Starting in July of last season I began posting monthly power rankings for ottoneu FanGraphs points leagues, taking up the mantle of work previously done by Nate Emmerson (who was gracious enough to share his process and python scripts with me). With April in the books, it’s time for the first edition of the 2016 power rankings, and this time I am including rankings for all four ottoneu formats.
The first ranking I’m going to present shows the top individual teams in all FanGraphs points leagues based on their Pace, which is a metric I calculated by taking each team’s Pts/G and Pts/IP and multiplying them by their projected games (max of 1,944) and innings (max of 1,500).
|194||The Murder Boners||3,469.5||5.79||6.95||1,919||1,500||21,538|
|597||Hoes Say Abreu||3,373.6||5.90||6.50||1,944||1,500||21,220|
|198||Blue Suede Schus||3,176.9||6.10||6.74||1,891||1,352||20,650|
|248||Piedmont Boll Weevils||3,306.6||6.05||6.15||1,944||1,443||20,636|
|93||The Confused Chaz Bonos||3,274.5||5.91||6.02||1,944||1,500||20,519|
We’re only one month into the season, but right now eight teams are on pace to eclipse the record for most points scored in a FanGraphs points league, set last year by the Durham Tobacconists in league #52 with 20,530. As a whole, teams are averaging 5.04 Pts/G and 5.19 Pts/IP this year, compared to 4.92 Pts/G and 5.14 Pts/IP in 2015.
Next up is a ranking of the top 10 FanGraphs points leagues, and I want to be very clear that this ranking is not intended to be scientific in any way, but is rather my attempt to capture which leagues are performing the best in aggregate and which leagues offer the most competition. I do this by ranking all leagues based on the total Pace of their teams (to measure league-wide efficiency) , and the total Pace of just the top six teams in the league (as a proxy for how competitive a league is). In the future I will be adding a third component that will be based on how close the top few teams are to give credit for leagues with multiple teams still in the race.
|195||Wins Above Figgins||107.0||211,437||3||111,770||7|
|100||50,000 ottoneu Leagues Under the Sea||105.0||208,583||10||112,347||4|
|347||MVP Baseball 2005||104.5||209,628||6||111,644||9|
|637||So… OttoGraphs is a thing?||101.0||209,717||5||111,297||17|
|477||Decadent and Depraved Baseball||97.5||206,161||21||111,741||8|
|430||Full Circuit Auctionhouse||95.0||206,066||22||111,457||12|
Up next, the SABR league power rankings. I’m only going to show the top five teams/leagues as there are much fewer SABR leagues than FanGraphs points leagues.
|456||The Folies-Bergère Barmaids||3,289.6||6.09||5.52||1,932||1,500||20,047|
|176||Semien In Your Face||3,176.7||6.09||5.48||1,905||1,500||19,821|
|301||Fly Eli’s Evian Showers||3,045.9||6.16||5.70||1,885||1,437||19,798|
|571||50 Shades of Gabes||3,307.9||5.86||5.58||1,944||1,500||19,762|
And the top five SABR leagues, using the same method I did for the FanGraphs points leagues.
|301||Sabermetric League of Statistical Analysis||17.5||203,514||2||109,433||1|
|571||Effectively Wild (Dynasty)||16.5||203,020||3||108,996||2|
|159||Cooperstown – The Jack O’Ryan Memorial League||14.5||200,759||5||108,113||4|
|164||B. Selig Blue Ribbon Glee Club||14.0||203,829||1||107,265||9|
Up next are the two rotisserie ottoneu formats, starting with the traditional 5×5 leagues. To calculate the top teams, I treated the entire population of teams as one big league, and gave every team points for every category based on where they ranked against every other team.
|490||Godzilla vs Rodon||195||52||174||25||0.270||236.1||22||13||251||2.17||0.99||448.1|
|101||Beam Me Up, Piscotty||177||58||173||23||0.254||222.1||19||26||224||2.59||1.08||423.6|
|678||Free Tony Bosch||163||49||173||23||0.278||242.1||11||24||260||2.86||1.09||417.7|
|181||A Memory of Two Rick Mondays||169||52||167||19||0.285||240.1||12||28||265||3.11||1.07||416.9|
|471||The Wet Wockenfuss||178||58||183||34||0.266||250.1||17||22||251||3.70||1.21||406.3|
|580||Fire and Ice||183||50||168||26||0.270||221.1||16||20||203||2.48||1.14||406.2|
And the 5×5 league rankings based on the total power score (as calculated to find the top teams) of all teams in each league.
|495||Ultimate Foul Balls||3,396.8|
|326||$100 5×5 Dynasty League||3,348.5|
|225||Hard Core Baseball||3,314.0|
|580||You Gotta Be Bleeping Me!||3,281.6|
|672||Church of Baseball||3,267.1|
|450||Hughes Your Daddy||3,264.4|
|87||Pitching, Defense and 3 Run Homers||3,255.8|
|56||5×5 Roto Dynasty League||3,253.1|
|569||Mark Convoys Pepper Palace||3,250.9|
Last, but not least, here are the rankings for the top teams in ottoneu 4×4.
|28||Roar from 34||166||61||0.347||0.508||234.2||253||0.84||2.84||1.00||202.8|
|72||Gas House Gorillas||178||43||0.351||0.458||262.1||302||0.72||3.26||1.04||195.1|
And the rankings for the top 4×4 leagues.
|645||Surplus or Scrub||1,580.10|
|123||Wendy Peffercorn Fantasy Baseball League||1,546.10|
|366||For Centaurs Only…||1,504.90|
Justin is a life long Cubs fan who has been playing fantasy baseball for 20+ years, and an ottoneu addict since 2012. Follow him on Twitter @justinvibber.