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BUFF League - Details
League Name BUFF League
League E-mail Address
League Entry Fee $110
Draft Format Your draft has not been set up.
Status Min Max
Active Players 0 23
Reserve Players 0 17
Injured Players 0 10
Minors Players 0 0
Total Players 0 50
Position Min Max Tot
Active C 0 1
Active 1B 0 1
Active 2B 0 1
Active 3B 0 1
Active SS 0 1
Active MI 0 1
Active CI 0 1
Active LF 0 1
Active CF 0 1
Active RF 0 1
Active OF 0 1
Active U 0 1
Active SP 0 5
Active RP 0 6
Injured players do not count against positional roster limits.
Scoring System Head-to-Head, Points Based System.
Scoring per Period Scoring based on total stats each period.
Standings Tiebreaker Ties in the standings are resolved in this order: Winning Percentage, Total Points.
Batting Categories Setting
1B - Singles 1 point
2B - Doubles 2 points
3B - Triples 3 points
BB - Walks (Batters) 1 point
HP - Hit by Pitch 1 point
HR - Home Runs 4 points
KO - Strikeouts (Batter) -0.5 points
R - Runs 1 point
RBI - Runs Batted In 1 point
SB - Stolen Bases 1 point
Pitching Categories Setting
BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) -0.5 points
BS - Blown Saves -2 points
ER - Earned Runs -1 point
HA - Hits Allowed -0.5 points
HB - Hit Batsmen -0.5 points
HD - Holds 5 points
INN - Innings 1 point
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
L - Losses -4 points
QS - Quality Starts 7 points
S - Saves 7 points
W - Wins 10 points
Player Eligibility Players are eligible at their primary position, plus positions they've played 20 games last year or 20 games this year.
Pitchers gain eligibility at Starting Pitcher with 8 starts last year or 8 starts this year.
Pitchers gain eligibility at Relief Pitcher with 15 relief appearances last year or 15 relief appearances this year.
DH Eligibility Everyone is eligible at DH.
Player Pool AL and NL Players.
Lineup Deadline Lineups are set once for the start of each period.
Deadline is 5 minutes before gametime on the first day of the period.
Lineup Policy Owners may set lineups and change players' positions from a list of their eligible positions.
DL Options Only players who are on the disabled list may be placed into Injured status.
Add/Drop Policy Owners may not do add/drops.
Trade Policy Trades are not allowed.
Offseason Trades Owners may not make trades during the offseason.
Period Length Weekly scoring periods
Periods start on mondays
Matchups/Period 7 matchups per period
Playoffs Start Period 23
Playoffs Last 3 Periods.
1 – The BUFF League (Baseball’s Ultimate Fantasy Franchise League) is governed by a commissioner, assistant commissioner, and grievance committee
2 – The commissioner of the league is John Martin and he is responsible for overseeing and running the league. He will receive all transactions including trades, waives, free agent pickups and starting lineups, although all owners should receive this. He has the power to change a rule in the constitution due to an unforeseen loophole, and that change will take effect immediately, but will not affect that week’s games.
3 – The assistant commissioner is Kyle Martin, and is responsible for receiving all transactions by the commissioner. He also will be the recruiter for new owners. Additionally, he will assist the commissioner in running the major and minor league drafts and the free agency period. He will assume all the duties of the commissioner when the commissioner is unavailable, i.e. on a vacation.
4 – Any other amendments to the constitution require a vote by all owners of the league. A seventy-five percent majority will automatically pass the amendment, even without the commissioner’s agreement. If fifty to seventy-five percent of the owners favor the amendment, the commissioner will make the final ruling, with the good of the league in mind.
5 – An appeal can be made to the Grievance Committee, headed by the assistant commissioner and made of four other members:
If an owner feels that the commissioner made the decision in 1.4 with his best interests in mind and did not consider the good of the league he can send out a formal appeal. If two appeals, by different owners, are made on the same topic, the Grievance Committee will take a vote on whether or not to overrule the commissioner’s decision. A simple majority will win the vote for either side. An appeal to the grievance committee must be made within a week of the commissioner’s ruling.
