Ottoneu Power Rankings: August 2016

We are nearing the homestretch in the baseball and ottoneu season, and this will be the last in-season power rankings. The next time power rankings are released, they will be final 2016 results, and I plan on releasing the full team/league standings files for each format at that time as well.

For reference, here are links to prior editions of the power rankings (April, May, June, July).

Here are the FanGraphs points league team rankings (1,340 teams):

Top 10 FGPTS Teams by Pace
LgNum TeamName Points PPG PIP pGP pIp PACE
81 20,530 or Bust 18,452.9 6.54 5.94 1,944 1,489 21,560.9
194 The Murder Boners 18,618.6 6.30 6.12 1,944 1,500 21,427.2
430 Britton Yu Crazy Diamond 18,376.5 6.37 5.84 1,944 1,500 21,143.3
248 Piedmont Boll Weevils 18,377.9 6.38 5.74 1,944 1,500 21,012.7
52 Durham Tobacconists 17,922.2 6.18 5.88 1,935 1,500 20,776.7
153 Winnetka Bears 17,677.9 5.97 6.33 1,906 1,470 20,683.1
240 Miguel’s Caballeros 17,775.1 5.99 6.12 1,944 1,473 20,660.2
120 Vinegar Strokes 17,912.5 6.30 5.58 1,944 1,495 20,590.8
389 Smelly Pirate Hooker 17,724.4 6.18 5.71 1,944 1,500 20,578.9
107 El Festival de Batazos 17,584.6 6.13 5.75 1,944 1,497 20,521.9

We have a new #1 team! The appropriately named 20,530 or Bust takes over the top spot, thanks to a blistering 6.54 PPG pace. Last month six teams were on pace to beat the FGPTS record of 20,530, and this month nine teams are still on pace to do so. I think it’s safe to say that the points record will be shattered, and a handful of teams are likely to eclipse 20,530. Offense continues to be up, with all FGPTS teams averaging 5.29 Pts/G, up from 4.92 Pts/G last year. Pitching continues to be down, with an average Pts/IP of 4.95 compared to 5.14 Pts/IP in 2015.

Here are the FGPTS league power rankings (112 leagues):

FGPTS League Power Rankings
lgNum LgName AvgRk Rnk+
649 Brinksmanship 432.0 135.2
532 A Small Sample 435.4 134.7
347 MVP Baseball 2005 453.5 132.0
93 ottobros 461.9 130.7
195 Wins Above Figgins 506.8 124.0
653 Good Sir Timmy 511.5 123.3
100 50,000 ottoneu Leagues Under the Sea 522.4 121.6
671 MLB 2k16 535.2 119.7
504 Republic of Knowles 537.3 119.4
90 UZR Friendly 538.8 119.2

Brinksmanship remains at #1, but there are a few shakeups elsewhere in the rankings.

Up next, the SABR league team power rankings (225 teams):

Top 5 SABR Teams by Pace
LgNum TeamName Points P/G P/IP pGP pIp PACE
301 WARriors 17,195 6.19 5.39 1,942 1,477 19,980
301 SABRmagician✨ 17,359 6.08 5.47 1,944 1,490 19,969
456 The Folies-Bergère Barmaids 17,247 5.77 5.76 1,944 1,500 19,857
176 SABR Tooth Tiger? 17,092 5.96 5.46 1,944 1,493 19,740
37 The Naturals 16,946 6.15 5.36 1,938 1,450 19,691

 

And the top five SABR leagues, using the same method I did for the FanGraphs points leagues (19 leagues):

SABR League Power Rankings
lgNum LgName AvgRk Rnk+
25 Super Serious Fantasy Baseball 83.1 123.4
159 Cooperstown – The Jack O’Ryan Memorial League 91.3 115.8
164 B. Selig Blue Ribbon Glee Club 96.0 111.5
571 Effectively Wild (Dynasty) 96.0 111.5
186 Fantasy By the Book – An OttoNeu Experience 97.8 109.9

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 (499 teams):

Top 10 5×5 Teams
Lg# TeamNum TeamName R HR RBI SB AVG IP WINS SV K ERA WHIP POW
87 1008 Wally 31 1028 286 987 127 0.2895 1306 82 155 1366 3.26 1.112 462.7
326 2417 NY Swallows 1013 297 969 139 0.2794 1289.2 89 112 1352 3.2 1.148 460.7
174 1353 Will Trade Verlander for his GF 955 292 961 142 0.2709 1419.2 97 145 1466 3.31 1.151 451
678 4737 Free Tony Bosch 936 292 935 151 0.2801 1329.2 83 110 1370 2.96 1.106 449.1
328 2562 Say It Ain’t So Sano! 1034 289 966 154 0.286 1335.1 92 87 1516 3.42 1.227 435.9
461 3265 Boise Boats 971 278 953 118 0.2719 1291.2 87 162 1350 3.23 1.112 435.7
328 2299 Daaa yankeesuc! 975 306 1003 153 0.2826 1319.1 89 106 1335 3.46 1.229 432.7
56 365 Natty Boh 994 267 940 117 0.2774 1321.2 92 127 1288 3.3 1.147 432.6
56 257 Blue Whales 995 287 982 161 0.2843 1204.1 83 118 1158 3.38 1.151 431.8
642 4535 Grand Rapids Wolverines 974 276 953 120 0.2805 1284.1 85 104 1310 3.33 1.128 431.1

And the 5×5 league rankings based on the same average team ranking method as previously discussed (42 leagues):

5×5 League Power Rankings
Lg# LgName AvgRk Rnk+
540 $100 Old School Hardball 190.4 124.6
495 Ultimate Foul Balls 190.8 124.4
148 She Stadium 209.3 117.1
450 Hughes Your Daddy 210.8 116.5
672 Church of Baseball 215.8 114.5
569 Mark Convoys Pepper Palace 217.3 113.9
642 5×5 Champions 218.2 113.6
181 Donnie Kelly Baby! 224.6 111.0
139 FanGraphs Experts League 226.8 110.2
225 Hard Core Baseball 228.8 109.4

Last, but not least, here are the rankings for the top teams in ottoneu 4×4 (224 teams):

Top 5 4×4 Teams
LgNum TeamName R HR OBP SLG IP K HR9 ERA WHIP POW
34 Zeezils 1,011 277 0.358 0.486 1,311.1 1484 0.91 3.20 1.13 209.75
317 Master of the Domain 954 297 0.366 0.522 1,211.1 1283 0.96 3.27 1.16 202.375
1 Last Years Leftovers 954 289 0.345 0.483 1,282.1 1323 0.86 3.21 1.11 201.625
209 Muddy Chickens 964 293 0.354 0.495 1,148.2 1076 0.89 3.09 1.13 196.25
118 David Justice is Blind 960 307 0.355 0.499 1,281.2 1293 0.92 3.38 1.22 194.5

And the rankings for the top 4×4 leagues (19 leagues):

4×4 League Power Rankings
lgNum LgName AvgRk Rnk+
1 original ottoneu 93.9 117.9
366 For Centaurs Only… 95.8 116.2
123 Wendy Peffercorn Fantasy Baseball League 96.3 115.8
645 Surplus or Scrub 98.4 114.0
670 90% Mental 103.8 109.3

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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Trey Baughn
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We need to go back and verify at season’s end, but pretty sure a finish of 6.54 P/G would be a record best offense, too.