We’re only 3 weeks into the baseball season, but for those of us Ottoneu players the wheeling and dealing has been going for months. I’ve started to keep a spreadsheet that allows me to track team performance at a slightly more granular level than the stats provided by the site (basically, Points/Game for hitters and Points/IP for pitchers). Below is a table showing some additional information on the teams performances through 20 or so games.
|Team||Points||IP||P PTS||H PTS||OBP||SLG||OPS||P/PA||HR/9|
|Frosted Mini Weeks||2703.0||243.1||1312.7||1390.26||0.348||0.480||0.829||1.364||0.889|
|We Got Wood||2543.4||221.1||1260.3||1283.13||0.324||0.459||0.784||1.288||0.692|
|The Crying of No. 49||2428.5||261.2||1279.9||1148.62||0.337||0.427||0.764||1.215||0.861|
I would welcome any thoughts that you readers have on the info – for me a few things jump out:
(1) The league is quickly separating into two groups – the top 5 teams are on pace to throw between 1700-2100 innings (against the Otto maximum of 1500), so the points lead they enjoy may be deceptive, and the next 6 teams (and Lucky Strikes is in complete rebuild mode after his 2012 championship). Of the top group, WGW may be benefitting from some luck in the Pitching/HR department, but they and FMW are hitting with power the other three teams don’t yet show.
(2) Two teams from that 2nd group – Chicago Chiefs and Shoeless Joes – lead the league in team On Base Percentage at .354, while 3 of the top 4 teams in scoring right now have the lowest team OBP, which may portend issues when the innings pitched equalize.
(3) I find it interesting how close 9 of the 11 competing teams are in hitting, all within 150 points of each other, except for FMW (110 points ahead of the 2nd team) and Knights (200 points behind the 10th place hitting team). The Knights SLG of .387 may turn this club into a seller if we don’t see a turnaround soon.
(4) Joes and Chiefs look like they may have been a little unlucky with the gopher balls, so coupled with strong OBP, they may bear watching as the season progresses.
I will update periodically as the season progresses and teams either ascend or look to the future.