46 (Week 2 Chaos)
Episode 142 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 46 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss takeaways from the second week of the season, strategies to adapt to a slew of postponements and injuries/illness, this week’s chaotic FAAB and answer a number of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:28:58
August 3, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 141: Bubba & The BatFlip #45 (First Weekend, FAAB & More)
Episode 141 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 45 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss takeaways from the first weekend of the season, this week’s first in-season FAAB run and answer a number of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:26:25
July 27, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 140: Bubba & The BatFlip #44 (SP/RP Strategy, FAAB & More)
Episode 140 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 44 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss SP/RP strategy in our preview review to explore different ways to approach pitching in the 60-game season. We also look at last week’s FAAB and answer a number of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:13:22
July 21, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 139: Bubba & The BatFlip #43
Episode 139 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 43 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we do a quick review of the previews for 2B, SS and OF to see who might benefit or be hurt by the 60-game season. We also answer a number of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:45:35
July 9, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 138: Bubba & The BatFlip #42 (C/1B/3B Preview Review)
Episode 138 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 42 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we do a quick review of the previews for C, 1B and 3B to see who might benefit or be hurt by the 60-game season. We also answer a number of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:33:19
June 30, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 137: Bubba & The BatFlip #41
Episode 137 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 41 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss short-season strategy and answer a lot of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:12:36
June 23, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 136: Bubba & The BatFlip #40 (Mailbag)
Episode 136 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 40 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we answer a lot of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:24:56
June 9, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 135: Bubba & The BatFlip #39 (Divisional Analysis)
Episode 135 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 39 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at the biggest winners and losers from the proposed divisions of the shortened season for hitting and pitching. We also answer some listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:32:16
May 26, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 134: Bubba & The BatFlip #38 (Universal DH Winners)
Episode 134 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 38 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at the biggest winners from the universal DH, including both possible National League DHs and end of the lineup bats who might see more SB. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:24:53
May 19, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 133: Bubba & The BatFlip #37 (ADP 240+)
Episode 133 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 37 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at the biggest risers and fallers in April/May ADP to see how the draft landscape has changed since March. We also discuss what movement up and down the board might tell us about potential strategy in 2020 short-season drafts and how that might change with the new MLB proposal. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:16:58
May 12, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 132: Bubba & The BatFlip #36 (April ADP 121-240)
Episode 132 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 36 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at 121-240 of April ADP to see how the draft landscape has changed since March and discuss what movement up and down the board might tell us about potential strategy in 2020 short-season drafts. We also answer some listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:27:45
May 5, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 131: Bubba & The BatFlip #35
Episode 131 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 35 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at 1-120 of April ADP to see how the draft landscape has changed since March and discuss what movement up and down the board might tell us about potential strategy in 2020 short-season drafts. We also answer some listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:22:56
April 28, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 130: Bubba & The BatFlip #34 (Explosively Bold Predictions)
Episode 130 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 34 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at news and notes from around the league and share two explosively bold predictions each for 2020. We also answer some listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:21:28
April 22, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 129: Bubba & The BatFlip #33 (Pitcher Lovefest)
Episode 129 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 33 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss three SP and two RP each that we’re hopeful about heading into the next season. We also answer a bunch of listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:03:03
April 14, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 128: Bubba & The BatFlip #32 (Hopeful Lovefest)
Episode 128 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 32 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we discuss six hitters each that we’re hopeful about heading into the next season (three infielders and three outfielders). We also answer some listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy. Thanks for listening!
1:25:44
April 8, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 127: Bubba & The BatFlip #31 (The 1994 Season)
Episode 127 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 31 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we are joined by Broc (@brocnessmonster) for a trip down memory lane to the strike-shortened 1994 season, including a look at some incredible seasons that were cut short and the biggest differences between baseball in 1994 and 2019. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:30:08
March 31, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 126: Bubba & The BatFlip #30 (Mailbag)
Episode 126 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 30 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we answer some listener questions on a range of topics, including the impact of a shorter season on the value of closers, how the shortened season impacts percentile goals in overall competitions, players we want shares of but have missed out on, our favorite hot dog condiments, our take on current events, and much more. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:11:22
March 24, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 125: Bubba & The BatFlip #29 (Mailbag)
Episode 125 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 29 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we answer some listener questions on a range of topics, including the impact of a shorter season on draft strategy, Ryan O’Hearn, our 5 picks to be top 10 SPs in 2022-2023, and many more. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:18:20
March 17, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 124: Bubba & The BatFlip #28 (RP Preview)
Episode 124 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 28 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at the top 20 RPs, from Josh Hader to Will Smith. We also share our top targets, our fades, guys we like outside the top 20, late-round speculative closers, discuss closer committee situations, and answer some listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
2:01:52
March 10, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 123: Mailbag!
Episode 123 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is a solo pod mailbag smorgasbord. Topics discussed (in order): Sacrificing offensive categories, value of league vs. overall in an overall competition, pitchers outside the top 10 who can jump into the top 10, pocket aces strategy in a 10-team league, Ohtani’s value in a daily league, draft order preferences, value picks in a points-based best ball league format, late round power bats, and 14-team draft strategy. Thanks for listening! You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
41:05
March 6, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 122: Bubba & The BatFlip #27 (SP Preview Part 2)
Episode 122 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 27 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at SPs in Rounds 15-30+ in 15-team drafts (54 pitchers total), from Marcus Stroman to Drew Smyly. We also answer some listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
2:03:23
March 3, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 121: Bubba & The BatFlip #26
Episode 121 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 26 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at SP in rounds 1-14 of 15-team drafts (54 pitchers total), from Gerrit Cole to Andrew Heaney. We also answer some listener questions. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:59:48
February 25, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 120: Interview with Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut)
Episode 120 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is an interview with Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) of Fantasy Guru. Vlad is an accomplished high stakes player at the NFBC known for his efficient FAAB bids. We address RealmutoGate head on as well as a range of other topics, including roster and rotation construction, draft order/KDS strategy and preference, how he approaches FAAB, grinding out value through FAAB and roster moves, players he likes and dislikes at their current value and some listener questions. Thanks for listening! You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:19:35
February 20, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 119: Bubba & The BatFlip #25 (OF 45-90+ Position Preview)
Episode 119 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 25 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at OF 45-90+, according to ADP, from J.D. Davis to David Fletcher. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:54:31
February 18, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 118: Interview with Justin Mason
Episode 118 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is an interview with Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB) of RotoGraphs, Friends with Fantasy Benefits and creator of TGFBI, among other sites and work. We discuss his work in the fantasy baseball industry, his process as a fantasy analyst, his future career as a private investigator of fantasy competitors, his incredible contributions to the history of amazing desserts, and some players he likes and doesn’t like heading into 2020. It’s a fun one! Thanks for listening! You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:26:10
February 14, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 117: On the Road Mailbag
Episode 117 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is a solo pod and first for the podcast—an On the Road mailbag. Recorded during my drive home from the BARF draft on 2/8, I answered some listener questions on a range of topics, including different approaches in stand-alone leagues versus leagues with an overall prize, importance of draft vs. FAAB, how to handle scarce categories like SB and SV, pitcher and hitter targets, sifting through all the data and projections to create rankings, and many more. Thanks for listening! You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:24:24
February 13, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 116: Bubba & The BatFlip #24 (Top 45 OF Preview)
Episode 116 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 24 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at the top 45 OF according to ADP, from Ronald Acuña to Garrett Hampson. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:50:45
February 11, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 115: Bubba & The BatFlip #23 (BARF Recap w/ Sammy Reid)
Episode 115 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 23 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we‘re joined by Sammy Reid (@SammyReidFI) to recap the 2020 Bay Area Roto Fantasy (BARF) League draft that took place on February 8. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:09:00
February 10, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 114: Mailbag Smorgasbord!
