With the turning of the calendar (and the end of the fantasy football season), I can feel the fantasy baseball momentum growing.
I've noticed my Twitter feed picking up. The same sort of tweets that got crickets in November or December are garnering more attention and new followers. Things are looking up.
I managed to get out several important features since my end-of-year update.
This idea just hit me while I was thinking deeply about drafting one day: What if you compared the projected standings before and after you drafted a player? And what if you could do that for every potential draft target?
I wasn't sure if it would work or not, but I decided to give the implementation a try. And I love it. It makes decision-making so much simpler. One of my goals with DraftKick is "pick with confidence," and Live SGP nails that concept.
I've added a mention on the frontpage, and I even wrote an explainer blog post, Live SGP.
I don't like the phrase "mock draft simulator." I'm just calling mine a "draft simulator," although I also want to mix in "mock draft" every now and then for the SEO benefits.
Anyway, I noticed this "mock draft simulator" was a common search term on Google, and it got me thinking about prioritizing the feature. I posted about it on Reddit, where people recommended the FantasyPros version.
I quickly realized that I could do better than that. FantasyPros makes little attempt to stop its sim teams from drafting players at the same position, which really hurts its realism.
I built my version with a touch of randomness on ADP, and a hesitation to fill CI/MI/Util slots. I think it works great, and I used it extensively to test out Live SGP.
I got a request to be able to add minor league keepers that don't fill starting spots. I decided the easiest way to handle that was by allowing people to move players onto their bench (or anywhere else).
Now you can:
As the fantasy baseball season swings into gear, I feel like stability is my new priority. I don't want to be deploying new features that then break when someone is in an important draft.
So I'll be cleaning up any bugs that come to my attention. And I'll be trying to market DraftKick and Projectile to get as many people aware of it as possible.
I'm well on track to top 2022's revenue from Projectile.
I'm feeling optimistic.
If you're still tracking your draft with a custom spreadsheet or even just pen and paper, you need to try DraftKick.
It is packed with features to help you succeed on draft day:
It's completely free to try out!
I'm Mays. I've been playing fantasy since I was in high school (over two decades ago).
My speciality has always been player valuation—converting player stats into rankings and salary values. VBD for fantasy football? Rotisserie z-scores? We go way back. In 2009, I started Last Player Picked, a site that generated fantasy values customized for your league.
These days, I'm building DraftKick and Projectile, a fantasy baseball site with in-season projection visualizations.
You can find me on Twitter at @MaysCopeland or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.