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Hosted by Van Lee (@ManlyVanLee) and featuring industry titans Jeff Zimmerman (@jeffwzimmerman) and Rob Silver (@RobSilver), the Launch Angle Podcast (@LaunchAnglePod) takes a look at the world of fantasy baseball and offers up advice on draft strategies, player evaluation, ownership trends, player call-ups, and everything in between! So if you're looking for the podcast that will help you win your fantasy league then look no further.
 
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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…
 
We've shuttled into the lawless swamp land of Florida this week as Van, Brian, and Ron take a dive into the Miami Marlins top prospects! Though there is no elite, can't miss superstar in this system it is improved over recent years and has plenty of exciting options, particularly for starting pitchers. The guys talk Eury Perez, Max Mayer, Edward Ca…
 
Today's show has Van, Rob, and Jeff answering a listener's question about automating the fantasy baseball process and maybe some things you can do to make your life easier as fantasy players. The guys also go down the list of ADP looking at some standout performers in the early 200s, and some maybe not so standout performers (looking at you Lucas S…
 
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 …
 
This week Ron's favorite team is the center of attention and even though the Rays have 'lost' several of their best prospects to promotions, the prospect list is still brimming with talent. Van, Ron, and Brian go through the list discussing heavy hitters like Vidal Brujan, Shane Baz, and Josh Lowe, but also dig into some lesser known but still exci…
 
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, Adle…
 
The new year is here and what better way to ring it in than with a show dedicate to a bunch of cool striped cats? Van, Ron, and Brian dive into the Detroit Tigers prospects with this farm system review discussing the two standout stars - Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene. They also dive a little deeper looking at intriguing names like Cristian San…
 
It's a new year and the gentlemen of the Launch Angle Podcast are back and stronger than ever! Rob, Jeff, and Van continue discussing ADP into the 180s with a good discussion about a potentially underrated Kolten Wong, Joey Gallo and whether he's worthy of this pick, and of course our very favorite 40 year old masher Nelson Cruz and whether or not …
 
Jeff's internet is out thanks to recent storms but fret not because Derek Rhoads (@drhoa3) is here to fill the void! Rob and Van welcome Derek to the show and they discuss Derek's hard work including his tireless effort documenting player injuries. They then continue into the 170s in ADP and look at players like Nicky Lopez, Ryan McMahon, Blake Tre…
 
Time to get snakebit! Snakebitten? Snakebited? Whatever it is, it means it's time for our episode on the Arizona Diamondbacks' top prospects! Van, Ron, and Brian take a look at the team constructed deep within the desert and realize that there are some darn good fantasy baseball prospects here. You'll hear about Corbin Carroll, Alek Thomas, Jordan …
 
Jeff recently underwent a draft and some interesting questions cropped up in his mind so Van and Rob join him in attempting to answer them! They discuss Fernando Tatis' odds of missing half a season, Mookie Betts' stolen base total for 2022, and Franmil Reyes' potential outfield eligibility. They continue down the ADP list as well covering the rest…
 
Tanner Bell, co-author of The Process alongside Jeff joins Van, Jeff, and Rob in the studio today to discuss the book as well as continue down the ADP list looking at players in the 150s. They'll discuss Alex Verdugo and whether he's a plus buy, Brendan Rodgers and how terrible the Rockies are, Amed Rosario's season with Cleveland, and plenty more …
 
Sure there isn't much as far as news goes but that isn't going to stop Van, Rob, and Jeff from putting out shows! Today the guys continue with their ADP Analysis looking into the 140-150 range and discussing players like Dylan Carlson, Willy Adames, Luis Garcia, Josh Bell, and many more Time Stamps Note: Some platforms incorporate ads into the time…
 
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 fantas…
 
With our bonus episode this week Van and Jeff bring on special guest host Joe Sheehan! Joe talks to the guys about the other free agent signings that happened at the last minute including Marcus Stroman, Corey Seager, Raisel Iglesias, and more. Of course they also continue down the ADP list into the 130s with a bunch of pitchers including Sean Mana…
 
Ron, Brian, and Van dive right into surf culture out in California as they tackle the Oakland Athletics system this week and review all of the best their farm system has to offer! This group of prospects might be more 'real' baseball oriented but that's not to say there aren't any fantasy options out of the bunch. You'll hear about their number one…
 
After a whirlwind 24 hours that saw a ton of top free agents find new homes, Rob, Jeff, and Van decide to discuss all the moves and then some. They talk about the perils of drafting Wander Franco, whether or not Jon Gray has immense upside, Kevin Gausman's shift to a much less pitcher friendly park, and plenty more! Introducing Rob and Jeff (2:05) …
 
It's swashbuckling week here at The Dynasty Baseball Podcast as Van, Ron, and Brian talk Pittsburgh Pirates! The Pirates may not have the best farm system in the game, but they certainly have a fun system full of potential greats and even just boring Major League players. We'll talk the team's elite player Oneil Cruz, but also Nick Gonzales, Henry …
 
Sandy Alcantara is rumored to have signed a five year extension to remain with the Marlins so Rob, Jeff, and Van debate whether or not he's an ace. They also discuss probably the biggest win of Phil Dussault's career when he correctly guessed the player used in our new logo, and Phil posits some Byron Buxton questions so the trio debate his draft p…
 
It's our first bonus show of the 2022 season! Van welcomes not only Rob and Jeff to the show today but also Fred Zinkie of Yahoo and Rotowire fame to talk fantasy baseball. The guys all talk Justin Verlander's new contract, Brandon Belt taking the Qualifying Offer, and continue their ADP analysis with Giancarlo Stanton, Mitch Haniger, Bryan Reynold…
 
Our 2022 prospect prep is finally here! Van, Ron, and Brian start the new season with a bang as they talk the Atlanta Braves' top prospects. The farm system took a bit of a beating in recent years thanks to promotions and the punishment handed down way back in 2017, but there are several key players to look at in this organization. We took our rank…
 
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 t…
 
The offseason certainly kicked into gear this week with Noah Syndergaard signing a deal with the Angels, Eduardo Rodriguez choosing Detroit as his new home, and Jose Berrios re-upping with the Jays and Van, Rob, and Jeff are here to analyze all of the moves and then some! The guys also start up their ADP analysis segment for the season starting wit…
 
The annual First Pitch Arizona live show is here! Jeff and Rob hold a mock draft with special guest Nick Pollack of Pitcher List and they even let the crowd get in on the action with their very own draft slot! The guys use the mock to discuss several players with analysis focusing on Justin Verlander, Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Brandon Belt, and…
 
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 f…
 
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 V…
 
It's the last week of the Major League season and Van, Rob, and Jeff are here to talk a little about it. They discuss their own leagues and the decisions they made these final days as well as hit on the AL MVP vote, and plenty of looking ahead to next year while discussing players like Jo Adell, Jarred Kelenic, Whit Merrifield, Paul Goldschmidt, an…
 
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