Ottoneu Power Rankings: May 2017

It’s time for another edition of the monthly ottoneu power rankings. We are now two months into this season, and this is about the time where league standings start to crystallize and the contenders are separating themselves from the pretenders.

You can find prior power rankings here: April, 2016 Final

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 calculate by taking each team’s current Pts/G and Pts/IP and multiplying them by their projected games (max of 1,944) and innings (max of 1,500). Also, please note that any teams/leagues from leagues with less than twelve teams are excluded from these rankings.

Top 10 FGPts Teams by Pace
OvRnk LgNum TeamName Points PPG PIP pGP pIP PACE
1 354 Mookie Betts and the TINSTAAP GANG 7,223.7 6.20 5.87 1,909 1,500 20,639
2 183 Laser Showalter ??? 6,852.6 6.28 5.60 1,904 1,475 20,215
3 153 Graham’s Neubies 7,085.0 5.98 5.68 1,944 1,500 20,145
4 477 Gimme All Yasmani 7,010.3 6.11 5.60 1,919 1,500 20,127
5 228 Lollygaggers 6,818.7 5.83 6.12 1,870 1,500 20,084
6 513 RANDAL HANDSHAKE 6,859.8 5.99 5.66 1,934 1,500 20,074
7 107 El Festival de Batazos 7,051.6 6.38 5.06 1,944 1,500 19,993
8 435 Saratoga Grays 7,021.9 6.11 5.39 1,944 1,500 19,963
9 236 Tag! You’re So Uchi 6,862.0 6.28 5.57 1,842 1,500 19,922
10 617 Vottoman Empire 7,643.1 6.21 5.21 1,944 1,500 19,887

Note- there are 1,596 FGpts teams across 133 leagues.

Offensive scoring continues to outpace 2016 levels, as FGPts teams averaged 5.23 Pts/G (up from 5.13 Pts/G in May ’16), but just 4.74 Pts/IP (down from 5.09 Pts/IP in May ’16). Overall scoring is still down, as just a single team projects over 20,500 points and only six are pacing over 20,000 points.

There is a new #1 team in the rankings, as Mookie Betts and the TINSTAAP GANG rise from #2, and the former #1 Vottoman Empire drops to #10. All told five teams in the top ten are repeats from last month.

Up next are the FGPts League rankings:

FGPts League Power Rankings
LgRnk LgNum LgName AvgRk Rnk+
1 606 Three Tool Front Office 605.6 131.9
2 652 Dozen Eggheads of Fantasy 621.8 128.4
3 568 The Show 628.5 127.0
4 90 UZR Friendly 630.7 126.6
5 530 Ottoneu Champions (530) 638.8 125.0
6 791 The Champagne Room 639.0 125.0
7 347 MVP Baseball 2005 641.3 124.5
8 637 So… OttoGraphs is a thing? 647.2 123.4
9 649 Brinksmanship 647.4 123.3
10 532 A Small Sample 657.7 121.4

A Small Sample drops from first all the way to tenth this month and Three Tool Front Office makes their first appearance on the rankings at the very top. Last year’s #1 league Brinksmanship rises one spot in the rankings from last month.

I was asked in the comments last month if there was a way to separate out prize leagues, so below you will see the breakdown by prize tier of league AvgRk (the average overall team rank of all twelve teams in the league, lower is better). Please note that many leagues handle prizes outside of the ottoneu system, so some of the non-prize leagues may actually play for stakes.

Average for all leagues: 798.5

$0 Tier (these are the staff/experts leagues, 4 leagues)- 796.8
$10 Tier (92 leagues)- 821.4
$50 Tier (30 leagues)- 748.9
$100 Tier (6 leagues)- 723.2
$250 Tier (1 league)- 639.0

Non-Prize Leagues (96 total)- 820.4
Prize Leagues (37 total)- 741.8

I don’t think this data is conclusive, but it does suggest that prize leagues perform better in the league rankings.

