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ASSL83 series 17 Spokane and Hamilton results

Roger Clarke
 

split

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: ASSL '83: Florida vs Seltzer

Umpy
 

Teams split the 6 games.  Both teams' pens had a down series.   Both blew saves and lost.  Florida's pen just a bit better, but not much.  

On 12/03/2022 12:35 PM Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...> wrote:


Week/Series #17 play c-file attached. Results due Wednesday. Only had two f-files so if you forgot to send one you can still do so to your opponent.


Re: ASSL '83: Week/Series #17 Mudville 4, Cut and Shoot 2

Bill P
 

File is attached.

On Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 11:35:40 AM CST, Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...> wrote:


Week/Series #17 play c-file attached. Results due Wednesday. Only had two f-files so if you forgot to send one you can still do so to your opponent.


ASSL '83: Week/Series #17 Play File

Steven Galbraith
 

Week/Series #17 play c-file attached. Results due Wednesday. Only had two f-files so if you forgot to send one you can still do so to your opponent.


Re: ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 Results

John Anderson
 

BCB is se

John Anderson 


On Dec 1, 2022, at 8:20 AM, Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...> wrote:

Week/Series #16 results c-file attached. F-files/changes due Saturday noon EDT.
<C-ASSL83 Series _16 Results.LPF>


Re: ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 Results

mike eliyas
 

No changes for Polish


-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 1, 2022 6:20 am
Subject: [ASSL] ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 Results

Week/Series #16 results c-file attached. F-files/changes due Saturday noon EDT.


Re: ASSL '83: Week/Series Florida Defaults

Thomas Battiato
 

Attached


-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 1, 2022 9:20 am
Subject: [ASSL] ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 Results

Week/Series #16 results c-file attached. F-files/changes due Saturday noon EDT.


ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 Results

Steven Galbraith
 

Week/Series #16 results c-file attached. F-files/changes due Saturday noon EDT.


Re: ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 Play File

Michael Grimm
 

Valdosta vs Antelope results

Antelope takes 4

On Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 05:54:06 AM PST, Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...> wrote:


Week/Series #16 play c-file attached. Results due Wednesday.


Re: ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 Play File

mike eliyas
 

Czech 1 @ Polish 4 Game #5 went 20


-----Original Message-----
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To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Nov 26, 2022 5:54 am
Subject: [ASSL] ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 Play File

Week/Series #16 play c-file attached. Results due Wednesday.


ASSL '83: Week/Series #16 - Silver City at Mudville

Kevin McNally
 

Silver City  5,  Mudville  1

Mudville  3,  Silver City  2

Silver City  3,  Mudville  2

Silver City  4,  Mudville  3

 

With included changes, the Nine are ready for the next series.

 

Thanks,

Kevin

 

 


Re: HF 3 Florida 1

Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory)
 

I do this in all my leagues. Trying to explain this in writing will make it seem more complicated than it is, but it's second nature to me. Takes me ten minutes to do this for any team I have.

I start with seven default lineups. We'll call a 'load' how many times the lineup is listed in the 'vs R/L' boxes
- 4 of 8 loads vs R
- 2 of 8 loads vs R
- 1 of 8 loads vs R
- 1 of 8 loads vs R
- 2 of 4 loads vs L
- 1 of 4 loads vs L
- 1 of 4 loads vs L

The name I give each lineup is based on the percentage of times it will used with that rotation. I make it a three-digit number to mesh up with the idea of 1000 PR in AIM.

So in 1983, 68% of the starts in MLB were made by righties. So my lineups become
vs R 340
vs R 170
vs R 85
vs R 85
vs L 160
vs L 80
vs L 80
(they add to 1000)

This year, the 160 and one of the 80 lineups were identical, so I combined them, leaving me just vs L 240 and vs L 80.

Looking at some of my players (AIM PR) and how many times they are in each lineup:

Ernie Whitt (577) is in the 340, 170, and one of the 85s. So his 'total' in my lineups is 595. He bats low in the lineup, so he actually is only at 94% RUse. At some point, I'll add him back to the last vs R lineup to get him those missing PAs. He's way better than Wathan.

Greg Gross (410) is in the 340 and one of the 85s. So his total is 425, pretty close.

Roy Smalley (748) started off sitting only in the 170 and 80 lineups. But since he was hitting lower, he also was falling well under 100 on RUse so I added him back to the 80 lineup, so he's slowly catching up on those lost PA.

Clear as mud? This year, the only real crunch I faced was not being able to carry Sakata from the start. I let him sit a while then promoted him for Stapleton. When Sakata gets tired, I'll swap it. Also, Lacy was getting well out ahead of his RUse, probably because I hit him leadoff a lot, so I just swapped him for McGee a couple times. I think Hairson had to be demoted a couple times, too. All minor stuff.

==

On 11/29/2022 2:48 AM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


I appreciate your help, Chris,

Do you mind unraveling the hieroglyphics contained in your lineup names? What do they mean, and how do you use them?

Tom


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:44 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

I’ve come up with a lineup system that eliminates almost all roster shuffling on my teams. You can see it in my lineups in ASSL. In 1983, righties started 68 percent of games across MLB. I create enough vs R and vs L lineups and assign players in those lineups to optimize their playing time, assuming a normal spread of vs R/L starts in the league that year. This year in ASSL, I’ve swapped out Sakata/Stapleton and Lacy/McGee a time or two, but everybody else is comfortably at 94-100 % of their RUse because I made enough lineups that they get the rest they need. And if they get a little overused due to pinch-hitting, it’s only by a little bit.

A good example is Roy Smalley for me. You might be tempted to think of him as an everyday player, but his PR is only 748. He’s in the following lineups for me – 240, 80, 340, and both 85s. That gives him 830. It’s a little high right now because he was behind in his RUse through the early part of the season, so I kinda stockpiled extra PA with him that I’ve been burning off lately. When he nudges back over 100%  , then I’ll take him out of one of the 85 lineups.

