Monday, June 29, 2020

Rays upset Astros to pulled within game of Yankees in AL East

The actual 2020 All-Star Game was officially cancelled, but our Statis-Pro All-Star game (click for play-by-play) just concluded just as our Value Add Basketball March Madness (click for play-by-play) was also played out after the actual March Madness was cancelled.


AL "East"WLDivWCStill to PlayIf playoffs today
NYY402603LAA, Min, Col, SD, Mil (5) 2-Bye
TB.  3927-12CWS, KC, Sea, StL (4)3 vs 6-LAA
Tor. 3333-8-5Cle, Hou, Min, Tex (3)Out
Cle3537-8-5Hou, Oak, Tor, Mia (4)Out
Bost3339-10-7Hou, Oak, Det, Pit (4)Out
AL "West"WLDivWCStill to PlayIf playoffs today
Hou452108Bos, Cle, Tor, CWS, Atl (5)1-Bye
Oak. 3828-71Bos, Cle, CWS, CHC, Cin (5)  4 vs 5-Min
Min4131-71NYY, Tor, Bal, LAD (4)5 vs 4-Oak
LAA4032-80NYY, TB, Phi, Arz (4)6 vs 3-TB
CWS3834-10-2TB, Hou, Oak, Was (4)Out


The 5 other AL teams were relegated for not being in the top 10 at the 42-game mark. You can print out projected player cards for all 30 teams by scrolling down to May 24, 2020 on www.pudnersports.com and use them with free instructions by clicking here. All you need is a few dice. However, while we don't sell anything, we do recommend once you try out the game you order your own playing cards and game by clicking hereThe only adjustments I make to those cards is to create a deep range for ball parks based on this chart, and I still use the Clutch Defense Ratings of 1-5 I calculated on these team scoresheets. My guidelines are a player needs to be on the 40-man roster http://mlb.mlb.com/team/depth_chart/and any pitcher projected to pitch at least 120 innings (before shortened season) can start, 80 innings can pitch up to 2 innings or 8 batters every other game, and 40 innings up to 1 inning or 4 batters every other game.

AL Qualifiers vs. Relegating Teams

To balance out the Strength of Schedule, we balanced the schedule by allowing each team to end up with five of their series for the season against teams relegated in either the AL or NL (not finishing in the top 10 to advance). After these games, each team will still have their match-ups against other qualifying teams from the AL or NL. The AL East teams were a a disadvantage at the 66-game mark because they only had 3 series each against relegated teams to 4 or 5 series from each AL West, team, but at the end of these games all will have 5 series against relegated teams (in below under "Still to Play.") The record of the 10 relegated teams against the AL qualifiers are:

Balt 12-24, Col 6-6, Det 7-17, KC 9-15, Mia 5-13, Pit 16-14, SD 12-12, SF 7-17, Sea 7-17, Tex 5-13.

San Diego won 7-4 and 7-6 vs Blue Jays




Ohtani, Rendon, Teheran crush Giants - Angels securing playoff
spot with 7-6 win and 10-7 sweep

The new and returning arms of Teheran and Ohtani gave the Angels
Just enough starting pitching, and the returning bat of Ohtani and
New bat of Rendon provided 10 of the 31 hits as the Angels surged
Two games ahead if the White Sox for the last playoff spot and
Within 2 games of the top wild card spot. They may have added just
Enough to make the playoffs in a shortened season.



Indians hopes for playoffs gets blow with 3-6 and 7-8 losses to last place Orioles

The Indians dropped to 35-37 and three games out of the last playoff spot with two costly upsets at the hands of the Orioles, who entered the series 8-22.




White Sox win 1-0 then sweep 9-4 at Mets

Despite the best pitching outing of any pitcher this season, deGrom on a 9th inning bloop single to finish with 8 2/3rds innings, 15 strikeouts, and only two hits allowed through 8 innings (both by Abreu). Big series for White Sox since their game against a "relegated" team was actually against the Mets (technically the 10th place team of the 10 that made it) as they added Cespedes as a pinch hitter.


