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Top prospects - player creation


Top prospects - player creation

Hi
I am starting to think about creating a draft pool of 2019 top prospects. I have a few questions. First off, there is no problem finding a list of 150 top prospects, but how do I create sim values representative of a 18 to 22 year old player from MiLB stats or from NCAA.

Once I have figured what I want from the stats per player...is there an easy way to upload those from an spreadsheet rather than manually inputting those into edit player tool in commish tools?

cheers and thanks

DC

Re: Top prospects - player creation

Hey, Some have lambasted others for not asking questions... this is a question that the aforementioned some could surely answer.

Re: Top prospects - player creation

I think it needs to be done manually

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There is no bulk import available at this time.

Re: Top prospects - player creation

Hi boss, I am trying to create a group of 30 players to represent the top foreign prospects not yet playing in MiLB or (obviously) MLB. From the top rated (#1) to the thirtieth I would like to create a descending rank from about 90ish to about 60. For all positions and pitchers. I have been manually tinkering with individually created players to find a rough rank but it is - for me anyway- been a real crapshoot so far. Any ideas or tips?

Cheers
DC

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I do a variety of things when creating prospects for Experiment or WAR Room.. Like most things I embark on, its some work involved, but here's a rough concept...

1.I look at rankings, MLB.com, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball-Reference.com, etc.. This way I have an idea of where most fall in the 'order' of things. If one guy is consistently top 10, and another is often in the 30's or 40's, then I know I can't have the second guy looking BETTER than the top 10 guy.

2. I take apart the past 1-3 seasons of a player. The MORE stats I have, the BETTER. Data, data, data means no small sample behemoths. I do this so a well-known prospect who's most likely destined for a solid MLB career, isn't penalized too severely for one bad season.

3. I make a "blend" as a base. Say a guy played 60% of his AB's at AAA, and 40% at the big league level, Ill take 60% of his AAA AB's and subsequent counting stats, and 40% of his MLB stats.

Now minor league stats can't be compared on the same scale because they aren't on the same scale talent, or outputwise..So I might dock the AAA portion by 10-15%, then I sum the two, and I have a 'base'.

4. I adjust for scouting reports/common knowledge. If its a stud prospect, and I know this already, plus with the wealth of information available on the internet, I may tweak the base one direction or another to more closely mimic that particular player.

5. I take one final look at the group as a whole. Then I may make one final adjustment to make the rates fall in an order that more closely resembles top 100 lists, etc.