MPhilly03 wrote:rvthd wrote:
2. For waiver claims for MLB players I would think the players will be in the Yahoo database and requests will be posted to the website. However, for MiLB player that are not in the website what is the process?
2. Please see "In-Season Farm Pickups" under League Constitution posted by sportsguy.
Okay, so here is what is posted for the In-Season Farm Pickups:
In-Season Farm Pickups
Each owner has 5 MiLB 'pickups' that they may use during the current season. Pickups may be traded.
Players must be added via the regular Yahoo add/drop procedures, i.e., they must be in the Yahoo database before they can be picked up (the Yahoo league setting for 'New Players Become Available' is 'Wait until called up to Majors').
Players must be rookie-eligible when they are picked up (< or = 150 AB; < or = 50 IP).
Pick ups must be announced after they are dropped (demoted), and before they clear waivers.
Example announcement: "Using my #2 pick, sending Strasburg to the farm"
So this is really just a chance to add players that have been added the MLB teams to the major league rosters since players must be called up to the Majors before they can be added? Will these players then be tagged in Yahoo as part of the team that picks them up? Also, not totally clear on the last couple of lines about pick-up announcements. Sorry for all the questions but this feature is new to me and I want to make sure I understand it clearly. Thanks!
No worries, good to ask these questions prior to the start and others may have the same questions. My understanding is if a player is in yahoo's database and is rookie-eligible, they can be added by using an "in season pickup". It is simply a way to keep track of who is picking up a prospect. This addition will be to the MLB roster.
If a prospect is being demoted to an owner's farm team, an announcement must be made in Yahoo.
Each managers farm team will be be tracked in a spreadsheet posted in an area for all to access.