Episode 114 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is a solo pod mailbag smorgasbord. Topics discussed (in order): Depth of each position, offseason reading recommendations for fantasy baseball, over and undervalued players at each position, Sonny Gray or Frankie Montas, impact of Stripling signing, waiting on 3B, keeper league decisions, and injury proneness. Thanks for listening! You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
51:35
February 6, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 113: Bubba & The BatFlip #22 (3B Preview)
Episode 113 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 22 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at what to expect from 3B in 2020 fantasy baseball drafts! Topics discussed include: NFBC Top 12 (Alex Bregman, Nolan Arenado, Jose Ramirez, Anthony Rendon, Rafael Devers, Vlad Jr., Kris Bryant, Yoan Moncada, Manny Machado, DJ LeMahieu, Eugenio Suarez and Josh Donaldson); 5 sleepers we like at 3B later in drafts; our 3B busts; players we're targeting at 3B in drafts; draft day strategy and plan for addressing 3B; and listener questions about 3B. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:50:49
February 4, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 112: Bubba & The BatFlip #21
Episode 112 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 21 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at what to expect from SS in 2020 fantasy baseball drafts! Topics discussed include: NFBC Top 11 (Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner, Alex Bregman, Trevor Story, Fernando Tatis Jr., Gleyber Torres, Adalberto Mondesi, Jonathan Villar, Xander Bogaerts, Javier Baez and Manny Machado); 6 sleepers we like at SS later in drafts; our SS busts; players we're targeting at SS in drafts; draft day strategy and plan for addressing SS; and 15+ listener questions about SS. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
2:30:15
January 28, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 111: Bubba & The BatFlip #20 (2B Preview)
Episode 111 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 20 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at what to expect from 2B in 2020 fantasy baseball drafts! Topics discussed include: NFBC Top 12 (Jose Altuve, Gleyber Torres, Jonathan Villar, Ozzie Albies, Keston Hiura, Ketel Marte, Whit Merrifield, DJ LeMahieu, Max Muncy, Jeff McNeil, Mike Moustakas and Eduardo Escobar); 6 sleepers we like at 2B later in drafts; our 2B busts; players we're targeting at 2B in drafts; draft day strategy and plan for addressing 2B; and 20+ listener questions about 2B. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
2:33:58
January 21, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 110: Bubba & The BatFlip #19 (1B Preview)
Episode 110 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 19 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week we take a look at what to expect from 1B in 2020 fantasy baseball drafts! Topics discussed include: NFBC Top 10 (Bellinger, Freeman, Alonso, Rizzo, Goldschmidt, Olson, LeMahieu, Abreu, Muncy, Bell); 4 sleepers we like at 1B later in drafts; our 1B busts; players we're targeting at 1B in drafts; draft day strategy and plan for addressing 1B; and 16 listener questions about 1B. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
2:05:06
January 14, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 109: Bubba & The BatFlip # 18 (Catcher Preview)
Episode 109 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 18 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. This week is our first position preview of the year - Catcher! We also take a look at some news and notes around MLB. Topics discussed include: Rich Hill to the Twins; Homer Bailey to the Twins; Nats sign Starlin Castro; Nats sign Asdrubal Cabrera; Angels sign Jason Castro; Eric Thames to Nats; Daniel Hudson to Nats; 2020 Fantasy Baseball Catching Preview (NFBC Top 10: J.T. Realmuto, Gary Sanchez, Yasmani Grandal; Willson Contreras; Mitch Garver; Will Smith; Wilson Ramos; Sal Perez; Christian Vazquez; Carson Kelly); general strategy for catchers; favorite values at catcher; least favorite catchers at their ADP; top targets on draft day and draft day plan; and 11 listener questions about catchers. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
2:09:39
January 7, 2020
BatFlip Crazy Episode 108: On the Road Again Pt. 2 (Mailbag)
Episode 108 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast involves a mailbag, holiday Baseball Forecaster giveaway, holiday driving and thoughts on a range of 2020 fantasy baseball strategy questions. Topics include (in order): My thoughts on a “Marmol Strategy” focused on highly-skilled middle relievers, strategies for 15-team leagues beyond “pocket aces,” Shohei Ohtani as a possible keeper, tools and process for identifying late round OBP and QS targets, which ball we should expect in 2020, and the importance of setting category goals before your drafts and tracking them during drafts. Happy holidays to all! Thanks for listening! You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:00:17
December 29, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 107: On the Road with Early Draft Thoughts
Episode 107 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast involves a holiday giveaway, holiday driving and early thoughts on 2020 draft strategy. Topics include (in order): “Pocket Aces” strategy, approach with early pick in first round versus late pick, some groupings I like from both spots, targeting IF first and focusing on value and later picks in OF, stolen bases, closer strategy, and some names that stick out from early drafts (Albies, Sano and Khris Davis, among others). Happy holidays to all! Thanks for listening! You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
58:28
December 25, 2019
BatFlip Crazy 106: Bubba & The BatFlip #17
Episode 106 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 17 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We record a weekly podcast together focused on MLB news and notes and fantasy analysis. This week we take a look at some major early offseason moves and discuss our 3 biggest hits and misses at SP from the 2019 season to see what we can learn and apply to our draft prep heading into 2020. We also provide some general thoughts on how to approach starting pitching heading into 2020. Topics discussed include: Madison Bumgarner signs with the DBacks; Corey Kluber traded to the Rangers; Mets sign Rick Porcello; Mets sign Michael Wacha; Brewers sign Avisail Garcia; Brewers sign Josh Lindblom; Brewers sign Brett Anderson; Reds sign Wade Miley; Rays sign Yoshitomo Tsutsugo; Dodgers sign Blake Treinen; Red Sox sign Jose Peraza; Red Sox sign Martin Perez; Mike Minor; German Marquez; Yu Darvish; Eduardo Rodriguez; Mike Clevinger; Corey Kluber; Nick Pivetta; Noah Syndergaard; Shane Bieber; Trevor Bauer; Zack Wheeler; Reynaldo Lopez; Aaron Nola; and 2020 starting pitching strategy. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:35:32
December 17, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 105: Moose, Grandal & Closers w/ Bubba
Episode 105 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 16 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We record a weekly podcast together focused on MLB news and notes and fantasy analysis. This week we take a look at some major early offseason moves and discuss our 3 biggest hits and misses at RP from the 2019 season to see what we can learn and apply to our draft prep heading into 2020. We also provide some general thoughts on how to approach the closer position heading into 2020. Topics discussed include: Mike Moustakas to the Reds, Yasmani Grandal to the White Sox, Jurickson Profar traded time the Padres, Trent Grisham and Zach Davies to San Diego and Luis Urías and Eric Lauer to the Brewers, Padres sigh Drew Pomeranz, Braves sigh Will Smith and Travis d’Arnaud, Rangers sign Kyle Gibson, Stephen Vogt to the DBacks, Kirby Yates, Josh Hader, Will Smith, Ken Giles, Hansel Robles, Liam Hendriks. José LeClerc, Blake Treinen, Edwin Díaz, Raisel Iglesias, Corey Knebel and Aroldis Chapman, and 2020 closer strategy. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:13:41
December 4, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 104: Bubba & The BatFlip #15
Episode 104 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 15 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes and fantasy analysis. This week we take a look at our 3 biggest hits and misses at OF from the 2019 season to see what we can learn and apply to our draft prep heading into 2020. We also provide some general thoughts on 2020 drafts and roster construction. Players discussed include: Max Kepler, Ryan Braun, Ronald Acuña, Eddie Rosario, Victor Robles, Jake Bauers, Andrew Benintendi, Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich, Wil Myers and Charlie Blackmon. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:01:27
November 27, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 103: Bubba & The BatFlip #14
Episode 103 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Edition 14 of the Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes and fantasy analysis. This week we take a look at our 3 biggest hits and misses at C from the 2019 season to see what we can learn and apply to our draft prep heading into 2020. We also go over our recently-completed Pitchers List Expert Mock drafts, including analysis of draft picks, roster construction and overall strategy. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:54:42
November 19, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 102: Cavan Biggio & Griffin Canning
Episode 102 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball Podcast is the first set of player profiles for 2020: Cavan Biggio (3:35) and Griffin Canning (19:37). Both players performed well in their first year in MLB. What do the numbers say about what we should expect in their sophomore seasons? Why might they thrive or struggle in 2020? Let’s dive in! Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
33:19
November 18, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 101: Bubba & The BatFlip #13
Episode 101 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 13 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes and fantasy analysis. This week we take a look at our 3 biggest hits and misses at MI (2B/SS) from the 2019 season to see what we can learn and apply to our draft prep heading into 2020. We also take a brief look at what we can expect from the positions heading into 2020 and some of the factors fantasy owners should be considering. Players discussed (in order): Jurickson Profar, Jonathan Villar, Yoan Moncada, Garrett Hampson, Lourdes Gurriel, Whit Merrifield, Ketel Marte, Scooter Gennett, Gleyber Torres, Daniel Murphy, Xander Bogaerts, Alex Bregman, Jorge Polanco, Ahmed Rosario, Marcus Semien, Willy Adames, Elvis Andrus, Manny Machado, Andrelton Simmons, José Peraza, Tim Anderson and Jean Segura. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:17:31
November 13, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 100: Bubba & The BatFlip #12
Episode 100 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 12 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes and fantasy analysis. This week we take a look at our 3 biggest hits and misses at CI (1B/3B) from the 2019 season to see what we can learn and apply to our draft prep heading into 2020. We also take a brief look at what we can expect from the positions heading into 2020 and some of the factors fantasy owners should be considering. Players discussed (in order): Freddie Freeman, Matt Olson, José Abreu, Jesus Aguilar, Matt Carpenter, Josh Bell, Joey Votto, Pete Alonso, Max Muncy, Anthony Rendon, Kris Bryant, Eugenio Suarez, Hunter Dozier, Matt Chapman, Vlad Jr., Jeff McNeil, Travis Shaw, Justin Turner and Rafael Devers. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:20:02
November 5, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 99: FPAZ Draft Review of Rounds 1-12
Episode 99 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball Podcast is a review of my first draft of 2020, which took place at First Pitch Arizona earlier in October. I share my strategy heading into the draft and how I tried to put it into action during rounds 1-12. I also provide individual player analysis for each pick. Players covered include: Max Scherzer, Walker Buehler, Ozzie Albies, Tommy Pham, JT Realmuto, Tim Anderson, José Abreu, Kyle Tucker, Oscar Mercado, Franmil Reyes, Emilio Pagan and Lorenzo Cain. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
45:30
November 3, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 98: Interview with Alex Chamberlain (Live from Maui)
Episode 98 of the BatFlip Crazy podcast features an interview with Alex Chamberlain (@DolphHauldhagen) of RotoGraphs and CBS Sportsline LIVE FROM MAUI! We discuss a number of fantasy baseball topics, including: - His new deserved barrel % metric - Some of his previous research - His pitch leaderboard tool (and a hitter pitch leaderboard currently under development) - How he evaluates hitters, pitchers and prospects - Our shared admiration for rolling average graphs - His takeaways from 2019 and how they apply to 2020 draft strategy - Players he likes and dislikes based on early ADP - Many other fantasy baseball topics  You can find Alex on Twitter @DolphHauldhagen Alex's Pitch Leaderboard: https://public.tableau.com/profile/chamb117#!/vizhome/PitchLeaderboardPublic/PitchesOutcomes Alex's new deserved barrel % article: https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/devising-a-deserved-barrel/ Alex and Al Melchior's Statcast correlation article from last year: https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/which-statcast-measures-correlate-best-with-power-metrics/ You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.  Intro song from @kaylenprescott.
