Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Traded draft picks

So far, only two draft picks have been swapped. Laddie and Ballers traded some picks with the Felix Hernandez/ Torii Hunter trade.

Draft trades for 2009

Ballers gets Laddies 4th rounder
Laddie gets Ballers 5th rounder

I will keep track of all traded draft picks here, and will post a final draft order here too when the season is over.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Minors Rosters

Minor League Rosters

Captain’s Lads

1) Chuck Tiffany- P- Tampa Bay Rays
2) Chuck Lofgren-P-Cleveland Indians
3) Elvis Andrus- SS- Texas Rangers
4) Taylor Teagarden- C- Texas Rangers
5) Kasey Kiker- P- Texas Rangers

Gramercy Riffs

1) Curtis Thigpen-C-Toronto Blue Jays
2) David Price- P- Tampa Bay Rays
3) Sean Doolittle- 1B- Oakland Athletics
4) Michael Main- P- Texas Rangers
5) Greg Desme-OF-Oakland Athletics

Felix Mantilla

1) Matt Tuiasasopo-3B- Seattle Mariners
2) Anthony Swarzak-P-Minnesota Twins
3) Daniel Bard-P- Boston Red Sox
4) Rick Porcello- P- Detroit Tigers
5) Oscar Tejada- SS- Boston Red Sox

Blue Ballers

1) Nick Adenhart- P- Los Angeles Angels
2) Gio Gonzalez-P-Oakland Athletics
3) Billy Rowell-DH-Baltimore Orioles
4) Mike Moustakas- SS- Kansas City Royals
5) Carlos Triunfel- SS- Seattle Mariners
6) Aaron Poreda- P- Chicago White Sox

Ozzies Last Stand

1) Daric Barton- 1B- Oakland Athletics
2) Josh Reddick-OF- Boston Red Sox
3) Deolis Guerra- P- Minnesota Twins
4) Brett Anderson- P- Oakland Athletics
5) Neftali Perez-P- Texas Rangers
6) Sean O’Sullivan- P- Los Angeles Angels

Bruce Bochte

1) Chris Parmelee-OF- Minnesota Twins
2) Jason Taylor-SS- Kansas City Royals
3) Christopher Tillman-P- Baltimore Orioles
4) Mark Melancon-P- New York Yankees
5) Phillip Aumont- P- Seattle Mariners
6) J.P. Arencibia- C/1B- Toronto Blue Jays

Billy Martin

1) Ian Kennedy- P- New York Yankees
2) Dellin Betances-P- New York Yankees
3) Jason Place-OF- Boston Red Sox
4) Andrew Brackman- P- New York Yankees
5) Matt Mangini- 3B- Seattle Mariners
6) Alan Horne- P- New York Yankees

Supreme Clientele

1) Jeff Clement-C- Seattle Mariners
2) Eric Hurley- P- Texas Rangers
3) Brandon Erbe-P-Baltimore Orioles
4) Desmond Jennings- OF- Tampa Bay Rays
5) Fautino de los Santos- P- Oakland Athletics
6) Daniel Cortes- P- Kansas City Royals

Whurlitzer’s Arm

1) Nolan Reimold-OF-Baltimore Orioles
2) Carlos Gonzalez-OF- Oakland Athletics
3) Jordan Walden- P- Los Angeles Angels
4) Jeremy Hellickson-P- Tampa Bay Rays
5) Trevor Cahill- P- Oakland Athletics
6) Matt LaPorta- OF/1B- Cleveland Indians

Alphalpha Sprouts

1) Wade Davis-P- Tampa Bay Rays
2) Reid Brignac- SS- Tampa Bay Rays
3) Jacob McGee-P- Tampa Bay Rays
4) Hank Conger-C- Los Angeles Angels
5) Austin Jackson- OF- New York Yankees
6) Jesus Montero- C- New York Yankees

Wade Boggs

1) Adam Miller-P- Cleveland Indians
2) Travis Snider-OF- Toronto Blue Jays
3) Lars Anderson-1B-Boston Red Sox
4) Michael Bowden-P- Boston Red Sox
5) Matt Wieters-C- Baltimore Orioles

YAZ Slashers

1) Jeff Niemann-P- Tampa Bay Rays
2) Brandon Wood-SS-Los Angeles Angels
3) Joel Guzman- OF- Tampa Bay Rays
4) Beau Mills- 1B- Cleveland Indians
5) Ryan Kalish- OF- Boston Red Sox

Minor League Rules

Minor League Rules

Minors draft is held after the Majors draft. It is held on the league page on the message board. Each owner has 24 hours to make a selection. Draft order is determined on the strength of minor league system. Currently players are evaluated according to Rotoworld’s Top 150 prospect list that comes out in early March.

