Archive for February,2019
by Patrick Cloghessy
Admit it. After following the transaction tracker and rumor mill this offseason, you attempted to contextualize the news for fantasy baseball purposes. For some reason it felt... incomplete. Why the inability to see James Paxton’s real value in New York?
The answer is simple: BABS had yet... Read More
by Doug Gruber
BABS has taught us that players with the same asset ratings are pretty much interchangeable. The (F,p,AV) asset group is a great place to dive into this concept. BABS has identified 20 players that she says are more alike than they are different. There are some big... Read More
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By Patrick Cloghessy
When it comes to pitching, we want strikeouts. Lots of them. When it comes to starting pitchers who take the mound every fifth day and stockpile the whiffs, well...we can’t always get what we want.... Read More
I just completed a 50-round snake in an NFBC “Draft Champions” (Draft & Hold) format, with 14 other speakers from the First Pitch Arizona conference. I used the BABS spreadsheet published late last month, although I veered a bit from the plan.... Read More
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by Doug Gruber
Welcome to the outfield, where the skills are extreme, diverse and plentiful…more than enough for even the deepest mixed league. From superstars to end game speculations, BABS provides bountiful possibilities... Read More
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by Pat Cloghessy
Speed is a precious commodity. In this year’s player pool, speed paired with another asset is in short supply. There are 33 full-timers who can claim another asset in addition to... Read More
In our perpetual quest for speed, second base is the first place where we can take a serious look. Here, and at shortstop, you can really stock up. However, SS also has a bunch of power options, so if you are going to skim off the SBs, they may come... Read More
The news is out… I am joining the staff of The Athletic. For those unfamiliar, TA is a subscription-based online sports magazine that boasts some of the best writers in the business. Today kicks off the launch of their new fantasy baseball section, and I'm honored to... Read More
by Doug Gruber
The perception by many fantasy owners is that the 3B position is a deep player pool. BABS says otherwise; she tells us that the number of multi-asset players continues to fall… from 20 in 2017, to 17 last year, to only 12 for 2019.
Some of the... Read More
It has been pointed out in numerous places that this is the first year (since 2004, anyway) that there are no first-basemen in the first round ADP rankings. Indeed, the position has thinned out, but there still remain plenty of BABSian opportunities to play off the marketplace.
Among full- and... Read More