Draft Procedures Updated

Orlando, SGCBL League Offices – As was pointed out by the owner of the Dol Guldur Dragons, a live draft will be next to impossible. He is in Hawaii, and the owner of the Bywater Bounders is in the U.K. That’s a ten hour swing. So, it looks like a submitted list of players in the order you would draft them is the way we have to go.
Grump brought up another point at lunch. If you submit lists, and you don’t get all your picks (which, of course, you won’t), what happens if you wind up with 10 catchers?
To combat this, when entering picks, I will skip your next pick if it would give you more than you need at any one position. I am going to expand the draft rounds to 40, so you will have plenty of players of your own choosing. You can decide which 25 will be starters after the draft. The rest can go to your AAA minor league team (or wherever you want).
3 players per fielding position ( 3 x 8 = 24)
9 starting pitchers
5 middle relievers
2 closers
Total 40.
If I get down to the end of the draft and there is no one left in the pool that will not overfill the categories, I will go back to the top of the list and pick from there.
Example: The next person on the list for the Lonely Mountain Losers is a shortstop. But they already have three from earlier rounds. So, I will skip to the next name on their list. I will keep skipping until I come to a position that is not max’d out. If the only category left to fill is closer and there are no closers left, I will go back and pick the shortstop after all.
I will put up another file with the players in it tonight, using the simplified ratings that are displayed on the web site. Hopefully, that will make it easier to figure out your picks.
If you have any questions, now is the time to pop over to the Forum.
DEADLINE FOR VOTES ON DH RULE IS MONDAY, APRIL 7.
DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN YOUR DRAFT LIST WILL BE FRIDAY, APRIL 11.
DRAFT DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 12!

2 comments

  1. Er, regarding the new file, does that mean we should toss the old ones we downloaded? I speak as one with less than a GB of free space on my poor tired machine, so removal of unnecessary files is a priority.

  2. It depends on what you’re looking at. If you downloaded the CSV files I put up, then you have all kinds of good info. However, it might be simpler if you just had the free agents list at http://solonor.com/baseball/stats/agents.html in a form you can import into Excel and sort. Those ratings are the ones I gave explanations for and are more like what you will see on the web site. The ones in the CSV file are the raw numbers. Translating between the two might be difficult.
    With the new file, you will see the Contact, Power, Discipline ratings for Hitters and the Stuff, Movement, Control and Velocity of Pitchers. They are in numeric form, so you could sort by any column or average them together, if you wish.
    Long story short: If you like the files you have now, keep them. I’m sending something simpler (I hope).

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