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Auction draft NL 6x6 roto style keeper league 2 slots open

Postby jbstorey » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:30 am

We have filled our open slots. Thank you everyone that contacted us. We really appreciate the interest and wish you the best in the up coming season in any leagues you are competing in this year.

Keeper league looking for 2 new owners. It is an NL Only 6X6 roto style auction draft league. the draft cap in the auction is 130. the in season cap is 175. There is a 23 man active roster all selected in the auction and then a 14 man reserve selected in a rotation draft immediately following the auction. The league is serious with the top 5 teams winning money. First prize is usually around 2000-2300 depending on how much is in the pot from year to year. 300 would be needed at the draft. We normally run with 12 teams. Last year we lost 2 teams just before the draft and only added one new team. A long time member moved to Australia last year and it ended up being to difficult to continue so he dropped out in late January. That leaves us with 2 openings and one roster available (Ashes) to pick up. I have manually updated the contracts. and can forward you the roster. All minor leaguers selected in the reserve rotation draft that have never been activated in our league and have not broken their MLB rookie status barrier(50 inn for pitchers 130 AB's for everyday players) can be protected in the reserve draft(details in the constitution) Picking up that roster is optional an it is on a first come first serve basis. You have the option of passing on the roster and coming in with an empty roster. Below is the League Constitution. If you're interested please contact Rich at or Ralph at they can get you on the rotowire site and or forward you a copy of the available roster and constitution. They are the 2 founding members of this league that has been going since 1985. I've been in since 2001. Finally, Our Auction draft is scheduled for March 21st. The cut down deadline to a max of 15 MLB level players is Wednesday March 18th at 10pm. At that time you also have to list all the minor leaguers that will be protected with reserve rotation picks. They do not count against your 130 cap, only MLB level players do or those that were previously picked in the auction.

Sixth Street Baseball Association

The Official Rules of the Sixth Street Baseball Association
Est. 1985

"intus enumeri veritas" -Pythagoras
"It gets late early out there." -Berra

In the spring of 1985, in a dingy Ocean City, NJ cigar shop, an excited young man behind the counter was telling everyone who would listen about a book that he had just purchased. This book, he explained, laid out the rules for a new type of game. A game that was equal parts baseball, gambling, mathematics and proving to your friends that you are a lot smarter than they are. It was called Rotisserie Baseball. You get a bunch of your baseball loving friends together, draft real players, trade 'em, keep track of their stats as the season goes on, and put money on it. He knew he wanted to do this. He knew it would be a blast. What he did not know was that his life had been changed forever.....

Part I- Objective:

To assemble a roster of 37, (23 active, and 14 reserve) National League baseball players whose cumulative statistics during the regular season,
compiled and measured by the methods described in these rules, exceed those of all other teams in the League. There are 12 teams, (hopefully), in the duly constituted Sixth Street Baseball Association.

Part II Roster:

A. The 37-man roster consists of the 23-man Active Roster and the 14-man Reserve Roster. The active roster consists of:
5 Outfielders
2 Catchers
1 Second Baseman
1 Shortstop
1 Middle Infielder (either second baseman or shortstop)
1 First Baseman
1 Third Baseman
1 Corner Man (either First or Third Baseman)
1 Utility Player (who may play any non pitching position)
9 Pitchers
B. There is no restrictions on the composition of the reserve roster.

Position Eligibility - A player may be drafted at any position at which he appeared in at least 20 or more games in the preceding season. If a player did not appear in 20 games at a single position, he may be drafted only at the position he appeared most frequently. If a player is carried over on a team’s roster from one season to the next he only has to appear in 15 games to be eligible at a given position. The 20-games/most games measure is used only to determine the position(s) at which a player may be drafted. Once the season is under way (but after draft day), a player becomes eligible for assignment to any position at which he has appeared at least once. Players selected for the Utility slot may qualify at any non-pitching position.