6 – The Grievance Committee will also make a ruling if an appeal is filed claiming that a trade spoiled the balance of the league. At least two appeals, by separate owners, must be filed within two days of the trade being made, in order for the Grievance Committee to get involved. If two appeals are filed, then the two parties involved in the trade, as well as the two complainants, have three days to write a note on why they think the trade was unfair/fair. Any owners on the Grievance Committee who are involved in the trade, either as a trader or as a protester, are excused from ruling on this matter. If an owner has to leave the Grievance Committee based on his involvement in the trade, then the Grievance Committee Alternate shall step in. If two people have to leave, or if the Alternate is involved in the trade, then the commissioner shall step in. 75% of the Grievance Committee must rule that the trade is unfair in order for the committee to overrule it.
7 – The commissioner reserves the right to seize ownership from an owner if that owner is inactive for an extended period of time. A warning notification will be sent if this is the first time, but for the second time ownership may just be seized, or the commissioner may notify the owner. A new owner will be appointed as soon as possible but if no owner can be found immediately then the commissioner will run the team as a neutral team, and will set the best possible line-up for the team for each week. He will make no transactions however. If the abandoned team is in the same division as the commissioner’s team, the assistant commissioner will have control over the dead team until a new owner can be found. If an owner is going to be away for an extended period of time (holidays, etc..) he should notify the league and either set a definite lineup to be used until he returns or appoint another owner (with the owner’s permission) to run the team until the vacationing owner returns.
8 – This is meant to be a fun and enjoyable league, and all money collected by the commissioner will go directly to the league. A $115 fee will be due by a posted October date, payable each year to the Commissioner. All monies will go toward prizes with the exception of stat fees payable to the stat service. No salaries will be paid to any officer or participant.
II. The League Format
1 – The BUFF League will be made up of 16 teams, split into four divisions of four teams each. Each team name will consist of a city, state or province and a nickname (i.e. New York Tigers).
2 – The teams will be divided up, by random process, before the start of the inaugural season into the four divisions. They are divided up as follows:
Team 1: Team 1:
Team 2: Team 2:
Team 3: Team 3:
Team 4: Team 4:
Team 1: Team 1:
Team 2: Team 2:
Team 3: Team 3:
Team 4: Team 4:
3 – Once a team has been drawn into that division, it is there for the current season. The divisions will be redrawn after each season for the following year. The Commissioner will draw the divisions, in a fair and impartial manner, as soon as all franchise fees have been paid for the upcoming season.
4 – Prize Awards: Prizes will be awarded as follows: Division winner = $200, 2nd place = $50, 3rd place = $25, 4th place = $0. Wild card team will receive additional $50 (so a 2nd place team that wins a wild card will receive $100 and a 2nd place team that does not make a wild card will only receive $50). Week 23 winners (2) receive $0, Week 24 (league championship) winners (2) receive $100 each, and the week 25 winner (League Champion) will receive $200. So, the League Champion will total $500 in winnings.
III. The Schedule and Starting Lineups
1 – The season will consist of 23 one-week periods of regular season games. The playoffs (week 24-26) will be head to head play. The 24th week of the season will be the wild card week, where the top team (other than a division winner) from each league will be pitted against the division winner with the worst record. The team with the best record in each league will receive a bye in week 24. The 25th week of the season will consist of the League Championship Series where the winners of week 24 will be matched up against the teams that received byes in week 24. The 26th week will consist of the World Series.
2 – Each weekly period will match eight teams against each other head to head. Teams will play the teams in their own division every period of the season. They will also be playing with 4 teams from another division. Each team will play against 7 opponents each week, and a team will receive a win for every team that he outscored and a loss for every team that outscored him
3 – Tiebreakers: In the event that two teams are tied with the same amount of points for the week, a tie breaker will be used to determine which team gets the win and which team gets the loss. The team with the most pitching victories will win the tiebreaker, if it is still tied then these categories will be used in this order to determine the winner. 1) pitching victories 2) most runs scored 3) most runs batted in 4) most saves.
