I think most would agree that it can sometimes be a bit of a headache to read the play by play accounts on the box score pages. It’s especially difficult to keep track of who is currently pitching as you read down the play by play account. Also, you sort of need a little bit of knowledge on whether or not a player is left or right handed.
Now, play by play account viewing is a lot more enjoyable with this new script. Take a look at the features below:
1. Player names are now shaded in blue if they are left handed and pink if they are right handed. Also, I changed the player names into hyperlinks to their player cards.
Note: Some players have the same name so they need to be handled a bit differently. I’ve included hyperlinks for all duplicate names. In the 2010 set, for example, ‘C.Lee’ could be either Cliff Lee or Carlos Lee. So, next to C.Lee you’ll find two links numberered 1 & 2. There’s really no easy way for the script to find exactly which C.Lee is being used in the game so this method will do for now.
2. Clutch situations are now in “dark orange“.
3. When Pitch Count Fatigue level gets below F9 the color changes to red.
4. Ball Park (BPHR/BPOUTS) results appear at the bottom of the play account. This only applies in the 2010 set.
5. Pitcher roll percent totals also appear at the bottom. This only applies in the 2010 set.
The script will currently work with the 2010 and Back to the ’90s player sets. I was hoping to add All-Time Greats VI but that player list is way too large for me to handle right now. Hopefully I can add ATG6 sometime in the near future.
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In the Back to the 90’s game the player card years are revealed a few days after the Finals have completed. It’s interesting to go through your team at the end of the year to see what kind of cards you actually had. I usually tend to go through the roster once and then I’m done with that team. I haven’t really delved into any additional analysis until now. I wrote a new script to do most of this work for me. Here is what the script will do:
On each team page, red stars (rated 1 to 5) are added next to each player to indicate whether it was their good year or worst year. For pitchers these ratings are based on their “WHIPERA”. The year with the lowest WHIPERA gets five stars. The year with the highest WHIPERA gets one star. For batters, the ratings are based on their OPS.
These five star visuals are really helpful especially when you can see everything on the same page. The stars will also appear on the Free Agent page.
Also on each team page I added an after season team analysis with three sections:
1. Dropped Player Points – Points awarded based on the ratings of players dropped. e.g. five points awarded to one star players and 1 point awarded to five star players. Average is then divided by 20. Most points possible is 100.
2. Five Star Players — Number of five star players currently on roster.
3. “Lucky” Points — Points awarded based on the ratings of players who participated on the team. e.g. Five points awarded to five star players and one point awarded to one star players. Average is then divided by 20. Most points possible is 100.
These results are a bit primitive so it’s not the definitive answer on determining how you actually did as a manager but I think it’s good starting point for the initial release of the script.
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Last year in the Strat-O-Matic 90’s keep track of Mystery Cards script I added a View Injuries button to ‘Team Schedule and Results’ page. Now, I’ve created a new script based on that feature. With this new script, I’ve added a Search dropdown to the Team Schedule and Results pages.
Now, you can search for the following:
INJURY: – Very handy in Mystery Card games.
Int Walk – Also very handy in Mystery Card games.
Sac Bunt – With the 12 team league format, most teams have All-Star lineups so Sac bunts should be used sparingly. With this search, I can make sure Sac Bunts are kept at a minimum.
sqz – See Sac Bunts above.
Pickoff – These are costly and should be kept at a minimum. If runners are getting picked off too often one might consider setting the ‘Don’t Steal’ checkbox.
Other Double Plays – I originally wanted to find a way to search for Outfield Assists but I’m not exactly certain how to find these. For now, this search will help find some of these outfield assists.
Ground Out Double Play – Didn’t really need to add this but might as well offer a way to find all kinds of double plays.
SUBSTITUTE PH – In the Mystery Card games finding out who HAL likes to use as a pinch hitter might reveal a decent or good card.
Caught Stealing – This can help determine if runners are attempting to steal in the right situations. I can probably add a search for Stolen Bases in the future.
h&r – See Caught Stealing. This search option doesn’t apply to Mystery Card Games so it will be greyed out.
bpHR Chances – Will find all bpHR chances whether they are sucessfull or not. Greyed out in Mystery Card Games.
bpSI Chances – Greyed out in Mystery Card Games.
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If you are a busy manager like I am and sometimes don’t have the time to analyze your next opponent then this script is for you! This script will show additional details about your next opponent on the Front Office page. The same information also appears on all Sim L/R splits pages.
Probable LHBs/RHBs in lineup
One of the most important aspects of analyzing an upcoming opponent is being able to match-up with their lineup. Ideally as a manager, you can gather this information by reviewing the opponent’s box scores of previous games. This can be a daunting task, especially if you can’t remember if a player is a left-handed, right-handed, or a switch hitter. Another way is to find this information is to take a guess at the everyday players by viewing how many at bats they have on the opponents team page. This script will help gather this information. The Probable LHBs/RHBs in lineup category is determined by a combination of the number of at bats a player accumulated and their player salary. Chances are a player with more at bats and/or higher salary is most likely to be in the starting lineup. This info may not always be accurate but it’s a helpful aide.
Displays the number of players currently injured.
OPS vs L/R
Determining your opponent’s strength against left handed pitchers versus right handed pitchers is also important. If you find that your opponent is strong against lefties you might want to spot start a RHP. This category calculates the opponent’s OPS by adding up the OBP and SLG on the opponent’s splits page.
AVG Hitter Balance/Prorated Balance
The script will sort the 9 batters that are expected to be in the starting lineup and determine the average hitter balance. The Prorated balance column is based on the batter’s salary. These categories may not be as valuable as the OPS but may help a manager with their starting and Relief pitcher settings.
Another added feature is it will display the opponents probable starting pitcher balance. If you’re playing a Mystery Card game, such as Back to the ’90s, mouse over your opponent’s starting pitcher to view his Home Runs and Opponent Average against left and right-handed batters.
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If you’ve played any of the Stratomatic Online’s Mystery Card games you know that it’s important to be able to filter the unused players with the dropped players. By the time you get through a quarter of the the way season, over half of the starting pitchers may have already been dropped. If you are searching for a new Starting Pitcher in the Free Agent Pool it’s a daunting task to have to open each player card to see whether or not they have been already used. Chances are if a player has been dropped they aren’t performing up to par. You need to filter out these dropped players so you can buy accordingly.
This script will add a new SIM column to the Free Agent Pool list. If you are searching for a pitcher and they have already played during the season, their SIM ERA will be displayed in the new column. For batters, their SIM batting average will be displayed. If the player has not participated in the season the results will be blank.
I’ve also added a feature to help keep track of players that were dropped during the season but didn’t participate in any games. In the Mystery Card games, this information is especially important. If a player wasn’t used (by HAL) it probably means they have a bad mystery year. These dropped players do not show up on the “no longer on the roster” page. Now with this script, these dropped players will have a DNP displayed in the SIM column.
There is one situation where the DNP tag might be incorrectly tracked and it’s when a manager picks up a player and then drops them on the same day. The manager may have accidently picked up the wrong player or maybe they changed their minds and picked up another player. This is a rare occurance but it does happen from time to time. Maybe in a future script update this can be somehow addressed.
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