When do you prefer to draft? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

When do you prefer to draft?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

When do you prefer to draft?

Postby kingmike74 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:30 pm

Just wondering becuase I am starting a league and want everyone to be happy. I like drafting in mid March, a few weeks after ST starts and things shake out.
"I can't wait to put the uniform on each day" ~ Bobby Cox
kingmike74
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2729
(Past Year: 28)
Joined: 12 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: On Deck

Postby JoshExley » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:34 pm

A day or two before the season starts is ideal IMO.

When we do online drafts we can usually do it, but when we meet for a live draft it's impossible getting a date that works for everyone, so we wind up drafting the first week or two of March.
JoshExley
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 608
Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Macon, GA

Postby jfg » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:09 pm

I think the most fun if it's a party style setting is on one of the nights of the first or second round of March Madness. Draft, beer and bracket busting all in one night makes for a good time.
jfg
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicGolden Eagle EyeMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly WinnerTrivia Time Trial Monthly Winner
Posts: 6078
(Past Year: 97)
Joined: 4 Nov 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Mugrila » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:11 pm

Yeah, I try to draft as close to opening day as possible, but that doesn't usually work as I get too impatient. :*)
Mugrila
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe MusketeerPick 3 Champion
Posts: 6597
Joined: 4 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby fiz » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:40 pm

as close to the season as possible - there's nothing more frustrating than having a guy who gets hurt in ST...
fiz
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterEagle Eye
Posts: 1212
Joined: 24 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: in your refrigerator drinking beer

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:27 pm

yeah i like in person drafts as well, but its always hard getting a time good for everyone. another negative i dislike is that its sometimes hard to maintain who was selected during the draft and time limits etc...not that its a big deal, but my drafts are usually about 23 rds or so, making it very very long...
Image

SIGS!

Shane Victorino wrote:“We keep fighting,” Victorino said. “We keep plugging along.”
Snakes Gould
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
EditorCafeholicCafe WriterCafe RankerGraphics ExpertMock(ing) DrafterGolden Eagle EyeWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 16051
(Past Year: 8)
Joined: 1 Nov 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Eternal Bliss

Postby astav28 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:29 pm

as early as possible; we just finished up our keeper league draft on sunday. makes things interesting...also its nice to do it before the yahoo rankings come out because people have to do more work on their own
astav28
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 330
Joined: 31 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Mugrila » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:46 pm

astav28 wrote:as early as possible; we just finished up our keeper league draft on sunday. makes things interesting...also its nice to do it before the yahoo rankings come out because people have to do more work on their own


I say let them use Yahoo rankings, gives me the advantage. ;-D
Mugrila
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe MusketeerPick 3 Champion
Posts: 6597
Joined: 4 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby BigLebowski » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:05 am

Opening day, if at all possible.
Image
BigLebowski
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 8264
(Past Year: 474)
Joined: 17 Nov 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: QUACK-QUACK....GO DUCKS!

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:31 am

BigLebowski wrote:Opening day, if at all possible.


then you miss all the first day's stats...i remember staying up until 5am to watch the yanks vs the drays in japan just because i had a few players on opening day...i love opening day. without my roster handy, it would take alot away from it...day before would be good though ;-D
Image

SIGS!

Shane Victorino wrote:“We keep fighting,” Victorino said. “We keep plugging along.”
Snakes Gould
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
EditorCafeholicCafe WriterCafe RankerGraphics ExpertMock(ing) DrafterGolden Eagle EyeWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 16051
(Past Year: 8)
Joined: 1 Nov 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Eternal Bliss

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Thursday, Jul. 24
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Boston at Toronto
(12:37 pm)
Texas at NY Yankees
(1:05 pm)
San Francisco at Philadelphia
(1:05 pm)
Houston at Oakland
(3:35 pm)
Miami at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
San Diego at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
Cleveland at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
NY Mets at Milwaukee
(8:10 pm)
Chi White Sox at Minnesota
(8:10 pm)
Detroit at LA Angels
(10:05 pm)
Baltimore at Seattle
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact