Major League Baseball Dynasty
League Entry Fee:
Entry Fee Deadline:
February 26, 2017
Commissioner Reimbursement Fee:
|Draft Format:||Extended Draft|
|Draft Order Type:||Snake|
|Draft Date/Time:||March 13, 2017 @ Noon EST|
|Draft Rounds:||4 Rounds, with 360 minutes between picks.|
|Draft Robot:||enabled from 6:00 am ET to 12:00 am ET - picks are made automatically for teams that let the clock expire.|
|Illegal rosters score zero points in standings.|
|BB||Walks (Batters)||1 point|
|CS||Caught Stealing||-1 point|
|HP||Hit by Pitch||1 point|
|HR||Home Runs||4 points|
|KO||Strikeouts (Batter)||-0.5 points|
|RBI||Runs Batted In||1 point|
|SB||Stolen Bases||2 points|
|1BA||Singles Allowed||-1 point|
|2BA||Doubles Allowed||-2 points|
|3BA||Triples Allowed||-3 points|
|BBI||Walks Issued (Pitchers)||-1 point|
|ER||Earned Runs||-1 point|
|HB||Hit Batsmen||-1 point|
|HRA||Home Runs Allowed||-4 points|
|K||Strikeouts (Pitcher)||0.5 points|
|PG||Perfect Games||10 points|
|Lineup Policy||Owners may set lineups and change players' positions from a list of their eligible positions.|
|Lineup Deadline||Lineups may be set daily for each player up to 5 minutes prior to the first game of the day for that player.|
|DL Options||Only players who are on the disabled list may be placed into Injured status.|
|Add/Drop Policy||Add/Drops are handled by a waivers process.|
|Waivers Run||The waiver process runs on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.|
|Waiver Reset||The waiver order resets after each weeks' games.|
|Waiver Period||Dropped players remain on waivers for at least 1 day(s).|
|Trade Policy||Trades are subject to a 1-day voting period, where at most 3 objections are allowed. Trades receiving more than 3 objections are sent to the commissioner for approval.|
|Trade Deadline||No trades can be made after the trade deadline of 11:59 pm et 8/16/17.|
|Offseason Trades||Owners may make trades during the offseason following payment of entry fee.|
|Player Eligibility||Players are eligible at their primary position, plus positions they've played 20 games last year or 5 games this year.|
|SP Pitcher Eligibility||Pitchers gain eligibility at Starting Pitcher with 5 starts last year or 5 starts this year.|
|RP Pitcher Eligibility||Pitchers gain eligibility at Relief Pitcher with 10 relief appearances last year or 10 relief appearances this year.|
|DH Eligibility||Everyone is eligible at DH.|
|Player Pool||AL and NL Players.|
|Period Length||Weekly scoring periods, starting on Mondays|
|Season Starts||Sun, Apr 2, 2017|
|Matchups Per Period||1|
|Playoffs Start||Period 22|
|Playoffs Last||3 Periods|
|Standings Tiebreaker||Ties in the standings are resolved in this order: Winning Percentage, Total Points.|
|Division Winner Tiebreaker||Ties for division winner are resolved using standings tiebreakers|
|Playoffs Matchup Tiebreaker||Playoff ties go to the team with better H.|
- Payment System
This season we're storing our league fees with LeagueSafe. It has the convenience of paying online, and our funds will spend the season sitting safely in an FDIC-insured bank account. At the end of the season, our league gets 100% of our fees returned, and we'll distribute prizes to winners.
Check out LeagueSafe.com if you want to see exactly how entry fees will be collected.
- Division Realignment
Divisions are realigned based on last year’s regular season standings. In 2017 the odd numbered teams in the 2016 end of season standings will be aligned with the National League and the even numbered teams in the 2016 end of season standings will be aligned with the American League. The 2017 realignment is displayed below.
02: Men With Wood
01: Gruesome's Grinders
- Trade Policy
No anonymous objecting of trades is permitted. All owners who object a trade must give a brief explanation as to why he or she objected a particular trade. If a trade is objected anonymously that veto will be discarded. The beginning of the “Objection Explanation Period” will be announced by the commissioner following the successful vetoing of a trade.
