The first version of Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy is ready to download for the 2021 MLB season.
We are still on the early side of the start of fantasy baseball season. So much so, we don’t have all of the projections available that we usually do. In the interest of getting this out for our early drafters – I am in a slow early mock draft right now – here it is. Check below for a couple of early-season caveats.
Prior year members will need to renew their subscription to access the page to download Draft Buddy. New members simply need to register, selecting Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy on the signup page.
What Is Draft Buddy?
Draft Buddy is a fantasy tool in Microsoft Excel to help you prepare for and draft your fantasy baseball leagues. It works for roto or fantasy points leagues, and pick style or auction drafts. There are a lot of different options to help create custom fantasy baseball cheatsheets for your league.
You need Microsoft Excel to use it. Other spreadsheet programs, such as Google Sheets, do not have all of the functionality of Excel that Draft Buddy needs to run. There are development plans in the pipeline to change this one day and drop the need for Excel.
What’s Different in 2021?
It wasn’t long ago the Los Angeles Dodgers capped the oddest baseball season on record as World Series Champions. The anticipated 162-game schedule smooshed down to a rapid-fire 60 games of constant rescheduling. I certainly hope that is different this year!
This initial Draft Buddy release is very similar to last season. The first download does not include Draft Buddy (a.k.a. @Roto_Chris’), ATC, THE BAT, or ZiPS projections. We do have Steamer projections and Zeile projections from FantasyPros. Once available, each new set of projections imports via the Update Projections feature.
The Fantrax integration is currently offline until Fantrax support returns my messages to help work out some technical issues for this feature.
The depth chart, and recent free agent signings the last few days, are not up to date as I work on solutions to automate this process.
As usual, I will post when updates are available, so you can always pull in the most recent data.
Feedback is always welcome by any means – email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. But, we are formalizing the process this year with a Google Forms survey. This is your chance to tell us what you like, and don’t like, about Draft Buddy. Help shape the future of our draft tool to better suit your needs.
Thanks for your support. Here is to an awesome 2021 fantasy baseball season!