Archive for 2019

Some final BABS speculations

by Doug Gruber

Over the past few years, BABS has correctly assessed the potential for players to post statistics that were better  than expected. Last year, she nailed players like Trevor Story and Blake Snell. Here are a few speculations who might exceed expectations this year.

Stephen Piscotty is included...

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In search of context, BABS heads to Vegas

by Pat Cloghessy

As a general rule, it’s important to consider the context. This is true of anything, but fantasy baseball for sure. Targeting Coors Field, or left-handed bats in Yankee Stadium are perennially projectable details. But what about team context?

Certain stats are strongly influenced by the team....

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Tout Wars, Take 2: BABS strikes back

I spent the summer of 2018 with the single goal of finishing higher than last place. BABS is not proud, but I can't blame her. She is who she is. I just performed poorly. So I decided to take a different approach for this year. I would leave less to...

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Taking BABS to an auction

by Doug Gruber

BABS hopes that you have memorized her asset targets by now… 49 total assets across 23 roster positions. 35 from 14 hitters, 14 from our starting pitchers, and two save assets from our RPs. But when it comes time for an auction, BABS flashes a huge smile,...

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No path to playing time? No matter.

by Pat Cloghessy

Playing time, in and of itself, is not a barometer for fantasy supremacy. Yes, AL/NL-only leaguers stand to benefit from collective at-bats, as they produce counting stats. But we want more. As a result of the seemingly unstoppable rise in IL usage, more and more players each...

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BABS mines gold in multi-asset players

by Doug Gruber

Last week, we provided the targets that BABS has set, which total 49 assets across 23 roster positions. We also looked at some players who the market has pushed into the top 10 rounds but may not be the best goal-supportive acquisitions, according to BABS.

This week...

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Tidbits from The Athletic

I have been writing for The Athletic for six weeks now and I wanted to give you a little taste of it. None of it is BABS-related, but they are similar articles to what I was writing for ESPN the last four years. Unfortunately, I cannot...

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BABS and second-level thinking

by Patrick Cloghessy

Overrated, underrated, or properly rated? Our perpetual conundrum is at a fever pitch this time of year. It’s crucial to distinguish between where we personally rank players and where the market places them. Finding value is the name of the game and we must decide whether or...

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Lots of saves possibilities, few guarantees

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 only 12 relievers right now who can be considered good bets for 30 saves. They are all blessed with elite skills, which...

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