I was lucky enough not to be affected by this but others in my league were. Anonymous' and Quinn's comments are right on the mark. One hour before the first game either Thursday or Friday, whichever it is, depending on the schedule in the given year.
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For many players, a rainout is a game lost if the makeup is part of a double-header, especially catchers. Many players will only play one of two games in a twinbill. As for a one-game advantage, the number of games for given teams in a given week can be uneven anyway, some play 6 and some play 7, some even play only 5.
The most relevant comment here is equity, and the fact that Yahoo is not going to write a program that's going to figure out how to change status after the designation of PPD finally comes in, which could happen two hours before game time if it's soaked and expected to pour all day or three hours after game time. Many games scheduled to start at 4 might not be called until 6, so it could drag past start times of other players anyway. In essence, you would end up with benefit likely going only to a random number of those games ultimately postponed -- mostly when it is called off ahead of time or is a day game. If you happen to have a lot of West Coast players, you likely won't even have options by the time a 7 p.m. start comes around. You might only get a benefit about half the times your players get rained out. And, of course, losing a individual start can happen for a lot of random reasons beyond weather.
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I agree with max pitcher starts, which is typical of ESPN leagues ... but padding some stat categories typically does not work in the long run. You may get more wins, strikeouts and quality starts in a given week but you damage your era and whip, not to mention potentially dropping quality starters into the waiver pool to lose to other teams and eventually ending up with a weak starting pitching staff by mid-season. This is especially true in rotisserie formats.