Category Archives: Ottoneu Public

Using Tableau: 2015 Ottoneu Hitter Review

Taking some time to learn Tableau, which is a great tool for visualizing all kinds of data.  Here’s a review of 2015 Ottoneu offense for FGPTS.

2015 Ottoneu Hitters Review – FGPTS

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(And yes, despite all the data, something doesn’t look quite right on Matt Duffy…)
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2016 Steamer Position Review – 2B

Steamer projections are now available and we’ve converted them to Ottoneu scoring (FGPTS) for 2016.  It’s now to time dig into these projections position by position to see if we can find anything interesting for the upcoming season.  Each Steamer projection sheet includes full projected stats for 2016 along with post-arbitration Ottoneu Average $ Values (FGPTS) and custom 2016 $ values by Ottoneu mastermind Justin Vibber.

The $ values are based on early versions of Steamer for 2016 and represent a snapshot in time. Use them to inform your valuation of various players but check back often for updates and new projection systems.

Today we’ll review 2B.  You can find the full 2B projection list here.

Previous 2016 position reviews for Ottoneu:

2B 2016 FGPTS Steamer Top 12

2016 Steamer Position Review – 2B

  • Matt Carpenter was a breakout player in 2015 and likely found himself rostered by a lot of Ottoneu league champions.  After hitting 11 HR in 2013, 8 HR in 2014, he smashed 28 last year to an almost 1,000 FGPTS season (1.46 P/PA).  Steamer isn’t fully endorsing the power spike (.426 SLG), projecting just 16 HR in 2016, but despite the regression still sees Carpenter as the #1 2B in the land. If I’m drafting for the first time in 2016 I’m probably going to be very cautious about exceeding $28 – $30 for Carpenter next season, but if you already own him anywhere near his $21 average price, you’re in great shape.

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2016 Steamer Position Review – 3B

Steamer projections are now available and we’ve converted them to Ottoneu scoring (FGPTS) for 2016.  It’s now to time dig into these projections position by position to see if we can find anything interesting for the upcoming season.  Each Steamer projection sheet includes full projected stats for 2016 along with post-arbitration Ottoneu Average $ Values (FGPTS) and custom $ values by Ottoneu mastermind Justin Vibber.

The $ values are based on early versions of Steamer for 2016 and represent a snapshot in time. Use them to inform your valuation of various players but check back often for updates and new projection systems.

Today we’ll review 3B.  You can find the full 3B projection list here.

Previous 2016 position reviews for Ottoneu:

3B 2016 FGPTS Steamer Top 12

2016 Steamer Position Review – 3B

  • Right off the bat, it’s pretty clear that Steamer loves some Kris Bryant in 2016.  Sitting just atop reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson is the reigning NL ROY Bryant with 1.44 P/PA and 939 FGPTS projected.  Bryant’s OPS (.864) and wOBA (.371) pace the 3rd base field next year according to Steamer, and it’s reasonable Bryant should get a bump up your own list anyway because of his OF eligibility.  It’s tough to go wrong between Donaldson and Bryant as your top 3B pick in 2016, but Steamer is a believer in the youngster and expects him to carbon copy his 2015 season.  Post-arbitration it’s likely you own a ~ $30 Bryant.  No worries…he’s worth it.

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2016 Steamer Position Review – SS

Steamer projections are now available and we’ve converted them to Ottoneu scoring (FGPTS) for 2016.  It’s now to time dig into these projections position by position to see if we can find anything interesting for the upcoming season.  Each Steamer projection sheet includes full projected stats for 2016 along with post-arbitration Ottoneu Average $ Values (FGPTS) and custom $ values by Ottoneu mastermind Justin Vibber.

The $ values are based on early versions of Steamer for 2016 and represent a snapshot in time. Use them to inform your valuation of various players but check back often for updates and new projection systems.

We’ll start with SS.  You can find the full SS projection list here.

