Ottoneu 101: 2016 Streaming Schedule

In recent articles, I’ve mentioned several times that Ottoneu uses a soft innings cap of 1,500 for the season. This allows you to go past the the cap on the day you reach it. (This is hardly specific to Ottoneu as Yahoo uses the same rules with innings caps). However, given the point structure many Ottoneu leagues implement there is an inherent advantage of pitching more innings that does not exist in 5×5 or 4×4 leagues. In 4×4 or 5×5 you could maybe boost your W, SV, or K (counting stats), but you could also lower your ratios if the stack of pitchers you employ have a sub-par outing. FanGraphs and SABR points leagues are a little different. In points leagues, as long as a pitcher doesn’t go negative (perform very badly) you will accrue points just by pitching more innings. As we enter the final week of the season I wanted to provide a list of all probable pitchers till the end of the year to help your schedule out those final 50-80 innings.

ROS Probable Pitchers
Date Away Home Time (ET) Away Probable Home Probable
9/23/2016 Cardinals Cubs 2:20 PM Mike Leake Jake Arrieta
9/23/2016 D-backs Orioles 7:05 PM Shelby Miller Yovani Gallardo
9/23/2016 Nationals Pirates 7:05 PM Gio Gonzalez Jameson Taillon
9/23/2016 Yankees Blue Jays 7:07 PM Bryan Mitchell Francisco Liriano
9/23/2016 Braves Marlins 7:10 PM Matt Wisler Andrew Cashner
9/23/2016 Red Sox Rays 7:10 PM Drew Pomeranz Chris Archer
9/23/2016 White Sox Indians 7:10 PM Miguel Gonzalez Trevor Bauer
9/23/2016 Royals Tigers 7:10 PM Danny Duffy Michael Fulmer
9/23/2016 Phillies Mets 7:10 PM Jeremy Hellickson Gabriel Ynoa
9/23/2016 Reds Brewers 8:10 PM Anthony DeSclafani Zach Davies
9/23/2016 Angels Astros 8:10 PM Alex Meyer Doug Fister
9/23/2016 Mariners Twins 8:10 PM James Paxton Kyle Gibson
9/23/2016 Rangers Athletics 9:35 PM Cole Hamels Kendall Graveman
9/23/2016 Rockies Dodgers 10:10 PM Jon Gray Scott Kazmir
9/23/2016 Giants Padres 10:40 PM Albert Suarez Edwin Jackson
9/24/2016 Royals Tigers 1:05 PM Yordano Ventura Daniel Norris
9/24/2016 Cardinals Cubs 1:05 PM Alex Reyes Jason Hammel
9/24/2016 Rangers Athletics 4:05 PM Yu Darvish Raul Alcantara
9/24/2016 Yankees Blue Jays 4:07 PM CC Sabathia Marcus Stroman
9/24/2016 Red Sox Rays 6:10 PM Rick Porcello Matt Andriese
9/24/2016 D-backs Orioles 7:05 PM Robbie Ray Wade Miley
9/24/2016 Nationals Pirates 7:05 PM Joe Ross Ivan Nova
9/24/2016 Braves Marlins 7:10 PM Aaron Blair Wei-Yin Chen
9/24/2016 White Sox Indians 7:10 PM Jose Quintana Cody Anderson
9/24/2016 Reds Brewers 7:10 PM Dan Straily Taylor Jungmann
9/24/2016 Angels Astros 7:10 PM Jhoulys Chacin Brad Peacock
9/24/2016 Phillies Mets 7:10 PM Alex Asher Noah Syndergaard
9/24/2016 Mariners Twins 7:10 PM Ariel Miranda Tyler Duffey
9/24/2016 Giants Padres 8:40 PM Madison Bumgarner Jarred Cosart
9/24/2016 Rockies Dodgers 9:10 PM Chad Bettis Clayton Kershaw
9/25/2016 Yankees Blue Jays 1:07 PM Michael Pineda Marco Estrada
9/25/2016 Braves Marlins 1:10 PM Julio Teheran Jose Fernandez
9/25/2016 Red Sox Rays 1:10 PM Eduardo Rodriguez Jake Odorizzi
9/25/2016 White Sox Indians 1:10 PM Carlos Rodon Josh Tomlin
9/25/2016 Royals Tigers 1:10 PM Edinson Volquez Matt Boyd
