Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 29 (October 16, 1992) | 6' 3" | 210lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-1 OF-139 CF-3 RF-48 DH-2 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS NL 2018 159 550 103 137 130 169 34 0 34 100 13 3 .249 .393 .496 19 24 .289 40/22/38 29 28
PHI NL 2019 157 573 98 149 99 178 36 1 35 114 15 3 .260 .372 .510 15 26 .313 38/24/38 30 28
PHI NL 2020 58 190 41 51 49 43 9 2 13 33 8 2 .268 .420 .542 20 18 .279 36/18/46 35 32
PHI NL 2021 141 488 101 151 100 134 42 1 35 84 13 3 .309 .429 .615 17 23 .359 41/22/37 38 35
PHI NL 2022 64 242 49 77 26 52 21 1 15 48 9 2 .318 .385 .599 9 19 .346 35/29/35 21 19
Career 11yrs 1347 4799 899 1350 859 1241 291 23 282 800 120 41 .281 .391 .528 15 22 .321 n/a
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Thanks Alex. If I have a 12 team league in the software, are the Patton$ based on the 12 team league while PK's bids remain for 13 teams?
Doctor G DoctorG
Mar 13 '12
Thanks Alex. If I have a 12 team league in the software, are the Patton$ based on the 12 team league while PK's bids remain for 13 teams?
Doctor G DoctorG
Mar 13 '12
The "bid" column is blank because this the column for your own bids. The recommended procedure:

Take PK5, MF5 or AP4 bids as your starting point. Use Transfer Values to copy one of these sets of bids to your own Bid column. Then enter the freezes prices in your league INTO THE BID COLUMN.

Using Mesoraco, for example, if you are using Peter's 5x5 bids, you enter 0 in place of 7. Peter's prices add up (more or less exactly) to standard 13-team NL budgets, which means that you now have $7 to spend on other players that is not being spent on Mesoraco.

That's the simplest and far the best way to deal with inflation.

Lots of vendors will say they will do this for you. And maybe they will. But that's not the way you want to do it. You should do a little bit of work yourself -- it actually qualifies as fun work, because you get to jack the prices of the players that you like -- and then keep checking the totals at the bottom in the software (or the Excel spreadsheet, which also comes with Patton $ Online) to see if they add up.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 13 '12
Dr. G - the software will not do the redistribution for you...you will need to do it manually. I use the blank "bid" column to put in my prices...when I first started out with the software, I would filter to see either Alex 4x4 bids or Peter/Mike 5x5 bids and my own bids for gut check purposes.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Mar 13 '12
Thanks everybody. Alex, unfortunately its not my farm team. These are examples of players on various teams of the league that are at $0.

Alex, if I add say $3 to a top player under bid value do I need to subtract $3 elsewhere or does the software do that?

Doctor G DoctorG
Mar 13 '12
What Toz says, Doc G.

The software does calculate the inflation, once you've entered all the freezes in your league, but it is indeed "an unbiased blanket distribution." Much better to assign the money that you need to assign after entering the freeze lists to the available players on a case by case basis, with the best getting the lion's share.

A nice farm team you have assembled!
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 13 '12
Mike, I assume since the inflation calculation utilizes total value and we are taking about $50 off of the total value of the league, then these players at $0 will contribute to inflation even though they are not on the 23 man roster. These guys are $0 reserves until activated after the auction (then become $5).

Toz, so it sounds like I should take the total Patton$ value of each of those players and manually alter the bids of, say, the best players available....that is the way I should do it? The software will not redistribute the money by itself? Although I assume if it did it would be an unbiased blanket distribution, since that is the way inflation is actually calculated, i.e the heavy and light hitters are adjusted by the same %.
Doctor G DoctorG
Mar 13 '12
Dr. G: I consulted with my inflation expert, Mike Gianella, and we agree. Take the bids off the $0 guys and list them as reserves. Redistribute the money to other players in the auction, which leaves the auction money in the pool and takes out the guys on reserve. This should leave your inflation calculation correct.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Mar 13 '12
Do they not cost anything even if they start the year in the majors? That's the only way they would contribute to inflation. If they aren't on the 23-man roster, and don't affect what you pay for the guys that do, it's just free stats during the year.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your question, though. If you're asking about the auction software, I'd say keep the reserve-list players outside the auction, just on a list in a word or excel file. Players who can't be bought at auction should be excluded, no? (Have to admit, it's been a long time since I used the auction software, so I could be wrong about that.)
mike fenger mike
Mar 12 '12
In Patton$ software, I need to put in our minor leaguers who are held in reserve at $0. How do I put that into the software so it contributes to the calculation of inflation? Reserve at $0? They are not taking up a 23 man slot, so putting them frozen at $0 is not quite right.

Not sure the difference it would make. These guys are at $0.
Cozart, Brothers, Harper, Alonso, Mesoraco, Teheran, Vizcaino, BJackson.
Its over $50 worth.
Doctor G DoctorG
Mar 12 '12