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Ottoneu on Slack: Discussing League GP & IP Minimums

Whether you’re new to Ottoneu or a crusty veteran you should join the Ottoneu community on Slack. Wisdom from the crowds can be valuable, and from time to time we’ll repost some of our more popular Slack community discussions here on Ottoneu Trade Rumors to carry on the conversation and reference them in the future.

Just before the final month of the 2015 season, the Slack community discussed the merits of creating a games played and innings pitched minimum for every team.  Would such a minimum increase overall activity in leagues, or just become a burden for those teams trying to rebuild? This discussion is related to the more recent debate on Rule 1a.  You can check out the full transcript of the Slack discussion on GP and IP minimums here.

8.27.15 Ottoneu on Slack - Discussing GP and IP Minimums

Where do you and your league stand on this issue? Let us know in the comments.

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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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Updated (2016) Ottoneu Auction Calculator

More calculators! Joe has updated his Ottoneu Auction Calculator with 2016 Steamer values and projections.  You can read all about the Ottoneu Auction Calculator in Joe’s original post, but if you want to just go right to the tool, you can download it here.

For quick reference, here are the calculated 2015 replacement levels for Ottoneu FGPTS.

Ottoneu Auction Calculator

Ottoneu Auction Calculator

Questions? Need help? Let us know in the comments.

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Ottoneu-Football: Gridiron Geeks Podcast

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Ottoneu isn’t just about baseball, so be sure to check out the Gridiron Geeks weekly football podcast here.

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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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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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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…

OTR is alive!

OTR is alive!

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Bull Durham: Trout Pre-season Saga

"The Trout Trade"

Mike Trout traded just before the 2014 season begins in Bull Durham (52)

On Monday, this trade was brought to my attention via the @OttoneuTrades account I started on twitter.  Good work guys! These are the type of things that I love to analyze.  Hopefully it can be mildly helpful to all, and at the very least be a basis for conversation.

The Background: 

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Welcome!

Welcome! I’ve toyed with the idea of setting up an Ottoneu FGpts centric blog for a while now but felt it was finally time to put pen to paper and move forward with some of the ideas I have.  As many who play Ottoneu, I am a baseball and fantasy sports junkie.  I can’t get enough!

However, as I became more entrenched in the Ottoneu FGpts format – adding leagues each year, while dropping my old Yahoo leagues – I realized that there was not nearly enough analysis of the platform, leagues, trades, and everything else that makes Ottoneu great.  This is not to take anything away from the excellent work done at FanGraphs in analyzing different topics related to Ottoneu – Chad Young and Brad Johnson specifically have done great work in that regard – but I consistently find myself wanting to discuss more than is written about FGpts Ottoneu leagues.  I hope that Ottoneu Trade Rumors will give myself (and others) a platform to do just that.

Thanks for the support so far! I’m excited to see where this leads. It may turn out to be nothing, but at the very least, it is a platform to discuss Ottoneu, and that is something to be excited about!

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