Out of the Park Baseball 15 is the 2014 version of the award-winning baseball game that GameSpot called "the best baseball management sim out there". OOTP offers unparalleled flexibility in creating your own baseball world and guiding your favorite baseball franchise to glory.
User reviews: Very Positive (158 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 24, 2014
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"It’s as perfect a simulation of the game as has ever existed, and for fans of other sports sims, it might just be a window into an entire new world."
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October 29

OOTP Update #7 (Build 15.6.34) Available Now

The newest update for OOTP15, version 15.6.34, is now available. This patch fixes a problem where ballpark images may go missing when playing out games in newly created leagues.

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October 21

World Series Sale!

IGN said OOTP 15 "stands proud in its spirit and in its dedication to the national pastime" in a review that gave the game an 8.5/10 score. We've been reading reviews like that all summer and into the fall, so we'd like to celebrate another great year with the grand slam of baseball sims by offering an amazing deal during the World Series: OOTP 15 is $19.99 (50% off!)!

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“The only baseball sim I've ever gotten addicted to...”
Curt Schilling

“All told, it’s a great game. OOTP 15 is the kind of game that drains your days away into a quiet, happy vortex of roster transactions and lineup changes. It’s a buy, for sure.”
98 / 100 – NotGraphs

“This gem of a game is absolutely worth anyone's time who loves the sport of baseball.”
95 / 100 – Gaming Trend

About This Game

Out of the Park Baseball 15 is the 2014 version of the award-winning baseball game that GameSpot called "the best baseball management sim out there". OOTP offers unparalleled flexibility in creating your own baseball world and guiding your favorite baseball franchise to glory. Play solo with a baseball world of your own creation: play a typical major league game with real 2014 rosters including full minor leagues, make a simple, 8-team league, create a historical league with real players from any year between 1871 and 2013 or build an enormous world with baseball leagues in multiple countries. For the ultimate challenge, join an online league and test your mettle against other human players!

Out of the Park Baseball is the closest most people can get to being the general manager of a real baseball team. Handle GM tasks like drafts, trades, scouting, waivers, team finances and personnel. Negotiate player contracts. Or, dive into the more hands-on management and set your team's lineups, pitching staffs, and in-game strategy. You can oversee your league at a high level, or play out each game, managing pitch by pitch and making all the calls from the dugout.

Players in OOTP are rated across multiple skills, and include individual personalities and custom faces created with FaceGen technology. OOTP players progress realistically over time. Try to build a team through the draft, or try to sign big free agents to put you over the top! OOTP also has a powerful news engine that generates personal messages and news articles. Behind all of this is an incredibly powerful statistical engine that tracks an enormous number of statistics for each player in your world. Want to know how your star hitter is doing against righties with runners in scoring position? No problem!

New Features in Out of the Park Baseball 15:
  • 2014 Opening Day major leagues roster set, plus seven international leagues with real roster sets (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Cuba, Italy, The Netherlands)
  • 3D ballpark and 3D ball flight support
  • A brand new interface introducing many new screens and a completely recoded manager home screen
  • New (optional) player rating system, examine how your players compare to league average
  • Easily create games with historical teams from different years competing in a single league
  • Improved spring training, with non-roster invitees, customizable spring training roster size and spring training length
  • Many new league rules & options (i.e. posting system, purchase players for cash, minor league age limits etc.)
  • Proper support for independent leagues
  • New Playoff matchups editor
  • Better league news and play-by-play commentary text
  • Improved player-creation algorithms, resulting in the best player development ever.
  • Various AI and core engine improvements, making the most realistic game even more realistic.
  • Much more, over 100 new features & improvements

Out of the Park Baseball also has a vibrant and helpful user community, and an active one that creates a vast number of user customizations that you can use to further improve your gaming experience, including special roster sets, logos, player images, and more.

If you are a baseball fan, you need this game!

System Requirements

    • OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1024x768 display
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • OS: min. OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1024x768 display
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Most 32-bit and 64-bit Linux OS
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: min. 1024x768 display
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Before I even begin, those who are not familiar with the game manager, or GM, aspect of baseball, should back out immediately and forget about buying this game. Out of the Park Baseball, OPB, is a very complex game that focuses on team management and coaching, not, playing the game of baseball itself like regular sports games; such games include: MLB the Show and/or MLB2K. If you find any game mode confusing in any, or both, of these series, you will be wasting your money on OPB; it's pratically learning a new language and is meant for, only the most, hardcore baseball fans with adequate knowledge of the game.

If still reading, then you believe you have the patience and knowledge to play this game.

So what is OPB? It is a simulation/strategy game that places you in the shoes of, as stated earlier, a baseball GM. It is up to you to manage every single player and coach on your roster, whether regarding saleries or team roles. Do not be deceived, it's not as easy as it sounds, like a standard franchise mode; OPB is very detailed, and displayed, as if you are a real GM. There is no simple functions and auto help, everything is manual and requires a lot of thought in order to be successful. For example, if you half-a** your roster, just to speed up the season, you will be punished in the long run. Hours could be spent fiddling through the many functions; examples include, but not limited to: emails, news, waivers, bids, contracts, happiness, player development, team morale, etc. The gameplay layout is pratically identical to a GM's computer; though fake, it feels as if you are literally sitting in an office and deciding a fate of a professional baseball team.

If you are still interested, after reading thus far, I respect your taste.

The hard part, discussing the most complex part of the game, is finally over; I will now move on to the other features.

On the menu, you will download the rosters of, almost, every professional baseball league; this includes many asian, such as Japan and Korea, teams as well; not limited to just the USA's baseball league, MLB. Now you can pick any of these, hundreds, of teams and become the GM; from here you will manage REAL players and coaches from these different leagues. OPB does an excellant job of updating on a timely basis as well, so you will never fall behind when real life transactions are made, such as trades and signings. If you prefer a more creative approach, then you can customize a league of your own. You can determine age group, from high school to professional, and create a fantasy league. Let's say you played some high school ball in a small town, twenty years ago, and recall all the player and team names; you can use this information and reconstruct the past. The ability to create such a league, using realistic baseball templates, from scratch is a rare feature; truely captivating.

Finally, let's talk about the in-game simulator; here is where you MANAGE, not play, baseball games. To simplify the experience, just visualize watching a baseball game on the computer, not live, but as a play-by-play cartoon display that updates every several seconds. Your job is to manage the game itself, as in giving signs. This is rather easy to understand to most, but can be confusing, if you are unfamilar with certain plays such as a "hit-and-run." It's all strategy and selections; mainly reading a list of plays, and a summary of the play(s) called. Example: "B-1 Swings. Grounder to second base. 4-3. One out." (The batter hits into a ground out to second base; 4 stands for the second baseman, and 3 is the first baseman)

Overall, this game is phenomenal and deserves a 9.25/10. I am a huge baseball fanatic and egghead; the main reason why I admire the beauty of OPB. Those not like-minded will downgrade this game and all its aspects; it is for this reason, that I, STRESSED the importance of baseball knowledge and dedication at the beginning. To buy this, and then complain about its complexity, is not only disgracing OPB, but the game of baseball aswell.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
114.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
By far, the best baseball sim ever created. Baseball is a game about stats, and OOTP 15 delivers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
If you know what statistics like WAR. VORP, and UZR mean, If you dream of running a baseball team if your way, then OOTP is about as good as it gets. The sheer amount of data available can be overwhelming and its presentation doesn't really capture what is romantic about baseball, but as a front office management sim this is as good as it gets.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
If you love baseball this is the game for you. If you love baseball management and always wished you could be a GM, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ this game is for you. Embrace your inner angry fan that know's it can do a better job than your teams front office. Seriously, act out those fantasies of winning the World Series with the Cubs, trading for Giancarlo Stanton, and making the Padres relevant.

A dedicated community supplies all the logos you'll ever need, and usually ones you want made. Create a completely fictional league, have it start in 1840, make your own history. Or just play actual baseball history, but change it up. What if Babe Ruth stayed with the Sox? What if Lou Gherig never got sick? How would the stars of the Negro Leagues stats ranked if they played their whole career in MLB?

All of those and much much more can be answered and explored in OOTP!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
94.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game is so fun i think i am addicted
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
they added steam cards which i got a few drops. says they drop every half hour but havent gotten one in over 6 hours played or so. The game itself is still as good as ever though.
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
If you're a baseball fan and you like management sims then this is hands down the best baseball management game out there. There is so much depth to this game that at times it can be overwhelming and OOTP isn't great at helping you through it but there are some great resources online to get you going. Football Manager for baseball fans.
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9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I'm a big fan of sports games (ESPECIALLY baseball games), and I am a big fan of these simulator/strategy type games as well. I thought that Out of the Park Baseball 14 was the single greatest game I had ever purchased. I spent an insane amount of time playing that game every single day. I was absolutely addicted. I never thought I'd ever find a game that would hold my interest like OOTP14...

Until I found Out of the Park Baseball 15.

There is no limit to what you can do with a game like this. Want to run a MLB team? You can. Want to create your own team? Do it. Play a team in another league, like the NPB? Yes, you can do that, too. Want to play a season from the past? Pick a season all the way back into the 1870s if you'd like. Want to see if the 1994 Expos would have won it all? Yes again. You can even take control of a team you hate, gut that roster down to a roster full of scrubs and nobodies, and enjoy watching that pathetic roster win about 15 games the whole season.

You don't even have to be a fan of baseball to get endless hours of enjoyment out of this game. But if you are a baseball fan, you MUST buy this game. You're missing out if you don't.
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49.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
As always, best baseball sim money can buy!! I LOVE IT!!
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66.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
The ultimate baseball management simulation. OOTP is the baseball equivalent of Football Manager, but with more flexibility than FM. Re-create a historical league with a fantasy draft using players from 1871, re-create your old high school league, create a fictional leage based in Thailand or Zimbabwe or West Virginia, or play with actual 2014 rosters and all 6 levels of minor leagues. Or, anything else.

There's no animations and you can't control players in-game; it may not be for everyone. But if you are even a mild baseball fan and are OK with complexity in your games, it's a must buy.
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402.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Baseball Database Simulator 2015 is a hit!!! I love it! A lot. The majority of these hours is from simulating through the entire history of the real MLB, from the year 1879 through 2013. It's pretty cool to just look at these results and see how Babe Ruth grew to become a phenomenal pitcher, but just an average hitter in this parallel baseball universe. But if this isn't your cuppa tea, then create a different style game.

For example, create a 10-team league of the most populated cities in South Africa! And don't allow any foreigners! And make it so superstar athletes make only $100/yr. Or maybe $10,000,000/yr. It's all up to you, as it would seem every and any aspect of the game is customisable.

Or, take control of a real life team and play them through the 2014 season with realistic rosters and hope that you [the manager] stay signed for your entire career to a team. It's no big deal if you go unemployed, you'll just have to wait for an available job.

All in all, there's a whole lot to do in this game. It's definitely worth the tens or hundreds of hours, you may end up playing.
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293.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I call it fantasy baseball on crack. It really makes all other types of fantasy baseball seem dull and extremely simple, like so easy that a caveman could do it. Playing single player is fun, but joining an online league is highly recommended. Winning never feels as good as it does when you best other human minds. Of course, I wouldn't know that, I've never won any online league, but even losing against humans is better than winning against the AI.

If you love baseball and statistics and managing, it doesn't get any better than the OOTP series.
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I'm tremendously pleased with how much better this version of OOTP handles historical leagues statistically than it has in the past. Well worth the purchase.
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30.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Great game that i would recommend to anyone
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27.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
extremely detailed and encompassing game, allows me to understand and appreciate aspects of baseball that I didn't even know existed. When I first got this, I knew I wanted to run some kind of simulator, and I also wanted to run a Sports game and since baseball is such a stats heavy sport, this is a great game to bridge the two together. I'm a fan of football, basketball, hockey, getting into baseball thanks to this game. I'm learning a lot and some supplementary reading on the side goes a long way. Great Game
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
689.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
A review for FM/CM players (I've read a few Football Manager players ask questions about the game so thought I'd write a suitable review! If you're not a FM player you should probably read another review!).

I've been a long time Football Manager/Championship Manager addict (owning every version since they arrived on the Amiga, and I continue to buy it each year) and bought this on a whim, despite not really knowing anything about baseball at all. It is simply great, I can't stop playing it!

As anyone who's watched (or read) Moneyball will know, baseball is a game that lends itself well to stats. It is all about the numbers. Before you know it you'll be swimming in stats and sabermetrics; RBI, BABIP, ERA, ERA+, WHIP, WAR. Page after page after page of accroynms and numbers to pour over (and, at first; stare at blankly!). It is a revelation when it starts to all make sense!

There is no doubt that this is a deep sports simulator (with complete teams and drafts going all the way back to 1871, and you can jump in at any point you want and play out all of the "what if..." scenarios your mind can conjure up), but hiding away underneath all that is a complex mathematical puzzle. If you like maths, you'll love sabermetrics, and you'll love this game even more because it gives you the chance to act out Moneyball (in any league, in any era, anywhere in the world! Select a country, how many teams/divisions you want and the game will fill it with cities from your country. I've found playing classic MLB is the most fun, as you have the real life achievements and player stats to compare your own game against).

In many ways this game is like Championship Manager <2005, before the rock-paper-scissors approach to tactics, media interviews and player (and as extension of that; team) morale took hold. Championship Manager was once a game where you could fill a positition with a player with specific high attributes and you knew he'd "buy" you wins. Repeat that process across your team (within the confines of your budget) and you would have a succesful team; hopefully!

Without wanting to turn this post into a FM/CM bashing post; the game has moved away from what made it succesful. Without a winning tactic you will get nowhere. Even when you've found a winning tactic, you need to micromanage your team, the players, the media, the board, etc, etc. Sure, you can assign some of those tasks to staff members (who you also have to micromanage!), but there's always an underlying feeling that other things are at play aside from your 11 players v the opposition. It often seems like the game engine is constantly number crunching numbers you not only can't see, but have no control over.

FM was once described (not entirely unfairly!) as a "spreadsheet with graphics". That description is no longer accurate, so much goes on behind the scenes that it can be difficult to guage what you are doing right (or worse; what you are doing wrong!), even with the cut down "Classic" mode.

Trust me when I say I mean this as a compliment; OOTP is more of a "spreadsheet with numbers" than recent iterations of Football Manager have been! If you are losing constantly you can look through the stats and you WILL see why you are losing (if you look hard enough). You will see that your 2nd rotation pitcher is causing you to lose every game he plays, or that a player or two in the middle of your batting lineup are hitting way below average, or that a star player is picking up too many injuries, or he is a season or two beyond his prime (or even that your coach is beyond his prime; the game moves on and alters through the years. The slider tactic settings that your coach set may no longer be effective. You can override him, or sack him, or get the bench coach to set the tactics. This is just one small example of the depth of the game!). This is the same numerical conundrum that FM/CM used to be, it is just packaged up as a different sport. I'm being absolutely serious when I say that this game reminds me more of Championship Manager of old than the current version of Football Manager does! (Oh, and there's no microtransactions and/or built in game cheats!).

The game has player morale, but morale is slightly affected by the type of players you sign (there are a whole range of player personalities and interests, but you don't need to micromanage them so much as make sensible choices about who to sign in the first place!) and they are affected a LOT by their own skill level and expectation and how the team is performing. If you're performing at a reasonably high standard your star player is going to be happy with his lot (and, if you're not, maybe it's time to rebuild anyway?).

The game has depth, but it can be as "light" or as complicated as you want to make it. If you just want to act as a GM and draft players and trade players you can zoom through 100 years of game time in a few days (or as fast as your computer can handle) if you feel like it. If you want a full hands on approach you can micromanage every small detail of the team, from hiring coaches in the minor leagues, setting the scouting/coaching budgets, ticket prices, etc, etc. The attention to detail is astonishing, and if, like me, you are a football (soccer) fan, you'll be green eyed with envy that nobody ever thought to make a football game with this level of historic detail.

There is certainly a learning curve (especially if you know nothing of baseball!), but the game does well in introducing new players. You are first greeted with a pop-up windown, which takes you to online videos (recommended!), an instruction manual, the forums. You can start in commisioner mode (allowing you to change anything and everything on your save game. A sandbox mode by anyother name) and change things to your hearts content. The on line community is great, you'll find other players are eager to help us newbies, even the developers respond to (what must be for them) pretty basic questions to get you going, both on the Steam forums and on the OOTP forum.

I've gone a bit mad this past year game wise, taking advantage of all the Steam sales, Xbox 360 games being reduced to virtually nothing, buying an Xbox One (and Wii U!). I've played a lot of good games (and a lot of bad), this game is right up there with the best of them. It is certainly the most surprising (the amount of time I've put into it has caught me somewhat off guard! The "just one more game" element of FM is certainly in effect here), and I might even put it into the debate of the best game on any platform in the past year! (and remember; I'm a European dude who has never seen a game of baseball in his life!).

If you yearn for Championship Manager of old (i.e. CM4), you need this game in your life!

P.S. Just a tip; you may have read the game comes without real team names when starting a "live" game (all historic teams are properly named, as far as I can tell). Just click randomise 3 (maybe 4) times and all team names will be real.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
328.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
You should play this game and actually make the Chicago Cubs relevant again.
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34 of 50 people (68%) found this review helpful
118.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
The best baseball spreadsheets ever. Not gaming’s best story, but maybe its best storytelling. Darker, sexier, better.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Before I begin, make sure you understand that you don't actually play baseball in this game like in MLB the Show, you manage or simulate the games. You are in complete control.

I have an Xbox One and a PC so there weren't many choices for me for a baseball game this year. I had heard some great reviews about how immersive and addicting OOTP can be, so I watched some youtube videos of gameplay and decided that this would be great for me since I absolutely love baseball.

Oh my god. I bought this 5 days ago and I've already put in ~22 hours into it. It is easily one of the most addicting games I've played in a long time. You can play the 2014 season with current 2014 rosters, or play the 2014 season after holding a fantasy draft. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw on the Giants? Hell yeah! You can also play any season in the history of baseball with accurate rosters on every team from that time period. So many choices right off the bat, it was overwhelming. But I looked at the OOTP 15 community online and they helped me get used to the game.

I then created my own fictional franchise, two leagues with 6 divisions of 6 teams in each league for a total of 72 teams overall. I edited the names of every division, team city, and team name to my liking. Then I edited all the basic information and advanced information of the league. Did I want the DH in either league? Do I want the scouts to be 100% accurate or not? Should the CPU be in charge of making executive decisions or not? These are just some of the many, many options and decisions you can make before you start your franchise.

I then held an inaugural fantasy draft where you can look at the pool of thousands and thousands of fictional players. You can view their batting stats, potential stats, birthplace, defensive stats, morale, fanbase, mood, etc. Then draft players based on your liking for your team or have the CPU draft for you. There's just SO much going on and once you learn how to navigate the many menu screens, it is so much fun.

Managing games is really interesting too. It's all text based with options you can choose throughout your offensive or defensive innings. Make substitions based on the situation, etc. I love being the manager, I love the strategy part of this game, deciding whether to bench a player against a certain pitcher, whether to steal second base when your runner has a speed stat of 70 and the catcher has a defensive stat of 60. The gamble in this game is so addicting. You win some games and you lose some games. Usually when I've played baseball games, I try for the 162-0 season. But that is impossible in this game, since stuff happens. It feels like a real baseball season.

The game in franchise mode even generates news about players in the league and sends them to your inbox (if you want to receive that mail). Every player on every team has their own statistics, has their own breakout games, their own lives. It's so neat.

I would recommend this game to ANY baseball fan who wants a game they can sink hours and hours and hours (and probably days) into over extended periods of time. Out of the Park Baseball 15 is so addicting, and I bought it for $40 and I know I already got my money's worth, and I'll be playing this game for a very long time.

tl;dr buy this game if you are a baseball fan.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
If you are a baseball 'StatHead', you will love this game! The interface is very different from the last version I played (11) and 3D has been added to view games (still a work in progress, but it looks VERY promising). You can play any season from baseball's long history (all the way back to the 1871!!!), select your favorite teams from any year (think about it - you could play a 'Super' league of all the greatest Yankee teams! - 1927, 1939, 1941, 1956, 1961, 1977, 1998, 2009), you can even pull your favorite players from various years and teams and make an entire league of basesball's greatest players!

WARNING - Be ready for both tons and tons and tons of details/game options. Luckily there is a very active forum community on Out of the Park Developments website to help.

Speaking of active community, mods are always being added for the game. Everything from jerseys, official logos, pictures of all players (both past and present), stadiums, and so much more! Almost too many to actually use all of them!

Definitely very recommended!
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