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Van Burnett (@Van_verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) provide the insights and breakdowns you need to win your fantasy baseball leagues. Part of the Pitcher List Podcast Network.

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Wins Above Fantasy Van Burnett, Steve Gesuele

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Van Burnett (@Van_verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) provide the insights and breakdowns you need to win your fantasy baseball leagues. Part of the Pitcher List Podcast Network.

Follow us on Twitter @WinsAbovePod

Email: winsabovefantasy@gmail.com

    WAF 67: Trade Deadline Fallout and Gavin Lux's Ceiling

    WAF 67: Trade Deadline Fallout and Gavin Lux's Ceiling

    Wins Above Fantasy – Van Burnett (@Van_Verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) talk about the trade deadline and the fantasy impact of a busy day of trades as well as the long-term upside of Gavin Lux.

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    1:11 Steve’s Reaction to the Deadline
    4:35 How Years of Control Impacts Trades
    7:00 Van’s Homer Take on Cardinals Moves
    10:00 Cardinals’ Confidence in Dylan Carlson
    12:00 Jordan Montgomery & Harrison Bader
    19:25 Listener Question on Gavin Lux’s Ceiling
    26:10 Listener CALLS THE SHOT on Montgomery
    27:30 Does Monty’s Value Go Up?
    33:00 Opportunity for Jose Barrero
    36:28 Brighter Days Ahead for the Reds
    38:20 Michael Massey Worth the Watch List
    42:30 Make the Move for Miguel Vargas
    47:00 David Peralta Platoon Help with Rays
    50:03 Jose Siri Another Ray Who Could Rise
    52:48 Joey Gallo Just Enough Hope
    54:27 Any Hope for Eric Hosmer?

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    • 56 min
    WAF 66: It Gets Late Early- Adds For The Stretch Run

    WAF 66: It Gets Late Early- Adds For The Stretch Run

    Wins Above Fantasy – Van Burnett (@Van_Verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) talk about some highly available players to add for the last two months of the season.

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    1:15 Getting Through the Grind
    6:15 Alec Bohm’s Batting Average
    10:20 Bryson Stott’s Gettin Hot
    14:05 Carson Kelly Bounceback Catcher
    18:14 Cal Raleigh Can Offer Pop
    22:25 Josh Naylor No Longer Ignored
    25:17 Jeimer Candelario Flash or For Real?
    30:59 Steven Kwan Back on the Rise
    34:20 Ramon Urias Exploding on the Scene
    37:43 Luis Rengifo Keeps On Hitting
    41:10 Nico Hoerner Now a Fixture?
    44:33 Desperate Speed: Victor Robles & Magneirus Siera
    47:55 Cole Irvin’s Value Could Climb
    50:59 Mitch White the New Ross Stripling
    53:22 Mitch Keller May Finally Be Doing It
    56:11 Janson Junk 80-Grade Name
    58:08 Braxton Garrett Getting Ks
    1:01:47 Reid Detmers Return of the Slider

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    WAF 65: Second-Half Schedules to Target

    WAF 65: Second-Half Schedules to Target

    Wins Above Fantasy – Van Burnett (@Van_Verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) look at teams with advantageous second-half schedules and identify players to stream and target for the stretch run.

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    4:05 Targeting Schedule Matchups
    9:15 Matchups to Round Out Rotations
    11:40 Fangraphs Tool on Strength of Schedule
    14:04 Bonus Topic: Michael Harris II NL ROY?
    16:00 Opportunity vs. Weakest Hitting Teams
    20:15 Texas Strong Pitching Matchups
    22:42 Spencer Howard Deep SP Help?
    24:00 Houston Strong Pitching Matchups
    25:00 Jake Odorizzi Could Offer SP Support
    26:39 Lance McCullers Jr. an IL Stash
    27:24 White Sox SPs - White Hot Target
    29:30 Vintage Volume from Johnny Cueto
    33:15 Opportunity vs. Weakest Pitching Teams
    35:40 LA Angels Strong Hitting Matchups
    36:10 Luis Rengifo Stuff & Things Potential
    39:40 Some White Sox Hitters to Target
    42:20 Astros Bats You May Want to Add
    48:20 Cardinals Hitters Could Crush This Schedule
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    Fangraphs' Playoff Odds with ROS SOS

