The Games Started limit for League Manager (LM) H2H leagues is set by the LM. You can view your total starts (GS) for the week by visiting your League Scoreboard and clicking the Full Box Score link on your match-up. You can also view the Games Started limits by visiting your League Settings page.
When you reach the weekly limit in your league, you will not receive any points/statistics for starting pitchers. Only your relief pitchers will accumulate points/statistics.
However, for example, if your league is set to have a Games Started limit of 12 and you have 10 pitchers at the completion of Saturday's games and start 4 pitchers on Sunday, you will receive stats for all 14 pitchers.
The Games Started limit for rotisserie leagues is 200 games. A team will not accumulate statistics for starting pitchers starting the day after the Games Started limit was reached. Therefore, it is possible that a team may slightly exceed the 200-game maximum. For example, an owner may have 198 Games Started near the end of the season. If the owner then starts 5 pitchers in a single day, their Games Started total will be 203. Having now reached the maximum, on the following day and for the remainder of the season, the team will no longer receive credit for any additional pitching stats.
NOTE: Relief pitchers' statistics are not affected by the Games Started Limit. If a pitcher who is traditionally a starter appears in relief, it is considered a relief appearance and is not restricted by the Games Started Limit.
CHANGE FOR 2020: In season-long leagues with "games started" maximums, those will be reduced proportionally to account for the length of the season. As a result, the default games-started maximum for pitchers will go from 200 to 74 games.
In season-long leagues with innings pitched minimums, those will be reduced proportionally as well, going from 1,000 down to 370.
These maximums and minimums can be adjusted by League Managers in private, League Manager leagues.