The Unofficial SDMB Out Of The Park Baseball League is starting it’s 23rd season and has an opening.
Out of the Park baseball is a baseball simulation game where you take on the role of GM. You draft, trade and release players, sign free agents and decide who stays in the majors and who needs more time in the minors. You set the lineups and pitching rotations.
Our league is a long-running stable league. We started in 2002 and have completed 22 seasons.
Each week, we simulate two weeks of games. Between each simulation, you can make changes to your roster, make trades, etc. You upload your changes to the FTP site (all done with a button that is pressed in-game – you don’t have to have any advanced computer knowledge for this) and wait for the results.
The team currently available is the New York Gothams. The Gothams finished last season in second place in the Signorino Division (albeit with a losing record). The team has some very good young sluggers on the major league roster, including:
[li]CF Jim Edwards, a fleet-footed CF who slugged 66 home runs and stole 64 bases over the last two seasons[/li][li]3B Larry McCormick who, last season hit .346 with 24 home runs and 96 RBI. He also stole sixteen bases and finished with an OPS of 1.017. McCormick was also the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Newcomer Award (our version of the Rookie of the Year).[/li][li]2B Gene Reynolds who blasted 37 shots out of the park last year, while batting .299 and finishing with an OPS of .869.[/li][/ul]The pitching staff is the team’s weak point. The rotation led by Joseph Brown, a young, rising pitcher. Brown is 24 years old and finished his first full season in the league with a 15-10 record. Another good starter is Luis Salazar, who just finished his rookie year with a 15-14 record. The rest of the staff is mediocre, and you will have to find a way to improve it, but Brown is the type of pitcher whom you can build your staff around.
New York has the third best minor league system in the game. Current top prospects include 1B Thomas “Nitro” Lyons, RF Yvon Settignano and SP P Derek Hanson.
We’re currently in the preseason – shortly before Spring Training and the annual Amateur Draft. When you take control of the team, your first task will be to become familiar with your team during Spring Training and make decisions about who makes it to the Opening Day roster and who gets released or demoted to the minors. You can also negotiate trades with the other owners, allocate your resources in scouting and determine which players should be in the majors and which should be in the minors (and at what level).
The game is called Out of the Park baseball and can be downloaded from here. We are using version 13 of the game. It can be downloaded from here. The cost for the game is $19.99. To participate in our league is free.
Are you interested? Up to the challenge? Let us know. Please feel free to ask questions; either I or another league member will answer for you.