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Postby merc » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:41 am

I am in a league which is having a Live draft this Sunday evening on Yahoo.

What is a Yahoo live draft like? Is it like a draft you would do on a chat site or via AIM?
Do I need to use the online Yahoo pre-draft ranking as my cheat sheet for the draft?
Do we actually type in our selection, or pick it from our Yahoo pre-draft player rankings, or does Yahoo just pick it from our Yahoo predraft player rankings for us like it does during an autodraft?

Thanks for your help!!!
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:58 am

The Yahoo list will be in the window and has tabs for each position, SP, RP and P as well. There is a queue where you can put guys you want although I don't use that as it seems as if whenever I look at guys somebody takes them ( :-D ). As players go, they are marked off the list so it's easy to see guys who are passed up. Your list only comes into play if you are NOT there, in which case Yahoo will draft for you.

It's not a bad idea to go through and prerank the players anyway, so you will be aware of guys who are lower b/c they didn't play much (eg Hermida...) and be able to find them quickly when it's your pick.

Isn't opening day Sunday? I'm not sure how that'll work, might be a good idea to keep an eye on the game so if somebody hits a homer you can bump him up your rankings a bit. hee hee. Good luck!! ;-D
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Postby merc » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:23 am

Thanks for the help AcidRock!

How much time do you have to make your pick?
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Postby palehose » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:29 am

i have never done yahoo, but on other sites the commish of your league sets the time limit
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Postby Leiter Fan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:41 am

merc wrote:Thanks for the help AcidRock!

How much time do you have to make your pick?


I am not aware of any way to change the time limit in Yahoo drafts. It is 90 seconds, and if you aren't prepared, that 90 seconds can go very fast.

Of course, be warned that if you take the full 90 seconds, they will last an eternity for everyone else who is waiting for you.
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Postby tgalv » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:50 am

yeah 90 seconds. it is pretty straight forward. there is a list of players and as they get picked they get crossed off.
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Postby seancasey21 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:12 am

out of respect for your fellow managers, don't have 15 things going on while you are drafting. As somebody has mentioned, taking the full 90 seconds is a pain for everybody else and if there are several taking the full time it can take all the fun out of it.
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Postby UncleIvan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:42 pm

It's the best part of the season ;-D ..except for winning it
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Postby chadlincoln » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:46 pm

Make a fake Yahoo ID and do a practice draft. You can always sign up for a league and be drafting within 45 minutes at any time during the day in Yahoo. I'd suggest doing 3-4 of these and try it out, since it doesn't cost you anything and you can get some practice in seeing where certain guys go and getting use to the Yahoo draft system.
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Postby beatdrum » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:05 pm

seancasey21 wrote:out of respect for your fellow managers, don't have 15 things going on while you are drafting. As somebody has mentioned, taking the full 90 seconds is a pain for everybody else and if there are several taking the full time it can take all the fun out of it.


Screw that. If I need my 90 seconds, I'm taking my 90 seconds. You guys just need to learn a little patience. I don't mind people taking the full time, IF the drafter is using it to make a pick.
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