This is a living document of COVID-19/short-season related changes to Ottoneu Fantasy Baseball. Whatever is in this document is the latest, and I will update it as we get more information about this season and its various unique mechanics.
Salary Inflation and Arbitration
- There will be normal salary inflation ($2 for players who play in a MLB game, $1 for everyone else) applied at the end of the season. Commissioner tools will allow leagues that want to pass on this inflation to modify salaries if they want.
- There will be a one-month arbitration period from October 15 to November 15. Leagues that completely do not participate in arbitration will not have any arbitration applied.
- In 2020, players can gain position eligibility, but no player will lose position eligibility for 2021. Going into 2021, position eligibility will be based on 2019 and 2020 games played. Assuming a full 2021 MLB season, going into 2022 position eligibility will be based on 2021 games played.
- The requirements to gain position eligibility will remain at 10 games played or 5 games started in the majors.
MLB Players Opting Out
- We have a OPTOUT distinction for players who have opted out of the 2020 MLB season. If a player has opted out of the 2020 season, teams that roster them will get an extra roster spot. These players will still count against a team’s cap and will have inflation applied and be arbitration-eligible following the 2020 season.
- We have a COVID-19 IL distinction for players who have been placed by their MLB teams on the COVID-19 IL. We are beholden to our data providers to provide this information and will not manually make any changes to player IL status. If a player has COVID-19 IL status, teams that roster them will get an extra roster spot.
- The trade deadline remains on August 31, 2020.
H2H Multiple Matchups per-week
- You can now select if you’d like 1, 2, or 4 matchups per week in a H2H league. This can be changed in any off-season going forward.
- Teams that have multiple matchups in a week will only set a single lineup which will be used across all matchups.
- Your SP GS cap is now per week, rather than per matchup.
- Schedules have not been generated for 2020 yet. Watch this space as I will update when they have been generated.
Game and Inning caps
- Games played: 60
- OF Games played: 300
- IP: 560 IP
- Min IP: 460 IP
- Games played: 30
- OF Games played: 150
- IP: 280 IP
- Min IP: 230 IP
The auction draft window is now extended to August 7. Please let me know if you’d like to draft later than August 7, 2020.
I will keep a change log below in case any of the above information changes. Please DM me or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thanks as always for supporting Ottoneu Fantasy Sports.
UPDATE 07/08/20 11:40p We now have an OPTOUT status for players who have opted-out.
UPDATE 07/15/20 12:24p Clarification on requirements to gain position eligibility