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LAMANNA’S BASEBALL BULLETIN (LBB), in our 33rd 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!

Mar. 4, 2018:  I have added the Stoppers list today.  There is a link on the left and it takes you to a page that has a Paypal link at the bottom of the page.  Thanks in advance for being patient.

Feb. 11, 2018: I had my router changed by Comcast and it messed up my email by not sending some of my Draft Guide attachments.  Thanks to all of those who were affected by that problem and were understanding.  It is corrected now.

I have re-done an enhanced excel file for the Card Ratings issue with separate columns vs L and R, for hit, OB, TB, BP, etc.  If you would like that Excel file and you bought the card ratings, send me an email.  I’ll send it to you.  The new excel is better for sorting. I also added in two columns for the hits and OBP added to the pitcher card by their fielding.

I have a tentative excel file for the Stoppers:  The Best columns are from the Strat Card Image in the computer game.  I have added to that feature by creating the Stopper numbers which include the pitcher fielding numbers and the ball park single numbers.  It is the percent chance to stop the run from scoring from third. I also have an adjusted columns for infield in or back.  You can enter the ball park singles numbers in the yellow boxes and it adjusts all of the card stopper ratings.  Below is the top ten vs LHBs and RHBs for a Baltimore ball park single of 8 both ways.  It was surprising that C. Green is the only player to make both top ten lists.  I’m selling this for $5.  What do you think?  I can still add to it.  In the same excel file will also be another tab with all the pitcher ratings with their fielding numbers calculated into their hits, OB and TB.  I just finished this today.  I’d like to hear what you think before I send it out.  These numbers are percentages of the instances were the run won’t score.  All other outcomes except walks may allow the run to score.

Jan. 28, 2018: The LBB Draft Guide was be emailed today.


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The classy Tom Glavine took the time to pose with me and Terry!