Flags Fly Forever

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Mark Barry discuss the fantasy implications of Shohei Ohtani signing with the Angels (5:00), Giancarlo Stanton traded to the Yankees (22:00) and Dee Gordon shipped to Seattle (40:00).

Intro: That Fleeting World, “The Alchemist”

Outro: Silent Partner, “Chances”

Rotowire lead prospect analyst James Anderson joins the pod to discuss a plethora of prospects fantasy owners need to have on their radar for the 2018 season and beyond.

Ronald Acuna (4:00)

Michael Kopech (11:00)

Eloy Jimenez (14:00)

Monte Harrison (17:00)

Brent Honeywell (20:00)

Taylor Trammell (22:00)

Jon Duplantier (23:00)

Leody Taveras (25:00)

Bo Bichette (27:00)

Michel Baez (30:00)

Akill Baddoo (32:00)

Nick Senzel (33:30)

Victor Robles (36:00)

Lewis Brinson (43:00)

Alex Reyes (47:00)

Gleyber Torres (50:30)

Fernando Tatis Jr. (52:30)

Scott Kingery (57:00)

Dustin Fowler (58:00)

Willie Calhoun (1:00:00)

Austin Hays (1:03:00)

Luis Urias (1:08:00)

Intro: That Fleeting World, “The Alchemist”

Outro: Silent Partner, “Chances”

George Bissell, Mark Barry, and Mike Gianella take a stab at explaining the correct way to view (and practical applications) for BP’s retrospective player valuations (8:30), and analyze notable performances in the AL and NL-only landscapes including: Jose Altuve (14:00), Jose Ramirez (17:00), Elvis Andrus (20:00), Whit Merrifield (24:00), Corey Kluber (25:30), James Paxton (28:00), Chad Green (32:00), Joey Votto (34:00), Dee Gordon (36:00), Trea Turner (39:00), Tommy Pham (42:30), Javier Baez (45:00), J.D. Martinez (48:30), Clayton Kershaw (50:00), Robbie Ray (54:30), Chase Anderson (56:00), Dinelson Lamet (1:00:00), and Alex Wood (1:04:00).

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre outline their strategic approaches to the fantasy playoffs including: relying on studs that got you there versus riding the hot hand (8:00) and several useful wavier wire targets in Luis Valbuena (14:30), Kyle Gibson (15:30), Nick Castellanos (17:00), Jeimer Candelario (19:00) and Nick Williams (20:00). They also banter about Rhys Hoskins insane hot streak (20:30), Victor Robles long-term potential (23:30), and some names to target in keeper and dynasty formats over the final few weeks like Willie Calhoun, Wilmer Difo, Dominic Smith, Matt Chapman, Marwin Gonzalez and Raul Mondesi (27:00). Finally, they take a quick look ahead to 2018 by debating Giancarlo Stanton’s fantasy value (33:00).

George Bissell and Mark Barry discuss the promotion of elite fantasy prospects Victor Robles (6:00), Francisco Mejia (17:00), J.P. Crawford (23:00), and Walker Buehler (26:30) before diving into their latest #FreeAgentFriday selections including Kevin Kiermaier (32:00), Nicholas Castellanos (34:00), Tigers pitcher or J.K. Rowling character (36:00), Lucas Giolito (40:00), Reynaldo Lopez (42:00), Dinelson Lamet (45:00), Matt Olson (49:30), Robert Stephenson (54:00) and Dillon Peters (56:00).

George Bissell and Mark Barry recorded before the late-night Justin Verlander trade, but discussed the Angels unexpected deal for Justin Upton (2:00) before bringing on Wilson Karaman of the BP prospect team to analyze notable September call-ups including Luke Weaver (4:00), Jack Flaherty (9:00), Alex Verdugo (14:00), Wilmer Font (24:00), Ryan McMahon (26:30), Walker Buehler (28:00) and Tyler Glasnow (30:00).

George Bissell and Mark Barry banter about Rich Hill’s near no-hitter, the infamous Yankees and Tigers brawl, and discuss their picks for the latest BP Free Agent Watch including Matt Moore (9:00), Jerad Eickhoff (12:30), Rhys Hoskins (14:00), Byron Buxton (16:00), Blake Snell (20:00), R.A. Dickey (22:00), Kevin Kiermaier (24:30), Nicky Delmonico (26:30), Delino DeShields (31:00) and Tyler Glasnow (32:30).

George Bissell and Mike Gianella banter about Rhys Hoskins hot start, Kyrie Irving traded to Boston, the solar eclipse, an intense episode of Game of Thrones, and then traverse the entire American League from a fantasy perspective.

Players covered extensively include: Andrew Benintendi (7:00), Xander Bogaerts (8:30), Mookie Betts (10:00), Gary Sanchez (14:00), Aaron Judge (17:00), Tim Beckham (21:00), Manny Machado (23:00), Chris Archer (26:00), Josh Donaldson (27:30), Marcus Stroman (30:00), Danny Salazar (34:00), Byron Buxton (39:00), Whit Merrifield (46:00), Eric Hosmer (51:30), Mike Moustakas (53:00), Miguel Cabrera (55:30), Ian Kinsler (59:00), Nicky Delmonico (1:04:00), Andrelton Simmons (1:08:00), Robinson Cano (1:14:00), Shin-Soo Choo (1:17:30) and Khris Davis (1:20:00).

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre discuss the promotion of Rhys Hoskins (2:00), the league-wide reduction in starting pitcher workloads (10:30), impressive second half surges from Alex Bregman and Yulieski Gurriel (18:00), emergence of Luis Severino and Jimmy Nelson as elite fantasy starters (25:00), impact of the home run surge on draft strategy and roster construction (32:30), and finally dissect first basemen who got off to hot starts, but have faded down the stretch like Eric Thames and Ryan Zimmerman (42:00).

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre discuss the fantasy implications of every major trade deadline deal including Yu Darvish (5:00), Sonny Gray (9:30), Willie Calhoun (16:00), Jorge Mateo (19:00), Jonathan Lucroy (23:00), A.J. Ramos (30:00), Derek Fisher (31:30) and Shane Greene (33:30). Then, analyze Freddie Freeman’s 2018 value after falling just short of third base eligibility (35:00), potential impact of highly touted prospects Amed Rosario (40:00) and Ozzie Albies (44:00), and finally empty the listener mailbag with questions regarding Carlos Gonzalez, Odubel Herrera, Victor Robles, Kyle Schwarber, Matt Chapman and Brian McCann (46:00).

Intro: That Fleeting World, “The Alchemist”

Outro: Silent Partner, “Chances”