League Rules Summary

2017 KnuckleBall

General

  • League Name: KnuckleBall
  • Duplicate Player Allowance: Not Used
  • Scoring System: Head-to-Head Each Category
  • Maximum # of teams: 16
  • League Creator Username: ravensgc_5
  • Commissioner Team Name: Houston Astros

Schedule

  • Your league stats begin accumulating on: Sun Apr 02, 2017
  • Your league stats end accumulating on: Sun Oct 01, 2017
  • Merge first n periods of season: 2
  • Merge last two periods of season: No
Playoffs
  • Playoffs will begin in this Scoring Period: 24 (Sep 11/17 - Sep 17/17) and last for 3 periods (rounds).
  • Number of teams qualifying for playoffs: 8
  • Playoff Seeding:: Division winners get top playoff seeds
  • Reseed each playoff round: No
* To view the playoff bracket, go to the Standings screen and click on the Playoffs tab.

Player Pool

  • Player Pool: All teams
  • Players traded out of league's player pool continue to accumulate stats: No
  • Only include players associated with a MLB team in the player pool: No
  • Lock Player Pool: No

Rosters

Restrictions
  • Minimum Total Players: 0
  • Maximum Total Players: 26
  • Minimum Players: 0
  • Maximum Players: 20
  • Maximum Reserve Players: Unlimited
  • Maximum Injury Reserve Players: 3
  • Maximum Minor League Players: 20
  • Prevent any transaction that would cause a roster to become illegal: Always
  • Allow suspended players to be moved to Injured Reserve: No
  • Allow players on a bye week to be moved to Injured Reserve: No
  • Injured Reserve players count toward roster limitation rules: No
  • Only players on the MLB Injured List may be moved to the Injured Reserve slot: Yes
  • Minor League players count toward roster limitation rules: No
  • Injured Reserve Enforcement type: None
  • Prorate Min/Max according to period length: No

Pos

Min Active

Max Active

Total Max

Catcher (C)

0

1

1st Base (1B)

0

1

2nd Base (2B)

0

1

3rd Base (3B)

0

1

Shortstop (SS)

0

1

Corner Infield (CI)

0

1

Middle Infield (MI)

0

1

Outfield (OF)

0

4

Utility (Any Hitter) (UT)

0

1

Starting Pitcher (SP)

0

3

Relief Pitcher (RP)

0

2

Pitcher (P)

0

3

Position Eligibility
  • Games needed from previous season for a player to qualify at a hitting position : 20
  • Games needed from current season for a player to qualify at a hitting position: 10
  • Starts needed from previous season for a player to qualify as a starter : 5
  • Starts needed from current season for a player to qualify as a starter : 3
  • Relief appearances needed from previous season for a player to qualify as a reliever : 8
  • Relief appearances needed from current season for a player to qualify as a reliever: 5
  • Use Fantrax's default position(s) in addition to any position(s) a player qualifies for based on above criteria: Yes
  • Note: If a player does not qualify for any positions based on the above selections, he will qualify at the position(s) played most in the previous MLB season. If he did not play at all last season, then the default position(s) will be used.

Scoring

Scoring Group

Scoring Category

Weight

Hitting

Home Runs (HR)

1

Hitting

Runs Batted In (RBI)

1

Hitting

Runs Scored (R)

1

Hitting

Stolen Bases (SB)

1

Hitting

Batting Average (AVG)

1

Hitting

On Base Percentage (OBP)

1

Pitching

Saves (SV)

1

Pitching

Strikeouts Pitched (K)

1

Pitching

Wins (W)

1

Pitching

Earned Run Average (ERA)

1

Pitching

WHIP Ratio (WHIP)

1

Team Minimum and Maximum Requirements per Scoring Period

Scoring Category

Min

Max

Innings Pitched - Pitching

28

None

  • If a maximum has been met or exceeded: Do nothing.
  • If a minimum has not been met by end of scoring period: The team will get a loss for each hitting or pitching scoring category, depending on the scoring category whose minimum has not been met, for the scoring period.
  • Prorate Min/Max according to period length: No
Other Scoring Preferences
  • Players will always accumulate stats in all scoring category groups: No
  • Stat Correction Handling: No Official Scoring changes will affect your league beyond the default stat freeze time. Official corrections will be applied to your league if they come in within 7 days (168 hours) after the end of that game. Any Official Scoring changes which come in after this time will not be reflected in your league stats/scores and standings.

Transactions

Lineups
  • Lineup Change System: Owners enter lineup changes
  • Lineup changes are executed: Daily
  • Lineup Changes are locked 0:10 (hours:minutes) Set amount of time before each player's scheduled game start time of the day
Trades
  • Trade System: Owners propose their own trades
  • Trading Period: All Year
  • Maximum Trades per Team: Unlimited
  • Trade Deadline Date: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:59 PM EDT
  • Trade Voting System: Owners
  • Days to Vote: 1
  • # of Objections Required: 50%
Claims/Drops
  • Claim/Drop Privileges: Owners perform their own claims & drops
  • Max # of claims per season: 75 ( Free Agents: Unlimited , Waiver Wire: Unlimited )
  • Max # of claims per week: Unlimited
  • Use Waiver Wire process: Yes
  • Allow claims/drops before the draft: Yes
  • Can't drop list: Not Used
  • Pending claims/drops are viewable by: One's own team
  • Failed claims/drops viewable by: One's own team
    Free Agents
  • Free Agent Claim System: Free for all (1st come 1st serve)
  • Waiver Wire
  • Waiver Wire claim system: Automated Priority Order
  • Rotate Waiver Wire Claim Order After Each Claim: Yes
  • Waiver Wire players are processed: After a selected # of Days
  • Waiver Wire claim processing time: 3:00 am EDT
  • # of days players remain on waivers for: 2
  • Pending claims/drops are viewable by: One's own team
  • Failed claims/drops viewable by: One's own team

Draft

    Division:
  • Draft Type: Live Online Standard (Regular & Slow)
  • # of rounds: 41
  • Draft Date: Thu Feb 2 2017, 12:00PM EST
  • Time limit per pick: 8 hours
  • All teams will have the same # of players as the # of rounds when draft ends: No
  • Immediately pick for owners not present in draft room: No
  • Fill rosters legally when drafting: Yes
  • Draft Order creation: Manual - Snake/Serpentine
  • Draft Order: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, St Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox
  • Undrafted players go to the: Free Agent pool

Miscellaneous

Tie Breakers
Standings Tie Breakers

1. Head-to-head record vs. all teams tied with

2. Head-to-head record vs. all teams tied with

3. Randomly selected

Matchup Tie Breakers

1. None

Playoff Tie Breakers

None

Keeper League
  • Keeper league Type: Keeper
  • Maximum keepers allowed: 46

Prizes

  • This league does not use prizes (or they have not been configured yet)

League Message

  • Year one there will be one draft to fill both our MLB and Minors rosters.  Starting in year two there will be a Minors Draft and a separate MLB Draft.

    Teams:
         - Team names will be that have actual MLB teams.
         - American division teams will be placed in the American division in this league. The same for National.

    Trading:
        - Draft picks can be traded up to 1 year in the future for both drafts; MLB and Minors.
        - Teams cannot trade picks that they are not going to use.  For example if you only have 5 spots to fill in the
          draft that means you cannot trade your 7th Round Pick.
        - League Manager will keep track of all draft picks trades in a thread on the league forum.
        - Personal feelings should not factor into trade voting.  Only trades where colusion is suspected or one team
          is getting taken advantage of should be voted against.

    Roster Moves:
        - There will be a cap of 75 roster moves during the season.  There is no limit on trades.
        - Teams must fill a complete lineup; starting positions, 26 eligible active roster players, 20 eligible minors
          roster players.

    Waiver Draft Eligibility:
        - Any player that has played in at least 1 MLB game is eligible to be selected.
          
    Minors Draft Eligible: 
        - Any Player meeting the minors eligibility requirements of Games Pitched or ABs and is signed by a MLB team
          is eligible.

    Minors Team Makeup:
        - 20 players of any position
          *Pitchers— Any player having appeared in 60 games or less games.  No age limit.
          *Batters—Any player having had 800 or less at-bats. No age limit.
        - Players that have surpassed the eligibility limits cannot be sent back to the Minors.
        - You may only move a player from your Minors roster to your MLB roster if they have played a game in the
           MLB.
        - Players must have been signed or drafted by a MLB team.
        - Warnings will be given when ineligible players are on a Minors roster.  If the player is not removed within 48 hours
           after the warning that player will be dropped by the LM.  After a team has received multiple warnings players will
           either be moved by the LM if there are open roster spots or dropped.  This goes similar for ineligible players on the
           MLB roster.

    Keepers:
        - Each teams gets 12 keepers.
        - Teams can also keep players as exempt.  These player must meet the Minors eligibility rules and have played
          in at least 1 MLB game.
        - Teams must also keep at least 1/2 their Minors roster.

    Draft Order:
        - MINORS DRAFT ORDER:  To foster competitive play in our consolation bracket, the entry drafts will be by the
          following order of final finish:  9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 -3 -2 - 1.
        - MLB DRAFT ORDER:  The first place team will be rewarded with the first overall choice. The last place team
          will be given the 16th overall pick.
        - The MLB Draft will snake.  The Minors Draft will not.

    International Free Agents & Current Year Drafted Players:
        - Any player signed by a MLB team after the league drafts will not be eligibile to be on any team until the next years 
          draft.
        - Any player selected and signed during the current years actual MLB Draft will not be eligible to be on any team until
          the next years draft.

    League Etiquette:
        - Respond to trades and e-mails in a timely manner.
        - Provide feedback on trade offers over flat out rejections.
        - Try to reel back on the harsh language when responding back.  Some owners views on the value of certain
           types of players differ (ie prospects, pitchers, hitters, even draft picks).
        - Try to keep discussions over chat and threads at least semi-civil.  
        - Don't air dirty laundry in front of the entire league.  It's a bit on the childish side.  If you have an issue with
          something take it up with that owner or the LM.
        - Let the LM know if you're going to be away for any time over a week.