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Home Runs Pool

Overview

Pick a team of MLB Home Run hitters and track their total home runs throughout the season.

  • Save time with automatic tracking
  • Track by day, month, and season
  • No logins, no maintenance

How It Works (this is the recommended format, but configurable)

  • The object of the game is to have the roster with the most home runs.
  • Everyone picks a team of current MLB players that makes up their team total number of home runs during the regular season.
  • As the admin of the pool, you create a picksheet for your players to choose from. We provide a spreadsheet below with a 5 tier format if you do not want to customize.
  • Whatever roster has the most home runs collectively at the end of the MLB Season Wins.
  • You can optionally award the roster each month, week, or day that had the most home runs for that time period.
  • In order to account for possible injuries, you have the option to exclude the poorest home run sluggers on everyone’s rosters. For example, you could exclude the bottom 5 if you are choosing 14 total players as mentioned above. This helps eliminate the need for lineup maintenance throughout the season.
  • Our website updates as home runs are hit each day.

Configuration Options

  • # of players in pool – choose how many people will be picking a team of sluggers  
  • # sluggers per player – how many sluggers does each person in your pool select at the beginning of the season
  • # sluggers to count – choose all sluggers count towards each team’s score, or only count the best sluggers from each roster. For example, if everyone chooses 6 sluggers total you can choose to only count the best 4.
  • Scoring Options
    • Total (default) – who has the best team of sluggers for the whole season
    • Daily – who has the best team of sluggers each day
    • Weekly – who has the best team of sluggers each week
    • Monthly – who has the best team of sluggers each month

Screenshots

See this home runs pool example from the 2015 season. In this pool 10 sluggers were selected by each participant the all sluggers counted towards team totals.

Home Runs Pool Screenshot

 

And a simple form to initially create your pool …

create home runs pool screenshot

 

And an entry form for you as the admin to enter everyone’s picks …

home runs pool entry form screenshot

Pricing

Cost is $20 for the season. Try it free until May 1st.

Create Pool

2016 Home Runs Pools is now available to setup. Home runs will start tracking in early April.

Pick Sheet Template

Use the example picksheet provided below to collect entries to your pool. Customize this by rearranging sluggers into different groupings if you like.


Home Runs Pool Template

Contact

Send us an email if you have any questions about this pool.
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Comments

  1. Kyle O'Connell says:

    Our league allows for two substitutions throughout the year. If a player were to get hurt, we can drop him and add another player and his home runs count from that day forward. Are you able to swap players and only count home runs from the time that they were active on your team?

    • Hi Kyle- With our Home runs format we only track home runs for the total season, not a custom date range like your format. We will add it to the request list for future development.

      Thanks for reaching out!

  2. Hi Sean, can we manipulate the players wherein we can say – for example – pick any 10 players, but their total home runs cannot exceed 175? In that case, two (or more) players could be selected from Groups 1 and 2? Thanks!!

    • Hi Lisa – For our Home Runs Pools, the picks are managed offline, so you are free to enforce any restrictions you like. Then you have to enter everyone’s picks in our system so that the home runs will track automatically as home runs are hit each day. Every day throughout the season we update the standings many times each day.

      Hope that clarifies! – Sean

  3. we hav started a homerun pool and devin mesoraco is not on the player list is there a way we can add him .. might be spelled incorrectly as there is a deven morrero there who is not a mlb player thank you

  4. Lisa Conway says:

    If a player is traded, does your tracking reset the player to zero home runs?

    • Hey Lisa – Our system isn’t really designed to handle trades. It is more of a pick a team once and then root for them all season. As a pool admin, you can switch the players that each pool entrant has on their team, but all entrants will receive the home run total for the whole season for all sluggers currently assigned to their team. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have questions. Thanks – Sean

  5. Will you be doing MLB playoff pools? Home run or bracket style.

    • Hi Sam – We don’t have anything set in stone currently, but may offer a weighted bracket format where you assign each team a weight and get that number of points for each win they get.

      Did you have a specific format you were hoping for?

      Thanks,
      Sean

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