"This is not the greatest league in the world - this is just a tribute" - Tenacious D
Ode to Bloda - 1971-2013
Draft League - We will draft players manually. Each team will be designated a set time during the day with a 15/20 minute window to make your pick.
Auto Draft - None, if you miss your pick, the next pick will go. There is no waiting. There is no computer drafting.
Rounds - 36 (35 man roster, + one pick for a stadium, 3 future stars are included in your 35)
Draft Forum - You will post your picks here.
Years of Available - 1971 - 2013
Players Not Available for Drafting - Previously Franchised Players and Future Stars
Draft Order - Last years reverse order of finish. All brand new owners are moved to the front, then returning owners, and finally, last years owners.
Draft Style - All new owners will be randomly chosen for the order, then will snake each round. Returning owners are a straight draft.
Clones - None, one player for the entire league, you may pick his best year within the years available.
DH - None
Waiver Wire - None
Live Play - Available, not required
Salary Cap - None
Roster - 25 man active, AAA is manual pick 6 players and 4 pitchers
Stadium - Any stadium from any time frame. You must use a draft pick to choose a stadium. New owners may choose their stadium before the draft begins and will not count against a draft pick.
Injury - Yes, in game only
Player Requirements - 300 Plate Appearances
Pitcher Requirements - 40 Innings Pitched or 40 Games Played
Teams - 24
Divisions - Determined by draft order
Schedule - 1997 Major League Baseball
Trading - Yes
Cost - $15 Whatif gift certificate
Awards Total - 24 * $15= $360. Whatif will add $50 to the pot as well, for a total of $410 Whatif credits.
Awards Voting - Done on the league chat board. You may not vote for someone on your own team.
In Season Rules
1) Starting Pitchers must have started at least 50% of the Games Played.
2) Starting Players must have played be rated at that position. Players that were DH in real life, may start at 1b only.
1) Players drafted in first round may only be exchanged for another player in the first round.
2) Players drafted in rounds 1-5 may not be involved in any exchange for future draft picks.
3) Players drafted in rounds 2 - 39 may only be exchanged if they are within 5 rounds of each other. (i.e., a 10th round pick for a 15th round pick is OK, but a 10th round pick for a 16th round pick is not)
4) Commissioner will reverse illegal trades and force forfeit of games if necessary
An owner may choose to use the first round pick to keep a player from their roster the previous year. A player may only be franchised 5 years in a row, regardless on how many different owners this player had in the 5 years. (i.e., in case he was traded and franchised). Last years winner may not franchise a player.
An owner may draft up to 3 players that have not accumulated any Microleague time at all. Player must not be retired in real life. Player can be at any level of baseball currently (MLB, International, College, High School, etc.) Owner maintains the rights to these players for 3 years. Future Stars may be traded, upon which they start a new 3 year hold.
Awards (Total Pot = $410)
Cy Young $25
MicroLeague Rookie of the Year $25 (never played in Microleague history before)
Owner of the Year $25
Best Player Drafted in Rounds 6 - 15 $25
Best Player Drafted in Rounds 16 - 25 $25
Best Player Drafted in Rounds 26 - 35 $25
Purchase a gift certificate payable to "Admin" in Whatif and further credit to "MicroLeague 2013 - Tribute". Post your receipt here. I will site mail admin letting them know the cash is for our league. Once the league is over, I will site mail again with direction of the funds.
Draft Order and Protected Players for Returning Owners
1 - 6. New Owners - will snake draft each round and order will be randomly selected by random.org (random sequence generator)
Draft Owner YrsExp - see all available and keeper players on the google doc.
1 schwingkid. 0
2 mac195. 0
3 jmvoet. 0
4 jeffarmer18 0
5 rcollins1 0
6 nilsen 0
7 onotes. 1
8 rruchala. 2
9 cjmaks. 4
10 fefinngan. 16
11 nxanos 6
12 ceege 9
13 microtest 11
14 astros23 6
15 gangrene 5
16 jblonda 20
17 slydog9 5
18 emaks 8
19 bshannon 20
20 rchisolm 1
21 bmagnan 20
22 kgalinski 3
23 niusoxfan 11
24 rbogard2 7