Projection Pal is now available to download and work with the 2021 version of Draft Buddy. The purpose of Projection Pal is to help import fantasy baseball projections into Draft Buddy.
While Draft Buddy includes access to a variety of sets of projections, sometimes members want to add projections from another source. That is where Projection Pal comes in.
It is not as simple as copying the projections off the web and dropping them into Draft Buddy. Pal formats the data and makes sure it lines up with the correct players in Buddy.
Here is a video posted to YouTube that demonstrates how to import fantasy baseball projections to Draft Buddy.
The projections I chose to demonstrate are from Razzball, which are Steamer projections but with playing time and other adjustments by Rudy Gamble. They are very good projections. They include quality starts, which Steamer does not, and Rudy does an excellent job projecting playing time.
You can download Projection Pal from the Draft Buddy download page. As a bonus, the Pal files I uploaded include the Razzball projections, so most of the work is done for you. However, that is as of the day I posted the files (February 10th). For updated projections, you will need to follow similar steps as the video.
Projection Pal Tips
Projection Pal is not the easiest tool to use for everyone. Projections data can take many different forms, making it potentially tricky to work with.
Keep in mind Pal is a completely optional add-on for Draft Buddy. You do not need to use it. Buddy already includes multiple sets of projections that we update for you on a regular basis. But, if you are keen to add a certain set of projections not already in Buddy, get using Pal. Here are some tips:
- Make sure the Draft Buddy filename specified on the setup tab in Pal matches exactly to your copy of Draft Buddy, including the .xlsm extension.
- If you try to use the web import functionality in Pal (which isn’t in the video), then don’t spend too long if it isn’t working. Instead, highlight the projections in your web browser, and try to copy and paste them into Excel.
- All of the projections data you want to import into Draft Buddy needs to be on the right of the player names on the Raw tabs.
- Don’t worry if the Clean tab is showing #N/A errors before you click the Copy to Buddy button. Pal may need to clean and set the data before those formulas pull the proper numbers for each player.
After your newly imported projections are in Draft Buddy, then you can save and close Projection Pal. Its job is done.
Now explore the options tab in Buddy, and re-run Compile Cheatsheets, to make sure the projections are reflected in your new custom cheat sheets.