Part III - Standings

The following criteria are used to determine team performance (or lack there of):

Composite Team Batting Average (BA)
Composite Team On Base Percentage (OBP)
Total Home Runs (HR)
Total Runs Batted In (RBIs)
Total Runs Scored (R)
Total Stolen Bases (SB)
Composite Team Earned Run Average (ERA)
Composite Holds (H)
Composite Innings Pitched (IP)
Total Wins (W)
Total Saves (S)
Composite Ratio: Walks (BB) + Hits(H), divided by
Innings Pitched (IP)

Teams are ranked from first to last in each of the 12 categories and given points for each place. For example, in a 12-team league, the first place team in a category receives 12 points, the second-place team 11, and so on down to 1 point for last place. The team with the most total points at the end of the season wins the pennant. Pitchers’ offensive stats are not counted, mainly because they don’t appear weekly in the USA Today. Nor are the pitching stats of the occasional position player called in to pitch when the score is 16-1 after 5 innings and the relief corps is hiding under the stands. In case of ties in an individual category, the tied teams are assigned points by totaling points for the rankings at issue and dividing the total by the number of teams tied. In case of ties in total points, final places in the standings are determined by comparing placement of teams in individual categories. Respective performances are calculated and a point given to each team for bettering the other. Should one team total more points than the other, that team is declared the winner. Should the point totals still be equal, the tie is broken by adding each team’s total at-bats at season’s end, plus triple the number of innings pitched. The team that scores a higher total by this measure wins the

Part IV – In Season Salary Cap

An In Season Salary Cap will be imposed of $175. From Opening Day until August 31 a team cannot exceed this amount. The only exception will be if a team wins an FAAB free agent. That amount will not be counted against his cap.

Part V - September Roster Expansion

If he chooses, an owner may expand his roster for the pennant drive by promoting from his team’s reserve roster an unlimited number of players. The post September 1 active-roster size expands to a maximum of 37 players. Such players may play any position. A fee of $12.50 must be paid for every promotion that increases the active-roster size beyond 23. Player salaries are not affected by such promotions.

Part VI - Roster Protection

The maximum number of Major League players an owner is allowed to protect before the Auction Draft is 15. There is no minimum. The names of players being retained must be recorded with the Commissioner by 10PM, on cut down day (this date will be determined each year by trial and error, kicking and screaming, and maybe even some tears). Specific notice must also be made at that time of any guaranteed long-term contract signings and farm system renewals. The cumulative salaries of players protected prior to Auction Draft Day are deducted from a team’s $130 expenditure limit, and the balance is available for acquisition of the remaining players needed to complete the team’s 23-man roster. The Commish should promptly notify all teams in the League of each team’s protected roster, including player salaries, contract status, and amount available to spend on Draft Day. Failure to give notice of a guaranteed long-term contract for a player in his option year will result in his being continued for one season at his prior year’s salary and then released into the Free Agent Pool. Failure to renew a farm system player’s minor league contract will result in his being available to all other teams in the subsequent rotation draft A farm system player whose minor league status is renewed and who subsequently makes his major league team’s active roster may at his SSBA Owner’s option, be added to the protected list of players on Auction Draft Day (and another player dropped, if necessary, to meet the 15-player limit). Or he may be dropped and made available in the Auction Draft. He may not be retained in his SSBA team’s farm system.

Part VII - Draft Day:

The Draft is held on the final weekend prior to Opening Day. Saturday usually works best and Jim Smith’s Basement is the usual venue. This obviously cannot be etched in stone, but it is the optimal time and place and should be adhered to if humanly possible. The Draft consists of two phases, The Auction Draft and The Rotation
Draft. Prior to the Draft, all teams available money/player needs will be announced and any farm system activations will be made.

