Category Archives: 2016

2016 Top 20 Starting Pitchers for Ottoneu (Steamer)

Here are your Top 20 SP for Ottoneu in 2016, as projected by Steamer.

2016 Top 20 SP by Steamer

  • Any surprises on this list?
  • Who represents the greatest bargain?
  • Which player(s) on this list are you staying away from?

Let us know in the comments.

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2016 Top 20 Hitters for Ottoneu (Steamer)

Here are your Top 20 hitters for Ottoneu in 2016, as projected by Steamer.

2016 Top 20 Hitters by Steamer

  • Any surprises on this list?
  • Who represents the greatest bargain?
  • Which player(s) on this list are you staying away from?

Let us know in the comments.

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Prospects in Ottoneu

We’ll be featuring a lot of information on prospects in Ottoneu in the coming months, but before we do you’ll want to make sure to bookmark the prospect “public folder’ available here.  This folder is updated almost daily and is a great resource for prospect information during both the off season and upcoming 2016 Ottoneu season.

Also, if you’re new to Ottoneu, or are planning a rebuild for 2016, you will also want to check out this excellent Ottoneu “Prospect Classes” article by Brad Johnson.

What other prospect articles/resources/advice are you looking for in Ottoneu? Let us know in the comments.

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2016 Player $ Values: Johnny Cueto (SFG)

Johnny Cueto signed with the San Francisco Giants for $130M, but what’s his value ($) in Ottoneu (FGPTS) for 2016?

Take the poll below.  Here’s what we know:

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2016 Player $ Values: Jason Heyward (CHC)

Jason Heyward signed with the Chicago Cubs for $184M, but what’s his value ($) in Ottoneu (FGPTS) for 2016?

Take the poll below.  Here’s what we know:

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2016 Steamer Position Review – RP

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 RP.  You can find the full RP projection list here.

Previous 2016 position reviews for Ottoneu:

RP 2016 FGPTS Steamer Top 12

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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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A Very Early Projection for the 2016 Ottoneu Champions League 🏆


The Ottoneu Champions League was established in 2015 and brings together some of the best FGPTS champions among all Ottoneu leagues.  You can see a full breakdown of the standings during last year’s inaugural season here (as well as our recent podcast review), but the purpose of this post is to take a very quick, very premature look at which teams might be best positioned to win the league in 2016.  And since it’s not even December yet, we’ll do this using just a handful of useful tools available to us today:

Based on this limited information we’ll take a very rough approach at identifying some of the best Champions League teams heading into 2016, and we’ll do it simply by estimating how much surplus value each roster is currently carrying.   Continue reading

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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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