Sorry if its hieroglyphics, but in the end, this stuff can be handled from the jump with lineups balanced for real playing time.


From: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Battiato via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2022 7:43 PM
To: ASSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

Not the same guy, but they can change from one guy to another whenever they want. And MLB allows it. 
 
For example, if the roster size would allow me to use K. Garcia in game two and R. Wilfong in game five it accomplishes the same thing. It makes those very part-time guys useful without creating a dead spot on the roster for the other five games, but without anyone going over their playing limits.
 
The Pirates used 68 players this year. Ten position players appeared 10 games or less. Seventeen pitchers threw less than 20 innings. They sure kept 'em coming and going.

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 7:00 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
6 days.  That's better than real baseball.  MLB rules state that a position player must stay on the farm for 10 days.  A pitcher 15, unless there is an injury.   So, MBL really can't change much on their roster on a daily basis. 
On 11/28/2022 6:51 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:
 
 
Thanks, Umpy.
 
I do think it would help to increase the roster size so that we can keep a few "one-game-per-series guys" on it. 
 
After all, MLB teams can change their rosters every day, but we can only do so once a series. And our series are often six games - twice as long in MLB.
 
I would like to carry three catchers, but there is simply not room. So a regular like Ashby or Wynegar has to go to the farm for a full series when I need use my third guy to give both of them a day off.  Very unrealistic.

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
You don't need to bench him.  Just keep him out of your regular lineups or create roughly 5 different lineups so that he only plays full games once out of 5.  You may not need to create 5 different lineups, just load the same lineup in the box several times.  
 
For example, I may have my RP 1 lineup in the box 3 times and my RP 2 only once.  So that my short season guys get some sitting time.  BUt they can be brought in from the bench for pinch hitting.  
 
AIM is really pretty good at keeping things as they were used.  And, the game engine for AIM actually has a 10% buffer.  You should get 10% more plate appearances than they did in regular season.  So if your Kiko had 131 PA, you should be able to get about 144-145 PA in our season.  The downside of AIM is that you can't get all 144 PA in the first 50 games.  They have to be spread out. 
 
Unfortunately, like in real baseball, teams have to play those 200 hitters from time to time and rest the good ones.  AIM forces you to do that sometimes, especially when your team (and it is) has a bunch of non full time players.  It certainly challenges you more.  
On 11/28/2022 5:41 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:
 
 
Thanks Umpy. 
 
I didn't see your email until after I sent my response to John.
 
So basically RUse is irrelevant, and only RUTD counts (which I've learned by getting burned). 
 
Although Wynegar and Ashby ought to be able to get 96.6% of the playing time at catcher, I've mixed in Bob Johnson (currently on my farm) for 10% of the catcher's at bats to try and keep the first two available. 
 
Is there a way to get a very part-time guy like Kiko Garcia (211 PR, 131 PA) to start a game every so often, or do I need to strictly keep him on the bench to keep him from getting tired?
 
Thanks.
 
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
Tom, You need to look at the PR column in your status.  That is the number that tells you how much a player can play.  Everybody's SF is 100.  Ignore that.  The PR column can be translated to a % of At bats.  You have a lot of guys in the 400's or 500's.  A guy with a 500 PR can play full time 50% of the time.  Or in reality, 50% of the plate appearances.  I'm not sure of the formula , but it's roughly 4+ plate appearances per game.  
 
For example, Ryne Sandberg has a PR of 995.  He could play virtually 99.5% of the time for you.   He played in 158 of the 162 games the Cubs played, usually at the top of the order.  I see you have him batting 8 or 9.  You would never have to sit him there all season because he would only get 4 or less plate appearances there. You will notice that his RUTD (%used to date) is 71.  You have only used him in 57 of the 71 games you have played.  So, he is being UNDERUSED.     But you have 2 catchers whose PR doesn't = 100.  It 's only 966 total.  So yes, those 2 are going to get tired unless you bat them 8th or 9th.  I use the RUTD column.   That tells me if I am overusing a player or not.  Once that column hits 100%, he will have a tendency to get tired.  I do see you have multiple lineups, which is good.  But you shouldn't need to bench anyone.  Keeping them out of the lineup sometimes has to be done.  But if you keep that RUTD in the 90% or less range, having a big bat that is sitting out of that lineup for the day and getting that 1 big AB if needed won't hurt much.  
 
I've had teams with PR's like yours.  I often have to sit some better players at home just to keep them good to play.  It sometimes costs me a better road record than at home, but so be it.  
 
Remember, look at the RUTD column.  That's the key. As those guys reach 100%, it's time to sit em for a game. 
On 11/28/2022 4:14 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi Steve,
 
Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.
 
Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.
 
In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.
 
But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.
 
I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?
 
Thanks for any advice.
 
Tom 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
 
Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.
 
On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:
 
 
HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.
 
==
 
 
 



Re: HF 3 Florida 1

Thomas Battiato
 

I appreciate your help, Chris,

Do you mind unraveling the hieroglyphics contained in your lineup names? What do they mean, and how do you use them?

Tom


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:44 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

I’ve come up with a lineup system that eliminates almost all roster shuffling on my teams. You can see it in my lineups in ASSL. In 1983, righties started 68 percent of games across MLB. I create enough vs R and vs L lineups and assign players in those lineups to optimize their playing time, assuming a normal spread of vs R/L starts in the league that year. This year in ASSL, I’ve swapped out Sakata/Stapleton and Lacy/McGee a time or two, but everybody else is comfortably at 94-100 % of their RUse because I made enough lineups that they get the rest they need. And if they get a little overused due to pinch-hitting, it’s only by a little bit.
 
A good example is Roy Smalley for me. You might be tempted to think of him as an everyday player, but his PR is only 748. He’s in the following lineups for me – 240, 80, 340, and both 85s. That gives him 830. It’s a little high right now because he was behind in his RUse through the early part of the season, so I kinda stockpiled extra PA with him that I’ve been burning off lately. When he nudges back over 100%  , then I’ll take him out of one of the 85 lineups.
 
