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Any thoughts on how to do an expansion draft?

Postby bama680 » Sun May 18, 2008 4:18 pm

Its a Keeper

We are planning to add another team next year. My first thought was each team protects a player, then the new member can pick 1 player from any team. After the new member picks A player EACH original team can protect another. The new team must select a player from each original team before taking a second player from any team. (and so on)

Any huge flaws or other toughts on how to improve?

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Re: Any thoughts on how to do an expansion draft?

Postby Merlin401 » Sun May 18, 2008 4:38 pm

bama680 wrote:Its a Keeper

We are planning to add another team next year. My first thought was each team protects a player, then the new member can pick 1 player from any team. After the new member picks A player EACH original team can protect another. The new team must select a player from each original team before taking a second player from any team. (and so on)

Any huge flaws or other toughts on how to improve?

Thanks for the help

Sounds perfect for the new team but also a little unfair to the teams that get selected from first. So one team loses their 2nd best player and another team loses their 10th best player. You should at least make a mini snake draft so he has to select people from the teams in the exactly opposite order the 2nd time around. So he selects from teams A, B, C, D, E, E, D, C, B, A etc. That would even it out a little bit.

Or perhaps teams that get selected from earlier can have their waiver priority increased. So if its 10 teams: if team A loses a player first, then his waiver priority gets increased 10 spots. Then team B loses a player and his gets increased 9 spots. All the way until the end, when the last person gets increased 0 spots. So that will average their original waiver priority with how badly they got hit in the draft.
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Re: Any thoughts on how to do an expansion draft?

Postby mak1277 » Sun May 18, 2008 4:52 pm

Here's how we did it going from 9 teams to 10 (NL-only).

Each existing team protects 2 players.

Expansion team selects 1 player. The team losing a player then protected a "supplemental" player. Expansion team picks a 2nd player and the team losing a player protected a "supplemental".

Each existing team then protects two more and the process repeats until all teams have the same number of keepers (5 in our case). If one of the existing teams lost a second player, they were no longer eligible to have a third player picked.
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Re: Any thoughts on how to do an expansion draft?

Postby noseeum » Sun May 18, 2008 5:28 pm

How many players are kept? If it's not too many, you may not even need to go through all of that.
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Re: Any thoughts on how to do an expansion draft?

Postby bama680 » Sun May 18, 2008 5:37 pm

sorry, We will keep all 30 players that Yahoo allows we have 9 teams currently then we will draft the leftover players to refill the open slots

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Re: Any thoughts on how to do an expansion draft?

Postby MTUCache » Sun May 18, 2008 9:40 pm

noseeum wrote:How many players are kept? If it's not too many, you may not even need to go through all of that.


That's my thought as well... if you're only keeping two or three players, you can probably do without any expansion draft and just manipulate the beginning rounds of the regular draft next year.

If you're sure you want to do some kind of expansion, I think you'd have to incorporate some method of random and planned protection for everybody else... I'm thinking you could model something after the NBA draft: All existing teams protect one untouchable guy. Then each team gets a certain number of balls based on how they finished the previous season, and you randomly choose one of them (or two, if you want the expansion team to have an advantage). The expansion team will have his pick of anyone not protected on that team. Then all teams protect another player again and the process starts over, until all teams have their required number of "keepers".

This way you're not picking just on the first/second place teams, but it is more likely that they'll get hit harder than the last-place teams.
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