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May 24, 2017

Ben Diamond, Nick Doran and Tyler Baber respond to listener questions from the Facebook group, talk about the players outperforming expections, and then Tom Trudeau shows up for a special bonus Luis Perdumo statcast segment 

  • TDG Facebook Group Questions: Springer and Archer or Kemp/Bregman/Quintana, Julio Urias or Shohei Otani, Ian Happ or Jon Gray, What to do with Carlos Gomez?, the world's first good "who says no" trade idea, Alex Wood or Chris Owings?
  • Yonder Alonso, Corey Dickerson, Greg Holland, Mark Reynolds, Ervin Santana, Jason Vargas, Michael Pineda, Bud Norris!?, Avisail Garcia, Starlin Castro, Travis Shaw, Eugenio Suarez, Chris Devenski, Cesar Hernandez, Scott Schebler, Tyler mistakenly calls Adam Duvall the wrong name, Aaron Altherr, Michael Conforto, Aaron Hicks, Antonio Senatela
  • Tom dives deep into statcast to explain Jean Segura, Luis Perdomo and Jake Arrieta

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May 8, 2017

Tom Trudeau is joined by Ben Diamond and Tyler Baber to discuss April risers and fallers including:

  • Power hitting phenoms Aaron Judge, Eric Thames, and Ryan Zimmerman: Who's real, who should you buy now, is it too late?
  • What to do with Broken Aces: Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Corey Kluber and All The Rest
  • Miguel Sano's breakout
  • Jonathan Villar's broken?
  • So You Own Byron Buxton: What Now?
  • Tom's Statcast Segment

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Mar 28, 2017

Tom Trudeau is joined by Ben Diamond, Nick Doran and Tyler Baber to discuss TDG's consensus Starting Pitching rankings including:

  • Clayton Kershaw's trade value!
  • David Price's elbow?
  • Alex Reyes
  • Kyle Hendricks
  • Zach Greinke, Matt Harvey, Felix Hernandez and Sonny Gray Yikes!
  • Rich Hill's value in dynasty leagues
  • Jason Groome Anderson Espinoza Frances Martes and... Lucas Giolito
  • Robert Gsellman
  • Michael Wacha
  • Mike Foltynewicz Reynaldo Lopez Daniel Norris
  • lots of bottom 100 pitchers

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Mar 25, 2017

On Episode 9 Tom Trudeau and Andrew Ressler are joined by guest Mark Kaplan to discuss the dynasty value of Bradley Beal, Gary Harris, the 76ers and much more. 

Mar 13, 2017

Bret Sayre joins Tom Trudeau and Tyler Baber discuss Bret and Tom's top 500 lists, their philosophies and processes, and some of the biggest differences between their lists including:

  • Gary Sanchez
  • Kolten Wong and the difference between a top 250 player and a top 450 player
  • Jharel Cotton vs Matt Wisler 
  • Ozzie Albies
  • Daniel Murphy
  • How to use the top 500 lists in drafts vs when trading
  • Lightning Round- who would make the top 600?

Bret's Top 500

Tom's Top 500

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Mar 5, 2017

The Dynasty Guru's Tom Trudeau, Nick Doran and Tyler Baber discuss the TDG consensus outfield rankings, pitcher injuries, and spring training. Topics discussed include:

  • Bryce Harper or Mookie Betts
  • Are Giancarlo Stanton and Andrew McCutchen ranked too high? 
  • Andrew Benintendi, Nomar Mazara, Byron Buxton or David Dahl?
  • Michael Conforto!?
  • More prospects: Brinson Acuna Ray Williams Zimmer and more!
  • Too much time on Roman Quinn!
  • Juan Soto vs Leodys Tavares vs Luis Alexander Basabe
  • David Price and when to target pitchers for trade (hint: it's right now!)

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Feb 24, 2017

In episode 6 (not 5)'s Tom Trudeau and Andrew Ressler discuss the dynasty fallout from the NBA trade deadline. 

Topics include the new Pelicans Twin Towers (Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis) and their dynasty stock, Nerlens Noel in Dallas, Aaron Gordon, Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, and whether to buy Marcus Smart's February mini-breakout. 

Feb 20, 2017

Drafting a startup dynasty baseball league, with a twist. The Dynasty Guru writers Tyler Baber, Jack Cecil, and Jesse Meehan are joined by Razzball/Big Three Sports' Lance Brozdowski to talk about The Dynasty Guru's Fantasy Baseball Expert Draft and Hold League, #TDG99. 

Topics include:

  • The TDG99 format: A brand new 99-round, 15 team draft-and-hold dynasty league
  • Draft prep and strategy for a new dynasty baseball draft
  • Is 2017's draft class the deepest in recent memory?
  • The first round of a new draft: Where to take Jose Altuve, Clayton Kershaw, Starling Marte, and more
  • The first five rounds of a new league draft: when to take veterans, pitchers, and youth
  • Favorite picks from the first 5 rounds of TDG99
  • Some of our favorite OPS and K/BB guys
  • The value of stolen bases in OPS leagues


Feb 17, 2017

Tom Trudeau, Nick Doran, and Tyler Baber discuss dynasty fantasy baseball consensus third base rankings from the 

Topics include:

  • Will one of Anthony Rendon, Alex Bregman, or Kyle Seager jump up to the same tier as Josh Donaldson?
  • What to make of Miguel Sano
  • Vets vs Youth: Justin Turner and Adrian Beltre or Jose Ramirez, Nick Castellanos and Maikel Franco?
  • Third Base Prospects: Rafael Devers, Nick Senzel and beyond
  • The back half of the top 50:Hernan Perez, Ryon Healey, Jeimer Candelario and more
  • We don't talk about Mike Moustakas



Feb 10, 2017

In Episode 3 of The Dynasty Guru Podcast Tom Trudeau and TDG Hoops Contributor Andrew Ressler discuss the February Dynasty 200 fantasy basketball rankings. 

Topics include the dynasty stock of Nikola Jokic, D'Angelo Russell, Kristaps Porzingis, ACL injuries to Zach Lavine and Jabari Parker, plus analysis of Khris Middleton, Tyus Jones and Yogi Ferrell.

Feb 9, 2017

The Dynasty Guru Podcast Episode 2 is live - Tom Trudeau, Nick Doran, Tyler Baber and Ben Diamond discuss the consensus second base rankings and shortstop rankings from the 

Topics include:

  • Brian Dozier and Robinson Cano's career highs in home runs.
  • Whether kids such as Trea Turner and Rougned Odor deserve to be higher.
  • What to do with Yoan Moncada
  • 2B kids such as Willie Calhoun, Ian Happ and Ozzies Albies
  • Manny Machado's stolen bases
  • Are we buying the breakouts from Jonathan Villar and Trevor Story?
  • "Home run swing" speculative SS adds. 


Jan 30, 2017

Episode 1 of The Dynasty Guru podcast.

Tom Trudeau, Tyler Baber, Nick Doran and Ben Diamond discuss the Dynasty Guru's consensus dynasty fantasy baseball positional rankings, beginning with the top 50 dynasty catchers and first basemen. 

They cap the episode with "call outs" of Nate Jones, Keon Broxton, Michael Saunders and Michael Pineda.