On Deck in 2020…

For me, the mantra has always been, “To stand still is to move backwards.” I am never quite satisfied that we have gone as far as we can or have done as much as we could. Neither is BABS; when it comes to satisfying our needs, she is insatiable. So, she welcomes change.

The impetus for change in 2020 started with one player – Dee Gordon. He came...

The BABS Project 3.0


Ron Shandler's landmark study that created the Broad Assessment Balance Sheet (BABS) has been updated and expanded for 2020.

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Part 3
BABS in practice

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Ron Shandler


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. BABSbaseball.com is his latest project, following his eponymous Baseball Forecaster annual (1986), the ground-breaking BaseballHQ.com website (1996), and the First Pitch national conference series (1996). Also:

Columnist, TheAthletic.com (2019-), ESPN.com (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


DOUG GRUBER has been playing fantasy sports for nearly 30 years. A long-time CDM Rotisserie player, he has won overall contests in baseball, football and golf. Doug is a retired automotive industry executive and has an MBA from Michigan State University. He played baseball at Hiram College, where he was elected to the Hiram Sports Hall of Fame and is currently on the Board of Trustees. Doug is an Indians season ticket holder and lives in Troy, MI.

PAT CLOGHESSY began drafting teams and simulating seasons in the early 90s when he discovered the PC games Earl Weaver Baseball and Tony LaRussa’s Ultimate Baseball. He has been playing competitive fantasy baseball for over 20 years. Pat has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Hofstra University and currently works in the aviation industry on Long Island. Prior to that he was involved in sports radio with WFAN and Sirius/XM. He finished his beer-league baseball career as a .400 hitter against former major-leaguer Dave Von Ohlen (small sample).

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BABS Draft Game Plan

Everything you need to build the optimal fantasy draft roster in 2020. Get started RIGHT NOW.

  • BABS database and spreadsheet with ratings, cheat sheets
  • Dozens of articles
  • Player history scans
  • Asset group analyses
  • Game strategies for multiple formats
  • BABS fantasy leagues
  • Mailbag, message boards and more!

Recent Articles

CONGRATS! Final 2019 BABS Ratings Posted

Congratulations to all the winners! Hopefully BABS has helped you take home a title in 2019. The database with final BABS ratings is now posted at the link to your right.

It’s been another crazy year, but what year isn’t? Yes, the massive spikes in power and strikeouts have changed...

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September surgers hold hope for 2020

by Pat Cloghessy

We need to talk about Tommy Edman (S+). A former 6th round pick out of Stanford, Edman’s calling card has always been speed. Across two levels in 2018, Edman hit a career-high seven HR in 518 AB, with 30 SB. Between AAA and the majors this season,...

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BABS awards her most improved for 2019

by Doug Gruber

The end of the baseball season brings discussion for awards such as Cy Young and MVP. At BABSbaseball, we are all about player skills. Many players have demonstrated significant changes in their underlying skill sets during the season. Let’s look at those who have shown the biggest...

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