Developer Chat

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 2:00 PM EST.

Welcome everyone! We're releasing a significant update on Monday, 4/28/2008 ( details) and wanted to set aside some time to answer questions. This is your chance for some immediate feedback.

A common practice is to use old time starters with low 50-80 IP because they recover at the same rate as modern relief guys and can throw longer before in game fatigue sets in. Is there any plan to try to make modern relief pitchers more effective? (Trentonjoe - Hall of Famer - 2:05 PM)

We go based off of the numbers they generated. We can't modify the numbers to make them more effective without hurting the integrity of our game. Also, we don't want to change the fatigue formula as we feel it is the best it has ever been and works well for all different types of leagues and players.

Any plans to incorporate this same type of Draft Wizard with the multi-season features into other sims (esp. NBA)? If so, how soon? (will_prosper - Hall of Famer - 2:07 PM)

We hope to eventually bring over our theme wizard options to our other SimLeague sports. We do not have a timetable set for that, though.

Hey, any news on individual range settings for PH-for, PR-for, and baserunning aggressiveness? ;-) (ArlenWilliam - Hall of Famer - 3:01 PM)

That is the next SimLeague Baseball related update that we will be doing. We do not have a timeframe for that, though.

Are you sure that's what you're doing regarding range ratings (previous answer)? Defenders of the same season tend to go up and down the scale together. (ArlenWilliam - Hall of Famer - 3:06 PM)

Yeah, that is how we do it. It equally weights the comparison between that position that season and that position throughout history.

Can you explain how old time players defensive numbers are "normalized"? (Trentonjoe - Hall of Famer - 3:06 PM)

For range, we use a calculation similar to what Bill James outlines in the "Fielding Bible," in which the range is put into context of actual opportunities and compared to others from the both the league that season and historically. The actual relative range numbers we use can be found on the player pages.

We do not normalize defensive fielding percentage numbers.

We will continue the developer chat until 4 PM so that more users can have chances to submit questions. ( Moderator - 3:11 PM)

Do you think you might consider bundling a SLB season in with a pack of HBD seasons, to remind HBD'ers how much fun SLB is? (ArlenWilliam - Hall of Famer - 3:33 PM)

That's a good idea. We will consider something like this.

Might some of the statistics logging, etc. for progressives also be used for tournaments? (ArlenWilliam - Hall of Famer - 3:37 PM)

Multi-season leagues do not have to be progressive leagues. Any league can be setup as a multi-season league so that stats will be kept across all linked leagues. You would set these up the same way as a progressive multi-season league and use the most recent league id of the tournament when linking the latest league of the tournament to the new one.

There's been some discussion again about some of the very low OHR pitchers' ability to nullify home run hitting. Now that you have a way of setting "floor" for this, maybe you'd like to set it at the most effective abilities that current low-OHR pitchers have, in OHR#? (ArlenWilliam - Hall of Famer - 3:40 PM)

We will review this. Thanks.

Where does one start, when setting up either a progressive or a tournament? Just go to the league creation wizard? (ArlenWilliam - Hall of Famer - 3:47 PM)

In the Theme League Wizard, the second page is the League Rules page. The very top option on this page deals with multi-season leagues. Checking the "Start a new multi-season league" and changing the page will setup the league as a multi-season league. If you go back to that page and there is a password in the League Password textbox, than it has been setup properly as a multi-season league.

There is also a link in that section that opens up knowledgebase article on this subject.

Can you give (or point to) a review of what characteristics of pitchers limit extra base hits? (ArlenWilliam - Hall of Famer - 3:54 PM)

The lower the ERA, hits allowed and HR allowed are, the better they will do at limiting extra base hits.

Thank you. I think these new features are much more fun-provocative than it may appear at first glance. I'll start a thread about ideas for using the new WISardry. (ArlenWilliam - Hall of Famer - 3:54 PM)

Awesome. Enjoy.

Thanks to all that posted questions. For more information on the update, click here. If you still have questions about the update, please send in a ticket to Customer Support.

For those commissioners that run progressive leagues and want former leagues and the current league to be linked up, please send in a support ticket including any league numbers associated with this progressive that you have. If you have a private forum, please include the name of that forum when sending in the list of leagues, as well.

Thanks and enjoy the update.

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