Major League Equivalencies
Baseball Mogul automatically analyzes each player's career (at all levels, including major league and minor league stats) and converts them to "Major League Equivalencies", projecting how each player will perform in the upcoming season. For example, a .300 batting average with the Pawtucket Red Sox might translate to a .273 batting average at the major league level. Real-life minor league stats (see below) are adjusted for level of play and park factors.
Player Ratings in Baseball Mogul are now based entirely on statistics that the player has already accrued. In other words, ratings are not a magical window into a player's "true ability level". Like a modern-day General Manager, you must predict a player's future performance from his past performance. Luckily, Baseball Mogul does the hard work for you, translating each player's stats into Major League Equivalencies, and then combining those to create a single-season Projection.
Stat-Based Scouting (aka "Realistic Scouting") is the default for Baseball Mogul 2014. Use the Options Dialog to change back to "Variable Scouting" (see below) or "Traditional Scouting" (the system used in previous versions of Baseball Mogul).
You can now view single-season projections for each player without having to use Commissioner Mode. Choose "Projections" from the Lineup Dialog, Defense Dialog, Pitching Dialog, Free Agents Dialog, Leaders Page, etc.
Unlike Commissioner Mode (which shows the secret statistics used by the simulation engine), the "Projections" line shows a statistical forecast calculated from the player's past performance, and adjusted for player age and position.
Variable Scouting is a variation on the Traditional Scouting system used in previous versions of Baseball Mogul. As with Traditional Scouting, the accuracy of your ratings depends on the quality of you scouting staff. The difference is that Variable Scouting reflects the fact that it's more difficult to scout young amatuer players than it is to scout major league veterans. For example, it doesn't take a genius to state that Miguel Cabrera has a high Power Rating. Therefore, Variable Scouting increases the uncertainty for younger players, and decreases it for players with a sizable body of work.
As with every version of Baseball Mogul, you are just a few clicks away from playing the current baseball season.
Minor League Stats
More than 1 million lines of minor league data at all levels (from modern "Short Season A" teams to the "C" and "D" teams that were around before World War II).
Baseball Mogul 2014 automatically loads accurate lefty-righty splits for all players going back to 1950 (thanks to Retrosheet.com).
New General Manager Artificial Intellgence
Roster management, contract negotiations and player trading have been rewritten to better match our studies or real-life GM behavior.
New Animations and Player Uniforms
We know that you don't play Baseball Mogul for the graphics. But it gets annoying when every batter and pitcher in the game is the same pale white guy in a blue uniform. So we finally updated the game to reflect each player's height, weight and skin color. You can also edit the home and away uniform colors (and alternate uniforms) for each team.
New Batter-Pitcher Model
In addition to new animations, the batter-pitcher interface now features accurate strike zones for each batter. Albert Pujols is not only bigger than Dustin Pedroia, his strike zone is also bigger (vertically), making it slightly easier to get a pitch over for a strike.
Individual Player Strategies
You can now adjust managerial strategies for each individual player. So, you can tell your entire team to be more aggressive in regards to stealing bases, but also tell individual players to be more conservative to avoid "running themselves out of the inning" (such as players who get on base with your best hitters coming to the plate).
The Player Strategy dialog also includes a "Pitch Count" option for pitchers, allowing you to set a hard pitch count limit for one or more of your pitchers without affecting your entire pitchign staff.
New Defensive Model
You can switch players back and forth between positions without permanently harming their skills.
Baseball Mogul 2014 automatically loads databases from previous versions of Baseball Mogul.As always, Baseball Mogul 2014 comes with no annoying copy protection or DRM (digital rights management). We treat customers like customers, not criminals.
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