benchcoach Taking The Luck Out Of Fantasy Sports

30Jul/10Off

Website Improvements

New and exciting things coming to Benchcoach's homepage soon!!

You'll soon be able to quickly see, notable daily match-ups, hot / cold batter and pitchers and pitcher fips.

Here's a quick peek!

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29Jun/10Off

LEAGUE LAB IS LIVE!!

After many weeks of testing (thank you beta testers) we're proud to announce the full release of Benchcoach's League Lab.

You can now drag and drop players to and from multiple rosters in your leagues, as well as search from our new custom built Util widget and drag and drop from there as well.  As you begin to drag, you'll notice that we've highlighted in light green the position where you're able to drop the player.

The front end is clean, clear and crisp.  However, from the back end, our League Lab has many highly sophisticated and technical moving parts.  We've built the League Lab with speed in mind.  As you drag and drop, you'll notice that we're calculating the changes in realtime and there's essentially no lag.  That's the same for the custom Util search.  As you input a players name, we'll search for it in realtime, you don't have to click any buttons.

We'll be pushing updates to the League Lab on a daily basis so stay tuned.  As always, if you have any suggestions or feedback, please email us at, support@benchcoach.com.  One of our team members will get back to you quickly.

We hope you enjoy.

Thanks,

The Benchcoach Team!

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23Jun/10Off

League Lab Going Live In A Few Short Days

The much anticipated league lab will be going live in a few short days.

From the league lab you'll be able to drag / drop all of your players to different rosters while Fangelica calculates the changes in real time.  Be warned, you can easily spend hours creating different scenarios, it's fun and really easy!

We also have a search box that will enable you to quickly search players from the Util list.  By default we'll show you hot players, but you can easily search for whichever player you'd like and drag them to your desired roster.  As always, Fangelica will calculate the changes in realtime so you can see exactly if the additional player makes sense.

We'll be sending out a system wide email when the feature goeslive, please staytuned.

Thanks to everyone who's helped us during the league lab testing phase.  Your hard work has not gone unnoticed.  Your contributions have enabled us to build a truly stellar feature.

Lastly, we've got a lot more in the hopper, more to come!

Thanks,

The Benchcoach Team!

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3Jun/10Off

Real Time Trade Engine Coming!!

We've been busy building our real time trade engine and we're happy to announce it's upcoming release.

Users will be able to drag and drop players to create team rosters on the fly, while behind the scenes, Fangelica will be calculating in real time the expected outcomes with certain moves.

We're currently in a closed beta.  If you'd like to get early access and participate in the beta, please email us at, support@benchcoach.com

More to come.

Thanks,

The Benchcoach Team!

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18May/10Off

Fangelica Blasts By 44,000 Recommendations

Our initial milestone of 35,000 recommendations by 5.15.10 was smashed.

Fangelica is running better than ever and continues to get stronger with every additional Baseball game.

We'll be pushing out some new features in the coming weeks that many of our users have asked for.  In the next few days, we'll be updating the blog with some screen shots of the new features.

As always, if you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to leave a message here or send to us at, support@benchcoach.com.

Thanks!

The Benchcoach Team

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12May/10Off

Daily Stat-O-Rama / Daily Email Summary

Good afternoon all!

We wanted to let everyone know that we just pushed out our, 'Daily Stat-O-Rama'!  DSOR can be accessed from the Benchcoach homepage, HERE and from the footer on all the Benchcoach pages.

DSOR includes, 'Notable Matchups', 'Hot/Cold Batters', 'Hot/Cold Pitchers', 'Pitching FIPS' and 'Batter BABIPS'.

Based on your feedback, we'll be adding more and more interesting statistics, please let know what you'd like to see.

At this point, you've probably already received your first 'Daily Email Summary' from Benchcoach.  We'll be sending these out daily and they are totally individualized for you.  If you decide you'd not long wish to receive them, simply click HERE and uncheck the box.

Also, based on your feedback, we've also made more refinements to Fangelica, we think you'll find them useful and interesting.

More feature to come soon!

The Benchcoach Team!

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7May/10Off

A General Update + Fangelica has crunched 35,225 and Counting!

Over the past 6 weeks we've seen some serious success and most of that can be attributed to our users, thanks!
We wanted to provide a quick update about some new and exciting features that have recently been updated on Benchcoach.com, as well as features that will soon be on the site.
First, we've continued to make HUGE improvements to Fangelica, our algorithm that powers all of those recommendations.  If you haven't been on in a few days, be sure to check out the new and improved recommendation.
Second, we've fixed a few syncing and Internet Explorer issues.  If you were one of those people, please try back now, everything should be working smoothly.  If not, simply email support@benchcoach.com.  Also, We'll now automatically sync your league(s) for you if you've gone 10 hours without syncing.
Third, we're shortly pushing our two new features.  The first is an email summary, summarizing new trade, bench, sit and start opportunities that each of your respective leagues has.  We're in the final testing phase and hope to have this feature up and running by early next week, watch you inbox.
The second is our scratch pad.  Many of you have asked for this feature back from last year, it's coming.  This will enable you to drag and drop people to create on the fly roster improvements.  We'll calculate everything for you behind the scenes, so you can see what the expected outcomes look like with each move.
Again, if you haven't synced your leagues in the past few days, please do so.  We know you'll love the newly formatted recommendations.
Thanks for reading and expect big things from us in the coming weeks.  We'll be sharing some upcoming features in a few short days.
The Benchcoach Team!
Click here to log in or get started: http://www.benchcoach.com
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30Apr/10Off

Benchcoach Adding New Email Summary Feature

We're in the process of putting on the final touches to our Daily Email Summary.  Users that opt-in to recieve the daily email summary will receive a nicely packaged email every morning to digest during morning coffee, tea or what have you.

The email will summarize new trades, analyzed trades sits, pickups, and bench opportunities for your respective leagues.  We're also including an 'opportunity' of the day where we illustrate an individualized recommendation that's out of the norm, something you may not have thought of or considered.

We've attached a screen shot of what it will look like  and everyone should expect to see this in their inbox in a few short days.

If you haven't already, check out the new webpage, www.benchcoach.com.

Happy Friday!

The Benchcoach Team.

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27Apr/10Off

Fangelica improves, Benchcoach to release new scratch pad

Our users agree, with the last update to Fangelica, 'humanizing recommendations,' the alignment between user fulfillment and our individualized recommendations is almost complete.  The team is going to be pushing out another Fangelica update which will further explain and give a deeper understanding to the user why certain recommendation are coming their way.  Likewise, there will be an update for our custom trade analyzer.

Similarly, in the near future, we'll be pushing out the popular and much asked for scratch pad.  We're making some huge improvements from what we had last season and we know our users will appreciate the updates.  The scratch pad will enable users to drag and drop players on the fly and behind the scenes, Fangelica will be computing the expected outcome of each player change.  It's a very useful feature for players who like to experiment with lineups and dream of amazing teams.

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23Apr/10Off

Fangelica Has Been Updated!

The Benchcoach team is proud to announce the much anticipated update to Fangelica.  The team dug very deep over the past few weeks to make Fangelica more humanized.

"Humanized, what does that mean?"  Well, that's a great question. Honestly, the best way to experience this humanized algorithm is to log in to Benchcoach and see for yourself.

The bottom line is this: we now succinctly explain why a trade, bench, pickup, or start makes sense.  Of course we still provide the numbers, but we've found with some recent testing that using words enables people to understand more easily why we're suggesting certain recommendations.

The best way for you to experience this is to try it yourself; you won't be disappointed.  

Like always, a tweet on twitter or a post on Facebook is always highly appreciated.

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