2021 BABS Game Plan 1 – Setting the Foundation
There is good news and there is bad news.
The good news is that we’re getting smarter. The marketplace seems to be coming to terms with all the advice we’ve been doling out over the years and the results are in the rankings…. they ain’t half bad. BABS agrees — her ranking list mirrors the ADPs as closely as she ever has. At least early on.
The bad news is that we now have to dig a little deeper to find market inefficiencies. Actually, that’s not so bad. Leagues are rarely won at the top of the draft board anyway. The later picks are the ones that make a difference. Getting a 3rd round value in the 6th round — not so much anymore. But landing a 13th round value in Round 20? Still possible, and the type of pick that can win a league.
This initial publication of the BABS Draft Plan gives you all you need to get a head start on your draft prep. This foundation update includes the official launch of the BABS database and spreadsheet, and provides an overview of the positional talent pool. And the FISH List? Wow – what an outpouring of support! I’ve had to make some tweaks, but it looks like this prototype may become a fixture here. BABS grills a mean halibut.
(* Asterisked links are for members only.)
*The FISH List, Take 2: The positive response to the prototype has us taking another look at this new tool.
FISH List Reveals Effective Strategy: Guest columnist Rob DiPietro discusses his two FISHy revelations.
*Mock Draft Solitaire: How to prepare without the annoyance of other people.
Rotisserie Baseball Hall of Fame inducts four new members (BABS is not interested; you might be).
Asset Group Analyses
Player History Scans
Minor League BABS Scouting
In the February 24 update, we start taking a deeper dive into the player pool, identifying players to target and avoid, intriguing asset groups, our regular report updates, and more!