AL Qualifiers vs. Other AL Qualifiers

The series of games below are games between the 10 AL Qualifiers.


Red Sox win 8-5, then Twins sweep 10-2




Yankees win 1-0, then A's win 7-4




Rays swept Astros 9-1, then Astros won 8-7


Red Sox won 6-2 then White Sox won 2-1



Twins 4, Angels 2 then Twins 7, Angels 5

Twins rallied twice - the teams came in tied.



Blue Jays 7, A's 5, then A's 12, Blue Jays 10 in 10 innings (series split)

The new Major League Baseball extra innings came into play for the first time. Under the 2020 rules, the player who would lead off every extra inning instead starts on second base. This worked out perfectly for both teams as their No. 9 hitters were due up to start the 10th inning of Game 2, with Drury leading off for the Blue Jays and then Allen for the A's.

It was shocking this game went extra innings, as the A's led 7-3 when Semien's line drive in the bottom of the 7th with two on would have expanded the lead - but Biggio not only made a diving catch on a clutch defensive play, but then hit a 3-run homer in the top of the 8th to tie the score 7-7.

It was deja vu all over again when an A's line drive down the third base line might have won the game in the bottom of the 9th, but Guerrero made a diving grab and turned it into a double play - then amazingly Guerrero also followed the defensive gem with a 3-run homer in the top of the 10th to make it 10-7 Blue Jays.

However, Canha's walk off grandslam in the bottom of the 10th kept the A's as the top wild card spot by salvaging a series split to end the game at 35-25 - in second place in the AL "West" of the 10 teams who made the first season cut.  They still trail the Astros by 8 games for the Division title and first round bye.



Angels lost 5-7 the swept Indians 8-4

The Indians bullpen put up 5 scoreless innings culminating with Brad Hand's save to catch the Angels for the last playoff spot.

However, the Angels moved back ahead for the last playoff spot in a second game sweep (8-2 after 8 innings makes it a sweep even though the Indians got with 2 runs in the 9th). Trout's Homer was his 4th hit of the series and Upton's Homer was his third HR of the series.




Angels 6, White Sox 2, then sweep Angels 15, White Sox 6

The White Sox retainer their early season explosiveness behind 30 hits in two games. Rookie All-star Luis Roberts went 5 of 9 with a HR, Tim Anderson added three homers and Jose Abreu added two HRs and 7 RBIs.

All four White Sox 2-8 relievers registered a scoreless inning. (We play relievers can only pitch to one inning or 4 batters unless they pitched more than 1 inning let every 2 games their team played).

Shohei Ohtani hit 2 HRs and will pitch the next game, but the Angels dropping the series 5 games to 1 leaves them only 1 game ahead of the Indians for the last playoff spot.




Twins lose 1-3 and 3-5 at A's

This was the first game played with the new Statis-Pro cards after the All-Star game was the last to use the old cards.

Oakland rallied in the 8th to sweep the Twins and move into the top wildcard spot (3-seed) and knock the Twins down to the final 6-seed. Davis had the game winning 2-run Homer in the 1st game and game winning in the second game.

The Twins Kepler had a drive that would have been out of any other AL park, but in Oakland only an 11-13 is a home run and 14-88 is a flyoutout on the deep drive.





Friday, June 26, 2020

NL wins Statis-Pro All-Star Game; Rays Upset Astros to pull within game of Yankees

The following is the play-by-play of the 2020 Statis-Pro All-Star Game. The inning is always listed down the left column, then the position and player, then the result of the play for personnel change.

While we don't sell anything, you can order your own playing cards and game by clicking here - we just shifted to these cards which are pictured.at the top of each game. Updates on our regular season are here - where the Rays just upset the Astros to move within a game of the Yankees for the AL East and ahead of the A's for the top wildcard spot.



