BABS Wins LABR!

by Ron Shandler Backed by undervalued, BABS-supported performances from players like Jesse Winker, J.D. Martinez and Charlie Morton, the Broad Assessment Balance Sheet (BABS) helped bring home a title in the LABR national experts league (12-team mixed). It was my first LABR title since 2001, though it was only the fourth time I’ve competed since then. Here was my draft analysis piece from last March. [...]

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Ron Shandler

about

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)

26 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1994

Advisor, StL Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame

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Where to find Ron now

THE EXPERTS


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 2022

Everything you need to draft the optimal fantasy roster in 2022:

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

FOUR PRE-SEASON UPDATES!

Recent Articles

BABS Bruises and Brawn at the Break

[MEMBERS ONLY] Here's a stat to blow your socks off... As of the All Star Break, 56 percent of the pre-season Top 300 players have already lost time to the IL or have been demoted. Injured players alone make up 51 percent of that total. The single season record for...

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Usual suspects dominate early BABS leaderboard

[MEMBERS ONLY] Memorial Day is the point in the calendar when I've typically advised readers to start taking the standings seriously. There is no magic to this day. In fact, from a statistical significance perspective, it's really a random, mostly insignificant marker.

But BABS does like to take a peek...

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BABS 2021 In-Season

Here’s hoping that your season has gotten off to a good start. That has not been an easy task thus far, with all the injuries and roster-shuffling. If you were hoping that this would be our first in-season update, I’m sorry to disappoint, but it’s still way too early. Remember...

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