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LAMANNA’S BASEBALL BULLETIN (LBB), in our 36th 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!

Oct. 21, 2020 – I sent out the LBB October 2020 Projections Issue on Wednesday night.  If you did not receive this, it is probably time to renew and you can email me to see if your subscription is current.  Have fun, John

Oct. 17, 2020 – My goal to send out the projections is Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  I’m just wrapping up some loose ends and then it will be ready to go.  One of those loose ends is waiting for the Fielding Bible outfielder article so I can make some last minute adjustments, if needed!  What’s new in the LBB you ask?  Well, I have added columns for adjusted at-bats and innings.  In the excel, there will be a 2.7 above the column for adjusted at-bats and innings.  If your league is using 3.0 to adjust, just change that one cell from 2.7 to 3.0 and it will change the entire adjusted column.  Sure, that’s pretty good but there’s more.  After drafting in 3 leagues last year with my draft list that had a column for the players’ age, I figured that you guys might like that too, so I have added that this year, and it will be in the draft guide also.  I’ll send out a pdf and an excel file with the projections.  I will filter out all of the pitchers and hitters with less than 10 actual AB or IP in one excel tab and have another with every player who appeared in 2020.  The low AB or IP guys have some crazy numbers and it helps me to filter them out as anticipated non-carded players.

I have been using direct email to send the * Starter info and the catcher’s throwing arms.  I’ve been having a slight problem with password protecting the pages on the web site.

Terry is handling subscriptions at the comcast address and if you have specific questions for me, you can send them to me at the gmail address.

Sept. 30, 2020 – Added * Starting Pitchers and Catcher’s throwing arms.  The * starters could be tricky this year with all of the 7 inning games so I have a list of sure things and some maybes.

Sept. 11, 2020 – I updated the price list today.  This will be my 36th year of producing the LBB!


Don’t try to log into the Word Press software, that’s for me only! The only password protected pages are the links on the left of this home page.

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