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Beat the Shift Podcast – Call-Ups Episode w/ Pierre Camus

The Call-Ups Episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Pierre Camus

Strategy Section

  • General strategy regarding June Call-Ups / mid-season prospects
  • Are hitter call-ups more or less valuable / reliable than pitcher call-ups?
  • Trading prospects in redraft leagues

Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week

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Beat the Shift Podcast – NL East Episode w/ Ellen Adair

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

Guest: Ellen Adair

Strategy Section

  • Do you ever root against your home team in favor of players on your fantasy team?
  • In depth knowledge of your home team and how it helps or hurts in playing fantasy baseball.

Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week

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Beat the Shift Podcast – AL East Episode w/ Jason Collette

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

Guest: Jason Collette

Strategy Section

  • Is it time yet to think about punting categories in roto leagues?
    • Punt speed? Punt saves?
    • Punt ERA?
  • How do you know when to use the waiver wire vs. resorting to a trade?

Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Prospects Episode w/ Eric Cross

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

Guest: Eric Cross

Strategy Section

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Pitcher Preview Strategy Episode

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

Strategy Section

  • Pitcher Preview
    • Tools to look at matchups
    • Analytics for deep dives
      • Walk and Stirkeout rates
      • ERA estimators
      • Luck checks
      • Statcast measures
      • Game logs
      • Upcoming matchups

Pitcher Preview

Waiver Wire

Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury updates.

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Beat the Shift Podcast – NL Central Episode w/ Sara Sanchez

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

Guest: Sara Sanchez

Tout Wars Update

Strategy Section

  • 2022 Baseball Environment – How have player values changed for certain player types?
    • High contact / Low Power
    • Low BA / High Power
    • Stolen base players
    • Ace pitchers
    • Reliable closers

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Frustration Episode w/ Howard Bender

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

Guest: Howard Bender

TGFBI Update

Strategy Section

  • When do you look at where you are in the individual category standings?
  • When do you look at where you are in the overall standings?
  • Injury Guru’s Trivia of the Week
  • Unorthodox Strategies
  • Is it too early now to punt categories?
  • Trading desperation
  • The risk of Byron Buxton
  • Frustrating fantasy baseball situations
    • Injured players
    • Overbidding / underbidding on FAAB
    • Sitting a player who has a good week
      • Shohei Ohtani’s excellent pitching performances in weekly leagues
    • Starting a player who has a bad week
  • Balancing being a fantasy expert and succeeding in fantasy leagues

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Waiver Wire Episode w/ Vlad Sedler

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

Guest: Vlad Sedler

Strategy Section

  • When to sit cold players, and when to cut them?
    • Does it differ for Hitters vs. Pitchers?
  • Cutting injured players in non-IL slot leagues
    • Eloy Jimenez
    • How much FAAB should one spend on an injury stash?
  • FAAB
    • Going with your gut.
    • When should you overspend on FAAB?
    • Being in tune with how the rest of the league is spending FAAB dollars.
    • FAAB from a Return on Investment perspective.
    • FAAB pricing also depends on the avaialble player pool.
    • Looking at other team’s positional and categorical needs before setting FAAB bids.
  • General FAAB bidding guidelines
    • Streaming options
    • Hot players
    • Speed
    • Closers and speculative closers

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Early Season Episode w/ Ian Kahn

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

Guest: Ian Kahn

Strategy Section

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Predictions Episode w/ Scott Pianowski

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

Guest: Scott Pianowski

Strategy Section

  • 2022 Draft Season Wrap-Up
    • Younger players over boring vets
    • Reliable pitching
    • It’s less about the player information advantages, and more about the game play.
  • What do you look for / watch closely for early in the season?
    • Roles
    • Manegerial tendencies
      • Lineup
      • Bullpen
      • Stolen base attempts
      • Platoon splits
    • Pitchers
      • Velocity
      • Walk and strikeout rates
      • Don’t look at pitch count
    • Which baseball is the MLB using?
  • How quickly can you trust the hot/cold player starts?

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