As the fantasy baseball draft preparation season gears up, we start to get access to more and more information which means these spreadsheets need to stay up-to-date for your drafting needs. In this week’s update, there are a few key updates that should help you out. First and foremost, if you are unfamiliar with these cheatsheets, I encourage you to read the opening post for more information.
The updates in this release include:
- Added Oliver projections
- Updated Steamer and Fangraphs projections
- Added Yahoo and CBS average draft position data
- Added an Average ADP option to average the three choices
- For auction drafters, added Yahoo auction values
- For auction drafters, updated CBS and RotoChamp values
- For H2H Pts drafters, added three new stat categories (Holds, Complete Games, Shutouts)
- Added new expert rankings
Before downloading the cheatsheets below, please be forewarned that these cheatsheets are designed to work in Excel 2007-2010 and were designed in Windows. The Mac version of Excel (and older versions of Excel) has been known to have problems when trying to operate these cheatsheets. Also, Microsoft has a few security features which makes opening these spreadsheets more annoying than it should be. If you have the default security settings, you’ll be asked if you want to enable macros when opening this spreadsheet and you must enable macros in order for this cheatsheet to work! In addition, Microsoft may point out that the file originated from an internet location so you will have to click the button that says Enable Editing. You can always change your settings in Excel so you don’t get asked that again but those are two hiccups you might encounter before you get to play around in the sandbox here. Now that you’ve been prepped, go ahead and download your cheatsheet of choice:
After opening the cheatsheet, you’ll be presented with a form to enter some of your league specifications such as number of teams, team names, number of starters at each position, your roto categories and so on. You’ll also choose what sources you want to display information from. Keep in mind that you can always change this info later if you just want to close that and peek around for now.
The Draft Central tab is your home base for these sheets and it is where you’ll see a summary of information for each player throughout the draft and this is where you’ll enter what team drafts each player. Changes on this sheet update the Live Standings and Team Summary tabs. The Live Standings tab will calculate each team’s projected starters and base the current standings throughout the draft on that info. The Team Summary tab shows who is on each team and who is projected to be their starters. The Player Profiles tab allows you to compare players and look at all of the projection and expert data for them. For roto leagues, you’ll also see a calculation of how many points in the standings you may gain (or lose) by drafting that player.
Data included for this v1.1 release:
- CAIRO projections
- Steamer projections
- Fangraphs Fan projections
- Oliver projections
- MockDraftCentral ADP data
- CBS ADP data
- Yahoo ADP data
- RotoChamp dollar values
- CBS Sportsline dollar values
- Yahoo dollar values
- ESPN rankings
- RotoChamp rankings
- Hardball Times rankings
- CBS Sportsline rankings
- David Gonos rankings
- Mr. Cheatsheet rankings
- Combined rankings (average of available rankings)
If there are any new feature suggestions, now is the time to suggest them! Hit me up in the comments with any thoughts on these sheets.