The Auction Draft:
In the Auction Draft, teams bid competitively for the right to acquire players. Teams are allowed a total of $130 to fill their 23 active roster positions. Each team, in turn, nominates a player for bid, and the bidding for that player continues until only one bidder remains. The final bid price becomes the player’s “salary”. This phase of the draft continues until all teams have filled all 23 slots.
A. The Player Pool:
1. Any player on a National League 40-man roster on Draft Day is eligible to be auctioned. 40-man rosters are widely available, and each owner shall be responsible for providing his own. In case of disputes, the most recently dated shall be accepted.
B. Conducting the Draft:
1. The team that finished last the previous year nominates the first player for bid. Unless stated all opening bids are $.50.
2. Minimum bid is 50 cents. Minimum increment is 50 cents.
3. No team may bid on a player that he cannot fit on his roster. Really.
4. A player acquired at auction is property of the drafting team, or any team he is subsequently traded to, at that price, for a period of two years. Prior to the third season, the team holding his rights must decide whether to sign him to a Long-term Guaranteed
Contract, (see Part VII) retain him for a third (and final) season at his current salary, or return him to the Draft Pool.

The Rotation Draft:
The number of rounds in the reserve draft will be determined by the number of teams in the league. With 9 or fewer teams the Rotation draft will consist of 17 rounds. Any number of teams greater than 9 and the draft will go to 14 rounds. The players drafted in this phase make up the Reserve Roster. Players eligible to be drafted include any player not currently under contract by an American League Team. (NL players, NL minor leaguers, College, Foreign, High School, or Free Agent) The only other exception is players on the restricted list. (No druggies, wife-beaters or child-abusers, we have to draw the line somewhere) Each player selected is assigned a salary based on the round in which he was drafted:

Rounds 1-4: $5
5-8: $4
9-12: $3
13-14: $2


Rounds 1-3: $6
4-7: $5
8-11: $4
12-15: $3
16-17: $2

1. The salary of a player selected in the Rotation draft does not apply to the salary cap, and is not collected until/unless that player is activated.
2. The salary of any minor leaguer selected in the rotation draft determines where he is slotted if he is retained in the minors the following season. (see Roster Protection, Part II)
3. At the conclusion of the Rotation draft all players on active NL rosters and major league disabled lists comprise the Free-Agent Pool. (Acquisition of Free Agents will be covered in detail later.)
4. Rotation Draft picks are tradable one-for-one.
5. The order of selection for the Rotation draft is determined by the order of finish the previous season. The draft order is as follows: 6th place, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, (exp. team), 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st.
6. Expansion teams select after the last place finisher from the previous season.

Part VIII - Transactions/Player Movement:

Player movement between the Active Roster and Reserve Roster is unrestricted. Players may be reserved for any reason, at any time, at the discretion of the owner and be replaced by any member of the reserve roster currently on the active roster of his NL team and who qualifies positionally.

A. Activations and Reservations
1. At no time may a team move a player from the Active Roster to the Reserves without a simultaneous Activation from the Reserves to the Active Roster.
Exception: If, after completing a trade, A team has more than 23 Active players, a player or players must be Reserved to reduce the Active Roster to 23.
2. Activations and Reservations are daily, but must be received prior to noon to be effective for that day.
3. The fee for activating or reserving a player is included in the $300 league fees.

B. Waivers:
At no time, except in the immediate aftermath of a trade, may a team’s total roster exceed 37. If, at any time a team’s roster exceeds 37, remedial action must be taken immediately. The two ways to remove a player from the roster are Waivers and Outright Release. Only players currently on major league active rosters (or DL) may be waived. All others, (minor leaguers, players traded to the AL, retired, etc.), must be released outright. There is no fee to waive or release a player. There is no requirement that a player be reserved before being waived or released.
1. Any player placed on waivers is eligible to be claimed by any other team.
2. The waiver period goes from Monday to Monday; (that is, a player waived on Friday will be “on waivers” beginning the following Mon. for one week).
3. If more than one team claims a waived player, the team lowest in the standings gets the player.
4. Teams may claim their own player on waivers, but only after all other teams pass.
5. Players who pass through waivers unclaimed enter the free agent pool.
6. The commissioner will post on the board, by Sunday all players whose waivers are scheduled to expire at 10pm that Monday. (At least he will try :)

Important: A player’s status at the time of his waiver determines his status when claimed, that is, A player waived from the reserve list of one team is reserved when you claim him, and vice versa.

