Saturday, July 31, 2021

Braves' Soler and Rodriguez Debut vs. DBacks in Statis-Pro

 The Braves made two more trade deadline applications to follow-up on the Joc Pederson acquisition and continue to try to offset some of their touch injuries this season. We added those players to the Braves' Statis-Pro stack of active cards and took Eduardo Escobar (now with Brewers) and Joakim Soria (now with Blue Jays) from the Diamondbacks stack. All updated rosters we made to our game are listed in this previous blog by team.

Rodgriguez, one of the players upgraded to pb 2-9 when we reviewed all ERAs and OPSs. The Braves led 9-4 after 8 innings in the opener and did not appear to need him until Tomlin gave up 3 runs and Rodriguez came in for the save. Soler went 3 for 4 in the opener with a homer, while Riley and Freeman led the Braves back from 2 behind in the 9th to a win in the nightcap.

The Braves took the series 4 games to 2 as shown below. The DBacks also were the last team to face the Nats before the Nats sell off, losing those games 5-1 to end up 42-48 after noth series.






Team-by-team Players Added or Taken from Our Statis-Pro Baseball Teams

The Major League Baseball trade deadline was Friday afternoon. The following is a list of players we moved from team-to-team, or we added or dropped from our the team based on the player likely to miss at 60 straight days (for the Mets Carrasco was out to this rule and just came back this week, but deGrom's latest injury means he might miss 60 straight - so in our game we just added Carrasco, but will not us deGrom until he pitches again in real life. 

First, to see which Statis-Pro cards we added to a team's stack of cards, look down the right column for your team. 
 
PlayerStatis-Pro Card Was...Now Card is...
Maton, PhilIndiansAstros
Graveman, KendallMarinersAstros
Garcia, YimiMarlinsAstros
Chafin, AndrewCubsAthletics
Gomes, YanNationalsAthletics
Harrison, JoshNationalsAthletics
Soria, JoakimDbacksBlue Jays
Hand, BradNationalsBlue Jays
Rodriguez, RichardPiratesBraves
Soler, JorgeRoyalsBraves
Escobar, EduardoDbacksBrewers
Curtiss, JohnMarlinsBrewers
Norris, DanielTigersBrewers
Lester, JonNationalsCardinals
Gant, JohnTwinsCardinals
Scherzer, MaxNationalsDodgers
Turner, TreaNationalsDodgers
Duffy, DannyRoyalsDodgers
Watson, TonyAngelsGiants
Bryant, KrisCubsGiants
Civale, AaronIndiansGone, 60-day
deGrom, JacobMetsGone, 60-day
Strasburg, StephenNationalsGone, season
Cooper, GarrettMarlinsGone, season
Straw, MylesAstrosIndians
Toro, AbrahamAstrosMariners
Anderson, TylerPiratesMariners
Castillo, DiegoRaysMariners
Baez, JavierCubsMets
Williams, TrevorCubsMets
Carrasco, CarlosGone, 60-dayMets
Hill, RichRaysMets
Marisnick, JakeCubsPadres
Hudson, DanielNationalsPadres
Frazier, AdamPiratesPadres
Galvis, FreddyOriolesPhillies
Gibson, KyleRangersPhillies
Kennedy, IanRangersPhillies
Luplow, JordanIndiansRays
Johnson, DJIndiansRays
Chargois, JTMarinersRays
Schwarber, KyleNationalsRed Sox
Davis, AustinPiratesRed Sox
Robles, HanselTwinsRed Sox
Cessa, LuisYankeesReds
Wilson, JustinYankeesReds
Santiago, HectorMarinersSuspension
Happ, J.A.CardinalsTwins
Tepera, RyanCubsWhite Sox
Kimbrel, CraigCubsWhite Sox
Jimenez, EloyGone, 60-dayWhite Sox
Hernandez, CesarIndiansWhite Sox
Heaney, AndrewAngelsYankees
Rizzo, AnthonyCubsYankees
Holmes, ClayPiratesYankees
Gallo, JoeyRangersYankees

To see which Statis-Pro cards we took OUT of our stack for that team in the couple of days through the trade deadline, look or the team's name in the middle column and remove those players.

