The FTN Fantasy Baseball podcast is a weekly strategy dive designed to help you win leagues. Hosted by Matthew Davis (@_mattywood_)and Vlad Sedler (@Rotogut).
Silver Wishes & Platinum Dreams with Rob Silver
Vlad Sedler (@rotogut) is joined by former NFBC Main Event champ Rob Silver (@RobSilver). They break down Rob's draft/FAAB strategies and rest-of-season plans in the 15k-entry NFBC Platinum that he's currently leading. Vlad and Rob touch on real-life divisional battles and review the top-30 in the Razzball Player Rater in relation to 2023 ADP.
- Jacob deGrom
- Christian Yelich
- Bubba Thompson & Jon Berti
- Julio Rodriguez vs. Aaron Judge
- Freddie Freeman vs. Austin Riley
Deadline Deals and Counting Big Bucks with Bob Cramutola
Vlad Sedler (@rotogut) is joined by current NFBC overall Main Event leader Bob Cramutola (@BobCramutola). Vlad asks Bob what the secrets of his fantasy success are and some of his magical hits in FAAB so far. They cover every single player with fantasy relevance who was traded before MLB's trade deadline. There's also more Phillies talk than any sane person outside of Philly could possibly want to hear.
- Spencer Strider
- Juan Soto
- Andrew Benintendi
- Jorge Lopez
- Trevor Rosenthal
- Whit Merrifield
- Tommy Pham
- and a special shout out to Joey Gallo
Heading Into the Second Half with Paul Sporer
Paul Sporer (@sporer) catches up with Matthew Davis (@_mattywood_) to chat about recent news and notes along with the fantasy impacts. After that they talk about the difficulties of figuring out which pitchers to start this weekend. Paul and Matthew give you their favorite picks to finish with the most strikeouts and they get into World Series odds. The duo closes things out talking closer specs and injured players you should (or shouldn't) stash.
- News & Notes
- Juan Soto sweepstakes?
- Setting your SPs this weekend
- Shohei Ohtani the pitcher
- Strikeout Leaders
- World Series odds
- Closer specs
- Stashing injured players
Link to Vlad Sedler's NL Second Half Predictions:
Link to Vlad Sedler's AL Second Half Predictions:
Midseason Review and Awards with Sammy Reid
Vlad Sedler (@rotogut) is joined by 2x FSWA award winner and all-around legend Sammy Reid (@SammyReidFI) to discuss midseason studs and some of the races for MLB awards. They talk about how they handle fantasy baseball during the All-Star break, throw shade at Sandy Alcantara and give props to spring training lineup gurus. Sammy brings up his affinity for Korean BBQ and breaks down his top-five MLB 'San Diego bros'.
- Shane McClanahan
- Sandy Alcantara
- Kyle Schwarber
- Jorge Mateo
- Bro Bichette
- Dansby Swanson
- Brady Anderson
Shifting Focus + Top-75 overall from ADP
Matthew Davis (@_mattywood_) and Vlad Sedler (@rotogut) discuss fantasy baseball burnout and the aftermath from fantasy football ramping up. The duo talks about recent injuries and the fantasy impacts. They also look back at the top-75 in NFBC Main Event ADP, resulting in an impressively sharp draft market. Potentially the best ever?
Plus many more!
Small Talk + Surprises in the top-50
Matthew Davis (@_mattywood_) and Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) chop up recent news and notes along with the fantasy impacts. They also discuss surprise players inside Razzball's top-50 player rater.
- Recent News and Notes
- Surpises in the top-50
- Vinnie Pasquantino
- Brandon Woodruff (again)
- Kenley Jansen
- Aroldis Chapman
- Yordan Alvarez
- Jazz Chisholm
- LaMonte Wade Jr.
- Adolis Garcia
- Brandon Drury
- plus many more!
Link to Weekly Hitting Planner from Matthew Davis
Link to Weekly Pitching Planner from Matt Kupferle
Some shows are entertaining. Some shows are informative. Some shows are neither. This show never disappoints. GREAT content from beginning to end. Whether you’re a high stakes player or not, everything from player evaluation, draft theory and strategy to in-season roster management is here. I have learned a lot listening to this pod. It’s also refreshing to hear Matty reinforce strategy you’re already implementing. If you listen to this and don’t agree is extremely useful in becoming a better fantasy baseball player, I’m not sure you should even be listening to podcasts. A++++ Update: now this beast of a podcast has Vlad Sedler! Hard to believe it could get better but it’s now blasted off and in orbit! This is an insta-listen when it drops.
Who are the 4 people that didn’t give this podcast 5 starts? 🤦🏼♂️🤣
Awesome pod. Never miss one. Love the NFBC content. Keep it up fellas!