Beat the Shift Podcast – Blue Jays Episode w/ Rob Silver

The Blue Jays Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Rob Silver

LABR Mixed Auction League Update

Ariel’s Softball League Update

Rob’s Personal History in Fantasy Baseball

All-Star Trivia

Strategy Section

  • Waiver Wire
    • Was bidding for Alek Manoah too high?
    • Does standing position matter when making bids?
    • Bidding on a dropped top-50 player.
    • Dropping closers late in-season to burn others’ FAAB.
  • Middle Relievers
    • Using middle relievers over 6th/7th starting pitchers in fantasy lineups.
    • Streaming middle relievers
  • Richard Rodriguez
    • Is there any action that fatnasy owners should take in the next week?
    • What is the probability that he will accumulate meaningful saves for the rest of the season?
  • Bench Slots
    • How to balance your roster with injuries vs. potential closer gambles vs. player streaming.

Toronto Blue Jays

Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury updates.


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Ariel is the 2019 FSWA Baseball Writer of the Year. Ariel is also the winner of the 2020 FSWA Baseball Article of the Year award. He is the creator of the ATC (Average Total Cost) Projection System. Ariel was ranked by FantasyPros as the #1 fantasy baseball expert in 2019. His ATC Projections were ranked as the #1 most accurate projection system over the past three years (2019-2021). Ariel also writes for CBS Sports, SportsLine, RotoBaller, and is the host of the Beat the Shift Podcast (@Beat_Shift_Pod). Ariel is a member of the inaugural Tout Wars Draft & Hold league, a member of the inaugural Mixed LABR Auction league and plays high stakes contests in the NFBC. Ariel is the 2020 Tout Wars Head to Head League Champion. Ariel Cohen is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA). He is a Vice President of Risk Management for a large international insurance and reinsurance company. Follow Ariel on Twitter at @ATCNY.

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2 years ago

For some reason, I cannot access the new podcasts on Spotify. Flagging in case that is an accident.