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Auto League 596 Best of 1971

Seaver blanks Daanbantayan with 4-0 shutout

Daanbantayan is hoping not to see Tom Seaver again for a long while. Seaver went the distance, leading Ladson to a 4-0 victory. | Box

Paddlefoots ride Wood to victory over Scott Keys

Wilbur Wood was brilliant last night, allowing just 1 hit over 8 innings, leading the Paddlefoots to a 6-2 win over the Scott Keys. | Box

Cash unloads, Yankees still lose

Norm Cash blasted 2 homers, but it wasn't enough to lift the Yankees over the Scott Keys. Francis won by a score of 9-8. | Box

Stanley delivers in clutch, Mess win

Mickey Stanley drove in 4 runs, carrying New Britain to a 9-5 victory over the Knockers. Boots Day had a big game as well, knocking in 3 runs for New Britain while recording 3 hits. | Box

Williams sparks 6-4 win for McCandles

Billy Williams's hot bat helped the McCandles to a 6-4 win over the Paddlefoots. Williams collected 4 hits in the game. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

N. Cash, Yankees .6252 HR7 RBI
H. Aaron, McCandles .5712 HR5 RBI
L. May, Dodgers .4552 HR4 RBI
O. Cepeda, Paddlefoots .3891 HR4 RBI
R. Clemente, Pirates .4712 HR2 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

R. Smith, Paddlefoots 2 for 20 (.100)
M. Belanger, McCandles 0 for 15 (.000)
M. Alou, Paddlefoots 2 for 15 (.133)
J. Briggs, Pirates 1 for 14 (.071)
A. Otis, Bunkers 2 for 15 (.133)

Leaders: SLG

H. Aaron, McCandles .676
H. Killebrew, Pirates .562
N. Cash, Yankees .541
T. Oliva, McCandles .534
W. Stargell, Dodgers .524

Leaders: H/9

C. Pascual, Dons 6.8
P. Dobson, McCandles 7.2
C. Kirby, Dodgers 7.2
S. McDowell, Pirates 7.3
C. Hunter, Knockers 7.6

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 1/20/2022 1:15 PM PT.

Draft Type:
Quick Draft

Owners Joined:
11 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 NOT a keeper league, so once your team's season is over, you can stay in this league and re-draft next season, or quit and join a new Auto League.
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 Stats1971 - 1971
Roster Size (Majors)26
Roster Size (Minors)3
Change Stats Allowed
Free Agency
No-Drop List
Player Fatigue
Batter Injuries
Pitcher Injuries
Use Pitcher's HR Allowed Stats
Allows Max Surprise Bunts
Min Batters Pitcher Must Face0
Slump Buster (unlimited days)
User Sims (every 8 hours)
Latest Results
1/20/2022McCandles @ PiratesWatch  Box
1/20/2022Paddlefoots @ DodgersWatch  Box
1/19/2022Scott Keys @ PaddlefootsWatch  Box
1/19/2022Pirates @ DonsWatch  Box
1/19/2022Yankees @ Scott KeysWatch  Box
1/19/2022Knockers @ MessWatch  Box
Previous Games
1/19/2022Crawfords @ TushWatch  Box
1/19/2022Bunkers @ DodgersWatch  Box
1/19/2022Paddlefoots @ McCandlesWatch  Box
1/19/2022Yankees @ Scott KeysWatch  Box
1/19/2022Knockers @ MessWatch  Box
1/19/2022Bunkers @ DodgersWatch  Box

Latest Message
12/22/2021All-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
1/1/2022 Trade
Dick Allen to Pittsburgh Crawfords
Bill Freehan to Ladson Dodgers
12/2/2021 Player Signed
Joe Rudi picked up by Freehold Yankees
12/2/2021 Player Dropped
Joe Lahoud dropped by Freehold Yankees
Transaction Log  |  Trade Block  |  Report Trade


Latest Public Board Post
1/20/2022 Ballpark Dimension - SetupRitzCards2
It's interesting to see all of the different strategies.

I think it's relatively easy to see in hindsight, which doesn't help you here. But I think you'll find that you often draft similar players in your leagues... Check your season-long ranks in average and slugging. If you tend to rank higher in Average, go with Big Disadvantage. If higher in Slugging, go with Big Advantage.

That said, I've found average to be expensive in drafts and slugging to be cheap. And no matter how much a league values dW, it's undervalued.

My teams always end up pretty high in D plays and SLG/OPS and pretty low in AVE. So I want Big Boost everywhere. Home run or bust on offense with good defense. Try to win 3-1.

Lots of good players disagree, though!
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