Beat The Streak ($140m - 5 in) Topic

I've always been fascinated by Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak. Outside of ridiculous inning-reliant pitching stats (500 IP, 50 wins, etc.) it seems to be the safest record in MLB. Especially when you add in expanded bullpens, R/L specialists, hitting streaks are tough to come by, even in WiS.

I hope to create a theme conducive to the hitting streak without being a cartoonish all-offense league (not that there's anything wrong with that, I love those leagues too). The goal will still be to create a competitive, winning team as always - but within the following streak-freindly parameters:

Cap: $140m (max of $55m for pitching staff)

Hitters: in order to help ensure balls are being put in play:
  1. all batters' AVG must be within 60 points of their OBP (i.e. .300 hitter, max of .360 OBP. .340 BA has a max .400 OBP, etc.)
  2. all batters' strikeouts per 100 AB must be <= 15
  3. all batters' walks per 100 PA must be <= 12
  4. NO restrictions of fielding/range grades - (honestly I don't know how to quantify the effects of A+ range anyway, and there are enough other restrctions to ensure offense)

Pitchers: also to help ensure contact is being made while allowing for quality pitchers (i.e. these rules won't force you to use bums, but maybe some pitchers you don't typically use):
1.     all pitchers must have a max of 5.00 strikeouts per 9IP
2.     all pitchers must have a max of 2.00 walks per 9IP
3.     all pitchers must have a minimum .225 OAV

You can only choose parks that have a factor of 1.05 or higher

Other stuff:

* I am going to ask owners to set Intentional Walks to "Never" - there's no way to enforce that of course....


I will contribute the league founder's credit to any owner who produces a player with (EDIT) the longest hitting streak. (in the event of a tie, the prize goes team record).
12/3/2013 4:36 PM (edited)
Sign Up (I'll create league when I get 12 interested owners):

2. Je3rd
3. good_beef
4. Rbow923
5. Jmc44

sitemail: bcbsma; je3rd; good_beef; rbow923; jmc44
11/30/2013 11:25 PM (edited)
I'm in
11/26/2013 8:35 PM
Welcome je3rd!
11/26/2013 8:58 PM
Sounds like FUN, sign me UP!
11/29/2013 9:06 AM
welcome good_beef!
11/29/2013 12:25 PM
I'll try this one
11/29/2013 3:39 PM
Thanks rbow923!
11/30/2013 9:36 AM
I'm in
11/30/2013 1:16 PM
Welcome jmc44
11/30/2013 11:25 PM

if it helps enrollment, I will give the league fonder credit to the team that produces the player with the logest hitting streak period (does not need to beat Joe D.)

12/3/2013 4:35 PM
Beat The Streak ($140m - 5 in) Topic

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