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Secret formula to success??

Secret formula to success??

Hi. So, after playing all year, and owning about 15 teams, representing all eras, I think I've had 3 teams finish over 500, with only one making playoffs before losing 1st round 4-1. My question is this: when you successful owners draft for a team what do you look at for with your players? I'm sure it's not always necessarily the highest ranked player out of the choices they give you Do you pick players on experiences, knowing which ones are better sims for that era? Do you look at their history? Do you worry about speed and dwar? With pitchers, is it RK, ERA, STAMINA? I'm baffled on this being a simulation, run on mostly luck, that I can be so bad for so long.

Re: Secret formula to success??

So I have been playing since 2/18, not exactly a grizzled veteran, but when you join an auto league before you draft look at the already drafted teams and the remaining Free Agents, try to draft based on building a team using the remaining free agent pool.

Consider adjusting your park to meet your build, if you are lacking in power, push the fences out, lot's of nuances to this game.

I don't think there's a secret formula, but good pitching, defense, OBP, AVG, OPS and speed help.

Plus, with Slump Buster and Fire all the numbers are subject to a randomization, which is what makes PC so good

Re: Secret formula to success??

I posted this before on another similar thread. I started this crazy frustrating great game about a year ago. I was terrible at it the first 3 months or so. I drafted players based on how I remembered them, big mistake. Focus on the numbers not the names.
I am no expert and am still learning but I have made the playoffs 19 times, and 6 rings over the last 8 months or so.
Focus on pitching and defense. For pitchers it appears to be all about WHIP not ERA or ranking which makes sense.
Picking sluggers with no defense will be a problem, most of the time. Pick lesser hitters if they come with great defense.
Focus on players in the draft that are not 1st basemen or outfielders, you can always grab them later, but trying to find a 3rd baseman or shortstop will be harder to find. That is not to say if the outfielder or 1st baseman is a true superstar grab them.
In the supplemental draft focus on pitching, pitching and more pitching. To many grab sluggers and are left with nothing for pitchers.
Lastly, have fun not every team will be a winner, experiment with those teams.
Like real baseball it is unpredictable, which makes this game fun. Never pass on selecting Babe Ruth :)

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The best advice I can give is: draft the stats - not the name.

- The Sheik

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I’ve been playing about 5-6 years. I’ve had really good years and really bad years. As far as a secret formula? Nope. I have no idea. I use whip, OPS and dwar as my major deciding factors when deciding what players I want to play or draft. Lots of other things to consider. I usually screw myself over when my favorite players are involved but that’s what makes it fun for me. Everyone has their own style. I still enjoy it when my team is losing and I’m trying to build a contender.
Best of luck to you and just like little league, it’s not all about winning. :)