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#54961 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread AssumedPseudonym 10/23/2017 2:15:57 pm
 …First Cup game of the season, first three injuries of the season… -.-
#54962 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 10/23/2017 2:16:34 pm
17 minutes past the start time. Still no cup results.
#54963 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server rollover bugs Rock777 10/23/2017 2:18:06 pm
On the other hand, we have guys like Benedict in AAA, who pitched 30+ innings in the first week of spring training and didn't pop a single skill. So while some players apparently received multiple updates, others seem to have only received a single (or no?) update.
#54964 Forum >> Discussions >> Tallest Player in the Majors wickersty 10/23/2017 2:18:16 pm
My boy Lopez is 6'7"
#54965 Forum >> Help >> Position training Rock777 10/23/2017 2:23:03 pm
How tall do you think a 2B needs to be? 6'0 is a little on the short side I suppose, but like Cactus said, I don't think it has any effect in this game.
#54966 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server rollover bugs AssumedPseudonym 10/23/2017 2:34:00 pm
 I have a thought there. It’s been mentioned that it was mostly Minors guys who were affected by MTU, and someone suggested that only Minor League training was run multiple times. One thing that seems to lend weight to that idea is that it seems that a lot of AAA players didn’t get as much out of it: They probably had the least left to learn and may not be able to benefit from further training. It could also explain why there was a rash of Major League players getting their “may not have much room for improvement” reports if Spring Training counts for both training and experience. If they were already capped on experience but not quite there on training, the MTU may have gotten them there.
#54967 Forum >> Help >> Position training AssumedPseudonym 10/23/2017 2:46:55 pm
 I dunno, I don’t necessarily put a lot of stock in size. If you take a look at José Oquendo, he was a defensive phenomenon at 2B for the Cardinals in his heyday and he was only 5’10”. (Bonus trivia: You know that “The Secret Weapon” nickname? That was his nickname.)
#54968 Forum >> Help >> older player changing position shikago 10/23/2017 2:57:30 pm
@amalric7 - You know what, I will start Puente. I'd written him off long ago as nothing more than a super defensive utility player. Due to being so far behind in his offensive development. And hadn't really given him any consideration since then.

Quick question for anyone: A couple seasons ago I drafted a 17 range / 19 arm 3B. But he's capped at 7 fielding it seems. Is that enough for 3B? He's currently my backup C, but have an opening at 3B in a season or 2. I've got a ton of high range, high arm OF guys, so that's why he's not in the OF.

Updated Monday, October 23 2017 @ 3:00:42 pm PDT
#54969 Forum >> Help >> older player changing position AssumedPseudonym 10/23/2017 3:02:49 pm
 In a word, no. You definitely want more than 7 fielding at the hot corner. He might be excusable as a backup, but he’s not going to be your everyday third baseman without probably setting league records in errors.
#54970 Forum >> Help >> older player changing position wickersty 10/23/2017 3:02:50 pm
@shik good question, because I have this guy who is spending this season in AAA to try and reclaim his lost development and is line to challenge for the starting 3B job for me next season, and his Fielding seems to be stuck quite low, but his range and arm are sick.

So I'm going to give him a shot at 3B next season, unless his hitting doesn't develop this year.
#54971 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions TheOne1 10/23/2017 3:15:40 pm
Astros

Updated Monday, October 23 2017 @ 3:16:00 pm PDT
#54972 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions ESac 10/23/2017 3:16:45 pm
Abstain... I'm a Yankees fan.
#54973 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" el_jefe_loco 10/23/2017 3:28:59 pm
Is there any risk of losing out on players' development / minor league time if we follow the promotion recommendations?

Example: http://brokenbat.org/player/139242

Any risk that I stunt his development because he didn't spend enough time in AAA (even though the recommendation is to promote him?)
#54974 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" mjreichard 10/23/2017 3:32:58 pm
Quintin Skinner

A few seasons ago I brought him up to MAJORS ahead of what was suggested. He struggled early, but continued to gain SI and eventually became a All-Star and All-League guy.

So, he picked up his last 23 SI in the majors.
#54975 Forum >> Discussions >> Tallest Player in the Majors JJNZ 10/23/2017 3:36:04 pm
6'8" Big Boy

Interestingly most of my shortest players are my latin pitchers, almost all of my hitters are over 6'
#54976 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" wickersty 10/23/2017 3:36:51 pm
Geez, mj. He basically had ZERO A ball, cup of coffee in AA, and ZERO AAA and still managed to grow fully. I wouldn't have expected that.
#54977 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Seca 10/23/2017 3:44:05 pm
@ el_jefe_loco

My opinion, but lower than AAA, promote as usual.

At AAA I wouldn't be afraid to give them some extra time. Especially if:
- you don't have a lot of ML playing time for them
- they seem behind in SI
- they are still learning the position you want them to play
#54978 Forum >> Discussions >> Best of Luck in 2034 Seca 10/23/2017 3:53:17 pm
Hehe. Ya, i can't see my luck holding.

Barker is 22-3 over the last two seasons. I suspect I could release him and he'd pass straight thru waivers.
#54979 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server rollover bugs Rock777 10/23/2017 4:02:47 pm
I had considered that as well, but I doubt this guy has maxed out his training yet...

And here is a A player who only gained 1 SI. Not recommended to promote and was in A from the start of the season, so he shouldn't have lost any training.

Compare him to this guy in AAA who gain 27 SI.

Add in the fact that some players are being recommended to jump over AAA entirely, and players gaining multiple years of experience.

I think the only logical solution is that not all players actually received multiple training updates, while some received MANY updates.



Updated Monday, October 23 2017 @ 4:23:05 pm PDT
#54980 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Rock777 10/23/2017 4:10:52 pm
That guy didn't grow fully. He is a POT 15 playing at the level of a POT 14. Still a good player, but not as good as he would have been with proper training.
#54981 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Rock777 10/23/2017 4:15:57 pm


I still believe the loop went thru all of the players multiple times, as attested by the increase in Experience.



Except not all players gained. This IS the proof that it was not evenly applied. And yes, that is the way microprocessors work. I'm a developer myself.
#54982 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server rollover bugs Rock777 10/23/2017 4:27:54 pm
Just to make the point more clear. Two of the players linked to in the previous post:

"Kiki" Sears, 30 year old pitcher in AAA. Was about 27 SI short of his max. 0 IP = 27 SI

Guillermo Saenez, 26 year old pitcher in AAA. Was about 57 SI short of his max. 13 IP = 0.5 SI
#54983 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions Seca 10/23/2017 4:33:51 pm
With the Jays golfing I adopted the Astros in the AL (anything but sox or yanks really), and the Dodgers (long loved Turner) in the NL.

So I'm at a bit of a loss who to cheer for now. Probably just close games.

As for who will win ... I dunno. I feel LA has been riding Turner hard. If he were to cool off a bit, may be enough for Houston to sneak thru.
#54984 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 10/23/2017 4:34:20 pm
Gave up 24 runs in the first three games. Off to a good start!
#54985 Forum >> Help >> older player changing position shikago 10/23/2017 4:37:27 pm
Was hoping that the range + arm boost to other positions might be worth it, but you're probably right. Him capping at 7 fielding seems pretty low for a guy lacking "poor fielder" or even "below average fielder" though. Was always banking on it being average.

@wickersty - Your guy at least has a little room to grow fielding-wise. 10 wouldn't be so bad.
#54986 Forum >> Help >> Position training Seca 10/23/2017 4:45:14 pm
Altuve? Pedroia? I'm certain Steve has said height and weight are cosmetic.

Anyway, I think he is jaw dropping amazing at 2B, even better if he can leverage that speed for some base stealing. 16 range is fine, especially if partnered with an 18+ SS.

Updated Monday, October 23 2017 @ 4:47:06 pm PDT
#54987 Forum >> Suggestions >> Individual player notepad ESac 10/23/2017 5:12:09 pm
+1 only wish I came up with that.
#54988 Forum >> Suggestions >> Control of Ticket Prices ESac 10/23/2017 5:13:09 pm
If teams could control ticket prices, that would be cool.
#54989 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear ephenssta 10/23/2017 5:17:55 pm
Pitching faltered early, but got it together for the second two games and the offense has been good. Off to a surprising 3-1 start.
#54990 Forum >> Suggestions >> Control of Ticket Prices Cactusguy21 10/23/2017 5:24:49 pm
No no no no no

None of that business stuff should be in the game.

I really like the game how it is. If anything I'd remove stuff (such as ballpark or especially managers), not add stuff.
#54991 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 10/23/2017 5:26:03 pm
Making another run at the Cup after doing well last season. Off to a 3-1 start.
#54992 Forum >> Suggestions >> Control of Ticket Prices AssumedPseudonym 10/23/2017 5:34:03 pm
 You can already control attendance income by changing your seating capacity, there’s no need to throw another variable into the mix.

 -1
#54993 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear AssumedPseudonym 10/23/2017 5:36:37 pm
 I’ll add to the 3-1 count to start the 2034 Cup. Rough way to start it, though; three injuries in the first game against a team from a higher league… @[email protected]
#54994 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 10/23/2017 6:05:45 pm
Group #41 is off to a fun start. 3 teams are 3-1 with +14, +12 and +10 RD. I am leading with +14, but Tiger is at +12 and Edison is at +10. Going to be yet another exciting group stage.
#54995 Forum >> Suggestions >> Control of Ticket Prices newtman 10/23/2017 6:09:46 pm
Really not a fan of making finances more important despite the fact that my team has money. I think the focus should remain on the players.

-1
#54996 Forum >> Suggestions >> Control of Ticket Prices wickersty 10/23/2017 6:22:57 pm
Agree -1
#54997 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 EchoBravo34 10/23/2017 6:48:56 pm
I hope Tigers know how to swim! I look forward to meeting up later this season.

Good luck to everyone in the league. This year I'm hoping my offense can produce more than last. Also, I'm hoping my bullpen can backup my usually solid starting pitching.
#54998 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" mjreichard 10/23/2017 7:08:01 pm
I didn't know what I was doing at the time...but it still worked out ok.
#54999 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Garnash1970 10/23/2017 7:09:25 pm
This years cup got off to fantastic, if lucky start. The Titans took all four games from a super talented Bowie Blue Crabs squad, owned by Benchwarmer.

Titan pitching was the difference as all four starters won POTGs. Very good series, Benchwarmer, good luck with the rest of cup play and in the regular season, you have an excellent team!!

Updated Monday, October 23 2017 @ 7:11:10 pm PDT
#55000 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" CoryCates 10/23/2017 7:20:42 pm
I may have missed the conversation that covered this, but after training update I've noticed 2 of my players(Brady Hawes and Bruce White) have never played a game in the majors, but it now shows them with 1 year experience. Was this part of the mega-training update problem, or is this something else?
#55001 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Rock777 10/23/2017 8:36:09 pm
Yeah, its all related. Some players seem to have gotten a years worth of training updates.
#55002 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" admin 10/24/2017 12:00:02 am
Which players got a years worth of training updates?

There is a difference between the experience displayed for service time and experience used for training/skill computation.


Steve

Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 12:00:49 am PDT
#55003 Forum >> Discussions >> waiver claims dlwarren1 10/24/2017 12:07:22 am
another 0 for 9 night. Ranked 728th out of 756.
#55004 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Frankebasta 10/24/2017 12:17:27 am

There is a difference between the experience displayed for service time and experience used for training/skill computation



I don't understand the meaning of it, but that's OK.
I showed my ignorance in computer matters, so I'll shut up, and stay put in my layman's world.

But I would be nice if you, Steve, could offer SOME KIND of explanation about what happened!

Not technical, but practical: why all these minor league promotions?
(the main proof there was an unusual training)

Are these promotions legit? Will they withstand next training cycle?
Seasons ago, we went through a strange update: (a few players REGRESSED by one level.
Are we at risk of it happening again?

Most of the users who complained about Mega training, are worried that team building strategy has been screwed up.
Now, we all are readjusting our rosters.
If the recent promotions should revert back, it'd be a great nuisance.

Don't you feel like it's worth a words of yours?


Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 3:51:35 am PDT
#55005 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Meccanodonte 10/24/2017 12:22:08 am

The answer deserves a new thread.

In short, the message "no room for improvement" is applied to players who accrues 4 years of ML experience, but do not reach the required AB or IP to earn those skill points connected with playing time.
(my estimate is 1000 AB, 300 IP)



@Frank: Does this mean that they will stunt or no matter and they will gain at least something else?
#55006 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 10/24/2017 12:40:50 am
Good luck to all and may the best team win! East looks like a close race already, only by looking at the rosters.
#55007 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Endrju 10/24/2017 12:41:57 am
3-1 start while fielding rookies all around the infield, I'll take that any time ;)
#55008 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 10/24/2017 1:03:13 am
Good luck for the first games folks. Defending champion College Station get to welcome me to the bigs, of course that means that my starting C is out for all 4 games. Some things never change!
#55009 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 10/24/2017 1:52:48 am
Welcome to the meat grinder :)
#55010 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Ced 10/24/2017 2:19:48 am
Second place three seasons in a row for Denvy.

I feel the team will be weak in comparison to some of our recent rosters.

My 75 year old manager says "He is getting to the age where his ability to manage is limited." Never seen that remark before.
#55011 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 10/24/2017 4:17:33 am
Let's see. Center fielder with no outfield rating: Check. Catcher with no catching rating: Check. Second baseman with no second base rating and 9 fielding: Check. First and third basemen with lowercase: Check. Aging DH: Check.

Okay. *Takes a drink.* Let's do this.

Play ball.
#55012 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear ESac 10/24/2017 4:23:13 am
3-1 Start. Closer got injured in first game... didn't matter till game 4.
#55013 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Alyksandur 10/24/2017 4:59:26 am
I started 1-3, but I'm not at the bottom of my Group. That's all I'm really aiming for this season.
#55014 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 10/24/2017 5:29:24 am
…And now for something completely different!

I was going through my Minors in the wake of the MTU, and realized that my A-ball team is, in fact, an actual team. I have every position represented, including backups at catcher and outfield and two starting pitchers. (I'm almost tempted to find a reliever to put in there for good measure, just for the sake of doing it. …Almost.) These are also most of the players I'm really champing at the bit to see play in the Majors. All in all, it's looking like 2039 or thereabouts is when the Gulls are really going to start getting interesting.

I have my ETA. Now I just have to wait it out until they get here. …I'm not good at being patient… -.-
#55015 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 wickersty 10/24/2017 6:30:32 am
I took a look at your team, youre right, thise low minors are very exciting for an all-11 POT system. You found some great prospects! Im excited to see how your minors blossom. Would be awesome if the gulls turned into a serious contender despite all-11 constraints. Would love to see that happen.
#55016 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 10/24/2017 6:52:35 am
2-2 start, not bad, but I'd like to see some more out of the veteran pitchers.


Check out this game from my group that's a spring training score right there. Funny thing is, the next game was 16-3 in favor of the team that lost the previous game!

Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 6:54:20 am PDT
#55017 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 10/24/2017 7:00:04 am
We are very nervous..this is the most healthy Missoula team we have ever had to play against. Only one starter down.
#55018 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 10/24/2017 7:52:39 am
The real test starts today, best of luck everyone!
#55019 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Frankebasta 10/24/2017 11:05:47 am
Good luck, and enjoy the season!
#55020 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Squiddcatt 10/24/2017 11:16:43 am
2-2 vs league II team in fine by me.
#55021 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Garnash1970 10/24/2017 12:37:38 pm
Welcome all, to 2034! May it be a season to remember 😀
#55022 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.27 wil_m 10/24/2017 12:48:51 pm
As the 2034 season starts, I would like to wish everyone in league VI.27 good luck and lots of fun!!

Play ball !!

Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 12:49:22 pm PDT
#55023 Forum >> Help >> Position training amalric7 10/24/2017 1:02:57 pm
Agreed with Seca on all counts. I'd be very pleased with a 2B like that.
#55024 Forum >> Discussions >> Best of Luck in 2034 wil_m 10/24/2017 1:25:47 pm
Yes, Good Luck to everyone for the 2034 season. I wish everyone lots of fun!
#55025 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation terryhumphreys 10/24/2017 1:39:57 pm
New Hampshire has the lowest ranked team among all the states best teams.
#55026 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement Bridger 10/24/2017 1:46:43 pm

Age: indicates how old a manager is. Managers can generally keep working until they are between 65 and 70 years old.



The above is the only information I can find on the subject in the manual.

My manager is 66 years old, but has positive grades in the skills I care most about.

I assume that he won't retire in the middle of the season...but how worried should I be about the next offseason?

I scanned the available managers and the pickings look pretty slim, so I am not looking forward to losing him...

Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 1:47:39 pm PDT
#55027 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.26 Whh2017 10/24/2017 1:48:03 pm
If Cup results are any indication, it's gonna be another long season in Winston-Salem.
#55028 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation wil_m 10/24/2017 2:14:08 pm
Interesting Topic.

I wonder what the highest ranked team is for each State?

My team is in Massachusetts. Unless I made a mistake, I think the highest rated team from Massachusetts is the Springfield Dragons at #49.
#55029 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation Cactusguy21 10/24/2017 2:22:46 pm
I'm catching up to the Lewiston Demons at 110 for highest in Maine, but nothing yet.
#55030 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Cactusguy21 10/24/2017 2:39:28 pm
Scoring only one run in a game when my starting pitching is dominant. Off to another wild season!
#55031 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Yuri84 10/24/2017 3:03:10 pm
Ok, after seeing this crap, I guess I'm actually quitting.

I'll probably keep logging in for the time being because I don't (yet) want my team to be relinquished to some random user due to my inactivity, but I won't be actively managing the team anymore.

I still consider BB the best online management game, but it's extremely hard not to lose interest when you have the best team but keep losing to teams whose average SI is like, 20 points lower than yours and getting relegated with the best EXWL in the division.


Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 3:05:26 pm PDT
#55032 Forum >> Help >> Position training mjhack 10/24/2017 3:03:37 pm
16 seems to be more than enough range, I have had to many SS with less than that... Looks like a good pick up and I would guess he should gain range before he is through developing.
#55033 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation Rock777 10/24/2017 3:22:18 pm
Nah. I'm still higher than Springfield.
#55034 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation Pig_Cola 10/24/2017 3:47:19 pm
Yuma is the highest ranked team in Arizona.
#55035 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation wil_m 10/24/2017 3:50:22 pm
Sorry Rock,


EDIT: Yes, I saw you higher in the rankings - just missed there is only one Haverhill and it's in Mass.

For some reason thought it was in another state :-)

What I missed is that there is no other Haverhill. Only in Massachusetts.


Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 3:58:09 pm PDT
#55036 Forum >> Off Topic >> Nicknames ESac 10/24/2017 3:56:38 pm
But aren't you a Pats fan (just assuming)?
#55037 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation Alyksandur 10/24/2017 4:00:35 pm
Boca Raton is in Florida. So is Margate. Kudos to Mike for having the top-ranked Florida team. (I appear to have the lowest-ranked Floridian team.)

Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 4:17:00 pm PDT
#55038 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement shikago 10/24/2017 4:24:03 pm
Thought I'd read a while back that managers over a certain age just become less effective. And don't just spontaneously retire.

Mine was 39 when I hired him, so salary increases will make me get rid of him long before age I'd imagine.
#55039 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation newtman 10/24/2017 4:41:34 pm
Raleigh is the highest NC team, currently at #15. VA and MI look like the two highest profile battleground states for the rankings. MI has the #2, #5, and #18 teams. VA has the #3 and #11 teams. No other state has 2 teams in the top 19 (Texas has #1 and #20, but that is really not that close).
#55040 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 10/24/2017 4:46:55 pm
@Yuri, ouch... RNG does stink sometimes, but Mesquite does look like a very good hitting, if old team. I hope you don't quit, but I do understand the sentiment after that type of game.
#55041 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread ephenssta 10/24/2017 4:48:14 pm
http://brokenbat.org/game/2658210


AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

Ok I'm better
#55042 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions ephenssta 10/24/2017 4:53:39 pm
I want Darvish to get a ring. Hoping for Dodgers in 6.
#55043 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 10/24/2017 4:54:02 pm
Yay, the bullpen's already blown me two games this year. Off to a good start.


Sigh.
#55044 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 10/24/2017 4:54:02 pm
Also love how my starters all regressed, despite not actually showing any change in scouting. Nice touch.

This is gonna be a looooooooooong season

Updated Wednesday, October 25 2017 @ 3:23:13 pm PDT
#55045 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season ephenssta 10/24/2017 4:54:51 pm
I have given up 22 runs in 3 games and still won two of them. The third game was a freak loss where my starter took a shutout to the ninth, then gave up 7.
#55046 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions Whh2017 10/24/2017 5:02:50 pm
I'm with Haselrig. Would love to see JV get the ring after coming so close with my Tigers. Go Astros!
#55047 Forum >> Discussions >> Minors - playing time mjreichard 10/24/2017 6:30:46 pm
So far this year my #1 prospect, in my book if not the rankings, ha not played a game at AAA. Hard to build players when they don't get to play!
#55048 Forum >> Discussions >> Minors - playing time Geech 10/24/2017 6:35:11 pm
Playing time in the minors doesn't really impact training. They still get full training as long as they're at the appropriate level.
#55049 Forum >> Discussions >> Minors - playing time mjreichard 10/24/2017 6:37:56 pm
Ok! That is good to know! Thanks!
#55050 Forum >> Discussions >> Minors - playing time Rock777 10/24/2017 7:02:02 pm
I think it may impact position training to a certain extent. But Steve has said that where you set them to learn is more important than where they actually play in the minors.

Pretty sure playing time has no impact on the development of other skills.
#55051 Forum >> Discussions >> Minors - playing time mjreichard 10/24/2017 7:13:38 pm
I see he got into 4 games with tonights updates.
#55052 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation lostraven 10/24/2017 7:57:00 pm
I have no idea how accurate Google is, but it finds only four teams in Oregon, my team's state: Google search results

Those teams are:

* Beaverton Beavers [Rank #300]
* Corvallis Ravens [Rank #145]
* Medford Mustangs [Rank #218]
* Salem Chiefs [Rank #67]

I tip my cap to Salem.

Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 7:58:30 pm PDT
#55053 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation Rock777 10/24/2017 8:17:09 pm
I don't think Google is reliable. Springfield for instance doesn't come back as one of the MA teams.
#55054 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 TPS 10/24/2017 8:21:06 pm
VI.30 West Part 2
Dallas Dragons
Top Position Player- Bernie Pennington
Pennington was the runner up for the MVP last year. Currently, I’m paying him 7.05 million, so he better be my best player. Pennington is everything I can hope for in a #3 hitter. He’s hit over the .300 mark in his career. He has improved his home run every year with my team. He has had more walks than strikeouts in each of the last two years. Pennington is a decent player defensively, but not a gold glove caliber player. If I can get the production from Pennington that he put up the last two years, I’ll be happy.
Top Pitcher- [url=http://http://brokenbat.org/player/97607]Gabriel Wolfe[/url]
Wolfe is the best of a very mediocre pitching staff. Wolfe has a good fastball and stamina with poor control. He had a good career with the Berlin Vikings, and had a decent year for Dallas. Wolfe has done really well in limiting home runs which helps since he has a high walk rate. Wolfe is a decent #4 pitcher however he will most likely be cut before Dallas is competing for a championship.
Best Potential Rookie- Eugene Pugh
Pugh is a back of the rotation pitcher that is getting a chance to prove that he is a starter. Pugh has a good fastball that is used with good control. The Utah State product doesn’t have a ton of upside with low change of speed and movement which is what I would expect from a free agent prospect.
Best Position Player Prospect- Jayson Martelli
Martelli was a 1st round pick in 2031 from Lake Land College. He is a potential corner outfielder that I will call up next year. He had decent speed that Martelli has used to steal a decent amount of steals. Since Martelli had a good hitting report in terms of contact, he will probably be in the middle of our league. He has modest power, but he won’t be a huge power hitter. Martelli most likely will be my number 2 hitter, and hopefully he will become at least on the all-star multiple times.
Best Pitcher Prospect- Emilio Bauta
Bauta was a 2nd round pick in 2030 from Tennessee. He has the potential to be a number 1 starter. A POT 14 with a good fastball, curveball, and stamina without a negative control comment is a great scouting report no matter of the potential. Bauta does a great job of limiting the opposition in terms of home runs. Bauta does allow a decent amount of batters on base which might be a concern in the major leagues. Bauta has done a great job with his development, and he will probably reach his POT. I would expect Bauta to perform well in the low leagues of broken bat.
West Fargo Wolves
Top Position Player- Khalish Yeo
Yeo has out preformed his POT when he was drafted by West Fargo. Yeo has s hit around .280 throughout his career. He has also stolen triple digit bases in three of the last four years. Yeo has already taken the record for the most stolen bases in West Fargo history. Yeo will most likely hold the league level this year. On top of this, Yeo has had double digit home runs throughout his career and has obviously been a big threat on offense. Yeo should be playing first base since he is extremely unqualified to play third base. I would expect another all-star appearance with an outside shot at all-league.
Top Pitching Prospect- Sebastian Chavarria
Chavarria is a pitcher that really is just an inning eater on a bad pitching staff. Chavarria has a great slider with good stamina. He does a great job in terms of limiting home runs. He is average with control due to good walk rates. In terms of averages, Chavarria does a lot better limiting left-handed hitters since he throws left-handed.
Best Potential Rookie- Seung Hoon Kang
Kang is the best player from triple AAA since West Fargo currently doesn’t have a rookie in the major leagues. I honestly don’t know why the 27 year old hasn’t been promoted yet. I think he would perform really well as a right handed setup man. Kang has a good fastball and curveball. He has a decent defensive report and I would think West Fargo would get 6 solid years out of Kang.
Best Position Player Prospect- Lyle McDermott
Just so this is stated, I exclude prospects that are older than 25 years of age. With that said McDermott would be the best position player prospect. He has a really good third base defensive build for a POT 11. McDermott has a “great” in terms of contact which could help him justify playing time at third base despite the low POT. He is an above average slugger which will help him become more than just a player that hit only for average. However, it has to be stated he didn’t have much competition to become the best hitting prospect.
Best Pitching Prospect- Isaiah Scott
Scott beat out two other pitching prospects to claim this spot. Scott has a rather pedestrian scouting report. If you are a believer in minor league statistics, Scott has done really well in limiting home runs and walks. Luckily, Scott doesn’t have a bad defensive rating considering he is a POT 11. I would think Scott should be called up this year since he has more potential than some of the other major league pitchers on West Fargo’s roster.
Walla Walla Wolverines
Top Position Player- Will Brown
Brown had a good year the previous season as a 34 year old. He hit .324 exceeding his career .282 average. During a full year of playing time, Brown will get Walla Walla about 15 home runs. Defensively, Brown is limited to first base, DH and center field. Considering most of Walla Walla position players are nearing or at the age of 35, Walla Walla will have to find adequate replacements for these players.
Top Pitcher- Mickey De Lucia
De Lucia has the build to be a good middle reliever. The reliever had a good season last year with an ERA under 3. Even though De Lucia ERA will undeniably go up this season he still has a good scouting report with a good fastball and curveball. De Lucia does have shortstop ratings in terms of defense, but Du Lucia is still better than any other pitcher on Walla Walla regardless.
Best Potential Rookie- Kyle Stump
I choose Stump mostly on the fact that Walla Walla lacks quality pitching depth at the major league level. I believe that the pitcher ceiling is a long reliever, but pitchers with POT 13 is coveted these days. Stump has the stamina to pitch in games where Walla Walla is beating teams by a large margin or the starter is knocked out. If Stump can find a way to get outs without a good pitch, I could see Stump becoming a back of the rotation starter.
Best Position Player Prospect- Hector Matos
Matos can become a great third baseman if Walla Walla trains him there. The 2nd round pick is going to have a really high average. Matos speed is good however it isn’t elite, and he seems not to use it on the base paths. I could see him being a number 2 hitter even though Matos might not steal many bases. Defensively, I think he could still be an ok shortstop even though I would use him as a backup at the position.
Best Pitching Prospect- Brett Piper
Piper is the 1st round pick for Walla Walla from Canada in 2033. Piper is probably the best pitching prospect in our league. He has great defensive ratings which is rare in a POT 14. Piper has a perfect build for a pitcher with a great scouting report. The only knock on Piper would be a left handed pitcher. This, however, could be easily worked around if Walla Walla starts Piper against teams weak against left handed pitchers.
#55055 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation MukilteoMike 10/24/2017 9:12:59 pm
I'm currently in Washington, so Seattle is tops. I consider myself a Kansan, though; Topeka's doing us proud. I've got some serious representation between those two. As a side note, both are in my league. One is in each division so I'll be playing the best "local" team frequently.

Updated Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 10:16:31 pm PDT
#55056 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion xLee227 10/24/2017 10:08:37 pm
Uh oh looks like it's gonna be a long season in Minneapolis...
#55057 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season MukilteoMike 10/24/2017 10:31:33 pm
How about starting off the season with a 17 game win streak? Okay, ten of those are from last season, 6 league and 4 playoff. Then for this season it's 4 Cup and 3 league, but when you get a 17 game win streak in official games, you have to love it.
#55058 Forum >> Discussions >> Tallest Player in the Majors Herp Derp 10/25/2017 1:07:45 am
gigante


Updated Wednesday, October 25 2017 @ 1:13:10 am PDT
#55059 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 10/25/2017 2:29:00 am
Tough start for Missoula too although three of those four games could've gone either way, not too disappointed!
#55060 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation HoboMan6525 10/25/2017 7:18:10 am
Maybe it would be cool if on the rankings there was the state abbreviation. I know that from looking at other teams that both California and Texas have a lot of teams but they're all spread all around the rankings. In fact the #1 team college station and the #755 Plano are both in Texas to give you an example of how spread apart they are.
#55061 Forum >> Discussions >> New League Leader Boards mjreichard 10/25/2017 7:53:39 am
Unless this is something VI has always done and I just didn't know, we have new League Leader Boards:

We now see the leaders for: batting average, home runs, runs, RBI, OBP, SLG, OPS, RISP, SB and walks in the offensive list.

We see wins, saves, IP, K, CG, Shutouts, ERA and WHIP on the pitching list.

We now get a defensive list with CS%, double-plays, outfield assists and errors.

I love it!
#55062 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation lostraven 10/25/2017 7:54:56 am
@Rock Yeah, you're right. Odd. Wonder why that is? So much for that idea.
#55063 Forum >> Discussions >> state representation Haselrig 10/25/2017 8:04:20 am
Novi is ranked 5th, but still only the second ranked in Michigan :)
#55064 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 10/25/2017 8:06:02 am
I'm thinking I should get used to how a .333 winning percentage sounds :)
#55065 Forum >> Discussions >> Tallest Player in the Majors Squiddcatt 10/25/2017 8:30:04 am
C.J. Lester is 6'7"
Rafael Figueroa is 6'8"
Shortest was Minor leaguer Phillip Phelan who I just released
#55066 Forum >> Discussions >> New League Leader Boards Frankebasta 10/25/2017 9:38:16 am
Minor bug:
Among the results in stats with plenty of 0s (OA, CS%) after the first day, sometimes players in Rookie ball are show.
#55067 Forum >> Discussions >> New League Leader Boards Haselrig 10/25/2017 9:41:39 am
I think I remember that happening last season, so I don't think it's something that was a result of these new stats.
#55068 Forum >> Discussions >> New League Leader Boards mjreichard 10/25/2017 10:07:36 am
I see that bug, but I assume as stats are accumulated they will go away.

I really like the listing of all of these areas in the leaderboard.
#55069 Forum >> Discussions >> Custom Logos amalric7 10/25/2017 1:35:30 pm
Time for another change in NY, think this is my sixth custom logo since my first in Lombard. Been tinkering with ideas along this line for a while now, do love me my Star Wars. :D
#55070 Forum >> Discussions >> My Knuckleballer's Debut.... wickersty 10/25/2017 3:00:29 pm
...didn't go very well. I wonder if I was too optimistic about him being a SP5?

McCann

Pitcher IP H R ER BB HB K HR NP ERA
M. McCann L (0-1) 4 6 7 7 3 2 2 2 97 15.75
#55071 Forum >> Discussions >> My Knuckleballer's Debut.... amalric7 10/25/2017 3:26:14 pm
Most of my pitchers have those numbers so far. :(
#55072 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hook not working Cactusguy21 10/25/2017 3:29:20 pm
http://brokenbat.org/game/2651501

Roque had a hook of 9, yet stayed in despite giving up 10 ER.
#55073 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" amalric7 10/25/2017 4:01:56 pm
What is everyone doing with their 'bonus babies'?

The guys who were needing the boost or who appear to have enough experience at their previous level, and were recommended for promotion, I have promoted. The rest...I think I'm going to leave them until at least Friday's update (assuming its a regular one).

Triple J gained 5 SI in Rookie ball, 7 SI in A ball, and had already gained 11 SI in AA before last Friday's powerup when he gained 6 more, meaning he has gained 17 SI at that level. He'd probably have played 30-50 more games in AA without the boost, so my question is: does he have anything left to learn? Obviously the game recommends promotion for him, but I still feel like hedging my bets a little.

Thoughts?
#55074 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Special character in player name doesn't render in game results amalric7 10/25/2017 4:08:11 pm
As well as the guy I mentioned above, this guy Cote appears as "Cute" (without any special characters) both in tabs, and in lineups, box scores and game reports.

Which is, you know, cute. :)
#55075 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Cactusguy21 10/25/2017 4:15:05 pm
Amidst all the suckitude, at least Meijer is super hot right now.
#55076 Forum >> Discussions >> My Knuckleballer's Debut.... mjhack 10/25/2017 4:18:45 pm
On the bright side, he can throw both ends of a doubleheader
#55077 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Razzle 10/25/2017 4:55:16 pm
Hmmm.. Going to be that kind of year I guess...

4-0 Sweep in the first series
0-3 Swept in the second series
4-0 Sweep in the third series

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 4:40:56 am PDT
#55078 Forum >> Discussions >> My Knuckleballer's Debut.... lostraven 10/25/2017 5:15:06 pm
Yeah, that low movement is going to hurt.

Speaking of odd pitches, Itsuki Ōno will hopefully debut his Shuuto next season.
#55079 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Noodle 10/25/2017 5:34:10 pm
Good to see my team pick up where they left off. 1 and 6 in league play and 1 in 3 the cup.
#55080 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 10/25/2017 5:54:36 pm
Dino season has begun pretty much as expected. After catching more than our fair share of breaks last go round, figuring everything that can go wrong will this season.

Stolen almost as many bases as the rest of the east combined - still lead the east in DPs. .158 RISP. Bagley already out for 23 games.
#55081 Forum >> Discussions >> New League Leader Boards Seca 10/25/2017 6:23:32 pm
Agreed. More is better. Going to enjoy the added categories.
#55082 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Dcmrulz 10/25/2017 6:38:28 pm
All that scouting, all that time invested in 2 waiver pickups that are in the catfish lineup...and 1 has a .275 OPS and the other just barely above the mendoza line.
#55083 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement Ced 10/25/2017 7:07:46 pm
Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Manager Denny Johns is 75 years old. He has an interesting scouting report that you may check. Age discrimination in some states is prohibited for folks 40 years old and up. Denver is considering replacing Johns due to performance because he has finished 2nd in the league for three years in a row.
#55084 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst terryhumphreys 10/25/2017 7:08:48 pm
State Capitals
Best
Kansas Topeka Titans ranked 8th

Worst
South Dakota Pierre Cowboys ranked 736th

Non existent
Boise Idaho
Lincoln Nebraska
Santa Fe New Mexico

Augusta Maine taken by Augusta Georgia
Springfield Illinois taken by Springfield Massachusetts
Charleston West Virginia taken by Charleston South Carolina

Updated Wednesday, October 25 2017 @ 8:04:10 pm PDT
#55085 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement allen54chevy 10/25/2017 7:29:41 pm
Aww man! I just realized mine is 68yr old. Maybe I need to start looking for a new one in the next season or two. ARRRG
#55086 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst wil_m 10/25/2017 7:59:39 pm
I took a look and I am surprised that my team was not in the bottom 10 of that list.
#55087 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread AssumedPseudonym 10/25/2017 8:30:28 pm
 I’m about to bench last year’s MVP and Cy Young winners for a series or two; one’s batting .042 and the other has a 12.91 ERA. -.-
#55088 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 10/25/2017 8:43:07 pm
I've had zero successful waiver claims since 1-22-33. It wears on a soul.
#55089 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 10/25/2017 8:54:54 pm
Won two games I should have lost, and lost two games I should have won. The two blowout losses shouldn't have been as bad as they were. Had some bad breaks so far, but probably sitting about where I should be. Unsure what to make of Birmingham so far just hoping I can take at least one win.
#55090 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst newtman 10/25/2017 8:58:24 pm
Nice to be #2 in something.
#55091 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Rock777 10/25/2017 9:12:17 pm
I'd guess that guys who went up 30 SI probably had at least one years worth of training. Never mind all the players who are skipping a level in the minors. Pretty obvious some players received over one years worth of training.

Here is one of the more obvious examples Steve, since you seem to have missed it in the other thread.

Updated Wednesday, October 25 2017 @ 9:13:40 pm PDT
#55092 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Rock777 10/25/2017 9:14:20 pm

What is everyone doing with their 'bonus babies'?



No bonus babies for me. I wasn't one of the lucky teams who made out like bandits during the training glitch :(
#55093 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" admin 10/25/2017 9:28:34 pm
It does seem like he got a pretty big SI dump.

Steve
#55094 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 10/25/2017 10:56:13 pm
Wow, looks like that .333 was a bit ambitious. Wonder what the record for losses in Legends is? Might just contend on that one.
#55095 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion AssumedPseudonym 10/25/2017 11:36:10 pm
 The Moscow Moose (which might not have been their name that far back) went 44-116 in 2003. You made a run at it in 2030, but you do have your work cut out for you if you want the record… ^.~
#55096 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season hockeytrb99 10/25/2017 11:42:49 pm
My pitcher Joseph Roberts http://brokenbat.org/player/118694 just thew a no hitter in his second league start of the year! http://brokenbat.org/game/2657291

Updated Wednesday, October 25 2017 @ 11:45:41 pm PDT
#55097 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 10/26/2017 12:15:46 am
Ah, a goal appears :P
#55098 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 10/26/2017 1:00:55 am
Rough start, we're not hitting, we're not pitching, and to add insult to injury, the player we most wanted on waivers this year gets claimed by the Tigers.
#55099 Forum >> Discussions >> Effects of the "2034 Mega Training Update" Cactusguy21 10/26/2017 5:26:26 am
I didn't get any bonus babies, really depressing
#55100 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hook not working PrivateSnowflake 10/26/2017 5:27:38 am
What inning is the first inning your LR is scheduled to come into the game (management settings)?

If no one is scheduled to come in, your P will be left out there. Likewise, if your LR is scheduled to come in early, but was too fatigued, your P will be left out there.

BTW, nice to see Fred Jensen found a home.
#55101 Forum >> Off Topic >> Bar trivia game? PrivateSnowflake 10/26/2017 5:41:33 am
This is going back 20 years, but does anyone remember a trivia game you used to play at a bar (BW3 for me) where they would give you a little keypad and answer trivia on the TV screens? BTW, on Sundays you would play along with the football games, where you would guess they plays (run/pass, right/middle/left, short/long) and get points?
#55102 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hook not working Cactusguy21 10/26/2017 6:03:36 am
Oh yes, that's it. Cordero was faituged, so he couldn't come in. Thanks!

And yeah, here's hoping Jensen can help my abysmal bullpen.
#55103 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? lostraven 10/26/2017 6:12:44 am
Simple question: If you had a righty with high Range (16+) and Arm (16+) but average (10) Fielding, and you had to plug him in the IF, where would be the most forgiving location for that Fielding?

More than a year of anecdotes on the forums suggests 3B, though the extra range would probably be wasted there. (Center field would make the most sense, but I'm limiting it to the IF.) Do you concur?

Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 6:14:42 am PDT
#55104 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? Noodle 10/26/2017 6:38:38 am
Definitely 3rd base, if he is going to stick in the infield. You want your best fielder's up the middle so his fielding doesn't play at SS or 2nd.

Your right in that his range would be wasted at 3rd but his arm is strong enough for the position.

It's not 100% ideal but it's your best option.
#55105 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? MukilteoMike 10/26/2017 6:57:35 am
That's a tough mix. 2B is definitely out. 3B would be my first choice. Depending on my options, though, short would be a possibility. A scary one. I would have to have no good SS in sight AND be sure I could get him to capital SS defense before making the majors.
#55106 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? wickersty 10/26/2017 6:58:01 am
noodle/all:

Correct me if im wrong, but the range wouldnt be as wasted at 3B as it would be at C, for example, right? I mean, range is aggregated so if you have someone playing 3b or 1b w some range, that range is still helpful to your overall defense since range is aggregated.

No?

Jeff
#55107 Forum >> Off Topic >> Bar trivia game? EchoBravo34 10/26/2017 7:39:38 am
Yes, buzz time trivia. Still exists at Buffalo Wild wings and old chicagos. Individual bars had it too. Played at the bar in college all the time.
#55108 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? Endrju 10/26/2017 7:40:40 am
My first choice would be RF, then CF. I would avoid playing him in the infield with 10 fielding, but if you have no other place to put him, 3B will do.
#55109 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? EchoBravo34 10/26/2017 7:43:34 am
OF build, if IF required then 3B. Fielding that low is liability at 2B or SS
#55110 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 10/26/2017 8:23:38 am
Duncan was a heck of a flyer for us to pick up. I'm hoping he performs up to his reputation.

It's early Endjru. My team usually starts so much slower so I'm a little nervous. We really need to get through the first cycle of games to tell much of anything.

Crazy thing is my team is hitting but my pitching is getting crushed. My pitching is usually my strength so I'm confused. But I'm waiting to see where we sit after the first rotation. Until then, I'll withhold any conclusions.
#55111 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 HoboMan6525 10/26/2017 8:26:48 am
This is something i started messing around with last night. I was really interested in seeing where everyone was at. The state representation thread really inspired the idea. of course i only got to the top 50 in the hour i worked on it but i plan to keep adding to it. Its a map of all the top 50 teams and the color of the marker represents league
Red-Legends
Blue- League 2
Green-League 3
Yellow- League 4
I noticed that Iowa had a BUNCH of teams. and 2 of the teams weren't even from an actual place but one from a restaurant and one from a street (both were Iowa teams)
obviously it doesnt matter to everybody but i figured a few of you might find it interesting
https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=2746537&location=United%20States%20of%20America&add=1#

if that link gives you admin access please dont mess with anything. this is my first time using this site
#55112 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 Tiger504 10/26/2017 8:43:55 am
All teams from fictitious places default to Iowa. So that can be a little misleading. My team was located in Grandburgh Park when I started. I actually changed it only by accident and once you do, it's no longer an option.

As an Iowan, I don't know what to think about that. Not sure why Steve chose Iowa. Is he a W.P. Kinsella fan? Shoeless Joe/Field of Dreams? Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy? Stories of baseball set in a magical place that messes with the time/space continuum. Seems appropriate to me.

Iowa.

Kinsella lived here around Iowa City and taught at the University of Iowa. He apparently enjoyed it here almost as much as he apparently loved baseball.

If you have some time, you should read some of his stuff. It's generally a trip.

But I've always wondered why Steve chose Iowa as the default. Only he could say but I like my guess. Seems appropriate to me.

Edit: Thunder Bay, the restaurant, used to have this amazing sausage bread. I stopped going when the sausage bread disappeared from the menu. Beachside Woods, the street, looks like it's in the middle of nowhere. I went to college near that pin.




Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 8:55:32 am PDT
#55113 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 Haselrig 10/26/2017 9:01:45 am
This is great. Different way to look at things.

Shoeless Joe is a great book. Very different than Field of Dreams. Anybody who loves baseball should give it a read. It's only 250 pages or so.
#55114 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 Solana_Steve 10/26/2017 9:07:41 am
Pretty cool...need to get some representation from San Diego area. Come on team!


Steve
#55115 Forum >> Discussions >> New League Leader Boards admin 10/26/2017 9:13:08 am
Minor bug:
Among the results in stats with plenty of 0s (OA, CS%) after the first day, sometimes players in Rookie ball are show.


Can you explain further...

Thanks,

Steve
#55116 Forum >> Discussions >> New League Leader Boards Haselrig 10/26/2017 9:17:50 am
After the first series of league play, some of the top ten lists have minor league players (using their minor league stats) displayed. After a couple series, the lists get populated by the correct players.
#55117 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics admin 10/26/2017 9:18:16 am
OA used to be a bit higher (probably not 2x though). The was dialed down a bit -- probably 15-20 seasons ago though.

Still trying to figure out what a reasonable catcher throws would be. Maybe I'll start hiking it up until I hear otherwise.


Steve
#55118 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 HoboMan6525 10/26/2017 9:50:40 am
Oh yeah with beachside, the only place i could find was like a street in Vermont or something so i put it as close to where i thought a beach would be. Which just happened to be a town called knoxville.

Probably not a very accurate call but at least its in Iowa

Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 9:53:23 am PDT
#55119 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement Bridger 10/26/2017 9:55:56 am

Thought I'd read a while back that managers over a certain age just become less effective. And don't just spontaneously retire.



I have not read/heard this before. Does anyone know if this is true?
#55120 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 Tiger504 10/26/2017 10:24:38 am
Oh it's fine Hobo lol. You put it near Lake Red Rock which certainly has a beach of sorts. And woods. I guess you could have put it on Williamsburg. They used to host the now defunct "World's Biggest Beach Party". They'd haul in sand, beer, food and bands to a cow pasture. Kind of like Woodstock for rednecks. Ah, good times. 😊

Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 10:26:05 am PDT
#55121 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics lostraven 10/26/2017 11:02:43 am
To be clear, what are we talking about specifically when we use the phrase "catcher throws"? Do you mean the number of times a catcher threw to catch a stealing base runner? Or are you also including pick-offs? Catcher throws on dropped pitches? Looks like stolen base throws.

Have no clue if useful, but for real-life parallels:

* 2017 MLB catcher fielding stats (sortable)

* Active player career caught stealing %

* Broken Bat caught stealing URL

Something that stands out when comparing the last two, the highest ranked career caught stealing in BB is nearly 10 full percentage points higher than the highest career active in MLB. Not that I'm saying we should parallel MLB precisely. My point: if you find an MLB average "catcher throws," keep in mind that BB caught stealing looks to be running a touch higher in the percentages.

EDIT 1: As an aside, MLB notes the following about CS%: "The main flaw in using this metric is that certain catchers -- those whose great arms carry reputations -- are run on less frequently, and often only in situations conducive to the runner." Which leads me to wonder if CS% are higher in BB because there isn't an in-game mechanism that tells runners to run less frequently on great arms.

EDIT 2: Sorry, my thoughts are a mess here. :( According to Baseball Reference: "The most common situation for defensive indifference is when a runner on first base advances to second base as the pitch is delivered. This would normally be regarded as a stolen base attempt, but is instead scored as defensive indifference if the defense makes no play..."

So does that mean, using that first link I gave to Fox News, that SBA = attempts to cut down a runner? If so, then averaging that SBA data for at least three to five seasons would help towards your answer as its excluding defensive indifference, i.e. no throw.

EDIT 3: I'm doing some data analysis on SBA. Please hold...

Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 12:27:33 pm PDT
#55122 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics lostraven 10/26/2017 12:09:27 pm
Data source: Fox Sports; 2013–2017 seasons, regular season, MLB, catcher, sorted by SBA

Minimum catching innings = 120 (Reasoning: For the last five years the max innings for catchers has hovered around 1200, so went for 10 percent of that as the cutoff. Coincidentally or not, this meant all but only a handful started (GS) at least 16 games, ~ 10 percent of games in the season.)

2017: Qualifying catchers = 73; Average SBA = 46
2016: Qualifying catchers = 77; Average SBA = 44
2015: Qualifying catchers = 72; Average SBA = 48
2014: Qualifying catchers = 79; Average SBA = 47
2013: Qualifying catchers = 75; Average SBA = 47

Total average SBA: 46.4

That covers single-season. Career... I might try to tackle that too.

Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 12:11:20 pm PDT
#55123 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions nobodyjones 10/26/2017 1:12:26 pm
Had to be a record. 8 HRs, 6 in the 9th+.

Hope they stay banging. The Post HR trot videography is crazy in Houston though... with the fake looking grass/dirt, lighting, and Altuve/Correa sound effects.

Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 1:19:25 pm PDT
#55124 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics lostraven 10/26/2017 1:22:50 pm
Coming up with a framework for MLB catcher career SBA is more difficult. What is the modern-day typical length of a catcher's career? Thought being we can take the average number of years and multiply by the average SBA.

I first ran into this list, but after toying with it for a bit, I realized it really represent the TOP 400 catchers all-time.

I then ran into [url=http://bb_catchers.tripod.com/catchers/service_years.htm]this page[/url], which is a bit more helpful but still has problems. It still looks like all-time, and it's not clear when these numbers were ran (meaning if they include recent years of data).

Interestingly, that second link claims:

* The average number of years played was 5.236.
* Half of the catchers 50.9% (805) had career lengths of 3 years or less.
* Fifteen percent (309) had career lengths of 10 or more years.

If we don't mind fudging with all-time instead of modern, and we don't mind using the modern SBA with the all-time, we multiply 5.236 by 46.4 to get ~243 SBA. That's not terribly far off Steve's 300. If fudge upwards for Broken Bat and guess that your average Broken Bat catcher plays for more than 5-ish seasons, you can begin to more closely approach 300.

*shrug* I've spent too much time on this. I'm out. :)

Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 1:26:36 pm PDT
#55125 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 Rock777 10/26/2017 2:05:22 pm
Cool :)

Looks like I am winning the race to the east :p
#55126 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement shikago 10/26/2017 3:07:59 pm
Wish I could find the thread (can't), but take a look at the scouting report for Denny Johns (75) mentioned above. The last sentence says, "He is getting to the age where his ability to manage is limited." http://brokenbat.org/manager/1388

@Ced - did Denny Johns have a visible drop in skills, or is it just an invisible penalty? Kind of curious now.
#55127 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Replacement due to injury Seca 10/26/2017 3:28:07 pm
Hehe. I regret necroing the thread, but I thought this was funny.

Earlier in the thread I grumbled about my manager pinch running for my catcher with a 2B and leaving him in the game defensively despite having a very good defensive replacement on the bench. I speculated that my manager might even pinch hit for the 2B with the backup catcher if given the opportunity.

That's what happened in the game linked.

9th inning
- Manager pinch ran for catcher with 2B in the 9th (good).
- Managers leaves 6 arm no knowledge 2B in to play catcher (bad)

10th inning
- manager pinch hits for 2B-playing-catcher with backup catcher (funny imo :) )
#55128 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Replacement due to injury Tiger504 10/26/2017 3:29:59 pm
Not surprised 😂
#55129 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 10/26/2017 3:31:53 pm
Hehe. Still working on my bad luck theme. :).

Right after Bagley goes down for 23 Dinos lose McCarty for 12.

Game after McCarty goes down both the backup SS and the backup-to-the-backup SS go down.

Sheesh.
#55130 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 10/26/2017 3:38:30 pm
Ahh have your guys visited Missoula lately Seca?....

To be fair I've only lost one starter for 14 days so far, but it's early days!
#55131 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 Pig_Cola 10/26/2017 3:43:01 pm
It seems like the Marshals have some competition with Grand Prairie early in the season.
#55132 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? Seca 10/26/2017 3:43:35 pm
@ wickersty

I'm with you. I like me some range on my 3B.

Ideal 3B (for me) is the guy you'd have at SS if only he had another point or two of range.
#55133 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement Ced 10/26/2017 3:55:47 pm
We've been watching at Denver, and no drop in numbers, but let's see if anything happens after tomorrow's training update.

The scouting comment occurred when he turned age 75.

I may hire someone new tomorrow based on this situation.

We're preparing a severance package and some of the players are chipping in for an electric golf cart.

Updated Thursday, October 26 2017 @ 3:58:00 pm PDT
#55134 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 Philliesworld 10/26/2017 4:53:52 pm
@hobo, very cool!

Someday, thirty brokenbat years from now, which would be in 2064, Harrisonburg is planning to collaborate with NASA to move to the colony on the moon that'll be established in the the near future. The first baseball team on the moon. Heh, wouldnt that be fun. Regular space shuttle and all....
#55135 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread AssumedPseudonym 10/26/2017 5:11:47 pm
 Last season’s MVP is now batting .114 and is tied for the league lead in RBIs at 13. Seriously, I don’t even. -.-
#55136 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? newtman 10/26/2017 5:42:41 pm
OF, if not OF then C, then 1B... 3B is last resort. NEVER would I play a guy without a positive fielding message at 2B or SS. I did over ten seasons ago, but I learned from that mistake...
#55137 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 newtman 10/26/2017 5:45:04 pm
@Phillies, no pitcher would sign to play on the moon. At least no pitcher who wanted to be viewed as a good pitcher, as the hitters would have a ridiculous advantage.
#55138 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement newtman 10/26/2017 5:47:15 pm
Skill drops happen at training update #0, I don't see why that would be different for managers. He will probably stay the same until next season flip.
#55139 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 FreddyTheEye 10/26/2017 6:07:07 pm
Not many teams in the west!

My team has a clear travel disadvantage in legends (so does Missoula which is the only club within 500km/300miles of my real home in Alberta).
Better get an airmiles card.
#55140 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 HoboMan6525 10/26/2017 6:56:54 pm
I guess if youre looking to make legends youve got a better chance if youre from the east. Flagstaff for rednecks sounds fun btw lol. I didnt know Iowa was the base state either so you learn something new everyday.Ill try and figure out how to map the moon on this site too lol.

Ill keep updating hopefully 25 a day but well see how well that goes.(Im huge about procrastination) A complete map of Broken Bat would be the ultimate goal. Glad yall liked it though
#55141 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 DaveCool 10/26/2017 7:38:38 pm
Hobo, That is really awesome.
#55142 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics admin 10/26/2017 8:52:50 pm
So they're using 200 SBA for career purposes.

Steve
#55143 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 wil_m 10/26/2017 9:00:09 pm
I agree, this is a very neat.
#55144 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 Garnash1970 10/26/2017 10:18:43 pm
Awesome!! Great job!
#55145 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Garnash1970 10/26/2017 10:24:16 pm
I sweep, then you sweep, then I sweep ... Monterey's season (including the first four cup games) has been a series of sweeps. I'm not reading anything into that, just a curious happening. Good luck in cup action Friday!!
#55146 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season MukilteoMike 10/26/2017 10:27:48 pm
It’s a miracle I’m 6-4. I have a -9 RD thanks to a woeful offense. I can’t figure out what the heck is going on with my guys. Right now the team line is 193/258/327/585. Wow that’s horrible. Last year we were 272/336/485/821. Granted, we promoted to II, but a drop-off of nearly 250 OPS is ridiculous. Also, we out-homered the opposition by 79 for the year; we’re at -3 in these early stages. My number five hitter, Chapa, is a big problem. He went 286/349/561/910 with 44 homers last year. Right now he’s at 128/227/154/381 with no homers. Ouch.
#55147 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.13 Cadillac Jack 10/26/2017 10:33:31 pm
Welcome back everyone. Where is everyone from? I live in Michigan!!
#55148 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.13 Haselrig 10/26/2017 11:46:13 pm
If you're from Cadillac, I have a cousin that lives there :)
#55149 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Endrju 10/27/2017 12:30:40 am
It's been a while since we kept an 11 potential, but this one looks as good as 11 can get. Could be a good DH/LF.
#55150 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 MukilteoMike 10/27/2017 12:48:32 am
I was licking my chops when I saw the scouting report: He can be a great hitter. He can develop into a prolific slugger. He can be solid in the field. He has very good overall potential. Hits left, throws right. Get ready for one of my best five players ever!

Instead I get a worthless piece of 12 potential garbage. I hate drafts here. I hate waivers here. They're a blind stupid crap shoot and infuriating.

#55151 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Favuz 10/27/2017 1:06:15 am
after an horrible 1st round and a decent 2nd round (vry good player but in a position i didn't need) i am satisfied with my 3rd pick.

I need badly a 3B or a SS, went high school, no very good players so i choose the best Good.

Sadler fits perfect 3B, no hitting report but he should be a decent hitter anyway, because he's a switch hitter and because he should have good BC and Discipline.

a Solid bottom of the order defence first 3B.

#55152 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Mesh77 10/27/2017 2:09:34 am
Roll up! Roll up!

Get your future All-Star middle infield combo here and here.

Sometimes there are no words, beyond 'ridiculous'. Obviously I'm not complaining.
#55153 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 AssumedPseudonym 10/27/2017 2:22:38 am
 Bobby Ward ought to be a serviceable center fielder down the road.
#55154 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Ownership time and custom nicknames… AssumedPseudonym 10/27/2017 2:28:26 am
 I hit my one year anniversary on the site yesterday. Shouldn’t I be able to do custom nicknames for players and managers now?
#55155 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 amalric7 10/27/2017 2:49:10 am
I'll see your CF and raise you with Ice!

