OPS leagues - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

OPS leagues

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

OPS leagues

Postby beefcurtain » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:18 pm

In 6x6 leagues that add OPS, how would you tweak your rankings? Usually, I place more emphasis on the power hitters, while dropping the speed guys (Reyes, Ichiro) a bit. Any other players you can imagine jumping or dropping considerably? Holliday, Dunn and Chipper, for example, always do well in OPS. While Howard, struggles a bit.

Here's last year's OPS leaders

National League
Albert Pujols St. Louis 1.065
Lance Berkman Houston 1.063
Chipper Jones Atlanta 1.062
Matt Holiday Colorado 1.001
Pat Burrell Philadelphia .987
Ryan Ludwick St. Louis .980
Adam Dunn Cincinnati .950
Brain McCann Atlanta .949
Chase Utley Philadelphia .945
Dan Uggla Florida .932

American League
Milton Bradley Texas 1.036
Alex Rodriguez New York 1.007
J.D. Drew Boston .956
Jermaine Dye Chicago .936
Carlos Quentin Chicago .933
Grady Sizemore Cleveland .933
Manny Ramirez Los Angeles .926
Kevin Youkilis Boston .923
Josh Hamilton Texas .920
Justin Morneau Minnesota .919
beefcurtain
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 129
Joined: 25 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: OPS leagues

Postby RenPastana » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:35 pm

Great question...sadly no replies...Here is my two cents though:

Having never been in a league that counts OPS, I have decided to join two of that very kind this yr...The dilemma begins with: Do your leagues also include Steals as a category? If so, then you're best shot is to draft guys like Hanley, Reyes, Sizemore, BJ Upton, Kinsler, B.Phillips, etc...Those guys OPS is not necessarily great..around .850 - .900 but, they're not OPS killers either and they all should give you at least 20 swipes. Unfortunately there are not many players like these, so you may have to take a big hit on steals so that your OPS doesn't drop dramatically because of guys like Willy Tavarez with a .600 OPS or Figgins. In sum, you want every single one of your batters, (except for your 1B since they rarely run) to contribute in steals, even if its only like 5, so that your losses in steal don't affect your other cats.

Hope this helps
RenPastana
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 606
Joined: 7 Apr 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: OPS leagues

Postby TheRock » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:29 pm

I'm amazed how many questions this spring are being answered with these two links:

http://www.baseballmonster.com
http://www.lastplayerpicked.com
Image
TheRock
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 3053
(Past Year: 6)
Joined: 16 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: America's Heartland

Re: OPS leagues

Postby beefcurtain » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:22 pm

I think the SB's are significantly less important when OPS is added, at least in a head-to-head league. A player with a top of the line OPS also will help with average, hr's, Rbi's and even runs.
beefcurtain
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 129
Joined: 25 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: OPS leagues

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:28 am

If you want I can post some rankings based on my OPS league and CHONE projections using SGP methods.

Here's the top 50:

Albert Pujols
Alex Rodriguez
David Wright
Hanley Ramirez
Ryan Howard
Miguel Cabrera
Jose Reyes
Grady Sizemore
David Ortiz
Ryan Braun
Prince Fielder
Chase Utley
Lance Berkman
Alfonso Soriano
Mark Teixeira
Manny Ramirez
Vladimir Guerrero
Carlos Beltran
Carlos Lee
Jimmy Rollins
B.J. Upton
Carl Crawford
Aramis Ramirez
Matt Holliday
Evan Longoria
Justin Morneau
Matt Kemp
Chipper Jones
Raul Ibanez
Nick Markakis
Adrian Gonzalez
Carlos Quentin
Garrett Atkins
Derrek Lee
Joey Votto
Ian Kinsler
Josh Hamilton
Nelson Cruz
Alexei Ramirez
Magglio Ordonez
Jason Bay
Bobby Abreu
Chris_b Young
Curtis Granderson
Jay Bruce
Jacoby Ellsbury
Carlos Pena
Alexis Rios
Ryan Zimmerman
"I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to chase it."
GotowarMissAgnes
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy Expert
Posts: 5516
Joined: 12 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Happy Valley

Re: OPS leagues

Postby socceryank » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:09 am

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:If you want I can post some rankings based on my OPS league and CHONE projections using SGP methods.

