The Franchise Deep Dive on Twitch took place and I watched it so you don’t have to.
37:15 Prospect Pipeline
44:00 League Expansion Window
58:15 Coaches List
Scouting is much more involved, as the accuracy of your scouting report depends on (as well as the usual budget you’ve assigned to each level) how often you scout a player, or a group of players. Eg you can request that an individual player be scouted, or for example, second basemen. And within that group, you can focus on 2nd Basemen who are contact hitters, for example. So then you might have High Accuracy on the player you’ve scouted, but Low on his teammates, or you’ve got better info on the pool of contact hitting second basemen or infielders or whatever.
This will lead to if not compromises, then scouting management of some sort - for example after the draft pool is announced, you will want to devote resources to scouting those guys, and then after the draft, ramp up your other scouting again.
Not sure if I like this or not but it likely adds something. I expect you can just leave it as it was last year too.
A good thing is that you can configure your scouting screen, so you can have your scout and OSA’s scout side by side for comparison purposes (I think). Not just the stars but the scouting report blurb and the graphs etc.
There’s also a ‘Incorporate Stats into Scouting Reports’ setting which will incorporate the player’s stats into the report on some level. The guy said that the more accurate the report, the more it would highlight unsustainable BABIPs etc o_O
I’m not that into drafting so I’ll just leave the Draft Pool (which you can see at any time during the season now, not just at draft time) screen here:
There’s also a mock draft you can see (dunno if it is just a report or whether you can participate and make a pick) based on OSA ratings which will give you a rough idea if other teams like your guy etc.
This is a really nice screen which is basically an expansion of the Top 100 prospects list - but it goes to 200 prospects, you can filter by team, position, all that good stuff - shows stats and you can drill in to ratings.
League Expansion Window
I didn’t bother watching this, but basically more options and control over the league expansion event.
Easier sorting and new columns (Development Influence) & filters etc, for your coach hiring