Final BABS Ratings
The final BABS ratings for 2017 have been posted to the database. Site members have access to that now.
While I am working on the Baseball Forecaster (order now!), things will continue to be quiet here. However, if you have any insights about the 2017 season – and BABS in particular – feel free to post in the Forums. I will be contributing my own insights during the off-season as time allows.
Based on the feedback I’ve been receiving, BABS seems to be working well. It is starting to carve out a place among the more valuable draft preparation tools. Here is a peek at how the Injury risk indicators worked this year for the top ranked 300 players:
BABS Healthy DL %DL ----- ------- --- --- None 93 78 46% inj- 26 54 68% INJ 17 32 65%
So, if you had heeded the ratings and avoided players who BABS tagged as injury liabilities – regardless of major or minor – you would have cut your risk by potentially over 20%. In a season where we set all sorts of records for DL stays, this was significant.
There will be more like this.
I will be announcing 2018 plans for RonShandler.com and BABS soon. If you are not already a member, make sure you are at least on the mailing list (RON’S HITS & ERRORS in the right column).
And for those who won this year, remember my Three Cardinal Rules for Winners:
1. Revel in your success; fame is fleeting.
2. Exercise excruciating humility.
3. 100% of all winnings must be spent on significant others.
Live by them; die by them.