- A player's name is generated randomly - check this collection of some funny and head-scratching names over the years - Crazy Names in BaseHit.
- If you are interested in learning a bit of the BaseHit history, here's a name-related story from the early days of CSFBL/BaseHit - The Story Of Winthrop.
- Each player has a primary position and defensive ratings specific to that position.
- If a player plays out of position, his range (RA) and glove (GL) ratings will be worse than at his primary position.
- Arm (AR) rating is worse if playing catcher out of position.
- The actual reduction depends on the degree of difficulty of the new position compared to the primary position. Specific details can be found in Playing out of position & position changes.
- Players in BaseHit range from young prospects (starting at age 17) to veteran players in their 40s.
- Each season, players age one year, and their ratings reflect the effects of aging.
- Ratings for young players generally improve as they age, while ratings for older players decline.
- Different ratings peak and decline at varying rates and ages. For example, speed peaks early, while discipline peaks late.
- Players reach their peak performance generally between the ages of 26 and 29, although not all players reach their full potential.
Bats and Throws
- Indicates the player's batting and throwing hand: (L)eft, (R)ight, or (S)witch.
- Switch-hitters always bat on the opposite side of the plate from the opposing pitcher.
- Right-handed batters usually perform better against left-handed pitchers, and vice versa.
- Right-handed pitchers typically fare better against right-handed hitters, while left-handed pitchers excel against left-handed hitters.
- Left-handed throwers face penalties when playing certain positions (C, 2B, 3B, or SS).
- Experience thresholds:
- AB = Number of Games x .8
(128AB in a 160 game season)
- IP = Number of Games x .3
(48IP in a 160 game season)
- Players earn their first year of experience when their career stats meet the thresholds,
additional years of experience are credited each season the thresholds are met.
- Player salary is the amount a team pays a player for the next season.
- Salaries demands are made at the beginning of the postseason, and players automatically re-sign with the team unless you choose to release them.
- Player salaries are determined by ratings, performance, and the player's inherent "greed" factor. *On-field performance becomes increasingly important determinant of salary over time.|
- Salary negotiation does not occur - players demand what they want, and you can pay that amount or release them. unless they are released.
- The player card displays how a player joined their current team, whether through the draft, trade, or free agency.
- Players signed during the annual Amateur Draft show the team, draft position, and year of selection.
- Clicking on the draft year provides a detailed view of the draft, allowing comparison of the player's performance to others in the draft class.
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