9/25/2016 Phillies Mets 1:10 PM Jake Thompson Robert Gsellman
9/25/2016 D-backs Orioles 1:35 PM Braden Shipley Dylan Bundy
9/25/2016 Nationals Pirates 1:35 PM A.J. Cole Steven Brault
9/25/2016 Reds Brewers 2:10 PM Tim Adleman Wily Peralta
9/25/2016 Angels Astros 2:10 PM Daniel Wright Joe Musgrove
9/25/2016 Mariners Twins 2:10 PM Taijuan Walker Hector Santiago
9/25/2016 Rangers Athletics 4:05 PM Colby Lewis Jharel Cotton
9/25/2016 Rockies Dodgers 4:10 PM Tyler Anderson Rich Hill
9/25/2016 Giants Padres 4:40 PM TBD Clayton Richard
9/25/2016 Cardinals Cubs 8:08 PM Carlos Martinez Jon Lester
9/26/2016 D-backs Nationals 7:05 PM Archie Bradley Tanner Roark
9/26/2016 Cubs Pirates 7:05 PM Kyle Hendricks Chad Kuhl
9/26/2016 Yankees Blue Jays 7:07 PM TBD J.A. Happ
9/26/2016 Indians Tigers 7:10 PM Corey Kluber Buck Farmer
9/26/2016 Mets Marlins 7:10 PM Bartolo Colon Tom Koehler
9/26/2016 Brewers Rangers 8:05 PM Matt Garza Martin Perez
9/26/2016 Mariners Astros 8:10 PM Hisashi Iwakuma Collin McHugh
9/26/2016 Rays White Sox 8:10 PM Drew Smyly James Shields
9/26/2016 Reds Cardinals 8:15 PM TBD Adam Wainwright
9/26/2016 Athletics Angels 10:05 PM Ross Detwiler Jered Weaver
9/27/2016 D-backs Nationals 7:05 PM Zack Greinke Max Scherzer
9/27/2016 Red Sox Yankees 7:05 PM Clay Buchholz Luis Cessa
9/27/2016 Cubs Pirates 7:05 PM John Lackey Ryan Vogelsong
9/27/2016 Orioles Blue Jays 7:07 PM Kevin Gausman R.A. Dickey
9/27/2016 Indians Tigers 7:10 PM Mike Clevinger Justin Verlander
9/27/2016 Mets Marlins 7:10 PM Seth Lugo Jose Urena
9/27/2016 Phillies Braves 7:10 PM Jerad Eickhoff Ryan Weber
9/27/2016 Twins Royals 7:15 PM Jose Berrios Ian Kennedy
9/27/2016 Brewers Rangers 8:05 PM Jimmy Nelson A.J.Griffin
9/27/2016 Mariners Astros 8:10 PM Felix Hernandez Mike Fiers
9/27/2016 Rays White Sox 8:10 PM Alex Cobb Chris Sale
9/27/2016 Reds Cardinals 8:15 PM Robert Stephenson Luke Weaver
9/27/2016 Athletics Angels 10:05 PM Sean Manaea Ricky Nolasco
9/27/2016 Dodgers Padres 10:10 PM Kenta Maeda Paul Clemens
9/27/2016 Rockies Giants 10:15 PM German Marquez Matt Moore
9/28/2016 Mariners Astros 2:10 PM James Paxton Doug Fister
9/28/2016 D-backs Nationals 7:05 PM Shelby Miller Gio Gonzalez
9/28/2016 Red Sox Yankees 7:05 PM David Price Bryan Mitchell
9/28/2016 Cubs Pirates 7:05 PM Jake Arrieta Jameson Taillon
9/28/2016 Orioles Blue Jays 7:07 PM Ubaldo Jimenez Aaron Sanchez
9/28/2016 Indians Tigers 7:10 PM Trevor Bauer Michael Fulmer
9/28/2016 Mets Marlins 7:10 PM Gabriel Ynoa Andrew Cashner
9/28/2016 Phillies Braves 7:10 PM Adam Morgan Josh Collmenter
9/28/2016 Twins Royals 7:15 PM Ervin Santana Jason Vargas
9/28/2016 Brewers Rangers 8:05 PM Chase Anderson Derek Holland
9/28/2016 Rays White Sox 8:10 PM Blake Snell Miguel Gonzalez
9/28/2016 Reds Cardinals 8:15 PM Anthony DeSclafani Mike Leake
9/28/2016 Athletics Angels 10:05 PM Daniel Mengden Alex Meyer
9/28/2016 Dodgers Padres 10:10 PM Brett Anderson Luis Perdomo
9/28/2016 Rockies Giants 10:15 PM Tyler Chatwood Jeff Samardzija
9/29/2016 D-backs Nationals 1:05 PM Robbie Ray Joe Ross
9/29/2016 Indians Tigers 1:10 PM Cody Anderson Daniel Norris
9/29/2016 Red Sox Yankees 7:05 PM Drew Pomeranz CC Sabathia
9/29/2016 Cubs Pirates 7:05 PM Jason Hammel Ivan Nova