If a trade is objected four times and brief explanations are given for all four objections during the “Veto Explanation Period”. When the trade comes to me for a final decision I will kill the trade. If there is a lack of explanations on the four objections during the “Objection Explanation Period” I will approve the trade. The explanations need not be long or detailed. Simple and to the point will work best.
- Minor's Eligibility
All players, based on position, are eligible for "Minors" status until a player reaches 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched. Once a player who has reached that limit is recalled from the minors, that player can no longer be legally placed into "Minors" status without occurring a penalty. However if the player is not recalled, even when the limit is reached, the player can remain in "Minors" status for the rest of the season and playoffs. Any player over the 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched limit that is removed from Minors status will lose "Minors" eligibility forever. All players over the 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched will lose "Minors" eligibility the next season regardless of status. Also just because a player is actually in the minors does not mean that player is eligable for "Minor's" status. "Minor's" status is strictly determined by at-bats or innings pitched. If a pitcher is actually in the minors and has over 50 innings pitched, he is not eligible for "Minor's" status. The penalty for this violation is the loss of all points occurred on the day of the violation. No excuses will be accepted. A penalty can only be reversed in the case of a statistical error that is admitted by CBS Sports. CBS Sports will be the sole source of statistics. MLB.com will only be used as a secondary source in the event this information is absent from CBS Sports.
- Playoff Format
Six teams will advance into the playoffs. The two teams who win their respective division will place seed one and two. The first and second seeds will receive a bye week. The third seed will compete against the sixth seed and the fourth seed will compete against the fifth seed. In the second round the first seed will compete against the lowest ranking seed to advance. The second seed will compete against the other seed. The final two teams remaining will compete for the league championship and the grand prize.
-Teams that do not qualify for the playoffs will be unable to add or drop players during the three week playoff period. Once a team is eliminated from the playoffs, that team will be unable to add or drop players as well.
-Playoff Seeding Tiebreakers for Division Winners
When two teams have identical records and are tied for first place in the same division, the following tiebreaker methods are applied in this order.
*Overall Division Record
- Off-Season Protocol
During the off-season all free agent players will remain on the waiver wire. Once all owners have paid and the Supplemental Draft has taken place, the waivers process will start.
A Supplemental Draft will take place in March on a yearly basis. Each owner will receive four draft picks.
The Supplemental Draft Order is determined by the previous season’s regular season standings. The team whom finished last shall receive the first overall pick. Following the Supplement Draft the waiver order will be in reverse of the draft order.
The purpose of the Supplemental Draft is to draft rookie players drafted during Major League Baseball Draft or any player who is currently available via the free agent pool. All undrafted players will be placed on the waiver wire to begin the free agency period.
In order to be able to participate in all four rounds of the Supplemental Draft owners must have four open spots available on their roster. If you have acquired an extra draft pick or picks you must open up more spots on your roster to accommodate the extra draft picks. If you only intend on drafting in the first two rounds then you would only need two open roster spots.
Major League Baseball holds its MLB First Year Player Draft in the midst of the season. Thus once a player is signed CBS Sports adds that particular player to the database shortly after. It is illegal to add or claim rookie players from the current year’s draft. Also it is illegal to add or claim international players who sign in the midst of a season. International players who sign in the midst of a season are considered rookies. Rookie players must remain free agents for the Supplemental Draft the following March. For example if it is 2017 and the 2017 MLB First Year Player Draft is held, and the first and second round picks are added to the database, those players must remain free agents until our 2018 Supplemental Draft takes place. If an international player signs with an MLB club at any point during the midst of a season that player must remain a free agent until our 2018 Supplemental Draft takes place.
Penalties for Adding Rookie Players
• On First Offense: All four draft picks for next year will be vanquished and the rookie player claimed will be returned to the waiver wire. Your team will also score zero points for the day of the violation.
• On Second Offense: Add/drop privileges will be terminated for the rest of the season (including playoffs if eligible) and the rookie player claimed will be returned to the waiver wire. Your team will also score zero points for the day of the violation.