Sorry if its hieroglyphics, but in the end, this stuff can be handled from the jump with lineups balanced for real playing time.
 
 
From: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Battiato via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2022 7:43 PM
To: ASSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
 
Not the same guy, but they can change from one guy to another whenever they want. And MLB allows it. 
 
For example, if the roster size would allow me to use K. Garcia in game two and R. Wilfong in game five it accomplishes the same thing. It makes those very part-time guys useful without creating a dead spot on the roster for the other five games, but without anyone going over their playing limits.
 
The Pirates used 68 players this year. Ten position players appeared 10 games or less. Seventeen pitchers threw less than 20 innings. They sure kept 'em coming and going.

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 7:00 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
6 days.  That's better than real baseball.  MLB rules state that a position player must stay on the farm for 10 days.  A pitcher 15, unless there is an injury.   So, MBL really can't change much on their roster on a daily basis. 
On 11/28/2022 6:51 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:
 
 
Thanks, Umpy.
 
I do think it would help to increase the roster size so that we can keep a few "one-game-per-series guys" on it. 
 
After all, MLB teams can change their rosters every day, but we can only do so once a series. And our series are often six games - twice as long in MLB.
 
I would like to carry three catchers, but there is simply not room. So a regular like Ashby or Wynegar has to go to the farm for a full series when I need use my third guy to give both of them a day off.  Very unrealistic.

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
You don't need to bench him.  Just keep him out of your regular lineups or create roughly 5 different lineups so that he only plays full games once out of 5.  You may not need to create 5 different lineups, just load the same lineup in the box several times.  
 
For example, I may have my RP 1 lineup in the box 3 times and my RP 2 only once.  So that my short season guys get some sitting time.  BUt they can be brought in from the bench for pinch hitting.  
 
AIM is really pretty good at keeping things as they were used.  And, the game engine for AIM actually has a 10% buffer.  You should get 10% more plate appearances than they did in regular season.  So if your Kiko had 131 PA, you should be able to get about 144-145 PA in our season.  The downside of AIM is that you can't get all 144 PA in the first 50 games.  They have to be spread out. 
 
Unfortunately, like in real baseball, teams have to play those 200 hitters from time to time and rest the good ones.  AIM forces you to do that sometimes, especially when your team (and it is) has a bunch of non full time players.  It certainly challenges you more.  
On 11/28/2022 5:41 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:
 
 
Thanks Umpy. 
 
I didn't see your email until after I sent my response to John.
 
So basically RUse is irrelevant, and only RUTD counts (which I've learned by getting burned). 
 
Although Wynegar and Ashby ought to be able to get 96.6% of the playing time at catcher, I've mixed in Bob Johnson (currently on my farm) for 10% of the catcher's at bats to try and keep the first two available. 
 
Is there a way to get a very part-time guy like Kiko Garcia (211 PR, 131 PA) to start a game every so often, or do I need to strictly keep him on the bench to keep him from getting tired?
 
Thanks.
 
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
Tom, You need to look at the PR column in your status.  That is the number that tells you how much a player can play.  Everybody's SF is 100.  Ignore that.  The PR column can be translated to a % of At bats.  You have a lot of guys in the 400's or 500's.  A guy with a 500 PR can play full time 50% of the time.  Or in reality, 50% of the plate appearances.  I'm not sure of the formula , but it's roughly 4+ plate appearances per game.  
 
For example, Ryne Sandberg has a PR of 995.  He could play virtually 99.5% of the time for you.   He played in 158 of the 162 games the Cubs played, usually at the top of the order.  I see you have him batting 8 or 9.  You would never have to sit him there all season because he would only get 4 or less plate appearances there. You will notice that his RUTD (%used to date) is 71.  You have only used him in 57 of the 71 games you have played.  So, he is being UNDERUSED.     But you have 2 catchers whose PR doesn't = 100.  It 's only 966 total.  So yes, those 2 are going to get tired unless you bat them 8th or 9th.  I use the RUTD column.   That tells me if I am overusing a player or not.  Once that column hits 100%, he will have a tendency to get tired.  I do see you have multiple lineups, which is good.  But you shouldn't need to bench anyone.  Keeping them out of the lineup sometimes has to be done.  But if you keep that RUTD in the 90% or less range, having a big bat that is sitting out of that lineup for the day and getting that 1 big AB if needed won't hurt much.  
 
I've had teams with PR's like yours.  I often have to sit some better players at home just to keep them good to play.  It sometimes costs me a better road record than at home, but so be it.  
 
Remember, look at the RUTD column.  That's the key. As those guys reach 100%, it's time to sit em for a game. 
On 11/28/2022 4:14 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi Steve,
 
Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.
 
Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.
 
In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.
 
But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.
 
I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?
 
Thanks for any advice.
 
Tom 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1
 
Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.
 
On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:
 
 
HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.
 
==
 
 
 


Re: HF 3 Florida 1

John Anderson
 

The only problem with this setup is it may or may not take into account someone in your division having four or five LH starters.  That’s gotten me a little off track especially in JROB, where I think a couple of teams in my division have lefty-heavy rotations.

John Anderson 


On Nov 28, 2022, at 9:45 PM, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:



I’ve come up with a lineup system that eliminates almost all roster shuffling on my teams. You can see it in my lineups in ASSL. In 1983, righties started 68 percent of games across MLB. I create enough vs R and vs L lineups and assign players in those lineups to optimize their playing time, assuming a normal spread of vs R/L starts in the league that year. This year in ASSL, I’ve swapped out Sakata/Stapleton and Lacy/McGee a time or two, but everybody else is comfortably at 94-100 % of their RUse because I made enough lineups that they get the rest they need. And if they get a little overused due to pinch-hitting, it’s only by a little bit.

 

A good example is Roy Smalley for me. You might be tempted to think of him as an everyday player, but his PR is only 748. He’s in the following lineups for me – 240, 80, 340, and both 85s. That gives him 830. It’s a little high right now because he was behind in his RUse through the early part of the season, so I kinda stockpiled extra PA with him that I’ve been burning off lately. When he nudges back over 100%  , then I’ll take him out of one of the 85 lineups.

