Talking Ottoneu with Creator Niv Shah

Chad Young and Pete Ball discuss injuries and new player destinations.

Keep or Kut – Chad (@ChadYoung) is joined by his good friend and creator of Ottoneu, Niv Shah (@Ottoneu). The two of them discuss the creation of Ottoneu, breakdown their strategy for the Ottoneu Prestige League, and Niv shares some players and storylines he is excited about in 2022.

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2:17 – The basics of Ottoneu and where to find more information (

7:09 – How Chad’s early auction strategy spurred Niv on his journey to create Ottoneu.

12:51 – A chance Twitter interaction, beers with Eno Sarris, and how Ottoneu tries to more closely replicate the role of a real GM.

21:02 – What new players need to know and what long-time players might not quite realize about Ottoneu.

25:29 – How to get started with Ottoneu today

29:30 – How Champion’s League soccer inspired the Ottoneu Prestige League

34:34 – Chad and Niv strategize for OPL

39:07 – Debating how we maximize our roster spots and our toughest debate of the moment – what to do with our prospects as we prepare for OPL?

51:13 – Niv is looking forward to Trevor Story in Boston, Kris Bryant in Coors, and Robbie Ray in Seattle, plus thoughts on Justin Verlander, Lane Thomas, and more.

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Chad Young

Chad is a long-time fantasy player and baseball fan, who learned to love the game watching 100 loss teams in the truly awful Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Chad writes Going Deep for Pitcher List and co-hosts the Keep or Kut podcast on the Pitcher List Podcast Network. Chad is also one of the creators of ottoneu and you can hear him on the Ottobot Podcast and read his work on FanGraphs.

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