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Still Trying to Setup Leagur

Still Trying to Setup Leagur

Hi, I've been trying to setup a 1961 private league with a snake draft but haven't been able to figure it out. I went to commish tools and did the test drive and followed your instructions from my other questions. I haven't figure out how to set the draft order or download the player pool to put the 1961 players into the FA pool. I may have bitten off more than I can chew. Thanks for helping me.

Re: Still Trying to Setup Leagur

If you are trying to create a league that is just players from 1961, where the entire pool of players goes to Free Agents, the best way to do that is:

Commish Tools to "Player Management" to "Import Historic Player or Team".

On the Import Historic Player or Team page (with the big heading of "Find a Player to Import"), there is "Import Best Players From A Range."

In the "Import Best Players From a Range" choose how many players you want at each position, then set both dates (Start Year and End Year) to 1961.

Leave "Force Age" blank and leave "Potential" at Random.

When you hit the "Import Players" button, the number of players you chose (at the Position set) will import to Free Agents.

You will have to go position by position to import the players. C, 1b, 2b, etc.

That's the basics.

Depending on your league structure (how many teams, will you be progressing the players in an off-season, how many players on each Roster), the settings you use during import will be important.

For instance, if you plan to have 16 teams in the league (it is best to start your first Custom League with 12-16 teams... too many teams is a recipe for disaster when starting as a Commish), then you will want to import enough Catchers so every team can have three. That means you'd have to import at least 48 catchers from the year 1961.

Also, if you plan to progress players between seasons, you may want to set "Potential" so all players are the same instead of some being Superstars and some Flat.

There's a lot of ways to go when starting a league, and it is best to know exactly what you're trying to build before laying the foundation (the foundation being importing or creating players).