Most people fall in love with baseball as children so I have an idea for a boyhood idol league. The premise is you post your 8 favorite position players, 4 starting pitchers and 1 closer. In addition, you must identify the following:
Your Birth year: 1968 for me
First year you attended a game: 1976 for me
Vote for DH: YES
Stadiums: Any stadium in existence after your 4th birthday.
Pick 1 additional player from the year you attended your first game. This will give us a position player pool of up to 216 players and a pitcher pool of up to 120 pitchers and an additional wilcard pool of up to 24 players. After the lists are posted in the forum we will have a snake draft of 14 rounds if DH wins or 13 rounds if DH loses. If players appear on multiple lists they can be drafted as many times as they are voted for. For example if 10 people pick George Brett at third base he can be drafted up to 10 times in the snake draft. The remaining players must be drafted from the 13 seasons from your 4th to 16th birthday and anyone in the draft pool is blacklisted from your selection process. You can break out the remaining 11-12 any way you like but your drafted players must play a minimum of 120 games as position players, starters must start at least 27 games and your closer must lead your team in saves. Basically those 11-12 players should be your bench and bullpen. If the DH is the majority vote, your DH may come from this pool but remember any player chosen for draft is blacklisted as bench player.
Draft Rules for Snake Draft
You can pick any order you want but you must draft 1 each of C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, RP and Wildcard. You must draft 3 OF and 4 SP. If DH Loses vote based on your wildcard selection you can either use the position player in lieu of one of your draft picks and you may designate a 4 man rotation and move a pitcher to bullpen if your wildcard pick is a Pitcher. IF DH wins anyone who picks a wildcard Hitter then must have all 9 hitters play 120 games. If you pick a pitcher with the DH rule intact you may designate 4 starters and move your extra pticher to bullpen. Starting Pitcher threshold is 27 starts so you have some flexibility if you need to rotate pitchers but 4 drafted SP must have min of 27 starts, RP must lead your team in Saves again if you end up with two drafted RP one of the 2 must lead your team in saves.
My after snake draft pool of players would be from 1972-1984.
You cannot name a player as your favorite if he did not play after your 4th birthday though you can twist a player to any year you want when you draft him. When naming teams please use your birth year in team name. Thanks.
8/17/2014 11:53 AM (edited)