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Updating More Than One Set of Projections in Draft Buddy

Today marked another fantasy baseball projections update, including both sets of projections we have available for Draft Buddy and the Last Player Picked Price Guide. Those are the Steamer-Fangraphs projections, from Steamer Projections Blog plus playing time adjustments from Fangraphs, and the Zeile consensus projections from FantasyPros.

The update also included our depth charts and average draft position (ADP) data from each of FantasyPros, Mock Draft Central and National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Make sure to support each of the above mentioned websites, or drop them a thank you, for helping power Draft Buddy and LPP for your fantasy baseball drafts this season.

One of our Draft Buddy users sent me an email asking how to update both sets of projections in the software. I realize the Draft Buddy instructions need an overhaul since I combined the old Cheatsheet Compiler and Draft Buddy into one file, but that is a job that is going to have to wait until next year. For now, I’ll respond to emails and write the occasional blog post to answer key questions like this one.

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Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy, action tab

When it comes to updating projections in Draft Buddy, everything happens on the aptly named action tab. Buddy only updates one set of projections at a time, based on the “Source:” drop-down, and if you read the information boxes that pop-up, you’ll know the new projections you are grabbing overwrite the projections in the Site A (or first) section on each of the hitters data and pitchers data tabs.

So, the process to update both steps is essentially update one, move it to Site B, and update the second. Here is the detail:

  1. Select one of the two available projections with the drop-down on the action tab. Click the Update Projections button.

  2. After the projections update you can click No to not Compile Cheatsheets.
  3. Now click the Move Site A to Site B button (or Site C, if you prefer).
  4. Use the drop-down to select the other set of projections. Hit Update Projections again.
  5. This time you want to hit Compile Cheatsheets so your cheatsheets are updated for the latest projections.

If you only plan to use one set of projections to generate your cheatsheets, then there is no need to update both sets. If you do the update, and then later change the allocation key or mix or projections in Site A, B, and possibly C, then you need to hit Compile Cheatsheets again to see the impact of the change.

That is it for now. Good luck in your fantasy baseball drafts!

Fantasy Baseball 2014 Consensus Top Prospects

Minnesota Twins minor league CF Byron Buxton, the top prospect in MLB as ranked by 13 of 15 lists, including Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus and Keith Law. August 5, 2013; Photographer: Mark LoMoglio/Icon SMI

Minnesota Twins minor league CF Byron Buxton, the top prospect in MLB as ranked by 13 of 15 lists, including Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus and Keith Law. August 5, 2013; Photographer: Mark LoMoglio/Icon SMI

One of my favorite tasks prepping for the upcoming fantasy baseball season is compiling my consensus top prospects list, a ranking of the next best players in baseball. This is the fifth year publishing the list. Feel free to go back and check the top prospects from 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and you’ll quickly see what a major impact these players have on the fantasy baseball landscape today. The top of this list are the guys you want to build your deep keeper and dynasty league fantasy baseball teams around for years to come.

This year I used 15 publicly available “top 100″ prospect lists to form the basis of my list, although there were changes to the lists included in the consensus from last year. Players had to be named on at least eight of the lists to make the final cut, with two notable exceptions. The older professional players (Masahiro Tanaka and Jose Abreu), who never played in a team’s minor league system, were included in this analysis despite appearing on less than eight lists.

Players were given 100 points for a 1st place listing, 99 points for second, 98 for third and on and on down to 1 point for a selection as number 100.

Each list that formed the consensus is identified in the key below. Each player’s rank for that list is indicated and their average score is listed last. Scores are based on the number of lists they appear. I realize this simple system has the potential to skew the results of those picked on fewer lists, but overall it provides a good snapshot of the guys you should target for your rosters.