 
PlayerStatis-Pro Card Was...Now Card is...
Heaney, AndrewAngelsYankees
Watson, TonyAngelsGiants
Toro, AbrahamAstrosMariners
Straw, MylesAstrosIndians
Happ, J.A.CardinalsTwins
Chafin, AndrewCubsA's
Rizzo, AnthonyCubsYankees
Tepera, RyanCubsWhite Sox
Kimbrel, CraigCubsWhite Sox
Bryant, KrisCubsGiants
Baez, JavierCubsMets
Williams, TrevorCubsMets
Marisnick, JakeCubsPadres
Escobar, EduardoDbacksBrewers
Soria, JoakimDbacksBlue Jays
Jimenez, EloyGone, 60-dayWhite Sox
Carrasco, CarlosGone, 60-dayMets
Civale, AaronIndiansGone, 60-day
Hernandez, CesarIndiansWhite Sox
Maton, PhilIndiansAstros
Luplow, JordanIndiansRays
Johnson, DJIndiansRays
Chargois, JTMarinersRays
Graveman, KendallMarinersAstros
Santiago, HectorMarinersSuspension
Cooper, GarrettMarlinsGone,season
Garcia, YimiMarlinsAstros
Curtiss, JohnMarlinsBrewers
deGrom, JacobMetsGone, 60-day
Hand, BradNationalsBlue Jays
Hudson, DanielNationalsPadres
Scherzer, MaxNationalsDodgers
Schwarber, KyleNationalsRed Sox
Strasburg, StephenNationalsGone, season
Turner, TreaNationalsDodgers
Lester, JonNationalsCardinals
Gomes, YanNationalsAthletics
Harrison, JoshNationalsAthletics
Galvis, FreddyOriolesPhillies
Anderson, TylerPiratesMariners
Frazier, AdamPiratesPadres
Holmes, ClayPiratesYankees
Rodriguez, RichardPiratesBraves
Davis, AustinPiratesRed Sox
Gallo, JoeyRangersYankees
Gibson, KyleRangersPhillies
Kennedy, IanRangersPhillies
Castillo, DiegoRaysMariners
Hill, RichRaysMets
Duffy, DannyRoyalsDodgers
Soler, JorgeRoyalsBraves
Norris, DanielTigersBrewers
Robles, HanselTwinsRed Sox
Gant, JohnTwinsCardinals
Cessa, LuisYankeesReds
Wilson, JustinYankeesReds

Friday, July 30, 2021

Scherzer, Trea Turner debut for Dodgers Against Reds

If you go to the Statis-Pro Baseball game and click on the pitchers cards and then the hitters cards, you can find the players in recent transactions and put them on the correct team.

In the debut for Trea Turner and Max Scherzer, the Dodgers won 3-1 and 12-6 against the Reds, who debuted reliever Justin Wilson. The second game did not count as a sweep because the Dodgers led 10-6 after 8 innings (you must lead by 5 at the end of 8 innings for a sweep).

The series moves the Dodgers within 2 games of the 1st place Brewers and a first round bye in the playoffs. It also knocks the Reds one game out of the last wildcard spot.

The scoresheet is at the bottom, but firet the cards for the new players for each team, starting with the Dodgers.




The Reds needed two of there four New York players, Justin Wilson whose card was with the Mets though he was with the Yankees until the trade, and then Luis Cessa who also came from the Yankees.








Thursday, July 29, 2021

List of Statis-Pro Baseball cards moved from one team to another based on recent MLB moves

 With just 13 hours left for Major League Baseball teams to trade players, here are the moves the last several days. These represent Statis-Pro cards we are moving from one team to another in our game based on a recent transation.

Here are the player moves listed in order of the team that acquired each player (column left) - so where the card Statis-Pro player card should end up now.

 
PlayerStatis-Pro Card Was...Now Card is...
Chafin, AndrewCubsA's
Garcia, YimiMarlinsAstros
Graveman, KendallMarinesAstros
Hand, BradNationalsBlue Jays
Escobar, EduardoDbacksBrewers
Duffy, DannyRoyalsDodgers
Scherzer, MaxNationalsDodgers
Turner, TreaNationalsDodgers
Civale, AaronIndiansGone, 60-day
Strasburg, StephenNationalsGone, season
Cooper, GarrettMarlinsGone,season
Anderson, TylerPiratesMariners
Castillo, DiegoRaysMariners
Toro, AbrahamAstrosMariners
Hill, RichRaysMets
Frazier, AdamPiratesPadres
Hudson, DanielNationalsPadres
Chargois, JTMarinersRays
Schwarber, KyleNationalsRed Sox
Cessa, LuisYankeesReds
Wilson, JustinYankeesReds
Santiago, HectorMarinersSuspension
Hernandez, CesarIndiansWhite Sox
Jimenez, EloyGone, 60-dayWhite Sox
Tepera, RyanCubsWhite Sox
Gallo, JoeyRangersYankees
Holmes, ClayPiratesYankees
Rizzo, AnthonyCubsYankees

Here are the same players sorted by the team that lost them (second column), so Statis-Pro cards that should be removed from that team's stack of players.

