If your interested.. Give your the dates you would be able to draft and top 5 choices of a team name(must be a real MLB team name). I need your email address as well. League fees is $20.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Team League
26 Players on roster
5 Minor Leaguers on farm team
- 1 Catcher
- 1 First Baseman
- 1 Second Baseman
- 1 Third Baseman
- 1 Shortstop
- 1 Corner Infielder
- 1 Middle Infielder
- 4 Outfielders
- 1 Utility
- 6 SP
- 3 RP
-Bench: 6 players
-Farm System: 5 players
The Auction: Your team has a $260 budget to purchase your 27 players. At least $1 must be spent on each of the 26 players. Each owner must conclude the auction with a full roster of 27 players conforming to the roster requirements set out above.
Players may be purchased in the auction from Major and Minor League teams. Japanese players with MLB contracts are allowed to be taken in the auction. Minor leaguers purchased during the auction will be treated as Major Leaguers, and must fill a roster spot.
Trades During Auction:
You may not trade your auction dollars, but you may trade already drafted players. Minor League draft picks may be traded.
During the season there is no salary cap. This is to promote trading and allow teams to build up for championship runs, or to go into rebuilding mode.
Each year you may keep up to 7 players, but any player kept must get a $4 raise over his current salary. The date to declare your keepers will be announced later.
The Farm: You may hold up to 5 players in your farm system at any time. Players in your farm system may be kept as long as you want for free and do not have a dollar value.
Farm Team Transactions:
Players can be brought up to your major league roster at any time during the season and will gain a salary of $1. Once promoted, your minor leaguer may never return to a farm system. To bring a player up, roster space must be created.
You may release minor leaguers at any time without penalty, but the only way to acquire new minor leaguers is through the yearly minor league draft or through trades.
MINOR LEAGUE DRAFT
A minor league draft will be held every year during the offseason. Players eligible for the minor league draft are players who still have MLB rookie status (less than 130 at-bats or 50 innings). Japanese players with contracts with an MLB team may be drafted.
The first minor draft will commence at the end of the auction. The minor league draft will be done in snake format following the auction. The first year order will be random.
Future drafts will take place during the off-season and before the auction. The draft will be in reverse order of standings (12th place gets first pick) and not in snake draft format. Up to five rounds will be held, to enable a team to completely replenish their farm system if they wish.
MLB June Draft:
We will have a 3 round draft sometime(probably a week or two after) after the MLB Amature Draft has been completed. This is an opportunity to improve your Farm Team. If you decide to select a player, you will lose a draft spot in the following seasons Minor League Draft. If pick up a player in the 1st rd of the June Draft, you lose your 1st rd in the ML Draft. A 2nd rd for 2nd rd, and so on.
If for some reason the player you drafted goes unsigned by an MLB team, you still have rights over that player if you keep him on your roster. There is no compensation if you choose to drop him.
Free agents are players who are currently on a major league roster. Minor Leaguers (Less than 130 at-bats or less than 50 innings) cannot be acquired through free agency. A waivers process is used for recently dropped players and after that its first come first serve. Starting salary for undrafted free agents is $1. Drafted players that were dropped retain their salary for the remainder of the season. All rosters will be frozen during the offseason.
Keeping Free Agents:
Players picked up after the trade deadline (July 31st) will NOT be available as a keeper. Players who are released keep the same salary for the remainder of the year and cannot be picked up again by the team who released that player. Players picked up before the trade deadline may be kept for the next year at a salary of $10, or $4 more than that players current salary... whichever is less.
Auction Trades: You may not trade your auction dollars during the draft, but you may trade already drafted players. Minor League draft picks may be traded.
In-season trades must result in balanced rosters for all participating
teams. If a trade is unbalanced, releasing/adding of a player must be stated at the time of the trade. The Trading Deadline is week 19. No trades can be made after the last day of that period. Rosters shall be frozen after the league playoffs, and may not be changed by any method other than a trade untill the draft.
Trades are not allowed during the offseason following the conclusion of the MLB World Series up until February 14th. The date which keepers are due will be announced the same time the draft date is determined. No balancing of rosters are required for offseason trades.
The top three teams from each Division will make playoffs. The #1 seed from each Division will get a bye week and play the winners of the #2 and #3 seeds. Playoffs begin in week 21. Each round is two weeks and the team with the highest cumulative score moving on to the next round.
Weeks 21 & 22(Wild Card week):
AL#2 vs AL#3
NL#2 vs NL#3
Weeks 23 & 24:
AL#1 vs AL Wildcard winner
NL#1 vs NL Wildcard winner
Weeks 25 & 26:
AL Champion vs NL Champion
Seeding will be based upon Win-Loss record. Tie Breakers are as follows:
1. Total Pts
2. Head to head record
3. League record