FTN Fantasy Baseball Podcast

FTN Fantasy Baseball Podcast

The FTN Fantasy Baseball podcast is a weekly strategy dive designed to help you win leagues. Hosted by Matthew Davis (@mattywood) and Vlad Sedler (@Rotogut).


September 12, 2023 42 mins
Matthew Davis (@mattywood) is joined by Phil Dussault (@PhilDussault27) the overall winner of the 2021 NFBC Main Event and Auction Championship. Matthew and Phil discuss a bunch of negative news and the potentail fantasy impacts. They also get into Shohei Ohtani's 2024 outlook, a couple of bullpens to monitor and then they dissect Jesús Luzardo while predicting his 2024 ADP.

Players Mentioned

- Shohei Ohtani
- Cubs Bullpen
- Orioles B...
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Vlad & Matty are off this week. You're in good hands though as FTN's own Michael Govier (@mjgovier) & Eric Cross (@EricCross04) sit down for a stellar fantasy baseball conversation. The fellas chat about the benefits of co-managing a team, why Eric is more than just a prospects guru & why we may need to review how we approach two-start pitching streamers.

Corbin Carroll
Bobby Witt Jr.
Corbin Burnes
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August 30, 2023 71 mins
Vlad Sedler (@rotogut) is joined by FTN colleague and columnist Adam Young (@Adam15Young) as they discuss a variety of fantasy baseball topics. Adam discusses his thoughts on analyzing fantasy baseball like a scout, covering high school baseball and his success in the NFBC auction formats. Vlad and Adam then dive into some of the top starting pitchers, surprising starting pitchers and project market prices for 2024. It's a fun epis...
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This week Vlad & Matty are off, but FTN's Michael Govier (@mjgovier) steps in to host without a hitch! Plus he was able to secure long time fantasy baseball player Paul Sporer (@sporer). This week the fellas take a look at the lessons they have learned from another season of NFBC play. This show mainly focuses on the Main Event & 15-teamers. The fellas recall the legendary Freebie of August 7th. They also look at and discus...
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August 17, 2023 70 mins
Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by one of the best high stakes fantasy baseball players, Jenny Butler (@JennyButler830). Jenny talks about growing up a Cincinnati Reds fan in a family that loves baseball and some high security clearance in her other life as a chemist. They touch on draft strategy, roster construction, their battle in the $2500 NFFC Super Auction and the state of starting pitchers, looking ahead into 2024 fantasy d...
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Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by two of his favorite recurring guests, Sammy Reid (@SammyReidFI) and the Surly Attorney, Daniel Prepas, aka Prep (@StudSterkelFan). Prep goes on a surly tirade about the Angels, what a horrible person Rendon is and humanity in general. Sammy talks about his low expectations for his Padres the rest of this season. They then dive into the landscape of fantasy baseball at the 70% mark of the season a...
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August 2, 2023 64 mins
Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is reunited with Matthew Davis (@mattywood) and it FEELS SO GOOD! The duo cover all of the MLB trades that occured for this year's trade deadline. With that comes fantasy impacts, players avaialable, players to drop and predicting some division winners.

link to Vlad Sedler's Trade Deadline article:

link to Todd Whitestone's NFB...
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Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by Head of MLB Info of Underdog Fantasy, Brendan Tuma (@toomuchtuma). They kick things off with why fantasy baseball fans should be entering MLB best ball contests and dive into Brendan growing up as the son of a sports cards and memorabilia store owner. The meat and potatoes of this episode is discussing division races, the trade deadline and which MLB teams they believe will be buyers and which wi...
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Welcome to the 12th episode of "Mondays with mattywood". Matthew Davis (@mattywood) is joined by Eno Sarris (@enosarris). Eno produces content for The Athletic as well as co-hosting the Rates & Barrels Podcast. Matthew and Eno discuss CES, Miami's bullpen, Patrick Corbin, end of season predictions, and of course, beer.

