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Beat the Shift Podcast – First Week Episode w/ Glenn Colton

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

Guest: Glenn Colton

Intro

  • Biggest regret of the draft season

Strategy Section

  • How long into the season should you still use pre-season projections?
  • Trading early in the season
  • Fernando Tatis Jr.
    • Injury Update
    • What discount would you be willing to take in order to trade him away?
    • The Tatis trading market
  • Setting fantasy lineups in April
  • Setting waiver claims in April
  • Closer volatility

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Bold Predictions Episode w/ Scott Pianowski

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

Guest: Scott Pianowski

Strategy Section

  • 2021 Draft Trends
    • Starters pushed up
    • Reliever pricing
    • Prospects
  • Adalberto Mondesi
    • Injury Update
    • The case for drafting him
    • The case against drafting him
      • Discussion of Risk and Risk-Adjusted Pricing
    • Comparison to Byron Buxton
    • Comparison to Carlos Gomez

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Pre-Season Recap Episode

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

The focus of this podcast is on fantasy baseball strategy.

Today, we look back at the topics and highlights of our pre-season coverage. We give a preview of what you can look forward to on the show in the coming months.

 

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Mock Draft Episode w/ Ray Murphy

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

Guest: Ray Murphy

Strategy Section

  • Snake Draft
    • General Strategy & Method
    • Strategy differences between shallow & deeper formats
    • Early observations of 2021 drafts

RotoBaller Mock Draft

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Episode w/ Anthony Bass (Miami Marlins)

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

Guest: Anthony Bass, Relief Pitcher on the Miami Marlins

Interview

  • The 2020 season experience
  • The current offseason
  • Differences in pitching philosophies between ball clubs
  • Pitching in Japan
  • Learning the split finger from teammate Shohei Ohtani
  • Preparing for a game – as a starting pitcher vs. a relief pitcher
  • Incorporating anlaytics into pitching preparation in 2021
  • Bass’s change-up
  • Past pitching coaches
  • Marlins to watch out for in 2021
  • Pitchers innings limits in 2021
  • Bass’s pitching role on the Marlins
  • Don Mattingly
  • How the NL East will shape up in 2021

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Relief Pitcher Episode w/ Alex Fast

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

Guest: Alex Fast

LABR Recap

  • Reactions to the LABR Mixed Auction League Draft

Strategy Section

  • Closers
    • How should we draft closers in 2021?
    • What closer tiers are the best return on investments?
    • Is it better to pick a named closer on a bad team or an uncertain closer on a good team?
  • Relievers
    • How should we set ourselves up for in-season play with relief pitchers?
    • How much are reliever ratios a consideration while drafting, as opposed to only considering the closers role (saves)?
    • When should you draft a valuable middle reliever over a named closer?

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Injury Episode w/ Stephania Bell

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

Guest: Stephania Bell of ESPN

Tommy John Surgery

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Catcher & Utility-Only Episode w/ Ryan Bloomfield

The Catcher & Utility-Only Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Ryan Bloomfield

Strategy Section

  • Catchers
    • How to account for Positional Scarcity with Catchers
    • Differences between 1-Catcher Leagues and 2-Catcher Leagues
    • Streaming Catchers
    • Is J.T. Realmuto worth his current draft price?
  • Utility-Only Players
    • Are Utility-Only players undervalued in drafts?
    • “Clogging the Utility Slot”
    • Utility-Only players to gain positional eligibility

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Beat the Shift Podcast – NFBC & Outfielder Episode w/ Matt Modica

The NFBC & Outfielder Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Matt Modica

Strategy Section

  • NFBC
    • Differences between NFBC (High stakes) vs. Home Leagues
    • Standalone Leagues vs. Leagues with an Overall Prize
    • NFBC Specific Rules
      • Limited Bench
      • No Injured List
      • No Trading
      • Semi-Weekly Lineups for Hitters
    • Are Multi-Position Eligible players more valuable?
    • Pitching is greatly pushed up in NFBC leagues
      • Is it warranted?
      • Should you follow the crowd, or alter your strategy to zag?
      • Should a super elite pitcher (deGrom/Cole) be taken #1 overall?
    • NFBC Draft Planning
    • KDS

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