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2023 Season Preview: Part IV

Posted by: Kevin -- Tue, 04 Apr 2023 02:56:47 +0000


It is now time for the final installment of the 2023 DTBL season preview series.  If you thought we’d seen the last of projected ties after the last section where three teams were slotted to finish tied for fourth place, you’d be wrong.  There are two more teams with exactly four more projected standings points than that trio, which puts them in a tie for second place in these standings.  Then, in a bit of a departure from the norm, the projected champion has a fairly decent lead over all challengers according to these numbers.  That is particularly surprising since that team is expected to have a below average offense.

Based strictly on 2022 results, the presense of two of these teams in the final preview section is quite surprising.  But then if you look at the rosters and examine the reasons for the d...
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Today's Best

Wisdom, Patrick

Jackalope

2 for 3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB
Strider, Spencer

Darkhorses

6.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K
1 W, 0 SV


Week's Best

Soler, Jorge

Cougars

0.406 AVG, 32 AB, 13 H, 6 HR
11 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 1.3 PAR
Valdez, Framber

Komodos

0.60 ERA, 0.733 WHIP
2 W, 0 SV, 15.0 IP, 1 ER
8 H, 3 BB, 12 K, 2.0 PAR

Standings

PLACETEAMTOTAL
1Komodos78.00
2Kings70.00
3Darkhorses68.00
4Mavericks67.00
5Jackalope61.00
6Moonshiners44.50
7Choppers44.00
8Cougars42.00
9Demigods39.50
10Diamond Dogs36.00
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Recent Transactions

DatePlayerTeamMove
05-22-2023Fairbanks, PeteKings Added to major league roster.
05-22-2023King, MichaelKings Sent to minors.
05-21-2023Altuve, JoseDemigodsActivated from inactive list. Added to major league roster.
05-21-2023Cron, C.J.Demigods Sent to minors.
05-21-2023Fried, MaxDemigods Placed on inactive list.
05-21-2023Neris, HectorMoonshinersSigned as a free agent. Added to major league roster.
05-21-2023Herget, JimmyMoonshiners Released.
05-21-2023Alvarado, JoseMoonshiners Sent to minors.
05-21-2023Detmers, ReidMoonshiners Added to major league roster.
05-21-2023May, DustinMoonshiners Sent to minors.
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Leaders

Batting AverageTeamAmount
Arraez, LuisJackalope0.3708
Diaz, YandyDiamond Dogs0.3459
Bichette, BoDiamond Dogs0.3348
Freeman, FreddieDemigods0.3333
Acuna, RonaldJackalope0.3220
Earned Run Avg.TeamAmount
Gray, SonnyDarkhorses1.822
Ryan, JoeCougars1.837
McClanahan, ShaneKomodos1.969
Valdez, FramberKomodos2.375
Cole, GerritJackalope2.527
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DTBL Chatter


2023 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 02/27/2023 21:13:37 - in DTBL Discussion
Before I get to the list of players who will be added to and removed from the league's player pool for the upcoming season, I want to mention that I made a slight adjustment to the position distribution of these slots. Somewhat counterintuitively, despite the NL now having a full-time des...

Re: 2023 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 02/28/2023 20:18:10
With today's news that Gavin Lux tore his ACL and will probably miss the entire season, there isn't much reason to keep him on the league roster for '23. Since he was slated to move from SS to 2B (in this league), I'm replacing him with 2B Tony Kemp.



2023 Position Changes

Posted by: Kevin - 02/24/2023 22:06:25 - in DTBL Discussion
It is nice to finally be back to a relatively normal spring training schedule. I guess that's not entirely true with the World Baseball Classic set to begin in a couple weeks. But at least the regular season has a definitive start date this year. So we are going to return to our usual s...



2022 PAR update

Posted by: Kevin - 11/11/2022 11:57:25 - in DTBL Discussion
I have completed the update to all players' 2022 PAR values. As a reminder, this post-season update is done to include the recently completed season's numbers in the PAR formula, replacing the oldest of the five seasons worth of data that is used as the historical baseline. Throughout th...