Always strange when players come with nicknames already attached, "Spider" was probably the strangest I've had, not even a drop-down option.
#55156 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 occham 10/27/2017 3:50:18 am
Continued wiffage
#55157 Forum >> Off Topic >> Bar trivia game? PrivateSnowflake 10/27/2017 4:29:04 am
Ahh yes. Thanks, EB!
#55158 Forum >> Help >> Minors, take 2. Gambler75 10/27/2017 5:11:36 am
Since this seems like it's going to be a painful season with my team not ready for LL5, time to take another look at the mess that is my minors:

C: Wing, Thompson, (Shultz**)
1B/DH: Yamaguchi, Koch, Sharp, Turner, Penny, Diaz.
2B: Kamealoha
3B: Shultz, (Matsumoto*), (Kamealoha*)
SS: Matsumoto, Bowen
LF: Ruiz, Cheung, Turner
CF: Schmidt, Tanner
RF: Ruiz, Tanner

* training in minors currently.
** training once current position is done.

1B/DH mess: Sharp, Diaz and maybe Koch seem like the likely cuts.

L/R Sharp - 15/15/13/17/10 14/10/9 projection ... could be a fairly productive 1B with that line, but he's objectively worse than Penny, Turner and Koch at that point.

S/L Diaz - 7/5 BC/PD worst case, 11/9 best case, no room in the build for it. Painful as it is to cut a switch hitting VG hit / Pro slug, I can't envision a situation where he doesn't end up a Rob Deer HR or K type guy?

Koch - Simply looks like a worse version of Turner, who could at least LF in a pinch. Projected stats around 17/19/18/14/9 14/9/11, to Turner's 17/19/17/14/17 6/12/9. Just not sure I could get them both on the field, assuming Penny is locked in at 1B (17/15/16/19/15 11/11/7 projection). I suppose I could have LF Turner, 1B Penny, DH Koch if all develop nicely, but probably only against lefty starters.


Biggest needs:

1. Pitching ...

2. Better range prospect at 2B.

3. Better prospects in general at OF. (Best current projection is Tanner at roughly a 14/16/14/10/13 14/15/15 line.)

Any and all advice welcome, since I'm still a relative newbie here. :)

P.S.

Other potential cuts, *assuming* I can find some better OF prospects:

L/L Ruiz - had a great spring and AAA so far, but likely ends up too weak on PD/BC. Given his scouting, projected line around 19/8/9/11/17 11/14/13 - but given his age, pretty unlikely to get a chance to cap out.

L/R Cheung - Really LF only, I wouldn't want him in RF. Projected line around 19/14/9/8/16 11/14/11 is a bit meh, especially for LF.

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 5:58:23 am PDT
#55159 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Cactusguy21 10/27/2017 5:13:22 am
Uninspiring 13 POT

@Mike


Remember, however, that real life baseball drafts are just as much a crapshoot if not more so.

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 5:20:08 am PDT
#55160 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 MukilteoMike 10/27/2017 5:28:51 am
Remember, however, that real GMs have complete control over their roster. They can make trades and sign free agents. Here our rosters are composed of players acquired by sheer dumb luck.
#55161 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Bridger 10/27/2017 5:31:19 am
You can sign free agents...
#55162 Forum >> Discussions >> C&R? Or worth developing? wickersty 10/27/2017 5:32:50 am
What are your thoughts about my draft pick?

http://brokenbat.org/player/165974

21 y/o POT12 RP Major League Slider, no negative scouting comments. Low arm but high range so they offset each other.

My opinion, and what im wondering if others agree, is: theres nothing bad about him. He seems like hed be a perfectly serviceable middle innings relief pitcher. Maybe set to come in when we dont have the lead and the SP has come out early.

But theres nothing great about him either. Im just having trouble deciding if hes cut bait.

Also, im growing very tired of picking College in the draft. Except for one pretty nice POT14 catcher with a 20 arm last season, ive had nothing really good come out of College. Im trying to avoid HighSchool because of the long wait time, and Latin seems like mostly miss with the occasional big hit. I guess thats the whole point of the draft. They all mostlu suck, are occasionally decent, and are rarely great.

Still waiting on my “great” ;)

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 5:35:58 am PDT
#55163 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Cactusguy21 10/27/2017 5:33:57 am
True, the lack of trades makes things super difficult, I'll grant that. I wish I could trade one of my 3Bs for some bullpen help (or anything for some bullpen help), so I get what you are saying there.
#55164 Forum >> Discussions >> C&R? Or worth developing? Cactusguy21 10/27/2017 5:37:04 am
I personally like him. I generally find that movement is the best pitcher skill, and you can never had enough relievers in the system, so I'd keep him.
#55165 Forum >> Discussions >> C&R? Or worth developing? AssumedPseudonym 10/27/2017 5:42:36 am
 If you don’t want him, I’ll take him. He may never set the world on fire, but he’s not behind on his training from the look of it — already a plus, in my book — and I definitely like the lack of negatives in the report.
#55166 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves Haselrig 10/27/2017 5:44:42 am
Need a cut. Anybody care to offer an outside opinion?
#55167 Forum >> Discussions >> C&R? Or worth developing? Favuz 10/27/2017 5:48:13 am
He should become a decent reliver, not a stud but not a liability If he hits 13/4 of stamina could play as a backend starter too (especially if he has good control).

If you have a surplus of relievers you can cut him without regrets, but he's not that bad.

As for college pool, it's slim becuase their players need less time to reach the majors and are, for this reason, more valuable than latin or high school guys.


#55168 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 MukilteoMike 10/27/2017 5:48:31 am
C'mon, man. Free agents here aren't even reminiscent of MLB free agents. Real world free agents come about because their contract is up. Free agents come about here because no one wants them.

And, by the way, I want to be clear--I don't want trades here. There's no good way to govern them.
#55169 Forum >> Discussions >> 2B, 3B, and SS: Most forgiving place to have low Fielding? Favuz 10/27/2017 5:52:23 am
A Guy with that build has written OF all over him (CF/RF), but if you want to make him play Infield, i'll suggest C 1B or 3B, in this order.

As a C he wastes a bit of range
as a 1B he wastes a bit of arm
as a 3B he wastes a bit of range and he could be a little of a problem with his below average fielding.

It really depends on your other guys at those positions.

#55170 Forum >> Discussions >> C&R? Or worth developing? Cactusguy21 10/27/2017 6:24:26 am
Also typically I've noticed that College players are very rarely, if ever, underdeveloped. You get that in High School and especially Latin players.
#55171 Forum >> Discussions >> C&R? Or worth developing? wickersty 10/27/2017 6:28:13 am
Thanks for all the comments guys. Thsts a good point abot college players rarely if ever underdeveloped.
#55172 Forum >> Discussions >> C&R? Or worth developing? amalric7 10/27/2017 6:51:28 am
I personally like him. I generally find that movement is the best pitcher skill, and you can never had enough relievers in the system, so I'd keep him.

This. Not only is Movement arguably the best pitcher skill, pitchers who lack movement can get shelled on a regular basis no matter how good their other stats are (see "Gopher" Knepper).
#55173 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 lostraven 10/27/2017 7:11:01 am
After going International R1 and Asian R2, thought I should give College a try before it's too late. The pool was actually attractive, with three batters having very good hitting reports, all of them appealing, and many good potential players. Had two pitching options, one with good potential and two quality pitches. I went back and forth about do I really need another pitcher in my minors, but in the end the old mantra "you can never have enough pitching" won out.

The arm on Clint Matson is absurd, and more range than I like, but he is a 13 POT. I'm always skeptical of lefties, but with two solid pitches, he will definitely stick around for a shot.
#55174 Forum >> Discussions >> the top 50 amalric7 10/27/2017 7:21:04 am
Love it, very cool!

@Phillies, no pitcher would sign to play on the moon. At least no pitcher who wanted to be viewed as a good pitcher, as the hitters would have a ridiculous advantage.

Oh, I don't know, if the money was good enough someone will sign up for it - "Whaddya mean you're unhappy with my 99.99 ERA and $3BN contract?? I'm not the fool who decided to pitch a team on the moon!!" ;)
#55175 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season amalric7 10/27/2017 7:27:44 am
@Mike - I think its the small sample curse. My team is completely out of whack so far and we're just 3-7 because of it. My reliable bullpen has blown 2-3 games, and I've had one nightmare defensive inning cost me 2-3 more. I'm waiting to the 25-30 game mark to get a better idea, although the 50-game cutoff before inter-division might cast a clearer light.
#55176 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 lostraven 10/27/2017 7:49:18 am
And to Mike's point, the reason that a team owner doesn't want a player is admittedly at times mind boggling. While sifting through waivers just now, I found this pitcher had been drafted and released by a LLVI team, run by manager who has been toiling down there for 10 seasons and has five empty spots on their squad. I wish I understood the line of thinking. (Maybe the owner has a thing for pitchers with two scouted pitches, because all but one of their minor league pitchers has just that.) In the end, you occasionally end up with guys on waivers that in reality deserved a strong spot on the cutting team's roster.

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 7:51:33 am PDT
#55177 Forum >> Discussions >> C&R? Or worth developing? Seca 10/27/2017 8:12:10 am
Another thing I think is worth noting is that his slider is listed before his change up. Ie., mov > cos.

Combined with the lack of fastball scouting, I think there is a good chance his control will be his best asset.

As always keep or not-keep depends on what else is in your system. But I would look at developing him if I needed a RHP.
#55178 Forum >> Help >> Manager Retirement Ced 10/27/2017 8:12:15 am
As the manager skills can be (and are) revealed every week, I thought they could degrade every week...something that doesn't make much sense.
#55179 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 10/27/2017 8:14:56 am
Ahh have your guys visited Missoula lately Seca?

Hehe. I think we got up to 6 injured at one point in yesterday's series.

So no, not letting anyone near Missoula. Not letting anyone out of their hotel room without body armor and a security team.
#55180 Forum >> Discussions >> Recommendation for promotion to Majors, but insanely low SI wickersty 10/27/2017 8:16:48 am
Hidetoshi Nagashima

I find this very puzzling, I've never seen a player with such a low SI get recommended for the Majors.

He's 24, so that's not out of the ordinary. And his velocity and movement are probably at a level where they can continue to mature in the majors, but I can't shake the low SI.

I mean really.... 62 SI and he's ready for the majors? Any thoughts?
#55181 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 10/27/2017 8:26:21 am
Was up against a team yesterday that seems to eat southpaw pitching.

After game 1 I decided employ the old Manhattan game plan and unassign all my left handed pitchers. But changed my mind at the last moment thinking I could keep Sanchez in and change his role to LHS to keep him from getting smashed.

7th inning rolls around.

Sanchez comes in to pitch.
Salvador lines out to third base.


Wow. This worked great. Grasso can clean it up from there.

Pineda hits a single to center field. Humphrey advances to second base.

Oh oh. Why didn't Grasso come in?
Ahhh! I forgot to change the pitch limit to diamond!

Cuellar grounds to first base. Cuellar is thrown out at first by Butler. Humphrey advances to third base. Pineda advances to second base.

Phew. That's 2. Maybe we can get it out of this.

Paredes draws a walk.

Du'oh. That was 19 control vs. 10 PD.
I've got a bad feeling about this.

Sanchez throws a wild pitch. Humphrey comes in to score. Pineda advances to third base. Paredes advances to second base.

....

Welch hits a home run to left field. Pineda comes in to score. Paredes comes in to score.

Ah well. Dinos weren't going to make up the stagger anyway. The major managerial malfunction was just insult to injury.
#55182 Forum >> Discussions >> Recommendation for promotion to Majors, but insanely low SI Tiger504 10/27/2017 8:27:03 am
He's a pitcher. At 11 pot and 62 SI he's 33 SI short of his max. He's also got low range/arm which if average would give him a few more SI at the moment. With decent innings he could quickly mature to his mature SI
#55183 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 10/27/2017 8:33:04 am
@JJNZ, the problem is your spike pit in the outfield. Yes it looks cool, but it is hazardous. You should try Raleigh's method of foam plating everything.
#55184 Forum >> Discussions >> Recommendation for promotion to Majors, but insanely low SI Seca 10/27/2017 8:38:05 am
I see that fairly regularly on low stamina guys.

Greene and Conti both came up at 61 SI. Comer is sitting in AAA at 63. I'd bring him up if I had room for him and wanted to lose even more games.

Last week's training does place us in somewhat unknown territory. Think leaving him at AAA this season and bringing him up next season is a solid line.

But if you could use him in the pen this season (and can stand losing some additional games) there is reason to believe he would turn out fine.

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 8:38:22 am PDT
#55185 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season mjreichard 10/27/2017 8:46:55 am
Relegated to VI this year and currently 10-1 and +56. I am not expecting this to keep up, but I will take the hot start.
#55186 Forum >> Discussions >> Recommendation for promotion to Majors, but insanely low SI wickersty 10/27/2017 8:50:57 am
Well, I'm LL6 and doing much better than last year but I would be shocked if I promoted this season. Also, I had two turds in long relief on my majors roster that had their mgmt settings configured to only come in when losing by 4 runs or more.

Since you guys think that promoting this guy won't hurt him... he'd just be finishing his dev in the majors... I'm going to cut my two turd long relievers and let this guy fill that role. He'll basically eat innings whenever we're losing a game by more than a few runs.

Thanks!

Jeff

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 8:57:15 am PDT
#55187 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves lostraven 10/27/2017 9:00:15 am
Haselrig: Roy Stevenson stands out as questionable. Above average HR/9, straight arrow fastball, lefty who isn't clearly (yet) at least OK vs. righties, iffy GB/FB... I think your guy Leon Wade in AA, who is similar, deserves more of a chance than Stevenson.
#55188 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves newtman 10/27/2017 9:07:05 am
Wright. :D Because I want him.
#55189 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter lostraven 10/27/2017 9:15:37 am
My training update #2 for 2034 certainly wasn't what #1 was, but we all knew that. Still, 16 pops and a position gain. Santiago finally picked up 2b, and hopefully it won't take more than another season or two to get capitals.

Overall, my pitchers did well in the gains department, with the biggest winner being Julian Perea; he had five pops last week and three more this week. Lefties have been giving him hell in A so far this year, but hopefully the gains keep coming.

I desperately needed another left-handed bat last season, and I took a waiver flier on Pedro Montoyo to play some left field. He held his own in limited play, and after picking up a point of Hitting and BC (also revealing an extra point in Arm) in training #1, he gained another point today in PD. He may be a useful lefty bat yet this year, TBD. He's just about maxed out though on SI.
#55190 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Cactusguy21 10/27/2017 9:52:55 am
Good training update overall, though my rookie 2B and C are still not getting any pops, and it's driving me nuts.

However, a backup 1B I haven't played since May of last season got his third pop in the past few weeks. This is getting insane!

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 9:56:42 am PDT
#55191 Forum >> Help >> Players with terrible minor league stats? shikago 10/27/2017 10:21:52 am
Do players who consistently put up terrible numbers in the minor leagues ever go on to be really good when called up? Being great in the minors may not be a guarantee of success, but is being terrible a guarantee of failure?

I'm particularly curious about hitters who are recommended for call-up. And aren't underdeveloped. For example, I have a guy in AAA recommended for promotion. With a scouting report of great hitter & decent slugger. His career OPS is under .700 & he's worse than ever this year. (he might not be the best example as his sample size isn't big enough yet. But hypothetically let's say it is). Is this a player who will never amount to anything? Or does his minor league performance have nothing to do with it?






Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 10:24:21 am PDT
#55192 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Special character in player name doesn't render in game results admin 10/27/2017 10:38:06 am
Okay...that should be fixed.

Steve
#55193 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Ownership time and custom nicknames… admin 10/27/2017 10:39:09 am
Yes

Steve
#55194 Forum >> Help >> Players with terrible minor league stats? lostraven 10/27/2017 10:42:21 am
Takeuchi is indeed a poor example. (I'd still leave him in AAA all year and see how he develops.)

How about a Rodrigo Montanez? I picked him up off waivers in 2028, my first season here. The previous owner most certainly dumped him because of that poor minor league performance, and the fact that Montanez was thrust into the Majors w/o any AAA time... well, he looks like a failure on the surface.

I ran him out for two mediocre seasons in LLVI, but he caught fire in 2030, about the time his Hitting and PD scores finally caught up to where they should be.

Yes, you can have a batter who doesn't do well in the minors and goes on to do well in the Majors, BUT you, the owner, need to carefully consider whether it's simply the player being underdeveloped for their minor league level or if it's something else directly affecting productivity (player has a long history of not being able to hit righties or simply didn't develop the PD and BC necessary to complement very good hitting, for example).
#55195 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 nemesis 10/27/2017 10:59:05 am
A report to dream on with De Lucia, but unless he maxes out his 14 POT (seriously) his BC and PD will be...interesting.

Have nine minors hitters, and three are 13 POTs - the rest are all higher. My minors average for all players is 13.5 POT. One of these seasons we'll get out of LLVI.
#55196 Forum >> Help >> Players with terrible minor league stats? Seca 10/27/2017 11:32:31 am
My personal view is that minor league playing stats represent the stage of a player's development (relative to his peers).

Eg., a 20 yr old with 70 SI at AA cannot be expected to put up numbers comparable to a 23 yr old with 85 SI at AA.

At some point, that 20 yr old will may make up the stagger. Then he'll be fine.

Boyd is the example I would point to. Always felt like he was overmatched for his placement, and he had a pretty miserable minor league career.

Until last season - his 2nd go round in AAA. Batted .300 with 18 HRs and an ops 200 points better than the rest of his minor league career.

Could certainly be argued that last season was a blip. And the jury is obviously out on how good a major league player he will be.
#55197 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Bridger 10/27/2017 11:58:55 am
Sorry Mike. My ellipsis should have been replaced with a sarcasm tag.

I agree that the system here can be frustrating at times.
#55198 Forum >> Help >> Players with terrible minor league stats? shikago 10/27/2017 12:02:50 pm
Thanks for the examples. (I did kind of want an excuse to dump 11 potential Takeuchi! But will hold onto him for now.)

Interesting theory about the stage of development. Though it's felt like over the years I've had some fairly developed 25 & 26 year olds stashed in the minors who were absolutely dreadful. And who got drastically outperformed by younger players at the same level with lower attributes across the board. (Unless I'm misremembering things?)

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 12:07:29 pm PDT
#55199 Forum >> Discussions >> Recommendation for promotion to Majors, but insanely low SI Alyksandur 10/27/2017 12:15:46 pm
I had no idea what to do with him, it's why I cut him to begin with. Good luck with him.
#55200 Forum >> Help >> Players with terrible minor league stats? Seca 10/27/2017 12:22:02 pm
I was oversimplifying when I said SI, as the individual skill development is what has the impact (tho I think you recognized this in your reply).

But ya, its just a theory. Can link a player to prove almost anything. :) Markham for example gets worse every season he plays AAA.
#55201 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Ownership time and custom nicknames… AssumedPseudonym 10/27/2017 12:27:14 pm
 I thought so, but apparently I can’t.
#55202 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 tokuchi 10/27/2017 12:40:48 pm
My first 14+ pick. It should be exciting building the team around him.
#55203 Forum >> Help >> Players with terrible minor league stats? Rock777 10/27/2017 2:49:18 pm
I think performance can give some insight into how well a players is scouted. If a guy looks bad on paper but continually performs well, then maybe he is better than his report. Conversely if a guy has great abilities on paper, but continually under performs, maybe he is over rated by the scouts/managers.

Still to early to tell, but I'm still hoping Parsons will pan out despite a horrible minor league career...
#55204 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Noodle 10/27/2017 2:50:25 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/163352

A rather uninspiring 14 pot pitcher. I just realized I have now drafted 9 pitchers in a row. I badly need to restock my farm with lower level position players, but the broken bat gods won't provide me with any decent options.

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 2:58:08 pm PDT
#55205 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Mcdoogle 10/27/2017 2:54:34 pm
Nothing but junk this round. Same with the 1st round.

Slow start to the draft this year.
#55206 Forum >> Discussions >> Injuries/Cup mjreichard 10/27/2017 3:12:02 pm
I have an inured player...but the cup games are not seeming to count towards his days off. Has it always been this way and I just didn't notice it?

If they get injured in the Cup they miss regular season games...but Cup games don't count towards their missed injury games?

The player is not playing int the Cup games, his backup is in...he was +5 before today's 2 games and is +5 now. A pitcher was injured, +2, in the first game and is still +2 after the 2nd game.

Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 3:13:18 pm PDT


Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 3:23:27 pm PDT
#55207 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Cup/Injuries mjreichard 10/27/2017 3:24:56 pm
My injured players are not playing in the Cup games, but their number of games injured is also not updating.
#55208 Forum >> Discussions >> Injuries/Cup Herp Derp 10/27/2017 3:32:59 pm
Not seeing that with my guys.
Had two guys out for the doubleheader. One was hurt for a day, the other for two.
+0 and +1 now... just as they should be.
#55209 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Herp Derp 10/27/2017 3:36:02 pm
ridiculous
#55210 Forum >> Discussions >> Injuries/Cup Tiger504 10/27/2017 3:40:30 pm
The first two Cup games today happen on the same game date. They will heal.
#55211 Forum >> Off Topic >> Bar trivia game? Seca 10/27/2017 4:03:38 pm
I never saw it called buzztime in Canada. Went by the parent company name (NTN) in any establishment I was in. Football was QB1 iirc.

That was big exactly when I was at university. I spent ... a decent amount of time in pub. Played a ton of NTN.
#55212 Forum >> Help >> Players with terrible minor league stats? Seca 10/27/2017 4:16:44 pm
That's a good observation. If a player has 13+ hitting in AA and puts up Mendoza seasons, cause for alarm.

Personally I haven't been in a position where I felt I could cut a player based on minor league stats. Always feel obligated to give decent stat build outs a chance.
#55213 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Cup/Injuries newtman 10/27/2017 4:23:41 pm
Not a bug, as stated by Tiger in the other thread you created just before this one it is because the first two games in the cup group stage series are a double-header on the same game day. Also, the game advances to where the player will be at on the next day in terms of injury/fatigue as Steve says here. Please don't create multiple threads for the same topic it is annoying to some people (like me).
#55214 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst terryhumphreys 10/27/2017 4:27:38 pm
Best Nickname Meng "Dynasty" Chiang
Worst Nickname Jesus "Bad Touch" Ojeda
#55215 Forum >> Discussions >> My Knuckleballer's Debut.... Herp Derp 10/27/2017 4:44:29 pm
Confirming that low movement does hurt, especially in a small park.

Take this little fella for example... he has low movement but he does fine in my park (max outfield depth, max foul ground, 35' walls all around).

He was bad on the road last year in level 5 (4.82) but good at home (2.14).

But here's where it gets weird. The year before in level 6 his road ERA was 1.38 and his ERA in my big park was still fine at 2.72.

But here's the weirdest thing: His numbers are atrocious as a starter no matter whose park he's in.
In fact, despite being a righty with 15 stamina, he really only does well at LHS.

tl;dr
Maybe move McCann around and see if he's better in another role... and for goodness' sake, man, move those high school fences back a bit next season. ;)
#55216 Forum >> Discussions >> Injuries/Cup mjreichard 10/27/2017 4:50:54 pm
Got it! Didn't realize the double-header.
#55217 Forum >> Help >> Minors, take 2. Rock777 10/27/2017 4:53:36 pm
With the mega training, Shultz won't have time to train at Catcher. He is really better at 3B anyhow. He will likely prove disappointing on the offensive side of the ball. Could be an option to cut given others can play 3B.

I'd avoid putting Kameāloha at SS with only 13 range. 3B would really be a better position for him.

Bowen is a decent option at SS, could be a nice 2B too. Would give you nice range at 2B. But he is also a better SS option than Matsumoto given his range...

Diaz is definitely a tough cut, but a 12 POT was so much tied up in fielding, does make his prospects a bit questionable. I'd still be loath to cut him without more track record to go on, unless you really need the spot.

Yamaguchi looks destine for DH. He is ready to promote now (probably), he won't learn another position, and you don't want your 1B missing routine throws.

Sharp has been a bit inconsistent at the plate. Given his current level of development, I would expect better performance. Plus he is a POT 12. And he is a righty (fielding penalty) and he is wasting SI in fielding. He seems like a decent cut option.

Turner isn't a bad option in LF.

I'd be hesitant to pull the trigger too quickly with Koch. He has developed nicely (AA at 19), and has performed very well so far in the minors (although limited ABs). The real test is when he gets up into AAA, but he might be a solid hitter. Probably never hit for power though. Still, I'd probably consider some of the POT 12s before cutting Koch. You could even consider turning him into a 3B. He would be very weak defensively, but if you need more infielders he might be passable. Its nice to have options at 3B incase your other guys fail. Especially if you don't think Koch will ever get into 1B/DH anyhow.


#55218 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Buckeye 10/27/2017 5:40:43 pm
Someone explain to me why my manager starts the LR when a Spot Starter is assigned? My LR lasted 1/3 inning and gave up 5ER. As far as I'm concerned, that's crap. If I have a spot starter listed, why the @%#$ wasn't he used? After the LR got blasted, he came in and went 7 giving up 3ER.
#55219 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 10/27/2017 6:08:13 pm
Was the spot started fully rested before the game? Just asking... because it may be the logic needs tweaking if he was passed over while fully rested.
#55220 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Buckeye 10/27/2017 6:49:21 pm
He did pitch on 4/6. And the game in question was 4/10. He may not have been full but would have only been 1 or maybe 2 tics down.
#55221 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 12twelve 10/27/2017 7:37:29 pm
A C&R Very Good report. Disappointing.


Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 7:39:09 pm PDT
#55222 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst Ced 10/27/2017 8:28:44 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/165380 For bartenders

http://brokenbat.org/player/136780 Amazing?

http://brokenbat.org/player/101287 I bet on the longshots

http://brokenbat.org/player/159461 The Breakup

http://brokenbat.org/player/97423 Could be Backpack as well, slow runner

http://brokenbat.org/player/148964 Disney cartoon

http://brokenbat.org/player/117235 Green Day Song and Urban Legend

http://brokenbat.org/player/103126 Alma mater still wears a helmet

http://brokenbat.org/player/134129 Little Blank

http://brokenbat.org/player/89343 Journeyman

http://brokenbat.org/player/112051 Hometown politics



Updated Friday, October 27 2017 @ 8:38:54 pm PDT
#55223 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 10/27/2017 8:57:35 pm
It looks like he only had light fatigue. I wouldn't think that would stop him from starting. I would think it's especially frustrating since he's the guy who came in after the horrible first third of an inning and then pitched a solid 7 innings. It doesn't seem right to me either.
#55224 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst wickersty 10/27/2017 9:24:09 pm
@ced that made my day
#55225 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves Haselrig 10/28/2017 12:33:41 am
Newt :)

I see your points on Stevenson, lostraven. I've had more success with hard throwers than most in the game, I think. I tend to value them a bit more. Stevenson could be a really effective one-batter LHS once I go through the pain of developing him in the majors. Return on investment will be iffy with him, but he could be a very valuable part of an ensemble effort out of the bullpen.

In the end, I landed on my first rounder from this season, De Leon. He didn't get anything out of the mega training update and this week he lost a point of BC.
#55226 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Meccanodonte 10/28/2017 4:07:14 am
0 VG potential through first 3 rounds (30 players).
Worst draft to date.
Not asking for a 15 pot at 10th round, but at least a keeper in the first 3.
#55227 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 wickersty 10/28/2017 5:27:20 am
Me too. I havent seen a VG yet this season either. Ridiculous.
#55228 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Manager is Unavailable GrizzlyDan 10/28/2017 5:41:50 am
http://brokenbat.org/manager/3087 (Todd Packer)
#55229 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Manager is Unavailable Rock777 10/28/2017 7:25:16 am
Might be related to the ownership bug. I'm guessing there is something a little wonky with the some of the new time related things on the new server.
#55230 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves lostraven 10/28/2017 7:41:10 am
And I'm particularly harsh on LOOGYs. But you're in Legends and have obviously made those types work. :) To each their own! Glad you figured something out.

Updated Saturday, October 28 2017 @ 7:41:55 am PDT
#55231 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves Rock777 10/28/2017 7:46:55 am
One quick data point to consider. Last year my LHS (set as a specialist), faced 54 lefties and 137 righties. The way substitutions work in the game, your LHS does face a LOT of righties.
#55232 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Ownership time and custom nicknames… AssumedPseudonym 10/28/2017 7:55:57 am
 …Now I can. I may have just been a wee bit too impatient.
#55233 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Ownership time and custom nicknames… Haselrig 10/28/2017 7:58:53 am
Use your powers for good :)
#55234 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 ephenssta 10/28/2017 8:39:15 am
Good potential pitcher. Pot 12. Keeping him for now only because I'm trying to restock the pitching supply in my farm. Likely won't stay long.
#55235 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 mjreichard 10/28/2017 8:47:51 am
I have had terrible options as well...an ok 12 SP Round 1, a catch-and-release 11 SP in Round Two and a 13 18 year old 1B this round.

Slim pickings each time...
#55236 Forum >> Off Topic >> Nicknames AssumedPseudonym 10/28/2017 9:04:33 am
I have a couple I've given to a couple of my Minors guys, specifically Clay Baker and André Andre.
#55237 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Cactusguy21 10/28/2017 10:28:16 am
I've had a good draft, but still haven't seen any Very Good potential players, which is ridiculous. I've noticed however people keep pulling these great prospects from the Asia pool, so I'm now regretting not having fished it earlier.
#55238 Forum >> Off Topic >> Nicknames Cactusguy21 10/28/2017 10:38:58 am
@ESAC, nope, I'm a diehard Washington fan


And I've gotta say, there is nobody more annoying than Patriots fans. Except Eagles fans actually, but other than that there's nobody.
#55239 Forum >> Help >> 25 yr old OF to SS??? RDailey1948 10/28/2017 10:49:43 am
I just picked up Derrick Grady
http://brokenbat.org/player/132996/M
as OF sub. He is full OF and has 226 minor league games at SS 2031 and before.

His Dev Graph shows ss at 0.

Question: How many games estimated at ML for Grady at SS would be required to get ss/SS ratings?

His bat doesn't look to be much but I'm looking at any way to improve my pitching.

As a side note,
Sawyer, 28yr, http://brokenbat.org/player/129478, just got his c after 100 games ML (last 2 seasons), had 91 minors games 2027-9.

Thanks for any comments!

Updated Saturday, October 28 2017 @ 10:51:36 am PDT
#55240 Forum >> Help >> 25 yr old OF to SS??? AssumedPseudonym 10/28/2017 11:27:19 am
Russell Jonsson did it for my team in about a season-and-a-half, and maybe another half-a-season for it to become his primary position.
#55241 Forum >> Help >> 25 yr old OF to SS??? RDailey1948 10/28/2017 11:35:09 am
AssumedPseudonym

Thanks!
RD
#55242 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 10/28/2017 1:20:48 pm
Next you'll be saying that having live polar bears roaming the outfield during pregame is hazardous..... 😉
#55243 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves amalric7 10/28/2017 3:03:25 pm
I have a roster crunch with my hitters, thanks to the mega-update.

1B: Connelly starts against LHP, Trent is the nominal starter against RHP but when he's cold Hodge gets the nod. Yet Hodge is 31 and will likely cool off, and Anguiano is due up - he got the call at the end of last season. A bunch of my outfielders can also play 1b.

2B: Gaytan is the starter, good player who filled a long term problem for me and is still only 29. Applegate is his backup, an 8th round find. Problem is Suzuki and Jensen (who can both also play SS) are both due up. And Jacobs will be due up in a season or two.

3B: Ortiz is my superstar, he's going nowhere. Kennedy is his backup, who has also filled in admirably at C. But last season's waiver jackpot win Hampton is due up, and he's the best defender at third by some considerable distance.

On the face of it Hodge, Applegate and Kennedy all look like the choices at the respective positions, even though they're all good players. Also there's Miranda who was the first 14 POT I drafted but doesn't hit. I have one roster space as it stands so I could just demote them all to make room until I do find prospects elsewhere, but the young guys need to come up.

Thoughts?
#55244 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst TexasSeraphim 10/28/2017 3:14:44 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/113455

Best Overachieving Rookie Performance (followed by a drop down to earth)

Is there a performance enhancing algorithm built in to BB?

I am calling this now. A Rookie season that saw him an All-League, All-Star, and Golden Glove selection with only okay hitting, okay speed, no power to speak of, and awful fielding will be followed by nothing close to it.

He will go down as the Bobby Crosby (of the Athletics) or Joe Charboneau (of the 80s Cleveland Indians) of BB...at least for my team.

How many BB old timers have seen a one year wonder too?

He put up all these numbers, while batting 7th in the order too.

Updated Saturday, October 28 2017 @ 3:17:54 pm PDT
#55245 Forum >> Help >> Players with terrible minor league stats? amalric7 10/28/2017 3:37:27 pm
He's a pitcher but Solomon has scared me since I drafted him in the 1st round in 2027 (he was my one very good). Decent build for a lefty starting pitcher, but despite being a groundball pitcher who throws a reasonable amount of strikes his numbers have been terrible. He was also terrible in the spring and in his first pro start (in the Cup last night) he lasted just two innings. We'll see how he goes from here.
#55246 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Bridger 10/28/2017 3:38:49 pm
http://brokenbat.org/game/2648694

Terrible pitching performance lost me this game, but check out the performance from young 2B John Mauldin! First time I have noticed one of my players hit for the cycle.
#55247 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Cup/Injuries mjreichard 10/28/2017 3:43:28 pm
Dude,it's a game...relax.
#55248 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server stuck Cactusguy21 10/28/2017 3:56:35 pm
As of 6:57 pm New York time, the games from 6:00 pm New York time have not yet simulated, and the game date has yet to switch to April 12.
#55249 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server stuck admin 10/28/2017 4:00:22 pm
It's not stuck, but it is running behind (~20 minutes). There are a few 3:00 pm (6:00 pm Eastern) games still to run. Hopefully it will catch up with the next set of games.


Steve
#55250 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server stuck Cactusguy21 10/28/2017 4:01:47 pm
Okay, the game has run now, however the game date hasn't switched.
#55251 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server stuck BadgerBoy 10/28/2017 4:11:03 pm
Our game 2 has not simmed.
#55252 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 Rock777 10/28/2017 4:52:11 pm
Wow! Only two teams in all of II.1 with positive RDs right now... Don't see that very often, LOL.
#55253 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Server stuck admin 10/28/2017 5:21:51 pm
Everything except the minor league games are complete.

Steve
#55254 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Manager is Unavailable Rock777 10/28/2017 6:13:03 pm
Manager is available now. Seems like everything is just running a little slow on the new server.
#55255 Forum >> Leagues >> V.3 Squiddcatt 10/28/2017 7:44:39 pm
SWEEP!!!
#55256 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Gambler75 10/28/2017 11:20:43 pm
My offense has been anemic so far ... first in Ks, last in walks - not terribly unexpected as I promoted on pitching and defense mostly. The defense is still good, the pitching has fallen off a cliff though.

One bright spot - my DH apparently saving all his offense for one game:
Edgar Alonso - 5/6, 4 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB.

Then promptly strained a quad ... apparently the weight of trying to carry the offense proved too much. ;)
#55257 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 TPS 10/28/2017 11:26:33 pm
Enrique Marroquin is a good POT 13 pitcher from Oklahoma State University. His low defensive ratings will most likely make him a no. 4 pitcher.
#55258 Forum >> Help >> Minors, take 2. Gambler75 10/29/2017 3:47:40 am
You really think another half a season would be overkill for an international guy (1.5 @ AAA)? I was thinking of giving Yamaguchi at least until the ASB to try to get a lowercase 1B, then hopefully grab the rest in the majors, since my season should be a trainwreck due to poor pitching anyways.

Where Long is 30, Nakayama is 29 and mainly LF (Almost 500 games in OF and still hasn't capped it ... GRRR), Alonso is 28 and mainly DH - kind of need Gooch to hold down 1B for at least a few seasons until Penny or Turner is ready. Both Alonso and Long have been pretty wretched against LHP, so at the very least I could platoon Gooch when he's called up.

Also, I guess Ruiz could fill in some at 1B if I do end up keeping him. He's a lefty so no penalty like Gooch would have at 1B. Then again, if the mega-training update only got him 2 bumps, I wonder if he's not a lost cause at this point ...

Updated Sunday, October 29 2017 @ 3:50:13 am PDT
#55259 Forum >> Help >> Minors, take 2. newtman 10/29/2017 7:40:08 am
The Mega-training update didn't apply evenly to all players, as in just because a player didn't gain much from it doesn't mean they are a hopelessly slow grower. I had a couple of guys who based on their previous growth should have popped 5-10 points who only got one point in the update. I wouldn't overestimate what a lack of pops from mega-update means.
#55260 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 10/29/2017 7:43:33 am
So in order to win a waiver claim I have to be the only person to put in a claim? Ok, got it. (I lost multiple two claim bids in the past few days, and my only won claim was on a guy I was the only person to claim)
#55261 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 10/29/2017 7:46:35 am
Well, at least it is only polar bears. It would be worse if Minneapolis did the same with its mascots.

Edit: Seca's version would literally be Jurassic Park. :D

Edit 2: @Seca, maybe that has been the problem, did you forget to put a "No velociraptor handling clause" in Bagley's contract?

Updated Sunday, October 29 2017 @ 7:47:48 am PDT


Updated Sunday, October 29 2017 @ 8:07:48 am PDT
#55262 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 10/29/2017 8:05:51 am
Ooh, the horror of a pack of rabid Abner Doubledays roaming the outfield in Novi, Shudder...
#55263 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season lostraven 10/29/2017 8:32:28 am
Off to a decent start for my fourth time through IV.5, but I'm not going to get too excited yet. Minor points of optimism include being able to hang tough despite the combination of a nasty 20+ day injury to a key rotation arm in Dougherty and flailingly poor performances from pitchers Muir and Brady. The offensive malaise from last season has disappeared somewhat, though Hurley has been hot garbage so far. He was putting together a couple of good AB the last few games before going down with an injury, so Navarro is going to get another cuppa', despite looking pretty mediocre still at 26. The critics may be right: he could very well never reach his full potential. With his defensive crapitude and slow progress learning first base, he may not get many more chances. Dimas continues to punish lefties and get worse versus righties; hopefully Santiago will be ready to fill Dimas' shoes by next season. In the meantime, hoping for some magic from pitchers, better results versus righties, and a shot at first or second this season.

Updated Sunday, October 29 2017 @ 8:33:00 am PDT
#55264 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 10/29/2017 9:19:39 am
Living proof that the scouting ratings can be very far off of actual ratings and performance.
#55265 Forum >> Help >> Bullpen struggling Cactusguy21 10/29/2017 9:33:16 am
Welp, I'm back again, with yet another bullpen problem, just like last year (except now the starting pitching also sucks, but I'm gonna wait it out there and hope they recover last year's form). If anything the bullpen got even worse than last year when I posted a similar thread. Does anyone have any suggestions at all whatsoever to try to maximize what little talent I have? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#55266 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 AssumedPseudonym 10/29/2017 10:17:31 am
His forkball is listed before any of his breaking pitches. His CoS is probably going to be higher than his Movement, and if he gets a decent amount of control at all, he may be better than just a #4 starter.
#55267 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 10/29/2017 10:23:17 am
8 wins, 7 saved by Cazares. I'm really surprised so many managers question the importance of good closer.
#55268 Forum >> Bug Reports >> 2-run walk-off doubles T40Flamelizard 10/29/2017 11:00:30 am
Hey everyone, I'm not sure if this is new or if it's been around a while. Saw it a bunch recently and I think it's worth being fixed.

Yesterday I watched my team win three extra inning games, 5-3, 9-7, and 10-8. The thing I found interesting is that every win was won on a walk-off 2-run double with the bases loaded. Unless you hit a walk-off homerun that scores two or more runs, or in this case a grand slam, the game should end with a one-run single.

T40
#55269 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 10/29/2017 11:21:40 am
I've never had a closer. I can definitely see the value of a good one. I'm not sure I've ever had enough pitching depth to have a guy I ever thought was good enough to trust that job to. Especially when I used to have starters that could work a whole game for the win. I'm also beginning to think I might just have some very average pitchers. The kind that were better in III than II. 😂

I hope your closer gets to sit tonight against us! Good luck, I look forward to clashing with one of my favorite rivals!
#55270 Forum >> Bug Reports >> 2-run walk-off doubles AssumedPseudonym 10/29/2017 2:10:16 pm
 I know it’s been mentioned before — by me, at the very least — but it looks to have never have gotten over here to the bug report forum.
#55271 Forum >> Bug Reports >> 2-run walk-off doubles MukilteoMike 10/29/2017 2:38:26 pm
Yeah, it has been mentioned many times. Even though I brought it up before as well, I'm actually glad this hasn't been fixed. It would require a decent amount of programming and time, which is better spent elsewhere. All it does is correct a statistical error. Who really cares about that?
#55272 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread amalric7 10/29/2017 3:02:19 pm
Fifteen games (and 60 AB) is still too small a sample size. I've had players slump through half a season before (on several occasions), that's way too early to call.
#55273 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Noodle 10/29/2017 3:09:56 pm
Cactusguy I'd die for a guy with a career slash line like that. No idea what you are complaining about.
#55274 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread AssumedPseudonym 10/29/2017 3:30:16 pm
 I have a guy on my team who habitually starts seasons off like that. I tend to gripe when he does it, even if I do know he’ll turn it around in time to make the All Star Game.
#55275 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 shikago 10/29/2017 3:41:35 pm
Worcester Rhinos off to a 15-1 start. The season seems over after just 16 games, at least for the East :/

Updated Sunday, October 29 2017 @ 3:41:56 pm PDT
#55276 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 10/29/2017 4:30:08 pm
Haha. No, I don't think that's the problem. Ve-Larso Raptor is at AAA, and I don't think he and Bagley are all that intimate.

I guess I have to unassign Sanchez. He was the same at the start of last season. Couldn't get anyone out. But then was great for the final 2/3. In the final game against Alexandria tonight he faced 6 batters. Got the righty. Got the switch. But the lefties went 3/4 with 2 doubles and a dinger. *shrug*

PS - considered Jurassic Park as a stadium name, but you know, a little too easy. Went with a play off of Waterloo.
#55277 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 10/29/2017 4:49:21 pm
I'm not sure Sharp is a fit with the Dinos.

His K rate is killing me. I have a bunch of guys on my team that play premium positions with high K rates - I can handle that. But 25-30% out of the DH spot added onto the total is tough to take.

Also grumpy he hit 3 HRs in his first dozen ABs, and 6 HRs in his next 600. False advertising. :)
#55278 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Bridger 10/29/2017 5:06:52 pm
My guys can’t buy a win right now...am I going to demote to 6 with this pitching staff?
#55279 Forum >> Help >> Minors, take 2. Rock777 10/29/2017 5:19:14 pm
Yeah, 1.5 more seasons in AAA for a guy who already has the nod is too much. It won't help his development. Besides, who else are you going to play at DH? Its not like you need another 1B.

Alonso should be fine at 1B, and one of your other guys should be up before he needs to retire.

I wouldn't be concerned about the pops either, but the bigger issue with Ruiz is that he doesn't have any BC or PD.


#55280 Forum >> Help >> Bullpen struggling Rock777 10/29/2017 5:39:41 pm
Looks pretty rough. And old. One thing to be careful of with fastball pitchers is their GB/FB. Fastball guys with little movement can give up a lot of HRs.
#55281 Forum >> Help >> Bullpen struggling lostraven 10/29/2017 5:49:31 pm
Fred Jensen: Only nearly four innings. Looks like a lefty got a lucky hit off him, maybe a HR. Fine against righties in 10 AB. Wait it out.

Nick Clarke: Career FIP says pass. Looks like a dump. You can probably find better free agents to take a shot at.

Roger Griffiths: Has been downhill since '32. Same as Clarke; looks like a "cut and find something better."

Expensive, but free agents such as Dean Bruno, Tony Shaw, or a Patrick Roberson may net you more success as bullpen arms, if you're willing to pay their price.

Updated Sunday, October 29 2017 @ 5:49:55 pm PDT
#55282 Forum >> Discussions >> Gormon Gibson metalbat13 10/29/2017 6:02:15 pm
Gormeister is still hitting!

.345 Ave and .975 OPS in Class A this season.

Looks like Greensboro needs to promote him!
#55283 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Draft #3 Benchwarmer 10/29/2017 6:08:13 pm
Gambled on international and lost: http://brokenbat.org/player/166392
#55284 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Garnash1970 10/29/2017 8:41:31 pm
Well one cycle in and Monterey is off to a very good start. One half game out of first and a very exciting offense have me very excited about the possibilities for promotion. Pitching has been an early question, by my guys typically come on strong in the second half ... just try to win each series and at 4-1, so far so good.

Sioux City looks to be very tough in my own division (and Laredo ALWAYS is!!!!) ... in fact Sioux City handed me a 3-0 sweep first time by, so that's gotta get better ...

On the subject of closer ... here's mine: Luis Saez ... pretty much a perfect closer: high control (Gods, I hate walking in runs!!), good velocity and great movement. Can't say enough about him ... I usually set my closers to come in in the ninth inning, with a hook of 2 and a hard max on the pitch count at 20. The results speak for themselves, he's been a ROCK on the hill.

Good luck, all, in Cup tomorrow!

Updated Sunday, October 29 2017 @ 8:42:29 pm PDT
#55285 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Garnash1970 10/29/2017 9:00:43 pm
Interesting tidbit and proof?? of the effectiveness of MoneyBall ... my boys are dead last in II.2 hitting the long ball. We've managed 13 so far (Kalamazoo has hit 29 to this point!!!).

But we're leading the league with 111 runs scored, 15 more than #2 Kalamazoo. Which I attribute to our league high .361 OBP.

Since I'm having a really hard time drafting players with "prolific slugging", I have really focused on high PD guys and it seems to be paying off.

I know, small sample size, but I AM encouraged.

Updated Sunday, October 29 2017 @ 9:02:10 pm PDT
#55286 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions admin 10/29/2017 10:30:24 pm
Wow...this game #5 is amazing. 12-12 in the 10th currently...


Steve
#55287 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 10/30/2017 1:34:04 am
"I hope your closer gets to sit tonight against us!"
Well it was even better for you as he finally gave up a run and blew a save ;)
Sly is having a slow start, another loss this series. He is getting the run support he was lacking last year, but his control is failing him so far (0.5BB/IP, are you kidding me?).
#55288 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 AssumedPseudonym 10/30/2017 3:39:36 am
 Speaking as someone who’s off to a 15-2 start, I’m not quite ready to say “see y’all up here next season” quite yet, heh.
#55289 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 newtman 10/30/2017 4:32:48 am
@Garnash, if it makes you feel any better I have been dead last in each of my leagues for the past 6 seasons in home runs. I earned two promotions and managed to avoid relegation in Legends in that time frame. Home runs are nice, they make scoring runs easier, but power is far from needed in this game.
#55290 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions newtman 10/30/2017 4:46:44 am
I'm on board with wanting to see JV win a WS. Also, the Astros' Tyler White is from the same area as I am, even if he didn't make the ALCS or WS rosters. Does someone who was on the divisional series roster get a ring?
#55291 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions MukilteoMike 10/30/2017 5:40:50 am
Newtman, I'm fairly sure anyone that was on the roster at any point during the playoffs gets a ring.

Game five was nuts.
#55292 Forum >> Discussions >> Lemon Juice + Paper = Painful Cuts AssumedPseudonym 10/30/2017 5:52:30 am
 I really hated this one, but with Madrigal finally up and ready to take over, I couldn’t justify paying Matìj Černý over two million a year to mostly sit on the bench, especially while I have a perennial All Star at first base and a rejuvenated DH who just went absolutely nuts last season, and especially especially not while I have an expensive payroll that’s going to see me lose money this season. x.x
#55293 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 10/30/2017 6:51:24 am
Grand Prairie the early front-runners in the West, and all bunched up in the East. Would have been a lot happier if we'd evened our record rather than dropping the last two games last night, but not a bad start for the first round of games.
#55294 Forum >> Discussions >> Lemon Juice + Paper = Painful Cuts wickersty 10/30/2017 7:07:05 am
@AP I don't remember if I've ever noticed a player with no positive hitting comment (i.e., he doesn't have Good Hitter) reaching 15 Hitting.

Maybe it happens more often, but I've never noticed it. I thought having a "Good Hitter" scouting comment was a prerequisite for reaching 15 (or even 14) Hitting.
#55295 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 10/30/2017 10:57:43 am
So many things....

@Endrju - I literally grinned when he blew that save, then cried a little when we lost the game anyway. I like to see cracking a closer result in a win.

@Garnash - You've got a well balanced offense. For far too long I've watched my team load up the bases only to stall out and strand all 3 with no runs. I think it's very possible to win without a home run game. It's a matter of finding the right mix of players. I've built my team to be home run team. Not necessarily designed to have a home run champ but rather 8-10 guys in double figures and 3-4 who are 20+. They still have to be effective defensively to support my less than superstar pitching. Offensively I've tried to stress homers and balance a few other things like on base pct and speed. Ah compromises.

This has been a good start in 2034. It appears my team may actually be coming together. I'm finding LL II.2 hitting to be much harder on my pitching staff than III.4 ever was. But my offense has definitely gelled and taken that extra step starting last season.

I think it's going to be a long hard-fought fun season!
#55296 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 10/30/2017 11:06:29 am
Oh and Duncan...he was a no brainer to put a claim on and I was fortunate to get him. But thus far he has been more liability than I hoped for but small sample size. I'm sure once he settles in as a Bloody Tiger, he'll be a great asset. Its given me amazing depth at catcher and I'm considering transitioning him to the outfield, at least part time.

Besides Duncan, my other fully qualified catchers include Rowland, Kirk, Silinas and Thacker. Kirk is starting RF and the other 3 were splitting catching duties and doing it quite well.
#55297 Forum >> Discussions >> Build Your Own Team Bridger 10/30/2017 1:17:41 pm
If you could design your own players from scratch, how would your team look?

To guide the discussion, let's use the following (arbitrary) parameters:
1. All players have exactly 108 SI
2. The minimum skill value is 7


Here's my first take...

C 18/12/17/15 12 7/7/20
1B 20/14/20/16 12 12/7/7
2B 15/11/15/11 14 16/16/10
3B 15/11/15/11 12 16/12/16
SS 15/10/11/10 14 16/16/16
LF 17/13/15/14 18 7/14/10
CF 16/11/13/13 18 7/18/12
RF 17/13/16/15 12 7/14/14
DH 20/18/18/18 13 7/7/7

SP 17/10/17/18 16 7/7/7
RP 19/13/19/19 8 7/7/7

I'm not the most experienced player, so I'm sure some of my proposed builds are stupid.

Curious to see how different people value the various skills...

Updated Wednesday, November 1 2017 @ 7:37:42 am PDT
#55298 Forum >> Discussions >> Build Your Own Team Alyksandur 10/30/2017 1:47:23 pm
A question on pitchers: Are you using the current in-game differentiation between pitching SI and fielding SI, or simplifying everything to be just one SI each?
#55299 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear ESac 10/30/2017 2:18:11 pm
Forgot to say I was swept in the 2nd series.
#55300 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Alyksandur 10/30/2017 2:21:32 pm
Same here.
#55301 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 10/30/2017 3:41:16 pm
So far according to plan... Tiger and I dueling for #1 and #2 with Edison holding #3 and the lower place teams vying for the last three places. I do have to give Danbury credit for making today's series much closer than I expected, and taking game 1.
#55302 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Pig_Cola 10/30/2017 3:55:51 pm
I feel that being 5-5 in a group that has five VI teams is a bit disappointing to me.
#55303 Forum >> Discussions >> Lemon Juice + Paper = Painful Cuts Alyksandur 10/30/2017 4:21:26 pm
Wickersty: He Huang is another one. Maybe it's just a catcher thing (even if he doesn't know he's a catcher yet)…
#55304 Forum >> Discussions >> Build Your Own Team Bridger 10/30/2017 4:30:03 pm
I used current in game values of 1.25 for core skills and .5 for defensive skills.
#55305 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 10/30/2017 4:31:54 pm
This is how you blow a lead in style.
#55306 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear MukilteoMike 10/30/2017 4:43:42 pm
http://brokenbat.org/game/2691781

No hit, one walk performance by Calvo.
#55307 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Can't Choose Backups in Line-Up Ced 10/30/2017 4:54:09 pm
I have two players named D. Koch.

I can only select one to be a Backup.

a) Not certain which one I am selecting
b) Both should be available, but both are not listed as options on the drop down menu in Backup Selection. Only one is listed.

Updated Monday, October 30 2017 @ 5:32:05 pm PDT
#55308 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 10/30/2017 5:19:36 pm
@Mike And in only 89 pitches. Stellar!
#55309 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 10/30/2017 5:34:10 pm
6-6, that's more losses than all last year in the cup
#55310 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread mjreichard 10/30/2017 5:57:43 pm
14-3 in league play...3-9 in Cup...quite a difference!
#55311 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 10/30/2017 6:54:51 pm
43 to 12 LOB as we lose a one run game. Wow.
#55312 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear hockeyman10 10/30/2017 9:03:45 pm
@Pig_Cola Don't worry i'll go easy on you if I clinch the group before our last series.
#55313 Forum >> Help >> Minors, take 2. Gambler75 10/30/2017 10:50:26 pm
I think you read me wrong, it would be half a season (this all star break) that I was planning on calling him up, not next season. The 1.5 seasons would be his AAA experience total by the time we hit the ASB.

But yeah, chances he grabs a lower case 1b by then are pretty slim. I just was trying to stick to the rule of 1.5-2 seasons of AAA before pulling *anyone* up, as sifting through the scrap heap of the transfer market - seems to be FULL of guys who got called up too soon. :)

My other dilemma is do I cut bait on S Aguilera at the majors, or play him 100% and see if he can have a mega-development season to save the build. But that would mean either DH'ing him, or moving Keith out of the lineup - and Keith was one of my best bats last season, even if he's off to a wretched start in LL5.
#55314 Forum >> Suggestions >> Waiver selections dlwarren1 10/30/2017 11:49:27 pm
I keep submitting 6-10 picks a day and only get 2 at the most but am ranked almost on the bottom. Not sure how the pick selection order works as I see teams in level 5 and above get players I selected. If we are moved back in the order for getting a player each day, could we rank them in order of which ones to consider first?
#55315 Forum >> Suggestions >> Waiver selections Haselrig 10/31/2017 1:44:21 am
There's no weighted waiver system. Those that win claims are chosen at random from those who put in claims.
#55316 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Endrju 10/31/2017 2:58:01 am
#itsnotouryear
We get swept by Alexandria and chances look grim with 8 losses already, looks like 3rd time in my history we will not qualify from the group.
#55317 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 10/31/2017 4:02:43 am
Not trying to imply that the standings will stay this way, as I know better than that, but have the two relegation spots ever been occupied by Waterloo and Birmingham before? I know each must have briefly occupied one of the spots after a losing streak, but it is very odd looking at the standings right now.
#55318 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 10/31/2017 4:12:48 am
Even giants get old.

Updated Tuesday, October 31 2017 @ 4:17:16 am PDT
#55319 Forum >> Help >> Training Focus TexasSeraphim 10/31/2017 5:02:44 am
Does changing the training focus actually impact development long-term?

I have not seen much talk about primary and secondary training focus, and all the manual says, if memory serves me correctly, is that owners may select training focuses.

I know that the scouting report predicts a pretty decent range for each offensive and pitching skill, but how much does training focus impact that range?

For example, say we have an offensive skill at hitting and power to be maxed out at 16 for both according to scouting report. If I kerp focuses on hitting and power indefinitely, is it enough to bump that guy to 17 on each skill?

Thanks for the feedback!

Tex
#55320 Forum >> Leagues >> IV. 1 Valmion 10/31/2017 6:18:20 am
Season start, Port Arthur feels a little like a warzone, with three pitchers and two shortstops on the injured list.

#55321 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear ephenssta 10/31/2017 7:18:30 am
I'm worried my team is over performing, but we're up to 9-3 and winning the division so far! It's a good feeling and I'm hoping I didn't jinx it just now...
#55322 Forum >> Help >> Training Focus lostraven 10/31/2017 7:22:03 am
The way I understand training focus is as a slight bonus that may get applied in training updates. I've set mine for PD and Movement. I presume all that does is apply a slight bit of extra weight to the training formula for those stats.

In other words, its effect shouldn't be overestimated. Don't overthink it too much.
#55323 Forum >> Discussions >> Build Your Own Team amalric7 10/31/2017 9:11:00 am
Interesting idea. As a quick note I'd swap PD and Power on the C and 1B, and BC and Speed on the DH, but it depends on your approach. I'd also prefer the following SS:-

SS 15/10/11/7 11 18/18/18
#55324 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Seca 10/31/2017 9:12:23 am
Overperforming is good. :)

Barely scratched out a win in the final game yesterday vs. Grand Junction. Sitting at 6-6. Need 6-2 in the final 8 to go on.

Though that sounds doable, I don't think its very likely given how the Dinos have been playing this season.
#55325 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 10/31/2017 9:30:42 am
Those are the 2 worst RISP teams in the league atm (Dinos at .176, A's at .214).

In recent memory we've had 3 teams in the West go 1st to II in consecutive seasons (Cedar Rapids, Thunder Bay, Santa Monica). In each case I would say it was the same affliction Waterloo is currently suffering with - batting just collapsed from the previous season.

A couple of those teams were kinda old - training update #0 almost certainly contributed to the drop (as opposed to pure luck).

Dinos aren't really that old. Zarate lost a point of power, Butler a point of speed. But that's pretty much it. The lineup is essentially unchanged from the one that led the league in RISP last season.

I'm still inclined to chalk the bad start up to poor luck. Butler for example is hitting .288 but .190 RISP (after .270 RISP last season).

