Sunday, May 24, 2020

Baseball Cards for all 30 MLB Teams and Free Simulation Game Starting with Yankees-Dodgers

Our second most popular post ever is how to play Statis-Pro baseball. All you need is five dice (two 8-sided of different colors, a 20-sided, and two 6-sided), these free instructions , and then player cards. To get you started, you can bring out images of each teams cards starting with these Yankees and Dodgers cards and how to play the game, and then players for all 30 teams on this google sheet or the following links:

  • Click here for player cards for the Angels, Astros, Athletics, Blue Jays, Braves and Brewers.
  • Click here for player cards for the Cardinals, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Giants and Indians.
  • Click here for player cards for the Mariners, Marlins, Mets, Nationals, Orioles, Padres, Phillies and Pirates.
  • Click here for player cards for the Rangers, Rays, Red Sox, Reds, Rockies and Royals.
  • Click here for player cards for the Tigers, Twins and White Sox.

We provide these cards for free, 1) so you can try out the game, and 2) so that if a new player joins the roster you can find a projected card. The game is more accurate, fun and easy to play if you proceed to purchase:

1. The basic cards, which add features such as left-handed pitching vs. right-handed pitching etc. The only weakness in this cards is the Clutch Defense ratings, so we suggest you use our cards in this blog to replace the ratings on those cards.

2. The advanced cards lead to an incredibly accurate game. If you purchase them, the only suggested use for the player sheets below is for new players who did not have a 2019 card, or had fringe card with just a few at bats.
We feature the two most popular - and two of the favorites for this season - on top with the Yankees and Dodgers rosters. The game flow is simple - the two 6-sided dice give you a roll of 2-12 first used to see if the pitcher controls the action on his card (in Gerrit Cole's case below, he controls on rolls of 2-9 while a roll of 10, 11 or 12 ends up on the opposing Dodgers hitting card).

·         In our Statis-Pro season, due to season injury we will not use the card for NEW YORK YANKEES Luis Severino, P            

Notes on Yankees cards: Powerful line-up, combined with a rare 2-9 starter in Gerrit Cole over from Yankees, and others above average except for No. 4 starter Happ average (4-7). What sets them apart in the best bullpen in baseball with elite closer in Chapman (2-9), and 2-8s in lefty Britton, Kahnle, long reliever Green.

You then look at the roll of 11-88 on the two 8-sided die and read across the column for the result. For example, a roll on Aaron Judge's row below yields a single on a 11-13, double on 14-21, triple on 22-32, strike out on 33-63, walk on 64-87 or hit by pitch on 88. However, if Clayton Kershaw were pitching against him and kept it on his card, those same rolls would result in a single on 11-21, balk on 22, strikeout on 23-42, walk on 43-47, passed ball on 48, wild pitch on 51, or out on 52-88. The 20-sided die is used mainly to determine where the ball is hit on an out based on an out chart (e.g. double play grounder, deep fly, etc.).

We added ranges in red for an optional ballpark factors which can give extra homers to a batter in a hitter's park if Colorado is at home, or save a pitcher by turning a would be home run into a deep fly out if San Francisco is at home. For our results so far, you can also click on the AL West, AL EastAL CentralNL EastNL Central, though our official NL season is all captured here.  but this blog is mainly provided to give you the option of playing your own games.

Insanely good line-up with Mookie Betts added. Starting rotation also very strong with two 2-8 starting pitchers (Kershaw and Buehler) and two very good 2-7 starters. Relievers should be much stronger this year with projected 2-8 for Kolarek, Kelly and Treinen over from A's.and then Jansen an elite 2-9.

If you have a new player on a team (or when a pitcher comes up to hit) you can use the chart below for a temporary card. Just use the projected OPS for the batter (or for pitchers at bat, career OPS if he has at least 50 at bats) and for a pitcher use his projected ERA. Assume most NL pitchers have an OPS of .200, and AL pitchers or NL relief pitchers have an OPS of .150 and use this chart.

