- MODIFY TEAM
- Deadlines and Stat Week
- Special Deadline for All-Star Break
- Taxi Squad Switch
- New Player Purchase
- Swing Pitcher Shift
- DH shift
- Taxi Squad roster Expansion
To modify your team via the Internet, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website and login using your user ID and password. You can modify your starting lineup within the constraints of the $30,000,000 salary cap, modify your taxi squad, submit the modifications and record the confirmation number you receive for them. There are four types of modifications: (1) taxi squad switch, (2) new player purchase, (3) DH or swing pitcher shift, and (4) taxi squad roster expansion.
Modifications are also accepted via our toll-free number: 1.888.636.7559
Deadlines and Stat Week
During the Contest, modifications must be made before 5:00 PM CT each Monday in order to be effective for the upcoming stat week (consisting of games played Monday through Sunday).
In the event that a game starts before 5:00 PM CT on Monday, the players involved in the early games will lock 5 minutes before the scheduled start of their game.
At the deadline, your team is locked in for the upcoming week. Any modifications made after the deadline do not take effect until the following week. Your team carries over from week to week, if you do not make any modifications. The first deadline for modifying your team during the Contest is 5:00 PM CT, Monday, April 8, 2013.
Before the Contest begins (until 12:00 PM CT, Monday, April 1, 2013), all modifications to your team (taxi squad switches, new player purchases, swing pitcher shifts and DH shifts) are free and unlimited. However, players on teams who have a game prior to the deadline at 12:00 PM CT on Monday, April 1st will lock 5 minutes before the scheduled start of their game.
Special Player Change Deadline for the All-Star Break
Due to the All-Star Break, player changes for the week of July 15 - 21 may be made until 5:00 PM CT on Friday, July 19, 2013.
In the event that any games start before 5:00 PM CT on Friday, the players involved in the early games will lock 5 minutes before the scheduled start of their game.
Taxi Squad Switch
A taxi squad switch occurs when you replace a player in your starting lineup with a player from your taxi squad. Taxi squad switches are unlimited during the Contest and must involve players listed at the same position. Taxi squad switch example: "Start Joe Mauer, Taxi Russell Wilson."
New Player Purchase
A new player purchase occurs when you add a new player to either your starting lineup or taxi squad and drop a player from your team. You can purchase any listed or unlisted player not on your current team. New player purchases are limited to 16 during the Contest and must involve players listed at the same position when you are dropping a player from your starting lineup. New player purchase example: "Purchase Alex Rodriquez, Drop David Wright."
Swing Pitcher Shifts
A Swing Pitcher shift occurs when you move a swing pitcher in your starting lineup to another position in your starting lineup. Swing Pitcher shifts are unlimited during the Contest and must be accompanied by a taxi squad switch and/or a new player purchase. Swing Pitcher shift example: "Shift Tim Lincecum to starting pitcher for CC Sabathia. Start Joe Nathan at swing pitcher, Taxi CC Sabathia."
A DH shift occurs when you move a DH player in your starting lineup to another position in your starting lineup. DH shifts are unlimited during the Contest and must be accompanied by a taxi squad switch and/or a new player purchase. DH shift example: "Shift Ryan Braun to outfield for Matt Holliday. Start Mike Trout at DH for Matt Holliday.
Taxi Squad Roster Expansion
Taxi squad roster expansion occurs when you add a new player to your taxi squad without having to drop a player. The new player may be either a hitter or a pitcher. Taxi squad roster expansion is limited to two per team from Tuesday, August 27, 2013, through 5:00 PM CT on Monday, September 2, 2013. Taxi squad roster expansion example: "Call up Bryce Harper."
To modify your team during the Contest, there are additional fees, as follows:
|Taxi Squad Switch (unlimited)||$2.50 each|
|DH and Swing Pitcher Shift (unlimited)||$1.00 each|
|New Player Purchase (limit 16)||$10.00 each|
|Taxi Squad Roster Expansion (8/27-9/02) (limit 2)||$5.00 each|
Save money on transaction costs and buy one of these five transaction packages:
Packages must be purchased by 5:00 CT, Monday, April 8, 2013, and assigned to one team. Pre-paid packages are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Using the Diamond Challenge® Rotisserie ranking method, statistics are accumulated each stat week (consisting of games played Monday through Sunday) by all 28 players in your starting lineup. Your team is then ranked within league, division and overall competitions based on the following 10 statistical categories, five for batting and five for pitching:
|Batting Average||Earned Run Average (ERA)|
|Runs Batted In (RBI)||Saves|
|Stolen Bases||WHIP (Walks+Hits)/Innings Pitched|
|Runs Scored||Strike Outs|
Teams are ranked by comparing their team totals to the other teams in their league. The team with the best total in each category receives 25 points and the team with the worst total receives 1 point.
Division points are calculated by ranking your team's statistics totals versus the other 250 teams' statistics totals in your division.
Overall points are calculated by ranking your team's statistics totals versus all other entries in the Contest.
Statistics are accumulated weekly and updated daily for all 28 starting players. The first stat week of the season begins with the game on Sunday, March 31, 2013, and ends with games played on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Stat weeks begin on Monday and end on Sunday. The first stat week will begin on Sunday, March 31, 2013 and end on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
All statistics accumulated by the players in your starting lineup, regardless of what position they actually play during the Contest, contribute to your team's statistics totals.
Pitchers' batting statistics do not count. Hitters' pitching statistics do not count.
Statistics by a player on your taxi squad, statistics by a player before being added to your team, and statistics by a player after being dropped from your team do not contribute to your team's statistics totals.
Pre-season, all star game and post-season statistics do not contribute to your team's statistics totals.
Statistics will be used from a playoff game (Monday, September 30th), if needed, to decide a post-season team, division winner, or seeding in the post-season. Statistics from any regular season games played on or before Saturday, March 30, 2013, will not be used.
In the ERA, WHIP and Batting Average categories, scoring will be computed to 4 decimal places. The 5th decimal places and higher round up. For example an ERA of 3.68276 will be rounded up to 3.6828. The 4th decimal places and under round down. For example, an ERA of 3.68274 will be rounded down to 3.6827.
Minimum Innings Pitched Requirement
Your team must accumulate a minimum of 1,000 innings pitched by the end of the Contest. For teams that do not meet this requirement, their ERA and WHIP statistics will be adjusted at the end of the Contest, and assigned the worst ERA and WHIP in the league, division, and overall rankings.