Ottoneu May Power Rankings

With another month of the baseball season gone, it’s time once again to present the ottoneu power rankings. Much of the history and methodology of these rankings was explained with last month’s post, so be sure to read that if you haven’t already.

Without further ado, the FanGraphs points league team rankings:

Top 10 FGPTS Teams by Pace
LgNum TeamName Points Pts/G Pts/IP pGP pIp PACE
194 The Murder Boners 7,143.5 5.91 6.53 1,934 1,500 21,224
240 Miguel’s Caballeros 6,795.0 5.94 6.45 1,942 1,498 21,200
207 King Kang 6,912.1 5.90 6.46 1,933 1,500 21,098
430 Britton rYu Crazy Diamond 6,815.7 5.78 6.55 1,944 1,500 21,061
562 Free Agent Fodder 6,939.5 5.87 6.39 1,944 1,500 20,996
184 The Gold Standard 6,979.5 5.85 6.34 1,944 1,500 20,882
198 Blue Suede Schus 6,663.4 5.96 6.75 1,919 1,386 20,790
357 Larry Bernandez 7,082.4 6.38 5.55 1,944 1,500 20,728
40 The Summer of George 6,587.0 6.43 5.63 1,912 1,467 20,551
107 El Festival de Batazos 6,596.9 5.92 6.02 1,944 1,500 20,538

Three teams retain their top 10 ranking from last month, including the reigning #1 team. In addition, ten teams are on pace to eclipse the ottoneu FanGraphs Points league record of 20,530, an increase from the eight that were on pace to do so after April. Offense continues to be up from last year, with a 5.13 Pts/G average across all teams versus 4.92 Pts/G in 2015. Pitching, predictably, is down with a 5.09 Pts/IP average this season against a 5.14 Pts/IP last season. Congratulations to RotoGraph’s own Brad Johnson, whose team in the FanGraphs Staff Two league is ranked #6.

Now for the FanGraphs points league rankings, but first I want to explain a change in methodology I made for this month. Based on some feedback I received, and the very subjective nature of the components and relative weights of the old league rankings method, I’ve decided to simplify things a bit. All league power rankings for all four ottoneu scoring types will follow the same process, and that is a simple average of the individual team rankings for all teams in the league, and then scaling that average against the average league (think of wRC+). I believe that this method better represents what I have been trying to accomplish with the league rankings (identifying which leagues have the greatest collection of team quality), is more consistently applied month to month, and also allows us to compare league quality across different scoring types directly.

FGPTS League Power Rankings
LgNum LgName AvgRnk Rnk+
347 MVP Baseball 2005 455.9 132.2
649 Brinksmanship 468.2 130.4
195 Wins Above Figgins 482.7 128.2
93 ottobros 488.2 127.4
380 Don’t Be Chi 507.5 124.5
532 A Small Sample 512.0 123.9
530 Ottoneu Champions 539.1 119.8
120 Fourteenth Inning Stretch 549.0 118.4
637 So…Ottographs is a thing? 553.1 117.8
389 >League Name Goes Here< 555.9 117.3

Let’s take a look at the #1 ranked league, MVP Baseball 2005. The twelve teams in that league have an average overall team ranking of 455.9 (there are 1,344 teams), so the league receives a 132.2 Rank+, which is the same as saying the teams in that league are on average 32.2% better than what we expect from a completely average league (672.5 average team rank).

Up next, the SABR league team 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 P/G P/IP pGP pIP PACE
301 SABRmagician✨ 6,587.1 6.29 5.75 1,944 1,433 20,466
331 Yeah Jeets 6,524.4 6.10 5.57 1,944 1,500 20,213
37 The Naturals 6,390.1 6.06 5.39 1,930 1,500 19,780
412 Surplus or Minus 6,434.9 5.72 5.75 1,944 1,500 19,745
164 BI 720 6,465.1 5.47 5.87 1,943 1,500 19,432

And the top five SABR leagues, using the same method I did for the FanGraphs points leagues:

SABR League Power Rankings
LgNum LgName OvRk Rnk+
25 Super Serious Fantasy Baseball 83.5 127.1
159 Cooperstown – The Jack O’Ryan Memorial League 87.3 123.7
571 Effectively Wild (Dynasty) 95.8 116.3
186 Fantasy By the Book – An OttoNeu Experience 102.2 110.8
164 B. Selig Blue Ribbon Glee Club 106.8 106.8

For context, there are 228 SABR teams, so the average league would have a 144.5 average team rank. One quick note, league 25 actually has only 11 active teams, but even after assigning the empty 12th team a ranking of #228 they still grade out #1.

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
LgNum TeamName R HR RBI SB AVG IP WINS SV K WHIP ERA POW
56 Blue Whales 379 112 380 61 0.290 481.2 36 51 456 1.08 2.86 455.2
326 NY Swallows 355 108 368 47 0.269 547.1 44 44 556 1.14 2.94 442.8
101 Beam Me Up, Piscotty 348 106 348 52 0.264 512.0 34 64 522 1.08 2.99 429.2
83 5TOOLERS 331 107 342 38 0.268 495.2 47 40 579 1.06 2.71 417.9
328 The Lollygaggers 340 93 341 46 0.270 552.2 41 43 527 1.12 2.91 416.8
491 Meekrats 332 84 339 56 0.280 477.0 35 68 487 1.06 2.58 413.1
586 Deal It & Duck 379 114 355 48 0.288 476.2 33 61 452 1.20 3.30 412.6
362 Dr. Boom 356 103 337 35 0.293 504.2 37 40 495 1.09 3.19 411.9
87 Wally 31 386 102 374 48 0.293 422.0 28 62 427 1.09 3.05 410.3
326 The Black Sox 356 98 370 39 0.281 513.1 36 39 529 1.16 3.52 403.3

And the 5×5 league rankings based on the same average team ranking method as previously discussed:

5×5 League Power Rankings
LgNum Name OvRk Rnk+
495 Ultimate Foul Balls 200.3 120.6
225 Hard Core Baseball 204.2 119.1
537 Roto style 211.4 116.2
328 Old School Hardball* 213.3 115.5
672 Church of Baseball 214.8 114.9
642 5×5 Champions 215.6 114.6
569 Mark Convoys Pepper Palace 217.5 113.8
678 Dynasty League 220.3 112.7
450 Hughes Your Daddy 221.5 112.2
580 You Gotta Be Bleeping Me! 221.9 112.1

Please note that league #328 has only ten active teams, and teams #11 and #12 were assigned a rank of 500.

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
72 Gas House Gorillas 360 103 0.348 0.481 510.1 605 0.78 3.05 1.04 212.6
1 Last Years Leftovers 341 109 0.350 0.497 509.1 526 0.58 3.23 1.09 212.4
317 Master of the Domain 354 107 0.369 0.530 489.0 497 0.81 3.33 1.15 208.6
16 Cal Rikken 329 110 0.344 0.476 529.0 608 0.80 2.81 1.08 206.0
34 Zeezils 355 100 0.348 0.470 571.1 647 0.84 3.06 1.14 202.4

And the rankings for the top 4×4 leagues:

4×4 League Power Rankings
LgNum Name OvRk Rnk+
123 Wendy Peffercorn Fantasy Baseball League 90.9 120.5
1 original ottoneu 97.6 114.7
645 Surplus or Scrub 98.3 114.0
170 Triple Fantasy 98.8 113.6
366 For Centaurs Only… 98.9 113.5

Feel free to leave any comments or questions about these rankings!

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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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chrisb
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chrisb

I am in so many of these leagues. My deepest apologies to parity.

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Burger time!