Here's a rundown on the rules we've set up for the fantasy league. Feel free to chime in on whether you like the rules or not, if you have suggestions on additions or if you just want to be snarky. I'm not picky about comments here.
Player universe: Mixed
Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, UTIL, five SP, 2 RP - Made the decision to split up the outfielders to make it a little more realistic. Also should make draft strategy more intriguing.
Position limits: 2 DL players, 2 minor league players, 5 reserves
Daily Roster moves
Scoring system: Head-to-Head, total points scored - This is like how fantasy football head-to-head leagues are scored. Each stat carries a certain number of points and the team with the most points at the end of the week gets a victory. In the case of a tie, the team with the most reserve points gets the W.
Singles - 1
Doubles - 2
Triples - 3
Home runs - 4
Walks (batters) - 1
HBP - 1
Runs - 1
RBIs - 1
Stolen bases minus caught stealing - 1 (basically, this is successful stolen bases, awarding high percentage base stealers)
Caught stealing by catcher - 2
Double Plays Turned (for infielders only) - 1
Errors - minus-1
Outfield Assist - 2
Walks issued - minus-1
Earned runs - minus-1
Hits allowed - minus-1
HBP - minus-1
Holds - 3
Innings pitched - 3
Strikeouts - .5
Losses - minus-5
Wins - 7
Saves - 7
Playoffs: There are three divisions. All three division winners make the playoffs and there will be three wild card teams. With a 16-team league, that means six teams will make the playoffs. Top two seeded division winners will get byes.
Draft will be held on March 22nd at 7:30 Eastern, 6:30 Central time. It will be 21 rounds, with a 2 minute time limit on picks. If you don't make it in that time, the draft robot will pick the highest rated player on your board. We can adjust this time if you'd like.
Notice there are 23 roster spots and just 21 rounds. You can draft two minor leaguers or add them after the draft. They will not be part of your active roster, but add another layer of intrigue. Does someone draft Jason Heyward or Jason Castro in the middle rounds, stashing him in the minors until he makes his first appearance?
So, what do you think?
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