1:46:46
October 23, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 97: Bubba & The BatFlip #11
Episode 97 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 11 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes and fantasy analysis. This week we take a look at our 5 biggest misses on starting pitchers from this past season to see what we can learn and apply to our draft prep heading into 2020. Players discussed (in order): Shane Bieber, Joe Musgrove, Zack Wheeler, German Marquez, Lance Lynn, Trevor Bauer and Clayton Kershaw. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:08:08
October 15, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 96: Bubba & The BatFlip #10
Episode 96 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 10 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes and fantasy analysis. This week we take a look at our 10 biggest misses on hitters from this past season to see what we can learn and apply to our draft prep heading into 2020. Players discussed (in order): Cody Bellinger, Jake Bauers, Max Muncy, Jonathan Villar, Gleyber Torres, Adam Frazier, Manny Machado, José Altuve, Danny Jansen, Joey Votto, Andrew Benintendi, Daniel Murphy, Rhys Hoskins, Ozzie Albies, Jesse Winker, Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley, Jr. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:19:48
October 8, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 95: Bubba & The BatFlip #9
Episode 95 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 9 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pick ups. This week we wrap up the 2019 fantasy baseball season with a review of our teams, early thoughts on 2020 draft strategy, and we share our picks for Fantasy MVP, Fantasy Cy Young, Fantasy Rookie of the Year and Fantasy All-Star teams. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:31:07
October 1, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 94: Bubba & The BatFlip #8
Episode 93 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 7 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. Players and topics discussed (in order): Javy Baez out, Nico Hoerner called up; Jesús Luzardo called up; Mike Trout and Max Kepler injuries; Mariners call up Kyle Lewis and Justin Dunn; Mike Moustakas and Ramon Laureano banger up; Michael Pineda suspended for PEDs; Tyler Glasnow back; Corey Kluber done for the season; Craig Kimbrel to IL, Rowan Wick an option?; 2020 draft strategy and Rounds 1-3 of #2EarlyMocks; and TGFBI FAAB and #2EarlyMocks review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:34:57
September 10, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 93: Bubba & The BatFlip #7
Episode 93 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 7 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. Players and topics discussed (in order): Kyle Gibson to the IL, Randy Dobnak and Devin Smeltzer potential options; Edwin Encarnacion back, how does it impact playing time in NY?; Mark Trumbo back from IL; Tyler Naquin torn ACL, Jake Bauers called up; Keston Hiura to the IL, Travis Shaw and Ben Gamel back; CC Sabathia to the IL, Jonathan Loaisiga called up; Francisco Mejia to the IL; Max Muncy to the IL; Adalberto Mondesi back; Gavin Lux called up; Kyle Tucker called up; Nate Lowe recalled; Clint Frazier recalled; Kevin Cron recalled; Sandy Alcantara improving; Josh Rojas heating up; and TGFBI FAAB and #2EarlyMocks review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:11:54
September 4, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 92: Bubba & The BatFlip #6
Episode 92 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 6 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. Players and topics discussed (in order): Mauricio Dubon calmed up to SF; José Ramirez to the IL; German Marquez to the IL; Raimel Tapia to the IL, Sam Hilliard called up; Brian Anderson our for the year, Neil Walker getting starts, Austin Dean called up; Stephen Piscotty to the IL, Seth Brown called up; Francisco Cervelli signs with the Braves; Cody Spangenburg called up by Brewers; José Ureña may close for Marlins; Justus Sheffield called up; Willi Castro called up; Rhys Hoskins; Mark Canha; Travis d’Arnaud; Manny Machado; Chris Paddack; Dylan Bundy; Zack Wheeler; and TGFBI FAAB review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:12:25
August 28, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 91: Bubba & The BatFlip #5
Episode 91 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 5 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. Players and topics discussed (in order): Chris Sale dome for the year, Sale’s value in 2020, other options for the Red Sox rotation; Corey Kluber rehab shut down; Domingo Santana to the IL, Jake Fraley callee up; Nomar Mazara to the IL, Nick Solak called up; Sean Doolittle to the IL, Nats closet options; Harrison Bader called up; Carlos Correa to the IL, Jack Mayfield called up, Kyle Tucker next?; Billy Hamilton to the Braves; A.J. Puk called up, Sean Manaea and Jesus Luzardo likely up soon; Scott Oberg our for the season, Rockies closer options; Joey Votto to the IL; Julio Uriah’s suspended 20 games, Dustin May to the bullpen, Tony Gonsolin in the rotation; Wilmer Flores; Francisco Mejia; Kevin Pillar; Chris Archer, Ryan Yarbrough; Nick Ahmed; Logan Webb; Greg Allen; Josh Rojas; and TGFBI FAAB review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:39:20
August 21, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 90: Bubba & The BatFlip #4
Episode 90 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 4 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. Players and topics discussed (in order): Braves closet situation (Luke Jackson, Shane Greene, Mark Melancon); Nelson Cruz to the IL; Juan Soto injury; David Price to the IL; Austin Riley to the IL; Jacoby Jones done for this season; Dee Gordon back; Joe Panik to the Mets; Yandy Díaz likely out for the year; Jay Bruce to the IL, Adam Haseley back up; Mike Montgomery; Aristides Aquino; Travis Demeritte; Trent Grisham; Dillon Peters; Kyle Seager; JD Davis; Adam Wainwright; Adrian Houser; and TGFBI FAAB review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:38:11
August 13, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 89: Bubba & The BatFlip #3
Episode 89 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 3 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. Players and topics discussed (in order): Yankees injuries and subs (Encarnacion, Hicks, Urshela, Ford); Asdrubal Cabrera to the Nats; Howie Kendrick to the IL; Craig Kimbrel and Wilson Contreras to the IL, Cubs closer and catching situation; Byron Buxton and Michael Pineda to the IL, Smeltzer to the rotation, Cave and Arraez to benefit; Danny Salazar to the IL; Zack Davies to the IL and Jakob Faria called up; Yonny Chirinos to the IL; Kevin Gausman to the Reds; Isan Díaz called up to the Marlins; Ryan Stanek as possible Marlins closer; Robinson Cano to the IL; Angels lose three to the IL (Simmons, Canning, Peña), Patrick Sandoval great in debut, Luis Rengifo to benefit?; David Dahl injury fill-ins; Ryon Healy our for the year; Wade Davis our and Scott Oberg in as closer in Colorado; Hyun-Jin Ryu to the IL;m, Gonsolin to fill-in; Jon Berti; Khris Davis; Andrew Benintendi; Jeff Samardzija; James Paxton; Aaron Sanchez; Dustin May; Wade LeBlanc; and TGFBI FAAB review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:39:51
August 6, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 88: Trade Deadline Breakdown
Episode 88 of the BatFlip Crazy breaks down the fantasy baseball impact of the trade deadline and related transactions for every MLB team. This episode looks at the impact of recent transactions on closer situations, playing time, lineups, and more, including a detailed skills breakdown of each murky closer situation. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:06:04
August 2, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 87: Bauer, Puig & Franimal Trade
Episode 87 of the BatFlip Crazy breaks down the big Trade Deadline Eve trade that sent Yasiel Puig, Franmil Reyes and Logan Allen to the Indians, Trevor Bauer to the Reds, and highly-rated prospect Taylor Trammel to the Padres. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
21:32
July 31, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 86: Bubba & The BatFlip #2
Episode 86 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 2 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. Players and topics discussed (in order): Bo Bichette gets the call up; Marcus Stroman to the Mets; Rays acquire Eric Sogard; Sergio Romo to the Twins; CC Sabathia to the IL; Ryan O’Hearn back up with the Royals; Dansby Swanson and Nick Markakis to the IL; John Means to the IL; Yasmany Tomas back with the DBacks; Greg Holland our as closer; Willie Calhoun back with Texas; Lyles traded to the Brewers; Jason Vargas traded to the Phillies; Josh VanMeter; Will Smith; Travis d’Arnaud; Teoscar Hernandez; Cavan Biggio; Nick Ahmed; Michael Tauchman; Austin Nola; Marco Gonzales; Jakob Junis; Daniel Norris; Jose Suarez; and TGFBI FAAB review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:49:36
