12 March 2008

Pipeline Fantasy Baseball

I was scouting around for a custom league to join on Yahoo Fantasy Baseball today and couldn't find one to fit, so I decided to make my own:


It's a whopper 11 x 11 stat league (in other words, 11 stats tracked for pitchers, 11 for hitters....didn't want to do the same old 5 x 5 formula). Tried to keep rosters realistic, around 25-26 per team. 5 starters, 5 relievers, 9 position players including 1 utility guy, plus 6 or 7 bench spots.... here's the rundown, note the live draft time next Wednesday:

League ID#: 205833
League Name: Major League Pipeline
Password: obpwhip
Custom League URL: http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/kclpipeline
Season Type: Full
Draft Type: Live Draft
Draft Time: Wed Mar 19 7:00pm CDT [ Add to My Calendar ]
Max Teams: 12
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Player Universe: All baseball
Max Moves: 100
Max Trades: No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 2
Trade End Date: August 24, 2008
Waiver Time: No waivers
Can't Cut List Provider: None
Trade Review: League Votes
Post Draft Players: Free Agents
Max Acquisitions per Week: 10
Min Innings Pitched: 12
Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, RP, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL
Stat Categories: R, H, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, TB, FPCT, OPS, OFA, W, CG, SV, TBF, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, OBPA, QS

I wanted to put a premium on speed and defense, somewhat, position-wise, so I included the fielding % and outfield assists category. Total bases might be switched out for another category. Rather than going by the old standby of batting average I also decided to go by OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). Pitching-wise I included holds but also included 5 reliever spots so you can draft some guys to rack up some stats. I love it when a league includes holds then offers 3 starter spots, 2 relievers and one flex pitcher spot. Also I included K/BB ratio, OBP against and quality starts as not-your-usual fantasy league stats. So I'd invite the Pipeline readers to get their spots and come play ball this year. If things go well we could always make it a keeper league, perhaps.

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