Keeper draft settings - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Keeper draft settings

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Keeper draft settings

Postby hawkeye19851 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:23 pm

I've played in a fantasy football keeper league for years and have done many baseball redraft leagues but never a baseball keeper league. The setting I'm interested in getting feedback is what, if any, cost is there for keeping a player and how many can be kept? This will be a draft rather than auction. Thanks in advance for your input and advice!
hawkeye19851
T-Ball Trainer


Posts: 3
Joined: 8 Aug 2009
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Keeper draft settings

Postby fast dogs » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:23 pm

every league plays differently, some leagues you can keep 2, some 20 players. Some leagues you lose the round a player was drafted in, some leagues you just keep a certain # of players.There are hundreds of different ways of setting up a league, you need to find and totally understand all your particular leagues rules and base your draft and play on those rules.
fast dogs
General Manager
General Manager

CafeholicResponse TeamMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2484
(Past Year: 340)
Joined: 16 Dec 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Keeper draft settings

Postby hawkeye19851 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:55 pm

I'm setting up the league so am looking for opinions on what has worked well for others
hawkeye19851
T-Ball Trainer


Posts: 3
Joined: 8 Aug 2009
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Keeper draft settings

Postby fast dogs » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:28 pm

there are many posts about this in the commish area; pretty much everyone thinks their league is the best and everyone else's is junk. well not quite but as you read thru them you'll get that impression. The questions you want to ask yourself: Do you want the first few rounds of studs to be kept or do you want them in the draft every year? By saying no 1 drafted in the first 3 rounds is eligible to be kept it makes the draft every year seem more like a redraft. If you keep 10 guys for 5 years in a 14 team league you know the draft won't contain any top 100 players for the next few seasons. If the most years anyone can be kept is 3 you know you'll get a shot at Heyward & Posey in 2014. Many leagues only keep a few players but the guys who play in leagues that keep 10 say thats not even a keeper league. If you have a league of 14 sharp managers it doesn't matter quite so much, if you have a few experts and a few casual owners and alot of keepers, it won't take long for the sharks to have great squads and the casual guys to have no real shot at winning. Some say start with fewer keepers and fewer # of years allowed to be kept, then you can add on after a couple years. Read thru some of the posts and you'll get a better feel for what kind of setup will fit your league. There are so many variables that you need to consider, who gets first pick next year, the last place team or the team that just missed finishing in the money. Can you trade in the offseason, can you trade draft picks before the draft. Knowing what site you'll be using and what they support also is a factor in setting up your league. How much work do you want to do as commish, some setups take alot of time, some practically run themselves
fast dogs
General Manager
General Manager

CafeholicResponse TeamMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2484
(Past Year: 340)
Joined: 16 Dec 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Keeper draft settings

Postby RugbyD » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:16 pm

Here are 2 disparate examples:

1) Auction league where up to 4 can be kept. We have salaries and a limit to how long you can keep someone drafted with MLB experience and without. Price escalators each year. Offseason trades allowed. Draft $ are fungible up to a limit +/-.

1) Dynasty league where all players are kept. Rosters expand to 40 for the draft, but cut to 28 by a certain date. Draft is reverse-standings. More emphasis is on prospects and trading. Always lots of draft picks changing hands.
TennCare rocks!!!!
RugbyD
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 5591
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 7 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: punting small dogs and being surly

Re: Keeper draft settings

Postby Element » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:02 pm

Or just start off with something simple. Basic draft and at the end of the season everyone must keep 6-7 players. Done!
Image
Element
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Response TeamCafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 4891
(Past Year: 968)
Joined: 25 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Saturday, Apr. 19
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Chi Cubs at Chi Cubs
(1:05 pm)
Minnesota at Kansas City
(1:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Cincinnati
(1:08 pm)
Houston at Oakland
(1:35 pm)
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh
(2:10 pm)
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay
(2:20 pm)
indoors
Seattle at Miami
(4:05 pm)
indoors
NY Mets at NY Mets
(7:05 pm)
Atlanta at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
Philadelphia at Colorado
(7:10 pm)
Chi White Sox at Texas
(7:10 pm)
LA Dodgers at LA Dodgers
(8:05 pm)
Arizona at Arizona
(8:10 pm)
San Diego at San Diego
(8:10 pm)
San Francisco at San Francisco
(8:40 pm)

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