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Aaron sends in an interesting question about spicing things up in his Roto League. Thanks for sending this in. We’re happy to help!! Check back in the upcoming days for our answers. Good luck and thanks for visiting us at The Fantasy Assembly!
Hey guys. I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for about 15 years now.
I have always preferred and played in 5X5 H2H leagues. I currently play in a 16-team 5 keeper league. We have discussed expanding into another league as well, and I have been anointed the “honor” of commishing and running this new league. In order to attempt to keep the league separate from our other league, I have been toying around with the idea of changing the scoring format.
As far as points leagues go, I am not the biggest fan. Mostly in part because even basic scoring and points settings, someone always feels that the system is broken and needs adjusting. I’m not really fond of tweeking and twerking the scoring system for 2-5 years til its to our liking. I kind of like the idea of Rotisserie Leagues, for the fact that is the original scoring for fantasy baseball. And that it rewards the team that was the best from Opening Day until the end of the season, instead of whos team was the best for 5 weeks at the end of the year.
I do want to keep it in the 5X5, maybe 6X6 with SLG% and QS or Holds, just because that is what we are used to and I’m not trying to get too crazy, kind of keeping it a little more basic. A few of my leaguemates are somewhat against Rotisserie, just for the fact that they think it would be boring, and there really isnt anything to look forward to aside from the end of the year to keep it interesting.
I was just wondering if anyone has heard of any customized Rotisserie Leagues where they have incorporated their own flavor to the league? I was kind of thinking along the lines of doing it in two parts…Pre-Allstar game/Post-Allstar game, because I know alot of teams get down early, and their mindset is that they will never catch up, so they leave their team in limbo. And in that format, have the top 3 teams from each segment, make their own playoff (kind of like the NASCAR Chase?) Whether or not I need to keep track of it on my own or not, I’m just fishing for a few ideas on how to make my league more fun and unique than your average run of the mill Rotisserie League. Thank you so much for reading, and keep up the great work guys!
Thanks again for the question Aaron.
Have at it gentlemen!