SCORESHEET OLD TIMERS BASEBALL: A.L. DRAFT / RULES PACKET
Scoresheet Winter Baseball player lists are ordered according to total playing time (at-bats or innings pitched) from 1985 through 1988. We have listed almost every player that had at least 200 plate appearances, or 75 innings pitched, in the 4-year period. Players that were traded from league to league are listed in the league for which they had the most playing time during those 4 years. All of the players on either the AL or NL lists WILL stay in either the Scoresheet Baseball American League or National League, respectively, for all 12 weeks of the winter season - you do, however, get to use a player's stats for the appropriate year even if he was playing in the other league that year. You can ONLY draft players who are listed on these lists - any player not on the player list specific to your type of league (AL or NL) is not eligible to be drafted in Scoresheet Winter Baseball.
We've tried to list each player at the position in which he played the most games during the 4-year period, OR at the position at which he qualifies where we feel most owners would want to play him (when taking into account how other players at that position hit, and players' fielding abilities at that position). For drafting purposes, a player is considered only at the position under which he is listed. However, once the season begins, you can play a player either at the position under which he was listed, or at any position at which he qualifies, without any fielding penalty.
NOTE: Unlike our regular season game, there is no mid-season qualifying at new positions for players. All of the positions a player qualifies for in the winter baseball game are shown on these player lists - if a player is not shown as qualifying at a position on our player list, then he does NOT qualify there in any segment of the winter baseball season, even if he happened to have played at that position in the majors for a year.
Under a single position category, players are sorted by the number of major league plate appearances (or innings pitched) they had in the 4 years combined. Read through the entire list - it is NOT meant to be an ordering of how good we consider a player to be. A good player may have been hurt, or did not play, in a couple of the years, and may not have had many at-bats. If this is the case, he will be near the end of the list at his position. You will have to decide whether it is better to draft a guy who was consistent for all 4 years, or a a guy who had one great year.