On the Week 4 episode of Rounding Third™, Nick & T pay tribute to The Artist: Prince, cover the latest news & injury updates from Week 3, take their weekly look at the Waiver Wire & shed some light on the Studs & Duds for Week 4, as well as bring you the Value Plays of the Week – sponsored by Own The Play.
“Dearly beloved We are gathered here today to get through this called Life.” – Prince
Rounding Third Podcast
Nick and T open the show with a moment of silence for Prince. We reflect on the influence Prince had on music, sports and us as individuals.
Shifting gears to baseball we open the discussion assessing Jake Arrieta’s value after pitching a no hitter a week ago. Is he the new No. 2 pitcher behind Clayton Kershaw?
Can the hot starts of Kenta Maeda and Mark Trumbo continue? What are owners to do about the slow starts of Andrew McCutchen, Todd Frazier, Gerrado Parra, and a few others high to mid round draft selections.
Injuries and other Musings
Michael Brantley and Homer Bailey both return soon from lengthy DL stints. Can either of these guys provide value for your seasonal fantasy baseball teams?
If the injuries to Yoenis Cespedes, Carlos Carrasco, Billy Hamilton, and Yovanni Gallardo have hurt your team, Nick and T offer up advice on whether you should keep, trade, or drop them.
Add and Drops
The fellas then ponder why guys like Jake Lamb and Zack Cozart are criminally underowned. Other adds for the week include Yasmani Grandal, Travis Shaw, Yasmany Tomas.
Breaking down the drops for the week Nick and T explain why you should drop guys like Marcel Ozuna, Howie Kendrick, and Evan Gattis.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice
The last portion of the podcast goes over daily fantasy plays over on OwnThePlay.com. Nick breaks down the value in playing guys like John Jaso and a bevy of Pirates hitters having soft matchups this week. Then gives you a couple guys to avoid this week in Jeremy Hellickson and Rich Hill.
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