ASL

Home Injuries MPHS Class of 86 Movie Reviews Neurotic Pictures Quotes Rotisserie Softball Comments

Up
2007 ASL Survey
ASL Best/Worst
ASL Constitution
ASL Photos
ASL Standings
ASL Trades 01-04
ASL Trades 97-00
2006 ASL Survey
2005 ASL Survey
2004 ASL Survey
2003 ASL Survey
2002 ASL Survey
2001 ASL Survey
2000 ASL Survey
2004 ASL FAAB$
2001 Keepers
2001 Re-Entry Draft
2000 Re-Entry Draft
Axe Info
Bennett Info
Bennett Trades
Capilo Info
Capilo Trades
Ciambruschini Info
DeCoursey Info
DeCoursey Trades
Dodge Info
Dodge Trades
Drago Info
Drago Trades
Franz Info
Gallagher Info
Gallagher Trades
Kahle Info
Kahle Trades
Kohn Info
Malinowski Info
Malinowski Trades
Martin Info
Mazur Info
Metcalfe Info
Orlando Info
Orlando Trades
Perkins Info
Perkins Trades
Rosas Info
Schlesinger Info
Schwartz Info
D.Scott Info
D.Scott Trades
Sheetz Info
Slickers Info
Slickers Trades
Walter Info
Walter Trades
Weis Info
Winterburn Info
Winterburn Trades
Wine Info
Woodley Info

 

Altered States League
Home Page

Manly Men of Rotisserie Baseball

2021 DRAFT DATE:
Saturday, March 27th, 2021
Start time: 11:00AM
Location:
Trooper Thorns
541 Morgantown Road
Reading, PA 19611

Since some people forget every year:
You must draft 24 players for $260
(2) C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, IF, (5) OF, DH, U, (10) P

Matt Dodge...the Fantasy Team owner, not the punter

2021 ASL
ROSTER FREEZE:
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
7:00PM

You may retain up to 13 players.  You must also note any contract extensions at that time.  You may submit your freeze list early - you can change it as many times as you like up until the dead-line. However, once you submit your list, you may no longer make any trades until after the draft.  If you have more than (5) s3 rookies, you will not have to cut down to the maximum of (5) until draft day.

 
The Reign of Terror Continues
Drew Gallagher, 9/
28/20
So I’m admittedly sick of congratulating the Bombers and sending him checks so I’m going to bemoan my second place finish (he hit five homers on the last freakin’ day of the season) and find positive in the fact that we were at least able to have a season in 2020…maybe the worst overall year since the founding of the ASL in 1985. In poring over the 36 years of standings (available at www.yourpalchrismal.com) I found an interesting anomaly as it relates to my team. The Drewers are the only team that has participated for all 36 years of the ASL and, subsequently, likely hold the record for most last place finishes in the history of the league. In short, I’m apparently not very good at this but I did find that starting in 1990 it appears that my team does cash in all years that end in a zero. Starting in 1990 (second place finish to the Chicken), I have cashed in 2000 (my lone championship…thank you Mark McLemore for that steal on the final day of the season), 2010 and now 2020. This was really an encouraging development and allows the organization to focus its efforts on the 10-year plan with an eye toward 2030. So trading Jared Kelenic, Austin Hays and Jeter Downs to finish second doesn’t sting as much when one recognizes that by 2030 there is a chance that all three of those players will be out of baseball and would not have contributed to our 10-year plan. In fact, some of the cornerstones of that 2030 Drewer team are likely still playing Little League!

One thing that the Bombers seem to excel at is taking players I release and drafting them for cheaper salaries and just in time for them to be good. He did this when I released Hunter Dozier ($8 salary with me…5 with the Bombers) last year and then did it again with Kyle Lewis ($11 salary with me…1 with Bombers) this year. I could have kept Kyle Lewis except for the fact that I preferred Josh James and his 5.52 ERA and WHIP of 1.705. But give Mark Martin credit where credit is due…he spins straw into Trevor Rosenthal and picks up Shane Bieber with FAAB money. So a tip of the cap to the Bombers and, when he’s not looking, a finger used to increase spin rates on curveballs.

I would like to take a moment and thank Teoscar Hernandez for a tremendous season and a nod to the Bohicas who sent him my way. I guess I should have extended him, kind of like Chris and Luke Voit. They’ll both probably be Bombers next season. Looks like Bregman and Devers enter the draft for the first time in years as well. The Chicken has a lot of cheap keepers…I can visualize an in-person draft at Trooper Thorn’s already!

