Early 2023 BABS Ratings
On a Rotisserie earnings basis, Ronald Acuna, Jr. ($49) is far and away the most valuable player in baseball, leading No. 2 Freddie Freeman by $14. On the pitching side, it's a neck-and-neck race so far, with Joe Ryan ($31) edging out Shane McClanahan ($30). In BABS-land, Acuna does pace the board, but on the pitching side there is actually a larger group of players with roughly equivalent value.
On the mound, it is McClanahan who resides in the elite (E+,K+) asset group, along with Shohei Ohtani, Luis Castillo, Spencer Strider and Jacob deGrom. But Ryan is right behind in the (E+,KK) group that includes Framber Valdez, Logan Webb, Sonny Gray, Drew Rasmussen and Bryce Miller.
It's good to see that BABS generally supports what we are seeing on the field so far. However, we can’t place a whole lot of credence in these early ratings because the playing time samples are still way too small. In time, we'll gain more confidence in these ratings. The next database update will likely come around the All Star Break.
Click here to access the database. Make sure the year is set to 2023 and the Report Type is set to In-Season Rankings (batter or pitcher). And again, use with caution.
2023 Summer Dashboard
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