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.
(Note: This can happen on any day during the week. If managers have 10 pitchers by end of Wednesday and starts 4 on Thursday, they will receive points for the 4 pitchers on Thursday but for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, they will not receive any starting pitchers points.)
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, a team manager may have 198 Games Started near the end of the season. If the team manager 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.
CHANGES FOR 2021:
Season Rotisserie, AL-only Rotisserie, NL-only Rotisserie leagues
- Change to lineup Games Started limits from 74 (2020 short season) back to 200 (normal)
- Change to minimum Innings Pitched limit from 1110 (2020 short season) back to 3000 (normal)
Season Points leagues
- Change lineup Games Started limits from 74 (2020 short season) back to 200 (normal)
All Head-to-Head (H2H) leagues
- Change playoff matchup period length from 1 back to 2 (ie. 2-week playoff rounds)
- Change number of matchup periods from 23 back to 21
IMPORTANT NOTE: Reactivated League Manager leagues from 2020 have been adjusted automatically to the new limits. League Managers are encouraged to use the LM Tools to make the adjustments to their leagues accordingly.