The 2018 Big Board is here! This is the definitive program for creating fully customizable player ranks/values and managing a draft board. Whether you like z-scores, standings gained points, regular points, or you don't even know what those things are, this tool will save you a ton of work and help you to win your fantasy baseball league. Stop relying on the so-called "experts" for fantasy advice - become the expert yourself!
Today I've uploaded the July update for the Big Board. As a reminder for how this works, the projection systems (ZiPS, Steamer, and FGDepth) have updated with new rest-of-season estimates - I have not done custom curation of the projections, so you may find yourself wanting to tweak things here and there, especially for players that are currently injured or in the midst of breakouts.
If you already bought the Board preseason, I'm providing this update completely free, just go to the original download link you received. Enjoy! Tell your friends!
Your favorite (hopefully) fantasy baseball website is back, everybody. It's a bit of a short update here, but for years I've gotten requests for in-season updates, and so I've finally carved out some time to give it a shot. Today I've uploaded the May update for the Big Board. We're about 20% of the way through the season, and through that 20% we've already learned some things. Didi Gregorius is great. Chris Davis sucks. And a whole slew of new rookies have emerged onto the scene. With that info, the projection systems (ZiPS, Steamer, and FGDepth) have updated with new rest-of-season estimates, and so I've loaded that all up into the May version of the Big Board.
As always, I'm bringing together a sort of 'Draft Day Survival Guide' for readers that sums up the preseason work here on the Harper Wallbanger blog. Keep up the good work people. By being here, I'm guessing you're more than ready to draft, but that's just half the battle - after this, onward to in-season management!
First, the Player Valuation series all in one place for easy reading:
Tip #1: Know where player values come from
Tip #2: Set your Hit/Pitch split
Tip #3: Value your Picks and Make Preseason Trades
Tip #4: Customize your Projections
Tip #5: Draft with tiers
Tip #6: Use the best projection systems
Tip #7: Draft undervalued players
If you're using the Big Board, you'll also find these helpful:
My sincerest thanks go out to all the supporters of Harper Wallbanger and the Big Board. It's been a banner year here, with hundreds of people signing up to use the Board. Here's hoping that every single one of you dominates your drafts this year, and manages to ride that to the 'ship in your respective leagues.