Four Named to Rotisserie Hall of Fame

While the baseball universe waits for the always-controversial Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Hall of Fame announcement, the fantasy industry has named its 2019 picks for the Rotisserie Hall of Fame: Adrian Beltre, Carl Crawford, Jimmy Rollins and David Wright. After we re-set...

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Minor League BABS 2019

What is the difference between Ramon Laureano and Austin Meadows? Looking only at their 2018 major league stats, one might conclude, "not a whole lot."

BABS viewed their 2018 performances slightly differently. She rated Laureano (PW,SB,a), which is an elite-level asset group that no Major Leaguer attained in 2018. Meadows...

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What to expect here in 2019

Welcome to 2019. It’s been 37 years since we partied like it’s 1999, and 20 years since we actually did the partying. About 35 years ago today, I would have been enjoying the performance of Tom Barrasso, who was the starting goaltender on my...

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The Rotisserie Hall of Fame – A Reboot

In the earlier part of this decade, I embarked on a pet project to create a Baseball Hall of Fame based solely on fantasy league merit.

This is different from the BBWAA process that leads to a plaque in Cooperstown. The BBWAA awards reverence...

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How I Did This Summer

Here’s hoping your 2018 fantasy baseball season has been a success. The final BABS ratings have been posted to the site.

With the completion of the fantasy season, it’s time to look back and see how I fared in 2018.

Not well.

In fact,...

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BABS arms ready to take the next step up

by Patrick Cloghessy

According to BABS, in 2017 Patrick Corbin pitched a full season of essentially "asset-less" baseball. She then tabbed him with a (F,e) rating entering 2018. That is not the profile of a breakout star. Some of us may have seen Corbin’s mostly dynamic 2nd half in 2017. He...

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Intriguing BABS “No-timers” for 2019

by Patrick Cloghessy

Once BABS gets past the full-timers, mid-timers and part-timers, we arrive at the "no-timers." These are players who were on virtually nobody's radar last spring. Atop the list of no-timers are the small sample size studs. Many of these players are setting September on fire. They are...

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Undervalued middle infield options for 2019

by Chris Doyle

Much has been said about the complete lack of depth at the catcher position in recent years. Finding a difference maker is next to impossible outside the top few options and it’s getting to a point where accepting little production out of that spot is common.

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BABS September 2018 Update – Batters

by Patrick Cloghessy

The seeds of next year’s draft crop were sown this spring. On average, Christian Yelich (p,SB,A+) came off the board this year at pick 45.  Yelich’s monstrous fantasy season, coupled with his (BABS-certified) skills are certain to drive his price much higher next season. The same can...

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BABS September 2018 Update – Pitchers

by Chris Doyle

It’s the final BABS update of the season and we’ve got plenty to talk about. Let’s dive right into the hurlers for some surprises, disappointments and everything in between.

Gerrit Cole (E+, K+) is officially a fantasy ace. He was a bit lucky in the...

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