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2016 Postseason Teams database is now available!


The 2016 Postseason Teams database includes all of the rosters, stats, ratings, manager profiles, park factors and other details that you need to play along with the 2016 MLB Playoffs. This release completes the trio of 2016 ZiPS Projection Database editions.

For this release, all players have been updated with their actual regular season stats (as of the end of play on Friday, September 30, 2016) and the player ratings have been carried over from the mid-season update of the projection database. In most cases, the 25-man rosters are our best guess since most teams had not announced their playoff rosters at the time of release. (Updated rosters are available in this community forum topic.)

Teams included in this database are the 2016 editions of the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Washington Nationals. Here's your chance to manage all these teams in postseason play to determine the 2016 World Series Champion!

If you have already purchased the 2016 ZiPS Projection Season, you should be receiving an email notifying you that an update is available that includes the link to download the postseason teams file. Remember to check your spam/junk folder, but if you do not receive the update email, contact us at

The 2016 Postseason Teams set can also be purchased separately for $9.95.

Note: Two new ballpark image files have been added for the 2016 season, Rogers Centre (new full dirt infield) and Marlins Park (new outfield dimensions). These image files are available for free download from our Park Images page.

ZIPS 2016 Projection Database-Mid Season Edition


The 2016 ZIPS Mid-Season Projection Database is now available.  If you have previously purchased this product, you should be receiving an e-mail with a download link to download and install the software.  The download link allows five (5) downloads of the database.  Make sure to back up your software in the event that you might need to re-install it sometime in the future. 

The rosters are as of beginning of play on Friday July 29, 2016.

If you do not receive the e-mail with the download link (filename is proj2016b_v11.alt) , please let me know at

ZIPS-2016 Projection Season Database Now Available


The 2016 ZiPS Projection Season includes three (3) DMB databases;


1).  ZIPS Opening Day Projection
2).  ZIPS Mid-Season
3).  Playoff databases.


The ZIPS databases include projected team rosters; the 2016 schedule; projected statistics and ratings for over 2000 players generated using Dan Szymborski's ZiPS (sZymborski Projection System) projection system, including many top prospects; and manager profiles set up with rotations, lineups, and depth charts representing our assessment of how the players might be used during the 2016 season.

With the 2016 download, we will be making the product dynamic – we will update the player projections around the All-Star Break to reflect performance in the season to that point and projected through the remainder of the season.  At the end of the season, we update them again for the playoff teams.  If you purchase the DMB 2016 Projection database, you will receive these updates free of charge as soon as the updates are ready.

You can purchase the DMB 2016 Projection database in the online store for $29.95, which includes the initial Projection database plus the two free updates (mid-season and for the playoffs).

Available in V11 format only.

2015 Playoff Database Now Available


The 2015 Playoff Database is now available which completes the trio of DMB Projection Database entries. Included in this database are the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Here's your chance to manage all these teams in postseason play to determine the 2015 Worlds Champion!

The rosters and stats are as of beginning of play on Friday October 2, 2015 . 

DMB 2015 ZIPS Mid-Season Projection Database Correction

On Monday 7/27/2015, a new projection database file was sent out to all previous owners.  This version corrects a data error in the schedule file where the year 2016 has been changed to the correct year of 2015.