Out of the Park Baseball 18 (OOTP18) - Official Thread and League

Discussion in 'Hangouts' started by brentech, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    It's fine. I could probably expound at length about my own squad's issues, but I'm not patient enough to type that much.
     
  2. bluemax

    bluemax Member

    Yeah I was looking at league leaders last night and saw that Benitendi was having an even better season than God Emperor Mike Trout. What a monster.

    I'm kinda annoyed that Erick Weiss on Detroit might beat out Rizzo for RotY given that Weiss is 28 and Rizzo is 23, but alas. Also I had Weiss on my Rule 5 list but didn't manage to get him :(
     
  3. Weiss has been ridiculous for me. The rest of my team sucks, but he’s been a gem at least.
     
  4. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: June 27, 2020
    Notes: Reminder July 2 opens IFA
     
  5. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    June was very kind to the Rays. Turns out, if you rotate most of your AAA roster through the majors, eventually you'll find one or two that can hit. Didn't only have to find a substitute for World Series MVP Joe McCarthy, lost for 4 months with a concussion, but I have this Justin Williams guy who just completely shit the bed. He hit .314/.373/.574 with 23 HRs and 68 RBIs in 331 ABs last season. But this season? .160/.200/.240 in 75 ABs before I pulled the plug.

    I also have a guy that OSA thought was one of my top pitching prospects (Triston Casas) that I converted to a 3B, and that seems to be going well so far in an extremely small sample. I love finding guys to convert. There's a guy the Mets have that I'd convert in a heartbeat.
     
  6. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 Days
    Date: July 2
    Notes: International Free Agency is open
     
  7. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 3 days
    Date: July 5
    Notes: Short sim to allow IFA negotation
     
  8. Drek

    Drek Member

    Boston and LAD have agreed to the following trade.

    Los Angeles Dodgers send:
    CF Joc Pederson (MLB)
    SP Michael Danielak (AAA)
    1B Edwin Rios (AAA)
    C Keibert Ruiz (AA)

    for

    SP Chris Sale (MLB)
    RP Jason Groome (MLB)
    SS Yomar Valentin (AAA)
    LF Fabian Andrade (A-)
     
  9. Pooh

    Pooh Member

    Confirm
     
  10. Drek

    Drek Member

    This league man. I went to see who the Yankees pitching coach was because they have a staff of young starters all basically killing it for them. It's Oil Can Boyd. That's cold OOTP.
     
  11. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    Man, I have so many ex-players as coaches. I love a recognizable name. I've got Larkin, Mike Hampton, and Mark Grace on the ML team. Jason Grimsley, Charlie Hough, and Ozzie Timmons are my AAA staff. Mitch Williams and Barry Bonds are at AA. Harold Reynolds and Eric Young at A+. George Brett at A. Jason Ellison and Dante Bichette at A-.
     
  12. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 3 days
    Date: July 8
    Notes: Trade completed. Another short sim for IFA
     
  13. Drek

    Drek Member

    Former players who become coaches during the course of a game (read: not already coaches at the start of the game in 2017) are some of the best candidates to find really great coaches. I had Richie Sexton come back as a hitting coach and in the editor his teach hitting rating was 187 (max is 200 so 100 is average). Their stats are randomized but given that the reputation attributes for coaches are almost completely irrelevant regarding their actual skill level I'm generally ok with rolling the dice on a player turned coach.

    I'm betting that's what the Yankees got with Oil Can Boyd. A player turned coach who RNG'd into a well above average teach pitching score, turning all their solid pitching prospects into productive starters overnight. Going to suck in the AL East if that's the case, 1. because they won't fire him as long as they're good and 2. the development boost he'll give those 20-something starters isn't going to disappear any time soon.

    That said, nothing matches a good ol' fashioned glitch on the game's part. I once had a pitching coach with a teach pitching score of 6885. Even as commissioner going into the editor it couldn't be changed. I positioned him in my first full season mL tier and basically every kid with a worthwhile makeup who spent any time with him turned into a stud. New pitches and velo increases for someone nearly every monthly scouting update. Game breaking really.

    I sent a couple PMs to people already but might as well post it here if anyone has interest in trading for:
    1B - Paul Goldschmidt
    SP - David Price
    CL - Craig Kimbrel

    Let me know. Still in the WC hunt so I'm not going full-on sell necessarily, but we've got five user controlled teams fighting for the two WC spots and I'm 4th in that group. Add being 6 games out on the division and it only makes sense to listen on anyone outside of my 25-28 year old core.
     
