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Auto League 540 Best of 2003

Martinez baffles Bear Hugs, Yankees win

Pedro Martinez struckout 8 Chicago batters in a 3-2 win for the Yankees. | Box

03s can't contain Ramirez, fall 9-1

Manny Ramirez was on his game, knocking in 3 runs in Cape Cod's 9-1 victory over the 03s. Ramirez also had 3 hits in the game. | Box

Wood's 8-K performance not enough

Kerry Wood whiffed 8 batters, but the Corn Pickers managed to beat the Stars, 1-0. Jarrod Washburn was on fire, allowing just 2 hits over 7 innings for Iowa. | Box

Big game for Boone lifts Hawkeyes to victory

Aaron Boone drove in 4 runs, carrying Iowa to a 12-8 victory over the Champs. Marcus Giles recorded 4 hits. | Box

Mueller sparks 5-3 win for Champs

Bill Mueller's hot bat helped the Champs to a 5-3 win over the Corn Pickers. Mueller collected 4 hits in the game. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

J. Valentin, Champs .3334 HR7 RBI
A. Huff, Americans .3333 HR5 RBI
G. Sheffield, Americans .5792 HR4 RBI
C. Jones, Stars .3682 HR6 RBI
J. Thome, Bulls .3333 HR4 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

I. Rodriguez, Lobster Cla.. 0 for 20 (.000)
C. Crawford, Corn Pickers 3 for 21 (.143)
B. Boone, Bear Hugs 3 for 21 (.143)
C. Delgado, Sharks 1 for 19 (.053)
M. Ensberg, 03s 1 for 20 (.050)

Leaders: AVG

A. Huff, Americans .326
A. Pujols, Bear Hugs .324
B. Bonds, Stars .323
J. Kendall, Hawkeyes .319
C. Jones, Stars .309

Leaders: WHIP

T. Hudson, Lobster Claws 1.06
R. Wolf, Yankees 1.07
R. Halladay, Yankees 1.09
C. Schilling, Hawkeyes 1.11
R. Oswalt, Americans 1.11

Welcome to the Auto League

Auto Leagues are seasons that last about two months (baseball) or one month (basketball), with 2 or 3 sims per day. Since this league is run with essentially no commissioner, there is a trade limit. Please be reasonable with your transactions, and report any bad owners using the feedback form.

League Status:
Season underway. Next sim around 7/3/2022 4:29 PM PT.

Draft Type:
Quick Draft

Owners Joined:
12 of 12
You can draft your team as soon as you sign up! You will select one player from each positional group until you have 23 players. (The Draft link appears on the league homepage and your team page when you are signed in.)

The draft only represents a random subset of players available. Once the season begins, you can adjust your roster via free agency or trades. (You can carry up to 25 players on your major league roster.)

Supplemental Draft
Once the season begins, you can start ranking players for the supplemental drafts, which take place after Games 2 & 3. Free agency (waivers) will open after the Supplemental Draft runs on Day 4. Please be sure to read the League Rules for further details!
This is a Keeper League, which means you have $55 million to spend on keepers for next season. You must sign at least one player to a contract before the season ends, or you'll automatically be removed from the league after the World Series. Players under contract remain on their teams, all other players return to free agency for the next Quick Draft.
When do games start?
After all teams have an owner and have drafted, the games will begin. You will get an email after the first game notifying you that the league has started.

What time are games played?
Barring any issues with the servers, games are auto-simmed 2 or 3 times a day, starting as early as 1:00am and ending as late as 11:00pm Pacific Time. Users can sim games from the My League List page every eight hours. This allows the league to keep moving if the server has issues or the participants in the league want to move the season along slightly faster than the auto sims allow. There will always be at least eight hours between games so managers can react if desired.

Can I customize my team?
Yes! You can change your team name, logo, and more via the "Owner Console" on your "My Team" page before the season begins and up until the 5th game of the season.

World Series and post-season
Division winners and three wild card reach the post-season. Owners can leave the league once their team is elimnated, or wait until the playoffs are over and re-draft the next season.

I'm always eager to here what you enjoy or think can be improved with the site, so stay in touch via the feedback form and follow site updates on the news & notes page.

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League Settings

Note, in Auto Leagues, some of these will change once the season starts, and as the season progresses.
Year Range of Stats2003 - 2003
Roster Size (Majors)26
Roster Size (Minors)3
Keepers (4 keepers)
Change Stats Allowed (not allowed while under contract or in a trade)
Free Agency
No-Drop List
Player Fatigue
Batter Injuries (5 games max)
Pitcher Injuries (15 games max)
Use Pitcher's HR Allowed Stats
Allows Max Surprise Bunts
Min Batters Pitcher Must Face0
Slump Buster (3unlimited days)
User Sims (every 8 hours)
Latest Results
7/3/2022Bear Hugs @ YankeesWatch  Box
7/3/2022Lobster Claws @ 03sWatch  Box
7/3/2022Americans @ SharksWatch  Box
7/3/2022Corn Pickers @ StarsWatch  Box
7/3/2022Bulls @ Blue JaysWatch  Box
7/3/2022Hawkeyes @ ChampsWatch  Box
Previous Games
7/3/2022Champs @ Corn PickersWatch  Box
7/3/2022Yankees @ BullsWatch  Box
7/3/2022Blue Jays @ AmericansWatch  Box
7/3/2022Lobster Claws @ Bear HugsWatch  Box
7/3/2022Sharks @ StarsWatch  Box
7/3/202203s @ HawkeyesWatch  Box

Latest Message
6/27/2022All-Star Selectionsgbacci
This season's all-stars have been selected. Click the link to find out who was honored.
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Latest Transactions
6/7/2022 Player Signed
Francisco Cordero picked up by Honolulu Sharks
6/4/2022 Player Signed
Aaron Guiel picked up by Boston Americans
6/4/2022 Player Dropped
Julio Lugo dropped by Boston Americans
Transaction Log  |  Trade Block  |  Report Trade


Latest Public Board Post
7/3/2022 Say It Aint So Joe...bodell82
To each his own, but I think the human element that makes baseball great is from the players. Will a guy come through in a clutch spot or will he pull a Buckner? That sort of thing. I don't watch for the human element of umps blowing calls. The calls should ideally reflect what the players actually do on the field, and if robo umps help that I'm all for it.
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Latest Site News
6/27/2022In the media
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