How to deal with the DL

This is my weekly article from ESPN Insider.

On average, fantasy owners had about five players on the disabled list at any one time during the 2017 season. For some particularly snake-bitten clubs, it was not unusual to have as many as 10 on the shelf. And thanks to the...

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Tout Wars, BABS and the Changing Marketplace

Player projections are irrelevant. What you think players are worth is irrelevant. All that matters is the marketplace. Here is the description that I have used time and time again:

“If you are convinced that a player is worth $25 and...

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Using BABS in alternate formats

by Chris Doyle

With all of the different fantasy formats that have spawned over the years, and the player rankings that accompany them, owners face a lot of informational noise. At the end of the day, all you’re looking for is an accurate evaluation that paints a picture of what...

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First round risers

This is my weekly article from ESPN Insider.

Most first round picks are not going to return first round value. If our goal is to roster the safest foundation players at the top of the draft, these are the only players currently ranked in the Top 15 that I would...

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BABS Update: The Humidor Cometh

The BABS database and master spreadsheet are both updated with the latest player additions and moves.

Last week's poll indicated that most of you are planning to have your drafts the weekend of March 24-25 so I will get one more database update posted before then. I'm not sure...

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BABL Exhibition draft results

Our group of 10 intrepid explorers have begun their journey, taking BABS Baseball (BABL) out for its initial voyage. We have just completed the first leg, wrapping up our slow draft last week.

As a refresher, here are the basics of this new, BABS-inspired league format:

4×4 Rotisserie draft &...

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Using risk to your advantage on draft day

This is my weekly article from ESPN Insider.

During the course of his career, Edwin Encarnacion has had a pre-draft ADP in the Top 15 only once, slotting in at No. 10 in 2015. He has earned first round value only once as well, pulling up the bottom at No....

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BABS evaluates the young crop

By Justin Cary

Predicting a full year of a player can be a risky endeavor when you only have one year of historical data. BABS' Experience liability tells you that the performance of these players is not set in stone and that their skill sets could look different a year...

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Using BABS in deeper leagues

BABS is great, but she's not perfect. She works best with players who generate statistically significant performance samples. BABS likes playing time. As such, she works like a charm in most standard mixed league formats.

But once we start dipping into those batters likely to see just a few hundred...

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