#59
Category: SimLeague Baseball
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#59 Draft Leagues Q. What do each of the Theme "Draft Settings" mean?
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  • Use Leaguewide Draft: Should the league use a live draft to build each team's roster?
  • Player Restrictions: Should the league enforce any type of player restrictions during the live draft process?
    1. None
    2. Limit 1 Player-Season Per League For example, only 1 1974 Joe Morgan could be drafted throughout the entire league.
    3. Limit 1 Player Per League For example, only 1 Joe Morgan could be drafted throughout the entire league.
  • Player Replacement: Should owners be allowed to replace a player after he has already been drafted during a live draft?
    1. Do not allow drafted players to be replaced during draft. (once you select a player, he can't be replaced until the season begins.)
    2. Allow drafted players to be replaced by same player but from different season during draft. (i.e. you drafted 1982 Davey Concepcion but later decide you'd rather have 1976 Davey Concepcion.)
    3. Allow drafted players to be replaced by any player during draft. (i.e. you drafted 1999 Scott Rolen and later decide you'd rather have 2004 Joe Randa.)
  • Draft Order: How should the initial draft order be generated?
    1. Random The owners will be randomly shuffled.
    2. Owner Rating The owners will be ordered by their MLB Owner Rating. The use with the worst rating will earn the first pick. In the event of multiple owners with the same owner rating, the owner with the fewest SimLeague wins will go first.
    3. Set by Owner The theme league commissioner has the ability to set the draft order by using this option. Once the league is full, this will appear to the commissioner on the Edit Draft page.
  • Draft Style: What happens to the draft order change at the end of each round?
    1. Snake The draft order flips at the end of each round. For instance, the end of the first round would be 22,23,24 and the beginning of the second round would be 24, 23, 22, etc.
    2. Traditional The draft order restarts at the end of each round. For instance, the end of the first round would be 22, 23, 24 and the beginning of the second round would be 1, 2, 3, etc.
  • Daily Start Time: What hour of the day should the draft begin each day? All times are in Eastern Standard Time.
  • Daily End Time: What hour of the day should the draft end each day? All times are in Eastern Standard Time. Note: The daily start time must be less than the daily end time.
  • Time Limit Between Owner Selections: How many minutes should each owner have to make his selection(s).
  • X Pick(s) Per Owner Per Round Start at Round Z: Should team owners be allowed to make multiple selections during the draft and, if so, in what round should this begin?
  • Force Time Limit Duration Between Owners: If the time limit duration is forced, then the entire draft schedule can be generated so that each owner will know the specific time slots he/she will be drafting. If it is not forced, then as soon as an owner makes a selection the next owner may go. An unforced draft has the potential to be a much quicker draft.
  • Send Email Notification When It's Your Turn: Should an email be sent to each owner when it is their turn to draft?
  • Send SiteMail Notification When It's Your Turn: Should a sitemail be sent to each owner when it is their turn to draft?
  • Draft Start Date: On what date should the draft begin? If the league is not completely filled by this specified start date, then the draft will start 2 days after the last owner joined.

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