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U Down With OBP? Fantasy Baseball

U Down With OBP? Fantasy Baseball

By udownwithobp
Fantasy baseball analysis, hosted by James (@JMurder187) and Mick (@mickeybell3).

Find us at @udownwithobp on Twitter.
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Waiver Wire, Breakouts, Buy Lows, and Batting AVG Helpers
TIME STAMPS 3:15- Why is hitting down across the league? WAIVER WIRE 6:55- George Kirby 14:40- Ramon Laureano 19:22- Royce Lewis 22:17- Jorge Mateo and Robbie Grossman 26:30- Jorge Lopez, Anthony Bender BREAKOUTS 29:00- Manuel Margot (Now on the IL) 31:45- Jeremy Pena 36:20- Garrett Whitlock, Ryan Helsley, Jhoan Duran BUY LOWS/UNDERACHIEVERS 46:30- Marcus Semien 50:19- Justin Turner 52:40- Rhys Hoskins (He’s turned it around since the pod!) 55:30- Joey Gallo (Is James finally done with him?!) BATTING AVERAGE HELPERS 1:00:30- Trey “Boom Boom” Mancini 1:02:30- Andrew Benintendi 1:06:00- Steven Kwan, Jeff McNeil
01:14:41
May 16, 2022
5x5 12 Team Mock Draft
The @udownwithobp gang is back as James (@JMurder187) and Mick (@mickeybell3) dive into a mock draft and discuss Ronald Acuna, Robbie Ray, Jose Berrios, Joey Gallo (of course), Justin Verlander, Willy Adames, Marcus Stroman, closers, steals, and much more! Find us on Twitter @udownwithobp and www.udownwithobp.com
01:27:09
March 08, 2022
Widely Available Category Boosters + Trade Deadline Risers/Fallers
James & Mick are back to discuss those players that can give you a boost in specific roto categories (BA, R, RBI, HR, and SB), all of whom are rostered in 50% of leagues or less. They also discuss whose stock rose or fell at the trade deadline. Find us at @udownwithobp on Twitter and at our website: www.udownwithobp.com. Time Stamps: Trade Deadline Risers 3:37- CJ Cron 7:58- Cesar Hernandez 10:46- Abraham Toro 14:30- Patrick Wisdom 15:40- Ian Kennedy 17:30- Chris Sale tangent 20:25- Joey Gallo tangent Trade Deadline Fallers 24:26- Jon Gray/German Marquez 26:07- Jarren Duran Category Standouts Batting Average 27:50- Max Stassi 30:06- Lorenzo Cain Runs 32:40- Brandon Nimmo RBI 33:40- Lewis Brinson HR 36:00- Rowdy Tellez 37:55- Evan Longoria SB 39:50- Yonny Hernandez 42:00- Myles Straw
44:56
August 16, 2021
Waivers, Saves, & Ohtani: Crossover Episode with Matt Goodwin & Alexander Chase of Dugout Study Hall
We had so much fun with Matt (@TheCorkedMatt) and Alexander (@chase_rate) of the Dugout Study Hall podcast on the Pitcher List network. We discussed saves, our waiver wire approaches, outlier players like Shohei Ohtani, and of course Joey Gallo!  Please please please subscribe to the Dugout Study Hall podcast if you don't already!
01:10:26
May 25, 2021
Pitchers to Target (ADP: 250 or later)
James and Mick are back to discuss potential values at pitcher who are getting drafted around 250 or later. Time Stamps: 0:00- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (and James) in #BestShapeofHisLife 1:28- Joakim Soria 6:05- Archie Bradley 8:15- Jordan Romano, Richard Rodriguez, and Greg Holland 9:32- Rangers bullpen injuries. Take a flyer on Ian Kennedy? 12:22- Giovanny Gallegos valuable even if he doesn't close? 17:12- Adam Wainwright 19:52- Zach Davies 21:21- Favorite Projection Systems? 29:00- Sale, Syndergaard, Severino: The Tommy John Gang 37:50- Elieser Hernandez 41:20- DYK "Macho Man" Randy Savage was a minor leaguer? And other wrestling musings.
48:58
March 28, 2021
2021 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft
James and Mick are back with a 5x5 roto mock draft episode! They discuss strategy and prep for the start of the season by testing their wits against the evil robots they draft against. Will they draft Joey Gallo and other pod favorites? Duh! Tommy Heinsohn tribute at 2 min mark. The mock draft starts around the 7:30 mark.  Note: Sorry about some less than optimal sound quality. We recorded on Zoom. Never again.
01:10:18
March 03, 2021
Standouts and Surprises
James & Mick talk shop about who has stood out to them so far. This was recorded before Laureano's brawl and the Indians' pitchers COVID faux pas so we stick to their performances on the field. Time Stamps: 2:00: Ramon Laureano 5:00: Trent Grisham 7:15: Sonny Gray 9:15: Renato Nunez 12:40: Trevor Bauer 16:45: Mike Yastrzemski 19:00: Dansby Swanson 26:30: Obligatory Joey Gallo and Franmil Reyes talk 34:40: Cleveland Indians discussion Follow us on Twitter @udownwithobp Visit our website: www.udownwithobp.com
