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Postby machine3 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:21 pm

I am the commish of a 14-team re-draft league, and this will be the first time we have used an auction draft. Any advice on how it should be run? Here is how our league is set up:

14 teams (maybe only 12 this year)
H2H using NL and AL players
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, UT
SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P
6 Bench Players
7X7
H, R, HR, RBI, SB, SO, TB
IP, W, L, S, K, ERA, WHIP

Couple questions:
Should each team be required to fill their starting or entire roster with the $260 allotted, or could they overspend then wait until the end of the auction to do a snake to fill out the roster?
Any advice specific to the way our league is set up? For example, should a pitcher's value be increased in our league? Should I spend more on hitters or should it be 50/50?
Thanks in advance.
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Postby crapshooter » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:32 pm

All 23 men should be aquired for the 260. That makes each owner save at least one dollar for each when bidding.

You definitely don't want a 50/50 split for pitchers and hitters. I'd go more 65 hitters and 35 pitchers.
You don't have to like 'em to own 'em!!!!
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Postby crapshooter » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:34 pm

One other bit of advice....if this is your first auction do not expect it to be a quick one. It's a long process on the first one.
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Postby crapshooter » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:34 pm

One other bit of advice....if this is your first auction do not expect it to be a quick one. It's a long process on the first one.
You don't have to like 'em to own 'em!!!!
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Postby crapshooter » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:34 pm

One other bit of advice....if this is your first auction do not expect it to be a quick one. It's a long process on the first one.
You don't have to like 'em to own 'em!!!!
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Postby cy33 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:48 pm

crapshooter wrote:One other bit of advice....if this is your first auction do not expect it to be a quick one. It's a long process on the first one.


Agreed - agreed - agreed.....

http://www.fantasyauctioneer.com

Make it easy on yourself - although a live auction is fun....
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Postby machine3 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:50 pm

Thanks. Yes, I'm expecting it to take a while. We're gonna make a day of it. Actually makes it more fun. ;-D
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Postby Schwetty Balls » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:42 pm

Our League is doing our first auction this year too. We have decided that if a team does not fill out it's entire roster, it will be forced to play the year with the number of players won at the auction. That team will play shorthanded for the rest of the year. If a team goes overbudget, they will be forced to drop the last player drafted until under the cap.

Any tips to speed up or prepare the league members for a first time auction?
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Postby lsommerer » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:29 pm

Any tips to speed up or prepare the league members for a first time auction?

If you don't already have one, get an auctioneer. Someone who is reasonably familiar with baseball is useful. They don't have to play fantasy baseball. When we first had an auction the commish was the auctioneer and it was too much for him to do.
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Postby mission27 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:17 am

Also, to prepare, you should compile a list of average draft values in order to not overpay to much.
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