If you have any questions for the Winter Survey please send them to Matt. I have one but it’s more of a lets all come together and allow this to happen. Some of you may have read that Alex Gordon is retiring. Alex Gordon probably gets consideration for Malignancies Mount Rushmore. As long as no one is opposed to it, I say we allow Chris to keep Alex Gordon at $9 (and he can extend him if the likes) just so he does not have to part with him. He would count against his salary cap and his keepers but it would help a friend out.

Be safe my friends.

 

 

Final 2020 Standings

  Avg Runs HR RBI SB W S+H K ERA Ratio
Mark MartinBombers
Mark Martin
99 .2455
5
371
12
93
9
327
10
42
8
33
3
65
11
584
12
3.37
12
1.187
11
Arrested by the fashion police in 2003Drewers
Drew Gallagher
95.5 .2727
12
343
10
88
5.5
333
11
47
11
35
10
55
8
563
11
3.88
9
1.253
8
Do whatever this guy says, he's smartMalignancies
Chris Malinowski
91.5 .2525
9
311
7
102
11
299
4.5
42
8
39
12
56
9
512
8
3.67
11
1.182
12
Once offered Brent Abernathy for Jermaine DyeDodge Polaras
Matt Dodge
90 .2552
10
345
11
114
12
362
12
42
8
28
5
57
10
329
2
3.73
10
1.195
10
Weis Guys
Eric Weis
78 .2475
7
335
9
93
9
307
8
49
12
36
11
48
6
560
10
4.42
3
1.314
3
Dave WoodleyBohicas
Dave Woodley
69 .2232
2
316
8
87
4
312
9
33
5
32
8
69
12
500
7
4.12
7
1.262
7
Rick FrantzYardbirds
Rick Frantz
48.5 .2608
11
291
3
82
2
300
6
22
3
30
6.5
47
5
429
5
4.88
1
1.272
6
Axemen
Ken Axe
47.5 .2219
1
298
5
93
9
294
3
19
2
30
6.5
21
2
550
9
4.19
6
1.302
4
Orioles FanQuestion Marks
Mark Bennett
41

.2470
6

307
6
85
3
305
7
32
4
22
3
39
3
443
6

4.52
2

1.356
1
Tried to draft Kaz Matsui in the 2003 reserve draftCity Slickers
Marty Slickers
34 .2509
8
264
2
61
1
220
1
43
10
20
2
51
7
362
3
3.96
0*
1.288
0*
Used to work at the Almost-a-BankDaley Doubles
Dale Scott
33 .2390
4
295
4
88
5.5
299
4.5
37
6
25
4
15
1
365
4
4.41
0*
1.244
0*
Founder of the ASL, The ChickenThe Chicken
Mike Drago
20 .2309
3
262
1
89
7
290
2
15
1
16
1
44
4
256
1
4.31
0*
1.347
0*
 

ASL "Win/Loss" Records, 1985-2020
Several years ago, when Jerry Heath was still in the roto business, researching the science of Rotisserie, he came up with a Won/Loss method to determine the "value" of players, in terms of their impact on the standings.

He would survey the final standings of hundreds of league. If a player was on a first-place team, he got a win. If he was on a last-place team, he got a loss. If he was on a team that finished between first and last, he had no record.

For example, if Pedro Martinez was drafted in 100 leagues, and was on 35 pennant-winners, and 5 cellar-dwellers, he would have a 35-5 "record." It usually turned out that the best players, purchased for the best value, had the best won-loss records.

Using Heath's W-L formula as a starting point, I thought I would create all-time standings for ASL franchises. Pennant-winners would achieve an 11-0 record (in a 12-team league). Second-place teams would have a 10-1 record. Last-place teams 0-11, etc.  Using that method, here's what I came up with:

Team Owner Seasons   Titles   $*   W   L   T   Pct.
Nicklebockers Steve Nickel 2       2   20   2   0   .909
Bombers Mark Martin 8   6   7   76   12   0   .864
Malignancies C. Malinowski 26   8   17   214   71   0   .751
Rob Sox Rob Schwartz 15   3   9   121   42   1   .741
Mystery Tramps Gerry Kahle 1       1   8   3   0   .727
Jon DeLoreans Jon Finglass 8   1   5   61   26   0   .701
Dr.K's Nelson Kohn 3   1   1   21   11   1   .652
Black Sheep Rich Ziemba 11       6   76   44   0   .633
Snyde Remarks Steve Snyder 12       6   82   48   1   .630
Chicken Mike Drago 30   7   13   201   127   0   .613
Toilets J. Schlesinger 7   0.5   4   45   30   1   .599
Dodge Polaras Matt Dodge 20   2   8   129   89   2   .591
Gerry's Kids Gerry Orlando 6   1   2   38   26   2   .591
Atomic Bombers Tom Serpe 1           6   4   1   .591
Bohicas Dave Woodley 7       3   45   32   0   .584
Wine Drives Drew Wine 2   1   1   12   10   0   .545
Rug Burns S. Winterburn 8   1   2   47   40   1   .540
C.C.Bandits G.Ciambruschini 4       1   23   20   1   .534
Weis Guys Eric Weiser 8       2   45   42   1   .517
Daley Doubles Dale Scott 23       10   115   125   1   .479
Grossouts Mike Gross 2       1   10   11   0   .476
Question Marks Mark Bennett 20   0.5   5   100   117   2   .461
DeCoys P. DeCoursey 11   1   4   55   65   1   .459
City Slickers Marty Slickers 20   1   6   100   119   0   .457
AL Bees Al Walentis 8       2   39   48   1   .449
Drewers D. Gallagher 36   1   9   173   214   3   .447
R-Huskies Scott Metcalfe 8       2   38   48   1   .443
Yardbirds Rick Franz 16       2   72   103   0   .411
CarboKusics Gary Warner 2           13   19   0   .406
Morris Minors Dave Morris 13       4   56   84   3   .402
K-9s Kori Walter 5       1   22   33   0   .400
Yankee Clippers Rich Scarcella 8   1   1   33   53   2   .386
Salary Caps Mike Capilo 3           12   20   1   .379
Danny Ozarks Dan Haughney 10       3   41   69   0   .372
Mittl Infielders John Mittl 10           41   69   0   .372
Perk & Beans Jon Perkins 14       2   53   99   1   .349
DARS A. DeRossa 4           12   30   0   .286
Nickerbockers John Nickerson 1           3   8   0   .273
1-Armed Bandits Jamie Yousaitis 4           11   31   1   .267
3 Sheetz 2 Wind Stu Sheetz 4       1   10   34   0   .227
Borders Lions Chuck Border 1           2   8   1   .227
Met-Ros Paul Rosa 9       1   22   77   0   .222
R.Grumlings Darryl Grumling 7           17   60   0   .220
Axemen Ken Axe 4           9   35   0   .209
Highway Robbers Rob Webster 2           4   18   0   .181
Jay/Americans Jay Finglass 2           3   19   0   .136
Gonads Ed Mazur 1           1   10   0   .091
Snyder's Sliders Rod Snyder 1           0   10   0   .000
Nellie Foxes Dave Fox 1           0   11   0   .000
Wolf Gang Jeff Wolf 2           0   22   0   .000
50 Different
Ownerships
36 Seasons

 

Most Years
without a
Top 4 Finish
John Mittl 10
D. Grumling 7
Jamie Yousaitis 4
A. DeRossa 4
Ken Axe 4

 

Most Years
w/o Pennant
Dale Scott 23
Rick Franz 16
Jon Perkins 14
Dave Morris 13
Steve Snyder 12
Rich Ziemba 11
Danny Haughney 10
John Mittl 10
 
Dave Woodley and Drew Gallagher

ASL Standings
Archive

To See ASL
Stats and
Standings
1985 thru
2020

Marty Slicker
 
ASL TRADING RULES:
Draft Day thru noon on August 31st:  During the trading period, teams may accept only TWO "asterisk" players total throughout the year and those must be from different teams.  On the flip-side, a team may trade AWAY as many "asterisk" players as they like (but no two "asterisk" players to the same team.)

"Asterisk" players are any players auction drafted for $20 or over, any players FAAB drafted for $60 or over, players of any salary in the final year of their contract, and players traded to the National League.

Restricted Trading, 12:01 p.m. on August 3rd thru noon August 31st: 
You may trade with any team +/- 5 points in the standings and any team +/-2 positions in the standings (based on the most up to date standings on the front page of the league web-site.  "Live" standings will not count, as there will be no way to verify it later.)  Also, all teams that have less than 50 points may all trade freely with each other.  The asterisk rules will apply during this period.
 

2021 FAAB$

The 1st Week of FAAB will be Sunday, April 4th.

The Dead-Line for FAAB bidding is every Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

The last week of free-agent pick-ups is Sunday, 9/26/21.  Any bids in September must be bids of at least $5.  (So if you have $4 or less after August, you may NOT submit a bid!)

Mike Drago

A.S.L. MENTIONED IN
BASEBALL WEEKLY

In the 10/11-17/2000 issue of Baseball Weekly (Page 40), John Hunt ran a story called "This Season's Greatest Fantasy Finishes".  Hunt wrote: "...[in] the Altered States League... Drew Gallagher won after a 15-year drought (not long, since he's a Red Sox fan.) Gallagher's team won thanks to Mark McLemore's steal of second base in the final game.  He won the league by one point, finishing in a tie for first in stolen bases.  The second-place team happened to finish one behind the co-leaders in steals - meaning that steal made the difference.  (McLemore was Gallagher's final pick, 'and the closing bid happened to come as I was going to get another beer,' he said.)"

