Keeping with my knack for getting one significant item crossed off my high priority to-do list each week (uh oh, I’m running out of days this week), I uploaded Projection Pal to the Cheatsheet Compiler & Draft Buddy download directory late last Friday. Feel free to login and head over there to grab it as another tool in your fantasy baseball draft prep toolbox.
For those not sure what Projection Pal is, it is an optional add-on to help import projections from other websites into the Cheatsheet Compiler. From there, you can set your projection source from the default, DraftBuddy.com, to something else. Then the cheatsheets generated by the Compiler will be based off the other set of projections.
Here is an old video on how Projection Pal works, but fair warning, it is not the easiest thing in the world to use. I’m not apologizing for that, just stating a fact. The reason is because there are a myriad of ways that websites can present their projections. I can only automate so much in Pal to account for that. Once you get your projections imported and cleaned up in Pal though, then it does a wonderful job of exporting them to the Compiler, lined up with the right players on each of the hitters and pitchers tabs.
That caveat out of the way, I have excellent news to share. The guys over at FantasyPros have a new feature this year, compiling projections from, as of this writing, six different sources. They are called the Zeile Consensus Projections. FantasyPros gave me permission to make a special copy of Projection Pal available for you guys to download with the Zeile Projections pre-loaded.
This way, I’ve done the import for you, and all you have to do is download to the same directory as your Compiler, open both files, and hit the Copy to Compiler buttons on each of the hitters Raw and pitchers Raw tabs in Pal. Voilà, you have the Zeile Projections in your copy of the Compiler. Set the default projections on the setup tab in the Compiler to “100% Site B”, hit Compile Cheatsheets, and now your cheatsheets are powered by Zeile.
There is quite a difference between our projections and the consensus projections. I uploaded the overall cheatsheet from each for comparison sake. Check the cheatsheet using Rick’s projections and the cheatsheet using Zeile.
I’ll keep updating the Zeile projections periodically in our copy of Pal, so any time you want the new projections, just come back and download the file again, replacing your old one. Check the last update date on the download page to know if it has changed since the last time you downloaded.