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Latest Episodes

Ep 40: Matt Wi77iams returns to talk early ADP

@MattWi77iams and I discuss some players we think are going too early: 3:40 Jose Abreu around pick 30 and Luke Voit around pick 60 - Matt 8:25 Pablo Lopez around pick 100 - Drew 15:45 Walker Buehler around pick 20 - Matt 20:30 Kyle Lewis around pick 75 (but even at pick 100-120) - Drew 26:05 Randy Arozarena around pick 60 - Matt -- 32:20 an aside on Mondesi -- Then we discuss some players we think are going too late: 38:00 Austin Meadows and Yoan Moncada (around pick 85) - Matt 41:45 Matt Chapman around pick 120 - Drew 45:50 Rafael Devers around pick 50 - Matt 48:00 Zack Greinke around pick 100 - Drew 54:00 Bryan Reynolds around pick 325 - Drew He's @MattWi77iams, I'm @commonsensefbb -- find us on Twitter!

59 min2 w ago
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Ep 40: Matt Wi77iams returns to talk early ADP

Ep 39: Closers for EVERY team with Greg Jewett

Greg (@gjewett9) and I look at every MLB team and discuss the closer situation, as best we can tell in November. AMERICAN LEAGUE 1:30 Baltimore Orioles 3:40 Boston Red Sox 6:20 Chicago White Sox 8:25 Cleveland Indians 11:10 Detroit Tigers 13:50 Houston Astros 15:50 Kansas City Royals 18:10 Los Angeles Angels 20:10 Minnesota Twins 21:30 New York Yankees 23:50 Oakland Athletics 26:20 Seattle Mariners 27:35 Tampa Bay Rays 29:10 Texas Rangers 31:45 Toronto Blue Jays NATIONAL LEAGUE 33:55 Arizona Diamondbacks 36:15 Atlanta Braves 38:30 Chicago Cubs 41:05 Cincinnati Reds 43:40 Colorado Rockies 45:35 Los Angeles Dodgers 47:45 Miami Marlins 50:25 Milwaukee Brewers 54:10 New York Mets 57:05 Philadelphia Phillies 59:15 Pittsburgh Pirates 1:02:05 San Diego Padres 1:04:45 San Francisco Giants 1:06:15 St Louis Cardinals 1:07:15 Washington Nationals 1:08:10 BONUS - Greg's Hader-type breakout formula He's @gjewett9, I'm @commonsensefbb -- find us on Twitter!

75 minNOV 4
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Ep 39: Closers for EVERY team with Greg Jewett

Ep 38: Zack is back! Early ADP targets and avoids!

Zack and I take a look at early ADP from Justin Mason's "2 Early Mock Drafts" and Zack's draft and hold leagues that are drafting for real already. 4:10 We gently poke fun at mock drafts and point out some shortcomings Then we discuss players we think are going too early (AVOIDS): 7:10 Mike Clevinger at ADP 61 (Zack) 19:40 Pete Alonso at ADP 53 (Drew) 25:55 Sixto Sanchez at ADP 80 (Zack) 34:00 Gleyber Torres at ADP 63 (Drew...Zack disagrees) 40:05 Gary Sanchez at ADP 169 (Zack) 45:35 Joey Gallo at ADP 127 (Drew) Next we move on to players we think are going too late (TARGETS): 50:35 Gio Urshela at ADP 158 (Drew) ...take him instead of Vlad! 56:40 Zach Plesac at ADP 80 (Zack) 1:04:25 Tommy Edman at ADP 179 (Drew) 1:10:30 Dansby Swanson at ADP 106 (Zack) 1:18:07 Triston McKensie at ADP 208 (Drew) 1:27:30 Michael Pineda at ADP 275 (Zack) Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

97 minOCT 17
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Ep 38: Zack is back! Early ADP targets and avoids!

Ep 37: A BatFlip crazy 2020 season

Toby returns to talk about some up and coming players! 1:10 the keys to Toby's success in 2020 4:45 Off season prep begins! We start by discussing some lessons learned. Then we discuss some breakout players: 16:10 Corey Seager 27:40 Luke Voit 34:45 Teoscar Hernandez 42:05 Kyle Lewis 49:20 Dominic Smith 56:00 An aside about Stolen Bases 1:00:50 Austin Nola 1:05:40 Some other guys (Slater, Santander, Cronenworth, Arozarena, Walsh, Happ, Moore) 1:21:40 Who could be the Corbin Burnes or Dylan Bundy of 2021? Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

97 minOCT 1
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Ep 37: A BatFlip crazy 2020 season

Ep 36: Striking out

Some thoughts on strike out rate, BABIP, and what they mean for batting average. Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

6 minSEP 4
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Ep 36: Striking out

Baseball. Is. Back!!!!

Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

2 minJUL 24
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Baseball. Is. Back!!!!

Ep 34: Greg Jewett returns! Baseball will too.

Opening day didn't happen...yet. But @gjewett9 and I discuss baseball anyway! 2:00 Greg's current project 6:05 Bo Bichette - SS 20:35 Isiah Kiner-Falefa - C 25:35 Josh Bell - 1B (and a great call out by Greg, CJ Cron) 30:30 Jeff McNeil - 2B (with Cesar Hernandez call out by Greg) 35:35 Yandy Diaz - 3B 39:00 OFs (Judge, Eloy, Stanton, Soler, Franimal, Schwarber) 45:00 Luzardo and Urias - SPs (Greg's call out: Rich Hill) 48:35 RPs 56:15 Rougned Odor 59:05 Ian Happ (or Dansby Swanson one pick later!)

64 minMAR 27
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Ep 34: Greg Jewett returns! Baseball will too.

Ep 33: Zack Waxman takes us through ADP 300!

Welcome back @zackroto! We start off talking some strategy: 1:40 Top SPs - Aces, Pocket Aces and how we draft them 5:10 The case for an Ace 10:50 Draft Champions vs FAAB leagues -- the point in the draft where strategy changes Then we discuss rounds 19 and 20: 18:05 Avoid AJ Pollock at 272 19:45 Avoid Joey Votto at 271 20:55 Buster Posey or Danny Jansen? 23:35 Gregory Polanco and his risks vs Solak, Wil Myers, or others and their risks 26:35 What if Solak wasn't UT only? 27:45 Players that drop and players to reach on 29:50 Domingo Santana's path to playing time 31:50 SPs I'm not really looking at here (largely because of innings concerns and other PT risks) 34:25 Not so into Myers or Kieboom for 2020 35:20 Josh James or Mackenzie Gore rather than lower-upside options 38:30 Catchers without much upside, and closers that might not be closers 39:20 Target Dylan Carlson at 295! (instead of Kyle Tucker way earlier...or maybe at all) 43:40 More pitchers I'm just not drafting 44:45 Target Domingo Santana at 292 46:20 Avoid Austin Riley for 2020 (at pick 294) 48:00 Corey Dickerson - kinda boring and inconsistent 48:50 Kyle Seager and Willy Adames 51:30 My weird take on Travis Shaw And we even give some bonus picks (after 300): 57:20 Zack advises me against Kevin Pillar at pick 307 59:40 Target Evan White at 349 1:00:15 Target Matt Magill at 333 1:01:00 Matt Carpenter -- what do you think, Zack? 1:02:05 Target Robinson Cano at 336 1:04:45 What's a good floor player after pick 300? Thanks for listening! Find me on Twitter @commonsensefbb.

74 minMAR 3
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Ep 33: Zack Waxman takes us through ADP 300!

Ep 32: John (@MLBMovingAVG) and rounds 17 - 18

Please welcome John (@MLBMovingAVG) as we discuss our draft process and talk some ADP. 1:15 It's all about PRICE. As John says, "You can't force your will on the market." 2:25 Drafting in reverse 7:15 Take the value (when you have players whose skills are close, going far apart) 10:50 Jim Cramer show up briefly 13:30 AJ Puk aka Axl Rose Then we get into round 17 and 18... 15:35 Adrian Houser (ADP 248) and his pitch-mix changes (sinkers for GBs, curveballs for Ks) 34:10 Shin-Soo Choo (ADP 241) vs Austin Hays (ADP 251) ...unabashed age-ism 42:20 Mark Canha (ADP 257) and his crazy OBP-league value 47:25 Starling Castro (ADP 261) and his late-2019 push 49:30 Aaron Civale (ADP 269) is impossible to barrel, and team context is fantastic 51:45 Chris Archer (ADP 268) is K machine, but not the best for ratios, and team context is pretty meh 57:40 Yandy Diaz (ADP 258) and Renato Nunez (ADP 256) and Joey Votto (ADP 270) -- maybe find a 1B before this 1:06:10 Emilio Pagan (ADP 259), Brandon Kintzler (266), Scott Oberg (260), Wade Davis (265) -- not a good spot for RPs 1:17:20 Sam Hilliard (ADP 267) and the crowded Rockies OF (a team built for platoons) 1:21:55 Trent Grisham (ADP 286) vs all these other OF guys 1:37:30 Cesar Hernandez (ADP 264) at a position that's harder to fill 1:41:35 Positions available here and what to do with them Thanks for listening! Find me on Twitter @commonsensefbb.

