A player's ratings reflect their skill playing baseball in many different categories - Batting Ratings, Pitching Ratings, Fielding Ratings, and a few Other Ratings to flesh things out.
A player's current ratings show how good they are now, while a player's potential ratings show good they can become.
Leagues can choose the format that ratings are displayed, as well as the precision of the ratings, if interested in having more 'unknowns' in player evaluation.
Number ratings are displayed on a scale of 1(worst) to 100(best) by default, with the ability to change ranges to 10-90, 20-80.
Letter ratings roughly match as follows:
- A: 85-100 (A-: 85-89, A: 90-94, A+ 95-100)
- B: 70-84 (B-: 70-74, B: 75-79, B+ 80-84)
- C: 55-69 (C-: 55-59, C: 60-64, C+ 65-69)
- D: 40-54 (D-: 40-44, D: 45-49, D+ 50-54)
- E: 1-39
Current Ratings reflect how good a player is right now - a higher rating = more skill in that rated area.
It's important to note that the scale is not linear
. The difference in ability gained between 50 and 60 is less than the difference in ability gained between 60 and 70. Starting with ratings of 50 or higher, the higher the number the larger the difference.
Potential Ratings reflect how good a player could be at his peak. For young players and prospects, this is very important, as they typically have not reached their peak. Potential Ratings never change for a player, so for veterans and players in the later years of their career, the potential shows the best they could have been (not necessarily the best they ever were
Summary Ratings (Overall and Potential)
All players have summary ratings: Overall
(a roll-up of all their current ratings) and Potential
(a roll-up of all their potential ratings).
A player's Overall and Potential is based on a combination of all ratings, weighted based on their value (which is influenced by the player's position and the sim model used by the league).
Players also have specific summary ratings for Hitting, Pitching, and Fielding. Position players show Hitting and Fielding, pitchers show Pitching and Fielding. The ratings included in each of these are:
- Hitting includes Discipline (DI), Contact (CN), Batting (BA), Slugging (SL), and Speed (SP).
- Pitching includes Power (PO), Finesse (FI), Control (CO), and Specialty (SY).
- Fielding includes Range (RA), Glove (GL), Arm (AR), and, for pitchers only, Hold Runner (HR).