The New Final 8th Edition game charts are now available and shipping for DYNASTY League Baseball.
New Umpire chart catcher pitch framing result
Umpire chart # 16-24 has been updated in the 8th Edition game charts to reflect a catcher’s pitch framing ability in addition to his ability to handle pitchers and call a game as part of the catcher’s handling rating. This gives more weight to a catcher’s defense. The perfect place to incorporate catcher’s pitch framing is in the #16-24 Umpire strike zone rating results on the Umpire charts.
The catcher pitch framing changes to the umpire chart are already included in DYNASTY League Baseball Online.
New updated and revised INJURY chart
Durability A results remain unchanged.
Durability B results are revised to reflect an increase in frequency and duration of injuries while still having the same 10 day maximum injury length. These changes will help to further replicate position players who played in 140-155 games and did not go on either the 15 or 60 day DL. Durability B Pitchers will reflect an increase in minor injuries and injuries that require extended rest.
Durability B, C, D and F have more results for the new MLB 7 day DL while removing the old 21 day DL.
Durability F now has #40-74 resulting in 60 day DL injury – a significant increase over the previous #60-74 and helping to replicate the 60 day DL injury that all Durability F ratings are based on.
New CONTROL chart check for injury to pitcher
If pitcher is pitching on Low “reduced” Endurance (Starters on 3 day rest or Relievers pitching in 2nd or 3rd consecutive day) there is a new injury check when rolling on the UMPIRE chart result if you are referred to the CONTROL chart. This injury check fits in perfectly with a wild pitch, passed ball or blocked pitch in the dirt and will help to regulate IP by providing a deterrent to pitching starting pitchers extensively on 3 days rest. It will also help to regulate relievers from being overused.
New Umpire? chart “Tired Situation” result line injury check
If you roll 514-540 and the pitcher is “tired”, use the yellow tired situation walk result and then check for injury to pitcher. This new rule will help prevent abuse of pitchers when “tired” in blow out games.
There are several new rule changes in the new 2016 DYNASTY League Baseball Official Rulebook. Next MLB.com blog post will detail these changes.