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Re: Keeper League Needing a Change

Postby Curtis Pride » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:26 pm

We have 27 rounds in our draft.

We have an 8 man minor league system. They roll over indefinitely as long as they still qualify as "rookies" (so Cameron Maybin, for instance still can stay on someone's minor league system). However, to put someone on your minor league roster, they can't have ever played in the majors (so nobody could pick up Pablo Sandoval for their minor league roster even though he technically qualifies.

I know that's not your question, but minor leaguers and free agents are the only two types of players which fall out of the "round + 3" rules.

If you want to keep one of your minor leaguers who lost rookie eligibility (like Jay Bruce), they cost a 27th round pick (this may sound like it's too much of a difference maker - but I've had Jay Bruce on my team since 2007)

If you want to keep a free agent, you have to give up a 15th round pick. There were some that wanted no free agent pickups to be kept at all (which I kind of liked - this would benefit people who had good drafts), but we settled on the 15th round.
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Re: Keeper League Needing a Change

Postby Trojan Pony » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:44 pm

Thanks. I would have never guessed 15th round for free agents, but it makes sense. So I guess you could potentially keep a major league player for up to 9 consecutive seasons, right? If you had him from the minors all the way on up...

27 > 24 > 21 > 18 > 15 > 12 > 9 > 6 > 3
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Re: Keeper League Needing a Change

Postby Curtis Pride » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:15 pm

No. You can only keep players for 3 years in our league (so you can have them for 4 years total). If you pick them up as a minor leaguer, you can keep the player for an extra year (since so many of them - like Clayton Kershaw lose rookie eligibility, but it's not really fair to have this year count as a lost keeper year since you have no idea what his role will be.)
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