Beat the Shift Podcast – Starting Pitcher (Part II) Episode w/ Nick Pollack

The Starting Pitcher (Part II) Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Nick Pollack

Strategy Section

  • Lockout
    • How it affects starting pitcher strategy in 2022 drafts
    • The importance of spring training
  • Starting pitcher strategy
    • General – Auction vs. Snake Draft
    • Riskiness in the elite starting pitchers this season
  • Sandy Alcantara debate

Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week

ATC Player Discussion


  • SPs going outside of the top 50 ADP that could finish inside the top 20
  • Sneaky quality start pitchers late

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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