Beat the Shift Podcast – Streaming Episode w/ Michael Simione

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

Guest: Michael Simione

Joes vs. Pros Congratulations

Strategy Section

  • Streaming Players
    • Definition of streaming
    • Long-term holding of players streamed
    • Streaming hitters
    • Should you stream players in-season from the very beggining?
      • Should you set aside roster spots in your draft for streaming?
  • Streaming Starting Pitchers
    • Advice for first-time players
    • How to determine which starting pitchers to stream
      • What stats to consider?
      • Can you avoid getting “Gombered?”
    • Budgeting FAAB for Streaming
      • How much should you pay per week in FAAB on starting pitcher streamers?
    • How to manage your bench in-season for streamers?
      • How many slots should you allocate?

Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week

Player debates


  • Hitter%/Pitcher% Split
    • Setting the right Hitter%/Pitcher% split for auction drafts
    • Setting the right Hitter%/Pitcher% split for end of season analysis
  • Sorting pertinent reliever stats on FanGraphs

Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury updates.

New Year’s Resolutions

  • Ariel plays Pickleball


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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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