The first version of my fantasy baseball cheatsheets were released a few weeks back and it’s time for an update, my friends. There has been more projections, ADP, auction and rankings data released and it needed to get added in for you to drool over. In addition, I was feeling ambitious and made a number of requested tweaks and changes to the sheets.
Before touching upon all of the updates, for those who are finding these cheatsheets for the first time, here is some background for you:
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.
As for the changes that I made in this latest version, a brief summary of the major changes:
- Added IF (Infield) as a new roster spot that you can choose. This roster spot is similar to CI and MI but covers 1B, 2B, 3B and SS.
- Added a whole lot of new roto batting categories: Net SB, Singles, Combo (BB+SB-KO), Caught Stealing, Fielding Errors
- Added a whole lot of new roto pitching categories: Earned Runs, Games Started, Complete Games, Shutouts
- Added new stats for points league calculations: Fielding Errors and GIDP for hitters and Games Started for pitchers
- Added my Special Blend projections as a selection projection
- Opened the ability to do Combined projections and select how you’d like to weight each source
- Added ZiPS and MORPS projections
- Added new rankings sources (such as Rotographs and ESPN Points League rankings)
- Added CBS and ESPN ADP data
- Added ESPN auction data
- Updated projections, ADP data, Auction Value data and Rankings that had updates available
- And, there’s a whole lot of minor little tweaks and fixes that I made that aren’t major but had either been requested or were things I noticed
With that being said, it’s time to download your cheatsheets! There are three types of cheatsheets. For rotisserie league owners (whether it’s H2H or traditional), 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.
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.
For this round of updates, I made a lot of changes that may not be evident and I did my own testing but there very well may be things you notice that aren’t acting as you’d expect. If that’s the case then drop me a line in the comments and I’ll get it fixed. Also, if you had used the previous version of the sheets and entered keepers or data in, feel free to click Save Settings there then come over to the new version and click Load Settings to bring in that old data.
Enjoy and happy fantasy baseball draft season!
Luke is better known as Mr. Cheatsheet despite his last name not being Cheatsheet. He makes spreadsheets, writes blog posts and his rankings were in the top 10 accuracy among FantasyPros experts in 2014, 2016 and 2017. When he's not doing fantasy baseball things, he can be found playing board games or rating beer.