Baseball Mogul 2016
The newest version of
Baseball Mogul with
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This year's focus was on making Baseball Mogul better, not bigger. The first task was rebuilding old code that caused fluctuations in the sim. As a result of this effort, modern and historical simulations are now much more realistic. An added benefit is that the entire simulation is more than 70% faster!
“Possibly the most realistic plate appearance simulator
in video game history.” – Fangraphs.com
Player Rating Editor
You can now directly edit each player's individual ratings (replacing the previous frustrating method of editing the player's statistical projections until the game assigned the desired ratings). All batting ratings are editable versus lefty and right pitchers, making it possible to accurately represent players like Mickey Mantle (who was a better overall hitter when batting right-handed despite having more power as a lefty).
This new format introduces some new ratings, such as "Gap Power", "Plate Protection" and "Steal Tendency".
Improved Player Aging
In previous versions, ratings like "Speed" and "Power" matured and deteriorated at different rates, but the process was inexact because of the way ratings were calculated from player statistics. With the new database format, we did our own research into how each player's skill set improves and declines. Some interesting findings:
1) The conventional wisdom is correct that catchers do indeed slow down faster than other positions because of the wear and tear on their knees.
2) Despite modern training practices, pitcher effectiveness peaks earlier now than it did in the 20th century.
We've parsed and processed PITCHf/x data for more than 5 million individual pitches over the last 14 years, giving us more realistic pitch ratings and pitch selection for more than 1,400 different pitchers (in addition to the hand-edited pitch repertoire information that is included for pitchers going back to the 19th century.
Plus Many Smaller Changes
You can now choose either a "strict" or "flexible" pitching rotation for each team.
With a flexible rotation, the computer manager will skip the last starter depending on how well rested your ace is. As before, this level of flexibility is still adjustable for every team and every player using the "Start On Short Rest" strategy setting.
Improved artificial intelligence for salary arbitration.
Improved general manager AI (including roster management, drafting, trading and free agent salaries).
New system for "generic photos" (used for fictional players). This fixes the problem where a player's handedness might not match that shown in his action photo.
- Updated rosters for every team
- Over 2100 active players
- Includes more than 45 minor leaguers per organization
- Complete major league and minor league stats through 2015
- Authentic 2016 season schedule (all 2430 games)
Baseball Mogul 2016 automatically loads databases from previous versions of Baseball Mogul.
Note: Advanced Roster Rules
Baseball Mogul 2016 does not include all of the advanced roster rules discussed on my blog in 2014 (such as enforcing a 40-man roster for each team or conducting the Rule 5 Draft). I have decided to focus on making Baseball Mogul better, not bigger.
These roster rules will probably be included in Baseball Mogul 2017. Until then, I recommend you check out Out Of The Park Baseball if you wish to focus on this aspect of the game.
Baseball Mogul® 2016 is the 19th version of the "best baseball simulation you can buy" (PC Gamer).
The groundbreaking franchise that revolutionized sports games continues to redefine the way you run and manage your favorite baseball team.
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Operating System: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
Not supported: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP
Mac and Linux are also not natively supported, but the game runs well with CrossOver products.