July 30, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 85: Re-evaluating Shane Bieber
Episode 85 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast features me taking an L on Shane Bieber and re-evaluating my opinion on him. I also take a look at some intriguing starters, some disappointing one, and two hitters with big games this week. Players discussed (in order): Shane Bieber, Vince Velasquez, Reynaldo Lopéz, Zac Gallen, Joe Musgrove, Brad Keller, Masahiro Tanaka, Paul DeJong and Danny Santana. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
47:25
July 26, 2019
BatFlip Crazy Episode 84: Bubba & The BatFlip #1
Episode 84 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is the start of a new era! Episode 1 of the Bubba & The BatFlip podcast featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. I hope you enjoy it! Players and topics discussed (in order): Brandon Woodruff to the DL; Conner Menez and Zach Green debut for SF; Andrew Heaney to the IL; Kevin Kiermaier to the IL; Luis Urias, Adrian Morejon and Michael Baez in SD; Nate Eovaldi and Brandon Workman compete for the closer role in Boston; Amir Garrett returns; Niko Goodrum, Manny Margot; Oscar Mercado; Anthony Santander; Tommy Pham; Jonathan Villar; Lorenzo Cain; Avisail Garcia; Harold Castro; Asher Wojciechowski; Reynaldo Lopéz, José Urquidy; Alex Young; Tyler Beede; and TGFBI FAAB review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:44:16
July 23, 2019
Episode 83: Second Half Hitters & Pitchers
Episode 83 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast features 7 hitters and 4 pitchers I like for the second half of the season. Players discussed (in order): Danny Jansen, Jason Castro, Christian Walker, José Abreu, Justin Turner, Randal Grichuk, Jesús Aguilar, Robbie Ray, Vince Velasquez, Ross Stripling and Daniel Poncedeleon. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
40:55
July 16, 2019
Episode 82: July 3 Mailbag
Episode 82 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast features answers to mailbag questions from Twitter. Topics include the struggles of Paul Goldschmidt and Austin Meadows, Edwin Encarnacion’s BABIP, possible second half pitching breakouts, catcher depth, the legitimacy of Aaron Nola’s return to dominance, and more. Players discussed (in order): Edwin Encarnacion, Daniel Murphy, Austin Meadows, Aaron Nola, Elisier Hernandez, Griffin Canning, Mike Clevinger, Robbie Ray, Vince Velasquez, Roberto Perez, James McCann, Brian McCann, Chance Sisco, Pedro Severino, Elias Díaz, Carson Kelly, Danny Jansen, Curt Casals, Paul Goldschmidt, Cesar Hernandez, Dansby Swanson and Elisier Hernandez (again). Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
49:21
July 4, 2019
Episode 81: June 26 Mailbag
Episode 81 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast features answers to mailbag questions from Twitter. Topics include hot hitters like Ramon Laureano and Lourdes Gurriel, surprising pitchers Tommy Milone and Zach Plesac, hot and cold rookie outfielders, and more. Players discussed (in order): Tommy Milone, Jake Bauers, Kole Calhoun, Miguel Sano, Oscar Mercado, Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., German Marquez, Ramon Laureano, Zach Plesac, Jeff McNeil, Mallex Smith, Scott Kingery, Renato Nuñez, Garrett Cooper, Alex Bregman, Lorenzo Cain and Victor Robles. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:02:57
June 27, 2019
Episode 80: June 13 Mailbag
Episode 80 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast features answers to mailbag questions from Twitter. Topics include the struggles of Patrick Corbin and Wil Myers; early returns from Vlad Jr., Nick Senzel, Cavan Biggio, and Griffin Canning; and two of our listeners’ favorite topics—Paul Goldschmidt and Manny Machado, among others. Players discussed (in order): Paul Goldschmidt, Jason Vargas, José Ramirez, Patrick Corbin, Jesse Winker, Nick Senzel, Aaron Hicks, Jalen Beeks, Nick Wittgren, Tony Watson, Reyes Moronta, Mark Melancon, Trey Wingenter, Joe Jimenez, Ryan Braun, Luke Voit, Matt Chapman, Griffin Canning, Wil Myers, Vlad Jr., Manny Machado and Cavan Biggio. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:00:18
June 14, 2019
Episode 79: June 6 Mailbag
Episode 79 of the BatFlip Crazy podcast features answers to mailbag questions from Twitter. Topics include players having great starts to the season like Austin Meadows and Austin Riley, early season strugglers like Eloy Jimenez and Manny Machado, regression candidates, and what to do with Carlos Carrasco, among other questions. Players discussed: Austin Meadows, Austin Riley, Eloy Jimenez, Garrett Cooper, Mike Soroka, Carlos Carrasco, Jay Bruce, Daniel Murphy, Bryan Reynolds, Red Sox bullpen, Manny Machado, Orlando Arcia, José LeClerc, Harold Ramirez, Trey Mancini, Mallex Smith, Jimmy Nelson and Nick Markakis. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
53:20
June 7, 2019
Episode 78: New Intro Song and a Mailbag
Episode 78 of the BatFlip Crazy podcast features a new podcast intro song (thanks @kaylenprescott!) and answers mailbag questions from Twitter. Topics include over and underachieving players, trade targets in redraft and dynasty, player analysis and more. Players discussed: Zack Wheeler, Justin Smoak, Brandon Lowe, Felix Peña, Yonny Chirinos, Austin Riley, Avisail García, Luis Rengifo, Myles Straw, Ozzie Albies, Mitch Keller, Chris Archer, Kiké Hernandez, Joe Musgrove, German Marquez, Derek Dietrich, Corbin Martin, Josh James, Jesse Winker, Max Kepler, Bryce Harper, Keston Hiura, Nicky Lopéz, Harold Ramirez and Garrett Cooper. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:03:03
May 30, 2019
Episode 77: Player Observations and Mailbag
Episode 77 takes a deep dive into the skills of 7 hitters and 3 pitchers to determine what’s fueling their struggles or success and whether or not it will continue. I also answer a (singular) mailbag question on stashing injures pitchers. Players discussed (in order): Garrett Cooper, Paul Goldschmidt, Joey Votto, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Bryan Reynolds, Dansby Swanson, Kyle Gibson, Martin Perez and Domingo German. Find me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
41:31
May 25, 2019
Episode 76: Statcast Leaders, Player Observations & Mailbag
In Episode 76 I discuss the rationale for sharing weekly Statcast leaders on important metrics, dive into the profiles of five struggling hitters and two interesting arms, and answer some questions from the Twitter mailbag. Players and topics discussed (in order): Robinson Cano, Brian Dozier, José Peraza, Jorge Soler, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Giolito, Griffin Canning, how to handle recently demoted prospects, selling high or staying put on early season surprises (Mancini, Polanco, Anderson & Franco), surging Angels hitters of interest (Calhoun, Fletcher, La Stella & Goodwin) and FAABing in 15-team leagues. Find me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:05:25
May 15, 2019
Episode 75: Week 5 Hitters, Pitchers & Mailbag Questions
Episode 75 looks at the skills of 6 hitters and 3 pitchers through four plus weeks of the season to determine what’s fueling their struggles or success and whether or not it will continue. I also answer some mailbag questions on stashing players, FAAB bid strategy, closer trade value and more. Players discussed (in order): Logan Forsythe, Jake Bauers, Manny Machado, Ramon Laureano, José Ramirez, Jackie Bradley Jr., Kyle Hendricks, Jalen Beeks and Chris Bassitt. Find me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:03:44
May 2, 2019
Episode 74: Week 4 Hitter & Pitcher Observations
Episode 74 looks at the early season skills of 7 hitters and 6 pitchers to determine what’s fueling their struggles or success and whether or not it will continue. I also answer a couple questions around my process for save speculations and what to do with players with long-term injuries if you don’t have a DL and shallow benches. Players discussed (in order): Howie Kendrick, Christian Walker, Hunter Dozier, Travis Shaw, Justin Turner, Victor Robles, Gleyber Torres, Brad Peacock, Shane Greene, Marcus Stroman, Charlie Morton, Ryan Brasier and Reonis Elias. Find me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
51:41
April 24, 2019
Episode 73: Week 3 Hitter & Pitcher Observations
Episode 73 looks at the early season skills of 9 hitters and 22 pitchers to determine what’s fueling their struggles or success and whether or not it will continue. I start off the podcast with a Reach Charles! shoutout to Alex Fast at Pitchers List (@AlexFast8) for his terrific work on the CSW metric ((called strike + swinging strike)/pitches). Players discussed (in order): Chad Pinder, Robinson Cano, Freddy Galvis, Franmil Reyes, Nick Markakis, Eric Hosmer, Jorge Polanco, Elvis Andrus, José Altuve, Eduardo Rodriguez, Nick Pivetta, Caleb Smith, Yusei Kikuchi, Tyler Glasnow, Collin McHugh, Touki Toussaint, Jacob deGrom, Matt Boyd, Yonny Chirinos, Andrew Miller, Steven Matz, Trevor Richards, Carlos Carrasco, Luis Castillo, Trevor Williams, James Paxton, Walker Buehler, Joe Musgrove, Yu Darvish, Reynaldo Lopéz and Jack Flaherty. Find me on Twitter @BatFlioCrazy.