  14. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: July 15
    Note:
     
  15. bluemax

    bluemax Member

    My first round draft pick is already in the starting rotation. Probably one of the quickest promotions in modern baseball history.
     
  16. bluemax

    bluemax Member

    Joe Rizzo down 6 weeks fuuuuuck
     
  17. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: July 22
    Note:
     
  18. Drek

    Drek Member

    The knuckleball can do screwy things in OOTP. I've had Steven Wright put up multiple <4 ERA seasons when using the Red Sox, and he isn't even a particularly well rated knuckleballer. Josh Gann (the kid you got) has the best profile I've seen the game generate for one. Especially interesting that he was created with three pitches, but no fastballs, yet higher than standard velocity compared to most knuckleballers. The low work ethic isn't great but I've always found intelligence matters more for pitchers and he's got that as a positive.

    His ERA will likely regress as his BABIP normalizes, but plugging a first rounder into your rotation not much more than a month after the draft and knowing he's probably going to consistently post a >100 ERA+ over 200+ inning for the next decade is a pretty nice haul.

    Your only problem is that the Astros are just stacked. Being 5 out on my division while my team is playing good ball is a bit frustrating for me but you're 10 out with nearly the same record.
     
  19. bluemax

    bluemax Member

    Yeah I'm used to playing for a Wild Card, same thing happened in our past league. The Astros were the best team in the AL West until like 2025.

    Also Gann's stuff increased during the last player dev update.
     
  20. dmncnby2k20

    dmncnby2k20 Member

    I'm about to add a knuckler baller to my rotation. Hopefully it works out!
     
  21. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: July 29, 2020
    Notes: ALC and NLE are the weak division right now, with no teams over 60 wins. Cubs lead the league with 69 wins, Dodgers behind them with 64
     
  22. Drek

    Drek Member

    The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres announce the following trade:

    San Diego Sends:
    SP Luis Perdomo (MLB)
    CF Manuel Margot (MLB)
    SS Gabriel A. Arias (AZL)
    SP Mike 'Scorpion' Pahl (AZL)

    Boston Sends:
    RP - Jake Thompson (MLB)
    SP - Mike Powell (GCL)
    RP - Chris Salpeter (A+)
    LF - Sam Travis (AAA)
    RF - RJ Adans (DSL)
     
  23. Drek

    Drek Member

    The Boston Red Sox and New York Mets announce the following trade:

    New York Sends:
    CF - Desmond Lindsay (AAA)
    SP - Hagen Danner (Appa League, R)
    SP - Trevor Rogers (GCL, R)

    Boston Sends:
    SP - Eduardo Rodriguez (MLB)
     
  24. dmncnby2k20

    dmncnby2k20 Member

    confirmed, Mets going for that three peat.
     
  25. bluemax

    bluemax Member

    Tons of injuries for my team that sim, mostly in the minors but still. My 2nd best hitter is now nursing a nagging injury for two weeks. And I went 1-5 :(
     
  26. acheron_xl

    acheron_xl Member

    I need to send you a Christmas card for Mathias, Brent. He's approaching my team leader in WAR. Too bad Knapp, the guy I got in the R5 the previous season, couldn't keep up the magic that made him the ROTY runner-up.

    In other news, it's a shame Esteban Carrillo ended up on an NL team. Dude might hit 50 HRs and get close to 140 RBIs, but he'll probably only net 1.5 WAR due to his absolute hatchet job in RF. He already has a ZR of about -20.
     
  27. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 2 days
    Date: July 31
    Notes: 2 trades run, tomorrow is the final day for trades.
     
  28. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Aug 7, 2020
    Notes: Get your teams ready for the final quarter of the season.
     
  29. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Aug 14, 2020
    Notes: 3 teams with over 70 wins, Cardinals, Cubs, and Dodgers. Dodgers now have the overall lead with a 74-41 record.
     
  30. dmncnby2k20

    dmncnby2k20 Member

    Holy shit lost another starter for the year. Thats three starters down
     
  31. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Aug 21, 2020
    Notes:
     
  32. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 7 days
    Date: Aug 28, 2020
    Notes: 3 teams with the same record in race for AL Wildcard spots. NL Wildcard has large gap between 2nd and 3rd.
     
  33. brentech

    brentech Member Original Poster

    Sim: 4 days
    Date: Sept 1, 2020
    Notes: Stopped short to allow for roster expansion.