League established in 2002 needs a dedicated owner (or two) for a spot where a charter member has left and another may need to drop out due to personal reasons. This is a 5X5 LIVE RE-DRAFT league w/ $325 buy-in & $10 daily transactions. We use the CBS Sportsline website to conduct the league during the year.
This is a GREAT league that has strong roots with serious and active owners. The majority of league members have worked at the same MAJOR casino on the strip since 2002 and are responsible men in their 30's & 40's. The top winner clears over $5000 each year. The auction will take place LIVE in March on the Monday prior to Opening Day.
Please contact if interested by posting your email and a slight bio of you and your fantasy baseball experience. Below are the complete rules of the league for you to view at your leisure.
Las Vegas Fantasy Baseball League – LVFBL (est. 2002)
We the people of the Las Vegas Fantasy Baseball League (LVFBL) strive for excellence in making our league competitive, fair, and enjoyable for everyone involved. The objective of the LVFBL is to maintain the integrity of the league without compromise. This is the foundation for our organization. The best interest of league members is top priority in any and all conflicts, questions, and decisions. We promise to painstakingly labor in resolving all interactions in the name of fairness to our league and its members. We trust our league members to continually value, respect, and follow this commitment to excellence, making the LVFBL the world’s finest fantasy baseball league.
To assemble and maintain a lineup of 23 National & American League baseball players whose cumulative statistics exceed those of all other teams in the league compiled and measured by the methods described in the rules set forth.
The number of teams in the league will be twelve. One person may own a team or you may have a partner(s). Team names will be submitted before or on draft day to the Commission.
A team's active roster consists of the following players (23):
1 Second baseman
1 Middle infielder (2nd base or SS)
1 First baseman
1 Third baseman
1 Corner infielder (1st base or 3rd base)
IV. DRAFT DAY
The LVFBL player draft in the form of an open auction will take place in March of each year on the Monday prior to Opening Day. The Commission will determine the day, time and place of the draft.
Each team must acquire 23 players at a total cost not to exceed $260 draft dollars. This is a non-keeper league and no players will be carried over from one year to the next.
There will be a drawing prior to the draft. Drawing will determine the waiver position to start the season. Reverse order determines who will throw out the first name in the auction.
The auctioneer will award the player to the team with the highest bid. The team acquires the player for that amount and announces the roster position the player will fill. Players eligible at more than one position may be shifted during the course of the draft. Players cannot be put on the injured reserve list or minor league position during the auction.
Players will be introduced in accordance to the drawing until the all active positions are filled
No team may make a bid for a player that it cannot afford. The computer used by the commissioner will display the maximum $ amount that team can spend on a player. The commissioner will also provide everyone’s team status at the request of the league a few times during the draft for those who are keeping track of money spent. No team may bid for a player who qualifies only at a position (or positions) that the team has already filled.
Players eligible to be drafted include any player currently on the 40-man roster, any player in the minor league system, and any players who start the season on a major league team's disabled list.
V. POSITION ELIGIBILITY
A player may be assigned to any position at which he appeared at least 20 times in the major leagues in the preceding season. If a player did not appear in 20 games at any position, he may be drafted only at the position at which he appeared most frequently.
The Designated Hitter or Utility Player is considered a position for these purposes. A player who only qualifies as a DH may only be assigned to the DH/Utility Player position.
If a player did not appear the prior season in the majors, he qualifies at the position he played most frequently the prior season in any league(s) he played in. If a player sat out the previous year for any reason, his eligibility will be determined by the last season in which he played professional baseball.
These eligibility rules shall only be used to determine the positions at which a player may be drafted. Once the season begins, a player becomes eligible for any additional positions he appears in the major leagues at least 10 times.
VI. STANDINGS & SCORING
Our league is a 5 x 5 league (using a Ranked, Rotisserie Based Scoring System) compiling a total of 10 scoring categories: (5) Batting & (5) Pitching. (2003)
Composite Batting Average
Total Home Runs
Total Runs Batted In
Total Stolen Bases
Total Runs Scored
Composite WHIP (Walks plus Hits divided by Innings Pitched)
Teams are ranked from first to last in each of the 10 categories and given points for each respective ranking (12 team league - 12 points for 1st place, 11 points for second place, 1 point for last place, etc.) per each of the 10 categories.
The team with the most overall points at the end of the major league regular season will be deemed the LVFBL victor and champion.
In the case of ties in an individual category, the tied teams will share the ranking points of the two positions in the standings. In the case of ties in total points, the team that finishes ahead in more categories will be deemed the victor. If both teams remain tied after this comparison, the tie will stand.
Each team is required to attain a minimum of 1100 innings and a maximum of 1400 innings in order to qualify for placement in the pitching categories of WHIP and ERA, and a minimum of 5000 At Bats for placement in the category of Batting Average. If these minimum levels of playing time are not achieved, the team will receive 1 standings point in those categories affected no matter where they finish. Every other team that meets the minimum requirements will receive their normal standings points (category standings will not be artificially adjusted to accommodate a team that fails short of a playing time requirement.)
VII. FREE AGENTS, WAIVER WIRE, & UNDROPPABLE PLAYERS
Daily transactions (FA pickups, Trades, Lineup changes) will be allowed. These changes must be made 30 minutes before the FIRST GAME of the day. Failure to comply with the time allotted the transaction will not be in effect till the next day.
