BABS Game Plan – Update No. 4
It’s the question on everyone’s mind — WHAT NOW? (Click through for a message from Ron Shandler.)
This is the final planned BABS Game Plan update for the 2020 pre-season, but we all know about “the best laid plans…” so who knows? This update’s focus is on adjusting to our new reality, spring training developments, a deep dive into the speculative player pool and a review of some experts league results. These are discussed in the Analysis section. Plus a few final asset group analyses, and our regular features. The BABS Database and Master Spreadsheet have ben updated as well. (* Asterisked links are for members only.)
*How to navigate BABS in these changing times
Asset Group Analyses
Player History Scans
Positional analyses of the talent pool
*Report Tutorial | Variables Cheat Sheet (PDF)
BABS Draft Suite
Minor League BABS Scouting
The BABS Project 3.0 (FREE PDF files)
Once the season resumes, we will publish an update to the database and spreadsheet, and additional analysis if necessary. Beyond that, we’ll likely revert to our original in-season plan. BABS is primarily a draft-prep program because it relies on long-view analysis. However, we will still publish in-season updates of the database only. The schedule would typically call for updates in mid-May, mid-June, at the All-Star Break and mid-August, but we’ll have to adjust based on when the season resumes. The reports generated by those updates have to be used judiciously as they are driven by sample sizes often too small to be reliable. This may be even more cautionary with a shortened season. Stay safe and healthy, all.
Now that MLB has finally come to a decision on a 60 game season will there be a new update for the database that takes into account the shortened season ,and if so when will that updatre be available?
I have an idea for season long redraft leagues that decide to give it a go. After the draft of regular rostered players, (perhaps) before subs, hold a special “Covid-19 Reserve Pool (RP)” draft.
This would consist of 3 rounds drafted by the league, but the players are to be available to any team who suffers an active player coming down with Covid-19. They would not be otherwise available as free agents.
There would be positional mandates (so for example the RP would have 3 players at each position, #s adjusted for outfield and pitcher), and rules regarding how or if you could keep the RP player when your guy returned from Covid.
Wondering what you think of the idea – trying to take some of the risk of Covid out of the fantasy equation.