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I have a beta version of the 2005 Fantasy Baseball Draft Simulator available now. Requires Flash.
I didn’t fix any of last year’s incomplete features. All I did was update the list of players. In other words, it’s still beta software. But clunky and inelegant as it is, it does seem to work.
I might complete those features someday, but I wouldn’t count on it. I’m a busy guy these days.
Email me (toaster @ humbug.com), though, if you find a showstopping bug. I’ll try to fix those.
I should have the 2005 fantasy draft simulator ready in a couple of days.
In making this simulator, I consolidate a bunch of internet fantasy and statistical projections. I focus primarily on the starting lineups, since starters are mostly all we really care about for fantasy purposes.
To give you a bit of fun until then, here are some consolidated statistical projections for each team’s offensive starting lineup. I’ll just sort here by GPA, which should be a decent enough way to rank the teams. Pitchers not included. This is just a cheap toy. For serious toys, more assembly is required.
Anything surprise you? I was surprised by:
- Positive side: Phillies and A’s. I probably shouldn’t have been surprised by the Phillies being fifth, but I was. The A’s won’t have a lot of power, but having Kendall and Ginter instead of Miller and Scutaro improves the OBP quite a bit.
- Negative side: White Sox and Angels. The Lee-for-Podsednik deal doesn’t look too good for the Chisox here. The Angels could defy these rankings; they are projected for the sixth-lowest OBP, but the fourth-highest batting average. Because of that, I’d guess they’ll actually end up closer to the middle in runs scored than the bottom.