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BABS Baseball 2018 (BABL)

Okay, let's get started. The goal is to create a league format that:

Captures the skill and risk categories of BABS Offers the best end-of-season report card on how well we did at assessing and projecting performance.

Here are the basics:

4x4 Rotisserie draft & hold Standard snake draft 10...

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The true test of BABS

Success in any one season of playing fantasy baseball is a combination of two things: skill in drafting a roster plus skill in managing that roster during the season. At its core, this process might be described as the combination of: a) comprehensive off-season research and analysis, plus b) reactionary,...

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A New Year for BABS

As each year passes, BABS gets more and more fully formed. Last year, we got a quick peek at what she looks like. This year, the shy one will show herself a little bit more.

In 2018, the BABS database reports are now automated and customizable from the get-go, and...

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Minor League BABS

What is the difference between Austin Slater and Boog Powell? Looking only at their 2017 major league stats, one might conclude, "pretty much nothing." PLAYER               AB     HR     SB     AVG Austin Slater       117     3       0    .282 Boog Powell         117     3       0    .282 BABS viewed their 2017 performances likewise, awarding them identical ratings of…...

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Final BABS Ratings

The final BABS ratings for 2017 have been posted to the database. Site members have access to that now.

While I am working on the Baseball Forecaster (order now!), things will continue to be quiet here. However, if you have any insights about the 2017 season – and...

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Coming to terms with who BABS is

She's my mistress, I know.

Many of us have found great value in BABS, but we have also been trying to make her into someone else. We're not satisfied with all that she provides us; we need her to give us more. It took me a few weeks in the...

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Searching for asset group values

For the most part, BABS has done well so far this year. It has not been an easy road. The skyrocketing disabled list visits have skewed performance metrics and laid waste to playing time expectations.

For instance, Max Scherzer, Noah Syndergaard and Yu Darvish all came into the season in...

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New views on in-season BABS

We are 10 weeks in and the BABS database was updated over the weekend. Your survey results have gotten me to rethink how we use BABS during the season, so I've started to reimagine different presentations of the data.

First, some clarifications from recent reader emails. The "2017p" line in...

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