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					                    Fantasy Baseball League
                          Constitution
                                        (Rev 1.0 – 2/21/2010 )




Overview:

        The Fantasy Baseball League is a category based league consisting of 9 batting
categories and 6 pitching categories. The league will consist of 10 teams. Each team will
be ranked in each category. The team with the best statistics in a specific category will
receive 10 points, the second best team will receive 9 points down to the worst team in a
specific category will receive 1 point. Each team’s points are added in all 15 categories
to determine the team’s total point value. Team standings will be based on the teams
total point value. If additional teams are added then points awarded will be adjusted
accordingly.

Entry Fee:

        The entry fee for each team is $50 payable at the pre-season draft. All funds will
be collected at the pre-season draft to expedite final payment of winnings.

Payout:

        The total payout fund will be $500. The funds will be divided between the top
four overall finishers in the league and the leader at the All-Star break. Besides the top 4
finishers the top team in each category will receive 2% of the winnings. The funds will
be paid out in the following manner:

               Payout                                               Percent
                                                                   (Dollar)
               1st Place                                          30% ($150)
               2nd Place                                          20% ($100)
               3rd Place                                          10% ($ 50)
               4th Place                                            5% ($ 25)
               1st All-Star Break                                   5% ($ 25)
               15 Categories (2% per category)                    30% ($150)
               TOTAL                                             100% ($500)

             Note: Payouts based on a 10 team league. A change in the number of teams will change
             payout amounts based on percentage of total payout funds.
League Categories:

    Batting Categories:

                Batting Average (AVG)1
                Offensive Production Number (OPS)2
                Runs Scored
                Hits
                Home Runs
                Runs Batted In
                Total Bases3
                Walks
                Stolen Bases

    Pitching Categories

                Wins
                Saves
                Strikeout to Walk Ratio4
                Innings Pitched
                Earned Run Average (ERA)5
                Walks & Hits per 9 Innings (WHIP/9)6

Players:

        Any player may be on a fantasy team’s roster. Players may be current major
leaguers, minor league players or foreign players. During the season there is no salary
cap and players are not assigned a dollar value. Player pool is determined by yahoo
sports.

        A player will receive a value on a keeper roster and for the pre-season draft. The
value of a player will be determined based on the auction salary associated with the
player at the pre-season draft. A player that is added to a keeper roster that was not
drafted during the pre-season draft (and was not on a keeper roster at the pre-season
draft) will be assigned a value of $6 for salary calculations.




1
  AVG = Hits / At Bats
2
  OPS = On Base Percentage (OBA) + Slugging Percentage (SLG)
         OBA = (Hits + Walks + Hit By Pitch) / (At Bats + Walks + Hit By Pitch + Sacrifice Fly)
         SLG = Total Bases / At Bats
3
  TB = Hits + Doubles + (2 * Triples) + (3 * Home Runs)
4
  Strkeout to Walk Ration = Strikeouts/Walks
5
  ERA = (Earned Runs / Innings Pitched) * 9
6
  WHIP = (Walks + Hits) / Innings Pitched
Team Roster:

         Each team has two rosters, the active roster and the reserve roster. The active
roster is composed of 23 players and the reserve roster contain up to 7 players. The
maximum number of players on a specific team is 30 players.

         Player eligibility is based on the positions played the previous year. A general
rule is for a player to be eligible at a position that player must have played that position at
least 20 times in Major League Baseball the previous year. A player will become eligible
at an additional position once they play 5 games at that position in the current year.
Batters who do not qualify for a position can only be used as a Designated Hitter. All
pitchers are immediately eligible for their position. Position eligibility is determined by
yahoo sports.
.
         The active roster must conform to player eligibility requirements. The active
roster must contain the following players:

                   Position                                        Number
                   Catcher                                            1
                First Baseman                                         1
               Second Baseman                                         1
                Third Baseman                                         1
                  Shortstop                                           1
                  Outfielder                                          4
               Middle Infielder                                       1
               Corner Infielder                                       1
               Designated Hitter                                      2
                    Pitcher                                          10
                   TOTAL                                             23

                Notes:
           -    Middle Infielder is a Second Baseman or Shortstop
           -    Corner Infielder is a First Baseman or Third Baseman
           -    Designated Hitter can be any batter

       The reserve roster may contain any player.
Keeper Rules:

      The Fantasy Baseball League is a keeper league. Each team will be able to keep a
number of players from year to year.

