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Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:11 am
by rsjrx21
Looking forward to it! Donation sent. ronscrafano@gmail.com

Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:49 pm
by yaboyrd
Looking forward to it as always!!! Donation sent

Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:11 pm
by rp723
Hi Jason,

Repeat customer here. Donation sent and thanks!
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Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:14 pm
by AHF
Back in the donation pool again. Excited to see your work back on the Cafe again!

Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:29 pm
by Ursa
Missed this last year. Happy to have it back, donation sent.

Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:54 am
by fantasyfiend
Can you talk a little bit about how your projections differ from say the cookie cutter/one size fits all versions like STEAMER, ZiPS, Oliver, etc.?

Just curious as to the difference and the strengths and weaknesses of using your projections vs those systems.

Thanks for the work you do, it seems like your projections are excellent based on your reputation here.

Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:49 am
by J35J
fantasyfiend wrote:Can you talk a little bit about how your projections differ from say the cookie cutter/one size fits all versions like STEAMER, ZiPS, Oliver, etc.?

Just curious as to the difference and the strengths and weaknesses of using your projections vs those systems.

Thanks for the work you do, it seems like your projections are excellent based on your reputation here.


I do my projections 1 player at a time. I don't have a formula that spits out my projections.

Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:01 am
by kab21
My opinions on HIS spreadsheet.

One big difference is that most of the projections are computer calculated while these are projected by hand (JJ just mentioned this). This does allow for a personal bias or an inflation of stats (Bill James...) but I have found JJ's projections to be very realistic each season.

But I don't get the spreadsheet for the projections (although they are nice), I get the spreadsheet to use as a draft tool since it's in excel and you can do a lot of things with the data. for instance it's broken into tiers for each position and you can see if a tier is ending at one position and you need to pick a guy before all good options are gone.

Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:19 am
by J35J
kab21 wrote:My opinions on HIS spreadsheet.

One big difference is that most of the projections are computer calculated while these are projected by hand (JJ just mentioned this). This does allow for a personal bias or an inflation of stats (Bill James...) but I have found JJ's projections to be very realistic each season.

But I don't get the spreadsheet for the projections (although they are nice), I get the spreadsheet to use as a draft tool since it's in excel and you can do a lot of things with the data. for instance it's broken into tiers for each position and you can see if a tier is ending at one position and you need to pick a guy before all good options are gone.


Thanks kab!


But yes, while I do take pride in my rankings/projections I do know that there are a handful of people that don't even get it for that as kab mentioned. The spreadsheet has a lot of data in it. All of the players previous years stats to go along with this years projections. Hyperlinks to the players ESPN page and Fangraphs page. Player ages as of 05/31/2014. Position eligibility for each offensive player per Yahoo rules of 5 GS or 10 GP. And what people really like are the player notes for each guy...a couple of sentences on my thoughts on each player which gives you an idea of where I'm coming from with the rankings/projections for that player.

I keep this spreadsheet up during my drafts and when a player gets taken I then highlight his row to show he's taken. And at the same time if I want more last minute info the hyperlinks are there to take you to their player pages. Ages are easily seen as sometimes if all things are equal to you you might go with the younger guy or whatever. But yeah, the rankings/projections in the spreadsheet is only part of it.

Re: The Spreadsheet 2014 (7th "almost" annual)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:08 am
by gheilman
Is there way to see your list of all players ranked together, not according to position? I like using fantasypros cheat sheet wizard, but without a single list of all players it's difficult for me to input your spreadsheet. Thanks!