No path to playing time

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They appear here every Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

Living in Port St. Lucie, FL, I have been able to follow the career of Michael Conforto since he played for the Class-A St....

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Insights from the BABS Database Player Scans

The new BABS Database provides us with a bit of historical perspective on players. The end-of-season Asset ratings from 2014, 2015 and 2016 have been loaded in, giving us a nice three-year scan that helps provide insight into the 2017 ratings.

Here are several players with interesting scans, along with...

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How important is draft prep?

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They appear here every Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

If you're like most serious fantasy leaguers this month, you are probably scouring websites, filtering news, downloading data, crunching numbers, ranking players, making...

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Embracing the grey

For those who have spent most of their adult life married to the numbers – like me – the Broad Assessment Balance Sheet (BABS) is a mindset that takes some time to understand and accept. Completely divorcing yourself from the numbers is...

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The skewed value of sophomores

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They appear here every Thursday or Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

Trea Turner posted an amazing set of numbers in just 307 at-bats last summer. He is being selected in the...

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Using BABS to unlock depth chart prisoners

Last week's injury chart told only part of the story when it comes to skills upside. There are many players who are projected for less than full-time at bats, not because of injury issues, but because of their team's overcrowded depth chart.

These player hold an "M" rating as...

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Deconstructing the Foundation Rounds

This year, members have access to all the columns I write for ESPN Insider. They will appear here every Thursday or Friday. Many will include a BABS-relevant postscript. Enjoy.

The foundation of your fantasy baseball roster starts in the first three rounds, or with players purchased for $20-plus in...

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Hobbled players offer profit opportunities

Here are some startling stats:

In the complete BABS database that contains over 1,300 players, 33 percent of them are currently tagged with some level of elevated injury risk. That's 32 percent of batters; 36 percent of pitchers. About 18 percent have major risk (INJ), split as 17 percent...

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Wondering who BABS is?

Finally! After more than a year of reading about her, learning about what makes her tick and secretly lusting after her, we all finally get the chance to MEET her!

Sort of.

I went a little crazy this month and decided to have...

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Dangers of chasing profit

The latest BABS Master List Update is now online in the Members Only CONTROL CENTER.

Our goal in playing this game is to try to find players whose productivity exceeds our investment. Player projections attempt to place a metric on...

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