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Download ATC Projections In Draft Buddy + TGFBI And RazzSlam

TGFBI Rounds 1-13

The 2023 Average Total Cost projections, better known as ATC projections, are now available in Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy. ATC are the brainchild of fantasy baseball analyst Ariel Cohen.

This is the fifth year Ariel allowed the inclusion of his ATC projections in Draft Buddy, and we certainly appreciate it. The prior four consecutive years, ATC ranked number one most accurate projections by FantasyPros.

Follow Ariel on Twitter and check out his articles and podcast appearances.

Updating Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy

Not only did we add the ATC projections, but all of THE BAT, Steamer, and Zeile projections, plus NFBC and FantasyPros ADP received an update. Draft Buddy includes sections for three sets of projections, so from the four available, you can choose any three you like.

If you already downloaded Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy, then you don’t need to download again. Only download a new copy of Draft Buddy if I change the version number after adding or fixing a feature. Or, if you lost the file or want to start fresh for some reason. But as of now we are still on version 1.0.

If you don’t already have Draft Buddy, then sign up here to access the download links. Check the “create an account?” option to make it easier to return and download updates, and to access custom online features in the future.

ATC projections

Get ATC Projections

Most of the data in Draft Buddy – players, prior year stats, and projections – are found on the hitters data and pitchers data tabs. Projections are found in the yellow highlighted areas on these tabs.

When updating projections from the action tab, they go in the first yellow section, otherwise known as Site A. Whatever projections you already have there will be overwritten. There are buttons to move projections from Site A to Site B or C, so you can update other projections to Site A.

Note, if keepers or a custom draft order or draft picks are already input in Draft Buddy, then change both of the reset options to “no” before updating. The reset options are “yes” by default. These are used to reset Draft Buddy to a pre-draft state when you Compile Cheatsheets.

To update THE BAT and Zeile projections, and get ATC projections in Draft Buddy, go to the action tab and follow these steps:

  1. Select THE BAT from the projections drop-down, and click Update Projections.
  2. Once Draft Buddy pulls the THE BAT projections – remember, they are in Site A – click the Move Site A to Site C button.
  3. Now select Zeile from the drop-down and Update Projections. After that runs, click the Move Site A to Site B button.
  4. Select ATC, Update Projections.
  5. Click the Compile Cheatsheets button.

Now you have ATC, Zeile, and THE BAT projections across each of the three yellow sections (A, B, C) on the hitters data and pitchers data tabs. Plus, ADP, prospects, and position eligibility tabs all update.

Your cheat sheets are based on the mix of projections (or stats) found on the options tab. By default that is 100% Site A (now, ATC). If you decide to change that mix at all, then run Compile Cheatsheets again to see the results of the change.

TGFBI And RazzSlam Updates

I’ve had the pleasure of competing in two awesome fantasy baseball events starting last week. First, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational (TGFBI) is a tournament of 15-team 5X5 roto scoring NFBC format leagues. Mostly fantasy baseball analysts and content creators compete in TGFBI. Created and organized by Justin Mason, TGFBI raises money for charity through donations by participants and the fantasy baseball community at large.

From the 12 spot, I started Freddie Freeman, Manny Machado, Shane McClanahan, Alek Manoah, Ryan Helsley, and Adley Rutschman. Note, NFBC format leagues require two starting catchers. It seems you can’t see the whole draft board from the NFBC site, so I added screenshots below. Draft Buddy is doing an excellent job syncing the draft results for me.

TGFBI Rounds 1-13
TGFBI Rounds 1-13
TGFBI Rounds 14-26
TGFBI Rounds 14-26
RazzSlam
RazzSlam

The second event, RazzSlam, started this past Monday. RazzSlam is another tournament, this time consisting of 12-team fantasy points scoring leagues. It is best ball, or modified best ball, as there are limited waivers during the season. RazzSlam is created and organized by the team over at RazzBall.

Drafting 11th, I started Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Nolan Arenado, Luis Robert, Alek Manoah, and Cristian Javier. The Betts pick was interesting as both Freeman and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. were available. I deduced the team in the 12 hole wouldn’t take two first basemen, so I grabbed Betts first and planned to take one of Freddie or Vlad on the comeback.

Love it or hate it, let me know what you think about the picks in the comments.

11 Comments on “Download ATC Projections In Draft Buddy + TGFBI And RazzSlam”

  • secretariat346

    says:

    Baseball Draft Buddy. The ADP tab FILTER is not working for SP or RP because all pitchers show up as P only. My configuration does not use P as a type of role. I only use SP and RP.

    • Mike

      says:

      Hi. Switch to the FantasyPros ADP. Change the drop-down on that tab and Update ADP. NFBC only uses P for all pitchers, which is why that is shown there, but FantasyPros should split them off between SP and RP.

  • LD Schmidt

    says:

    Our league has a DH-only position, subject to same position eligibility rules as all other positions (20 games played in prior year). If a player did not play 20 games at any position in prior season, he’s only eligible where he played most. Francisco Alvarez, therefore, only qualifies at DH. We also use keepers. How do I get him to show as a DH on my keeper list and roster as a DH?

    • Mike

      says:

      Hi LD. I had to play around with Draft Buddy for a while myself before I could give this a good answer. The DH position on the hitters cheat sheet tab definitely used to show DH-only players. But, I found that wasn’t very useful for very many people as most leagues don’t use it. Now it is UT. I thought if I changed the positions on the rules tab to DH = 1, UT = 0, then it would go back to DH-only. Doesn’t seem to. I don’t remember exactly what I changed!

      But, I think the best way to handle this with the current file is go to the hitters data tab, and use the filter for Pos and change to DH. Or depending on Excel version you can search DH. This data tab still shows who is DH eligible.

      Also, you can input DH as a position on keepers or the draft report tab. The player should flow through to a DH position on the rosters tab. I have a draft open right now showing J.D. Martinez, Shea Langeliers at DH.

  • LD Schmidt

    says:

    The DH position is not available in the validations for the keeper list. I’m working through the other suggestions.

    • Mike

      says:

      Hmm, okay. I think it should, but I’ll test this out tomorrow.

    • Mike

      says:

      Hi LD. When you changed the positions on the rules tab to include DH, did you hit Compile Cheatsheets again? I did that and I am seeing the DH position option on the keepers tab. Now, since you already input some keepers, make sure to change the reset options on the action tab to “no” before you Compile Cheatsheets again. Otherwise Draft Buddy will wipe out the keepers you already input.

      Does that help? Are you seeing the same thing?

  • Richard Guertin

    says:

    ATC had an update a couple days ago. i can see the updated stats on fangraphs. however, when look to update the projections on draft buddy says i have the most up to date? when can i apply the latest ATC projections to draft buddy sheet? what is the usual turnaround time?

    • Mike

      says:

      Hi Richard. I don’t get a notice when there is an update, so thanks for letting me know. I figured we were due, and I was going to run through it today. It does take some time to update 4 sets of projections and ADP x2. Hopefully have it done by this evening but could be tomorrow. I’ll post here and send a member email when it is ready.

      • Richard Guertin

        says:

        thanks for the quick response! I’m sure many people like me are drafting this Sat (or Sun) so figured I ask. Cheers!

        • Mike

          says:

          Projections and ADP should now be updated. Try it from the action tab in Draft Buddy.

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