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Postby Guest » Sun Dec 28, 2003 7:24 pm

trevisc wrote:hmm..i've never seen this book. I'd like to hear some feedback on it when you get it.


I will certainly let you know about the "Fantasy Baseball Strategy" book as soon as I get it. It looks interesting.

They also sell some "Adaptive Valuation Spreadsheet" which supposedly changes dollar values on players as people in your league overbid or underbid. It seems like a good idea that I never thought of or heard of. Maybe this guy has more good ideas. Do you know of any kind of draft software out there that does this?
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Postby Guest » Sun Dec 28, 2003 7:27 pm

[quote="DK"]Are you serious? 20 some-odd posts about baseball reference and nobody has mentioned The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract?

Definitely a great baseball book. But, do you consider it a "fantasy baseball" book? i always thought james was interesting, but his writings didn't necessarily help me win my league.
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Postby ny_yankers_2000 » Sun Dec 28, 2003 7:29 pm

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Postby swarmee » Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:01 pm

Anonymous, who is actually NYY guy wrote:Do you know of any kind of draft software out there that does this?


Well, if you look at http://www.usatoday.com's fantasy baseball section, you can choose what type of league you have, how many teams, categories, etc into their search engine and they will calculate all the numbers for you for free. They also insert projected numbers before the season starts, and let you use it to correctly value your league. So I doubt you need that draft software.
I'd be interested to know how that manual is myself.
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Postby rotodog » Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:18 pm

swarmee wrote:
Anonymous, who is actually NYY guy wrote:Do you know of any kind of draft software out there that does this?


Well, if you look at http://www.usatoday.com's fantasy baseball section, you can choose what type of league you have, how many teams, categories, etc into their search engine and they will calculate all the numbers for you for free. They also insert projected numbers before the season starts, and let you use it to correctly value your league. So I doubt you need that draft software.
I'd be interested to know how that manual is myself.
The only problem with that system is you dont get to program your own projections.I dont know where those projections come from.Its not a bad place to start but They need tweeking ;-7
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Postby bp » Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:23 pm

You're missing another key book on this list:

http://www.baseballforecaster.com/

You might also want to check out Art McGee's "How to value players for rotiserrie baseball."

Also, I wrote an article on LIMA last year that might be worth a read:

http://www.fantasyinfocentral.com/featu ... 001665.php
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Postby wrveres » Mon Dec 29, 2003 1:31 am

bp wrote:You're missing another key book on this list:

http://www.baseballforecaster.com/

You might also want to check out Art McGee's "How to value players for rotiserrie baseball."

Also, I wrote an article on LIMA last year that might be worth a read:

http://www.fantasyinfocentral.com/featu ... 001665.php


interesting read. thanks ..
The problem with lima is it doesn't translate well to any other league except 4x4, and hardly anybody plays 4x4 anymore ..
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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:28 am

DK wrote:Are you serious? 20 some-odd posts about baseball reference and nobody has mentioned The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract?

Well, yeah. That's a good one. :-b


You will be labeled a stat geek if you did :-o
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Postby bp » Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:19 am

wrveres wrote:
interesting read. thanks ..
The problem with lima is it doesn't translate well to any other league except 4x4, and hardly anybody plays 4x4 anymore ..


I actually prefer 4x4 leagues but you are right that it is a dying breed. Still, parts of Lima can be used no matter what format you play so it still has some use.
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Postby ny_yankers_2000 » Mon Dec 29, 2003 5:09 pm

swarmee wrote:
Anonymous, who is actually NYY guy wrote:Do you know of any kind of draft software out there that does this?


Well, if you look at http://www.usatoday.com's fantasy baseball section, you can choose what type of league you have, how many teams, categories, etc into their search engine and they will calculate all the numbers for you for free. They also insert projected numbers before the season starts, and let you use it to correctly value your league. So I doubt you need that draft software.
I'd be interested to know how that manual is myself.


The USA today projection engine only does projections before the draft. I am pretty sure this guy at http://www.fantasybaseballstrategy.com is saying his program lets you enter in what players are actually going for at the draft and it adjusts all the dollar values of the remaining players on the fly. So if your league overbids early, I guess the prices go down from then on. Or is it up? Not sure actually.

I think I could probably do something like this myself. I think I'll read the book first and see if I can put it together on my own. :-°
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