Here are two more recent tech support emails (one email, one tweet) received for fantasy baseball version of Draft Buddy. Part I questions and answers was posted yesterday.
More Players on Overall Cheatsheet
I’m usually asking questions about the fantasy football Draft Buddy, but this year I’m trying out baseball, too. Is there any way to have a longer list of players? For example, in one of my leagues (mixed 5×5 with 24 roster spots), the cheatsheets never got to Joc Pederson, and he got drafted by a competitor. So is there a way to see more players on the cheatsheet, or physically add on a player who’s not on the lists? Thanks for the time.
The overall list does stop at a point, and baseball drafts do tend to be longer/deeper than football on average, but similar to the football Draft Buddy, the positional cheatsheets have more players listed at each position. I see Pederson in my OF rankings on the hitters cheatsheet at #60. I found him quickly by using CTRL-F (Command-F on Mac) which brings up a find box, typing in part of his name and hitting OK.
If you truly can’t find a player you can always type his name next to the relevant pick on the draft report tab. That player’s team might not come up, but the name should still flow through to the roster and update Buddy for the next pick in the draft.
One thing I find with baseball drafts is the players being drafted can vary a lot more than football. Lots of different players to choose from, lots of different opinions on his current year fantasy contributions. The young guys are interesting too. Players may start in the minors and are expected to come up to the majors later in the season and contribute. The big question is when. Some owners are pretty savvy about drafting these guys, or are just excited about drafting and rostering prospects, depending on the size of the league and available roster spots of course. We don’t really see that in football. Young guys are more or less expected they are going to produce right away or not, unless injury strikes a veteran opening the door for a rookie.
Question and Answer:
@gregeol51 Hi Greg. Appears to on mine. Remember, tiering only on hitters and pitchers tabs. Can also change the tier difference on options
— DraftBuddy.com (@DraftBuddy) March 12, 2015
Let me expand on this about the tier difference to say that depending on whether your cheatsheets have dollar values or fantasy points, and how big those values are, will influence how appropriate the tiering difference value is set at on the options tab. For dollar values on a $260 salary cap, a small difference of $5 (the default) is probably good to get nice size tiers. For fantasy points, where the points are in hundreds, then you will need a much large number to show suitable tiers.