NotGraphs OOTP 14 Fantasy League

This is probably not what you think.

As you may know, Out of the Park 14 (OOTP 14) is perhaps the best baseball simulation game on the market (review). It is an addicting and delicately balanced game (cue Dubuque).

But my friends over at BlueSeatLyfe.com found a way to make the game even more interesting. Below the jump, you will find a singup to enter YOURSELF into the 2013 draft class. You can choose either a position player or a pitcher, as well as your strengths and weaknesses. Over the next few posts, we will follow your player through the seasons.

Will you be a bust or a boom? Will you be the first Nigerian to win the Cy Young? Will you go undrafted and then cry yourself to sleep every night? Join us and find out!

The first 5 people will be guaranteed coverage. Any additional signups will be subject to the whims of my magnanimity.

The following format is stolen almost completely and directly from peter brady of BSL. Copy and paste the pertinent sections into the comments and then fill out the corresponding fields. Incorrectly completed applications will be ignored.

Bio
Complete the following fields.

    Name:
    Nickname:
    Age (17-22):
    Position:
    Bats:
    Throws:
    Height:
    Weight:
    Ethnicity:
    Birthplace:
    Personality:
    Briefly describe leadership ability, desire to win, loyalty, greed, work ethic, and intelligence.

Allocate 350 points across these three fields.

    Range:
    Error Proneness:
    Arm:

Batters
Allocate 550 points into the following offensive categories (250 max for any one category).

    BABIP:
    Avoid Ks:
    Gap Power:
    HR Power:
    Batting Eye:
    Running Speed:
    Stealing Ability:
    Baserunning Skills:
    Bunting:

Pitchers
Give a range of your fastball velocity of 6 MPH (90-96, 92-98, etc.).

Choose your pitch repertoire by allocating 550 points to any of the following pitches (250 max for any one pitch type). Options include:

    Fastball:
    Sinker:
    Cutter:
    Curveball:
    Slider:
    Changeup:
    Splitter:
    Forkball:
    Circle Change:
    Screwball:
    Knuckle Curve:
    Knuckleball:

Allocate 200 points across these three two fields.

    Movement:
    Control:

Here’s a sample player, in fact, my player:

John Donne

    Name: John Donne
    Nickname: Valediction
    Age (17-22): 21
    Position: SS
    Bats: S
    Throws: R
    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Ethnicity: English
    Birthplace: Ormskirk, England
    Personality: Donne is a profound leader who does not care about winning or money. He is hard working and generally considered a loyal teammate. He is routinely the smartest person in the room and his interviews defy platitudes.
    Range: 125
    Error Proneness: 125
    Arm: 100

    BABIP: 150
    Avoid Ks: 150
    Gap Power: 50
    HR Power: 200
    Batting Eye: 100
    Running Speed: 50
    Stealing Ability: 50
    Baserunning Skills: 50
    Bunting: 0

NOTE: Injuries will be turned to realistic.



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Kyle Payne
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Kyle Payne

Name: Kyle Payne
Nickname: “Payner”
Age (17-22): 20
Position: C
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 180
Ethnicity: American
Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Personality: Payne is a quiet leader and is extremely loyal to his team. His work ethic has been questioned due to his outside interests, but is always the first to practice and the last to leave.

Range: 50
Error Proneness:150
Arm: 150

Contact:200
Gap Power:50
HR Power: 10
Batting Eye: 100
Running Speed: 40
Stealing Ability: 80
Baserunning Skills: 60
Bunting: 10

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