It will be a 12 team league.
Constitution: 12 teams
Roster specifications ---
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, DH, Util, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP
+ 7 bench spots
+ 8 prospect selections (these can be selected in any round of the live draft.) Players eligible to be listed as a prospect have to be in the minors.
+ 2 players maximum are allowed to be on the injured list, and will not count against your active roster. They must be on the MLB injured list, and must be reactivated or dropped if when they come off the injured list.
If your roster is illegal during any weekly scoring period, you will receive a 0 for that week. No exceptions.
There will be Six playoff teams. The division winners and 4 wild card teams. The division winners will receive a first week bye. The playoffs will take a total of 3 weeks,
Playoff tiebreaker: In the event a playoff round ends in a tie, the team with the best reserve players' stats will advance.
If that is also a tie, we will go to the head-to-head results from the season...a combined total of the stats.
If that is a tie, we will flip a coin.
Non Playoff Teams will be able to keep a total of 18 players.
3rd - 5th places will be able to keep 16 players.
2nd lpace will be able to keep 14 players.
The Champion will be able to keep 12 players.
Prospects will not count against your big league keepers if they are not on a Major League roster at the end of the season.
For a player to be considered a prospect, he has to be on a Minor League roster. If they are moved up to a Major League team during the season, you must either drop a player to add them to your roster, or drop the prospect. If you drop a prospect, you can not pick up another one until the next season draft. These players WILL NOT count against your positional quotas.
The rights to prospects can be traded, but the8 prospect limit remains in effect...so however you have to do it, whether by activating one or dropping one or trading one.....you MUST keep your prospects to 8.
The Draft will be Sunday March 24th @ 6 P.M. If you are not able to attend the draft live, you MUST set your draft list on the league site. You may or may not get your total of 8 Prospects selected by the Computer. If that is the case, you will be able to drop the last player the computer selected for you, and select a Prospect to replace him . The Draft will be a total of 35 rounds. The draft order will be selected Randomly, and will be unveiled 2 days before the draft. You can trade draft picks anytime in those 2 days, or during the draft. BUT you CAN NOT trade 2 for 1. Each team MUST get the same amount of draft picks as they are giving up.
THE INJURED LIST
Abuse of the Injured list will not be tolerated. If a player comes off the injured list, you have 5 days to take him off. I will be monitoring all lineups very closely, and will give you a warning that your 5 days may be coming up soon. If the player is not taken off the injured list he will be taken off your roster and placed into the free agent pool. There are no exceptions. Even if it is Albert Pujols.
SCORING CATEGORIES ---
Singles (1 Point)
Doubles (2 Points)
Triples (3 Points)
HR (4 Points)
BB (.5 Point)
SB (1 Point)
Strikeout (-1 Point)
Runs (1 Point)
RBI (1 Point)
Blown Save (-2 Points)
Earned Run (-1 Point)
Inning Pitched (.5 Points)
Strikeouts (1 Point)
Losses (-3 Points)
Wins (6 Points)
Saves (4 Points)