RotoGraphs Audio: Field of Streams 4/17/2015

Episode 10 – Happy Kris Bryant Day

The latest episode of “Field of Streams” is live!

In this episode, Dylan Higgins and Matthew Dewoskin discuss Kris Bryant Day in Chicago, waiting on the White Sox to get “new and White Soxy,” the Royals being pesky, Matt’s inability to cheat on Vance Worley, and how to pronounce “Andriese.”

Contest picks for Friday, April 17: Jimmy Nelson @ PIT (Dylan) and Adam Warren @ TB (Matt).

Contest picks for Saturday, April 18: Carlos Martinez vs. CIN (Dylan) and Danny Salazar @ MIN (Matt).

Contest pick for Sunday, April 19: Daniel Norris vs. ATL (Dylan and Matt).

Suggested DFS picks worth attention for Friday, April 17: Jonathan Lucroy, David Ortiz, Lucas Duda, Jason Kipnis, Aramis Ramirez, Lonnie Chisenhall, Adrian Beltre, Ryan Braun, Kevin Kiermaier, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brandon Moss, Angel Pagan, Joc Pederson, Jimmy Nelson, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, and David Price.

Suggested DFS stacks worth attention for Saturday, April 18: Blue Jays righty sluggers vs. Alex Wood, Mets vs. Mat Latos, Mariners vs. Colby Lewis, Dodgers vs. Jordan Lyles, Brewers vs. Vance Worley, and Astros righties vs. C.J. Wilson.

Suggested DFS stacks worth attention for Sunday, April 19: Tigers righties vs. Jose Quintana, Red Sox righties vs. Wei-Yin Chen, Yankees at Matt Andriese, Nationals vs. David Buchanan, Mariners vs. Ross Detwiler, Twins righties vs. TJ House, and Padres righties at Jon Lester.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us or comment with fantasy questions.

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Approximately 32 minutes of joyous analysis.





Dylan works on FanGraphs Audio, Effectively Wild, the FanGraphs Live Twitch channel, and the Community Research blog. He also enjoys the Waxahachie Swap, the Air Bud principle, and the Oxford comma. You can Tweet him about any of those things @dhhiggins.

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Not sure where to give this feedback, so I’ll leave it here. Probably better here than on iTunes.

I have to admit to being wildly disappointed with the new podcast. I was excited when it launched, but I expect a much higher level of analysis from a FanGraphs publication. In the first 10 minutes of this podcast (which is all I was able to listen to before turning it off…) I learned:

– Dylan hadn’t even bothered to research in advance whether Chris Bryant was available.
– Matthew was surprised that Adrian Beltre is still full price in DFS.
– Sonny Gray might not be a good pick because “the Royals are annoying”.

Where’s the statistics? Where’s the research? This feels like two guys just picking pitchers and hitters they “like”. If that’s going to continue to be the case, I’ll save myself the half hour and do it myself. I understand you’re just getting started, so my advice would be to research a little in advance and really drill in on a few players with a keen statistical analysis fit to carry the FanGraphs label.