5 points – Top 10 prospect or MLB player/non-rookie
4 points – Top 11-25 prospect
3 points – Top 26-50 prospect
2 points – Top 51- 100 prospect
1 point – Top 100- 150 prospect
0 points- Not on list/ empty roster spot

The teams graded with lowest score get the highest draft pick. Draft order is then determined. Teams draft until all rosters are full with 6 players, or owner opts out.

Once a minor league player is called up to major league roster he cannot be “sent down”. He is considered a member of that teams MLB roster and falls under the keeper rules of the 24-man roster.

An owner can call up a minor league player at any time and does not have to post a “bidding fee” for the minor league player.

Each owner may carry up to six minor league players or fewer in a season.

Minor league players may be traded and minor league draft picks may be traded.

Minor league rosters are frozen at the same time keepers are due to the league office. Players may be called up from a minors roster after the MLB draft. If they have accumulated 150 ABs or 45 IP they must be called up, or waived. This prevents players from stashing players on the minors rosters.

EXAMPLE: Blue Ballers has Ben Zobrist and John Rhienecker on his minors roster. Zobrist has over 150 ABs and Rhienecker has over 45 IP. During or immediately after the completion of the MLB draft, Ballers may either call up these players to his 24 man roster, or he loses them into the FA pool, meaning that any team may bid on them in week #1’s bid process.



Because Kelly Leak is an AL-only league, at times during the season, a player may be traded from the AL to the NL. In this event, the team with the player being traded has the option of taking the traded player. If a player is traded for minor league players, the owner may take those minor league players, given he has roster room for them.

EXAMPLE 1: Team A has Ed Whitson on his team. Whitson is dealt to the NL for Dave Parker. Team A can then take Parker with no bidding fee, if he wants.

The exception is that if it is a grossly unbalanced trade, the compensation may be overruled. For example, Cory Lidle was dealt from the AL to the NL in a salary dump involving Bob Abreu. Lidle is nowhere near the worth of Abreu. Lidle’s owner was offered a free waiver move later, but Abreu was open to all teams to bid on. In this circumstance, the league members discussed the options and decided what was in the best interest and integrity of the league and then voted on it.

EXAMPLE 2: Team B has Bump Willis. Willis is dealt to the NL for 3 minor leaguers. Team B may take ONE of those three minor leaguers, if he has roster space. Team B can drop one of his minor leaguers to make roster space if so desired.

NO Compensation is awarded if a minor leaguer is traded. There are several reasons for this. First and foremost, it allows new players into the league whom other teams may bid on, increasing the end-of-year pot of money. Second of all, prospects are still prospects, the debate of their value and if they will pan out is never ending. A team getting an MVP-type player for an unknown, questionable prospect in a fantasy league that uses a limited player pool affects the integrity of the league. Compensation is a pain in the ass, and has some inconsistencies. The less we can do, the better

Waivers/ Bids

Waivers/ Bidding

There is no waiver rule in the Kelly Leak All- Star League. If an owner wants to add a player out of the free agent pool, a “bid” is sent via e-mail to the league commissioner. Bids must be in 25-cent increments and the minimum low bid is $1. All bids must be sent be received by the commissioner by 8:00 PM PST/ 11:00 PM EST on each Thursday of the week. The team with the highest bid wins that player for the week. A running tabulation is kept through the Yahoo League page. All owners are encouraged to settle their balances by the ASB, Labor Day, and the end of the season via Paypal.

EXAMPLE: Team A sends an e-mail (through the league e-mail or personal e-mail) stating “I bid $2.50 for Al Nipper. I have an open roster spot”. Team B may also send an e-mail stating “ I bid $5.00 for Al Nipper. If I get him, please drop Sammy Stewart”. In this scenario, Team B would have won the rights to claim Nipper. $5 would be added to Team B’s ledger.

The commissioner will add the player to each team’s roster. In the event that he cannot add the player, (rosters may be full, player may not be DLed yet) an owner has one week to make the roster move himself. Teams are not allowed to make roster moves to “block” other teams from making a move.

In the event that two teams make the same bid for a player, those two teams will have 24 hours to re-bid against one another for that player’s services.

Commissioner bids need to be in to a player not bidding that week, by Wednesday, a day before other teams bids are due.

Players are encouraged to put “bid” in the re: part of the e-mail so they are not opened before Thursday.