Beat the Shift Podcast – FAAB Episode w/ Vlad Sedler

The FAAB Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Vlad Sedler

Strategy Section

  • Waiver Wire
    • Weekly Process
    • Distribution of waiver wire pickups
    • When to drop a player
    • How to look for players to stream
    • Two-start pitchers
  • FAAB Bidding
    • How format and league size affects bidding
      • Difference between $1 and $0 minimum bid
      • Difference between $100 and $1000 season budget
    • General approach to a FAAB budget
    • Keeping your ROI high
    • “Keep honest” bids
    • What to be mindful of while bidding during the season

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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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Nice job with the podcast, fellas. Met you both down at First Pitch FLA (my buddy was on Reuven’s panel). I appreciate the callout of Evans as a former Met. I’ve been seeing his name floating around the last few days and couldn’t figure out why it was so familiar, but that was the reason – thanks!