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2016 Steamer Position Review – SS

  • Anyone surprised to see Machado top the list? You shouldn’t be.  There aren’t many players in the game that increased their value more than Machado did in 2015 with a combination of a breakout .370 wOBA and new-found SS eligibility.  Don’t worry, we’ll get to Correa, but if for some reason you find yourself with the choice of drafting Machado or Correa, don’t think too hard about it: Machado is projected to lead the position in 2016 with 27 HR and the only SS Steamer projects with an OPS over .800.  He should sit comfortably at #1 in total FGPTS (909) by the end of the season and Justin looks justified in valuing him > $40 at auction.

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Ottoneu Public Resources

OTR RotoGraphs is now the hub for all things related to Ottoneu, and we’ve created a public resource folder for all the stats, tools, podcasts, and press related to the game of Ottoneu.  You can access that folder here any time, and you can subscribe to the Ottoneu RSS here.

Ottoneu resources (baseball & football) include:

Ottoneu public resources are updated frequently, so check RotoGraphs often for updates.  As always, if you have something you’d like to see us cover, let us know in the comments.

Also, don’t forget to join the Ottoneu community on Slack and follow us on Twitter @OttoneuTrades.

You might also like: “10 Tips for Ottoneu Rookies

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2016 Ottoneu Projections – Steamer!

2016 Ottoneu Fantasy Baseball projections are now available here.

You can download them from other sources but we’ve done the work for you converting Steamer projections into Ottoneu scoring for FGPTS and SABR. This is your go-to resource for Ottoneu projections for the 2016 season, sortable by player and position.  More projections and tools coming soon.

2016 Steamer - Ottoneu

Looking for custom Ottoneu tools? Let us know in the comments.

OTR Podcast

Quick reminder that you can check out the newest OTR podcasts here.

If you have topics you’d like to see covered this off-season, let us know in the comments below.  Thanks for listening.

OTR is alive!

OTR is alive!

OTR is Alive & Well

Good News:

The OTR blog is alive and well, and will be busy this winter bringing you lots of great insight into the Ottoneu game (including football!).  Stay tuned for more updates after World Series, but until then, a few quick updates:

  1. If you haven’t joined us on Slack to discuss all things Ottoneu, you’re missing out. This is an especially good time of year to join the community if you’re interested in joining the perfect Ottoneu league.
  2. Just in case you’re ready to get a head start on 2016 team building, here’s a link to 2015 MLB final season stats.  Many more resources to come this winter.
  3. New podcasts will be in full swing this winter, so if you have some topics you’d like to see covered, please leave your comments here.
  4. We’ve created a public folder for all things Ottoneu, so be sure to check it out frequently this year as we continue to add resources, tools, stats, articles, etc.  The goal is to make this the go-to resource for Ottoneu information, including the upcoming Ottoneu 101 guide for those new to the game.
  5. If you haven’t yet taken the Ottoneu survey, check it out here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RFQLSZH

So, enjoy your off-season, but be sure to check back regularly as we bring you some new content this winter.  As always, your comments are welcome…

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OTR is alive!

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Features of the Ottoneu Community on Slack

“The #Ottoneu community on Slack is basically a giant, customizable, feature-rich social network devoted to the game of Ottoneu.”

By now you may have heard about the growing #ottoneu community on Slack.  If not, you can find out more about it here.  We have over 600 members discussing all things Ottoneu baseball and football.  We hope you’ll join us.  You can request a free invite by expressing your interest in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to check out “10 Tips for Ottoneu Rookies”

For those of you new to the #Ottoneu community, I want to highlight a few core features of Slack that might come in handy as we get closer to the Ottoneu regular season.

Before you read any further, you’ll want to download the Slack mobile app, which allows you to keep up with everything Ottoneu on the go.

Slack mobile app is a must.

Slack mobile app is a must.

“The #Ottoneu community on Slack is basically a giant, customizable, feature-rich social network devoted to the game of Ottoneu.”

