MLB.com Fantasy Baseball 411Author: MLB.com
17 Nov 2018

MLB.com Fantasy Baseball 411

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Hot or not? Pitch or ditch? Deal or dump? The Fantasy 411 crew has the answer. Whether you play daily fantasy, rotisserie, head-to-head, league-specific or mixed, keeper or non-keeper, the MLB Fantasy crew has "been there, won that" and they'll help you win, too.

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    Returning From Injury, Closer Concerns And Prospects To Keep An Eye On - 3/22/18

    After suffering a broken wrist, should there be any concern about how Justin Turner will perform when he returns to the Dodgers? Is Zack Greinke back at full fantasy value despite his loss of velocity last season? MLB.com's Matthew Leach is joined by veterans of the Fantasy 411 podcast, Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz, to discuss their strategy with these tricky fantasy baseball moves. Later in the podcast, they talk about the confidence level for the closer situations with the Cardinals, Mets, D-Backs and Cubs, as well as which prospects they're keeping an eye on in 2018 despite them probably spending time in the Minors to start the season.

  • Posted on 22 Mar 2018

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    Remaining Free Agents' Draft Stock and Top Shortstop Picks - 3/8/18

    Will the cold offseason affect the remaining free agents' draft stock? Where does Noah Syndergaard rank after a red-hot start in spring? MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie discuss how the cold stove this offseason could affect the remaining free agents like Lance Lynn, Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb's draft stock. (1:45) Syndergaard's draft stock is up after strong spring so far. (4:45) Is Luke Gregerson's injury cause for concern? (14:30) #Askthe411 Matthew and Fred answer fans fantasy questions. (17:00) Fred and Scott Piankowski discuss their Yahoo friends and family draft and some of their favorite picks. (37:50)

  • Posted on 08 Mar 2018

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    Morrison, Duda have new homes. Cause for concern with Stroman, Gurriel? - 3/1/18

    Logan Morrison and Lucas Duda have both found new homes with the Twins and Royals. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie examine how Morrison and Duda will rank in fantasy come draft time. All this, plus injury updates on Marcus Stroman and Yuli Gurriel on the Fantasy 411 Podcast.

  • Posted on 01 Mar 2018

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    J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer and Second-Base Rankings - 2/22/18

    J.D. Martinez could be playing his home games at Fenway Park next year. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie examine where Martinez will rank in fantasy drafts if he does land in Boston. Eduardo Nunez is returning to his former squad in Boston as well but how much playing time will he get this season? (4:55) Eric Hosmer is the new first baseman for the Padres, what is the ceiling for him in San Diego? (8:13) Jake Odorizzi was added to the Twins' rotation, does this help his 2018 outlook? (11:50) Who stands out from the Rays-Yankees-D-backs, three-team trade? (13:00) Who's a better pick between Cameron Maybin and Carlos Gomez? (17:50) Other topics include the Reds' outfield rotation (21:25) and where Jason Vargas ranks among Mets starters (24:30). The guys also run down their tier system for MLB second baseman. (31:00) Later, Yahoo Sports Fantasy writer, Scott Pianowski, joins Fred Zinkie to break down how Shohei Ohtani will be handled in Yahoo leagues (43:20), his strategy on steals (44:40), and compare his personal player rankings from that of MLB. (52:20)

  • Posted on 23 Feb 2018

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    Cubs sign Darvish, First-Base Rankings - 2/15/18

    Yu Darvish is officially a Chicago Cub. MLB.com's Matthew Leach and fantasy expert Fred Zinkie examine where Darvish ranks among his peers. (1:23) Arizona will store their baseballs in a humidor during the 2018 season. How will this affect their starting pitchers and power hitters? (5:34) If Charlie Blackmon slides out of the leadoff spot, will it hurt his fantasy value? (12:00) Will Jeurys Familia be the closer for the Mets all season? (16:17) Should you be afraid of drafting players that have not found a home yet? (20:40) Why is Giancarlo Stanton ranked ahead of Kris Bryant? (27:27) They also spend time talking about the recent 2018 LABR Mixed draft (33:35) and break down the tier levels on their first-base rankings. (41:31)

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2018

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