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2017 OnRoto League Looking for Local Owners

Several years ago we had a couple of requests from long-time leagues looking for local owners to participate in in-person drafts and other league sponsored activities. So we decided to start posting a list to see if it would be helpful -- it was, so we're back again.

If you live in the area of any of these leagues and you're interested in participating, please email OnRoto Support and we'll get your email address to the league commissioner and you can take it from there.

If you're a league looking for local owners, send us some of the details about your league -- especially location, entry fee, payout, draft date, and any obligations owners have to attend various events, and we'll post a note for you.

Most Recent Update: Mon Jun 19 07:25:29 EDT 2017

MHS FANTASY SPORTS, Internet-based, hosted at OnRoto

MHS FANTASY SPORTS - 26th Year. H2H & ROTO Leagues
Very competitive Roto and H2H leagues.
UNLIMITED FREE Trading, Weekly Free Agent Drafts
Mention OnRoto and receive a 20% discount off a Team for Sale
Email support@MHSsports.com or call 954-649-7020 Anti-dumping trade rules used.

RUBBER CITY SANDLOT, Akron-Cleveland Ohio area / Internet

LOOKING FOR AN INTERESTED OWNER CANDIDATE [S] FOR 2018
WILL HAVE 1-2 OPENINGS FOR NEXT YR DUE TO HEALTH & TIME CONCERNS
League is currently in year 7. Great core group of owners.
12 teams. 5 x 5 scoring. Keeper player format-max of 10
No player contract extensions, C = last yr. Contracts are current - 2017
Flat entry fee $100. We draft "live" on-line, auction format.
Payout for top 4 using League safe for all $ collection
We incorporate 3 minor league player slots via standard draft after auction
We use the OnRoto bid miester system as priority #1 for player claims. Get 1 player, go to back of the line.
We also employ a 24 hr window of "1st come/1st serve" player claims following the bid period.
NO DRAMA QUEENS or re-invent the rules prima donna's wanted. Drama free roto zone!
DROP US AN EMAIL FOR FULL DETAILS AND LET'S GET A JUMP START ON NEXT SPRING!

Dr. Strangeglove League , Greater Hartford, CT

25 year old, 5x5 American League only.
$240 entry fee. Auction keeper league.
Draft Sunday 4/9 in person or on line

Dick Allen AL (AL only), Internet-based

We are starting a 12 team keeper 5x5 AL only internet roto league for 2017.
$200 entry fee. All trades, daily moves, FAAB and waivers are free
Preseason payment to LeagueSafe.com, immediate payout at season's end for top five teams.
Internet auction and reserve draft is Saturday April 15th.
If you are tired of keeper leagues where the winner is decided by trades, kick the tires on our rules designed to encourage owners to compete year in and year out.

MUndane Delaware Valley Interstate League, PA/MD/NJ area

FILLED

  • Well established league (30+ years), competitive 12-team, NL only, 5x5 keeper roto league looking for 1 replacement owner.
  • Available team is THE DINING PHILOSOPHER's ROSTER, 2017 is a rebuild year.
  • MUST ATTEND in person Auction
  • Auction 9:00am Sat, Apr 1, 2017 in Phila, PA.
  • Keeper list due 12:00 midnight Tue, Mar 28, 2017
  • Keepers: 17 max (last yr 1st-12 max, 2nd-14max, 3rd-15 max, 4th- 16 max, 5th+ 17 max)
  • 24 man active roster filled with $270 auction dollars (minus keeper contracts).
  • 16 man reserve roster filled by draft immediately following auction (minus MiLB elig keepers).
  • Weekly (Tuesday) transaction deadline
  • $100 FAAB for season
  • 5 x5 Roto style: AVG, HR, RBI, SB, R, W, S, ERA, WHIP, K.
  • Fees: $54 plus fees for all transactions ($150 deposit required before auction)
  • Payouts of 45%/25%/15%/10%/$54 entry fee
  • One of our existing players has experienced conflicts in his schedule and needs bow out. He is willing to help the new owner prepare for and attend the live auction draft in Phila, PA on Saturday, April 1st. Also, available for advice on league and management of the team during the season.