 
PlayerStatis-Pro Card Was...Now Card is...
Toro, AbrahamAstrosMariners
Chafin, AndrewCubsA's
Tepera, RyanCubsWhite Sox
Rizzo, AnthonyCubsYankees
Escobar, EduardoDbacksBrewers
Jimenez, EloyGone, 60-dayWhite Sox
Civale, AaronIndiansGone, 60-day
Hernandez, CesarIndiansWhite Sox
Chargois, JTMarinersRays
Santiago, HectorMarinersSuspension
Graveman, KendallMarinesAstros
Garcia, YimiMarlinsAstros
Cooper, GarrettMarlinsGone,season
Hand, BradNationalsBlue Jays
Scherzer, MaxNationalsDodgers
Turner, TreaNationalsDodgers
Strasburg, StephenNationalsGone, season
Hudson, DanielNationalsPadres
Schwarber, KyleNationalsRed Sox
Anderson, TylerPiratesMariners
Frazier, AdamPiratesPadres
Holmes, ClayPiratesYankees
Gallo, JoeyRangersYankees
Castillo, DiegoRaysMariners
Hill, RichRaysMets
Duffy, DannyRoyalsDodgers
Cessa, LuisYankeesReds
Wilson, JustinYankeesReds

Lastly, if you are looking to see what happened to a particular player, here is the list by last name of hte player.

 
PlayerStatis-Pro Card Was...Now Card is...
Anderson, TylerPiratesMariners
Castillo, DiegoRaysMariners
Cessa, LuisYankeesReds
Chafin, AndrewCubsA's
Chargois, JTMarinersRays
Civale, AaronIndiansGone, 60-day
Cooper, GarrettMarlinsGone,season
Duffy, DannyRoyalsDodgers
Escobar, EduardoDbacksBrewers
Frazier, AdamPiratesPadres
Gallo, JoeyRangersYankees
Garcia, YimiMarlinsAstros
Graveman, KendallMarinesAstros
Hand, BradNationalsBlue Jays
Hernandez, CesarIndiansWhite Sox
Hill, RichRaysMets
Holmes, ClayPiratesYankees
Hudson, DanielNationalsPadres
Jimenez, EloyGone, 60-dayWhite Sox
Rizzo, AnthonyCubsYankees
Santiago, HectorMarinersSuspension
Scherzer, MaxNationalsDodgers
Schwarber, KyleNationalsRed Sox
Strasburg, StephenNationalsGone, season
Tepera, RyanCubsWhite Sox
Toro, AbrahamAstrosMariners
Turner, TreaNationalsDodgers
Wilson, JustinYankeesReds
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Value Add Basketball Game Log

We decided to keep one log of all the Value Add Basketball Games being played. We also are keeping a google sheet that will also track the strength of opponents faced and other information. We list each game twice, one with the winner first and one with the loser first, so you can scan alphabetically to find your team and see how many they have won or lost, and against which opponent.

