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Pull Hitter aims to provide all levels of fantasy players with insight and advice. Content will range from high stake leagues on NFBC to dynasty leagues, keeper leagues, auction redraft/keeper leagues, best ball and point formats. Pull Hitter aims to be a way of life and a way of playing fantasy sports by identifying what you do well and excelling at it.
 
Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support
 
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22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @sporer – Host @justinmasonfwfb – Co-Host/Producer PATREON Join our Patreon for live video feeds of each show Watch the video feed replay on YouTube KEY FAAB PITCHERS FROM THE MAIN EVENT Kyle Wright – [Apr. 3rd-10] (1:2…
 
DVR and Al sort through a potentially busy week of FAB bidding, as they look into recent callups, like Miguel Vargas, Michael Massey and Tommy Henry, as well as players such as Jose Siri, Donovan Solano and Tucker Davidson, who stand to gain more prominent roles in the aftermath of the trade deadline. They also look at several intriguing closer sit…
 
I breakdown some noteworthy trends/platoon splits, playing time tidbits to help with lineup setting for the Friday-Sunday period. This pod can also help with daily moves as well as the information can help make decisions for the weekend ahead. I mention several players that could be useful in deeper draft and hold formats. Follow on Twitter @pullhi…
 
DVR and Al comb through several major league rosters, identifying which players stand to gain the most fantasy value by filling vacancies left by players dealt at the trade deadline. Among several situations, they look at how the Reds could fill the multiple holes left in their lineup and rotation, as well as the Angels' new-look rotation and the C…
 
22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @sporer – Host @justinmasonfwfb – Co-Host/Producer PATREON Join our Patreon for live video feeds of each show Watch the video feed replay on YouTube TRADE DEADLINE FALLOUT NYY Frankie Montas, Harrison Bader, RP addition…
 
Ian and DVR are joined by Patrick Davitt of Baseball HQ -- the voice of HQ Radio -- to discuss a very busy MLB Trade Deadline including the fallout from the blockbusters made by the Padres, the clear opportunity for a few young pitchers making the move to Oakland, a clear sense of direction from the Reds as they put a future core together, and the …
 
It's a prospects edition of the podcast, but with a trade deadline twist. DVR and Al discuss a number of the prospects on the move as a result of deals occurring just before the trade deadline, including Noelvi Marte, Esteury Ruiz, Emmanuel Valdez, Ken Waldichuk and Hayden Wesneski. They also talk about the Juan Soto deal in real time, just as deta…
 
I am back at it with Todd Whitestone (@telestar7), recapping NFBC Main Event FAAB from the weekend of 7/31/22 .Todd writes a weekly article on spstreamer.com. We cover the player movement from all leagues as well as the standings from leagues. You will find this pod to be beneficial in assessing market values for certain positional players that mig…
 
DVR and Al look into players who could benefit from player movement at the trade deadline and discuss whether fantasy managers should speculate on Corbin Carroll and Shea Langeliers, even with the uncertainty around their potential promotions. They also look at the recent improvements made by Jeimer Candelario and Bryson Stott and consider the fant…
 
I sit down with 3 out of the 5 pieces to the Reliever Recon group. We go over some pre season closer strategies and then go through some teams of note that might possibly see their arm barns change leverage ladders at the trade deadline. EnjoyFollow on Twitter @pullhitterpod @deadpullhitter Email : pullhitterpodcast@gmail.comEncouraging feedback an…
 
The trade deadline is upon us, and what's more fun than speculation on moves that might be made? Speculating on that speculation! Let Al and Beller explain on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Email us: fantasypods@theathletic.com Subscribe to our YouTube ch…
 
Ian and DVR take a quick trip back to 2018 and consider how quickly pitchers can fade. Will Blake Snell ever recapture his Cy Young level form? Are there any older pitchers that could have a surprising late-career renaissance. Is there a brief window to stash Germán Márquez now in case he's among the group of pitchers traded at the deadline. Plus, …
 
I am back at it with Todd Whitestone (@telestar7), recapping NFBC Main Event FAAB from the weekend of 7/24/22 .Todd writes a weekly article on spstreamer.com. We cover the player movement from all leagues as well as the standings from leagues. You will find this pod to be beneficial in assessing market values for certain positional players that mig…
 
DVR and Al consider the fantasy relevance of JJ Bleday, Nick Pratto and Ethan Small, all of whom recently got the call to the majors. They also discuss whether Edward Cabrera and Triston Casas should be on the radar of redraft league managers once they return from their respective injuries, and they wrap up with an overview of some Triple-A standou…
 
24/22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @justinmasonfwfb – Host/Producer @JasonCollette – Co-Host @BCB_Sara – Guest @Mark_Kieffer – Guest Watch All of Day 1 of Podapallooza 2022! Watch All of Day 2 of Podapallooza 2022! You can listen to all the panels in …
 
23/22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @justinmasonfwfb – Host/Producer @Sporer – Co-Host @PitcherList – Guest @SamskiNYC – Guest Watch All of Day 1 of Podapallooza 2022! Watch All of Day 2 of Podapallooza 2022! You can listen in podcast form on the TGFBI…
 
