We’re back! Back and optimistic MLB and MLBPA will come to an agreement to, play ball! Don’t let the latest news that MLB cancels spring training games through March 4th discourage you too much. Surely, a new CBA is forthcoming to give us baseball, and in turn, an opportunity to play 2022 fantasy baseball.
The fantasy baseball community seems to agree, as drafts are well underway. I did a 40 round, 12-team best ball at Fantrax last week. There is plenty of fantasy baseball draft chatter on Twitter. Showcase leagues RazzSlam starts Monday and TGFBI starts in a week.
What is Draft Buddy?
Draft Buddy is a Microsoft Excel-based tool that creates custom cheat sheets for your fantasy league, and helps track your draft. It is ready to download for the 2022 fantasy baseball season, and includes the following sets of projections:
- ATC by Ariel Cohen
- THE BAT by Derek Carty
- Steamer by Jared Cross, Dash Davidson, and Peter Rosenbloom
- Zeile by FantasyPros
- Draft Buddy in-house projections by our own Chris Spencer
Draft Buddy also has player stats from the prior three seasons, and ADP from NFBC and FantasyPros. That is a lot of data packed into one spreadsheet, making it worth the download even without its’ functionality to build your custom cheat sheets and track your draft.
When you open Draft Buddy, fill in your league settings on the rules and scoring tabs, go to the action tab, and click Compile Cheatsheets. Voilà, you have player rankings for your draft. There are many other features and options you can explore.
Ready to draft? Draft Buddy helps track your draft as it progresses. Simply select a player name from any of the cheat sheet or supporting tabs, and click a Draft Player button to copy that player to the draft report tab. Draft Buddy marks the player off the cheat sheets, and other tabs update such as rosters.
If your league uses Fantrax, then you can update the draft results straight on the draft report tab with the push of a button. I hope to add more league management integration features in the future.
Download Draft Buddy
To download Draft Buddy, click the button. Download, open in Excel, and get started. The website is a bit of a transition-mess right now. In the interest of KISS, no registration required, the download is freely available. No strings attached.
However, if you would like to receive notifications when Draft Buddy is updated for new projections, ADP, feature improvements, and bug fixes, then register a new member account or login to your existing account, and sign up or renew Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy. That will add you to the mailing list.
Whether you are a new or veteran user, if you have any questions then drop me a email. Hope you enjoy using Draft Buddy for your 2022 fantasy baseball drafts.