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Auto League Supplemental Draft


Auto League Supplemental Draft

I propose that we try doing the supplemental draft for 6 rounds at the beginning of the season and do not bring in the waiver wire until then. Also, only one round per day, after day 3 there is 2 rounds, let's do one round per day. I definitely do not think waivers need to be brought in until after the rosters should be full. We draft 23 leaves 6 open spots.
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Re: Auto League Supplemental Draft

I would love to see the 2 rounds after game 3 changed to just 1 round after games 3 and 4 so there would be a chance to adjust strategy between rounds.

I am less sure about waivers. I do not see it as being fundamentally different than the Draft, it just changes up the draft order based on the current records. You could say that doing this after the 3 game record does not make much sense I suppose.

Something to keep in mind is the bot teams. They do not take players in waivers. If they got to draft for 6 rounds, that is a bunch of more good players they would be gobbling up.
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"Something to keep in mind is the bot teams. They do not take players in waivers. If they got to draft for 6 rounds, that is a bunch of more good players they would be gobbling up."

Just curious- I honestly can't tell whether you think that BOT teams taking up more good players would be a good or bad thing. I myself think it would be a good thing, I never add BOTS myself when the option is there in an AUTO League, I would much rather play against 11 other actual owners but if you are going to allow BOTS than in my opinion they should try to contend and make other owners contend, just one guys opinion.
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I am not sure what I think. I am generally in favor of bot teams being competitive. But I do not love that once a player is on a bot team it is not possible to trade for them (not the trades are common in auto leagues).

I also am not sure how great the bot draft algorithms are. It seems like it takes best available player, as opposed to maybe drafting the best available for the needs of the team. So I think if the bots drafted 6 people it would up just gobbling up players that it cannot even use on their team.
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I love the idea of only taking one player per round in the supplemental draft. It would be helpful to be able to update strategy between rounds. I'm agnostic on extending the draft to six rounds or using the waiver process. If it would make BOT more competitive I'd be for it but I'm not confident it would work that way and there is benefit on changing to by record rather than ranking after the first three rounds.
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One other think I like about delaying waivers is that you can still have the max set of players drafted per position. I think the bot teams, if possible, should not draft after 3 players because they have no need for reserves, but if we make the switch, I am ok if they draft 6 players. Also, if possible, the bot teams should have an automatic setting of max players per position so they don't draft 3-6 extra starting pitchers, for example.
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Ironically a big problem with bot teams is that they do not draft starting pitchers. How much better would these teams be if they swapped out their #4 and 5 starts which are often both really lowly ranked for the top 2 remaining pitchers which are usually ranked at 58+
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I don't know why it would be so wrong to draft a player they don't need on their team, if another team loaded up on outfielders and was really hurting at 2B I would take the best 2B off the board if I could, even if I didn't need it, why would I leave it there for someone else??

You can improve your team by not letting someone else improve their team.
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A few thoughts -

1) For those who are newer to the site, we used to run all three rounds at once, so you're getting a better experience than before! :) That said, the counter argument is that people want the extra players ASAP and some people don't like waiting until after game 4.

2) I also don't understand why the draft is different than waivers except for the order, and that was the design of moving from draft to waivers - people already gripe about the order of the Supp Draft, so extending it will only worsen that gripe.

3) I am not sure why waivers is a big topic since there are so few impact players remaining by that point. I typically am picking up my scrap-heap LRP or second LRP or a pinch-runner who could be any guy with a pulse and speed over 6 by the time it gets to waivers, am I missing something?
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I guess dad said no and that's that, nevermind
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Well it’s not a trip to the toy store, it’s significant time and effort to make changes like that, so I probe because I’m trying to better understand if there’s an issue (since it’s not a trivial ask). And was also trying to explain why it’s currently set up the way it is.

I hope most folks know by now the last thing I want to do is discourage ideas. But I’m also open about being realistic with what is likely to become a priority.
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I don’t have any knowledge of that. I don’t want this to turn personal so I’m going to close the thread. The original poster here can message me to continue the discussion about this if desired. I just wasn’t sure what the driving issue of the original request was.

EDIT: I appreciate the last message being deleted - just so people aren't confused it was the previous deleted message that led me to close the thread - it was fairly benign but I felt this was headed somewhere not great.
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