Archive for February,2017

Hobbled players offer profit opportunities

Here are some startling stats:

In the complete BABS database that contains over 1,300 players, 33 percent of them are currently tagged with some level of elevated injury risk. That's 32 percent of batters; 36 percent of pitchers. About 18 percent have major risk (INJ), split as 17 percent...

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Wondering who BABS is?

Finally! After more than a year of reading about her, learning about what makes her tick and secretly lusting after her, we all finally get the chance to MEET her!

Sort of.

I went a little crazy this month and decided to have...

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Dangers of chasing profit

The latest BABS Master List Update is now online in the Members Only CONTROL CENTER.

Our goal in playing this game is to try to find players whose productivity exceeds our investment. Player projections attempt to place a metric on...

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For relievers, just worry about the saves

When it comes to the BABS philosophy of players being "more alike than they are different," there is no better demonstration of this than with relief pitchers. There are about three dozen relievers who have a shot at about 10 or more saves; about 19 who are good bets...

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Starters offer small pockets of high skill, low risk

Over 85 percent of the pitchers at the top of the pool are established veterans. This would seem to lend needed stability to these volatile cornerstone players. However, only about 60 percent of them are free of any health concerns. Some Asset Groups are healthier than others – (F/ER,KK)...

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Outfielders provide skill, experience but health risk

As always, outfield offers a little of everything. Power, speed, batting average – take your pick. However, there are mine fields as well; about 70 percent of the top names come along with some injury risk. Still, this position is also one of the most experienced; about 85 percent...

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Stock Up on Speedy Shortstops

In this speed-starved world, shortstop is the position where you can plant a flag in the scarce SB category, even late. This position has gotten stronger in recent years, but the current upper tier is composed of players with lesser experience and a few health issues, and thus, wider...

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2B Talent is Shallow, Concentrated

Despite some assertions to the contrary, second base is not a deep position. There are only 14 dual asset full-time players, which means someone in a 15-team mixed league is going to have to go with a lesser commodity. Of those 14, only nine are power contributors, and...

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Interesting 3B profit options, even at the top

Third base is another position with sufficient power and batting average sources. It runs about 20 deep in multi-asset players, which means most mixed leaguers should have no problem finding a solid contributor. What is most noteworthy is that there are several high-end asset groups with interesting profit opportunities....

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