WBBL SETUP AND DRAFT RULES

1. WBBL will consist of one league of American League players set up as a rotisserie league.

2. Rosters will be 23 players instead of the 21 we used last year. Positions will be the same as last year, except that there will be nine pitcher spots instead of seven, with the three P spots from last year designated as SP spots and two RP spots added (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, DL, DL).

3. Stat categories will be the same as last year except for deleting On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage and Strikeouts from the hitting categories, deleting Total Bases Allowed and Home Runs Allowed from the pitching categories, and adding Games Started to the pitching categories (R, HR, RBI, SB, TB, A, E, AVG, OBP, APP, GS, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP).

4. Innings pitched limit will be the same as last year (1325).

5. Draft order will be Mike, Tom, Charlie, Fong, David, Doug.

6. If a manager selects a player who is not available, either because he is not in the American League, because he has already been selected, or for any other reason, the error may be corrected when discovered and another choice made, but any subsequent choices already made by other managers will count.

7. Starting with Round 12, picks will be doubled to save time. (That means when round 11 reaches Doug he will have to make three selections before David drafts, and when round 12/13 reaches Mike he will be making four picks before Tom drafts.)

8. Players traded from the American League to the National League become unavailable and can be replaced only through the selection of free agent players. If a drafted player is traded out of the American League before the draft is concluded, he can be replaced only after the draft is concluded. Players traded from the National League to the American League after the draft is concluded become available as free agents on a first-come first-served basis unless designated by Yahoo! as on waivers, in which case waiver priority rules apply. If a player is traded into the American League during the draft he may be selected by the manager whose draft turn comes next, but may not be selected until he becomes available on the Yahoo! roster of American League players. A manager who loses a player because he is traded out of the American League may retain the rights to that player in the event of a subsequent trade back to the American League by notifying all other managers of his desire to do so within five days of t the time the player is lost. A manager who loses a player because he is traded out of the American League does not obtain any rights to the player for whom that player was traded.