36:41
August 11, 2020
Talkin' (Korea) Baseball (Organization)
James and Mick talk KBO! James interviews Mick, who lived in South Korea for four years, about his experiences following the KBO. They talk gymnasts throwing first pitches, cheerleaders, foul ball batflips, 360 camera angles, chubby players, playing style, and what to eat at the ballpark (yum, silkworm larvae!). After James finds out about a player nicknamed the "Korean David Ortiz", he instantly has a new favorite team! Tune in to find out which team it is. For links to the gymnast first pitch, the foul ball batflip, and the cool camera angles, check us out on Twitter: @udownwithobp 
46:31
May 04, 2020
Stolen Base Discussion & Part 2 of Non-"Home Team" Favorites
James and Mick talk about stolen base options including Jonathan Villar (Marlins), Byron Buxton (Twins), and deep sleeper Jarrod Dyson (Pirates). Then they get into part 2 of their Non-”Home Team” favorites, picking players from their lifetime on any team other than the Red Sox and Phillies, respectively. Time Stamps: 2:45- Stolen base conversation 16:25- Part 2 of our Non-”Home Team” Players starting from SS
44:43
April 23, 2020
Exit Velocity "Hulks", Retrospectives, and Part 1 of Non-"Home Team" Favorites
James and Mick start off covering a few of their favorite exit velocity darlings. Then they take a trip down memory lane looking at some of their player predictions at last year’s All Star Break and who they were right and wrong about. Last is part one of James (a Red Sox fan) and Mick (a Phillies fan) picking their favorite players from any team other than the Red Sox and Phillies, respectively. Time Stamps: 2:25- Joey Gallo 8:50- Franmil Reyes 19:50- Gary Sanchez 22:45- Trey “Boom Boom” Mancini 25:00- Austin Riley 26:50- DJ LeMahieu 27:40- Cody Bellinger 29:00- Tim Anderson and a BABIP Discussion 34:10- James and Mick’s All-time Non-Home Team Lineups (PART ONE!)
52:24
April 16, 2020
Interview with RotoWire Senior Editor Jeff Erickson! (Yes, really.)
UDWOBP and RotoWire Senior Editor Jeff Erickson? What is this, a crossover episode?! Yes. Yes, it is.  A can't miss episode wherein three Goliaths of the fantasy baseball podcast world meet! James and Mick sat down with Jeff Erickson, host of RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius/XM radio and RotoWire Senior Editor, to talk position scarcity, how we are keeping busy without baseball, and more.  Thanks to Chris at @baseballpods on Twitter for setting up the March Madness-style bracket of fantasy baseball podcasts in which we matched up against RotoWire! And obviously, another big thanks to Jeff for reaching out to us and allowing us to put this on our feed!
25:07
March 31, 2020
Roto Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft
*Note: We recorded this episode before the MLB delayed the start of the 2020 season, but hopefully our mock draft episode will still be interesting/distracting as many of us are stuck at home with not much to do (and no sports!) Stay safe, everyone. In the first episode of the 2020 season, James and Mick do a quick 5x5 roto mock draft on fantasypros.com to test out draft strategies and discuss the players they are high and low on.
47:58
March 17, 2020
Episode 2 - MLB Midseason Check-in, Fantasy Steals/Regrets of First Half
James and Mick discuss outfielders Joey Gallo (again), Bryce Harper, Yasiel Puig, Dominic Smith, Jay Bruce, and Mookie Betts.Later, they discuss Paul DeJong. Pete Alonso, DJ LeMahieu, and closer strategy in general while talking about their biggest steals and regrets of the fantasy baseball first half.Digressions include the Russell Westbrook trade, optimal lineup configuration, and how Mick got blocked on Twitter by a prominent fantasy baseball pundit.
57:05
July 15, 2019
Episode 1 - Infield Rest of Season Rankings
James & Mick discuss surprises, disappointments, and just plain studs. Players discussed:C: "El Gary" Sanchez, Yasmani Grandal, JT Realmuto, Mitch Garver1B: Trey “Boom Boom” Mancini, Cody Bellinger (hot or not?), Freddie Freeman, Edwin Encarnacion, Joey "The Rooster" Gallo2B: Jose Altuve, Mike MoustakasSS: Adalberto Mondesi, Ketel Marte, Manny Machado3B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Rafael Devers, Austin Riley
59:03
June 16, 2019