An abbreviation for Best Available Player According
to Yahoo (or Best Available Player At Yahoo.)
sports include a list of players
to aid owners
in drafting, and their ranking is the "default" value for players
in these leagues. BAPAY is the player currently at the top of the list.
For instance Albert Pujols
is the 2010 "BAPAY" in fantasy
baseball, the Best Available Player According
to Yahoo in leagues just prior
to their draft. When Albert Pujols
is claimed Hanley
Ramirez, listed at #2, becomes the new BAPAY.
When an owner is absent for part or all of his draft, his team may be built with
by default. This is often perceived as being
a significant disadvantage.