 

Player
BA BP DI DL FA FG FS KL MLB PG 361 RA SC TPA TBH SCORE
1. OF Byron Buxton, MIN
1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 99.8
2. SS Xander Bogaerts, BOS
2 2 2 2 1 2 4 2 2 1 2 7 - 2 2 98.6
3. OF Oscar Taveras, STL
3 3 3 5 4 3 5 5 3 3 3 5 2 3 3 97.5
4. RHP Masahiro Tanaka, NYY
4 - 3 10 - - - - 4 - - 7 - 95.4
5. RHP Archie Bradley, AZ
9 9 11 9 11 5 3 9 5 4 4 6 7 4 6 94.2
6. SS Javier Baez, CHC
5 4 9 13 5 4 10 7 7 5 5 2 13 11 8 93.8
7. SS Carlos Correa, HOU
7 5 3 11 7 9 6 4 8 6 7 16 3 12 7 93.6
8. 3B Miguel Sano, MIN
6 14 7 8 2 10 7 8 4 8 11 4 14 18 4 92.7
9. RHP Taijuan Walker, SEA
11 8 17 7 8 7 2 16 6 15 6 3 9 6 5 92.6
10. SS Addison Russell, OAK
14 7 6 10 6 8 12 3 12 9 8 11 4 8 9 92.5
11. SS Francisco Lindor, CLE
13 6 5 22 9 12 14 6 10 11 14 19 5 15 10 89.6
12. 3B Kris Bryant, CHC
8 17 12 18 16 6 16 15 9 7 9 9 10 14 25 88.3
13. OF Gregory Polanco, PIT
10 24 14 20 13 17 13 13 13 18 10 26 6 5 15 86.5
14. RHP Noah Syndergaard, NYM
16 11 20 23 15 18 15 24 11 26 17 13 16 9 12 84.6
15. RHP Jonathan Gray, COL
12 16 8 26 29 16 20 12 14 13 25 14 22 10 19 83.9
16. RHP Robert Stephenson, CIN
19 22 28 17 17 11 9 29 19 14 20 12 29 22 13 82.3
17. OF George Springer, HOU
18 20 19 15 12 14 11 19 21 44 22 15 20 16 18 82.1
18. RHP Kevin Gausman, BAL
20 10 27 28 19 25 17 23 31 17 18 10 15 30 11 80.9
19. RHP Lucas Giolito, WAS
21 13 13 36 14 13 18 21 44 10 28 20 17 13 22 80.8
20. RHP Dylan Bundy, BAL
15 15 16 24 28 19 38 31 20 16 15 8 18 19 23 80.7
21. RHP Jameson Taillon, PIT
22 19 30 14 22 20 8 27 16 48 12 17 32 17 14 79.8
22. 3B Nick Castellanos, DET
25 37 18 16 18 37 25 32 15 24 16 18 - 24 17 78.0
23. RHP Mark Appel, HOU
39 21 15 25 33 26 30 11 17 34 13 29 12 20 34 77.1
24. RHP Kyle Zimmer, KC
23 34 10 12 32 24 19 10 25 70 21 27 11 26 24 76.5
25. OF Albert Almora, CHC
36 25 38 27 31 21 26 28 18 12 27 21 8 38 16 76.2
38 48 33 21 23 39 27 36 22 20 19 23 - 21 31 72.4
27. RHP Carlos Martinez, STL
31 - 30 21 - 23 - - 22 31 66 - 31 20 70.4
28. RHP Eddie Butler, COL
24 26 23 43 51 15 53 17 41 25 34 32 28 32 44 68.5
29. RHP Yordano Ventura, KC
26 12 62 19 37 33 43 50 35 23 29 30 23 37 29 68.5
30. C Austin Hedges, SD
27 18 32 39 57 34 49 33 24 27 23 42 37 41 32 66.7
31. OF Jorge Soler, CHC
41 45 22 32 25 49 31 26 49 41 24 25 53 46 26 65.3
32. SS Billy Hamilton, CIN
43 49 43 6 20 60 22 52 37 32 - - 33 33 65.2
33. RHP Aaron Sanchez, TOR