1:46:02
April 21, 2019
Episode 72: Week 3 Hitter Observations (Part 1)
Episode 72 looks at the early season skills of 24 hitters to determine what’s fueling their struggles or success. Players discussed (in order): Josh Bell, Joey Votto, Austin Meadows, Mookie Betts, Jung-Ho Kang, Dansby Swanson, Dwight Smith Jr., Willy Adames, Tyler Naquin, Mitch Garver, Max Kepler, Amed Rosario, Leonys Martin, Marcus Semien, Rafael Devers, Francisco Mejia, Lewis Brinson, Yasiel Puig, Matt Carpenter, Manuel Margot, Michael Conforto, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Peraza, and A.J. Pollock. Find me on Twitter @BatFlioCrazy.
1:03:42
April 18, 2019
Episode 71: Early Season Hitters & Pitchers (Part 2)
Episode 71 looks at the early season skills of 26 hitters and 10 pitchers to determine what’s fueling their struggles or success. Players discussed (in order): Niko Goodrum, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilson Contreras, Kevin Kiermaier, Teoscar Hernandez, Danny Jansen, Josh Phegley, Christian Walker, Jeff McNeil, Garrett Hampson, Nolan Arenado, Brandon Lowe, Ryan Healy, Tim Anderson, Wilmer Flores, Jake Bauers, Jesus Aguilar, Eloy Jimenez, Jesse Winker, Jorge Soler, Brandon Nimmo, Buster Posey, Ian Desmond, Jurickson Profar, Adam Frazier, Yandy Diaz, David Robertson, Seranthony Dominguez, Corey Kluber, Yu Darvish, Chris Sale, Carlos Rodon, Miles Mikolas, Lucas Giolito, Aaron Nola and Jose Alvarado. Find me on Twitter @BatFlioCrazy.
1:06:05
April 12, 2019
Episode 70: Early Season Hitters (Part 1)
Episode 70 looks at the early season skills of 22 players to determine what’s fueling their struggles or success. I also give a Reach Charles! Shoutout to Rob Arthur (@no_little_plans on Twitter) for his recent article highlighting the re-juicing of the balls in 2019. Players discussed: J.D. Davis, Alex Gordon, Jason Heyward, Kris Bryant, Max Muncy, Delino DeShields, Kiké Hernandez, Hunter Dozier, Brian Dozier, Domingo Santana, Josh Donaldson, Trey Mancini, José Ramirez, Luke Voit, Ketel Marte, Jay Bruce, Marcell Ozuna, Pete Alonso, Yasiel Puig, Joey Votto, Yoan Moncada and Joey Gallo.
43:22
April 9, 2019
Episode 69: Early Season Metrics to Monitor
Episode 69 looks at important early season metrics to monitor in evaluating player performance and potential changes in underlying skills or approach. With all the relevant small sample size caveats in place, I share my process for investigating hitter and pitcher skills to answer why a player has improved, gotten worse or if they look like the same old player just on a hot or cold streak. Skills discussed include o-swing, contact rates, batted ball profile, xwOBA, Statcast data, velocity, pitch mix, new pitches, SwStr and others. I also share some online tools to monitor the metrics, including portions of the FanGraphs, Baseball Savant and Brooks Baseball webpages. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:10:24
April 2, 2019
Episode 68: Opening Day Recap
Episode 68 looks at every game on the Opening Day slate with a focus on lineup spots for hitters and noteworthy performances by pitchers. Early in the season it’s important not to overreact to small samples, but keep an eye out for changes in lineup spot (opportunity) for hitters and closers, and velocity and pitch mix for starting pitchers. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
31:01
March 29, 2019
Episode 67: Starting Pitcher Preview Part 2 (Alex Wood to Adam Wainwright)
Episode 67 previews starting pitchers going after 230 in ADP (from Alex Wood to Adam Wainwright), including each pitcher’s projection, their dollar valuation compared to their ADP, what I expect from them in 2019, and whether I think they’re worth a late-round flyer in drafts. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:09:45
March 19, 2019
Episode 66: Starting Pitcher Preview Part 1 (Scherzer to Gausman)
Episode 66 previews the first 60+ starting pitchers, including each pitcher’s projection, their dollar valuation compared to their ADP, what I expect from them in 2019, and where they rank in my starting pitcher rankings. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:30:58
March 15, 2019
Episode 65: Closer Preview with Brian Slack
Episode 65 previews the closer position with Brian Slack of Baseball HQ. We looked at all of the top closers and not so top closers, including each player’s projection, their long-term and recent skill profiles and whether we think they can contribute to your team. You can follow Brian on Twitter @that_glg20. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
3:14:20
March 10, 2019
Episode 64: OF Preview (with Bubba Entrekin)
Episode 64 is an epic preview of the OF position with Bubba Entrekin of the Benched with Bubba podcast. We looked at the top 90+ OF eligible player’s projections, their dollar valuation compared to their ADP, and where they can contribute to your team to determine who to target and where. OF has some nice pockets of value, if you play your cards right. You can follow Bubba on Twitter @bdentrek and his podcast Benched with Bubba is available on iTunes and other podcast platforms. You can also find his work at https://fantasysportsdegens.com. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
2:38:38
March 6, 2019
Episode 63: Third Base Preview
Episode 63 previews the 3B position, which thins out pretty quickly with a few values late for corner infielders. I look at the top 30+ 3B eligible player’s projection, their dollar valuation compared to their ADP, and where they can contribute to your team to determine who to target and where. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
57:56
March 3, 2019
Episode 62: Shortstop Preview
Episode 62 previews the SS position, a fairly deep position that offers a number of options for team construction and my favorite three-player pocket of value in all 2019 positions. I look at the top 30+ SS eligible player’s projection, their dollar valuation compared to their ADP, and where they can contribute to your team to determine who to target and where. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:04:23
March 2, 2019
Episode 61: Second Base Preview
Episode 61 previews the second base position, a top-heavy position without much value. I look at the top 30+ second-base eligible player’s projection, their dollar valuation compared to their ADP, and where they can contribute to your team to determine who to target and where. I also discuss the TGFBI Champions League draft, which has seen ADP go out the window and very little value on the board. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:19:54
February 28, 2019
Episode 60: First Base Preview (Part 2) and TGFBI Day 1
Episode 60 wraps up the 1B preview with a look at first basemen going after pick 240. I look at each player’s projection, their dollar valuation compared to their ADP, and where they can contribute to your team to determine who to target and where. I also give a Reach Charles! shoutout to Justin Mason (Twitter: @JustinMasonFWFB) for convening The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational (TGFBI), now in Year 2. I also discuss my strategy and top 4 picks from Day 1 of TGFBI. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
59:28
February 25, 2019
Episode 59: First Base Preview (Part 1)
Episode 59 looks at the first half of the first base position. Which players look like values at their ADP? Who doesn’t? I look at each player’s projection, their dollar valuation compared to their ADP, and where they can contribute to your team to determine who to target and where. Let’s dive into the numbers.
