Based on feedback we received, I have made the following updates to Hitter-Tron – both the daily leagues version as well as the 7-day/weekly league version of Hitter-Tron. These changes went live late this afternoon:
- Added a second $ estimate ($U) which reflects a player’s value independent of position. This is the $ value to use when you are evaluating players for Utility slots or comparing players where one has different position eligibility (e.g, when comparing an OF vs. 2B/OF whose $ value will be based on their more valuable position of 2B).
- Removed “Hits” and “SLG” in the daily version of Hitter-Tron so the full screen is visible on iPads. These projections are still available on the Player Pages.
- Corrected an issue whereby the hitter estimates were not properly adjusting a hitter’s baseline stats to be park-neutral. So players in hitter parks (notably Colorado) were receiving higher estimates for R/HR/RBI (and, thus, $) and the opposite for players in pitcher parks.
- Created a link at the top of the grid that will jump directly to the column descriptions below the report grid.
In the near future, I will aim to produce a more thorough explanation of how to use the tool.