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2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Cheatsheets (Roto, Auction, Points) Released

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Cheatsheets (Roto, Auction, Points) Released

There’s a pretty good reason that this site is called Mr. Cheatsheet and that’s because I specialize in creating powerful, customizable and (most importantly) free Excel spreadsheets that you can use to dominate your fantasy baseball drafts. I am releasing the first version of the 2015 draft cheatsheets to the world today but there will be more updates to come over the weeks ahead.

The cheatsheets are interactive spreadsheets that are can be tuned to your personal league settings and preferences. You will be able to use these sheets to see how valuable each player is specifically for your league. The spreadsheets also update throughout the draft so you can easily know when you need to adapt your draft strategy based on how a draft is going. For the data nerds, you get a ton of available projections and draft data right at your fingertips in one easy place.

There are three types of cheatsheets. For rotisserie league owners, you can use the standard draft or the auction draft cheatsheet depending on your draft type. If you’re not in a roto league, there’s also a cheatsheet for point scoring leagues too.

2015 Roto Draft Cheatsheet
2015 Roto Auction Cheatsheet
2015 Points League Draft Cheatsheet

To better understand all of the features of these special little cheatsheets, skim through this post here that explains each area of the spreadsheets.

Please note that these sheets are designed for Microsoft Excel and utilize macros which will make them unable to be used on Mac versions of Excel (it sucks, I know).

Once downloading the sheets, you’ll be prompted with two messages to enable content and then you’ll be able to use them fully after that. Once again, if you are a bit confused upon opening the cheatsheets, refer to the how-to post here.

Within this release, there are a number of data sources available for projections, rankings and average draft position. There will be many more sources of data coming in the releases between now and April and there will be updates to the current data as well.

Enjoy the cheatsheets and let me know if you have any issues so I can make sure to get them fixed before your draft rolls around!

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  • Luke, thanks for the quick reply. I've run the fix-it thing a couple times and has not corrected the problem. I used your sheets last year and am hoping I can use them again this year. Thanks!

  • Hey is it possible to add a grid to one of the slides where you can track who has been taken and where in a future edition. I have used those for live drafts and think it wouldn't be that difficult to transition that kind of stuff. Thanks for the cheatsheets man!

  • I'm having the same issue as Andre as well. I ran the "Fix-It" button and still get the same Run-time 32809 error. Hopefully a solution turns up because this spreadsheet looks fantastic.

  • After entering all keepers in Roto Auction, pitcher Curr Proj $ is coming up negative… not a big deal, but on the positional worksheet, the pitchers are sorted worst to first (Chacin on top for $15)

  • There seems to be a problem updating position eligibility. Even when the position is changed in the Draft Central tab, neither the Positional Worksheet nor the Team Summary shifts accordingly as it did in last year's version.

  • Hey man, having an issue with the sorting tool on the draft central tab. When I try to sort by HR, it sorts by AVG, when I sort by RBI, it sorts by Runs, etc. Do you know how I might be able to update this?

  • Thanks for the sheets. I have built my own for a few years but they are not near as detailed or as helpful as yours. I do have one question, are you able to add Net Stolen Bases and Net Saves to the league settings? It is not a big deal if it is difficult but if it is a five minute fix it would make it more accurate for my league.

    Thanks again Luke,

  • I'm new to this site, so I apologize if this is a dumb question – but do you supply/sell any spreadsheets to track a league (especially salaries) throughout the year? I create my own, but I'm pretty average in my Excel skills. We're a 14-team salaried keeper league who uses previous-year salaries. If not, no biggy – just curious! Thanks.

  • Ah yes, sorry, I should maybe state it more clearly in the article but the Mac version of Excel does not work with this type of spreadsheet. Sorry about that.

  • Net SB shouldn't be a problem but I'm not sure if I'd have to look around for projections that include Net Saves (or Blown Saves) so I'm not sure if that would work or not.

  • Hmm. I'd be interested to hear about what your in-season cheatsheet is like. I currently don't do that but I'd consider doing an in-season sheet if there was something that would be helpful to everyone.

  • Luke, Is it possible to add a "Unhide"/"Hide" feature to the Positional Worksheet as well. For me, I feel this will help quickly identify how many players in each position have bee drafted. I know this is on the Draft window for most drafting sights but maybe others would find this useful on these sheets.

    Thanks again, I am liking these sheets the more I play around with them.

  • I have it automatically slash out and gray out people who get drafted as the draft goes on right now. You're thinking you'd want the ability to fully hide them though?

  • I was looking for them to remain slashed out and grayed out. I looked around more and saw that they get moved to the bottom of the column. That will work also.
    I also noticed that Buster Posey does not show up on the Positional Sheet at all. I tried downloading a new sheet and it is doing the same thing.

  • Would you be able to add an "IF" position to the list of starting spots?
    There is an OF spot, but no general IF position. Thanks.

  • Is there any chance you could make the positional worksheet display the outfielders in LF, CF and RF when it is selected that way in the positions?

  • Great idea… I'll see what tweaks I have to make in order to make this happen but I'll try to get it added in there in the next update or two.

  • Do you have any idea when you'll have an updated cheatcheet that includes your special blend projections? I'm a big fan of those hybrid projections.
    Thanks!

  • I participate in a $26 auction league with 0.10 min bids compared to a normal $260 auction league. Within your auction spreadsheet, the live standings tab rounds money available. Is it possible to extend two decimal spots to that?
    Thanks!

  • Hey, found your site on reddit and the cheatsheets look great!
    Have you considered creating a Auction/Points cheatsheet? I'm using the auction file as a way to track value and what players have been drafted for while using the points file to analysis players based off of my league's settings.

  • I second this! Although I feel greedy requesting anything more…in either case, a donation is happening now 🙂

    Random comment…am I crazy, or does it seem like no fantasy baseball analysis sites properly understand terminology of scoring formats and matchup formats? I constantly see things like points vs roto, or H2H vs points. Am I missing something, or are the "scoring" formats Points or Categories, and the "matchup" formats H2H or Season (what I understand as Roto)? In essence, you could have a H2H league that does scoring either by points or cats, or you could have a seasonal league that does scoring either by points or cats. And then draft type would be entirely separate. Am I missing something? If not, why does there seem to be so much misuse of this terminology?

  • I've thought about doing an Auction/Points one but wasn't sure what the demand would be for it. Hadn't had it asked for before. Can't promise anything but I'll see what I can do.

    Chauncey: that's a great question and I even struggled for a while with how to categorize the sheets. Points and Roto are the two different scoring formats, I agree, for your preseason prep. And, Auction versus Straight Draft are two different draft formats for your prep. So, you have those variations for what kind of league you're preparing for (and I have three of those four variations covered with my sheets).

    In addition, yes, there are H2H Roto leagues and H2H Points leagues that score weekly as opposed to season tallies but I don't think they ultimately have an effect on preseason prep you do because you're still most worried about scoring format and draft format.

  • I'll be including those but I still need a couple more projections released that are used to calculate my special blend projections. I'm eager to get them added in too!

  • I can't wait for your special blend to be finished. It is really amazing! You helped propel me to my second title last season and can't wait to defend my championship to become the reigning, defending champion!

  • I've noticed an issue with the points league cheat sheet. After loading the settings, it shows that every player has been drafted to team "0". Has anyone else seen that?

  • I was wondering if you could add a few categories to the Points sheet? I am specifically looking for Errors, Double plays turned, Blown Saves and Games Started(pitching.)

    If you cannot, or it will take too much time, that is perfectly fine. These are excellent sheets.

  • Love the sheet, huge help last year on draft day! I'm wondering about .OPS and why it won't show up in the projections columns even though it's selected in my Settings. Maybe I'm missing something? Thanks! Great work!

  • Hmm, that's interesting. I don't have that built in there currently but I'll think about ways to possibly add that in.

  • I think Errors and Games Started should be easy enough… I'm not sure if I have projections which have any Blown Save or Double Play data though.

  • Not sure! I'll test it out and see if I can recreate it. I'll be loading a new version of the sheets soon so maybe that'll fix it for you.

  • Thanks Luke! Maybe it's not how the sheet is supposed to work. Looked at my sheet from last year and it doesn't seem to have it either. Is the sheet designed to change the projection categories based on the categories you pick in the Settings? If not, then there's no problem. Just thought I'd check. I really appreciate your work and this sheet!

  • I love the spreadsheet, it looks great and is pretty the formulas you are using are pretty impressive. I am using the Points worksheet and there seems to be an error in the Draft Odds section. I followed the formula through and it looks like the problem is being caused by column AD. This "Early" field is currently pulling in Team. I believe you just need to adjust which column that formula is pulling, and you may want to double check the "Late" column as well. I think this will fix it, but I'll leave that to you. Looking forward to the update, and thanks for the time you've spent on this

  • Thanks! Good catch. I had to make a few changes in the first version this year and must have forgotten to update those fields. The new version will be out soon and will have that fixed. Appreciate the feedback.

  • Ah, yes, I limited the projected stats shown on the Draft Central page to just those basics because it got too crazy with all of the other stats trying to fit on there. As a result, I made that Player Profile tab to show every single stat for each projection even though you can't see them all at a glance on that main page.

  • When using just Zips projections, the pitchers wins are also being populated in the Save column thus producing incorrect fantasy points on the Points league draft spreadsheet

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