In the event that two teams have identical records at the end of the season and a tiebreaker is needed to determine a position for post season play (this does not apply to teams that are not in the playoffs, as they will remain a tie), total points scored for the year will be used to break the tie.
4 – Schedule: With a 23-week season the total games played by each team will be 161. A team will play the teams in his own division 23 times (one each week), teams in his own league (AL or NL) 11 times, and each team in the other league 6 times. The schedule is shown on the next page:
Week 1 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 2 AL E v NLN NLS v. ALW
Week 3 AL E v. NLS NL N v. ALW
Week 4 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 5 AL E v NLN NLS v. ALW
Week 6 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 7 AL E v. NLS NL N v. ALW
Week 8 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 9 AL E v NLN NLS v. ALW
Week 10 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 11 AL E v. NLS NL N v. ALW
Week 12 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 13 AL E v NLN NLS v. ALW
Week 14 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 15 AL E v. NLS NL N v. ALW
Week 16 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 17 AL E v NLN NLS v. ALW
Week 18 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 19 AL E v. NLS NL N v. ALW
Week 20 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 21 AL E v NLN NLS v. ALW
Week 22 AL E v. NLS NL N v. ALW
Week 23 AL E v. AL W NL N v. NLS
Week 24 WILD CARD WEEK
Week 25 LCS – DIVISON WINNERS PLAY
Week 26 WORLD SERIES
5 – The starting lineup for each team must consist of 1 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 SS, 1 3B, 1 CI (corner infielder), 1 MI (middle Infielder), 1 OF (any outfield position), 1 RF, 1 CF, 1 LF, 1 U(any position), 5 SP, 6 RP (MR or CL). The outfielders must fit into those specific positions. A lineup that includes a player that does not qualify at the position he is listed, will receive 0 points for that player during that playing period.
6 – Each team must set their starting lineup in to the stat service (TQ STats) by the designated deadline (noon on Mondays EDT). Changes can be made up to that deadline, but not afterwards. Once the deadline passes, the lineup is frozen and transactions do not affect it. Each owner will have access to view all lineups through the stat service.
IV. Rosters, Transactions and Eligibility
1 –Rosters: Each team can have 40 major leaguers on their major league roster and up to 25 minor leaguers on their Minor League Roster. There is no limit as to how many players there must be from each position on the major league or minor league roster. If at any point they exceed that number through trades or free agent signings, they should make the necessary moves to correct their roster right away. Until their roster is in order they cannot make any trades or sign any free agents.
2 – Salary Cap: The active roster size is 40. Active rosters can be less than 40 players, but may not exceed that total. All players on the active roster will be eligible to start a game and will be paid a salary. The salary cap is $430.
3 – Transactions: All transactions will be posted to the league message board. The transactions are effective immediately, unless otherwise stated in the Constitution or if appeals are filed. All teams that acquire a player through trades or revocable waivers acquire that player’s salary and his contract status.
4 – Waivers: Any player can be dropped or released outright. If it is a minor leaguer (with no major league experience), there are no repercussions and the player becomes a free agent. If it is a minor leaguer that is eligible for a major league roster (has major league experience) he will be placed on waivers (same as a major leaguer). When a major league player is dropped, regardless of whether he is on the active roster or not, that player will be posted on the waiver list at the beginning of the next period (noon the following Monday EDT). A list of players on waivers will be posted on the league message board (auction site). During the time between when he is waived, and when he becomes a free agent, any team but the team that released the player may bid on his services. At 6:00 PM EDT on the following Sunday, any player that did not receive a bid will become a free agent. All bids must be posted to the message board with the appropriate bid dollars and number of years contract (5 year maximum contract). When there is no bid higher than the previous bid for 48 hours, the waiver auction for that player is over and the team with the high bid wins the services of that player. Any team bidding without money or an open roster spot, has 24 hours to get his roster in order, or the player will be won by the team with the next highest bid. Waiver listings will end with players dropped during week 22. Players dropped during week 22 will be posted on the waiver list during week free agent signing period.23. These will be the last players listed thru waivers. All players released after week 22 will become free agents and available during the winter player auction.
