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RSOB Chapter 8: The BABS Draft

New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction

If you think the BABS process is a little uncomfortable, just wait. Here in Chapter 8, we jump off the cliff. This is another looooong chapter, but unlike Chapter 6, it's coming at you all at once. Have a seat;...

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RSOB Chapter 6H: Relief Pitchers

New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction

In the eternal quest for the elusive SAVE, it's all about Skill and Opportunity, right? If you have enough Skill, the Opportunity will come. Well, it's not that simple.

Opportunity can come from a variety of sources, from skill, to...

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May 10 2015:  Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Pitcher, Clayton Kershaw (22) pitches during a regular season major league baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field in Denver, CO.

RSOB Chapter 6G: Starting Pitchers

New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction

In most fantasy formats, pitchers vary from hitters in one key way. With fewer relevant counting stats, their measurable value rests in ratio gauges – primarly ERA – that have wider error bars than just about any other metric.

Look...

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18 OCT 2015:  New York Mets left fielder Michael Conforto (30) high fives his teammates prior to Game 2 of the NLCS between the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs played at Citi Field in Flushing,NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

RSOB Chapter 6F: Outfielders

New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction

In the outfield, you can pretty much have your pick of whatever mix of Assets you'd like. There are plenty of skills, whether you need power, speed or batting average. However, be careful because there is also a good smattering...

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26 SEP 2015:      Carlos Correa of the Astros during the regular season game between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.  (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

RSOB Chapter 6E: Shortstops

New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction

Shortstop is a position with some good upside potential but also a ton of uncertainty. It contains some decent power contributors at the top, though the bigger names are risky. After that, there is a large group of low-risk speedsters;...

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AUG 16, 2015: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) waits in the batting circle in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers. Houston Astros defeated Detroit Tigers 6-5 in Houston.

RSOB Chapter 6D: Secondbasemen

New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction

Second base is a fairly shallow position when it comes to counting stats. The full-timers are a haven for batting average with a few nice pockets of steals. There is a smattering of moderate power sources but most come with...

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04 October 2015:  Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (13) breaks his bat in action at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. where the Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Yankees, 9-4 in the final game of the season. (Photograph by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)

RSOB Chapter 6c: Thirdbasemen

New to "Ron Shandler's Other Book"? Read the Introduction

Third base is another position deep in power and batting average, though not quite as deep as 1B/DH. That means you will most likely be filling your corner infield slot with a firstbaseman. One thing does stand out at the...

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