Diamond Dope?

Diamond Dope is a site dedicated to enhance the enjoyment of the StratOMatic online game; a simulation baseball game that can, for those who allow it, become an allconsuming passion.
The card data is entered manually. If you notice any anomalies, please email.
Most of the terms involved are explained below.


card reader

Available primarily for the AllTime Greats game, the card stats displayed are based on the following diceroll probabilities:
2 = 1 in 36 (2.78%)
3 = 2 in 36 (5.56%)
4 = 3 in 36 (8.33%)
5 = 4 in 36 (11.11%)
6 = 5 in 36 (13.89%)
7 = 6 in 36 (16.67%)
8 = 5 in 36 (13.89%)
9 = 4 in 36 (11.11%)
10 = 3 in 36 (8.33%)
11 = 2 in 36 (5.56%)
12 = 1 in 36 (2.78%)
The reason that it's X in 36 is because there are 36 possible combinations rolling 2 sixsided die. Only 1 will yield an outcome of 2 (snake eyes), 2 combinations will yield 3 (21 and 12), etc. Since there are 3 columns, 3 x 36 = 108 chances or "plate appearances" on each side.
Let's say there's a homerun on a 7 (7  HOMERUN). That's 6 homerun "chances" or, in effect, 6 homeruns.
Let's say there's a walk on a 3 (3  WALK). That's 2 "chances" so there are 2 walks, etc.
Let's say there's a split or park effect (10  HR 18). You take the percentage of the split, in this case 8 out of 20 (40%) and multiply that by the chances (3 * 40% = 1.2 homeruns).
Add everything up and you get the stats. (not all of the following numbers are displayed)
AB = 108  BB  HBP
AVG = H/AB
OBP = (H + BB + HBP)/108
TOTAL BASES = SINGLES + DOUBLES * 2 + TRIPLES * 3 + HOMERUNS * 4
SLG = TOTAL BASES/AB
RC (RUNS CREATED) = TOTAL BASES * OBP
OUTS = AB  H
RC/27 = (RC/OUTS)*27
BR (BATTING RUNS) = .47 * SINGLES + .78 * DOUBLES + 1.09 * TRIPLES + 1.4 * HOME RUNS + .33 * (WALKS + HBP)  .25 * OUTS
When applied to a Stratomatic card, the above formula yields a continuum from 27 to 151.2. In real life, there cannot be negative Batting Runs. However, the metric is accurate relative to itself and, in my opinion, is a better measure of card values than Runs Created.
NERP (New Estimated Runs Produced) = .318 * TB + .333 * (BB + HBP  (gbA * .1875)) + .25 * H  .085 * AB
This would be a good opportunity to check out Offense vs. Defense in StratOMatic by Dean Carrano on calculating defensive metrics utilizing NERP.


diy

As the name implies, do it yourself. As of February, 2016 the DIY form has been reprogrammed to work without submitting. The values will calculate automatically. In fact, you can download a version that you can run on a browser even if you are not connected to the Interwebs: DIY Offline (Clicking the link will automatically download the strippeddown html version).


lineups

The lineup evaluator does not tell you how to set a lineup, but it does allow you to compare the offensive stats of an entire team or just a couple of hitters.


pool

The player pool displays a table that contains the raw values for every hitter and pitcher for a given park. This is a handy feature if you know how to work with Excel.


pythagorean record

As of February, 2016 the pythagorean record form has been reprogrammed to work in the browser. In fact, a version comes with DIY Offline (Clicking the link will automatically download the strippeddown html version). You can pythagorate even if you are not connected to the Interwebs!
Pythagorean winning percentage is an estimate of a team's winning percentage given their runs scored and runs allowed. Developed by Bill James, it can tell you when teams were a bit lucky or unlucky. It is calculated by
(Runs Scored)^1.83/(Runs Scored)^1.83 + (Runs Allowed)^1.83
The traditional formula uses an exponent of two, but 1.83 has proven to be a little more accurate. (This is the calculation baseballreference.com uses.)


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