Beller and DVR discuss a few intriguing waiver-wire considerations for the weekend and including the once-again healthy Evan Longoria, who continues to post a career-high barrel rate, glimmers of hope for Joey Bart, Trayce Thompson's intriguing underlying numbers, a chance for Josh Lowe to play more in Tampa Bay, Nick Pratto's promotion to the Roya…
 
22/22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @sporer – Host @justinmasonfwfb – Co-Host/Producer PATREON Join our Patreon for live video feeds of each show Watch the video feed replay on YouTube POTENTIAL SP GEMS w/4.00+ SIERAs Patrick Sandoval/Reid Detmers Sean…
 
Relievers are always hot commodities at the trade deadline. Who will be on the move this season? And, more importantly in the fantasy world, who will scoop up the saves those traded players leave behind? Greg Jewett joins Al and Beller to break it down on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Follow Greg on Twitter: @gjewett9 Follo…
 
Ian and DVR are joined by Ariel Cohen (the real Ariel, not Ian playing the role of Ariel) to discuss when first-year player draft players should become available in keeper/dynasty leagues, why multi-year leagues always have an expiration date, the parallels between Juan Soto being available to MLB teams via trade and the rare instances of young sta…
 
19/22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @sporer – Host @justinmasonfwfb – Co-Host/Producer PATREON Join our Patreon for live video feeds of each show Watch the video feed replay on YouTube TOP 10s FOR THE 2ND HALF Catcher Paul: Keibert Ruiz 20th Justin: Ad…
 
DVR and Al review Max Meyer's debut for the Marlins and find some positives in a mixed outing. They also consider the short- and long-term fantasy appeal of Freddy Tarnok and Taj Bradley, given their recent promotions to Triple-A. DVR and Al also discuss some standouts from the recent Futures Game, including Masyn Winn, Jasson Dominguez, Bobby Mill…
 
DVR and Al have some mixed feelings about how aggressively to pursue Esteury Ruiz in FAB bidding, and they also consider their level of interest in Matt Carpenter, Jose Miranda and Akil Baddoo. Max Meyer headlines this week's pitching options, but DVR and Al also discuss the fantasy appeal of Marcus Stroman, Luis Patiño and Max Castillo. They also …
 
15/22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @sporer – Host @justinmasonfwfb – Co-Host/Producer PATREON Join our Patreon for live video feeds of each show Watch the video feed replay on YouTube HITTING BUSTS FROM THE 1ST HALF Bryson Stott (2:26) Jonathan Schoop…
 
The looming All-Star Break provides a nice opportunity to look back at the first half of the season. Al and Beller do just that on this episode of The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast by building their fantasy All-Star Teams. Follow Beller on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Email us: fantasypods@theathletic.com Subscribe to o…
 
Nando, Ian and DVR discuss another intriguing prospect on the rise in San Diego, whether it's time to target Spencer Torkelson, their interest in Nolan Jones, Leody Taveras and Josh Smith, the triumphant return of Reid Detmers to the Angels' rotation, the difficulty of chasing volume with two-start pitchers throughout the second half of the season,…
 
12/22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @sporer – Host @justinmasonfwfb – Co-Host/Producer PATREON Join our Patreon for live video feeds of each show Watch the video feed replay on YouTube INJURIES/TRANSACTION NEWS Michael Brantley has no timetable (1:37) …
 
DVR and Al consider the takeaways from Brayan Bello's and Nolan Jones' major league debuts, and they check in on a few prospects who are trending in fantasy leagues, including Shea Langeliers and Jackson Chourio. They also take a look at a few of the first-half standouts who will be playing in the Futures Game, such as Zac Veen and Hunter Brown. Fo…
 
I am back at it with Todd Whitestone (@telestar7), recapping NFBC Main Event FAAB from the weekend of 7/10/22 .Todd writes a weekly article on spstreamer.com. We cover the player movement from all leagues as well as the standings from leagues. You will find this pod to be beneficial in assessing market values for certain positional players that mig…
 
10/22 The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to our Patreon!! Follow us on Twitter @justinmasonfwfb – Host/Producer @JasonCollette – Co-Host Notable Transactions/News/Rumors Rays Corner Wander Franco out Jonathan Aranda coming up Kevin Kiermaier out Christian Bethancourt traded to the Rays Jeffrey …
 
DVR and Al discuss whether Nathaniel Lowe's rising roster rate needs to climb even higher, and they consider where Guardians outfield prospect Nolan Jones should be added, now that he has been called up for his major league debut. Nick Lodolo, Brayan Bello and Reid Detmers are among the starting pitchers discussed, and DVR and Al look for saves tar…
 
It's a Beat Writer Day on The Athletic Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Levi Weaver (Rangers), Zach Buchanan (Diamondbacks) and Zack Meisel (Guardians) join Beller and Al to break down their teams from a fantasy perspective. Follow Levi (Rangers) on Twitter: @ThreeTwoEephus Follow Zach (Diamondbacks) on Twitter: @ZHBuchanan Follow Zack (Guardians) on Twit…
 
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