InningPosPlayerResult
1SPMax Scherzer (Nats) Pitching for NL
1CFMike Trout (Angels) Strikeout
1LFLuis Robert (WhiteSox) Triple to centerfield
12BCavan Biggio (BlueJays) Grounder to 2b, Robert thrown out at home 4-2 (K Marte defensive gem)
12BCavan Biggio (BlueJays) Steals second base
13BJose Ramirez (Indians) Popout to C
1Game tied 0-0 middle of inning 1
1SPCharlie Morton (Rays) Pitching for AL
1SSTrevor Story (Rockies) Popout to C
13BJustin Turner (Dodgers) Flyout to CF
1RFChristian Yelich (Brewers) Single to rightfield
1DHEugenio Suarez (Reds) Walked
11BPete Alonso (Mets) Strikeout
1Game tied 0-0 end of inning 1
2SPMax Scherzer (Nats) Still pitching for NL
2RFMax Kepler (Twins) Flyout to centerfield
2SSJose Iglesias (Orioles) Flyout to leftfield
21BC.J. Cron (Tigers) grounder to SS (0 for 1)
2Game tied 0-0 middle of inning 2
2SPCharlie Morton (Rays) Still pitching for AL
22BKetel Marte (Dbacks) Strikeout
2LFJuan Soto (Nats) Strikeout
2CFRonald Acuna Jr (Braves) Flyout to leftfield
2Game tied 0-0 end of inning 2
3RPJack Flaherty (Cardinals) Pitching for NL
3DHYoshitomo Tsutsugo (Rays) Liner to 3b
3CChristian Vazquez (RedSox) Single to centerfield
3CFMike Trout (Angels) Popout to pitcher
3LFLuis Robert (WhiteSox) Flyout to left field (1 for 2)
3Game tied 0-0 middle of inning 3
3RPJustin Verlander (Astros)
3COmar Narvaez (Brewers) Grounder to 1b
3DHEugenio Suarez (Reds) Home Run, NL Leads 1-0
3SSTrevor Story (Rockies) Grounder to 3b (0 for 2)
33BJustin Turner (Dodgers) Strikeout (0 for 2)
3Game tied 0-0 end of inning 3
4RPMike Soroka (Braves) Pitching for NL
42BCavan Biggio (BlueJays) Single to leftfield
42BCavan Biggio (BlueJays) Steals second base finishes 1 for 2, 2 stolen bases)
43BJose Ramirez (Indians) Grounder to SS, Biggio advances to 3B (0 for 2)
4RFMax Kepler (Twins) Popout to 2b (0 for 2)
4SSJose Iglesias (Orioles) Popout to 3b (0 for 2)
4Game tied 0-0 middle of inning 4
4RPHyun-Jin Ryu (BlueJays)
4RFChristian Yelich (Brewers) Bunt for hit to pitcher, out 1-3 (1 for 2)
41BPete Alonso (Mets) Single to rightfield (1 for 2)
42BKetel Marte (Dbacks) Strikeout (0 for 2)
4LFJuan Soto (Nats) Flyout to rightfield (0 for 2)
4NL Leads 1-0 end of inning 4
5RPWill Harris (Nats) Pitching for NL
5PHShohei Ohtani (Angels) Flyout to rightfield (0 for 1)
5DHYoshitomo Tsutsugo (Rays) Grounder to shortstop (0 for 2)
5CChristian Vazquez (RedSox) Grounder to pitcher (0 for 2)
5NL Leads 1-0 middle of inning 5
51BDaniel Vogelbach (Mariners) Defensive replacement, 1st base (no at bats)
5RPTyler Glasnow (Rays)
5CFRonald Acuna Jr (Braves) Popout to SS
5COmar Narvaez (Brewers) Grounder to C Vazquez, Vasquez bobbles for error, safe at 1st base (0 for 2)