 

Sorry if its hieroglyphics, but in the end, this stuff can be handled from the jump with lineups balanced for real playing time.

 

 

From: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Battiato via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2022 7:43 PM
To: ASSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

 

Not the same guy, but they can change from one guy to another whenever they want. And MLB allows it. 

 

For example, if the roster size would allow me to use K. Garcia in game two and R. Wilfong in game five it accomplishes the same thing. It makes those very part-time guys useful without creating a dead spot on the roster for the other five games, but without anyone going over their playing limits.

 

The Pirates used 68 players this year. Ten position players appeared 10 games or less. Seventeen pitchers threw less than 20 innings. They sure kept 'em coming and going.

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 7:00 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

6 days.  That's better than real baseball.  MLB rules state that a position player must stay on the farm for 10 days.  A pitcher 15, unless there is an injury.   So, MBL really can't change much on their roster on a daily basis. 

On 11/28/2022 6:51 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks, Umpy.

 

I do think it would help to increase the roster size so that we can keep a few "one-game-per-series guys" on it. 

 

After all, MLB teams can change their rosters every day, but we can only do so once a series. And our series are often six games - twice as long in MLB.

 

I would like to carry three catchers, but there is simply not room. So a regular like Ashby or Wynegar has to go to the farm for a full series when I need use my third guy to give both of them a day off.  Very unrealistic.

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

You don't need to bench him.  Just keep him out of your regular lineups or create roughly 5 different lineups so that he only plays full games once out of 5.  You may not need to create 5 different lineups, just load the same lineup in the box several times.  

 

For example, I may have my RP 1 lineup in the box 3 times and my RP 2 only once.  So that my short season guys get some sitting time.  BUt they can be brought in from the bench for pinch hitting.  

 

AIM is really pretty good at keeping things as they were used.  And, the game engine for AIM actually has a 10% buffer.  You should get 10% more plate appearances than they did in regular season.  So if your Kiko had 131 PA, you should be able to get about 144-145 PA in our season.  The downside of AIM is that you can't get all 144 PA in the first 50 games.  They have to be spread out. 

 

Unfortunately, like in real baseball, teams have to play those 200 hitters from time to time and rest the good ones.  AIM forces you to do that sometimes, especially when your team (and it is) has a bunch of non full time players.  It certainly challenges you more.  

On 11/28/2022 5:41 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks Umpy. 

 

I didn't see your email until after I sent my response to John.

 

So basically RUse is irrelevant, and only RUTD counts (which I've learned by getting burned). 

 

Although Wynegar and Ashby ought to be able to get 96.6% of the playing time at catcher, I've mixed in Bob Johnson (currently on my farm) for 10% of the catcher's at bats to try and keep the first two available. 

 

Is there a way to get a very part-time guy like Kiko Garcia (211 PR, 131 PA) to start a game every so often, or do I need to strictly keep him on the bench to keep him from getting tired?

 

Thanks.

 

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

Tom, You need to look at the PR column in your status.  That is the number that tells you how much a player can play.  Everybody's SF is 100.  Ignore that.  The PR column can be translated to a % of At bats.  You have a lot of guys in the 400's or 500's.  A guy with a 500 PR can play full time 50% of the time.  Or in reality, 50% of the plate appearances.  I'm not sure of the formula , but it's roughly 4+ plate appearances per game.  

 

For example, Ryne Sandberg has a PR of 995.  He could play virtually 99.5% of the time for you.   He played in 158 of the 162 games the Cubs played, usually at the top of the order.  I see you have him batting 8 or 9.  You would never have to sit him there all season because he would only get 4 or less plate appearances there. You will notice that his RUTD (%used to date) is 71.  You have only used him in 57 of the 71 games you have played.  So, he is being UNDERUSED.     But you have 2 catchers whose PR doesn't = 100.  It 's only 966 total.  So yes, those 2 are going to get tired unless you bat them 8th or 9th.  I use the RUTD column.   That tells me if I am overusing a player or not.  Once that column hits 100%, he will have a tendency to get tired.  I do see you have multiple lineups, which is good.  But you shouldn't need to bench anyone.  Keeping them out of the lineup sometimes has to be done.  But if you keep that RUTD in the 90% or less range, having a big bat that is sitting out of that lineup for the day and getting that 1 big AB if needed won't hurt much.  

 

I've had teams with PR's like yours.  I often have to sit some better players at home just to keep them good to play.  It sometimes costs me a better road record than at home, but so be it.  

 

Remember, look at the RUTD column.  That's the key. As those guys reach 100%, it's time to sit em for a game. 

On 11/28/2022 4:14 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Steve,

 

Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.

 

Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.

 

In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.

 

But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.

 

I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?

 

Thanks for any advice.

 

Tom 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

 

Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.

 

On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:

 

 

HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.

 

==

 

 

 


Re: HF 3 Florida 1

Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory)
 

I’ve come up with a lineup system that eliminates almost all roster shuffling on my teams. You can see it in my lineups in ASSL. In 1983, righties started 68 percent of games across MLB. I create enough vs R and vs L lineups and assign players in those lineups to optimize their playing time, assuming a normal spread of vs R/L starts in the league that year. This year in ASSL, I’ve swapped out Sakata/Stapleton and Lacy/McGee a time or two, but everybody else is comfortably at 94-100 % of their RUse because I made enough lineups that they get the rest they need. And if they get a little overused due to pinch-hitting, it’s only by a little bit.

 

A good example is Roy Smalley for me. You might be tempted to think of him as an everyday player, but his PR is only 748. He’s in the following lineups for me – 240, 80, 340, and both 85s. That gives him 830. It’s a little high right now because he was behind in his RUse through the early part of the season, so I kinda stockpiled extra PA with him that I’ve been burning off lately. When he nudges back over 100%  , then I’ll take him out of one of the 85 lineups.

