Ottoneu April Power Rankings

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).

Top 10 FGPTS Teams by Pace
LgNum TeamName Points Pts/G Pts/IP pGP pIP PACE
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
581 Random Madness 3,251.2 5.80 6.77 1,929 1,469 21,133
195 RESH 3,326.7 6.29 5.84 1,940 1,500 20,966
207 King Kang 3,311.1 5.71 6.44 1,944 1,500 20,760
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
81 R.O.U.S. 3,170.2 6.31 5.70 1,926 1,483 20,606
93 The Confused Chaz Bonos 3,274.5 5.91 6.02 1,944 1,500 20,519
324 Definitely Maybe 3,350.1 5.49 6.52 1,944 1,500 20,453

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.

FGPTS League Power Rankings
LgNum Name Power PACE Rnk Top6 Rnk
530 Ottoneu Champions 108.5 209,941 4 112,539 3
195 Wins Above Figgins 107.0 211,437 3 111,770 7
198 Reddit League 107.0 208,583 9 114,442 1
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
440 Mudville 9 100.5 207,630 13 111,550 10
477 Decadent and Depraved Baseball 97.5 206,161 21 111,741 8
168 Bleacher Bums 96.0 205,408 27 112,181 5
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.

Top 5 SABR Teams by Pace
LgNum TeamName Points Pts/G Pts/IP pGP pIP PACE
456 The Folies-Bergère Barmaids 3,289.6 6.09 5.52 1,932 1,500 20,047
301 SABRmagician‚ú® 3,098.3 5.95 5.57 1,944 1,482 19,822
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.

SABR League Power Rankings
LgNum Name Power PACE Rnk Top6 Rnk
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
510 108 Stitches 13.5 199,401 6 107,543 5

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.

Top 10 5×5 Teams
Lg TeamName R HR RBI SB AVG IP WINS SV K ERA WHIP POW
83 5TOOLERS 162 56 172 23 0.265 248 22 26 296 2.94 1.08 453.2
326 NY Swallows 165 48 166 27 0.269 284.1 27 21 291 2.63 1.12 452.5
56 Blue Whales 178 53 179 24 0.273 245.1 19 28 219 2.49 1.06 450.7
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
491 Meekrats 165 35 164 29 0.262 253.2 17 34 265 2.27 0.98 415.6
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.

5×5 League Power Rankings
LgNum Name Power
495 Ultimate Foul Balls 3,396.8
326 $100 5×5 Dynasty League 3,348.5
225 Hard Core Baseball 3,314.0
678 Dynasty League 3,300.6
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.

Top 5 4×4 Teams
LgNum TeamName R HR OBP SLG IP K HR9 ERA WHIP POW
118 LatosIntolerant 169 51 0.351 0.479 273.1 284 0.46 2.86 1.17 206.5
28 Roar from 34 166 61 0.347 0.508 234.2 253 0.84 2.84 1.00 202.8
16 Cal Rikken 169 52 0.336 0.458 273.0 313 0.69 2.84 1.05 198.5
72 Gas House Gorillas 178 43 0.351 0.458 262.1 302 0.72 3.26 1.04 195.1
654 American Manmanmanmans 174 58 0.349 0.482 202.0 191 0.76 2.85 1.06 191.5

And the rankings for the top 4×4 leagues.

4×4 League Power Rankings
LgNum Name POW
645 Surplus or Scrub 1,580.10
670 90% Mental 1,572.40
123 Wendy Peffercorn Fantasy Baseball League 1,546.10
1 original ottoneu 1,505.90
366 For Centaurs Only… 1,504.90

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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.

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Thanks for doing this Justin. Fun to see this stuff.