(Your guide to understanding your ROSTER PAGE and other abbreviations in DMB)
Explanation of Ratings
All ratings are based on the following scale:
Pr=Poor; Fr=Fair; Av=Average; Vg=Very Good; Ex=Excellent
These ratings are from the Diamond Mind 1997 Season Disk, and will not be changed
|r: - this player is not currently on your major
league roster...he is a reserve.
Ps: - Position played (eg. 1B, 2b, ss, lf, etc.)
R/L/S: - Bats right, left or switch
Sp/P: Is a spray hitter or a pull hitter
Pw: - Power, this rating indicates how well a player hits for power (doubles, triples, and homeruns). This rating does not determine the outcome of any plays; it is for information purposes only.
Bunting...S: Sacrifice bunt, rating reflects the ability to successfully advance a runner with a sac. or squeeze bunt.
Bunting...H: Bunt for hit, rating reflects the ability to bunt for a base hit with the bases empty or with two outs.
R: Base running ability, this rating measures the ability to take extra bases on singles, doubles, and caught fly balls. It measures BOTH running speed and the player's judgment about when to take the extra base.
S: Stealing, rating measures the player's ability to steal a base with a good lead.
J: Jump, rating measures the player's ability to get a good lead on a steal attempt.
(So, for example, a player with a high Steal rating but a low Jump rating will steal few bases, but will usually be successful when he tries. Conversely, a player with a low Steal rating but a high Jump rating will attempt many more steals, but will be caught frequently.)
Fielding Range: This rating indicates a player's ability to reach balls hit in his direction. You should also look at fielding stats to see how many errors he made when choosing whether to play someone at a position.
(Our rule state that you are only allowed to play a person at a position in which he is rated...unless forced to because of injury, in which case he will be rated at below Poor in all defensive categories.)
E: Error Rating, This rating is a percentage indicating how this player's error rate compares to the average fielder at his position in the era in which he played. A rating of 100 means the player is average--that is he makes 100% of the errors expected of someone at that position.
TH - O: Outfielder throwing, the strength and accuracy of an outfielder's throwing arm...this rating is used whenever a runner tries to take an extra base on a single, double or fly ball.
TH - C: Catcher throwing, this rating indicates the strength and accuracy of the catcher's throwing arm...it is used whenever a runner tries to steal second or third.
PB: Passed ball, this numbe indicates how many times a catcher will alow a passed ball in 1,000 plate appearances with runners on base.
|r: same as batter
Sp: starter, Mr: middle reliever, Cl: closer
T: throwing Left or Right
Bunt: same as batter
DUR: this rating is used to determine how quickly the starting pitcher in a game gets tired. DMB measures pitcher durability based on pitches thrown, not batters faced. Pitchers must be rated as a starter Sp to be used in the starting rotation. Starters are allowed to relieve.
G%: this rating is not used to determine the results of any play. This number reflects the pitchers ability to cause ground balls. You can use this rating to assess your chances of getting out of a tough situation with a ground ball double play.
Hld: Holding runners close, this rating indicates a pitchers ability to hold runners close on steal attempts.
Bk: Balk rating, this number indicates how frequently a pitcher will commit a balk.
WP: Wild pitch rating, this number indicates how often a pitcher throws a wild pitch when there are runners on base.
Jm: Getting out of a jam, this rating indicates whether the pitcher is especially tough in late-inning situations with the score very close.