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  • Greenraven Greenraven Jan 26, 2013 1:25 PM Flag

    May move league to Yahoo. Some basic questions

    The PS was because I wrote another reply first about qualifications. It has disappeared. The Yahoo league software works way better than this crummy message board fortunately.

    Position players qualify at a position after just 5 starts and there is a page in the league where you can see how any starts any guy has made at any position he hasn't qualified for yet. Also 10 partial games I guess you call them (starts plus games the you come in as subs) can be counted instead but starts is usually the main way players qualify quicker. Yahoo is a more generous platform than most.

    Example of what this does for you: Mark Trumbo had only 7 starts at 3B last season but that qualified him to play 3B in all Yahoo leagues and he retained 1B and OF eligibility from the previous year too. This year he will probably not have 1B eligibility to start the season but with Kendrys (who backed Pujols last season) gone to Seattle, if the Angels use him to back Pujols for this season he may re-gain it sooner than later.

    RP need 5 starts to be starters too. But Yahoo has 3 types of pitching slots - SP, RP and P. So if your RP (think Chris Sale last season) is becoming a starter you can start him in the "all pitchers quality, both starters and relievers" P slot instead of filling up a RP with him on days he starts. Standard Yahoo has 2 SP, 2 RP and 3 P slots allowing an owner to decide to go with more a starter or reliever strategy or a combo, say 3 relievers. As a private league you as commish can tailor your league settings at the start of the season by adding, subtracting slots and their types.

    Same with position slots. You can keep the standard Yahoo three OF slots or specialized them to RF, LF, CF instead. Add a MI and CI if you want. I play in one league that has a fourth generic OF slot period which is weird but the commish set it up that way and no one objects. You start with 2 Util (DH by any other name) slots. Add, subtract or delete according to your league's taste.

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    • Thanks for the input. It is VERY helpful.

      Prior-year qualification(s) carry forward.
      Our league requires 15 games to qualify at a position.
      Pitchers - 10 starts to be a starter.... 20 relief appearances to be a reliever.
      Rookies do NOT have to meet those standards.

      Do you know if Yahoo allow us to customize these things?

      THANKS!!!

 

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