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
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.
2:45- Stolen base conversation
16:25- Part 2 of our Non-”Home Team” Players starting from SS
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.
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!)
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!
*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.
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.
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