Here's the top 50:

Albert Pujols
Alex Rodriguez
David Wright
Hanley Ramirez
Ryan Howard
Miguel Cabrera
Jose Reyes
Grady Sizemore
David Ortiz
Ryan Braun
Prince Fielder
Chase Utley
Lance Berkman
Alfonso Soriano
Mark Teixeira
Manny Ramirez
Vladimir Guerrero
Carlos Beltran
Carlos Lee
Jimmy Rollins
B.J. Upton
Carl Crawford
Aramis Ramirez
Matt Holliday
Evan Longoria
Justin Morneau
Matt Kemp
Chipper Jones
Raul Ibanez
Nick Markakis
Adrian Gonzalez
Carlos Quentin
Garrett Atkins
Derrek Lee
Joey Votto
Ian Kinsler
Josh Hamilton
Nelson Cruz
Alexei Ramirez
Magglio Ordonez
Jason Bay
Bobby Abreu
Chris_b Young
Curtis Granderson
Jay Bruce
Jacoby Ellsbury
Carlos Pena
Alexis Rios
Ryan Zimmerman


GTW -- this was exactly the info I was looking for as well. We use OPS as well, and your rankings help justify my inclination to take MCab over Reyes with the #4 pick.
C M. Montero
1B AGonz
2B Uggla
3B Zimmermann
SS Jeter
OF J Upton, McCutcheon, Choo
Util Kendrys Morales
BN Pena
DL Gardner
SP Gallardo, Bumgarner, Latos, Zimmermann, Luebke, Jaime Garcia, Hughes, Burnett
RP League, Marshall, Betancourt
socceryank
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 452
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 28 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: OPS leagues

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:05 am

It's close, of course. Using my league's history and CHONE, MCab adds 16.2 SGP while Reyes is 14.9. My league is 16 teams, 10 hitters count, so replacement level--which I use to calculate SGP is about hitters ranked around that 160 level. Have not checked to see whether the relative rankings change based on replacement.
"I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to chase it."
GotowarMissAgnes
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy Expert
Posts: 5516
Joined: 12 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Happy Valley

Re: OPS leagues

Postby MashinSpuds » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:43 am

Let's not forget the mostly forgotten big bat with the A's that consistently ranks high in OPS: Jack Cust. Ugly, streaky player that he is, Cust is a good late round pick for some all-or-nothing pop and a nice dose of walks. With Giambi there in Oakland now, the two of them are going to do a lot of watching baseballs.
MashinSpuds
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Response TeamCafe WriterCafe RankerEagle EyeCafecaster
Posts: 2562
(Past Year: 149)
Joined: 25 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Boston

Re: OPS leagues

Postby beefcurtain » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:07 pm

Good call with Cust. Why is Howard so high on the list? His OPS isnt usually high enough to bump him up 4-6 spots.

And Kinsler at +30? I was considering taking him at 15. Is that a mistake?
beefcurtain
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 129
Joined: 25 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: OPS leagues

Postby RenPastana » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:25 pm

wait...Ellsbury's OPS is higher than Victorino's who is not even on the list? Makes no sense
RenPastana
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 606
Joined: 7 Apr 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: apz, GiantsFan14, Saltydog and 17 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Thursday, Apr. 24
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Kansas City at Cleveland
(12:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
(12:35 pm)
Chi White Sox at Detroit
(1:08 pm)
St. Louis at NY Mets
(1:10 pm)
Minnesota at Tampa Bay
(1:10 pm)
indoors
Arizona at Chi Cubs
(2:20 pm)
San Diego at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Baltimore at Toronto
(7:07 pm)
NY Yankees at Boston
(7:10 pm)
Oakland at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Philadelphia at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact