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