With the update coming later this year, one of the big changes we've made is to expand our player pool - both in terms of player count and player data.
Previously, the only players we had in our system were players that met the minimum 50 AB or 25 IP.
Now, we have the entire player pool since 1885, even though only those meeting the above minimums will be draft eligible in the game. But this is still significant in that twist leagues can now be policed by the Theme League Wizard.
For instance, if you're in a league where you twist a teammate, you can now draft 1975 Pete Rose and any player that was ever a teammate of Pete Rose will now be available and tracked within the game. This includes players that may have only been on his team one season but only had 13 at-bats.
This is awesome for twist league fans as we will be adding the ability to have twist leagues based on franchise, team (i.e. season + franchise), player, player-season or season. Many, many more fun ways to enjoy the game, all automated by the Theme Wizard.
In addition, we can open up the Theme Wizard in the future for more options: MVP votes, Hall of Fame Votes, Birth date, birth city or state, college, year drafted, height, weight, etc.
We also now tie players to teams in a much better manner so we can add future theme wizard options based on player's team details. for example, only draft players from teams that won their division, or won the world series or won < 60 games, etc.
And, we now have fielding appearances for each outfield position and fielding data for individual outfield positions since the 1950s.
1/14/2013 4:50 PM (edited)