2022 BABS DRAFT GAME PLAN – Update #4a

The final update to the BABS database, master spreadsheet and FISH List is now posted.

In our final update for 2022, BABS takes a tour of abbreviated spring training camps, searching for insight. We look at potential sleepers at the bottom of the talent pool. Our annual Longshot Caucus assembles some conditional, speculative possibilities to open us up to surprises (and they are fascinating!). And given how odd this off-season has been, we've scanned all our previous articles to revise any outdated information.

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Analysis

NEWS ANALYSIS
Spring training update - batters (Mar.31)
Spring training update - pitchers (Mar.31)
Post-lockout frenzy begins (Mar. 17 )
BABS looks at the DH in the NL (Feb. 24)
Off-season moves so far (Feb. 10)

FINAL UPDATE (March 31)
Updates of previous analyses
High-skilled part/no-timers
2022 Longshot Caucus
*Lessons from decades of competition

ASSET GROUP ANALYSES
Profit opportunities that the marketplace is giving us:
Feb. 10: *(e,K+)
Feb 24: (PW,a) | (k) | (AV) | (ER,KK) | (P+|-A)
Mar 17: (PW) | (e,KK) | (p,AV) | (e,k) | (p,a)

SPOTLIGHT PLAYERS (March 17)
Best BABS later round targets
Players to pass on
High risk players going too high
Deeep sleepers
Market-playing time inefficiencies
The nouveau elite
Last year's "bums"
Last year's surprise stars

GAME STRATEGY (Feb. 24)
Snake draft strategy
Auction draft strategy
Salary cap game strategy
Points game strategy
Best ball draft strategy
Using BABS in Best Ball Leagues

PROSPECTS (Feb. 24)
Rookie crop with a BABS lens:
Batters | Pitchers
BABS looks at post-hype prospects
Major League Equivalent Ratings History

POSITIONAL ANALYSIS (Feb. 10)
OverviewBatters | Pitchers
*Catcher | First base | Second base | Third base | Shortstop | Outfield | Starting pitcher | Relief pitcher Multi-position players

RISK ANALYSIS (Feb. 10)
*BABS' new take on risk
Safest foundation players in 2022
Early risk exposure of each seed in 2022
A quantitative look at 2022 risk
Extreme rosters on the risk scale
Conversations about the new risk costs

Reports

Report Tutorial
*Variables Cheat Sheet (PDF)

BABS DATABASE 
Complete Major League BABS ratings, current and historical, with sorts and filters
Database
*How to analyze the player history scans
*Report Key

BABS DRAFT SUITE
Your draft aids -- cheat sheets, software support
Master Spreadsheet
RotoLab
*ADPs from NFBC
*Blank roster grid

THE FISH LIST
A new tool that integrates BABS ratings into the marketplace
Current FISH List
*Introducing the FISH List

INTERACTION

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REFERENCE

The BABS Project 3.1 (FREE PDF files)
*Chapter listing
*Book 1 - Why we need a new system
*Book 2 - The Broad Assessment Balance Sheet
*Book 3 - BABS in practice