Beat the Shift Podcast – Value Episode w/ Larry Schechter

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

Guest: Larry Schechter

Larry’s new book – The History of Fantasy Sports

Strategy Section

  • Auction Draft Strategy
    • General Strategy
    • Bargains & Relative Bargains
    • High priced catchers
    • How to bump up catchers for replacement level
    • Valuing closers
    • Preparing with market values
    • How to incorporate risk in your values
      • Baked into player projections via playing time
      • Aggregating risk
    • Using projections
  • Mono vs. Mixed leagues
    • Valuing players in a mixed league
    • FAAB
  • In-person vs. online auctions

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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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