Int’l Free Agency – Cannot Trade Recently Signed Players

Players Signed via International Amateur Free Agency Not Eligible To Be Traded Until Following Year IFA Begins In a recent Happy Hour, it was suggested that teams could be working on finding ways to avoid dealing with the rules of a hard cap of $5,000,000. In response to this discussed action, the League Office is implementing the following: “ANY player […]

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2018 International Free Agent Class

The 2018 International Free Agents can be found here. Reminders: Sim on Saturday June 30th: There will be an in-game rescout during this sim, there is not a need to scout players before hand. OFFERS ARE STILL NOT TO BE MADE ON PLAYERS AT THIS POINT IN TIME!!! Sim on Tuesday July 3rd: FOLLOWING THIS SIM, OFFERS CAN NOW BE MADE ON […]

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International Signing Period Update

International Signing Period Update The tentative schedule for the 2018 International Signing Period is as follows: Sim on Thursday June 28th: The file that will be uploaded following the sim on Thursday will include all of the players who be made available for the signing period. Player names will be included in-game at this point in time. OFFERS ARE NOT […]

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2018 International Signing Period

2018 International Signing Period The 2018 International Signing Period will begin in just over a week. A formal announcement on the site, in Slack, and in e-mail will be made when the singing period is open. That said, beginning today, players will be populating the in-game international amateur screen. NO OFFERS ARE TO BE MADE AT THIS POINT IN TIME!!! […]

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Rule Change: Rookie League Eligibility

-EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY- Rookie League players must have less than 4 years of PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TIME to remain eligible to be placed in any of the four rookie league levels. After the proposal was placed in front of the league, I have received 17 votes of “YES” and 0 votes of “NO” through the voting process. In addition, support on Slack […]

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Potential Change to Rookie League Eligibility

Potential Change to Rookie League Eligibility Via: League Office As the in-game draft nears and the start of play in each of the Rookie Leagues approaches, I have been giving more and more thought into the “eligibility” of players at those levels. The following is the number of players exceeding 25 years of age or 4 years of service time across […]

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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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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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Competitive Balance Draft Picks

League Announces 11 Teams Have Earned Competitive Balance Draft Picks For the first time in MLB Pro history, the league office has announced it will use a system to award competitive balance draft picks on a yearly basis.  This season, 11 teams qualified amongst three tiers.  Tier I teams will be awarded a pick between the second and third round […]

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