5 –Waived Players salaries: If a team waives a player there are salary repercussions. The team that waives the player must pay 75% of the player’s remaining contract, rounded up. For example, if you waive Jay Bell, in the first year of a 4 year contract at $40 a year you would have to pay (4x40x .75) = $120 to waive Jay Bell. That payment must be paid in full immediately to free a team from financial obligation to Bell.
6 –Free Agent pickups: Once a player is an outright free agent, any team may purchase his services for $1 as long as he is in the Major Leagues or has been in the Major Leagues at some point in his career (if he has never played in the Major Leagues, he can only be selected during the amateur draft). He is automatically signed to a two-year contract and not more or less than that.
7 –Trading: Trades may involve any number of major leaguers, minor leaguers, draft picks, or any other commodity held. Cash can be traded for this season, but salary caps will return to $430 prior to the start of the re-signing period. Draft Picks can be traded with in a 2 year period (in other words no further out than 2 winter and 2 summer minor league drafts). Future considerations are tradable, if they have been specified. It is suggested that teams make trades prior to 12 noon EST on Saturday, because if the trade is appealed then it could affect the lineup. If a trade is appealed and denied by the Grievance Committee, and acquired players have been placed in a team’s starting lineup, then all such players will receive no points that week. If the trade is appealed and allowed to go through, it doesn’t affect any acquired players in the team’s starting lineup. If appeals are filed on a trade, the owners involved in the trade will be notified, so they can decided whether it is worth the risk to start those players. An e-mail notice will only be sent out if appeals are filed, if not then the trade was successful. Trades may be made from the beginning of the free agent re-signing period (approx Oct 15, once all owners are on board for the next season) until 12:00 midnight EDT July 31st.
8 –Free Agent Signing deadline: Free agent signings cease at the end of the regular season, (that is, at the end of week 23). After that, all players available in the free agent market must remain so until the free agent signing period.
9 –Free Agent draft (auction): Once a player becomes a free agent because his major league contract has run out, his current team may resign that player, but must do so by November (date to be determined each year depending on calendar, and approximately two days before the free agency bidding begins). If his team does not resign him, that player becomes a free agent and can be bid upon during the free agent signing period. The free agency period starts in November (exact date to be announced) and lasts until all free agents have been bid upon or passed. Any player that is not signed by one of the teams is a free agent, including those players who were not on any team roster during the previous season but did play in the major leagues. Once free agency period starts, any owner may bid on any free agent, provided that they have the cap space to do this. Any bids that go over the cap or over the 40-man roster limit are discounted. Bidding will be done on your computer via the league message board. Once a player is bid upon, the next bid must go over that dollar amount or be increased by the amount of years. If neither has occurred the bid is discounted. The owner offers a bid that includes both the salary and the years of contract that the owner would like. However, if someone makes a bid that tops the previous high, then it goes onto the next round, with the same rules discussed previously applying. Players, by rule, will accept the highest money offer combining salary first then amount of years.
EXAMPLE: Player A will take $20/1 year offer before $18/3. And player A will take $20/ 2 years over $20/ 1 year. These rules are to simplify and streamline the free agent process. When the free agent auction begins (the Monday, Wednesday or Friday following Nov 15) each team may post one player on Fridays and Mondays and Wednesdays. All teams may enter bids for that player. When there are no bids on a player for 48 hours, the auction for that player is over and the high bidder wins. 5 years is the maximum length of contract that may be offered.
10 –Minor League signings and drafts: No new minor league free agents may be signed except during an amateur draft. Minor league players may be waived, brought up to the major league roster (their salary will be counted against the active roster salary cap), but no new minor league free agents can be signed except during the amateur drafts. On approximately Jan. 15th an amateur draft will be held, with the draft order having been determined by the previous season. The four 4th place teams will get the first 4 picks, with the BEST 4th place team getting the first pick, then the 2nd best and so forth. (in other words, if you are going to come in last place, have the best record of 4th place teams to get the first pick. Therefore there is really not quite as much advantage to being the actual worst team in the league). Best and worst positions are determined by won-lost record.