5CJT Realmuto (Phillies) pinch run for Narvaez
5SSTrea Turner (Nats) Popout to 3b
53BEduardo Escobar (Dbacks) pinchhit for J Turner, double to CF, Realmuto thrown out 8-6-2 by Trout (1 for 1, double)
5NL Leads 1-0 end of inning 5
6RPKirby Yates (Padres) Pitching for NL
6CFMike Trout (Angels) Grounder to SS (0 for 3, one defensive gem, threw out runner at home)
6LFJoey Gallo (Rangers) pinch hit for Robert; Single to leftfield (1 for 1)
62BDJ LeMahieu (Yankees) Pinchhit for Biggio; popout to 2b
63BRafael Devers (RedSox) Flyout to left field
6NL Leads 1-0 middle of inning 6
6RPKen Giles (BlueJays)
6RFBryce Harper (Phillies) pinchhit for Yelich; strikeout
61BMarcus Thames (Nats) pinchhit for Suarez; single to centerfield (1 for 1)
61BJosh Bell (Pirates) Strikeout
62BOzzie Albies (Braves) pinchhit for K Marte; walk
6CFCody Bellinger (Dodgers) pinchhit for Soto; Strikeout (0 for 1)
6NL Leads 1-0 end of inning 6
7RPJosh Hader (Brewers) Pitching for NL
7RFAaron Judge (Yankees) Strikeout
7SSGleyber Torres (Yankees) Strikeout
73BAnthony Rendon (Angels) Pinchhit for Vogelbach; Grounder to 2B
7NL Leads 1-0 middle of inning 7
7RPLiam Hendriks (Athletics)
71BJose Abreu (WhiteSox) Defensive Replacement at 1st base
7LFMike Yastremski (Giants) Popout to 1B (0 for 1)
7CJT Realmuto (Phillies) Strikeout (0 for 1, thrown out at plate after PR)
7SSTrea Turner (Nats) Flyout to CF (0 for 2)
7NL Leads 1-0 end of inning 7
8RPWill Smith (Braves) Pitching for NL
8SSAdalberto Mondesi (Royals) Pinch hit for Tsutsugo; Single to Centerfield
82BDJ LeMahieu (Yankees) Popout to 1b
8SSAdalberto Mondesi (Royals) Stole 2nd base (1 for 1, one stolen base)
8PHJose Altuve (Astros) Strikeout (0 for 1)
8LFJorge Soler (Royals) pinch hit for Trout; Popout to pitcher (0 for 1)
8PHVladimir Guerrero Jr. (BlueJays) pinchhit for Gallo, ground out to 3b
8NL Leads 1-0 middle of inning 8
8RPNick Anderson (Rays)
8CFJaCoby Jones (Tigers) Defensive replacement, centerfield (0 at bats)
8CYasmani Grandal (WhiteSox) defensive replacement at catcher
83BNolan Arenado (Rockies) pinchhit for Escobar, strikeout (0 for 1)
8RFBryce Harper (Phillies) Grounder to pitcher (0 for 2)
83BJD Davis (Mets) pinchhit for Thames, single to centerfield (1 for 1, run scored)
81BJosh Bell (Pirates) 3-run Home Run, NL Leads 3-0
8RPAroldis Chapman (Yankees)
82BOzzie Albies (Braves) Strikeout (0 for 1, walk)
8NL Leads 3-0 end of inning 8
9RPScott Oberg (Rockies) Pitching for NL
93BRafael Devers (RedSox) Single to centerfield (1 for 2)
9RFAaron Judge (Yankees) Flyout to centerfield
9SSGleyber Torres (Yankees) Strikeout (0 for 2, game over, NL wins 3-0)
9NL Wins 3-0


