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3/28/2014 2:34 PM (edited)
LINK TO RULES

HERE IS A LINK TO THE CATEGORIES USED IN VERSION 1

HERE IS A LINK TO THE CATEGORIES USED IN VERSION 2

HERE IS A LINK TO THE CATEGORIES USED IN VERSION 3


Determination of Player Categories
Each person will submit his player category here. It must be something that can be searchable in the WIS search engine.  For example, catchers with 9+ triples in a season, min 20 games, secondary positions unchecked, season type = full --> 20 players.

A couple of rules in determining your player category. (1) Always set Season Type = Full, so we eliminate the players with multiple combined versions for the same season. (2) Make sure you do not include seasons prior to 1920 in your search.  (3) We will set a maximum number of possible choices for your category based on the number of teams in the league. IN this case 20-team league, so your category should produce between 20 and 25 player choices. Some leeway will be given if your category goes a little over the max, if the commissioner feels that it does not ruin the spirit of the theme. (All players in the query are eligible to be drafted).

The spirit of the theme is to come up with a category that has some variability between the top players and the bottom players. If you submit a category with all crappy players, everybody bids 1 and you really haven't added anything to the theme.  Also, if there isn't much difference between the top player and the 20th best player, then why would anybody bid more than a couple credits?  It's also fun to have a couple of categories with different fielding positions mixed in.  This adds some flexibility.

The commissioner (i.e., yours truly) has the right to request an owner to tweak his category or come up with a new category if he determines the category has too much overlap with another category or is somewhat of a useless category. Also, during the category selection process, the commissioner will be giving suggestions on what kind of categories are still needed in order to ensure there is a proper mix between position players, starting pitchers and relief pitchers.

Owners may change their category after submitting it.

Since there are 20 owners and 25 categories needed, the first five names on the signup list will get to submit a second category.
3/28/2014 2:34 PM (edited)
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AKlopp; bargearse; BastanRedSox; brocktoon93; calhoop;  dcmatcheck; Donburgh; dweezil; marlowe; mllama54; nocomm999; pinotfan; reddtrain; schwarze; scthallfan; shysters3; slainte; spoonfed; tdoak; toddleduc
4/1/2014 9:50 PM (edited)
Hitting Categories

Alex Rodriguez
Name = Alex Rodriguez, MIn Games = 0
Total Player Seasons = 20
Submitted by calhoop

I'll Do the Sporks
Pos = OF, Seasons: 1920+, PA/162= 525+, FPCT#SS: 0.1-1.0, FPCT#-2B: 0.1-1.0, FPCT#3B: 0.1-1.0, Range: 6-12
Total Player Seasons = 24

Submitted by reddtrain

Power at the Disco
Seasons: 1970-79, Pos = All, Min Games = 20, PA/162: 350+, HR/100AB: 7.3+
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by AKlopp

27 to 31
Seasons: 1927-31, AVG: .327-.331
Total Player Seasons = 24
Submiitted by nocomm999

Noodle Arm Catchers
Seasons: 1920+, Pos = C, Min Games = 20, Arm: 3.0 to 3.6
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by scthallfan


57 Yanks and Sox Hitters
Season: 1957, Pos: All, Min Games: 20, Team: Yankees & Red Sox, PA/162: 200+
Total Player Seasons = 23

Submitted by brocktoon93

Great Plate Control
BB: 145+
Total Player Seasons = 21
Submitted by shysters3

Subway Series 2B
Pos: 2B, Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants/Yankees, Seasons; 1920-57, Award: All-Star, PA/162: 600+
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by dcmatcheck

Middle Vacumms

Pos: MIF, Min Games: 0, Bats: Switch, Range: 10+, Field: 10+,Speed: 80+, OBP: 200+
Total Player Seasons = 22
Submitted by spoonfed

330 Corners
Pos: All, Min G: 0, PA/162: 500+, Avg: .330+, FPCT#-1B, FPCT#-3B.
Total Player Seasons = 22
Submitted by schwarze

Big Guns Patrolling the Grounds
Pos = OF, Team: NYG, PA/162: 502+, SLG: .520+
Total Player Seasons = 20

Submitted by dweezil

The Cornermen of 1927
Pos: CIF, Secondary Pos: Off, Season: 1927, PA/162: 500+
Total Player Seasons = 21
Submitted by pinotfan
 
$/PA: 19,900+
Total Player Seasons = 21
Submitted by slainte

Hit, Run, Catch
Pos: All, Min G: 0, Secondary Positions: Yes, Avg: 290+, Speed: 65+, Arm: 1-12
Total Player Seasons = 23
Submitted by marlowe
4/1/2014 9:49 PM (edited)
Pitching Categories

Wild Closers
Pos = RP, Saves: 15+, WP: 10+
Total Player Seasons = 21

Submitted by marlowe

1972 All-Star Pitchers
Season: 1972, Award: All-Star
Total Player Seasons = 20
Submitted by Donburgh

NL East Starting Pitchers
Pos: SP, Season: 2013, Team: NL East, Min Games: 20
Total Player Seasons = 20
Submitted by tdoak

Stranded on a Desert
IP/162: 200+, Strand: .7785-.7794
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by mllama54

