As we set up the next Statis-Pro Series, Padres vs. Diamondbacks, one thing that jumped out to us in looking at the cards is that Arizona has one of the worst two bullpens of our 10 NL teams, while San Diego has one of the Elite 3 bullpens.
The single items Statis-Pro fans like about the game over other great Board games is that the action starts on the pitcher card, with a die roll of 2-12 or a Fast Action Card number in that range. The rolls are the proportion of the various combinations of dice, so the "2" only comes up one of 36 times (both die being a "1," up to the most common result of "7" which can come on 6 of 36 combinations.
Therefore the best PB on a pitchers card of PB: 2-9 controls the action (meaning no worse than a single allowed) 83% of the time, down to the average PB: 4-7 cards that control 50% of the time, and if you really run out of pitchers, a PB: 2-4 is the lowest, only closing 17% of the time.When you do the match of the regularly used relievers, the Mets, Brewers and Padres stand apart controlling the action 60% plus throughout the whole game, and then 76% to 79% of the time during the 7th to 9th inning in games in which they start with a fresh bullpen. Here are the counts and how we rank our bullpens in the game:
|Rnk||Elite Bull Pens||Relief||7th-9th|
|1||New York Mets - extra HR||66%||79%|
|3||San Diego - xtra HR||61%||76%|
|6||St. Louis - xtra HR||54%||71%|
|7||Los Angeles - xtra HR||55%||67%|
|8||Cincinnati - 2 fewer HR||40%||45%|
|Suggest on card||No.9||No.8||No.7||No.6||No.5||No.4||No.3||Set-up||Ace|
|San Diego - xtra HR||4-7||4-7||4-7||2-7||2-7||2-7||2-8||2-8||2-9|
|Los Angeles - xtra HR||2-5||2-6||4-7||4-7||2-7||2-7||2-7||2-8||2-8|
|Cincinnati - 2 fewer HR||2-4||2-6||2-6||2-6||2-6||2-6||2-6||2-6||4-7|
|St. Louis - xtra HR||2-6||max3||2-6||4-7||4-7||4-7||2-7||2-8||2-9|
|New York Mets - extra HR||4-7||2-7||2-7||2-7||2-7||2-8||max3||2-9||2-9|