The American League put speed on the bases early, getting three fast baserunners into scoring position in the first four innings - but they failed to score the the National League eventually won the Statis-Pro All-Star game 3-0 with two home runs.

The second batter of the game, White Sox Cuban rookie Luis Robert drove a triple into centerfield, to threaten to score early. The NL infield was drawn in, and Cavan Biggio's grounder to second baseman Ketel Martel was fired home to nail Robert. The AL kept the pressure up immediately when Biggio then stole second base but Ramirez fouled out to the catcher.

Biggio then led off the fourth inning with a single to leftfield, stole second, and went to third on a grounder to third base to again put the potential go-ahead run 90 feet away with one out. Howeve,r Kepler and Iglesias popped out to end the threat.

MVP Suarez homered in the bottom of the fourth inning, then in the eight inning Bell provided insurance with a 2-run homer for the final 3-0 margin.


NL PitchersIPHRERWKDec
Max Scherzer (Nats) 210001
Jack Flaherty (Cardinals) 110000
Mike Soroka (Braves) 110000W1-0
Will Harris (Nats) 100000H1
Kirby Yates (Padres) 110000H1
Josh Hader (Brewers) 100002H1
Will Smith (Braves) 110001H1
Scott Oberg (Rockies) 110001S1
NL Total960005
AL PitchersIPHRERWK
Charlie Morton (Rays) 210003
Justin Verlander (Astros) 100000
Hyun-Jin Ryu (BlueJays) 121100L 0-1
Tyler Glasnow (Rays) 110000
Ken Giles (BlueJays) 110003
Liam Hendriks (Athletics) 100001
Nick Anderson (Rays) 0.220001
Aroldis Chapman (Yankees) 0.100001
AL Total871109


The set up for the NL Commissioner to sit on the left with his team, and the AL Commissioner on the right for his team is in place. This will be the final game with this design of cards as the AL will move to new projected cards for the second half of the season.


A closer shot of the NL team features the bullpen on the left, then the starters on top with reserves at their position under them.


Likewise the closer shot of the AL player cards. HEB, one if the Astros top TV sponsors, features a bag behind the AL team.


Results once the game is complete!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Final NL and AL All-Star Teams Announced for Sunday Statis-Pro Game

The 2020 Statis-Pro All-Star Game is scheduled for Sunday, June 28. The final line-ups and reserves are listed below. Players who made the squad in their final games included the White Sox' Yasmani Grandal (3 hits including 3-run HR), Red Sox' Rafael Devers (4 of 9), Blue Jays Vlad Guerrero Jr. (double and HR in final game), Indians Francisco Lindor (4 of 9 HR), Blue Jays Hyun-Jin Rye (8 scoreless innings in win) and Rays Tyler Glasnow (5 innings, 1 run and win).

The current AL Standings appear here, while the NL Standings appear here. While we don't sell anything, you can order your own playing cards and game by clicking here.

The following are the starting line-ups for both teams:

PosNL StartersTeamAL StartersTeam
SPMax ScherzerWshCharlie MortonRays
COmar NarvaezMilChristian VazquezRedSox
1BPete AlonsoNYC.J. CronTigers
2BKetel MarteArzCavan BiggioBlueJays
3BJustin TurnerLAJose RamirezIndians
SSTrevor StoryColJose IglesiasOrioles
OFChristian YelichMilMike TroutAngels
OFJuan SotoWshMax KeplerTwins
OFRonald Acuna JrAtlLuis RobertWhiteSox
DHEugenio SuarezCinYoshitomo TsutsugoRays

The bench of all other batters, including the Angels' Shohei Ohtani who can pinch hit or pitch, are listed by position below:

PosNL BenchTeamAL BenchTeam
CJT RealmutoPhlYasmani GrandalWhiteSox
CKurt SuzukiWshMike ZuninoRays
1BJosh BellPitJose AbreuWhiteSox
1BPaul GoldschmidtStlDaniel VogelbachMariners
1BMarcus ThamesWsh
2BOzzie AlbiesAtlJose AltuveAstros
2BDJ LeMahieuYankees
3BNolan ArenadoColRafael DeversRedSox
3BJD DavisNYVladimir Guerrero Jr.BlueJays
3BEduardo EscobarArzAnthony RendonAngels
SSTrea TurnerWshXander BogaertsRedSox
SSFrancisco LindorIndians
SSAdalberto MondesiRoyals
SSGleyber TorresYankees
OFCody BellingerLAJoey GalloRangers
OFBryce HarperPhlJaCoby JonesTigers
OFStarling MarteArzAaron JudgeYankees
OFMike YastremskiSFJorge SolerRoyals
DH-PShohei OhtaniAngels

Finally the bullpens for both teams are as follows:

PosNL BullpenTeamAL BullpenTeam
RPMadison BumgarnerArzNick AndersonRays
RPJack FlahertyStlAroldis ChapmanYankees
RPJarlin GarciaMiaMike ClevingerIndians
RPJosh HaderMilGerrit ColeYankees
RPWill HarrisWshKen GilesBlueJays
RPWill HarrisWshTyler GlasnowRays
RPKyle HendricksChiChad GreenYankees
RPKenley JansenLALiam HendriksAthletics
RPHector NerisPhlHyun-Jin RyuBlueJays
RPScott ObergColJustin VerlanderAstros
RPWill SmithAtl
RPMike SorokaAtl
RPSteven StrasburgWsh
RPKirby YatesSD

The following is a picture of the AL's starters as well as their two top relievers:


The NL Leaders in various categories appear below:



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

NL All-Stars Announced for Sunday's Game; Statis-Pro Standings and Leaders

After announcing the AL All-Star starters, and tracking the Astros and Yankees moving to the top of the Statis-Pro AL standings, we turn our attention to the NL just three days before the Statis-Pro All-Star game in Salt Lake City.

First, we announce the NL All-Stars, and then we will update on the NL season going into the All-Star Break, and finally we close with end of season awards:

The Washington Nationals lead the way with seven selections. [4 players, 3 pitchers]
The Atlanta Braves are next with four named to the team.
The main controversy is the fans voting in Christian Yelich despite a sub-par first half. J
I think with reserves I have maybe 35-36 players on the roster.

Starters:
SP-Max Scherzer, Wsh
  C-Omar Narvaez, Mil
1B-Pete Alonso, NY
2B-Ketel Marte, Arz
SS-Trevor Story, Col
3B-Justin Turner, LA
OF-Juan Soto, Wsh
OF-Ronald Acuna Jr, Atl
OF-Christian Yelich, Mil
DH-Eugenio Suarez, Cin

Reserves:
  C-JT Realmuto, Phl
  C-Kurt Suzuki, Wsh
1B-Marcus Thames, Wsh
1B-Paul Goldschmidt, Stl
1B-Josh Bell, Pit
2B-Ozzie Albies, Atl
SS-Trea Turner, Wsh
3B-JD Davis, NY
3B-Nolan Arenado, Col
3B-Eduardo Escobar, Arz
OF-Bryce Harper, Phl
OF-Cody Bellinger, LA
OF-Mike Yastremski, SF
OF-Starling Marte, Arz

RP-Steven Strasburg, Wsh
RP-Madison Bumgarner, Arz
RP-Jack Flaherty, Stl
RP-Kyle Hendricks, Chi
RP-Mike Soroka, Atl
RP-Kenley Jansen, LA
RP-Josh Hader, Mil
RP-Kirby Yates, SD
RP-Scott Oberg, Col
RP-Jarlin Garcia, Mia
RP-Will Smith, Atl
RP-Will Harris, Wsh
RP-Hector Neris, Phl

As for the 10 NL teams which made the cut to compete for the playoffs:

Well, we anticipated a very competitive Statis-Pro NL race and we’ve got it heading into the All-Star break.

The streaky Nationals won six straight to start, then dropped six of eight, before winning three straight.

