Beat the Shift Podcast – Dynasty Episode w/ Ian Kahn

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

Guest: Ian Kahn of RotoWire

Strategy Section

  • Trading
    • Trading Philosophy – Dynasty & Redraft
    • 2 for 1 trades – Is it best to acquire the best player in the deal?

Dynasty Section

  • General
    • What is the difference between dynasty leagues & keeper leagues?
    • What is the best balance to place between winning in the current season and building future value?
    • What is the best way to draft players in a startup dynasty league?
  • Dynasty Rankings
    • How does the 2020 short season affect how dynasty rankings are formulated?
    • How do dynasty rankings take into account a time frame for winning?
    • How to assign trade value using dynasty rankings.
      • What would take to trade for Trevor Story?
    • How do dynasty rankings account for positional scarcity?
      • Catchers
      • Closers
    • Ian vs. the Industry/Market

Early Player Values for 2021

  • Byron Buxton
  • J.D. Martinez
  • Adalberto Mondesi

Prospect Section

  • What to look for in prospects for fantasy baseball?
  • What skills are more immediately translatable from the minors upon reaching the majors?
  • A few key prospects to know for the 2021 season.

Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury updates.

 

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Ariel is the 2019 FSWA Baseball Writer of the Year. 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 in 2019. 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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Ian Kahn of Rotowire…you mean Ian Kahn of the Continental Army!