2012 NL DRAFT and RULES PACKET
Our complete Scoresheet Fantasy Baseball N.L. Draft Packet goes over the details of participating in one of our N.L. leagues and is available in an easy to read PDF format below. Just click on the link to view online or save it to your computer hard drive to keep for easy reference.
You can also go to the web based drafting page to read more about Scoresheet Fantasy Baseball web based drafts.
New National Leagues that we form consist of 10 teams. Team numbers will be randomly chosen, with the draft order reversing in each later round. (Team 1 picks first in round 1, team 10 picks first in round 2, team 1 picks first in round 3, etc.) As your team's turn comes up in each round, you will be assigned your highest-ranked undrafted player, subject to our roster balancing procedures described later in this packet. (Our drafting rules are designed so that you can list players according to how you think they'll perform in the upcoming season, and then you'll get a balanced roster, receiving starters at every position before you begin receiving reserves.) And you do not need to group players by position on your ranking sheet. Players should simply be listed in the order you think they are most valuable.
The draft packet offers much more detailed information - so please do be sure to read it. Below are a few quick notes to keep in mind.
- A player in Scoresheet Fantasy Baseball can only play roughly as much as he did in the majors that week. This is
measured by plate appearances for position players, and innings pitched (and games appeared in) for pitchers.
We do have adjustments to make up for the fact that some weeks your players can't play as much in Scoresheet
Fantasy Baseball as they do in the majors. In some weeks for example, 3 or more of your pitchers may start twice in the
majors, but they can't all start twice in the same week on your team. Therefore we allow your players a few
more at-bats or innings pitched some weeks to roughly balance things out over the course of the season. We
also carry unused pitcher starts into future weeks if necessary.
The playing time limitations explain why a sub may start a game, or why a pitcher may be taken out before his hook number is reached. If a player is injured or benched in the majors, he'll start playing less for you also. This means you need to draft players at each position who you believe will play a lot in the majors in the upcoming season. A major league player who gets virtually no at-bats will not help you much, regardless of his batting average! In general, any starting position player is more valuable than a top pinch hitter that only gets a limited number of at-bats. You should also make sure you draft plenty of pitching - there are a LOT of pitcher injuries every season. We strongly recommend going into the season with at least 6 pitchers who are slated to start in the majors. While many middle relievers have good ERAs, the pitchers who get more innings can often be more helpful to your Scoresheet team.
- If you have Roster Balancing turned on then our drafting procedures are designed so that you can simply list players according to how valuable you think they are, and then you'll receive a balanced roster based on your evaluations. (Basically, you'll get a starter at every position before you start receiving reserves.) So if on, you do NOT need to group players by position on your ranking list. Players should be listed in the order you think they are most valuable. For instance, unless you think the 6th best 3rd baseman is really more valuable than the best 2nd baseman, you should NOT list six 3rd basemen before you list a single 2nd baseman. You do NOT need to group players by position on your ranking list.
Good luck on your season. We hope this year gives you the utmost in baseball appreciation!
We are happy to answer any questions you may have - just give us a call. The best time to reach us is from 9 to 5:30, Pacific Time. But please, do read the whole packet before calling with questions.