Thursday, February 28, 2019
This blog allows you to play a college Value Add Basketball game with just four dice. As the notes outline below, the 8-sided die determines who gets the basketball (see green), two 6-sided dice of different colors give a result of 11-66 to match the player with the ball with the opposing defender to see if a turnover, foul or blocked shots occurs, and if none of that happens then the 20-sided die determines if the player makes a shot or is fouled attempting one. More detailed instructions are being written here in case you cannot make out or follow the quick start below.
The flow of play is listed in the chart below, but everything in this game board chart is also typed at the bottom of the blog in case you can not read from your view of this blog or printing out the page.
First, the suggested scoresheet to easily track a game appears, then the starters for Duke and UNC below that.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
(Note: In addition to this Quick Start instruction blog, you can click on the detailed instructions or click here for both this blog and the detailed blog combined into one google doc with page numbers.)
We split possessions above for various dice rolls within the possession, but note that on the actual score sheet below for you to click and print landscape, everything that happens within one possession is recorded by putting both team's scores on the same line.
· click here for the 100 teams of 2020 that were projected to make the NIT or NCAA tournament - these are in visual files 3 pages to a team, and you can first look at the list on the link to see which 3 pages print out which teams (12 cards to a team).
· Or if you would prefer to play with any of the 96 all-time great teams, they are available on google doc pdfs:
Kansas 1957 to LSU 2006 Google Doc Version or just print this blog
Marquette 1977 to Notre Dame 1970 Google Doc Version or just print this blog
Ohio State 1960 to Purdue 2018 Google Doc Version or just print this blog
San Diego State 2011 to Texas Western (UTEP) 1966 Google Doc Version or just print this blog
To access all items in the Table of Contents listed above, you can click on the detailed instructions that are one of three options for following the directions to play the Value Add Basketball Game. The most popular instructions are these Quick Start instructions used by more than 30,000 as of April 2020 are the blog you now have open as you read this. If you use google docs, you can click here to access the combined instructions that contain both the Quick Start instructions you are reading now and the detailed instructions from the link above. That last option is a google doc which makes it much easier to find specific items because the pages are numbered to correspond with the numbers on the Table of Contents below, however because some people do not use google docs we provide the other two options in these blogs.
Friday, February 22, 2019
.211 and .556
|Team||Top Pitcher 1st game batting||Batting Ave||Slug||OBP||OPS|
Manny Machado's Statis-Pro debut as a Padre could not have gone better for him. He was even better than his projected 0.878 OPS 28-35 Home Run range when he keyed a 3-0 lead with a RBI-double and then scored, followed by a third inning solo home run. However, the fluke Z play injury with Reyes and Margo colliding in the 4th not only led to a double and three run inning, but also left the Padres line-up down for the rest of the game as they finally fell 4-3 in 10 innings.
This 247 piece updates the Brewers moves through the eyes of Statis-Pro projected cards. Pretty big haul with two of the top free agent bats in terms of projected Statis-Pro cards, though they seem to still need a pitcher.
After making hitting cards for all of the strong hitting pitchers in baseball, we set up the next Statis-Pro games to get everyone of them to the plate, and we also set up the schedule to get through every AL team playing at least one interleague game. The following were the games set up, and we only list the pitcher of a game if they were a strong hitting pitcher with their own batting card.
After a host of the best hitting pitchers produced only one hit, two of the best in baseball came thorugh. The Reds Lorenzen produced the first extra base hit by a pitcher to go along with two Puig homers in a 3-1 win over the Royals. CC Sabathia then topped him with a 2-run homer as part of an 11-3 win over the Mets. We have purposely focused the third series for each team on trying to match up as many of the best hitting pitchers since creating their hitting cards and adding them to the 2019 projected player cards here.
We are playing these series as baseball considers finally getting rid of pitchers hitting completely by adding the DH to the NL along with other rules we are trying in our Statis-Pro season such as starting extra innings with men in scoring position and requiring relievers to pitch to at least three batters.
Interleague Series - Also featuring best hitting pitchers wherever possible in these 13th through 18th games for each team.
Reds beat Royals 3 to 1
Puig homered twice and a pitcher finally came through at the plate when the Reds Lorenzen, with the best hitting card of any pitcher (Home Run on 24-26 on Random Number with PB skipped for pitchers batting) doubled and scored in a 3-1. Former Reds Billy Hamilton played centerfield for the opposing Royals. Lively for the Royals went 0 for 2.
