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Minor League Players

Postby aclapsaddle » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:30 am

My league hastily threw together a minor league system. A minor league player being any player who has no major league stats. Each team can draft or pick up up to 5 minor league players in accordance with our draft and WW policies. These 5 may be kept for free in addition to our standard keeper list.

Not everyone is interested in minor league players, but everyone is intersted in having a fair shot at rookie studs. Our owners are split on keeping these players for free. Some suggest that all minor league players be returned to the player pool after the season and others suggest a hefty fee for each player kept.

Does anyone else use any kind of minor league system? Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas that might help us administer it?
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Re: Minor League Players

Postby Matthias » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:31 am

Hmmm... first, that's a bad definition of minor leaguer. Lots of minor leaguers get called up in September to get a taste of The Show. The definion we're using is that a minor leaguer is someone who hasn't accumulated a year of MLB service time (in other words, would qualify for the rookie awards if they played in the majors that season) and isn't starting the current season on a 25-man roster. As far as what to do with them after the season... returning them to the player pool is silly and makes them completely pointless. You'll let people draft players to the future but not let them keep them once they get there? That's just being lazy and not wanting to research the minors.

We do a keeper auction league and here's how we do it...
All players can keep 4 normal roster players whose salaries go up $3 the first year, $5 the second year, and $10 every year thereafter. In addition, they can have up to 3 minor-league players whose salaries up $1/year. So basically, minor-leaguers should be free to keep or at least cheap because that's the only reason to have them. Otherwise you may as well draft NFL players onto your rosters since they'd serve about the same purpose.
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