Thanks to everyone who have subscribed to the season-long Razzball tools so far!

Returning subscribers and early birds have gotten free access to my Excel-based snake draft war room for 10, 12, 14, and 15 team mixed leagues. This is the one that Grey, myself, and most of our writers use for our drafts. You can get free access to the War Room as well through Thursday March 14th if you subscribe to either the Roto Deluxe or DFS Premium season long packages.

Just in case you are new to the tools, below are some background and sales schpiel lifted from our Subscriptions page. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments.

So why should you consider buying ANY fantasy baseball subscription given the plethora of free fantasy content online?

The #1 reason you should get a premium fantasy baseball subscription is so someone mathier than you can crunch all the numbers and give you quality MLB projections via easy-to-use fantasy baseball tools so you can make quick, informed decisions. That’s what we do better than anyone.

Here are some reasons why our tools are so good:

1) Quality – The foundation of daily projections are reliable Rest of Season Projections that properly weigh a player’s major and minor league performance over the past several years. We have a long-standing partnership with Steamer Projections – one of the most respected projection methodologies. These ‘base’ player projections are updated every single day during the season and include every single player on active MLB rosters. We then make daily adjustments to the data that are based on years of rigorous testing/regressions and update throughout the day as lineups post.

2) Transparency – We have extensive FAQ documents on our tools (see Streamonator, Hittertron, and DFSBot). For DFS, we provide all the underlying projected stats vs just a ‘black box’ point projection. We test our DFS Point projections – as well as various underlying stats like HRs, K’s, etc. – on a daily basis and publish it on our Ombotsman page. Our projection partner (Steamer) allows their projections to be used in any/all third-party MLB projection tests. If you have any questions, our stat man (Rudy Gamble) will answer them in the comment section of the tools, via e-mail ([email protected]) or Twitter (@rudygamble).

3) Easy to Use Tools – Our fantasy baseball tools are driven by a powerful data table that allows you to filter multiple columns at once. Find the top pitchers in the next 7 days owned in less than 80% of leagues in seconds. You can always download into a CSV or Excel. For DFS, our Stackonator lets you analyze various teams stacks easily and we have a top-of-the-line lineup optimizer powered by DailyFantasyCafe.com.

4) Our Love of Roto – All daily fantasy baseball projections include a 5×5 mixed-league dollar value. We leverage our super-competitive 12-team MLB Razzball Commenter Leagues to provide a reliable estimate on the percent of leagues a player is owned. We provide weekly projections on the Friday before the following week so you have 3 full days to get ready for FAAB. For DFS players, you benefit in a number of ways that you will grow to appreciate such as a reliable estimate that a player will be in the starting lineup and the assurance that our huge season-long reader base will police us if we are missing a projections for a new call-up or DL activation.

The tools are accessible from all major internet devices (PC/Mac, Android + iOS phones/tablets) and are available to purchase by the month or for the full season.

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MLB Roto Deluxe (Season) $24.99 now.
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MLB Roto Deluxe (Season) w/ Ad Free $34.98 now.
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DFS Premium (Season) w/ Ad Free $159.98 now.
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The below grid lists all the tools available in the two packages. Please see the ‘More Info’ column for links that go into exhaustive detail on each of the tools. We also have some exciting enhancements in the works so stay tuned!

 

Tool What is it? Roto Deluxe DFS Premium More Info
Streamonator Daily and Weekly Starting Pitcher projections & dollar values Y Y FAQ
Hittertron Daily and Weekly Hitter projections & dollar values. Updated throughout day to reflect posted lineups. Y Y FAQ
Relievonator *NEW* Daily and Weekly Reliever projections & dollar values Y Y TBD
Weekly Hitter Planner Provides park and opposing pitcher factors for a team’s upcoming next 7-10 games, shows RHP v LHP games, top streaming plays for the week, etc. Y Y Post
Weekly Pitcher Planner A rolling 10 day MLB Schedule + Probable Pitcher grid with projected roto $ values. 2 start pitchers for the next week. Top 10 streaming candidates for the week. Y Y Post
Prospectonator Projections and $ values for the top 1000 minor league hitters and pitchers based on their projected value if they were to start playing in MLB today. Y Y Post
DRAFT Rankings *NEW* Daily rankings for snake drafts in Draft.com Y Y TBD
DFSBot Projected DFS points for hitters and pitchers, $/point calculations, and Upside $/point calculations (for GPPs) for DraftKings, FanDuel, FantasyDraft, Yahoo and FantasyFeud. Updated throughout today to reflect posted lineups. N Y FAQ
Stackonator Projected DFS points for top DraftKings and FanDuel stacking options. Includes 2/3/4/5/6/4×2/4×3 stack options for DraftKings and 2/3/4/4×2/4×3 stack options for FanDuel. N Y FAQ
Teamonator Projected runs per team per game for the next 7-10 days, per game. Projected Home/Road ‘Money lines’. $/pt per team on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo. N Y FAQ
DFS Lineup Optimizer (powered by Daily Fantasy Cafe) Advanced optimizer in DFS offering team stacks, player stacks, individual exposure, bulk uploads for DraftKings, FanDuel & Yahoo. N Y FAQ

  1. Big Ticket says:
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    Hey Rudy, thanks for all of this. I got the subscription to The Athletic and while the journalism is pretty good, the fantasy stuff is rough. I don’t get why these guys won’t listen to you like I told them to. Anyway, had a couple of questions for you relating to Garret Hampson (and others like him).