32 31 36 34 45 22 28 30 23 97 43 24 45 28 21 65.1
34. SS Corey Seager, LAD
37 44 26 29 36 28 36 18 34 67 33 51 25 67 30 63.6
35. OF Clint Frazier, CLE
48 36 51 59 24 45 29 45 48 19 40 22 38 27 38 63.1
36. LHP Andrew Heaney, MIA
30 30 35 44 40 31 50 34 29 59 36 38 42 45 43 61.9
37. RHP Alex Meyer, MIN
45 32 60 35 43 23 33 62 28 35 46 34 40 34 36 61.9
38. RHP Tyler Glasnow, PIT
46 42 21 63 53 43 37 20 27 51 52 45 19 23 52 61.4
39. SS Raul Mondesi, KC
47 29 25 46 27 46 60 22 38 43 44 46 26 55 55 60.4
40. 1B Jose Dariel Abreu, CWS
29 - 4 26 - 62 - - 66 - - 66 - 58.8
41. OF Jackie Bradley, BOS
50 23 42 38 89 35 56 51 33 42 26 52 - 43 47 56.2
42. 3B Maikel Franco, PHI
17 52 55 31 52 27 47 63 26 56 49 56 24 35 89 55.7
43. LHP Max Fried, SD
53 55 40 62 47 61 45 48 43 21 38 43 27 63 41 55.2
44. SS Rougned Odor , TEX
42 39 40 46 30 52 64 59 37 55 33 59 59 40 54.2
45. OF Austin Meadows, PIT
49 89 29 53 58 48 24 35 45 66 64 48 52 25 27 53.5
46. RHP Marcus Stroman, TOR
55 27 50 - 42 56 55 58 55 28 61 39 31 58 50 53.5
47. LHP Julio Urias, LAD
51 35 24 55 34 73 57 14 64 38 58 28 41 75 66 53.5
48. OF Joc Pederson, LAD
34 50 75 41 81 58 21 41 36 63 62 36 35 44 37 53.4
49. LHP Henry Owens, BOS
40 69 58 54 54 72 44 42 30 33 - 61 21 29 60 53.4
50. RHP Kyle Crick, SF
33 38 67 33 35 29 35 69 32 100 48 57 33 69 42 53.0
51. RHP Matt Wisler, SD
44 47 45 57 63 41 41 39 78 31 54 40 49 53 39 52.9
52. RHP Kohl Stewart, MIN
52 54 71 51 38 32 61 76 40 61 42 37 39 40 49 51.5
53. C Jorge Alfaro, TEX
54 41 41 65 48 54 42 44 39 32 47 60 69 68 56 50.3
54. RHP Lucas Sims, ATL
57 40 39 72 56 53 51 40 60 47 50 63 30 70 - 49.0
55. 3B Garin Cecchini, BOS
74 51 63 47 41 51 34 53 57 53 39 31 58 84 45 48.9
56. OF Jonathan Singleton, HOU
82 57 84 42 30 55 39 78 50 49 30 47 71 90 35 45.1
57. 3B Colin Moran, MIA
61 74 47 48 82 65 40 55 51 74 - 54 46 51 46 44.3
58. C Gary Sanchez, NYY
35 85 49 49 50 44 46 68 47 69 57 62 83 - 59 43.6
59. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, BAL
65 61 52 67 - 36 - 43 68 64 86 - 36 60 51 43.6
60. 2B Kolten Wong, STL
58 33 87 37 55 80 54 91 58 65 51 35 - 50 54 43.3
61. RHP C.J. Edwards, CHC
28 81 53 79 71 78 59 67 42 60 - 53 44 36 65 42.7
62. RHP Hunter Harvey, BAL
- 58 31 90 69 82 48 38 96 55 59 71 43 74 28 40.9
63. RHP Michael Foltynewicz, HOU
59 43 81 50 83 57 75 70 54 52 56 87 47 48 48 40.3
64. RHP A.J. Cole, WAS
- 53 74 100 73 47 72 65 69 29 73 41 93 76 74 38.4