 

Sorry if its hieroglyphics, but in the end, this stuff can be handled from the jump with lineups balanced for real playing time.

 

 

From: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Battiato via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2022 7:43 PM
To: ASSL@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

 

Not the same guy, but they can change from one guy to another whenever they want. And MLB allows it. 

 

For example, if the roster size would allow me to use K. Garcia in game two and R. Wilfong in game five it accomplishes the same thing. It makes those very part-time guys useful without creating a dead spot on the roster for the other five games, but without anyone going over their playing limits.

 

The Pirates used 68 players this year. Ten position players appeared 10 games or less. Seventeen pitchers threw less than 20 innings. They sure kept 'em coming and going.

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 7:00 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

6 days.  That's better than real baseball.  MLB rules state that a position player must stay on the farm for 10 days.  A pitcher 15, unless there is an injury.   So, MBL really can't change much on their roster on a daily basis. 

On 11/28/2022 6:51 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks, Umpy.

 

I do think it would help to increase the roster size so that we can keep a few "one-game-per-series guys" on it. 

 

After all, MLB teams can change their rosters every day, but we can only do so once a series. And our series are often six games - twice as long in MLB.

 

I would like to carry three catchers, but there is simply not room. So a regular like Ashby or Wynegar has to go to the farm for a full series when I need use my third guy to give both of them a day off.  Very unrealistic.

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

You don't need to bench him.  Just keep him out of your regular lineups or create roughly 5 different lineups so that he only plays full games once out of 5.  You may not need to create 5 different lineups, just load the same lineup in the box several times.  

 

For example, I may have my RP 1 lineup in the box 3 times and my RP 2 only once.  So that my short season guys get some sitting time.  BUt they can be brought in from the bench for pinch hitting.  

 

AIM is really pretty good at keeping things as they were used.  And, the game engine for AIM actually has a 10% buffer.  You should get 10% more plate appearances than they did in regular season.  So if your Kiko had 131 PA, you should be able to get about 144-145 PA in our season.  The downside of AIM is that you can't get all 144 PA in the first 50 games.  They have to be spread out. 

 

Unfortunately, like in real baseball, teams have to play those 200 hitters from time to time and rest the good ones.  AIM forces you to do that sometimes, especially when your team (and it is) has a bunch of non full time players.  It certainly challenges you more.  

On 11/28/2022 5:41 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks Umpy. 

 

I didn't see your email until after I sent my response to John.

 

So basically RUse is irrelevant, and only RUTD counts (which I've learned by getting burned). 

 

Although Wynegar and Ashby ought to be able to get 96.6% of the playing time at catcher, I've mixed in Bob Johnson (currently on my farm) for 10% of the catcher's at bats to try and keep the first two available. 

 

Is there a way to get a very part-time guy like Kiko Garcia (211 PR, 131 PA) to start a game every so often, or do I need to strictly keep him on the bench to keep him from getting tired?

 

Thanks.

 

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

Tom, You need to look at the PR column in your status.  That is the number that tells you how much a player can play.  Everybody's SF is 100.  Ignore that.  The PR column can be translated to a % of At bats.  You have a lot of guys in the 400's or 500's.  A guy with a 500 PR can play full time 50% of the time.  Or in reality, 50% of the plate appearances.  I'm not sure of the formula , but it's roughly 4+ plate appearances per game.  

 

For example, Ryne Sandberg has a PR of 995.  He could play virtually 99.5% of the time for you.   He played in 158 of the 162 games the Cubs played, usually at the top of the order.  I see you have him batting 8 or 9.  You would never have to sit him there all season because he would only get 4 or less plate appearances there. You will notice that his RUTD (%used to date) is 71.  You have only used him in 57 of the 71 games you have played.  So, he is being UNDERUSED.     But you have 2 catchers whose PR doesn't = 100.  It 's only 966 total.  So yes, those 2 are going to get tired unless you bat them 8th or 9th.  I use the RUTD column.   That tells me if I am overusing a player or not.  Once that column hits 100%, he will have a tendency to get tired.  I do see you have multiple lineups, which is good.  But you shouldn't need to bench anyone.  Keeping them out of the lineup sometimes has to be done.  But if you keep that RUTD in the 90% or less range, having a big bat that is sitting out of that lineup for the day and getting that 1 big AB if needed won't hurt much.  

 

I've had teams with PR's like yours.  I often have to sit some better players at home just to keep them good to play.  It sometimes costs me a better road record than at home, but so be it.  

 

Remember, look at the RUTD column.  That's the key. As those guys reach 100%, it's time to sit em for a game. 

On 11/28/2022 4:14 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Steve,

 

Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.

 

Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.

 

In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.

 

But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.

 

I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?

 

Thanks for any advice.

 

Tom 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

 

Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.

 

On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:

 

 

HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.

 

==

 

 

 


Re: HF 3 Florida 1

Steven Galbraith
 

Hi Tom; No, they all sub defensively late in close games. I've never had a problem with that in terms of using up a players RUsage. I can see how it might.

As to using a player: You can of course bench a guy for a game or two and then have him available for just half a series so he won't get overused. The managers do try to conserve good bat/low plate appearance guys and just use them for critical situations.

On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 04:14:55 PM EST, Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Hi Steve,

Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.

Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.

In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.

But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.

I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?

Thanks for any advice.

Tom 



-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.

On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:


HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.

==


Re: HF 3 Florida 1

John Anderson
 

I’d be happy with a 27-man roster.

John Anderson 


On Nov 28, 2022, at 6:42 PM, Thomas Battiato via groups.io <Dodger300@...> wrote:


Not the same guy, but they can change from one guy to another whenever they want. And MLB allows it. 

For example, if the roster size would allow me to use K. Garcia in game two and R. Wilfong in game five it accomplishes the same thing. It makes those very part-time guys useful without creating a dead spot on the roster for the other five games, but without anyone going over their playing limits.

The Pirates used 68 players this year. Ten position players appeared 10 games or less. Seventeen pitchers threw less than 20 innings. They sure kept 'em coming and going.


