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LAMANNA’S BASEBALL BULLETIN (LBB), in our 35th year, is a Strat-O-Matic Baseball newsletter devoted to assisting SOM Baseball managers in evaluating every card in the SOM card set. All of the LBB ratings and LBB player evaluations are published between the end of the baseball season and opening day at the SOM Game Company.

The LBB card projections, for fielding, stealing and card chances, are a must for confident drafting and trading before the cards are available. Then, the New Card Rating issue gives you all the actual rating numbers! Get the information that the other guys in your league aren’t telling you about, because this is their edge for trading and drafting against you!

Nov. 10, 2019 – 102 Rookies on the list now.  Updated LBB Projection issue files available to subscribers upon request with all of the corrections included.

Nov. 1, 2019:  Somehow I combined the stats for Taylor Guilbeau and Taylor Guerrieri into Guilbeau’s numbers.  Here is the correction for Guilbeau.  I caught it when I was working on the rookie list.  Guerrieri is fine.

Oct. 26, 2019 – Typos to report:
B. Miller, zIL card, has a rogue 1710 in with his fielding numbers.  Ignore that number.
D. Fowler, STL, has a rf e rating of e9e6.  It should be an e6.  Let me know if you see anything else.

Oct. 27, 2019 – T. Kemp is a lf-3 for all 3 cards, Puello should have a 2 rating in the outfield positions listed for all 3 cards, M. Williamson, Sea should have a lf-3, and the Stassi card with Hou is his combined fielding, but the LAA hitting card has the full hitting stats for his AL card.  The pitchers who pitched for multiple teams have had changes to their hold ratings.  Request the new file, which also has the players listed alphabetically.  Sorry for the trouble and thanks for the help with corrections.

Oct. 27, 2019 – Stealing ratings off by one row for Tampa, Texas and Toronto.  The corrections are below.  I have Kiermaier on one of my teams too and I still missed this one.  Thanks Steve for bringing this to my attention.  If you need updated files, send me an e-mail request.

M. Brosseau TB (20-6) 3
J. Choi * TB (13-3) 5/10
N. Ciuffo * TB (–)
T. d’Arnaud TB (3-1) 4,5
J. Davis @ TB (–)
Y. Diaz TB (13-5) 4,5/11
M. Duffy TB (3-1) 4-6
A. Garcia TB *(16-11) 7,11
G. Heredia TB (13-6) 6,7/10
K. Kiermaier * TB *(19-13) 5,6
E. Kratz TB (–)
B. Lowe * TB (20-6) 5
N. Lowe * TB (–)
B. McKay * TB (–)
A. Meadows * TB *(15-11) 3-6
M. Perez * TB (–)
T. Pham TB *(19-12) 4,5
D. Robertson TB (13-6) 2-5/10
E. Sogard * TB (20-6) 5
J. Wendle * TB *(18-13) 5,6
M. Zunino TB (–)
E. Andrus TEX *(19-13) 2-5
A. Cabrera @ TEX (20-6) 4
W. Calhoun * TEX (–)
S. Choo * TEX *(19-6) 5
D. DeShields TEX *(19-13) 2-5/11
T. Federowicz TEX (20-6) 4
L. Forsythe TEX (20-6) 2
J. Gallo * TEX (13-11) 5,6
R. Guzman * TEX (13-3) 5,6/7,11
S. Heineman TEX *(15-4) 2-6,10/7-9,11,12
I. Kiner-Falefa TEX (20-6) 4
J. Mathis TEX (20-6) 3
N. Mazara * TEX (16-6) 4
R. Odor * TEX *(15-9) 2-9,12/10,11
H. Pence TEX *(19-6) 5
D. Santana @ TEX *(19-13) 6,7
N. Solak TEX (20-6) 4
J. Trevino TEX (–)
P. Wisdom TEX (–)
A. Alford TOR *(20-6) 5
B. Bichette TOR *(15-8) 2-7,10/9,11,12
C. Biggio * TOR *(20-11) 6
S. Brito * TOR (–)
J. Davis TOR *(17-12) 2-5
B. Drury TOR (20-6) 4
D. Fisher * TOR *(19-13) 4,5
F. Galvis @ TOR (16-6) 4
R. Grichuk TOR (13-6) 5
V. Guerrero Jr. TOR (3-1) 6
L. Gurriel Jr. TOR *(15-10) 3-6/12
A. Hanson @ TOR *(20-6) 5
T. Hernandez TOR *(15-11) 6,7
D. Jansen TOR (3-1) 4,5
L. Maile TOR (20-6) 4
R. McGuire * TOR (–)
B. McKinney * TOR (3-1) 2-7,9
K. Pillar TOR (–)
J. Smoak @ TOR (–)
R. Tellez * TOR (13-5) 5/12
R. Urena @ TOR (–)

Oct. 25, 2019 – The Projections issue has been sent out.  Have fun, John

Oct. 21, 2019 – The LBB Projections issue will be emailed on Saturday, Oct. 26.  I will be sending two pdf files and an excel file.  It is 95% done.  I am doing the final proofing and checking.  I don’t know what we’re going to do with these ball park diamond loaded pitching cards!  I know that many of you have emailed me asking about this issue and I wish I could answer all of those emails personally.  I’ll try to catch up with your other questions after the issue is out.  Thanks for being patient, John

Sept. 30 – Asterisk Pitchers added.  Catchers arms to follow late tonight.


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