Yankees beat Mets 11 to 3 (SWEEP CREDIT)
Sabathia became the 1st pitcher to homer (1 for 3, 2 RBIs) as part of an 11-3 destruction of the Mets in which he gave up 3 runs in 8 innings in a match-up of No. 4/great hitting pitchers with Metz, who went 0 of 2..
Brewers split with Tigers in 2 extra inning games - 3-2 win and 3-4 loss. Grandal stepped in as new catcher cleanup hitter with 20run homer and Yelich's sac fly in the 12th delivered the Brewers win with Knebel going extra innings for win. (Suter 0 of 2). Rodriguez 2-run homer offset Yelich's 2-run double tied game in 6th before Hader came in to shut Brewers down and force extra innings. However, on otherwise great fielding team grounder to weakest spot, 2B Perez, resulted in game-winning hit for Tigers in 10th.(Woodruf reached on error and wal, Ross 1 of 2 with single.
Monday, February 4, 2019
Most current season updates here.We adopted some of the rules being considered by Major League baseball for our Statis-Pro games. We are starting extra innings with men on base, and requiring relievers to pitch to at least three batters. However, with the threat of ending pitchers at the plate completely by adding the DH to the NL led to us to trying to line-up all the best hitting pitchers against each other to get in their at bats against each other.
Meanwhile, the MLB free agency market remains incredibly slow. The only two signings of any notes were the signings of two relievers coming off great seasons but who do not project to be elite. Looking at the sheet of the projections of all players for our Statis-Pro game, the Astros signing of lefty Wade Miley (a mediocre PB: 2-6 lefty) and the Rangers signing of righty Shawn Kelley (a solid PB: 2-7 though actually very good ratios on hits, walks and strikeouts so a help to the Rangers roster.
It is possible of course that both players could come close to last year's numbers when they were dominant, but we base the cards for the free Statis-Pro game are based on projections which assume relievers in particular end up closer to their career averages then one breakout year.
Game log continues to be updated here, though neither of those signings will affect our NL season except for in an interleague game.
The following standings result from playing the free Statis-Pro baseball game using these 2019 projected player cards for 1000+ potential MLB sorted by current rosters. Updates on the previous games through January 17, 2019 and reviews appear here.
The last big pickup wasAJ Pollock, who the Dodgers say they signed over Bryce Harper due to better defense. The Padres already looked improved to us in the game, and the fact that they are suddenly seen as in the hunt for both Harper and Manny Machado gives them potential.
So far to date:
A short summary of each game and updated standings and grid of opponents faced is always on this google sheet. The following standings result from playing the free Statis-Pro baseball game using these 2019 projected player cards for 1000+ potential MLB sorted by current rosters. Updates on the previous games through January 17, 2019 and reviews appear here along with how strong each team roster seems and adjustments to how we use relievers and score 3-game sweeps vs. 2 games to 1 series.
|Team||Division||W||L||GB||Pitchers who hit "relatively" well|
|Cubs||NL Central||8||4||0||Tyler Chatwood, Jon Lester|
|Pirates||NL Central||11||7||0||No great hitting pitchers|
|Brewers||NL Central||6||6||2||Brandon Woodruff, Brent Suter, Jhoulys Chacin|
|Reds||NL Central||7||8||2||Michael Lorenzen|
|Cardinals||NL Central||5||13||6||Carlos Martinez, Adam Wainwright|
|Braves||NL East||7||5||0||No great hitting pitchers|
|Mets||NL East||7||8 1.5||Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Jacob DeGrom|
|Nationals||NL East||7||5||0||Max Scherzer, Tanner Roark|
|Phillies||NL East||6||6||1||Vince Velasquez, Jake Arrieta|
|Marlins||NL East||3||9||4||No great hitting pitchers|
|Diamondbacks||NL West||11||7||0||Patrick Corbin, Zack Greinke|
|Padres||NL West||8||4||0||Clayton Richard, Tyson Ross|
|Giants||NL West||10||8||1||Madison Bumgarner, Ty Blach|
|Dodgers||NL West||9||9||2||Hyun-Jin Ryu, Clayton Kershaw|
|Rockies||NL West||6||12||5||German Marquez, Kyle Freeland|