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 20 who are good bets for...Read More
Archive for February,2018
Over 90 percent of BABS' top 25 starting pitchers are established veterans. This would seem to lend needed stability to these volatile cornerstone players. However, only about 44 percent of them are free of any health concerns. Some Asset Groups are healthier than others – (ER,KK) has good pickings but...Read More
This is my weekly article from ESPN Insider.
The talent curve at the beginning of a draft is very steep. In Rotisserie dollars, the variance between the no. 1 pick (Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, whoever) and the pick at the end of round 2 could be as much as $20....Read More
The top of the outfield food chain is similar to last year – lots of skill, lots of risk. There is no shortage of power, good average and some nice extreme speed options. But seven of the top 10 players have injury risk, and five of those seven are rated...Read More
The top of the shortstop leaderboard offers an ample mix of power, speed and batting average. Here, as with 2Bmen, it is always useful to grab the speed when you can. But this group also is littered with health and experience risk, so you do need to exercise some caution.... Read More
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With a scarce commodity like speed, second base is where you need to stock up. There are 10 multi-asset mid/full-time players who include speed as part of their skill set. You need to get at least one of them, even if that means bypassing an otherwise solid power commodity. You...Read More
Third base is another position with sufficient power and batting average sources, though slightly weaker overall than last year. It runs 17 deep in multi-asset players – down from 20 last year – which means mixed leaguers should be able to find at least one solid contributor.
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We are about ready to toss out the first pitch of the 2018 BABL Exhibition League. I will be competing against nine other intrepid explorers in hopes of finding the optimal BABS-relevant fantasy draft format.
Those nine owners have now been chosen....Read More
As always, this is a position loaded with excellent power options and good batting average foundation players. The nice thing is that you don't need to pay big for the skills that this group offers. Sure, it would be nice to own some of the top names – and do...Read More