9/29/2016 Orioles Blue Jays 7:07 PM Chris Tillman Francisco Liriano
9/29/2016 Phillies Braves 7:10 PM Jeremy Hellickson Matt Wisler
9/29/2016 Reds Cardinals 7:15 PM Dan Straily Alex Reyes
9/29/2016 Twins Royals 7:15 PM Kyle Gibson Danny Duffy
9/29/2016 Rays White Sox 8:10 PM Chris Archer Jose Quintana
9/29/2016 Dodgers Padres 9:10 PM Scott Kazmir Christian Friedrich
9/29/2016 Athletics Mariners 10:10 PM Kendall Graveman Ariel Miranda
9/29/2016 Rockies Giants 10:15 PM Jon Gray Albert Suarez
9/30/2016 Orioles Yankees 7:05 PM Yovani Gallardo Michael Pineda
9/30/2016 Marlins Nationals 7:05 PM Wei-Yin Chen A.J. Cole
9/30/2016 Mets Phillies 7:05 PM Noah Syndergaard Alec Asher
9/30/2016 Cubs Reds 7:10 PM Jon Lester Tim Aldeman
9/30/2016 Blue Jays Red Sox 7:10 PM Marcus Stroman Rick Porcello
9/30/2016 Tigers Braves 7:35 PM Matt Boyd Aaron Blair
9/30/2016 Rays Rangers 8:05 PM Matt Andriese Cole Hamels
9/30/2016 Brewers Rockies 8:10 PM Zach Davies Chad Bettis
9/30/2016 Twins White Sox 8:10 PM Tyler Duffy Carlos Rodon
9/30/2016 Indians Royals 8:15 PM Josh Tomlin Yordano Ventura
9/30/2016 Pirates Cardinals 8:15 PM Steven Brault Carlos Martinez
9/30/2016 Padres D-backs 9:40 PM Edwin Jackson Braden Shipley
9/30/2016 Astros Angels 10:05 PM Brad Peacock Jhoulys Chacin
9/30/2016 Athletics Mariners 10:10 PM Raul Altcantara Taijuan Walker
9/30/2016 Dodgers Giants 10:15 PM Clayton Kershaw Madison Bumgarner
10/1/2016 Orioles Yankees TBD Wade Miley Masahiro Tanaka
10/1/2016 Dodgers Giants 4:05 PM Rich Hill TBD
10/1/2016 Marlins Nationals 4:05 PM Jose Fernandez Tanner Roark
10/1/2016 Cubs Reds 4:10 PM Kyle Hendricks TBD
10/1/2016 Indians Royals 4:15 PM Corey Kluber Edinson Volquez
10/1/2016 Pirates Cardinals 4:15 PM Chad Kuhl Adam Wainwright
10/1/2016 Mets Phillies 7:05 PM Robert Gsellman Jake Thompson
10/1/2016 Tigers Braves 7:10 PM Buck Farmer Julio Teheran
10/1/2016 Twins White Sox 7:10 PM Hector Santiago James Shields
10/1/2016 Blue Jays Red Sox 7:10 PM Marco Estrada Eduardo Rodriguez
10/1/2016 Rays Rangers 8:05 PM Jake Odorizzi Yu Darvish
10/1/2016 Brewers Rockies 8:10 PM Taylor Jungmann Tyler Anderson
10/1/2016 Padres D-backs 8:10 PM Jarred Cosart Archie Bradley
10/1/2016 Astros Angels 9:05 PM Joe Musgrove Daniel Wright
10/1/2016 Athletics Mariners 9:10 PM Jharel Cotton Hisashi Iwakuma
10/2/2016 Orioles Yankees 3:05 PM Dylan Bundy Luis Cessa
10/2/2016 Astros Angels 3:05 PM Collin McHugh Jered Weaver
10/2/2016 Dodgers Giants 3:05 PM Kenta Maeda Matt Moore
10/2/2016 Marlins Nationals 3:05 PM Tom Koehler Max Scherzer
10/2/2016 Mets Phillies 3:05 PM Bartolo Colon Jerad Eickhoff
10/2/2016 Rays Rangers 3:05 PM Drew Smyly Colby Lewis
10/2/2016 Blue Jays Red Sox 3:05 PM J.A. Happ Clay Buchholz
10/2/2016 Cubs Reds 3:10 PM John Lackey Robert Stephenson
10/2/2016 Tigers Braves 3:10 PM Justin Verlander Ryan Weber
10/2/2016 Brewers Rockies 3:10 PM Wily Peralta German Marquez
10/2/2016 Twins White Sox 3:10 PM Jose Berrios Chris Sale
10/2/2016 Athletics Mariners 3:10 PM Ross Detwiler Felix Hernandez
10/2/2016 Padres D-backs 3:10 PM Clayton Richard Zack Greinke
10/2/2016 Indians Royals 3:15 PM Mike Clevinger Ian Kennedy
10/2/2016 Pirates Cardinals 3:15 PM Ryan Vogelsong Luke Weaver

