The Calculate screen gives you a quick overview of how the system sees
the best use of players. Each position is broken down by a minimum number of
AB per side, numbers that are under your control. The same is true for
pitchers. You control the minimum number of innings pitched by starters
versus relievers. You define the average percentage of lefties that the team
will encounter as well as how teams react to dominant right-handers, dominant
reverse right-handers, left-handers and so on. The options for
controlling these can be found under the Options menu on the main page.
Calculate begins by using the
strongest players first and works it's way down to the weakest.
The number of players available to be used will affect the strength
calculated by the system. The system attempts to fill all the AB needed
for each position and the needed number of IP. Once these are satisfied,
the algorithm ends. If there are not enough players to fill the required
AB and IP, you'll see those numbers displayed in "AB Remaining" and "IP
|These numbers reflect the ball club's ability to hit LHP,
RHP and overall. The larger the number, the stronger the team is is
the given category. Overall Batting is affected by the percentage of
left-handed versus right-handed pitchers faced, which is a percentage
controlled by you in the Options section.
|These numbers reflect the ball club's pitching strength
versus LH, RH and overall. The smaller the number, the stronger the
team is is the given category. Overall Pitching is affected by the
percentage of left-handed versus right-handed batters faced, which are
percentages controlled by you in the Options section.
Overall Strength Score:
This is the Overall Batting score less the Overall Pitching score. The
overall strength number
is not affected by non-zero remaining IP or non-zero remaining AB.