A.Each owner can draft up to 10 Minor League Players, 10 Reserve Players, & 20 Active Players, which will make up the team’s 40-man Roster.
B.ML players will not count against the salary cap ($300).
C.ML players can be from any MLB team’s Farm System.
D.ML players CANNOT be drafted if they have been used towards an MLB team’s 40-man roster as being there with that MLB team. See http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/fe ... n1104.html
for updated MLB 40-man rosters. This even applies to Rule 5 players (i.e. Chris Shelton DET). If a player has played in the major leagues, he is not qualified for the ML draft.
E.The ML rosters will be maintained on the Leagues Official website, not Yahoo.
Since Yahoo does not track ML players, be aware when activating the ML player. Wait until he has been activated on the Yahoo site before you make any Roster Moves to call him up.
F.In order to activate the ML player, owners must drop an active player before doing so. Although ML players do not count against the Salary Cap, they must takeover a salary for the player he is replacing. Therefore, the ML player will takeover the MLB player’s salary before being activated (minimum of $4 and maximum of $15).
G.EXAMPLE: "FinleyFlops" drops Shawn Green ($29) and activated Cole Hamels from the ML System. Cole Hamels will then have a $15 salary since that is the maximum limit for a 1st year ML player. Shawn Green will then go to the Reserve-List, which players also do not have salaries counted against the cap.
H.In order to carry over a Minor League player to the following year, same rules for drafting apply: you cannot keep a ML player if he has made his perspective MLB team.
Here are our rules for our league. We are a new 20 team keeper league this year so we will draft 10 minor leaguers (very deep). We also will not allow you to draft a player if he was active at all on the MLB squad last year.
If an owner activates a minor league spot, that spot remains open until the following year's draft. For instance, if 3 of my minor leaguers become activated by their big league squad, I must either cut them or activate them to my team. Those 3 spots will be empty until our draft next year. So I would carry over 7 and draft 3 more.