Draft Simulator Available

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.

Draft Simulator Coming Soon

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.

rank team ba obp slg ops gpa
1. red sox .285 .367 .483 .850 .286
2. cardinals .284 .362 .486 .848 .284
3. yankees .278 .368 .470 .838 .283
4. giants .278 .362 .455 .817 .277
5. phillies .273 .356 .464 .820 .276
6. athletics .275 .356 .448 .803 .272
7. rockies .282 .350 .457 .807 .272
8. orioles .277 .347 .460 .808 .271
9. cubs .274 .339 .475 .814 .271
10. mets .272 .349 .456 .804 .271
11. braves .275 .348 .455 .803 .270
12. reds .267 .347 .455 .802 .270
13. rangers .273 .336 .472 .808 .269
14. dodgers .263 .343 .458 .801 .269
15. padres .278 .354 .438 .792 .269
16. marlins .278 .345 .446 .790 .267
17. twins .277 .339 .454 .793 .266
18. indians .272 .341 .450 .791 .266
19. tigers .278 .339 .453 .792 .266
20. brewers .266 .343 .446 .788 .266
21. nationals .269 .340 .443 .784 .264
22. mariners .277 .339 .445 .784 .264
23. astros .268 .344 .436 .780 .264
24. white sox .270 .337 .445 .782 .263
25. angels .280 .338 .444 .782 .263
26. dbacks .264 .342 .433 .775 .262
27. blue jays .272 .340 .430 .770 .261
28. pirates .269 .334 .436 .769 .259
29. royals .270 .334 .435 .769 .259
30. devil rays .268 .327 .423 .750 .253

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.