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Baseball America delivers baseball news you can't get anywhere else. Covering the game from a player-development point of view, the staff of BA will deliver its take on what's going on in the world of baseball every week on its podcast, analyzing the game from the majors and minors--with an emphasis on prospects--through our unparalleled college and high school coverage.
 
Hosted by Van Lee (@ManlyVanLee) and featuring industry titans Jeff Zimmerman (@jeffwzimmerman) and Rob Silver (@RobSilver), the Launch Angle Podcast (@LaunchAnglePod) takes a look at the world of fantasy baseball and offers up advice on draft strategies, player evaluation, ownership trends, player call-ups, and everything in between! So if you're looking for the podcast that will help you win your fantasy league then look no further.
 
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It's a new year and the gentlemen of the Launch Angle Podcast are back and stronger than ever! Rob, Jeff, and Van continue discussing ADP into the 180s with a good discussion about a potentially underrated Kolten Wong, Joey Gallo and whether he's worthy of this pick, and of course our very favorite 40 year old masher Nelson Cruz and whether or not …
 
Carlos Collazo, Kyle Glaser and Geoff Pontes discuss the release of the 2022 Top 100 Prospects list. The three talk about how the list came together, the elite trio at the top of the ranking—Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman, Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez and Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr.—and how close and difficult to separate and line up th…
 
Today's show has Van, Rob, and Jeff answering a listener's question about automating the fantasy baseball process and maybe some things you can do to make your life easier as fantasy players. The guys also go down the list of ADP looking at some standout performers in the early 200s, and some maybe not so standout performers (looking at you Lucas S…
 
Mark Chiarelli joins Kyle Glaser to break down the Athletics farm system, including Tyler Soderstrom's potential, what to make of Robert Puason's pro debut and the latest on Austin Beck and Lazaro Armenteros. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-…
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, presented by Rapsodo, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy are joined by Army coach Jim Foster to discuss the Black Knights' emergence as the class of the Patriot League and to look ahead to the 2022 season. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquirie…
 
Chris Trenkle joins Kyle Glaser to break down the Phillies farm system, including the potential of Mick Abel and Andrew Painter, whether Bryson Stott is underrated and the top priorities for new farm director Preston Mattingly. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/br…
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy discuss NC State's Chris Hart being named the 2021 assistant coach of the year and take one final look back on the last calendar year. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Priv…
 
Carlos Collazo and Kyle Glaser break down the Braves farm system, including Michael Harris' breakout season, what to make of Cristian Pache and Drew Waters and where the organization stands after winning the World Series. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands P…
 
Mark Chiarelli joins Kyle Glaser to break down the Pirates system in the first podcast of the New Year. What to expect from No. 1 prospect Oneil Cruz, early impressions of top pick Henry Davis, sleepers to know and how long until the Pirates will be playoff contenders again. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations…
 
Josh Norris joins Kyle Glaser to break down the Yankees farm system, including what spurred Anthony Volpe's rise, what scouts are saying about Jasson Dominguez and sleeper candidates to keep an eye on. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: ht…
 
Ben Badler and Kyle Glaser break down the Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects, including Gabriel Moreno's lofty potential, the status of Nate Pearson and Jordan Groshans, a potential draft steal and much more. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: htt…
 
J.J. Cooper and Kyle Glaser break down the Rays farm system, including how good Shane Baz and Taj Bradley can be, how Xavier Edwards fits in the modern game and the rise of Willy Vasquez. Plus, a look at a sleeper in the system and what has to happen for the Rays to get past the first round of the playoffs in a full season. Support this podcast at …
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, presented by Rapsodo, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy are joined by Wake Forest coach Tom Walter to discuss his team's trying 2021 season and the bright future ahead in 2022 and 2023. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircl…
 
Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun joins Kyle Glaser to break down the Orioles farm system, including reviews from Adley Rutschman's first full season, Heston Kjerstad's status and what the O's will need to acquire from outside the organization to be competitive again. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertisi…
 
'From Phenom To The Farm' host Kyle Bandujo spoke with Dontrelle Willis about his rise from prospect to MLB world champion, Rookie of the Year & more. Make sure to subscribe to the 'From Phenom To The Farm' channel to get more podcasts just like this one! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiri…
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, presented by Rapsodo, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy are joined by Cal State Northridge coach and former Baseball America college baseball analyst Dave Serrano to discuss his Matadors team ahead of the 2022 season. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Adverti…
 
Jeff's internet is out thanks to recent storms but fret not because Derek Rhoads (@drhoa3) is here to fill the void! Rob and Van welcome Derek to the show and they discuss Derek's hard work including his tireless effort documenting player injuries. They then continue into the 170s in ADP and look at players like Nicky Lopez, Ryan McMahon, Blake Tre…
 
