Beat the Shift Podcast – Episode w/ Jerry Blevins (Former MLB Pitcher)

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

Guest: Jerry Blevins, Former Major League Pitcher


  • All-Star Game Uniforms
  • Life after baseball
  • Jerry Blevins Trivia
  • Game planning
    • Pitching to power versus contact batters
  • Thoughts on new MLB rule changes
    • 3 Batter Minimum
    • Extra Innings Rule
    • 7 Inning Doubleheaders
  • Sticky Substances Ban
  • Cheating in Baseball
  • Injury counts on the rise
  • Progression of baseball analytics throughout Jerry’s career
  • Balance of scouting & analytics in baseball
  • Pitching against childhood hero, Ken Griffey Jr.
  • The Love of Baseball
  • Philly Cheasestakes in the visiting clubhouse
  • Autograph story – Jeremy Blevins


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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 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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