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The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational is the greatest collection of fantasy analysts ever assembled. Each week Justin Mason talks to a different participant in the Invitational about their team and work in the fantasy industry.

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The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational is the greatest collection of fantasy analysts ever assembled. Each week Justin Mason talks to a different participant in the Invitational about their team and work in the fantasy industry.

    TGFBI | Episode 77: Beat The Shift (w/Joe Pisapia)

    TGFBI | Episode 77: Beat The Shift (w/Joe Pisapia)

    Episode 77- Corner Infield Episode
    Guest – Joe Pisapia
    Black Book
    Strategy Section -
    RPV
    What is it? How does it work?
    Auctions
    Why you prefer auctions to drafts?
    How the preparation for an auction differs from that of a draft.
    Why do you suggest - “Never nominate a player you want! Ever!” ??
    ATC Projections
    What are the ATC Projections?
    Why does it work?
    How to use them.
    ATC Player Discussion -
    Yuli Gurruel
    Carlos Santana
    Eric Hosmer
    Brian Anderson
    Joey Votto
    CJ Cron
    Renato Nunez
    Starlin Castro
    Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.
    Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    TGFBI | Episode 76: Beat The Shift (w/Brent Hershey)

    TGFBI | Episode 76: Beat The Shift (w/Brent Hershey)

    Episode 76- Midwest Episode
    Guest – Brent Hershey
    First Pitch Florida
    Strategy Section -
    Astros Scandal
    General Thoughts
    How would 2020 Astros projections be affected?
    Prospects
    What do you look for in prospects?
    What skills are more immediately translatable from the minors upon reaching the majors?
    How can we best determine playing time / when they are called up?
    Team Section -
    White Sox
    Luis Robert
    Nick Madrigal
    Expectations for the White Sox in 2020.
    Cubs
    Who has the better chance to return to elite status - Anthony Rizzo or Kris Bryant?
    Tyler Chatwood last? Who is the next up in the rotation?
    How risky is drafting Craig Kimbrel this year?
    Tigers
    Matt Boyd - Great 1H in 2019, Poor 2H. Which one is he going forward?
    Who leads the Tigers in HR in 2020?
    Brewers
    Which Brewers starting pitcher is currently undervalued?
    Prospect Luis Urias traded to the Brew Crew - Expectations for 2020?
    Twins
    Will the Twins steal any bases this year?
    Byron Buxton
    What does the back end of the Twins rotation look like?
    Josh Donaldson
    Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.
    Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    TGFBI | Episode 75: Beat The Shift (w/Jeff Zimmerman)

    TGFBI | Episode 75: Beat The Shift (w/Jeff Zimmerman)

    Episode 75- Central Episode
    Guest – Jeff Zimmerman
    Strategy Section -
    Positional Scarcity
    Myth of positional adjustment.
    What to do for catchers.
    How to deal with multi-positional eligibility in valuation.
    Starters vs. relievers
    How to handle role in valuation.
    How to handle innings caps.
    Draft Strategy
    Closers - Market is pricing now less than the theoretical values. Will that change?
    Steals - Do we dump them going into drafts in 2020?
    Billy Hamilton in 2016 vs. Mallex Smith in 2020.
    Team Section -
    Royals
    Salvador Perez
    How does one project players coming back from full-season injuries?
    Jorge Soler
    Who plays 1B for the Royals in 2020?
    Cardinals
    Who has the better chance for a bounce-back? Matt Carpenter or Miles Mikolas?
    Tommy Edman
    Indians
    What does the starting rotation look like in 2020?
    Brad Hand - Is he the closer in 2020, or is it someone else?
    Pirates
    What can we expect out of Chris Archer in 2020?
    Josh Bell - Is he 1H 2019 Josh Bell, 2H, or something in between?
    Reds
    Expectations for Shogo Akiyama?
    How does one project foerign players coming over to the MLB?
    Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    TGFBI | Episode 74: Beat The Shift (w/Meg Rowley)

    TGFBI | Episode 74: Beat The Shift (w/Meg Rowley)