Gateway Braintrust League, Orange County, CA and Internet

22 year NL Only 5x5, $260 auction keeper league with online auction through onroto.
Auction scheduled for 3/26 with keeps due 3/19. Many teams draft from the same central location in Orange County, California but a couple out of state teams do it from home.
Entry fee is $600 with payouts of 60%/25%/15%/10%.
There is a $50 chase bet to keep teams engaged through the season, meaning you get $50 from each team you finish ahead of and pay $50 to each team you are behind in the standing.
Teams can retain a maximum of 9 players.
The available roster is top third pre-auction with such notables as $2 Syndergaard, $7 Martinez, $ Grinchuk $8, Drury $6 and $6 Franco.
Bylaws available upon request.

RBL..DC..Metro, Northern VA

30+ year league needs 1 owner for existing team
NL only, 5x5, 12 teams, $300 flat fee (paid out less stat service)
LIVE auction, keeper league
Auction set for Sunday, April 9th, 1pm in Vienna, VA

Jerry Doggett Memorial League, Orange County/L.A. CA area

FILLED

20+ year-old 11-team NL-only + Astros league - seeking 1 owner
5x5 Rotisserie hosted by OnRoto
25-man Active Roster AUCTION + 15-man Reserve Draft
Up to 15 keeps + 4 Farm
New owner can choose keeps from non-kept list, no existing roster to inherit
Free agents/waivers once per week only via OnRoto system : no first come, first served pickups
Small buy-in + accrued transaction fees
Pays out 1st-4th -- 1st usually pays out around $800
Updated NL-only Ultra format: players traded to AL are retained until league contract expires
Owner ages 35-65
MUST ATTEND Auction/Draft in Orange County, CA area 04/01/17

DTFBL, Internet

20+ year NL-only league
Currently have 7 returning owners, looking for 1-3 new
Snake draft from scratch each year
5x5 rotisserie scoring
$80 entry fee; no transactions fees
Draft March 25 on-line using draft room (2 minutes per pick)
Click here for 2016 constitution

Elmhurst Basball Association, Albany, NY area

Established 1985
12 team league American League 5 x 5 categories
Must attend live auction draft
Keepers and contracts
Annual fee $140.00 (includes $75.00 escrow fee for transactions)
Payout(50,25,15,10)

All Star Baseball League, Connecticut area

20th year, 10 Team Roto League looking for one or two more owners.
Fairly standard roto rules. Mixed AL/NL, no keepers.
6x4, daily player moves, weekly pitching moves. No innings limits. 25 man roster
Entry is $300 ($150 goes to transactions) with $5 transactions and $25 add/drops.
Payout structure is: 1st 57% 2nd 28% 3rd 15% 4th tbd
Live draft, must attend, New London, Connecticut on April 2nd.
Event is catered and all money is secure.
References and full rules available upon request.

Tony's Italian Kitchen, NYC

FILLED

Established 30+ year AL only league looking for a co-owner. One of our existing players has experienced conflicts in his schedule and needs a co-owner for this year. He is willing to pay all costs and split any winnings 50-50. The co-owner would need to help prepare for and attend the live auction draft in White Plains, NY on Saturday, April 8th. Also, you'll need to help out with the daily management of the team during the season. Right now, this is for 2017 only but if things work out who knows. Also, you would be first in line if there are any league openings in 2018.

4 X 4 rotisserie keeper league with a live auction draft in White Plains, NY on April 8, 2017.
Annual cost $1,000 - $1,500 based on transactions made. All money returned.
We're a modified rotisserie league - our modifications to the basic rotiss rule set are documented in the league constitution. Rosters & money recap available.

