Projections, ADP and Depth Chart Update, Plus Draft Buddy 2.1

Earlier this week we released Draft Buddy 2.0 which combined the old Cheatsheet Compiler and Draft Buddy into a single file. We received a lot of props for that, which is great, but also with such a big change from our prior version it isn’t a surprise a few issues slipped through the cracks.

Based on feedback received in the past few days, version 2.1 is now available that includes various fixes. The items were fixed ASAP in version 2.0 throughout the week, and some items were Mac specific, so users may already have a completely fixed version or never notice any issue with 2.0. However, if you do have a problem with 2.0, then download and give 2.1 a whirl.

Today we also did a big update including projections from FantasyPros and Steamer-Fangraphs, plus ADP from each of Mock Draft Central, National Fantasy Baseball Championship and FantasyPros, and the depth charts. Thanks to all of our third party providers for including their data in Draft Buddy. The update is ready to go, and whether you have 1.0, 2.0 or 2.1, the it should work the same in all.

Remember, if you want to update both sets of projections, select one set with the drop-down, hit Update Projections. Then use the button to move that set from Site A to Site B. Select the other set with the drop-down, and hit Update Projections again. Now you’re all set. Good luck to those drafting this weekend!

Fantasy Baseball Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy Now Available

The 2014 Cheatsheet Compiler and Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball are ready to roll! As of this morning our long running custom rankings and draft tracking tools include updated player projections for each of Steamer-Fangraphs and Zeile Consensus Projections, updated average draft position data from three sources, and updated depth charts.

To get it, all you have to do is login (for returning members) or register (for free), and go to the download page to find the links to download each of the Cheatsheet Compiler and Draft Buddy files. Returning members may have to go to their member page to “renew” their subscription.

If you are new to the Compiler and Draft Buddy, the best way to get started understanding how to use the software is to check the available demo videos. You do need Microsoft Excel to use it. It is still in older versions of Excel but should work fine in newer versions of Excel.

Check the version notes on the download page. I realize the post-all-star game stats are missing, as I am still compiling game stats from prior years so I can include those. There are full season MLB player stats for 2011, 2012 and 2013. I’ve seen some websites simply selling a spreadsheet of prior year stats. Seriously? Even if all you need are stats you might as well download the Cheatsheet Compiler for free.

The players included in the Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy are 40-man rosters from our depth charts plus key free agents. If you notice any player missing you think should be included, let me know. If you have any feedback or questions, post a comment or shoot me a note via Twitter, Facebook or email. I’ll try to answer as soon as I can.

Thanks for checking out the software, and have fun prepping for your upcoming fantasy baseball drafts!

Fantasy Baseball Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy Coming Soon

Hopefully I’m not getting ahead of myself saying “coming soon” in the title, but I spent all day (Week? Its Wednesday already?) updating our player database, including the depth charts, and starting to pull data together for the 2014 fantasy baseball Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy.

That data includes player projections, and this year so far we have Steamer-Fangraphs Projections from Steamer plus Fangraphs, and Zeile Consensus Projections from FantasyPros. You can find these on our players pages (for example: Clayton Kershaw, Miguel Cabrera). Full projections are included in the CC/DB. If you missed it last year, the 2013 version is still available. Register for free and take it for a test drive.