I received some tech support emails yesterday and today after sending out the latest member newsletter announcing Draft Buddy 3.0, and as more and more fantasy baseball drafts are ramping up. These questions and answers may be of value to other members, so I decided to post them.
ZiPS and Carlos Gomez
Hey Mike, where in the new Draft Buddy are ZiPS projections located? Also, Why is Carlos Gomez so low compared to other sites? Thanks for the hard work as usual!
– Loyal fan of yours in football and baseball
Thanks! You have version 3.0? Go to the action tab and there is a drop-down where you can select what projections you want to update. Select ZiPS – should be third on the list – and then hit Update Projections. That will put ZiPS into the Site A section. Then you can use the buttons on that tab to move them to Site B or C if you like, and select another set of projections and update those (to A).
Once you have all 3 updated sets in there, then you can use the allocation keys on the options tab to decide which one to use for the cheatsheets.
Hey… this just came to me, but if you downloaded v.3.0, it already has the updated projections including ZiPS. They are in the third yellow section of projections on the hitters data and pitchers data tabs.
We do have Gomez OF #5 and top 13 overall, in my default settings using Steamer projections. Remember the cheatsheets are based on projections, so if a guy is more risky (too young, unproven, too old, injury risk) or less risky (high floor, consistent, etc.) then you may want to adjust for that in the rankings after the pure projections based rankings. That is probably what is happening here… or Steamer is just a little lower on him.
I really appreciate this software. Is there a way to adjust player rankings without changing the projections? Thanks.
Thanks! Yes, there is. What I suggest is running Draft Buddy for your league rules and scoring, so the cheatsheets are based off the projections and based on the settings you want to use to get them relatively close to what you would like. Then, go to the hitters, pitchers and overall tabs. Notice the yellow highlighted cells for the Rank and Tier columns? You can change those numbers and then hit the appropriate “Re-Rank” buttons on the cheatsheets and it should re-sort the players the way you want them.
Did you get version 3.0? There was a small problem with this feature on the overall rankings at some point but I can’t remember when I fixed it.