126 minFEB 25
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Ep 32: John (@MLBMovingAVG) and rounds 17 - 18

Ep 31: Colin Weatherwax Returns!

Please welcome Colin back to the podcast! He's on Twitter at @CWeatherwax13. We discuss some pitcher risers https://twitter.com/RyanBHQ/status/1229121960308690945 2:05 Elite SPs moving up 3:20 Jose Berrios up from ADP 95 (Nov) to 79 (Feb) 5:10 Edwin Diaz up from 140 to 116 8:30 Doolittle and Nick Anderson moving up Then we turn to some hitter risers https://twitter.com/RyanBHQ/status/1229218664160931840 13:50 Luis Robert up from 106 (Nov) to 77 (Feb) 15:45 Bo Bichette up from 79 to 64 25:10 Brian Anderson up from 261 to 233 And then some hitter fallers https://twitter.com/RyanBHQ/status/1229539025003962372/photo/1 29:05 Anthony Rizzo down from 60 (Nov) to 74 (Feb) 31:20 Yasiel Puig down from 107 to 127 35:10 Willie Calhoun down from 150 to 174 40:30 Jeff McNeil down from 85 to 99 42:25 We talk team construction (especially pitcher strategy in 15-teamers) And lastly, we cover round 16 ADP -- a great round! 1:00:15 Target Mitch Keller at 227, Caleb Smith at 228, Griffin Canning at 229, and Masahiro Tanaka at 231 1:03:45 Target Sean Murphy at 233 and Dansby Swanson at 234 1:06:50 Colin likes Luis Arraez at 235 if you need AVG 1:07:50 Target Gio Urshela at 239 1:09:20 Target Yadier Molina at 237 ...we also like CJ Cron and Brian Anderson ...and are kind of avoiding Francisco Mejia and Dustin May, because look at the other options here! Thanks for listening! Find me on Twitter @commonsensefbb.

74 minFEB 18
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Ep 31: Colin Weatherwax Returns!

Latest Episodes

Ep 40: Matt Wi77iams returns to talk early ADP

@MattWi77iams and I discuss some players we think are going too early: 3:40 Jose Abreu around pick 30 and Luke Voit around pick 60 - Matt 8:25 Pablo Lopez around pick 100 - Drew 15:45 Walker Buehler around pick 20 - Matt 20:30 Kyle Lewis around pick 75 (but even at pick 100-120) - Drew 26:05 Randy Arozarena around pick 60 - Matt -- 32:20 an aside on Mondesi -- Then we discuss some players we think are going too late: 38:00 Austin Meadows and Yoan Moncada (around pick 85) - Matt 41:45 Matt Chapman around pick 120 - Drew 45:50 Rafael Devers around pick 50 - Matt 48:00 Zack Greinke around pick 100 - Drew 54:00 Bryan Reynolds around pick 325 - Drew He's @MattWi77iams, I'm @commonsensefbb -- find us on Twitter!

59 min2 w ago
Comments
Ep 40: Matt Wi77iams returns to talk early ADP

Ep 39: Closers for EVERY team with Greg Jewett

Greg (@gjewett9) and I look at every MLB team and discuss the closer situation, as best we can tell in November. AMERICAN LEAGUE 1:30 Baltimore Orioles 3:40 Boston Red Sox 6:20 Chicago White Sox 8:25 Cleveland Indians 11:10 Detroit Tigers 13:50 Houston Astros 15:50 Kansas City Royals 18:10 Los Angeles Angels 20:10 Minnesota Twins 21:30 New York Yankees 23:50 Oakland Athletics 26:20 Seattle Mariners 27:35 Tampa Bay Rays 29:10 Texas Rangers 31:45 Toronto Blue Jays NATIONAL LEAGUE 33:55 Arizona Diamondbacks 36:15 Atlanta Braves 38:30 Chicago Cubs 41:05 Cincinnati Reds 43:40 Colorado Rockies 45:35 Los Angeles Dodgers 47:45 Miami Marlins 50:25 Milwaukee Brewers 54:10 New York Mets 57:05 Philadelphia Phillies 59:15 Pittsburgh Pirates 1:02:05 San Diego Padres 1:04:45 San Francisco Giants 1:06:15 St Louis Cardinals 1:07:15 Washington Nationals 1:08:10 BONUS - Greg's Hader-type breakout formula He's @gjewett9, I'm @commonsensefbb -- find us on Twitter!

