Nasty Cast Fantasy Baseball

Nasty Cast Fantasy Baseball

Tune in as Van Lee (@ManlyVanLee) and Ron Rigney (@therealmaday) discuss everything MLB on the world's longest running fantasy baseball podcast!* The boys bring on industry guests for mock drafts, analysis, lineup decisions, FAAB and pickup strategies, and much more!

Episodes

April 8, 2022 60 min
Opening day is finally here! In honor of this grand occasion Van, Brian, and Ron give out their award picks for the season and tell you who they think will win the Cy Young Award, MVP Award, and more! They also continue their usual tradition of giving out bold predictions (which may or may not include Tony La Russa again), and of course run down a couple of recent trades
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This week is a double dose of fantasy baseball advice on the Nasty Cast as Van and Brian return to discuss pitchers who throw more than an inning at a time! The guys run down the ADP for starting pitcher and tell you whether they like that cost or not. They also discuss their strategy for drafting starters as a whole, and then give you their favorite SP picks out of various chosen groups
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March 30, 2022 63 min
Van and Brian decide to give you a little bonus episode here where the guys discuss relief pitchers and how you should be drafting them. They discuss different draft strategies including going Hader/Hendricks, as well as whether you should wait for your first closer or not
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With the CBA signed teams have gone absolutely bonkers with the final big free agents finding homes and some crazy trades going down. Van, Brian, and Ron decide to go over all the big transactions and tell you exactly what that means for your fantasy draft. So find out what they think of Tatis missing a few months, Josh Donaldson with the Yankees, Nelson Cruz with the Nationals, and plenty more!
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In a flurry of activity the MLBPA and MLB finally agreed to a new CBA and folks, we officially will have baseball for the 2022 season. This relieves some of the bitterness that Van, Brian, and Ron were feeling so they decided to wrap up their episodes on outfielders! The boys talk players outside the top 20 and determine who they like best. They chat J.D. Martinez, Christian Yelich, Andrew Benintendi, and plenty more!
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February 25, 2022 76 min
We've left the infield and find ourselves sitting in the grass tossing our glove in the air and singing about nothing as the guys of the Nasty Cast talk the top 20 outfielders! The position is so big (since there are, you know, three of them) we decided to cover them all across two episodes. We're talking elite bats, huge power hitters, and of course Whit Merrifield too. So tune in to find out what Brian, Van, and Ron have ...
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February 4, 2022 65 min
Ron may have come down with a case of Ronitis, but Van and Brian soldier through what is probably the most star-studded position in fantasy baseball this year by tackling shortstops! The duo talk everyone from Fernando Tatis Jr and Trea Turner up top to (shudder) Gleyber Torres somewhere in the middle to deeper names like Jorge Mateo, Niko Goodrum, and more
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January 28, 2022 84 min
We're almost home! Well, Ron, Van, and Brian ARE home, but this is an analogy and 'home' is home plate. But you likely knew that if you're listening to this show since we doubt people who know nothing of baseball listen to baseball podcasts, but who knows! Anyway the boys look deep into third base and talk all the hot players at the hot corner (and Adalberto Mondesi), giving you their favorite buys, sells, and every...
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January 20, 2022 77 min
The Keystone! Second base has baffled many an analyst but Van, Ron, and Brian are here to break it all down into simple terms that anyone can understand: don't draft Gleyber Torres. Well that and plenty more as the boys run down the list of second baseman determining who they like, who they really like, and who they don't care for
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January 14, 2022 82 min
Van, Ron, and Brian leave the disgusting muddled swamp that is fantasy baseball catchers in the dust and shift their focus to the slightly less disgusting muddled swamp that is fantasy baseball first baseman! Long gone are the days of every first baseman being a .300 hitter with 40 HR but that doesn't mean the position is devoid of ANY talent. The boys have some different opinions about who they like at the cold corner, so tune...
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January 7, 2022 79 min
The Nasty Cast makes its triumphant return for the 2022 season as Van, Brian, and Ron gather to discuss everyone's favorite crap position - catcher! The fellas talk through the catcher draft rankings determining whether it's a good or bad idea to draft each guy at their cost, and they have big things to say about J.T. Realmuto, Daulton Varsho, Adley Rutschman, and plenty of other less exciting names! Of course they also giv...
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December 3, 2021 63 min
With plenty of free agents scrambling to grab a contract before the MLB lockout there were a lot of big names finding new homes and Van, Brian, and Ron are here to recap all the big ones! They'll look into the new look Mets with Max Scherzer at the helm, find out what Jon Gray's upside might be, talk Robbie Ray in Seattle, and figure out the fantasy value of many more players while discussing their current ADP
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November 18, 2021 65 min
2022 is here! Well, not really, but for Van, Ron and Brian the 2022 season's draft prep has begun! The boys talk the recent deluge of pitcher signings with contracts being inked by Noah Syndergaard, Jose Berrios, Eduardo Rodriguez and more. They also do some predicting of their own as far as where some remaining free agents might wind up, and all throughout they play plenty of dude feuds

Since it's our first show of the '...
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October 14, 2021 61 min
We're solidly into the postseason now and that means it's time not only crown our fantasy champions for 2021 but also to take a look back into the preseason and review our predictions. Van, Brian, and Ron do just that and look at their picks for MVP back in March as well as talk how our overall fantasy strategies might have changed since then. We finish off the show with the very first realistic edition of Which is More?!
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September 30, 2021 72 min
With the final lineups set for the 2021 season Van, Brian, and Ron look back on the year and look forward to next year. They talk how their seasons went, how they approach this final week, and discuss some players worth talking about. They wrap it up with another round of Triple Slash where Brian tries to pick himself up by his bootstraps against Van. Can he do it?!
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With less than a month left in the year it's a tight race for who could be the AL MVP... or is it? Van, Brian, and Ron discuss whether they think Shohei Ohtani has the award in the bag or if Vlad Jr can snatch it from his hands. The boys also talk several interesting performances from this year with an eye on 2022 and then finish off the show with quite possibly the greatest Triple Slash performance you've ever seen!
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September 1, 2021 60 min
As the calendar slowly switches to September the fantasy baseball season is beginning to wind down but that doesn't mean Van, Brian, and Ron don't have plenty to say. They take a look at some players who are putting up numbers far greater than expected and figure out whether they believe the new level of success is real or not. They also talk Mike Trout in the first round next year, debate a couple of young hurlers, and pla...
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Major League Baseball has reportedly submitted a proposal for the next collective bargaining agreement putting in place a salary floor as well as a lowered luxury tax threshold. Brian, Ron, and Van touch on whether they initially think this is a good thing or not, and they also touch on Reynaldo Lopez somehow being a grown-ass 27 year old man on a professional baseball team worth billions of dollars and having poor vision. Adds and...
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With the trade deadline finished there were a ton of playing time shifts and Van, Ron, and Brian take a look at the first weekend FAAB period since then. They'll go over a lot of the big name adds and drops and talk maybe some sneaky picks over the coming weeks as well as discuss Chris Sale's imminent return, Luke Voit's Yankee woes, and plenty more
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August 4, 2021 60 min
The gang is back together again as Van, Brian, and Ron run down the wild week that was the trade deadline. They analyze all the major trades looking at not only the value of the guys being moved but also playing time changes, prospect call ups, and more!
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