One of two teams is available for the 1963 season in the Real Life Progressive League: the Phillies (just picked up P Denny McLain in the 1st round) or the Los Angeles Angels (selected 2B Ron Hunt). We are about to start the second round of the draft.
This league ran from 1980-2012, and just restarted in the 1962 season with each team able to keep any player from that year that they wanted. For that reason, the 1963 teams will look very close to real life. There are 20 teams in the league, with 4 divisions and no wild card. We will expand in 1969. Seventeen of the eighteen owners have been in the league for a long time, and the eighteenth is very familiar with progressives. That's not to say you can't join if you are new to progressives, but it's an indication of the stability of the league. I'm happy to coach you through the progressive process as long as you are committed to a few seasons.
This progressive league is like most, except that any player who started his career in a season is available for drafting that season in the first round. In other words, in 1963, Tommy John, Joe Morgan and Denny McLain are "Prospects" and can be drafted (they started their career in 1963 but were not WIS eligible). They will join any players you have on the DL until they are WIS eligible. Draft order is based on reversed standings at game 120 (with a minimum wins rule). Draft slots are based on your number of keepers. Keep 20 and you get 5 draft rounds. If you select a prospect in the 1st round, you can pick up your 25th player in the supplemental draft, which occurs after the normal draft is finished. The rest is pretty standard.
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Philadelphia Phillies 1963 (have the 8th pick in the draft)
C: Clay Dalrymple
1b: Roy Sievers, Frank Torre
2b: Tony Taylor
SS: Bobby Wine, Ruben Amaro
OF: Don Demeter, Johnny Callison, Tony Gonzalez, Wes Covington, Ted Savage, Wally Post
P: Art Mahaffey, Jack Hamilton, Cal Mclish, Dennis Bennett, Chris Short, Jack Baldschun, Dallas Green, Jim Owens
IR/Prospect: P Denny McLain (eligible in 1964)
1963 Los Angeles Angels (have the 12th pick in the draft)
Billy Moran, Ron Hunt
Felix Torres, Johnny Logan
: Albie Pearson, Leon Wagner, George Thomas
Dean Chance, Ken McBride, Dan Osinski, Don Lee, Ted Bowsfield,
Bo Belinsky, Art Fowler, Ryne Duren, Jamie Navarro, Fred Newman
P Bill Short ('66)
Eli Grba, Tom Morgan, Jim Donohue, Steve Bilko, Jim Marshall
Milwaukee Braves - TAKEN!!!
C: Del Crandall, Joe Torre
1B: Joe Adcock, Tommie Aaron
2B: Frank Bolling, Denis Menke, Pumpsie Green
3B: Eddie Mathews
SS: Roy McMillan
OF: Hank Aaron, Mack Jones, Lee Maye, Willie Tasby
SP: Warren Spahn, Bob Shaw, Bob Hendley, Lew Burdette, Tony Cloninger
RP: Denny Lemaster, Don Nottebart, Claude Raymond, Carl Willey
Retired: P Jack Curtis, Amado Samuel, Gus Bell