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New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby rbertini » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:22 pm

The Scouting Dept is a 30-team money dynasty league with contracts, mulitple ownership, variable entry fees and variable salary caps which scores on ProFSL. This is an extremely deep league with large major and minor league rosters. All teams have a market value which fluctuates based on performance and perceived value (farm rankings and fantasy points of MLB players). The entry fees depend on your teams market value. Large market teams are more expensive to buy than small markets. You can play as a GM/Owner or as just an owner, investing in up to 5 teams with as large or as small percentage of ownership as you wish, or is available. The salary caps for each team also fluctuate based on market value; teams like Boston and NY have very high caps while small market teams like KC and TB are less fortunate money-wise. This creates a disparity in buying power between teams but is accurate to the current climate in the MLB. Like it or not the Yankees and Sox have more flexibility. Not to fear, fans of small market clubs! The payout structure is designed to award both performance and increases in market value. The goal is for good management to allow smaller markets to grow larger, and at the same time larger markets may lose ground if not managed properly. There's more incentive to invest in small market teams as the overall payout is larger relative to the entry fee (Boston may only double their money by winning, where as KC could quadruple theirs).

The scoring for this league is a 6x6 category based head to head system.

Scoring will begin on June 1st.

For more info please email me at: rob@profsl.com

Or visit our boards (rules and rosters still under construction) here: http://www.profsl.com/smf/index.php?board=91.0

***Please be aware this league is for serious players only. We're looking for very active and knowledgeable owners***
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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby kingdon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:27 pm

I am interested.

How is a team's market value determined? And who determines their preceived value?

How is this league run? Yahoo?

If, say, I take the Cubs. Would I have their entire MLB team and (most of) their farm system? Would would be the point in ranking the farm system? To determine a price for each player or their salary?

Also, I went onto the site and failed to find the costs for each team
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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby rbertini » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:43 pm

kingdon wrote:I am interested.

How is a team's market value determined? And who determines their preceived value?

How is this league run? Yahoo?

If, say, I take the Cubs. Would I have their entire MLB team and (most of) their farm system? Would would be the point in ranking the farm system? To determine a price for each player or their salary?

Also, I went onto the site and failed to find the costs for each team


Initial market value is determined using the teams current payroll and some other factors. Market value changes are calculated based on both performance (placement in standings) and farm rankings. So, in this league winning isn't everything. You can be handsomely rewarded as a small market team by building from the ground up.

The league is run on ProFSL's scoring service. It's a brand new service we just started with this year. It's not quite as user friendly as Yahoo but it has loads more functionality (You can't have 30 team leagues on Yahoo or ESPN, for one).

If you take the Cubs you will inherit their 40 man roster, then you can populate your farm roster with whatever players you choose from the Cubs system. Ranking the farm system is usually done by using a mix of prospect rankings (Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Sporting News, etc).

The contract prices for minor league players are universal. We have prospect contracts to make them cheap to own for several years. Some prospects inherit major league contracts if they were signed to them by their club. Yu Darvish and Bryce Harper are examples of this.

Come check out the boards. If you have more questions please post on the boards, this way if other new members have the same questions the answers will be available for them.

Hope to see you there!
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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby Corey » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:19 pm

Kingdon, the cost of each team is there Market Value. Found here http://www.profsl.com/smf/index.php?topic=56090.0

You may own 51% of them and allow other to invest in your GM abilities. Most people invest in other teams just to have a better chance to win money.

As Rob said, please post all your questions.

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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby kingdon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:16 pm

Ok. I am very interested, but still trying to wrap my head around this idea. Is this head to head?

If I have the Cubs can I trade for like 3-4 different closers? As opposed to have a long relief, middle relief and set up men? Would there be any benefit to having those other positions. Basically goes back to the question is what the scoring system is.

How is free agency determined? Their real life contracts?
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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby rbertini » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:31 pm

kingdon wrote:Ok. I am very interested, but still trying to wrap my head around this idea. Is this head to head?

If I have the Cubs can I trade for like 3-4 different closers? As opposed to have a long relief, middle relief and set up men? Would there be any benefit to having those other positions. Basically goes back to the question is what the scoring system is.

How is free agency determined? Their real life contracts?


Scoring is head to head categories based. It's a 6x6 format.

There is no distinction between closers, middle relievers, etc. Just SP and RP. So you can have as many closers in your RP slots as you can find or afford. There's no real distinction between them, Closers will give you more saves but 7-8th inning guys will get you Holds so they're valuable as well.

Free agency is done via Auction. You post on the transaction board a player and a contract value and anyone can outbid you for a 48 hour period. Any bid that is 48 hours old is won by the team making the bid.
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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby dday0606 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:33 pm

I'm interested, I have been kicking around the idea of developing a very similar league. Do team salary caps change each year?
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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby Corey » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:34 pm

kingdon wrote:Ok. I am very interested, but still trying to wrap my head around this idea. Is this head to head?

If I have the Cubs can I trade for like 3-4 different closers? As opposed to have a long relief, middle relief and set up men? Would there be any benefit to having those other positions. Basically goes back to the question is what the scoring system is.

How is free agency determined? Their real life contracts?


Scoring is head to head 6x6

Hitting Categories

Home Runs (HR)
Runs Batted In (RBI)
Runs Scored (R)
Stolen Bases (SB)
Batting Average (AVG)
On + Slugging (OPS)

Pitching Categories

Quality Starts (QS)
Strikeouts (K)
Earned Run Average (ERA)
WHIP Ratio (WHIP)
Saves + Holds (SV+HD)
Strikeout to Walk Ratio (K/BB)

- Cubs team page: http://www.profsl.com/smf/index.php?topic=56114.0

- Example when seeing the team you see Soto is 4.3m (2012) so after the 2012 season you have 7 days to resign him, or let him walk. Depending on his rank as a catcher will determine how much you must resign him for.

- You can trade for any positions, Long relief guys dont have much value, besides helping you with K's and so forth.
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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby Corey » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:37 pm

dday0606 wrote:I'm interested, I have been kicking around the idea of developing a very similar league. Do team salary caps change each year?



dday0606 we run 2 others besides this that are full and very successful, its all the same format except the other 2 are head to head points based.

Salary caps change, but you will have a full years notice. So the 2014 cap will be altered by how your 2012 performance is... Also when your cap changes, your team cost will change. Either up or down. Obviously the teams with more salary cap are more expensive..

These leagues are a blast, and easily are the best leagues I have played in, during my 10 years of fantasy baseball.

We also get full staffs to help with running the league, dday if this is something you would like to do that would be great as well.
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Re: New 30 team league - The Scouting Dept

Postby kingdon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:57 pm

How do I go about signing up/paying for my team. Id like the Miami Marlins. I have a friend that is interested that wants the Rockies
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