Action all starts with the pitcher's PB to determine if the action is on the pitcher's card or hitter's card.

  • 2-9: Pitcher controls action 83% of the time (rolls of 2-9), truly elite, top 5% of all pitchers and normally just an ace reliever.
  • 2-8 -Excellent, top ace starting pitcher as starters rarely are 2-9s.
  • 2-7 - Very good
  • 4-7  Average - controls action 50% of the time.
  • 2-6 - Mediocre, a serviceable 4th starter.
  • 2-5 - Vulnerable pitcher.
  • 2-4 - Poor pitcher, usually just used once team is losing badly to eat up innings and save other pitchers for next game.

On Card: Key to Batters Card
  • OBR: On Base Running (A to E raring on ability to take extra bases on hits, beat out double play grounders, etc.
  • SP: Speed AA to E - Ability to steal bases.
  • H&R: Hit and Run - rarely used any more and most players are a "0", but a few players are good "1" or great "2" at it.
  • 1Bf-1B9: Single, if player is a OBR A or B then an "11" is an infield single. Otherwise, a hit that ends in a 1-3 (11, 12,13, 21) is a single to left, 4-6 is to centerfield and 7-8 is to right field.
  • 2B7-2B9: Double, same as above on which field.
  • 3B8: Triple, always to centerfield.
  • HR: Home Run.
  • Deep: If you use this range, a Deep drive means you get a new roll of 11-88 to determine if it is a home run or deep fly out with all runners advancing, depending on which ballpark the game is played.
  • K: Strikeout.
  • W: Walk, or bases on balls.
  • HPB: Hit by Pitched Ball.
  • Out: Out, check 20-sided die for type of out.
  • OPS, PA: A players projected OPS (On-base percentage plus slugging) to give you an idea of who the best players on the team are, and the projected Plate Appearances so you know which players played the most.
  • Clutch Def: Clutch Defensive rating, which is used only with men on base to determine if a defender can turn a double play, is unable to get to a ball allowing a hit, etc.
  • Bats: We did not enter whether or not a player hits left handed, right handed or switch hit, so if you play off of these charts rather than buy cards then don't use any advantage or disadvantate fo righty vs. righty, etc.

On Card: Key to Pitchers Card
  • PB: Pitcher or Batter- the ranged determines if the pitcher keeps the action on his card or allows it on the batters card on the 11-88 roll.
  • SR: The pitcher's stamina if he starts a game - every time he allows a player to reach first base (except by error), allows and earned run, or finishes an inning, this number drops by 1 until he is out of stamina and leaves the game for a reliever.
  • RR: The pitcher's stamina if he comes into the game as a reliever.
  • 1Bf-1B9: Same as above for batters, a single.
  • BK: If anyone is on base, the pitcher commits a balk.
  • Deep (change opp. batter): If you decide to use Deep ranges for the batters, then the pitcher may also turn one or two home runs or strikeouts on the batter's card into additional "deep" ratings.
  • K: Strikeout, same as batter above.
  • W: Walk, same as batter above.
  • PB/WP: The first number is a passed ball, and the second number in the range is a wild pitch.
  • Out: Out, same as batter above.
  • ERA, St, Rel: We provide the pitcher's projected ERA, as well as how many starts vs. relief appearances he was projecte to make.
  • Clutch Def: Clutch defense rating, same as above. This is the one stat we recommend using if you buy the basic cards, which are accurate except for their clutch defense ratings.
  • Throws/Errors: If you purchase the cards you will have an Error rating for each player. If you just use these sheets, then if the player is a CD5 give him an E1, TA or T5, if CD4 then E2, TA, T4, if CD3 then E3, TB or T3, if CD2 then E4, TC or T3, if CD1 then E5, TC, T2.

We provide score sheets for all 30 teams with our suggested line-ups. The following are the sheets  for the 2-game series we played in our league between the Yankees and Astros.

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