Bruiser Pitchers
HBP: 15+, ERC: 120+
Total PlayersSeasons = 21

Submitted by slainte

I Should've Been a Closer
Pos: RP, Min G: 0, IP/162: 80+, Saves: 0-10, Whip#: 0-1.0, HR/9#: 0-0.70, BB/9#: 0-3
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by toddleduc

March Madness
Last Name: Ma, Whip: 0.50 to 0.995
Total Player Seasons = 20
Submitted by calhoop

Blackjack
Wins: 21+, HR: 21+, BB/9: 0-2.1
Total Player Seasons = 21

Submitted by BastanRedsox

I'll Get it Myself
Seasons: 1960-70, Award: Gold Glove
Total Payer Seasons = 20
Submitted by bargearse

Loser Closers
Pos: RP, Min G: 0, Losses: 8+, Saves: 15+, Whip: 0-1.10
Total Player Seasons = 24

Submitted by schwarze


Low-K Quality P
Pos: P, Min Games: 0, IP/162: 70+, WHIP: 0-1.00, K/9: 0-4.75
Total Player Seasons = 24
Submitted by Schwarze
3/28/2014 2:37 PM (edited)
Ballparks Selected (20)
Park Effects Link

Astrodome
Baker Bowl
Busch Stadium II
Camden Yards
Coors Field
Fulton County Stadium
Jarry Park
Kaufmann Stadium
Memorial Coliseum
Metrodome
Municipal Stadium
Olympic Stadium
Petco Park
Riverfront Stadium
Robison Field
Shibe Park
Sicks Stadium
Sportsman Park
Veterans Stadium
Yankee Stadium III
3/28/2014 12:29 PM
Please include a name for your category, as well as the link for your search.
3/28/2014 2:37 PM
The following get to submit two categories

schwarze
marlowe
slainte
BastanRedSox
calhoop
3/28/2014 5:37 PM (edited)
I'll do The Sporks:

Years: 1920-2013
Min Games at OF: 0 - Include Secondary Positions
PA: 525-1000
FPCT# - 2B: .1-1
FPCT# - 3B: .1-1
FPCT# - SS: .1-1
Range: 6-12

Returns 24 players

www.whatifsports.com/mlb-l/themewiz_playersearch.asp

3/28/2014 5:04 PM (edited)
www.whatifsports.com/mlb-l/themewiz_playersearch.asp

Power! At the Disco

Power Hitters from the 70's
Seasons: 1970-1979
Min Games at All = 20
PA/162: 350 to 900
HR/100AB: 7.3 to 99

25 total seasons
3/28/2014 3:12 PM
Posted by AKlopp on 3/28/2014 2:54:00 PM (view original):
www.whatifsports.com/mlb-l/themewiz_playersearch.asp

Power! At the Disco

Power Hitters from the 70's
Seasons: 1970-1979
Min Games at All = 20
PA/162: 200 to 900
HR/100AB: 7.3 to 99

26 total seasons--I know you want 20-25, but decreasing the floor of HR/100AB would lop off some of the top tier guys that would make this category more attractive. If you have another idea of how to pare it down, let me know.

AKlopp: If you raise the PA floor to 400, you get it down to 24. If you raise it to 475, you get down to 21.
3/28/2014 3:47 PM

I will bump up the min PA to 350, then we get to 25 players (eliminating a useless Jim Spencer season). 

3/28/2014 3:47 PM
Posted by reddtrain on 3/28/2014 2:44:00 PM (view original):
I'll do The Sporks:

Years: 1920-2013
Min Games at OF: 0 - Include Secondary Positions
PA: 525-1000
FPCT# - 2B: .1-1
FPCT# - 3B: .1-1
FPCT# - SS: .1-1
Range: 6-12

Returns 24 players
Please include the search link.
3/28/2014 5:35 PM (edited)
27-31

Players who hit between .327 and .331 during any season from 1927 to 1931.
(24 total seasons)

Seasons: 1927-1931
Min Games at All: 0
AVG: .327 to .331

http://whatifsports.com/mlb-l/themewiz_playersearch.asp?pg=-1&spot=16&spotfilled=0&themeid=-1&dtid=-1&repid=0&bl=0&PreviousSearch=0&cashleft=75200000&uwl=0&ubl=0&dlcl=0&sstype=0&btnSave=false&SavedPlayerSearches=0&ln=&tn0=-1&fn=&PosList=15&mingames=0&secpos=on&ssList=&seasonmin=1927&seasonmax=1931&ob0=4&salmin=-99999999&salmax=99999999&ob1=0&arm=0&fls=0&SeasonType=3&max=50&Awards=0&StatList_1=6_6&StatMin_1=.327&StatMax_1=.331&StatList_5=7_13&StatMin_5=&StatMax_5=&StatList_2=4_25&StatMin_2=&StatMax_2=&StatList_6=7_19&StatMin_6=&StatMax_6=&StatList_3=1_11&StatMin_3=&StatMax_3=&StatList_7=1_41&StatMin_7=&StatMax_7=&StatList_4=6_6&StatMin_4=&StatMax_4=&StatList_8=2_24&StatMin_8=&StatMax_8=
3/28/2014 5:03 PM
Posted by schwarze on 3/28/2014 3:47:00 PM (view original):

I will bump up the min PA to 350, then we get to 25 players (eliminating a useless Jim Spencer season). 

Post edited to reflect this change
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