Archive for March,2017

Premonitions, and other final brain flakes

At this time of year, everyone is out with their bold predictions. For some writers, it's an exercise in tossing spaghetti against a wall to see what sticks. At Baseball HQ, I used to conduct what I called a Longshot Caucus, which was a bit more analytically sound, linking together...

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The changing game and the 10-day DL

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They appear here every Thursday or Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

Over the past three decades, changes in the real game have had slow but subtle effects on the fantasy game. These changes...

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Go Big or Go Home: My Tout Wars Team

Last year in Tout Wars, several of the participants decided that a conservative approach in these redraft leagues did not get the job done. More often than not, the winner was the owner who drafted the most risky plays that paid off....

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No path to playing time

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They appear here every Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

Living in Port St. Lucie, FL, I have been able to follow the career of Michael Conforto since he played for the Class-A St....

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Insights from the BABS Database Player Scans

The new BABS Database provides us with a bit of historical perspective on players. The end-of-season Asset ratings from 2014, 2015 and 2016 have been loaded in, giving us a nice three-year scan that helps provide insight into the 2017 ratings.

Here are several players with interesting scans, along with...

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How important is draft prep?

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They appear here every Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

If you're like most serious fantasy leaguers this month, you are probably scouring websites, filtering news, downloading data, crunching numbers, ranking players, making...

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Embracing the grey

For those who have spent most of their adult life married to the numbers – like me – the Broad Assessment Balance Sheet (BABS) is a mindset that takes some time to understand and accept. Completely divorcing yourself from the numbers is...

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The skewed value of sophomores

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They appear here every Thursday or Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

Trea Turner posted an amazing set of numbers in just 307 at-bats last summer. He is being selected in the...

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Using BABS to unlock depth chart prisoners

Last week's injury chart told only part of the story when it comes to skills upside. There are many players who are projected for less than full-time at bats, not because of injury issues, but because of their team's overcrowded depth chart.

These player hold an "M" rating as...

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Deconstructing the Foundation Rounds

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They will appear here every Thursday or Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

The foundation of your fantasy baseball roster starts in the first three rounds, or with players purchased for $20-plus in...

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