Hey guys new to the baseball cafe, been on the basketball though for quite some time though. I had a league last year but I am the commish this year and I am looking for advice on what to do.
Should I use all pitchers, or starting and relieving seperate.
Also, the maximum players, right now I have it at 23 active and 6 reserve. Just dont know about how many to start at each position. I have all the positions. If anyone could help out please do.
Definitely have separate SP and RP spots, as to the roster size, it depends on how many teams are in the league and how deep you want the player pool to be. (ie for beginners maybe have smaller rosters so more players are available to be picked up during the season to forgive a not so good draft. The more experience you have in the league, many times it's better to have deeper rosters to make it more of a challenge.)
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P with 6-8 Bench players and a couple DL spots. Each spot that is not DL or Bench starts - so the only way you could start two 3B, is by having one in the 3B spot, and one in the Utility spot. This is the most standard format, and would probably be the best bet for a new league with not too experienced players.
Ok thanks that helps alot. But one last thing, if that is the format, then how many would you say start or the maximum at each position could be. Should I say two at each position or just two at the pitchers and utility... Also, what should be the total number of players allowed for a whole roster?
When written out like that there is one player per position listed; notice for SP and RP they are both listed twice meaning start 2 at those positions. Max roster size should be between 23 and 25 including all starters, bench, and dl players if you use the standard setup.
Ok here is what I cam out with...... This is in the starting lineup
C 1 1
1b 1 1
2b 1 1
3b 1 1
ss 1 1
lf 1 1
cf 1 1
rf 1 1
dh 0 2
util 0 2
sp 2 2
rp 2 2
And this is with 6 reserve spots... TEll me if anything is off on minimum/maximum... I didnt put middle and corner infielders option in. Again my first year commishing baseball, I have been playing for a long time though. Commished every other sport, baseball is a little harder setup though.
With your setup here, you will only be able to start 4 pitchers max versus 12 position players max. This will heavily weight hitters compared to pitchers. Because of this, I would probably follow the standard setup by adding three P slots - which are simply "pitcher" meaning either RPs or SPs can be used in that spot. If that isn't available, just add more RP or SP slots.
Also, you have DH and Util both listed, but they are virtually the same thing. DH and Utility are basically wild card spots, where you can play any offensive player, regardless of his position. Most leagues have just the Util, and have between 1 and 2 spots. Therefore, I'd be inclined to eliminate one of them.