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Postby tms298 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:12 pm

I'm just posting this for the benefit of anyone that wants to use it. Our league is converting from a 12 team snake draft to an auction. We had to assign a $ value to each round of the draft for keepers. I used a mock draft I found on cbssportsline and also used the yahoo auction rankings (i.e. the average of the top 12 is the average first round value etc). I took the average of the two, though the results were quite similar. Results are below:

dollar value round
$45 1
$37 2
$31 3
$26 4
$23 5
$19 6
$15 7
$13 8
$10 9
$8 10
$7 11
$6 12
$5 13
$4 14
$4 15
$3 16
$2 17
$2 18
$2 19
$1 20
$1 21
$1 22
$1 23
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Re: Keeper--converting snake draft to auction

Postby mkultra » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:57 pm

I see what you're trying to do, but I think your results are kind of wonky. I don't think the #12 guy, for example, is worthy nearly $45. Why not just pick a 2011 salary projection and use that? Or use rookies and cream's awesome MDP list as-of a specific date?
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Re: Keeper--converting snake draft to auction

Postby bigmck » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:09 am

If you are going to have an Auction League, make it that. Bid on your players, don't give them some made up salary.
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Re: Keeper--converting snake draft to auction

Postby tms298 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:23 am

We keep 3 players from last year's team, and the player cost 2 rounds higher than where they were drafted the year before. This chart is to convert last year's draft rounds into this year's auction for keepers only. The rest of the players will be selected this year by auction.

The first round conversion to dollars is kind of an outlier as there is a huge difference between the top pick and the 12th pick. I doubt anyone is keeping someone that will cost first round $$ so I think this way will still work. I still think this works (broadly speaking), especially in the middle/late rounds which is where most keepers fall.
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Re: Keeper--converting snake draft to auction

Postby bigmck » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:44 am

The easiest way is to agree on a magazine and use the salaries from it for the Keepers. There is going to be error in a "conversion chart" that you try to make.
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Re: Keeper--converting snake draft to auction

Postby mkultra » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:38 am

I understand what you're trying to do, it's just more work and more problems than necessary. Just use someone's 2011 projected values and save yourself some grief. ;-D
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Re: Keeper--converting snake draft to auction

Postby mkultra » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:46 pm

Thinking about this a little more, I see you want to reward people who got last year's stars cheap (CarGo, Bautista, etc.). In that case, I'd make sure to use last year's projected values- I'm sure there are copies of those floating around somewhere.

Are you carrying forward several years' worth of existing keeper contracts? If not, honestly, I'd just do a redraft. Much easier, certainly much cleaner.
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Re: Keeper--converting snake draft to auction

Postby footcow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:47 pm

If you want to do it by round, I would interpolate between the values you posted for each pick in each round, the first and last pick in a round are significantly different, especially in the early rounds. If you want help with this let me know.
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