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Acuna Slugs, Steals Way to MVP

Posted by: Kevin -- Wed, 22 Nov 2023 18:07:09 +0000

The 2023 baseball season saw unprecedented change as a result of significant new rules:  a pitch clock, banning of the shift, limiting pickoff attempts and larger bases.  With the exception of the drastic decrease in average time of games, probably the most noticeable change this year was stolen bases coming back in style.  There were 1,652 stolen bases across the DTBL this season, an incredible 53% increase over a year ago and the highest league total since 1999.  In fact, we were just nine steals shy of this being a record breaking season for steals.  Almost every player with at least average speed increased their stolen base output this year.  But one player took that to an extreme while continuing to be one of the best hitters in the game.  Ronald Acuna Jr stole 73 bases while hitting 41 home runs, a pair of milesto...

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2024 Player Adds/Drops

Posted by: Kevin - 02/24/2024 17:21:55 - in DTBL Discussion
Here is the first version of the list of players who will be added to, and removed from, the league roster for 2024. Notably, there is a bit less turnover than usual this year. At the moment, we have 108 players who were not part of the league a year ago slated to be added for '24. This...

2024 Position Changes

Posted by: Kevin - 02/21/2024 22:41:29 - in DTBL Discussion
I'm just about done with my first draft of the 2024 DTBL player roster. But first, let's go over the players who will be changing positions in this league this year. As has been the case in recent years, this is another pretty long list. It's both quantity and quality this year. There ...

Draft Order

Posted by: Kevin - 02/20/2024 11:33:42 - in DTBL Discussion
Over the past few days, I've been hard at work compiling the pool of players who will make up the league roster for 2024. I should be ready to post the official position change list, soon followed by the first version of the player add/drop lists in the next few days. But first, a draft ...

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.