Looking for top-notch analysis on your fantasy baseball team, the latest trade, or prospect call-ups? Circling the Bases delivers that and much, much more. Formerly known as the Rotoworld Baseball Podcast, the show features a revolving cast of NBC Sports EDGE contributors like D.J. Short, Drew Silva, Christopher Crawford and Colin Henderson, to name a few, as they dish out opinions and insight on MLB.
Nimmo, Chisholm, Cobb, Ray among waiver wire pickups; Weekend Streamers
D.J. (@djshort) and Drew (@drewsilv) break down Fernando Tatis Jr's return and the Blue Jays' closer situation before examining the waiver wire for upgrades. Brandon Nimmo, Jazz Chisholm Jr., Alex Cobb, and Robbie Ray are among the names discussed. They also put the microscope on some streaming matchups to exploit for the weekend.
Prospect Talk with Keith Law
Chris (@Crawford_MILB) is joined by special guest Keith Law (@keithlaw) to discuss the state of the prospect evaluating industry, analyse the top players in the upcoming MLB Draft, and break down some Oscar nominees (and snubs).
Big Performers; Worry Meter for Slow Starters
Colin (@ColDontLie) and Chris (@Crawford_MILB) discuss some of the big performers over the past few days (JD Martinez, Freddy Peralta, Zac Gallen, Casey Mize) before gauging their level of worry in regards to players off to slow starts such as Gleyber Torres, Madison Bumgarner, Matt Chapman, Marcell Ozuna, Clint Frazier and more.
Power Rankings: Week 2
Drew Silva and Janice Scurio give their Power Rankings for Week 2 of the MLB Season
Early-Season Pitch Mix Changes
Matt (@MattWi77iams) is joined by @BatFlipCrazy to review notable pitch mix changes so far this season
- New Sliders for Glasnow/McCullers
- deGrom's fastball bonanza
- Cutter/Slider relationship
- Poor man's Julio Urias
Scouring the Waiver Wire; Fantasy Mailbag
D.J. (@djshort) and Drew (@drewsilv) scour the waiver wire for early-season pickups, recommend some weekend streamers, and also open the fantasy mailbag.
- Pitchers on the rise? (Rodón, Kikuchi, Matz)
- Speed on the wire: Locastro, Margot, Senzel
- Emmanuel Clase, Alex Reyes emerging; bulk-inning relievers to grab
Lots of information. Well thought out and generally concise points on player performance and their future lineup opportunities, etc. But, are there any politically neutral fantasy baseball podcasts out there? Asking for a comrade.
New additions put the show over the top!
Adding Matt Williams & Jorge Montanez to an already good lineup puts CTB over the top.
They’re not just obviously knowledgeable, but funny and relatable as well.
An easy listen with plenty of takeaway.
Good insights, analysis,the banter between them and their guests is great! No slow downs they keep moving.
Question: which is worse, waiting for someone to make a pick, or other teams auto picking?
Personally I like when teams (not myself) auto pick, I can plan my next pick(s) knowing I can definitely wait knowing who they are taking. 1 draft I got Degrom AND Cole at the turn!