We have begun to produce the pitchers' card, and they are far enough along to play a Statis-Pro baseball game with them and the batters' cards produced yesterday. Click here for the team-by-team cards.
Here is a screen shot of the pitching staff for the defending World Series Champion Atlanta Braves, with a description below.
Order. Just as we lined up the 1st nine batters in a suggested batting order, we lined up each pitching staff to start with a suggested rotation. We just use a 4-person rotation in our league, so Max Fried would start the first game, then Charlie Morton, Ian Anderson, and Huascar Ynoa. MLB teams actually use 5- or 6-man rotations, so would go further down the list.
Other pitchers can be used as relievers.
RHP/LHP. The pitcher's name at team is followed by either an RHP or LHP to indicate if they pitch left-handed or right-handed, which factors into the result of each at bat if the Random Number is 11-14 or 85-88.
PB: The next number is the most important in Statis-Pro, the PB rating that determines if the pitcher keeps the action on his card on a 2-die roll totaling 2-12. Atlanta does not have any pitcher with best rating - a PB: 2-9 which goes to players with a neutral park FIP (very close to ERA) of 3.00 or better.
Max Fried and four of the Braves' relievers have the second best rating, a 2-8 - Fried as the ace starter and four relievers. These are for a neutral FIP/ERA of 3.50 or lower.
The Braves have two more starters and two relievers who control the action the majority of the time, a 2-7 roll, which is for a FIP/ERA up to 4.00.
The exact average pitcher is a PB 4-7, which puts the pitcher in control half of the time, or on 18 of 36 rolls.
Lesser pitchers have a below average 2-6, but none of the Braves have a very poor 2-5, or the worst rating of 2-4.
The next three numbers indicated how long the pitcher can pitch before losing his endurance. 15 7 7
Max Fried's SR of 15 means when he starts a game he can give up a combination of hits, walks, hit by pitch, runs scored and innings completed in a started game, but after that his PB needs to drop 1 for each additional runner or run allowed or inning completed. If the player pitches in relief the endurance is half as high or 7 in his case as the RR. Those are the traditional endurance factors, However, we have also added a third figure which is the maximum number of innings a pitcher can throw even if he is dominating the game. Fried can go 7 innings if he is pitching great and still has SR endurance left, but if he came back out for the 8th inning he would drop one PB to a 2-7, and very time a runner reached it would drop again to a 4-7, 2-6, 2-5, 2-4 and even 2-3 and 2-2 if he stayed in way too long.
At this point we have not actually calculated the next several numbers so that someone can play a game now, but these rations will be calculated and updated.
If Fried gets in a control with a 2-8 roll, then the 11-88 roll right now would allow the MLB average single on an 11-23, he would balk on a 24, strike out a batter on a 25-45, walk a batter on a 46-54, throw a wild pitch on a 55, and a possible passed ball or play by catcher on a 56-57.
With pitchers no longer batting, we left the cards all the same with a Sacrifice rating of BB with a few AA for great bunters. We also left the fielding standard for all pitchers at this point with an E3 and CD3, except for Gold Glove nominees who are an E1 and CD5.
Note that like with the batters, to pitchers on the active roster or on the disabled list appear on the first sheet, but if a player is on the 60-day DL or is not on the roster or teams DL report, then they appear on the second page.