Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Players you should cut, breaking down break outs and more with Paul Sporer

Yahoo Sports Fantasy Staff and Scott Pianowski
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On this episode of the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast, Yahoo's Scott Pianowski chats with Paul Sporer of Fangraphs about the renewed sense of optimism surrounding baseball completing a season, players you should consider cutting and why we missed some of the biggest breakouts in 2020.

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If you're debating whether or not you should hold onto players that have been lackluster so far in 2020 like Andrew Benintendi or Khris Davis, we've put together this handy checklist on how you can decide whether the move is right:

  1. Yes.

That's it, that's the whole guide. In a usual 162-game season, the fantasy team at Yahoo preaches patience for your roster and staying away from impulsive moves —but this season isn't exactly a usual season. Scott and Paul run through some formerly highly-ranked players they're considering moving on from and what they look for when making the move. (3:40)

If you take a look at the Yahoo MVPs, the players that appear most often on the most successful fantasy teams this year, you'll see names like Shane Bieber, Fernando Tatis, Jr., Sonny Gray and Dylan Bundy. One thing those players all have in common? We didn't exactly tout them as breakouts this year. Paul and Scott look at their early-season success and why they may have been undervalued going into the year. (29:45)

And, we'll wrap up the show with a draft of favorite baseball positions on the diamond. Catcher might be an afterthought on your fantasy team, but not in our draft! (48:00)

Shane Bieber, the best pitcher in baseball?
Shane Bieber, the best pitcher in baseball?

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