    Episode 74- West Episode
    Guest – Meg Rowley
    Team Section -
    Mariners
    Who closes in 2020?
    Is Tom Murphy for real?
    Who will be more productive - Dee Gordon or Justus Sheffield?
    Jared Kelenic’s ETA for the majors, and expectations?
    Giants
    How much longer will Buster Posey block Joey Bart?
    Closing situation?
    Most likely player to be traded mid-season?
    Expectations for Johnny Cueto?
    Dodgers
    Which rookie or sophomore will have the biggest impact?
    IL for pitchers is now 15 days. Ryu and Hill are gone. How does all of this impact the Dodgers starting rotation usage?
    Angels
    With the addition of Rendon, are the Angels a playoff team?
    Expectations for new SP additions Julio Tehran and Dylan Bundy?
    Tommy La Stella - How does he follow up his career year of 2019?
    Joe Adell - ETA and expectations?
    Athletics
    Who hits more HRs this year - Matt Chapman, Matt Olson or Khris Davis?
    Liam Hendricks - Is he for real, or is he another Blake Treinen?
    Franklin Barreto out of options. How does he fit into the 2020 plans?
    Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.
    Best Fantasy Baseball Team Names of the Decade
    Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    TGFBI | Episode 73: Beat The Shift (w/Rudy Gamble)

    TGFBI | Episode 73: Beat The Shift (w/Rudy Gamble)

    Episode 73- Southwest Episode
    Guest – Rudy Gamble
    Strategy Section -
    Projections
    Razzball
    How do you come up with your projections?
    How do you address playing time?
    Other sports (NFL/NBA) - How do you come up with projections for other sports?
    Catcher Valuation
    Is this the only position that needs a positional scarcity adjustment?
    How do you alter valuation to account for catchers?
    Streaming Catchers
    Draft Slot
    Drafting from the #1 slot.
    How do you manage team balance while at the wheel?
    Pros and Cons of drafting in the middle vs. wheel
    Southwest Section -
    Astros
    Sign Stealing scandal - Thoughts and team repercussions.
    Gerrit Cole now gone. Who takes his spot in the rotation?
    Kyle Tucker - What can we expect from him in 2020?
    Rangers
    Kluber - What can we expect from him in 2020?
    Danny Santana - Waiver Wire pickup of the year in 2019. What can we expect of him?
    New Ballpark - How will it play?
    Diamondbacks
    Bumgarner - What can we expect?
    Josh Rojas / Seth Beer (Greinke trade) - What can we expect from these rookies?
    Padres
    Tommy Pham recently traded to SD - What is the SD OF playing time situation?
    Machado / Tatis - Best left side in the game?
    Rockies
    What will the right side of the infield look like to start the season?
    Closer situation
    Mailbag – The team answers Twitter comments and questions.
    Injury Update – Reuven gives us the injury update.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    TGFBI | Episode 72: Beat The Shift (w/Ron Shandler)

    TGFBI | Episode 72: Beat The Shift (w/Ron Shandler)

    Episode 72: Risk Episode
    Guest – Ron Shandler
    Strategy Section -
    Risk / BABS
    Riskiness of players and how it affects price.
    How to alter what you should/would account for risk associated with a specific player?
    Risk Adjusted Pricing
    BABS System - What it is, how it handles risk and team construct. How to know what to pay for a player.
    What risk should we be most concerned with?
    Build the most value, or lose the least value?
    ADP/AAV
    What is the best way to use ADP/AAV (the best current representation of what prices are in the marketplace)?
    WHen to know when to take a player who you perceive as a large bargain.
    How do you decide when to pick a player in your draft?
    Drafting Strategies
    Total Control Drafting
    Buying opportunities - [Twitter Poll] What are the best places to look for bargains / buying opportunities?
    Trends
    What has changed about fantasy baseball over the past 5 or 10 years?
    The upwards trend of the price of top starting pitchers
    How to deal with the declining stolen bases in drafts.
    How to deal with the increase of power in drafts.
    2020 Rule Changes
    How will the following new rule changes for 2020 affect the player pool, player values and how we play fantasy?
    26 man roster (up from 25)
    28 man roster in September (down from 40)
    15 Day IL for pitchers (up from 10 day IL)
    3 batter minimum rule for relief pitchers (previously 1 batter min)

    • 59 min

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