Archive for 2018

Intriguing BABS “No-timers” for 2019

by Patrick Cloghessy

Once BABS gets past the full-timers, mid-timers and part-timers, we arrive at the "no-timers." These are players who were on virtually nobody's radar last spring. Atop the list of no-timers are the small sample size studs. Many of these players are setting September on fire. They are...

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Undervalued middle infield options for 2019

by Chris Doyle

Much has been said about the complete lack of depth at the catcher position in recent years. Finding a difference maker is next to impossible outside the top few options and it’s getting to a point where accepting little production out of that spot is common.

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BABS September 2018 Update – Batters

by Patrick Cloghessy

The seeds of next year’s draft crop were sown this spring. On average, Christian Yelich (p,SB,A+) came off the board this year at pick 45.  Yelich’s monstrous fantasy season, coupled with his (BABS-certified) skills are certain to drive his price much higher next season. The same can...

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BABS September 2018 Update – Pitchers

by Chris Doyle

It’s the final BABS update of the season and we’ve got plenty to talk about. Let’s dive right into the hurlers for some surprises, disappointments and everything in between.

Gerrit Cole (E+, K+) is officially a fantasy ace. He was a bit lucky in the...

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BABS Triple Asset Threats

by Mark Simmons

When Branch Rickey first used coined “5 tool player”, his phrase separated Mays and Mantle as players in the game who could do it all. In BABS parlance, these elite, across-the-board talents are "triple-asset players." 

In the August update, there were 22 players who are...

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Potential early 2019 sleepers

by Chris Doyle

With the bulk of the 2018 fantasy season in the rearview mirror, you’re likely in one of two camps: competing for a title or throwing in the towel.

(There’s also a purgatory where you realistically don’t have a chance at winning but aren’t near the bottom either....

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An August Infield BABS Report Card

by Mark Simmons

The August BABS update provides a chance to compare her preseason draft rankings with the in-season skills she’s observed. Were there clues that led to breakout seasons? Were there warnings that foretold of coming flops? What can be learned and applied to 2019 draft prep? Let's...

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