rules for Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani is the first player to meet our carded criteria for both pitchers (20 IP) and hitters (30 AB+BB as a non-pitcher) in over a decade. […]

rules for Pat Venditte

Here is how switch-pitcher Pat Venditte’s card (OAK Venditte) is designed to be used:

When facing a batter who is not a switch hitter Venditte is considered to be throwing from the same side as the hitter (RH vs RHB, LH vs LHB). When facing a switch-hitter Venditte throws LH and uses his italicized fatigue […]

combined lf/rf rating

This year all outfielders will receive an optional “lf/rf” rating. This is a combined rating based on all OF defensive range data. It is recommended that you use the combined rating as it is a more accurate representation of the player’s overall defensive performance. The individual position ratings are based on smaller data samples and […]

new pitcher fatigue/rest system

The traditional PtP fatigue/rest system allows extremely unrealistic pitcher usage patterns, but to this point all we’ve had as an alternative were experimental rest rules that were squeezed onto the charts over 10 years ago. For several years I’ve had a design concept in the back of my mind for a new system based on […]

new injury system

I’ve followed up last year’s improvements to the wild play charts by creating a new injury system which will go into effect this year. I’m posting a brief explanation of the changes here, along with the text for the new injury chart. Let me know if there’s anything that should be […]