Beat the Shift Podcast – Middle Infield Preview Episode w/ Sara Sanchez

The Middle Infield Preview episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Sara Sanchez

Strategy Section

  • Risk
    • Should you minimize risk early on in drafts?
    • Should you increase risk late?
    • At what point in the draft do you worry less about risk?
    • How does league size / depth affect your risk propensity?
  • The value of player consistency
    • Head to Head formats
  • Pitchers with injury issues
    • Why do projections seem to overstate innings for risky starters?
    • Should you avoid injury risk pitchers all together?
    • Should you worry about your team’s aggregation of risky pitching?

Middle Infield

  • General player pool observations
  • Positing scarcity no longer exists
  • Which price points to play at in 2024?
  • What statistics should you get from the MI?
  • Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week

ATC Undervalued Players

Injury Update


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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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