Italia, Maryland

25th year AL only, 4x4
Seeking replacement owner to take over team
League fee in $150
Draft April 1st

Checks and Balances , SF Bay Area, CA

FILLED

10 team NL Only, 5x5 roto scoring
$100 entry fee (payouts for top 4 teams as follows: $450, $225, $135, $90)
Live auction draft on April 8 in the SF Bay Area, followed by a 5-round snake draft for farm players
The biggest differences between our league and "traditional" roto leagues:

  1. In the hitting categories, we use OBP instead of batting average.
  2. In the pitching categories, we use Quality Starts instead of Wins and Saves+Holds/2 instead saves holds count 1/2 as much as saves) .
  3. "Old school" transaction format, meaning we don't set daily or weekly lineups. If a player is on your active roster, his production (or lack thereof) counts toward your team's stats. And he may only be reserved or dropped if he is DL'd, demoted, or waived/released by his real-life team (and not simply because he sucks).

Stir Not My Cold, Black Roto-Heart League , Internet-based

FILLED

Ever play in a 20 team Keeper Auction League where:

  • Quality of owners is more important than Quantity, so our 10 team League with double size active rosters equals a typical 20 team league.
  • 46 active players on each roster has the same leveling effect on 12 scoring categories that a 162 game season has on MLB?s tight Wild Card Race.
  • The available teams have good keeper rosters, but no returning owner has enough Keeper talent to be the clear favorite.
  • Replacement owners participate in a 15-round serpentine draft, so you select the players on your team.
  • General Manager style league, not a Daily Manager One. No Bench. No hiding players by deeper roster teams.
  • Blind Vickery bidding for Free Agent Acquisitions via 3-midnight deadlines each week.
  • Salary Cap during the season, but the salary cap increases $100 on the day after Auction Day for the rest of the season.
  • OnLine Auction Date: starts Saturday, 4/8/17 @ 2 p.m. EST
  • On Auction Day to offer an angle on angle strategy for those clairvoyants inclined to indulge their mystical talents: Anyone alive is NOW available for purchase, should you choose to spend part of your $520 salary cap in that manner. For instance, you can buy a kid in the minors or in college or Japan or even the Korean League. You can later keep him on your Freeze Roster, but if he is not on an MLB roster on the following Auction Day, then he is automatically dropped back into the Auction Free Agent Pool.
  • Freeze Rosters, max 15 players per team including Farm, due Midnight on 3/12/17.
  • 6 x 6 Roto style: PA, BA, HR, RBI, SB, R x W, S, IP, ERA, WHIP, K.
  • 6 Farm player slots during the season.
  • We readily concede we don?t use cutting edge sabermetric stats as league scoring categories. This allows anyone and everyone to easily figure on the back of an envelope from the box score the net effect of a single game on their Roto team. Instead, competitive teams in Stir Not use their own skilled analysis of the game?s internal sabermetric numbers to predict playing time, role, and future impact on our 12 scoring categories/external stats.
  • And most Leagues that do have advanced sabermetric categories don?t have them set up in opposition to one another, making for more tactical decisions when so many categories are so tight at the end of the season.
  • Our Categories are deliberately set up in opposition to one another, making for more tactical decisions. You?ll need both IP and Ks which you must balance against ERA and WHIP. You need BA, yet you need PA too. These are not easy decisions when the standings are so tight, because of the leveling effect from churning 46 active roster slots. A lot of cumulative stats for each team.
  • We readily recognize the above details may sound overwhelming at first glance, but we promise you it is just as obvious that there aren?t any rocket scientists in our League, just people who love baseball and love to compete. Like everything else in life our owners learn by doing. To learn the first season it will only cost you fifteen bucks (the cost of our stat service) to find out whether you can enjoy a unique League as an add-on to those you already enjoy.
  • Our League has been around for over 30 consecutive seasons.

