RSOB Chapter 4: The BABS Player Profiling System
New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction.
The foundation of BABS is a basic accounting concept – the balance sheet. On the left side are your Assets; on the right are your Liabilities.
For batters, your Assets are Power, Speed and Batting Average. For pitchers, your assets are Pitching Effectiveness (a proxy for ERA and WHIP), Strikeouts and Saves. Both sides have Playing Time as an Asset as well.
The major items on the Liabilities side are Health and Experience . . .
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