    1. As a league deepens/shallows (is that a word?), what drives a value up or down? For example, I’m trying to get Hampson appraised before a draft this weekend. You have him about 15 spots more valuable in 12 than 10 team (and even 15-20 more valuable in 14 team). Is that due to the general lack of speed available? And if so, what becomes more valuable in shallower leagues?

    2. One of my leagues uses R/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG. It seems like it should add value to guys like Hampson (relative to standard 5×5) because a good average helps OBP and at least you some credit for doubles and triples, but gauging how much of a boost is kind of tough to determine. Any tools you can recommend on determining value in this format?

    Thanks Rudy!

    • ha – yeah i remember that tweet. we have a lot of friends at the athletic (nando, jake, michael salfino, brandon funston etc.).

      i answer you on twitter :)

  2. Jim says:
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    Does the War Room adjust for unusual categories? OBP, batter Ks, QS, and pitcher home rubs allowed?

    • hi jim. sorry. i have preseason projections and $ values on the site based on more than 5×5 but the war room is only built for 5×5.

    • The Scrant Dog

      The Scrant Dog says:
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      Love a good home rub

  3. Jeffrey Williams says:
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    Hey
    I signed up for MLB Roto Deluxe with Ad Free, and requested access to the War Room, but my gmail email (the one that the google docs request is sent from) is different from my sign up email (which was a Yahoo address). Is that going to be an issue? My draft is on the 13th so want to make sure I get access before then

      • cliffyw says:
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        got it. looks great. thanks

  4. Dustin Stokes says:
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    When I change the number of teams to 10, the spreadsheet blanks out all the players.

    • the google synch to update the 10 team is taking a little while. just keep it open in Google Docs and check back in 20 minutes. once it’s all updated, download it to excel.

      • Dustin Stokes says:
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        Got ya. Thanks!

  5. David Bevis says:
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    Rudy, nice product using it in a couple of drafts right now. I created a simple warroom to back check how category $$ values compare to projections for category totals / compare the two . So far so it tracks well and help s me visualize the numbers behind the dollar values.

  6. Roland Bautista says:
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    Does this mean the war room comes free if you sign up before or on March 14th. Or that the war room is only available until the 14th? Ignoring the Japan game, I have a draft thats right before the rest of the league starts the regular season on the 28th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you sign up today, I’m sure Rudy can give you access…

  7. Roland Bautista says:
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    Already signed up oh Grey and Powerful Wizard of Razz! I think i have the answer, thanks.

  8. Jim Cattanach says:
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    Maybe I’m a total idiot but I cannot change anything — # teams, roster, my pick position, players picked — in the war room. So it’s useless to me. Break the code for me.

    • Jim Cattanach says:
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      Never mind. Figured it out.

  9. Michael DePinto says:
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    I must be dumb because I can’t figure out how to get the war room. It keeps asking me to log in and nothing i enter works.

  10. Milarky says:
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    Hey Rudy, last year I got in touch to get your advice on how to adjust values based on my format. We start 18 hitters and 10 pitchers, mostly standard categories except add SLG% as sixth offensive category, and our rosters are 40 players total including bench and prospects. Your advice was as follows below. Having said that, I’m possibly interested in subscribing if it will make things easier for me. Can you give me your thoughts on best approach to take here given the size of our rosters, and to make things easiest on myself? Last year I used Hot Rod’s excel war room, but added in your $ values based on the calcs you suggested below.

    You last year:
    I would use this sheet for rankings: https://razzball.com/playerrater-preseason-hittercategories-espn/.

    Add up the 5×5 $ with SLG$ and multiply by something like 0.9. Then combine with the 12 team pitchers in this sheet (https://razzball.com/playerrater-preseason-espnmlb12).

    It’s hard to give any better advice given the odd rosters and uneven (6×5) stats.

    Those rankings will help point out best players to target. I would think speed-only guys move down the rankings because they have 3 categories that they hurt you in HR/RBI/SLG.

    • The daily/weekly tools can help identify good streaming candidates for both hitters and pitchers. You’d be using the 6×6 SLG and standard 5×5 SP daily/weekly rankings.

      For draft day, one other thing that jumps out is the 18:10 ratio is skewered toward more hitters than standard 13:9. hard to gauge the impact of that. hitters’ impact are worth less than in standard but the average hitter is worse so premium hitters look better in comparison. i’d look at last year’s draft and determine the hitter/pitcher $ splits and adjust the $ accordingly.

      • Milarky says:
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        Thanks for the response. So not having seen your war room (I’m not sure where to find it, or if it’s included in the 3-day free trial), will it help me as is? I’ve used Hot Rod’s in the past and it’s pretty good, it just takes some work to adapt it to my needs.

        • my war room was for early paid subscribers so was never available for free.

          it was set up for 5×5 and for 13/9 or 14/9 roster setups. it would’ve required work on your end to make it work.

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