 
TeamYearResScoreOppOpponentOpp Yr
Alabama1977L7779LSU2006
Alabama2020W7768Notre Dame2020
Alabama2020W7972South Dakota2020
Arizona1997W7168Syracuse2003
Arizona1997L6879UCLA1972
Arizona2015W7467San Francisco1956
Arizona2015L7175UNLV1991
Arizona2020L7177Arizona St.2020
Arizona St.2020W7771Arizona2020
Arizona St.2020L5968Iowa2020
Arizona St.2020W7269San Diego St.2020
Arkansas1994L7879Auburn2019
Arkansas2020W7570Murray St.2020
Arkansas2020L6374Tennessee2020
Auburn1984L7486Florida2006
Auburn1984L7684West Virginia1959
Auburn2019W7978Arkansas1994
Auburn2019W8781Florida2006
Auburn2019W6452George Mason2006
Auburn2019L6269UNC1982
Auburn2020L7585Kentucky2020
Auburn2020W6559Liberty2020
Baylor2020L6878Duke2020
Baylor2020W6558Kentucky2020
Baylor2020W10094LSU2020
Baylor2020W7755Winthrop2020
Belmont2020L6770Duke2020
Butler2010L5769Duke2010
Butler2020L6671Yale2020
BYU2020L7178Oregon2020
BYU2020W8368Stephen F. Austin2020
California1959L6971Missouri1982
Cincinnati1960W7574Gonzaga2017
Cincinnati1960W6858Missouri1982
Cincinnati1960L6473UCLA1972
Cincinnati2002W7963Loyola-Chicago2018
Cincinnati2002L7173Purdue2018
Colgate2020L8284Texas2020
Creighton2014L5570Oklahoma1985
Creighton2020W7769Duke2020
Creighton2020W9794Indiana2020
Creighton2020W8580Kansas2020
Creighton2020W8663Michigan2020
Creighton2020L72106Villanova2020
Davidson2008L5872Oklahoma St.2004
Dayton2020L7481Indiana2020
Dayton2020W7970Louisville2020
Dayton2020W9568Rutgers2020
Dayton2020W9385Siena2020
DePaul1945L5155Gonzaga2017
Duke1992W7761Navy1986
Duke1992L6668UNC2005
Duke2010W6957Butler2010
Duke2010W6460Uconn1999
Duke2010L7683Villanova2018
Duke2010W6968Wake Forest1996
Duke2020W7868Baylor2020
Duke2020W7067Belmont2020
Duke2020L6977Creighton2020
Duke2020W7568East Tennessee St.2020
Duke2020W8964Iowa2020
Duke2020W8272Little Rock2020
East Tennessee St.2020L6875Duke2020
East Tennessee St.2020W6665West Virginia2020
Eastern Washington2020L7677San Diego St.2020
Florida2006W8674Auburn1984
Florida2006L8187Auburn2019
Florida2020L7478LSU2020
Florida St.2020L6376Little Rock2020
Furman2020L6675Minnesota2020
George Mason2006L5264Auburn2019
Georgetown1984W7973Maryland2002
Georgetown1984W7265Villanova1985
Georgetown1984L5158Virginia2019
Georgetown2007L7985Kansas St.2008
Georgetown2020L6673Syracuse2020
Georgia1982L5876Kentucky2012
Georgia1982W8280Oklahoma St.1946
Georgia Tech2004L6468Virginia2019
Georgia Tech2004W8271Wake Forest2005
Gonzaga2017L7475Cincinnati1960
Gonzaga2017W5551DePaul1945
Gonzaga2020W6968Prairie View A&M2020
Gonzaga2020L7374USC2020
Hofstra2020W7956Maryland2020
Hofstra2020L7375NC State2020
Houston1968W8057Kansas1957
Houston1968W7566Memphis2008
Houston1968W7467Texas Tech2019
Houston1968L6365UNC1982
Houston2020L5872Little Rock2020
Houston2020W6664Texas Tech2020
Illinois2005W7755Wichita St.2013
Illinois2005L6071Wisconsin2015
Indiana1976W7249Indiana2002
Indiana1976L6870Michigan St.2009
Indiana1976W7663Oklahoma1985
Indiana1976W6957Purdue2018
Indiana2002L4972Indiana1976
Indiana2002W7667Oklahoma2016
Indiana2020L9497Creighton2020
Indiana2020W8174Dayton2020
Indiana2020W8062NC State2020
Indiana2020W8668Northern Kentucky2020
Indiana2020W6144Virginia2020
Iowa2020W6859Arizona St.2020
Iowa2020L6489Duke2020
Iowa2020W7772Michigan St.2020
Iowa2020W7464Oregon2020
Iowa2020W7949UCLA2020
Kansas1957L5780Houston1968
Kansas1957W7868Oklahoma St.2004
Kansas2008L6168Memphis2008
Kansas2008W8762Tennessee1977
Kansas2020L8085Creighton2020
Kansas2020W5852Wisconsin2020
Kansas St.2008W8579Georgetown2007
Kansas St.2008L6572UConn2004
Kentucky1996L6467Wake Forest1996
Kentucky2012W7658Georgia1982
Kentucky2012L6675UNC1982
Kentucky2020W8575Auburn2020
Kentucky2020L5865Baylor2020
Kentucky2020W8060North Texas2020
La Salle1954L6776Michigan St.2009
Liberty2020L5965Auburn2020
Little Rock2020L7282Duke2020
Little Rock2020W7663Florida St.2020
Little Rock2020W7258Houston2020
Louisiana Tech2020L6166Northern Iowa2020
Louisville1980L5282Memphis2008
Louisville2013W7561San Diego St.2011
Louisville2013L7682UTEP1966
Louisville2020L7079Dayton2020
Louisville2020W8171Vermont2020
Louisville2020W8882Yale2020
Loyola-Chicago1963L6266Missouri1982
Loyola-Chicago2018L6379Cincinnati2002
LSU2006W7977Alabama1977
LSU2006L7072UNC1982
LSU2020L94100Baylor2020
LSU2020W7874Florida2020
Marquette1977L5354UTEP1966
Marquette2003L7477West Virginia2010
Maryland2002L7379Georgetown1984
Maryland2020L5679Hofstra2020
Memphis2008L6675Houston1968
Memphis2008W6861Kansas2008
Memphis2008W8252Louisville1980
Memphis2008W7772VCU2011
Memphis2020L6272Wright St.2020
Merrimack2020L5374Purdue2020
Michigan1989L6970Ohio St.2007
Michigan2013L6870San Diego St.2011
Michigan2020L6386Creighton2020
Michigan St.1979L6374Michigan St.2009
Michigan St.1979W8060Notre Dame1970
Michigan St.1979W6854Wisconsin2015
Michigan St.2009W7068Indiana1976
Michigan St.2009W7667La Salle1954
Michigan St.2009W7463Michigan St.1979
Michigan St.2009W7978Ohio St.1960
Michigan St.2009W6968Ohio St.2007
Michigan St.2009L6374UNC1982
Michigan St.2020L7277Iowa2020
Michigan St.2020W8259UC Irvine2020
Minnesota2020W7566Furman2020
Minnesota2020W7363Northern Iowa2020
