Our daily/weekly MLB projection tools (Streamonator, Hittertron, DFSBot, etc.) will be back for 2017. We are in the process of updating the payment software (our previous vendor, CoinTent, went out of business) so just hold tight for now.

But I do have two good pieces of news to share!

First, we partnered with our friends at FantasyPros to bring you a free fantasy baseball draft simulator where you can: 1) set the league preferences, 2) choose between either Grey or Rudy’s cheat sheets (you can see them when you scroll down from your player selection screen) and 3) see how it compares with the consensus (a decent proxy for ADP).

Second, given the demand from dynasty leaguers and redrafters who like rookie nookie for MLB prospect info, we just launched a new tool called Prospectonator (links for hitters and pitchers) that can now be found in the top menu (under Tools) and linked at the top of all the Preseason Projections/Player Raters.

The vast majority of hitters/pitchers are valued at less than replacement for 12-team mixed (<$1). The reason is fairly obvious – most of these players are not MLB-ready (or ever will be) so they certainly should not project as more valuable than current major leaguers. To get a sense of a player’s value in different league formats, you can click on a player’s name to see their player page. For instance, Manuel Margot has about a $3 $/G value in 12-team mixed this year but it is almost $11 for NL 12-team.

Prospectonator will be free through the preseason and then available for all those who subscribe to our MLB tools (Roto Deluxe, DFS Premium, DFS Premium + Optimizer).

Prospectonator For Hitters

  • 12-team 5×5 mixed league $ value if they were to play in the MLB right now (i.e., current value not projected value if/when they get to MLB)
  • Includes the top most valuable 1000 hitters with no more than 130 MLB PA (the rookie cutoff)
  • Hitter projections are based on 150 Games at a 73/27 RHP/LHP PA split using Steamer rate stats.
  • $/Game are projected in total as well as vs RHP and LHP.
  • Only players with minor league or some international professional experience are included (Steamer does not project using high school/college stats)
  • Some young top prospects may not be on this list because their MLB projected value as of today is too low.

Prospectonator For Pitchers

  • Top 1000 pitchers with no more than 50 career IP and less than 20 Games Appeared.
  • 12-team 5×5 mixed league $ value if they were to play in the MLB right now (i.e., current value not projected value if/when they get to MLB) using Steamer rate stats.
  • Saves/Holds not projected for RPs since there is no clarity on their MLB role. The 5×5 $ values for relievers assumes a couple saves.

Thanks and leave comments here or on the Prospectonator pages with any questions!

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The Dude
The Dude
5 years ago

Hey Rudy,
I tried signing up for the Roto Deluxe package a few minutes ago and got rejected due to a “stripe” timeout. Now I’m afraid if I go back again I’ll get double charged.

Also, with the change in payee host, I presume I need to setup a new account (my old account info failed).

Alex Norton
Alex Norton
5 years ago

I appreciated your tools last year even though i do not play daily leagues. However i was really hoping you could “connect” the various tools to Yahoo leagues to see our rosters and available players.

Is this in the cards or possible?

Blind Umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
Blind Umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
5 years ago

will this go up in the tools above or just come back to this page each time (the mock machine not the prospector machine, i see that one above)

HolyGhostClaw
HolyGhostClaw
5 years ago

Rudy, this is great! Yet another amazing tool from you. Great work!

Sucks about Cointent, but hopefully the new vendor will let us link our spreadsheets directly to the Hittertron/Streamonator/etc, without the required delay we experienced with Cointent.

Clint
Clint
5 years ago

This is awesome stuff Rudy. You guys are always ahead of the curve.

One suggestion with that in mind unless you have something you know of that’s out there I’m unaware of: an app that tracks both major & minor players’ news. I’ve downloaded Fantasy Alarm, Bleacher Report’s player tracker, & Playerline & none of them seem to include many prospect players unless they’re top guys. Seems like a market dynasty crowd guys would flock to.

Maybe take a key from Grey and call it the ‘HAlpp?’

Bill
Bill
5 years ago

Thanks Rudy for the good info. I’m trying NFBC for the first time. In your opinion which draft spot is the best and why?

Bill
Bill
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
5 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: NFBC/Razzball leagues?
Isn’t pick 13, 18 and 43 better than picks 1, 30 and 31 or picks 7, 24, 37?

Bill
Bill
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
5 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: Thanks!
What are the NFBC/Razzball leagues?

TheTheory
TheTheory
5 years ago

Sweet! I’ve enjoyed using the FantasyPros draft simulator the past few years and having a one-click entry to integrate Razz rankings is boss.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

Rudy,

Besides following your Steamer/Auction Calculator projections, how else would you prepare for an OBP redraft league?

Also, considering that Yahoo doesn’t account for the BA/OBP switch for the draft, isn’t this really easy to exploit? Low BA/high OBP guys like Santana, Bautista, etc are all going around 100 overall. Would this make you want to wait on hitters a little more than usual, instead taking pitching a little earlier than usual? I’m thinking that if there isn’t a 5 category stud available by the 4th/5th round, to just draft a pitcher.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

Great stuff Rudy! Really excited about the latest edition to the Razzball tool belt. Damn I hope this is right about Tapia!

Mickey Maloney
Mickey Maloney
5 years ago

Thanks, Rudy! Great stuff as always. Do you happen to have a resource recommendation for advice on setting up a H2H Points League? Trying to determine best scoring and roster settings. Don’t think I’ve ever seen anything on Razzball, but if I missed it, I apologize. Thanks!

Jvanslyke
Jvanslyke
5 years ago

I’ll pour out some for Cointent this weekend. Rudy, any price change coming this year? I’m currently budgeting for MLB at bat, Razz premium and our third child so the sooner I can plug your price into my spreadsheet the sooner I’ll know if I need to pull my oldest out of gymnastics or not

Thanks!!!

Jvanslyke
Jvanslyke
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
5 years ago

@Rudy Gamble:

does the DFS premium package include Streamonator and hittertron ? I’d like both

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

This is great! Here’s hoping Tapia is one CarGo/Blackmon trade away from getting that shot . . .

By the way, what’s Roto Deluxe?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
5 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: Ah, that makes sense. Thanks.

Brad
5 years ago

So if I sign up for this “FantasyPros Premium” I will be able to see your and Grey’s “cheat sheets” and even customize for my league’s settings? We are a H2H points league (non-roto) so want to make sure there’s an option for that and your picks will adjust accordingly?

Keith
Keith
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
5 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: When you select points leagues it says you must have the pro version.