1:04:09
February 22, 2019
Episode 58: BARF Fantasy League Draft Recap
Episode 58 recaps the Bay Area Roto Fantasy (BARF) League live draft from earlier today at The Wreck Room in San Francisco. Recorded on the drive home, I discuss my strategy heading into the 5x5 (OBP/QS) league and how the categories impacted my picks and valuation of players. Players discussed: Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, Trevor Bauer, Anthony Rizzo, Xander Bogaerts, Joey Gallo, Tommy Pham, Aaron Hicks, Travis Shaw, Andrew McCutchen, Brad Hand, Yoan Moncada, Yadier Molina, Joe Musgrove, Jake Bauers, Max Kepler, Reynaldo Lopez, Steven Souza, Mike Minor, Steven Matz, Cedric Mullins, Randal Grichuk, Matt Harvey, Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Keston Hiura, and Jose Urena. You can reach me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:38:34
February 10, 2019
Episode 57: Adalberto Mondesi, Rafael Devers & Garrett Hampson
Episode 57 profiles Royals 2B Adalberto Mondesi, Red Sox 3B Rafael Devers and Rockies rookie 2B/SS Garrett Hampson. I also give a shoutout to Jeff Zimmerman (Twitter: @jeffwzimmerman) for the incredible content he’s produced and continues to produce. Can Mondesi live up to the hype (and his ADP)? Is this the year Devers breaks out? Will Hampson and his speed return value at his late ADP or will the Rockies jerk him around like other top prospects? Let’s dig into the numbers! Topics discussed: Adalberto Mondesi (6:17), Rafael Devers (35:53), Garrett Hampson (48:31) and Reach Charles (1:02:10). You can find me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:10:56
January 31, 2019
Episode 56: Catcher Position Preview
Episode 56 takes a look at the wasteland that is catcher in the year 2019 in an attempt to find value at the position. For each catcher, I break down their projection, ADP, and $ valuation to identify oases of opportunity (how’s that for a metaphor?) in the catcher market. I also provide numerical rankings and discuss strategy at the position in the context of building you team. You can reach me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:33:29
January 29, 2019
Episode 55: Interview with Jason Johnson
Episode 55 features an interview with fantasy baseball analyst and author Jason Johnson (@y2trips) of FantasyPros and understandingfantasybaseball.com. We discuss his personal projection system, its strengths and weaknesses, and he provides insight into his process and considerations in building it out. We also talk about three hitters he likes as values at their current ADP (Peraza, Rosario and Olson) and three he doesn’t (Albies, Realmuto and Donaldson). Enjoy!
46:17
January 25, 2019
Episode 54: Mallex Smith, Joe Musgrove & Dereck Rodriguez
Episode 54 profiles Mariners OF and speedster Mallex Smith, Pirates SP Joe Musgrove and Giants SP Dereck Rodriguez. I also give a shout-out to the new Baseball Savant website makeover. Can Smith build off his career year in 2018? Will Musgrove take a giant leap forward? Do Rodriguez’s skills support his rookie year productions? Let’s dive into the numbers. Topics discussed: Mallex Smith (5:59), Joe Musgrove (19:51), Dereck Rodriguez (35:45), and the new Baseball Savant website makeover (48:49). You can reach me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
56:22
January 21, 2019
Episode 53: Ian Happ, Shane Bieber, Archie Bradley & Jurickson Profar
Episode 53 profiles Cubs 3B/OF Ian Happ, Indians SP Shane Bieber, Diamondbacks closer Archie Bradley and A’s 3B/SS/2B Jurickson Profar. I also give props to Alex Chamberlain (@dolphhauldhagen on Twitter) for his recent pitch type summary article for 2018. Can Happ make enough contact to succeed? Can Bieber limit the quality of contact hitters are making? Will Bradley’s take the closer job and run with it? Is Profar worth his Top 150 ADP? Let’s dive into the numbers to find out. Topics discussed: Ian Happ (3:34), Shane Bieber (19:52), Archie Bradley (39:28), Jurickson Profar (49:42) and Pitch Splits Summary (1:01:23).
1:08:45
January 16, 2019
Episode 52: Ryan Zimmerman, Manuel Margot, Taylor Ward & Special Guest Andrew Matney
Episode 52 profiles Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman, Padres OF Manuel Margot and Angels 3B Taylor Ward. In the Reach Charles! segment, I interview Andrew Matney for his perspective on Reach Charles! and the Mets offseason. Does Zimmerman still have his 2017 power? Will Margot finally break out? Was Ward unlucky in his 40 game MLB debut? Let’s dive into the numbers. Topics discussed: Ryan Zimmerman (4:10), Manuel Margot (15:21), Taylor Ward (30:50) and Andrew Matney interview (40:20). You can reach me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
59:17
January 10, 2019
Episode 51: Hunter Renfroe, Jose Martinez & Mike Minor
Episode 51 profiles Padres OF Hunter Renfroe, Cardinals 1B/OF/DH Jose Martinez and Rangers SP Mike Minor. I also give a shout-out to Tanner Bell (Twitter: @smartfantasybb) in a Reach Charles! segment for the automated Standing Gain Points spreadsheet he just released. Can Renfroe carry over his hot second half into 2019? Will Martinez get enough playing time to help fantasy owners? Can Minor turn some really great tools into really great performance? Let’s dive into the numbers! Topics discussed: Hunter Renfroe (3:56), Jose Martinez (17:38), Mike Minor (29:28) and automated SGP spreadsheet (43:33). You can reach me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
51:50
January 8, 2019
Episode 50: Matt Chapman, Michael Conforto, Trevor Bauer & Non-Trade League Strategy
Episode 50 profiles Mets OF Michael Conforto, A’s 3B and Defensive Player of the Year Matt Chapman and Indians SP Trevor Bauer (same segment as Episode 35). I also discuss some strategy and considerations for people playing in non-trade leagues. Will Conforto continue his scintillating second half? Have we seen the best of Chapman? Will Bauer repeat his 2018 breakout? Let’s dig into the numbers. Topics discussed: Matt Chapman (3:45), Michael Conforto (19:07), Trevor Bauer (34:26) and non-trade league strategy (1:00:10). On Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:27:02
January 2, 2019
Episode 49: Aguilar, Abreu, Gary Sanchez & Late ADP Starting Pitchers
Episode 49 profiles Brewers 1B Jesus Aguilar, White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and Yankees C Gary Sanchez. I also touch on some starting pitchers with late ADPs I like and my process for identifying them. Can Aguilar be the Brewers savior once again (sorry, couldn’t help myself)? Will Abreu and Sanchez rebound after disappointing, injury-riddled seasons? Let’s dive into the numbers. Topics discussed: Jesus Aguilar (5:33), Jose Abreu (21:02), Gary Sanchez (32:06) and late ADP starting pitchers (45:36).
1:11:36
December 31, 2018
Episode 48: Interview with Ethan Guevin (Keep Playing Baseball)
Episode 48 of the podcast is a little different. I took a hiatus from fantasy baseball research, analysis and strategy to interview my brother, Ethan, about his non-profit, Keep Playing Baseball (Twitter: @KeepPlayingBB). As the end of the year approaches and folks consider end-of-year donations to their favorite non-profit 501c3 charities, I thought it would be fun to interview him about the great work he’s doing to make college baseball accessible to high school players. I hope you enjoy the interview and, if you’re interested in donating to support their work after learning more, you can do so at keepplayingbaseball.org/donate. Thanks for listening, happy holidays and happy new year!
28:50
December 30, 2018
Episode 47: Rendon, Castellanos & Buehler
Episode 47 profiles Nats 3B Anthony Rendon, Tigers OF Nick Castellanos and Dodgers SP Walker Buehler. I also give the Reach Charles! Treatment to Smada’s (Twitter: @smada_bb) new creation, minor league rolling average graphs (Twitter: @MinorGraphs). Is Rendon ready to fill the void left by Bryce Harper? Can Castellanos overcome the Tigers lineup? Does Buehler deserve the helium? Let’s dive into the numbers. Topics discussed: Anthony Rendon (4:37), Nick Castellanos (25:54), Walker Buehler (44:56) and Minor Graphs (1:09:21). You can reach me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:18:25
December 28, 2018
Episode 46: Bogaerts, Brantley & Quintana
Episode 46 profiles Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts, free agent OF Michael Brantley and Cubs SP Jose Quintana. I also talk about the increasing ADP of Orioles speedster Jonathan Villar and what it means for two rabid fan bases—Villar and Adalberto Mondesi Truthers. Do Bogaerts skills support his strong 2018 or was he simply a product of the strong Red Sox lineup? Is Brantley’s injury history suppressing his ADP and creating a value opportunity? Is Jose Quintana done or were there any silver linings in his atrocious 2018? Let’s dig in and find out. Players discussed: Xander Bogaerts (10:45), Michael Brantley (29:00) and Jose Quintana (44:17). Twitter: @BatFlipCrazy.
1:08:08
December 15, 2018
Episode 45: Luis Castillo, Jeff McNeil & Marcell Ozuna
Episode 45 profiles Reds SP Luis Castillo, Mets 2B Jeff McNeil and Cardinals OF Marcell Ozuna. What is they key to making Castillo’s 2019 more like his rookie campaign than his disappointing sophomore efforr? Is McNeil worth drafting higher than some solid veterans with similar skills? Should we expect Ozuna version 2018 or 2017? I also explore a new concept that has me enthused—the psychology of BABIP regression—and give my thoughts on the big three-way trade between the Rays, Indians and Mariners. Let’s dive in! Topics discussed: Luis Castillo (10:25), Jeff McNeil (35:49), Marcell Ozuna (48:34) and the psychology of BABIP regression (1:03:55). Twitter: @BatFlipCrazy.
1:12:04
December 14, 2018
Episode 44: German Marquez & Jon Gray
Episode 44 profiles two Rockies SP with very different ADP trends in German Marquez and Jon Gray. Can fantasy owners trust a Rockies SP enough to draft him in the top 75? Can Jon Gray right his previous wrongs (and those BABIP issues)? Let’s dig in. Players discussed: German Marquez (8:36) and Jon Gray (28:33). Twitter: @BatFlipCrazy.
