SCORESHEET OLD TIMERS BASEBALL: WEB DRAFT EXPLANATION
Our web based draft is NOT one where you have to log on at a set time to make a pick, nor is it a chat room draft where you log on for hours. Instead, as each team's turn to pick comes up, our draft system will pick the top available player from a list that you can create, change and save to the Scoresheet website at any time. You will be able to make changes to your list whenever you want, but you can also choose to leave it alone for as long as you want. By being able to make changes at any time, you can adjust your list before every one of your picks, giving you the same control as if you were at a live draft.
Your draft list will be password protected so that only you can see it. Trades can also be made during the draft, including trading of draft picks. And as each pick is made, it will be posted for everyone to see. Your league roster will also be updated after every pick.
Team owners using web-based drafting will start by creating their player ranking list on their league's web page. As each owner's turn to pick comes up, the draft program will select the highest listed undrafted player on that team owner's ranking list, subject to our Roster Balancing procedures. With web-based drafting, you have the option to turn Roster Balancing on and off for your upcoming picks at any time during the draft.
The draft order in Round 1 will be randomly assigned, and the draft order will reverse in each subsequent round. So, Team 1 will pick first in Round 1, last in Round 2, first in Round 3, and so on.
Ranking lists can be added to or changed as often as a team owner wants. If an owner's list is depleted (has no available players left at positions needed by that owner), the draft program will automatically draft a player for that team based on last year's Scoresheet points scored. As long as a team owner keeps adding to the ranking list as the draft continues (or submits a long enough list initially to last all 36 rounds), all players will be picked from the owner's player ranking list.
The exact start date of the draft depends on when you join a league, and drafts will end a few days before the start of the regular season. The draft schedule will be posted before the draft begins so that team owners know when each of their picks will be made. Again, this is NOT a chat room draft where owners need to be logged on at the same time. The draft system will simply pick the highest listed player on the team owner's ranking list when it's their turn to pick. And unlike some e-mail drafts where one owner can hold up the whole draft, picks will be made as scheduled (the system will pick a default player if necessary).
You can use our standard trade form on the Scoresheet website to report trades of players and/or picks at any time. The trade will go into effect as soon as both owners involved report it. The list of draftable players will appear on your ranking list page.
All Winter baseball leagues formed by Scoresheet use our web-based drafting system. Leagues that conduct their own 'private' drafts can also use the Scoresheet web-based drafting system if they desire. 'Private leagues' can set whatever starting and ending day for their draft they desire - a schedule will be created with the correct number of rounds per day to accommodate the starting and ending day. If your league wants to use this system, please contact the Scoresheet office to set up your draft schedule.