Then we will do likewise with the four 3rd place teams.
Next come the two 2nd place teams that did not make the playoffs.
After that, the order will be set by the playoff results (basically your money winnings). If two teams cash out the same, then the team that finished higher during the season will be given the earlier pick, going in the reverse order of the previous season’s standings.
Each team will be allotted approximately one day to make their selection with the time period being reduced as the auction progresses. The draft will continue in that order until all teams have passed. A deadline will be set a few days before the draft begins to post the draft positions in each round (including traded picks, etc). After that date there will be no trading of draft picks and any releases or promoted players will not result in replacement picks. A second amateur draft will take place starting on the Monday of the Major League All Star break. These are the only times that minor league players can be drafted. The July draft will be conducted going in reverse order of the standings at that point in the season (total points scored will determine best and worst teams in the summer draft). Any player that is not on any BUFF League roster is eligible for your minor league roster. This includes: Major and minor leaguers from all levels of Major League Baseball, College and High School players, foreign players, little league players, your nieces, nephews or grandchildren, or anyone else that you wish to take a roster spot in your minor league roster. Remember that your minor league roster cannot exceed 25 players at any time.
11 –Position Eligibility: Players are eligible for whichever position(s) they played 20 games or more at last season in the majors. If they played less than 20 games the previous season at every position, they qualify for the position they played the most. (Example: player played 13 games at SS, 10 at 2B and 5 games in CF. The player would be qualified to play only SS or Utility). A player that has never played in the majors, and is called up for the first time, will qualify at a position after playing 5 games. Once a position is established after 5 games, he will be qualified at that position only, until he reaches 20 games at a position. Once 20 games is established, he can qualify at any position he plays 20 games. Each outfield position is considered separate. For example, Sammy Sosa must play 20 games at RF to qualify at that position, not just 20 games in the outfield. A player will gain additional positions in the year if he plays 20 games at that position. For example, if by June Sosa has played 20 games in CF, he will also qualify as a CF. If a player played a total of 20 games in the OF (at any position) he can qualify to play the OF position. Likewise, a player having played a total of 20 games at 1B/3B or 2B/SS would qualify to play CI or MI.
12 –Pitcher Eligibility: Pitchers gain eligibility for reliever or starting pitcher as follows:
Previous year’s appearances:
If a pitcher starts 8 or more games during the previous year, he qualifies as a starting pitcher.
If a pitcher appears as a reliever in 15 or more games during the previous year, he qualifies as a reliever.
Pitchers who meet both of the above criteria qualify as both a starter and reliever.
If neither threshold is reached the previous season, a pitcher will be eligible for the position at which he had more appearances (starter or reliever). In the event that he has neither started 8 games nor relieved in 15 games AND his appearances are evenly divided between starts and relief appearances, he will qualify as both starter and reliever.
The pitcher’s eligibility as established by the previous year will continue throughout the current year. If a pitcher reaches the minimum appearances for the other position, (e.g., a qualified starter gets 15 relief appearances in the current year), he will then qualify for that additional eligibility for the remainder of the year. Pitchers with no previous year games pitched in the major leagues must pitch at least one game to establish a qualifying position for the current season. Until he reaches the 8 games as a SP or 15 games as a RP he will qualify for whichever position he has played the most. In the event that he has neither started 8 games nor relieved in 15 games AND his appearances are evenly divided between starts and relief appearances, he will qualify as both starter and reliever.
Any player inserted into a teams lineup that is ineligible to play that position, will receive zero points for that playing period. If that player scores negative points for the period, he will receive the negative points and not receive a score of zero.
13 –Disabled List: There is also a disabled list in the BUFF League. When a player is injured and placed on the DL in MLB, you can also place him on the DL in our league under certain circumstances. Once he is brought off the major league disabled list, he must also be activated off the BUFF League DL promptly. If he is activated off the major league DL between Monday and Friday, he must be activated off the BUFF League DL for the coming week’s game (by Sunday evening) or else he becomes a free agent (cut penalties will be charged). If he is brought off the major league DL between Saturday and Sunday, he must be activated off the BUFF League DL by the following week’s games (a week from then). When activating a player off the DL, you can assign him to your active or non-active roster, regardless of what roster he was on when he was injured.
14 - DL Qualifications: A player who has been on his major league teams Disabled List for 30 consecutive days may be transferred to the BUFF League DL (days on the DL prior to the start of the season do not count). Also, any player placed on his ML team’s 60 day DL, or listed as “out for the season” prior to the start of week 20, can be transferred to the BUFF League DL at any time. Such a player would no longer be considered on the 40-man roster and would be returned to the BUFF League active duty as required, or he becomes a free agent. The salary of a player on the BUFF League DL does not count against his team salary cap, and does not occupy a roster spot.
15 - Retirement. If a player retires from baseball, his BUFF League team may drop him without penalty.
V. Inaugural Draft (Auction)
1- The Inaugural Draft will take place once all 16 spots in the league have been filled. Because this is ultimately a Salary/Contract league the Inaugural Draft will take place on an auction site to be determined. Only players that have played in the Major leagues are eligible for a BUFF League major league roster spot. Once a player is placed on the auction board, he can be bid upon for 2 days. At the end of the 2 days he is then awarded to the team that has bid the most amount of money. After all teams have been filled with players, the owner of each team must award each player a certain amount of years that the player’s contract will last. The most years a player can be signed for after being drafted in the Inaugural Draft, is 4 years. Each team will be awarded 80 contract years to be spread out to the players on the rosters. This limit is only for the Inaugural Draft.
Example: Team Z drafted player A in 2005 for $26 dollars. Team Z then awards him a 3-year contract. That player’s contract will then be $26 dollars for 3 years. Team Z will then have 77 contract years left to be spread out to the rest of the Major League roster.
1 – After a player’s first contract with a team is up the team that the player is on will have until the posted date in November to resign the player. Any player that isn’t resigned becomes a free agent.
2 – There are two types of contracts you can sign your own free agents to. The first type is simply resigning the player to a contract. The salary must be increased, by using the table in section 6.3. Or you can offer a free agent to be a qualifying offer and he then becomes a restricted free agent.
3 – If a player is resigned, you can sign him to a contract of any length up to 5 years. You determine his salary using the following tier:
Players $1-$4, $2/year
Players $5-$10: $3/year
Players $11-$18: $4/year
Players $19-$25: $5/year
Players $26-$33: $6/year
Players $34-$40: $7/year
Players $41-$50: $8/year
Players $51-60: $9/year
Players $61 and up: $10 per year
Therefore if you wanted to resign Garret Anderson, who had a $12 salary, for 5 years, it would cost you (5 x 4 + base salary) = $32 per year.
If you wanted to resign Chad Durbin, who had a $5 salary, for 5 years it would cost you (3 x 5 + base salary) = $20 a year.
4 – After you have resigned all the players you want, total up your monetary commitments for the following year and figure out how much room you have under the cap. You may then make qualifying offers to any remaining players but you cannot exceed the cap while making qualifying offers. This contract offer (or qualifying offer) will be the base price as they enter the free agent market. This qualifying offer gives players restricted free agent status. The qualifying offers don’t have to be a raise, but they cannot be lower. The restricted free agent status allows you to receive compensation if the player signs with another team.
5 – Restricted free agents can be bid upon by anyone in the free agent period. The last owner has 24 hours to match the final offer, but he must match in terms of years and salary demands. Restricted free agents can only be signed to a 5-year contract, at the maximum. If the old team matches the contract but won’t match the number of years, the player will sign with the new team, because players like security. If a restricted free agent signs with the new team, the old teams gets compensation in the form of a draft pick from the new team in the January amateur draft. If the new salary of the restricted free agent is above $40, the team that signed him will lose a first round pick to the team that lost him. If over $30, a second round pick, $20 = 3rd round pick, $10 = 4th round pick, and below $10 a 5th round pick. If a team did not have that round pick to give, he must give the next higher pick available. If it is a 1st round pick he must give up, but does not have a 1st round pick, he cannot bid on the restricted free agent.
