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REMINDER: THIS IS OUR 2021 SCHEDULE AS SAMPLE OF WHAT THE WEEKEND ENTAILS. WE WILL BE RELEASING OUR 2022 SCHEDULE VERY SOON!! 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021

8:10 AM: Player Spotlights
Always lively and entertaining, our expert panel digs deep into surprise player performances of this season and what's likely sustainable—or not—for 2022. These sessions are a runaway hit each year. MODERATOR: Patrick Davitt, BaseballHQ

  • Panel 1—Hitters (8:10), PANELISTS: Jeff Erickson (RotoWire), Derek Carty (RotoGrinders), Jason Collette (RotoWire), Ryan Bloomfield (BaseballHQ)
  • Panel 2—Pitchers (9:20), PANELISTS: Doug Dennis (BaseballHQ), Paul Sporer (FanGraphs), Todd Zola (RotoWire/ESPN), Nick Pollack (PitcherList)

 

10:30 AM: Saturday Morning Choices 

  • The Podcast Room, session 3: Several popular fantasy baseball podcasts will be doing epidodes from First Pitch Arizona, live from the Podcast Room. And you can be a part. Each will include interactive segments with attendees, special guests, and of course, plenty of baseball chatter. Catch one or catch 'em all!
    • 10:30-11:45 — Launch Angle with Rob Silver and Jeff Zimmerman

 

  • 10:30-11:15: Breakout Session A (pick 1)
    • The Ever-Changing Saves Market  •  Doug Dennis (BaseballHQ) and Greg Jewett (Reliever Recon)
    • Injury Q&A  •  Matt Cederholm (BaseballHQ)
    • Casual DFS  •  Ray Murphy (BaseballHQ), Brad Johnson (NBC Sports EDGE), Ryan Bloomfield (BaseballHQ)
    • Expert Roster Analysis  •  The best place to get a second opinion!

 

  • 11:15-12noon: Breakout Session B (pick 1)
    • The Ever-Changing Saves Market (Session A repeat)  •  Doug Dennis (BaseballHQ) and Greg Jewett (Reliever Recon)
    • Injury Q&A (Session A repeat)  •  Matt Cederholm (BaseballHQ) 
    • How to Succeed in Dynasty Baseball  •  Brian Walton (TheCardinalNation), Chris Crawford (NBC Sports EDGE), Eric Cross (Fantrax)
    • Expert Roster Analysis  •  The best place to get a second opinion!

 

11:30-12:30 PM: Lunch provided

 

12:35 PM: AFL ballgame (on your own)
     Scottsdale at Peoria

 
1:00-4:00 PM: FPAZ Drafternoon! 
Yes, we hold baseball drafts in October! Our popular, real-league activity gets the jump on 2022, where you can test your mettle at the draft table with some of our speakers. Wanna get in on a 2022 NFBC Draft Champions league? Or a 12-team mixed auction? Best Ball? Or try your hand at Scoresheet? The options abound, and we play for prizes: first place finishers in each league receive a one-year subscription to BaseballHQ.com! This is one of our most popular activities, and it's another great way to get to know other attendees in the process. Warning: The competition is stiff! (Sign-ups will take place via email announcement beforehand.)
 

Time TBD: MLB Playoffs Watch Party
Kick back and watch the League Championship Series with fellow attendees. Specific times/teams to be determined. 

 

The Podcast Room, session 4

  • 4:15-5:30 — BaseballHQ Radio with Patrick Davitt, Todd Zola and Ray Murphy

 

6:35 PM: AFL ballgame
     Mesa at Salt River

 

9:45 pm: The Podcast Room, session 5

  • The Sleeper and the Bust (show #1000!) with Justin Mason, Paul Sporer and Jason Collette

 

REMINDER: SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE