There are two gameplay changes coming to Ottoneu Fantasy Baseball for the 2020 season. I am announcing them today to ensure that everyone has the same set of information ahead of the keeper deadline. The two changes pertain to GP/IP caps in H2H leagues and leagues with playoffs, as well as a new auto-eject lineup feature.
GP and IP Cap Changes in 2020
In H2H leagues, there will no longer be season-long positional or IP caps. The per-matchup SP GS cap will be the only cap in H2H leagues this season. I am looking for feedback specifically pertaining to a per-matchup positional GS cap for 2021, so please share your thoughts on that idea.
In season-long leagues (4x4, 5x5, points) that have playoffs to determine the league winner, the positional and IP caps will be reduced. These leagues have a regular season that is roughly 5/6 the length of a season-long league without playoffs. As such, the following adjustments will be made to caps:
C, 1B, 2B, SS, MI, 3B, Util: 135 games (from 162)
OF: 675 games (from 810)
IP: 1250 IP (from 1500)
The site will reflect these new caps accordingly.
Auto-eject Lineup Option
The other planned change that will affect in-season gameplay is the option to automatically remove players from your lineup if their MLB team is playing and they are not in the starting lineup. When enabled, the player that is not starting will be locked into a bench spot on the current date about five minutes before game time, when they’d normally lock into their positional slot. They will not be moved to the bench for future dates. The goal of this change is to help those of you managing multiple teams, especially in points leagues. This feature is the direct result of this wishlist item.
There will be other platform improvements ahead of the 2020 fantasy baseball season, but these changes will have the most impact on your keeper decisions. Please ask any questions or comments about these changes in this thread. As always, thank you so much for your continued support of Ottoneu Fantasy Sports!