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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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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 878 – Outfield Pt. 3

1/5/20

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2021 OUTFIELD, PT. 3

  • Prospect OFs: Dylan Carlson 139, Ryan Mountcastle 142, Daulton Varsho 155
  • Better Bay Area Buy: Mike Yastrzemski 141, Ramon Laureano 142
  • Power Studs: Jorge Soler 143, Joey Gallo 167
  • These 3 Are Unrelated: Anthony Santander 155, Michael Brantley 159, Ian Happ 160
  • Speedsters: Victor Robles 160, Victor Reyes 187, Leody Taveras 19

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 877 – San Diego Trade Fest

12/29/20

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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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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 876 – Outfield Pt. 2

12/22/20

The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to Fangraphs! With a standard $20 membership, you help maintain and improve our database of stats and graphs as well as our staff of 8 full-time employees and over 50 contributors. The premium ad-free membership at $50 year supports site growth and also includes faster load speeds and better site performance. You can also support monthly for just $3.

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Premier Episode w/ Eno Sarris

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

Guest: Eno Sarris of The Athletic

Strategy Section

  • Roster construction in roto snake drafts
    • What matters more at each pick – 
      • Value or category balance?
      • Stability or upside?
  • KDS – Kentucky Derby Style Preferences 
  • The Case for An Ace
  • Relievers
    • Should you be drafting middle relievers in 2021?
    • Should we still be drafting closers early on?

ATC Projections

Command+

Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.

Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury updates.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 875 – Outfield Pt. 1

12/17/20

The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live. Support the show by subscribing to Fangraphs! With a standard $20 membership, you help maintain and improve our database of stats and graphs as well as our staff of 8 full-time employees and over 50 contributors. The premium ad-free membership at $50 year supports site growth and also includes faster load speeds and better site performance. You can also support monthly for just $3.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 874 – McCann, Dahl, Lowe Moves + 3B Pt. 3

12/15/20

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 873 – Lots of 3B Talk; Santana to KC

12/10/20

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Beat the Shift Podcast – Teaser

Introducing the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Throughout the year we will be discussing various topics such as drafting methods, hotspot drafting, auction strategy, game theory, risk/reward and return on investment. We will be doing data driven deep player dives. We will reccomend waiver wire players to consider rostering and we will provide key injury updates with timetables.

The focus of this podcast is on strategy.

We will answer questions such as: What types of players should you avoid in the first round? How should you deal with risk in drafting? What is the right amount of draft budget to spend on pitchers vs. hitters? How much FAAB should you spend in your first month? What should you budget for the last month? Should you bid more FAAB on prospects, on hot players or on relievers? What is the optimal way to trade in a league? How to know when to bench a player? When do you cut a player? What key metrics let you know when to add a player? What are the best metrics to look at? And much much more.

The Beat the Shift Podcast has joined FanGraphs.

Who are we, and what is the show about? Find out more on this teaser episode of Beat the Shift.

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