Beat the Shift Podcast – Lineups Episode w/ Steve Gardner

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

Guest: Steve Gardner

Strategy Section

  • Lineups
    • 5 games for a star vs. 7 games for a scrub
    • When should you start paying attention to categories when setting your lineup?
      • When should you be playing the Jon Berti types?
    • Monday morning decisions for injured players
      • What are the key words/terms that managers use that you should pay attention to when making your decisions?

Fantasy Baseball in 2021

  • How does 2021’s lower batting average environment affect how you play fanasty?
  • What does the 2021 pitching environment mean for player values?
  • Should we change the rules of rotisserie baseball?
    • BA vs. OBP
    • Saves vs. Saves + Holds
    • Wins vs. IP vs. Wins + Quality Starts

Waiver Wire

Pitcher Preview


  • How to evaluate trades in the middle of the season
  • Yusei Kikuchi

Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury updates.


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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 over the past three years (2019-2021). 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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