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Finding out your draft order

Postby cannonarm21 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:35 am

We have had what I considered a pretty cool tradition the past few years in our league. The first day that the pitchers/catchers reported we used a random draft order site that would email us our draft order for the upcoming season.
I was a big fan of this. Baseball was starting to be talked about on ESPN, and the fantasy baseball talk and trade possibilities would shortly follow with the guys in our league. It just made it seem like the season was closer when we had this to discuss. I also liked this as far as strategy goes. If you got an early pick, you could start planning what you wanted to do. If you got a late pick, you could cross quite a few people off your list. Everyone would be asking everyone else who they planned on taking, and rarely got a truthful answer so it made draft day pretty interesting.

A few guys think this spoils the excitement of draft day. I can see where they are coming from, but I will really miss finding out the order early if we decide to do that.

What do you guys do? Do you usually have your draft order established prior to draft day?
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Postby flbtank » Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:37 am

we usually post the draft order 2 weeks prior to draft day. Gives people enough time for speculation on their pick and to gleam info from the other teams on who they want.
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Postby trevisc » Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:03 pm

in our keeper league the draft order is determined by how you finish in the year. The first place team gets the first pick and then it goes worst to 2nd for the rest of the order.

In our non-keeper league I think it would be cool to know ahead of time but in the past we have just let yahoo pick the order 30 minutes before the draft.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:10 pm

Almost all my leagues pick the order at least 2 weeks before the draft. It is more fun that way and owners can prepare and speculate for how the draft will go.
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