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 7:00 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

6 days.  That's better than real baseball.  MLB rules state that a position player must stay on the farm for 10 days.  A pitcher 15, unless there is an injury.   So, MBL really can't change much on their roster on a daily basis. 
On 11/28/2022 6:51 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Thanks, Umpy.

I do think it would help to increase the roster size so that we can keep a few "one-game-per-series guys" on it. 

After all, MLB teams can change their rosters every day, but we can only do so once a series. And our series are often six games - twice as long in MLB.

I would like to carry three catchers, but there is simply not room. So a regular like Ashby or Wynegar has to go to the farm for a full series when I need use my third guy to give both of them a day off.  Very unrealistic.


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

You don't need to bench him.  Just keep him out of your regular lineups or create roughly 5 different lineups so that he only plays full games once out of 5.  You may not need to create 5 different lineups, just load the same lineup in the box several times.  

For example, I may have my RP 1 lineup in the box 3 times and my RP 2 only once.  So that my short season guys get some sitting time.  BUt they can be brought in from the bench for pinch hitting.  

AIM is really pretty good at keeping things as they were used.  And, the game engine for AIM actually has a 10% buffer.  You should get 10% more plate appearances than they did in regular season.  So if your Kiko had 131 PA, you should be able to get about 144-145 PA in our season.  The downside of AIM is that you can't get all 144 PA in the first 50 games.  They have to be spread out. 

Unfortunately, like in real baseball, teams have to play those 200 hitters from time to time and rest the good ones.  AIM forces you to do that sometimes, especially when your team (and it is) has a bunch of non full time players.  It certainly challenges you more.  
On 11/28/2022 5:41 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Thanks Umpy. 

I didn't see your email until after I sent my response to John.

So basically RUse is irrelevant, and only RUTD counts (which I've learned by getting burned). 

Although Wynegar and Ashby ought to be able to get 96.6% of the playing time at catcher, I've mixed in Bob Johnson (currently on my farm) for 10% of the catcher's at bats to try and keep the first two available. 

Is there a way to get a very part-time guy like Kiko Garcia (211 PR, 131 PA) to start a game every so often, or do I need to strictly keep him on the bench to keep him from getting tired?

Thanks.

Tom


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

Tom, You need to look at the PR column in your status.  That is the number that tells you how much a player can play.  Everybody's SF is 100.  Ignore that.  The PR column can be translated to a % of At bats.  You have a lot of guys in the 400's or 500's.  A guy with a 500 PR can play full time 50% of the time.  Or in reality, 50% of the plate appearances.  I'm not sure of the formula , but it's roughly 4+ plate appearances per game.  

For example, Ryne Sandberg has a PR of 995.  He could play virtually 99.5% of the time for you.   He played in 158 of the 162 games the Cubs played, usually at the top of the order.  I see you have him batting 8 or 9.  You would never have to sit him there all season because he would only get 4 or less plate appearances there. You will notice that his RUTD (%used to date) is 71.  You have only used him in 57 of the 71 games you have played.  So, he is being UNDERUSED.     But you have 2 catchers whose PR doesn't = 100.  It 's only 966 total.  So yes, those 2 are going to get tired unless you bat them 8th or 9th.  I use the RUTD column.   That tells me if I am overusing a player or not.  Once that column hits 100%, he will have a tendency to get tired.  I do see you have multiple lineups, which is good.  But you shouldn't need to bench anyone.  Keeping them out of the lineup sometimes has to be done.  But if you keep that RUTD in the 90% or less range, having a big bat that is sitting out of that lineup for the day and getting that 1 big AB if needed won't hurt much.  

I've had teams with PR's like yours.  I often have to sit some better players at home just to keep them good to play.  It sometimes costs me a better road record than at home, but so be it.  

Remember, look at the RUTD column.  That's the key. As those guys reach 100%, it's time to sit em for a game. 
On 11/28/2022 4:14 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Hi Steve,

Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.

Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.

In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.

But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.

I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?

Thanks for any advice.

Tom 



-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1


Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.

On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:


HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.

==




Re: HF 3 Florida 1

Thomas Battiato
 

Not the same guy, but they can change from one guy to another whenever they want. And MLB allows it. 

For example, if the roster size would allow me to use K. Garcia in game two and R. Wilfong in game five it accomplishes the same thing. It makes those very part-time guys useful without creating a dead spot on the roster for the other five games, but without anyone going over their playing limits.

The Pirates used 68 players this year. Ten position players appeared 10 games or less. Seventeen pitchers threw less than 20 innings. They sure kept 'em coming and going.


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 7:00 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

6 days.  That's better than real baseball.  MLB rules state that a position player must stay on the farm for 10 days.  A pitcher 15, unless there is an injury.   So, MBL really can't change much on their roster on a daily basis. 
On 11/28/2022 6:51 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Thanks, Umpy.

I do think it would help to increase the roster size so that we can keep a few "one-game-per-series guys" on it. 

After all, MLB teams can change their rosters every day, but we can only do so once a series. And our series are often six games - twice as long in MLB.

I would like to carry three catchers, but there is simply not room. So a regular like Ashby or Wynegar has to go to the farm for a full series when I need use my third guy to give both of them a day off.  Very unrealistic.


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

You don't need to bench him.  Just keep him out of your regular lineups or create roughly 5 different lineups so that he only plays full games once out of 5.  You may not need to create 5 different lineups, just load the same lineup in the box several times.  

For example, I may have my RP 1 lineup in the box 3 times and my RP 2 only once.  So that my short season guys get some sitting time.  BUt they can be brought in from the bench for pinch hitting.  

AIM is really pretty good at keeping things as they were used.  And, the game engine for AIM actually has a 10% buffer.  You should get 10% more plate appearances than they did in regular season.  So if your Kiko had 131 PA, you should be able to get about 144-145 PA in our season.  The downside of AIM is that you can't get all 144 PA in the first 50 games.  They have to be spread out. 

