October 28, 2014: Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) hits a home run during the World Series game 6 between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Royals shut out the Giants 10-0 to tie the series at 3 games each.

First Pitch Arizona Preview: Why BABS?

On Saturday, November 5, I will be making a presentation about BABS at First Pitch Arizona. It will be a 45-minute look at what BABS is, why we need it, some 2016 successes and an early look at 2017. Here is an excerpt from the...

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Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) makinf=g a catch for the out in the sixth inning during an MLB baseball game between the between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Houston. ( Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire )

My Keeper List Decision

Last week I asked for your help! My decision appears below.

I have a keeper list due this Friday, October 21 in advance of the November 4 XFL draft and am still on the fence for my last few picks.

This is a great exercise for all...

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Final 2016 BABS Ratings

Even with the massive in shift in the balance between power and speed this season, Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw still ended up atop the BABS rankings. Planetary alignment is a good thing. Those two are this era's no-brainers, but the rest of the 2016 final rankings reveals a...

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28 April 2016: Miami Marlins Second base Dee Gordon (9) [7422] hits an infield ground ball during the game between the Miami Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Dennis/Icon Sportswire)

Luck and the law

Some people make their own luck and some have luck thrust upon them. We all resign ourselves to the fact that winning in this game requires a good amount of the “L” word, though there is some disagreement over how much. 25%? 33%? 50%? 75%?


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Donaldson remains on top; Trout joins him

I am pleased to announce that BABS is officially on track to be automated by next season. I have secured a programmer who is going to create a multi-year database of BABS data that you will be able to search and download, and create all sorts of reports.

In the...

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Living the Ultimate Fantasy

When fantasy baseball started, it was all about control. It was all about the prospect of making better decisions than Major League general managers. It was about being able to pull the on-field strings better than field managers. We were hell-bent on proving that we could assemble a winning ballclub...

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Deconstructing an Outwardly Lopsided Trade

I run polls on this site because the results often fascinate me. There was no better an example this past week with my fake case study regarding a keeper league trade decision. I asked:

You own hot prospect Alex Bregman in a keeper league in which you still have 2016...

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