Beat the Shift Podcast – Season Wrap-Up Episode w/ Ian Kahn

The Season Wrap-Up Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Ian Kahn

Most memorable moments of the baseball season

Strategy Section

  • Which is more important at the draft – Having better knowledge of the players, or better valuation & auction/drafting skills?
  • Which is more true?
    • Leagues are won on draft day vs.
    • Leagues are won with great in-season moves & pickups
  • Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week
  • Do you have to walk away with speed in the first few rounds?
  • The Case for An Ace – Do you need to walk away with an ace (or two aces) in the first few rounds?
  • Is it worth paying up for a super elite catcher (Salvador Perez / J.T. Realmuto)?
  • Is it worth paying up for closers?
  • Can you wait on corner infielders?
    • Should you disregard positions in the first few rounds?

Our successes and failures in 2021

Sandy Alcantara – Is he a top 10 pitcher for 2022?

Fantasy MVPs for 2021

  • Hitters
  • Starting Pitchers
  • Relief Pitchers

Fantasy Busts of the Year

Board Bets


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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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