55:17
December 13, 2018
Episode 43: Chris Taylor, Kole Calhoun & Reynaldo Lopez
Episode 43 profiles Dodgers SS/OF Chris Taylor, Angels OF Kole Calhoun and White Sox SP Reynaldo Lopez. Is Taylor a post-hype value at an ADP over 200? Calhoun worth a flier near his 400 ADP? Can Lopez repeat his awesome end of season over a full year in 2019? Let’s find out! Players discussed: Chris Taylor (5:35), Kole Calhoun (22:51) and Reynaldo Lopez (36:12). Twitter: @BatFlipCrazy
1:09:57
December 12, 2018
Episode 42: Merrifield, Hoskins, Springer & Syndergaard
Episode 42 profiles Royals 2B/OF and speedster Whit Merrifield, Phillies OF phenom Rhys Hoskins, Astros OF leadoff hitter George Springer, and Mets SP and Norse God Noah Syndergaard. How does Merrifield’s high ADP change his value proposition to fantasy owners? Should you draft Hoskins or Springer for your OF? Are there signs that Thor may be close to regaining his throne alongside other elite SP? Let’s find out. Players discussed: Whit Merrifield (5:05), Rhys Hoskins (21:16), George Springer (37:26) and Noah Syndergaard (56:58, more on Thor in the wrap up, too).
1:18:21
December 8, 2018
Episode 41: Cody Bellinger and Ozzie Albies
Episode 41 profiles Dodgers 1B/OF Cody Bellinger and Braves 2B Ozzie Albies. High expectations have pushed these two up draft boards in their early careers, but are they worth the cost? Let’s dive into the numbers. Players discussed: Cody Bellinger (2:27) and Ozzie Albies (17:43).
35:28
December 6, 2018
Episode 40: K. Davis, Rizzo, Snell & Cole
Episode 40 profiles slugger Khris Davis, Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo, Cy Young winner Blake Snell and Astros co-ace Gerrit Cole. I also give some love to xStats.org’s detailed batted ball profiles in the Reach, Charles! segment. Can Davis hit .247 again? Will Rizzo’s power rebound? After league-winning performances in 2018, can Snell and Cole live up to their high ADPs? Players discussed: Khris Davis (4:10), Anthony Rizzo (19:31), Blake Snell (37:07) and Gerrit Cole (57:25). You can reach me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
1:23:58
December 4, 2018
Episode 39: Corbin, Dahl & Verlander
Episode 39 profiles free agent pitcher Patrick Corbin, ADP surger David Dahl and fantasy ace Justin Verlander. I also give props to Alex Chamberlain (@DolphHauldhagen) in the Reach Charles! Segment for some great recent research he’s done on stolen bases and statcast power metrics. Does Corbin’s 2018 look repeatable? Is it worth buying into the Dahl hype? Is this the year Verlander starts his descent from greatness? Listen to find out. Players discussed: Patrick Corbin (2:46), David Dahl (19:05) and Justin Verlander (32:10). Reach me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
54:12
December 3, 2018
Episode 38: Soto, Severino & Marte
Episode 38 tackles the fantasy outlook for Juan Soto, Luis Severino and Starling Marte. Can Soto make the leap from one of the game’s best hitters to one of fantasy baseball’s best? Is Luis Severino the Sevy of 2017 and the first half of 2018 or are we likely to see more of second half Sevy? How might injury have impacted Starling Marte’s late season struggles? These and more questions answered. Players discussed: Juan Soto (3:13), Luis Severino (20:16) and Starling Marte (40:25).
57:46
November 30, 2018
Episode 37: Blackmon, Bryant, Correa & Nola
Episode 38 looks at the fantasy outlook for Charlie Blackmon, Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa and Aaron Nola based on past performance and skills. Blackmon took a step back last year, but remained solid, while Correa and Bryant struggled through injury and inconsistency. Which of the three looks like the best player for 2019 and is Nola showing signs of becoming a top 5 pitcher? Listen to find out. Players discussed: Charlie Blackmon (2:11), Kris Bryant (14:42), Carlos Correa (27:27) and Aaron Nola (40:21).
59:35
November 29, 2018
Episode 36: Kershaw, Stanton, Story & Benintendi
Episode 36 looks at the fantasy outlook for Clayton Kershaw, Giancarlo Stanton, Trevor Story and Andrew Benintendi. Kershaw and Stanton on the decline? Story and Benintendi on the rise? I also debut a new segment called Reach, Charles! where I discuss things I’m excited about, including the idea of opportunity cost as it relates to early picks. Players discussed: Clayton Kershaw (4:00), Giancarlo Stanton (19:36), Trevor Story (32:20) and Andrew Benintendi (47:14).
1:13:19
November 28, 2018
Episode 35: Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco & Mike Clevinger
Episode 35 looks at the fantasy outlook of three Cleveland Indians starters and ranks them, along with Corey Kluber, among the top starting pitchers in fantasy baseball. Who’s the leader of the four heading into 2019? The answer may surprise you. As always, the podcast looks at past performance, skills, pitch splits, batted ball profile and more to figure out whether you should own them in your leagues next year and at what price. Players discussed: Trevor Bauer (4:28), Cookie Carrasco (30:12) and Mike Clevinger (48:37).
1:10:59
November 19, 2018
Episode 34: Corey Kluber, Javier Baez & Jacob deGrom
Episode 34 looks at the fantasy baseball outlook for Corey Kluber, Javier Baez and NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom. Kluber and Baez have Profiles with a lot more questions than some of the other top players, while deGrom has joined the ranks of truly elite starting pitcher. Players discussed: Corey Kluber (6:11), Javier Baez (27:02) and Jacob deGrom (40:58).
58:41
November 16, 2018
Episode 33: Chris Sale, Freddie Freeman & Aaron Judge
The player profile adventure continues! Episode 33 looks at the fantasy outlook of Chris Sale, Freddie Freeman and Aaron Judge based on past performance and skills. Players discussed: Chris Sale (3:07), Freddie Freeman (18:39) and Aaron Judge (34:37).
50:35
November 15, 2018
Episode 32: Alex Bregman, Ronald Acuna & Christian Yelich
Episode 32 dives deep into three super exciting players—Alex Bregman, Ronald Acuna and Christian Yelich. In fact, it’s unlikely that another podcast this offseason will have a trio I like so damn much. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of talk about Yelich’s hard hit fly ball rate. Players discussed: Alex Bregman (3:11), Ronald Acuna (21:18) and Christian Yelich (31:54).
52:12
November 14, 2018
Episode 31: Jose Altuve & Manny Machado
Episode 31 looks at the fantasy outlook for Jose Altuve after a disappointing season and Manny Machado after he played the villain in this year’s playoffs. As usual, the episode dives deep into past performance and skills to see what 2019 might hold for both players. Players discussed: Jose Altuve (4:09) and Manny Machado (20:06).
36:29
November 13, 2018
Episode 30: Trea Turner & Paul Goldschmidt
Episode 30 covers the fantasy outlook for two players currently going in the first round of mock drafts—Trea Turner and Paul Goldschmidt. Find out why only one belongs there. Also, a quick dive into the proposed Mallex Smith and Mike Zunino trade and it’s fantasy implications. Players discussed: Mallex Smith and Mike Zunino (0:08), Trea Turner (12:10) and Paul Goldschmidt (23:10).
37:51
November 8, 2018
Episode 29: Max Scherzer
Episode 29 looks at what makes Max Scherzer the best pitcher in the game with a deep dive on his past performance and skills. You will leave the podcast feeling refreshed and believing in starting pitching once again. Scherzer’s got production, skills and volume for days.
19:33
November 6, 2018
Episode 28: J.D. Martinez & Bryce Harper
Episode 28 looks at two outfielders currently going in the first round of mock drafts—J.D. Martinez and Bryce Harper. I take a look at the metrics and skills behind their past performance to see what we should expect from each player in 2019. Players discussed: J.D. Martinez (2:39) and Bryce Harper (14:54).
31:20
November 5, 2018
Episode 27: Trout, Betts, Ramirez, Lindor and Arenado
This episode takes a deep dive into player analysis, including an overview of my offseason process and the first five player profiles for 2019. I look at the current top 5 in early ADP to see what we might expect next season. Players discussed: Mike Trout (13:40), Mookie Betts (22:33), Jose Ramirez (31:08), Francisco Lindor (39:23) and Nolan Arenado (50:29).
1:01:30
November 2, 2018
Episode 26: Interview with Max Freeze
In Episode 26 of the podcast, I talked with Max Freeze of FreezeStats.com, FantasyPros and Sports Degens. Our conversation touched on a number of subjects, including his approach to hitter and pitcher analysis, the impact of changes to pitcher roles on fantasy baseball strategy, players he likes and dislikes heading into 2019, and more. Players we discuss include: David Dahl, Jake Bauers, Josh James, Corbin Burnes, Clayton Kershaw, Carlos Correa and Gleyber Torres.
