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.


Follow us on Twitter

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.

newest oldest most voted

Ian Kahn of Rotowire…you mean Ian Kahn of the Continental Army!