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10/8/2012 6:16 PM (edited)
A while back I participated in a very unique auction league and I want to recreate that experience. I also want to incorporate a theme idea that I have been batting around in my head for some time. I'm hoping that the combination of these two themes makes for an exciting, unique, and unpredictable experience. 


In the auction portion of things, you will have 1,000 credits to bid on 25 different categories. Each category contains a group of players. Draft order will be determined based on who bid the most on that category. This means we will be running 25 separate drafts concurrently. 

Now what will these categories consist of, you ask? This is where you come in. When you sign up for this league, you will provide your own group of players using the Draft Center. It can be any group of players that can be searched for in the Draft Center. You can do something as simple as all New York Yankees who won Gold Gloves (49 players) or you can go as complicated switch-hitting middle infielders with D or D- fielding and slugged less than 0.300 (51 players). Make sure when you come up with your group of players, you adhere to the following rules:

1) Make sure your group has at least 24 unique player seasons and preferably no more than 75. We want to provide owners a variety of players to choose from, but not too much.
2) Set the season type to "Full". This way we eliminate the danger of accidentally including clones.

When you sign up and provide your category, please include the total number of players in your group and either explain how you searched for your group or include a link to the search. This way I can make sure that the whitelist is as accurate as possible. I'll post the whitelist for each category in the Theme Leagues forum ahead of time, that way you can peruse each category and plan your auction accordingly.

Since there will be 24 owners and we will need 25 players, I will sweeten the pot for one lucky entrant. I'll select a number from 2-24 using a random number generator. The person who signs up in that slot will get to nominate two groups.

Once the league is full, I will give owners 72 hours to sitemail me their auction sheets. Again, you have 1,000 credits to spread across 25 categories. You must use at least one credit on each category. I will collect the information and use it to create the draft order for all 25 drafts. Ties will be broken via a random sequence generator.

I haven't quite decided how the drafts will be run, but I'll likely run five drafts per day from Monday through Friday. That way we can get through the drafts in a week.

Two more things: First, I ask that when selecting your groups, we end up with at least 10 pitcher categories. This way we can ensure that owners have enough innings to make it through a season.  Second, since this league will start after the 2012 players are announced, I will go through each category and adjust the whitelist to add any 2012 players that qualify.

I think this league will be a lot of fun. The groups we can come up with can consist of fantastic players, horrible players and anywhere in between. Lots of strategy is involved in this one. I hope I can find 23 like-minded people.

 

Particulars:

Cap - None
Park - You pick
DH, AAA, WW, Trades - No

 


1/9/2013 11:59 AM (edited)

Owner list:
1) Flyingman
2) reddtrain
3) schwarze
4) tdoak
5) nocomm999
6) shysters3
7) fooolishfool
8) just4me
9) DCsquires
10) 5pointtoss
11) mllama54
12) dweezil
13) pinotfan
14) firesalt
15) Donburgh
16) Lampdogg

sitemail list: flyingman; reddtrain; schwarze; tdoak; nocomm999; shysters3; just4me; fooolishfool; dcsquires; 5pointtoss; mllama54; dweezil; pinotfan; lampdogg; donburgh; firesalt

Whitelist categories:


1) Weak-hitting hall of famers (44 players)
Settings:
Award: Hall of Fame
PA/162: 450-9999
IsoP: 0-0.050

2) Switch-hitting infielders/platoon catchers (30 players)
Settings:
Bats: Switch
Seasons: 1901-2011
Position: IF (minimum games 0, include secondary positions)
PA/162: 275-425
FPCT# - C: 0.1-1

3) 199 Hit Seasons (26 players)
Settings:
H: 199-199

4) Aces (47 players)

Settings:
Position: SP
IP/162: 200-999
WHIP: 0-1

5) 1978 New York Yankees (15 hitters,  9 pitchers)
Settings:
Team: New York Yankees
Season: 1978 to 1978

6) 30+ Home Runs in 1998 (32 players)
Settings:
Year: 1998 to 1998
HR: 30-100

7) Fireballing closers (30 players)
Settings:
Position: RP
IP: 0-100
BB/9: 0-2
K/9: 10-9999

8) Speedy Catchers (33 players)
Settings:
Position: C
PA/162: 400-9999
Speed: 70-100

9) Back-end of the rotation (31 players)
Settings:
Salary: $0-4,000,000
IP/162: 180-9999
ERA+: 100-999
ERC+: 100-999
WHIP+: 100-999
HR/9+: 100-999

10) Switch-hitting bombers (24 players)
Settings:
Bats: Switch
HR: 35-9999

11) Rookie of the year pitchers (35 players)
Settings:
Award: Rookie of the year

12) Big run producers, first or last season (29 hitters)
Settings:
First/Last Season: First or last
PA: 450-1000
RC/27: 8.5-100

13) Last season, last name starts with Q (16 hitters, 8 pitchers)
Settings:
Last Name: "Q"
First/Last Season: Last

14) Talented relievers with Gopheritis (30 players)
Settings:
Position: RP
OAV#: 0-0.2
HR/9#: 1-99

15) "Calling Federalist SP Only 1915 Style" (33 players)
Settings:
Position: SP
Team/league/division: Federal League
Season: 1915 to 1915

