Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy 2017 Released

playballThe 2017 version of Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball is now available for download!

If you are an existing member, and do not have access to download Draft Buddy yet, then login and re-up your (free) subscription via the Add/Renew Subscription button from your member page. First timers, register a (free) account checking off you want Draft Buddy and then you should have access.

I feel like I’m behind getting this out to you, but then I look back and my first newsletter went out February 19 for last season. Hmm… maybe I am continuously behind, or just feel that way. As I mentioned to one of our members Joe this morning on Twitter, I am juggling other things on the home and work front, so I am on a sort of every other day schedule to work on this website. Not ideal, but doing the best I can.

In terms of features, there are currently no changes from the prior year version of Draft Buddy, except some compatibility things with the newest versions of Excel for Mac. Give me strength Microsoft. Hey, it was already pretty good feature-wise as-is, right? It is a time thing, and a free tool to boot, so not only hard to jam in more features but also hard to justify.

Lets give a shout out to the websites that provide the baseball projections for Draft Buddy, currently Steamer-Fangraphs and FantasyPros for the Zeile projections. I updated each of these this morning.

Plus, the ADP comes from FantasyPros and NFBC. If you are looking for an online money league to play in then NFBC is the way to go. They have a long history and excellent reputation.

Last but certainly not least, props to members Kevin and Mark who are back again this season volunteering their time to keep the depth charts up to date for us. Thanks guys!

Okay, that is about it. Thanks for supporting Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball, fantasy football, or both! If you have any questions then please email me or hit me up through our Facebook page or on Twitter.

Suggested Improvements to Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy for Next Season

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We are almost a week into the start of the MLB season, and I am going to my first Toronto Blue Jays game on Saturday versus the hated Boston Red Sox. Can’t wait! Although if there is no Josh Donaldson in the lineup that will be a real bummer. Latest is the Jays are hopeful he returns Friday. Come on Bringer Of Rain!

Anyway… this is pretty much a wrap on fantasy baseball season as far as our Draft Buddy draft software is concerned. Everyone is done drafting now, I take it?

If you were among our members who used Draft Buddy this season, I hope you found it extremely useful and want to come back and use it again next year. Thank you for the positive feedback, occasional donation, and even suggestions for improvement.

Speaking of which, I wanted to get some of these suggestions for improvement written out and saved where I can easily find them before we ramp up for next fantasy baseball season. I’ve tried keeping them on my desk before and that just doesn’t work very well. Plus, now you have an opportunity to add to the list right here, in the comments section.

Below are some suggestions I received by email, or thought of myself. Keep in mind I cannot promise all of these will happen. Some are a bit of a brain dump of ideas that haven’t even been fully thought out if they are possible. If you see one you really like then by all means comment your support for it, and as always I will do my best.

  1. FIX: Check conditional formatting for last row in the cheatsheets, as it may be missing.
  2. FIX: On the new Top 25 feature, some players are appearing more than once… I believe this is due to a handful of players (likely 3 or more) having the same projections of a particular stat category.
  3. FIX: Not sure the count of drafted players at UT and CI/MI are correct on the summary tab in certain cases. Check Steve P.’s email and file.
  4. NEW: Add Draft Player buttons to the hitters data and pitchers data tabs, enabling ability to draft from any tab that lists players.
  5. NEW: Add AB as a scoring category for fantasy points leagues.
  6. NEW: Add more / improve data such as positions for top prospects in MLB organizations to enhance keeper and dynasty leagues.
  7. NEW: Perhaps have a separate ranking list of top prospects to draft from beyond the rankings generated from the projections.
  8. NEW: Player comparison tab similar to the football version… or enhance the online player comparison tool (better idea).
  9. NEW: Deeper ADP list.

That is all I have for now, but again, if you have other suggestions then feel free to comment below, as will I if I receive (or remember) any other ideas by email.

Thanks again for supporting Draft Buddy. Enjoy baseball season, and go Blue Jays!

Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy Now Available for 2016 Season

DB_Logo_BaseballOne of the two biggest news days of the year around these parts is today, the release of the new version of Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball! (The other biggest news day is the release of the new version of Draft Buddy for fantasy football, of course.)

Apologies for the delay, but between commitments last month to take courses, study and write (and pass!) an exam to become a Zend Certified PHP Engineer, and then some complications with our baseball player and stats database, this is the earliest I could roll it out.

Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball is FREE, once again. It includes updated Steamer-Fangraphs and Zeile from FantasyPros projections, depth charts and Average Draft Position data from both NFBC and FantasyPros. It also includes detailed player stats from each of the past three seasons.

Draft Buddy works for roto and fantasy points scoring leagues, auctions or draft pick style drafts, and redraft or keeper leagues. You can value players using Draft Buddy’s valuation system, or import results from Last Player Picked.

To get Draft Buddy all you need is a free membership account for the website. If you already have one, then login and go to your member page. Once there click Add / Renew Subscription and you likely have to renew your access to the baseball version of Draft Buddy.

New users, register an account and check you want access to the baseball version of Draft Buddy. You then have access to the download page. While you are at it, if you play fantasy football then check off your interest and we will add you to our football mailing list.

I am available to answer questions about Draft Buddy so please feel free to send them over, via Twitter, Facebook, email, a support ticket or even in comments to this or other blog posts.

Thanks very much for supporting Draft Buddy. Good luck in the upcoming baseball season!