PAR update

Posted by: Kevin - 04/02/2022 11:43:02 - in DTBL Discussion
Before we get into the 2022 season, I want to mention the 2021 PAR update that I ran a couple weeks ago, shortly after the lockout ended. Usually, soon after the season ends, I run an update on the player PAR totals for the recently completed season. These updates incorporate adjustments...



2022 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 03/11/2022 22:08:36 - in DTBL Discussion
Here is my initial list of players who will be added to the league player pool for 2022. As I stated in an email, I'm going to hold off with the drops until after the roster cut deadline. Even more than usual, this is going to be a very fluid list. I started working on this several week...

Re: 2022 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/15/2022 23:42:37
The roster cuts have been processed, so the drops have been added to the lists above. Turns out, there were three starting pitchers who were kept that were going to be on my drop list. I guess this is why I usually wait until after the cuts are done before I start working on these lists....

Re: 2022 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/18/2022 22:57:11
Hate to do this on such short notice, but I need to make one last change. I completely missed relief pitcher Scott Barlow because I think I confused him with Joe Barlow who was already on my add list. Both will be added to the player pool. As a result, Matt Wisler will be dropped.



2022 Position Changes

Posted by: Kevin - 03/11/2022 20:04:53 - in DTBL Discussion
We're back! I will be posting the list of players who will be added to the league roster either later tonight or, more likely, tomorrow morning. But first, the position changes for 2022. I am fairly confident this is the longest such list I have ever compiled... by a wide margin.
...



2021 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 02/25/2021 22:04:41 - in DTBL Discussion
I have completed my first draft of the players who will make up the player pool for the 2021 season. Notably, there are far fewer changes than normal among hitters. Perhaps that makes sense following a severely shortened 2020 season. But on the other hand, the number of new pitchers is ...

Re: 2021 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/02/2021 18:24:49
Mike elected to move Shohei Ohtani from staring pitcher back to outfield this season. As a result, I have made the follow corresponding changes to the lists above: Mike Minor will remain in the league, but Josh Naylor will not be added.

Still a couple more days before I make...

Re: 2021 Player Adds/Drops
Reply by: Kevin - 03/05/2021 20:50:40
One final change... Josh Naylor is back on the add list and Yasiel Puig will now be dropped. I think it was a bit of an oversight on my part to not have Puig dropped from the get-go, considering I have heard absolutely nothing about him signing with a MLB team in recent weeks.




2021 Position Changes

Posted by: Kevin - 02/22/2021 20:34:08 - in DTBL Discussion
I'm making pretty good progress on the 2021 DTBL player pool. I am pretty much done with position players, but still have some work to do on pitchers. I think I am far enough now to post the list of players who will be switching positions for 2021. Please note that there are one or two ...



2020 Website Enhancements

Posted by: Kevin - 07/09/2020 15:53:43 - in DTBL Discussion
As mentioned in my email a couple days ago, I rolled out a few website changes along with the site switchover to pre-season mode. I will go over the details here and will post additional replies if other new enhancements are released this year. I do have a couple other things in the work...

Re: 2020 Website Enhancements
Reply by: Kevin - 08/07/2020 15:58:51
I've rolled out a handful of additional changes over the past week or so. Here is a summary:

* Player Pages - Previously, I had a separate page template for batters and pitchers. Now that we have a player who has both batting and pitching stats on his resume (Shohei Ohtani)...



Potential immediate rule change

Posted by: Kevin - 06/27/2020 13:53:31 - in DTBL Discussion
I'm very hesitant to make rule changes without giving ample time for people to prepare accordingly. But in this case, I think the extremely unusual circumstances of the upcoming season might warrant a change. I'm considering an alteration to how the free agent signing priority works with...

Re: Potential immediate rule change
Reply by: Mike - 06/28/2020 09:19:23
I have no problem with this. 2020 fantasy baseball is going to be a total crapshoot anyway.

Re: Potential immediate rule change
Reply by: David - 07/02/2020 11:34:16
I agree. Sounds good to me.