Unfortunately, like in real baseball, teams have to play those 200 hitters from time to time and rest the good ones.  AIM forces you to do that sometimes, especially when your team (and it is) has a bunch of non full time players.  It certainly challenges you more.  
On 11/28/2022 5:41 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Thanks Umpy. 

I didn't see your email until after I sent my response to John.

So basically RUse is irrelevant, and only RUTD counts (which I've learned by getting burned). 

Although Wynegar and Ashby ought to be able to get 96.6% of the playing time at catcher, I've mixed in Bob Johnson (currently on my farm) for 10% of the catcher's at bats to try and keep the first two available. 

Is there a way to get a very part-time guy like Kiko Garcia (211 PR, 131 PA) to start a game every so often, or do I need to strictly keep him on the bench to keep him from getting tired?

Thanks.

Tom


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

Tom, You need to look at the PR column in your status.  That is the number that tells you how much a player can play.  Everybody's SF is 100.  Ignore that.  The PR column can be translated to a % of At bats.  You have a lot of guys in the 400's or 500's.  A guy with a 500 PR can play full time 50% of the time.  Or in reality, 50% of the plate appearances.  I'm not sure of the formula , but it's roughly 4+ plate appearances per game.  

For example, Ryne Sandberg has a PR of 995.  He could play virtually 99.5% of the time for you.   He played in 158 of the 162 games the Cubs played, usually at the top of the order.  I see you have him batting 8 or 9.  You would never have to sit him there all season because he would only get 4 or less plate appearances there. You will notice that his RUTD (%used to date) is 71.  You have only used him in 57 of the 71 games you have played.  So, he is being UNDERUSED.     But you have 2 catchers whose PR doesn't = 100.  It 's only 966 total.  So yes, those 2 are going to get tired unless you bat them 8th or 9th.  I use the RUTD column.   That tells me if I am overusing a player or not.  Once that column hits 100%, he will have a tendency to get tired.  I do see you have multiple lineups, which is good.  But you shouldn't need to bench anyone.  Keeping them out of the lineup sometimes has to be done.  But if you keep that RUTD in the 90% or less range, having a big bat that is sitting out of that lineup for the day and getting that 1 big AB if needed won't hurt much.  

I've had teams with PR's like yours.  I often have to sit some better players at home just to keep them good to play.  It sometimes costs me a better road record than at home, but so be it.  

Remember, look at the RUTD column.  That's the key. As those guys reach 100%, it's time to sit em for a game. 
On 11/28/2022 4:14 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Hi Steve,

Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.

Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.

In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.

But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.

I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?

Thanks for any advice.

Tom 



-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1


Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.

On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:


HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.

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Re: HF 3 Florida 1

Umpy
 

6 days.  That's better than real baseball.  MLB rules state that a position player must stay on the farm for 10 days.  A pitcher 15, unless there is an injury.   So, MBL really can't change much on their roster on a daily basis. 

On 11/28/2022 6:51 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Thanks, Umpy.

I do think it would help to increase the roster size so that we can keep a few "one-game-per-series guys" on it. 

After all, MLB teams can change their rosters every day, but we can only do so once a series. And our series are often six games - twice as long in MLB.

I would like to carry three catchers, but there is simply not room. So a regular like Ashby or Wynegar has to go to the farm for a full series when I need use my third guy to give both of them a day off.  Very unrealistic.


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

You don't need to bench him.  Just keep him out of your regular lineups or create roughly 5 different lineups so that he only plays full games once out of 5.  You may not need to create 5 different lineups, just load the same lineup in the box several times.  

For example, I may have my RP 1 lineup in the box 3 times and my RP 2 only once.  So that my short season guys get some sitting time.  BUt they can be brought in from the bench for pinch hitting.  

AIM is really pretty good at keeping things as they were used.  And, the game engine for AIM actually has a 10% buffer.  You should get 10% more plate appearances than they did in regular season.  So if your Kiko had 131 PA, you should be able to get about 144-145 PA in our season.  The downside of AIM is that you can't get all 144 PA in the first 50 games.  They have to be spread out. 

Unfortunately, like in real baseball, teams have to play those 200 hitters from time to time and rest the good ones.  AIM forces you to do that sometimes, especially when your team (and it is) has a bunch of non full time players.  It certainly challenges you more.  
On 11/28/2022 5:41 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Thanks Umpy. 

I didn't see your email until after I sent my response to John.

So basically RUse is irrelevant, and only RUTD counts (which I've learned by getting burned). 

Although Wynegar and Ashby ought to be able to get 96.6% of the playing time at catcher, I've mixed in Bob Johnson (currently on my farm) for 10% of the catcher's at bats to try and keep the first two available. 

Is there a way to get a very part-time guy like Kiko Garcia (211 PR, 131 PA) to start a game every so often, or do I need to strictly keep him on the bench to keep him from getting tired?

Thanks.

Tom


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

Tom, You need to look at the PR column in your status.  That is the number that tells you how much a player can play.  Everybody's SF is 100.  Ignore that.  The PR column can be translated to a % of At bats.  You have a lot of guys in the 400's or 500's.  A guy with a 500 PR can play full time 50% of the time.  Or in reality, 50% of the plate appearances.  I'm not sure of the formula , but it's roughly 4+ plate appearances per game.  

For example, Ryne Sandberg has a PR of 995.  He could play virtually 99.5% of the time for you.   He played in 158 of the 162 games the Cubs played, usually at the top of the order.  I see you have him batting 8 or 9.  You would never have to sit him there all season because he would only get 4 or less plate appearances there. You will notice that his RUTD (%used to date) is 71.  You have only used him in 57 of the 71 games you have played.  So, he is being UNDERUSED.     But you have 2 catchers whose PR doesn't = 100.  It 's only 966 total.  So yes, those 2 are going to get tired unless you bat them 8th or 9th.  I use the RUTD column.   That tells me if I am overusing a player or not.  Once that column hits 100%, he will have a tendency to get tired.  I do see you have multiple lineups, which is good.  But you shouldn't need to bench anyone.  Keeping them out of the lineup sometimes has to be done.  But if you keep that RUTD in the 90% or less range, having a big bat that is sitting out of that lineup for the day and getting that 1 big AB if needed won't hurt much.  

