Last week I introduced ottoneu Pick Six, a daily points game, and I wanted to update everyone on the recent updates to the game. For those of you who don’t know, Pick Six is a game that takes less than 5 minutes to enter and lets you compete against other FanGraphs users on your ability to choose players for the day, with achievements for winning or accomplishing other feats. It’s free to play, and you should definitely check it out.
The next time you visit the Pick Six site, your first stop should be the “Add Friends” tab. You can now follow other users on Pick Six, allowing you to compare yourself to a subset of the day’s participants. I think this is a pretty fun feature, but the real reason I am writing today is to share a few Pick Six users that you should consider following.
- nivshah – me, winner of May 3 (which means I totally know what I’m doing)
- Sarris – The captain of Team RotoGraphs
- Cistulli – Keeper of NotGraphs and general thorn in my side
- jhmoore, cloakedarbiter, Wolfersberger, zsanders, Allen – FanGraphs and RotoGraphs writers that all eat, breathe and live baseball (and sometimes also R)
- jinaz – Did the lion’s share of the work in developing the scoring system
- Steve Slow – Brought over the Sabermetrics library
- dooberfig, chy924, jpjazzman, Thad, jgshanas, jonathan1465 – Some of the participants in the original ottoneu league. Also, not good at Pick Six, so good for your ego.
With over 200 participants in the first 6 days, I’m pretty sure I missed more than a couple of people you should be following. In the comments, feel free to share your Pick Six profiles with each other, so you can add each other to your leaderboards. Additionally, make sure to follow ottoneu on Twitter or Facebook for updates and so you can give more of the great feedback I’ve received so far. Have fun, and good luck!