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2020 Projection Season Available Now!

For 2020, 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 2020 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.

Ballparks: We have added two new DMB style ballpark diagrams for the 2020 season: Globe Life Field (new in 2020) and Marlins Park (new outfield dimensions). These image files are available for free download from our Park Images page.

Special Bundle Price! If you don't already own the Diamond Mind Baseball Game: Version 11 you can buy the game together with the 2020 Projection Season database and get the projections database for 35% off the regular price. Add both items to your cart and enter shopping code PROJ20BUN on the checkout page to apply the discount.

2019 Postseason Teams database is now available!


 

The 2019 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 2019 MLB Playoffs. This database is provided free of charge for customers that previously bought the 2019 Projection Season database.

For this release, all players have been updated with their actual regular season stats (as of the end of play on Friday, September 27, 2019) and the player ratings have been carried over from the 2019 projections 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.

This database includes the 10 teams that qualified for the 2019 MLB postseason: Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals.  Here's your chance to manage all these teams in postseason play to determine the 2019 World Series Champion!


If you have already purchased the 2019 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 dmb_info@imaginesports.com to request your copy.

The 2019 Postseason Teams set can also be purchased separately for $9.95.

Note: This season database is a companion product for the Diamond Mind Baseball version 11 game. To use this database, you must also have Diamond Mind Baseball version 11. The game software provides you with all of the tools you need to play simulated games, make roster moves, produce dozens of statistical reports, generate league schedules, and more.

2019 Projection Season - ZiPS Available Now!

The 2019 Projection Season database includes opening day team rosters, the 2019 schedule, projected statistics and ratings for over 2500 players generated using Dan Szymborski's ZiPS projection system (including hundreds of top minor-league prospects), and manager profiles set up with rotations, lineups, and depth charts representing our assessment of how the players were projected to be used in the coming season.

If you purchase the 2019 Projection Season database, you will also receive Diamond Mind's Postseason Teams database free of charge in early October 2019.

The 2019 Projection Season database is available for order from the Diamond Mind online store now. The price is $24.95 for the Opening Day release available in April and will include the Postseason Teams database when it becomes available in early October.


Note: This season database is a companion product for the Diamond Mind Baseball version 11 game. To use this database, you must also have Diamond Mind Baseball version 11. The game software provides you with all of the tools you need to play simulated games, make roster moves, produce dozens of statistical reports, generate league schedules, and more.

2018 ZiPS Projection Database Update Tool


Starting in 2015, Diamond Mind Baseball has produced two sets of player projections, one at the start of the season and a mid-season edition released in late summer. With an additional half season (or more) of play to analyze, many players have revised ratings, projections, and event tables. There are also some new players who did not get rated in the first edition but who have since seen time on their parent club. Projections for these new players are included in the updated mid-season edition.

We realize that many of you have been using the initial projections to play along with the real-life season or have set up draft leagues. Some of you have asked for a way to continue to play out your season with the newly updated player event tables and ratings AND keep your existing league structure, team rosters, and simulated game results. The update tool will enable you to do that.

Before you use the update tool, we STRONGLY encourage you to make a backup of your existing projections database. This is the database you've been playing using the player projections from the start of the season. With your projection season as the active database, go to the File menu and choose Backup. Enter a name for your database backup file and click on the Save button. This will make a backup of your database as it stands at that moment.

In the unlikely event that something were to go wrong while running the update tool, you'll be able to start DMB back up, go to the File menu, choose the Restore option, select the backup file you just created, and click on Open. After you confirm that you want to replace the database with the backup, you'll be back to exactly where you were in your season when you made the backup.

When you download the projections update tool, it is saved to the Downloads folder or to the folder that you specify. Before you run the update tool, you'll need to make sure it is saved in the folder into which you installed Diamond Mind Baseball -- that's C:\dmb11 if you accepted the default location, something else if you chose to install the game elsewhere. It doesn't matter whether you download the file directly into the dmb11 folder or download it somewhere else first and then move or copy it to the dmb11 folder.

Make sure that Diamond Mind Baseball is shut down before using the update tool!

To use the update tool properly, in step two (shown in the image below) you need to select the season database folder for your league that you've been playing using the first release of the ZiPS Projections database (for example proj2018_v11).

Next, at step three (shown in the image below), select the season database folder where you installed the new, mid-season update database (for example proj2018mid_v11). (The updated projections database must be installed in DMB for the update tool to find it.)

After you have selected the two projection database folders, click on the 'Copy new player ratings' button. The update tool will then copy all new ratings, projections, and event tables from the new player projections season folder to the players in the first release of the player projections. In addition, all new players in the mid-season release will get added to the initial release of the player projections as free agents. No statistics or game results will be lost. You will then be able to continue your league exactly where it was left off.



After the update tool reports that the operation was successful, you can continue to update another first release, ZiPS Projections database by selecting a different folder or if you're done, click on the 'Finished' button.

Download link

UpdateProjections.exe (posted 8/17/2018)