Topics Include
- @TheNFBC CES FAAB Results
- Tanner Scott vs. A.J. Puk
- Patrick Corbin Resurgence?
- NL Central
- ...
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Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by FTN colleague and dynasty/prospect guru Eric Cross (@EricCross04). Eric talks about growing up around minor league baseball in Maine and how it's shaped his career as a prospects analyst. Vlad and Eric dive into this year's crop of rookie pitchers, their innings limits, rest-of-season fantasy value and some predictions on who from this group will rise above the rest. They conclude this episode wi...
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Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by two great fantasy managers -- Daniel Prepas (@StudSterkelFan) and Drew Forte (@Drew_Forte) who are both at the top of the NFBC Online Championship overall standings, battling it out for the $150,000 grand prize. The trio review their rosters strengths and weaknesses, discuss lessons for 2024 drafts, share a dozen breakout 2nd half fantasy players and predict the division winners.

Players Mentione...
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On this week's episode, Vlad Sedler (@rotogut) is joined by 2x FSWA fantasy baseball award winner and host of the Reid 'Em and Weep poker podcast, Sammy Reid (@SammyReidFI). They run through the top hitters at each position through the first half of the season and make some predictions about the second half. Vlad and Sammy chop it up about "accumulators", "Beta" Ohtani faders, Preller's micromanaging and how hitting is truly contag...
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June 21, 2023 86 mins
Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by the always jubilant Grey Albright (@razzball), co-founder of Razzball.com. Grey discusses his days as a joke writer for comedians, how the first WGA writers' strike led to him launching a fantasy baseball website and his old beef with fantasy's biggest personality. Vlad and Grey go off the rails in a speed round game on 90's pop culture with some Macarena, Groundhog Day, Kelly Kapowski and Biggie...
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June 14, 2023 69 mins
Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by NFBC Hall of Famer and former Main Event champion John Pausma (@jpausma) to discuss a variety of fantasy baseball topics from game theory to FAAB management. Most importantly, John discusses how he inputs weekly stats and sets category parameters with conditional formatting in Excel each week to help him make decisions. If you think you grind hard, wait until you hear this. At the time of this re...
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Welcome to the 11th episode of "Mondays with mattywood". Matthew Davis (@mattywood) is joined by Derek Carty (@DerekCarty). Derek is the creator and curator of THE BAT and THE BAT X Projections. You can find all of Derek's work on Twitter as he provides content in MLB/NFL for season long fantasy, DFS and sports betting. Matthew and Derek discuss Elly De La Cruz, SPs that might have regression looming when looking at THE BAT (RoS) p...
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June 7, 2023 71 mins
Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by baseball author and journalist, Travis Sawchik (@Travis_Sawchik). Vlad interviews Travis about growing up as a Cleveland baseball fan, working in traditional media, being a pro baseball beat writer and what it was like writing books about baseball. They touch on Travis' Main Event squad and discuss the Guardians' rotation in depth. Oh, and they exuded optimism about Jacob deGrom at the exact time...
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May 31, 2023 68 mins
Why are we so attracted to shiny new toys and upside in fantasy baseball? If boring wins, why don't we all do it more often? What is roto DNA? How did we all miss on Adolis Garcia in back to back years? Why is there little difference between Bryce Miller and Ryne Nelson? These are all questions answered when NFBC Hall of Famer and 2x Milly Maker baseball winner Dave Potts (@davepotts2) joins Vlad Sedler (@rotogut) in this hour-long...
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Welcome to the 10th episode of "Mondays with mattywood". Matthew Davis (@mattywood) is joined by Nelson Sousa (@The_Franchise12). Nelson is one of the GOATs in the fantasy football industry and provides content for FTN Fantasy. He's also a co-host of the Primetime Fantasy Football Podcast. This season Nelson is competing in the NFBC Main Event for the first time in nearly a decade. Matthew and Nelson go over recent news and discuss...
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May 24, 2023 74 mins
Matthew Davis (@mattywood) and Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) catch up, talking about recent news and what's going on around the league. After that they discuss personal bias and how it can impact decisions made when it comes to FAAB or setting lineups.

- Catching Up
- Taylor Ward vs. Mickey Moniak
- Tyler O'Neill?
- RP in LAD
- Bobby Miller
- Gavin Stone
- Separating Our Bias'

Link to FTN Fantasy Baseball Tools:
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Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) is joined by Eric Samulski (@SamskiNYC) and Sammy Reid (@SammyReidFI) in a riveting discussion about fantasy baseball game theory. They discuss their analysis and process with this weekly influx of starting pitcher prospect call-ups, explain exactly what the heck is wrong with Jose Abreu and break down the rest-of-season prospects of breakout darlings Brent Rooker, James Outman and Josh Lowe. Vlad, Eric and S...
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