Free agents pickups in the free agent pool are unlimited till the final 2 periods of the season. Transactions will not be allowed the last 2 scoring periods of the season. This is to prevent a team from ‘buying’ his stats. However, if a player is on the official MLB DL list you will be allowed to replace that player.
When a player is released from an owner the player will not automatically become a free agent but be put into a 48-hour waiver wire process. Every team can put in a request for the player but the team who has the best waiver wire position will have priority at acquiring the player. The initial order is determined by a drawing at the start of the draft.
When the player is added to that team’s roster than his team will go down to the bottom of the waiver wire list. If your team did not pick up the player then you coincidently will move up in the waiver wire order.
Please make absolute certain that the player you select to be dropped is the intended player you wish to drop. There are several major league players that have same last names so please pay close attention when doing transactions. If you do drop a player by mistake he will NOT be returned to you unless you obtain him thru the waiver wire process. Dumping star players because a team is out of contention is NOT allowed.
Trades may be made at any time from the conclusion of the draft until July 31st. Statistics will take effect at the normal reporting period.
Teams are free to make trades of any kind so long as the active rosters of the teams involved in the trade reflect the required position distribution upon the completion of the transaction.
Any player may be traded to another team's active roster.
All trades are subject a voting process done by the league to possibly overturn an unfair trade. Each team gets one vote even if there are 2 owners. Votes are only counted through the website and the website allows all league members a vote. Only 5 objections are allowed for a trade to go thru. If six objections occur then the trade will be nullified. Please feel free to re-negotiate with the team to make it more fair so that the trade will pass.
IX. INJURED RESERVES
For every injured player you may have an extra player to replace him as long as they are on the official Major League Baseball disabled list (DL). They cannot be probable or questionable – they must be on the 15-day or 60-day MLB-DL. The number of injured reserves you can have on your team is unlimited but cannot exceed 23 which is the total number of active players on your team.
Once an injured player has come off the DL you will then have to make a decision as to keep him or drop someone else on your team to make your roster legal. You will have up to 10 days to make this decision.
You can only have one injured reserve player for every one injured player on your active roster.
This spot is NOT a part of the draft.
X. MINOR LEAGUE ROSTER SPOT
Each team will be allowed to carry ONE minor leaguer on their team that is NOT on their active roster. Once a minor league player has officially been put on the Major League Baseball roster you will then have to make a decision as to keep him or drop someone else on your team to make your roster legal. You will have up to 14 days to make this decision.
This spot is NOT a part of the draft and will work as a short-term bench spot.
Entry Fee will be $325 per team. $15 goes to auctioneer and use of our website.
Free Agent and waiver transactions will be $10.
Trades will be $10 (doesn't matter how many players involved)
Fees are due the last Sunday of each month. Fees should be paid in a timely manner so as to not build up a big balance. Fees will be due by World Series end.
At least one member per team must have access to the Internet.
All activities will be handled through the website. Email is the preferred and encouraged method of contacting the Commission with calling the Commission as strictly a last resort due to website or computer failure.
All bonus $ will be credited to your transaction account during the year. Team of the week bonus and Team of the month will be posted on leagues website homepage every Monday. Player performance bonuses (described in XIV) are each team’s responsibility to tell the commissioner when they happen. The commissioner does not accept this responsibility because it’s impossible for him to be aware of all these instances.
In the event of the canceling of the baseball season due to a labor strike, war or any other such catastrophe, all $ will be refunded if 80 regular season games or less are played. If 81 games or more (half of season) are played, than all the statistics and standings will be final and $ will be paid out accordingly.
A one game playoff between teams at the end of the regular season which sometimes occurs WILL count towards final statistics and standings.
If teams played before our draft occur (games played in Japan, etc) these games WILL count.
XII. WINNINGS & BONUSES
1st place = 60% of pot (entry fees/transactions)
2nd place = 30% of pot (entry fees/transactions)
3rd place = 10% of pot (entry fees/transactions)
4th place = $300 (entry fee)
$50 will be awarded to the winner of each category at end of season. (10 categories, $500)
$10 will be awarded each week for being team of the week. (Most points Mon - Sun).
$50 will be awarded each week for being team of the month. (4 period totals).
Player performance bonuses:
$10 will be awarded to the team whose active player hits 3 HR’s in a game.
$20 will be awarded to the team whose active player hits 4 HR’s in a game.
$10 will be awarded to the team whose active player steals 4 or more bases in a game.
$20 will be awarded to the team whose active player hits 4 or more HR's in a game.
$20 will be awarded to the team whose active player hits for the cycle.
$20 will be awarded to the team whose active individual player pitches a no-hitter.
$30 will be awarded to the team whose active individual player pitches a perfect game.
$20 for player that hit 50 HR’s, steal 75 bags, hit 125 RBI’s, or bat .350 (min450). $50 for player that hit 60 HR’s, steal 90 bags, hit 140 RBI’s, or bat .375 (min450).
$100 for player that hit 70 HR’s, steal 100 bag, hit 150 RBI,s, or bat .400 (min450).
$100 for player that wins the Triple Crown.