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Pitching Orders
Posted by Allan Sellers on Saturday, May. 12th, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Hi guys,

This is the first in a series of discussion on 'what/how' we will take your info and get it into the simulator.

There's no "interface" I can build such that you could make a change on a web form and I can click a button to automatically get your orders into the simulator.  So its going to be a manual effort on my part.  

Figuring out 'the best way to do this' is what we'll start getting into.   My thought is something like this:

1. I send you via email a 'form' where you fill out info.

2. I put your team's info in the game and send you a report on what it looks like.

3. Once a week you send me your changes (changes only) in a clear to understand method so I go in, tweak what you want modified, save, and send you the report on the updates.

Then its repeat step 3 weekly.

The first 'part' of your orders will be setting up your pitchers.  Below is a sample of what you would get from me after I update your info.  And its a good 'form' to represent what I need from you.

Here's some key tips for this:

Usage Mode (Strict and Skip)

 

Select Strict mode to have the computer manager use your pitchers in the order they appear in the starting rotation. The computer manager will choose another starting pitcher only if a rotation starter is injured when his turn comes up.

Select Skip to have the computer manager use your pitchers in the order they appear in the starting rotation but skip to the #1 starter when one or more off-days have left him rested enough to start before his turn. The computer manager will choose another starting pitcher only if a rotation starter is injured when his turn comes up.

 

Starting rotation. You identify the pitchers that make up your starting rotation and the order in which they appear.  

Spot Starters. If you want a pitcher to make occasional starts, you can designate that player as a spot starter. The list of spot starters parallels the list of pitchers in the starting rotation. If you want someone to start 20% of the time in place of the number four starter, enter this player in the fourth spot in the spot starter list, and enter 20 when you are prompted for the percentage.  (So in my example below Luebke and Hellickson would share the #3 starting role).

Mopup situations. You can designate up to five pitchers for the mopup role. This role is used for the weaker pitchers on the team. They will normally be used only when your team is winning or losing by a large margin and the outcome of the game isn't really in doubt, though they may appear in close games if other pitchers are not available due to injury or fatigue.

Long Relief. You can designate pitchers for the role of long relief. Long relievers are generally used when the starting pitcher is replaced prior to the seventh inning, but will also be used in other game situations when required, particularly when a team is losing by a large margin and wants to preserve its better pitchers for future games.

Setup Men. There are two lists of setup men, one to face left-handed batters and one to face right-handed batters. Setup men are generally used in the seventh inning or later in close games, but will also be used in other situations when required.

Closers. There are two lists of closers, one to face left-handed batters and one to face right-handed batters. Closers are generally used in the eighth or ninth inning when the team has a lead in a close game, but will also be used in other situations when required. 

(for Mopup, Long Relief, Setup, and Closers please list up to 3 per category)

Now that we are starting to fill out the rosters (after Saturday all rosters will have 25), please begin emailing me the info below for your team and I will add it in.

Thanks,

Al

                     Manager Profile for 2011 Modesto Nuts
 
Pitching Chart
 
Usage mode:    Strict
Rotation size: 5
Next starter:  1
 
Starting Rotation   Lee,Cl           Marcum           Hellickson       Tomlin           Jimenez,U        
Spot Starters                                         Luebke                                             
Spot Pct                                                50                                                    
 
Mopup situations    Ondrusek                                                                             
Long relievers      Ondrusek                                                                             
Setup vs LHB        Chapman          Affeldt                                                             
Setup vs RHB        Benoit           Pestano                                                             
Closers vs LHB      Affeldt          Chapman                                                             
Closers vs RHB      Pestano          Benoit             

 

Readers Comments

Al,  Any thoughts on how often we will be able to send orders in midweek,  im thinking if you have a few injuries happen in a short space of time.

Matt Cooper on Saturday, May. 12th, 2012 at 4:52 PM
 

Matt, I don't think there are any plans for mid-week changes. Injuries will be handled via depth charts andspot start %...

Rob Peterson on Sunday, May. 13th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
 

Right Rob, hopefully a team can be covered by the items you mentioned.

I think I have mentioned in an email the possibility of mid-week orders for injuries (maybe 3-5 chances to use that...and only with an injury).

To be honest Matt, we're going to have to see how this goes.  I will be as flexible as I can on this but some things may be a little organic in terms of these sorts of things as we learn more in our first seeason on this approach. 

Allan Sellers on Monday, May. 14th, 2012 at 7:01 PM
 
Al, are you going to send out a form before we send our teams in?
Roy Rolsten on Wednesday, May. 16th, 2012 at 6:44 PM
 

Yes, will do so soon.

Allan Sellers on Saturday, May. 19th, 2012 at 3:09 PM