Assuming the bats come around a bit, the concern for the Dinos is depth. When Bagley goes out that leaves P Booth as the only 14+ pitcher on the roster. I think there are teams in the East that have full 14+ rotations. If Bagley misses 70-80 games this season it will leave a mark. I don't think we can count on Barker to maintain the 88% win% he's put up the last 2 seasons.
#55326 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinion on a 2B prospect wickersty 10/31/2017 10:07:38 am
Hi guys,

I have a prospect named Juan Carlos Cornejo who I've had an on again off again relationship with. I've cut him once, then managed to reclaim him again off waivers. Now I'm beginning to consider cutting him again. I would love hearing any of your thoughts on him.

He's a 20 year old POT 13. He has no hitting comment, and is projected to have Above Average power and decent speed. His fielding is projected to be Outstanding and his range is a very nice but not amazing 17. His arm has recently dropped one point to 12.

I've been projecting him as a 2B. The lack of a hitting comment sucks, but I believe an amazing 2B doesn't HAVE to have a hitting comment. However, his fielding is projected to be Outstanding, not Amazing. And at 17, his range is real nice, but also not Amazing.

So my question to you is, do you find Juan Carlos Cornejo to be a 2B prospect? Would you hold onto him for that purpose? I should say he's my only real 2B prospect at the moment and I don't have a real SS prospect in my minor league system. I should also say that I have a young 2B named Tim McHenry (a POT14 with no hitting or power scouting comments, only Amazing fielding) that has made his rookie debut this season. So not only would Juan Carlos Cornejo have to be a worthwhile 2B prospect, but he would also have to be good enough to replace Tim McHenry.

Also, I suppose that with Cornejo being 20 and McHenry being 25, that by the time Cornejo is major league ready (assumedly 24 or 25), McHenry will be pushing 30. However, 30 is not retirement age, so McHenry should still have another 3-4 years+ of prime playing time beyond that... basically, I'm saying that when Cornejo is major league ready, McHenry will be in his prime and still have a few years in the tank, so I would imagine they'll be competing for starting playing time for a few years in the future.

Thank for your thoughts!

Jeff

Updated Tuesday, October 31 2017 @ 10:08:53 am PDT

Updated Tuesday, October 31 2017 @ 10:11:49 am PDT
#55327 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinion on a 2B prospect Tiger504 10/31/2017 10:44:16 am
A couple of thoughts. I like him. My major concern would be his training arc, which appears to be okay but it depends on when he promotes to AA. Not excited that he seems to have missed the steroid training shot this spring.

But I think you should train him at SS since he's already capitals at 2B. That way he can also come off the bench as a backup middle infielder if he can't crack the starting lineup.

To sum it up in one sentence: if you don't want him, I would take him.
#55328 Forum >> Help >> Finances for rebuild sheish 10/31/2017 10:46:43 am
Recently i've noticed my team has consistantly been losing money during the rebuild due to poor attendance. Is this a problem for the future?
Should I purposefully cut all players with a higher salary or try to improve my team a little to try and get a better record and more money.
Lastly, will finances become a problem in the future if i continue the way I do, as I'd prefer not to cut veterans who are more expensive due to sentiment and value to the club or should I be more ruthless and cut-throat in the decisions
#55329 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion kladu 10/31/2017 11:42:14 am
They're really fighting for spots,
.207, 1-3 to bot in the cup,

If at least 1 vet slugger wakes up, so I can release SomeonE! They have like 1RBI combined,
but I don't dare try to survive without them...yet
Rant over


Updated Tuesday, October 31 2017 @ 12:09:40 pm PDT
#55330 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear ephenssta 10/31/2017 11:59:57 am
Overperforming is definitely nice, but the last two series are against the teams sitting second and third, and I'm only 2 games ahead of the guy sitting in third now. It's not going to be easy down the stretch.
#55331 Forum >> Help >> Finances for rebuild Tiger504 10/31/2017 12:45:18 pm
Your payroll does not seem excessive to me. $18m.
Keep in mind when you dump guys they'll likely be gone. And you'll want to find adequate replacements....first.
I'd make sure cutting someone is what you want before doing so. And then I'd sleep on it before it as well.
#55332 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinion on a 2B prospect Bridger 10/31/2017 12:54:10 pm
Optimistically, he ends up somewhere around:

13/9/12/13 16 16/17/12

That seems like a legit starting 2B to me. I would only cut him if you start to suspect he isn't going to reach his cap.
#55333 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Bridger 10/31/2017 12:55:39 pm
Checking in at 7-5 in 2nd place...gonna be a tight race with two teams currently sitting at 6-6.
#55334 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinion on a 2B prospect wickersty 10/31/2017 1:01:06 pm
Thanks to both of you. A side question, when you do an estimate like that Bridger, how are you determining what you think his BC and PD will be? I never understood how to forcecast those.

Thanks

Jeff
#55335 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinion on a 2B prospect amalric7 10/31/2017 1:18:43 pm
He looks like a decent defensive 2B to me, but I personally prefer more of a bat there (positive pure hit comment, or decent slugger or better). But if you don't have any other prospects at 2B I'd certainly hold on to him.

You can get some idea of how a player will pan out by looking at his starting SI breakdown and then looking at his Development Graph. Cornejo doesn't really have much to examine there right now, and I tend to look at the pessimistic projection when assessing a player, so he may look like this (worst case*):-

10/12/9/11-16-17/17/12

*By worst case I mean, assign maximum points to fielding and spread the rest as you deem fit. Assigning maximum points to fielding may of course be ideal for a defensive middle infielder.
#55336 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread nemesis 10/31/2017 3:06:57 pm
14-4, and 3 of those losses to a (bot) team that hasn't won more than 70 games in fifteen seasons, and hasn't won more than 53 games in eight seasons.

Game one tonight was one of those losses - we put up 9 singles, 4 doubles, a homer, 3 walks, a sacrifice and TEN stolen bases (caught once). THREE RUNS. Four players stole all those bases and not one of them scored.

YEESH.
#55337 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 10/31/2017 3:10:40 pm
I feel your pain, except on the pitching side. Right now Rosa is my WORST SP which makes no sense at all. I keeping waiting for him to wake up from his small sample size, but he laid another dud today against the struggling bats of Waterloo (by Seca's own comment). I survived last season BECAUSE of Rosa, this season it is starting to seem that if I survive it will be in SPITE of Rosa.
#55338 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 10/31/2017 3:14:36 pm
@Endrju, no shame in getting swept by Alexandria. Look at the Legends standings and you'll notice you weren't the only team to have that happen in the past week.
#55339 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 shikago 10/31/2017 3:43:59 pm
My #1 starter got a max injury a 2nd straight season. We'll see if this goes like last season & my #2 starter gets a major injury at the same time...

ETA - Hey look another 10 day pitching injury on top of it! now I just need Yamazaki to be out for a couple weeks at the same time!! yay!

Updated Tuesday, October 31 2017 @ 4:52:05 pm PDT


Updated Tuesday, October 31 2017 @ 4:52:36 pm PDT
#55340 Forum >> Suggestions >> Waiver selections Rock777 10/31/2017 3:44:54 pm
If you are getting 2 out of 6-10 claims, you are doing incredibly well. My hit rate is probably around 1 out of every 60 claims.
#55341 Forum >> Help >> Training Focus Geech 10/31/2017 4:12:30 pm
It won't increase a player's natural ability, so, no, it won't bump a 16 to a 17. Instead, player just learn that skill a bit faster. The downside is that if you don't set a focus, the bonus gets split among all the skills.

I don't set a training focus, because getting the general bonus makes more sense to me. Players have different ability distributions, and I don't think faster learning for one particular skill to the (very minor) exclusion of others makes sense.
#55342 Forum >> Help >> Minors, take 2. Rock777 10/31/2017 4:15:25 pm
Normally I would say 1.5 @ AAA is an absolute minimum, but the bugged training update threw everything out of whack. I had one player who was recommended to skip AAA entirely after the update.

I doubt Aguilera will ever be productive. He is too underdeveloped.
#55343 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinion on a 2B prospect Bridger 10/31/2017 4:33:57 pm
@wickersty

First, I use the current skills and initial skills (first tick on development graph) to project where a player will end up if each skill continues to progress at the same pace.

Then I adjust for the scouting report if the resulting build doesn’t work.

It’s not perfect, but it gives you a good idea. The more SI a player has gained, the more accurate it is likely to be.
#55344 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinion on a 2B prospect Rock777 10/31/2017 5:42:43 pm
This is how I project players: http://brokenbat.org/forum/0/2/4082
#55345 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinion on a 2B prospect FreddyTheEye 10/31/2017 5:52:22 pm
I claimed him to act as a backup middle infielder and played him at SS for a half season in A ball.
Dropped him in the roster numbers game because he's developing so slowly, power and sb's dropped since rookie ball and I do not suspect he will have the PD suggested by others. Also guessing he may not be able to hit righties.
I hope he is a sleeper and stars for you though.
#55346 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear FreddyTheEye 10/31/2017 5:54:42 pm
Our rookie pitcher are failing this time around but we should still survive to the elimination rounds. I love the cup!

Updated Tuesday, October 31 2017 @ 5:57:03 pm PDT
#55347 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion xLee227 10/31/2017 6:34:31 pm
Wow I'm 0-7 against Alexandria so far this season...whatever Meccanodonte is doing against my team sure is working!
#55348 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/01/2017 2:04:30 am
Freddy and college station have taken 6 of 7 from me also, not very good at welcoming new players to legends guys!
#55349 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/01/2017 6:40:19 am
We learned from div V....
While in Missoula stay at an undisclosed location, accept no gifts, bring our own staff to prepare food and watch out for marbles and other foreign objects on the floor.
Fool me once...

In other news:
Broomfield..21 games 39 HR's absolutely sick..lol..how do we beat that?? He's on pace for 600 HR's !!
#55350 Forum >> Discussions >> Build Your Own Team Rock777 11/01/2017 7:29:17 am
Engine rules say that speed and range can be at most 6 SI apart, so I think you would need more speed for that range. This is what I would probably pick for SS myself:

SS 18/15/8/7 12 16/18/14
#55351 Forum >> Discussions >> Build Your Own Team Bridger 11/01/2017 7:37:10 am
I guess that makes my DH impossible...we'll go with the suggestion earlier in the thread and swap his BC/Speed. Still learning new things about the game everyday...which is great!

@Rock: I'm sure you can tell from the builds I proposed above that I value the hitting skills in the following order: H>PD>Pow>BC.

Judging from your SS, it seems like you might have another thought. Is BC a lot more valuable than I think it is?
#55352 Forum >> Discussions >> Build Your Own Team wickersty 11/01/2017 8:31:07 am
I feel like this game makes me rethink my beliefs about whats important all the time. That said, I used to be on the PD side of the fence, but I've since switched my thinking/guessing that BC enhances the effect of Hitting.

So I'm beginning to treat BC with more importance than PD. If Hitting and Bat Control both have direct impact on making contact with the baseball, surely they must both produce better hitting. I'll trade more walks/pitches per at bat that I would get with high PD if it means my high BC produces better contact and hitting to go with my high Hitting ratings.

Of course, I could be entirely wrong about all of it.

Hitting:
ability to hit the ball and put it in play

Bat Control:
ability to make contact with the baseball, avoiding strike outs

Plate Disc:
ability to discern strikes from ball, walk more and make the pitcher throw more pitches

Power:
ability to drive the ball, albeit not necessarily in a high trajectory


#55353 Forum >> Discussions >> Does anyone consider a Catcher's Fielding attribute? wickersty 11/01/2017 8:46:58 am
I'm always trying to think of aspects of BB that I may have overlooked... and lately I've been wondering if there's any mileage to the idea that a Catcher's Fielding attribute has an impact on pitching. I know it's a bit of a stretch... but a catcher's ability to call the game, to frame pitches, to get the most out of his pitcher... could that be impacted by his Fielding attribute? Or is Fielding in a catcher nearly entirely worthless in BB?
#55354 Forum >> Discussions >> Hey Rookie! BadgerBoy 11/01/2017 9:12:05 am
So I'm in total rebuild mode with my team, right now I have 9 Rookies in the Majors. There could be more to come as I scour F/A and Waivers grabbing straws.

Lets see how many Rookies you got on your Major Roster!!

BTW, I think we're doing an ok job to this point. Just got done with a series with first place and pushed them in every game but game 1, and stole a win.

#55355 Forum >> Discussions >> Does anyone consider a Catcher's Fielding attribute? ephenssta 11/01/2017 9:26:32 am
I think the prevalent idea about catchers is all that really matters is his arm (to throw out baserunners stealing) and maybe range.
#55356 Forum >> Discussions >> Does anyone consider a Catcher's Fielding attribute? Tiger504 11/01/2017 9:29:46 am
I'm convinced something about the catcher factors in to pitching success. Not sure what that is. Fielding or position knowledge maybe ?
#55357 Forum >> Discussions >> Does anyone consider a Catcher's Fielding attribute? wickersty 11/01/2017 11:14:42 am
I feel like I'm convinced too. But I re-read the Help section and saw this:


Catcher:
The catcher (C) does not field many balls, but is required to try to throw out runners trying to steal bases. For this the catcher should have a good arm. Range and fielding aren't particularly important. Also, because most batters are right handed, being right handed makes this throwing to second base easier.



So if we believe the Help section, and we always do, range and fielding aren't particularly important. That said, I still feel like there MUST be something about catchers beyond their arm strength. So that makes me think the most likely thing is their position knowledge.

Updated Wednesday, November 1 2017 @ 11:15:16 am PDT
#55358 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 11/01/2017 11:28:04 am
1-6 against Hampton, a reasonable 6-6 against the rest of the field. Pitching is getting absolutely hammered though, 6.61 ERA (5.14 FIP), so some return to the mean is due - and can't come quick enough. Hitting hasn't been too bad but has been hindered by my usual slow starters living down to their usual form.
#55359 Forum >> Discussions >> Does anyone consider a Catcher's Fielding attribute? Rock777 11/01/2017 12:15:39 pm
Catchers get a penalty for being lefty just like SS, 2B or 3B. For those other positions I believe the penalty is mostly just applied to their fielding attribute. I don't believe that is the case for Catchers. Steve has mentioned in previous threads that position experience is still important to Catchers because they do more than just throw runners out. So I suspect their experience is still important if not their fielding, and I suspect that high fielding will not make up for lack of experience in the same way it would for a position like 1B.
#55360 Forum >> Discussions >> Does anyone consider a Catcher's Fielding attribute? Bridger 11/01/2017 12:31:46 pm
So the implication here is that position-training a C in the major leagues MIGHT significantly hinder the performance of a pitching staff?

If so, I really need Edgardo Amador to get that small c soon...
#55361 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions Bridger 11/01/2017 1:24:11 pm
The Cubs gave rings to any player who was part of the regular season roster last year (even if they were on another team by the end of the season).

Those decisions are handled on a team-by-team basis, though. I would say it's a safe bet that anyone who was on the playoff roster in any round gets a ring.
#55362 Forum >> Off Topic >> Nicknames Bridger 11/01/2017 1:26:03 pm
I am fond of this one...

Lenny Hudson

#55363 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/01/2017 2:11:26 pm
Game 1 v Broomfield today - Missoula 5 HR's, Broomfield 2 HR's - gotta beat them at their own game!

Not that I think College Station is going to have too much trouble beating anyone at all :P
#55364 Forum >> Discussions >> Build Your Own Team Rock777 11/01/2017 2:14:24 pm
Honestly, I don't truly understand the relationship between BC and Hitting. However as Wickersty they both seem to affect getting hits, so I prioritize those two the highest. For me:

HR > 3B > 2B > 1B > BB > SF > Out > K > DP

Since 1B is higher on my list than BB, K, and DP, I value BC higher than PD. Power is nice, but power without contact mostly just equals Ks and Outs.

Everyone has their own theories and philosophies, and there is no established "right answer". Part of what makes the game fun :)
#55365 Forum >> Discussions >> Free Agents Nxck9 11/01/2017 2:24:22 pm
Any good free agents or prospects on the market right now?
#55366 Forum >> Discussions >> Free Agents wickersty 11/01/2017 2:43:42 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/85165
#55367 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season AssumedPseudonym 11/01/2017 2:58:04 pm
 Justin Robinson with another extra inning complete game. It’s gotten to the point where it almost doesn’t feel like an official season for DFB until he’s gotten one.
#55368 Forum >> Off Topic >> Nicknames ESac 11/01/2017 3:55:57 pm
Skins fan in NE? the only place I'd see that is in CT
#55369 Forum >> Discussions >> Free Agents Herp Derp 11/01/2017 4:02:50 pm
Here ya go.
#55370 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Noodle 11/01/2017 4:06:03 pm
It's frustrating to see my team deteriorate in front of my eyes. It's just getting worse and worse by the day. I see no sign of improvement on the horizon and have no answers on what to do to fix it.
#55371 Forum >> Bug Reports >> No save? Rock777 11/01/2017 4:20:25 pm
I never really look at the box scores very closely, but any idea why Norm "The Paradox" Parodi didn't get a save in this game? Pitched 1 1/3 innings, from up 4 runs. Seems like a straightforward save to me...?
#55372 Forum >> Bug Reports >> No save? AssumedPseudonym 11/01/2017 4:26:56 pm
 Not just you:

[REDACTED]

 Disregard, I apparently read one or two games wrong, had a fairly spectacular copypasta fail besides, and can’t fix anything right now. I’ll try again later. x.x

Updated Wednesday, November 1 2017 @ 5:16:31 pm PDT
#55373 Forum >> Discussions >> Free Agents Cactusguy21 11/01/2017 4:28:31 pm
@Wickersty

I almost died laughing when I clicked that link. I'm afraid that's NOT a good free agent. :-D

Updated Wednesday, November 1 2017 @ 4:28:46 pm PDT
#55374 Forum >> Discussions >> Hey Rookie! Cactusguy21 11/01/2017 4:33:13 pm
I've got a rookie LR, SP, 2B, and a C who's basically a rookie.

Updated Wednesday, November 1 2017 @ 4:33:30 pm PDT
#55375 Forum >> Bug Reports >> No save? Cactusguy21 11/01/2017 4:48:29 pm
Well, for one, a save has to be three runs or less. Still doesn't explain APs final link though.
#55376 Forum >> Discussions >> Free Agents newtman 11/01/2017 4:48:32 pm
Players that can help teams compete for a season or two do occasionally make it through waivers to free agency, but Herp Derp has the right idea... if they are good enough to help out then posting a link to them in the forums is a good way to see them signed by any random person browsing the forums (including potentially division rivals) so it is not very wise now that the search options are much greater than they were 12 seasons ago.
#55377 Forum >> Bug Reports >> No save? Rock777 11/01/2017 6:05:54 pm
I was remembering something wrong about the save rule. You can get a save up by 4 if there are two runners on. Up by 5 with bases loaded, but there were no runners on when Parodi took the mound.

Updated Wednesday, November 1 2017 @ 6:12:24 pm PDT
#55378 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions wil_m 11/01/2017 9:01:22 pm
I did not think that they could do it but the Astros win the World Series.

I am glad they proved me wrong.

Updated Wednesday, November 1 2017 @ 10:59:04 pm PDT
#55379 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/01/2017 9:07:32 pm
So... I now have 3 of the 7 wins against Alexandria. Does anyone else in the East plan on helping out, or are we going to let Meccanodonte run away with the division? Not trying to be mean or arrogant, just confused why I can beat about 50% of the time the team that is consistently beating everyone else.
#55380 Forum >> Help >> Management tab DodgerBlue42 11/01/2017 9:42:26 pm
Curious for some of you guys who have found success at this game. How much to you tinker with the management controls as opposed to setting things to default. Do you tend to go more conservative or aggressive and does it change throughout the year?

Might be a stupid question, but hey I'm not the brightest bulb lol
#55381 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/01/2017 9:55:25 pm
Poor Velazquez on my team is constantly getting screwed. He's my set-up guy and has the worst luck. In 15+ innings he has struck out 15 and walked 6; pretty good, right? His GB/FB is 2.17. Superb. He hasn't given up a homer. Excellent. His FIP is 2.32. Awesome! His ERA is, uh, wait a minute, 6.46? How in the world is that happening? Ground ball through the infield. Ground ball through the infield. Ground ball through the infield. The team's ERA is .22 less than our FIP, so it's not like he doesn't have a decent D behind him. Somehow he's still 1-1, but this BS must stop.
#55382 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions admin 11/01/2017 10:00:43 pm
Wow...Astros win.

So much good hitting...it's kind of a matter of whose pitching would give out.

Kind of wondering why Dodgers didn't try to start Kershaw 3 games...if he's pitching on short rest tonight anyway.


Steve
#55383 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/01/2017 10:03:16 pm
Dinos have a winning record against Alexandria. ;)

They are over .330 RISP, and their RISP is 60 points clear of their team BA. They are hot. They will cool off.

Not to say they won't win the division. They will. But they aren't quite as strong as the early stats suggest.
#55384 Forum >> Bug Reports >> No save? admin 11/01/2017 10:03:40 pm
When Parodi comes in, his team is up by four runs and no runner on base. Why is that a save situation?


Steve
#55385 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season quanin 11/01/2017 10:21:39 pm
This team is so not ready for playing in V. And yet, we're playing in V. The mega training update futzed with my timeline some, so I'm having to fill holes until I can fix things, but as long as I don't get completely spanked I'll throw a freaking party. Martin was supposed to be my starting 2B, but the mega update tagged him for the big show before he got his full 2B...and before I wanted him in the bigs in the first place. If the mega didn't break him too badly, I may keep him. But as it stands now, I'm kind of hoping my alternate catches fire.
#55386 Forum >> Help >> Management tab MukilteoMike 11/01/2017 11:12:14 pm
The vast majority of the fun I have here is tinkering with the settings and lineups. You have virtually no control over your rosters, so if you don't mess with settings and such, why play? I get the "different strokes" thing, but I'm always, and I mean always, messing around with settings. It's so bad that if I'm able to check out the team in the middle of games, I make changes before the next game starts. I do this almost every single game when I can.

While that's the case, I must say that you still will have fairly limited control over your team in-game. I do it, as I mentioned above, largely due to the fact that I at least can live in an illusion of having a little control by altering the settings.
#55387 Forum >> Bug Reports >> No save? Rock777 11/01/2017 11:16:25 pm
It's not. I was remembering the rule incorrectly.
#55388 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves allen54chevy 11/01/2017 11:55:28 pm
amalric:
To me 1B looks like Connelly and Trent have it wrapped up. I would ship Hodge -this also opens DH... See 3B below
At 2B Gaytan probably hold this down until a player with better range comes along.
Jensen looks like he could be a great off the bench speedster utility guy. He probably could still use some AAA time (despite mega-training update effects), I'd be tempted to train him at 3B for a bit in hopes of getting a 3b soon.
If Suzuki can get on base like he has in the minors he may be your middle infield answer.
Applegate seems expendable.
At 3B...I would really shake this up. Cut or bench role Kennedy (I don't like his defense), Start Hampton, move Ortiz to DH
#55389 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves Haselrig 11/02/2017 12:12:12 am
"One quick data point to consider. Last year my LHS (set as a specialist), faced 54 lefties and 137 righties. The way substitutions work in the game, your LHS does face a LOT of righties."

Fair point, Rock. I have what feels like a million left-handed prospects. I'll only need about three of them in the end. Hoping to be able to collect enough of an impression of each to pare it down over the next two seasons. Building a solid bullpen has been my #1 goal over the past couple of seasons as the high POT starters I've assembled haven't been very effective above LL3.
#55390 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Favuz 11/02/2017 1:05:31 am
I Went 2-2 in the first series against Meccanodonte, let's see what i can do Today :D
#55391 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 11/02/2017 2:42:47 am
I've paid everyone, except Favuz who is a paisà, for tanking against me.

Newt, please give me your bank account where I can do the money transfer.
#55392 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/02/2017 4:26:35 am
:)

It was easy to see last season Alexandria caught some bad breaks, and it looks like it is evening out this season. It does feel like rock, paper, scissors in the first half though with one team dominating another and in turn being dominated by another. My feeling is the entire East is going to be closer than last season ended up being, though I could be totally wrong because iirc every team in the East led at some point in the first three rotations last season.

Looking at the season stats so far, a less significant but equally eye popping stat appears to me, Birmingham has less home runs than Raleigh. I don't think I was ahead of anyone in home runs last season after the first rotation. Even if Birmingham has gotten worse, I think they have started off as cold as Alexandria has been hot. I just hope they don't warm up against me today.
#55393 Forum >> Help >> Management tab newtman 11/02/2017 4:39:09 am
While I do change them based on match-ups, prolonged hot and cold performance, and other factors, changing them as much as Mike implied does play havoc with generating a large enough sample size to see what works and what doesn't. If you mess with your settings after every game it will be much more difficult to know whether a loss was caused by bad luck or bad settings.
#55394 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Bridger 11/02/2017 5:42:46 am
I feel your pain Mike...check out Lance Lynn's ERA and FIP.
#55395 Forum >> Help >> Management tab MukilteoMike 11/02/2017 6:58:30 am
I guess I should clarify my statements a bit. Here are the most common reasons I change my settings from game to game, in no particular order:
switch from LH starter to RH or vice versa, catcher change, injuries, quality of opposing starting pitcher.

In my previous post I lumped management settings and lineups together. I make changes to both all the time because I think the AI does a horrible job of making adjustments.
#55396 Forum >> Bug Reports >> No save? admin 11/02/2017 8:36:24 am
Yeah...FYI:

1. He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his team;
2. He is not the winning pitcher;
3. He is credited with at least ⅓ of an inning pitched; and
4. He satisfies one of the following conditions:
a. He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one inning
b.He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat or on deck
c. He pitches for at least three innings.


Steve
#55397 Forum >> Help >> Management tab wickersty 11/02/2017 8:55:36 am
I guess I should chime in on what I've begun doing re: management settings.

Now that I'm competing with my team and not expecting to tank all season, I'm caring about maximizing my chances of winning each game and series. So...

Each day I check which SP I have scheduled and compare that with my opponent:

- If their catcher in the LHP/RHP lineup has an amazing arm, I change all my stealing tendencies to normal except for my fastest of fast runners, which I set to +. If the catcher that will bat against my LHP/RHP has normal arm or a terrible arm, I adjust my stealing tendencies appropriately.

- If their aggregated Arm strength in the outfield is amazing, I also change all my base advancing aggressiveness the same way. Likewise, if their aggregated arm strength in the outfield against my LHP/RHP is normal or terrible I adjust my base advancing aggressiveness appropriately.

Then, I look at my SP scheduled to start that day. I look at how they've been doing, whether they are hot or cold. I adjust their Pitch Count settings up or down based on how they've been doing. Also, if there are RP that have been struggling, I adjust their Smallest/Largest RD settings so that they only come into the game in low-importance situations (i.e., winning or losing by more than 3 or 4. Basically, I try to keep my hot arms coming as the ones to come in at high-leverage moments.

Thankfully, I don't see any of this as 'work' because I also love tinkering and pouring over my roster and settings every day.

Jeff
#55398 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions Seca 11/02/2017 9:12:05 am
the Astros' Tyler White is from the same area as I am, even if he didn't make the ALCS or WS rosters. Does someone who was on the divisional series roster get a ring?

The rings aren't official. Teams design, pay for, and distribute rings at their discretion.

I'd expect White to get a ring. Teoscar Herndandez (now with Toronto) probably as well.
#55399 Forum >> Help >> Management tab Tiger504 11/02/2017 9:21:16 am
I usually make management changes based on trends/tendencies and not based matchups.

Like if a guy gets gunned down taking extra bases, I dial that setting back. One of the benefits to watching all games. Once I find a balance I tend to leave it alone. This I do for stealing, running, bunting....

I used to look at upcoming m atchups and adjust to them but decided I was possibly doing more harm than good.

Now I look at the opponent's rotation for L/R so I can set my lineups for a series. I will look at a few other things as time permits but rarely make adjustments unless it is just undeniable.
#55400 Forum >> Bug Reports >> 2-run walk-off doubles Bridger 11/02/2017 9:58:09 am
Unless I am mistaken...

In the case of a ground-rule double, both runs would score.

Let's just assume these are all ground-rule doubles?

Updated Thursday, November 2 2017 @ 9:58:22 am PDT
#55401 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Yankee1219 11/02/2017 11:05:56 am
Threw a no-hitter with 1 walk yesterday from a pitcher with 11 control. Granted, it was against the last place team, but still impressive. Followed it up with a combined 2-hit, no walk shutout. Off to a good start this season and hoping to continue the yo-yo trend between LLVI and LLV.
#55402 Forum >> Suggestions >> More Lineups motko 11/02/2017 11:53:23 am
I would be happy to have more lineup selections to put in advance, becouse i will never have opportunity to tinker the lineups between the matches.

For example, vs RHP 1, vs RHP 2, vs RHP 3 etc...
you get the idea... then on schedule you could put the selection according to the game of the series.
#55403 Forum >> Help >> Management tab DodgerBlue42 11/02/2017 12:00:11 pm
I appreciate everyone's input and help!

I feel like I've done the right things when it comes to stocking the roster with good talent and having good players in the farm system. I'm just not seeing good results throughout the season. I've promoted and demoted twice from LL6 to LL5 and I'm hoping that by implementing some sort of management strategy I can get to the higher league levels.

If there is anything I seem to be missing I would love further advice
#55404 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.13 Cadillac Jack 11/02/2017 1:01:28 pm
No I am not from Cadillac, I live in Lewiston Michigan. Northern lower Michigan USA
#55405 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? Cadillac Jack 11/02/2017 1:32:57 pm
I am having trouble finding the right hook for my starting pitchers. What is the best settings for the hook for a starting pitcher or even a relief pitcher?


Cadillac Jack
#55406 Forum >> Baseball >> World Series Predictions wil_m 11/02/2017 1:34:21 pm
Yeah like was said above, some World Series winning teams give any player who played any time at all for their team a ring - even if they just played for an inning or 1 AB.

Not sure what the Astros will do.



Updated Thursday, November 2 2017 @ 1:35:04 pm PDT
#55407 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Frogman 11/02/2017 1:36:16 pm
Hey! Somebody totally ripped off the broken bat website: Hardwood

It’s some basketball game.
#55408 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 JoeDaddyeous91 11/02/2017 1:49:48 pm
Have I missed something?
I don't feel like I've ever seen this before... What is it?
#55409 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! JoeDaddyeous91 11/02/2017 1:51:10 pm
Steve did it haha...
Look at the contact info, it's all the same. :)
#55410 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Bridger 11/02/2017 1:53:38 pm
Ooh! I want IU!
#55411 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 AssumedPseudonym 11/02/2017 1:55:10 pm
 …Huh. No, no that’s definitely a new thing on the Events schedule.
#55412 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/02/2017 2:01:59 pm
Oh man, Steve's been holding out on us :)
#55413 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/02/2017 2:07:24 pm
Still like Broken Brackets as a title for a college basketball sim, though ;)
#55414 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Ced 11/02/2017 2:15:54 pm
I was trying to evaluate why my closer has such a high WHIP.

5 Hit Batters in 7 1/3 innings!

Today he hit a pinch hitter which is as blatant as you can get. He should be fined by the league for such intimidation. 9 saves in 9 opportunities this season.
#55415 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 Rock777 11/02/2017 2:39:02 pm
Looks like Steve separated out the experience process from the training process (probably always was two different processes).
#55416 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? Rock777 11/02/2017 2:39:58 pm
I use 5-7 for my starters and 3 for most of my relievers.
#55417 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Rock777 11/02/2017 2:42:28 pm
Nice :) Hope Steve lets us know when its ready!
#55418 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! DaveCool 11/02/2017 2:58:27 pm
That looks really awesome!
#55419 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Cactusguy21 11/02/2017 4:01:20 pm
That looks awesome actually
#55420 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! ESac 11/02/2017 4:08:12 pm
I'm excited about it.
#55421 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Cactusguy21 11/02/2017 4:11:36 pm
I wish it was American Football though, the GM games for that are so miserably bad it's not even funny.
#55422 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season ephenssta 11/02/2017 4:21:35 pm
The Japanese pitcher I drafter, who was initially expected to be severely disappointing, has been anchoring my bullpen lately. 4-4 on saves with a couple wins thrown in. Hopefully he keeps it up.
#55423 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? Seca 11/02/2017 5:02:39 pm
I think there is some trial and error. I've had some guys who could give up 3 in the first, and then settle in and be brilliant from there. I've had other guys that if they give up 3 in the first inevitably give up 6 in the second.

I start at 9 and rachet down by performance.

Will also add I think there is value in varying hooks. Ie., if a guy needs 5, try to have a guy behind him with 9. Otherwise, your bullpen gets stretched.

If your pitchers are awesome, then these settings aren't very important. If your pitchers are less than awesome, I feel these settings are very important, and an opportunity for a savvy manager to make up some ground.
#55424 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics Seca 11/02/2017 5:15:12 pm
because there isn't an ingame mechanism that tells them to run less against great arms

There isn't? I'm not sure you are giving the game engine enough credit. :)
#55425 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/02/2017 5:50:34 pm
I just hope they don't warm up against me today.

A classic case of the self whammy. :(
#55426 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! g10rsh 11/02/2017 7:45:02 pm
This is amazing news
#55427 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! hockeytrb99 11/02/2017 7:49:08 pm
This looks like it has the potential to be even better then broken bat.
#55428 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! wickersty 11/02/2017 7:52:34 pm
Better than bb? Thats unpossible!
#55429 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! lostraven 11/02/2017 8:21:29 pm
I don't like basketball at all, and I still kinda' wanna' play.
#55430 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/02/2017 8:47:35 pm
I need to stop posting in the mornings, I always end up kicking myself later whether it is self whammy or incoherent due to being tired or irritating people with ill-thought out posts.
#55431 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 shikago 11/02/2017 8:57:37 pm
won 12 in a row and pulled into a tie for 1st! It's too bad that by the time all the super teams in the east have promoted ahead of me (high point, worcester, etc) my pitching will be in decline :(

#55432 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Mcdoogle 11/02/2017 9:43:14 pm
Ahhhh, Baseball and now College Basketball. Steve knows my buttons.

Although to be fair I just love building teams in general. Football Manager 18 Beta has been taking up my free time this past week.
#55433 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Mcdoogle 11/02/2017 9:56:13 pm
All of my starters have ERAs over 5, including 3 with 6+. 8 pitchers overall have an ERA over 5.

Yikes.
#55434 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/03/2017 12:06:09 am
It's one thing to know you're going to have a rough season and another to go through each day of it.
#55435 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 buffmckagan 11/03/2017 12:06:22 am
Sure, but what's the whole loyalty thing mean?
#55436 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/03/2017 12:09:28 am
Can not wait for this. Been looking for a college BBall game for years. Anybody ever even seen an online college basketball sim?
#55437 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 MukilteoMike 11/03/2017 3:19:54 am
I was wondering the same thing, Buff. My guess is loyalty is their length of time with the team, which factors into their salary calculation. I always figured it just looked at that at season's end, but now I'm guessing it just adds the time every update.
#55438 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Alyksandur 11/03/2017 3:38:57 am
So exactly what is "may not have much room for improvement" supposed to mean, anyway? I had two players with that comment pop a point this morning.
#55439 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! newtman 11/03/2017 4:17:22 am
I hope Steve let's us know when this is ready. He'll probably have 250 people sign up the first day.
#55440 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! ESac 11/03/2017 4:25:08 am
I kinda know another college bball game
#55441 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Meccanodonte 11/03/2017 4:28:57 am
Why college basketball?
Because of promotion/relegation?
Italian here, I'm used to FIBA rules so promotions and relegations are the norm.
#55442 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! PrivateSnowflake 11/03/2017 4:46:08 am
Bookmarked it. Awesome idea!
#55443 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Dcmrulz 11/03/2017 4:56:04 am
Looking forward to this! (Guessing if its like the real ncaa, cant get attached to my players for too long)
#55444 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Cactusguy21 11/03/2017 4:59:31 am
I had a player like that pop twice in the mega update, and a player like that pop three times over the course of last season. I have no idea what it means.
#55445 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! g10rsh 11/03/2017 5:02:33 am
Yea players will be on your team for 4-5 years. I read through the game manual a few times. Lots of really cool stuff. I like the idea of the best players going on to play professionally and getting o see how they continue to grow.
#55446 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 Cactusguy21 11/03/2017 5:04:40 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/166593


I got a decent 13 pot catcher
#55447 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 quanin 11/03/2017 5:09:34 am
Say hello to my 13 pot friend.
#55448 Forum >> Discussions >> Anyone else's financial update look incomplete? quanin 11/03/2017 5:11:33 am
Is anyone else's financial page looking a little empty? For instance: I know I played home games... but I have no income from those games.
#55449 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 Sdorfman 11/03/2017 5:33:18 am
What are the crowd's thoughts on this guy? http://brokenbat.org/player/166581
I'm thinking he can develop into a decent left fielder, but I'm not sure if I want to wait the 4-6 seasons it will take to develop him fully.

Updated Friday, November 3 2017 @ 5:33:32 am PDT
#55450 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 lostraven 11/03/2017 5:46:53 am
@Sdorfman You could probably do better. I see 18 to 19 points available for PD, BC, and Power. Low-ish speed, who knows on the power (2-11)... Meh.

Speaking of meh, after drafting keepers in the first three rounds, I have my first catch and release. Frankie actually isn't that bad of a 12 POT pitcher to take a stab at but you could probably find better free agents.
#55451 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 Jason2327 11/03/2017 5:49:47 am
I drafted a nice utility player ID #166597
#55452 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter lostraven 11/03/2017 5:51:38 am
My take on "may not have much room for improvement": The players is nearing the end of their growth. It doesn't mean, full stop, they are done gaining SI, but it's a flag to let you know that beyond a point or two, there isn't much more room for growth

Updated Friday, November 3 2017 @ 5:51:51 am PDT
#55453 Forum >> Discussions >> Anyone else's financial update look incomplete? Bridger 11/03/2017 5:53:29 am
Finance flips every week on Friday morning...so this is the time of week when it looks incomplete.
#55454 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter lostraven 11/03/2017 6:04:59 am
Had a meaningful training update this time around with 32 pops, two on pitcher fielding. I also had a scouting correction: Barrow's Arm went down a point, which while disappointing isn't painful. He still should be a solid third baseman at his peak. Oh, and Apodaca picked up big 2B; he doesn't really have a home, however, and may end up being either a bench bat or a release. Leaning bench at the moment, TBD.

Biggest gainer this week is Bo Basso, with a point in Velocity, Movement, and Stamina. If Control eventually comes with the package, he could end up being a decent pitcher. Oh, and he's had the "learned all he can at this level" tag for a few weeks now. So do several other players who gained SI this period, reminding me that just because they have that tag doesn't necessarily mean they won't gain SI at that level. (I'm trying to give Basso and a few more pitchers some more reps in AA; I like the "at least two-ish seasons in AA, two-ish in AAA" approach.)

In the "you gained points where?" department, I've been consistently disappointed in the points Sung Ryong Lee has been gaining since I drafted him. Would it kill the Baseball Gods to give him a little more control? I'll give him some more reps at middle relief this year, but he may not cut the mustard in the end. :/



#55455 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/03/2017 6:10:24 am
Why college basketball?

There was a thread where the fact that there aren't any good college basketball sims out there came up and Steve said he might have to make one. Guess he wasn't kidding :)
#55456 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Seca 11/03/2017 6:12:15 am
Getting discouraged with Oates.

He got significant playing time in the spring (so qualified for the mega-training) and regular playing time the first 2 weeks of the season - and nothing.

There was a point in time where I had Oates, Sims, and Adams all in the system. Guess I made the wrong decision. (Not that any of them are offensive dynamos, but at least Sims and Adams can field their position).
#55457 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/03/2017 6:14:14 am
Found the thread: http://brokenbat.org/forum/-/5/3077
#55458 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! AssumedPseudonym 11/03/2017 6:46:42 am
 My general opinion of college hoops is that it’s a waste of airtime, and that goes double once March Madness rolls around. The odds of me looking at Hardwood are fairly low. The odds of me sticking around more than half a season or so once it starts are even lower.

 The fact that it’s Steve making the game, on the other hand, means that those odds are nonzero. I love what he’s done with Broken Bat, after all, and finding the community here was like walking into a room of old friends I’d never met. I might be intrigued just enough to poke at Hardwood a bit once he launches it.
#55459 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 amalric7 11/03/2017 6:47:50 am
Ugh. I had SIX choices who didn't even make above average potential. I took one of the two good pots and unsurprisingly landed a C&R.
#55460 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! amalric7 11/03/2017 6:51:20 am
I don't like basketball at all, and I still kinda' wanna' play.

Same here! Guess I'll just have to hold out for the football and hockey sims... :)
#55461 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 wickersty 11/03/2017 8:10:34 am
Sigh. Rounds 1-3 brought me guys that were juuuust too good to immediately cut, but not really special. Round 4 got me this turd who has the arm of a catcher but unfortunately throws lefty. His range is too bad to put in the outfield, and his hitting scouting report and POT are not good enough to let him play a less than ideal position in exchange for his bat.

Bye bye!
#55462 Forum >> Leagues >> League IV.5 lostraven 11/03/2017 8:25:03 am
We're 25 to 28 games in and...

Out West:

# Team W L Pct GB DIFF Streak L10
1 Amarillo Wranglers Cup 16 9 .640 - +18 L1 8-2
2 Corvallis Ravens Cup 15 13 .536 2½ +13 L3 2-8
3 Renton Red Devils Cup 14 13 .519 3 +5 L1 5-5
4 Elk Grove Blue Jays Cup 12 14 .462 4½ -26 W3 5-5
5 El Paso Mustangs Cup 12 15 .444 5 +3 W1 5-5
6 North El Dorado Pay Dirt Cup 11 16 .407 6 -13 W1 6-4

Hoooooly! Amarillo has been on FIRE the last 15 games or so. You can't cool their offense off enough, and they've managed to climb from the basement to the top. Man, I keep looking at that team and being left with questions about their pitching, but when your bats are simply outslugging the competition, I guess your pitching doesn't have to be lock-down. Meanwhile, I'm on the opposite end of that; after a scorching hot start the Ravens have been cold. Not horrible cold; the games have been relatively close. But cold. Key errors here, poor pitching effort there... Renton is staying middle-of-the-pack unsurprisingly, and North El Dorado is a surprise. I expected them to have a better start.

Out East:

# Team W L Pct GB DIFF Streak L10
1 Allentown Rebels Cup 18 7 .720 - +23 W6 8-2
2 Baltimore Nicols Cup 14 12 .538 4½ +8 L1 5-5
3 Edison Bombers Cup 14 13 .519 5 +32 W2 5-5
4 Lansing Pirates Cup 13 15 .464 6½ -4 W1 3-7
5 LaGrange Cubs Cup 11 16 .407 8 -21 L2 5-5
6 Athens Gold Cup 10 17 .370 9 -38 L3 4-6

I previously said: "Allentown and Edison look like solid bets again this season ... Throw in Baltimore, and I'll boldly predict some fierce battles for the top three teams."

I really don't have to say much more. Edison is having major fielding error issues, which is the primary reason they're at third and not higher. Allentown is just doing everything right. Top three looks competitive, for sure.

Updated Friday, November 3 2017 @ 8:30:52 am PDT
#55463 Forum >> Suggestions >> More Lineups FreddyTheEye 11/03/2017 8:46:48 am
Agreed.

Or a way to at least switch between cup and league line-ups.

Better control of injury subs (ex: 3B moves to 2B and bench player plays 3B when there is an injury to the 2Bman.

Games play better when you CAN tinker everyday but you don't HAVE to be online everyday to make these changes.
#55464 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 Bridger 11/03/2017 9:07:12 am
Two fringe 13 pot keepers in rounds 1 & 2...now two almost-but-not-quite-good-enough 12 pot pitchers in rounds 3 & 4.

Not a banner draft year so far, but it's feeding the beast...
#55465 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread cboy619 11/03/2017 9:24:30 am
Can I just say I hate the cup. Players risk injury, pitchers get tired. If there was a way to let my minors play so they got experience it'd be great. Or if there was a way to opt out altogether I would. I know it's not realistic, but that's me venting.
#55466 Forum >> Suggestions >> More Lineups wickersty 11/03/2017 9:27:02 am
I don't think I need to worry about having multiple LHP/RHP lineup capabilities but I would love the ability to manage a Cup and Non-Cup pitching rotation and line up.

I know for pitching anyway that I do so much tweaking and changing in my pitching management and pitching roles between cup and non-cup days that it's a mess trying to switch back and forth.

When I'm competitive in the Cup and have a chance to advance, I want to maximize that chance, so I put some pitchers into roles with management settings that I wouldn't do over the course of a whole season (i.e., starting a non-SP who has 12 stamina because he's on an amazing hot streak and I'd rather get 5IP out of him in a cup game and finish the rest with my bullpen... but I wouldn't do that over the source of the regular season.

Jeff
#55467 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 11/03/2017 9:30:11 am
I disagree with letting minor leaguers play in the cup, that's not the intention of the cup. Steve's even said so. But I could appreciate the idea of teams opting in or out of the Cup each season.

Personally, I wouldn't opt out. The financial gain you get even from lasting only the first round is worth it to me. And you could always call up a fringe minor leaguer or two to start your cup games with 150 pitch count and infinity hook. It would leave your bullpen almost entirely rested and unplayed.

Your position players would mostly be playing and at risk to injury, true. But such is life. I don't have a problem if you had the ability to opt out of the cup, but I certainly wouldn't appreciate it if you had the ability to treat the cup as an extended Spring Training.

My 2c

Jeff
#55468 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! mjhack 11/03/2017 9:31:37 am
I had played b-ball for many years on another simo website, but it just became way to complicated and time consuming for the recruiting piece. I look forward to the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this deal. Dibs on UT Vols...
#55469 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! TPS 11/03/2017 10:37:31 am
I wonder how teams like Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, etc. are going to be assigned. I'm guessing there is going to be a decent amount of people who want these teams. Personally, my first choice would be Boise State who won't be popular as some other colleges.
#55470 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinions on a 24Y POT13... wickersty 11/03/2017 10:51:58 am
Snagged this guy as a Free Agent... so, not even waivers. He's just gotten the call... ready to be called up to the majors.

I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on him, and anyone's reaction to my thoughts on him.

My thoughts:

1) No way am I calling him up. This season is his first season in AAA. I'm leaving him in AAA for all of 2034, and probably for half of 2035.

2) I love the great hitting, decent slugging scouting reports, but his current and projected BC and PD are terrifying to me. He's potentially got another 30+SI development, but he may not reach that at his age, and he would need a good deal of that SI to go towards his BC and PD.

3) His range and arm will make for a good LF.

I want to keep him, and I want to believe that he will turn those horrifying BC and PD ratings into something around 10 for each by the time I call him up to the big club, but I don't know if I'm not giving his flaws enough credence... if I'm wasting a roster spot on him.

I'm beginning to get to the point now where I don't have any roster space to keep questionable guys...

#55471 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinions on a 24Y POT13... Bridger 11/03/2017 11:07:45 am
Interesting player, but I don't think he will hit his SI cap. He's at least 10 points behind the pace you would like to see for a 24 year old NP.

His build would be something like 20/7/8/17/16/12/17/7 if he somehow got to 104 SI.

I don't have any experience with players with basement BC & PD. It might work, it might not.

All together, this is not a player I would roster, but that doesn't mean you can't experiment with him.
#55472 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinions on a 24Y POT13... Tiger504 11/03/2017 11:47:23 am
This guy, Pablo Sanchez

http://brokenbat.org/player/90046

He's in decline at 34 but in his prime his SI looked something like this:

17-7-7-17-15-15-18-14

It was feast or famine. Fortunately he hit homers and stole bases. He was also a gold glove at 2B. Based on his offensive explosiveness and his defense at a key position, I think he did well for me.

Your guy probably won't reach even 104 SI. Does he hit for power? Does he run? Is LF a key defensive position? I'm not against guys with this type of build but I'm not sure he will contribute enough to offset what will surely be anemic OBP with a ton of strikeouts.

Edit: Sanchez too was a free agent. I picked him up shortly after I joined Broken Bat. As such, I was fond of him. I also had to nurse him through a very slow start to his big league career. I think most owners would not have developed him or believed in him. I did. No regrets. But I'm not sure your guy is Sanchez.

Updated Friday, November 3 2017 @ 11:54:49 am PDT
#55473 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! hockeytrb99 11/03/2017 11:47:32 am
I would assume first come first serve just like this game.
#55474 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! admin 11/03/2017 12:31:15 pm
Oh...I guess the cat is out of the bag.

Hmmm...still to early for sign-ups, but I will keep people posted. You are welcome to watch the bots manage the teams at the moment.

Congrats to Saint Martins for winning the first national tournament. At least until I reset again... :-)


Steve
#55475 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Seca 11/03/2017 12:35:57 pm
Why college basketball?Why college basketball?

I think there might be more to do in college basketball than professional. Maybe.

I've tried basketball sims before, but had trouble sticking with them. I think part of the problem for me is that the line-ups / roster is much smaller in basketball than other major sports. Didn't feel like I had much to do.
#55476 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/03/2017 12:36:38 pm
Yeah, come to think of it, how did you run across this, Frogman? Seems like a needle-in a-haystack find.
#55477 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinions on a 24Y POT13... wickersty 11/03/2017 12:39:37 pm
Yeah tiger, i think yourguy at my guys current age had 20ish more SI...
#55478 Forum >> Discussions >> Opinions on a 24Y POT13... Seca 11/03/2017 12:42:49 pm
I think that is potentially a great pickup. Some risk for sure, but a possible really nice upside.

1) No way am I calling him up. This season is his first season in AAA. I'm leaving him in AAA for all of 2034, and probably for half of 2035.

Think this is prudent. IMO Velarde is exactly the kind of player that may benefit the most from the double training earlier this season.

2) I love the great hitting, decent slugging scouting reports, but his current and projected BC and PD are terrifying to me. He's potentially got another 30+SI development, but he may not reach that at his age, and he would need a good deal of that SI to go towards his BC and PD.

Almeida was one of my favourite players, and one of the big helium providers as my club made its climb. Great hitting and power can cover a lot of other transgressions. Especially if he can contribute on defense.

3) His range and arm will make for a good LF.

I know he lacks fielding scouting, but his skill is already at 9 and making a nice staircase on his development graph. He might finish up at 13-14, which would make him playable at 2B.

Definitely worth a roll of the dice if you have a spot in the pipeline for him.
#55479 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! TPS 11/03/2017 12:50:34 pm
If you go to links on the bottom of the page and click on it, you will eventually find other various simulation games. I believe it is hardwood that leads you to the site.
#55480 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/03/2017 1:05:13 pm
Yep, there it is. Mystery solved :)
#55481 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Frankebasta 11/03/2017 1:35:48 pm
I know nothing about college basket, but will join the company over there for sure.

Biggest difference I foresee is that in Broken Bat all teams are created equal.
In Hardwood, top dogs will play in the top leagues, and recruit the best talent
Doesn't look like easy to overcome that disparity


Also, top coaches will be so much more important there, as they will be the only mainstay of the team
#55482 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Rock777 11/03/2017 2:28:02 pm
Recruiting is THE most fun aspect of college hoops. Also the answer to "why college hoops"; much more fun then pro management. So I hope Steve keeps it in the game. It will definitely raise some interesting challenges for balance. May need to be some sort of mechanic to ensure lower conference schools can still get decent recruits. If the data is fuzzy enough behind the high school stats (like Stumped!), then it may not matter much. But you really don't want recruiting to be a total guess fest if its going to be an intricate part of the game.

Personally, I always like to start at the very bottom with college basketball games and build my prestige and recruiting power through hard work. I would always make a brand new team in DDS with no prestige and start drafting local mediocre talent guys. It should be attractive to players who like to build a program. Just a question if there are enough of us that prefer that to just owning a dynasty.
#55483 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Frogman 11/03/2017 2:44:09 pm
Was searching for another game called Hardwood Online. It’s an unrelated backgammon game.
#55484 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 Benchwarmer 11/03/2017 2:59:29 pm
This is very good potential?
http://brokenbat.org/player/166865
#55485 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! occham 11/03/2017 3:08:44 pm
Looks like it could be a lot of fun!

#55486 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/03/2017 5:20:15 pm
Went 2-2 against xLee227 and his Legends team. I'll take it. Still leading my Cup group.
#55487 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear ephenssta 11/03/2017 6:00:22 pm
The last series is against the team I'm tied for second with.
#55488 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear AssumedPseudonym 11/03/2017 7:15:00 pm
 Yep, same for Bridger and me over in our Group. I was probably wrong on who’s winning Group, if current rankings hold up, but I look to have been pretty much spot on for everyone else beating up on one another too much for any of the rest of us to advance.
#55489 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear MukilteoMike 11/03/2017 8:40:00 pm
We were 11-4 and leading the Group going into the last game today. "Okay," I thought to myself, "I don't really care much about this last game. Let's just throw my LHS out there and have him eat innings." His career ERA is 4.57. He has 16 stamina so I set his pitch count to 120, eliminated the hook and let him go. Then this happened:

3.1 IP, 8 H, 8 BB, 2 HR, 12 R, WTH, LMAO.

Through his Japanese interpreter, I told him, "That's why you're a lowly LHS despite your 109 SI. Don't expect to ever start again. Any where." However, by the expressions and tone, I think the message conveyed was, "You didn't have your best stuff today, but we still appreciate your hard work. You did, after all, throw 61 strikes to go along with the 61 balls."
#55490 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! hockeytrb99 11/03/2017 8:43:48 pm
@Steve Do you have an estimate to when this might be ready for users to sign up?
#55491 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 MukilteoMike 11/03/2017 8:57:46 pm
Benchwarmer, that's part of the "joy" of drafting here. Just ask around. They'll tell you.

I got a "good" overall 12 potential guy. I looked closer at my minor league roster than I have in a while and realized I lack LH hitters in a very big way. I almost cut him, but I'll probably have to keep him until I find one or two better LH bats. If he ends up being my starting 1B in 7 years, I'll be in trouble.
#55492 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 Rock777 11/03/2017 9:03:52 pm
Benchwarmer, given Mitchell's overall rating, and minimal SI in fielding, speed, and range, he is likely going to have very high ratings in BC, PD, and Power. If his hitting does well he could very well end up being a decent power hitter. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if his hitting rating ends up beating out his scout report as well. Could be a sleeper, but someone would need to train him for a while and watch his Hitting growth to get a good idea if he is likely to bust his Hitting cap.
#55493 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! newtman 11/03/2017 10:44:22 pm
As someone born and raised in North Carolina, I can concur that college hoops is far more interesting than pro to me. From 1991 to 2008 I missed a total of less than 20 tournament games, unfortunately life has gotten in the way in recent years, also some of the scandals have been sickening to me. I would be happy with one of the major schools I like, but I would be happy with either of my alma maters which are both relatively unknown.
#55494 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Rock777 11/04/2017 12:19:11 am
My alma maters is Div III, LOL. That would certainly be starting from the bottom :)
#55495 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/04/2017 12:39:20 am
I think there's a lot of little things that make college basketball a better subject for an online sim than pro basketball would be.

Take for example conferences. I could see a possibility to add a satisfying tension to the game by making strength of conference a factor in recruiting and team rankings. So, on the one hand, you want to beat all your conference rivals by fifty points, while on the other, it helps you to have your conference be strong from top to bottom. There's no real analog for something like that in pro basketball.

[EDIT] It also nicely skirts the trade problem :)

Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 1:21:15 am PDT
#55496 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Haselrig 11/04/2017 12:53:34 am
15-1 might be my best start to a Cup ever. Really need a Cup run this year to offset the League flop I'm going to perform the rest of the season :)
#55497 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Philliesworld 11/04/2017 5:43:02 am
The Game Manual memorized,

Enough said....
#55498 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! mjreichard 11/04/2017 6:35:12 am
I love this! I am in once it opens up!

On a related note - does anybody have a football sim they like? I have tried a few and they are not good enough to keep my interest.
#55499 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! wickersty 11/04/2017 6:51:43 am
@rock my alma mater is 6, and i was very surprised they were even in the game. I dont even like basketball but i cant wait to join hardwood :) thats more of a testament to steve, and to the idea of something new.
#55500 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Philliesworld 11/04/2017 6:56:35 am
@mjr

MFN

Here's a decent sim I started playing recently. Haselrig, Cactus, and Privatesnowflake all play in this league.

Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 6:57:01 am PDT


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Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 6:58:49 am PDT
#55501 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! wickersty 11/04/2017 7:58:43 am
What league(s) are youguys in in MFN? Im going to join, itlooks good enough to try. Thought id consider picking up a bot team in one of your leagues...

Jeff
#55502 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! mjreichard 11/04/2017 8:22:43 am
I have looked over the site like 5 times already...this will be fun! Please be sure to let us know here when we can do it!

I see my two small hometown colleges in the game, would love to nab one of them!!
#55503 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Rock777 11/04/2017 8:23:51 am
@wickersty I meant DIV III in real life. In the game they are VI, which sounds about right.
#55504 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! wickersty 11/04/2017 8:39:14 am
@rock ah, well mine is d3 in real life too ;)

Although to be honest, when i went there i dont recall them behing that high. Of course i dont know much about college athletics... maybe theres nothingworse than d3...

Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 8:40:10 am PDT
#55505 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Rock777 11/04/2017 9:01:46 am
D3 is the lowest for NCAA. Lower would just mean you aren't recognized by the NCAA. Although you could still have a better team than Div 3 schools, just no scholarship restrictions (and probably no recruiting power LOL).
#55506 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 admin 11/04/2017 9:39:52 am
Yes, this was seperated out of the old training update to try to spread the processing load and avoid some of the issues of a couple of weeks ago.

Steve
#55507 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! admin 11/04/2017 9:45:12 am
@Steve Do you have an estimate to when this might be ready for users to sign up?

Sorry...I don't really have a schedule...probably months at this point.

Before the game would officially kick off, we would probably do a season plus of testing to debug the user interfaces. Bot testing doesn't really exercise them.


Steve
#55508 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 wickersty 11/04/2017 9:48:28 am
Does this infer that there is some kind of loyalty bonus to the training calculation (as in, length of time spent with team affects training results)?
#55509 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Bridger 11/04/2017 10:13:20 am
No rush, Steve. We weren’t even supposed to know about it yet...

Thanks so much for what you do!
#55510 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! newtman 11/04/2017 10:28:19 am
@steve, a minor detail from the Hardwood manual:

- Scouted Skill Values vs. Real Skill Values
So are the skill values displayed for each player accurate? Just as in real baseball, where there is some uncertainty about a player's talent level, in Broken Bat there is also built-in uncertainty in displayed skill levels. The visible skill values for each player are an approximation of his current actual skill level and may deviate by up to 20% from it true value for some skills. Additionally, just like in real baseball, as a player plays more games, his displayed skill value will approach his true current skill level. Note, this may result in a player's displayed skill level actually dropping, even though he is receiving regular coaching and playing time. His skill value is not actually dropping, but because his actual skill level is better known now, a more accurate and lower value is now displayed.

I think you meant to change "baseball" to "basketball" and "Broken Bat" to "Hardwood". :)

Edit: I know the game is still a ways out, sorry, it is a natural tendency to proofread while reading something. I found a few more needed edits, but I will refrain from listing them here and now.

Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 10:48:49 am PDT
#55511 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/04/2017 10:35:40 am
The league is MFN-47, wickersty.
#55512 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread amalric7 11/04/2017 3:17:06 pm
Nothing gets the blood boiling like three straight one-run losses. Top five of my lineup who are hitting over .300 can't hit anything, and yet the bottom half who bat around the .220 mark are putting up what hits I can manage - which ain't enough. Hard times.
#55513 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Frankebasta 11/04/2017 3:20:09 pm
Besides a lot of references to BrokenBat and baseball, on the manual and other parts of the site, I also noticed the lack of Height in players.

Eg. Notre Dame has no players taller than 6'7"
Whereas in RL there are 6'11", 6'10", 6'9" s


Updated Sunday, November 5 2017 @ 1:36:41 am PST
#55514 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Bridger 11/04/2017 3:30:30 pm
He isn’t finished with the game...we weren’t even supposed to see it yet. Stop criticizing it. I’m sure he will want people to test it out when it’s ready and will let us know when that time gets here.
#55515 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 Rock777 11/04/2017 4:16:28 pm
I also just assumed loyalty is the whole discount on salary due to time on the roster. Makes sense that "Experience" and loyalty would go together since they involve time on the roster.

Probably every update, because if you pick up a guy in week 10, you shouldn't get a whole year's worth of loyalty out of him.

Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 4:17:14 pm PDT
#55516 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? lostraven 11/04/2017 4:30:02 pm
I was going to start a new thread, but I'll piggy-back off this one since it's related.

I need someone to help me understand why Henry Fitzpatrick was left in the game into the ninth inning after having given up four runs and presumably pitched WAY beyond his 55-pitch limit.

Game in question: Here

Fatigue after the game:

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Management settings:

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Is the "hook" runs given up in AN INNING or in total? I understand it as in total. After giving up his third and fourth run in the sixth, why doesn't Casey or Lee come in in the seventh? Or Yates in the eighth? Why is Fitz' allowed to go out in the ninth? It makes no sense to me, even if we're talking about Casey being slightly fatigued. One-hundred and eight pitches? Are you telling me that the AI said "screw the pitch limit" because I was six runs down? Is it because I have run differential set as Δ - set according to pitching role? If this is my bad, what do I need to fix to prevent that from happening again?

Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 4:31:40 pm PDT


Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 4:34:01 pm PDT
#55517 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? amalric7 11/04/2017 5:59:45 pm
Yes, your other possible pitchers (Barrett, Lee) were fatigued. Your setup guys and closer won't get used because you're losing, so the AI defaults to the healthiest pitcher - which is Fitzpatrick.

I'd say your low hook on your starters is hurting you (somewhat). In situations like that you really need a longer hook on your SP: a 6 hook is low for a starter, I think most people try 7-9. A low hook is great for going to your bullpen to try and turn a game around, but its a disaster when you're losing and you then burnout your LR and MR. If you only have 11 pitchers its tough to then substitute out the guys who have used up all their stamina.
#55518 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? MukilteoMike 11/04/2017 6:02:03 pm
You've answered it correctly yourself. The game wasn't close enough for those other guys to come in. If you don't want that to happen, you'll need to widen their RD, at least of the MR and LR and/or make their fatigue setting ++.

Also, you have Yates as a closer. He'll never come in unless you're winning a close game late.

Finally, you should consider changing the settings for your LHS, too. Having a 50 PC and - fatigue pretty much defeats the purpose of the role. Either lower the PC a lot and increase fatigue or make him an LR2. The same applies to your RHS. The idea behind those roles is that they are specialists who only do well against batters who hit from the pitcher's side. High PC's means they face everyone. I'd think about simply making your RHS a set-up instead.

Updated Saturday, November 4 2017 @ 6:21:51 pm PDT
#55519 Forum >> Discussions >> Experience & Loyalty Update #3 admin 11/04/2017 9:14:23 pm
Does this infer that there is some kind of loyalty bonus to the training calculation (as in, length of time spent with team affects training results)?

No loyalty bonus for training. Only to salary discounts...


Steve
#55520 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Haselrig 11/04/2017 11:31:21 pm
You know what they say about watching the sausage being made :)
#55521 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Defensive Substitution nobodyjones 11/05/2017 1:02:08 am
It's not a bug, but it would've been nice if Swain didn't play 3 innings at 2B.

Starting 2B: Montes
Pinch Runner: Swain
Defensive Sub: Farrar
#55522 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Defensive Substitution MukilteoMike 11/05/2017 1:14:12 am
Other than spring games, to my knowledge I've never had a defensive substitution. Granted, I'm a defensive minded guy so I normally have capable guys in the field, but I've still never caught my manager making a defensive move. I just recently called up an 11/15/8 guy who I have/will be starting occasionally at short without any experience there. If my normal 17/18/10 SS doesn't ever take over there for defense, well, I might as well uncheck all defensive sub boxes.
#55523 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Frankebasta 11/05/2017 1:42:59 am

He isn’t finished with the game...we weren’t even supposed to see it yet. Stop criticizing it. I’m sure he will want people to test it out when it’s ready and will let us know when that time gets here.



It's called Debugging...
#55524 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.7 sheish 11/05/2017 4:27:58 am
Looks like the rats will be runaway winners in the east. Let's be hoping for some kind of race in the west, while I hope my prospects develop (they seem to take forever)
#55525 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team carlossweb 11/05/2017 4:30:02 am
Hello,

I lost my club after some inactive time. How can I get a new team and play brokenbat again?
#55526 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team AssumedPseudonym 11/05/2017 5:31:14 am
 Steve is usually pretty good at spotting posts like this. He’ll probably have you assigned to a team before tomorrow, and possibly even by this afternoon.
#55527 Forum >> Discussions >> Lemon Juice + Paper = Painful Cuts Noodle 11/05/2017 6:32:50 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/82509

By far the best position player in franchise history. 1st in hits, doubles, hr, rbo, and game mvp.

I hate to cut him, but at 34 he is in serious decline.

The good news is that he becomes my first player inducted in the HOF.

Updated Sunday, November 5 2017 @ 6:35:51 am PST
#55528 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? lostraven 11/05/2017 6:56:16 am
Thanks, amalric and Mike. Admittedly, hook, RD, PC, and fatigue settings are my current weakness in understanding this game. I think I've got the basics, but even after a year I'm stills struggling a bit to understand the finer nuances of pitcher management.

I'll see what I can do. I'm trying to find the right balance of "going to your bullpen to try and turn a game around" and making sure the most bullpen options are available for almost any situation, presumably with the AI picking the best option.
#55529 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Rock777 11/05/2017 6:58:18 am
I think it is still in early alpha though. Better to wait until he has the beta ready before offering feedback as many of those things will be cleaned up by then. I'm just going to pretend the site doesn't exist until Steve tells us its ready for testing.
#55530 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? Rock777 11/05/2017 7:00:14 am
Safest thing to do with RD is leave it on the defaults. For the most part the AI behaves as desired. If you really feel the need to tweak a specific guy, I'd start one at a time until you can see what it is really doing.
#55531 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Dcmrulz 11/05/2017 9:49:30 am
It's all so early in the process, so i'll wait and see until the alpha is done and it's open to scrutiny that i'll make my statements. However i'm psyched for this!
#55532 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! admin 11/05/2017 1:04:06 pm
Let's not jump the gun...this kind of came out inadvertently. The only reason it’s on the web at present is to get a search engine presence/history and to make sure the processing load is balanced enough for the server.

I'm not adverse to comments or criticism, but I don't want to have a thread on Broken Bat devoted to Hardwood issues. You’re welcome to browse the site. If you do have comments or suggestions, why don’t you e-mail me directly at: [email protected]

Thanks,

Steve


Updated Sunday, November 5 2017 @ 1:18:38 pm PST
#55533 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! newtman 11/05/2017 3:04:44 pm
Sorry, with so many people saying they were reading the manual, I did as well. That's when the former sports editor in me came out. I'll probably forget about it as soon as the thread dies... at least until it is closer to ready.
#55534 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/05/2017 4:35:20 pm
Where did that come from? Also, the East now has 5 teams with negative RD with Alexandria the only positive team in the East.

The West looks very tight as well. It looks like the RD is actually more imbalanced though.

Edit: @Haselrig, what magic are you using to still be at #5 with a 10-22 record?

Updated Sunday, November 5 2017 @ 4:40:48 pm PST
#55535 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Pig_Cola 11/05/2017 4:47:31 pm
My bullpen is not clutch at all. We have three blown saves in the past seven league games.
#55536 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 11/05/2017 5:23:07 pm
I just had what I think is the first sweep the team has had in league play since I took the reins. It was a four game series against the (now former) first place Concord Jets.

Who are you people and what have you done with my Gulls? ^.^
#55537 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/05/2017 6:01:02 pm
Alright, I'm going to take chance on jinxing myself.

The premier cup matchup for Monday's games looks to be #8 Raleigh vs #9 Kalamazoo. And we are separated by .01 points in ranking. My team has never looked stronger. I've never really considered my team as a potential Legends team but it's hard not to contemplate just that this season with our performance through 34 games. Gah, I hope I didn't just rain down karma on myself.

We'll both likely advance but it's gloves off challenge time. Raleigh is through to elimination. With a win or just a decent RD Kalamazoo is moving on. Either way, this is one of the most interesting series my club has ever had. Good luck Newt!

Edit: #13 Manhattan vs #20 Sumter happens tomorrow as well with advancement at stake. That should be a good series.

Any others?

Updated Sunday, November 5 2017 @ 6:13:04 pm PST
#55538 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Whh2017 11/05/2017 7:38:17 pm
Winston-Salem is going to need a sweep and a heck of an RD turnaround against Salisbury tomorrow if we're going to have a prayer of sneaking into the next round. Not saying it can't happen, but we hope the baseball gods are paying attention.

We're done. Absolutely no effort whatsoever in Game 1 tonight.

Updated Monday, November 6 2017 @ 3:11:35 pm PST
#55539 Forum >> Help >> New Player, questions. Aielier 11/05/2017 7:41:35 pm
Started a little under a week ago, feel like I was given a pretty good team but they seem very old, both the main roster and many of the minors. How big of a problems is this, if even at all. How old is too old/when should players be fazed out the the team.
Thanks.
#55540 Forum >> Help >> New Player, questions. JJNZ 11/05/2017 10:10:23 pm
Looking over your roster, your 35/36 year olds should be cut, theyre not doing much for you - the other vets still look worthwhile as long as you're fighting for promotion or avoiding relegation.

Your 2 11 pot's in the minors can be cut, and any of the guys over 25 in the minors in your case - decide whether to bring them to the majors or cut them - FWIW - De Jesus doesn't look worthwhile, same with Stump. Any of the others look good, Zuniga, might be worth putting at AAA for a bit.

Its a good team, good luck and enjoy the game!
#55541 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team carlossweb 11/05/2017 10:17:41 pm
Ok, I'll wait for Steve then. I guess even him needs rest on Sunday ^^
#55542 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/05/2017 10:39:23 pm
15-1 in the Cup :)
#55543 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 11/06/2017 12:19:41 am
I don't know if the Tigers are such a strong team or do the rest of us suck so much, but 25-9 after two loops is pretty darn impressive. It will take a huge effort and a fair amount of lucky bounces to catch these guys.
#55544 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round #4 Endrju 11/06/2017 1:47:50 am
I was away for the weekend and I forgot to brag about our future 3B ;) Run of bad drafts is finally over.
#55545 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team newtman 11/06/2017 6:11:53 am
Odd, this is one of the longest time periods I have seen him not assign a team.
#55546 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Defensive Substitution MukilteoMike 11/06/2017 6:13:33 am
The above situation still doesn't have my manager make the obvious defensive substitution. This is the most worthless "setting" there is. It does nothing at all. Ever.

Updated Monday, November 6 2017 @ 6:16:56 am PST
#55547 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 newtman 11/06/2017 6:38:02 am
Kind of doubt you all suck, that doesn't really happen at this level any more. Teams get on lucky streaks though. Don't get me wrong, Tiger has a very good team and knows what he is doing, but I don't think the gap will widen throughout the season the way it can at LL VI or V. I think someone in the East will put together a challenge at some point this season, if not catch Tiger.
#55548 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.7 AssumedPseudonym 11/06/2017 8:15:48 am
 I think we kind of got off to a bit of an overachieving start — to the point of somehow managing to wind up with the best record in Broken Bat after the first two cycles — but I seriously doubt we’ll be able to sustain a pace like this for the entirety of 2034. You’ve been putting on a pretty impressive display so far, though, and I’m not ready to count either you or Nashville out; I still remember the Rats making things interesting all the way up to the next-to-last series back in 2029 after spending most of the season watching the Stallions and Cubs.

 Butte and Pueblo are definitely making things interesting over in the West, though. That should be fun race to keep an eye on over the season. ^.^
#55549 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 11/06/2017 8:49:29 am
Oh this is far from over. My team has been far from mortal and there are likely bumps ahead when mortality sets in. Who knows how interleague will go. I've seen that part of the season make and break seasons. I would say if someone gets to chipping away, that's what it will take.

It's a very good start. It's no 35-5 like the 1984 Detroit Tigers though 😊
#55550 Forum >> Help >> Who would you drop? 12twelve 11/06/2017 10:22:00 am
I'm in need of some advice. I'm in the middle of a rebuild and in my second stint in LLV while I wait for the youth to come up. I currently have a full roster, and I am looking for suggestions on possible drop candidates for making other waiver claims or draft selections.

A couple of easy targets would be a couple of aging players but they are still productive and I'm hoping to use them to avoid relegation and possibly replace with the youngsters ready to make the jump next year. I know that Hardy is on my ML roster and should be in the minors, but I needed to hit the minimum roster count, so he is there until I can move him back down. My ML pitching isn't strong, but we all know how difficult it is to find pitching and this is the best I have at this point.

In my minors, I'm pretty happy with everyone on it. The one possibility that I've considered is Dale Thomas, but I've had some past success with an unhittable fastball and below average control so I've stayed with him.

Or maybe I just don't make any changes until the young guys come up and allow me to drop some from ML roster. The question is, will I find something better on the waiver wire or in the remaining rounds of draft that will be better than I already have? Tough question.

I'd appreciate any advice I can get. Thanks.
#55551 Forum >> Help >> Who would you drop? Tiger504 11/06/2017 11:00:08 am
At a glance: Kral, Medina and Llamas
#55552 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Seca 11/06/2017 12:22:27 pm
Winston-Salem is going to need a sweep and a heck of an RD turnaround against Salisbury tomorrow if we're going to have a prayer of sneaking into the next round. Not saying it can't happen, but we hope the baseball gods are paying attention.

Same story in Waterloo. Struggled to get a split against Waterbury in the previous series. Not mathematically eliminated, but need 4 wins with some margin in the final series. Tall ask for my cup squad.
#55553 Forum >> Help >> Who would you drop? tokuchi 11/06/2017 12:23:06 pm
No need to wait for the triple A call ups. Llamas is an easy cut; not enough offense for a LF nor for a 1B. You will replace him with someone better easily.
Quarles is a nice defensive 2B. I'd keep him, but given the quality of Saenz and Vincent, you could cut him without much impact on your rebuilding.
Your minors also have a few gambles: Kral, Medina and Roman. I agree that Medina and Kral should be considered.

TL;DR: Cut Llamas at first for a chance on claims, draft and reassigning poor Hardy. Then maybe cut 1-2 more.

#55554 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Bridger 11/06/2017 12:27:56 pm
Looks like I will need 3 wins and some margin to advance...and I'm up against a DVI team, which would normally bode well.

Unfortunately, it's Deerfield Beach...
#55555 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/06/2017 12:32:43 pm
Still early, but I find this comparison of Waterloo and Birmingham's offenses a little comical.

Waterloo has 62 more hits (.243 BA vs. .214)
Waterloo has 28 more BBs
Waterloo has 24 more SBs
Both teams have 25 HRs
Waterloo has 20 more RISP hits (.233 RISP vs. .215)
Waterloo 60 more points of team OPS

Put all that together, and Waterloo has scored 2 ... 2 more runs than Birmingham. Ay caramba.
#55556 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear AssumedPseudonym 11/06/2017 12:50:41 pm
 Heh. I was thinking I would like my odds against a lot of V teams out there, but Indianapolis and their pitching is not one of them. I’m probably not taking three from you, and you’re probably not taking three from me. Welcome to Meaningless Monday™ and good luck in league. ^.~
#55557 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/06/2017 1:14:58 pm
Rosa will be held out of the series against Kalamazoo, but in long-standing Raleigh tradition, my best position players not injured will play. Tiger has communicated the same sentiment, so it looks like a nice valid #8 vs. #9 match-up in the works for tonight. I see this as a very even series on paper. The only regret is not seeing what Rosa can do against Tiger's LHP lineup, but he needs to be ready for game #1 of the Waterloo series.

Updated Monday, November 6 2017 @ 1:16:21 pm PST
#55558 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/06/2017 1:32:43 pm
Raleigh is 1-3 in games decided by 6 runs or more (all ironically decided by 7 runs). if you take away the 3 seven run losses and the 1 seven run win, things look significantly different in the East. My pitching and defense have totally fell apart on those three occasions, and other than two being against Alexandria there were few commonalities that I can avoid, which has me worried that random meltdowns could sink my season if I finish too tight in the relegation battle. Before yesterday's win against Roanoke it stood at 0-3, which explains why I have looked less competitive than I have felt this season.
#55559 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics admin 11/06/2017 2:17:01 pm
Wondering if double-plays shouldn't include the first basemen.

Steve
#55560 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear FreddyTheEye 11/06/2017 2:43:46 pm
We need to win one (or two) to advance and three to win our group.
This series is really an audition for the number 4-5 starter on the main team.
#55561 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Squiddcatt 11/06/2017 2:48:55 pm
I came in tied leading my group cause of RD. Playing team I was tied with for first. Need at least 1 win Lose game1 5-0

Updated Monday, November 6 2017 @ 2:49:16 pm PST
#55562 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear DaveCool 11/06/2017 2:59:36 pm
I just need to win one against a highly ranked opponent and not get blown out.
#55563 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/06/2017 3:21:42 pm
Games 1 and 2 Tiger looked like the better team, as he took both games in Raleigh. Both were one run wins, and game 2 was in extra innings after I held a 4-0 lead. While my 13 wins should see me advance, this does not bode well for the KO rounds. I really need to pull off two road wins to feel comfortable with my ability to get big wins, because if this series was this Friday or later I would already be eliminated.
#55564 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.6 ESac 11/06/2017 3:23:39 pm
My season is one for the trash can. I have no idea how to solve this.
#55565 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/06/2017 4:09:46 pm

I really need to pull off two road wins to feel comfortable with my ability to get big wins,



So much for that dream. Another one run win for Tiger, this time he led from start to finish. This season is just a huge roller coaster ride, and this is a decided down-stretch. On the other hand Tiger may just be as good as his 25-9 start suggested in which case Legends will see him next season and he could be an early favorite for the cup this season.
#55566 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Squiddcatt 11/06/2017 4:30:55 pm
Lose game 2 and 3 need to win game 4 to get 12 wins.
#55567 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Seca 11/06/2017 4:33:51 pm
Dinos are out on this beauty.

Put up 5 runs early on their 34 year old 91 SI starter. But then he settled in and threw 158 pitches, hanging donuts the rest of the way.

Couldn't make 5 stand up. Booth coughed up 3 in his inning+. Sanchez tagged for 4 hits and a couple more runs in his inning of work.

Tip of the cap to Cushman. Couldn't get him out.

*Shrug*

Anywho, best of luck to the top 256. Hoping for an entertaining play down.
#55568 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear ESac 11/06/2017 4:50:00 pm
garbage.jpg








Our season.
#55569 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/06/2017 5:00:50 pm
@ESac, quite a bit of recyclables in that picture. Is that to symbolize the wasted feeling or the idea that your team will come back renewed next season?
#55570 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear AssumedPseudonym 11/06/2017 5:12:27 pm
 I was thinking something a lot like that, myself. Scrounge up what you can out of that, see what you can cobble together, and get things rolling.

 In other news, congratulations are in order for Bridger, there was just too much pitching for me to overcome. I think you’ve probably got enough there to make it out of Group.

Updated Monday, November 6 2017 @ 5:15:57 pm PST
#55571 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Bridger 11/06/2017 5:23:58 pm
Wow...after losing game one, I figured I was done.

Ended up winning the whole group.

Sorry it had to come at your expense, Pseudo. Rooting for you to promote this season. Would be well-deserved.
#55572 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/06/2017 5:27:21 pm
All I can say is "wow". Fun series against a top team. Hard to draw any hard conclusions other than that was some compelling baseball. 😊
#55573 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Squiddcatt 11/06/2017 5:33:28 pm
BAK WALK OF HOME RUN bottom 9 Cats pass group stage!!! CATS PASS GROUP STAGE!!! Need 1 win in a best of 4 series to advance and we win game 4 while being down 4-0 at one time.
#55574 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Squiddcatt 11/06/2017 5:38:03 pm
I travel to Cooperstown on Friday they went 17-3 in their group stage. Their group did look very easy. There stats are off the charts so hopefully i can cool them down on Friday.
#55575 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/06/2017 5:45:32 pm
I travel to Charlottesville for KO Round #1. I will refrain from analysis because I think I will lose if I do analyze the match-up.
#55576 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/06/2017 5:52:37 pm
Huntington Beach will be heading up the coast line to play me for the first KO round. It looks like a nice LLVI team with some solid pitching. Might prove to be a challenge, particularly with my offense struggling as of late. :/
#55577 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear wickersty 11/06/2017 6:00:51 pm
http://brokenbat.org/cup/0/81

This one really hurts. Two years ago I didn't know how to play, and got ripped up in the cup. Last year I tore the team down and expected to suck, and got ripped up in the cup.

This year my team has shown to be respectable and worthy of challenging both within my division and within my cup group.

At the start of today, I was 12-8 with a +14 RD. Everyone else in the Cup bracket was 3 games behind me or more.

At the end of today...... I am 12-8, with a -1 RD. I was team 264 in the cup, and only 256 make it to the 2nd round. This one hurts. My team could not put together a bat or a pitch over the last four games of the 1st round of the cup.

:(

Updated Monday, November 6 2017 @ 6:01:02 pm PST
#55578 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/06/2017 6:23:40 pm
@wickersty, it looks like your franchise's best cup finish in the past ten seasons, so while disappointing, it is not bad. If you continue the upward trend then you should make the KO stages next season and then anything can happen.
#55579 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? wickersty 11/06/2017 8:01:44 pm
My SP5 is proving to be... not very good. I have this guy in AAA but i think, even though hes 25 and has 1.5y in AAA, he still needs more time in AAA. Would you agree?

Im hoping hell be ready for a call up at the all star break, but im not even sure i can count on that.

Jeff
#55580 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear allen54chevy 11/06/2017 8:03:13 pm
Looks like I get to face Rock in the first KO. It's gonna be tough. I may just leave my A squad in for this one.
#55581 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread lostraven 11/06/2017 8:49:19 pm
So when the heck will this player get in a frickin' game? Yes, I know he can still gain SI w/o games, but *grumble grumble* I'd kinda' like to get an idea of how he's going to pitch this season.

(Yeah, there are probably worse things to vent about...)

Updated Monday, November 6 2017 @ 8:50:23 pm PST
#55582 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? lostraven 11/06/2017 8:53:13 pm
Nope, wouldn't put him in the fire. You have the slots and likely the money. I'd rather send McCann to AAA and find a free agent to sign for SP5.
#55583 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Endrju 11/07/2017 12:22:05 am
We actually climbed up to 11 wins using mostly rookies in last series, but it's not enough. One more win would have done it. Phoenixes focus on the League now.
#55584 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Crazy Li 11/07/2017 12:52:28 am
Upset that they blew last year's cup finals, my team decided to finish Group play this season with the best record.
#55585 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? newtman 11/07/2017 3:55:03 am
Check his growth at the all-star break. He has been pretty consistent with his growth through his minor league career, if he is not on pace to hit something similar this season then I would call him up as he may be done growing at AAA. He is a hard case, because the growth, amount of time, and total SI all suggest calling up, but his current skills versus the scouting report suggest he has a bit far still to go to comfortably get in the majors (particularly the room left in movement).
#55586 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 11/07/2017 4:02:29 am
@lostraven, my guess is when his velocity gets above zero, or his control. He is pretty bad even for rookie ball right now, and remember the the game tends to select the best prospects. I also wonder how many Rookie ball games are simulating given the mega-training update that booted virtually everyone up to ready for A ball. My only two guys at Rookie ball have far fewer games played than any of my other minor league guys at the other levels.
#55587 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? wickersty 11/07/2017 5:05:38 am
@newt i noticed that. His growth has been consistent and big year over year in the minors. Part of what drew me to him. Good idea on checking if the growth remains on target at mid year
#55588 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread lostraven 11/07/2017 6:44:08 am
@newtman Woah. It never occurred to me to consider the effects of that update. Yeah, I imagine Rookie is pretty barren across many of the active teams. Hrm.
#55589 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 11/07/2017 6:51:04 am
Yeah i dont have any rookies anymore either.
#55590 Forum >> Suggestions >> More Lineups HoboMan6525 11/07/2017 7:13:38 am
yeah id be fine with either but i think a separate cup line-up is what i think is more needed
#55591 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Bridger 11/07/2017 7:17:38 am
My rookie-ball pitcher has appeared in 10 games, which is the least of any pitcher in my minors.
#55592 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear ephenssta 11/07/2017 7:26:01 am
Well we got off to a great start, but got swept in the last series...
#55593 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear BrianV 11/07/2017 7:38:07 am
Syracuse Yankees have made it past the group stage for the first time ever, tied with the LL.III West Applewood Knights for the cup lead.

I'm not super excited about cup play, but I look at it as extra ABs for many of my still-developing players.

Last year I tore down my major league club, making some hard cuts in order to give my next generation good playing time. It's nice to see it starting to pay dividends in cup progress and a 25-9 start to the league season.
#55594 Forum >> Leagues >> III.1 Valmion 11/07/2017 7:42:07 am
Good luck to East Lansing in the first round of Cup Knockout rounds. See you on Friday, hopefully with all my left handed pitchers ready :)



#55595 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team carlossweb 11/07/2017 9:25:04 am
Still no team :____(
#55596 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team Haselrig 11/07/2017 9:40:53 am
Hmm, that's really unusual. Might try mailing Steve directly.

http://brokenbat.org/profile/1
#55597 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team AssumedPseudonym 11/07/2017 9:41:34 am
 He may have missed it, it’s been a rather, ah, hectic season so far. Try sending him a message via PM.
#55598 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? ESac 11/07/2017 9:54:57 am
What should I do if I have guys that, where you can promote or demote players, say they are ready for majors but they don't have the dialogue, "Has learned all at this level of competition."
#55599 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? AssumedPseudonym 11/07/2017 10:11:31 am
 I think it only does that with players who are 25 years old or more, at which point the game automatically recommends them for promotion to the Majors whether they’re actually ready or not. If you don’t think the numbers look right or if you don’t think they’ve had enough time at that level, leave ’em down to cook a little longer until you think it’s time to call them up.
#55600 Forum >> Help >> Who would you drop? 12twelve 11/07/2017 11:40:45 am
Thanks for the advice. Here are what my thoughts were about the guys noted:

Kral - picked up on waivers after several teams dumped him. up 9 SI since drafted in 2032, with lots of room for development in key pitching attributes. unhittable fastball and stamina to be starter. thought my "excellent at teaching pitching" manager could help him get close to his max SI. although 22 with only 37 SI, took a roll of the dice to see if I can make it happen. the next couple of seasons will be critical for his development.

Medina - picked him up in FA pool only to be a DH. great hitter and prolific slugger scouting made me want to give him a shot.

Llamas - agreed to be the best selection of potential drops. would probably turn out to have only average skills throughout, with nothing that really stands out.

Roman - as you can see, I'm partial to hitters. won't have much speed or power, which should help in the development of his other offensive skills. might give him a couple more seasons to see how he develops.

If there are flaws in my thinking, please let me know.

I'm really looking forward to getting some of these guys promoted to the Show in the next couple of seasons to see what they can do.

Again, thanks!
#55601 Forum >> Off Topic >> Bar trivia game? Bridger 11/07/2017 11:49:49 am
I finished first once on the national "Guess the Play" leaderboard at BW3 during a Monday Night Football game...Colts were playing and I swear I was in Peyton Manning's head that night.
#55602 Forum >> Discussions >> Soliciting Opinions - Grooming Prospect for 3B wickersty 11/07/2017 12:15:52 pm
Hi guys,

As always, I always appreciate how we all are so willing to share advice and opinions here.

I have a prospect, Ernesto Visquel, who is a 21y POT 13 with a 20 arm and Amazing Fielding and Very Good Hitter scouting report. He's got no range. I'm grooming him for 3B.

My concerns about him are about his currently low offensive ratings given his age (7/4/4/7), as well as his current place in the minors (A). I feel like, compared to other prospects his age, his offensive ratings are low and his overall SI is low.

I'm having a hard time identifying people in my minor league system that deserve to be cut, which is an excellent problem to have. How do you all feel about this guy? Is he behind schedule in his development? Too behind schedule to envision being worth it? Or am I grasping at straws and he's a fine 3B prospect?

Thanks for your time!

Jeff
#55603 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team admin 11/07/2017 12:39:40 pm
New team assigned.

Good luck and welcome back!


Steve
#55604 Forum >> Discussions >> Soliciting Opinions - Grooming Prospect for 3B Bridger 11/07/2017 1:08:49 pm
I would like a 21yo NP prospect to be at a minimum of 70 by the end of the season...you probably will be a few points short of that. Not the end of the world, but he won't reach his potential until late in his career if at all.

Growth seems slow early in his career other than the steroid boost he got update 1 of this season. That makes his suboptimal SI even scarier.

He projects to roughly 17/12/12/15 9 16/7/20. That range is rough for a 3B, but otherwise you have a strong 13 pot 3B.

I probably wouldn't keep him in my system, but I don't think it would be crazy to hold on to him and see if he picks up his training pace in the next couple seasons.
#55605 Forum >> Leagues >> V.9 Bridger 11/07/2017 1:20:02 pm
Seems like these are going to be pretty far off LOL
#55606 Forum >> Help >> I need a new team carlossweb 11/07/2017 1:33:36 pm
Thanks!!
#55607 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 11/07/2017 1:41:21 pm
It's rather frustrating when the best that your ace can do is a 4.35 ERA.
#55608 Forum >> Suggestions >> More Lineups Cactusguy21 11/07/2017 1:52:14 pm
+1 for a separate cup lineup


I don't tank the cup like most people do, but I still pull out any starters that are blocking a player who needs playing time.
#55609 Forum >> Off Topic >> R.I.P. Ced 11/07/2017 1:57:21 pm
Roy Halladay reportedly died today in a plane crash. Future Hall of Fame pitcher with Blue Jays. Two Cy Youngs.
#55610 Forum >> Discussions >> Soliciting Opinions - Grooming Prospect for 3B Seca 11/07/2017 2:01:10 pm
Ya. Its hard to evaluate his growth. He really hasn't been around all that long, and the blip at the beginning of this season adds more noise to a small sample.

I think many managers would see him as a dream 3B. I'm with Bridger - I think range is a bit of a thing at 3B. I look at him and see multiple gold gloves at C. 20 arm at C is da bomb.

C is a position that grows in importance as you promote. I think Bridger's projected offensive skills are fine for a premium defensive catcher. I suspect he will make those projections, but 20 year old Latin draftees always have some risk.

I would love a prospect like that in my system. Will trade you Foster or Brockman (my RHB C prospects) or both for him.
#55611 Forum >> Off Topic >> R.I.P. amalric7 11/07/2017 2:01:13 pm
Just saw the news about Halladay on Rotoworld, sad sad news. I didn't follow baseball until 2004, and Doc was one of the best pitchers in the game even then. RIP.
#55612 Forum >> Off Topic >> R.I.P. ESac 11/07/2017 2:08:15 pm
#RIPDOC
#55613 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? ESac 11/07/2017 2:11:54 pm
If this was your guy, would u call him up?

http://brokenbat.org/player/126502
#55614 Forum >> Baseball >> #RIPDOC ESac 11/07/2017 2:13:00 pm
halladaysmile.jpg
#55615 Forum >> Baseball >> #RIPDOC ESac 11/07/2017 2:13:36 pm
https://sportshub.cbsistatic.com/i/r/2017/11/07/ae3a04a9-ad49-4e4f-8bc7-99e8ee56d17f/thumbnail/770x433/a70e5a033c2f43d73473689c2c69699e/rip-roy-halladay.jpg
#55616 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? Alyksandur 11/07/2017 2:15:49 pm
In a word? Yes.
#55617 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.7 AssumedPseudonym 11/07/2017 2:59:21 pm
 Lee is down for ten games, Caputo still has another three weeks on the DL, and then this happened.

*Shrug?*
#55618 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 11/07/2017 3:20:10 pm
Down to 2-9 against Hampton, after two one-run losses to start this evening. Bullpen has turned things around recently but blew both games. We also had 22 LOB (to 7) in game one, then 24 to 5 in game two - which is our problem, hitting just .259 with RISP. Hampton had just six hits in game two but four were homers, which accounted for all their (seven) runs.

Can't score enough runs, hitters are still cold, Ortiz with just a .432 SLG and 2 homers, well below his usual. He's had slow starts before so I expect him (and the rest) to come around. Frustrating though, and being 3-9 in one-run games takes me back to the cold sweats of our 14-30 record in those games - in this league - back in 2027.
#55619 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 11/07/2017 3:21:00 pm
The wheels on the offense come off, off, off
Off, off, off
Off, off, off
The wheels on the offense come off, off, off
All season long...


Updated Tuesday, November 7 2017 @ 4:29:26 pm PST
#55620 Forum >> Discussions >> Too early to call this guy up right? newtman 11/07/2017 3:22:17 pm
Uh, ESac, that guy is 8 SI from the top of his projected potential and 1 SI from the bottom of it. Given he has just over 550 official ABs, I think it is safe to bring him up, as he should be able to still get the rest at the ML level. If you want to leave him down for an update or two it MIGHT help, but I think at this point if you want to call him up it would be absolutely fine.

Updated Tuesday, November 7 2017 @ 3:23:54 pm PST
#55621 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season nemesis 11/07/2017 3:37:14 pm
It may have come against a bottom-of-the-division bot (who have still managed to hand me three of my seven losses thus far, even while I do things like outscore them 33-2 these last two games), but I finally had a player hit for the cycle. And he struck out first time up!
#55622 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season amalric7 11/07/2017 4:11:51 pm
What's the record for LOB in a single game?

After bemoaning our performance in losing two (more) one-run games with LOB numbers of 22-7 and 24-5, we managed 38-17 in game three...and won. I'll take a win every time.
#55623 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread occham 11/07/2017 4:56:38 pm
Awful season so far..

Sigh.
#55624 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/07/2017 5:07:06 pm
Truth be told Waterloo probably should have won game 1 today, and I was as surprised as anyone that I pulled off a 3 game sweep at Seca's place, but one thing I do have to figure out is who to pitch against him going forward. Rosa has been hit pretty hard by the Dinos in every one of his three starts against them this season, which has me thinking that the 2034 Dinos despite not playing as well overall as the 2033 Dinos may have figured out Rosa. This was Raleigh's first win against the Dinos when Rosa started this season, and with Rosa pulled in the 2nd inning it certainly wasn't due to him.
#55625 Forum >> Leagues >> League IV.5 Ace 11/07/2017 6:16:03 pm
Love your write ups Raven!
2 Thumbs Up!
#55626 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion xLee227 11/07/2017 9:21:16 pm
On the bright side, we finally beat Alexandria and am now only 1-9 against them!

On the other side, we're already 10.5 games back and it's looking increasingly like a foregone conclusion that we're going to relegate...is it too early to start playing the youngsters full-time? XD
#55627 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/07/2017 9:35:00 pm
I was in 6th place for a little bit during inter-division play last season and clawed back to finish 4th. Way too early to give up or declare victory in Legends, too many good owners and too many potential claims who could be that missing piece (though you won't see me win him).
#55628 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Bridger 11/07/2017 10:44:54 pm
Same...
#55629 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change FreddyTheEye 11/08/2017 5:44:22 am
In league statistics is it possible (correct?) to count double plays by the total number of double plays??

Instead of say 60 double plays total which count 30 for the 1B, 15 for SS, 10 for 2B and 5 for 3B, shouldn't it report a total of 30 team double plays?

Small issue of course but seems wrong to me and harder to make comparisons.
#55630 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 11/08/2017 6:39:55 am
Yep. Same.
#55631 Forum >> Help >> Who would you drop? amalric7 11/08/2017 7:15:02 am
Pretty much agree with what tokuchi said, but I'd hang on to Medina, think he could still turn out well depending on how quickly he makes SI gains.

In my experience pure fastball pitchers with average (or worse) CoS and MOV tend to get hammered, and 12 POT fastball pitchers with high stamina WILL have average (at best) numbers in those two categories. So I personally don't like Thomas or Oviedo. Palma looks like being a good defensive MI, but I don't like his bat at all - outside of hitting he could be below average or poor in BC, PD and POW, which rarely works.
#55632 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/08/2017 9:04:10 am
A sweep of Gaithersburg in the final series got us to a 13-7 record and a second straight cup tourney appearance. Hopefully we can get our first series win in my tenure, last year was a first round exit,
#55633 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/08/2017 9:06:14 am
@wickersty


A quick look reveals that this year wa your best cup appearance in your TOTAL history (post-2007).
#55634 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/08/2017 9:37:04 am
Yup. Game 1 was pretty discouraging. Same narrative as the cup game that eliminated the Dinos. Tough getting stone walled by 80 SI pitchers when you know your once good bullpen is likely to implode at 26 outs.

Birmingham passed us in runs scored yesterday. So now dead last in RISP and runs after leading the East in both categories last season. Difficult to gain traction with a team built around offense that isn't good at offense.

Been saying its bad luck, and have been expecting some regression to the mean. But at some point I'll have to accept this is the true talent level. Don't really have many more kids to play tho. Lewis is the only young position player not currently getting time. (Wonder how his 3 PD will play at Legends :) ). Guess I have a couple arms I could bring up.
#55635 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Seca 11/08/2017 11:37:56 am
You may be getting close with the 17 in the third game of the series.

The major league record is 20. Dinos stranded 19 in a game a few seasons ago (regretably I didn't bookmark it).

That may not be the BrokenBat record tho. Probably more futility out there somewhere.
#55636 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? motko 11/08/2017 11:58:09 am
I was wondering if it might be helpful to be left-throwing 2baseman in some cases. Yes, am totally aware of the basics of why handedness in defense tends to be how it is, but do the leftie-throwing 2-baseman/1-baseman do better in brokenbat if throwing to 3rd base when runner advancing there?

Updated Wednesday, November 8 2017 @ 11:59:19 am PST
#55637 Forum >> Baseball >> 2017 Baseball Season Ty_Ronald 11/08/2017 12:16:35 pm
The Wild Card game is sort of a punishment for the top 2 teams who didnt win thier divisions. Its also the final huwwah for the 2 teams in getting into the REAL playoffs. It isnt intended to decide who the better team is, its intended for love sweat and HOME RUNS.
#55638 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change admin 11/08/2017 1:49:08 pm
Yeah...I posted a question about this in the original expanded statistics leader thread, but I never got much of a response.

Most DPs involve the first basemen making the final catch on the force out at 1st. Should we be counting those?? Not sure what the statistics name should be in this case -- non-1B DPs? Infield DPs??

Or we can keep it like it is...

Thanks,

Steve
#55639 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change JJNZ 11/08/2017 1:51:05 pm
I had been meaning to post in that thread, I'd agree that the 1B shouldn't be counted, double plays started might be a better stat? i.e. if the SS starts the double play he gets the stat, if its the 3B then he gets the stat, regardless if the SS is the second part of that DP?
#55640 Forum >> Help >> Who would you drop? JJNZ 11/08/2017 1:56:15 pm
I like most of the guys you're taking a chance on, some good experimentation is only going to help the learning process - Kral probably needs to be in the minors right until 26, but that's ok, I think he could still pan out with your manager.

The one that does stand out is Llamas, I don't see any upside there at all, let him be free!
#55641 Forum >> Help >> New Player, questions. amalric7 11/08/2017 2:18:12 pm
That's a good team you have there, if a little old, and it looks like replacing your old pitching will be an issue. At the minors level Zuniga needs that AAA time to have any shot, but he has high range and arm so probably doesn't have huge upside. Love should be decent but I don't have high hopes for Olivera. I'd be tempted to give Ruth more AAA time even though he's got the call, eight games there is on the small side.

On the hitting side your majors suffer from a severe lack of range, but your biggest problem here is the lack of a proper fielding SS. Pellegrino simply doesn't have the Range, so you need to find someone with ideally 15+ in all three defensive attributes, or as close to it as you can get - it'll help all your defensive metrics, pitching and so on. O'Connor is your best C because he has the Arm for it, but Hendricks bat has to play somewhere, 1B/DH most likely. Ontivaros has been really good but doesn't have ideal (15+) Range for 2B, but Stuckey does. You really lack range in the OF, which will be hurting your defence.

Have to agree with JJ on DeJesus and Stump, but overall a good minors system with some space to add players. Good base to work from!
#55642 Forum >> Help >> Looking at hireing new team manager Spartan 11/08/2017 2:57:53 pm
I have looked at new managers but all I can see is mostly a bunch of guys with a lot of experience all ratings at 10 and no reputation. Am I left to assume that the guys that cost a bunch are better than the cheap managers?
#55643 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread lostraven 11/08/2017 3:16:35 pm
Between last year's finish and my current showing in the league, the Corvallis Ravens are simply an embarrassment, embarrassingly bad. The team doesn't look that bad on paper, but wow, so much suck...
#55644 Forum >> Help >> Looking at hireing new team manager Rock777 11/08/2017 3:39:34 pm
Nope. You need to look at their reputation ("He is a poor pitching teacher", etc.). Their true abilities reveal over the course of about 5 seasons. So you can't tell how good they are until they have been playing in the league for a couple years. Try to get guys with as many positive reports as possible, and prioritize what you think is important.

See this thread for projecting manager abilities.

The guys with no reputation are old managers who will never change (always all 10s). Generally you can find a new manager (with little or no experience) who is a better option.

Updated Wednesday, November 8 2017 @ 3:41:26 pm PST
#55645 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change Rock777 11/08/2017 3:52:06 pm
I'd like to see the real number, but some DPs involve 3 players, and some only 2 (and some only 1). Is there an easy way to pull out the real number? Just dividing by 3 is not going to give the real DP number. What if the 1B makes an unassisted double play (not uncommon), do you get 0 DPs out of it?

I like JJNZ's idea. if its possible to do. That way we would have an accurate count of DPs at least.

Updated Wednesday, November 8 2017 @ 3:53:33 pm PST
#55646 Forum >> Help >> Looking at hireing new team manager Spartan 11/08/2017 3:57:40 pm
Thank you. So the list of high priced managers without a reputation simply means all there skills are average. My current manager does not look all that bad then (excellent teaching, good defense, above average hitting, unfortunately below average pitching)
#55647 Forum >> Help >> Looking at hireing new team manager Rock777 11/08/2017 5:44:45 pm
I actually don't think salary is tied to skills at all. I think its 100% performance/league level, and all salaries seem to rise over time with experience. So best to find a guy who has no experience but a good reputation. It can be a real pain searching through the managers though, and new ones pop up randomly through out the season. Your manager isn't too bad, and he is definitely fully revealed at this point, so no surprises. I'm bet you can do better, but it might take a lot of searching.
#55648 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Bridger 11/08/2017 6:11:06 pm
Same...
#55649 Forum >> Help >> Looking at hireing new team manager Spartan 11/08/2017 6:15:49 pm
Yes, I would like to find one that is good with pitchers also.
#55650 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion garfscores 11/08/2017 6:39:09 pm
Moran has 5 PD. He's having quite the season for himself.

I can't believe the offense in the West this year. I have scored 1.2 more runs per game this year but allowed 1.4 more per game. Team ERA last year was in the 3s and now at 4.5. Btoomfield's bandbox has definitely help inflate run totals.

Can't wait for interdivision play.

Updated Thursday, November 9 2017 @ 3:22:10 am PST
#55651 Forum >> Help >> New Player, questions. Aielier 11/08/2017 6:56:43 pm
yeah had to do a little rearranging for the last game update, had some injuries. main thing is not having a true ss anywhere in the org.
is a defensive middle infield > than an offensive one? pelle and stuckey dont seem like they get much done on offense and I dont turn any double plays it seems.

thanks for the feedback appreciate it!

Updated Wednesday, November 8 2017 @ 7:08:09 pm PST
#55652 Forum >> Leagues >> II.1 nobodyjones 11/08/2017 7:55:48 pm
11 Game hitting streak, 13/15 vs El Monte

Updated Wednesday, November 8 2017 @ 7:56:27 pm PST
#55653 Forum >> Help >> Who would you drop? 12twelve 11/08/2017 8:19:20 pm
Thanks for the additional insight. Sometimes it is difficult to look critically enough at a guy that you have been or are trying to develop to see that he might not pan out.

@amalric - we share the same concerns about Thomas. I think that if Oviedo can develop to the middle part of his SI range, that he might gain enough points in CoS, MOV, & Ctrl to be productive. That is something that I don't see from Thomas. I also agree with you on Palma. My overall roster is really lacking infielders, however, so I may have to hold onto him until a better option comes along.

@JJNZ - I totally agree on Kral. He's going to take some extra nurturing to make the gains I'm hoping for. This will be a good experiment to see just how much a manager can affect development.

Thank you all for the insight. It is great to get outside opinions. The clear choice out of the gate is Llamas, and he will be hitting the waiver wire before anyone can finish reading this. Haha!

Updated Wednesday, November 8 2017 @ 8:20:50 pm PST
#55654 Forum >> Help >> Smallest RD Largest RD T40Flamelizard 11/08/2017 10:27:59 pm
Can anyone explain to me how these management settings work for pitchers? I have all mine set to the default and don't really tinker with them at all, but I would like to understand better exactly how they work.

For example, what does the sideways 8 mean/do?

If a pitcher is set to a smallest RD of 3 and a largest RD of 4, what does that mean compared to a smallest RD of -3 and a largest RD of 4? When will these two pitchers come in?

How can I make it so a RHS guy can potentially come in to a NON-high leverage situation?

I can't find a whole lot on the site about these settings and how they work, and I don't wanna jack up everything without really knowing what I'm doing. Any answers help! Thanks everyone!
#55655 Forum >> Help >> Smallest RD Largest RD nobodyjones 11/09/2017 12:13:44 am
Can anyone explain to me how these management settings work for pitchers? I have all mine set to the default and don't really tinker with them at all, but I would like to understand better exactly how they work.

For example, what does the sideways 8 mean/do? INFINITY

If a pitcher is set to a smallest RD of 3 and a largest RD of 4, what does that mean compared to a smallest RD of -3 and a largest RD of 4? When will these two pitchers come in? P1 COMES IN WHEN YOU ARE UP 3 TO 4 RUNS, P2 COMES IN WHEN YOU ARE ANYWHERE DOWN 3 TO UP 4.

How can I make it so a RHS guy can potentially come in to a NON-high leverage situation? -INFINITY TO -1, OR SOMETHING LIKE +4 TO +INFINITY.
#55656 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Haselrig 11/09/2017 3:07:54 am
Only two spots left in the BB invasion league over on MFN There's seven or eight BB players in league MFN-47 now. Season flip is less than a week away, so it's a good time to join. Get in before we figure out how to play :)
#55657 Forum >> Help >> Smallest RD Largest RD AssumedPseudonym 11/09/2017 3:13:00 am
 Unfortunately, run differential ranges are only inclusive, not exclusive. You can tell someone to come in when you’re somewhere between down by 3 and up by 3, for example, but not when you’re up or down by at least 3.
#55658 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim newtman 11/09/2017 4:26:29 am
I want to but would have a couple people unhappy with me if I added a game right now. How long are the seasons? I might like to join in a year or two.
#55659 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Haselrig 11/09/2017 4:43:58 am
Only been there for the end of the regular season and the playoffs, so I can't really say how long a full season lasts. The pace seems to be a bit slower than BB, though. Phillies has played the longest, so he might have a better handle on it.
#55660 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim wickersty 11/09/2017 4:51:35 am
Yeah i have no idea what im doing over there :P
#55661 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Haselrig 11/09/2017 4:59:04 am
It's got a learning curve for sure :)
#55662 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Cactusguy21 11/09/2017 5:26:51 am
A learning curve with a derivative at x=me equal to infinity
#55663 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Haselrig 11/09/2017 5:52:07 am
The two biggies are the salary cap (which makes you appreciate the simple salary model BB uses all the more) and Volatility.

For BB players, it might help to think of Volatility in the same way we have scouting reports/hidden attributes for draft picks here. It's just a mechanic to keep the drafts from being a simple pick'em of the most most talented players straight through from top to bottom. It adds uncertainty and the need to put some thought into your picks.
#55664 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/09/2017 6:14:48 am
Hehe. Ghastly PD is about the only thing Moran and Lewis have in common. Tho if you are going to completely crater one of PD and BC, PD is probably better.

Have considered Lewis a few times this season, thinking he could play LF vs. LHP instead of Bresciani. Don't know what to do with him. Has been "hot" (for Bresciani) lately. Sometimes I think Lewis can't be much worse, and other times I think yes, yes he can be much worse.
#55665 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” wickersty 11/09/2017 6:26:06 am
Feel free to add to this thread with your own edition of “Have I made a terrible mistake?”

So i drafted this guy late last year and was pumped because of the 20 outfield range. But as 2034 progressed and my minor league system has inproved, ive been running out of room.

A few days ago I decided that this guy, despite his 20 range in the OF, wasn’t a smart keeper because he had no positive hitting report and was only a pot13.

I’ve been dismayed to see two dozen waiver claims on him, and I see he wound up on College Station As... someone who obviously knows what he’s doing.

So... “Have I made a terrible mistake?”
#55666 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change lostraven 11/09/2017 7:03:33 am
Double plays started seems like a decent compromise.
#55667 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Rock777 11/09/2017 7:28:16 am
As you work on your roster, you inevitably get to the point where you are dropping players that aren't obvious duds. Happens to everyone. I remember the first time I dropped a guy who garnered 80+ claims. But at the end of the day he turned out to be the dud I predicted he was.

I wouldn't be concerned with the guy generating claims. Some teams are looking at his well developed skills and hoping he is under scouted. Certainly possible, but its a gamble just like any other long shot. One of the issues with these baby boomers who got a year+ worth of training in the first update is that they can be confusing to judge. Did he go up 6 SI in one season, or 6 SI in 1.5 seasons? I don't think you are going to be disappointed in the long run.
#55668 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” PrivateSnowflake 11/09/2017 7:32:49 am
Short answer, no.

Btw, don't place to much stock in how many claims a player has, I would bet most casual owners just claim by pot and don't read reports...

As for Freddy, I would suspect he's trying to restock his lower minors talent. Draft hasn't been too kind on him this year!
#55669 Forum >> Help >> New Player, questions. amalric7 11/09/2017 7:34:44 am
is a defensive middle infield > than an offensive one?

Ideally you have both, but a good defensive SS helps all your pitching and thus all your defence. A good defensive 2B to pair with him is nice but by the same token, having a pair of hitters who can't hit will drive you up the wall. If you can find two elite players then great, otherwise try finding balance - like pairing a good hitter with a good defensive replacement for the late innings.
#55670 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread amalric7 11/09/2017 7:45:02 am
I'm remaining quietly optimistic that everything will turn around, bearing in mind that everything seems so completely out of whack with what has happened to my team previously (and acknowledging we moved up a level) and that the underlying stats are all encouraging (pitching will come round, I HOPE), but...

Same!

Split a four game series last night, when we couldn't put two games away against this 10 POT pitcher. 5 IP, 6 hits, 3 walks, 1 HB...ONE RUN. That sucked.

League play RNG is not our friend thus far, and yet we progressed in the Cup.
#55671 Forum >> Help >> Would you mind double-checking my Prospect Projection? wickersty 11/09/2017 8:33:07 am
Thanks to you friendly folks, I'm learning more and more about how to project what a prospect's ratings might turn into. Would anyone mind double-checking this projection? It's the first time I've taken a prospect and copy/pasted all his ratings and scouting reports etc into Notepad and really sat there and worked on what I think his ratings project as.

I'm really curious to see if you veterans think I've done this wrong or not. Many thanks!

Mauricio Molina
Scouting Report: He can develop into a prolific slugger. He can be outstanding in the field. He has very good overall potential

Notes:
Potential 13: 104-111 SI
No Hitting: 7-13
Prolific Slugger: 17-20
Outstanding Fielding: 15-17

Current Ratings:
Code:
Hitting: 6 Fielding: 7 Bat Control: 9 Range: 7 Plate Discipline: 7 Arm: 8 Power: 7 Skill Index: 59 Speed: 8 Potential: 13

Worst-case Projected Ratings:
Code:
Hitting: 12 Fielding: 16 Bat Control: 18 Range: 7 Plate Discipline: 17 Arm: 8 Power: 18 Skill Index: 104 Speed: 8 Potential: 13

Best-case Projected Ratings:
Code:
Hitting: 13 Fielding: 17 Bat Control: 20 Range: 7 Plate Discipline: 18 Arm: 8 Power: 20 Skill Index: 111 Speed: 8 Potential: 13



Updated Thursday, November 9 2017 @ 8:38:09 am PST
#55672 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” wickersty 11/09/2017 8:40:31 am
Thanks Rock & Snow
#55673 Forum >> Help >> Would you mind double-checking my Prospect Projection? Rock777 11/09/2017 11:23:00 am
Its hard to really predict a guy until he has some development track record. Once you see his growth pattern, you can start to judge his projections.

For instance, worst case he could end up with 7 Hitting (not 12). He probably won't end up that low, but it is possible, and pretty hard to tell without some development track record to project off of.

Your projections are as good as anyone can do at this point, just be aware that there is going to be a lot of uncertainty with so little data to work off of.
#55674 Forum >> Help >> Would you mind double-checking my Prospect Projection? Rock777 11/09/2017 11:25:38 am
Also, sometimes guys break their scouting reports, but that is pretty hard to account for in a projection. If you see that he is growing just as quickly in Hitting as he is in other attributes, it could be a indication that his Hitting potential is better than was scouted. Sleepers like that don't happen frequently, so its safer to assume it won't happen when you are trying to project.

Sam Judge is a good example of this. When I noticed how strong his Movement development was at an early age, I suspected he was going to break is Movement scouting report. Of course given his stats he may just be overrated by the management staff, LOL.






Updated Thursday, November 9 2017 @ 11:30:06 am PST
#55675 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Tiger504 11/09/2017 11:58:51 am
I put in a claim for Boucher. There are probably two things that drove that decision. #1 My drafts have been pretty disappointing for awhile now. I am starting to look more to waivers these days.
#2 while not guaranteed in any way. I could see him as a potential impact player for me if he panned out. I was willing to roll that dice.

