Catchers are the most frustrating offensive position in fantasy baseball. Yes, they offer the shallowest depth of skills, but just how bad is it? Should we really be pushing Buster Posey into the early rounds? How much damage do the end-gamers really cause?
Here... Read More
The industry's annual "first pitch" of the fantasy baseball season is the Fantasy Sports Trade Association's (FSTA) experts league draft. This year it was held at their winter conference in Nashville.
This was the second time that I've taken BABS with me to this league's draft. Last year, a... Read More
While we all know the inherent beauty that BABS possesses, she readily recognizes that there is always room for improvement. The challenge, though, is to improve while maintaining simplicity. I didn't want to add complexity to her natural beauty.
In the end, the only changes I made were... Read More
While the the baseball universe waits impatiently for the always-controversial Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Hall of Fame announcement, the fantasy industry has named its 2017 picks for the Rotisserie Hall of Fame: Prince Fielder, David Ortiz and Mark Teixeira. They are the... Read More
Sections of this article appear in The BABS Project.
As we start inching our way into the 2017 draft season, one of the hottest topics will be the handling of the first round in snake drafts.
Intuitively, you would think that first... Read More
An Op-Ed columnist in my local paper recently wrote a piece that she called her Annual Disclosure Statement. She said, “I have regular readers and new readers, but I can’t assume that everyone knows where I stand on the issues. Someone reading me for the... Read More
This is a free preview of the Introduction to The BABS Project.
ME: Hey, welcome.
YOU: Hi Ron. I see you’ve written another book.
Oh, this thing? Yeah, a writer’s gotta write.
What is it this time? BABS? Mayberry? LIMA? Some other arcane... Read More
During these apparently quiet off-season periods, it’s easy to lose sight of how much work is being done behind the scenes at baseball information sites. I’ve been busy working on The BABS Project ebook and laying the foundation for 2017 content here on this... Read More
In the upcoming edition of the Baseball Forecaster, you will read about the ever-changing shifts in the statistical landscape. By now, it's common knowledge that home runs left ballparks at historic rates last year, and stolen bases took the opposite path. If you were to assume that... Read More
The 15th annual Xperts Fantasy League (XFL) draft took place in Scottsdale, AZ on Friday November 4. The XFL is the fantasy baseball industry's only keeper league, although it has been described as a keeper-dynasty hybrid.
The 15-team mixed league drafts 40-man rosters, with the 23 players... Read More