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FAQ - iOS App - Baseball Draft Kit 2013

Please check out our list of frequently asked questions below.
If you still have questions, please call us at (608) 310-4278 or email us support@rotowire.com
  • Does the app automatically mark off players who have been drafted in my league?
    No. You must mark off the players as they are drafted. You mark off a player by tapping his row and assigning him to a team.
  • When editing my league's scoring categories, why aren't certain categories (OBP, ERA, WHIP, Batting Average) shown?
    You may have accidentally selected your league's scoring style to be points instead of rotisserie. Points leagues are leagues that have different point values for different categories. For example 2 points for each stolen base and 1 point for each RBI.
  • How do I set the team names?
    Go into Settings. Edit the current draft. Tap "Add/Edit Teams". On that screen you can tap on a team to change the name.
  • Can I set my own rankings?
    You can set your own rankings for drafts, but not auctions. Go to the "Rerank" button at the top of the Cheatsheets. From there, tap on "Manual" and tap on "Edit Manual Rankings". Then you can tap on the 3 bars on the right side of a player cell and drag that player to where you would like them ranked. Once you're done editing the ranks, tap "Done".
  • Does the app require an internet connection to use during my draft?
    No, but it is recommended that you update your data as close to your draft day as possible to get the latest information.
  • Can I use the app for multiple drafts?
    Yes, do this by going to Settings, click 'Create New Draft' and you'll see another draft added to the Saved Drafts. From there, you can select which draft you want to make your current one, save the settings, and the cheat sheet will be updated.
  • What types of draft styles does the app support?
    The app supports drafts and auctions. The app is flexible so different draft orders aren't a problem.
  • Can I sort by anything other than value-based rankings or custom rankings?
    On the iPad, you can sort by the stats displayed at the top of the cheatsheet.
  • How do I edit the settings to match my league’s settings?
    Go to Settings tap "Edit Current", and input your settings into the app.
  • The app doesn’t have all the scoring settings that my league uses, what should I do?
    The app tries to accommodate as many scoring styles as possible, but may not have everything. Input all of your scoring settings and the app will get you very close to the best rankings for your league. Manual ranking players afterwards can take into account your league’s extra settings.
  • After entering my league scoring criteria, there are some lower-tier players ranked very high that shouldn't be. Is the app working correctly?
    Check to make sure you entered your scoring criteria correctly. One small mistake can make a bid difference.
  • I set up the app for an auction and the dollar values don't seem to be right. What's going on?
    First, verify that your settings are correct. If your settings are correct, please note that predicting dollar values for every type of auction is difficult because each auction is unique. Use our values as a general guide, but you must factor in the bidding style of your opponents..
  • Why are no players showing up on the cheatsheets?
    Make sure that you are viewing the rankings under All or Available, and not Drafted or Watchlisted players. If that doesn’t help, make sure your Roster Settings are correct and your league has roster spots that position. Finally, try updating the draft data. The last update might not have completed successfully. As a last resort, we suggest exporting your draft info to our servers, delete the app, download the app again for free, then import your data.
  • I just updated the data, why isn’t anything showing up?
    Please try updating the data again; the download may have been interrupted. If the update continues to fail, as a last resort, we suggest exporting your draft info to our servers, delete the app, download the app again for free, then import your data.
  • What does logging into the app with my RotoWire account do?
    This allows for you to comment on the blogs and articles within the app. We also offer the ability to import and export settings from our site.
  • Why are the rankings not in line with the points?
    The rankings are value-based rankings.
  • What are value-based rankings?
    These are rankings which factor in your league's roster settings, the scoring settings and the number of teams in a draft.
  • Do the rankings update each time a player is drafted?
    No.
  • Why is a player still ranked high even though he had a season ending injury?
    You may have turned on Manual Rankings, and updating the projections will no longer change the rankings of players automatically. To turn this off go to "Rerank" and tap "Value". Another possibility is you may need to download the most recent data.
  • How do I enter keepers?
    Before your draft you can mark off the keepers as being on teams, and then you can take your app to the draft and keep track of the available players. Please note you can mark a keeper as being off the board, but the app does not allow you to set a keeper as being picked in a future round.
  • Can you mock draft?
    The app does not automatically run a mock draft. It is up to you to mark players as drafted.
  • Can I add my own notes on players within the app?
    You can mark a player as being on your watchlist, but there currently isn’t an option to type notes within the app. You can use Apple's Notes app and switch between the two.
  • What do the abbreviations in the app mean?
    $ Val: Dollar Value
    ADP: Average Draft Position (based-on data from Mock Draft Central)
    CR: Corner Infielder (first baseman or third baseman)
    DOB: Date of Birth
    ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival (to the Majors)
    FPoints/FPt: Projected fantasy points based on the scoring settings
    HTH/H2H: Head-to-head
    MI: Middle Infielder (second baseman or shortstop)
    RNK/RK: Rank

    You can view a list of the scoring category abbreviations by viewing your draft's scoring settings.

Here are some screenshots that may help you out.

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