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Rules

The following outlines the Re-Bell Yell League guidelines for yearly spring draft & the supplemental drafts

Re-bell Yell will hold supplemental drafts as scoresheet does throughout the season.  Re-Bell Yell will use the scorehseet web draft system for supplemental drafts. Scoresheet will determine the draft order for each of the supplemental drafts.

  • Beginning with the 2012 season, scoresheet began having five in-season drafts of two rounds each. There will be a two round draft in April (rounds 36 and 37), two rounds in May (rounds 38-39), two rounds in late June (after the June MLB draft) which will be rounds 40-41, two rounds in late July (42-43) and two rounds in late August (rounds 44-45). Actual dates will be determined later.


Deviations

  • A unique rule to the Re-Bell Yell league from scoresheet rules is the prohibition of trading rookie keeper spots.  All other scoresheet draft rules will be followed.
  • All Players drafted must have a scoresheet number and amateur drafted players (MLB’s summer draft) are eligible to be drafted with the first scoresheet supplemental draft after the MLB draft.

Scoresheet Continuing League Rules

Here are the rules for continuing leagues.  If you are in a league that does its own private draft then you can change these rules, though if you follow our rules we can help settle any rules questions that may come up.  (knowing how these leagues will work will probably influence who you draft for your team!):
1) Each year you will keep 13 players from your team. The remaining rounds of the draft will go in REVERSE order of the final standings in EVERY round (except that regardless of won-loss record, the league’s playoff winner will pick last, and the other division winner(s) will pick 2nd to last.)
Any players that come over to your major league will be available in the next year’s draft, meaning your round 14 pick can be VERY valuable! For instance, if during the next season Barry Bonds is traded to the AL, then whomever gets to pick first in an AL continuing draft next year (the first pick in the 14th round) would get to pick Bonds. So do not trade away your round 14 picks (especially if your team had a losing record last year, and thus has a very good round 14 pick), without getting a lot of value in return!
Also, you have to use all your protected spots; you cannot just protect 11 players and get the first 2 picks in the draft. (However, you CAN trade protected spots – more on that below.) Among tied teams, we use the team number as a tie-breaker. This upcoming year (for the 2007 draft for existing leagues), the tie-breaker is that the higher (larger) numbered team among tied teams drafts first in round 14 (the first ‘real’ round of drafting after the 13 rounds of keepers.) The tie-breaking order does flip-flop each round, so the lower number team among tied teams drafts first in round 15, etc., etc. The tie-breaker also switches every year – in 2008 the lower numbered team among tied teams will draft first in round 14.
NOTE: Any players that come over to your major league will be available in the next year’s draft, meaning your round 14 pick can be VERY valuable! (Round 14 is the first round of the second stage, which is the first round of ‘real drafting’, since the first 13 rounds are spent on protecting players.) For instance, with Bobby Abreu being traded to the AL, then whomever gets to pick first in an AL continuing draft in 2007 (the first pick in the 14th round) would get to pick Abreu if they like. So do not trade away your round 14 picks without getting a lot of value in return!

2) On your protected list at the start of each season you can keep a maximum of 2 players that show up on the other league’s player list (players who have been traded to the other league during the year.) If some of your players are traded to the other league during the season that is OK, you can finish out the year with them. But at the start of each year you will only be allowed to protect a maximum of 2 players that have signed with the other league as part of your 13 protected players. If a player has switched major leagues, and is not protected by his owner, then he is out of your league. NOTE: Minor leaguers you keep do NOT count against the limit of 2 ‘other league’ players if they are on the other league’s Scoresheet player list.

3) In addition to your 13 regular players protected every year, you can also protect any ‘Scoresheet minor leaguers’you have on your roster. A ‘Scoresheet minor leaguer’ is a player who at the end of the season still has less than 130 career major league at bats, or less than 50 career major league innings pitched. (Scoresheet ‘minor leaguers’ have an asterisk next to their name in your league roster print-out.) Each minor leaguer costs you one of your draft picks – if you protect one you lose your 35th round pick, if you protect 2 you lose your 34th and 35th round picks, if you protect 3 you lose your 33rd, 34th and 35th round picks, etc. (**NOTE: If you’ve traded away a late pick then you lose your next pick instead. It is only your own team’s picks you lose for protecting minor leaguers – if you have traded for other team’s late picks they cannot be used as the fee when you protect ‘minor leaguers’.) You CAN also protect as many minor leaguers as you like with your 13 regular protected spots.

4) You can trade draft picks, and you can also trade protected spots. But draft picks and protected spots can be at mostone year in the future when you trade them. For example, once your league has drafted round 18 in 2007, you can trade for a 2008 round 18 pick. But in 2007 you can not trade for year 2009 picks, and you can not trade for 2008 picks until that round of the draft has been held in 2007. Also, if you trade away one of your protected spots it simply means you get to only protect 12 players, and the team you traded the protected spot to gets to protect 14 players. Note – you can NOT make trades for players to be named later (they are too tough to review for fairness.) And finally, you cannot ‘rent’ players. Deals such as: “I’ll give you Manny for the rest of the season, and then you give him back, plus a draft pick” are definitely NOT allowed!
This is not a comprehensive coverage of scoresheet rules, other scoresheet information can be seen at the scoresheet web site at www.scoresheet.com