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    • 54 min
    WAF 64: Buying and Selling First-Half All-Stars

    WAF 64: Buying and Selling First-Half All-Stars

    Wins Above Fantasy – Van Burnett (@Van_Verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) name their first-half fantasy All-Star, both overall and "all-value" teams, and provide insight into buying or selling their performances for the second half.

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    2:35 Our Take on All-Star Break
    7:30 All-Star Catchers: Willson Contreras
    13:00 Alejandro Kirk
    16:52 1st Base: Paul Goldschmidt
    21:35 CJ Cron
    25:45 2nd Base: Jose Altuve
    29:44 Tommy Edman
    36:45 Shortstop: Trea Turner
    39:55 Dansby Swanson
    44:00 3rd Base: Jose Ramirez
    46:20 Brandon Drury
    51:50 Outfield: Aaron Judge
    55:53 Mookie Betts
    57:23 Yordan Alvarez
    59:33 Kyle Schwarber
    1:02:14 Julio Rodriguez
    1:03:43 Adolis Garcia
    1:06:36 Pitchers: Shane McClanahan
    1:09:42 Corbin Burnes & Gerrit Cole
    1:10:50 Sandy Alcantara
    1:12:16 Justin Verlander
    1:14:50 Shohei Ohtani
    1:17:35 Value All-Star SPs
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    WAF 63: Recent K-BB% and Barrel Rate Improvers

    WAF 63: Recent K-BB% and Barrel Rate Improvers

    Wins Above Fantasy – Van Burnett (@Van_Verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) divide the first half of the season into "quarters" and look at pitchers who have improved their strikeout minus walk rate as well as barrel rate gainers to identify players with underlying skill gains.

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    :55 Kyle Schwarber’s Killing Van
    2:55 “Quarterly Splits”
    5:20 Our Riser Spreadsheet List
    10:40 Charlie Morton Again!
    15:50 Logan Webb & Tony Gonsolin
    22:52 Taijuan Walker
    27:18 Shane Bieber, Sandy Alcantara & Yu Darvish
    36:26 Hope for Jose Berrios Struggles?
    42:45 Ian Anderson’s Control Slide
    46:40 Kyle Hendricks Post-IL Stream Target
    48:48 Yusei Kikuchi, Aaron Ashby, Hunter Greene, Jose Quintana
    55:19 The Down Arrow: Eric Lauer, Kyle Wright & More
    1:01:00 Barrel Risers
    1:02:00 Adam Duvall
    1:05:30 Jesse Winker
    1:09:32 Nathaniel Lowe
    1:12:52 Francisco Lindor
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    Eno Sarris on Barrel Rate Gainers

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    WAF 62: Potential Second-Half Bouncebacks

    WAF 62: Potential Second-Half Bouncebacks

    Wins Above Fantasy – Van Burnett (@Van_Verified) and Steve Gesuele (@stav8818) take a look at some struggling players and assess their chances of bouncing back in the second half

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    2:30 Freddie Freeman Agent Drama
    5:30 Assessing 2nd Half Bouncebacks
    9:39 Mailbag: Sell High Process / Charlie Morton
    18:29 Max Muncy
    25:15 Joey Votto
    32:45 Jonathan India
    38:40 Juan Soto
    44:18 Nelson Cruz
    49:18 Trevor Rogers
    56:57 Lucas Giolito
    1:02:48 Nick Castellanos
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    • 1 hr 10 min

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I like the analysis, and the player reviews. Buy lows and trade talk are good. Second half bounce back episode was good.

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