Just because someone looks good to others doesn't mean he fits your plan. I've had successful free agents or single/few waiver claim players in my organization. I've cut some rather good players at times that have done well for others that just didn't fit my plan. While they've done "well" for their new club, no regrets here. Mel Harada and Boris Novikov leap to mind.
#55676 Forum >> Help >> Would you mind double-checking my Prospect Projection? Tiger504 11/09/2017 12:02:22 pm
Interestingly, I've got two players at 19 SI for hitting that are scouted as Very Good Hitting, not Great Hitting.
#55677 Forum >> Help >> Would you mind double-checking my Prospect Projection? AssumedPseudonym 11/09/2017 12:14:48 pm
 I have a 10 fielding “poor fielder” (who was at 9 when I drafted him), a 19 fielding “outstanding” (instead of “amazing”), and just recently cut a no hitting report guy who topped out at 15. Makes me kinda wonder if I’m just oddly lucky or if misscouted players are more common than it seems. I do have to agree with the consensus, though: Don’t count on it happening.
#55678 Forum >> Help >> Would you mind double-checking my Prospect Projection? Rock777 11/09/2017 12:27:59 pm
I think players can be both mis-scouted, as well as mis-evaluated. Remember attributes can be off by as much as 20% (mis-evaluated). So some of those guys who appear to be busting their caps could just be mis-evaluated. Now we have seen some guys bust their cap by 4-5 points. Those guys were definitely mis-scouted.
#55679 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Haselrig 11/09/2017 1:10:37 pm
One spot left...
#55680 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Noodle 11/09/2017 1:23:47 pm
My team is so bad that it's getting comical. My offense has been about as bad as it possibly gets for about 3 seasons. Finally it is starting to turn the corner and put up some numbers. My combined slash line so far is 246/303/377. You might laugh at this feeble line but that's as good as it's been in almost 2 seasons.

So naturally my pitching as decided to go full out gascan on me. Pitching staff is combined for a 4.73 ERA with a WHIP of 1.475. That's a lot of runs my friends.
#55681 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change Rock777 11/09/2017 1:41:47 pm
Of course most of the work in a DP actually happens after the first out. So usually the second guy. But that might be too hard to keep track of?
#55682 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season AssumedPseudonym 11/09/2017 2:29:37 pm
Soto takes the mound to pitch.
Ramon draws a walk.
Soto throws a wild pitch. Ramon advances to second base.
De Santis hits a home run to center field of 428 feet. Ramon comes in to score.
Jang flies out to left field.
Lemus draws a walk.
Boswell comes in to pinch run for Lemus.
Boswell steals second base.
Ingle hits a ground ball single through to right field. Boswell comes in to score.
Ingle steals second base.
Jonsson grounds to first base. Jonsson is thrown out at first by De Soto. Ingle advances to third base.
Sakai hits a ground ball single through to center field. Ingle comes in to score.
Sakai is caught stealing second base by Reeves.

 It’s innings like this that make me think I’m doing things right.
#55683 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 11/09/2017 2:41:42 pm
Isn't it just swell when the starting pitching is finally decent but the offense scores only one run against an abysmal bot?
#55684 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? mjhack 11/09/2017 3:07:15 pm
In real games, second baseman would make the easy play at first instead of attempting to throw runner out at third. Plus , turning a double play would need to be quite the acrobat if lefthanded.
#55685 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/09/2017 3:44:03 pm
Well. I can say with much confidence the Dinos are going to drop in the East. Seems it has been decreed.

This is us blowing a 6 run lead against the last place team. That's 3 of the last 4 series where we've lost a game with a big lead.

I may have to stop watching my games. The easy-win-BAHAHA-YOU-LOSE narrative is wearing thin.

Looks like Lewis is going to get his shot after the update. Gogo 3 PD.
#55686 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/09/2017 4:46:09 pm
No, you always throw out the lead runner. If there are men on 1st and 2nd, you always throw to 3B unless you don't think you will get the throw there on time, or you think 2B will lead to a double play and 3B will not. If you are charging in for a slow ground ball, you are probably throwing to 3B. Baseball is very situational, as someone who played 2B, I can tell you, this is a rule all 2B are taught to follow. Only little leaguers go to "the easy" base, because they might screw up a simple throw.

Also, a lefty making the throw to 1B doesn't require any acrobatics at all. Its a pretty simple throw. No more difficult than a SS throwing to third. Regardless of if you are lefty or righty, the typical DB ball has you running towards the OF, catching the ball, reversing direction, and throwing back to 1B. You might save a few milliseconds as a righty, but its not the big deal people make it out to be.


Updated Thursday, November 9 2017 @ 4:51:36 pm PST
#55687 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Herp Derp 11/09/2017 5:23:33 pm
I just didn't like the look of Rod Thrasher... so I cut him after a season in rookie ball. Then he garnered 51 waiver claims and was won by Novi.

Novi is a good team. Haselrig seems sharp. Made me think I had made a mistake.
But I've been monitoring Thrasher's progress and I still don't like the look of him.
#55688 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim occham 11/09/2017 5:44:01 pm
I popped in an took it :)

Tennessee!
#55689 Forum >> Leagues >> V.3 Squiddcatt 11/09/2017 6:05:18 pm
9 Strait league wins going into cup this Friday.
#55690 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Alyksandur 11/09/2017 6:22:10 pm
Leading 4-1 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth is not the time to give up four unearned runs. >.<
#55691 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim wickersty 11/09/2017 6:32:23 pm
Hooray! We’re taking over!
#55692 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/09/2017 7:49:51 pm
Missoula are 2-7 in one run games thus far, only fitting that I lose 2 of the 3 games against Battle Creek who are now 10-3 in 1 run games. I don't feel like I'm far from contention, and take away my 2-8 record against College Station and I'm 18-15, still excuses don't win leagues though, any tips for beating Freddy greatly appreciated - DcM, looking your way! ;)
#55693 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” newtman 11/09/2017 10:12:19 pm
Haselrig is sharp, but he is also rebuilding. I didn't put in a claim, because that guy looks very borderline to me. Not a terrible cut imo.
#55694 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Haselrig 11/09/2017 11:22:23 pm
I'm not too high on Thrasher myself, but my drafts haven't been providing me with much the past few seasons. Pitching in particular.

I've convinced myself to be more open-minded with some of these waiver claims to see if I can cobble together an 8 or 9 man staff out of twelve prospects. Basically wasting four spots to broaden the candidate pool. It's a new approach, so it's chances of failure are pretty high :)
#55695 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/09/2017 11:52:12 pm

No, you always throw out the lead runner. If there are men on 1st and 2nd, you always throw to 3B unless you don't think you will get the throw there on time, or you think 2B will lead to a double play and 3B will not.


That may be Broken Bat ball, but that is most definitely not MLB. There is rarely a force out at third by a thrown ball. The play is at second or first unless something weird happens.



Edit--I just went through the first 40 Royals games from 2017. There were 30 instances with runners on first and second with less than 2 outs that had a ground ball put into play. In none of them was there a throw made to third base for an out. 23 times had the first out recorded at second (some were double plays, some were not). 6 times they simply made the play at first. The only time an out was recorded at third was on a ground ball to the third baseman and he recorded the unassisted out there.

I see no need to continue the research. It's basically exactly what I thought it would be, which doesn't resemble Broken Bat results at all.

(As an aside, there were 11 instances of ground balls with the bases loaded and fewer than 2 outs. None of them resulted in a play at the plate. This is, again, vastly different than Broken Bat. It's things like this that drive me crazy here.)

Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 4:20:51 am PST
#55696 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Frankebasta 11/10/2017 3:29:52 am
I'm in with Minnesota
Unfortunately, the site is totally mobile unfriendly so I won't be doing much
#55697 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change Frankebasta 11/10/2017 3:33:44 am
Maybe counting who's made the assist an not the putout?
It would remove the 1b , unless he's starting the DP

It would miss the Line out + tag.
(Does it ever happen in BB?)
#55698 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 Alyksandur 11/10/2017 3:33:55 am

I just had an odd thought pop up. Every so often, players exceed their POT ratings, and I'm torn about what to do if one of my players pops up to 12 POT. On the one hand, I feel I should cut them at that point, since they will have surpassed the scope of the experiment. On the other hand, the experiment itself is about what a team of 11 POT players can do -- which could include making it up to 12 POT in some cases. My current inclination is to keep those few players who manage to pull it off.



Shigeru Maki has officially become the first Gull to surpass the 11 POT limitation imposed upon player acquisition for the team. His jersey number has been changed to 96 to reflect this accomplishment, and he will immediately be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame as soon as he qualifies for the honor.
#55699 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter AssumedPseudonym 11/10/2017 3:56:32 am
 …Really…? -.-
#55700 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter newtman 11/10/2017 4:03:45 am
@AP, lolz. Never had both at the same time, hilarious.
#55701 Forum >> Help >> Smallest RD Largest RD dlwarren1 11/10/2017 4:06:14 am
what about bunting and base running?
#55702 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim PrivateSnowflake 11/10/2017 4:33:01 am
Been in since the end of the regular season. Really like the customization in terms as what you can do to build your team the way you see fit. *Hint-hint* :)

Ie., you can hire coaches to run the types of plays you want your team to run, not just stuck with choosing the best coach available. Heavy run, West Coast, etc. for O and 4-3 Blitz, 3-4 man, etc. for D.

I'm just now customizing my playbook based on downs, yards to go, position on field, personnel, etc.

Btw,
J-e-t-s, Jets, Jets, Jets!
#55703 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 mjreichard 11/10/2017 4:44:16 am
Are we getting round 5 today?
#55704 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Haselrig 11/10/2017 4:49:53 am
Draft time changed with the server switch. It's up now.
#55705 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 mjreichard 11/10/2017 4:53:39 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/167151

A 12 POT catcher...not great, but could do worse in round 5. I'll keep him.
#55706 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 FreddyTheEye 11/10/2017 6:00:22 am
Can't do much better than this for a round five draft!

This quickly fixed an otherwise crappy draft year for us.
#55707 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 nemesis 11/10/2017 6:01:03 am
@mjreichard - Looks like curtains for that guy's catching career, decent defensive 2B though. ;)

Actually getting to the point where a bad pick would be a shock to me, landed another keeper today: 13 POT 3B showing just one sign of rust...




Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 6:02:09 am PST
#55708 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/10/2017 6:17:30 am
Its all situational. It depends on where you are on the field when you field the ball, and where the runners are. You will always throw out the lead runner unless you don't think you can get the throw off in time, or you think you can get the DP. No doubt, that is the situation you are seeing as it is fairly common. Your "research" isn't accounting for any of the information that a 2B takes into account reflexively before throwing to a base. No major league 2B is going to throw to 2B just because it is a "easier" throw.
#55709 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Favuz 11/10/2017 6:18:09 am
got a decent lefty reliever (i needed one loogy in my minors).

Not bad for a round 5 pick
#55710 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 tokuchi 11/10/2017 6:56:29 am
My future shortstop.
#55711 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/10/2017 6:58:48 am
Let's see, in a quarter of a season there were zero throws to third for force outs. I don't think it's necessary to consider the "situation". It's obvious they don't throw to third for force outs. Find any MLB team that threw to third even 5% of the time for a force out and the case can be re-opened. 5%. It should be easy if what you say is accurate. Good luck.




Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 6:59:49 am PST
#55712 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” FreddyTheEye 11/10/2017 6:59:54 am
Yeah...the above posters are correct
Re:Boucher Could be a better option for back-up middle infielder than I have previously had. Until this week I didn't have a 2B in my minor system at all so Boucher will play to get his "2B" to go with his "SS".
20 range and can pinch run too. If he gets some fielding or develops as a hitter than he could be useful. If not he uses up a spot and .20 m per season for a while.
He will sit in the minors with Knight and hopefully one of them plays for the big team eventually.

P.S. IMO..all things being equal I think Thrasher was given up on too soon. Pitching is very hard to come by and I've seen many who have had initial bad numbers but by AAA have turned it around.
#55713 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Meccanodonte 11/10/2017 7:06:07 am
I've put a claim on Boucher, too.
I'm not totally into him, but I think he'll be a nice 4th OF, speed+defense guy, but much depends on how he develops.
#55714 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Meccanodonte 11/10/2017 7:10:32 am
I know that for each 15 pot in round 5 there will be tons of trash, but I'm here asking how's it possible that someone could find them and I've only drafted trash the whole year.
It's totally random and anti-meritocratic.
#55715 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 lostraven 11/10/2017 7:18:22 am
Didn't make the most logical choice of pool today, going the "let's flip a coin" route. Against better judgement, dove into the Asian pool and pulled out this little LLVI gem: Hinata "Fukurō" Matsumoto

Despite being a POT 11, part of me really wants to keep him! But I'm now at a full 50 bodies and need to cut someone. And I already have a POT 12 version of Fukurō in Bill Akers. Dag nabbit... can I expand my slots to 55? I want to see how Fukurō does, just for funsies.
#55716 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” wickersty 11/10/2017 7:28:38 am
@Freddy at least Knight has the Great Hitting thing going for him :)
#55717 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter lostraven 11/10/2017 7:46:27 am
Wow, never at the same time... That's a tiny dagger. At least I've been getting needle pricks from Lee, not daggers. This is his third half-point of defense since I drafted him last season. Blah. But heh, he can field his position and launch pick-off cannons to first.

Ravens' offense were the winners in this week's weaker training (22 pops), with three Majors players gaining six points. The 29-year-old back-up catcher Tamayo is apparently continuing the trend of catching up for lost training, gaining another two points today. Late bloomer. Moss gained two more today, but he looks more and more like a short-sided platoon bat, which is a shame; I picked him up off the heap with slightly higher hopes. On the pitching side, Clint Matson was the only real winner. Drafted this season, maybe he'll make relatively click work of climbing his way to the Majors. That VRHB remains to be seen, though.
#55718 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Noodle 11/10/2017 9:38:30 am
C&R
#55719 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Cactusguy21 11/10/2017 10:16:10 am
Not the worst guy out there, but man I have had horrible luck overall with pitchers.

http://brokenbat.org/player/167304
#55720 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 wickersty 11/10/2017 10:28:34 am
@cactus not the worst. if it were me, and I had the roster space, I would keep him and let him develop. Never know... with those low defensive ratings, he might be ok. I wish he was a "may be limited to only a few innings" guy with that POT though.
#55721 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 wickersty 11/10/2017 10:30:02 am
@lostraven cut him and I'll let you know how he does :P I'd make a spot available for him, just to see what he can do.
#55722 Forum >> Discussions >> I hate that feeling when... wickersty 11/10/2017 10:42:30 am
there's a guy on waivers that's due to be awarded the next morning, and there's only 2 claims on him (me and someone else) but I feel he's WAY underrated and WAY worth signing, and I've got to go to bed wondering if I'll win the 50/50 coin flip and get the guy.

So much nerves!
#55723 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Crazy Li 11/10/2017 10:46:44 am
"He can be a good hitter. He can develop into a decent slugger. He has decent speed. He has good overall potential."

translates to an 11 pot C&R :(
#55724 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Tiger504 11/10/2017 10:52:19 am
I decided today was a good day to thin the herd....
#55725 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 JoeDaddyeous91 11/10/2017 10:58:34 am
I think I have gotten a legendary third baseman. His potential isn't as high as I'd like, but he's got the stats I want to see in a great defensive 3B. I am pretty hyped about him! Great hitting lefty with the strongest arm our team has ever seen. Gonna try and get him behind the plate too and see if he can gain any XP at catcher.

http://brokenbat.org/player/167369

#55726 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Cactusguy21 11/10/2017 11:00:37 am
@wickersty

The lack of depth in my minors will insure he sticks around for awhile, and the low defense translates him to more of a pot 12.
#55727 Forum >> Leagues >> V.3 JoeDaddyeous91 11/10/2017 11:01:11 am
Best of luck to ya in the cup! But relating to our league... Stop closing the gap on my lead haha
#55728 Forum >> Leagues >> V.3 JoeDaddyeous91 11/10/2017 11:30:49 am
BTW... This has been an odd draft year for me so far.. Three consecutive picks of 12 POT non pitchers(which usually don't make my team)that I am really excited about because of how their stats fill out positions.

http://brokenbat.org/player/166201
A switch hitting catcher which should hit well, have some power, a pretty good arm and his fielding won't get to great and in the way of other stats!

http://brokenbat.org/player/166681
A future gold glove winning first baseman (probably to good of a fielder TBH) who is going to hit the crap out of balls going forward.

http://brokenbat.org/player/167369
A great lefty hitting third baseman with the best right arm I've seen go thru my franchise, and who will be pretty decent fielding as well.

They all have the defensive stats that I want to see. Just gonna be a mystery how their BC and PD will pan out. Not one of them is fast by any means, but that's the way my teams have been made. I'm more hitting/defense minded.
Now I just have to figure out how to not have a 50/50 roster again haha :P

Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 11:32:05 am PST
#55729 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 wickersty 11/10/2017 11:31:20 am
@JoeDaddy I don’t know if I’d throw “legendary” around, but I agree that seems like a rather good 3B prospect. Some people here have said that they value range greatly for a 3B. I don’t know if I agree with that yet. I’d rather have 7 range on an otherwise amazing 3B than have 14 fielding wasted on a C.

That said, let’s just randomly throw out these final projections, assuming he makes it to 103 SI:

19/13/9/9
11 speed
14/7/20

I would sign up for that good to real good hitting, decent fielding third baseman with a cannon for an arm in an instant. Or an excellent catcher who has a little too much talent wasted on his fielding.

My opinions only.

Congrats.

Jeff

Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 11:34:52 am PST


Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 1:20:56 pm PST
#55730 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” wickersty 11/10/2017 11:34:26 am
There’s going to be a feeding frenzy on esquival haha
#55731 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Cactusguy21 11/10/2017 12:15:40 pm
I think Cohen might be even better than Esquival to be honest
#55732 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 ephenssta 11/10/2017 12:33:37 pm
Screwed up and double posted. See below.

Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 12:34:15 pm PST
#55733 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 ephenssta 11/10/2017 12:33:59 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/167397

Not a bad pull from the college pool. Pot 13 with positive hitting and slugging comments.
#55734 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Cactusguy21 11/10/2017 1:17:36 pm
@joedaddy

He's a nice 3B, but in the end potential is what is most important in determining legendary ability.
#55735 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/10/2017 1:21:08 pm
Because most of the time you have a good chance at a DP when there is a force at 3B. But not ALL the time. Depends on the situation. And when the 2B throws to 2B for a DP chance, he ISN'T throwing to 1B for the "easier" out. That is just plain wrong.
#55736 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 AssumedPseudonym 11/10/2017 1:48:58 pm
 I would argue that what determines legendary ability is how well they do on the field. POT is not the be-all-and-end-all of stats, especially if you get one who never gets close to cap. Besides, I’ll take a 12 POT with the right scouting reports over a 14 POT with the wrong scouting report every time.
#55737 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Rock777 11/10/2017 2:14:00 pm
Yeah POT isn't really a strong indicator. I've cut POT 14s who never went anywhere, while I've had high performing POT 12s on my team.
#55738 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Tiger504 11/10/2017 2:23:16 pm
I have no faith in Cohen but he's very attractive. He was certainly shiny when I won him on a 1/47 claim. I hope Ezquivel has a good career somewhere but it wasn't going to happen in Kalamazoo.
#55739 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 JoeDaddyeous91 11/10/2017 2:53:10 pm
Yea, also with him being a lefty it's got me hyped.. It should make up for some of his lacking POT.. I believe you can never have to many options to get a lefty in the game since we can have 17 POS players
#55740 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Whh2017 11/10/2017 3:12:25 pm
Pot 14 C Ernesto Garza (167425). We'll see how he works out.
#55741 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/10/2017 3:25:39 pm
Kept my hopes alive in a 15 inning slugfest, looking forward to game 3.
#55742 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Squiddcatt 11/10/2017 3:34:35 pm
Lose game one 8-7 very close intense game were up 7-6 going into the bottom of the 8th and blew it. Game 2 Knox had a 1 hitter going into the bottom of the 8th and we were clinging onto a 1-0 lead guess what happens Cooperstown gets 5 runs!!! Such BS!
#55743 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/10/2017 4:13:39 pm
An awesome comeback gives me my first ever cup elimination series win!!!!!


http://brokenbat.org/game/2697065


@squidcatt: Yet another reminder of why I'm so happy not to have to deal with Cooperstown. That's par for the course for them.

Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 4:14:21 pm PST
#55744 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Geech 11/10/2017 4:36:02 pm
What is it called when you get a talented prospect that you're sure will disappoint you? I feel like there needs to be a name for that.

I might start calling it Hilario
#55745 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 5 Cactusguy21 11/10/2017 4:38:59 pm
I call it Roldan-ing

Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 4:39:08 pm PST
#55746 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/10/2017 4:52:00 pm
We faced Raleigh in group.
We survived a rough series today.
Our reward?
#1 Alexandria next round.
At least they're coming to the Zoo.
#55747 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst terryhumphreys 11/10/2017 5:37:25 pm
2034 RISP (batting average with runners in scoring position (on second or third base ?) for league IV.5

Best difference Amarillo Wranglers .318 - .294 = + .24 team is in first place west

Worst difference Athens Gold .220 - .248 = - .28 Team is in last place east

players on Athens Gold with at least 125 At Bats

Best J.Tovar catcher .303 -.250 = .53
Worst B. Fazio Shortstop .276 - .222 = -.54

Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 5:57:25 pm PST
#55748 Forum >> Help >> Can some players become more injury prone over time? lostraven 11/10/2017 7:30:01 pm
Cody Schroder was fine the last two seasons injury-wise. A few here and there but nothing beyond the ordinary.

This season has been off-the-charts ridiculous for Cody. It has been injury after injury for him, but small periods... but back-to-back too! Two days of fatigue, a day of play, a day with wrist soreness, a day of play, three days of back tightness, etc. etc. He's never been like that before. And here he is, injured yet again. He just can't stay on the field!

It can't be coincidence. Is it possible for a player to become more injury prone over time? (I understand there's probably something in the code for a player to be more injury prone in general, but like I said, Cody was just fine the last two seasons.) This seems way, way too frequent to be simply bad luck.



Updated Friday, November 10 2017 @ 7:31:32 pm PST
#55749 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/10/2017 7:38:05 pm
Eked out a game three win. Way too close for comfort. Pitching... meh. Off to Belleville (which is quite close to where I live, actually) for the next round. Not sure if I want the front end or back end of that rotation (mostly righties or mostly lefties?).
#55750 Forum >> Help >> Can some players become more injury prone over time? Seca 11/10/2017 8:32:38 pm
I suspect vulnerability to injury is a hidden trait.

It's possible it changes with the season flip (assuming it's actually a trait), though my injury prone guys tend to stay injury prone.

The player in question is a catcher. They eat all kinds of injuries. If he avoided them seasons past,that's great. And kind of lucky. I don't think it is on the player at all if he plays C and misses 40 games.
#55751 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 TPS 11/10/2017 8:41:18 pm
Gilbert Okada went from a POT 12 to a POT 13 however the only use for him long term is a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.
#55752 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear allen54chevy 11/10/2017 9:09:36 pm
Survived Haverhill.
I kind of feel like the student besting the teacher... except that I know it was mostly luck. My team can't be that good. My 3B is a guy he cut.

On to #25 Muncie.
#55753 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/10/2017 9:13:16 pm
After getting blown out 10-1 by Charlottesville in game 1, we squeezed out a 4-3 game two win before going into high gear in game three blowing out Charlottesville 12-2. Not sure what happened in game 1, but the ship was righted and we move on to face New Britain. I was in the same league as Mytton several times, so it will be nice to renew an old series.

Edit: I am sure there has to be a more marquee match-up in KO round 2 than #19 New Britain vs #13 Raleigh. Any thoughts on what the featured second round match-up should be?

Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 8:36:33 am PST
#55754 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change Dan6176 11/10/2017 11:47:44 pm
I would like to see a team DP total. I can get a rough estimate by adding the DPs of my 1B, OF, and catchers, but knowing the real number would be cool.
#55755 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Haselrig 11/11/2017 1:03:07 am
Lowe's 35 day injury finally caught up to me. Going to be a long, long season in Novi.
#55756 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Meccanodonte 11/11/2017 1:49:02 am
It could be particularly frustrating a SP with so low movement.
#55757 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Valmion 11/11/2017 5:17:11 am
Won a series against East Lansing, now on to Roanoke, should be good experience for the Pirates.

#55758 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” lostraven 11/11/2017 8:19:19 am
@Meccanodonte: I agree! I'll also add in that it takes a lot, not just a little, to compensate for that low movement. My poster child is Stuart Dunbar, who has incredible everything but Movement. And even then you still stand a risk of a 2033! Buyer beware.
#55759 Forum >> Help >> Can some players become more injury prone over time? lostraven 11/11/2017 8:23:37 am

And kind of lucky.



Huh. Guess I never considered that he just had a a good streak of health. Still, definitely seems one extreme to another. *shrug* We'll survive. I have a catcher in AAA I can call up on a moment's notice should I need it.
#55760 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.13 Cadillac Jack 11/11/2017 9:07:22 am
The John's Creek Piranhas have lost 5 out of their last 6 games. The team got off to a good start. But n0ow momentum is slipping away.
#55761 Forum >> Help >> Can some players become more injury prone over time? Cactusguy21 11/11/2017 9:49:56 am
I've noticed my injuries tend to happen to the same players, while others go unscathed.
#55762 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter s0nnymar 11/11/2017 10:05:58 am
What to do with this guy... http://brokenbat.org/player/139748?

Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 10:06:44 am PST
#55763 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Tiger504 11/11/2017 10:42:28 am
s0nny - I don't understand what your question is
#55764 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter s0nnymar 11/11/2017 10:58:06 am
I mean what training to assign

Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 10:58:22 am PST
#55765 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter GrizzlyDan 11/11/2017 11:06:13 am
My future Chipper Jones has obtained his 3b credentials. Fear the Dontrell. Also, several of them are finally listening to my yelling about PD.
#55766 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Tiger504 11/11/2017 12:17:26 pm
s0nny. He's in the bigs. Just plug him in the lineup at CF and leave him be.
#55767 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? mjhack 11/11/2017 12:49:20 pm
Perhaps I should have said make the "easier"
out at first. In real baseball, the runner at second base typically has a substantial lead which makes it even more difficult to throw him out going to third. You would also have a very difficult time trying to take the throw from the shortstop at second and pivoting to make the double play. In this game , I understand left-handed 3b ss and 2b exist and incur a slight defensive penalty, but I doubt there are ANY left-handed fielding second basemen or shortstops in MLB.




#55768 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/11/2017 1:45:23 pm
Its really not as hard a throw as everyone is making it out to be. As a righty you have to spin to your left. As a lefty you have to spin to your right. Its the difference between a 75 degree spin and a 105 degree spin. A tiny bit more time, but not really that big deal.

And with runners on 1st and second with no outs, if its not a double play ball, you will most definitely throw to 3B (assuming you can make the out there). Its just that most hits to 2B are double play balls.

Priority is:

DP -> lead runner -> where ever you can get the out.

With a slow runner on 2B or ground ball you are charging in on, sometimes you can get the runner at 3B but you would not be able to get a DP. In those situations you would always throw to 3B rather than the easier out at 1B. It is also incredibly common for the 2B to "check" the runner on 2B (with no runner on 1st) before throwing to 1B. If the runner is going, the 2B sometimes try to throw him out and forgo the runner at 1st. Otherwise "checks" would be useless.


Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 1:48:12 pm PST
#55769 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/11/2017 1:54:04 pm
BTW, I apologize if I sound testy. I just get a little peeved when people who never played 2B try and tell me how the position is supposed to be played. T-ball -> high school, I've had plenty of time to learn the position. Most of these things are just second nature, and you don't even think about them when you are on the field. I've also played with lefty infielders before, and although they look a bit awkward, they performed fine. Its more that we just aren't used to seeing them. That's why people giggled when Mattingly played 3B, even though he played the position perfectly fine.









Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 1:56:13 pm PST
#55770 Forum >> Help >> Can some players become more injury prone over time? Rock777 11/11/2017 1:58:49 pm
Human beings are particularly skilled at picking patterns out of data that don't actually exist... For this reason, I am still a skeptical believer of the injury prone trait.
#55771 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/11/2017 3:14:18 pm
I'm not telling anyone how to play a position. I'm saying how MLB infielders actually play their positions. The proof is in their results.

About Mattingly, since we're considering his monumental amount of work at third (18 innings), we might as well support his error free duty at second (one third of an inning, no chances). Heck, he even played 8 innings in center, which is more frightening to me than him playing anywhere in the infield.
#55772 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/11/2017 3:16:37 pm
Click on the link. Its Mattingly turning a double play at 3B. And no, he is not doing gymnastics. Also, giving stats for 40 attempts, is hardly proof of how major league players play the position. I'm telling you how they play the position. Yes, there are going to be more plays to 2B and 1B, but its not because its the "easier" out. Its all situational.
#55773 Forum >> Discussions >> Lemon Juice + Paper = Painful Cuts Noodle 11/11/2017 3:17:33 pm
A week after pulling the plug on my best position player, I just had to do the same with my best pitcher the franchise has ever had.

http://brokenbat.org/player/90079

At 34 he has completely lost it. It's a shame because he was money in his prime.

Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 4:05:55 pm PST


Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 4:06:33 pm PST
#55774 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/11/2017 3:33:04 pm
I never said they do what they do because it's easier. I simply said what they do.

Also, saying Mattingly turned a double play in that clip is a bit disingenuous. He fields the grounder and throws to second for the force out. The middle infielder "turns" the DP.
#55775 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” amalric7 11/11/2017 3:40:05 pm
@Freddy - Far be it from me to question the All-Seeing Eye, but why are you training Knight at SS? The Range and Arm fine, but that poor fielding report is surely an absolute liability? He's a pure CF for me.

As to SPs with low Movement, I present Knepper, who is so homer prone I eventually moved him to the bullpen. That 2030 season promised so much...
#55776 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread amalric7 11/11/2017 3:43:17 pm
I've long held the belief that my good hitters just can't wrap their heads (or their bats) around really average pitching. Finally came out on the good end of a one run game tonight, only to drop game two by the same margin again. And against a pitcher with an ERA over 8.00. Nine hits and one walk, just three runs. Guys with good plate discipline can't draw walks, and 45 games in to the season RNG still messing with us.

Still going strong in the Cup, of course.
#55777 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves amalric7 11/11/2017 3:46:10 pm
Still have the same dilemma posted above. Can't bring myself to drop Applegate or Kennedy, though Hodge has gone. I picked up a couple of rookie 1B candidates who I probably shouldn't keep but still tempted by their report. And can't get playing time for Kolb or Anguiano.

Looking for more advice/opinions!
#55778 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Dan6176 11/11/2017 3:50:31 pm
Don Mattingly only played 3b a few times in his entire career. I believe it was only 3 times in 1986. He was not a full time backup at 3b and was only used at third out of desperation. Left throwing 2b, 3b, and ss are only used in desperation in high level baseball. If a fielder is your most athletic and best defensive player, and is a left handed thrower, he or she may be a better option in lower leagues than a righty.

I was always coached to go to 2b with less than 2 outs and take the easier force with 2 outs. I was never told to go third when playing 2b for a force play. This was because the runner on second is leading off and it is a longer throw to 3b. The only time I was told to check the guy at 2b with 1b open was it had to be less than 2 outs, late in a close game and I was in postion to have a clear throw to 3b on a hard hit ball directly to me. With bases loaded, I was always coached to go to second with less than two outs and take the easier force with two outs on routine plays. If charging a soft grounder, I was told to go home if I could beat the guy coming home. The only exception to routine plays is less than two outs in the 8th or 9th inning with the tying, go ahead or winning run on third coming home was to go home on forces only. I was coached to go home on non force plays if it was the bottom of ninth and the guy on 3b was the winning run. Basically I was taught to take less risks the more time our offense had to hit.
#55779 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/11/2017 4:17:06 pm
If the winning run is on 2B you aren't throwing home, you are throwing to 3B. Of course you take the "surer" out with 2 outs. Why throw to 3B, when the runner from the plate is always going to take longer to reach 1B and its a marginally safer throw. But there are situations where you will throw to 3B just like you described. If the situation calls for it, you throw to 3B, you don't just take the "easy" out at 1B with 0 or 1 outs (unless you are in little league and your coach is reasonably skeptical that you can make the throw).

Its not really "desperation." Its just that lefties are weeded out of the infield by the time they hit college. Not so much because they can't play as because baseball is full of superstitious fools. The point of the Mattingly link was to show that a lefty can play defense fine. Not to claim he had a lengthy defensive history at 3B. He is turning a DP in that link. Does it look like its hard for him? No. Because its really not the big deal people are making it out to be.
#55780 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/11/2017 4:27:02 pm
Just to play Mike's game for a second.

Bunts account for less than 2% of at bats. Since Mike doesn't consider an action relevant if it happens less than 5% of the time, bunts are obviously not something done situationally in baseball. Right? If you find a team that bunts more than 5% of the time the case can be reopened. It should be easy. Good luck. LOL!



Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 4:28:07 pm PST
#55781 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Bridger 11/11/2017 4:28:05 pm
My season is a dumpster fire. Walked off in first knockout round of the cup and looks like I might demote to VI. I thought my bullpen was a strength going in to the season, but it turns out it’s a massive liability.
#55782 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters GrizzlyDan 11/11/2017 5:13:11 pm
My Ace finally doing Ace things:

Team / Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 4 2 6
Delray Beach Wolverines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Atlanta Braves

Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS SH SF LOB AVE
O. Wagner lf 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
J. Di Carlo 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295
L. Israel cf 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .338
M. On dh 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .343
A. Collazo dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
M. Newby 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331
J. Osorio 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .173
M. Locke rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278
B. Sanders c 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278
L. Cespedes ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .258
J. Boyle 1b 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .194
Total 28 4 4 1 0 1 4 7 2 0 0 0 1 9

Pitcher IP H R ER BB IBB HB K HR NP ST GB - FB ERA
L. Hunter W (2-4) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 95 67 7 - 13 1.77
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 95 67 7 - 13

Fielder FA PO A E DP OSB OCS PB WP
L. Hunter p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Sanders c 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Boyle 1b 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Newby 2b 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Osorio 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Di Carlo 3b 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Cespedes ss 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Wagner lf 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Israel cf 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Locke rf 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 34 27 5 2 0 0 0 0 0

Delray Beach Wolverines

Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS SH SF LOB AVE
G. Hunter cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .297
B. Neal dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .146
H. Carrasco 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254
J. Barber rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .329
A. Conte lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219
S. Hitchcock ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .314
B. Navarro 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
D. Berry 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
D. Hasegawa c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .174
Total 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 3

Pitcher IP H R ER BB IBB HB K HR NP ST GB - FB ERA
R. Glass L (2-4) 6⅓ 3 4 4 5 0 1 1 1 119 65 9 - 8 6.29
J. Kelly 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 - 0 13.50
O. Guzman 2⅔ 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 39 23 4 - 3 8.89
Total 9 4 4 4 7 0 1 2 1 165 91 13 - 11

Fielder FA PO A E DP OSB OCS PB WP
R. Glass p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Kelly p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Guzman p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Hasegawa c 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Berry 1b 12 11 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
B. Navarro 2b 4 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
H. Carrasco 3b 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
S. Hitchcock ss 9 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
A. Conte lf 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Hunter cf 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Barber rf 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 41 27 14 0 6 0 0 0 0

Player of the Game
Atlanta: Lloyd Hunter

Managers
Atlanta: Bernardo Saucedo
Delray Beach: Lee Lane

Injuries
Atlanta: P-Contreras
Delray Beach: C-Olivarez

Starting Pitcher
Atlanta: L. Hunter
Delray Beach: R. Glass

Pitcher Fatigue
Atlanta: Salcido-Moderate, Callahan-Heavy, Lange-Light
Delray Beach: Chapman-Moderate, Pineda-Moderate, Suh-Heavy, Ceja-Light, Acuna-Light

Game Information
Date: June 3rd, 2034
Game Type: League

Ballpark: Delray Beach Coliseum
Weather: Cold
Attendance: 16,617

Version: 1.111
Simulated: Sat Nov 11 2017 @ 4:12:38 pm PST
#55783 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” FreddyTheEye 11/11/2017 5:31:10 pm
@Almaric: You are correct, I have made that change thx!
The oversight was excusable until Boucher showed up but all things considered you are probably right either way.

Edit: funny thing is, I never even considered it a possibility lol. He was a later draft pick and I just thought sweet, a back up SS, pinch runner, pinch hitter all in one. An OF tag will make him much more useful especially if his hitting pans out. I've always had trouble finding middle infielders so that is what I seek.
Until the other day I didn't even have a 2B in my minors at all.

Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 5:40:49 pm PST
#55784 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves GrizzlyDan 11/11/2017 5:37:07 pm
Cut loose Nuñez and Barry. It stung a little, but I had two promising youngsters that were due to come up. Nuñez already has 8 claims on him.
#55785 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/11/2017 5:52:05 pm
@JJ feel free to steal back all the w's I hand to Huntington lol.

My team is playing pretty much as expected. We are very competitive until you get past our top 5 pitchers..then things can go sideways quickly. We did win a few waivers recently but none of the pitchers have yet to step up, it's a work in progress.
Interdiv is where lack of depth has hurt us the last two seasons. I have a feeling we will have to do better than the approx .500 record the last couple times we've seen the east if we want to keep pace in the west. No lead entering inter div play this season and the east looks strong.
#55786 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change admin 11/11/2017 6:01:56 pm
Double plays started seems like a decent compromise.

The problem is there isn't a DP started stat. Maybe just DPs exclusive of 1B DPs?

Steve
#55787 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change FreddyTheEye 11/11/2017 6:40:33 pm
I don't really watch baseball so the I was just wondering how the stat is kept in MLB etc as it seems odd here.

Maybe keep it the way it is for player and game stats. It must work best that way.

In the expanded league stats where we are comparing our team to other teams I'd rather just see the actual number of times we executed any type of double play. (not that it would be likely to alter the teams number of double plays ranking)
#55788 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? mjhack 11/11/2017 7:09:49 pm
It is not superstion, it’s reality that lefthanders do not play every position
#55789 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Dan6176 11/11/2017 8:06:14 pm
Mariano Quinoñes is a player I dropped because I didn't like his negative control report. " Have I made a terrible mistake?"

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#55790 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” wickersty 11/11/2017 8:16:07 pm
Here’s Dans player: http://brokenbat.org/player/154871

An interesting player. I think most people would say having a negative control report is maybe the 2nd worst thing a pitcher can have (the 1st being no movement). And below average control might be excusable in a SP that is otherwise great bc over the course of a game he could make up for the lower control. But most people will probably say that “lacking” control is a tough pill to swallow.

Then again, Peters is the best SP I’ve had since I took control of my team, and he’s got “lacking” control. And I absolutely adore him. Of course, he’s POT 14 and has quite nice other pitching ratings.

My rule is no negative control comments of any kind, unless it’s a VERY special SP.


Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 8:18:12 pm PST
#55791 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/11/2017 8:35:02 pm
The reality is that left handers do play all positions. Until they get to college and superstition kicks in.
#55792 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” Rock777 11/11/2017 8:36:54 pm
Quinoñes is also 23 in A. So its likely he will never pan out anyhow.
#55793 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Dan6176 11/11/2017 9:04:12 pm
You said yourself that an 105 degree turn by a leftie takes slightly longer than the 75 degree turn a righty makes. At a higher level of competition, I know I would want every advantage possible. A righty who makes a quicker throw is definitely an advantage over a lefty. This is probably why coaches at college and professional levels chose righties over lefties.

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#55794 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/11/2017 9:06:25 pm
Do you really think every single manager in MLB is so superstitious that they refuse to make their team the best it can be? There have been many teams who have bucked traditional wisdom because they think it improves their team. There's more to it than superstition. The game is about winning. They'll all do anything they think is necessary to accomplish that.

Just to play Mike's game for a second.

Bunts account for less than 2% of at bats. Since Mike doesn't consider an action relevant if it happens less than 5% of the time, bunts are obviously not something done situationally in baseball. Right?



Again, you've missed the point. I never said players never throw to third for force outs. I said it's extremely rare. It's common here, which is where the problem lies. The same goes with force outs at home.

Why don't we combine our challenges? You get to pick any MLB team in any year you choose. If the ratio of bunts to thrown force outs to third is less than 10:1, you win. Name the team, year and wager and we're on.
#55795 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/11/2017 9:15:45 pm
@Dan6176 you are correct, there is a small advantage, and at high levels, teams take every advantage possible. But that is really my point. If you read these boards, you would think lefties are simply incapable of fielding a ball and throwing over to first, which is ridiculous. Maybe a righty throws out 2% more runners than a lefty. That is enough that major league teams are going to look for righties. So high school coaches will encourage lefties to play different positions if they want to have any chance of making it to the pros. The point is the difference is minimal. But everyone here wants to make the difference large just so that people playing the game will feel compelled to use righties so its similar to the real world. That's fine, its just ridiculous when I hear people talking about how lefties need to perform acrobatics to throw the ball over to first.

You saw the somersault Mattingly needed to do in order to throw to 2B right? Essentially the same as a left handed 2nd baseman throwing to 1st.



Updated Saturday, November 11 2017 @ 9:19:43 pm PST
#55796 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/11/2017 9:22:43 pm
@Mike If that was your point, then you never actually read this thread. First time anyone has mentioned frequency of throws to 3B in the engine. The original question the spun up the conversation was Motko asking if lefty 2B had an advantage throwing to 3B, and mjhack saying that 2B doesn't ever throw to 3B.
#55797 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? mjhack 11/11/2017 9:46:48 pm
Rock, show the quote where I said a second baseman NEVER throws to third.
#55798 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? nobodyjones 11/11/2017 10:05:22 pm
I'm not going to read the thread. i'm just going to say when i was in college i was asked to play a pick up game, so we drove from la to clovis. Their CF played college ball, and played an inning or 2 at SS against us. Twice, we beat out throws on grounders hit in the 3rd base hole. I can't speak for every lefty.
#55799 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters Endrju 11/12/2017 3:33:42 am
I have that game bookmarked, from 2023, my first season here :) Never had a no-hitter after that one.

Edit: Pembroke Pines is my team, before we became the Phoenixes.

Updated Sunday, November 12 2017 @ 3:34:34 am PST
#55800 Forum >> Discussions >> Lets play “Have I made a terrible mistake?” nemesis 11/12/2017 4:12:15 am
I also tend to avoid pitchers with negative control reports but, as we all know, pitching is hard to find and Quinones has enough of an interesting report - unhittable fastball, exceptional curve, 13 POT - to warrant a look. The mega update helped him this season and I think he'll be up to AA very soon, which would mean he'll be up in the bigs around age 25-26.

What I also really liked about him: extreme groundball pitcher (1.56 GB/FB)...and one home run allowed every 45 IP (8HR/355IP)!! Will have to see if that stands up at higher levels, of course.
#55801 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters Tiger504 11/12/2017 4:12:21 am
I thought Van Slyke was going to no hit my club in the second series.
#55802 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst Tiger504 11/12/2017 4:15:53 am
I'm not sure if I claimed Stephen Foster because I wanted him or I just wanted to give him a nickname.
Bonus points if you get the reference 😊
#55803 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst wickersty 11/12/2017 6:33:20 am
Frederick F*cking Chopin

I’m your huckleberry...
#55804 Forum >> Leagues >> V.7 carlossweb 11/12/2017 6:58:31 am
Greetings from the new owner of the Ventura Aces.

We're currently working on rebuilding the team and trying to save the category.
#55805 Forum >> Discussions >> The best and the worst Tiger504 11/12/2017 7:19:20 am
I guess I should have expected the owner of Deadwood would get it! 😂

How about you? Music lover...
#55806 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/12/2017 7:36:11 am
@mjhack In response to Motko's question you said:

In real games, second baseman would make the easy play at first instead of attempting to throw runner out at third. Plus , turning a double play would need to be quite the acrobat if lefthanded.


Not sure how else to read that response. If you intended to say "sometimes" the 2B throws to 1st instead of 3rd, then it was a pretty irrelevant response to the question.

As I have explained several times. It is all situational.

Runner on 3rd (and two outs) >>> Runner on 1st and 2nd > Runner on 1st and 3rd >>> Runner on 2nd and 3rd.

So the DP is best. Then getting out the lead runner. Then throwing to 2nd and missing the DP. You would never throw to 1st base unless you can't get anyone else out (or its 2 outs already). Leaving two runners in scoring position is the worst possible outcome.


Updated Sunday, November 12 2017 @ 7:43:22 am PST
#55807 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/12/2017 7:39:28 am
@nobodyjones I've beaten the throw to first from right handed SS's hundreds of times.

Plus OFs usually don't throw correctly in the infield. They are used to making long hard throws and they are usually inefficient in their release. And if he didn't frequently play SS, he would not have a good feel for timing. That comes with experience. Throwing is done differently at pretty much every position in baseball. It isn't really interchangeable.





Updated Sunday, November 12 2017 @ 7:40:57 am PST
#55808 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/12/2017 8:58:22 am

The original question then spun up the conversation was Motko asking if lefty 2B had an advantage throwing to 3B, and mjhack saying that 2B doesn't ever throw to 3B.


I'm not sure how you don't think it's relevant to talk about force outs at third when there's a question about players getting advantages for force outs at third.

My point is really simply--there shouldn't be any thrown force outs to third, period. It virtually never happens in major league games and should be taken out of the AI. My guess would be it occurs at a similar frequency as triple plays. (EDIT--I just looked up triple plays. MLB has averaged about 5 a season, which is about twice what I would have guessed. That being the case, I bet there are more triple plays than force throws to third. Admittedly, that is just a guess.)

I've now gone through the first half of the 2017 season for the Royals. There were 50 instances of runners on first and second with less than 2 outs where a batter hit a grounder to an infielder. In none of those plays were throws made to third for a force out. Zero.

Updated Sunday, November 12 2017 @ 9:13:08 am PST
#55809 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves lostraven 11/12/2017 9:39:19 am
Would you remain patient with Gallardo and hope that HR/9 comes down? Or cut him?
#55810 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/12/2017 9:42:57 am
Wrong. It does happen. Maybe the Royals just suck. Just stupid to say it should never happen in the game, or that it never happens in the majors.
#55811 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! ESac 11/12/2017 9:44:01 am
The game date reset... not sure what that means.
#55812 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Rock777 11/12/2017 9:48:46 am
Means it is still in development.
#55813 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves GrizzlyDan 11/12/2017 10:55:34 am
Lostraven: He's struggling a little at AAA, but when he grows up his two pitches will get better. That last year at AA was promising. If you drop him, I might put in a claim to bolster my future 'Pen.
#55814 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! admin 11/12/2017 10:56:05 am
I've been adding a number of parameters to the database, so occasionally it easier to just reset the game rather than manually add all the new parameters to the database individually.

It ran for 1+ seasons, which means it executed all the steps in the game. :-)


Steve
#55815 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/12/2017 11:09:22 am

It virtually never happens in major league games and should be taken out of the AI.

I cut people slack when English isn't their first language, but I'm fairly sure that doesn't apply to you. That quote is directly above your post yet you still continue to get it wrong. Maybe you don't know what the word virtually means.

By the way, for the Royals games I am looking at the entire game, not just the Royals defense or offense. That means it hasn't happened by either team during those 81 games. Since you are so certain it happens somewhat regularly, why don't you provide 5 examples during the 2017 season by any team? My bet is there aren't that many for the entire season.

They almost never happen, so they shouldn't happen here either.

Updated Sunday, November 12 2017 @ 11:19:31 am PST
#55816 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/12/2017 12:14:13 pm
LOL, I have no idea what you are using for your data source, but I'm certainly not going to waste hours of my own time just to try and teach some moron with a learning disability.

For everyone else who doesn't seem to understand the physics. Here is a 2B throw to 3B. The physics for a cut-off are more similar to what a DP ball would be for a lefty 2B. An infield hit is more similar to the lefty SS throw to 1B. As you can see the 2B has no problem catching the ball and throwing to 3B. No somersaults involved.

#55817 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Cactusguy21 11/12/2017 1:45:52 pm
@Rock

Please refrain from personal attacks of this manner, it will make the forums better for everyone. Thanks.
#55818 Forum >> Discussions >> Hardwood?! Benchwarmer 11/12/2017 2:00:01 pm
I will definitely have to play this once it comes out. I love basketball! I actually coach a middle school rec league team each year so it would be fun to coach basketball year round. I tried another basketball manager game but it was not very fun. If this is very similar to BB (which it appears to be) it should be great!
#55819 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? admin 11/12/2017 2:36:38 pm
It's okay to debate things, but let's avoid calling people names.

At some point, if your ideas differ, maybe you have to realize you're not going to convince the other and it's just time to move on.

Thanks,

Steve
#55820 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves Noodle 11/12/2017 3:03:00 pm
Lostraven I agree with grizzly, wait for his curveball to develop. With luck he won't gain anymore stamina and he should carve out a role in the bullpen.
#55821 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves Bridger 11/12/2017 4:41:03 pm
That’s a lot of defensive SI for a 12 pot pitcher. Scouting report is great, but points will have to break just right... I probably wouldn’t keep him, but I get why some would.
#55822 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics Tiger504 11/12/2017 4:46:00 pm
How many at bats gets a hitter qualified for season RISP?
#55823 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? oreohowell 11/12/2017 6:09:47 pm
I picked this guy up during the wavier scramble that happens between the seasons two seasons ago. He was thrown to the wolves way too early in his career but has great stuff by the ratings. Since he was so young, I thought he still has the makings of a great pitcher. I went with what the suggestions and started to rebuild his confidence. In AA, he pitcher like the second coming of Cy Young with a era of 2.78 with over 250 innings pitcher. Promoted at the started of this year to AAA and the great pitching continued with a era of 2.33 with 81 innings. The suggestions said he was ready for prime time and after 3 starts his era is 12. I moved him back down to AAA but I am interested in hearing some ideas on what to do.

http://brokenbat.org/player/134802/L

Updated Sunday, November 12 2017 @ 6:11:16 pm PST
#55824 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.7 AssumedPseudonym 11/12/2017 6:12:33 pm
 I have no idea what Butte is doing with their pitching — just looking at their pitching page is making by brain bluescreen trying to sort it out — but it’s clearly working if league stats are to be believed. That’s ten games I’m looking forward to, though, I can tell you that. That is an intriguing ball club, and I’m looking forward to a firsthand look at what makes it tick.

Updated Sunday, November 12 2017 @ 6:15:00 pm PST
#55825 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? FreddyTheEye 11/12/2017 7:07:39 pm
Bring him back up and play him. I think he will improve. I would guess he will be a 4.00 era type of guy. I'd take him.
#55826 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Nxck9 11/12/2017 8:12:38 pm
Hi everyone,

Just had an idea I'd like to share about scouting. I think when you can draft a player, the players that aren't chosen should go directly to waivers. Considering it's so hard to draft a great player, teams could add more depth to their minor leagues by adding rejected prospects through the waivers. Therefore, if you're unsatisfied with your selection in the draft, you can try to re-acquire a prospect you rejected via waivers.
#55827 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? Rock777 11/12/2017 8:49:11 pm
Lefty fastball with no movement. Dangerous combination for a pitcher. He is probably going to give up a lot of HRs. He is as ready as he is ever going to be, and should improve over his current stats, but I wouldn't expect a ton out of him.
#55828 Forum >> Help >> Weeding my pitchers allen54chevy 11/12/2017 9:26:08 pm
I find myself fighting for the league lead right now, so want to stay competitive but I need to make some room for guys from my minors:
Callaway needs to come up ASAP
Gordon was originally called up 2 seasons ago when recommended, but last season I thought he needed more AAA innings and I didn't have much room for him in the Majors. Its time to probably bring him up for good, either on my team or another.
Arce is recommended, likely due to Mega Training, but I dont think he is ready. Likely a September call-up.
Tommy Gun -I'd like to give him another chance to start when I move Carranza to the pen.

So I need to cut or send down to AAA 2-3 pitchers.
My thoughts are:
30yr off season waver claim Keating who is not performing.
14 POT 1st rounder-bust Pagliarulo.
or Fish -He has been productive the last 4 seasons for me, and his SI has had an interesting jump UP after initially dropping to start this year... but HR rate is rather high.

$ is of no concern. Winning now and sustaining is. Before I make my cuts, what do you guys think?

Updated Sunday, November 12 2017 @ 9:30:50 pm PST
#55829 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves lostraven 11/12/2017 9:28:47 pm
I decided to let him go. I might be posting in that "Have I made a terrible mistake" thread at some point. Thanks for the input, all.
#55830 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? newtman 11/12/2017 10:04:48 pm
Agree with Rock's assessment. As for what I would do... ignore the stamina and stick him as LHS. You could set him to more pitches and hope he can eat the innings at the end of the games, but given his 400+ inning track record, I think he may always struggle against righties. This season's stats against lefties are exactly where you would want them.
#55831 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/13/2017 12:49:19 am

I have no idea what you are using for your data source

Baseball Reference has fantastic box scores. They provide much more information than almost any I've seen. For anyone who likes details, I highly recommend them.

I'm certainly not going to waste hours of my own time just to try and teach some moron with a learning disability.

You shouldn't degrade yourself about that. You can't choose your genes.

Regarding the clip you linked, your analysis and "physics" are wrong, but you've proven time and time again there is no reason to try to explain anything to you. All you do is deflect the facts and throw insults, so I won't even bother with this one.
#55832 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Endrju 11/13/2017 1:31:09 am
Do you mean: one guy is picked, and the other nine all go on waivers? That would require the draft pool of players to be 10 times larger than it is now, or everyone would be either on waivers or on roster by round 2. And enlarging the draft pool would lead into general rise of players' quality, 14 potential would be a 'meh' player in that reality.

Besides, what would releasing them on waivers really accomplish? Both draft and waivers are mostly luck-based, I don't see the difference between grabbing a youngster from draft or from waivers.

All in all, -1 to that one.
#55833 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Haselrig 11/13/2017 2:09:50 am
This would make the draft irrelevant as you'd just be able to pick up multiple draft picks per week off waivers. -1
#55834 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion newtman 11/13/2017 4:04:24 am
-1 from me as well. I don't think you understand that we all pick from the same pool of players, so that would destroy any chance of a decent pick after round #1. Might as well just introduce every player in the game directly on waivers in that case, and no, that isn't an endorsement, it is a nightmare scenario. Although we can't control our draft board (it is randomized), it is the one chance where we don't have to compete against 100 other owners in a RNG free for all for a player who could actually be good.
#55835 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Tiger504 11/13/2017 5:05:27 am
-1
#55836 Forum >> Help >> Weeding my pitchers wickersty 11/13/2017 5:35:49 am
I can’t believe I’m saying this but yeah I’d cut that 25y POT14. He’s got an ugly build and I’m not surprised he’s struggling like he is. I’d also cut Keating too, but I’d hold onto fish. He’s my kind of lower end pitcher and I’d bet he has a better streak this season.
#55837 Forum >> Help >> Weeding my pitchers wickersty 11/13/2017 5:38:01 am
Also I agree about Arce. I wouldn’t call him up either.
#55838 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/13/2017 6:10:11 am
LOL. I figured you were reading through box scores. Big waste of time.
#55839 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/13/2017 6:36:12 am
Surprise, surprise, you're wrong again. Did you even look at box scores at Baseball Reference? They say how the ball is fielded (groundball, line drive, etc.), who fielded it, and where the play is made. It also gives even more detailed information on certain plays, like which gap balls are hit into. It's too bad you don't know how to use good info. Maybe you could learn something. Then again...

#55840 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Haselrig 11/13/2017 6:43:40 am
Can we make a pact that nobody will ever start a left-handed infielder thread again? I'm tired of this topic. It skips like a scratched record.
#55841 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/13/2017 6:44:08 am
Yeah, like I said huge waste of time. Going through each game one at a time and counting plays. LOL.
#55842 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? wickersty 11/13/2017 6:48:10 am
Let's give this thread a rest guys. It's turning into every Facebook, reddit, or youtube comment thread I've ever seen. You're better than that, and so is broken bat.
#55843 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? FreddyTheEye 11/13/2017 7:18:24 am
Don't listen to those guys, they no nothing about baseball or broken bat.

Your guy will NOT give up a load of home runs and his current major league stats are irrelevant as he was up too early.

The stats to look at are his last two minors seasons:
He gave up 26 HR's in 362 innings which is quite good. His movement is fine. His whip was about 1.00 and era was 2.50. He only walked one batter per 6 innings.Control is good. Speed is great with 273 K's in that time.
More importantly for LH's is his ability to get outs vs. RH hitters and your guy held RH hitters to a .230 average. He crushed LH hitters.

No guarantees but I still feel you more likely than not have a quality starter if you play him.

P.S. totally kidding of course about Rock and Newt knowing nothing hahaha. They have forgotten more about baseball than I know!
#55844 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? MukilteoMike 11/13/2017 7:52:08 am

I'm tired of this topic. It skips like a scratched record.

Comments like this always crack me up. Why are you reading something you don't want to read? It's like people complaining about all the politics on television. Here's a novel idea--turn it off.
#55845 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Haselrig 11/13/2017 8:04:01 am
Glad I amuse you, but once Steve says something about an argument and the participants ignore him, I think it becomes a community issue. Add to that that this is probably the third iteration of this exact same argument, I also think I have the option to be tired of it.
#55846 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.7 sheish 11/13/2017 10:13:22 am
Yes a very interesting pitching staff, on what seems on paper an average or above-average staff. Interesting to see how the season unfolds.
Here's me hoping my sub-par staff can mix it around it fuel my HR offence in the batting-friendly park.
#55847 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Cactusguy21 11/13/2017 12:24:36 pm
I'm with Haselrig here, let's give this a rest.
#55848 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? Cactusguy21 11/13/2017 12:28:13 pm
He looks like a quality starter to me, I haven't had the same problem with lefties that others complain about, he looks like he could be a viable starter. But no movement is a bit of a problem, but it in no way jeopardizes at the very least a back-end starter role.
#55849 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? AssumedPseudonym 11/13/2017 12:30:44 pm
 If you’re going through Latest Posts, it makes threads like this a lot harder to miss. At that point, they become that obnoxious commercial that you can’t quite tune out without turning off the radio. I’d rather not turn off the radio by not visiting the forums, thank you very much.

