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Lou Barbieri

Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:31 PM

The easy one first, Pool Players cannot pitch.

The other one is pretty easy too, Pool Players come from within their respective division (majors in majors, minors in minors) unless you have an approved Waiver from Williamsport that allows you to do otherwise.

Mr. Dill

Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:27 PM

So do leagues use 11/12 players in a pool to replace a team that is short handed in a majors inter-league game, or should they only use 9/10 players for the pool for the major team that is short handed?
And can the Pool Player pitch?


Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:55 AM

Can actually still play with 8 as well, but if ball gets in a gap, automatic HR pretty much.



Lou Barbieri

Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:57 PM

Respective division means the division that they are in (majors for majors, minors for minors).
Minors don't play up and majors don't play down.

You can ask for a Waiver to allow lower division players to "play up" a division.

According to previous Posts, LL has approved such Waivers for small leagues.
Example: 2 majors teams playing each other and one is short players.
You wouldn't get a Pool Player from the other team to play against his/her team mates.
So, you would get a minor player to play up for a game.

Again, you need a Waiver to do it, you can't just do it on your own.

Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:28 PM

The league's player agent will use the pool to assign players within their respective division to teams that are short of players on a rotating basis.

Looking for a definition of respective division?
Do the Pool players have to come from the Majors for a Major Team?

What if the Majors teams play the same night?
Are minors players allowed to be pool players for a majors game?

Lou Barbieri

Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:50 PM

The regulation states: Pool Players that are called and show up at the game site must play at least nine consecutive defensive outs and bat once.

Never known one to be late but if he/she shows up in the 5th inning, the 9 outs might be a problem! ;o)

PS: By secure another player I assume you mean another one of the players on your team can now make the game.

Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:32 PM

Is there a time limit on a pool player showing up?
If we secure a player before game time, does he have a time limit to show up?


Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:03 AM

Not a local rule, just courtesy and etiquette.
I always give pool players the game ball too unless they act like a turd.

Lou Barbieri

Posted 27 May 2017 - 10:42 PM

Jeremy, are those "Local Rules"?

There is no LL requirement that a Pool Player must start.
There is also no LL requirement that says you can't remove/replace a Pool Player once he/she has had one at-bat and has played 9 consecutive defensive outs (3 more than the normal minimum of 6).

Why would you give a manager "crap" for following the LL Rules/Regulations?


Posted 27 May 2017 - 08:25 PM

We make pool players start even if a tenth player shows up....and if you pull the pool player at all you might hear me give you some crap after the game.

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