Strat-O-Matic 365 Wiki
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Player Set Construction

All-Time Greats 9 consists of 5,459 Strat-O-Matic cards:

The salaries of all the cards have been re-set via our heavily researched and ever-improving formulas, and should more accurately reflect card strength and value to team construction than ever before.

The new card additions are indicated as such on the official ATG 9 Excel spreadsheet, which contains all player cards, their stats, and their salaries.

The list of all Negro League cards (the All-Stars set plus the new single-year cards) can be viewed here.


ATG 9 1901+

The main All-Time Great 9 player set is called ATG 9 All Eras. We've also created a subset called ATG 9 1901+, which excludes the 94 cards from before the year 1901. 1901 is the year considered to be the beginning of modern baseball (and the year the American League became part of the Major Leagues).


Bullpen v3

Strat-O-Matic 365 is adopting changes geared towards addressing the "Super-Reliever" phenomenon, whereby managers have historically been able to have certain pitchers pitch an inordinate number of innings in relief. All ATG 9 leagues will play under Bullpen v3. You can read about the changes in detail here.


Roster requirement changes

Starting with ATG 9, the minimum number of Pure Relievers (pitchers with no starting pitcher rating) all teams must draft and carry throughout a season has been raised from 3 to 4.


Multiple years per player

(the following is unchanged from ATG 7 & 8)

Players can have more than one card available each - for instance, Babe Ruth's 1921 and 1927 cards are both available. However, only one card for each player may be owned in a given league at any time; thus, you won't see 2 Rickey Hendersons in the same outfield, and you won't see any Koufax vs. Koufax pitching duels.

How the Salary Cap Auto-Draft works

(the following is unchanged from ATG 7 & 8)

Each different card for a player has its own different salary, based on the value of that card. You can choose to put ONE card for any given player on your draft list. Say you choose Babe Ruth's 1927 card, because of its historical significance. Someone else in your league chooses Ruth's 1921 card, because it's even more of an offensive monster. Let's say you ranked your Babe higher, so the auto-draft awards him to you, and the other team receives a LF replacement as expected. You now are the sole owner of Babe Ruth in your league, with his 1927 card.

Waivers

(the following is unchanged from ATG 7 & 8)

Waivers works as expected; you can place claims on specific cards (e.g. Johnny Bench 1975), and, when waivers claims are processed, if another team happens to claim any card of that player (e.g. Johnny Bench 1978), his 1975 card is no longer available to you.

How in-season transactions work

(the following is unchanged from ATG 7 & 8)

If a team drops a player, that card as well as every other available card for that player in the set is made available in the free agent pool. This means that another team (or the same team) may pick up a different card for that player if it chooses to.

Trading with other teams is not affected; if you have Mike Schmidt's 1980 card on your team, that is the only Mike Schmidt card you may trade to another team.


Ballparks

There are 254 ballparks available in ATG 9 , which include:

  • The 218 ballparks that were available in ATG 8
  • plus 36 new hand-picked ballparks

The full list of ballparks can be found a tab in the official ATG 9 Excel spreadsheet.


Subsets

We are going to wait at least a little while before we make any official sub-sets of ATG 9 available, so that we can catch any errors in real-life team designations we may have made, and further assess what criteria make the most sense.


Individual card changes

The following cards have had their old ATG 8 fielding ratings updated for ATG 9:

  • Willie McCovey (1970): updated from 1b-4e18 to 1b-2e17
  • Dick Allen (1972): updated from 1b-4e15 / 3b-4e38 / lf-4(+3)e18 to 1b-3e8 / 3b-4e35

The following cards have had their old ATG 8 catcher ratings removed for ATG 9:

  • Harry Bauer (1955)
  • Mike Blowers (1993)
  • Lou Boudreau (1948)
  • Ken Macha (1980)
  • Jim Pankovits (1986)
  • Harry Rice (1925)
  • Cookie Rojas (1964)
  • Lenn Sakata (1983)
  • Mule Shirley (1924)
  • Ed Sprague (2001)

The following pitchers have had their old ATG 8 starting pitcher ratings removed for ATG 9:

  • Pedro Borbon (1972)
  • Mike Cvengros (1929)
  • Adrian Devine (1977)
  • Ryne Duren (1958)
  • Rollie Fingers (1973)
  • Mike Fornieles (1961)
  • Reggie Grabowski (1932)
  • Joe Heving (1941)
  • Ellis Kinder (1954)
  • Johnny Murphy (1938)
  • Ron Reed (1977)
  • Buster Ross (1924)


Shuffle the Deck

The "Shuffle the Deck" feature of past ATG's has been indefinitely disabled while we assess its value and functionality.

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