Jeff recently underwent a draft and some interesting questions cropped up in his mind so Van and Rob join him in attempting to answer them! They discuss Fernando Tatis' odds of missing half a season, Mookie Betts' stolen base total for 2022, and Franmil Reyes' potential outfield eligibility. They continue down the ADP list as well covering the rest…
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, presented by Rapsodo, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy speculate on which teams could be in for bounce back seasons in 2022. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privac…
 
Tanner Bell, co-author of The Process alongside Jeff joins Van, Jeff, and Rob in the studio today to discuss the book as well as continue down the ADP list looking at players in the 150s. They'll discuss Alex Verdugo and whether he's a plus buy, Brendan Rodgers and how terrible the Rockies are, Amed Rosario's season with Cleveland, and plenty more …
 
Alex Speier of the Boston Globe joins Kyle Glaser to break down the Red Sox farm system, including the debate between Marcelo Mayer and Triston Casas at No. 1, how Nick Yorke's season puts him in elite company and how scouts now see Jay Groome. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https:/…
 
Sure there isn't much as far as news goes but that isn't going to stop Van, Rob, and Jeff from putting out shows! Today the guys continue with their ADP Analysis looking into the 140-150 range and discussing players like Dylan Carlson, Willy Adames, Luis Garcia, Josh Bell, and many more Time Stamps Note: Some platforms incorporate ads into the time…
 
With our bonus episode this week Van and Jeff bring on special guest host Joe Sheehan! Joe talks to the guys about the other free agent signings that happened at the last minute including Marcus Stroman, Corey Seager, Raisel Iglesias, and more. Of course they also continue down the ADP list into the 130s with a bunch of pitchers including Sean Mana…
 
As MLB and the MLBPA enter day two of the lockout, JJ Cooper spoke with labor lawyer Eugene Freedman to help him and hopefully listeners better understand what goes on in labor negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement. Freedman explains both sides rights as well as their responsibilities and explains what is often misunderstood about thes…
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, presented by Rapsodo, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy are joined by Northeastern coach Mike Glavine to discuss his team's success over the last few seasons and to look ahead to 2022. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle…
 
After a whirlwind 24 hours that saw a ton of top free agents find new homes, Rob, Jeff, and Van decide to discuss all the moves and then some. They talk about the perils of drafting Wander Franco, whether or not Jon Gray has immense upside, Kevin Gausman's shift to a much less pitcher friendly park, and plenty more! Introducing Rob and Jeff (2:05) …
 
Geoff Pontes and JJ Cooper are back together to analyze all the 40-man roster protection moves, and even more importantly, to take a look at what those trends indicate about MLB in the 2020s. We look at the amazing number of hard-throwing relievers who were protected and the even larger number who weren't. And we examine which positions were popula…
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, presented by Rapsodo, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy are joined by Baylor coach Steve Rodriguez to discuss how his team is shaping up ahead of the 2022 season. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & …
 
Sandy Alcantara is rumored to have signed a five year extension to remain with the Marlins so Rob, Jeff, and Van debate whether or not he's an ace. They also discuss probably the biggest win of Phil Dussault's career when he correctly guessed the player used in our new logo, and Phil posits some Byron Buxton questions so the trio debate his draft p…
 
It's our first bonus show of the 2022 season! Van welcomes not only Rob and Jeff to the show today but also Fred Zinkie of Yahoo and Rotowire fame to talk fantasy baseball. The guys all talk Justin Verlander's new contract, Brandon Belt taking the Qualifying Offer, and continue their ADP analysis with Giancarlo Stanton, Mitch Haniger, Bryan Reynold…
 
We have a new member of the Baseball America team. On today's podcast we welcome Geoff Pontes to the Baseball America staff. After a quick welcome, Geoff rolls his sleeves up and dives in to help prepare everyone for Nov. 19th's 40-man roster protection deadline. Geoff and JJ Cooper discuss what goes into the decisions on who to protect and who to …
 
The offseason certainly kicked into gear this week with Noah Syndergaard signing a deal with the Angels, Eduardo Rodriguez choosing Detroit as his new home, and Jose Berrios re-upping with the Jays and Van, Rob, and Jeff are here to analyze all of the moves and then some! The guys also start up their ADP analysis segment for the season starting wit…
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, presented by Rapsodo, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy discuss the recently released 2022 recruiting rankings, topped by Vanderbilt and Louisiana State. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: …
 
On this episode of the Baseball America College Podcast, presented by Rapsodo, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy are joined by Michigan outfielder Clark Elliott to discuss his team's 2021 season that ended in another postseason run, his winning the batting title in the Cape Cod League over the summer and his expectations for the 2022 season. Support this …
 
Max Fried and Jorge Soler were outstanding in Game 6, which helps explain how Atlanta fans have discovered a new feeling this morning--joy. Carlos Collazo and JJ Cooper gather to discuss every aspect they can think of both from the Game 6 Braves clincher but also several decades of shared Braves knowledge. We debate whether Max Fried or Jorge Soler…
 
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