Frequently Asked Questions


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If I start a player as a DH at the beginning of the season, can he play his regular position during the season?
Can I use a pitcher as a relief pitcher if he is listed as a starting pitcher?
How are team batting average, ERA and WHIP calculated?
How are ERA and WHIP ranked in Rotisserie-style games?
Are there any points awarded for partial innings pitched in point-style games?
Q: If I start a player as a DH at the beginning of the season, can he play his regular position during the season?
A: Yes, an offensive player can play either his assigned position or DH and this can vary back and forth throughout the season. A shift transaction is used in some games to move a starting DH to his assigned position in the starting line-up.

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Q: Can I use a pitcher as a relief pitcher if he is listed as a starting pitcher?
A: Listed players must be used at the positions at which they are listed. For example, if a pitcher is closing for his team, but is listed in the rules as a starting pitcher, you must use him at the starting pitcher position. You will still get his stats as a relief pitcher.

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Q: How are team batting average, ERA and WHIP calculated?
A: To calculate team batting average, the number of hits accumulated by the players on the starting line-up is divided by the number of at-bats accumulated by the players in the starting line-up. Team batting average is not an average of batting averages. Similarly to calculate team ERA, the accumulated number of earned runs is divided by the accumulated number of innings pitched for the pitchers in the starting line-up multiplied by 9. Team WHIP uses walks plus hits divided by innings pitched and also is calculated in a similar manner. Batting average, ERA, and WHIP are calculated to four decimal places.

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Q: How are ERA and WHIP ranked in Rotisserie-style games?
A: For ERA and WHIP, a smaller number is ranked higher than a larger one. For all other baseball stat categories, a larger number is ranked higher than a smaller one.

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Q: Are there any points awarded for partial innings pitched in point-style games?
A: Yes. Pitchers will receive 0.33 point for each 1/3 inning pitched and 0.66 point for each 2/3 inning pitched. For example, if one of your pitchers throws 5 1/3 innings the first stat period, your team will receive 5.33 points. If he then throws 3 2/3 innings the next stat period, your team will receive 3.66 points. The total points your team will be awarded for the two stat weeks combined will be 9 points for that pitcher.

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