The auction will be held on March 25th at 7 PM EST. We use a standard 5 x 5 scoring with a $100 entrance fee. It is a 12 team, AL only keeper league. It is our third season. There are 2 teams available.
Below are the basic features of our league. As a new owner you have the option of not keeping anyone and being able to spend the full $260 in the auction.
If you'd like to see the rosters, please contact me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
1.2. A teams roster will consist of the following:
• 5 Outfielders
• 1 Catcher
• 1 First baseman
• 1 Second baseman
• 1 Third baseman
• 1 Shortstop
• 1 Middle Infielder
• 1 Corner Infielder
• 2 Utility (any non-pitcher)
• 9 Pitchers (any combination of starters and relievers)
• 5 reserves (any combination of positions)
• 6-12 minor league players (any positions)
2.3. All Major and Minor league players associated with an American League team are eligible for the auction. However, a minor league player that is purchased will lose “free” minor league status for the entire season. Only if the player is dropped from a fantasy team before the next auction, and is still a rookie may that player be eligible for “free” minor league status again.
2.7. Following the auction there will be two drafts (though not necessarily on the same day); a five round Reserve draft and a six round Minor League draft. The reserve draft will continue to be done in a serpentine draft. The draft order will be in the reverse order of the previous year's finish. The minor league draft will NOT be done serpentine. It will be conducted in a worst to first order
4.3. All transactions throughout the season are free.
5.6. Minor League players that are activated will be activated with a $1 salary
6.3. The money shall be divided among the top four (4) teams at the end of the season as follows:
• 1st place – 50%
• 2nd place – 25%
• 3rd place – 15%
4th place – 10%
7.1. The following criteria are used to determine team performance:
• Batting Average
• Runs Scored
• Runs Batted In
• Stolen Bases
• Home runs
• Earned Run Average
• WHIP (walks + hits divided by innings pitched)
9.3. There are no limits to the number of trades a team may make.
10.2. When a player is released, he is placed on waivers. Each week, by Sunday evening at 7PM EST, any team can make a waiver request. The waiver order will be determined on a worst to first basis based on the standings as of Sunday morning. The waiver selections will be conducted so that each team can make a claim before any team gets a second claim.
10.4. Distribution of players traded to the American League from the National League shall be conducted in a separate sealed auction. Each team will begin the season with $100 (not real money) for use in these auctions. Any player traded to the American League is not eligible to be kept for the following season
12.2. Beginning the first day of the MLB All-Star break a midseason Minor League draft will be held. It is strongly recommended that all teams attend this draft! The draft order will be in reverse order of the standings as of the first day of the All-Star break. The format is serpentine and there are three (3) rounds.
12.10. Minor League players can be retained from season to season without an increase in salary and without a contract.
13.3. If a player is to be retained, the owner has three options for his next contract. The owner may sign a player to a one (1), two (2), or three (3) year contract. If the player is retained for one more year, his salary will be equal to the auction bid + $5. If the player is retained for two more years, his salary will be equal to the auction bid + $4 for the first year and an additional +$4 for the second year. If the player is retained for three more years, his salary will be equal to the auction bid + $3 the first year, +$6 the second year, and +$9 the third season. Examples:
· Team A wants to keep Dan Wilson for one (1) more season. His 2003 auction price was $10. Wilson’s 2004 salary will be $15.
· Team A wants to protect Dan Wilson for two (2) more seasons. His 2003 auction price was $10. Wilson’s 2004 salary will be $14 and his 2005 salary will be $18.
· Team A wants to protect Dan Wilson for three (3) more seasons. His 2003 auction
price was $10. Wilson’s 2004 salary will be $13. His 2005 salary will be $16, and
his 2006 salary will be $19.
13.4. Once a contract extension expires a team may re-sign that player or release him back into the free agent pool for the next auction.
13.6. A team can buy out a players contract. It will, however, cost the team ½ of that player’s salary in the last year of the contract. The fine will be assessed at the auction for each of the years remaining on the contract. Any odd dollar amounts will be rounded up. Example:
· Team A has Dan Wilson signed for two years: $15 for the upcoming season and $19 for the season following that. Team A decides to cut Wilson. The buyout is for $10 (1/2 of his final salary, rounded up). In the next two auctions, Team A now has $250 to spend rather than $260.