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Postby ABA316 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:37 pm

First time I've been in a league with a minor roster is right now, my commish added a minor draft to commence sometime early March.

Here's the rub: To be eligible, the player must not have played in a MLB game before 9/1/08.

League is on ESPN and if the player is in their database I can just view their playercard for that, but where might one find this if the player is not on ESPN? It seems like we will just pick and if the player doesn't conform they will not be added so I'd hate to lose out.
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby cardinal1975 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:02 pm

This is just a quick list for you of the top players that are minor league eligible by your league's rules. ;-D

Matt Wieters C BAL
David Price SP TB
Jason Heyward OF ATL
Colby Rasmus OF STL
Mike Moustakas 3B KC
Justin Smoak 1B TEX
Neftali Feliz SP TEX
Trevor Cahill SP OAK
Dexter Fowler OF COL
Rick Porcello SP DET
Brett Anderson SP OAK
Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
Madison Bumgarner SP SF
Tim Alderson SP SF
Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
Eric Hosmer 1B KC
Chris Tillman SP BAL
Michael Stanton OF FLO
Buster Posey C SF
Jesus Montero C/1B NYY
Thomas Hanson SP ATL
Derek Holland SP TEX
Logan Morrison 1B FLO
Matt Laporta OF/1B CLE
Jarrod Parker SP ARZ
Carlos Santana C CLE
Brian Matusz SP BAL
Lars Anderson 1B BOS
Jordan Schafer OF ATL
Tim Beckham SS TB
Wilmer Flores SS/3B NYM
Brett Wallace 3B/1B STL
Fernando Martinez OF NYM
Jhoulys Chacin SP COL
Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
Elvis Andrus SS TEX
Gordon Beckham SS/2B CHW
Yonder Alonso 1B CIN
Alcides Escobar SS MIL
Josh Vitters 3B CHC
Brett Cecil SP TOR
Jordan Walden SP LAA
Jordan Zimmerman SP WAS
Wade Davis SP TB
Austin Jackson OF NYY
Tyler Flowers C CHW
Matt Dominguez 3B FLO
Mat Gamel 3B/1B MIL
Michael Main SP TEX
Aaron Hicks OF MIN
Engel Beltre OF TEX
Kyle Skipworth C FLO
Angel Villalona 1B SF
Carlos Carrasco SP PHI
Matthew Moore SP TB
Adrian Cardenas SS/2B OAk
Neftali Soto 3B/SS CIN
Ben Revere OF MIN
Carlos Triunfel SS/2B/3B SEA
Michael Bowden SP BOS
Michael Saunders OF SEA
Michael Inoa SP OAK
Jeremy Hellickson SP TB
Desmond Jennings OF TB
Jeremy Jeffress SP MIL
Gorkys Hernandez OF ATL
Jake Arrieta SP BAL
Jose Tabata OF PIT
Daryl Jones OF STL
Aaron Poreda SP CHW
Kyle Blanks 1B SD
Danny Duffy SP KC
Greg Halman OF SEA
Jonathan Niese SP NYM
Ivan De Jesus SS/2B LAD
Chris Carter 1B AOK
Ethan Martin SP LAD
Nick Barnese SP TB
J.P. Arencibia C TOR
Julio Borbon OF TEX
Jake McGee SP TB
Kila Ka'aihue 1B KC
Brett Lawrie 2B/C MIL
Reid Brignac SS TB
Phillipe Aumont SP SEA
Michael Burgess OF WAS
Jason Donald 2B/SS PHI
Cole Rohrbough SP ATL
Nicholas Weglarz OF CLE
Angel Salome C MIL
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby ABA316 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:42 pm

Thanks for the help!!
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby converge241 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:04 am

FYI: At least 2 names on that list not eligible
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby cardinal1975 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:16 am

If someone is ineligible you could just post who they are to help ABA316 out. I have been known to make a mistake now and again....and I may have missed one or two like you say. ;-)
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby Curtis Pride » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:03 pm

Michael Bowden and Dexter Fowler aren't eligible.

Basically, the rule is "have they played in the majors at all". If any of these had played after Sept 1, they would have at bats or innings pitched. If they had played prior to Sept 1, they likekly would have also played after sept 1.

So just look for guys who have never played in the majors and you'll be fine. I can't think of any player who played prior to Sept 1 but wasn't called up when the rosters expanded.
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby J35J » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:56 pm

Curtis Pride wrote:Michael Bowden and Dexter Fowler aren't eligible.

Basically, the rule is "have they played in the majors at all". If any of these had played after Sept 1, they would have at bats or innings pitched. If they had played prior to Sept 1, they likekly would have also played after sept 1.

So just look for guys who have never played in the majors and you'll be fine. I can't think of any player who played prior to Sept 1 but wasn't called up when the rosters expanded.


Fowlers first game was Sept 2nd - so this would make him eligible, no?
Bowdens, 1 and only appearance, was Aug 30th - this would make him ineligible.
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby cardinal1975 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:37 pm

J35J wrote:
Curtis Pride wrote:Michael Bowden and Dexter Fowler aren't eligible.

Basically, the rule is "have they played in the majors at all". If any of these had played after Sept 1, they would have at bats or innings pitched. If they had played prior to Sept 1, they likekly would have also played after sept 1.

So just look for guys who have never played in the majors and you'll be fine. I can't think of any player who played prior to Sept 1 but wasn't called up when the rosters expanded.


Fowlers first game was Sept 2nd - so this would make him eligible, no?
Bowdens, 1 and only appearance, was Aug 30th - this would make him ineligible.


Thanks as always for clarifying the situation. :-D
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby ABA316 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:33 am

converge241 wrote:FYI: At least 2 names on that list not eligible


And why do you believe this to be true sir?

Just trying to research and make this go a little more smoothly and I feel like I'm being stymied at every turn.
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Re: League adding minors draft, please help

Postby converge241 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:34 am

ABA316 wrote:
converge241 wrote:FYI: At least 2 names on that list not eligible


And why do you believe this to be true sir?

Just trying to research and make this go a little more smoothly and I feel like I'm being stymied at every turn.



Why would I believe this to be true? Because it is true - they played before 9/1/08. If they only played 9/1/08 or after they are eligible.

And so i dont have to repeat myself to other interested parties: My response to Cardinal's PM:

I'm in another league with same type of rules (we have to draft and start a "rookie" each week) and we all do our own research for qualifiers and in that league commish tells us after we pick not eligible. How could he (or I for my league) possibly tell us before?

Am I supposed to list everyone who did not play before 9/1/08 across the entire minor league level, and foreign players? and what order should I list these hundreds and hundreds of players? In order by my opinion of talent? Alphabetically? What if I forget to list some 19 year old wunderkid in Venezuela and some owner wants to cry foul about that?

Its not hard to find prospect lists out there, then if you like a guy go look up his stats to see when he played.

Did he have MLB stats in 07? Well then he's not eligible..Did he have MLB stats in 08? Well research when exactly he played. if he played in a game on August 30th he's not eligible. No commissoner I know does the research for me as in if I want to know if a guy qualifies @ 2B for example I have to go look how many games he played there.

I know youre very concerned but dont worry, if people have too much trouble with researching this information the league wont have the feature this eyar or any other year.

And any league memmber is free to research or ask for help wherever they like and if someone here helps him thats fine thats what the Cafe is for, or in this case to also find a shoulder to cry on because someone has to work/research. Thanks for voicing your opinion in a PM though, the :-t is noted.
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