This is subject to change, as I’m sure several pitchers will have their start dates adjusted or pushed back. Currently, I have marked the unannounced starters as TBD (they are highlighted). This has been pulled from and CBSsports probable pitcher lists. A couple things to note:

There are 142 remaining games, and the only days without a full slate of games are September 26th (10 games) and 29th (12 games). It will be harder to stream a stack of pitchers on these days if any matchups change.

Note the game times. Because of the 40-man rosters within Ottoneu, you probably have a couple players you could cut to pick up a pitcher. If you didn’t want to make a cut, you could start a pitcher at an earlier time slot. Next, schedule the pick up a pitcher with a game start time later in the day and cut the pitcher who has already started an earlier game. For example, I could start Tyler Duffy on September 30 at 3:30 ET, while having an auction for Brad Peacock ending at 4:00 ET the same day. I could pick up Peacock, and cut Duffy (who is already frozen into his lineup spot) and then start Peacock in his 10:10 ET game.

The scenario I mentioned above is not the most ideal, considering some owners will be hyper aggressive in trying to block streamers. Because of this you may want to pick up a couple of players a day or two in advance of their start times (which would require you to start an auction 3-4 days in advance).

If you can employ a stack of 5 SP on your last day, you’re probably looking at 100-250 extra points. That can make a big difference, especially if you can block pitchers from your rivals. I would keep a close eye on pitchers who go up for auction (see if you notice multiple guys pitching the same day put up for auction) and be prepared to use your remaining free agent budget to keep those innings away from those closest to you in the standings. If you have any questions on streaming to the end of the year, let’s discuss in the comments. Hope this helps and Happy streaming.

One Last note: The deadline to start an auction in Ottoneu is September 30th at 11:59PM ET. Auctions cannot continue into the offseason, so if you wanted to pick up anyone before rosters freeze, you will need to do it before October 1st.

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Joe works at a consulting firm in Pittsburgh. When he isn't working or studying for actuarial exams, he focuses on baseball. He also writes @thepointofpgh. Follow him on twitter @Ottoneutrades

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So helpful. Thanks!