In ottoneu, most owners will implement some form of platoon among their outfield spots. While platooning in fantasy baseball is hardly sage advice, ottoneu is a little bit different in that the format specifically lends itself to platooning more than other fantasy platforms. First, you have 40 roster spots. Second, you have 5 OF spots and a 810 game cap at the position. Third, it’s a point format. Because of the 810 cap, you almost need to start a full slate of OF in nearly every game you can, as scheduled off days can make it very difficult to meet the 162 game cap at each of the 5 outfield spots. On top of that, the roster, because of it’s size, allows you to stash prospects or players you plan to use only in specific situations. However, you want to make sure you don’t depend on them too heavily, as scheduling can easily leave you below the cap.
Granted, if you’ve played ottoneu for any amount of time, you already know this. You know that platooning can be an extremely effective strategy. You probably know that strong side platoons are really what you want to acquire (more plate appearances) and you probably have a good idea of a couple names who fit this bill. You are looking for hitters who are likely to get 400+ plate appearance in their platoon role, so as not to be left missing starts with regularity. Today, I want to look at 3 (it’s a new year and I’m feeling generous) players who fit the bill of effective RHP mashers, but at varying costs.
|Name||Ottoneu Avg.||PA||BB%||K%||ISO||BABIP||AVG||OBP||wOBA v LHP||wOBA v RHP||wOBA|
|Mr. Name Brand||$12.72||476||13.20%||27.30%||0.249||0.296||0.246||0.352||0.290||0.386||0.360|
|Mr. Generic 1||$4.88||464||8.40%||30.40%||0.259||0.261||0.225||0.300||0.222||0.343||0.329|
|Mr. Generic 2||$4.22||438||11.00%||20.30%||0.167||0.282||0.249||0.342||0.219||0.340||0.331|