UNNL- Upstate No Name League, Orange County, NY

25 Year League, Competitive but Friendly
12 Team AL Only 5x5 Roto Scoring
Keepers & Contracts
Must Attend Live Round Table Style Auction Draft Sat 4/1/17
25 Man Active Rosters with Option of 15H/10P or 14H/11P Lineups
6 Man Reserve & 5 Man Farm
Annual Team Fee $200 plus Reasonable Transactions (Avg $50 to $100)
Payouts to Top Five (45,25,15,10,5)
Looking to fill (2) Vacancies for 2017

No Name AL League, Long Island, NY

FILLED

Long established AL only league is in need of a replacement owner for existing team.
Discount on initial fee of $500 ($1100 down to $600) for solid new owner
5x5 Ultra Roto, live draft most likely on the evening of Saturday 3/11.
The team has some good keepers (C. Correa $15, K. Herrera $1, R. Madson $5)
and prospects (T. Mancini, T. O'Neill, C. Cisco).
With daily transactions and FAAB bids, this league is not for the casual roto player
If you're interested in testing your mettle against some of the best players anywhere, this is the league for you.

Men With Out Pratts, Merrimac Valley, Northern MA

FILLED

Currently have 10 teams, would like to add at least 1 (preferably 2) for 2017
New Owner will be puchasing an existing team.
Prefer owner to attend draft in person, April 2nd in Dracut, MA.
5x5 AL Only, Auction, Keepers (minimum of 4, no max)
Salary Cap: $26.00 (bidding starts at $.10) + weekly FAAB
Team Size: 23 Players (14 Hitters and 9 Pitchers)
Entry Fee: $160.00 + transaction fees
Top 4 finishers win $$$$

Men With Out Pratts, Merrimac Valley, Northern MA

Currently have 10 teams, would like to add at least 1 (preferably 2) for 2017
New Owner will be puchasing an existing team.
Prefer owner to attend draft in person, April 2nd in Dracut, MA.
5x5 AL Only, Auction, Keepers (minimum of 4, no max)
Salary Cap: $26.00 (bidding starts at $.10) + weekly FAAB
Team Size: 23 Players (14 Hitters and 9 Pitchers)
Entry Fee: $160.00 + transaction fees
Top 4 finishers win $$$$

Mason Dixon Fantasy Baseball League, PA/MD/DC area

MUST ATTEND draft in Hagerstown, MD on Apr 1st
NL Only, 5x5 keeper league with minor league
weekly transactions
$30 entry fee plus transaction fees
60% for winner
looking for 1-2 new teams

Sidecar Baseball, New York City

Currently 10 members, looking to expand to 12-13
5x5 mixed league with 25 active roster spots and 6 reserve spots
Weekly Free Agent Pick-ups
Live Auction in Midtown NYC -- either March 19 or 26
Fee is $560

ROCCO SCOTTI LEAGUE , Northeast Ohio

FILLED

ROCCO SCOTTI LEAGUE - 28th Year.
Take over existing team, AL-only league
12 teams (4 by 4) mostly old school rules
$300 entry fee plus up to $50 for FAAB
Unlimited free trading,
Min payouts: 1st 1450, 2nd 730, 3rd 450, 4th 300, 5th 200 and 6th 100
Draft April 8th, at 2:30 PM. Should be present.

Under Renovation - AL, Chicago area
AL only keeper league seeking owner - Chicago area
Live auction that owner must attend
$600 league fee, though $400 for new owner in 1st year
No transaction fees
5 * 5 roto
$260 auction money - $320 in season cap

God Bless Bill Buckner League, Long Island, NY

16-team Mixed league head to head 162 game schedule based on 16 categories
Buy-in is $300 per team, no transaction fees
Payouts for Division $300 (4), Wildcard $200 (4), Pennant Losers $300 (2),
World Series Loser $500 and WS Winner $1000
Plus $300 to Best non-playoff team via consolation bracket
Everyone has a chance to break even down to the last day of the season.
Big keeper league (24 players) plus as many as 15 farm eligible players.
Need 1 to take over existing team
MUst attend in-person auction, March 26th at 9:00 AM, Central Long Island

T & J's Fantasie League , New York

Presently at 12 teams - looking to expand to 14.
We have been a cash 5x5 roto league with 7 protected players for 24 seasons
owners living in the tri-state area but mostly on Long Island and NYC.
We have a live draft (April 1) that owners need to attend.

