Are disappointing stars candidates for positive regression?

by Patrick Cloghessy

No one wants to admit the sunk cost of an expensive draft choice. But positive regression is still possible. It’s not too late for these frustrating few to be useful, even great fantasy players provided they at least approach historical skill levels.

Is Mookie Betts (p,s,a) nursing a World Series hangover? He’s still a triple threat, but we are accustomed to much more. Based...

Ron Shandler


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

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrated its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - - celebrated 20 years online. 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

Complete bio

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Where to find Ron now



Recent Articles

June 2019 BABS Update – Pitchers

by Doug Gruber

Which pitcher doesn’t belong in this threesome…Jacob deGrom, Stephen Strasburg or Matthew Boyd? If we were talking 2019 player salaries, Boyd at only $2.4 million would be the poor boy in the this group. In the June 2019 update, BABS says that all three arms belong in...

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Ruminations of the early cellar-dweller

by Pat Cloghessy

Two months into the baseball season, and it’s not uncommon to encounter the malaise associated with poor fantasy performance.

This fantasy “depression”, as it were, can seep into the consciousness any number of ways. A fire start to the season has been put out in recent...

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BABS assessment of the recently promoted rookies

by Doug Gruber

Several MLB teams are hoping for success from some highly regarded prospects who have been called up this month. How did BABS rate these newcomers before the season? Do they have the skills to keep their jobs through the summer and help our fantasy teams?

BABS was...

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