6 – Any player that you didn’t resign or make a qualifying offer to (by Nov 15 deadline) is an unrestricted free agent. They can be bid upon by anyone, including the team they were just on. Offers cannot be matched, but you can match the monetary amount if you increase the contract years. They will sign for more years at the same money, because they like security. There is no compensation provided if the free agent signs with a different team.
7 – A player can only be signed to one contract extension using the current tier system. However, if a player is to be resigned a second time by any owner, the cost to resign the player is double what it would normally be. Therefore, if you want to resign Tim Hudson ($30 base salary) to a 2 year deal, being the second time you have resigned him, it would cost you not the normal $42, but rather $54 ($30 + 2 x 2 x 6).
You determine his salary using the following tier: (which is double the increase of the 1st time re-signing)
Players $1-$4, $4/year
Players $5-$10: $6/year
Players $11-$18: $8/year
Players $19-$25: $10/year
Players $26-$33: $12/year
Players $34-$40: $14/year
Players $41-$50: $16/year
Players $51-60: $18/year
Players $61 and up: $20 per year
8 – The draft of first year players (minor league roster) will take place in the middle of January each year. New rookie salaries for players chosen in the first year draft will be as stated below. Each player is signed to a minor contract, which doesn’t start until that player is placed on your 40-man roster. When you bring a minor leaguer to your major league roster, you may sign him for any number of years up to 4 years at their minor league salary. These salaries do not count against the $430 cap until they are activated to your major league roster. Once the decision has been made to bring up a minor leaguer, that player will remain on that team’s major league roster until his contract runs out or he is released. Players cannot be sent back down to the minors.
This is their automated salary for the particular round they were drafted in.
Round 1 pick: $5
Round 2-3 pick: $4
Round 4-6 pick: $3
Round 7-10 pick: $2
Round 10+ pick: $1
1 – Each team will play versus 7 other teams over the time span of one week. Point totals will be accumulated over that week and the team with more points is the winner.
2 – The scoring system that will be used is as follows:
SCORING FOR BATTING CATEGORIES
1B - Single 1 point
2B – Doubles 2 points
3B – Triples 3 points
BB - Walks (Batters) 1 point
HP - Hit by Pitch 1 point
HR - Home Runs 4 points
KO - Strikeouts (Batter) -0.5 points
R – Runs 1 point
RBI - Runs Batted In 1 point
SB - Stolen Bases 1 points
SCORING FOR PITCHING CATEGORIES
BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) and Hit Batsman -.5 points
BS - Blown Saves -2 points
ER - Earned Runs -1 point
HA - Hits Allowed -.5 points
HD – Holds 5 points
INN – Innings 1 point
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
QS - Quality Starts 7 points
L- Loss -4 points
S – Saves 7 points
W – Wins 10 points
Hitter Example: This takes into account previous categories and their points earned. Therefore a 3 run homer is worth 8. Hit (+1), Run (+1), RBI (+3), HR (+3) = 8 pts
Pitcher Example: Suppose your pitcher who pitched seven innings giving up six hits, two runs, walking two, striking out six and getting the win would get 24 pits. IP (+7), SO (+6), Win (+10), QS (+7), Hits (-3), Runs (-2), Walks (-1) = 24 pts.
3 – The winner of each division makes the playoffs. So does the second place team in the AL with the best record, and the second place team in the NL with the best record. In the first round of the playoffs, the wild card winners play the division winner with the worst record. The LCS is held over the next week, pitting the wild-card series winner versus the other division winner. The two winners play the next week in the World Series. The winner of the World Series is the BUFF League Champion for that year.
4 – If there is a tie in the LCS or over playoff spots, the team that has the best regular season record wins the game. This is based on the theory that the best record would have home field advantage and the tie will go to the team with home field advantage
Finally, let it be said that this league to meant to be as much fun as possible. If there is any concern or question please bring it to my attention as early as possible so the problem can be fixed. With every league there is always some sort of problem in the beginning, but this league isn’t just for me, it’s for all of us. I hope to find people who love baseball and fantasy sports as well as being active participants.
John & Kyle Martin- League Founders and Commissioners.