Mississippi St.2020L6364Rhode Island2020
Mississippi St.2020W6954Tulsa2020
Missouri1982W7169California1959
Missouri1982L5868Cincinnati1960
Missouri1982W6662Loyola-Chicago1963
Murray St.2020L7075Arkansas2020
Navy1986L6177Duke1992
NC State1974W8180Seton Hall1989
NC State1974W6867UNC2005
NC State1974L6771Virginia2019
NC State2020W7573Hofstra2020
NC State2020L6280Indiana2020
NC State2020W6460Penn St.2020
New Mexico St.2020L6875Oregon2020
North Florida2020L7779Xavier2020
North Texas2020L6080Kentucky2020
Northern Iowa2020W6661Louisiana Tech2020
Northern Iowa2020L6373Minnesota2020
Northern Kentucky2020L6886Indiana2020
Northern Kentucky2020W6866Villanova2020
Notre Dame1970L6080Michigan St.1979
Notre Dame1970W8280St. Joe's2004
Notre Dame2020L6877Alabama2020
Ohio St.1960L7879Michigan St.2009
Ohio St.2007W7069Michigan1989
Ohio St.2007L6869Michigan St.2009
Ohio St.2007W7360Wyoming1943
Oklahoma1985W7055Creighton2014
Oklahoma1985L6376Indiana1976
Oklahoma1985W8786Purdue1969
Oklahoma1985W8178UConn2004
Oklahoma2016L6776Indiana2002
Oklahoma St.1946L8082Georgia1982
Oklahoma St.2004W7258Davidson2008
Oklahoma St.2004L6878Kansas1957
Oklahoma St.2020W7058South Alabama2020
Oklahoma St.2020L7578Wright St.2020
Oregon2017L5967UCLA1972
Oregon2020W7871BYU2020
Oregon2020L6474Iowa2020
Oregon2020W7568New Mexico St.2020
Oregon2020W7265USC2020
Penn St.2020L6064NC State2020
Pittsburgh2009L6163Wake Forest1996
Prairie View A&M2020L6869Gonzaga2020
Princeton1965L6279Syracuse1987
Providence2020L6566Rutgers2020
Purdue1969L8687Oklahoma1985
Purdue2018W7371Cincinnati2002
Purdue2018L5769Indiana1976
Purdue2020W7453Merrimack2020
Purdue2020W7169Syracuse2020
Radford2020L6979Rhode Island2020
Rhode Island2020W6463Mississippi St.2020
Rhode Island2020W7969Radford2020
Rutgers2020L6895Dayton2020
Rutgers2020W6665Providence2020
Saint Mary's2020L6870USC2020
San Diego St.2011L6175Louisville2013
San Diego St.2011W7068Michigan2013
San Diego St.2020L6972Arizona St.2020
San Diego St.2020W7776Eastern Washington2020
San Francisco1956L6774Arizona2015
Seton Hall1989L8081NC State1974
Seton Hall1989W7675St. John's1985
Siena2020L8593Dayton2020
South Alabama2020L5870Oklahoma St.2020
South Carolina2017L5968Texas Tech2019
South Carolina2020L5862Tennessee2020
South Dakota2020L7279Alabama2020
South Dakota2020W8583St. Louis2020
St. Joe's2004L8082Notre Dame1970
St. John's1985L7576Seton Hall1989
St. John's2020W8683UConn2020
St. John's2020L7983Xavier2020
St. Louis2020L8385South Dakota2020
Stanford2020L6176VCU 2020
Stephen F. Austin2020L6883BYU2020
Syracuse1987W7962Princeton1965
Syracuse1987L6683Villanova2018
Syracuse1987W7261Virginia1981
Syracuse2003L6871Arizona1997
Syracuse2020W7366Georgetown2020
Syracuse2020L6971Purdue2020
Tennessee1977L6287Kansas2008
Tennessee1977W9079Texas2003
Tennessee2020W7463Arkansas2020
Tennessee2020W6258South Carolina2020
Texas2003L7990Tennessee1977
Texas2020W8482Colgate2020
Texas2020W7063VCU 2020
Texas Tech2019L6774Houston1968
Texas Tech2019W6859South Carolina2017
Texas Tech2020L6466Houston2020
Tulsa2020L5469Mississippi St.2020
UC Irvine2020L5982Michigan St.2020
UCLA1972W7968Arizona1997
UCLA1972W7364Cincinnati1960
UCLA1972W6759Oregon2017
UCLA1972W6658UNC1982
UCLA1972W7566UTEP1966
UCLA1972W7257Villanova2018
UCLA2006L8083UNLV1991
UCLA2020L4979Iowa2020
Uconn1999L6064Duke2010
UConn2004W7265Kansas St.2008
UConn2004L7881Oklahoma1985
UConn2020L8386St. John's2020
UNC1982W6962Auburn2019
UNC1982W6563Houston1968
UNC1982W7566Kentucky2012
UNC1982W7270LSU2006
UNC1982W7463Michigan St.2009
UNC1982L5866UCLA1972
UNC2005W6866Duke1992
UNC2005L6768NC State1974
UNLV1991W7571Arizona2015
UNLV1991W8380UCLA2006
UNLV1991L7071UTEP1966
USC2020W7473Gonzaga2020
USC2020L6572Oregon2020
USC2020W7068Saint Mary's2020
UTEP1966W8276Louisville2013
UTEP1966W5453Marquette1977
UTEP1966L6675UCLA1972
UTEP1966W7170UNLV1991
VCU2011L7277Memphis2008
VCU 2020W7661Stanford2020
VCU 2020L6370Texas2020
Vermont2020L7181Louisville2020
Villanova1985L6572Georgetown1984
Villanova2018W8376Duke2010
Villanova2018W8366Syracuse1987
Villanova2018L5773UCLA1972
Villanova2018W8169Virginia2019
Villanova2018W7770West Virginia2010
Villanova2020W10672Creighton2020
Villanova2020L6668Northern Kentucky2020
Virginia1981L6172Syracuse1987
Virginia2019W5851Georgetown1984
Virginia2019W6864Georgia Tech2004
Virginia2019W7167NC State1974
Virginia2019L6981Villanova2018
Virginia2020L4461Indiana2020
Wake Forest1996L6869Duke2010
Wake Forest1996W6764Kentucky1996
Wake Forest1996W6361Pittsburgh2009
Wake Forest2005L7182Georgia Tech2004
West Virginia1959W8476Auburn1984
West Virginia2010W7774Marquette2003
West Virginia2010L7077Villanova2018
West Virginia2020L6566East Tennessee St.2020
Wichita St.2013L5577Illinois2005
Winthrop2020L5577Baylor2020
Wisconsin2015W7160Illinois2005
Wisconsin2015L5468Michigan St.1979
Wisconsin2020L5258Kansas2020
Wright St.2020W7262Memphis2020
Wright St.2020W7875Oklahoma St.2020
Wyoming1943L6073Ohio St.2007
Xavier2020W7977North Florida2020
Xavier2020W8379St. John's2020
Yale2020W7166Butler2020
Yale2020L8288Louisville2020
     Indiana St.1989

