LINK to the OFFICIAL RULES
HERE IS A LINK TO THE CATEGORIES USED IN VERSION 1
Determination of Player Categories
Once we determine how many teams will be participating in this theme (either 16 or 24), each person will submit his player category. It must be something that can be searchable in the WIS search engine. For example, catchers with 38+ doubles in a season = 24 players. (min 20 games, secondary positions unchecked, season type = full)
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) We will set a maximum number of possible choices for your category based on the number of teams in the league. For example, if we end up with 16 teams, your category should produce between 16 and 20 player choices. If 24 teams, your category should produce between 24 and 30 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.
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 nobody cares. Basically, if there isn't much difference between the top player and the 16th (or 24th) best player, than why would anybody bid more than a couple credits?
The commissioner 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.
Do NOT submit your category when signing up. We need to wait to see how many teams this league will have first. If we end up with 24 teams, I will submit the 25th category. If we end up with 16 teams, the first 9 owners who sign up (including me) will get to submit a second category, which will be done after the 16 categories have been selected.