7. The fee for acquiring a player on waivers is $5. The salary of a player claimed on waivers is $5, or his previous salary, which ever is greater. The salary is only collected if it had not previously been paid by his former team, (ex. A player that had been selected in the rotation draft and had not previously been activated) or if the player is subsequently protected the next year; (that is, a players salary is paid only once a season and need not be paid by every other team that may acquire him).
8. Players released outright may not be claimed, and do not enter the free agent pool.

C. Trades:
1. The fee for all trades is $2.50 per team, (negotiable among the parties)
2. Trades are effective daily. Trades received by the Commissioner’s office after noon are effective the following day.
3. Trades do not alter a player’s status. That is, Active players remain active, Reserve players remain reserved.

D. Trade Deadlines:

Unrestricted trading:
1. From the conclusion of the Auction Draft until 10pm August 2nd.
2. From the end of the season until Roster Freeze Day.

Restricted Trading:
From August 3rd, until 10pm September 1, trades are permitted between teams within five spots in the standings as of the beginning of that week, (listed in parentheses at far left on the “Standings” page of the website). In case of ties, batting average will serve as the tie-breaker.

Trading Prohibited:
1. From September 2, until the end of the season.
2. From Roster Freeze until the conclusion of the Auction Draft.

E. Free Agents:
At the conclusion of the Rotation Draft, all players on active NL rosters, who remain undrafted comprise the Free Agent Pool. In addition, any non-drafted minor leaguer who subsequently is recalled by his major league team, or any AL player who is traded to the NL during the season, enters the free agent pool. Free agents may be acquired by any team by means of a sealed bid process. For this process, all teams are understood to have a $75 Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). This is over and above the $130 salary cap. The easiest and most efficient way to bid is on the website. If you must call, no phone bids will be accepted prior to 6pm Monday. Any phone bid received prior to that time/day will be ignored.

1. The minimum bid for a free agent is $3. Maximum is the amount remaining in a team’s FAAB.
1a. The salary of a player obtained in this manner is his acquisition price.
2. There is no limit to the number of free agent bids any team may submit in a given week.
3. Important: For every free agent acquired, a player from an Active NL Roster must be waived. Pitcher for a pitcher, hitter for a hitter, (designed to prevent wholesale stockpiling, by also-rans).
4. The sealed bid process is a weekly event; all bids received will be opened Monday 10pm.
5. If the total amount of money bid exceeds the amount of your FAAB, players will be awarded in the order in which they are listed.
6. All bids must be accompanied by the name(s) of the player to be waived. Any bid that does not specify which player is to be waived will be ignored; (no more Mr. Nice Guy on this one, its not fair claim a guy then wait a day or a week to decide who you want to hose, and no one wants the Commish to decide for them, I’m sure).

Hint: If you send a list of three bids and designate only one player to waive, the Commish will know that you only want to acquire one player, from the top down. If you designate three players for waiver, He will know that you wish to acquire all three players listed.
7. Any player who’s bid price is $12.50 or greater is automatically signed to a 2-year guaranteed contract, and may not be traded for three (3) weeks after his acquisition.
8. Sealed Bids will be accepted through 10pm, on the first Monday in September.

Part IX - Long-Term Contracts:

Players completing two years of service (or 1+years if acquired by means other than auction) may be tendered a Long-term Guaranteed
Contract no less than 2-years in length. Eligible players not offered contracts may be retained for a third year (and final) at the same salary or be released. The terms of Long-Term Guaranteed Contracts are as follows:
1. The salary is determined by the length of the contract. Add $2.50 to the players’ salary for every year of the contract, not counting the first year. Ex. A $5.00 player signed to a two-year contract is signed for $7.50 for two years.
2. At the conclusion of the Contract, the player returns to the Draft Pool.
3. In addition to salary, a one-time signing bonus is due equal to one half the total value of the contract. The signing bonus does not count against the salary cap.
4. Teams may buy out the balance of a contract prior to roster freeze day for twice the value of the remainder of the contract. Failure to list a contract player on the freeze list will result in the automatic termination/buy-out of the contract.
5. Terms of all new contracts must be reported to the Commissioner at the time of Roster Freeze. Failure to do so will result in that player being considered as playing out his option at his current salary.
6. If during the course of a Long-term contract, the player is traded to the AL, retires, or dies, the contract is null and void, but get ready for a nasty court fight involving next of kin.

