The Case of the Missing Pitch
I got an email this week telling me that some pitchers in Baseball Mogul 2021 were losing one or more of their pitches in the off-season. For example, if you start in 1998, Jeff Suppan has 5 pitches. But then this happens at the beginning of 2002:
His cutter disappears, his sinker becomes a slider, and his "four-seamer" becomes a generic "fastball". It turns out that this bug is a side effect of the way we collected pitch data over the years.
In 2016, we added a file called PItch_Type_Frequency.csv, with pitchF/X data going back to the 2002 season. Now, instead of hand-editing each new pitcher's repertoire, I could just update one file. And because I viewed actual pitchF/X data as "better" than the hand-edited file, I told Baseball Mogul to overwrite the data in PitchRatings.csv with data from Pitch_Type_Frequency.csv whenever possible. And this is how Jeff Suppan's pitch repertoire got f---ed up between the 2001 and 2002 season.
It turns out that the hand-edited data had some advantages, such as including 37 different pitch types instead of the 7 tracked by pitchF/X. So I fixed this problem in Version 24.11 by telling Baseball Mogul to prioritize data from the hand-edited file when possible — and to not overwrite a pitcher's pitch repertoire in the middle of their career.
6/3/2021 01:24:22 pm
Great work to you and your team. I appreciate all you do for us that love the game and your game.
David W Murphy
6/3/2021 01:36:32 pm
You do amazing work my friend! One of the biggest reason I continue to buy your products!
6/3/2021 01:45:54 pm
I admire your dedication.
6/3/2021 02:18:18 pm
I am continually impressed by you attention to detail with regard to details such as pitch types. Still waiting to see what you do to cope with the Ohtani sensation. Brendan McKay could still be a factor too.
6/3/2021 03:36:10 pm
I will start out my comments like I do every time, by telling you how much I love your game. I bought my first laptop in 2006, and my first edition of Baseball Mogul shortly after that. That purchase, along with all the subsequent editions ranks as the best money spent for computer/online entertainment.
6/4/2021 10:13:52 am
I just prefer to assume that Jeff Suppan is playing Baseball Mogul and is upset about losing his cutter.
6/3/2021 03:39:59 pm
I forgot to ask you in my last post of about 2 minutes ago. Do you have a ballpark guess as to when you'll be releasing your Handegg Mogul game?
6/9/2021 10:54:28 am
Handegg Mogul 22 will be released in August.
6/3/2021 05:39:31 pm
You truly do a great job. I just looked at it as players aging and using different pitches. Or the coaching during preseason . But it's nice to see you took control and righted it.
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