Beat the Shift Podcast – Closer Thoughts for 2022 Drafts

The Closer Thoughts for 2022 Drafts Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Strategy Section

  • Closer thoughts for 2022 drafts
    • Don’t play the waiver wire for 2 closers
    • ‘Safe’ closers
    • Economics of closers in drafts
    • Paying up for closers
    • Relative market pricing vs. absolute market pricing
    • The exaggerated case of zigging and zagging
    • Spreading your closer picks throughout the draft
    • Market premium


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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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Broken Batmember
2 years ago

Your pod about safe closers makes sense. Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a listing of how you tier the closers? If so, where can I locate it?