 Furthermore, this isn’t just about being tired of an argument (and let me firmly side with Haselrig on that front). Is “ur st00pid lol” “NO U” really the face we want to present to new users showing up to check out the forums for the first time? Speaking as a moderator on another forum, I would have locked this thread days ago if this nonsense had happened over there.

 If anyone involved in this insists on resorting to schoolyard tactics, take it to private messages and save the rest of us from needing to try to tune it out in the first place.
#55850 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? GrizzlyDan 11/13/2017 12:48:29 pm
END OF DISCUSSION

Also, if you need more: THIS

Now back away. 10 points off for ad hominem.
#55851 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/13/2017 1:34:50 pm
Here we go, series against West Orange! Should be interesting.


Edit: YESSSSSSS Nothing like a comeback from down 6-1.

http://brokenbat.org/game/2697219

Edit 2: Followed by a 6-0 loss. Not much hopes for game 3.


Updated Monday, November 13 2017 @ 3:51:15 pm PST
#55852 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Cactusguy21 11/13/2017 1:48:16 pm
-1 to original suggestion



However, I would be very open to having the remaining players at the end of round 10 going onto waivers.
#55853 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion AssumedPseudonym 11/13/2017 2:01:49 pm
 Another thing to take into consideration is that the players don’t actually exist until they’ve been drafted. I’ll generally agree with the -1 sentiment.
#55854 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/13/2017 2:24:14 pm
#1 Alexandria vs #6 Kalamazoo

Game 1: Competitive game. 2-1 to Alexandria.

Kalamazoo will need 'something' a little special in game 2.

Edit: Thanks Newt. They're definitely #1 For a reason.

Competitive game 2 as well. Kalamazoo wins 3-1. Rubber match at the top of the hour.

Updated Monday, November 13 2017 @ 3:09:16 pm PST
#55855 Forum >> Help >> Left handed middle infield... say what?? Rock777 11/13/2017 2:47:24 pm
Not sure where you are going with that link Grizzly, but I would agree that it seems funny we give them a fielding penalty instead of just a DP penalty, which seems to be what that first article is talking about. No errors made by any of the lefties playing 3B.
#55856 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? newtman 11/13/2017 2:50:39 pm
@Cactus, I said nothing about lefties being bad starters. See exhibit A. What I did say was that that lefty would be a bad starter, because he has a long history of not being able to get right handed hitters out. If anyone wants to ignore that type of advice, please get on my schedule and I will show you why it is a bad idea. :)

Edit: @Freddie, looking forward to this season's iteration of our series... I believe it was while playing me last season you said you were looking forward to playing your own division again. :)

Updated Monday, November 13 2017 @ 2:55:14 pm PST
#55857 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/13/2017 3:03:14 pm
Good luck Tiger, Alexandria has been a tough team to get wins against this season.

Raleigh took game 1 against New Britain 2-0. Bechtal, Lee, and Pope combined for the shutout. Second straight KO round on the road, I really wish I could get some games at home.

Edit: ... and I blew game 2 while writing this. Rosa goes in game 3...

Updated Monday, November 13 2017 @ 3:06:25 pm PST
#55858 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Nxck9 11/13/2017 3:23:38 pm
yall are open to creativity lmao
#55859 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion wickersty 11/13/2017 3:28:53 pm
-1. It just not a good idea and defeats the point of drafting in this game. I *could* see some merit to releasing all undrafted players into waivers after the 10th round. That at least makes some sense from a baseball and real life sense.

And there really isn’t anything “creative” about it. I think people are generally receptive to different ideas around here. But I just don’t think anyone thinks *this* idea is a good one. No offense.
#55860 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/13/2017 4:19:42 pm
YESSSSSS ANOTHER WIN

This is super exciting for me, my 1.5 league seasons have been more or less a dumpster fire, so making final 64 in cup is a nice bit of redemption.
#55861 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear MukilteoMike 11/13/2017 4:21:56 pm
My ace was injured, so I was a little nervous for this series. My offense performed well, though, and we move on to the third knockout round for the first time in more than a decade.
#55862 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season MukilteoMike 11/13/2017 4:29:02 pm
We cracked the overall top ten rankings for the first time and have the highest morale in the land. Now is the tough time of the schedule, though, as we have to use our non-injured arms carefully while we balance league and Cup play. It's an interesting and fun challenge.
#55863 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/13/2017 4:37:43 pm
Oooooh dear. newtman and his Legend League Braves travel to Corvallis on Friday to take on the Ravens. Anything is possible in three games, but this looks like a tough challenge, for sure. His starters are averaging 3.10 ERA in league, and his lefty bats (all-lefty OF!) look ready to take advantage of my park. Yeahhhh...

Updated Monday, November 13 2017 @ 4:38:41 pm PST
#55864 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/13/2017 4:38:39 pm
Our offense showed up at hurricane strength in game 3. Bloody Tigers won 14-1 to move on!

Congrats Cactus, Mike, newt, lostraven et al on making it to round 3

Updated Monday, November 13 2017 @ 4:39:29 pm PST
#55865 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/13/2017 4:40:06 pm
Ooh, San Mateo vs. Monterey could be the matchup of the round, those are two tough cup teams, both in the same division of the same league.
#55866 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/13/2017 4:40:18 pm
Raleigh moves on to the 3rd KO round for the 4th time since I took over as owner. All three prior times this is where my cup runs ended, as I have never made the 4th KO round. This time I face Cornvalis, led by lostraven. It will be nice to face another forum poster again. Not going to underestimate lostraven's team, as I have been knocked out by too many good LL IV and V teams to sleep on them. Starting pitchers will depend on who is rested, and Rosa will likely only pitch if I lose a game.
#55867 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/13/2017 4:58:50 pm
Besides #11 Monterey (run by my good rival Garnash) vs #13 San Mateo, both of whom I'm looking forward to playing in interleague, Missoula #15 vs Birmingham #5 is a Legends matchup.
#55868 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/13/2017 5:04:49 pm
Let the fun begin tomorrow. Love inter-division play seeing everyone's full rotations. Starting off against Huntington, who I went 6-4 against last season. Going to be very difficult to pull that off again, but it should be fun to try.
#55869 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Tiger504 11/13/2017 5:07:27 pm
@Mike - I will likely go to some sort of 6 man rotation to try and balance league and cup until I get eliminated. Your Magicians are having a fine season, best of luck.
#55870 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? oreohowell 11/13/2017 5:29:44 pm
Thank you for all for the great suggestions. I use a 6 man rotation and will put him at the SS spot for now. I am going to put him on a longer leash and see how he does. I was hoping he would become my ace pitcher but the early results were not great. I did pick up someone in the draft this season that if things don't go off course will be my ace in a few seasons and Austin will become my number two or three. Thank you again for the great suggestions.

Updated Monday, November 13 2017 @ 5:32:23 pm PST
#55871 Forum >> Discussions >> Old Owner, New Team newtman 11/13/2017 5:30:05 pm
Random thing I just noticed while looking through profiles of past champions... had anyone noticed that FMcgriff1b re-joined in 2031 as owner of the Stockton Koi. Looks like some things don't change, in two seasons he managed to win the second promotion in the club's history and first in 28 seasons. He took five seasons off after winning two cups with Mount Vernon, among other accolades. He is the only active owner to have won the cup twice.

Updated Monday, November 13 2017 @ 5:31:48 pm PST
#55872 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Valmion 11/13/2017 5:35:37 pm
Though I was swept in 2 games, we gave Roanoke a good showing. First game was a 1-0 in a pitching classic, each team giving up 3 hits. Second game, 7-6 in the 13th, a game I out hit him 17 to 11, but 2 of his were big! Good showing for the Pirates against such a strong team, good luck to everyone moving forward.
#55873 Forum >> Help >> Weeding my pitchers allen54chevy 11/13/2017 8:07:02 pm
Ok so if i cut Keating and Pagliarulo, i still will need to find someone else to cut or demote to make room for Callaway, Tommy Gun, and Gordon.... or do I cut Gordon as well ( boy I'd hate to giv up on him.)
#55874 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.30 TPS 11/13/2017 8:10:42 pm
No hitter thrown against me.
#55875 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim TPS 11/13/2017 8:15:34 pm
I took Jacksonville.
#55876 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear allen54chevy 11/13/2017 8:36:35 pm
Ok so i had to look it up, this team has only made it to round 3 once before. I personally have never made it past the first KO round, so this is new territory.

Tiger, looks like we square up next. I better plan out how my starting pitchers land for this one.... i saw the outcome of your last cup game. Yikes!
#55877 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Dan6176 11/13/2017 11:38:26 pm
After the first 5o games, my Red Devils are 23-27 and are in fourth with a 3 game lead over fifth place Washington. This is definitely my best start to a season in level V and I hope to last more than one season up here. Third time is a charm, as the saying goes.

Updated Wednesday, November 15 2017 @ 10:33:44 am PST
#55878 Forum >> Off Topic >> Nicknames Dan6176 11/14/2017 12:04:00 am
Christian "The Great Cornjolio" Cornejo


I have a tradition of giving nicknames to players who get named to All-Star, All-League teams, or if they win an end of sesson award. I broke that tradition to name this guy, though he is my Unofficial 2033 team MVP.[url]http://http://brokenbat.org/player/99629[/url]

Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 12:06:23 am PST


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Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 12:12:20 am PST
#55879 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Haselrig 11/14/2017 1:54:15 am
Don't get down about it, Nxck9. Keep looking at the draft from different angles. Suggestions like this prompt discussions that can only improve things over time.
#55880 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion newtman 11/14/2017 4:44:31 am
Agreed, to the original poster's credit, this is a suggestion that I hadn't seen before. This one may be bad, but at least he isn't suggesting trades or queue ordered waiver claims for the 50th time in the past four years. Keep thinking outside the box, you may have an idea that both hasn't been thought about before and is good.
#55881 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves Sneaky-Day 11/14/2017 5:23:50 am
My roster is full right now and I'm having a hard time trying to make some cuts. I have Paul Shaw and Santiago Solano in mind to cut.

I would appreciate any other input.
#55882 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion wickersty 11/14/2017 5:32:11 am
@haselrig agreed as well
#55883 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves wickersty 11/14/2017 5:34:48 am
@sneaky maybe Jose Núñez or Farjardo
#55884 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves JoeDaddyeous91 11/14/2017 6:37:11 am
I'm thinking about cutting http://brokenbat.org/player/142221
He has promise.. But he is getting a little to old without the SI I want to see.. I also have a plethora of young OF I want to start playing and I'm thinking this guy is taking up to much playing time for my other guys. Even if it's not a lot, I just don't think he'll ever become what I want/need on my team.
#55885 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves Haselrig 11/14/2017 6:53:20 am
In my experience, once your gut starts telling you a guy is looking like he won't work out, you rarely look back and regret cutting him. He's 26 and only made it to AA, so he's likely to stunt. I'm thinking your gut's probably right on this one.
#55886 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves JoeDaddyeous91 11/14/2017 7:10:22 am
^^^ That's some good advice.. Thanks. I haven't learned yet to pay attention to the minors and see how far a player got there. Never even thought to consider it as a reason for a players SI not reaching it's potential
#55887 Forum >> Discussions >> Old Owner, New Team lostraven 11/14/2017 7:57:18 am
That +432 RD last season... Noice! Beats my +319 in LLVI.

Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 7:58:05 am PST
#55888 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Jason2327 11/14/2017 8:53:31 am
Releasing the remaining players after the 10th round to waivers is a great idea. Problem is nothing will never change with the draft. We’ve got what we’ve got
#55889 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? Jason2327 11/14/2017 9:00:09 am
@newtman you can’t really say that about his record against right handed batters yet. Those previous seasons he was up too early. Give him this season and next to see how his numbers play out. Personally myself,I don’t like strikeout pitchers anymore because they do end up giving up too many hr’s. If they have a 2nd pitch it works better,otherwise I tend to leave them alone now
#55890 Forum >> Discussions >> Ready for the Big Leagues? Bridger 11/14/2017 9:18:23 am
Is Grayson Sinclair finished at Triple A?

He is 25 years old, so he has had the recommendation since the season flip. He has a season+ at Triple A and also received some training during the glitches at the beginning of the season.

Should I be waiting for a "has learned all he can at this level of competition" or does that never come for a 25yo in Triple A?

He has three straight training updates with no pops...

Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 9:19:06 am PST
#55891 Forum >> Discussions >> Ready for the Big Leagues? wickersty 11/14/2017 9:22:58 am
Once a player hits 25 he’ll never get the recommendation text. It’s up to you at that point. If it were me I’d leave him in aaa. I like my guys to have the same amt of aaa time as aa time. And at 80 si I feel like he must have some more minors si training pts left. 80 is a long way from the 104 min of a pot 13 (assuming he’s not stunted/will reach the min)

Just my reaction...
#55892 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Tiger504 11/14/2017 10:14:14 am
Unfortunately, releasing undrafted players into waivers after round 10 will add very, very few players of value while flooding the market with many hopeless players. -1 on that idea as well.
#55893 Forum >> Discussions >> Ready for the Big Leagues? lostraven 11/14/2017 11:31:10 am
Agreed. He's been gaining at seven or eight SI per season for a few seasons. Would give him another shot of AAA at least early next season and reevaluate. Maybe around 85 or 86 SI by mid-next season, then hope for bigger SI leaps in the Majors?
#55894 Forum >> Discussions >> Old Owner, New Team PrivateSnowflake 11/14/2017 11:49:00 am
Always more fun to build rather than to maintain :)
#55895 Forum >> Discussions >> Old Owner, New Team Endrju 11/14/2017 12:24:03 pm
@Lostraven I raise you with my +549 ;)

Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 12:24:19 pm PST
#55896 Forum >> Leagues >> League IV.5 Ace 11/14/2017 1:00:51 pm
50 games in....
East vs. West time!
#55897 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Mcdoogle 11/14/2017 1:42:21 pm
I know this is my first season in League 3, but...

My pitching staff is flatout terrible this season. I finally have a starting pitcher under an ERA of 4. Also, 2 of my more important bats have decided to hit .220/.230 when they're .275/.280 hitters. It's not even the halfway point and I'm already annoyed with them.

At least we're not in relegation! Yet... I'm trying to stay optimistic but I have a feeling the 2nd half will be even worse.
#55898 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 11/14/2017 2:00:49 pm
My LF who finished 4th in mvp voting last year is now hitting 201/271/320. Not good
#55899 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear FreddyTheEye 11/14/2017 2:38:04 pm
We survived our second straight 3 game series. Good for the bank account bad for the finger nails.
Next up for College Station is a trip to Cambridge Ma. to play the IV.1 div. Isotopes.

12 times out of 15 seasons we have made it to round two. This will be our 9th time to round 3.

The cup seems to be the largest trophy you can win. It is a little taller than the legends league prize. Perhaps it is the most prestige gaining event too?
#Love the Cup!
#55900 Forum >> Help >> What to do with this pitcher? Rock777 11/14/2017 3:01:33 pm
I'd assume Newtman was going on his minors performance. He has a pretty strong split between righties and lefties.

His minor league HR numbers were good, but high velocity, low movement, and lefty still combine for a yellow flag for me. He could be a decent pitcher, I would just keep expectations moderate.
#55901 Forum >> Discussions >> Old Owner, New Team newtman 11/14/2017 3:36:20 pm
@Endrju, you beat out my +513.
#55902 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/14/2017 3:49:59 pm
I don't get why people hate the cup so much, I think it's really fun. I mean I'll never win it (at least not this decade anyway), but it provides for so much more fun than just playing the same teams over and over again.
#55903 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/14/2017 3:59:04 pm
I think people get stressed out about injuries. In my opinion, the only injuries that really kill are the 35 gamers for starting pitchers. Everything else can be dealt with by having depth, which adds another layer to the game.

And Allen, I'm looking forward to our matchup. Hopefully my guys don't go flat after that big series with Alexandria. I won't be looking past you, hopefully my guys don't either.
#55904 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we frozen? mjreichard 11/14/2017 4:43:19 pm
At 4:42 the 4 o'clock games don't seem to be played yet in my level.
#55905 Forum >> Discussions >> Old Owner, New Team lostraven 11/14/2017 4:44:22 pm
@Endrju AGH! Put a NSFW tag on that! That's just sick. :)

Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 4:44:37 pm PST
#55906 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/14/2017 5:11:17 pm
Offense has flat-lined today.
#55907 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we frozen? admin 11/14/2017 5:12:45 pm
5:00 games are already simulating -- 100+ already.

Steve
#55908 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Tiger504 11/14/2017 5:55:39 pm
My offense is definitely down too...
Interleague?
#55909 Forum >> Discussions >> Old Owner, New Team newtman 11/14/2017 6:15:43 pm
Truth be told Niagara Falls, who finished second behind me in my link had a better RD than Endrju did, which tells me that Endrju's team probably under-performed given their record. They probably should have been around +700 with that record.
#55910 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/14/2017 6:41:44 pm
As the East's worst 1 run team I was a little concerned opening up inter against Battle Creek. Fortunately just a single 1 run game in the 5.

Picked up a guy to use as a loogy. In a dozen games he's been called upon once. Not sure that's worth the roster spot / salary.

Lewis's debut much as expected. 0 for 11 with 4 Ks so far. Did manage a BB with that 3 PD. Nearly spit out my tea.
#55911 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Rock777 11/14/2017 6:42:16 pm
-1 to releasing undrafted players. They aren't real, no need to create extra players to match the scout reports.









Updated Tuesday, November 14 2017 @ 6:42:46 pm PST
#55912 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 11/14/2017 6:56:59 pm
Anyone else have a Greer? By that I mean a born loser.

It doesn't matter how many runs we score, he always seems to give up 1 more. Score 1, he gives up 2. Score 6, he gives up 7.

If we are down one, he's a dynamo, mowing down batters. If we are up one, look out.

I don't know what to do with him. Taken him out of the rotation for now. Feel like I should be cutting him and hoping he takes that karma with him.
#55913 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 11/14/2017 7:32:23 pm
@seca sure, ive got me a Greer

Oh wait... did I get that wrong? ;)
#55914 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread wickersty 11/14/2017 7:34:21 pm
Hey, actually... my team drafted your Greer like 8 seasons ago. Well, a previous owner did, not me. But still...
#55915 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion newtman 11/14/2017 8:12:02 pm

They aren't real,



Technically none of the players are real. :)

I know what you meant, but I couldn't resist.
#55916 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Meccanodonte 11/15/2017 12:07:49 am
After the disappointment in the cup, I'm going through some changes.
Dropped C-Waters and 1B-Carranza, kept Haas and promoted Mullin.
More will follow next.
#55917 Forum >> Discussions >> Old Owner, New Team Endrju 11/15/2017 10:17:27 am
@newt
+700 would give 133 wins in EXWL formula ;)

That season our EXW was at 124, so we actually overperformed, landing at 128.

Edit: I did some math, but I did it completely wrong, so I deleted it ;) ;)

Updated Wednesday, November 15 2017 @ 10:20:41 am PST
#55918 Forum >> Help >> Great Stats on young pitcher, LOW 61 SI & Learned all he can at AAA? RDailey1948 11/15/2017 10:38:20 am
I have this guy up at ML as he's "learned all he can at AAA."
Crespin Saucedo [ID #155938]

Drafted him in 2032 bumped to 3A this spring then the "learned all" tag. Age 22.
He's at 61 SI, 12 POT and 2 Control! ERA 2.25 in 8 IP at Lvl 4. AAA ERA was 2.31 in 23.5 IP at AAA.

1) Do I disregard "Learned all" tag and send back to AAA?
2) Do I leave him at ML as I'm training young guys for next season at LVL V?
3) I've never seen a 2 for control, don't think I'll drop him until he crashes.

Any ideas???
thanks

Updated Wednesday, November 15 2017 @ 10:39:21 am PST
#55919 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Dan6176 11/15/2017 11:22:20 am
Seca

The only thing I see wrong with your Greer is he has not gotten very good run support throughout his career. He has averaged less than what your team scores. I'd be pretty frustrated by this too.
#55920 Forum >> Help >> Great Stats on young pitcher, LOW 61 SI & Learned all he can at AAA? Dan6176 11/15/2017 11:41:51 am
I'd keep him up as a right hand specialist. He was drafted out of college, which could indicate he was drafted with a lot of training under his belt. Also, his defense stats are low for a 12 POT and he'll probably continue to gain 8+ on his skill index per season. His BB is highish, though he keeps the ball on the ground and in the park and K's a lot of batters. If he can get better against lefties, I think he could be a decent closer or set-up.
#55921 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up Dan6176 11/15/2017 11:51:45 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/130670

This guy was my first player chosen as owner of my team. He seems to be doing decent as a reliever.
#55922 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up wickersty 11/15/2017 12:29:47 pm
Nice idea for a thread.

I joined May 11, 2017. My first day, I drafted Lucas Van Dam, who never made it, and I signed Kaz Egawa as a free agent, because I was obsessed with power early on. I'm surprised to see Egawa is still playing, though his batting average suggests he shouldn't be.

Bradley Repetto was my first waiver wire pickup and he was a stud for me. But I couldn't afford to keep him, his salary demands were too high for a bad LL6 team.
#55923 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up MukilteoMike 11/15/2017 12:48:18 pm
My first successful waiver claim was for a stop-gap reliever. He only stayed on my roster for the completion of that first season and was barely fair. My very first addition, though, was a pretty decent college draftee arm. He wasn't fantastic, but a career of 116-88 with a 3.82 ERA is solid. His sophomore season was either his best or second best, as he went 18-9 in Level 4 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.182 WHIP earning him an All Star appearance. He's probably the best LHP I've had.

Updated Wednesday, November 15 2017 @ 12:53:46 pm PST
#55924 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 11/15/2017 12:59:01 pm
Haha wickersty. Well played. :)

That's a good observation Dan6176. I hadn't noticed that. I feel at this point it doesn't matter what his RS is ... he will find a way to lose.
#55925 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up Cactusguy21 11/15/2017 1:09:44 pm
First acquisition was Gonzalez, who as you can see didn't stick around long.

My first claim win was a whopping 52 claim starting pitcher, Pate, who's still starting for me 1.5 seasons later.
#55926 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up AssumedPseudonym 11/15/2017 1:33:53 pm
 My first draft pick was Marcel Groot, who was only not immediately cut because I didn’t know what I was doing yet. My first free agent signing was Alejandro Herrera, who turned out to be a serviceable reliever and decent-ish closer while I figured the game out. Carson Ingle is the earliest pickup I made who’s still with the organization, currently anchoring center field.
#55927 Forum >> Help >> Great Stats on young pitcher, LOW 61 SI & Learned all he can at AAA? RDailey1948 11/15/2017 1:46:14 pm
Thanks Dan6176.


Updated Wednesday, November 15 2017 @ 1:46:48 pm PST
#55928 Forum >> Help >> Great Stats on young pitcher, LOW 61 SI & Learned all he can at AAA? Rock777 11/15/2017 2:03:03 pm
I would never bring a guy up before 1.5 years in AAA. However we had that glitch at the beginning of the year where some guys receive 1+ years worth of training. So this year is a special case, and he is probably fine to go up.
#55929 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up Rock777 11/15/2017 2:17:26 pm
I signed/claimed 5 guys on the same day. Most notable was a 21 year old Norm "The Paradox" Parodi who is still pitching for Haverhill 14 seasons later.
#55930 Forum >> Help >> Great Stats on young pitcher, LOW 61 SI & Learned all he can at AAA? RDailey1948 11/15/2017 2:18:53 pm
thanks Rock777.
That 2 for Control just doesn't seem to fit to me.
#55931 Forum >> Help >> Great Stats on young pitcher, LOW 61 SI & Learned all he can at AAA? Rock777 11/15/2017 2:21:11 pm
He is going to be on the low side for Control with that scouting report. Also probably doesn't hurt if you want to put him down to AAA for a little bit. I don't think any of us really know how to best handle the training glitch.
#55932 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up newtman 11/15/2017 3:04:36 pm
First pick-up in Raleigh didn't ever play, Sam Mills. Though the third draft pick was Cunningham.
First pick-up in the game was Aaron Roberts when I owned the then Kingsfort Hills Bulldogs.
#55933 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up Dan6176 11/15/2017 3:43:39 pm
[url]http://Dejuan Bauer [ID #76091][/url]
[url]http://   Wesley Newton [ID #74687] [/url]

These two were my first two non drafted players. Bauer was my set up man during his time with Oshkosh.

Updated Wednesday, November 15 2017 @ 3:53:33 pm PST
#55934 Forum >> Discussions >> Player with 2 max injuries before AS break? shikago 11/15/2017 4:02:51 pm
I thought max injuries were supposed to be rare? My #1 starter already had a max injury earlier in the season & now has another one! It's not even the all-star break yet. He had a max injury last season too. He's been held out of cup games, never started when fatigued & has a pitch limit of 90. This is ridiculous.

#55935 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up Yankee1219 11/15/2017 4:04:26 pm
I joined BB just as the 2030 season was about to start. My 1st round, first ever, pick had a scouting report of "he has above average overall potential". That's all. Needless to say, a Pot 10 that I held on to for 15 days before finally releasing. Of my 10 picks, I had two 10's, five 11's, two 12's and a 13, who is still in my minors. Year 1 was a learning curve because my top 4 picks of next year's draft (and the only ones still on my roster from that year) went 14, 14, 12, 14.

My first waiver claim was this guy, and I had the only claim. I regretted it immediately because he had a big price tag and I wasn't allowed to release him for 30 days. I kept him and he did alright for me and is still in the league!
#55936 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI T40Flamelizard 11/15/2017 5:19:20 pm
Been watching my team's play-by-play a lot recently and I'm a little annoyed at how often my base runners get caught stealing. It's gotten to the point where I've had to turn down the steal settings twice under management. The absolute worst is when a base runner gets caught stealing third with TWO OUTS and ends the inning... and of course this usually seems to happen when my best hitter is at the plate haha. Go figure. This happens way more than it should in my opinion.

So what's a solution here? I have my fastest players set to neutral under steal management and I don't want to go lower. It seems wrong to basically say "never steal again" when they're blazing fast. But I HATE watching the dumb base stealing decisions that are being made.

Thoughts?
#55937 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI wickersty 11/15/2017 5:50:37 pm
I watch almost all my games and I’ve noticed this too. In my opinion it’s one of the rare flaws in the engine. No manager would stand for getting caught stealing at third with 2 outs.

I’ve decided, even with my fastest guys, that no one gets to have a ++ for stealing anymore.
#55938 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI T40Flamelizard 11/15/2017 6:49:48 pm
Glad I'm not the only one. Would love to see this get fixed.

Another one I just saw that drives me crazy is a leadoff hit by the 8th hitter. The 9th batter is a SS in there for defense. He's got just under 1,000 career ABs and a .554 OPS. Not good.
Management settings...the dude on first is neutral for stealing. The guy at the plate is -- (double negative) on hit and run. So what happens... strike out on a hit and run, caught stealing second!! Back to the top of the order.

I'm thinking MAYBE a hit and run is acceptable in this scenario if there's already one out. I wouldn't expect to see it much with this guy at the plate because I know my management settings. But if there's already one out, then MAYBE... Element of surprise?? Worst case scenario, a strike 'em out throw 'em out to end the inning and we've got the top of the order coming up next inning. Maybe we get a man in scoring position with two outs out of it. A base hit and we're in business.
But nobody out with a career .174 hitter at the plate and a -- in management? GIVE ME A BREAK!!

Guess I'll be toning that hit and run setting down to a big ol' X since a -- isn't good enough.

Not really diggin' the AI right now.

Updated Wednesday, November 15 2017 @ 6:51:14 pm PST
#55939 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI MukilteoMike 11/15/2017 6:50:30 pm
That's why I have almost all of my guys at - or lower. I rarely steal bases because the manager has no clue when or when not to steal. Unfortunately, the same applies with base running.
#55940 Forum >> Discussions >> First pick up wil_m 11/15/2017 8:07:33 pm
With Boston my first pickup was a draft pick in the 6th round - on game time June 25th 2032.
http://brokenbat.org/player/157126 Juan Ortega

-- not much of a player so he was quickly cut.
#55941 Forum >> Help >> Great Stats on young pitcher, LOW 61 SI & Learned all he can at AAA? allen54chevy 11/15/2017 9:19:11 pm
You should leave him up for interdivision games, but if he is still hot going into September then let him pitch the three games againt Lewiston but then send him back down to AAA..... just before you play me 😉
Just Kidding.

Honestly I think he likely will do fine. I am keeping my guy Arce down in AAA but my situation is different and he is still growing despite the callup tag. (Not to mention he isnt getting nearly the good stats in AAA)
#55942 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI newtman 11/15/2017 9:37:30 pm
I have my best baserunners set to ++. Yes, they get caught stealing 3rd when they shouldn't, but speed is a major asset for my team, so I will not take that threat to other teams away even when dumb decisions are made. I have won more games than I have lost due to steal attempts, and that is all I can ask for. If I turned down my settings I never would have made it to Legends, as I led the league in steals during my two promotions prior to Legends (and leading Legends this season now that Seattle demoted).
#55943 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI MukilteoMike 11/16/2017 12:01:29 am
As poor as the decisions are, I think you have to be successful 65+% to break even, and that's me being generous/optimistic. Plus, it depends on your team. Right now I have the best slugging team I've ever had. Being aggressive on the base paths rarely makes sense for my guys.
#55944 Forum >> Help >> Great Stats on young pitcher, LOW 61 SI & Learned all he can at AAA? RDailey1948 11/16/2017 2:53:46 am
Allen
Thanks for the advice! I'm trying to get him all the innings I can to extend that 7 stamina. Then he can start all games vs the BullNose! Ha!
I hope to be in better shape later in the season but we'll have to wait and see. Major rework in progress...
#55945 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread nemesis 11/16/2017 4:10:14 am
Speaking of ways to lose.

My bullpen blew a four run lead after 7.5 innings in game five too, so we lost four of five and increased our losses for the season by almost 33%.
Sometimes there are no words.
#55946 Forum >> Leagues >> V.7 HoboMan6525 11/16/2017 7:47:40 am
welcome carlos and good luck with that, Ventura's had a rough run of things this season but not too late to turn it around. Weve got a lot of action going on in the west right now i haven't really been following the east like i should be

In the west Inglewood has been obviously dominant with their pitching staff being pretty strong all round and Their batting being decent but not out-standing. They've for sure got the best Pitching staff in the West.

National City has had a much weaker pitching staff then Inglewood, there bats have been strong all year leading to some high scoring victorys. Probably the best all round bats in the west

Cedar Hill has been barely holding on to 3rd place and battling for the spot with Beverly Hills all season, Our pitching has been decent at best and our bats can really only seem to hit Home Runs (which were leading the league in) Our best aspect has been our fielding, with our catcher and middle infielders really showing their skills. Which leads me to believe we've got the best defense in the west

Beverly Hills has been bouncing back and forth with Cedar Hill for the 3rd and 4th spot, Beverly Hills won the last series with Cedar Hill 3 games to 1. Thats a series I've come to call the battle of the hills. The Hornets bats have been a little better than the Bombers but our pitchers have been slightly better. were pretty even all round.

Camarillo has had a rough go of things, they hired a new manager at the first of the month and their pitching being poor, their bats have been their strongest piece of the team and are performing pretty well at the plate

Ventura has been controlled by a bot all season so hoping that carlos can turn thing around for his team and bring it back. good luck with that

Thats what ive been seeing recently in the west, good luck guys!
#55947 Forum >> Discussions >> Ready for the Big Leagues? Bridger 11/16/2017 7:55:55 am
Normally, I would agree completely with both of you...but what about the super-training at the beginning of this season? How much Triple A time do we think that accounted for?
#55948 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI Cactusguy21 11/16/2017 10:09:29 am
Last year I had a team with zero power and good contact hitting, and as a result the base steals by my players proved very useful (my #1 and #2 hitters combined for almost 200 stolen bases), however this year my guys are actually hitting dongs more often, so I might have to turn down the settings. I think it depends mostly on team composition.
#55949 Forum >> Discussions >> Ready for the Big Leagues? newtman 11/16/2017 11:15:02 am
It seems to have varied from player to player Bridger. Try looking at the player and seeing how much SI he gained versus how much he has gained in past seasons and extrapolating from that the likely number of updates (i.e. if he gained 7 SI from the super update and had only been gaining 7 SI per season then he likely gained a season's worth of training time).

Updated Thursday, November 16 2017 @ 11:15:20 am PST
#55950 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI newtman 11/16/2017 11:20:18 am
Truth be told, I think if the outs at third were eliminated, I think speed would be a more important skill than power. Steals can happen with far more frequency than HRs, and while HRs guarantee a run while steals do not, some guys can rack up 100 steals a season even with the unsuccessful attempts at third. If those were eliminated then one of the major points against the base stealing trait would be eliminated, regardless of realism.
#55951 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI wickersty 11/16/2017 11:36:26 am
I'm totally just spitballing.. making this up.. but do you think there is any correlation between the ++ Steal setting and stealing third base?

What I mean is, do we think there's a possibility that the + setting results in increased steal attempts, but the ++ setting results in so many increased steal attempts that the player starts trying for third, even with two outs?

Because if that's the case, then keeping the Steal setting to + even with the most fastest player, would result in still having an increased amount of steal attempts but reducing the tendency to steal regardless of whether it's a smart idea.

Just a random thought...
#55952 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI Frankebasta 11/16/2017 12:27:06 pm
It's the umpteenth time we talk about how wrong it is to steal third... two outs, no outs, yadda yadda...

IMO, we sjould rather talk about HOW'S THAT man on second in not IN SCORING POSITION in BrokenBat???

Don't know if it's just me, but Laredo almost never scores from second on a single. Maybe 20% of times, regardless of base runner's speed.
Much more common, the run will score on a double with man on 1st.

But as long as the man on 2nd won't score on a single, stealing third is a smart choice
#55953 Forum >> Discussions >> Ready for the Big Leagues? Bridger 11/16/2017 12:39:07 pm
Fair enough...I'm leaning towards promoting him tomorrow if he doesn't get any pops in tonight's training.

Appreciate all of the feedback!

Updated Thursday, November 16 2017 @ 1:39:29 pm PST
#55954 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI MukilteoMike 11/16/2017 12:49:18 pm
People periodically talk about the stealing AI because it's pretty bad. If it stays that way, people will continue to complain. Yes, runners should score from second on singles far more often than they do. That is, after all, why it's called "scoring position." That doesn't invalidate the issues with stealing. That's what the OP wanted to talk about; there's nothing unreasonable about that. There are dozens of flaws in the game as there are with most online games. Regarding scoring from second on singles, it happens at a reasonable rate with two outs, but with none or one out it's far, far, far too infrequent.
#55955 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Frankebasta 11/16/2017 12:55:54 pm
@newtman
<tongue in cheek >

To me, they're as real as those playing in MLB
From Italy, I see them both as names in boxscores only
No games at the ballpark here, nor highlights on TV either.

I can't tell any difference ;)
#55956 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion wickersty 11/16/2017 1:06:43 pm
@franke I absolutely LOVE Francisco Cerveli - he's half Italian :)

And, of course, the great mustachio'd Sal Fasano!

Updated Thursday, November 16 2017 @ 1:18:49 pm PST
#55957 Forum >> Discussions >> Ready for the Big Leagues? Rock777 11/16/2017 2:11:39 pm
I'd consider bring him up after the update regardless of if he pops. Like Newtman said, he probably got a year of free training. Mixed with what he got naturally, and looking at his current SI levels, I don't think he has much more to gain in AAA.
#55958 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI newtman 11/16/2017 2:38:34 pm
@wickersty, I haven't noticed a correlation there, but I haven't kept detailed track of it. I do know that there is variation between years due to several factors which make it extremely difficult to get large sample sizes that hold all else equal. For example I didn't change Di Carlo's settings in the off-season, but he is stealing far less, and getting caught far more this season than last season.

@Frank, agree 100% there. Stealing third has basically become the equivalent of scoring from 2nd on a single, since that doesn't happen with less than two outs.

Updated Thursday, November 16 2017 @ 2:40:29 pm PST
#55959 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion newtman 11/16/2017 2:42:05 pm
@Frankebasta, touché.
#55960 Forum >> Leagues >> III.2 Philliesworld 11/16/2017 2:43:39 pm
Dude, where's my offense gone to?

How Shwarz goes is how the team goes it seems.
#55961 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread lostraven 11/16/2017 4:24:20 pm
Gah! My pitching! GAH!

It's only a game. Baseball involves losing...

My bats haven't been horrible, but it seems my starters have been giving up four and five runs for the past few weeks, and when they aren't the bullpen is coming in and destroying things. Yahhh... No such thing as too much pitching. :/

Another mediocre season in the works.
#55962 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season nemesis 11/16/2017 5:00:14 pm
Just the 23 innings then...

Just glad I won! Now to manage the tired bullpen.
#55963 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI shikago 11/16/2017 5:00:31 pm
Had a quick question related to stealing if I may (rather than starting another thread)

My catcher has 20 arm, but has only thrown out 22% of runners this season. Allowing almost as many steals as all of last season. Is this just a fluke? (was at 56% CS last season + won a gold glove). What causes things to change so drastically?
#55964 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 Brewnoe 11/16/2017 5:40:17 pm
Veddy interesting ...

Run Diff says - "West is the best"
Teams still in the cup says - "East is a beast"

(Why am I thinking of Adam Sandler saying "shampoo says ... but conditioner says ... )

Speaking of the Cup, wishing everyone luck.
I certainly need some - don't think I ran into a team with as much potential as Sharks in my Legends/LL2 seasons
#55965 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/16/2017 10:08:34 pm
The schedule is brutal when you're still in the Cup. 5 games in 3 days is asking a lot of any team. I've taken a huge hit this week and am beginning to question my attempt of competing at my best in the Cup.
#55966 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI MukilteoMike 11/16/2017 10:15:38 pm
(Shikago, it's probably mostly randomness. I have a 19 arm catcher who has seasons of CS% ranging from 28 to 42 percent. This season he's at a ridiculous 11%. There's also the fact that your division always moves 3 teams out and in. This year's bunch could be better base stealers.)
#55967 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Alyksandur 11/16/2017 11:23:59 pm
And I thought my 15-inning game was a marathon. I think you should be fine, though. You won the next two and have Friday off while the Cup plays out, so the boys in the 'pen should be in good shape.

Updated Thursday, November 16 2017 @ 11:24:36 pm PST
#55968 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/16/2017 11:33:51 pm
Consistently losing 1 run games is not a problem I've previously encountered, the bull pen which has anchored me for the last two seasons has just been reshuffled as it's about the only thing I can blame so far. Thankfully no one has decided to run away with the West yet so there's still time to figure it out...
#55969 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 11/17/2017 12:42:32 am
Me today:
"Let's check the scores and see how we did... We swept Muncie, great! We surely caught up some games to the Tigers, right? No, they went 4-1, of course..."
Seriously, how is anyone supposed to catch you?! I think we all agree Roanoke completely destroyed the division last year, but even they were around 55% wins at All-Star break. 72% is out of this world. And I know you will write that it's far from over etc, but I think that it actually is over. The rest of us can have a fight for 2nd place.

What is really worrying me is that Roanoke is getting crushed in Legends after crushing everyone in II.2. That's one tough League up there...
#55970 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season buffmckagan 11/17/2017 12:44:44 am
Uh... with the acquisition of Mateo Narvaez, it is abundantly clear I have the best starting rotation in all of Broken Bat. I only mean to brag a little, but holy crap. I got incredibly lucky as the extravagantly wealthy get even richer.
#55971 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves dsz071 11/17/2017 1:54:55 am
Y'all can have Captain Longball.
#55972 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season MukilteoMike 11/17/2017 3:52:56 am
Waivers suck. Combine that with me reserving my best pitchers for the Cup and the division lead is now reduced to nothing. I really need to reconsider trying to win the Cup. Now if I had your set of starting pitching I might be able to try both. With mine, I'm stretched thin.

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 4:05:40 am PST
#55973 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six Cactusguy21 11/17/2017 5:19:07 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/167738

Once again, another fringe player that I can't bring myself to cut.
#55974 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Seca 11/17/2017 5:25:59 am
Grats Buff! Dinos were in on Mateo, but I guess we all were. He could be pricey - wouldn't surprise to see his salary double next season. Should be worth it.
#55975 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six Seca 11/17/2017 5:30:27 am
I try to champion low pot guys, but I can't see any upside with Tirado. Can't play any defensive position. Need either speed or power to compliment the great hitting, Would be an easy cut for me.

I was shocked to see a very good available. Between Flynn and Knight, this has been my best draft season since 2020.
#55976 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six Cactusguy21 11/17/2017 5:37:58 am
In 16 rounds as a BB player, I still only have found one very good (although I had a 14 pot good player), but that very good still isn't really that good
#55977 Forum >> Discussions >> Roster Moves nemesis 11/17/2017 5:49:29 am
I now have three AAA pitchers (and one hitter) who have gotten the call. Problem is I already have FOUR 23-24yo pitchers in the majors. If I was going nowhere and just developing this wouldn't be an issue, but...I have a twelve game lead in my division (already) and have my sights set on promoting, and the seven guys I have aged 29-32 are all good. Looks like a long season in AAA for those guys...
#55978 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six Rock777 11/17/2017 5:54:48 am
I've cut a number of Very Good guys while fielding some Above Average guys on my team. At the end of the day Build is king.

I had another C&R per norm. Only one POT 13 so far this year, but I'm counting it as a successful draft. One keeper is about average for me. No keepers is a bad year, and one marginal keeper is average. The Barbarian I drafted in Round #3 is looking promising, so its a good draft year for me :)
#55979 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six wickersty 11/17/2017 6:00:35 am
This is what you call not living up to expectations. I saw that scouting report and thought “2B!” Nope.
#55980 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season newtman 11/17/2017 6:07:11 am
@buff, congrats on the claim, but you may want to look at certain Legends teams pitching before making that claim.
#55981 Forum >> Help >> Ideal Position TexasSeraphim 11/17/2017 6:30:43 am
Think that this guy is a catcher, because he has no fielding report, so no 3B, and he looks way to slow for OF. Perhaps, he is a future DH and nothing more.

Any thoughts?

http://brokenbat.org/player/167794
#55982 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six lostraven 11/17/2017 6:35:35 am
C&R of an 11 POT lefty hit+power bat that maybe a low-level team may want to take a chance on...
#55983 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter lostraven 11/17/2017 6:46:22 am
Another 22 pops this week, with another three in pitcher fielding (I guess I'll have some fielding pitchers whether I like it or not). Also had two AAA bats gain their big 1B. Had four bats in the Majors gain more SI, including the 29-year-old Renaissance Man Tamayo, whose gained 13 SI this season. Wow. Oh, and Barrow picked up another two SI; he looks to be on track to be solid 3B for the Ravens for many seasons.

No real standout gainers this week, though like Barrow had three pitchers pick up two points of non-defensive SI. Ōno was one of them, and his Shuuto pitch should be ready at some point next season.

Oh, and 18-year-old Oyekan got the call up to AA, but I keep waffling on whether I should leave him in A this season. AA seems too ambitious, and even if he doesn't gain more SI this season by sticking in A, he's young enough...

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 6:49:55 am PST
#55984 Forum >> Discussions >> Hot vs Cold Valmion 11/17/2017 6:55:06 am
Could one of you long time vets please give me any info on what causes a player to be hot or cold. Is it random, or are there causes that one can try to manage against?

#55985 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 11/17/2017 8:01:07 am
Okay. I think my team really gelled last season. We've played 3 solid teams from the West and done well. We took Alexander out of Cup play. I feel like this might be one of the best teams in BB going right now. All that said, Allen may take me out in cup today as I didn't manage my pitching well enough for tonight's series. Also, we have Sioux City and Monterey yet to play. Both rivalry matchups. My goal for any series is to win/tie. Win 2/3, 2/4 or 3/5. Do that and you'll have a .600 win pct. Thus far we've lost only one series I believe and that was to Warsaw. Hopefully typing that doesn't start a losing streak!

But I think the league should root for me to stay in cup because once we're out, our pitching will be much easier to manage.

Roanoke is up against 4 of the toughest teams in BB. Alexandria, Birmingham and Waterloo have been in Legends a long time and Raleigh shows every indication of being able to stay there consistently. Which means anyone who wants to succeed in that division has their work cut out for them just to stay there. If this pace continues for us, I have no idea which one of those teams I will be able to force demotion on.

All that said, this team has been many seasons in the building. We've got a healthy mix of veterans and young talent. Everybody on the team must be able to play defense and then they've been culled for other talents. Home runs, ability to draw walks, etc. I could go much deeper into what balance I've looked for but that's for another day, if ever. It's sort of my own version of moneyball.

Keys this season. A top defense which supports an average pitching staff. Charley Jansen no hit San Mateo last series. I find that impressive. We've hit 82 home runs and surrendered 54. Barring blazing speed, no one is really able to steal consistently in II.2 so that phase of the game is minimized for this group of teams.

Players just entering their prime: Santini 3b, Kirk RF, Luna 1B/utility, Marroquin SS/2B , Campos CF etc

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 11:37:46 am PST
#55986 Forum >> Discussions >> Hot vs Cold newtman 11/17/2017 8:06:03 am
Hot vs Cold is literally based solely on a position player's previous 50 ABs or a pitcher's previous 3 appearances. It is a reactive measure to help us keep track of "What have you done for me lately?" not a predictive measure for the future. The causes of that performance to be hot or cold are too many to list here, but include player skills, the skills of the players that your player has faced, RNG, weather, ballparks, etc.
#55987 Forum >> Help >> Ideal Position newtman 11/17/2017 8:21:06 am
Catcher. Sure, I would prefer 17 arm or more, as that is closer to an elite arm, but 16 will do, especially at LL VI (no offense). No point in wasting what is still a good (not great) arm at DH. If you have two better arms at catcher, then I would suggest DH probably.
#55988 Forum >> Discussions >> Hot vs Cold Seca 11/17/2017 8:27:31 am
The causes of that performance to be hot or cold are too many to list here,

My single biggest question about BrokenBat is if one of the causes is a hidden form variable. Many games of this genre have a form trait that (in some cases) significantly impact player performance (eg., Hattrick).

Its impossible to tell. Any observations one could make that suggest a form variable could easily be explained by a run of RNG.

I manage my team as if there is a form variable. For example, if a reliever gets rocked a couple games in a row he gets moved to a lesser role (or unassigned entirely). A series or two later I reinstate him and see if he does better.

(And to reiterate Newtman, the form we see on the player card is not this form variable; it is a reflection of recent play and not necessarily predictive).

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 8:28:53 am PST
#55989 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/17/2017 8:44:44 am
Looking at the expanded standings now that we are closing on the all-star break, several things are popping out to me:

More than anyone Minneapolis is being bitten by their own ballpark. They actually are playing .500 ball on the road, but cannot win at home. While this may still be a fluke, and nothing can be done this season, I think Lee should re-consider his ballpark dimensions this off-season.

My 4-1 record in extra inning games reinforces my belief that one of my greatest assets is the depth of my squad. My best players are not the best in the league, but I have always had a commitment to my depth, as I make far less transactions than most owners at this level, believing that sticking with the same 15-30 (bottom half of the roster) players will ultimately do better than switching them out every other week for the flavor of the week.

Battle Creek's record of 16-3 in one run games is ridiculous. Not sure whether it is incredible luck, or incredibly good (leaning towards the 2nd one) but that makes them very dangerous when you don't get insurance runs. Not much to be done about that in BB given our lack of command in game beyond the management settings, but I am not looking forward to playing them given my 2-8 record against them last season.

Missoula is the only Legends West team with a winning record in interdivision play through the first 15 games. Although there are still two series to go in the first half, and three Western teams are only one game under .500 at 7-8. College Station looks very weak against the East for the second straight season which makes me wonder why Freddie is so effective against the West, but not the East? Not trying to be mean, but 5-10 is just bad.
#55990 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/17/2017 9:03:19 am
Got everything ready for Cornvalis this evening. Rosa will be ready for game 2 if needed, but I will move him to game 3 if Raleigh wins game 1. Sawyer will get the game 1 start, which I wish wasn't the case given he has been my fourth best starter in cup games, but I didn't think about manipulating the pitching order to get Taylor or Bechtal into game 1 while I was moving Rosa up the rotation all week in prep for this.
#55991 Forum >> Discussions >> New player image Cactusguy21 11/17/2017 9:09:19 am
Has anyone else noticed that the player images are different now?
#55992 Forum >> Discussions >> New player image newtman 11/17/2017 9:11:04 am
Yeah, I just noticed it. Steve was talking about tinkering with it a few seasons back, it looks like he implemented it.
#55993 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.16 wickersty 11/17/2017 9:25:51 am
The Deadwood Pioneers are pleased to announce that Emiliano Salcido has gotten the call up to the big club and will be making his major league debut against Bristol on July 2nd BBT (Broken Bat Time).

The Pioneers are hopeful that Salcido will continue to develop at the pace he has during his previous few seasons in the minors.

Veteran hurler Christian Ontivaros has been designated for assignment to make room on the 25 man roster. Ontivaros is a well respected journeyman who was unable to continue his late-career reconnaissance from last season.

#55994 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/17/2017 9:44:41 am

Got everything ready for Cornvalis this evening. Rosa will be ready for game 2 if needed, but I will move him to game 3 if Raleigh wins game 1. Sawyer will get the game 1 start, which I wish wasn't the case given he has been my fourth best starter in cup games, but I didn't think about manipulating the pitching order to get Taylor or Bechtal into game 1 while I was moving Rosa up the rotation all week in prep for this.



Yeah, I was just looking at your roster and deciding on changes, if any. Acevedo will go Game 1; he's been up and down all season, but historically he's done OK vs. lefties, which you have more than a few of. McBride, who is scheduled for Game 2, is my wildcard. I think if somehow I can win Game 1, I may roll the dice and move Dunbar up a slot, starting at not quite full rest for Game 2. You have some line drive and doubles hitters, and my biggest gamble will probably be running "No Hit" Robles out in CF purely for the defensive boost. My #2 slot vs. Righties has been a mess all year, and Perkins is cold cold right now. (He was originally giving that slot a shot.) I normally LOVE to keep an OBP guy in the #9 slot, and Barrow was filling that just fine. But for this series I've decided to get more on-base chances at the top, so Barrow moves up to #2, Robles in at #8, and Schroder moves down to #9. I don't like my chances, but bring on the fun!
#55995 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six 12twelve 11/17/2017 10:17:22 am
Had a couple of "good" reports but this was the only one without a negative comment. Turned out to be a nice surprise. Already has big OF, gonna train as a middle infielder, as well. Hopefully his bat will come around and make him a stud in round 6!

That makes three 14's and a 13 keeper this year! Let's rev the engines for the Bikers!
#55996 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six mjreichard 11/17/2017 10:18:35 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/167743

I took a shot at the Asian pool since my draft of college/HS has been not to thrilling this year. I'll keep a 13 POT lefty bat and see what comes of him.
#55997 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion xLee227 11/17/2017 10:33:22 am
Hmm thanks for pointing that out newtman! I haven't had issues with my ballpark in the past but this year's splits do seem pretty stark.

Maybe I should consider bringing the walls down/in a bit in the off-season depending on how the rest of the year goes? I'm pretty much maxed out dimensions-wise since I've always had a contact-orientated team without much power.
#55998 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter 12twelve 11/17/2017 10:39:15 am
Only 5 pops for 5 different position players, and not one above single A. But 17 within the pitching staff, incl 4 guys in the Bigs. Took a shot in waivers with trying to develop this guy and it looks to be a great move, with three pops today and now 25 since joining the Bikers just over two seasons ago. Should be a solid piece to my bullpen for years to come.
#55999 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six Yankee1219 11/17/2017 10:48:12 am
Went Latin, not much selection. C&R
#56000 Forum >> Help >> Ideal Position JJNZ 11/17/2017 11:16:17 am
Catcher without a doubt. I play anything more than 15 arm at catcher if the bats good enough, and this one appears to be.
#56001 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion Frankebasta 11/17/2017 11:49:41 am
Cervelli means "Brains"

Fasano is a town, most famous for a zoo
#56002 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round six Squiddcatt 11/17/2017 1:33:22 pm
2nd 13 pot of the year 5th keeper of the year. http://brokenbat.org/player/167951

Very good hitter, above average slugger, amazing in the field, above average pot. 13 pot, 13 speed, 12 range (wish it was more), 18 arm!
#56003 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/17/2017 1:34:33 pm
I've been fascinated by 1-run games for ages. Battle Creek was pretty good in that department last season too. Seems difficult to sustain tho. Dinos went from .6 winning % last season to .35 this season (clearly not complete yet). I guess i lean towards luck.

Dino brass with a decision to make. Collier may not be much worse than other options I've been trotting out to the mound (Contreras, Barker, Greer, Knepper). May be time to blood him. Little apprehensivr b/c of the training blip (less than a season at AAA). His scouting has long suggested to me he won't be 103-enough-SI-for-me (see Barker, Greer, Alvarado, ...). Little apprehensive calling him up.
#56004 Forum >> Help >> Ideal Position Rock777 11/17/2017 2:04:21 pm
Yeah, train him up as a catcher. If you get better guys in the future, its still nice to have extra backups at catcher given how frequently they go down, and he can play DH/RF if you just need to get him into the lineup.
#56005 Forum >> Discussions >> Hot vs Cold Rock777 11/17/2017 2:08:20 pm
Its also possible that some players do better at different times of the year. A possible hidden trait. If someone wanted to take the time to track all the data, it could be an interesting find. Too much work for me though.

As Newtman and Seca mentioned, its tracking history though. So just because a guy had a bad June doesn't mean anything as to how he will do in July or the rest of the year.

Sometimes people question why their player is Cold all year. A bad player will perform poorly, and that will reflect as Cold. So even if the guy is at the top of his game, if he isn't good, its going to show up as Cold.

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 2:10:34 pm PST
#56006 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/17/2017 2:18:02 pm
Game 1: About as close as they come. The top of our lineup just couldn't make much contact against Sawyer in a 3-2 Raleigh win.

P.S. Schedule is brutal. Dunbar not ready enough to start Game 2. Oof...

EDIT 2:

It's tied up! Ravens win with the same score, 3-2. Great series! Game 3 incoming...

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 3:08:01 pm PST
#56007 Forum >> Discussions >> New player image Herp Derp 11/17/2017 2:48:46 pm
You can still change the background back in Profile > Update Setings... kinda... instead of the old white background, you'll get a black one... but, if your team wears black socks, your player's legs will look a bit like buttocks hovering a few inches above a pair of clown shoes.
#56008 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Deuce 11/17/2017 3:06:40 pm
Just gave up 4 in the ninth..errg!!
On to game 3 against their ace, fingers crossed!
#56009 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/17/2017 3:19:05 pm
I didn't make it home in time to move Rosa out of game 2, but certainly glad that I didn't move him to game 3 considering he took a loss. Bechtal is slated for game 3, and I don't think there are any pitching changes to be made, but the bats I will look at...
#56010 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/17/2017 3:30:28 pm
After winning the 1st game handily, Allen got into my soft underbelly and is taking us to 3. I like their chances. No matter what I trot a starting pitcher out who isnt fully rested.

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 3:30:56 pm PST
#56011 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear FreddyTheEye 11/17/2017 3:34:03 pm
Bounced. Swept without even showing a heartbeat..
#wait4nextyear
#56012 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Deuce 11/17/2017 4:06:17 pm
Eighth inning killed me again...I'm out!
#wait4nextyear
#56013 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear newtman 11/17/2017 4:12:02 pm
Dunbar dominated my lineup, and I am out in the 3rd round again. I just cannot make it past round #3. Congrats to lostraven.

At least now I can focus my pitching on league play... though I would like to win the cup someday.

#itsnotouryear

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 4:21:13 pm PST
#56014 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear MukilteoMike 11/17/2017 4:20:29 pm
After losing the opener by one run, we escape by taking the next two by three. Unfortunately we're forced to go on the road again, as we can't seem to get a home series. Facing Euclid, the winner will advance further than ever before in team history. Cool.



Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 4:25:19 pm PST
#56015 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear allen54chevy 11/17/2017 5:00:28 pm
Lost the first game and my LF for the series.
Got beat up in the second but pulled off the upset. Got my DH, C, and backup 1B injured in the game.
Thats what you get from brawling with Tigers I guess.

Third game: With my power hitters sitting out injured, 3B Chacon jacks a grand slam in the 6th which is exactly the difference in the game!!!

On we go. Farthest in franchise history.
#56016 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Tiger504 11/17/2017 5:35:58 pm
Congrats Allen! I am disappointed. We really blew that second game. One inning makes a world of a difference. Good job and good luck!
#56017 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/17/2017 8:40:39 pm
Thanks for some good games, newtman. I feel like Dunbar is very good at Jekyll and Hyde; I don't really know which version I'm going to get with that low Movement of his. Turns out Jekyll showed up this time. I'm betting you'll make it past the third knockout round in the next season or two. Keep at it, and good fortunes with your league games!

