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Beat the Shift Podcast – Auction Strategy Episode w/ Derek VanRiper

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

Guest: Derek VanRiper

Strategy Section

  • Auction Strategy
    • How Snake Drafts & Auctions differ in preparation.
    • Constructing Auction Values
      • Should you strictly hold to values?
      • What to use as a Hitter/Pitcher % split?
    • Generating Market Values
    • Nomination Strategies
      • General – It has to have a purpose.
      • Should you nominate players you want to buy, or players that you believe are overvalued?
      • The Economic Box
    • Bidding
      • Starting Bids
      • Jump Bids
      • Price Enforcing
      • The ‘9’s
    • Draft Inflation

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

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

Guest: Nick Pollack

Strategy Section

  • Simple analytics vs. advanced analytics.
  • Offseason information – what is noise, what is real?
  • Blind spots of projections for pitchers.
  • 2021 Season
    • 6-man roations
    • Starting pitcher inning limits
    • The Tampa Bay Rays
    • What if the season is delayed?
    • Ramp-up from 2020 short season

Starting Pitcher Strategy

  • General strategy
  • Pitchers that we would more likely roster in auctions vs. snake drafts (& vice versa).

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Middle Infield Episode w/ Rick Wolf

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

Guest: Rick Wolf

Strategy Section

  • Fantasy Baseball Partners
    • Advantages & Disadvantages
    • What makes a good partnership?
    • How to divide up tasks & responsibilities.

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Starting Pitcher Episode (Part I) w/ Paul Sporer

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

Guest: Paul Sporer

Strategy Section

  • How many pitchers will throw 200 innings in 2021?
  • Pitcher ramp up from the 2020 short season.
  • Pitchers returning from injury (Chris Sale / Noah Syndergaard / Luis Severino)
    • How do you project innings for 2021?
    • How do you assess their fantasy value?
    • What leagues are these players more (or less) valuable?
  • Super Elite Pitchers (Jacob deGrom / Gerrit Cole / Shane Bieber)
    • How far should the trio be pushed up in drafts?
    • Which hitters should be drafted ahead of the super elite starters?
      • Does the format make a difference?
  • Pitching Strategy in 2021 – Snake Drafts vs. Auctions

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Corner Infield Episode w/ Derek Carty

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

Guest: Derek Carty

Strategy Section

  • The key components of what goes into a credible set of player projections.
  • Incorporating the 2020 short season into 2021 projections.
  • THE BAT vs. THE BAT X

ATC Projections

  • Overview of ATC
  • New for ATC – Inter-Projection Volatility

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Beat the Shift Podcast – FAAB Episode w/ Todd Zola

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

Guest: Todd Zola of Mastersball, ESPN & RotoWire

Park Factors

  • What are park factors, and how they are calculated? What do they capture?
  • The effect of the humidor.
  • Park factors for unknown situations.
  • Park factors for free agents.

Projections

  • How projections are treating the uncertainty surrounding the DH (for the National League) in the upcoming season.

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Mets Episode w/ Wayne Randazzo (Voice of the NY Mets)

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

Guest: Wayne Randazzo – The Voice of the New York Mets

  • Broadcasting in 2020
  • Lindor/Carrasco trade
  • Pete Alonso/Dom Smith and the Designated Hitter
  • J.D. Davis/Brandon Nimmo as starters
  • Trade for George Springer?
  • Edwin Diaz, Seth Lugo & the bullpen
  • Minor League prospect impact for 2021
  • Steven Matz
  • Most underrated player on the ball club
  • Most exciting moments of Wayne’s broadcasting career

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Episode w/ Randy Dobnak (Minnesota Twins)

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

Guest: Randy Dobnak, Starting Pitcher on the Minnesota Twins

Interview

  • The current offseason
  • The affect of COVID on minor league players
  • Innings limits in 2021
  • Innings per start trends
  • Players & Social Media
  • The impact of fans
  • Pitching coaches

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Market Premium Episode w/ Tristan Cockcroft

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

Guest: Tristan Cockcroft of ESPN

Strategy Section

  • How to use and adjust projections
    • What are the key adjustments that are most often made?
    • When should you diverge from projections?
    • How to adjust player rankings.
    • How to stress test playing time.

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Dynasty Episode w/ Ian Kahn

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

Guest: Ian Kahn of RotoWire

Strategy Section

  • Trading
    • Trading Philosophy – Dynasty & Redraft
    • 2 for 1 trades – Is it best to acquire the best player in the deal?

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