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Key Trades, Long-Term Injuries so you can Adjust Statis-Pro Rosters

A day in airports, so no Statis-Pro games played. However, here are some Statis-Pro cards we are moving to developments during this past few days.

 
PlayerStatis-Pro Card Was...Now Card is...
Andrew ChafinCubsA's
Kendall GravemanMarinesAstros
Aaron CivaleIndiansGone, 60-day
Stephen StrasburgNationalsGone, season
Tyler AndersonPiratesMariners
Abraham ToroAstrosMariners
Adam FrazierPiratesPadres
Luis CessaYankeesReds
Justin WilsonYankeesReds
Eloy JimenezGone, 60-dayWhite Sox
Clay HolmesPiratesYankees

We mentioned Adam Frazier moving to the Padres after it happened too late to add him to a Padres series we played. However, the others listed above happened since then, and we expect many more in the final hours before this Friday afternoon trade deadline, which really is a deadline this year.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

1st Divisional Standings on Day Ace after Ace Shelled - Brewers Lengthen 1st Plat3 Lead

Four of the best starting pitcher cards in our NL Statis-Pro baseball game qnd even Hader in relief were all shelled as.the Brewers edge the Padres in 2 slugfests to move further ahead in 1st. We had played the series before the Padres added All-Star Adam Frazier at 2nd base, so he did not play in this series.