The LLIII Henderson Cardinals come to town on Monday. Their strengths appear to be in the bullpen and with some right-handed hitters. Well, my park seems to suppress righties somewhat. I feel if I can do some damage early on against their starters and then hold a lead...

Updated Friday, November 17 2017 @ 8:41:25 pm PST
#56018 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season buffmckagan 11/17/2017 8:49:36 pm
I'll admit it's totally unfair. But with the current system in place, it's just bound to happen. I'm just glad I will get to benefit off of this haha
#56019 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season MukilteoMike 11/17/2017 10:19:40 pm
As much as I hate it/waivers, there's nothing unfair about it. It's pure, dumb luck. That's fair. It's just uncompelling. That pales in comparison to my distaste for the draft, though. That's the real farce. Anyway, good luck with him. It should make for an interesting second half of the season.

Edit--I knew it. I just had a feeling. I got an average, old, 6-claim reliever tonight. I'd be happy to swap claimed arms with you, Buff. Whenever my Cup run is done, he'll probably hit the road. The only bad thing about this is that I now don't have roster room for Schwartz. I kind of thought I might get very lucky and get him tomorrow night. I don't think I have anyone I want to cut, so I guess the Schwartz won't be with me. Drats.



Updated Saturday, November 18 2017 @ 12:15:07 am PST
#56020 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI Gambler75 11/18/2017 9:48:35 am
My team's greatest asset is probably speed as well, but I've gone the other direction - dropping all my base runners to + instead of ++.

I'm only 4th in the league in total steals, however:
116/52 (69%)
77/32 (71%)
73/32 (69%)
65/17 (79%)

I still go by the general rule of around a 75% rate is the break even point, if you want to chop it down in far more detail there's a fangraph atricle from 2011 that diced it up more than I will:
Fangraph Stolen Base Breakpoints

TL;DR version - I've seen almost zero attempts on 3B by dropping to a + instead of ++, and my steal percentage has jumped to where it's in my acceptable range.

If we had a way to control stealing third attempts, or the AI was tuned to at least not make them with 2 outs remaining (where a nearly 90% success rate is necessary to break even), I could certainly be getting more out of my speedy guys. But, it may very well be those criminally dumb attempts like stealing 3rd with 2 outs are a balancing element in Steve's eyes, considering the number of players that are putting up Henderson-esque lines on ++? :)

Updated Saturday, November 18 2017 @ 9:53:14 am PST
#56021 Forum >> Help >> WTH happened... dsz071 11/18/2017 1:18:09 pm
to the cousin of Willie Mays-Hayes vs RHP? I realize he's lost a step each of the last couple season but holy crap! Lifetime .295 vs RHP to .164 this season. He's still killing lefties so it's not just that he's older/not as good. Anyone have any insight as to what's going on?
#56022 Forum >> Help >> WTH happened... newtman 11/18/2017 1:25:13 pm
Better RHPs by the opposition?
#56023 Forum >> Help >> WTH happened... MukilteoMike 11/18/2017 1:46:59 pm
The answer to most questions like this is normally the simplest one--sample size. If you were to ask why he's hitting 60 points above his career average against lefties, you'd get the same answer.

Newtman's suggestion also applies. His career has been mostly against LL 6. While he did fine last season at 4, the slightly better pitchers are probably getting to him a bit this season.

Updated Saturday, November 18 2017 @ 1:51:44 pm PST
#56024 Forum >> Help >> WTH happened... dsz071 11/18/2017 1:47:12 pm
That crossed my mind but my team as a whole is only hitting 3 points lower vs RHP compared to last season.
#56025 Forum >> Help >> WTH happened... newtman 11/18/2017 2:09:42 pm
I thought about sample size, but he has over 100 ABs against righties. It may be a combination of both plus decline effecting him against RHP first, which makes sense with him being a RHH.
#56026 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI lostraven 11/18/2017 3:03:33 pm
I play Pennant Chase (PC) suuuuuper casually, really only playing in low-maintenance auto leagues. Regardless, if I were to want for something more here at Broken Bat, it would be more strat options. Here's a screenie of PC's options:

ZZKQLbn.png

See the stealing options there.

That aside, question for @Gambler75: Are you only tuning down from ++ to + those players who on average are at less than 75 percent success rate while leaving players at 75 and above at ++?
#56027 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season occham 11/18/2017 3:45:41 pm
This year just has not gone as planned.

Best Pitcher - Byron Cassidy has seen his ERA balloon from just under 3.0 to just over 5.1 in over 77 innings pitched.

In fact, the entire starting staff is offering up better than a run per game more across the board despite playing in the same stadium with better defense.

Meanwhile, all star 2nd baseman Cruz Pantoja is hitting a full 50 points under his average for the last two seasons. After almost 300 ABs, it seems to be more than just a bad run of luck.

There's some bright-ish spots but I cut bait on 3-4 'they should be better' players. Been a tough campaign. See if we can put together a better second half.

Updated Saturday, November 18 2017 @ 3:46:57 pm PST
#56028 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/18/2017 5:19:44 pm
We've outscored the opponent in the series and yet have a 1-3 record. The team just can't do right in non-Cup games right now.
#56029 Forum >> Discussions >> New player image admin 11/18/2017 6:41:17 pm
but, if your team wears black socks, your player's legs will look a bit like buttocks hovering a few inches above a pair of clown shoes.

Can you post an example of this?

Thanks,

Steve
#56030 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/18/2017 7:54:58 pm
So I've been trying to get DeJesus and Markham some additional ABs. Tough because they are obvious downgrades compared to their counterparts (Schneider, Sharp). Decided to throw some good karma Huntingtons way and play these guys in todays series. As a cherry on top, a rookie starting pitcher in game 5 coming in with 11.57 ERA.

What do I get in return for this good karma? Huntington's game 1 starter who threw 90+ pitches coming back on 2 days rest to pitch game 5. Sheesh.
#56031 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/18/2017 8:05:23 pm
Birmingham takes 7 out of 8 games from Missoula including knocking us out of the cup, impressive pitching displays from kladu's boys.
#56032 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season buffmckagan 11/18/2017 10:29:24 pm
Mike, I appreciate the offer, but I still mostly built my rotation thru the draft ;)
#56033 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread newtman 11/18/2017 10:52:09 pm
My one win today was BS, but THREE of Battle Creek's wins should have been losses. What a load of horse manure. Really got totally messed with today by the game engine. Not happy with a 1-4 day, especially when it could have been 4-1 and should have been 3-2.
#56034 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread allen54chevy 11/19/2017 5:30:52 am
After beating Kalamazoo in the cup, we return to league and lay this egg while getting swept. We were out scored 36 to 5 during the 0-5 run.
Really???!!
We beat three LL2 teams in a row in the cup, and cannot find a way to win 1 game out of 5. REALLY???
#56035 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel pastorphil 11/19/2017 7:51:16 am
Thought I would start a thread where we could share our favorite YouTube channels, plus shamelessly plug my own channel. :)

Our local church began one recently which is shot in various places throughout the Eastern Sierra Nevada's. It releases twice a week and has 60 second or less inspirational thoughts. We just released #13 yesterday, but here is a link to the first one (only click link if you want something religious on your screen):

https://youtu.be/eiDHePGA8Aw

Updated Sunday, November 19 2017 @ 4:26:52 pm PST
#56036 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel Cactusguy21 11/19/2017 9:34:30 am
As an avid tabletop gamer, there really is only one right answer to this question for me.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thedicetower
#56037 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel Tiger504 11/19/2017 11:21:53 am
The link didn't work for me pastorphil
#56038 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel Haselrig 11/19/2017 11:28:48 am
Yep, same here. Won't load.

Cactus, you a Wil Wheaton's Tabletop fan?
#56039 Forum >> Help >> Im back jreynoldson913 11/19/2017 12:23:06 pm
Im back an I have the Plano Devil Rays. Their in VI
#56040 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel Dan6176 11/19/2017 12:23:12 pm
[url]http://https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCmvLM0Difjo_Xyc9CWLhDQw[/url]

2bcProductions2bc is a site I enjoy

#56041 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel Cactusguy21 11/19/2017 12:26:28 pm
@haselrig, I do enjoy that channel quite a bit actually
#56042 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel Cactusguy21 11/19/2017 12:26:28 pm
double post

Updated Sunday, November 19 2017 @ 12:27:10 pm PST
#56043 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.6 ESac 11/19/2017 3:08:45 pm
Decent as of recent.
#56044 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/19/2017 3:18:05 pm
The BS continues to mount. This time they win a one-run game because my guy on third doesn't even attempt to score on a grounder with normal defensive placement while their runner scores from third with the infield pulled in. Completely getting screwed in cross divisional play.

Then there are the five injuries that have occurred so far in this series that will make the Cup on Monday a very tough haul. Censor censor censor.

Edit--This is familiar. For back to back days we've outscored the opponent thru the first four games and still went 1-3. Fantastic.


Updated Sunday, November 19 2017 @ 5:29:20 pm PST
#56045 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 shikago 11/19/2017 3:44:59 pm
Managed to win 4 out of 5 vs. the 1st place team in the West yesterday & lost a game in the standings. :/

Was having a great season considering my #1 starter already had 2 max injuries prior to the all-star break. (+100 run differential / on pace for over 100 wins). But with a super team like Worcester in my division it's just a waste. Even without injuries it would be hard to make up for their 16-1 start as they're too good.


Updated Sunday, November 19 2017 @ 3:48:39 pm PST
#56046 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel pastorphil 11/19/2017 4:27:51 pm
Oops. Link fixed!!
#56047 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 AssumedPseudonym 11/19/2017 5:08:15 pm

Even without injuries it would be hard to make up for their 16-1 start



 You appear to be leading V.4 East, which would mean that you did make up for their 16-1 start. You caught them. You passed them. With injuries, no less. Just wait until you get a spell with everyone healthy. Don’t you dare throw in the towel on 2034 yet! ^.^

Updated Sunday, November 19 2017 @ 5:11:58 pm PST
#56048 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 shikago 11/19/2017 6:13:25 pm
They're surging by me as we speak though. Another 10 game winning streak!

Feel like I needed to have built up double digit lead by this point, which is what it would've been in most normal seasons. Not throwing in the towel completely, but not so optimistic either.
#56049 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 AssumedPseudonym 11/19/2017 7:07:31 pm
 Don’t forget that they’re in second place despite those winning streaks. They’re probably looking at you and thinking, “What’s it going to take to beat these guys!?” I do speak with some experience with being in their position, too, ’cause that was me trying to catch Fayetteville for a lot of last season.
#56050 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/19/2017 10:01:28 pm
And in a 5 game series between the two teams with the worst 1-run game record (Missoula and Waterloo)..... There were no 1 run games! Since it was pointed out that Missoula had the best interleague record in the west I've gone 2-8, cursed! ;)
#56051 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug dsz071 11/20/2017 3:10:56 am
Same problem.


Notice: Object of class TeamObj could not be converted to int in /home/broken22/public_html/brokenbat.org/classes/PlayerDB.inc.php on line 2363

Catchable fatal error: Object of class TeamObj could not be converted to string in /home/broken22/public_html/brokenbat.org/classes/PlayerDB.inc.php on line 2364
#56052 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel Endrju 11/20/2017 4:34:30 am
As a card game fan here are the two channels I check the most:

Doug Polk
Great poker content with hands analyses, strategy, as well as funny and sarcastic news videos.

Trump
My favourite Hearthstone player with a lot of distance to himself and great editing in his videos. Also a lot of strategy and explaining the thought process.

Those two helped me advance my HS game (purely for fun) and poker game (starting to play bigger stakes than I used to, sort of money-making hobby now).
#56053 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions ESac 11/20/2017 4:41:06 am
Who from your teams do u think will make it?
#56054 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions AssumedPseudonym 11/20/2017 5:02:21 am
 Last year, the Rats sent quite a few players to the All Star Game. I doubt this year will be much different. I kinda have an embarrassment of riches, heh. Here’s my projected list, ranging from shoo-ins to probables:

Hitters:
Pitchers:
#56055 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Endrju 11/20/2017 5:32:01 am
I have two players that will surely make it:
Benavides is enjoying the best season in his career, hitting .319 with 11 homers and 67 RBIs. On course to his 6th All-Star appearance.

Cazares started this year exactly the same as he finished last - winning us one run games. 26 saves, only 2 blown, 10 runs allowed in 45 innings.

I have some other guys that might be close, but their performance is far from spectacular.
#56056 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions GrizzlyDan 11/20/2017 5:42:22 am
Pitchers:

Yoshida
Callahan
Salcido
Barraza

Offensively, I don't have any league leaders, but I'd like to see these guys make it:

Israel
DiCarlo
Cespedes



#56057 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions MukilteoMike 11/20/2017 5:43:53 am
I feel crazy saying a stat line of 21 HR and 63 RBI thru 75 games is underperforming, but that's the case with Perez. For his last three seasons, if you pick and choose the lowest of each of the categories you'd have 303/361/607/971. He's only at 252/308/548/856 now. Still, he has to be an All Star. Burks has a great chance with an amazing line of 324/395/591/986. I'm too lazy to check all the first basemen to see if someone is better.

I doubt any of my pitchers will earn a spot because none of them are putting up stellar numbers. Most of them are solid, but unspectacular.

Updated Monday, November 20 2017 @ 5:44:05 am PST
#56058 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.7 AssumedPseudonym 11/20/2017 7:32:23 am
 So. DFB versus Butte. The most productive offense in the league versus the stingiest pitching in the league. Irresistible force meets immovable object. This is going to be an awesome series to take us to the Break. ^.^
#56059 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug Cactusguy21 11/20/2017 9:50:22 am
Apparently Steve is content just to let this bug fall to the wayside.

:(
#56060 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.7 sheish 11/20/2017 10:15:48 am
Somehow my pitching came through to take the series 3-2 versus Butte. However my pitching has transformed into one of the worst staffs in the league, heavily relying on offense. Despite a good RD only in 4th place in the league :(
#56061 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI Gambler75 11/20/2017 11:45:05 am
I turned all of them down to + at highest.

I suppose it might have made more sense to do it on a case by case basis, but I had a rash of 3B steal attempts w/2 outs late last season while the race for promoting was fairly tight, and it was costing me games. I made the decision to do all of them then.

So no player has been on ++ this season from the start. I have been tempted to bump up the pair that are at a 92% success rate, but wanted to keep comparisons simple.

*edit* - Yeah most of those management options are in Broken Bat, but on a player by player basis - minus the control over 2B/3B steal attempts.

If it were easy for Steve to put in a global 3B steal management setting for the team, simple like a ++/+/blank/-/-- to override the AI's underlying weights a bit, that would be plenty enough for me to let my guys loose a bit more again. I really don't have a problem with it, other than the 3B/2O situations.

Updated Monday, November 20 2017 @ 11:54:02 am PST
#56062 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel Huck_McCoy 11/20/2017 12:02:39 pm
The web really is full of crap, but sometimes it throws in a pleasant parlay!!

Q: Where is baseball mentioned in the bible? A: In the big inning.

Updated Wednesday, November 22 2017 @ 10:15:24 pm PST
#56063 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch dsz071 11/20/2017 1:15:20 pm
I'll let you all know how the glitch affects my players. This season has been a complete disaster. From completely crapping the bed in Cup play to overpriced players underperforming I decided to say "to hell with it" and promote everyone that the AI suggested, save for one guy that really isn't ready, like 75SI. Anyway, we'll see what happens. Should be fun.
#56064 Forum >> Off Topic >> Favorite YouTube Channel pastorphil 11/20/2017 1:49:51 pm
Where was Tennis played in the Bible?


In Pharaoh's courts.
#56065 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Bridger 11/20/2017 1:52:45 pm
Last year I had no All Stars...just hoping I get someone on the team this year...not counting on it, though.
#56066 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/20/2017 2:09:07 pm
Tough-luck loss in the first game vs. Henderson, losing 4-3 in the 11. Newest bullpen acquisition was probably stretched a little further than I like, but giving up one in four and two-thirds of relief isn't bad, even if it was the winning run for the opposition. Majorly missed opportunities with men on base by Moss and Cano (total of eight of 10 LOB) is the major source to blame; Cano has been super cold for about 50 AB now. :(
#56067 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion motko 11/20/2017 2:19:32 pm
what we despirately need here is another way to manage the personnel. The draft is pure luck and lottery. The waivers is even more luck. Then if you sign a keeper then he will play for you all his career.

What about handling re-signings: you can take risk and sign them cheaper which leads to slight change of the player going to waivers, or you can pay extra and assure the deal...?
#56068 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Noodle 11/20/2017 2:28:31 pm
Spud Webb should make the all star team for me. His slash line is 303/399/610. On track for best single season OPS in franchise history. I gave up on trying to get Enrique Soto to hit lefties, so as a platoon player I doubt he will get the nod.

As for my pitching the term "unminigated disaster" is the only adjective that seems acceptable.

Updated Monday, November 20 2017 @ 2:36:43 pm PST
#56069 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear MukilteoMike 11/20/2017 2:36:27 pm
Bad baserunning AI cost me game one. That's ridiculously frustrating. We'll see if we can overcome that in elimination games.
#56070 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear lostraven 11/20/2017 3:09:08 pm
Ravens win Game 2, skin of the teeth, and with some serious luck. Somehow the AI left my LOOGY in for two frickin' innings and not just the one lefty. It worked out this time, but going to write about it in another thread. Game Three coming up.

EDIT: Got obliterated in Game 3. Congratulations to Henderson on advancing.

Updated Monday, November 20 2017 @ 4:15:59 pm PST
#56071 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear MukilteoMike 11/20/2017 3:21:21 pm
Nope. Screwed by the AI again. Add to that 26-11 LOB and that makes for another one run loss. The good things about this game are really good, and the bad things are really bad.

Congrats Euclid.
#56072 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? lostraven 11/20/2017 3:21:56 pm
Because it's related to this topic somewhat, I'm going to necro this thread again.

Cup game in question: Game 2

Quandary: Why did the AI pitch Ariel Paez two entire innings, against only one initial lefty, when Paez is set up as a lefty one-out guy (LOOGY)?

My settings for Paez: Pitch count: ◊; Hook: 2; First inning: 6

Didn't get fatigue screenie directly after, but this is ten minutes after:

NanzPCi.png

Order of batters faced over two innings:

1. Olayemi (L)
2. Velázquez (R)
3. Yama*beep*a (R)
4. Carrillo (R)
5. Curley (R)
6. Miles (R)

So, why? How do I get the AI to say "screw fatigue" and actually honor the Pitch count: ◊ setting? Because it's failing miserably at it (and this isn't the first time) from my POV.
#56073 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? wickersty 11/20/2017 3:43:17 pm
I'm not asking you to show this, because most managers probably consider this to be too secret a thing to share, but I think we need to see all your pitching management settings to know why this happened... no?
#56074 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? lostraven 11/20/2017 4:14:21 pm
No skin off my back. Here you go:

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Updated Monday, November 20 2017 @ 4:14:41 pm PST
#56075 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/20/2017 4:23:26 pm
It's too bad I was eliminated this year in the third round. Still, not a bad year at all.


GO ROANOKE YOU ARE THE ONLY LEGENDS TEAM LEFT, ONLY LEGENDS TEAMS SHOULD BE WINNING THIS

PLUS ORIOLES
#56076 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/20/2017 4:25:01 pm
I'm just glad you got game 3. If the Dinos had won that I would have had to take a shower.
#56077 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch Seca 11/20/2017 4:29:21 pm
I was a little nervous bringing up Collier. Shouldn't be ... 90+ SI. Watching his development closely.
#56078 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? wickersty 11/20/2017 4:30:26 pm
I am not a veteran or expert, so I may very well be wrong about anything I say on here.

But:

1) Your SP5 with a Hook of 3 doesn't do anything because SP have a min hook of 5, min pitch count of 75

2) I am only guessing/grasping at straws, but could it be that because Casey is the only other RP configured to come in at 6th inning but his fatigue levels are a little low (and presumably were even lower at the start of this game)? Your other RPs are alll configured to come in at inning 3... and are also even more fatigued than Casey.

It MIGHT be that the game engine saw your 3rd inning RPs as inappropriate to come in b/c their first inning number was way back at 3 (and they were a bit tired), and the only other pitcher set to come in at 6 was Casey, who was lightly fatigued... so the engine decided to hang on with Paez in the game despite his LOOGY setting.

It's the only reasoning I can come up with. Obviously, I don't agree with those engine decisions, but it's the only explanation I can give. The other problem is we don't really know what the triangle defaults are for the Min RD and Max RDs for the various RP roles...

This kind of thing is EXACTLY the reason why I spent a great deal of time in the preseason coming up with a very strict, very specific management settings for all of my pitchers. So far it's been working very well, although I made a couple mistakes changing things and caused some pitchers to stay in the game WAY too long... but for the most part, I've been enjoying very tight control over when people come in and how long they stay in.
#56079 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? Rock777 11/20/2017 4:36:59 pm
Fatigue Limit and Pitch Count effect entirely different things. Fatigue Limit will determine whether or not the guy is eligible to be picked by the AI manager to play in the game. Pitch Count effects how long the AI manager will leave him in the game.

The fatigue for each pitcher is actually shown in the box scores, so you don't need a screen shot, the box scores are a more accurate picture of fatigue.

Looking at the box scores, all of your pitchers were at least moderately fatigued. Yates can't come in until the 8th inning. Since the AI didn't have any other options, it left Paez in until Yates could come in for the save.

If you want guys to come in on moderate rest you will need to reduce the Fatigue Limit a bit.
#56080 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions mjreichard 11/20/2017 4:39:13 pm
Potential Batters:

RF Quentin Skinner - .356, 105 H, 38 2B, 34 SB
C Marco Jiminez - 15 HR, 55 RBI, 40% CS
2B Ryo Shimizu - .317, 9 HR, 43 RBI, 9 SB
3B Brandon Glenn - .291, 15 HR, 27 SB
CF Jerry DiMaggio - .320, 99 H, 15 HR, 65 RBI
DH Jacques Pieters - .352, 108 H, 36 2B, 21 HR, 67 RBI

Potential Pitchers:

Hector Robles - 8-2, 3.21
Yoshio Iwakuma - 10-4, 3.67
#56081 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Philliesworld 11/20/2017 4:48:37 pm
If I start a private league will there be enough interest to justfy me spending the money it takes to start one? It'd need to be half filled for the simulations to run.
#56082 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? lostraven 11/20/2017 5:38:10 pm
@wickersty:

Re: 1. - I moved Barrett to SP5 from LR two days ago and totally forgot to look at settings. That's why you see the three there. :(

Re: 2. - I think you're on-board the Rock philosophy.

@Rock777:

Like I said previously, this is where I have the most difficulty with the game, figuring out how to set these pitcher settings. You said "you will need to reduce the Fatigue Limit a bit." I'm having trouble, for some reason, translating this into what to do. I understand your line of thinking, but what drop boxes do I need to change and what do I change to meet that goal you suggested? (I'm a dunce in regards to this particular game feature.) Do I change it to "-" for Casey, Yates, etc.?

Updated Monday, November 20 2017 @ 5:40:49 pm PST
#56083 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear MukilteoMike 11/20/2017 6:15:32 pm
Anything can happen in a three game series. There aren't very many Legends teams so they shouldn't win it all consistently. Beyond math and statistics, I think it's best for the game for them NOT to win the Cup. It gives every team a chance to have their day. Besides, it's just fun. It's Brokenbat's version of March Madness.
#56084 Forum >> Help >> Stealing AI Seca 11/20/2017 9:19:42 pm
I haven't had a player on ++ steal ... ever. My guys still try to steal 3B.

++ - steal 3B when you think you can
+ - just focus on 2B

Gives those who want an aggressive setting an aggressive setting. Gives the rest of us something realistic.
#56085 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? Rock777 11/20/2017 11:52:12 pm
Set the Fatigue Limit to "+" if you want them to pitch with more fatigue. If they still aren't coming in often enough for you do "++". Just be aware that a pitcher won't perform as well if they come into the game with fatigue. Its better to put the pluses on guys who aren't as important (SS, LR, MR) or an ace who will perform well regardless.
#56086 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim wil_m 11/21/2017 12:07:26 am
Original note

I have started playing MFN as well. I am using another user name over there. Was thinking about joining MFN-47 if another team became available.

Yes count me as interested - I would very much like to join for your private league if you get enough people to join.


( EDIT UPDATED NOTE: see my next post below about what I've more recently just learned about possible serious MFN gameplay issues that may cause me to walk away from the MFN game. )


Updated Friday, November 24 2017 @ 12:42:01 am PST
#56087 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Haselrig 11/21/2017 3:11:10 am
Since I'm not entirely comfortable asking somebody to shell out money on my behalf, I'd be for staying in our current league and posting here when there are openings in hopes of ending up with a mostly BB league.
#56088 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim g10rsh 11/21/2017 4:19:50 am
I would be happy to join a private league with fellow bbers.
#56089 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim wickersty 11/21/2017 6:20:06 am
Sure, I would switch to the private league if it got created.
#56090 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Cactusguy21 11/21/2017 6:41:08 am
I'd play both leagues if one got created
#56091 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch FreddyTheEye 11/21/2017 7:57:34 am
Here's one:

Not many managers would have Barbosa up out of AAA at all never mind starting in legends. Takes some guts to play him with his probable underdeveloped scouting haha! (the total collapse of anyone else put in that #5 spot combined with minor league numbers is what really got him the job haha.)

Sometimes you have to look at just the results and block out all the rest and just play the man.
Last year wild thing was our duct tape this year hopefully Barbosa can get us through the interdiv play. Digging deep on the roster to find a pitcher lol.
#56092 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Cactusguy21 11/21/2017 8:02:21 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/130668

A 97 overall starter who I just threw in the lineup because of injuries and cold streaks is leading my league in strikeouts. I'll take it!
#56093 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? lostraven 11/21/2017 8:16:43 am
Thank you!
#56094 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch dsz071 11/21/2017 9:45:21 am
I was just so frustrated with my $48M team underperforming, hanging around .500, totally bombing in the Cup, I decided to go with the youth movement. I've dumped about $17M in salary and promoted 7 players who were suggested by the AI. We'll see what happens with their progression. I'm expecting to relegate but hoping for the best. It's my own version of the White Flag Trade of 1997.
#56095 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch newtman 11/21/2017 3:11:53 pm
@Freddie, I see your Barbosa and raise you an Allen. He has been my 2nd MR all season, and is going to get more innings with Rosa and Alvarez both out for a good portion of this week.
#56096 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters nemesis 11/21/2017 3:53:11 pm
Two outs from a perfect game, and Segura walks the #9 hitter! Still a no-no.

Albany Venom

P. Segura W (9-3) 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 111 75 7 - 11 2.41
Total 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 111 75 7 - 11

Bottom 9th: Spokane Valley
Segura takes the mound to pitch.
Kravets grounds to short stop. Kravets is thrown out at first by Weber.
Kaplan draws a walk.
Dziedzic flies out to right field.
Wright pops out to short stop.
Albany 8, Spokane Valley 0
#56097 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch FreddyTheEye 11/21/2017 4:24:28 pm
Ha!

wow you acquired that kid as a pot 12, 28SI and paid him 2m in the minors to develop. Must have been getting worried after 2032 lol.
You deserve some pay back!! Well done..

My guy was a home grown drafted 20 SI guy but he had a good report. He also has always had good numbers despite his abysmal looking SI.It was much easier to stick with him. Not easy to play him now mind you but like dsz071 said...once you throw a fit and sack your over paid guys, there is a lot less choice.
#56098 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Cactusguy21 11/21/2017 4:35:56 pm
Can a player make the all-star game when injured? My CF, whose easily the mvp favorite, is out until after the game.
#56099 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions AssumedPseudonym 11/21/2017 4:43:42 pm
 I had an injured player a few seasons back who made the team, so yeah.
#56100 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we frozen? AssumedPseudonym 11/21/2017 4:49:20 pm
 The game does seem to run a lot slower since the server move, though. My games used to reliably run at thirteen past the hour, now it can thirty when the server really feels like taking its time. Probably not much Steve can do about that, though. Makes me wonder just how upgrade-y the host’s upgrade really was… ¬.¬
#56101 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch dsz071 11/21/2017 4:56:57 pm
and boy, did I ever throw a fit... lmao
#56102 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch newtman 11/21/2017 5:04:05 pm
I don't pay much attention to minor league numbers, and he was part of a project pair with Duncan. The only reason Duncan isn't also cutting his teeth is the sheer number of LHPs ahead of him on my ML roster. I have by far the most LHPs in Legends, and there just wasn't a spot for Duncan (that said I think Duncan's current owner is really dropping the ball by leaving him in the minors, but it is his own foot he is shooting). Allen was really kept to see whether the high control, high CoS build (ie good potential with no other comments) could work in Legends, and early returns are positive and have me fairly confident that a build I have promoted for years actually is more competitive than most top owners actually believe.
#56103 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we frozen? newtman 11/21/2017 5:26:31 pm
Legends has been pretty reliable. I remember when I was down in LL VI there was a large amount of variability as to when the sim happened. I think that is just a hazard of the lower leagues since the order is from League #1 (Legends) to League #63 (VI.32). Same with cup groups which are just random selections.
#56104 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we frozen? MukilteoMike 11/21/2017 5:31:37 pm
I'm not sure if it's related or not, but the live Game Action freezes frequently now, too. It usually just gets stuck for several seconds and then moves on. Today, though, I had one game that was frozen for three minutes. I finally gave up and just closed it.
#56105 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we frozen? Seca 11/21/2017 6:49:59 pm
I've had the same issue with the viewer. At times only catch one out of 8-9 ABs. Some nights are ok. Tonight was particularly bad.
#56106 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim 12twelve 11/21/2017 8:17:52 pm
If one was there, I'd play but I don't want to suggest anyone should spend money just to make it happen. I'm curious to see how the one we are in will go.
#56107 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug Rock777 11/21/2017 8:21:11 pm
Steve has his own life to live. Even professional companies can take months (or infinity) to fix critical bugs. Not really fair to expect Steve to always turn around a solution in 2 weeks, especially given this game is entirely free. I'm sure he'll get to it eventually. Really not a critical bug...
#56108 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch allen54chevy 11/21/2017 9:40:02 pm
yeah newtmen,
I had one of those high CoS types in Pagliarulo
I had high hopes in that experiment, but ended up cutting him despite being a 25yr old 14 POT.
He gave up a ton of home runs and I never felt comfortable putting him in a high leverage position. Maybe he was particularly doomed being a lefty starter. And maybe I gave up too soon and he'll turn out great... if so I'll have to find the thread about making terrible mistakes ;)
#56109 Forum >> Help >> Pitching hook help?? allen54chevy 11/21/2017 10:04:31 pm
Also Raven, you only have 6 bullpen arms. You are going to have guys run out of steam if your starters aren't going deep. Most MLB teams have 7 or 8 bull pen guys.
I'd add another pitcher. Even if it is a random cheap project guy like this to place as a LR to give some extra innings when the other pen arms are spent.

#56110 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug dsz071 11/21/2017 11:14:19 pm
You're right, Rock. Not even close to critical. Not like a couple weeks ago when with a runner on 2nd and a hit and run going, the batter hit a ground ball to 3rd, and the runner remained on 2nd. I'll have to see if I can go back and find it but that shouldn't happen.

Updated Tuesday, November 21 2017 @ 11:14:45 pm PST
#56111 Forum >> Bug Reports >> another H&R bug dsz071 11/21/2017 11:27:17 pm
Avila hits a double to right field.
Shoemaker grounds to third base on a hit and run. Shoemaker is thrown out at first by Whiteside. Avila holds at second base.

I would think in this situation, as unlikely as it is, the runner would be either tagged out or standing on 3rd.

Here's the link to the game. Bottom 3rd.
#56112 Forum >> Discussions >> How can my player be on National Team s0nnymar 11/22/2017 12:33:23 am
I got a very good player with 124 SI at 22 yo.

http://brokenbat.org/player/139748
#56113 Forum >> Discussions >> How can my player be on National Team Alyksandur 11/22/2017 12:53:21 am
National teams are picked at the very beginning of the season. The US team in particular tends to be almost impossible to get onto due to the overabundance of American players. That said, looking at him, he looks to have a very realistic chance of earning himself a purple star next season. This kid is going to be a monster.
#56114 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Endrju 11/22/2017 1:12:05 am
We are halfway through, a quick roundup of what we think in Warsaw.

Good stuff:
- 43-37 record, better than at the same time last year.
- we are 12 games clear of relegation.
- our hitting, .256/.317/.437 is way above average for the Phoenixes, as well as 95 homers.
- Benavides. Leader of our hitters is having the best season in his career, on course to better numbers than he had in LL V.
- Cazares. 28 saves now, on course to beating the franchise record again. Looks like he is going to be even better than Chad.
- Merrill. Veteran pitching like he was in LL VI again. Just 3 wins short of taking over the franchise leader in wins.
- rookie development. Hibbard, Hoover and Sexton gained a lot of SI and looks like they will be fully ready for next year.

Bad stuff:
- we are 12 games behind the division leader.
- our pitching. 4.34 ERA, .261 BAA, measly 50% of QS, those are not the numbers we are used to in Warsaw.
- Sly. Our ace is having a hiccup season, which obviously drives the overall team stats down. We are eagerly waiting for a bounce back.
- Menendez. He's a legend and he gets free meals in all restaurants in town but... he doesn't have it anymore. Only 9 homers so far, hitting .229... We might have to throw a farewell party at the end of the year.

Not sure good or bad:
- there will be no pennant race. It's bad, because we will not promote. It's good, because we can give the rookies more playing time, and be ready for next season. We're calling Marvin up this Friday, no matter what the scouts say, to start giving him major league ABs. He's been destroying the AAA for 3 full seasons now, he's ready.
Once we are 95% sure we will not relegate, we're going full rookie mode. We will even consider some September call-ups, not seen in BB too often.

Good luck for everyone for second half of action!
#56115 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.7 Herp Derp 11/22/2017 3:27:49 am
sheish, I don't expect better results when we play in your park. The five games in four days format for interdivisional series makes it impossible for me to hide a couple of my pitchers who are especially vulnerable in smaller parks.
We may have higher scores than in the first series but I won't be surprised if the end result is the same or worse for me... but, who knows, maybe my only power hitter can get some guys on in front of him and at least make it interesting.

AP, your park is a pretty big. I might be able to pitch there.
Our first series was a bit surprising. I thought you'd overpower my pitching which, as you guys have noticed, really isn't as good as the numbers say. Somehow that didn't happen (except for the fourth game... I missed an injury to a starter and a LR had to start game 3... leaving my bullpen short for the next game... especially since the stars have to align to get my LHSs in a game against a lineup with just one left-handed hitter)
I also thought you'd shut me out a time or two. But there's always the next series.
#56116 Forum >> Discussions >> How can my player be on National Team allen54chevy 11/22/2017 4:29:35 am
I'd stick him in center field for the next 13 seasons. He'll be getting more than just purple stars.
#56117 Forum >> Discussions >> Training glitch newtman 11/22/2017 4:39:21 am
Lefty starters can work, they just have to clear a higher bar given the number of right handed hitters most teams have. There are many examples of lefty starters that can flat out dominate, but your average run of the mill 12 potential lefty is going to struggle in a starting role against good right handed hitters, in the same way guys like Allen will struggle against good left handed bats.
#56118 Forum >> Discussions >> Are we frozen? Tiger504 11/22/2017 5:25:58 am
Glad it's not just me
#56119 Forum >> Bug Reports >> RISP and League Leaders Mesh77 11/22/2017 5:31:48 am
V.11 League Leaders.

I have two players - Lam and Morrissey who qualify for the RISP leaders but aren't listed (Lam is listed in the SLG and OPS categories).

RISP is relatively new here so I'm thinking it's a small blip.
#56120 Forum >> Leagues >> League IV.5 lostraven 11/22/2017 7:47:18 am
We're at the All Star break, and I'm trying to stay motivated to write this. Jumping right in...

Out West:


# Team W L Pct GB DIFF Streak L10
1 Amarillo Wranglers 49 31 .613 - +113 W1 5-5
2 Renton Red Devils 43 37 .538 6 +61 L1 4-6
3 North El Dorado Pay Dirt 42 38 .525 7 +11 L1 3-7
4 Corvallis Ravens 39 41 .488 10 -16 W1 3-7
5 Elk Grove Blue Jays 34 46 .425 15 -42 L4 3-7
6 El Paso Mustangs 32 48 .400 17 -106 L1 5-5

When I last wrote I said Amarillo was unexpectedly on fire, and as we can see here, that fire remains. I seriously didn't expect Amarillo to do what they have done after coming up from LLV, but I had previously said "I'd look for Amarillo to be competitive, thought their outfield range is a bit lacking." Why the success? A few things here and there add up. Starting pitcher Douglas has a long history of outperforming his FIP by a run or more, but this season has been ridiculous. Their other starters haven't been as good, but a solid bullpen has picked the team up. Key bats like Quiles and Rios are keeping the top of the lineup firey, and elite levels of double plays from their infield are keeping runners off the basepaths. Respectable error totals too. Like I said, a little of this and that adds up. Anyway, Renton and El Dorado continue to be in the mix, as usual, while some of the questions I had about Elk Grove and El Paso early on seem to have manifested in the first half. As for my team, the Ravens... Similar to Amarillo, a little of all the wrong things adds up. My pitching has been inconsistent at best, errors have built up, CS% is lower than I expected, and despite some batting improvements the team batting vs. RHP remains lower than I'd like. Blech.

Out East:

# Team W L Pct GB DIFF Streak L10
1 Allentown Rebels 50 30 .625 - +90 L1 6-4
2 Lansing Pirates 45 35 .563 5 +38 W1 7-3
3 Edison Bombers 42 38 .525 8 +57 W4 7-3
4 Baltimore Nicols 38 42 .475 12 -49 W1 5-5
5 LaGrange Cubs 35 45 .438 15 -73 L1 6-4
6 Athens Gold 31 49 .388 19 -84 W1 6-4

Lansing gets the "Most Improved" team award at mid-season. After a slow start to the season they have really fought to put themselves in the chase. I said of them at season's start that their "pitching staff is getting long in the tooth and not so effective, with some question marks at shortstop and right field." Well, that pitching staff hasn't been all that great so far, so why the success? Five or six bats are either knocking it out of the park or getting on base at an excellent clip, and the fielder error total out there is quite low. But I have some doubts about how long they can keep pushing for the top with that pitching staff. Allentown, despite some minor ups and downs this season, remains dominant with a solid pitching staff (that may be outperforming FIP slightly, compared to my squad which is nearly a half run over FIP), great catching performances, and bats that can beat you whether you're a RH or LHP. Baltimore has trailed off a bit as of late while Edison continues to fight but come up slightly short. (Edison's bats are, like my team, having difficulties against righties, and Edison is also not turning many double plays.) My question marks for LaGrange and Athens seem to have manifested, though LaGrange remains a bit scrappy still; they have some work to do, however, to not get relegated.
#56121 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Cactusguy21 11/22/2017 8:34:51 am
I'm predicting:

Locks:
RF Madrid .954 OPS, 14 HR, leads league in BBs.
CF Sheppard .925 OPS, 17 HR
SS Toca .306 BA, .880 OPS, 12 HR, defense
SP/LR Cordero 8-4, 3.38 ERA, 89 Ks (second in the league), 3.24 FIP


Long shots:

DH Roldan .855 OPS, 18 HR, 51 SB, but only a .258 batting average.

LF Wyatt 59 SB, 12 HR

SP Marroquin 6-6, 3.45 ERA



When Cordero gets nominated today, I'm going to be so happy. He's really the first player that I've ever "guessed right on". He was a fringe long reliever in the minors, but I gave him a shot in my first season, and he nearly won rookie of the year, and now he's going to be an all-star. All with a horrible scouting statline.

:)



Updated Wednesday, November 22 2017 @ 8:36:33 am PST
#56122 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Tiger504 11/22/2017 9:26:05 am
I've got two locks:

Santini 3B - 362/459/583/1042 12 HR 70 runs AND 46 RBI

Kirk RF - 334/381/600/981 36 Doubles 13 HR 50 runs 73 RBI

They are basically my Gehrig and Ruth this season. Better yet, they're 26 and 27 with many seasons ahead.

Probably get a couple more All Stars but nothing like these guys. They're leading several categories and on the board for most of them.

Edit: Besides my lead pipe locks, 33 year old Alex Crespo as a reserve and two pitchers, Charlie Jansen and Reid Hardin.

Updated Wednesday, November 22 2017 @ 7:28:53 pm PST
#56123 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Ced 11/22/2017 10:32:11 am
I think Pablo Mercado might make it this year ahead of my shortstop Alvin McMullin. Pablo has the highest Skill Index in all of Broken Bat, but his team is in last place. Let's see what the voters think.
#56124 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Rock777 11/22/2017 12:02:32 pm
"Spaceman" Solheim is easily the best 1B/OF in II.1 (at least of those who qualify for the leader boards), so he should be a shoo-in.

Solheim - 299/377/576/953 18 HR 47 RBI

Of course he was easily the best player in II.1 last year and he didn't win MVP, so who knows...







Updated Wednesday, November 22 2017 @ 12:09:14 pm PST
#56125 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Alyksandur 11/22/2017 1:13:11 pm
I have no expectations for any of the Gulls getting the nod. We got a full-on snub last season, and we're faring worse this season.

…And I was right.

Updated Wednesday, November 22 2017 @ 2:09:02 pm PST
#56126 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Cactusguy21 11/22/2017 2:10:25 pm
My four locks made it, but nobody else.

Cordero got the win and MVP, and Sheppard scored the only run off of a solo homerun.

WE WIN
#56127 Forum >> Discussions >> All-Stars mjreichard 11/22/2017 2:23:29 pm
We had SP Yoshio Iwakuma start the game and RP Jay Ellis get the win.

We also had OF's Jerry DiMaggio and Quinten Skinner start along with DH Jacques Pieters. 2B Ryo Shimizu got named as a reserve.
#56128 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions MukilteoMike 11/22/2017 2:24:00 pm
I was a bit surprised that 5 of my guys made it. They did great, going 4 for 14 with .666 slugging and driving in 2. No one else knocked anyone in, though, and our side lost by one.
#56129 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions Bridger 11/22/2017 2:28:42 pm
Pleasantly surprised to have three All Stars!

John Mauldin hit a 3-R HR in a 5-1 win for the East.
#56130 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions AssumedPseudonym 11/22/2017 2:36:34 pm
 I was right about the hitters, but missed one. Enrique Madrigal decided to get in on the act, too, to my surprise. I didn't think he’d have the stats for it. The only three positions not started by Rats were shortstop, left field, and the pitcher. Speaking of pitchers, only Robinson and Rodriguez made it in of the four predicted, and Robinson never made it into the game despite leading the league in wins. The West won 5-1, which is the first time in my six All Star Games that the East has lost.
#56131 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions amalric7 11/22/2017 2:53:16 pm
Last in IV.4 East and yet just seven games off first, its been that kind of season. With a 4.64 team ERA none of my pitchers were going to make the ASG, and at least they can't be blamed for the 5-9 lost to the West.

Perennial award winner Rafael "MV4" Ortiz made his sixth ASG, but actually has more All-League awards (seven thus far). Biggest surprise was Connelly getting his first - he's spent the previous three seasons playing sporadically, and poorly, yet has taken off this year (just as well someone has). Hope he still has some growth left.
#56132 Forum >> Discussions >> All Star Predictions nemesis 11/22/2017 3:31:07 pm
Venom sent:-

FOUR pitchers, three starters and our closer
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, OF, OF

Not bad, not bad at all. We still lost!
#56133 Forum >> Leagues >> V.7 HoboMan6525 11/22/2017 4:25:21 pm
Inglewood definitely showed how strong their pitching has been all season with tonight all-star game. Although it wasnt enough to bring the west to a victory every single pitcher on the west was from Inglewood

The star of the show for the east i would say was Rochester's Jose Macia. Hes been great this season for Rochester with 20 saves and 10 holds in 35 games. He showed his talent tonight as well holding the west scoreless for 3 innings to win the game.

In the end i think this was just a battle of bats with both pitching staffs being very strong. The Inglewood pitching powerhouse vs a mixed group of East pitchers were very even. In the end East just out hit us. In the end it was a solid 6-4 victory for the east. Congratulations East!
#56134 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/22/2017 4:49:03 pm
A few Dino notes heading into the second half:

Conti started the season with 1000 games played in reach. Unfortunately he has been awful. Staggered to the landmark. Likely to spend the rest of his career on the bench in AAA.

After a magnificent season in 2033, Sammy has reverted to his normal self. May use his spot in the rotation to give Galvin (who we see as a reliever, but a few starts won't hurt) or Bianchi (doomed to fail b/c of build) a little more playing time.

Schuler might be in rookie of the year contention. Haven't looked around. His numbers are by no means great, but blow the doors of what my rookies and sophomores usually accomplish.

If we capsize with no chance of sticking, expect to see Zarate go (Rangel becoming full time 3B) and super-bust Bresciani go (Lewis taking his ABs).
#56135 Forum >> Discussions >> All-Stars GrizzlyDan 11/22/2017 6:39:17 pm
Only DiCarlo made it as a hitter, but Salcido made the bullpen and got the W. Barraza put in an appearance too, but that was it. Winning is good, though. The weird thing is that Salcido is supposed to be down with a herniated disc in his back, but I guess the ASG doesn't count for that.
#56136 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim 12twelve 11/22/2017 8:03:17 pm
After reading several of the posts in the forums for MFN recently, it sounds like there are a lot of issues with gameplay. For example, i've read that if you want to be successful on offense, all you really need to do is throw a lot of long passes and you will have enough success not only to win, but win big. There aren't enough quality CBs out there to always play M2M, and I've read that in zone coverage, most of the DBs are slow to react, making the bomb approach successful.

I also read that if you run the same play an excessive amount of times, that there is a certain penalty that the system will incur. That said, it is suggested that the penalty is not enough to discourage heavy use of that team's primary play or two, and it will continue to be used.

I also read that defensively, if you choose to be a heavy blitz team, as in 90% of the time, that you will likely find success.

The game sounds intriguing, but after reading some of these comments, I could easily find myself walking away if faced with teams that want to play that way. "Strategies" like that are not strategies at all, and would really make all of the player/coach/playbook analysis a waste of time.

Anyone else have similar thoughts?
#56137 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Haselrig 11/22/2017 11:28:08 pm
I had a lot of the same concerns when I started digging a little deeper. A lot of "gamey" tricks that will threaten my suspension of disbelief.

There are a lot of really well-done aspects of the game. Draft's been fun. The whole personnel side of the game feels very authentic. Trades are amazing. Have yet to play a game I was invested in with my gameplan and my personnel, though. Have to see how it holds up.

Somebody has a 50 overall QB drafted in the 7th round who happens to have the magic attribute and he drops 1000 yards on me? I might be out. These games are hard to make. Harder to get them right. That one does accept people's money, so I'm going to a bit harder on it if it has too many holes.
#56138 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/23/2017 7:46:04 am
One game lead in the west at the All Star break...we'll take it but we have been consistently inconsistent.

We started fast and all things were great in CSA land, then we hit a brutal slump. First we lost 8 of 12 in a stretch near the end of div play, then started inter div play at 5-10, lost our div lead and were bounced from the cup in a two game sweep where we were dominated.

Fortunately Newtman called us out and we posted his remarks on the bulletin board. Since then we have gone 11-4 to avoid a standings free fall.

During the downturn our hitting uncharacteristically went into the toilet as did our pitching simultaneously.
Right now, for the first time I can ever remember every hitter on the team is "cold" when looking at "latest" stats. Only one man is above .260 for our last 50 AB's. Last years three best hitters are all under .200 for that stretch. Gross. Fortunately some of our pitchers are starting to heat back up now.

The core starting eight is almost exactly the same as last year as are the top 3 pitchers. Beyond that it has been a revolving door of tryouts, cuts and follies.

Insane salaries plus having opponents consistently smash our pitching caused front office fits resulting in big changes.
We fired pretty much a whole div IV starting rotation in McKinney,Godinez, Clinton, Alston, Glover, Padilla, and minor leaguers Chia and Olivera as well.

New signings were thrown in and are doing much better : Jackson, Thomas, and rookie Barbosa..
Hopefully we can keep opponents below 6 runs a game now!
We should be in it until the end and if the pitching holds up and the hitting gets a little closer to last season averages then we just might be able to win our third straight division title. I'm sure Battle Creek has other plans though..haha.

For now, it sure would be nice to have a nice 17-13 trip through the east but if history repeats we will likely go 15-15 +/- a win or two and then have a dog fight in our own div to finish the season.
#56139 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/23/2017 8:41:48 am
Odds and ends

Broomfield offense:
- 123 HR's in 80 games. Just wow..
- 8 players with 9 or more

College Station
- has given up just 8 unearned runs

Battle Creek
- smashing everyone in 1 run games for the third straight season

Alexandria
- road warriors
- clear best overall through 80 games

west vs. east
- pitching is so much better in the east
- East in a whole run per game better
You would see the stats and guess that the east must not use a DH lol
#56140 Forum >> Discussions >> All-Stars BrianV 11/23/2017 10:11:03 am
'twas an interesting All-Star year.

I provided 3 of 6 pitchers, with one of my pitchers being the starter. Also my C, 2B and 3B were starters...

However, the good guys got crushed 10-0, with only 3 hits to their 13.

It really exposed the fact that the other division is stronger than the one I am in. Against my own division, my team has been pretty dominant this year so far. However, in the interleague play, we are under .500 by a game. However, despite playing .48X ball, none of the other teams have closed the gap on my team, which means they are struggling in interleague as well.
#56141 Forum >> Discussions >> How can my player be on National Team Mcdoogle 11/23/2017 11:00:33 am
Looks like whoever took over the team after Bilbo drafted you some nice pieces, and you've done a nice job picking up players to add along with that.

Nice job.
#56142 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/23/2017 12:18:27 pm
Interesting bits and pieces so far. Historically Missoula has been good at home, and in 1 run games, this season both have been terrible so I'm expecting (HOPING!) for some normalisation there. I'm scoring plenty of runs (400, 2nd in the league), but also giving up too many.

One thing I did notice - of the 20 all star spots in the west, 13 went to the teams in the 3 worst performing teams at the break (Missoula, Novi, Broomfield). Broomfield were rewarded for their power with 6 of the 14 hitters spots.

Novi have certainly started to recover from their slow start, very similar to last season IIRC!
#56143 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/23/2017 2:26:24 pm
And first game back after the break I lose SP Sager for 36 days. At least I have depth in AAA I guess...
#56144 Forum >> Off Topic >> Happy Thanksgiving! pastorphil 11/23/2017 2:32:17 pm
Enjoy the food. Whats your favorite?

Im not sure anything is better than mashed potatoes, gravy, in a roll.

Enjoy a video from my family while you relax your bellys.

https://youtu.be/Ju94c26zIuw
#56145 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/23/2017 2:48:44 pm
You can take a Care Bear out of Missoula but you can't take Missoula out of the Care Bears! ...lol

*sends care package*

I always miss you on discord JJ ! Sooner or later...
#56146 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/23/2017 3:37:48 pm
3 errors leading to 4 unearned runs in a 1 run loss.
#56147 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/23/2017 3:57:20 pm
- pitching is so much better in the east
- East in a whole run per game better
You would see the stats and guess that the east must not use a DH lol


Hehe. Wonder how much of that is the pitching & defense, and how much is the roided up batters in the West? I know my HRs per game has skyrocketed during inter.

The West team with the fewest HRs would be leading the East in that department.

Was surprised to see College Station's hitting was still cold given how they man-handled Waterloo heading into the all-star break. But looking back, I guess there weren't that many hits. It was the 8 dingers in 5 games (compared to zero for Waterloo) that led to the thrashing.
#56148 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/23/2017 6:44:52 pm
so I'm expecting (HOPING!) for some normalisation there

Wouldn't count on it. :) Sometimes feel your lot is cast before the season starts.

Battle Creek vs. Waterloo was a golden opportunity for some regression to mean in the 1 run category. Instead, went exactly as the records suggested. Oh well.

On the bright side JJNZ, looks like you won't be the first to 20 1-run losses.

Dinos still hold down the second best EXWL in Legends, but now just 1 game away from the drop.
#56149 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/23/2017 7:27:44 pm
Man, every time I look at the standings page my stomach starts churning. I have been in every spot except first, and my team has had extreme highs and extreme lows. Every stat I pointed out last week came back to bite me between Friday and Tuesday, so I'm not going to point out any stats. I'm just going to sit here and take some Pepto-Bismol and hope the roller coaster doesn't throw me off resulting in relegation.
#56150 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 shikago 11/23/2017 8:25:55 pm
That was such an incredible season by you, 114 wins +438 run differential. Only to miss promotion by a single game. Brutal.

If I end up in the same boat, I'll look back at losing 4 of 5 to the Medford Mustangs a few days ago, while Worcester went on to beat them 5x in a row today. I think I play Medford 1 more time, so hopefully they don't crush me again like that. -4 full games in the standings is enough as is!
#56151 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread 6th Man 11/23/2017 9:29:30 pm
Sorry mike... sounds like you're havin a rough day.. er week.. or season I guess haha

I don't really have any venting to do as I just swept the best team in my league in 5 games but it's certainly very frustrating that my side of the league is always so even. 1-6 have always been within striking distance of 1st place in the past few seasons I've been here. I mean, cmon look at last season: http://brokenbat.org/league/42/2033

And now this season looks eerily similar: http://brokenbat.org/league/42/2034

I just hope I end up with a better ending than last year.

Also, if I were to complain about anything it would be my team's pathetic start to the season. It felt like my bullpen blew every lead possible en route to a 7-10 starting record. Luckily, we've turned things around in big ways after a few minor changes.
#56152 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread 6th Man 11/23/2017 9:37:28 pm
Oh and I also forgot one thing. My team can't win a damn claim. Also no more draft luck. So that's pretty good.
#56153 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/23/2017 10:54:50 pm
Lol Freddy, it seems you have a point, Sager is off to ponder his conditioning in AAA Eagle Valley for the next week or so. I'm fairly irregular on Discord, but you're right its always one or the other of us by the looks!

@Seca - I know that you're right, but the perpetual optimist in me refuses to hear it! I feel your pain on the 1 run losses over at Waterloo but my team seems to have decided that 3 run losses are the new one run losses, lost all 5 today v Minnesota, 4 of which were 3 run losses. Sigh.

Might be time for a 'soft reset' kicking a few of the vets and accepting my relegation fate.

Updated Friday, November 24 2017 @ 2:52:13 pm PST
#56154 Forum >> Discussions >> All-Stars dlwarren1 11/23/2017 11:57:30 pm
.ummm the 2nd place team in your division has won 12 in a row
#56155 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/24/2017 12:11:21 am
Looks like I need to move the team to the East. Big training day would go a long way to keeping the momentum up when we cross back over the border into the West.
#56156 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim wil_m 11/24/2017 12:28:47 am
@12twelve @Haselrig

I am yet to play a game in MFN myself also. But during my first draft over the last couple days I too am seeing the same issues that you stated.

Speed seems far and away the dominant attribute on offense and defense. Yet in the draft there is more fast WRs and only a tiny amount of fast CBs and other defensive backs.

This could be a fatal flaw in the game design. There is just not enough fast CBs to go around. And experienced players in MFN say that speed is supreme in that game.

So depending on how things turn out, I too may stop playing the MFN game if this fatal flaw becomes an issue.

Updated Friday, November 24 2017 @ 12:40:03 am PST
#56157 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Bridger 11/24/2017 4:58:26 am
Got my hopes up when I saw...

He can be a very good hitter. He can develop into an above average slugger. He has above average overall potential.



...not a bad scouting report for round 7.

11 pot squashed that. C&R
#56158 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Alyksandur 11/24/2017 4:58:39 am
"'Doesn't have much room for improvement,' my ass." – Benjamin Owens, 07/21/34

…Seriously. That makes 4 SI he's picked up since first showing that scouting comment at the start of the season.

Also, I think I found a training god of a manager in Pedro Aguirre. I haven't had a skinny training day since picking him up. Pitching gains were pretty anemic, though.
#56159 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Haselrig 11/24/2017 5:15:15 am
These are always a nice kick to the head: Pascual Argueta
#56160 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 FreddyTheEye 11/24/2017 6:28:53 am
Out of a predictably bad crew of prospects I went with the scouting report "none" as they sometimes can pan out.

Not this time lol.

Anyone making a team of 8 pot guys?
#56161 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter FreddyTheEye 11/24/2017 7:15:18 am
Position training is driving me mad.

I guess there are some players that just learn REALLY slow?

5 seasons and still not a catcher.
5 seasons, still can't learn OF


5 seasons for a SS I could understand...
but 6 seasons and still no 1B??
Also have you ever seen a player uptrain a position while in the minors after getting the callup?
IRL it would be reasonable to expect but I haven't seen it happen here.

Maybe position training is faster in the big leagues?

Thoughts?
#56162 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 lostraven 11/24/2017 7:26:30 am
Could do worse for a Round 7 pick. Keeping him for the short term to gets some reps at catcher. I don't really need another catcher prospect but ...
#56163 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter lostraven 11/24/2017 7:40:36 am

Also have you ever seen a player uptrain a position while in the minors after getting the callup?



If I understand you correctly, you mean your player gained a small or big letter defensive position in the minors after he's already received the learned all he can learn scout tag? If that's what you mean, I don't think it's all that unusual.

As for some players requiring many innings to gain a defensive upgrade, I'm right there with you. I've seen some players get that letter rapidly and others take forever.