I've had teams with PR's like yours.  I often have to sit some better players at home just to keep them good to play.  It sometimes costs me a better road record than at home, but so be it.  

Remember, look at the RUTD column.  That's the key. As those guys reach 100%, it's time to sit em for a game. 
On 11/28/2022 4:14 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Hi Steve,

Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.

Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.

In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.

But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.

I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?

Thanks for any advice.

Tom 



-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1


Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.

On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:


HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.

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Re: HF 3 Florida 1

Thomas Battiato
 

Thanks, Umpy.

I do think it would help to increase the roster size so that we can keep a few "one-game-per-series guys" on it. 

After all, MLB teams can change their rosters every day, but we can only do so once a series. And our series are often six games - twice as long in MLB.

I would like to carry three catchers, but there is simply not room. So a regular like Ashby or Wynegar has to go to the farm for a full series when I need use my third guy to give both of them a day off.  Very unrealistic.


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

You don't need to bench him.  Just keep him out of your regular lineups or create roughly 5 different lineups so that he only plays full games once out of 5.  You may not need to create 5 different lineups, just load the same lineup in the box several times.  

For example, I may have my RP 1 lineup in the box 3 times and my RP 2 only once.  So that my short season guys get some sitting time.  BUt they can be brought in from the bench for pinch hitting.  

AIM is really pretty good at keeping things as they were used.  And, the game engine for AIM actually has a 10% buffer.  You should get 10% more plate appearances than they did in regular season.  So if your Kiko had 131 PA, you should be able to get about 144-145 PA in our season.  The downside of AIM is that you can't get all 144 PA in the first 50 games.  They have to be spread out. 

Unfortunately, like in real baseball, teams have to play those 200 hitters from time to time and rest the good ones.  AIM forces you to do that sometimes, especially when your team (and it is) has a bunch of non full time players.  It certainly challenges you more.  
On 11/28/2022 5:41 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Thanks Umpy. 

I didn't see your email until after I sent my response to John.

So basically RUse is irrelevant, and only RUTD counts (which I've learned by getting burned). 

Although Wynegar and Ashby ought to be able to get 96.6% of the playing time at catcher, I've mixed in Bob Johnson (currently on my farm) for 10% of the catcher's at bats to try and keep the first two available. 

Is there a way to get a very part-time guy like Kiko Garcia (211 PR, 131 PA) to start a game every so often, or do I need to strictly keep him on the bench to keep him from getting tired?

Thanks.

Tom


-----Original Message-----
From: Umpy <umpy@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1

Tom, You need to look at the PR column in your status.  That is the number that tells you how much a player can play.  Everybody's SF is 100.  Ignore that.  The PR column can be translated to a % of At bats.  You have a lot of guys in the 400's or 500's.  A guy with a 500 PR can play full time 50% of the time.  Or in reality, 50% of the plate appearances.  I'm not sure of the formula , but it's roughly 4+ plate appearances per game.  

For example, Ryne Sandberg has a PR of 995.  He could play virtually 99.5% of the time for you.   He played in 158 of the 162 games the Cubs played, usually at the top of the order.  I see you have him batting 8 or 9.  You would never have to sit him there all season because he would only get 4 or less plate appearances there. You will notice that his RUTD (%used to date) is 71.  You have only used him in 57 of the 71 games you have played.  So, he is being UNDERUSED.     But you have 2 catchers whose PR doesn't = 100.  It 's only 966 total.  So yes, those 2 are going to get tired unless you bat them 8th or 9th.  I use the RUTD column.   That tells me if I am overusing a player or not.  Once that column hits 100%, he will have a tendency to get tired.  I do see you have multiple lineups, which is good.  But you shouldn't need to bench anyone.  Keeping them out of the lineup sometimes has to be done.  But if you keep that RUTD in the 90% or less range, having a big bat that is sitting out of that lineup for the day and getting that 1 big AB if needed won't hurt much.  

I've had teams with PR's like yours.  I often have to sit some better players at home just to keep them good to play.  It sometimes costs me a better road record than at home, but so be it.  

Remember, look at the RUTD column.  That's the key. As those guys reach 100%, it's time to sit em for a game. 
On 11/28/2022 4:14 PM Thomas Battiato via groups.io <dodger300@...> wrote:


Hi Steve,

Have you got an AIM manager that doesn't use position players off the bench except for injuries or ejection? If so, I'm happy to try him.

Because that is the only way I know to carry a decent hitter on the bench as a backup, without the micromanager wearing him out.

In the meantime, despite sending many requests to others for advice, and reading the Help files numerous times, I have never figured out how to play with AIM. I always seem to have guys who can't get anywhere near their actual playing time because their RuTD is 100+ and they need rest, despite having 50% more RUse than remaining games.

But then when I try to rest the guy, the micromanager sees his good bat on the bench and puts him in, so he never gets rested. Either I have to bench him totally, wasting a roster spot for the entire series just to get one game out of him; or I have to send him to the farm, losing any chance to use him at all.

I know that I've posted about this dilemma before, but I'll ask again: How do you guys manage players who less than J-0s, so that you can use their playing time without them constantly being tired, thus resulting in your team being constantly short-rostered?

Thanks for any advice.

Tom 



-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Galbraith via groups.io <stevemgalbraith@...>
To: ASSL@groups.io <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 28, 2022 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] HF 3 Florida 1


Yeah, he's a non-AIM manager. Don't know why Tom wants to use him in an AIM league but it's his call.

On Monday, November 28, 2022 at 10:50:17 AM EST, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:


HF walks it off twice, Florida wins one in extras, and HF has a ten-run inning in the other game. Florida micromanager cost his team the finale by bringing in a gassed Von Ohlen with a posse of excellent RPs ready to pitch.

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