SCORESHEET OLD TIMERS BASEBALL: WEB DRAFT EXPLANATION
Our web based draft is NOT one where you have to log on during a set time slot to make a pick, nor is it a chat room draft where you log on for hours. Instead, as each team's pick comes up our program will pick the top available player from a list that you can create, change and save to the web at any time. You will be able to make changes to your list whenever you want, but can also choose to just let it stay as is for as long as you want. But 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 that pick will be posted for everyone to see, and your league roster will also be updated as the draft goes on.
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 normal Roster Balancing Procedures. And with web drafting you will have an option to turn roster balancing off and back on for your upcoming picks at any time during the web draft.
The draft order in round 1 will be randomly assigned, and then the draft order will reverse in each round. So team 1 will pick first in round 1, last in round 2, first in round 3, etc.
Ranking lists can be added to or changed as often as a team owner wants. If an owner's list runs out (has no available players left at positions needed by that owner) the program will automatically draft a player for that team based on last year's points scored. But as long as a team owner keeps adding to his list as the draft goes on (or submits a long enough list initially to last all 36 rounds) players will all be picked from the owner's ranking list.
The exact start date of the draft depends on when you join, and drafts will end a few days before the start of the season. The draft schedule will be posted before the draft begins so that team owners know when each of their picks will be made. And once again, this is NOT a chat room draft where owners need to be logged on at the same time. The draft program will simply pick the highest listed player on the team owner's list whose turn it is to pick. And unlike some e-mail drafts where one owner can hold up the whole draft, picks will be made as scheduled (the program will pick a default player if necessary).
You can use our usual trade form on the web 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 leagues formed by Scoresheet use our web drafting system. Leagues that generally do their own 'private' drafts can also use this system if they desire. 'Private leagues' can also set whatever starting and ending day for their draft they want, and then a schedule will be created with the correct number of rounds per day to meet that starting and ending day. If your league wants to use this system please contact us to set up your draft schedule.