Archive for May,2019

BABS assessment of the recently promoted rookies

by Doug Gruber

Several MLB teams are hoping for success from some highly regarded prospects who have been called up this month. How did BABS rate these newcomers before the season? Do they have the skills to keep their jobs through the summer and help our fantasy teams?

BABS was...

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A baby step towards dealing with FAAB

Those who read me regularly know that I am not a fan of FAAB – the Free Agent Acquisition Budget – specifically, the blind-bidding process that uses it. For all the effort we make to try to accurately value players during the draft, we are seemingly fine with throwing away...

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BABS looks at the early upstarts

by Pat Cloghessy

Raise your hand if after seven weeks of baseball, your league standings have you in the money. Congratulations. You probably did not draft Corey Kluber, Aaron Judge or Trea Turner. It’s possible you rostered Cody Bellinger or Christian Yelich (maybe both!). Lucky you. Justin Verlander, Hyun-Jin Ryu...

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BABS offers second look at out-of-favor players

by Doug Gruber

The MLB season hasn’t yet reached the quarter turn, yet owners are already doing the proverbial dropping of certain players like hotcakes. Many who were promising enough to be drafted on almost all fantasy teams have now fallen out of favor for various reasons. Some of course...

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May 2019 BABS Update – Batters

by Doug Gruber

BABS has updated the database for her first in-season rankings. If you are like me, you will spend hours looking at the file. “No surprises with Yelich and Bellinger.” “Wow, I didn’t realize Hunter Dozier was doing that well.” “That rating seems very surprising.” And so on…

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