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Note from the Commissioner's Office
IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR 2015 SEASON
The MLB All-Star break is past and for some this is the time to start their playoff push. For others, as seen in some recent trades and communication is time to start thinking about next season. With next season come some changes:
4 KEEPER PLAYERS
As a way to better streamline the draft where the same teams don't draft in the same positions in Rounds 5 and 6 and then even rounds from there, we will be going with 4 keeper players next season. They will follow the same rules pertaining to draft position as previous seasons.
As a trade off to only keeping 4 players I am instituting a new keeper option involving the recently added "NA" position on Yahoo! which I will go into further detail on in a separate post.
The statistical categories will be changing next season. The current 13x13 format has been in place since 2006, and it is about time for a change. After much debate over two seasons where this has been a hot subject, the league will be removing the negative pitching stats and switch to an 8x8 format. The new statistic categories starting in 2015 will be as follows:
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, TB
W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, QS, K/9
Minimum innings pitched requirements will remain at 27 IP.
Starting next season teams will compete for the number one draft pick in the following season. To make things a little more interesting and prevent "tanking" the consolation championship bracket will decide the top draft position. Starting in 2016 after 2015 final results the top 4 picks will go as follows:
1. 7th Place (Consolation Champion)
2. 8th Place (Consolation Runner-up)
3. 10th Place
4. 9th Place
And picks 5-10 follow as teams in the main bracket finish.
Good luck to everyone in the second half of the season. Details on the "NA" position coming soon!
League News updated Jan 9, 2014