Slightly related, my 29-year-old platoon catcher Tamayo finally gained big C today. :/

Updated Friday, November 24 2017 @ 7:41:53 am PST
#56164 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Haselrig 11/24/2017 8:13:27 am
I leave a lot of guys down to pick up a position after they get the call. Just happened with Gallo picking up his 'of' today. He got the call after the mega-training update. He didn't know how to play the position at the time, so i left him down.

Becoming more and more of a fan of leaving guys who get the call down for a few updates. They all seem to pick up a few points and come up a little better armed to face big-league players.
#56165 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Cactusguy21 11/24/2017 10:51:30 am
Not the worst player out there, but could be better. Maybe he could be a depth OF or 2B.


@lostraven

Did someone say catcher prospect?

WHAT'S THAT OVER THERE?

steals your player








Updated Friday, November 24 2017 @ 10:53:03 am PST
#56166 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Frankebasta 11/24/2017 11:08:39 am
Me too ;)

I read the same tutorials as you all did, obviously.
And share the same concerns.

I noticed some of these tutorials are referring to different game engines. Both old, current or in beta test.

How it affects our league, I haven't the faintest!

However, looking at last year's stats, the league was overwhelmingly RUN oriented. IIRC, 20+ RBs over 1,000 yds. Whereas no QB exceeded 5,000.

I also read there "was"? an issue about KOR, but looks like a things of the past.

Let's see...
#56167 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Tiger504 11/24/2017 11:22:04 am
My how things have changed.

Who would have thought I'd be pleased to draft a low SI 12 pot pitcher whose scouting report consists only of good potential?

But I am pleased. Especially in round 7. Its been awhile since I drafted anyone of star potential. Nowadays I'm just happy with potentially useful.
#56168 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter MukilteoMike 11/24/2017 11:32:58 am
Regarding positions and defense, they're both learned far too slowly. They should probably progress at about twice the rate they do. If that was combined with double the penalties for playing an unqualified position, that would be awesome.
#56169 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Tiger504 11/24/2017 12:12:11 pm
Makes sense to me Mike
#56170 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Cactusguy21 11/24/2017 1:30:04 pm
Reading through the forums, the game balance looks really ridiculously off. Plus the playbook thing looks needlessly complex. I'm not sure I'm going to stay here long-term.

One thing that bugs me are the strength and speed stats. I've seen QBs with 97 strength and OLs with 12. It should never be like this.

Updated Friday, November 24 2017 @ 1:30:48 pm PST
#56171 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Cactusguy21 11/24/2017 1:35:16 pm
In 17 picks made since joining the site, I've seen just one "very good" potential player, and even he wasn't super great.
#56172 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Shoeless Joe 11/24/2017 2:37:30 pm
Hit on a 13 POT that has some potential, but before you get jealous, note that this is only my second keeper this year for a LLVI team in full rebuild. (The other was a 14 POT in Rd 3). My other five picks consisted of 3 12 POT's and 2 11 POT's.
#56173 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft Round 7 Cactusguy21 11/24/2017 4:42:17 pm
@shoeless

No hitting comment, so I wouldn't get too excited about him, but that SI at his age is insane, he'll be in the majors by 20 years old most likely!
#56174 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear allen54chevy 11/24/2017 5:52:05 pm
#thatwasfunwhileitlasted
#56175 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 11/24/2017 6:01:34 pm
We've got 3 teams left in cup. I think it speaks to the overall quality of this group. Good job guys!
#56176 Forum >> Off Topic >> Happy Thanksgiving! admin 11/24/2017 9:59:22 pm
Stuffing!

Happy Thanksgiving...

Steve

Updated Friday, November 24 2017 @ 9:59:48 pm PST
#56177 Forum >> Discussions >> How can my player be on National Team admin 11/24/2017 10:01:46 pm
It's pretty hard to make the National Team for the US. Other countries...not so much.

Steve
#56178 Forum >> Bug Reports >> RISP and League Leaders admin 11/24/2017 10:03:47 pm
Which players and how many at bats do they have?

Thanks,

Steve
#56179 Forum >> Bug Reports >> another H&R bug admin 11/24/2017 10:05:53 pm
Yes, I will look into this. I'm not sure it's a bug, so much as a shortcoming in the simulation.

Steve
#56180 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug admin 11/24/2017 10:07:34 pm
Sorry...didn't see this earlier.

Steve
#56181 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug admin 11/24/2017 10:30:36 pm
Should be fixed now....

...hope I didn't break anything else. :-)



Steve
#56182 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Defensive Substitution admin 11/24/2017 10:34:28 pm
Swain isn't a great fielder, but has exceptional range. Why is he such a bad choice at 2B?

Steve
#56183 Forum >> Suggestions >> All-Time Team Leaders - Additional Statistics admin 11/24/2017 10:42:43 pm
155 ABs per season
1000 ABs for career


Steve
#56184 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion admin 11/24/2017 10:44:47 pm
motko - I don't disagree with you...it would be nice to have more player acquisition options. But I don't really understand your suggestion, can you expand upon it?

Thanks,

Steve
#56185 Forum >> Off Topic >> Happy Thanksgiving! Haselrig 11/25/2017 2:50:27 am
Hope everybody had a good one :)
#56186 Forum >> Bug Reports >> RISP and League Leaders Mesh77 11/25/2017 4:26:40 am
The two players I linked in the OP.

Morrisey has slumped a little so doesn't qualify for the RISP leaders any more (he had over 290 AB at the time, now 317).

Lam had 240 AB at the time and now has 252, so still qualifies - his .338 RISP should be good enough for 7th place on the list...and he's STILL listed for SLG (8th) and OPS (10th). So if he's listed for them he should be listed for RISP.

Again, not a big deal but just pointing out an inconsistency.
#56187 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter FreddyTheEye 11/25/2017 6:35:59 am
thanks guys. Those examples make me feel better about my plans.

P.S. Mike +1 agreed!
#56188 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Haselrig 11/25/2017 6:47:28 am
You should make a separate post in suggestions, Mike. I think that idea has a lot of merit.
#56189 Forum >> Discussions >> How can my player be on National Team s0nnymar 11/25/2017 7:01:35 am
Thanks
#56190 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/25/2017 7:27:35 am
Looking to the future:

CSA's young familiar lineup will officially be getting long in the tooth next season and a medium paced full retooling will have to begin.

We finally have the minors restocked and ready to help out. The first position players to go will be high priced veteran stars Shields and Murray this offseason after they help us try to win a pennant this year. Shields can no longer hit lefties and his production is too low now for a $4m+ player. Murray is just done..cant hit righties or throw out runners for almost 4m per season. Big holes to fill but we should be ok as we have a C and many good AAA hitters almost ready.

Our ongoing issue has been pitching depth and nothing has changed.
The big three are aging but should all still start next season, but after that things will fall apart quickly lol.
We have some decent looking AA arms but not much in AAA.
For now we need to make a cut or two and I'm so hesitant to get rid of young pitchers, so who stays and who goes??
Lopez seems like he'll never be an effective legends pitcher.
Botello a home grown bust may have finally worn out his welcome.
Hunt may have a shot but can't get righties out so far and gets blasted by power hitters.
Givens- free agent signing we had high hopes for turned into a 2.8m waste.

May be a waste of cash (we are rich) but I think we'll give Givens another shot next season and dump Botello. Hang onto the younsters just in case. Even these guys may end up a better option than free agent pitchers and at least they only make .50m.

Thoughts??

Final note: Savage will be cut loose today so we can continue to play the waiver wire game.


#56191 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion lostraven 11/25/2017 8:04:17 am
I think what he is suggesting, though not sure, is that players have free agency eligibility. It sounds like he's suggesting that if the player didn't like what you offered to pay him, it increases the chances of the player not resigning and would instead drop to the waiver wire. Now whether or not its further envisioned that the waiver wire would work any differently is not clear. But it seems the suggestion is to add an element where your players aren't guaranteed to stay for life, particularly through a contract offer you make to retain the player.

Updated Saturday, November 25 2017 @ 8:05:56 am PST
#56192 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Defensive Substitution MukilteoMike 11/25/2017 8:25:00 am
Really? He is a 5 fielder with no qualifications at second and he throws with his left hand. 19 range or not, that guy should never play anything but the outfield.
#56193 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter Cactusguy21 11/25/2017 10:02:29 am
I agree Mike, in the mlb people switch positions all the time (such as Trey Mancini on the Orioles), and before long a lot of them can learn the position.
#56194 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... admin 11/25/2017 10:28:03 am
Okay...there have been a lot of discussion about the frequency of stealing third base. Looking into modifying the logic some.

Basically, it going to reflect two principals.

1. Don't make the first or last out of an inning at third.
2. Stealing third isn’t a good gamble unless your success rate is really high, because you’re already in scoring position at second.


Steve
#56195 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Cactusguy21 11/25/2017 11:28:32 am
FYI, the San Fran team opened up if anyone is interested
#56196 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... Cactusguy21 11/25/2017 11:28:56 am
+1

:-D
#56197 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim Haselrig 11/25/2017 11:35:50 am
That's got Steve written all over it :)
#56198 Forum >> Discussions >> Training Chatter AssumedPseudonym 11/25/2017 11:45:49 am
 Definitely in favor of Mike’s idea.
#56199 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... AssumedPseudonym 11/25/2017 11:49:23 am
 I like the idea here, but just how high a success rate counts as “really high” in this case?
#56200 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... Jason2327 11/25/2017 12:22:56 pm
+1
#56201 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear FreddyTheEye 11/25/2017 2:02:36 pm
My pick :San Mateo Ninja

#Iwannabeinthecup
#56202 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... MukilteoMike 11/25/2017 2:17:05 pm
Woot Woot!!
#56203 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... TPS 11/25/2017 2:46:17 pm
+1
#56204 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/25/2017 3:58:42 pm
I'd give Lopez a bit of rope, if nothing else he could be an innings eater for you in an LR role. Botello looks like he's had a lot of rope and hasn't used it so probably easy enough to send on his way. I'd be in on Hunt if you cut him, great LHS. Givens is pretty borderline, one of those to hold onto until you need space I reckon.
#56205 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/25/2017 4:32:44 pm
I'd have to go with the San Mateo Ninja as well, though I'm still rooting for the O's.
#56206 Forum >> Bug Reports >> RISP and League Leaders the gizmo 11/25/2017 4:43:27 pm
Noticed same thing, same league
Carvalho-315AB .333risp
and
Beaumont-291AB .337risp

Prob. fake news for division leaders
#56207 Forum >> Bug Reports >> RISP and League Leaders the gizmo 11/25/2017 5:08:35 pm
sorry
Double post

Updated Saturday, November 25 2017 @ 6:29:01 pm PST
#56208 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/25/2017 5:23:50 pm
Bagley against the East:

9 starts
4-0
1.63 ERA
HR every 20 IP

Bagley against the West:
8 starts
2-5
6.34 ERA
HR every 4.5 IP

Need better drug testing in the West.
#56209 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... Yankee1219 11/25/2017 5:31:04 pm
+1
Speaking of scoring position, since I've joined it seems as if there has been a low percentage of runners that score from second on a hit. I realize speed has something to do with it, but not enough to warrant so many holding at third. I'd like to see a higher percentage of runners score on a hit.
#56210 Forum >> Leagues >> V.7 HoboMan6525 11/25/2017 6:12:17 pm
Wow! Great job bringing ventura back from last carlos. I dont know what youve been doing over there but keep it up. Cant wait for inter-league to end so we can all get a chance to play the new ventura.
#56211 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Noodle 11/25/2017 6:12:49 pm
Unbelievable! Sometimes there are no words.

http://brokenbat.org/game/2640636

Updated Saturday, November 25 2017 @ 6:13:26 pm PST
#56212 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 11/25/2017 6:21:32 pm
Yowza. That’s a worthy vent Noodle. My sympathy.
#56213 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... AssumedPseudonym 11/25/2017 6:40:24 pm
 …And then the 8th inning reminded me that sometimes there are exceptions to not trying to steal third with two outs. I agree that it should not be the norm, but if you’re running (no pun intended) a team with speed as a major part of the strategy and are willing to take that gamble when you’ve got the right guy on second base…
#56214 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread FreddyTheEye 11/25/2017 8:19:22 pm
Oh my...ouch!! Might want to change the management settings on Flint!
#56215 Forum >> Off Topic >> American Football Sim wil_m 11/25/2017 8:52:24 pm
Thanks Cactusguy21!

I took the San Fran Team.

My user name over there is: "yardbyyard"

Happy to join the MFN-47 :-) - still learning a lot about the game and really don't know what I am doing - but I hope to learn!

I will give the game a chance to see if the gameplay will work or not.

Updated Saturday, November 25 2017 @ 8:57:02 pm PST
#56216 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/25/2017 9:04:03 pm
Wow. That was epic. And to think they still had two outs left in the inning!
#56217 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... MukilteoMike 11/26/2017 3:35:05 am
AP, everyone has their own opinion. Personally, I think that double steal was a horrible idea, but it worked out that time. Based on the next two batters (walk, single), it's hard to tell whether or not that made any difference. Any way, with that particular example Ramon stole second behind the speedster. Does anyone know if the catcher ever throws to second here instead of third? That's where the throw should have gone (but didn't) because Ramon is a horrible base stealer (12 speed with less than 50% success rate).

Updated Sunday, November 26 2017 @ 3:36:03 am PST
#56218 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... AssumedPseudonym 11/26/2017 4:14:50 am
 De Santis is, like, one of maybe two players on the team I would be willing to green-light for third with two outs; the rest of them, I wouldn’t want them to even think about taking off for third on a straight steal under those circumstances. I’d just like the option — preferably on a player-by-player basis — to allow it.
#56219 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/26/2017 5:08:12 am
Did somebody mention one-run losses? Sheesh.
#56220 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/26/2017 9:47:28 am
Sawyer has been less than inspiring recently, so I'm going to try out Haney against College Station's lineup in game 3. What could go wrong?

Edit: Changed my mind, going with him in game 1 against Yoshii. Taylor deserves a break given he wasn't even supposed to be my #1 starter.

Updated Sunday, November 26 2017 @ 9:51:11 am PST
#56221 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/26/2017 10:03:38 am
Sheesh

Ya. Definitely unfortunate getting schooled in 1-run games by the Dinos.

Feel bad flexing some luck on Novi. Seem like a couple of swimmers in distress where one pushes the other’s head underwater.
#56222 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... allen54chevy 11/26/2017 10:05:24 am
Seems to me that maybe this would be a good option to add to management controls... where it could be applied differently for different players at different innings...much like the "pinch hit for"

Default could be X

But I REALLY like more customized controls for game time decisions.
#56223 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... Seca 11/26/2017 11:27:08 am
IRL I think that the main motivation for stealing 3B with 2 out is to “put pressure on the pitcher”. Ie., hoping to score on a wild pitch / passed ball.

That doesn’t apply here, as the match engine won’t process a SB and a WP / PB on the same AB.

Here, the only benefit of stealing 3B with 2 out is that it allows the runner to score on an infield single. A lacklustre reward for the risk IMO.

(Stealing 3B would also mean no chance of an OF throwing the runner out on a single that gets through the infield. I don’t see this as a benefit tho. We are assuming a base runner with some speed. The chance of getting thrown out stealing 3B is always going to be higher than the chance of being gunned down by an OF).
#56224 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion motko 11/26/2017 2:49:25 pm
thank you, lostraven. Manual contract management would make competition of prime age quality players.

When a contract would end, other teams could make contract offers that original team would have to match if the team wants to keep the player. Else, he would leave to highest offering team. I think this is called restricted free agency.

This is very complicated becouse there would have to be maybe a mutual agreement deal and many complicated new things.

#56225 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/26/2017 3:16:30 pm
My pitching continues to get destroyed by the West. I'm completely perplexed.
#56226 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread brentswagger 11/26/2017 3:39:58 pm
Injuries, injuries, injuries. It's been a rough year. My worst so far. I have been without 3 key pitchers for several games(2 to 3 week type injuries)as well as 2-4 hitters out at the same time. I was even forced to cut a young decent prospect so I could go sign an arm to get through the injuries. I'm now getting close to getting through the injuries but am falling close to relegation status. I better hope these guys get healthy and with health comes some success.
#56227 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... Rock777 11/26/2017 4:08:46 pm
Settings are always nice, but this change definitely seems like a better default regardless of any new settings.
#56228 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/26/2017 4:22:10 pm
Complete utter BS. We lose an extra innings game with 36-7 LOB, stranding guys in scoring position every inning, except the tenth.

Updated Sunday, November 26 2017 @ 4:26:24 pm PST
#56229 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/26/2017 4:23:28 pm

Seem like a couple of swimmers in distress where one pushes the other’s head underwater.



Says the guy with the best RD in the entire Legends League.
#56230 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/26/2017 4:55:42 pm

Says the guy with the best RD in the entire Legends League.


Hehe. True. And a full 2 games clear of the drop. :)

When Novi left down, so did our short lived competence in 1 run games. First to 20 losses! Woohoo!
#56231 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/26/2017 5:14:39 pm
Givens will pitch game five and will be sacked if he doesn't make it through 5.

#earnyourwage
#56232 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion MukilteoMike 11/26/2017 5:20:18 pm
One lesson I've learned is PAC 12 players suck. Get ready to cut bait, Freddie.
#56233 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/26/2017 6:27:09 pm
wish I saw that before the game..
#56234 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug dsz071 11/26/2017 6:42:16 pm
Thank you, sir.
#56235 Forum >> Discussions >> Waiver Steals and FA Rock777 11/26/2017 7:00:44 pm
He might not reach his max potential, but I still think Ishii was a steal at 1 claim. He did get his "C" before he hit the majors, and as he has developed he has become a solid vLHP Catcher. Will probably continue to improve at a low rate for a couple more years.
#56236 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Seca 11/26/2017 7:37:43 pm
You need to hit more HRs.

Anderson's swan song with the Dinos. 17 fielding, drops the fly ball that costs 2 unearned runs and the game.

When its not your season, its not your season.
#56237 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season MukilteoMike 11/26/2017 9:56:02 pm
My main ball crusher, Perez, has started to pour it on lately. His OPS has climbed to 935 and he's nailed 30 homers, putting him on pace for 50. At 29, he now has 179 homers, which is significant because he ranks first for players I've signed. He's currently 6th all-time for the franchise. Barring injury, he'll finish the season 4th all-time and will likely end his career in the number two spot. If he can be productive and play until he's 37, he could threaten the franchise mark of 426. I don't think I've ever kept anyone over 35 before, though, so I doubt that will happen.
#56238 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/26/2017 11:11:26 pm
Game 5 made up for Game 4 in my book. Lee coming in and giving up a three run homer just has me shaking my head.

The funny thing is that I have given up 10 less homers than anyone else, but have hit 15 less than anyone else. Sadly if I could manage a positive home run differential I likely would have a shot at winning the East at the very least. That would require a huge uptick in home run production by my offense, which isn't going to happen.
#56239 Forum >> Leagues >> V.4 shikago 11/27/2017 3:36:25 am
Ugh, lost 3 of 5 to San Jose. A team that literally lost 20+ games in a row going into the all-star break. And of course their ace pitcher got injured during a 2-1 15-inning game... just in time to face Worcester! (not like Worcester wouldn't sweep them anyway)
#56240 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/27/2017 6:05:10 am
Do east teams always promote to the east ??

The very tough east division in legends is probably about to get a little stronger.

Kalamazoo went from rank 61 to 21 last season and from 21 they climbed to the #4 ranked team in Broken Bat currently. 13 game lead in the east (II.2)!
#56241 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/27/2017 6:22:16 am
Tiger's guys have some age on them. Have to see how they hold up next season. Good team, though. Be fun to have Tiger up here if I can claw my way out of relegation.
#56242 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug Cactusguy21 11/27/2017 6:47:14 am
Thank you Steve!


#56243 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion wickersty 11/27/2017 7:28:41 am
@Freddy I don't believe teams always promote to the East. Steve and I had an email conversation a month or so ago where I was trying to find my old hometown to move my major league (or one of my minor league teams, I don't remember which) there, but the town wasn't listed in the drop down even though I knew it existed in the game.

He said that towns in the game are tied to their geography... that eastern towns are only available to teams in eastern divisions and vice versa.

So that leads me to believe that teams are tied to their divisions and geographical locations... so promoting a western team to an eastern division in a higher league wouldn't make sense.

Jeff
#56244 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 amalric7 11/27/2017 8:04:57 am
Top three in IV.4 East (Hampton, Fall River, Minot) are tied at 50-45, and only 15 runs separates them. The fourth place team (Biloxi) are only two games back, and the fifth place team (us, New York) are only four off the lead, with the second best RD. Last place Glenview are only seven games off the lead, and although they have the worst RD they are the only IV.4 team still in the Cup, so can't be written off.

No-one said it would be easy... :)
#56245 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters amalric7 11/27/2017 8:11:25 am
Eerily similar to the game above, was this one.

Two outs from a no-hitter, and James gives up a double to the #9 hitter! He was this future stud, so no gimme.

New York Lancers

K. James W (7-7) 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 104 69 8 - 7 5.01
Total 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 104 69 8 - 7

Bottom 9th: Glendale
James takes the mound to pitch.
Fyodorov lines out to short stop.
Alonso hits a double to right field.
Dolan grounds to third base. Dolan is thrown out at first by Ortiz. Alonso holds at second base.
Navarro pops out to first base.
New York 6, Glendale 0
#56246 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 11/27/2017 8:47:03 am
Ah, it's pretty cool to have your team discussed on the Legends thread. I guess we really are making some noise. 😊

If we promote, it will be to the east division. Always east or always west. And promoting to Legends East sounds like the challenge of all challenges! Barring a collapse of such epic proportions I might have to spend some time in a padded room, it's a challenge we are on the trajectory for.
#56247 Forum >> Discussions >> Waiver Steals and FA Yankee1219 11/27/2017 11:01:25 am
You might not think much about this guy looking at his skills but he has been rock solid for me since I won this 4-claimer.

Only an 85 SI 11 Pot, I picked him up for his 19 arm and very good hitter potential. In 4 1/2 seasons, mostly as a platoon catcher that tears up right-handed pitching, he was been an all-star twice, has a career .305 BA, a career OPS of .807, and a .999 Fielding Percentage while throwing out 43% of base stealers.

He's gotta be high on the list of most effective 11 POT's in the game.
#56248 Forum >> Discussions >> Waiver Steals and FA Cactusguy21 11/27/2017 12:42:02 pm
@Yankee

I remember you posting about Ahn in another thread, I still maintain that that guy is the epitome of "hitting is the best skill". That was an awesome steal for you!

Cordero wasn't even on waivers, he was an FA, and the previous owner snatched him up and now he's in the Cy Young convo this year!

Updated Monday, November 27 2017 @ 12:43:03 pm PST
#56249 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... admin 11/27/2017 1:52:00 pm
I am simulating some changes now. Basically, for stealing third it:

1. takes into account the number of outs.
2. makes it less likely that players with conservative base stealing settings try to steal third.
3. reduces the total number of 3rd base steal attempts significally.


Steve
#56250 Forum >> Discussions >> Stealing 3rd Base... wickersty 11/27/2017 2:40:32 pm
Cheers Steve. I think it will make for a much less frustrating game mechanic. Thanks!
#56251 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/27/2017 3:30:26 pm
@wickersty, yes, East teams ALWAYS promote to the East. Likewise West teams ALWAYS promote to the West.

Tiger's team certainly beat my team up in the cup in a four game series, but that is the point of the pyramid structure for the best teams to make it to the top and play each other. It doesn't always work out that way, as luck plays a major role in the game, but it does in real life baseball too. Still as good as II.2 is, it isn't Legends, and while Tiger's team may even be capable of leading Legends' East, it wouldn't be the margin he currently holds there.

Edit: I will say that despite going 1-3 against him, my pitching staff were capable of keeping his power hitters pretty silent, shutting down the long ball as they have for everyone the past 5 or 6 seasons. Just saying, I have reason to be confident in my prediction he wouldn't run away with Legends East.

Updated Monday, November 27 2017 @ 3:33:39 pm PST
#56252 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Tiger504 11/27/2017 4:15:48 pm
Whoa there Newt, I don't think anyone has said Kalamazoo would have a chance of winning Legends East let alone running away with it. It's just looking like a good possibility we're moving up next season. As I understand it, Favuz and Roanoke made quick work out of the division in II.2 last season and they're just hoping to hang on this season. This was pointed out by Endjru in the II.2 thread. My counterpoint to that was just avoiding relegation is a worthy goal in your division. And honestly would be the only goal I would set for Kalamazoo if/when we get to Legends. 😊

Edit: I will say this. Kalamazoo will have to win or lose playing our own style. It could be a really interesting clash of styles.


Updated Monday, November 27 2017 @ 5:01:01 pm PST
#56253 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Favuz 11/28/2017 1:32:24 am
Can confirm that Legends (especially East) is a completely different League than tier II, and a tough one.

Hitting is a bit better than II, but pitching is on a Whole another level.

While my RA is like last year (but went for one of the top to the worst), my hitters took a nose dive; i went from 5.3 RS to 4.0 and lost about .060 of team OPS.

I was confortably in the middle of the pack when, in the last round of intraleague play, i went in a streak of 13 losses.

8 straigth games with 1 run or 0, i still got nightmares :D .

I'll value my chanches after the end of the interleague.
#56254 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/28/2017 4:48:56 am
2nd time thru interdiv:

Lost two of first three series but still 8-7, a huge improvement from our first run thru those teams (5-10).
Can't find the magic formula to beat Minneapolis though!

Updated Tuesday, November 28 2017 @ 4:56:03 am PST
#56255 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion xLee227 11/28/2017 1:27:15 pm
Yeah I've had the same experience in Legends East as Favuz...went from scoring 5.1 runs per game last season in LL2 to just 4.2 runs per game this season with essentially the same players.

Haha idk Freddy, our second interdivision series was pretty close - I just barely squeaked out a win in Game 5 of the series.
#56256 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion AssumedPseudonym 11/28/2017 2:42:24 pm
 Not in favor of manually dealing with re-signing players or arguing with them over how much they should be paid every season season. Player salaries are already recalculated at the start of each season, which is basically them making their offer for how much they’re willing to play for. If it’s too much for your taste or your budget, hit the “Release” button on him.

 As for competing offers for players at the start of a season, I’m very much against the idea. As an owner who started out on a shoestring budget — one who is rapidly working my way back in that direction, in fact — I would rather not lose half of my team to richer teams who are willing to throw $7M at players I’m having to grit my teeth at paying $3M. Rich teams benefit at the expense of poor teams enough as it is.
#56257 Forum >> Discussions >> Smallest Contribution towards a Championship Ever? Ced 11/28/2017 2:46:10 pm
In his rookie year, Billy Ray Darling's four pitch season total were enough to earn him a championship ring.

Billy Ray Darling


Updated Tuesday, November 28 2017 @ 2:46:40 pm PST
#56258 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters nemesis 11/28/2017 2:49:39 pm
In his third start after his near no-hitter, Segura gave up just one hit through eight innings (sixth inning single, walk in the eighth) before being taken out for our closer because we led just 3-0. Close but again no cigar.
#56259 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 Cup #itsyouryear Cactusguy21 11/28/2017 3:10:35 pm
It's final four time! Who you all got to win?
#56260 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/28/2017 3:25:38 pm
Fair enough, I misinterpreted a post.

After going 5-5 last season against College Station, I went 6-4 this season winning both home and away 3-2. Definitely moving in the correct direction there. Battle Creek and Broomfield are the only two teams my squad has yet to win series against. The season series against Battle Creek is currently 2-5, thus I need to win the last three today just to split, which would make for a 4-1 day. That seems unlikely given I've never won more than 2 of 5 against them in three prior attempts.

After being the poster model for pitching consistency the past 6 seasons, my rotation has had injuries that have made me switch out starters regularly the past couple of real life weeks. Alvarez is out again after pitching just one game following his prior 21 day injury. Haney will get another start, this time against Novi. If he pitches as well as he did against College Station he could cement his place in the rotation against teams that are too good against LHP for me to want Alvarez to start (I platoon my rotation).
#56261 Forum >> Bug Reports >> Hall of fame bug admin 11/28/2017 3:27:29 pm
No problem...glad if resolves the issue.

Steve
#56262 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion newtman 11/28/2017 3:45:07 pm
As a person who came to this game from GoalUnited, I completely agree with AP. One of the major drawing points about this game in my opinion is that it de-emphasizes the role of finances in baseball versus real life. There are plenty of games that operate exactly the way you are talking about in terms of contracts, and I really like the fact that BB doesn't force you to make competing offers with other owners. After getting multiple players sniped from me in that game I will ALWAYS be against any model of competing offers that opens the door for someone to win a player simply because they were able to be online when I couldn't be, or because they had a faster internet connection and could get that offer in with one second left while I had to put it in with 3 seconds left to make sure it was in in time.
#56263 Forum >> Bug Reports >> RISP and League Leaders admin 11/28/2017 3:46:53 pm
Right now, the limits are set to 155 ABs per season or 1000 ABs for career (with runners in scoring position). So if a player doesn't have that many...he still might qualify, but his ranking might be lower (just like with batting average).


Steve




Updated Tuesday, November 28 2017 @ 3:50:03 pm PST
#56264 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.6 ESac 11/28/2017 4:30:05 pm
I might make concept logos for the league?????
#56265 Forum >> Discussions >> Smallest Contribution towards a Championship Ever? dsz071 11/28/2017 7:17:03 pm
Not sure about contributions to a championship but this guy earned Player of the Game for throwing one pitch.
#56266 Forum >> Help >> New Team? jreynoldson913 11/28/2017 8:02:28 pm
Hey I already posted something about getting a team. and I got no response. I had requested the Plano Devil Rays. they are in league VI
#56267 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season Seca 11/28/2017 8:38:48 pm
This guy has probably come up before and I either missed it or have forgotten. But a link for those who haven’t seen him.
#56268 Forum >> Help >> New Team? allen54chevy 11/28/2017 9:30:47 pm
Send Steve a message.
#56269 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion motko 11/29/2017 2:59:10 am
i also dont want the money to be in bigger role. My point was, it would be interesting to do other stuff to success than only the management page. Everything else is just luck in draft and waivers.
#56270 Forum >> Suggestions >> 1000th suggestion newtman 11/29/2017 3:46:24 am
I think most people are in favor of a player acquisition system that isn't solely luck. The problem is what form that should take so that it is fair and fun. Many systems have been suggested, all have flaws, only one or two garnered overall positive reviews from the community, and those few were not implemented (they may have been too complex to expect Steve to code by himself for free).
#56271 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 11/29/2017 5:11:43 am
Nothing's worse than getting swept by a crap team, then seeing that team post a press release about sweeping you.
#56272 Forum >> Help >> New Team? amalric7 11/29/2017 6:36:51 am
Plano have been taken.

Maybe the fact you come and go every few months gave Steve some reason to pause? :)
#56273 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season amalric7 11/29/2017 6:39:54 am
@Seca - I'm sure there were posts about him just after he was drafted, definitely seen him before. Wonder how accurate that 12 Arm is, pun intended... ;)
#56274 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/29/2017 7:51:15 am
Well, that about does it for me. That little glimmer of fool's gold a ways back there was pretty dang cruel, game :)

Now what else is on...
#56275 Forum >> Discussions >> Smallest Contribution towards a Championship Ever? Ced 11/29/2017 8:52:09 am
Proof that the Shuuto pitch is OP!
#56276 Forum >> Leagues >> IV.4 Brewnoe 11/29/2017 10:17:51 am
Should be interesting.

The Dawgs have a 2 game lead and back to back 2 series against the West's bottom teams. Christian Salvador is refusing to let Psycho back into the lineup ... will that and the recent bullpen upgrades be enough to offset the loss of all-everything pitcher "Graham" Chapman ?
#56277 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/29/2017 10:25:57 am
That little glimmer of fool's gold a ways back there was pretty dang cruel, game :)

Hehe. After a tidy 4-1 series win yesterday I queued up the League page with a bit of spring to my step ... only to discover I'd slipped to 5th with the Tiger's 5-0 and +28 RD.

Dino pitching is a clown fiesta. We've never been able to string big boys like some teams. But we've always managed to find a guy or two that over-perform in a given season (see Barker, Charlie). This season everyone in behind Bagley and Alvarado has been dreadful (Greer, Knepper, Contreras, Sammy).
#56278 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/29/2017 11:07:16 am
4.89 ERA and 120 HRs given up is pretty spectacular. Those numbers should get me demoted straight down to LL3 without stopping in 2.

This is the year I needed trades more than any other. Flipping Lowe and Granados would have restocked my farm for another run at it.
#56279 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion JJNZ 11/29/2017 2:31:49 pm
Solid pitching effort from my guys, keeping Waterloo to 1 run over 9 innings. Unfortunately that was against another Bagley-led shutout. 1 run games for Missoula? now 4-18.

Second most runs in the league still, so no issues with my offense, other than one run games!
#56280 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 11/29/2017 2:48:36 pm
Bagley is a scary proposition in those 1-0 games. As a left handed power pitcher he gets taken deep in a start more often than not.

Think the Dinos bottomed out at 7-18 in 1-run games. Makes us 6-2 lately. More evidence that whining works. ;) Prepared to acknowledge Mizzoo as the close game futility champ.
#56281 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/29/2017 3:29:38 pm
What was that about Novi giving up? Raleigh's starters AND bullpen are getting hammered by Novi's lineup. Need to win the last three to not slip behind Birmingham.
#56282 Forum >> Help >> New Team? jreynoldson913 11/29/2017 5:12:50 pm
ik almarac . but this time im gonna do it.
#56283 Forum >> Help >> New Team? jreynoldson913 11/29/2017 5:14:11 pm
and i would also like the League City Nationals
#56284 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 11/29/2017 5:20:07 pm
I'm sick and tired of losing close games because opponents drive in runs from second by getting their hits with two outs while my guys get them with only one out, which, as everyone knows, makes runners as slow as death. It's a strange phenomenon, but one that most definitely afflicts Broken Bat players.
#56285 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 11/29/2017 6:19:33 pm
Last 10 games 4-6.
Last 20 games 8-12.

Gained one game on the entire division lol.

#smashthewest
#56286 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/29/2017 11:07:09 pm
Need to win the last three to not slip behind Birmingham.

Maybe Seca's on to something about the magic of the Legend's thread :)
#56287 Forum >> Help >> same player repeatedly injured, + general question shikago 11/30/2017 1:23:19 am
My #1 starter had 2 max injuries before the all-star break, and already has another double digit injury since coming back. I'm wondering what's going on? Is there some sort of bug/glitch, is it being caused by managerial settings, or just luck? The odds of this happening seem incredibly low, which is why I'm asking.

He's had a 90-pitch count limit all season & was even held out of cup games. Never starts when fatigued. Meanwhile some other teams are basically unaffected by injury all season, other than minor fatigue. I don't get why things are so incredibly inequitable?

Related question for anyone who knows... Is the chance of injury the same per appearance? Is a defensive replacement is at the same risk as someone who plays all 9 innings? Is a reliever who throws 100 pitches at the same risk as one who throws only 5 pitches?
#56288 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 11/30/2017 3:50:04 am
Starting to believe that Steve has actually programmed the game engine to scan the forums and cut down to size anyone who's posts start to sound like bragging, while giving a boost to anyone who appears discouraged. I know theoretically that should be impossible, and he would have no reason to program the game to do that anyways, but it seriously keeps happening over and over again with such consistency it is hard to believe the level of correlation doesn't have some form of causation.
#56289 Forum >> Help >> same player repeatedly injured, + general question newtman 11/30/2017 3:59:56 am
My first thought is that the 90 pitch count could be too high for a guy with 11 stamina. On the other hand, if he had a 90 pitch count those last 5 or 6 seasons where he appeared to pitch without injury, then it probably isn't the case. Next thought is, incredibly bad luck sort of evening out the fact he didn't appear to get injured before this season. Maybe just a bad blip on his career radar, or maybe injury proneness is a hidden trait that can actually be gained at random points.
#56290 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 11/30/2017 4:12:32 am
Oh wise and benevolent Legends Thread, Novi could use an outstanding training day this week. [backs away slowly...]
#56291 Forum >> Help >> same player repeatedly injured, + general question shikago 11/30/2017 4:41:40 am
His pitch count in those other seasons was much higher actually. 120+ in many of them! It seems like when I started getting more cautious, I've been hit with more injuries. One of my relievers with 16 stamina has a pitch count of 20. He's had a couple of double digit injuries this season too...
#56292 Forum >> Discussions >> Smallest Contribution towards a Championship Ever? FreddyTheEye 11/30/2017 6:23:19 am
@dsz what a pitch!!
#56293 Forum >> Discussions >> Famous, Funny Player Names Thread Ced 11/30/2017 8:27:28 am
Never made it out of the minors in real life or Broken Bat

Stolen Base King

Savoy Slugger - The Natural - and he's from New York


Updated Thursday, November 30 2017 @ 8:44:21 am PST
#56294 Forum >> Discussions >> Famous, Funny Player Names Thread Alyksandur 11/30/2017 2:47:16 pm
Andres Galarraga: Time will tell…
#56295 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Pig_Cola 11/30/2017 3:14:58 pm
My bullpen drives me crazy especially in one-run games. They are incredibly inconsistent and manage to give up walk-off HR's in extra innings.
#56296 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change admin 11/30/2017 4:24:36 pm
Hmmm...still no conclusion on this.

Steve
#56297 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season GrizzlyDan 11/30/2017 4:36:36 pm
It's really a shame we're doing so well this year. I have a lot of 30-somethings who are probably peaking, and some youngsters who are coming into their own. Next year we will probably be a much younger club. We're not going to be able to win the pennant this year with Youngstown pounding it like they are.
#56298 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Haselrig 12/01/2017 1:32:23 am
154 pitches in 3⅓ seems high. I think the scorekeeper marks that as tragicomic in the boxscore :)
#56299 Forum >> Suggestions >> league statistics change AssumedPseudonym 12/01/2017 2:18:56 am
 Just from looking at MLB stats, the team’s double play count should be the number of double plays turned rather than taking the total of double plays from the players on the team. Taking the Atlanta Braves as an example, the stat on the league’s fielding page shows 137 double plays. The Braves’ fielding page shows just Swanson and Freeman alone adding up to 156. (I tried linking them, but the forum didn’t like the links and I can’t be arsed to use a URL shortener at five-in-the-morning.) It shouldn’t be too hard a change to make, I wouldn’t think.

Updated Friday, December 1 2017 @ 2:25:43 am PST
#56300 Forum >> Discussions >> Famous, Funny Player Names Thread Noodle 12/01/2017 3:37:48 am
Gallaraga looks promising.
#56301 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 8 Jason2327 12/01/2017 5:05:55 am
How is this guy considered above average for petes sake ID #168767
#56302 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... wickersty 12/01/2017 5:30:57 am
but I don’t want to do anything to mess him up. He’s too important for my teams future. I’m thinking, in spite of the scouting report to promote him to the majors, that I’d have him complete 2034 in AAA and make him my opening day 2035 starting C.

But I’d love to solicit your thoughts.

http://brokenbat.org/player/160065

Thanks

Jeff

Updated Friday, December 1 2017 @ 5:31:39 am PST
#56303 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... Haselrig 12/01/2017 5:35:32 am
I always err on the side of leaving guys down for a while. If he doesn't improve for a few weeks, then he's likely fully trained and you can feel good about bringing him up.
#56304 Forum >> Discussions >> I got my first pop! wickersty 12/01/2017 5:36:50 am
http://brokenbat.org/player/121919

This guy has been one of my man crushes since I started B.B. and took over the team. I picked him up off waivers July 24 for only a 2 claim win. He popped from POT 12 to POT 13 today. And the cherry on top is that his hitting also popped to 15, and he’s only 27. Happy day today for Deadwood.


Updated Friday, December 1 2017 @ 7:58:06 am PST
#56305 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion FreddyTheEye 12/01/2017 7:26:53 am
Arghh. To state the obvious:
When you are in a dogfight pennant race, lose three straight close series then have 5 straight late inning one run losses all while the team actually played quite well is um, MORE than a little bit annoying.
:-)

#regroup
#56306 Forum >> Leagues >> V.3 Squiddcatt 12/01/2017 7:36:15 am
FIRST!!!
Cats jump to first place in west!
#56307 Forum >> Discussions >> I got my first pop! kladu 12/01/2017 7:44:34 am
Believe it or not, so did I :)!
Rosa developed to 14.
#56308 Forum >> Discussions >> I got my first pop! wickersty 12/01/2017 7:57:48 am
yay! congrats to us :)
#56309 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 12/01/2017 7:58:48 am
What happened to the West after the All-Star Break? It was like the entire East just destroyed the West... Feeling very nervous in Raleigh given we are one series away from relegation despite going 7-3 in the last 10. Seeing Waterloo come into Raleigh on an 11 game win streak is definitely not what I would like, but it is what I have to deal with Saturday. Seca won't get to face Rosa this time, but really waffling between throwing Sawyer out there for his first start against Waterloo this season, or giving Alvarez his 2nd start given how well his first one went.
#56310 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... Tiger504 12/01/2017 11:59:43 am
It's not a big thing either way but I'd probably bring him up for one training cycle this season. Get him a few major league reps just to get a taste. Then keep him down for the first week of spring training.
#56311 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread MukilteoMike 12/01/2017 12:26:16 pm
Yikes. Only 12 increases in training this week and 5 of them were fielding. Not good.
#56312 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 8 Seca 12/01/2017 1:34:01 pm
Serra

I think he is interesting. His negative hitting scouting is mitigated a bit by starting at 7 in the skill. Wouldn't surprise me if he made 10-11 despite the scouting.

If he can leverage his speed (some base stealing talent, strong PD) he could be an ok offensive player.

Drawback is that his defensive load out makes his an average-slightly below average defender at a non-premium position. You really would like glowing hitting scouting at non-premium positions.

He won't stick with the Dinos. Bit of a roster crunch this time of the season. But a thoughtful cut.
#56313 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters Ced 12/01/2017 1:38:12 pm
Armstrong Scales of the Denver Broncos throws an 88-pitch perfect game. League Level III
#56314 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 8 wickersty 12/01/2017 2:43:37 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/168814

RHP POT 12 Strikeout Pitcher with two pitches: Fastball, Splitter
Super high Range and Arm

I feel like he should be a C&R but I haven't pulled the trigger on the cut yet. I keep thinking that, with only two pitches: an elite fastball and a split (which I think is one of the better pitches in the game), and no negative control comment, that he might turn into high heat power pitching righty specialist or setup man.

What do you guys think? Keep in mind I'm a LL6 team that is improving and threatening to promote.

Thanks

Updated Friday, December 1 2017 @ 3:31:07 pm PST
#56315 Forum >> Discussions >> No hitters wickersty 12/01/2017 3:37:18 pm
Congrats Ced. Always exciting to see those, particularly from a pitcher that doesn’t have dominating stats.
#56316 Forum >> Leagues >> II.2 Tiger504 12/01/2017 5:40:16 pm
Congratulations San Mateo on teaching the Cup Final!!!

Best of luck Monday!
#56317 Forum >> Discussions >> The 2034 Broken Bat Cup Championship wickersty 12/01/2017 7:04:08 pm
Congratulations to Bucfan, owner of LLIV Terre Haute and Crazy Li, owner of LLII San Mateo for making it to The 2034 Broken Bat Cup Championship!

Here is the schedule and links to the games (when they're completed) for the Championship series! Best of luck. We'll be watching!

Mon Dec 4th @ 2:00 PM PT August 30th, 2034 game link
Mon Dec 4th @ 3:00 PM PT August 30th, 2034 game link
Mon Dec 4th @ 4:00 PM PT August 31th, 2034 game link
#56318 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 8 newtman 12/01/2017 7:59:19 pm
César Suárez

My 8th round pick was actually a guy I am at least keeping through the off-season, forcing me to cut my 6th round pick who was not as good.
#56319 Forum >> Discussions >> Draft round 8 TPS 12/01/2017 9:11:34 pm
Jim Perry is a decent outfielder, but I don't know if I should keep him since he is a POT 11. I'll probably see if Perry steals bases until I make a final decision.
#56320 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... wil_m 12/02/2017 4:18:45 am
I agree with what Tiger said.

But I would not bring him up to majors until after spring training is completed next season.

It most likely would not hurt either way. But that is what I would do.
#56321 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.4 Vanity 12/02/2017 7:20:33 am
Will be nice to promote one day and be in a league where some discussion actually takes place.

#56322 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.4 Haselrig 12/02/2017 7:50:36 am
Keep working at it, you'll move up a couple rungs and things will pick up.
#56323 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... GrizzlyDan 12/02/2017 8:12:48 am
If you were an also-ran, I'd say bring him up. But your catchers are better than him on the offensive end, you are leading your div, so let him sit til next year. 20 arm. Wow.
#56324 Forum >> Discussions >> Who Should I Draft? ESac 12/02/2017 8:29:14 am
P United States Ralph Plummer 18 5' 10" 183 L L He can have a major league fastball. He will always be wild. He may be limited to only a few innings.
P United States David Field 17 6' 4" 234 R R His fastball will have some pop.
C United States Jeffrey Cline 18 6' 2" 215 R R He can develop into a prolific slugger. He has above average overall potential.
C United States Cassius Mercer 18 5' 10" 171 R R He can develop into a decent slugger. He can be solid in the field.
1B United States Daniel Wolford 17 6' 1" 205 L L He will never be a decent hitter. He can be outstanding in the field. He has above average overall potential.
2B United States Todd Schafer 18 5' 9" 159 R R He will never be a decent hitter. He can develop into an above average slugger. He can be outstanding in the field.
SS United States Preston Bayer 18 5' 10" 180 R R He can develop into a decent slugger. He will always be a below average fielder. He has above average overall potential.
SS United States Rueben Chavez 17 6' 2" 213 R R He is really quick. He will always be a below average fielder. He has above average overall potential.
OF United States Bob Duckworth 17 6' 1" 217 L L He will never be a decent hitter. He has good overall potential.
OF United States Chauncey Perrin 17 6' 5" 240 S L He will never be a decent hitter. He can develop into an above average slugger.
#56325 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... Brewnoe 12/02/2017 8:40:43 am
I'd be tempted to throw him into some of the easier mid-week match-ups if you see a team that likes to run.

Speaking of big armed minor-league catchers, why doesn't Alberto Sandoval have a job yet? ... BC/PD might project on the low side, but a 20yo 19arm good hitter this close to missing the winter's training is a crime.

I had to hit a 1 in 20 shot for Alfonzo "Doesn't" Mata to knock him out of my minors.
#56326 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... Tiger504 12/02/2017 9:58:36 am
I've got 4 hitters at AAA recommended. They've been there awhile. I finally brought the first one up to get some reps. Tony Ybarra. He'll start out with some reps in CF against LHP. Give Morales a break. Plus Ybarra is probably the better SS than Morales. They are similar types. Ybarra better defensively, Morales probably better offensively but he has struggled enough as a rookie that I'm ready to see if Ybarra sparkles.

After next Friday, either Gomes or Stephen Stinking Foster will come up as well. I think I can get Gomes some time at 2B and Foster at 1B/DH.

@Brewnoe, I think he'd make somebody a fine catching prospect.
#56327 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... wickersty 12/02/2017 10:05:41 am
@Brew, I saw Mata on the Waiver Wire and I think I even had a claim in on him.

I agree that Sandoval would make a fine FA signing for C. I already have Foster, who while he has an 18 arm compared to Sandoval's 19, has a better hitting report and doesn't waste as much SI in speed and fielding. Otherwise, I'd have signed Sandoval myself as a eventual backup for McElroy.

Thanks everyone else for the comments and thoughts on McElroy.
#56328 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 12/02/2017 11:05:30 am
Maybe Seca's on to something about the magic of the Legend's thread :)

Haha! The secret of Dino success - forum voodoo.

it seriously keeps happening over and over again with such consistency...

This post was hilarious. :) I've wondered the same thing myself. Swagger seems to get you a lead pipe to the knee around here.

then have 5 straight late inning one run losses...

Station was definitely hard done by in the series. First two 1-run games were saved by Knepper (of the .350 opponent BA, 1.7 whip). By game 4 we felt bulletproof enough to start Sammy. Sammy got crushed, but it didn't matter. Think Waterloo is now 10-2 in its last dozen 1-run contests.

What happened to the West after the All-Star Break?

If Roanoke had won their final interdivision game, every team in the East would have finished the first 110 games .500 or better.


Seeing Waterloo come into Raleigh on an 11 game win streak is definitely not what I would like,


Heh. Waterloo is bound to cool off. Will be missing Sharp, which is surprisingly significant. Sharp's strong play has blunted the impact of Marino's poor season. On the bright side, Bagley is expected to be available for the final game of the series.
#56329 Forum >> Discussions >> Who Should I Draft? ESac 12/02/2017 1:39:50 pm
High school draft
#56330 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 12/02/2017 2:16:35 pm
So last year I could've won the West by 10 games, but finished 3 GB in 3rd place in the East. This year, I once again would be winning the West, and yet I'm 7 GB in the East.

Great.

This seems fair.
#56331 Forum >> Discussions >> Who Should I Draft? Cactusguy21 12/02/2017 2:18:47 pm
Cline or Chavez looks best
#56332 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread amalric7 12/02/2017 3:27:08 pm
Not a vent at all but an admission of stupidity, so it may as well go here.

Swapped my lefty SP2 with my righty LR, because the latter pitches much better than the former at home. Of course, I forgot to switch the management settings (AGAIN) so my starting pitcher went five scoreless but was pulled after 76 pitches, which meant my two best relievers managed another 2.2 IP ...which is where it all went wrong. The next two guys in coughed up four runs in the ninth and blew our 4-1 lead. Also lost my best player after game one for eleven games and forgot to replace him in the lineup, and the replacement chosen by the game can't play 3B at all and made two errors (which didn't actually cost me).

Made a nice recovery from our tradtional poor start to the season and had a six-game win streak going until that game. Its the little mistakes which drive you nuts.
#56333 Forum >> Help >> same player repeatedly injured, + general question Seca 12/02/2017 4:04:44 pm
Is there some sort of bug/glitch, is it being caused by managerial settings, or just luck? The odds of this happening seem incredibly low, which is why I'm asking.

I'm fairly convinced susceptibility to injury is a hidden trait. Realistic. Some players are just more injury prone then others.

He's had a 90-pitch count limit all season & was even held out of cup games. Never starts when fatigued. Meanwhile some other teams are basically unaffected by injury all season, other than minor fatigue. I don't get why things are so incredibly inequitable?

My ace has 18 stamina and is made of glass. I don't feel I can give him more than a 100 pitch count. Meanwhile, other teams run 4 man rotations during inter and toss out guys on 2 days rest with impunity. Just how it goes.

Related question for anyone who knows... Is the chance of injury the same per appearance? Is a defensive replacement is at the same risk as someone who plays all 9 innings? Is a reliever who throws 100 pitches at the same risk as one who throws only 5 pitches?

I've never had a pinch runner injured. But I've had numerous pitchers injured after throwing just 1 pitch in a game. I believe there was an official post a while back that said injury chance increases with pitches thrown. (I could be mistaken.) My own experience suggests fatigue and pitch count is less important than hidden trait and luck.
#56334 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread Cactusguy21 12/02/2017 4:15:02 pm
I can't even find the words....


http://brokenbat.org/game/2651478

Updated Saturday, December 2 2017 @ 4:15:09 pm PST
#56335 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 12/02/2017 5:26:37 pm

On the bright side, Bagley is expected to be available for the final game of the series.



... and Bagley beat a surprisingly effective Sawyer. Sawyer may take Rosa's starts against Waterloo for the rest of the season.
#56336 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion Seca 12/02/2017 5:37:07 pm
Must be nice having a 14 pot like Sawyer as a floater. :)

Was an ok series. Have come to expect games like the first against Raleigh. I think Raleigh's HR total is misleading. They are every bit as reliant on HRs as the rest of us. They just have a knack of hitting 3 run jobs.

Kind of momentous, but Grasso has moved past Booth on the Dino bullpen depth chart. Grasso is a 12 pot who stalled at 94 - basically 11 pot. A testament to the intangibles I suppose.
#56337 Forum >> Discussions >> This studly C has flown through the minors and just got the call... Krakonico 12/02/2017 7:20:24 pm
I broke my promise to not sign a player outside the farm... but he (Sandoval) could be a good backup catcher in the future, he has a great arm, let´s see how he performs, and he just lost a whole month of training (plus a year prior to that)
#56338 Forum >> Leagues >> VI.19 Krakonico 12/02/2017 7:26:07 pm
This is too quiet here...
#56339 Forum >> Discussions >> Who Should I Draft? ESac 12/02/2017 8:39:47 pm
http://brokenbat.org/player/169062 C+R?
#56340 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread allen54chevy 12/02/2017 9:34:22 pm
Arggggh!!!
I did NOT need to loose that series against Lewiston, let alone get swept.
#56341 Forum >> Discussions >> 2034 season MukilteoMike 12/02/2017 10:08:51 pm
I'm fairly sure this is the most futile game I've ever been involved in. 29.1 innings, 1 run, 7 hits. I feel sorry for my pitching staff. Losing that hurts.
#56342 Forum >> Help >> Stud Struggles Huaraches25 12/02/2017 10:54:21 pm
Why is ny 15 Pot 115 SI rookie Julian Longoria that i drafted in like my 2nd season and have anticipated excitedly for so long so underwhelming with a greater value in almost every category than David Cole who has an ERA of 3.20
#56343 Forum >> Help >> Stud Struggles Haselrig 12/03/2017 3:36:20 am
Welcome to the ranks of veteran Broken Bat ownership :)

I stopped being excited about high POT draft picks a loooong time ago.
#56344 Forum >> Leagues >> Legends League Discussion newtman 12/03/2017 5:02:25 am
Yeah, Sawyer's 14 pot is kind of misleading. I have 12s and 13s that are more reliable and consistent than he he is. Although I don't drop players as often as others do, I very much will bench a guy if he is proven to match up poorly against a team. It is helpful having 10 guys who have the stamina to start in those situations, don't get me wrong, Ortega and Bechtal are not really interchangeable, but I'm not afraid to throw all my RHPs or LHPs against a team if that is where the match up advantage is. Bechtal and Taylor, the other two starters against you, both have lower potentials and SI than Sawyer.

The knack for home runs with people on comes from my team OBP being the highest in the East at multiple points this season. I may not hit many, but when I do hit a home run, there is a much higher probability that someone will be on base already. I still don't think I am as reliant on them though given the number of games I have won without hitting a home run is likely higher than most teams in Legends. Broomfield greatly boosted my home run total as I hit 8 in that last five game series, by far the most of any series this season.

Updated Sunday, December 3 2017 @ 9:06:01 am PST
#56345 Forum >> Help >> Stud Struggles newtman 12/03/2017 5:13:38 am
Possible answers to your questions besides him not being that good:

1) Only 69 total ML innings is just not that much, he could see significant performance improvement.

2) You could be in a league that clobbers LHPs, my stud Rosa has struggled at times, especially against teams that feed on any and all LHPs.

3)Is your ballpark a pitcher's or hitter's park? Even good pitchers can look bad in a hitter's park, and even bad pitchers can look alright (with some luck) in a pitcher's park (the inverse goes for hitters).
#56346 Forum >> Discussions >> Who Should I Draft? ESac 12/03/2017 12:39:31 pm
I think he might.
#56347 Forum >> Help >> Cutting Costs jreynoldson913 12/03/2017 4:43:17 pm
So i just inherited this team and have done some stuff with it but am still in debt. just looking for some suggestions to get them some profit
#56348 Forum >> Discussions >> The Venting Thread amalric7 12/03/2017 4:44:30 pm
12-21 in one-run games now, its like 2027 all over again, and I definitely don't want a repeat of that.

Two outs away from a five-hit shutout and my starter goes: double-double-home run. Game tied. We lose in the tenth. Sigh.

Have two nights now to stew over that, and the game one loss tonight where we could only manage one run against a team with an ERA of 5.50, and featuring a guy who should be one of the worst pitchers in all of LLIV (who I've vented over before, and who must have half his wins against us) who we managed to turn into the POTG.

Game two? Oh won that 12-5, walk in the park. After an 8-2 run that should have been 9-1 I was expecting much better than to lose two of three.
#56349 Forum >> Help >> Cutting Costs wickersty 12/03/2017 5:13:29 pm
Your payroll is massively low, which is excellent. You don’t have to worry about doing anything to your roster to reduce payroll or increase profitability. And you don’t have any really old or overpaid players. I wouldn’t worry about it.

Learn your roster, get a feel for who you want to keep around to grow your team and who you don’t plan on keeping. Work the waivers in the offseason and build up your system. Keep your fingers crossed for next seasons draft.

In the off-season, consider dropping your stadium seating by a couple thousand to reduce cost, and consider tweaking your fences and field based on what your team might look like.

You’ll be making money hand over fist next season with your current financial situation.
#56350 Forum >> Help >> Cutting Costs newtman 12/03/2017 5:56:08 pm
It looks like you have already implemented enough cost cutting measures to me. With that payroll, plus your reduced size stadium, you should be set. You may not turn a profit this season due to us being at the 8th update, but as wickersty said, you should turn a profit next season, and may even cut into your deficit this season if you have many home games left.
#56351 Forum >> Help >> Overachiever TexasSeraphim 12/03/2017 7:38:10 pm
How did this guy