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The most similar seasons to the 2020 season are the 1981 and 1994 seasons. In 1981, teams played anywhere from 103 to 110 games. It created quite a few memorable player cards such as Andre Dawson 1981 great offensive production (.918 OPS) coupled with stellar defense (A+/65/-2) and speed BR (9), Steal (8/4/1). Then there is Tony Gywnn’s 1994 player card that flirted with .400 (.394). 2020 promises more of the same small sample size theatre.
Here’s whats new for the 2020 season player card release:
The end of Use: (Minor League callup %)
September 40 man roster expansion ended in 2019 so the Use % rule which was designed for September call-ups is no longer needed. Players will no longer have Use % ratings going forward.
No Durability F/Major rated players
MLB replaced the 60 Day IL with the 45 Day IL in 2020. The 45 Day IL doesn’t match with the F/Major Injury chart so there will not be any F/Major injury ratings assigned on the 2020 season player cards.
New expired Use AB rule
Use AB players will be able to continue playing vs. LH or RH once they have reached their AB limit. However, once they have reached their AB limit the player will be assigned Pitcher Batting Card #5 along with a two grade reduction of his Power rating. This will simplify the Use AB rule and allow players like backup catchers to play even though they have Use AB limitations.
Revised Use 10 AB rule for starting
Use: (Utility AB vs. LH, AB vs. RH) Indicates player wasn’t a full-time player and was used in a utility or platoon role. A player with a utility “Use” rating can only be used for the number of AB listed. For example, a player with utility (vs. LH 55, vs. RH 114) can be used for 55 AB vs. LH pitchers and 114 AB vs. RH pitchers.
In order for a hitter with a utility “Use” rating to start he must have at least 10 AB vs. the type of pitcher (LH or RH) starting against.
In order for a hitter with a utility “Use” rating to pinch hit he must have at least 20 AB vs. the type of pitcher (LH or RH) starting against.
Overworked Pitchers REM IP calculation
If you have played with the 1994 season, you may have realized the Overworked Pitchers REM IP are already being prorated based on a shorter season. Here is the calculation formula: REM IP = IP x (Your season length)/60 x 1.5
Abundance of Rookie player cards
Because so many players are being used during the 2020 season there will be an abundance of Rookie player cards highlighted by top rookies Luis Robert, Casey Mize, Kyle Lewis, Jake Cronenworth, James Karinchak, Dylan Carlson and Devin Williams.
How to handle contracts for players opting out of 2020 season
If your league is using the Official League rules, players who are still under contract may be released without a buyout if they opted out of the 2020 season. You also may choose to keep that player under contract if you wish instead of releasing him into free agency.
Texas new Globe Life Field and Sahlen Field in Buffalo
Globe Life Field and Sahlen Field will be included in the 2020 season ball park charts along with updates to Oracle Park and Marlins Park dimensions.
The new ball park update differentiates between “turf” (from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s) and “fieldturf” (the new stuff used this century). The old turf will use the turf values on the charts as before. FieldTurf will be viewed as “grass” for the purposes of the results charts, since it plays mostly like grass and doesn’t play excessively fast like the old AstroTurf did. Ball Parks affected by this will be:
Tropicana: Went to FieldTurf in 2000.
Rogers Centre/Syydome Went to FieldTurf in 2005
Chase Field: Went to FieldTurf in 2019
Marlins Park: Went to FieldTurf in 2020
Global Life Park: FieldTurf is new in 2020
New MLB rules
New three batters faced for pitchers MLB rule is now an option for Private Draft Leagues and the default for 2020 Season Replay Leagues.
New 26 man Rosters and 28 man September Rosters are now an option for Private Draft Leagues and the default for Season Replay Leagues.
New iPad and iPhone iOS App v1.16 now available at Test Flight App as well as Android at Google Play
v1.16 includes the new 2020 season player cards and new game rules.
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