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...

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BABS reviews the September call-ups

by Doug Gruber

As the calendar flips to September, MLB rosters can expand from their current 25-man limit to as many as the entire 40-man roster. Lots of new faces for sure. Let’s look at several call-ups and get BABS’ perspective as to whether these newcomers have the skills (based...

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BABS ratings reveal late season assets

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by Pat Cloghessy

This is it. Only one month remains until fantasy champions are crowned.  

Roster holes have opened. Guys are hurt. Pitchers are getting shut down. Players who helped us all season have fallen into...

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August scorecard of BABS 2019 pre-season ratings

by Doug Gruber

We know that BABS offers us a unique perspective for fantasy baseball ratings. Her pre-season ratings provide us with rankings based on assets and liabilities, as opposed to a precise stat line. And we also know that for the early rounds of our drafts, conventional wisdom is...

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August 2019 BABS Update – Batters

by Pat Cloghessy

In late August, the BABS database update has us astraddle two things: what 2019 has wrought, and what’s in store for 2020. 

On with it.

Freddie Freeman (pictured), Charlie Blackmon and Anthony Rendon: Elite fantasy baseball commodities with BABS assets to match (PW,A+). 

There is another hitter...

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August 2019 BABS Update – Pitchers

by Doug Gruber

With three quarters of the season now behind us, not surprisingly, the cream has risen to the top in the pitching pool. The number of double asset pitchers has dwindled, especially for the starters.

In fact, BABS lists only 22 full time starting pitchers who possess dual...

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BABS streakers since the All Star Break

by Pat Cloghessy

In many leagues, the trade deadline has come and gone. The waiver wire appears picked over. Aside from shallow setups, the ability to improve is limited. 

However, “improving” one’s fantasy team is not always a by-product of adding a piece via trade or FAAB. It can happen...

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BABS analyzes the trade deadline moves

by Doug Gruber

It was a crazy last few hours, especially the final minutes, as the new MLB “single” trade deadline reached its conclusion. Now that the deadline has passed, what is most important for us and our fantasy teams is to get BABS’ assessment of the major transactions, not...

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BABS and the baseballs

by Pat Cloghessy

It’s the baseball, stupid. 

In 2019, baseballs are leaving the yard at a rate of 2.76 HR/game, which would break the record  of 2.52, set in 2017. Are changes to the ball responsible? Is the ball “juiced”? Justin Verlander thinks so. It appears his comments have...

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July 2019 BABS Update – Batters

by Doug Gruber

At last week’s MLB Midsummer Classic, consensus among baseball’s experts was that three players have separated themselves from the others for this year’s MVP honors. Mike Trout appears to be the runaway leader in the American League, while Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger are in a virtual...

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