Here is what we use...
- Home Runs
- Stolen Bases
- Batting average
1) Where no written rule exists, we will follow the standard Yahoo league rules.
2) Player remains on waivers for 2 days.
First years draft will be a live Yahoo draft, subsequent drafts will take place offline in a Yahoo Group (message board), beginning March 1st. The
draft order the first year will be a random snake draft. For all the redrafts, the ordering will be reverse of the previous years standings. Depending
on how many and which players you kept, teams may start drafting in different rounds.
* You may keep anywhere from 0 to 4 players
* You can keep a player from 1 to 3 additional years.
* You must declare how many years you are going to keep the player... one, two or three additional years.
* Nomenclature for a keeper will be X-Y/Z where X is the round the player was drafted in, Y is the current year of
the players contract, and Z is the number of years this player is being kept for. For example, if you drafted Lance
Berkman in the 10th round and at the end of the season you declared him as a keeper and signed him for two years, his
nomenclature would then be 10-1/2 and 10-L the following year (L = last year).
* Keepers must be declared by Feb 1st.
* If you draft a player in the 8th round and decide to keep him. From then on he is slotted as your 8th round pick if you
keep him for one extra year. If you keep him for 2 years he gets slotted as a 7th round pick, if you keep him for a three
years he gets slotted as a 6th round pick. Therefore, a player that you draft in the first round may only be kept for one year,
and a player that you draft in the 2nd round may only be kept for two years.
* Any player picked up off of waivers and kept at the end of the year, gets slotted as a 15th round pick.
* If you receive a player in a trade and he was a keeper on that other team's roster, he gets slotted onto your roster the
same as he was on his previous team.
* If two or more players on your team get slotted into the same round, the following "collision formula" is used to determine into which round
your players get slotted.
******** Collision Formula ********
If n (n > 1) number of players are slotted in the same round, then n-1 number of players are moved down one slot. This process is repeated until there
are no more collisions. If there are more than one collision, then you start with the collision closest to the first round. If you are forced to lose a
draft pick (due to dropping a keeper) that already has a player slotted in that round, then that player is moved down one slot and if any collisions occur
due to moving down one slot the collision formula is used on those two players.
* You may drop a keeper player in the last year of his contract without any penalty. There is a penalty for dropping a keeper player before the last year of his
contract. The penalty for dropping a keeper before the last year of his contract is, add up all the years left on contracts of all the keeper(s) you dropped,
multiply this number by 2, and then subtract that number from 21 (number of players on team). Whatever this number comes out to be, you will then lose your
draft pick in that round, and you will then make that pick at the end of the draft. If you already have a player slotted in the round that you had to lose your
pick in, then the "collision formula" is used to determine what happens to the player that was already slotted there.
Can only be vetoed by a league vote. Trade deadlines are set to Yahoo default. There are no offseason trades allowed. When a player gets traded,
so does his keeper status. If Team A trades Mark Prior 4-1/2 to Team B, then his contract status of 4-1/2 goes with him to Team B.
Collision: A collision is when more than one player on a team are both slotted as being drafted in the same round. The collision formula will be used to slot each player into a unique round.
Crawford 3-1/3 -> Crawford was drafted in the 3rd round and is being kept for three years, which would slot him as a first round draft choice.
Crawford 3-1/2 -> Crawford was drafted in the 3rd round and is being kept for two years, which would slot him as a second round draft choice.
Crawford 3-L -> Crawford was drafted in the 3rd round and is being kept for one year, which would slot him as a third round draft choice.
Say you drafted the following players in 2005 and decided they would be your keepers.
Pujols would be your 2006 1st round pick.
Lidge would be your 2006 4th round pick.
Ol.Perez would be your 2006 5th round pick.
Mussina and Sosa would both be slotted as your 13th round pick. The collision formula would give you...
Mussina would be your 2006 13th round pick.
Sosa would be your 2006 14th round pick.
Grienke would be your 2006 17th round pick.
you would lose A.Pujols.
B.Lidge would be 5-L
Ol.Perez would be 6-L
you would lose M.Mussina
S.Sosa would be 14-L
Z.Grienke would be 19-2/3
and any players that were drafted or picked up off of waviers or acquired via trade in 2006 could be in this mix.
We just started this league and hopefully it works out great.