75 minNOV 4
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Ep 39: Closers for EVERY team with Greg Jewett

Ep 38: Zack is back! Early ADP targets and avoids!

Zack and I take a look at early ADP from Justin Mason's "2 Early Mock Drafts" and Zack's draft and hold leagues that are drafting for real already. 4:10 We gently poke fun at mock drafts and point out some shortcomings Then we discuss players we think are going too early (AVOIDS): 7:10 Mike Clevinger at ADP 61 (Zack) 19:40 Pete Alonso at ADP 53 (Drew) 25:55 Sixto Sanchez at ADP 80 (Zack) 34:00 Gleyber Torres at ADP 63 (Drew...Zack disagrees) 40:05 Gary Sanchez at ADP 169 (Zack) 45:35 Joey Gallo at ADP 127 (Drew) Next we move on to players we think are going too late (TARGETS): 50:35 Gio Urshela at ADP 158 (Drew) ...take him instead of Vlad! 56:40 Zach Plesac at ADP 80 (Zack) 1:04:25 Tommy Edman at ADP 179 (Drew) 1:10:30 Dansby Swanson at ADP 106 (Zack) 1:18:07 Triston McKensie at ADP 208 (Drew) 1:27:30 Michael Pineda at ADP 275 (Zack) Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

97 minOCT 17
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Ep 38: Zack is back! Early ADP targets and avoids!

Ep 37: A BatFlip crazy 2020 season

Toby returns to talk about some up and coming players! 1:10 the keys to Toby's success in 2020 4:45 Off season prep begins! We start by discussing some lessons learned. Then we discuss some breakout players: 16:10 Corey Seager 27:40 Luke Voit 34:45 Teoscar Hernandez 42:05 Kyle Lewis 49:20 Dominic Smith 56:00 An aside about Stolen Bases 1:00:50 Austin Nola 1:05:40 Some other guys (Slater, Santander, Cronenworth, Arozarena, Walsh, Happ, Moore) 1:21:40 Who could be the Corbin Burnes or Dylan Bundy of 2021? Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

97 minOCT 1
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Ep 37: A BatFlip crazy 2020 season

Ep 36: Striking out

Some thoughts on strike out rate, BABIP, and what they mean for batting average. Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

6 minSEP 4
Comments
Ep 36: Striking out

Baseball. Is. Back!!!!

Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

2 minJUL 24
Comments
Baseball. Is. Back!!!!

Ep 34: Greg Jewett returns! Baseball will too.

Opening day didn't happen...yet. But @gjewett9 and I discuss baseball anyway! 2:00 Greg's current project 6:05 Bo Bichette - SS 20:35 Isiah Kiner-Falefa - C 25:35 Josh Bell - 1B (and a great call out by Greg, CJ Cron) 30:30 Jeff McNeil - 2B (with Cesar Hernandez call out by Greg) 35:35 Yandy Diaz - 3B 39:00 OFs (Judge, Eloy, Stanton, Soler, Franimal, Schwarber) 45:00 Luzardo and Urias - SPs (Greg's call out: Rich Hill) 48:35 RPs 56:15 Rougned Odor 59:05 Ian Happ (or Dansby Swanson one pick later!)

64 minMAR 27
Comments
Ep 34: Greg Jewett returns! Baseball will too.

Ep 33: Zack Waxman takes us through ADP 300!

Welcome back @zackroto! We start off talking some strategy: 1:40 Top SPs - Aces, Pocket Aces and how we draft them 5:10 The case for an Ace 10:50 Draft Champions vs FAAB leagues -- the point in the draft where strategy changes Then we discuss rounds 19 and 20: 18:05 Avoid AJ Pollock at 272 19:45 Avoid Joey Votto at 271 20:55 Buster Posey or Danny Jansen? 23:35 Gregory Polanco and his risks vs Solak, Wil Myers, or others and their risks 26:35 What if Solak wasn't UT only? 27:45 Players that drop and players to reach on 29:50 Domingo Santana's path to playing time 31:50 SPs I'm not really looking at here (largely because of innings concerns and other PT risks) 34:25 Not so into Myers or Kieboom for 2020 35:20 Josh James or Mackenzie Gore rather than lower-upside options 38:30 Catchers without much upside, and closers that might not be closers 39:20 Target Dylan Carlson at 295! (instead of Kyle Tucker way earlier...or maybe at all) 43:40 More pitchers I'm just not drafting 44:45 Target Domingo Santana at 292 46:20 Avoid Austin Riley for 2020 (at pick 294) 48:00 Corey Dickerson - kinda boring and inconsistent 48:50 Kyle Seager and Willy Adames 51:30 My weird take on Travis Shaw And we even give some bonus picks (after 300): 57:20 Zack advises me against Kevin Pillar at pick 307 59:40 Target Evan White at 349 1:00:15 Target Matt Magill at 333 1:01:00 Matt Carpenter -- what do you think, Zack? 1:02:05 Target Robinson Cano at 336 1:04:45 What's a good floor player after pick 300? Thanks for listening! Find me on Twitter @commonsensefbb.

