60 episodes

Human sports encyclopedia Scott Pianowski is joined friends, pundits and Yahoo Sports' cast of experts for a lively, informative and not-too-serious weekly discussion on fantasy strategy and the major happenings in the world of baseball. The award-winning Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast drops every Monday throughout the baseball season.

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Human sports encyclopedia Scott Pianowski is joined friends, pundits and Yahoo Sports' cast of experts for a lively, informative and not-too-serious weekly discussion on fantasy strategy and the major happenings in the world of baseball. The award-winning Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast drops every Monday throughout the baseball season.

    The biggest questions heading into 2021

    The biggest questions heading into 2021

    On this season's final episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast, The Athletic's Derek VanRiper joins Scott Pianowski to look back at the 2020 MLB Season and the big questions we have heading into next season.

    We lead off with a look back at the 2020 season and how the Universal DH changed fantasy baseball strategy going into the season. Will the bullpen breakout of 2020 remain here in baseball for good? Scott and Derek share their thoughts on drafting relievers next year. We look at some of the players who had unexpected seasons, like the Twins' Byron Buxton, Kenta Maeda and Nelson Cruz, J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi in Boston, the Yankees' Luke Voit, and Corey Seager and A.J. Pollock in Los Angeles.

    And we wrap up the year with our World Series predictions, and draft our favorite Wisconsinite athletes.

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    Lessons learned from an abnormal baseball season

    Lessons learned from an abnormal baseball season

    On this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast, USA Today's Steve Gardner joins Scott Pianowski to look back at the 2020 MLB Season and discuss where baseball goes from here.

    We're not the first people to notice that the 2020 MLB Season was unlike any other as the regular season winds to a close. But that got us wondering, what will the 2021 baseball season look like? Will we see the return of the traditional 8-team playoff format, designated hitters who live only in the AL and starting pitchers who go 6 or 7 innings? Or will the 2020 season be a turning point in how baseball is played?

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    Tips for your playoff run

    Tips for your playoff run

    On this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Yahoo's Fred Zinkie joins Scott Pianowski to talk playoff strategy, pickups and our favorite no-hitters in history.

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    Congrats to those of you who made your head-to-head playoffs! Fred and Scott get you prepped for the next two weeks with ideas for pickups and schedules to exploit (the Cardinals play *TEN* times this week), end-of-season strategy for roto leagues, tips for those of you in the playoffs and wrap up the show by paying homage to Cubs Starter Alec Mills no-hitter by drafting our favorite no-hitters in history.

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    Trade deadline winners and losers, tips for trading in your fantasy league

    Trade deadline winners and losers, tips for trading in your fantasy league

    On this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Rotowire's Jeff Erickson joins Scott Pianowski to discuss the fallout from MLB's trade deadline, keys to make trades in your own fantasy league and their favorite San Diego Padres of all time!

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    With 2020's MLB Trade Deadline behind us, Scott and Jeff look at the winners (Mike Clevinger, Bobby Dalbec) and losers (Francisco Mejia, pretty much every fringe Rockies hitter) from trade season. And it's not just you (well, it is sort of you) but trades seem to be declining in fantasy baseball leagues this season. Scott and Jeff share their tips to pull off trades with your league mates. Hint: the other team has to benefit too. We tip our caps to the immortal Nelson Cruz who's putting up his highest OPS in a season in his career at the age of 40. And in honor of trading for everyone, we wrap up the show with a draft of our favorite San Diego Padres of all time.

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    FAB strategy, the trouble with closers and best Radiohead songs

    FAB strategy, the trouble with closers and best Radiohead songs

    On this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Yahoo's Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don discuss how they're handling free-agent pickups, why the struggle for saves is even more difficult this year and their favorite Radiohead songs in our silly draft.

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    Scott and Dalton look at the FAB waiver period that typically goes through Sunday night in their leagues to see if they should shift their strategy to deal with the short year (02:25). And, it's not just you, saves have been really, really difficult to find this year. It seems that no matter who looks to be the next breakout reliever, they soon crumble in the role. Is it time to give up on saves and focus on middle relievers and wins (07:50)? We take a look at some changing park effects in San Francisco, and Buffalo, aka "Coors Light" (32:00), and we wrap up the show by drafting our favorite Radiohead songs (46:00). No, we will not play Creep.

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    Players you should cut, breaking down break outs and more with Paul Sporer

    Players you should cut, breaking down break outs and more with Paul Sporer

    On this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Yahoo's Scott Pianowski chats with Paul Sporer of Fangraphs about the renewed sense of optimism surrounding baseball completing a season, players you should consider cutting and why we missed some of the biggest breakouts in 2020.

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    If you're debating whether or not you should hold onto players that have been lackluster so far in 2020 like Andrew Benintendi or Khris Davis, we've put together this handy checklist on how you can decide whether the move is right:

    1. Yes.

    That's it, that's the whole guide. In a usual 162-game season, the fantasy team at Yahoo preaches patience for your roster and staying away from impulsive moves —but this season isn't exactly a usual season. Scott and Paul run through some formerly highly-ranked players they're considering moving on from and what they look for when making the move. (3:40)

    If you take a look at the Yahoo MVPs, the players that appear most often on the most successful fantasy teams this year, you'll see names like Shane Bieber, Fernando Tatis, Jr., Sonny Gray and Dylan Bundy. One thing those players all have in common? We didn't exactly tout them as breakouts this year. Paul and Scott look at their early-season success and why they may have been undervalued going into the year. (29:45)

    And, we'll wrap up the show with a draft of favorite baseball positions on the diamond. Catcher might be an afterthought on your fantasy team, but not in our draft! (48:00)

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Ben Sarfaty ,

Informative and Fun

Scott does a fantastic job of covering as many angles as possible for a weekly baseball pod. His guests are always knowledgeable and his chemistry with them is always strong. The last stanza is fun and serves as a great cool-down. Highly Recommend!

AndroidNumber19 ,

Sept 22 podcast

Renee Young is a great up and coming female journalist. She did a fantastic job with the WWE.

Estone2112 ,

Smart conversation

Scott offers intelligent insight without the goofiness, sound effects, hot takes and dumb gags like other fantasy podcasts.

I’ve seen others gripe about “the daft” yet always thought it was kind of fun. But, in my opinion it’s gotten old and I stop listening when the last segment starts.

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