Beat the Shift Podcast – Cold Episode w/ Sara Sanchez

The Cold episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Sara Sanchez

Catching Up

  • Las Vegas
  • Eclipse
  • Red Sox Opening Day
  • Softball
  • High School Baseball

Strategy Section

  • Starting Pitcher injuries
    • Velocity related?
    • Does MLB have a problem on its hands?
    • How should we alter our fantasy strategy?
    • Sholuld we be spedning more or less draft capital on pitching?
  • Cold Starts to the season
    • When to bench?
    • When to drop?
    • How to tell injury from a cold start?
    • What stats to look at to determine bounceback?
    • Hitters vs. Pitchers

Underperforming Pitchers – How to handle?

Underperforming Hitters – How to handle?

Waiver Wire

Pitcher Preview

Injury Update


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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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1 month ago

No Nolan Jones or Jordan Walker on the list?