DRAFT UPDATE 2018

DRAFT UPDATE As of 9:00 AM on Tuesday, 11 picks remain in Round #3. I am going to assume we will finish the round, no later than Thursday. At the conclusion of Round 3 (regardless if it comes sooner than Thursday…after say on Friday) we will be stopping the draft until MONDAY, MAY 14. By that I mean the following: […]

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Rockies Hire New GM

Bucholz Hired to Shake Things Up as New General Manager of Colorado Rockies Denver, CO. — Days after the Rockies saw their General Manager flee to the Blue Jays, Eddie Bucholz has accepted the challenge of guiding the Rockies past recent problems and toward what could be a very bright future. Rockies owner Charlie Monfort appeared both excited and relieved during […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Yankees Find Their New GM

Yankees Hire New GM After losing their General Manager suddenty, Yankee fans were left wondering what was to come. The organization answered that question today by hiring Chipper Coltre. The Yankees new GM had this to say: “I’m the new kid on the block. I know that I’ve got a lot to prove to you. It’s a year-round job. There’s […]

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Blue Jays Find Their Man

-BREAKING NEWS- Mitch Bannon Named New GM of Blue Jays Hope springs eternal. At least that was the mood of the press conference when it was announced that Mitch Bannon would be the new GM of the Toronto Blue Jays. Team owners and fans are really enthused about the signing and are looking forward to the upcoming season. “I’m very […]

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Shakeup In Toronto

GM George Hoffman Relieved of Duties in Toronto Despite an 8-6 start to the season, Toronto Blue Jays owner Alan Horn Jr. came out this afternoon and announced the team has relieved GM George Hoffman of his position. Hoffman ran the Jays for just over a season. Rumors suggest that ownership and the front-office butted heads with the overall philosophy […]

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Baseball Prospectus: Top Draft Prospects 2018

Baseball Prospectus: Top Draft Prospects 2018 Dane Grier (P, Long Beach State) Grier shined during his season season at Long Beach State going 12-2 and striking out 170 batters over 132 innings. Grier features a fastball that tops out in the high-nineties. Ronald Acuna (CF, Venezuela) Ronald Acuna gained draft eligibility through a waiver-process with the league office. Acuna has […]

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2018 MLB Pro Draft Date

2018 MLB Pro Draft SCHEDULE The 2018 MLB Pro Draft will begin on MONDAY, April 16. With the draft beginning on Monday, the final day for a team to sign any remaining compensation eligible player is FRIDAY, April 13. Upon the completion of Friday’s sim (potentially Saturday morning depending on my schedule), the draft order and players will be moved over […]

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Opening Day 2018: Message From League Office

Opening Day 2018 It feels like yesterday that Rocky and the Minnesota Twins were celebrating after defeating the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series. It was the American League’s 6th consecutive championship. Since then, we have transitioned from OOTP16 to OOT18, debuted the Winter Developmental League (where each the AL finished in the top three spots), saw big free-agent deals […]

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Injury File Update

When we made the switch to OOTP18, we began using a custom injury file in an attempt to combat the new injury mechanics. It has come to my attention that everyone needs the file within their own version of the league folder, as at the moment, while you are seeing the proper length of injury, you are not seeing the […]

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MLB Pro Bound For 2019 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2018 MLB Pro Commissioner Office, MLB Pro Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball Reach Agreement on Shohei Ohtani MLB Pro has reached a settlement with the MLB Pro Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball with regards to allowing Shohei Ohtani to join MLB Pro after the 2018 MLB Pro season is completed. All sides have […]

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2018 Winter Meetings – Rule Proposals

League Office Unveils Three Proposals For League Vote January 8, 2018 The following rule proposals are to be voted upon by the members of the league. VOTING FORM FOUND HERE   Proposal 1: Allow teams to hire coaches away from other teams. In real-life, we see MLB managers and coaches receive MLB Managerial jobs. With this proposal, teams would be […]

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2018 MLB Pro Player Auction List

League Office Releases List MLB Pro Auction Players The 2018 Winter Meetings Player Auction takes place from Sunday, January 7th to Wednesday, January 10th, The Player Auction will be done in two parts – Part 1: Sunday — Part 2: Tuesday The auctioneer will determine how many players are auctioned in a night and how many will be auctioned in total. When […]

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MLB Pro Winter Meetings

MLB Pro Winter Meetings 2018 Winter Meetings To Be Held January 7-10 The 2018 MLB Pro Winter Meetings will be hosted by the Arizona Diamdondbacks from Sunday, January 7th to Wednesday, January 10th.  The Winter Meetings will be an opportunity for free-agents and agents to mingle with all teams in a single place. In addition, GM’s will have a chance to take […]

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MLB Pro Ticket Price and Attendance Analysis

MLB Pro Ticket Price and Attendance Analysis The following takes a look at ticket price and attendance information from the 2016 and 2017 MLB Pro seasons. The influence of fan support on the outcome of a baseball game cannot be measured. While many argue that a loud fan base can energize the home team, intimidate a visiting team, or play […]

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Updating Stadium Information and Park Factors

Being that MLB Pro started many iterations of OOTP ago, franchises have altered/changed their ballparks over this time period.  With this move to OOTP 18, I am allowing teams to get an updated set of park factor ratings.  This is OPTIONAL on a team by team basis. If you are interested in having information regarding your stadium be updated, please […]

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OOTP 18 Import Complete And Off-Season Notes

The import to OOTP 18 is complete.  With that, we have officially hit the off-season.  Below are some notes regarding the switch and the off-season. We are having some problems with the league reports, hope to have this resolved by the end of the weekend. The following changes have been made to the league file and will be noticed after […]

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League Note: OOTP 16 to OOTP 18

Tonight the Twins captured the 2017 World Series in 7 Games.  This was our final sim using OOTP 16. I plan on grabbing imports tomorrow morning before I begin the transition to OOTP 18. Once in 18, I will sim the Friday day into Saturday which is Day 1 of the Off-Season. An off-season schedule with key dates will be […]

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OOTP 18 – World Series Sale

(Via the OOTP Forums) This time of year also brings with it another annual tradition: the OOTP World Series Special! This year, OOTP 18 is just $13.60! That’s a whopping 66% off the regular price, but you better hurry because this special ends on Nov. 1. (That’s right, this incredible deal will keep going even if the Series doesn’t last […]

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