BABS shakes up the top of the 2020 pitching pyramid

by Pat Cloghessy

There is going to be a shakeup at the top next year. For some, the baton will be passed from Max Scherzer (E+,K+), to 2020’s first SP off the board, Gerrit Cole (E+,K+). Scherzer (pictured) has done nothing to disabuse us of his ability to dominate, but Cole is so...I mean...look at the strikeouts! 

This may not be a consensus pick, and it could admittedly...


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is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. is his latest project, following his eponymous Baseball Forecaster annual (1986), the ground-breaking website (1996), and the First Pitch national conference series (1996). Also:

Columnist, (2019-), (2007, 2015-2018), USA Today (2008-2014)

24 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1994

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame

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