Itâ€™s prospect list madness this week withÂ mid-seasonÂ top 100 prospect lists dropping faster than Ralphâ€™s productivity at work.Â Ralph posted his top 100 last SundayÂ (and continued on to 200 earlier today) and Iâ€™ve been slowly ranking theÂ top 100 over on my website ImaginaryBrickWall.comÂ (currently up to 70). We discuss the discrepancies between our rankings, including Triston McKenzie vs. Walker Buehler and where we slot theÂ 2017 MLB Draft guys, along with comparing our rankings to the behemoths of the industry, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. We talk similarities too, as we both gush over some of the top breakout prospects, such as Estevan Florial and Ryan McMahon. Finally, we rep our podcast sponsorÂ RotoWear.com, who is hooking up all Razzball readers/listeners with 15% off their purchase by entering promo code “SAGNOF.” Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
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Controversy was a-brewin’Â in the fantasy sports world this weekend when Matt Berry called out a Fantasy Pros writer for copying his article idea. Grey weighed in on it on Twitter, and then we continue that conversation to start off this weekâ€™s podcast. After getting all of the drama out of the way, we dig deep into the fantasy baseball world, discussing the Trea Turner injury, Freddie Freeman and Aaron Sanchezâ€™ impending returns, and Clint Frazierâ€™s callup. We also try to find some hope in a group of falling aces (Cole Hamels, Jake Arrieta, and David Price), while getting excited by a group of young up and comers (Mike Clevinger, Jon Gray, Luis Severino, and Jose Berrios). Finally, I congratulate â€śnightpandasâ€ť on another hard fought Razzball Only FantasyDraft Contest victory (there will be no contest this week), and also implore you to head over to Rotowear to get 15% off their awesome shirts by entering promo code â€śSAGNOF.â€ť Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
This podcast is step one of the process to start a real-life Ralph and Halp Dynasty Baseball Prospects All-Star Game presented by Razzball and sponsored by our friends at Rotowear. Like LaVar Ball, our plan right now mostly revolves around speaking it into existence. As the old saying goes, itâ€™s 90% inspiration and 10% perspiration. Or did I get that backwards? Either way, Ralph and I pick our Dynasty Futures All-Star rosters sandlot style, going back and forth until we each have a full lineup and pitching staff, while discussing many of the top guys at each position along the way. We also begin the podcast with a mini update, talking about the Nick Williams and Franklin Barreto callups, Dustin Fowlerâ€™s devastating injury, Miguel Andujarâ€™s short lived MLB debut, and Scott Kingeryâ€™s Triple-A assault. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Technical difficulties forced us to re-record the final 45 minutes of the podcast, and Grey came out extra punchy for the second take. One second he is threatening to strangle me, and the next he is professing his love for me. Speaking of love, Grey also reveals that he was actually trying to get a job the first time he accidently hit on Cougs at the Chiropractorâ€™s office (he still struggles to get her to read his scripts). On the fantasy baseball side, we cover a lot of ground, starting with Starling Marte, Carlos Rodon, Franklin Barreto, and Blake Snell, before moving on to some players on the rise, including Cody Bellinger, Trey Mancini, Mike Montgomery, and Travis Shaw. Finally, I congratulate MattTruss for absolutely dominating theÂ Razzball Only FantasyDraft ContestÂ last week, and look forward to attempt to take him downÂ in tonight’s contest. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Thereâ€™s no time for small talk this week, because Ralph Lifshitz and I set out to break the record for most prospects talked about in a single podcast episode. Here are just a few of the names we discuss: Julio Urias (recorded before news broke of his season ending shoulder surgery), Patrick Weigel, Lewis Brinson, Brendan Rodgers, Rafael Devers, Gleyber Torres, Nick Senzel, Shed Long, Michael Chavis, Yordan Alvarez, Bo Bichette, Austin Hays, Ryan Mountcastle, Colton Welker, Logan Allen, Nick Neidert, Tyler Mahle, Joey Lucchesi, Jordan Humphreys, Estevan Florial, Taylor Trammell, Brett Cumberland, Tyler Wells, Randy Arrozarena, Jordan Luplow, Luis Escobar, Zack Littell, Zac Gallen, Beau Burrows, Nabil Crismatt, Jesus Sanchez, Khalil Lee, Monte Harrison, Mario Feliciano, Josh Ockimey, and many more. Also, on this weekâ€™s episode of Real Husbands of the Crab Army, El Presidente Lifshitz begins to fear a military coup is afoot. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Grey Albright (fake name) and Michael Halpern (real name) kick things off by discussing Brandon Funstonâ€™s split with Yahoo, and what this says about the Fantasy Baseball industry as a whole. I then get Greyâ€™s opinion on the Francis Martes vs. Derek Fisher Twitter debate that Mike Maher started between myself, Ralph Lifshitz, and Chris Towers of CBS (Towers takes the early lead with news of Fisher’s demotion), before moving on to discuss Gleyber Torresâ€™ season ending elbow injury, Madison Bumgarnerâ€™s current trade value, and how much you can trust AJ Pollock to remain healthy upon his return. Finally, we both get excited for the return of the Razzball Only FantasyDraft Contest, so make sure to sign up and get in on the action. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Time was, when you looked terrible in a photograph, it was something you and the other people in the photo would get a good laugh over. These days, it gets blasted out to thousands of people, destined to be immortalized for eternity. Letâ€™s all get a good laugh at the worst photo of Ralph ever taken. If youâ€™ve ever watched his YouTube show, you know he doesnâ€™t actually look like that, which is what makes it so funny. It would be pretty messed up otherwise. On to the podcast! We start by talking about the recent call-ups of Derek Fisher, Lewis Brinson, Matt Chapman, and Tom Murphy, before moving on to discuss our post MLB Draft thoughts on where certain prospects landed, including DL Hall, Jeren Kendall, and Pavin Smith. Finally, we close the show by figuring out where Mickey Moniak, AJ Puk, and Bo Bichette would fit into a top 100 ranking, and also try to predict who will be the next big-time prospects to get the call. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Turns out there is a 50/50 shot that Iâ€™ve hit on Greyâ€™s mom in Whole Foods. I would raise those odds to like a 90% chance if she likes wearing yoga pants. What can I say? Iâ€™m a sucker for yoga pants. If you havenâ€™t figured it out yet, Grey and I found out this weekend that Greyâ€™s mom and I live in the same area and shop at the same supermarkets! We also found out that JB doesnâ€™t have to be the host in order to get sucked into a Brewers vortex for the first 20 minutes of the show, as talking about Lewis Brinson bled right into Domingo Santana, which bled into Orlando Arcia. We finally do move on, and get to such luminaries as Aaron Judge, Jeff Hoffman, Brad Peacock, Aaron Hicks, Corey Seager, and many more. I then congratulate â€śnightpandasâ€ť on his Razzball Only FantasyDraft Contest victory last week. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Lisa Ann just followed me back on Twitter! Oh wait, where am I â€¦ ummm â€¦ the podcast, right, the prospect podcast! Ralph and Halp deliver a jam-packed episode this week, starting with the recent call-ups of Francis Martes, Sean Newcomb, Jacob Faria, and Brett Phillips (we recorded too early to cover Josh Haderâ€™s call-up). We then get into a 2-man mock draft of 2017 MLB Draft prospects for fantasy baseball purposes, discussing everybody from Hunter Greene, Kyle Wright, and Brendan McKay, to Tristen Lutz, Stuart Fairchild, and Brian Miller. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Prospect Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?
I start this weekâ€™s podcastÂ by wondering if JB still listens to the show and/or reads the website, but based on the nugget of information Grey passes along, Iâ€™m going to assume the answer to that question is no. I also thank everyone for the awesome podcast reviews this week, while Grey isÂ unsatisfied and unimpressed. On the fantasy baseball side of things, our main focus is middle infield, kicking things off with the surprise of Elvis Andrus being the current #1 SS in fantasy, and Zack Cozart being the current #1 SS in real life. We also talk about if Grey is coming around on Daniel Murphy, how real the Whit Merrifield breakout is, andÂ debateÂ Carlos Correa vs.Â Trea Turner in Dynasty Leagues. Finally, I get excited for the return of the Razzball Only FantasyDraft Contest today, so make sure to sign up and join in on the fun. Itâ€™s the latest edition of the Razzball Fantasy Baseball Podcast:Please, blog, may I have some more?