Before showing that scoresheet, we just updated our google sheet that tracks the season with the grid below. As you can see, we broke the grid into our two divisions, with a "North/West" Division putting the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs down the road with the Western teams, while St. Louis ends up with the East Coast  teams all the way down South to Atlanta to give us two equal divisions of five teams each for the duration. The winner of each division will get a bye, like the AL counterparts, while the next four teams will be the wildcards (we have one more wild card then the actual MLB).





Brewers/Padres After Marlins 2nd Upset to Threaten Cards Playoff Spot in McFarland Debut

 The headliner for the 11th NL Series is the superb pitching match-ups between the Brewers and Padres. The only other series remaining going into Sunday was the Marlins and Cardinals - and that was a surprise (see below for game stories).


The Cardinals last chance to play one of the five relegated teams did not go well, as they lost a series to the Marlins. In a battle of All-Stars, the Cards' Arenado homered twice off Rogers to help the Cardinals pull off a 3-0 win.

However, the Marlins destroyed the Cardinals bullpen for five runs in the 7th and 8th inning to take a 5-0 lead after they batted in the 8th. Bleier then managed to strand Carlson on third base in the bottom of the 8th to preserve SWEEP credit for the second game and thus credit for a four games to two series win. The Cards finished just 12-12 against the four relegated NL teams. Overall NL teams are 101-67 for a .601 winning percentage against relegated teams.

They finish against the Brewers, Giants and Dodgers before we truly cut it down to divisional play.

To get credit for the Sweep under our league rules, the Marlins could not bring in closer Garcia in the 8th after Carlson doubled and reached third base on a grounder with just one out in the 8th. SWEEP credit is only given if a teams wins after leading at the end of eight innings by at least five runs AND no using their closer (defined as available reliever with the lowest ERA).



Mets' Rich Hill, 41, Debut Spoiled By Last Place Pirates

The 1st place Mets added Rich Hill asa 3rd starter, and he gave them five shutout innings in his Statis-pro debut. However, Polanco hit a 3-run homer in the 6th Saturday and the Pirates won 3-2, then won 4-2 in the second game.

The Mets stull have the best Statis-pro NL record at 50-34. Unlike in real baseball, the Statis-pro Mete have been almost at full strength. Our league rules dictate the only player cards we do not use are players not on the roster or players on the 60 day DL or who appear are in the process of missing 60 straight days.

Sunday Hill made his real debut against the Blue Jays', with the injury-riddled team is still forst in the NL East at 51-44.

NL Northwest                   NL Southeast

Milwaukee 42-30  ---        New York  50-34  ---

Los Angeles 43-35 -2        St. Louis     39-33   -5

Chicago        43-35  -2        Cincinnati  40-38  -7

Arizona        39-39  -6        Atlanta      40-38  -7

San Diego     35-37  -8        Washington 38-40  -9

Wild card if today: StL at ChC and Cin at LAD




Saturday, July 24, 2021

Videos of Fast Action Cards; Introduced to Cut Hoops Games to 45 Minutes; Baseball to 30

 The sharpest images of the Fast Action Cards are here in dropbox. Here is the front-and-back of one 4-sided card.







Decades ago the Statis-pro baseball game was revolutionized by putting the dice rolls and other results on Fast Action cards. These cards were then further advanced with 4-sided cards that let you play and entire 2-game series by flipping the results on the black font side of the card, then blue, then green, then red.

Today we introduced the same color scheme to 4-sided Fast Action Cards cards for Value Add Basketball Game.

These three back-to-back videos, lasting just more than two minutes total, show how to use the cards for each - as we play the New York Mets' debut of just acquired Rich Hill against the Pirates. 

Right below that game we flip the first new basketball Fast Action cards as we start a game between two basketball Cinderella's - the 1985 miracle Villanova national champs and the 2011 miracle Final 4 run by Shaka Smart's VCU.

With these cards we often play two 9 inning baseball games in less than an hour total, and a college basketball game between teams from 1943 to current teams in 45 minutes.

The key three links for this blog site the links to two free games with player cards - Statis-Pro Baseball Game and the Value Add Basketball Game - and the database rating all the college basketball players of this century at www.valueadddbasketball.com. We started to track games.

