This guide is to help commissioners use the player replace tool that rolled out on March 11th, 2021. In Theme Leagues specifically there can be a lot of guidelines to follow. So in an effort to help our commissioners have more autonomy over their leagues, we created a tool that would let them replace players on all of the teams in their leagues. This tool is only available in Theme Leagues.
A couple of quick notes:
1) This tool should be used with the awareness, or attempted awareness of the players in your leagues. If this is before the league starts please try to given the owners a chance to go back to the draft center and fix it themselves.
2) Be careful: Replacing different positions of players, especially pitchers for positional players and vice versa. This can cause fatigue issues on both sides.
Where can I find this tool?
This tool can be found on the right side of the league office page with the other commissioner tools.
How do I replace a player?
Step 1: Select a team whose player you will replace:
Upon arriving on the replace player screen, there will be a drop down menu in the top left corner. When you select a team, the roster for that team, their AAA players (if applicable), and Salary Cap room will populate.
Step 2: Press the Replace button next to the player you would like to replace
NOTE: You will NOT be able to replace AAA players, only major league players.
Step 3: Use the next page to find the new player for that team
When you select the replace button you will be taken to a new page that looks like this.
On this screen you will need type in BOTH the last name (exactly) and year of the replacement player.
Step 4: Select the new replacement player based on the search results.
The results will return all players with that last name and year, so pay attention because players with partial seasons or that were traded in real life may appear multiple times.
If a player has a green 'Replace' next to their name they can be used replace the player listed at the top of the page. If instead of the replace button it says 'Over-Cap' that player cannot be used because it would put the player over the salary cap for that league.
Step 5: Confirm the replacement via the pop up