Rotohead Rotisserie League , Austin, TX

RotoHead Baseball Rotisserie League looking for 1 replacement owner.
Well established league (30+ years), 12-team, NL only, 4x4 keeper roto league
$200 entry (no transaction fees) due on day of auction + penalties.
Auction format - best to attend in person if at all possible
Typically held first or 2nd weekend after MLB season starts.
23 man active roster filled with $260 auction dollars (minus keeper contracts).
17 man bench filled by rotation draft immediately following auction
(Minor league players are eligible to draft here)
Keepers: 15 MLB / 5+ MiLB max

Dixie Chicken Baseball Association , Austin/San Antonio, TX

Dixie Chicken Baseball Association looking for 1 replacement owner.
Well established league (34th year), 11-team, NL only, 4x4 keeper roto league
$200 entry (no transaction fees) due on day of auction + penalties.
Auction format - best to attend in person if at all possible
Typically held weekend before or after MLB season starts.
23 man active roster filled with $260 auction dollars (minus keeper contracts).
14 man bench filled by rotation draft immediately following auction
(Minor league players are eligible to draft here)
Keepers: 12 MLB / 4 MiLB max

Justice League, currently Internet, but historically live, Northern Va, based

12 teams 5X5 roto (IP,W,S,ERA,WHIP,AVG,HR,RBI,R,SB)
Salary cap on active roster and also on full roster
$200 fee no other payments free $100 in FAAB
Fee paid to LeagueSafe, top 5 finishers paid
Online draft scheduled for Sat April 8 early evening
23 active players 17 reserve players (focus on minor league players)

MassExodus League, Boston, MA / Internet

FILLED

Established 15+ year AL Only League looking for 1 owner.
12 teams, 2 Divisions
4 payouts ($550, $400, $350, $300)
5x5 Rotisserie 15 Keeper League
Standard categories (with OBP instead of AVG)
Weekly Transactions
Entry fee is $150.00
Live Auction

Stroke-It Fantasy Baseball League, Internet based

  • Seeking 1 owner for league which has been in existence for 27 years.
  • Entry fee: $200 for new owners. $400 for returning owners.
  • Transaction fees: Average per team per season is ~$300. (This is in addition the entry fee).
  • Format: Mixed and redraft league with option of player protection for 1 season for up to 8 players with forfeiture of draft pick. New owners can with stipulations draft protected players.
  • Number of teams currently: 14
  • Draft is held every year in Las Vegas and online.
  • Season, monthly, and weekly prizes.
  • Monthly supplemental draft.
  • The 2016 season first prize was $3,342 plus an additional approximate $200 in other awards. Season prizes for 1st - 5th place.
  • Points based Scoring:
    • Hitters: TB, RBI, R, SB, CS
    • Pitchers: W, L, Sv, K, ER, BB
  • Click here for league rules

Albany National Rotisserie League, Albany, NY area

FILLED

Albany National Rotisserie League looking for 1 replacement owner.
Well established league (30+ years), 12-team, NL only, 4x4 keeper roto league
$300 entry (no transaction fees) due on day of auction + penalties.
MUST ATTEND In person Auction style draft (Albany, NY area),
Typically held first Saturday after MLB season starts.
23 man active roster filled with $260 auction dollars (minus keeper contracts).
17 man bench filled by rotation draft immediately following auction
(Minor league players are eligible to draft here)
Keepers: 15 MLB / 6 MiLB max

SENIOR CIRCUIT LEGENDS, NE Ohio and Internet based

FILLED

LOOKING FOR AN INTERESTED OWNER CANDIDATE [S] FOR 2017
HAVE 1 TEAM AVAILABLE NOW LISTED AS THE OPEN TEAM 1 ROSTER
League is entering year 3 in 2017. Great ownership group. N.L. only
12 teams. 5 x 5 scoring. Keeper player format-max of 10
No player contract extensions, C = last yr. Contracts are current - 2017
Flat entry fee $100. We draft "live" on-line, auction format. Payout for top 4
We incorporate 3 minor league player slots via standard draft after auction
We use the OnRoto bid miester system as priority #1 for player claims.
Get 1 player, go to back of the line.
We also employ a 24 hr window of "1st come/1st serve" player claims following the bid period.
NO DRAMA QUEENS or re-invent the rules prima donna's wanted. Drama free roto zone!
WE USE "LEAGUE SAFE" FOR ALL TEAM FEE PAYMENTS. PRIZE PAYOUTS ISSUED WITHIN 48 HOURS!

