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Leagues - Super Tournament - National Ranking Prizes - League Make-up
Tanking - Draft - Player Positions - Scoring System
Hitting Lineup - Pitching Lineup - Weekly Scoring - Deadlines
Disabled List - Trades - Wins and Losses - Waivers/Free Agents
Playoffs - Discounts and Other Info - Hall of Fame Scoring
Pro Leagues
Pro Leagues are recommended for those people who are new to Fantasy Baseball. One Pro League will be a Father and Son League.
Makeup:  A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division)
Fee:  $160 (no hidden costs)
  • 1st Place - $600 cash.
  • 2nd Place - $150 cash.
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.

    Major Leagues
    Major League Teams are recommended for people who like to build from year to year.
    Makeup:  A continuous league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division) in which 10-12 of 29 players are retained for the following year.
    Fee:  $160 (no hidden costs)

  • 1st Place - $600 cash.
  • 2nd Place - $150 cash.
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.

    Veteran Leagues
    Veteran Leagues are recommended for people who want more prize money and who like to start from scratch each year.
    Makeup:  A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division)
    Fee:  $240 (no hidden costs)

  • 1st Place - $1000 cash.
  • 2nd Place - $250 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 Coupon.

    Expert Leagues
    Expert Leagues are recommended for people who want more prize money and who like to build year after year.
    Makeup:  A continuous league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division) in which 10-12 of 29 players are retained for the following year.
    Fee:  $240 (no hidden costs)

  • 1st Place - $1000 cash.
  • 2nd Place - $250 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 Coupon.

    Champion Leagues
    Champion Leagues are for people who are very serious about Fantasy Baseball and want serious prize money.
    Makeup:  A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 3 divisions (4 teams per division)
    Fee:  $350 (no hidden costs)

  • 1st Place - $2000 cash.
  • 2nd Place - $500 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $100 Coupon.

  • Super Tournament:
    The Super Tournament consists of all the league winners and determines who is the champion of champions.
    Makeup:  A 2-week playoff after the league championship in which the total of those 2 weeks determines who wins.
  • 1st Place - $1000 cash
  • 2nd Place - $500 cash
  • 3rd Place - $250 cash
  • 4th Place - $150 cash
  • 5-10th Place - $25 Certificate

  • National Ranking Prizes:
    Hitting or Pitching
  • 1st = $150 Coupon
  • 2nd = $100 Coupon
  • 3rd - 5th = $75 Coupon

    Total Average
  • 1st = $450
  • 2nd = $150 Coupon
  • 3rd - 5th = $75 Coupon

  • League Makeup:
  • Each team plays 22 games against teams in their division and 12 games against teams outside their division for a total of 162 games played.
  • The regular season is 18 weeks long. The playoffs and Super Tournament are the following 6 weeks. There are no games or transactions during the All-Star Week.
  • Each team has a roster size of 29.
  • Post Trade Deadline, rosters will expand by two (2) players.
  • In the continuous leagues, the 4 playoff teams keep 10, the 4 middle records keep 11, and the bottom 4 records keep 12. The pick order for the redraft will be based on team records through week 12. This will prevent teams from trying to �tank� to get a better pick position. If a team makes the playoffs they will automatically pick between 9-12. The redraft is done by a daily pickup for 19 days during March of the following year.

  • Tanking:
  • Losing on purpose or �Tanking� will not be permitted under ANY circumstances.
  • Negligence is not tanking. If someone is not paying attention and doesn�t make lineup changes, it is not considered tanking.
  • If someone is caught blatantly tanking, they will be penalized and will not be able to change their lineup for the rest of the season.
  • It is up to the members of each league to monitor and make sure that no one is trying to lose on purpose.

  • Draft:
  • The Draft will consist of 29 rounds in which each team picks once per round.
  • The team that picks first in the 1st round, picks first in the 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc., and picks last in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.
  • The draft order is determined by random envelope selection.
  • The Draft is conducted via call-in conference number. It takes roughly two hours. Online drafting is coming in the 2020 season.
  • NOTE: There is no cost for the phone draft.

  • Player Positions:
  • Each player is only eligible at a single position at the beginning of the season.
  • Positions are determined for the present season by where a player is projected to play, NOT where that player played the previous season.
  • If a hitter plays 5 games at an additional position, then he is also eligible to play that position the following week.
  • If a pitcher has 3 or more starts, then he is eligible as a starting pitcher. If a pitcher has 3 or more relief appearances, then he is eligible as a reliever.

  • Scoring System:
    The Hitting points are scored as follows:
  • Single = 1 pt.
  • Double = 2 pts.
  • Triple = 3 pts.
  • Home Run = 4 pts.
  • RBI = 1 pt.
  • Run Scored = 1 pt.
  • Stolen Base = 1 pt.
  • Walk = 1 pt.
  • Note: Hitting for pitchers does not count.
  • If the hitter has no points and no At-Bats then it is as if he did not play.
    The Pitching points are scored as follows:
  • Starting Win, Relief Win, or Save = 10 pts.
  • CG Win = 15 total pts.
  • No-Hitter Win = 25 total pts.
  • Perfect Game Win = 35 total pts.
  • If the pitcher wins or gets a save, the pitcher scores (IP-ER) x 2. If the pitcher does not win or get a save, then he scores (IP-ER) x 3. (Innings are always rounded down.)
  • A pitcher cannot score negative points.

  • Hitting Lineup:
  • Every week your hitting starting line-up includes:
  • C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3 OF's, DH (doesn't have to be a DH).
  • Each team starts up to 7 First backups:
    • Backup Catcher
    • Backup 1B
    • Backup 2B
    • Backup SS
    • Backup 3B
    • Backup Outfielder
    • Backup DH (doesn't have to be a DH)
  • You can also start Second Backups, Third Backups, and Fourth Backups at the 7 backup positions.
  • Backups are not required at all 28 positions.

  • Pitching Lineup:
  • There are 4 lineup formations that can be used in your pitching lineup:
    • 10 starts, no relievers.
    • 8 starts, 1 reliever.
    • 7 starts, 2 relievers.
    • 5 starts, 3 relievers.
  • Each week you rank your starting pitchers in order of preference. You also designate what formation you want for the week. After the week is over, the starters on your staff fill the allotted starts based on the ranking you chose before the week started.
  • For example, at the start of the week, Pedro Martinez is your 1st pitcher, Chris Carpenter is your 2nd, Roy Halladay is your 3rd, etc. Pedro Martinez pitches twice this week. So therefore, his 2 starts are your 1st and 2nd starts for the week. Chris Carpenter pitches once so therefore his start is the 3rd start. Roy Halladay pitches twice so his starts are the 4th and 5th start. This process proceeds until the starts are filled.
  • If only one more start is needed and the pitcher it falls to pitched twice, the average score rounded down counts as the last start.
  • If you chose a formation involving relievers, you rank your relievers in order of preference before the week starts. The reliever has no limitations on games played or points scored.
  • If a pitcher does not play for the week, it falls to the next pitcher on your list. This applies to starters and relievers.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Any appearance made by a pitcher listed as a starter will count as a start. So be wary of pitchers who might get relief appearances.

  • Weekly Scoring:
  • For each of the starting hitters, 7 games count or if more than 7 games played, then the average multiplied by 7 rounded down.
  • If the starter does not play 7 games, the backup player fills in as follows:
  • If the backup player plays more games than games needed by the starter, then you divide the total points of the backup player by the number of games played and insert the average for each game needed.
  • For example, Johnny Damon, Barry Bonds, and Andruw Jones are your outfielders. Damon and Jones played in 6 games and Bonds played in 5 games. The 3 outfielders totaled 17 games out of the 21 needed. Your backup OF, Vernon Wells, played in 6 games and scored a total of 16 points. (An average of 2.66 per game). Since Vernon Wells played more games than games needed, Wells scores (21 games - 17 games = 4 games needed) x 2.66 = 10.64, rounded down to 10 backup points.
  • The same rule applied for your backup catcher, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, and DH backup.
  • The Backup only counts if the starter plays less than the 7 games needed.

  • Deadlines:
  • By the first game on Monday, your full weekly line-up must be left on the Mr. Sports web site.
  • Trades are due by Friday Midnight Eastern Time on the web site.
  • Round 1 of Transactions are due by Thursday Midnight Eastern Time on the web site. Round 2 of Transactions are due by Saturday Midnight Eastern Time on the web site.

  • Disabled List:
  • The Disabled List allows you to carry up to three injured players without losing a roster spot. When a MLB team puts a player on the DL, you are eligible to put that player on your DL the next day. When the player comes off the DL in MLB, you have 7 days from that day to take that player off your DL.
  • If the player is not removed by the 8th day since coming off the DL, the player will be waived. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you cannot pay attention to when a player is coming off the DL and you don't want to lose that player, then don't put that player on your DL.
  • A DL move can be made at any time. When you take him off the DL, you can either waive someone outright or put someone else that is eligible for the DL in his place.

  • Trades:
  • Once two teams agree on the trade then each person must submit the trade to the Mr. Sports web site. If the trade is not identical it does not go through.
  • There is no trading limit. No cash or "player to be named later" trades will be allowed.
  • There is a 20-30 person Trade Committee that will vote on every trade submitted. Trades with more positive votes then negative votes will go through. The Commissioner has the power to overturn the Trade Committee's decisions if The Commissioner feels there is collusion.
  • You MUST waive a player if your roster is going to exceed the 29 player limit.
  • You are not allowed to trade players that you just received that week.
  • The Trade Deadline is the Wednesday during Week 14.