Meanwhile at the bottom, the Reds lost 7 of 9 to start and have gotten back in the race by winning 6 of their last 8.

Even the Mets have won 4 of 5 to keep their wildcard hopes alive.  A lot to be decided in the next nine games.

2020 Statis-Pro
National League Standings

NL “East”            W-L                      RS-RA
Washington       11-6                     96-76
Atlanta                  9-8                   103-82
Chicago                 7-9                     47-62
Philadelphia        7-10                   78-97
New York             6-11                   74-88

NL “West”          W-L                      RS-RA
Los Angeles        11-6                     86-60
Arizona                 9-7                     95-72
St. Louis                9-8                     78-76
Cincinnati             8-9                     76-79
Milwaukee           7-10                   75-98

Here are the cards for the leaders (available here, we bought them and had a local Fedex print them on card stock and cut them in black and white to save money), with details on their stats to date below.




Mid-Season Awards
Cy Young
Max Scherzer, Wsh  [5 starts, 4-0, 0.69, 39 IP, 3 ER, 2 CG sho]

MVP
Ronald Acuna, Jr  Atl  [17 games/ .353 avg, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 15 runs scored]


Team Stats:
Atlanta continues to lead the league in runs scored. (17 games/103 runs/6.1 avg)
Chicago remains the weakest offense. (16 games/47 runs/2.9 avg)
Los Angeles pitching stands out allowing the fewest runs. (17 games/60 runs allowed/3.5 avg)
The Dodgers also have the top run differential. (+26)

Individual Stats:

Batting
Justin Turner, LA             [25-69/.362]
Marcel Ozuna, Atl           [27-75/.360]
Ronald Acuna, Atl            [24-68/.353]
Starling Marte, Arz         [24-70/.343]

Home Runs
Juan Soto, Wsh                8
Eugenio Suarez, Cin        6
Bryce Harper, Phl            6

Runs Batted In
Ronald Acuna, Atl            16
Four tied at                      15

Runs Scored
Starling Marte, Arz         19
Five tied at                       15

Earned Run Average
Max Scherzer, Wsh                       4-0, 0.69   [39 IP, 3 ER]
Madison Bumgarner, Arz             3-0, 1.36
Walker Buehler, LA                       2-1, 1.86

Saturday, June 20, 2020

League Rules for Relief Pitcher Usage; When a Pitcher Gets Tired

The biggest factor in making simulation baseball games realistic is to determine how often relief pitchers can be used.

In our league, each reliever is categorized as a Short Reliever, Long Reliever or Starter/Reliever based on the table below, which also shows the maximum number of innings he can pitcher or batters he can face:

Categorize each pitcherType PitcherIf Start Inning    If enter during inning
RR: 6 or less or ave 1 IP or less    Short Relief   pitch 1 inning    pitch 4 batters
RR: 7 or more or ave more 1 IP    Long Relief   pitch 2 innings    pitch 8 batters
Started at least 10 games    Starter or Reliever   pitch 3 innings    pitch 12 batters

If a pitcher stays in the game after reaching his limit, then his PB is lowered by one. If he pitches to a second batter after reaching his limit it is lowered by two etc. We play all 2 game series and each reliever can only pitch in one of the two games.

The exceptions are

1. If a pitcher does not enter the game until the 9th inning or extra innings we let him pitch at full strength until his RR hits 0 (see below).

2. If a team is losing and the pitcher in the game is the worst pitcher in the game (based on highest ERA and lowest PB) then we leave him at full strength until his RR hits 0.