           -   Keeper rosters have a limit of $150 fantasy dollars.
           -   A value of a player on a keeper roster will be based on the auction price at
               the previous draft.
                   o A player that had a value at the previous year’s auction will be
                       valued at base plus 25% (rounded up to the nearest whole dollar)
                       for the next season. (i.e. If Alex Rodriguez was purchased at
                       auction for $40 this year then his salary if retained on a keeper
                       roster would be $50.)
                   o A player’s value will increase by a minimum of $5 each year. So a
                       player drafted for $2 will have a value the next year of $7. The
                       value plus 25% would result in an increase of $1 so the $5
                       minimum increase is applied.
                   o If a player did not have a value after the auction the previous year
                       then their value will be $6.
                   o A player that has been drafted but released to the free agency pool,
                       will retain the draft day value for future keeper years.
           -   Pre-season keeper roster cuts will be determined prior to the start of the
               season.

               NOTE: Keeper Value Chart available at end of rules.

Expansion Draft

        With the addition of three new owners we will have an expansion draft. The
expansion draft will allow the new owners to claim players from current keeper rosters or
the free agency pool prior to the preseason draft. One team from last year was dissolved
and the players were returned to the free agency pool.

       Expansion draft rules:
          - New team owners will draft players from the expansion player pool. The
             expansion player pool will include:
                 o Any player on a current team that is not protected
                 o Any player not on a current team roster
          - New team owners will draft in a defined order, reversing order in
             subsequent rounds.
          - New team owners can draft up to 8 players to form an initial roster. There
             is no minimum number of players a team must draft.
          - Expansion draft rosters salaries must not exceed the $150 limit for the pre-
             season draft.
          - Existing owners may protect 4 players from their current roster.
           -   When a player is selected from a current team’s roster, the current team
               may protect one additional player.
           -   The expansion draft will continue through 8 rounds or until the new team
               owners do not wish to select additional players.

Preseason Draft: ( March 27, 2010 at 2pm)

       All teams will acquire their initial players during the preseason draft. The
preseason draft will be an auction style draft. Each team will have $260 fantasy dollars
to spend on players.

        Auction Drafts: An auction draft is conducted where each team can bid on a
player until a price for a player is reached where no other fantasy team is willing to pay
more for the player. An auction draft allows all owners to actively seek the players they
want and individually set the fair market price of a player.

        Rules of an Auction Draft: The fantasy team owner that is on-the-clock will
select a player and a starting dollar value. The next team owner can either out bid the
previous owner or pass on the player. Once a team owner passes on a player they are
locked out of future bidding on that player. The process will continue until a team owner
bids a price and all the other owners have passed. The next owner in the draft order will
introduce the next player with an initial bid.

       EX-1: (let’s use an example with 4 teams and start the bidding at $30 for ARod)
              Team 1 - Picks Alex Rodriguez for $30
              Team 2 - Bids $31
              Team 3 - Bids $32
              Team 4 - passes
              Team 1 - Bids $33
              Team 2 - passes
              Team 3 – Bids $34
              Team 4 – is out of the bidding since they passed in the previous round
              Team 1 – Bids $35
              Team 2 – is out of the bidding since they passed in the previous round
              Team 3 – passes

               Team 1 is awarded Alex Rodriguez at a value of $35.

       EX-2: (Again let’s use 4 teams)
              Team 2 – Picks Ken Griffey Jr. for $1 (team 2 is next in order)
              Team 3 - passes
              Team 4 - passes
              Team 1 – passes

               Team 2 is awarded Ken Griffey Jr. at a value of $1.
The draft will contain 30 rounds. Each team must draft 30 players (in compliance with
positional starting lineup requirements). A team must remain within the auction salary
cap at all times and must draft players that will meet player eligibility requirements. If
we have finished round 20, then each team must have atleast $10 left under their salary
cap. Player values are in whole dollar increments. When a team has filled all 30
positions then they can no longer participate in the auction.

Each team may have players from a keeper rosters. A team will draft up to a maximum
of 30 players.

