Archive for August,2018

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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BABS August 2018 Update – Pitchers

by Chris Dowd

One of the most important things to remember about BABS is that she is purely analytical. Her strengths lie in assessing past performance, not predicting the future.

And there’s nothing wrong with that. Despite all the statistics out there, no tool can present a player’s true skills...

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A BABS trade analysis

by Chris Dowd

With most fantasy trade deadlines approaching this month, we thought it was a good time to tackle a very real trade offer sent in by a reader and break down how BABS can be used to evaluate a deal.

We tend to lean on BABS most heavily...

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