Beat the Shift Podcast – Episode w/ Trevor May (New York Mets)

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

Guest: Trevor May, New York Mets


  • Highlight of Career
  • Game planning
    • Is about pitching to your strengths, or exploiting your opponents weaknesses?
    • Game planning team by team
    • Helping other teammates with game planning
    • Having a “default” game plan
    • Using MLB the Show
    • Learning from other teammates
  • Health
    • Recovering from TJS
    • Switching from starter to reliever
    • Keeping healthy all season long
    • Extended rest between outings – good or bad?
  • Injury Guru Trivia of the Week
  • Analytics
    • Trevor’s own stat – Command Quality Ratio (CQR)
    • Trevor’s CQR and Ariel’s wPDI
    • Horizontal movement vs. vertical movement on pitches
    • Pitch velocity, spin rate, spin efficiency
    • Hanging out with the analytics staff
  • Mailbag
    • Who do you NOT want to face with the bases loaded?
    • Why #65?
    • Day games vs. night games
    • Favorite inning to pitch in
    • Love of cats
    • Favorite podcast


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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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Richard Bergstrom

Trevor’s fun to watch on Twitch and really engages with his viewers.