The 2019 fantasy baseball version of Draft Buddy is updated for Steamer projections, NFBC ADP and depth charts. Plus, the Zeile projections from FantasyPros are now available and added to Draft Buddy. Note, I filtered the NFBC ADP from December 1, 2018 to give us a good number of drafts without being too stale.
If you already downloaded the 2019 version since it was released in December, then you can keep your current download and update the data. To get both sets of projections, then follow the steps in this new demo video:
Updating is particularly helpful if you are in the middle of a draft and want to save the draft picks already input in Draft Buddy. Or if you are in a keeper league and you’ve already input the kept players.
To make sure that data is saved, then uncheck the “Reset keepers” and “Reset draft order and picks” options found in the upper-left of the action tab PRIOR to updating projections.
Last Player Picked, the online auction calculator, is also updated for the Steamer and Zeile projections.
Fantasy Stats Research Tool
Our fantasy baseball player stats are improved, and I hope you like the changes. First, we have a lot more data as I pulled in all regular season game stats going back to 2010 for all players. Now you can filter our player stats for any date range in a season, to find out things like, RBI leaders from March 29, 2018 (Opening Day last year) through April 30:
The game stats are also improved in layout, now showing the visiting team and home team stats separately, side-by-side (on wider screens). That was bugging me from the prior version.
Other improvements I would like to see are dollar values and other fantasy point system scoring options to accompany the stats tables. This is a complicated issue.
The game log stats should make their way to the player pages eventually. I am also continuing to develop improvements to the stats (and the whole site) for smaller, mobile screens, since none of us can stay off our phones these days.
Player News Research Tool
We have a new fantasy baseball news tool. You may not have known there was an old one. The old one grabbed fantasy headlines from RotoWorld to include on the player pages, and we pushed those to Draft Buddy. The news updates in Draft Buddy are found on the far right side of the hitters data and pitchers data tabs.
The new tool tracks articles and posts from a lot more websites, including local and national news sources, team blogs, official team sites, and fantasy resources. Where possible, the tool tags all players mentioned in the article or post. I am still making some adjustments to refine the tagging by teams, players and keywords, like “prospect”, “contract”, etc. Here is recent news in which Mookie Betts is tagged:
Okay, that is it for today. If you want to contribute your fantasy baseball knowledge to the cause, then please let me know.