65. OF David Dahl, COL
94 100 54 87 44 38 73 47 71 30 85 49 51 - 85 36.1
66. SS J.P. Crawford, PHI
78 - 34 74 76 50 70 46 - 81 100 57 57 69 35.0
67. SS Alen Hanson, PIT
76 - 80 52 65 74 64 74 67 41 55 77 62 75 34.7
68. OF Eddie Rosario, MIN
- 60 64 81 - 76 69 49 - 53 77 63 - 78 34.0
69. 1B Dominic Smith, NYM
92 - 44 - 61 79 97 37 - 36 71 90 74 56 - 34.0
70. RHP Braden Shipley, AZ
62 62 37 97 93 42 85 25 - 89 97 - 54 - 33.5
71. SS Chris Owings, AZ
66 28 69 86 60 64 81 72 77 39 63 93 65 - 92 32.8
72. 3B D.J. Peterson, SEA
85 65 64 59 70 32 - 88 92 94 83 67 42 57 31.9
73. RHP Nick Kingham, PIT
64 80 66 - - 75 - 73 - 88 - 72 39 - 31.4
74. LHP James Paxton, SEA
99 68 95 39 - 88 - - 37 56 95 53 31.0
75. RHP Jake Odorizzi, TB
67 92 70 - 84 58 - 56 73 - 72 - 65 71 30.2
76. RHP Lance McCullers, HOU
77 - 56 77 - 79 - 52 86 91 65 62 61 77 29.8
77. LHP Jesse Biddle, PHI
71 94 85 88 40 78 77 53 75 60 70 96 47 - 29.2
78. C Blake Swihart, BOS
73 73 46 - 99 66 - 56 61 58 92 85 84 71 72 29.0
79. RHP Taylor Guerrieri, TB
- - 48 - 66 89 76 66 94 76 59 55 94 - 28.7
80. OF Phillip Ervin, CIN
- 63 71 100 81 63 - - - 58 79 79 58 28.6
81. RHP Miguel Almonte, KC
- 46 88 77 62 95 74 81 - 67 - 48 82 81 28.2
82. 2B Mookie Betts, BOS
75 - 89 82 67 59 - 61 62 79 80 61 87 - 28.1
83. RHP Erik Johnson, CWS
63 67 83 84 - 99 67 59 70 72 68 - - 73 27.8
84. RHP Rafael Montero, NYM
68 - 69 78 94 66 60 85 65 86 78 52 79 27.7
85. 3B Stephen Piscotty, STL
70 66 59 - 98 87 - 57 98 70 78 60 73 - 26.8
86. SS Hak-Ju Lee, TB
- - 70 - 68 92 - 79 84 54 - 70 85 - 25.8
100 83 58 72 52 71 71 89 93 79 - - 63 25.5
88. RHP Zach Lee, LAD
95 84 57 76 - 71 90 75 63 - 75 76 - 80 24.5
89. RHP Allen Webster, BOS
88 - 98 - 97 - 68 - 46 93 69 94 54 64 - 23.9
90. RHP Matt Barnes, BOS
- 64 68 78 - 98 95 89 86 50 - 64 - - 84 23.4
91. OF Jake Marisnick, MIA
79 - 99 91 85 69 80 84 65 71 45 67 - 91 88 23.0
92. C Reese McGuire, PIT
81 59 99 92 90 82 - - 62 - - 50 92 86 21.7
93. OF Brian Goodwin, WAS
- 86 78 - 70 96 93 83 - 78 44 - - 87 21.6
94. 3B Matt Davidson, CWS
72 93 93 88 - 62 - 88 80 77 77 - - - - 19.9
69 87 95 80 - 85 - 90 82 83 - 66 77 - 19.6
96. 2B Jonathan Schoop, BAL
- 82 94 61 95 68 83 86 - 98 74 - 87 - 68 19.5
97. OF Josh Bell, PIT
- 77 92 60 84 - 99 97 74 - 76 86 88 - 17.7
98. OF Jorge Bonifacio, KC
90 99 - - 83 84 - 91 - - 92 72 94 12.9

 

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!