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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!

Jan. 16, 2020 – The Card Ratings Issue was sent out.  Two corrections have been reported.  In the excel file, M. Stassi, Hou should be deleted off of the hitter lists since his card is with LAA.  His line was mostly zero’s anyway.  In the pdf, the Milwaukee Brewers hitters have the gbA’s listed twice, and incorrectly in the HR column.  I will send out a corrected Card Ratings pdf with the Draft Guide in about a week.  The home runs in the excel file are correct.

Jan. 17, 2020 – 102 Rookies on the web site list.  A new list of 255 rookies will be in the draft guide.  The Draft Guide should be ready to send out on Fri, Jan. 24.

Jan. 17, 2020 – Three late changes from Strat.  One change was omitted from the card and I didn’t catch it.  Jose Ramirez, Cleve is a *(19-13) basestealer.  I saw the (19-13) and never noticed the missing * so my issue is correct.  The other two are the right side of the cards for McKay and Diekman.  I caught the same error on another card but missed these guys.  Previously, the only thing on the right side of the card for these guys was 3 walks.

Jan. 21, 2020 – Corrections:  R. Stanek, IL card has a POW of 1/1:0, M. Carpenter, STL has an injury of 3, and 3 players listed in the Card Ratings issue are computer only players, L. Torrens, SD, R. Arozarena, STL and H. Strickland, IL.   On Friday, I will be sending out the Draft Guide and with that, an updated Card Ratings pdf issue with all of the above changes included.

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