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
OvRnk LgNum TeamName Points P/G P/IP pGP pIP PACE
1 412 Surplus or Minus 6,663.0 5.79 5.73 1,944 1,455 19,591
2 159 Braves in the Burbs 6,456.8 5.66 5.38 1,918 1,500 18,928
3 331 Yeah Jeets 6,457.2 6.14 4.81 1,905 1,500 18,911
4 456 Fifty Shades of Sonny Gray 6,458.9 6.12 4.94 1,873 1,500 18,870
5 301 Fly Eli’s Evian Showers 6,371.4 5.69 5.36 1,936 1,451 18,796

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

SABR League Power Rankings
LgRnk LgNum LgName AvgRk Rnk+
1 159 Cooperstown – The Jack O’Ryan Memorial League 82.9 123.6
2 176 Jackalope Inv. 85.6 119.7
3 301 Sabermetric League of Statistical Analysis 87.8 116.7
4 670 90% Mental 93.1 110.1
5 547 Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 93.8 109.3

Note- There are 204 teams and 17 leagues in the SABR points format.

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
OvRnk LgNum TeamName R HR RBI SB AVG WINS SV K ERA WHIP POW
1 471 Tux, Tophat, & Monocle – Oh My! 411 127 383 55 0.281 39 51 581 3.21 1.11 510.5
2 217 Next Year 406 118 367 57 0.276 36 51 488 3.25 1.17 469.4
3 56 Natty Boh 411 121 365 50 0.278 39 36 526 3.16 1.17 465.9
4 775 Melky Discharge 395 116 397 39 0.278 38 40 633 3.39 1.19 457.6
5 136 Wash Park Pelican Armada 405 119 356 71 0.275 38 45 547 3.78 1.21 457.2
6 586 Kenesaw Mountain Londis 376 112 371 51 0.274 38 39 573 3.79 1.15 445.4
7 664 Casa Cubana 368 118 377 57 0.278 35 27 537 3.37 1.18 443.0
8 445 Crime Dog’s Biscuits 369 100 361 50 0.278 32 51 545 3.24 1.13 442.2
9 501 Walker, Wheeler, Kluber 412 122 350 52 0.276 44 16 537 3.20 1.18 439.2
10 225 Chin Music 375 103 359 53 0.263 34 53 578 3.35 1.12 438.6

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

5×5 League Power Rankings
LgRnk LgNum LgName AvgRk Rnk+
1 672 Church of Baseball 201.5 134.2
2 495 Ultimate Foul Balls 201.9 133.9
3 450 Hughes Your Daddy 202.8 133.3
4 148 Shea Stadium 212.5 127.2
5 461 Gentlemanly Pursuits 215.3 125.6
6 755 Rebirth 219.2 123.4
7 781 Hubie Brooks Roto League 219.9 123.0
8 569 Mark Convoys Pepper Palace 224.2 120.6
9 87 Pitching, Defense and 3 Run Homers 225.1 120.1
10 225 Hard Core Baseball 229.8 117.7

Note- there are 540 teams and 45 leagues in the 5×5 format

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

Top 5 4×4 Teams
OvRnk LgNum TeamName R HR OBP SLG IP K HR9 ERA WHIP POW
1 366 The Art of Fielding 396 123 0.360 0.509 504 535 1.00 3.55 1.17 217.8
2 821 Pork-Chop Express 367 113 0.349 0.478 549 599 1.07 3.05 1.12 213.4
3 34 Zeezils 390 109 0.360 0.484 541.2 564 1.06 3.29 1.20 209.8
4 356 Jet Lyfe 380 122 0.351 0.476 479 504 1.02 3.31 1.17 207.1
5 34 The Dukes of Hackney 387 113 0.344 0.458 554 577 1.02 3.10 1.14 204.8

And the rankings for the top 4×4 leagues:

4×4 League Power Rankings
LgRnk LgNum LgName AvgRk Rnk+
1 123 Wendy Peffercorn Fantasy Baseball League 96.8 124.4
2 28 Imaginary Hammers 98.4 122.4
3 1 original ottoneu 103.3 116.6
4 317 Vandelay Industries 103.3 116.6
5 674 Loggerneu 111.1 108.4

Note- there are 240 teams and 20 leagues in the 4×4 format

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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Nice job quantifying what many of us have observed over the years – prize leagues tend to be more competitive, top to bottom. I think they’re different animals. I’d enjoy seeing Top 10 FGPts Teams by Pace, as well as the league power rankings filtered for only prize leagues.