16 AUG 2014: San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey checks the San Francisco Giants dugout for signs during a Major League Baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA.

How bad is the 2017 catcher pool?

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?


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BABS comes to Music City

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...

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BABS 2017: What’s new, early charts, 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...

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Three Named to Rotisserie Hall of Fame

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...

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2017 Annual Disclosure Statement

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...

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An early look at 2017

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...

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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.

The Need for Speed

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...

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XFL Draft Results

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...

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