Part X - Payment and Prize Money

A. Payment:
1. On Draft Day each member will pay a league fee of $300. This will cover the $130 salary cap, as well as all daily roster moves and the stat service. Off season trades, room rental, signing bonuses, hopefully you didn’t go nuts and buy outs are extra and above the $300. You may come to the table with $200 and the rest can be paid as determined by the league Commissioner.
This is the new part:
2. Anytime a team’s amount due exceeds $75, after the All-Star Break, the team has one week and is expected to pay in full. Failure to do so will result in that member’s roster being frozen until payment is made.
3. All fees accrued after Sept. 1 will be due by the end of the World Series. This year went pretty smooth, glad to say, but there have been problems in the past, this is an attempt to head off problems before they occur. In years’ past, our benevolent treasurer has granted the privilege to those players who figure to finish high in the money, to forgo their final payment and have their winnings docked. Unless he informs me otherwise, I expect that will continue. Understand that is at the discretion of the Treasurer and will only be considered for payments due Sept 1 or later.

B. Prize Money:
All monies collected at the draft and during the course of the season in the form of fees are entrusted to the League Treasurer and are deposited in an interest bearing bank account. The League pays for the Stat Service and Room Rental, if any, for the draft. All remaining money is paid out in the form of Prize Money. The breakdown is as follows:

First Place 49%
Second Place 24%
Third Place 14%
Fourth Place 9%
Fifth Place 4%

The number and amount can be adjusted according to the number of teams in the league at the beginning of the season.

Part XI - The Cup

Of course, substantial though they may be, the monetary rewards pale in comparison to the real honor due to the League Champion. I speak, of course, of that transcendent moment when skill, dedication, patience, and blind luck combine to produce the one team that at seasons end stands above and apart from the rest. For the one owner who, through meticulous preparation, brilliant drafting, shrewd trading, and crafty use of his reserves, proves that for that season he had no equal, The Cup awaits. Dedicated in AD 1985, The Park Manor Cup, named for the site of the inaugural SSBA Player Auction, has been bestowed upon the Champion. With the inscription of his franchise’s name upon the flanks of this venerable chalice, this Holy Grail, The Champion joins the Roll Call of Excellence, The Pantheon of Heroes, and earns the right...... to draft last the next year.
Add/Drop Players
Preseason (before 3/26/2020):
Teams are not allowed to Add/Drop players on their own during the preseason.
Regular Season (after 3/25/2020):
Teams are not allowed to Add/Drop players on their own during the regular season OR will only be allowed to add players through a free-agent Claims system.
Dropped Player Availability
When a player is dropped, he can be picked up by another team 24 hour(s) later.
Preseason (before 3/26/2020):
Teams are not allowed to make their own trades during the preseason. The commissioner can still do trades between teams.
Regular Season (after 3/25/2020):
Teams are not allowed to make their own trades during the regular season. The commissioner can still do trades between teams.
Teams are allowed to set their lineups while players haven't played every Everyday.
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Re: Auction draft NL 6x6 roto style keeper league 2 slots o

Postby jbstorey » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:16 am

we may have one new team we are waiting to hear back. Until we do we still have 2 openings. Hopefully, we hear back this morning and get another new owner 2 so we are up to are normal 12 teams. One other note if you are into very competitive leagues, building teams long term and love prospects this is a league you will love.
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Postby jbstorey » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:51 pm

Just in case anyone didn't see the update on the post. We have filled our open slot. Just wanted to thank everyone that expressed interest and wish you all the best in the upcoming season.
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