74 minMAR 3
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Ep 33: Zack Waxman takes us through ADP 300!

Ep 32: John (@MLBMovingAVG) and rounds 17 - 18

Please welcome John (@MLBMovingAVG) as we discuss our draft process and talk some ADP. 1:15 It's all about PRICE. As John says, "You can't force your will on the market." 2:25 Drafting in reverse 7:15 Take the value (when you have players whose skills are close, going far apart) 10:50 Jim Cramer show up briefly 13:30 AJ Puk aka Axl Rose Then we get into round 17 and 18... 15:35 Adrian Houser (ADP 248) and his pitch-mix changes (sinkers for GBs, curveballs for Ks) 34:10 Shin-Soo Choo (ADP 241) vs Austin Hays (ADP 251) ...unabashed age-ism 42:20 Mark Canha (ADP 257) and his crazy OBP-league value 47:25 Starling Castro (ADP 261) and his late-2019 push 49:30 Aaron Civale (ADP 269) is impossible to barrel, and team context is fantastic 51:45 Chris Archer (ADP 268) is K machine, but not the best for ratios, and team context is pretty meh 57:40 Yandy Diaz (ADP 258) and Renato Nunez (ADP 256) and Joey Votto (ADP 270) -- maybe find a 1B before this 1:06:10 Emilio Pagan (ADP 259), Brandon Kintzler (266), Scott Oberg (260), Wade Davis (265) -- not a good spot for RPs 1:17:20 Sam Hilliard (ADP 267) and the crowded Rockies OF (a team built for platoons) 1:21:55 Trent Grisham (ADP 286) vs all these other OF guys 1:37:30 Cesar Hernandez (ADP 264) at a position that's harder to fill 1:41:35 Positions available here and what to do with them Thanks for listening! Find me on Twitter @commonsensefbb.

126 minFEB 25
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Ep 32: John (@MLBMovingAVG) and rounds 17 - 18

Ep 31: Colin Weatherwax Returns!

Please welcome Colin back to the podcast! He's on Twitter at @CWeatherwax13. We discuss some pitcher risers https://twitter.com/RyanBHQ/status/1229121960308690945 2:05 Elite SPs moving up 3:20 Jose Berrios up from ADP 95 (Nov) to 79 (Feb) 5:10 Edwin Diaz up from 140 to 116 8:30 Doolittle and Nick Anderson moving up Then we turn to some hitter risers https://twitter.com/RyanBHQ/status/1229218664160931840 13:50 Luis Robert up from 106 (Nov) to 77 (Feb) 15:45 Bo Bichette up from 79 to 64 25:10 Brian Anderson up from 261 to 233 And then some hitter fallers https://twitter.com/RyanBHQ/status/1229539025003962372/photo/1 29:05 Anthony Rizzo down from 60 (Nov) to 74 (Feb) 31:20 Yasiel Puig down from 107 to 127 35:10 Willie Calhoun down from 150 to 174 40:30 Jeff McNeil down from 85 to 99 42:25 We talk team construction (especially pitcher strategy in 15-teamers) And lastly, we cover round 16 ADP -- a great round! 1:00:15 Target Mitch Keller at 227, Caleb Smith at 228, Griffin Canning at 229, and Masahiro Tanaka at 231 1:03:45 Target Sean Murphy at 233 and Dansby Swanson at 234 1:06:50 Colin likes Luis Arraez at 235 if you need AVG 1:07:50 Target Gio Urshela at 239 1:09:20 Target Yadier Molina at 237 ...we also like CJ Cron and Brian Anderson ...and are kind of avoiding Francisco Mejia and Dustin May, because look at the other options here! Thanks for listening! Find me on Twitter @commonsensefbb.

74 minFEB 18
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Ep 31: Colin Weatherwax Returns!
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