Beat the Shift Podcast – Reaction Episode w/ Michael Govier

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

Guest: Michael Govier

Willie Mays

Strategy Section

  • Where to look for news
  • How to react to transaction news
  • Playing time should be the center of your thought process
  • What to look for in prospect callups?
  • How to react to injury news
  • How to react to over/underperformance?
  • Why Michael didn’t draft Ronald Acuna Jr. at 1.1 this year in a league.

The fun of playing fantasy baseball

  • Favorite and least favorite parts of the game
  • How can rooting for your home team & rooting for your fantasy teams co-exist?

Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week

Waiver Wire

Pitcher Preview

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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