Free Agent Compensation



Compensation will been given to teams that lose qualifying free agents. There will be five classes of free agents. Compensation will only be given out to 4 classes.

Compensation Qualifications:
A Player will be qualified as a "Type A" Free Agent if they meet ALL of the following qualifications:
- Were signed to a multi-year contract.
- Must have a VORP of 100+ combined between last season and the current season (aka 50 VORP average between the two seasons)
- Age (as of Dec 31st) is 31 or younger

A Player will be qualified as a "Type B" Free Agent if they meet ALL of the following qualifications:
- Were signed to a multi-year contract.
- Must have a VORP of 100+ combined between last season and the current season (aka 50 VORP average between the two seasons)
- Age (as of Dec 31st) is 32 or older

A Player will be qualified as a "Type C" Free Agent if they meet ALL of the following qualifications:
- Were signed to a multi-year contract.
- Must have a VORP of 75-99.9 combined between last season and the current season
- Age (as of Dec 31st) is 31 or younger

A Player will be qualified as a "Type D" Free Agent if they meet ALL of the following qualifications:
- Were signed to a multi-year contract.
- Must have a VORP of 75-99.9 combined between last season and the current season
- Age (as of Dec 31st) is 32 or older

A Player will be qualified as a "Type F" Free Agent if they do not Qualify as a "Type A, B, C or D" Free Agent.


Once a player is signed by a different team during the Pre-season Free Agent Period (does not include in-season free agent signings), the team that lost the Free Agent will be awarded compensation based on what type the player qualified as.

Compensation:
Teams that lose the following types of free agents will be given the following compensation:

"Type A" - a prospect with Potentials equal to 100% of the Free Agent's Overalls

"Type B" - a prospect with Potentials equal to 90% of the Free Agent's Overalls

"Type C" - a prospect with Potentials equal to 90% of the Free Agent's Overalls

"Type D" - a prospect with Potentials equal to 80% of the Free Agent's Overalls

"Type F" - No compensation will be given.


Notes:
- Because RP/CL get negatively effected in VORP, for pitchers who primarily are RP/CL, the VORP limits will be 60 (combined between the two seasons) for Type A and B, and 50 (combined between the two seasons) for Type C and D.
- If a player does not sign with another team before Opening Day, no compensation will be given.
- If the player ends up signing with the same team, no compensation will be given.
- Compensation Prospects can be traded once Types are announced. If the player does not sign before opening day (thus invoking the first "note" above), no special compensation will be given (ie. if you trade for a compensation prospect before the player signs with another team, you run the risk of getting no compensation if the player does not sign before opening day, or signs with their previous team).
- The Compensation Prospect given will be of the same position(s) that the player was.

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