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    I have never used Rotolab but I did use the RotoWire software and was very happy with it. I used it for both auction & snake. Their ipad software showed promise. I wouldn't use it for a high value league but bet it would be useful otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angryelvis View Post
    I have never used Rotolab but I did use the RotoWire software and was very happy with it. I used it for both auction & snake. Their ipad software showed promise. I wouldn't use it for a high value league but bet it would be useful otherwise.
    I've used the software from RotoWire. RotoWire is my friend. But you, RotoWire, are no RotoLab.
    What's the rumpus?

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    I have used a few draft software in my time. From John Benson's to Rotowire to a few I forgot. But by far Rotolab is the best.
    10 team 5x5 NL only non Keeper 20 active Roster 5 man reserve 260 dollars

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    Is there a software program that is recommended if one does not want to use the HQ projections (gasp!)? I like to do my own. But I don't like to do my own software development! So if Rotolab, or Rotowire, or Rotochamp, or Fantastics, or Benson, or Patton or DiamondDraft or the BP PFM had a program that would easily let me import my own projection set (versus, saving changes which I make to theirs) that also had draft tracking and team managing functionality I would buy it in a heartbeat. But it seems like most come welded to their own set of projections.

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    I have not made any changes yet to the BHQ loaded data on Rotolab yet, but I am seeing differences in player values (5x5) on the Rotolab software versus what is on the BHQ site (same projections on both); in some cases very different.


    A sample of AL pitchers seems to indicate a narrower range of values on Rotolab than the BHQ website; some examples are


    Darvish $29, Uehara $22, Iwakuma $17, Arroyo $12, and Nolasco $9 on rotolab whereas we get
    Darvish $32, Uehara $31, Iwakuma $21, Arroyo $7, and Nolasco $1 on BHQ website. (


    A sample of AL hitters shows that they are usually with $1-3 different but then you find something like the following:


    Will Myers is $22 on the software and $20 on BHQ website and then a similarly valued player, Joe Mauer, is $20 on the software and $23 on the BHQ website.


    I assume that the pricing formulas are different (big impact on someone like Uehara or Nolasco), which raises the question if we are downloading BHQ data why wouldn't we have BHQ pricing formulas as default. What is the softwares default based on?


    Are all these differences due to pricing differences?

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    There are numerous posts on this topic over the years, but the short answer is that HQ and Rotolab prices will never match exactly, unless you choose the option in Rotolab to use the exact HQ values (which you can do under the Settings section in Rotolab).

    There are just too many different controls, sliders, and tweaks available on either side... all of the controls in the Custom Draft Guide on the site side, and all of the controls/sliders/knobs you can turn in Rotolab. You can get them in the neighborhood, but that's really as close as you can get without totally disappearing down a wormhole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAY@HQ View Post
    There are numerous posts on this topic over the years, but the short answer is that HQ and Rotolab prices will never match exactly, unless you choose the option in Rotolab to use the exact HQ values (which you can do under the Settings section in Rotolab).

    There are just too many different controls, sliders, and tweaks available on either side... all of the controls in the Custom Draft Guide on the site side, and all of the controls/sliders/knobs you can turn in Rotolab. You can get them in the neighborhood, but that's really as close as you can get without totally disappearing down a wormhole.
    I've found the varying values to be useful, especially in instances where I'm unsure of what I want to value someone. Let's take Darvish, Myers or Mauer, for example. Being able to have 2 values, each of which I trust the methodology in which they were reached, gives me some bit of idea/confidence/range when bidding. It also gives me a heads up when preparing for a draft and estimating what others value certain players at. Of course, there are the anomalies like Uehara and Nolasco that I just throw out from the start and choose to go with Value A, Value B, or somewhere in between.

    As someone who was anal about the values not matching up when I first used Rotolab, I've learned that the differences can be a very useful tool.

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    Thanks for the feedback!

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