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Thursday, October 03, 2019

MLB Tonight: Bracket Challenge | 09/30/2019 | MLB.com

OOTP has predicted the last two champions. Can they make it three in a row? Carlos Pena’s and Jim Thome’s picks too.

Tom Verducci and Bill Ripken’s picks.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 03, 2019 at 02:35 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ootp, playoffs, predictions, world series

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Phil Coke and the Quest for 512 Wins: An OOTP experiment

I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that the win statistic is pretty dumb. It largely rewards a pitcher for having a good offense around him. One interesting wrinkle is that starting pitchers are required to pitch at least 5 innings to be eligible for the victory. If the starter is pulled with the lead before the end of the fifth inning, then his replacement is in line for the victory instead. This rule is a major reason why Tampa Bay “bulk guy” Ryan Yarbrough was able to win 16 games in 2018 despite making just 6 starts. I decided to take this rule to the absolute extreme. With the singular goal of maximizing his win total, I believe that even a mediocre relief pitcher could blow past Cy Young’s record of 511 wins.

kthejoker Posted: July 11, 2019 at 09:50 PM | 69 comment(s)
  Beats: ootp

Sunday, July 07, 2019

The Whalehead Baseball League (OOTP) is Looking for New GMs

My 30 year-old sim league is half-way done with our first year using OOTP. Things have gone pretty well so far this season. Unfortunately, a couple of guys aren’t able to continue running their teams.

We’re currently looking for two people to take over two existing teams. We’re also looking for someone to be an expansion team at the end of the year (one expansion team is already filled).

I’d prefer to fill the spots with people with OOTP experience but any fantasy baseball fanatic who’d like to play something more realistic is welcome. 

For OOTP players: we have a unique set up where we play one season per year. We update MLB player ratings at the end of the year using OOTP live rating updates. Minor leaguers are updated when the new game is released in March using 50% of the current league ratings and 50% of the new OOTP ratings.

Contact me for more details.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 07, 2019 at 09:37 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ootp, simulations

 

 

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