This Week In Baseball, Internet-based

FOLDED

START FROM SCRATCH 2017 LEAGUE FORMING
Experienced Commissioner. Goal is a fresh-different format. Some rules TBD.
Standard draft - no auction. Draft live "online"
Starting off as A.L. players only - could expand based upon # of owners
4x4 hybrid scoring categories. Commish has final format say here at start up, input welcome.
1st half of the season winners followed by 2nd half.
Goal is to keep the owner interest level high all season. No crazy rules/ideas wanted.
Looking for roto junkies, no drama! Will incorporate minors draft, keeper rules, etc
Entry fee to be flat cost. Trading to be free flow, obvious dumps/collusion will be addressed.
LEAGUE MONEY WILL BE DONE THRU AN ONLINE FANTASY LEAGUE SAFE/VAULT

Veeck, Chicago area

FILLED

20+ year old NL only 4X4 rotisserie league needs 1 member.
Most owners have been in the league it's entire existence. Knowledgeable participants.
$150 entry fee and $100-$200 additional transaction fees likely throughout the season.
First place usually wins around $2000.
Live auction- owner needs to be able to attend auction held in Chicago area, April 9th 2017
Deep reserve rosters, including minor leagues. Trade rules to discourage dumping.

AMBL , Southern WI/Northern IL/Eastern MN

FILLED

35th Year. Currently have 12 teams from 2016 plus one expansion team. Looking for one more
Live mixed-league draft (not an auction) Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Madison, WI.
You must attend the draft to participate in the league.
30 man roster (17 active/13 reserve) with limited keepers each year (5 players)
Cumulative Points style league Our point scoring system is:
Batting: R-1, H-1, 2B-1, 3B-2, HR-2, RBI-1, SB-1, CS- -1, BB-0.5, K- -0.5, E- -1
Pitching: W-5, L- -2.5, Sv-4, Hold-2.5, BS- -2, CG-2.5, IP-1.5, H- -0.5, ER- -0.5, BB- -0.5, K-0.5
Small entry fee for stat service and payouts.
League constitution under League Pages -> Front Office on league website, AMBL

Southern NM Rotisserie League , Las Cruces/Alamogordo NM, El Paso TX area

FILLED

30+ years. The last original member is leaving this year.
In-person auction for a 10 team-NL only league. Las Cruces/Alamogordo NM, El Paso TX area.
Usually draft the Saturday after opening day, but we can be flexible.
$100 buy-in with $1 transactions. Winner gets 50%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-15%, 4th-10%, 5th-5%.
7-15 keepers with contracts and salaries. 4 Farm players.
Avg, HR, Runs, RBI, SB, W, Hold+Saves, ERA, K, WHIP.
We have two openings for sure, with 2 others Skyping in every year.
The Skype owners are okay with stepping down if we can find locals for our in-person auction.
If we get all 4 teams replaced we will hold a New-Club Draft in January.
All players on the four vacating teams will be put into a draft pool.

Bottom Line Baseball League , Central PA and Internet

FILLED

NL Only, auction league. Must attend live draft in PA or use auction app
Entry Fee: $50-$60 includes website fee
Payouts: Top 4 spots paid (with 10 or mor teams)
Average payouts with 12 teams 1st-$800 / 2nd-$400 / 3rd-$200 / 4th-$100
Average costs with moves (free agents, DL moves, minor league activations,
activate player, etc...) is about $100-$120 including the entry fee.