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Pinch Hitter


deadline is


June 28





No need for details, but those of you who have  been in the Derby for the last few years may recall that I have had a ‘troubled’ relationship with Salvador Perez. To the point where I once vowed   to never include him on a Derby list in the future. But he is also one of my favorite players and deserved to be on the list this year.

Maybe it is that he wears uniform #13. And this really wasn’t his fault, but for the Update for Games Played thru June 13 he was credited with 11 HRs, the number he hit in the shortened 2020 season, not the 16 he has crashed so far in 2021.

Many Derbiers have emailed me about this (I did not reply to any because there were MANY) and   all Reports have been corrected as of June 16.

Reports for Games Played

thru Sunday June 13 have been posted

Next Report for GP thru June 27

Pinch Hitter Deadline 3PM (CT) Monday June 28

how to submit a pinch hitter

Preferred method is to use the Player Replacement form (used for both HR Derby and Hockey) on the Contact Page. This form transmits all the information required in a standard format which is easy to read.

If the Player Replacement form can not be used you can send an email to mail@ h r-d e r b y.c o m

After clicking Submit Changes you will will receive an automated reply. When I have retrieved your request you will then get an email acknowledgement noting the date the transaction will take effect. This second email may not be immediate as requests are retrieved as time allows.

Please do not send a responding “Thank you” email as it clutters the inbox!

Player Replacements take effect the Monday after the Sunday of the next scheduled update which are posted every two weeks. The season update schedule can be found on the Reports Page.

To take effect on the Monday immediately after a Sunday Report Date the Player Replacement must be registered by 3:00 PM (CT) of that Monday.

This permanent, nonreversible Player Replacement Rule can be used once during the season per entry.

The Replacement Player must come from the same Group as the Replaced Player.

Do not ask “Did I pick this player?” or for a copy of your entry. A Pick Sheet of all players picked by each entry is available on the Reports Page. This Pick Sheet is updated with Player Replacements when Reports are posted.