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 that BABS is a long-view tool.
But her draft insights have already started to bear early fruit. Ranking Fernando Tatis, Ronald Acuna and Jacob deGrom as her top 3 players was obviously not a stretch. But the BABS asset groups also said that Tyler Glasnow (ADP 50) was every bit the same pitcher as Gerrit Cole (7), and C.J. Cron was a much better buy at 274 than Aaron Judge at 55. She also put Freddy Peralta (338) in the same asset group as Lucas Giolito (19) and Corbin Burnes (59), which also seems prescient.
But it’s still early. We’re not popping any champagne corks yet.
(Random tangent or terrible segue – take your pick.) If you’re interested… I recently wrote about my opinions on some changing industry terminology.
I’ve pared down the dashboard below to only include links to articles and features that still might be useful as in-season reference tools. See below for potential in-season update plans.
(* Asterisked links are for members only.)
*How to use BABS during the season
Player History Scans
Minor League BABS Scouting
Research has shown that the Broad Assessment Balance Sheet’s value is exclusively as a draft prep tool, so that is where we place our focus. I have tentatively planned perhaps 1-3 database updates during the season, but given their limited utility — small sample error bars are far too wide — I can’t promise when, or if they will occur. As of now, I am targeting Memorial Day, or thereabouts, for an initial BABS database update. And then we’ll reassess what the world looks like and take it from there.
As for me, I’ve been busy working on a massive book project that has been taking up most of my time. I plan to release some excerpts, perhaps as early as this summer. You can keep tabs on my whereabouts at RonShandler.com. Have a great — and SAFE — summer.
— Ron Shandler