Statistic Cycle:

        Starting lineups need to be set before the start of a statistical cycle. The stat
cycles run from Monday – Sunday. The deadline to change your starting lineup for the
next stat cycle online is midnight on Sunday. Owners should make the appropriate
changes before the stat cycle deadline for their changes to take effect. All starting lineup
changes should be made online by the individual team owners. Any player (Batter or
Pitcher) can be replaced at the start of a statistic cycle.

Transactions:

         All transactions will be online. Team owners must have internet access to
participate in the fantasy baseball league. Owners will be able to set their starting
lineups, release players or pickup players online. All players in the free agent pool are on
a first come, first serve basis.

Disabled Players:

         If a player becomes injured and is placed on the Major League Baseball disabled
list, that player may be placed on your reserve roster. We do not maintain separate
reserve/disabled player rosters. Each team can have a max of 7 reserve players.

Trades:

       Trades can be completed between any teams in the fantasy league. All trades
should be in the best interest of the league. The following rules apply for all trades:

       1.       Trades are permitted before September 1. No trades are allowed after
                12:01am on September 1, 2010.
2010 FBL important dates

       March 3 2010          Existing teams must declare 4 protected players
       March 5, 2010         Expansion draft begins
                             (Or as soon as protected players are set)
       March 12, 2010        Conclusion of expansion draft
       March 19, 2010        Teams must declare keeper rosters for pre-season draft
       March 27, 2010        Pre-season draft


Proposed Owners and Fantasy Team:

       Fantasy Team          Owner
   1. Bombers                Brian Wilson          wilson4391@yahoo.com
   2. Diamond Dawgs          Bill Watercutter      watercutter.1@osu.edu
   3. Dirt Diver             David Billman         dwbillman@yahoo.com
   4. Easy Money             Paul Goodwill         sgoodwil@insight.rr.com
   5. Honey Nut Ichiros      Kelly Hoffman         corsair37@gmail.com
   6. Lefty James            Alan James            james.29@osu.edu
   7. Steroid Rage           Tom Conger            conger.1@osu.edu
   8. ???
   9. ???
   10. ???


Fantasy Baseball Console:
http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/cafbl

Fantasy Baseball Rules:
http://fisher.osu.edu/~wilson_643/fbl2010-rules.doc
http://fisher.osu.edu/~wilson_643/fbl2010-rosters.doc
                                               Player Keeper Values




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                                      Year 3


                                               Year 4


                                                        Year 5


                                                                 Year 6


                                                                          Year 7


                                                                                   Year 8
                     Draft
                      1       6       11      16      21      27           34       43
                      2       7       12      17      22      28           35       44
                      3       8       13      18      23      29           37       47
                      4       9       14      19      24      30           38       48
                      5      10       15      20      25      32           40       50
                      6      11       16      21      27      34           43       54
                      7      12       17      22      28      35           44       55
                      8      13       18      23      29      37           47       59
                      9      14       19      24      30      38           48       60
                     10      15       20      25      32      40           50       63
                     11      16       21      27      34      43           54       68
                     12      17       22      28      35      44           55       69
                     13      18       23      29      37      47           59       74
                     14      19       24      30      38      48           60       75
                     15      20       25      32      40      50           63       79
                     16      21       27      34      43      54           68       85
                     17      22       28      35      44      55           69       87
Player Draft Value




                     18      23       29      37      47      59           74       93
                     19      24       30      38      48      60           75       94
                     20      25       32      40      50      63           79       99
                     21      27       34      43      54      68           85      107
                     22      28       35      44      55      69           87      109
                     23      29       37      47      59      74           93      117
                     24      30       38      48      60      75           94      118
                     25      32       40      50      63      79           99      124
                     26      33       42      53      67      84          105      132
                     27      34       43      54      68      85          107      134
                     28      35       44      55      69      87          109      137
                     29      37       47      59      74      93          117      147
                     30      38       48      60      75      94          118      148
                     31      39       49      62      78      98          123      154
                     32      40       50      63      79      99          124      155
                     33      42       53      67      84     105          132      165
                     34      43       54      68      85     107          134      168
                     35      44       55      69      87     109          137      172
                     36      45       57      72      90     113          142      178
                     37      47       59      74      93     117          147      184
                     38      48       60      75      94     118          148      185
                     39      49       62      78      98     123          154      193
                     40      50       63      79      99     124          155      194
                                      25% Increase ($5 minimum)

				
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