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...


BABS Project 3.0

Ron Shandler's landmark study that created the Broad Assessment Balance Sheet (BABS) is being updated for 2020, with new strategies, new cases and new talking points!

Part 1
Why we need a new system

Part 2
The Broad Assessment Balance Sheet (BABS)

Part 3
BABS in practice

And the best part... this update will be free access for everyone!

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

Annual disclosure statement

Where to find Ron now

COMING in 2020

Draft Game Plan

Everything you need to build the optimal fantasy draft roster in 2020.


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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