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... Read More
This is an interim update of the BABS database, master spreadsheet and FISH List.
Our slightly delayed 3rd update starts the process of identifying the best and worst targets for those still waiting to draft. We also received some terrific mail bag questions. We'll cover the early player movement now,... Read More
BASEBALL IS BACK!! Our third update, originally scheduled for March 10, will remain postponed to March 17. Our March 24 update will now be scheduled for March 31. As noted in our recent newsletter, we are encouraging private leagues to delay their drafts until the weekend of April 9/10, or... Read More
While the 2022 season remains in limbo, BABS has shifted into full gear so that you will be able to hit the ground running once the gates reopen. The first installment of the BABS Game Plan comes with the launch of all our data tools, a complete position-by-position rundown and... Read More
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Welcome to the 2022 BABS Game Plan series. This is the Preview Installment to help you get a head start (via Trea Turner’s airborne, head-first slide) on the mega-content that begins shortly and extends over the draft season,... Read More
The Broad Assessment Balance Sheet (BABS) is a methodology that integrates skill, risk and the marketplace to create a model for optimal fantasy league roster construction. It is a draft prep tool that embraces the imprecision of statistical projections and shifts the focus to elements of draft planning that have... Read More
No, WHO’S on deck? (Looks like Mike.) Welcome to another season of bizarre circumstances and unfortunate events. The pandemic is still here and baseball is not. Still, BABS is pushing ahead as if everything is normal, because perception is reality and fantasy is the only real thing right now. After... Read More
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... Read More
[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... Read More
[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... Read More