Monday, March 23, 2009

BABIP - Fantasy Baseball Debate Spring Training Continues


This week's question on The Great Fantasy Debate is a lot tougher. As the away team I have to take con to the following:

Using previous seasons BABIP is a definitive way to find future sleepers or busts in Fantasy Baseball?

Problem is, I like BABIP, or batting average on balls in play. Basically any batter or pitchers that varies much from 30% presents a good buy low or sell high opportunity. While BABIP doesn't fully account for all factors it is a super leading indicator. My tactic was to discredit BABIP as the "definitive way…" by pointing out some of it's short comings.

No it's not perfect but I do like batting average on balls in play - and click here to vote for Greg in the Great Fantasy Debate.

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1 comment:

robert Finkelstein said...

Greg,
Enjoyed your latest article on BABIP. I will eventually seek your advice on how to set up a blog.
Keep up the good work!!!!
Robert