3 Key Posts - Hoops and Baseball Game and Player Ratings

 If you view this blog's web version this blog always appears at bottom of the blog. However, since so many now view on theor obone, we repost the three key links peroidically to make sense of the rest of the blogs:

The key three links for this blog site the links to two free games with player cards - Statis-Pro Baseball Game and the Value Add Basketball Game - and the database rating all the college basketball players of this century at www.valueadddbasketball.com.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Print Fast Action Cards for Value Add Basketball Game

Click here for Fast Action Cards in dropbox for the sharpest images to print them front-and-back (15 sheets of paper) to use them rather than dice to play the Value Add Basketball Game




If you cannot access drop box for any reason, you can also click on them in this google file version or you can print this (print at about 175%, front and back) to print one front-and-back page of these instructions, and then another 15 pages front and back (30 pages total). However, the print quality is not nearly as good as the drop box version in the top paragraph. 

Click here for full instructions for the game, however this blog gives basic instructions for printing these cards and using them to replace rolling dice.

One you have printed the cards, look to see if the horizontal lines on each page on the front and back line up fairly closely. If so, cut along those horizontal lines on each of the 15 pages, which leaves you a total of 144 cards - each card with a section with both black and red type on one side, and with blue and green type on the other side.

Now you are ready to use these cards instead of dice in the game. 

If you print on normal thin paper, the cards may be hard to shuffle like a deck of cards. We suggest you either flip cards one at a time on a bed or floor, or throw them into a salad bowl and flip them around.

To start the game you can either stack the cards or simply leave them scattered in a salad bowl.

Use BLACK, then BLUE then GREEN then RED sections of 144 FAST ACTION CARDS for results. However you initially set up the stack of cards, start the game by pulling out the first card and putting it down like the cards are pictured below. On the first time through the deck, always use the BLACK font type for the results. By the time you get through the deck the first time, all 144 cards will all be lined up with the section with the black font type in the top left. Simply slide the cards to the left and start to flip the cards over and now the side with the blue font will show up every time. Once you get through the deck again you can slide the deck to the left again, and flip it over this time, and start to flip again, and now the side with the green font will show up each time. One through this deck the final time, simply slide the deck to the left one more time, and as you start to flip the side with the red font will show up every time. Normally the game will end with plenty of red section results yet to be flipped over, however if a game with extra overtimes or many offensive rebounds leads to you going through the deck four times you can either reshuffle or begin to randomly pull cards out of the middle of the deck to finish the game.

TOP 2 LINES OF CARD. 

If the sections with black font below appeared in order in a game, the game would start like this; 1) On the first Fast Action Card played refer only to the top two lines of the section with black font. On the first card pictured below, the top line indicates a blocked shot IF any defender has an (all) in the block section of his card, which on different sets of cards could be a block range that reads "21-26 (32)" or "21-26 (all)" or "21-30."

Most teams will not have a shot blocker this good, and the second line on the same card tells us who on the offense has the ball and can shoot if nothing happens on the top line. On the first card below, the ball goes to the "8" player (as indicated in the VABG Rules, while you should place a coin on each of the five players in the game at any point, the three players with a dime on their card get the ball in order as the "6," "7" or "8" number on the 8-sided die or on these cards, so the third player with a dime on his card would get the ball in this case if the shot was not blocked.

MIDDLE LINE ON CARD. If he gets to shoot, then flip to the next card to read the middle number of 1-20 to get one of five results on their card; making a 3-pointer, making a 2-pointer, getting fouled , missing a 3-pointer or missing a 2-pointer. In the case of the second card below, the middle number is "15" which will be a missed shot for almost every player.

BOTTOM LINE OF CARD. The bottom line of the card is only used if a shot or foul shot is missed and you need to determine which player got the rebound. Assuming a shot was missed on the 15 on the 2nd card below, the bottom line on the third card indicates that the defensive SF (small forward, third player from left to right in the game" gets the rebound IF a "5" is in his range of 1-6. If the Offensive SF has a lower range - e.g. Defensive Rebound 1-4 - the the opposing Offensive SF gets the rebound instead. Not that on the scoresheet provided in the VABG game, the bottom line is only used on the possessions that are shaded.  On the other possessions that are not shaded, the defense always gets the rebound and the scoresheet indicates which defender grabbed the rebound.

Once the possession ends for the team with the ball (made basket or free throw, turnover or defensive rebound), write down the updated score for that team at the end of that possession, and start the process over at the top of the next card to start the possession for the other team.




























Sheet 12 front and back






Sheet 13 front and back






































Sheet 14 front and back


Sheet 15, front and back