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Postby d18Mike » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:15 pm

Lot of great tools out there to help make decisions on Fantasy rosters ... but has anyone seen a tool that does probables for more than say 1-2 weeks -- perhaps as far as 5+ starts out?

It seems it wouold be pretty easy to do with a schedule and a database. Right now I resort to looking at schedules and couting to five a lot. Works, but it is slow.

Before everyone jumps on this idea as stupid, I realize there are rainouts, snowouts. Guys get hurt etc... and no tool is perfect, but I'd like to be able to look at a WW pitcher and see a horizon of more than 1 start before I pick a guy up.

Anyone seen anything like this out there?
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Postby matmat » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:16 pm

i wish i could count to 5.
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Postby fraquar » Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:21 pm

Use a simple spreadsheet.

Enter the date of the last pitchers start in one field
calculate the remaining dates of his next projected starts below it (+5)

In the colums to the right calculate the week in which that date falls (1-52) and in the column next to that calculate the day in that week the date falls (1-7 or monday through sunday)

Bear in mind you still have to go to the teams schedule to see if they play that day but you will know which weeks they should get two starts based on a 5 day rotation period.

This should only take you about 2 minutes max to set up as most of the job is just copying the formulas down for how far out you want to project.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:06 pm

Roto times makes it easy ..

if you look here .. you'll see that I list these pitchers next six or seven starts ..

the way to do this is simple and all you need is Excell.

Go to the individual rototimes team pages, and clic Schedules, then drag and drop this into Excell, and then type out the next five starters based upon the last 5 games, and the drag the info down the rest of the page. put the auto filter to it and walla ..

Now I wouldn't trust the info past say three weeks, cus this is babseball and anything acn happen, like managers swicthing starts and stuff like that, but I have been using this tool for years.
hope that helps ..
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