by Jason Martinez
NOTE: UNLESS YOU HAVE A FANTASY DRAFT ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY, I RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE THE REGULAR SEASON MAGAZINE (April 4th-October 3rd).
Here's the latest on 'MLBDepthCharts Magazine', which was launched on January 3, 2012. The first six editions, which include NL and AL Roster Projections, Projected Starter By Position Comparisons, FA Tracker, Transaction Tracker, Roster Projection Grids, Roster Projection Spreadsheets, FANTASY EDITION, LINEUP EDITION, and PROSPECT CORNER etc. have been sent out, and updated several times. We're currently working on more great features.
FOR INFO ON THE REGULAR SEASON VERSION, CLICK HERE.
How do I sign up? The offseason subscription, which runs through April 3rd, 2012, has been set at $7.99. No matter when you sign up, you'll always receive updated versions of the magazine and will continue to receive updates until the start of the season. That's when the regular season begins and new subscription rates will be available.
Those of you who do not wish to subscribe through the remainder of the offseason, but would like roster projection spreadsheets, can pay the $3.99 one-time fee to receive those and one other edition of our magazine. We call this the 'Spreadsheets +1' option. You can upgrade at a later date by paying the $4 difference. Contact me directly for that option.
If you're a PayPal subscriber, you can log in and pay. Or just choose the visitor option at the bottom of the screen and make the payment that way. I will receive an email notification that you've signed up and I'll also receive your email address. That's all I will see. If you entered your correct email address, you should receive an email confirmation from PayPal. Depending on when you sign up, you will receive the latest edition(s) of the magazine within 24 hours. If you haven't, please contact me and let me know.
What is it? A digital magazine that will be sent out via email in pdf or excel format a few times throughout the week.
What kind of information will be included?
•Organizational Depth Charts: An updated depth chart for each of the 30 teams that includes approximately 90% of players in the organization, separated by primary position with 2011 stats, age, date of birth, height, weight, salary, contract info, estimated service time, how acquired by current team, how acquired originally (drafted or signed as amateur), and pre-season prospect rankings by Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. This will be the grand finale of the offseason magazine and will be finalized in late March. (ETA: Throughout February and March)
•Offseason Roster Projections: Lineup, bench, and pitching staff projections for the 2012 season with 2011 stats and analysis. Players 'On the Outside Looking In' are also included.
•Offseason Roster Projections (EXCEL SPREADSHEET VERSIONS): Lineup, bench, and pitching staff projections for the 2012 season with 2011 stats and analysis, 2012 salary and contract info. Players 'On the Outside Looking In' are also included.
•Position Comparisons: A list of projected starters at each position, including age and 2011 stats.
•Fantasy Edition: 2012 Rankings, 2011 Efficiency Ratings, Games by Position, Park Factors, Estimated Auction Price, Average Draft Position.
•Injury Report: Updates on any injured major leaguer who may not be ready for Opening Day.
•Transaction Tracker: Roster moves from the previous day(s) with stats and analysis of players involved.
•Roster Projection Grid: Side-by-side comparisons of current lineup, bench, and pitching staff projections.
•Free Agent Tracker: A list of major league free agents separated by position with 2011 stats, age, and 2011 salary. Contract info for 2012 will be included after a player is signed.
•Lineup Edition: Current lineup projections and 2011 player stats vs RHP and vs LHP.
If you would like to see some free previews of features that have already been sent to subscribers, please email me to request them.