 

Mike Drago Pre-Draft Power Rankings!
I take the value each team has compiled going into the draft, then add the dollars left (minus inflation rate) and come up with a dollar value each team could expect to come out of the draft with. The "average" team, of course, would emerge at $260. A juggernaut would be around $300. Cellar-dwellers, like one of the early Drewer teams, around $200.

2003 Power
Rank
  Actual
Finish
Drewers 288   T8
Chicken 274   1
DeCoys 268   12
Rug Burns 260   5
Malignancies 254   2
City Slickers 247   11
Perk & Beans 223   3
Gerry's Kids 221   6
Daley Doubles 211   10
Dodge Polaras 211   7
K9s 210   4
Question Marks 190   T8
 
2002 Power
Rank
  Actual
Finish
Malignancies 331   1
Rugburns 300   6
DeCoys 293   2
Gerry's Kids 258   4
Question Marks 258   5
K9s 246   8
Chicken 229   10
Drewers 222   9
Daley Doubles 209   12
Perkolators 206   7
City Slickers 199   3
Dodge Polaras 182   11
2001 Power
Rank
  Actual
Finish
Malignancies 282   8
Daley Doubles 281   3
Gerry's Kids 269   1
Beltin Jons 265   T9
Rug Burns 264   2
K9s 263   7
Drewers 255   T9
Chicken 249   6
Dodge Polaras 246   5
Question Marks 233   12
City Slickers 219   4
DeCoys 205   11
 
2000 Power
Rank
  Actual
Finish
Malignancies 288   2
Chicken 282   3
Drewers 274   1
Perkolators 263   6
Mystery Tramps 250   4
Salary Caps 249   8
Daley Doubles 249   10
Rug Burns 236   12
Gerry's Kids 236   5
Gonads 211   11
K-9s 209   7
Rosas/Dirt 192   9
 

ROTISSERIE ACCORDING TO JON FINGLASS
by Drew Gallagher, 1999

"I’ll just keep you a minute…":
TRANSLATION: Honey, put on a pot of coffee.
OR: Honey, can we go visit your parents right now?

"They love his experience…":
TRANSLATION: The ubiquitous "they" are his parents. Experience, which is defined by Bubba Smith who is 32 and has never played above AA, is rarely loved by the major league skipper who couldn’t find the "prospect" at spring training with a map.

"Has your friend ever played rotisserie before…":
TRANSLATION: Does he know that Joe Charboneau has retired? Does he know that "having a good September for Wichita" is not one of the eight scoring categories?

"Davey Johnson loved this guy when he was with the Orioles…":
TRANSLATION: We all know that Davey Johnson managed the Orioles in the mid-90s. However, few remember that Davey used to "play" for the Orioles in the early 70s and that is when he "loved this guy". Please remember that players eligible for the Hall-of-Fame or broke in with Dwight Evans have little rotisserie value currently.

"Rob and I were discussing this…":
TRANSLATION: Although Rob may have been on the phone at one time that evening with Jon, he probably wasn’t listening, let alone agreeing that Tom Neidenfuer only played well for Jonathan.

"For whatever reason, he only plays well for me…"
TRANSLATION: Please trade with me because I am psychologically dependent upon my rotisserie team and subsequently the players I had 10 years ago. Pity is the great motivator here!

"We’re not even in the same stratosphere…"
TRANSLATION: I’ve been playing this game for 15 years and have yet to make a fair trade and am sure as hell not going to make one now! (Consolation prize: You AREN’T in the same stratosphere as Jonny Boy!)

"That’s interesting, but let’s just tweak it a little bit…"
TRANSLATION: Take out anything on my side of value and you add to your side of the already overwhelmingly one-sided deal and I’ll grin.

"If no one wants to trade now, that’s fine. We know who they’ll be coming to during the season and overpaying for…"
TRANSLATION: Editor’s Note—This phrase has sexual undertones that we are not comfortable delving into.

"Just a few short orders of business before the draft…":
TRANSLATION: Go to the hotel’s front desk immediately and advise them that you will be staying for another night.

"I was Michael’s best man, but…"; "I liked Pete, but we just didn’t play well together…"; "Greg’s a great guy, but…"; "Don’t get me wrong, I liked Morris, but…" "Nickel’s one of my best friends, but…" "Jay’s my brother, but…"
TRANSLATION: In gambling lingo this is known as a trend.