How does it decide which players to pick?
The tool uses an algorithm that centers around either base OVR or aOVR (whichever you select from the OVR Type filter). The algorithm will populate the lineup with the best players from the team(s) you select.
Lineups are generated based on the current state of the Companion Registry, so if any great new cards are added to the Registry, you'll see the changes reflected here!
The algorithm factors in both positions for multi-position players. So if your team's best 2B player also plays 3B, the algorithm will attempt to slot them into the position that is the best fit.
When doing this, the algorithm also considers other players in the lineup, shifting positions (and players on the bench) as needed.
How are players picked for positions with multiple slots?
There are three positions that allow multiple players, and the players can be slotted in any
order: outfield, starting pitchers, and relievers.
Each of these are handled slightly differently.
The highest-FLD outfielder is placed in RF, the next-best in LF, and the worst in CF.
The 5 best starters are selected and ordered by their (a)OVR.
Relievers are bucketed into two groups: CP/SU and MR/LR.
The top 3 relievers by (a)OVR fall into the CP/SU group. The CP will be the
reliever with the highest VEL.
The bottom 3 relievers by (a)OVR fall into the MR/LR. The LR will be the reliever with the highest STA.
How is the DH handled?
The DH is the highest-(a)OVR player not currently in the lineup after determining all of the
fielding batters. If the player selected to be the DH plays a position in the field and has higher FLD than the player in that position (or the weakest player in that position, for OF), the DH will be swapped to give you the best defensive value.
How is the bench handled?
Basically the same as the DH. The algorithm finds the 6 best players not currently in the
lineup. It does not currently account for SPD/FLD. It also does not attempt to pick
potential pinch-hitters for your weakest fielders.