2021 Projection Season Available Now!
For 2021, we have again partnered with Dan Szymborski to bring you our projections database featuring stats and ratings generated by Dan's highly regarded ZiPS projection system.
The 2021 Projection Season database includes updated rosters that incorporate off-season player moves; the new schedule; projected batting and pitching stats for more than 2500 players, including many top prospects; and manager profiles set up with rotations, lineups, and depth charts that represent our assessment of how the players will be used during the season.
Even if you're not all that interested in playing simulated games, you may find that an investment in the DMB game and the projections database will pay off as you plan for your fantasy baseball season. You can use the game's powerful reporting system to generate dozens of standard or customizable reports using the projected statistics or the statistics from simulated seasons.
Bonus! All customers who buy the 2021 Projection Season database will receive the 2021 Postseason Teams database for no extra charge in early October.
Ballparks: We have added a new DMB style ballpark diagram for the 2021 season: TD Ballpark (new in 2021). This image file is available as a free download from our Park Images page.
2020 Season Database Update (and patch)
On January 18th, 2021, we updated our master copies of both the 60-game and 162-game editions of the 2020 season to correct some ratings and player short names.
Please refer to the Scope of Changes note on the 2020 Season Database Changes web page for the complete details about these changes.
To check if your copy of the 2020 Season Database is up to date, have a look in the Notes tab of the Organizer window with your installed copy of the 2020 season as the active database. If the date of the "2020 Updates" note is 1/18/2021 or later then you already have the most up to date version.
In addition, we have released a season patch that will allow you to update your already installed copy of the 2020 season. The patch is not a complete copy of the 2020 season database. It is a program that applies the corrections to an already installed copy of the 2020 season without disturbing the work you may have already done to your team rosters and league structure. Instructions on using the 2020 season patch and the link to download it can be found on the 2020 Season Database Changes web page.
To request a free updated replacement file for download, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologize for these errors and for any inconvenience.
League Ownership Compliance Offer
Updated: January 5, 2021
In order to encourage draft leagues to make sure that all of their members own the required Diamond Mind software, we are offering a free gift to all verified leagues.
Here is how it works:
Once all league members have confirmed that they have bought the required software for the season to come, the League commissioner sends the following information to Diamond Mind BEFORE the league's virtual season begins.
- Full name of the league
- Size of the league (number of teams)
- Anticipated start date and end date for the league
- Season database that your season is based on
- Diamond Mind Baseball game version
- Full name and order number for season database purchase by each league member
- Full name and email address associated with DMB account for each league member
To avoid violating DMB's licensing agreement, all members should own the required software before receiving a copy of the league database.
If all members have bought both the game and season software directly from Diamond Mind*, we will award the winner of the league with a gift card in the amount of the cost of the season being used. For example, if the league is based on the 2020 season, the gift card value will be equal to the original purchase price of $29.95.
Participation is open to all DMB leagues and is not limited to leagues that use the most recent season database.
League commissioners can send their league information for verification to email@example.com.
Is your league on the list for the year 2021?
Ownership Compliant Leagues for past years:
* In most cases, we can verify the seasons that were bought directly from Diamond Mind since the company was started in September 1995. However, we are unable to verify any items that may have been bought before that time or from other sources. For example, Pursue the Pennant was a separate company with its own customer and order records that no longer exist and therefore we are unable to verify seasons sold by Pursue the Pennant.
Version 12 and the 2020 Season are Here!
Diamond Mind Baseball: Version 12
We are very excited to announce that Diamond Mind Baseball: Version 12 is now available!
Along with many other improvements, this new version includes full support for all of the latest MLB rule changes so that you can continue to enjoy the most accurate strategy-oriented baseball game with seasons from the past, present and into the future.
Visit our Version 12 Enhancements page to see all the changes.
Here's what you need to know:
Free upgrade. For a limited time*, registered owners of a previous version of the game are eligible to receive the version 12 game at no additional charge when bought together in the same order with the 2020 Annual Season Database or any other regular-priced Past Season Database or Projection Season Database.
To receive the discount, add both the Diamond Mind Baseball: Version 12 game and your chosen season to your shopping cart then enter the shopping code UPGV12BUN on the checkout page and click "Apply".
The stand-alone upgrade price for licensed owners of a previous version is $9.95.* Use the shopping code UPGRADE12 on the checkout page to apply the discount.
If you are not sure if you are eligible for the free upgrade offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your past order history.
Backward compatibility. As with all of our past upgrades, version 12 will automatically convert databases from prior formats (as far back as version 8) to the latest, thereby preserving your investment in Diamond Mind seasons.
Version 11 is not going away. We will continue to support version 11, and we'll produce new season databases in version 11 format until demand for that format drops to a very low level.
* Upgrade offer ends March 31, 2021.
* Version 12 upgrade offer extended until April 30th, 2021.
2020 Annual Season Database
The 2020 Annual Season Database is packed with information, including everything you need to play games using teams and players from the 2020 season -- a full set of ratings and statistics for every player who appeared in the big leagues this year; full team rosters; manager profiles; updated ballpark ratings; a full set of real-life transactions and game-by-game lineups for season replays; and three schedules, the original 162-game (as-scheduled) schedule and two 60-game (as-scheduled and as-played) schedules reflecting the pandemic shortened season. Statistics include official batting, pitching and fielding totals with left/right splits for all batters and pitchers.
This year we are making available a second special edition of the 2020 season database to accommodate draft league play. This database contains all the same information as the regular edition but will have the player stats pro-rated for a 162-game season.
You can choose your preferred edition when you place your order. If you would like a copy of both editions of the 2020 season database, you can contact us at email@example.com to request a free copy of the alternative edition by email.
We've also added a new article to the DMB Support Library:
Introducing Diamond Mind Baseball Version 12
Introducing Diamond Mind Baseball Version 12
We are pleased to announce that the next update of Diamond Mind Baseball is on the way. Along with other improvements, Diamond Mind Baseball: Version 12 will include full support for all of the latest MLB rule changes so that you can continue to enjoy the most realistic strategy-oriented baseball game with seasons from the past, present and into the future.
We are ready to share with you some of the new features that are being added with the version 12 upgrade. But first, here are a few important details about version 12:
Free upgrade. Version 12 will be free to existing customers when bought together with the 2020 Annual Season Database or any other past season database. The stand-alone upgrade price will be $9.95.
Backward compatibility. As with all of our past upgrades, version 12 automatically converts databases from prior formats (as far back as version 8) to the latest, thereby preserving your investment in Diamond Mind seasons.
Version 11 is not going away. We will continue to sell and support version 11, and we'll produce new season disks in version 11 format until demand for that format drops to a very low level.
Expected Release Date. We plan to make version 12 available alongside the release of the 2020 Annual Season Database in the second half of December.
We're doing our best to build a great product for you and we can't wait to show you the results.
Visit our Version 12 Enhancements page to see what's new.