In EO39, the first round had 389 claimed players. This time, there were 258 players TOTAL. That's claimed AND blacklisted. But, I would like to point out 2 things.
1.) There are players claimed that you will not believe that would get through, and yet did.
2.) With so few players off the board, there's still a lot of good players out there. (Which is good, since almost everyone still needs a lot of help.)
Now, on to sitemails...