1:49:50
October 24, 2018
Episode 25: Interview with Joe Saunders
Interview with Joe Saunders of the Fantasy World Order podcast. We discussed a number of topics, including player analysis tools, spin rate, release points, projections, standings gain points, in-season management, FAAB tendencies, and players he likes and dislikes headed into 2019. Players discussed: Kyle Tucker, German Marquez, Matt Olson, Javier Baez, Evan Gattis, Matt Chapman, Nick Pivetta, and Yoan Moncada.
2:12:58
October 8, 2018
Episode 24: Reviewing Bold Predictions
The 2018 fantasy baseball season is now in the rear view mirror. This episode looks back at my 12 bold predictions from the preseason to see what I got right, what I got wrong, and some lessons learned. Players discussed: Shin-Soo Choo, Rougned Odor, Yasiel Puig, Eddie Rosario, Corey Knebel, Whit Merrifield, Javier Baez, Yadier Molina, Kyle Hendricks, Matt Carpenter, Dominic Leone, Brad Boxberger, Alex Claudio and Devon Travis.
59:27
October 5, 2018
Episode 23: Interview with Walter McMichael
Interview with Walter McMichael of the Real Fake Baseball podcast on Friends with Fantasy Benefits. We discussed player analysis, dynasty leagues, prospect resources, in-season management, FAAB, draft prep, and three players he likes and dislikes based on where they're going the early mock drafts. We then debate Adalberto Mondesi and what to expect from him next year. Players discussed: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Ozzie Albies, Adalberto Mondesi, Eloy Jimenez, top tier starting pitchers, Yoan Moncada, and more.
2:15:24
September 26, 2018
Episode 22: Interview with Patrick Donovan
Interview with Patrick Donovan of the Fantasy World Order podcast. Topics discussed include players who can help fantasy owners down the stretch, player analysis tools and metrics, draft strategy, in-season management and players he does and doesn't like heading into 2019 drafts.
1:33:16
September 13, 2018
Episode 21: September Predictions and Mailbag
Septmeber can make or break fantasy baseball seasons. Today's podcast provides 7 player predictions for September and answers questions from listeners on a range of topics, including September call-ups, Tyler White, Jose Quintana's struggles and David Bote. Players discussed: Matt Olson (1:40), Avisail Garcia (3:57), Tommy Pham (7:10), Adalberto Mondesi (9:00), Victor Robles (11:20), Kyle Hendricks (13:50), Carlos Rodon (16:25), Jose Peraza (17:58), Jose Quintana (24:28), Luke Voit (32:08), Tyler White (32:08), Kevin Newman (34:33), Ryan O'Hearn (34:33) and David Bote (41:03).
46:44
September 1, 2018
Episode 20: Waiver Wire (August 26)
Looks at potential waiver wire pick ups for the week beginning August 27. Players discussed: Greg Allen, Philip Ervin, Jeff McNeil, Neil Walker, Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier, Jonathan Villar, Cory Spangenberg, Ryan O'Hearn, J.T. Riddle, Ji-Man Choi, Billy McKinney, Brian Johnson, Anthony DeSclafani and Sam Gaviglio.
44:00
August 26, 2018
Episode 19: 15 Hitter and Pitcher Observations
Looks at 12 hitters and three pitchers showing interesting skills recently. Players discussed: Aaron Hicks, Jose Martinez, Cedric Mullins, Tyler White, Justin Smoak, Rafael Ortega, Joe Mauer, Jorge Bonifacio, DJ LeMahieu, Kendrys Morales, Harrison Bader, Matt Olson, Joe Musgrove, Zach Eflin and Alex Cobb.
40:08
August 22, 2018
Episode 18: Hitter and Pitcher Skill Observations
Back from a two week hiatus to provide 16 hitter observations and 5 pitcher observations based on player skills over the last 14 days. Players discussed: Stephen Souza Jr., Brandon Nimmo, Jed Lowrie, Paul DeJong, Trey Mancini, Willy Adames, Jason Kipnis, Marcus Semien, Jorge Polanco, Jeimer Candelario, Teoscar Hernandez, Niko Goodrum, Miguel Sano, Daniel Murphy, Mark Trumbo, Alex Bregman, Derek Holland, David Price, Tyler Glasnow, Jalen Beeks and Sam Gaviglio.
45:18
August 16, 2018
Episode 17: Interview with Brian Slack
Interview with Brian Slack, writer for Baseball HQ and one of the best fantasy baseball players around. We look at his process throughout the season, including metrics, tools and resources he uses for player analysis. We also discuss fantasy baseball strategy, including draft strategy and in-season management. He then gives us his fresh baked players (guys he likes rest of season) and his hard cookies (players who will disappoint).
1:15:56
August 2, 2018
Episode 16: Waiver Wire (July 30)
Looks at possible waiver wire additions for the week ending July 30. Players discussed: Brian Goodwin, Brett Phillips, Adalberto Mondesi, Mitch Garver, Lucas Duda, Jacoby Jones, Lourdes Gurriel, Derek Holland, Wily Peralta, Trevor Richards and Yefry Ramirez.
51:41
July 29, 2018
Episode 15: Wheeler, Rodon, 2 x 2 and Hitter Observations
Quick hits on two hitters (Cody Bellinger and Adam Duvall) and two pitchers (Shane Bieber and Vince Velasquez), hitter observations and deep dives on Zack Wheeler and Carlos Rodon. Players discussed: Shane Bieber, Cody Bellinger, Adam Duvall, Vince Velasquez, Justin Upton, Brandon Nimmo, Rhys Hoskins, Josh Bell, Mitch Haniger, Justin Smoak, Jeimer Candelario, Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Ronald Guzman, Derek Dietrich, Ronald Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez, David Fletcher, Chris Taylor, Carlos Rodon and Zack Wheeler.
1:01:29
July 27, 2018
Episode 14: Kluber, Conforto, Happ and Kingham
Observations on Michael Conforto and Ian Happ and deep dives on Nick Kingham and Corey Kluber's recent struggles.
48:25
July 25, 2018
Episode 13: Hitter Observations, Marcus Semien and Greg Bird
Hitter observations over the last two weeks and deep dives on two players expected to excel this week: Marcus Semien and Greg Bird. Players discussed: Matt Carpenter, Carlos Asuaje, George Springer, Cameron Maybin, Bryce Harper, Joe Mauer, Sal Perez, Aaron Hicks, Anthony Rizzo, Jason Kipnis, Marcus Semien and Greg Bird.
35:09
July 23, 2018
Episode 12: Second Half Hitters
The second half of the season officially began yesterday, so today's podcast looks at hitters I expect to have strong second halfs. Twelve hitters are discussed in depth, along with four honorable mentions.
1:19:27
July 20, 2018
Episode 11: Second Half Starting Pitchers
As the second half gets under way, this episode looks at six starting pitchers primed for big second halfs, along with another handful of honorable mentions.
1:07:02
July 19, 2018
Episode 10: Sean Newcomb & Robbie Ray
In-depth look at two struggling lefties: Sean Newcomb and Robbie Ray.
31:09
July 17, 2018
Episode 9: Waiver Wire (July 15)
A look at some hitting and pitching options on the waiver wire, including Kole Calhoun, Nick Williams, Chad Pinder, Jorge Bonifacio, Mark Trumbo, Mark Canha and Elias Diaz for hitters and Anibal Sanchez, Felix Pena, Dereck Rodriguez, Eric Lauer, Wade LeBlanc and Derek Holland for pitchers.
51:09
July 15, 2018
Episode 8: Kepler, Pivetta & Rolling Average Graphs
In-depth look at Max Kepler's intriguing skills, Nick Pivetta's bewildering pitch mix and my favorite fantasy baseball tool - the rolling averages graph tool at FanGraphs.
46:41
July 13, 2018
Episode 7: Nimmo, Bryant & Profar
In-depth analysis of Brandon Nimmo, Kris Bryant and Jurickson Profar.
28:15
July 10, 2018
Episode 6: Waiver Wire Targets (July 8)
In-depth analysis of some waiver wire targets, including Jordan Zimmermann, Tyler Anderson, Jedd Gyorko, Kyle Tucker and others.
36:00
July 8, 2018
Episode 5: Hendricks & Plate Discipline Metrics
Analysis of Kyle Hendricks' first half struggles and a deep dive into plate discipline metrics.
34:46
July 5, 2018
Episode 4: xwOBA and Barrel Leaderboards
A look at how weekly and monthly xwOBA and barrel leaderboards can help you identify potential impact players for your fantasy baseball team.
19:13
July 2, 2018
Episode 3: Piscotty & Waiver Wire Targets (July 1)
In-depth analysis of Stephen Piscotty's outlook and a stroll through potential waiver wire ads.
22:33
June 30, 2018
Episode 2: Harper & Muncy
In-depth analysis of Bryce Harper’s struggles and Max Muncy’s continued excellence.
17:33
June 28, 2018
Episode 1: Contreras & Margot
BatFlip Crazy player analysis: Willson Contreras & Manuel Margot
13:48
June 27, 2018