12 team KEEPER Roto League... $40 buy in. This is a competitive league going in to year 2, so you have the chance to get in the league while it is still young, and everyone in it checks their team on a regular basis. If you want a challenge then join this league. If you are someone who checks in every couple of weeks, then don't. Money is held by leaguesafe.com and you will need to submit payment right away as the draft is coming up soon and the due date for buy ins was today for the rest of the league. The rest of the league has paid (except for one who will pay on Friday). The two teams that have not paid (or given notice that they need a couple extra days OR responded to any emails over the past month) by the deadline that was set over a month ago (was actually set last year) are the ones that are being replaced. Their mess up is your chance to be part of a great league. The draft is 3-20-12 at 5:30 PM Pacific time.
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, LF, CF, RF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL
Batters Stat Categories:
Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG)
Pitchers Stat Categories:
Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)
1st place = $240, 2nd place = $120, 3rd place = $80, 4th place = $40
You can keep 7 players. You can keep less than 7 if you want to, but no more than 7. Your list of keepers is due by the end of the 17th. The keeper rules are as follows and they make it so that the league is competitive year after year rather than having a couple of the same teams dominate every year. With these rules you can go from last to first in the matter of one year if you know what you're doing and you're good at it.
Players drafted in the first 5 rounds are not eligible as keepers. This ensures that most of the top players will be up for grabs every year in the draft and keeps the league more competitive on an every year basis by not letting any one team become too dominant.
The first year that a player is keeper eligible, he must be kept in the round that he was drafted in (or in a higher round) and then each additional year after that year he moves up five rounds. For example - you draft PLAYER X in round 17 this year. Next year if you want to keep him, you would keep him as your round 17 pick because it is his first year of being keeper eligible. The following season if you want to keep him, he would have to be drafted in round 12. The year after that, round 7. The year after that, he would be in round 2, BUT the top five rounds are off limits for keepers, so he's no longer one of your keepers. Make sense? This system rewards those who draft well. In most 2010 drafts, Carlos Gonzales was picked somewhere in one of the teen rounds, let just say round 13... That means he would be eligible to be kept in round 13 the following year (assuming it is his first year of keeper eligibility). That would be like getting a 1st round pick in round 13.
If you make a trade for a player that needs to be kept in round 12 and you want to keep him but you already have a different player that you want to keep in round twelve, then one of them would have to be drafted in a higher round (round 11 of higher).
Free agents acquisitions that were NOT drafted by anybody can be kept in any round you want to keep them in. This is like a reward for making a good pick up. For example, if you pick up a guy that was NOT drafted and you want to keep him in the next season, you would be able to keep him in round 24 if you want to. But, the year after that, he would have to be kept in round 19... and then round 14 the year after that... round 9 after that... and then he would not be keeper eligible after that because he would be in the top 5 rounds. Free Agent acquisitions that WERE drafted have to be kept in the round they were drafted in or 5 rounds higher if they were someone's keeper...but can not be kept if they must be drafted in the top 5 rounds.
I need two managers. Whoever emails me first at firstname.lastname@example.org
(you can reply to me here and give me your email address but that will only delay the process) and can submit the $40 buy in to leaguesafe.com within 24 hours will have the first chance of getting in to the league. The possible keepers for each team and draft position are below. If you did not read the rest of this message about the keeper rules, please don't bother emailing me. If you did read them and don't understand them, you can email and maybe I can explain it better.
(Option 1) This team has the 5th overall pick... and three 6th round picks, no 9th round pick, no 12th round pick (snake draft). There are more keepers options for this team than the ones posted below, but these are probably the best of them.
C. Kimbrel - round 13
A. Ramirez - round 9
N. Feliz - round 7
C. Lee - round 16
T. Lilly - round 15
T. Hunter - round 11
J. Willingham - round 24
J.J Hardy round 24
M Cain - round 7
J. Cueto - round 23
J Vazquez - round 22
(Option 2) This team has the 1st overall pick... and two 9th round picks, no 11th round pick (snake draft). There are more keepers options for this team than the ones posted below, but these are probably the best of them.
M. Rivera - round 6
C.Granderson - round 9
M.Brantley - round 19
J.Zimmerman - round 17
J. Papelbon - round 10
D. Haren - round 8
L. Morrison - round 21
B. Norris - round 21
R. Romero - round 14
E. Aybar - round 24
E. Bonifacio - round 24
Both teams can definitely be competitive this year and challenge for the title if you are a good fantasy baseball player. If you are interested, email me at email@example.com