Ottoneu community on Slack

Ottoneu community on Slack

The #Ottoneu community is broken down into channels, which can be thought of as discussion topics.  For example, with less than 72 hours before the Ottoneu keeper deadline (1/31), we’ve added the #keeporcut channel for baseball, a rapid fire discussion thread where Ottoneu owners can crowd source last minute feedback about those players that may be on the chopping block before the auction.  New channels are added occasionally, but for the most part you’ll find dedicated, permanent thread channels on trade reviews, prospects, Ottoneu tools, the @ottoneutraderumors podcast, and others.

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The #tradefeed channel is a direct link to each trade made in Ottoneu, in all leagues (just in case you want to see what others are getting in return for trading Bryce Harper…)

Niv, the creator of Ottoneu, is also a member of the #ottoneucommunity

Niv, the creator of Ottoneu, is also a member of the #ottoneucommunity

Once you’ve gotten the hang of the channels, you’ll also want to begin setting up keyword notifications.  Whether you’re active on the message board every day or just want to check in occasionally, setting up highlighted words – specific words that activate push notifications to your mobile device via the (excellent) Slack app – will help you get just the information you need.  For example, you can setup player names (“McCutchen”, “Puig”, “Miggy”), topics (“steamer”, “standings”, “yankees”), and other triggers (“my name”, “my team name”, “my league name”) as highlighted words to “ping” you only when they are mentioned by the entire community.  In addition, you can customize notifications by channel, so you may decide to push more frequent updates feedback from the #tradereview channel and just use your keywords for others (you can even “mute” channels if you don’t want to be ever notified and just want to check them manually when convenient).

Highlighted words notifications

Highlighted words notifications

“You can setup player names, topics, and other triggers as highlighted words to “ping” you only when they are mentioned by the entire community.”

Customize notifications by channel in Slack

Customize notifications by channel in Slack

Another great feature of Slack is that everything in the #Ottoneu community is searchable by keyword.  Been out of town and want to check if anyone has mentioned Yoan “Moncada” over the past few days? You can search for just about anything, including files, links, photos, etc.  And with regard to files, you can use Slack for just about any type of file transfer (Dropbox, PDF, Excel, GoogleDocs, photos, etc.), and you can integrate other resources like RSS feeds, Facebook, and Twitter (you’ll never miss an update from @ottoneu, an article from FanGraphs, or a blockbuster announcement from MLBTR again).  In other words, everything is in one place in a very user friendly environment, which makes communication with your league and with other like-minded Ottoneu owners easy and addictive.

Search anything in Slack in the #ottoneucommunity

Search anything in Slack in the #ottoneucommunity

While most of the action in #Ottoneu community takes place inside specific channels, you can also use Slack to privately direct message any members (up to 9 people in a single message) of the Ottoneu landscape.  Do you need trade advice on a deal you’ve been offered by an independent third party from another league? Need to nail down the final details of a trade you’ve been working on for weeks? Use direct messages to communicate quickly, and if you choose, setup a private group for your entire league that complements the discussion normally just found on your league home page.

Create a specific group for your league or direct message anyone in the community.

Create a specific group for your league or direct message anyone in the community.

Slackbot is also a feature of the #ottoneu community that functions sort of like your own private assistant (he can be pushy sometimes).  Slackbot is always available to you (just ask him), and can be used as a resource for Ottoneu and plenty of other things, including articles and files you need to reference often throughout the season.  You can even use Slackbot to setup personal reminders like “remind me in 2 hours to respond to Joe’s trade offer”, or “remind me in 30 days to start an auction for Adam Wainwright.”

Use Slackbot as your resource for all things Ottoneu

Use Slackbot as your resource for all things Ottoneu

This is just a list of some of the features of Slack within the #Ottoneu community.  These features and more can be accessed and customized by logging in via the community webpage: https://ottoneuc.slack.com. The #Ottoneu Slack community is a great resource if you’re interested in joining an Ottoneu baseball or football league, new to the game and looking for some advice, or a veteran title-holder looking for more information about the Champions League.  Request your invite by commenting below.

Ottoneu Slack signup

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