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Fantasy Baseball 2019: What Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong

Felipe Melecio

Felipe Melecio was the managing editor for the blog Pathological Hate. He believes that math is your friend and numbers can be fun, especially when it comes to baseball. Keep tabs on all his knee-jerk reactions on Twitter:

This week, Felipe is joined by fellow fantasy baseball owner Sean Flannery as they discuss a wide array of topics, mostly focusing on their 11-by-11 fantasy baseball league.

The show kicks off with discussions about Jacob deGrom’s health and if his recent injury scare was worth worrying about or not.

Speaking of injuries, minutes into their recording session, the guys get word that super-phenom Bo Bichette had injured his hand.

Sean gets bragging rights for owning Miami Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith while Felipe shares his frustration with the Marlins’ organization.

Speaking of frustration, Felipe doesn’t know what to make of New York Mets’ starting pitcher, Steven Matz.

A conversation about draft strategy takes place as the guys evaluate their success and failure during the draft a month into the season.

Adalberto Mondesi and Tim Anderson lead the new wave of successful, aggressive hitters in baseball.

We are in the middle of a pitching-dominant world, but it’s a also a world of chaos as the usual elite starting pitchers are ceding their top position to relative unknowns. Plus, in this particular league, it’s appearing that closers are just as important as starting pitchers. Like Jordan Hicks, for example, who may not be from this planet.

Please note that this episode was recorded on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Photo Credit: By Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA (#WorldSeries Game 2: Jacob deGrom) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons