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How do you use minor leaguers in keeper leagues?

Postby Red Stripe » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:09 pm

I was wondering what everybody else here does for minor leaguers in their keeper league. This is our 1st year and we aren't very organized with our minor leaguers, we each get like 8 to 10 guys and once they get called up for over a month we have to put them in our lineups. I really don't like this because sometimes it takes 2-3 years from the time they get called up for prospects to start producing fantasy worthy numbers.

So basically my question is, how do you guys run your minor leaguers or farm system in your keeper or dynasty leagues? When do you call them up, can you keep them on your farm system as long as you want, etc. Stuff like that.
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Postby godallahstar » Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:38 pm

if you're in a keeper league where you draft minor leaguers,
you'd better be keeping 12+ guys a team.

because once they get called up, i'm assuming youre forced to keep them as a keepr, and not just as a minor leaguer you drafted and hasn't been called up/added to yahoo.
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Postby JTWood » Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:59 pm

I run a 14-team, contract keeper league. The contract part of it makes it a little easier to do the Minors thing. We get 5 minors players, and unlike normal leagues, any player can be placed in the Minors. The only catch is that they can only be put there during our Minors draft in the pre-season. So calling up your minors player is sort of like a one-way street.

Anyways, we can keep any player that hasn't exceeded the MLB rookie qualifications on the Minors Roster for free at the end of the season. If they surpass the MLB rookie qualification, then the player must be activated or the player will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.

Hope that helped!

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Postby baseball6791 » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:11 pm

These are the rules for minor leaguers in my league:

IV. Minor League System
A. Minor League System will consist of 5 players. Players must NOT in be in
Yahoo
Database at draft time to be eligible for minor league draft.
B. Minor League Draft will take place directly following regular draft via
league message
board. Draft will be in reverse snake order of real draft.
C. You have permanent rights to your minor leaguer until you have dropped them
from
your real team. You do NOT have to pick up minor leaguers right when they are
called up.
It is your choice when to pick them up, but once you pick them up and then drop
them,
the rights to the player are no longer yours.
D. Minor Leaguers are eligible to be kept in the minor league system until
they have lost
major league rookie status, at which point they must either be designated as a
keeper for
the following year, or returned to the player pool for the draft.
E. Once you lose a minor leaguer from your system, either via call-up or
trade, you will
replenish your system the following draft year.
F. Minor leaguers can be traded, but the team recieving the minor leaguer must
"drop"
one of their existing guys to make room.
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Postby Nerfherders » Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:51 pm

My league is a contract league. We have a 10 player prospect pool. Prospects can be drafted in the pre-season draft or claimed at anytime during the regular season. A prospect must qualify as a rookie to be drafted or claimed. This is 160 AB or 50 IP or less. To claim a prospect, the manager must announce the claim and then there is a 48 hour period where a manager with higher priority may claim that prospect. Once a claim has been processed, that manager goes to the end of the priority list. (so far in 4 years nobody has tried to outclaim another manager for a prospect)

The 10 prospects can be kept indefinitely. Meaning that a prospect can be called up and play their entire MLB careers while on the team's prospect list, if that team so chooses. A prospect may be dropped at anytime. If he no longer qualifies as a prospect, he goes to the FA pool.

Prospects can be called up before the preseason draft or at anytime during the regular season. He must signed to a contract once called up and from then on normal contract rules apply to him.

It's a pretty solid system. Probably the best Ive seen. We can sit back and monitor a player's first season or two to see if they will succeed or not. When new prospects come along those that arent in the majors yet or havent performed well get dumped.

Last year in July I called up V-mart from my prospect roster and signed him to a long-term deal. Next year I will be calling up Sizemore (if I can get rid of some extra OF's) and maybe Lowry.

It goes the other way too. The guy in second to me this year, who's third in Saves, has had Chad Cordero sitting in his prospect pool all season. He was never called up. Im leading by 3, but if I win by 2 or less, it's all on Cordero's shoulders.
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