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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With Harper signed, BABS looks at the winter’s big movers

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...

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BABS says: No need to spend big for Manny

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...

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BABS rates Ron’s 50-round D&H team

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.

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