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Rotoworld.com's Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

Postby Super Manny » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:02 pm

Rotoworld.com launched it's online draft guide just a few days ago and it sounds pretty intriguing.

http://www.rotoworld.com/premium/draftg ... ?sport=MLB

Included for $14.99 is:

    - 1150+ detailed player profiles
    - Draft cheatsheets
    - Tiered positional rankings
    - Mock drafts
    - Auction values
    - 2006 Stat Leaders
    - Offseason moves
    - Depth charts
    - Sleepers/Busts
    - Closer Report
    - Steals Rankings
    - Holds Rankings
    - Strategy articles
    ...etc


Everything is PDF/Excel based and can be customized and printed on demand. The guide also updates continuously as news is added to Rotoworld's site. For example, everything has reportedly been updated already to reflect Keith Foulke's retirement.

Has anyone purchased this year's package, or one in the past? Rotoworld is my #1 fantasy news source and I purchased their draft guide in magazine form last season and was pleased, so I'm giving definite thought to getting the online guide. I'm just finding it hard to stomach the $15 price tag in addition to the money I'll be shelling out for StatTracker and my league's hefty entry fee...
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Postby EricF » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:35 pm

I purchased it last year, and to me the $15 was worth the time ultimately saved through reviewing their rankings and downloading and sorting their projections. (And I won my league last year.) I bought again this year.
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Postby Super Manny » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:37 pm

Eric...

Can you tell me a little more about it? Is my money better spent this way than through buying a couple of print-based magazines?

I also just noticed that Rotoworld is offering both it's Draft Guide and Season Pass together for a reduced price of $24.99...

Thanks.
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Postby EricF » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:50 pm

Manny,

I haven't tried the Season Pass. For the small amount of potential money in our league, I didn't want to pony up another $10 when I was also buying Yahoo StatTracker.

But the Draft Guide has all the things you mention. It ranks the top 250 players, AL, NL, and Mixed. I don't remember 2006 Stat Leaders, but it has projected 2007 Stat Leaders, the top 10 in each category from their projections.
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Postby Super Manny » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:10 pm

EricF wrote:I haven't tried the Season Pass. For the small amount of potential money in our league, I didn't want to pony up another $10 when I was also buying Yahoo StatTracker.

In the screen shot of Season Pass located at the URL below, I see a link under Stats Explorer that says, "Live Scoring". I sent a note to the Rotoworld admins asking whether this is similar to Yahoo's StatTracker, if it updates real time, etc.

http://www.rotoworld.com/premium/draftg ... ?sport=MLB

I am still waiting to hear back.

Either way, would you recommend the Rotoworld online guide over the purchase of a couple print magazines from the store (Rotoworld, Sporting News, ESPN, Fantasy Index, etc)?
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Postby EricF » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:39 pm

I'm not really familiar with magazines except for Rotoworld, which I purchased in years before going to the online guide. The online guide has everything that's in the print magazine and more, plus the projected stats and rankings are updated periodically, which you can't do with a print publication.
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Postby BigKahuna83 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:51 pm

Sounds interesting. Anybody else have any experience with this?
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Postby ironman » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:53 pm

Isn't that the draft kit you get access to if you do a Yahoo Plus league? If I recall the position by position cheat sheets were not very deep.
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Postby BigKahuna83 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:56 pm

Yes it is!

I just checked and it is the very same one!
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Postby Super Manny » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:57 pm

I just got a note back from Rotoworld. I was told that Season Pass's "Live Scoring" is very similar to Yahoo's StatTracker. However, in a fantasy points league, it will not show accumulated fantasy points.
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