16) Thieving infielders (35 hitters)
Position: IF, min. games: 0
Year: 1901-2012
PA/162: 500-999
SBA/100SBO: 40-100
SB/SBA: 0.667-1

17) Pirate Winning Pitchers (34 pitchers)
Position: P
Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Season: 1993-2012
W: 10-99

18) Flashing the leather (25 hitters)
PA/162: 700-9999
Field: 11-12
Range: 12-12

19) Award-winning relievers (20 pitchers)
Pos - RP
IP/162 - 100+
Awards - Reliever of the year

20) Controlled chaos (18 pitchers)
Pos - SP
Season - 1920-2012
IP/162 - 175+
BB/9 - 4.25+
HR/9+ - 0-99
ERC+ - 105+

21) Angels in the Outfield (17 hitters)
Team - Anaheim Angels
Pos - OF
Min. games - 0
Include secondary positions - yes
Award - At least one

22) Expensive Phillies Pitchers (34 pitchers)
Team - Philadelphia Phillies
Salary - $8M to Max

23) 21st Century ROY (15 Hitters, 9 Pitchers)
Season - 2000-2012
Award - Rookie of the Year

24) Better to burn out than fade away (17 Pitchers)
Season - 1946-2011
IP/162 - 200+
First/Last - Last Season

25) Mash it or miss it (36 players)
Season - 1901-1990
HR - 40+
SO/100AB - 20+

10/4/2012 4:57 PM

I'll start things off with the first draft group. The good news, all of these players are in the Hall of Fame. The bad news, in the seasons I selected, they were horrible, horrible players.

Hall of Fame hitters with an isolated power (IsoP) between 0 and 0.050. Minimum 450 plate appearances. This gives 44 players.
 

10/4/2012 6:04 PM
I'm in for this. Sounds awesome.

I love flexibility, and I love multiple catchers. My category: Switch-hitting IFs (GP threshhold: 0 - include secondary positions) 1901-2011 with PA/162 275-425 and C Fielding % .100-1.000. That gives 30 players.
10/4/2012 6:25 PM
Great idea... Here's a catregory that will receive relatively high bids from people...

Position = SP
Innings = 200 to 999
WHIP = 0 to 1.00
HR/9 = 0.50 to 99
Season TYpe = Full

47 Players

10/5/2012 10:15 AM
Thank you for joining, schwarze and reddtrain.

And please let me know if the links I have embedded don't work. I'll also list all of the players manually, but I figured direct links to the draft center would be best for all of us.

10/5/2012 10:44 AM
Links work for me, and are very convenient. Thanks!
10/7/2012 9:57 AM
I will try this.   These hitters should provide for some competetive bidding. They didn't quite make the 200 Hit plateau in a single season. I actually thought there would be more players than what I got.

Change 1 statistical criteria, select "H" for Hits and set the range to 199 for both boxes. This gives 26 players.
10/7/2012 2:47 PM
Thank you for signing up, bheid408! I checked and there are some pretty good players there.
10/8/2012 9:34 AM
I'm in, for sure.  But before I declare a selection of players, a question:  do we have to have a list that's confined to either pitchers OR hitters, so that it's searchable in the draft utility?  Or could we name a criteria that yielded some of both, that is easy to research -- for example, all the eligible players on the 1927 Yankees?  
10/8/2012 2:21 PM
I'm not sure, tdoak. I don't see why you couldn't go with a team, but...

Hopefully flyingman will check in soon and clarify.
10/8/2012 4:14 PM (edited)
Posted by tdoak on 10/8/2012 9:34:00 AM (view original):
I'm in, for sure.  But before I declare a selection of players, a question:  do we have to have a list that's confined to either pitchers OR hitters, so that it's searchable in the draft utility?  Or could we name a criteria that yielded some of both, that is easy to research -- for example, all the eligible players on the 1927 Yankees?  
Thank you for joining, tdoak. It originally started out as being all hitters or all pitchers, not a combination of the two. But now that I can setup hyperlinks to the draft center, I don't see why I can't make an exception. Though I need to clarify to everyone else that all players must be under one umbrella category. So "1927 Yankees" is fine, but "300 K pitchers and 200 K hitters" is not. 
10/8/2012 4:41 PM
I like having groups combined of both hitters and pitchers - that allows us to use different roster composition strategies.

I do have another question though: You have explicitly stated that clones will not be allowed. What happens if the same player season shows up on two lists (for example, someone picks the players on the 1986 Red Sox)? If I've already gotten Clemens in the Aces subcategory, I wouldn't be allowed to take him again in the Red Sox draft?
10/8/2012 6:15 PM
Posted by reddtrain on 10/8/2012 4:41:00 PM (view original):
I like having groups combined of both hitters and pitchers - that allows us to use different roster composition strategies.

I do have another question though: You have explicitly stated that clones will not be allowed. What happens if the same player season shows up on two lists (for example, someone picks the players on the 1986 Red Sox)? If I've already gotten Clemens in the Aces subcategory, I wouldn't be allowed to take him again in the Red Sox draft?
Yeah. Good catch. That was a mistake. I'll delete that now.
10/8/2012 7:49 PM
Sign me up.
I'll go with players who hit 30 or more home runs in 1998 (full season). That's 32 players.
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