  • Wins and Losses:
  • Your total score for the week is compared to the total score for the 3 teams you played. Those you outscored by 50, you sweep 3-0. Those that outscored you by 50, swept you 3-0. If those situations do not apply, then the higher scoring team wins the series 2-1.
  • The winner in the case of a tie will be the team with the highest scoring player.
  • If the highest scoring players are also tied, the winner is the team with the second highest scoring player. If the two teams are still tied, then the winner is the team with the third highest, etc.
  • The first week of the season, each team plays two 4-game series and one 1-game series. The same rules apply as before, but when there is a tie in the 4-game series, then the series is split 2-2.

  • Waivers/Free Agents:
  • You can pick up ONLY two players per week.
  • For each round of pickups, if two teams want the same player, the team with the worst record gets him, with a tie breaker going to the team with the lowest average.
  • If a player is waived to complete a trade or waived in round 1 transactions, he is available to be picked up the same week. If a player is waived for a transaction for round 2, he is not available to be picked up until the following week.
  • Transactions can be made through the League Finals. For the playoffs, a transaction period will be available during the second week of the 1st and 2nd round for ALL teams in continuous leagues and playoff teams ONLY in one year leagues.

  • Playoffs:
  • After 18 weeks of play, the top team in each division and the top team that did not win the divisions advances to the playoffs.
  • If two teams have the same win total, the tie-breaker is scoring average, then head-to-head record, then pitching average.
  • Teams will be seeded according to record. Best record No. 1 seed and will play the playoff team with the worst record as the No. 4 seed. The other two playoff teams will play one another as the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds. This occurs during weeks 20-21.
  • The team with the better record, higher seed, and higher scoring average gets 1 point per difference in total scoring average before the playoff round starts.
  • A wild card team cannot have homefield over a divisional winner, even if they have the better record and average.
  • If two teams are tied after the two weeks the winner is the team with the highest contributing player over the 2 weeks. If still tied, then second highest, etc.
  • If the team with the higher seed has the worst average, there is no advantage for either team in the Finals.
  • The two winning teams play during weeks 22 and 23 of the season with the highest scorer declared champion of the league and advances to the Super Tournament.
  • The same tie breaking rules apply to the Finals as in the semi-finals.
  • Discounts and Other Info:
  • For every additional team that you purchase, you get $10 off the previous team, up to a maximum of $30 off per team.
  • There is a $20 credit given to the team with the highest score overall each week.
  • The Commissioner has the right to remove any owner from the service if he feels the owner is a disruptive force to the integrity of the league; i.e. tanking, bad behaviour, etc.
  • There will be no refunds of any kind.
  • Mr. Sports will withhold an $80 deposit for current Major League teams and a $120 deposit for current Expert League teams from winnings accumulated during the Baseball Season. There are dynasty leaguesAny credit earned will be used first to fill the deposits. The deposit is non-refundable should the owner drop the aforementioned team or teams.
  • Any customer who has not FULLY paid for all of his/her baseball teams will not have access to his/her teams.

  • Hall of Fame Scoring

  • To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, an owner must accumulate 150 points over his or her career.
  • The Hall of Fame Scoring is as follows:
    • Division Winner=5 points.
    • Wild Card=3 points.
    • League Runner Up=10 points.
    • League Champion=15 points.
    • Team of the Week=1 point.
    • For being ranked in the Top 20 in Hitting, the Top 20 in Pitching, or for placing in the Super Tournament is scored as follows:
      • 1st or 2nd=10 points.
      • 3rd or 4th=9 points.
      • 5th or 6th=8 points.
      • 7th or 8th=7 points.
      • 9th or 10th=6 points.
      • 11th or 12th=5 points.
      • 13th or 14th=4 points.
      • 15th or 16th=3 points.
      • 17th or 18th=2 points.
      • 19th or 20th=1 point.
    • For being ranking in the Top 20 in Total is scored as follows:
      • 1st=20 points.
      • 2nd=19 points.
      • 3rd=18 points.
      • 4th=17 points.
      • 5th=16 points.
      • 6th=15 points.
      • 7th=14 points.
      • 8th=13 points.
      • 9th=12 points.
      • 10th=11 points.
      • 11th=10 points.
      • 12th=9 points.
      • 13th=8 points.
      • 14th=7 points.
      • 15th=6 points.
      • 16th=5 points.
      • 17th=4 points.
      • 18th=3 points.
      • 19th=2 points.
      • 20th=1 point.