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DMB quirk involving Christian Bethancourt
« on: 1 May 2018 7:28:14 PM »
Sharing this in case it comes up for someone else:

I have Christian Bethancourt in another league. He's rated at both catcher (where he's marginally usable) and middle relief (where he's beyond awful - I think he's probably worse than an unrated position player), with middle relief as his primary position.

I ran a season sim with the 2018 ZiPS disk where I listed Bethancourt on the depth chart solely as a backup catcher, leaving him off the pitching depth chart to make sure he wouldn't pitch. When a starting pitcher got hurt, though, he was always my most-rested reliever and started five games, going 0-5 and posting an ERA north of 11. I don't think there's any way to tell the computer never to use him, so I had to demote him and call up another catcher instead or face the risk that he'd get a start in case of injury.

Whoever has Bethancourt, consider yourself forewarned!  ;D

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Re: DMB quirk involving Christian Bethancourt
« Reply #1 on: 2 May 2018 11:29:30 AM »
I'm pretty sure "marginally useful" is exactly how my wife describes me to her friends.  Although it is better than "beyond awful". 

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Re: DMB quirk involving Christian Bethancourt
« Reply #2 on: 2 May 2018 11:36:33 PM »
Can we edit the database to take out his RP rating? That should prevent him from getting used as a pitcher, no?

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Re: DMB quirk involving Christian Bethancourt
« Reply #3 on: 3 May 2018 5:56:02 AM »
Yes, you should be able to edit the Player Profile, if I remember correctly. (It has been a while since I was able to run DMB.)
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Re: DMB quirk involving Christian Bethancourt
« Reply #4 on: 3 May 2018 9:11:54 PM »
Can we edit the database to take out his RP rating? That should prevent him from getting used as a pitcher, no?

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Yes.  We can (and will) do that.
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