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This episode is dedicated to the late Rob McQuown, who left us too soon. Thanks for being a light in life Rob, we’ll miss you dearly.

Jon is back this week, breaking down with Mike about potential buy low candidates as the trade deadline approaches. They also go over general strategies to consider as both the major league and fantasy deadline approaches.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

Jon’s out this week, so Mike enlists the help of fellow BP fantasy writer Rob Silver(@RobSilver) to help him break down his mid-season valuation article.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

This week on the show, it’s a continuation of the 200th episode celebration. Producer Samuel is back with a peek behind the scenes at what doesn’t make the finished podcast. It’s a special peek behind the curtain as a gift to everyone, a thank you for all the support across 200 episodes.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

Scheduling conflicts forced an audible this week, but producer Samuel Hale put together a special episode for the occasion. It starts with a bit of fun based around an incident in baseball this week, before going to a best of format nobody else has the courage to try. It ends with an update on the next few weeks of programming around Flags Fly Forever. Come celebrate 200 episodes of fantasy baseball fun with us this week!

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

On this week’s episode Mike Gianella, Jon Hegglund, and producer Samuel Hale do a special Father’s Day themed game. They do a short fantasy draft selecting their teams of all time MLB father-son duos. As expected, the picks turn into discussion points about baseball past and present including some fantasy angles. Whether you love fantasy baseball or just baseball, this episode is for you on this holiday weekend.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

Oh this week’s episode, Jon and Mike talk about the recent signings of Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel in the context of what it means for fantasy baseball. They also discuss how up and down movement of players can mess with free agent budgets and the alike. At the end, they answer some listener questions. There’s also smooth jazz breaks, because technical difficulties are the best.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale).

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

Jon Hegglund joins Mike Gianella this week to talk about a flock of young Blue Jays in the bigs, what the concept of followers means for potential fantasy impacts, producer Samuel Hale helps break down NL West first base prospects, and end with a rousing discussion about streaming starting pitchers.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast. For more fantasy baseball information, visit www.baseballprospectus.com and click on “Fantasy” or visit our Twitter feed @baseballpro. The hosts of Flags Fly Forever are Mike Gianella(@mikegianella) and Jon Hegglund(@JonHegglund). The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale(@thesamuelhale)

Test your fantasy baseball skill against Baseball Prospectus experts and have the chance to win cash and prizes every Tuesday and Friday night on FanDuel. Set your lineups before 7:00 PM ET! Visit http://fanduel.com/bp to play.

No Zach Steinhorn this week, so Mike Gianella is joined by Rotowire co-founder Jeff Erickson(@Jeff_Erickson). They talk about managing multiple leagues at once, a new type of mid-season league introduced this year, and five players who emerged through the first two months of the season.

Flags Fly Forever is a Baseball Prospectus podcast.

Follow the hosts of Flags Fly Forever on Twitter:
Mike Gianella @MikeGianella
Zach Steinhorn @ZachSteinhorn

The producer of Flags Fly Forever is Samuel Hale @thesamuelhale

For more baseball content, visit www.baseballprospectus.com or follow @baseballpro.

Zach Steinhorn is joined by Baseball Prospectus fantasy writer Jon Hegglund and discuss Josh Bell (2:11), Alex Gordon (8:31), Paul DeJong (12:45), Dan Vogelbach (15:29), Matt Boyd (20:55), and Caleb Smith (24:53), along with recent call-ups to the majors including Corbin Martin (27:50), Oscar Mercado (32:39), Keston Hiura (36:57), Austin Riley (40:00), and Nicky Lopez (43:26).

Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn discuss Shohei Ohtani’s return (4:10), playing time in Cincinnati (10:09), playing time in Tampa Bay (24:00), and surprisingly productive catchers (33:00).

Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn discuss Corey Kluber’s injury and the slippage of the starting pitcher market (4:22), Carter Kieboom’s call-up and other rookies on the stash list (18:02), Griffin Canning (34:48), the Angels and Rays bullpens (40:08), and Gio Gonzalez signing with the Milwaukee Brewers and deep league pitching strategies (52:37).

Zach Steinhorn is joined by Baseball Prospectus fantasy writer Jon Hegglund discuss who to buy, sell, or hold this week, including Jose Ramirez (2:06), Yasiel Puig (5:02), Jesus Aguilar (8:32), Aaron Nola (12:58), Noah Syndergaard (17:44), and Chris Sale (20:32), and buys in Tout Wars and LABR FAAB (27:50).

Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn discuss who to buy, sell, or hold in the early goings of the season, including Trey Mancini (2:57), Jay Bruce (7:13), Domingo Santana (12:42), Joe Musgrove (18:28), and Matt Shoemaker (22:51), and FAAB analysis (28:01).

Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn discuss LABR mixed FAAB prior to the regular season going into full swing, including Chris Paddack (7:23), Brandon Lowe, (13:31), Jung Ho Kang (18:54), Sergio Romo (24:09), and an assortment of starting pitchers (31:20).

Mike Gianella and Zach Steinhorn discuss┬áthe results of Zach’s Tout Wars Mixed Auction (3:21) and Mike’s Tout Wars AL Auction (25:01).