League Name: Same Franchise Player Draft
Salary Cap: $110 Million
Description: This theme features a 25-round serpentine draft (draft order determined randomly). Once a player is drafted, all versions of that player are off the board. Also, when a player is drafted, the owner does not have to identify which year of the player he plans on using. At the end of the draft, each owner must field a roster where all 25 of his players play for the same franchise.
So if Babe Ruth is the top pick, that owner may end up as a Yankees franchise or a Red Sox franchise. We won't know until he makes another pick or two. If his second round pick is Dutch Leonard, we can assume he's a Red Sox franchise. Note that the Yankees franchises will not have Babe Ruth available to draft, since he was already drafted.
There is no limit of how many times each franchise can be represented, but keep in mind that if you are the fourth person to go with the Yankees, you will be competing for Yankees players with three other teams, whereas there may be only one Phillies or Orioles franchise. Even though it’s usually an advantage to have a high draft pick in these types of leagues, drafting later will give you the opportunity of seeing what potential franchises are unused, which means less competition for players. (Franchise = Browns/Orioles, Senators/Twins, etc.). Division alignment is based on draft order (i.e., picks 1-4 = NL East). Also note that there is potential for making a pick with the sole purpose of screwing another person. For example, say you are the only person with the Orioles/Browns franchise. You decided to wait until a later round to take Mike Cuellar. But a Cardinals owner who is in your division notices this and decides to draft Cuellar (’64) as one of his scrubs, just to screw you out of a good SP.
*** Players from seasons 1901-2013 only can be used ***
Injuries: Turned On
SLL: Not allowed
Multi-team players: No restrictions (i.e., you can use partial or combined),
Ballpark: Any park your franchise called home.
300K Exception: N/A
Team Name: Include your franchise in the team name
Division Alignment: Based on draft order.
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