If the RR hits 0 before the pitcher reaches his limit on the table below, then his PB is reduced based on the RR running out just as a Starter loses effectiveness once his SR runs out. Below is a summary of that process as always used in the Statis-Pro game.
    • In Statis-Pro baseball a starting pitcher uses his SR rating and a relief pitcher uses his RR rating - which is his endurance for a game. Every time a pitcher allows a runner on base due to a walk, hit or hit by pitch, that number is lowered by one, and it also drops by one if a pitcher gives up an earned run and when an inning ends. So if a pitcher came into an inning with an RR of 6, and gave up a walk and a hit (minus 2 to leave him with 3) and then a 3-run homer (another runner allowed on base plus 3 earned runs scored) then he would be out of endurance by losing all 6 from his RR rating o 6).
    • When a player's RR runs out, then lower his PB rating by 1 for every number below 1 he had dropped. So if the pitcher above had the best rating - a PB 2-9, then after losing all 6 of his RR he would drop to a PB 2-8. If he got through the rest of the inning then he would drop to a PB 2-7 for the next inning, and for every other RR he dropped he would go to PB 4-7, then PB 2-6, then PB 2-5, then PB 2-4, then PB 2-3 then PB 2, and then any lower the Random Number would simply go straight to the batter card.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Statis-Pro Cards: Blank, Pitchers at Bat and Correct Clutch Defense



Writing out your own cards is a pain. It is much easier to order them from someone who prints them.(e.g. available by clicking here - we do not sell anything). You can see a few of those cards at the top of this blog.

However, for times in which you do not have a card for a player or when you only have a pitcher's pitching card and need his batting card you have two options. 

Option 1: Blank Cards at Bottom of Blog. You can click and print out a sheet of blank pitcher or batter cards at the bottom of this blog and then look up any player on this spreadsheet and fill in the numbers.

Option 2: Sample Cards above. The other option is to take the ready made card above that most closely matches the missing card and choose the batter's card with the closest projected OPS or an pitcher's projected ERA or FIPs. It is also good to always use the card above for a pitcher when he comes to bat. Here are the steps to choose that card and update a couple of items:

OPS (Slugging Average + On-base Percentage): Pick the correct card above based on the Projected OPS for a batter or the Career OPS for a pitcher at bat to find the right card above.

Steals (SP on card): You can use the projected steals and triples to update the default SP and OBR on the card.

If 40+ Steals, SP on card is AA.
If 30+ Steals: SP on card is A.
If 20+ Steals: SP on card is B.
If 10+ Steals: SP on card is C.
If 1+ Steal: SP on card is D.
If 0 Steals: SP on card is E.

If 100 or fewer PA (Plate Appearances) then multiply steals by 4; if 200 or fewer PA then multiply steals by 2; if 300 or fewer PA multiply steals by 1.5 before using the scale above.

On-base Running (OBR on card):

Use the same process as for SP above, but first take the steals and add 2 for every triple the player projects to have or had (e.g. 7 steals and 2 triples would = 11 total and thus the OBR would be C even though the SP was D). If the new total is 40 or higher it is still an A since there is no OBR AA.

Bats Left, RIght or Switch/Both (Cht):

If you know the player bats right-handed, then change the BN above to RN or the BP above to RP. If you know he bats left-handed then to LN or LP. If the batter is a switch hitter then leave as BN or BP which means the same thing as SN or SP in some versions of the game. If you do not know, then leave the player as BN or BP. 

Fielding

The CD (Clutch Defense), E (Error) and T (Throwing Arm) is more complicated but we run these calculations every year and you click here to update the positions and Clutch Defense and in fact we suggest you use those calculations for all players even with existing cards. At very least, if a player was nominated for a Gold Glove update them to a CD: 5.

If you do not have a Statis-Pro card for a player in a game, or if a pitcher comes up to bat and you only have a pitching card, you can keep the sheet above handy and use it for a quick card. 

Pitcher's Card

For a new pitcher's card, note if they are right handed or left handed, then use either their projected ERA or FIPs on the scale on the bottom of this card to determine the PB rating of 2-9 down to 2-4.

Blank Cards: If you do use this spreadsheet instead of the sample cards above, you can write in the numbers on the batter's card (the first sheet) or pitcher's card (second sheet).

Blank Batter's Cards:


Blank Pitcher's Cards