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  • *** VD 6 Draft Thread ***

    So here's what we have so far:

    Let's have an official start on Monday, and an unofficial start on Friday ... I suppose we'll take late comers until the end of the first round as per usual. We'll do the double blind on Thursday evening.



    Upgrades from VD5:

    The matrix now displays and individual breakdown alongside each team. This will tell you how many competitors still need letter/decade combos without having to scroll up to the main matrix.

    Updated Career & Best Year Hitter Stats Sheet

    I have added 2 new sheets with formatted Career and Best Year stats side by side. This should make your ranking and sorting much much easier. All the stats are there on the Combined Sheets ... the less important stats are in hidden columns. You can see where the hidden columns are by looking at the missing letters along the top Row.

    Tips and Using the Filter Column Arrows:

    1. Use this Career & Best Year Stat Sheet for your rankings and sorting. That will mean when there is a Scoring Spreadsheet update, you will be able to use the latest version without losing your ranking info.
    2. It's better to use the drop down filter arrows on the columns for sorting, rather than using custom sorts (especially on slower machines). It will be much faster if you use the "letter" and/or "number" filters rather than re-sorting the whole sheets every time you want to check a different parameter.
    3. Make use of the "Text Filter" / "Number Filter" > "Contains" feature to filter the Position and Decade columns. It's the fastest and less resource heavy option.
    4. Use the "Text Filter" > "Begins With" feature to filter by letter.
    5. You can combine filters i.e. Text Filter the Last Name column --> Begins With "S". Then Text Filter the Position column --> Contains "2B" ... this will filter only S's and 2B. You undo these filters by clicking the column arrows again and selecting "Clear Filter From ____"


    Letters and Decades (as VD5)
    2 Wildcard Letters Added, with 1 extra OF and P slot added from VD5
    4 KO's added - use of KO's are optional, and must be used between rounds 6 and 13. No players starting with QUIZ ENVY can be KO'd.
    Multiplicative scoring will be used

    Changes from VD5:

    2 Wildcards (25 players to be drafted in total)
    14 of the 15 eligible hitting decades must be selected
    11 of the 14 eligible pitching decades must be selected
    1 extra OF slot added
    1 extra Pitching slot added
    4 KO's (no QUIZ ENVY players can be KO'd)

    Scoring change:

    As a trial, we have eliminated the 1 point from scoring system. Finishing last in any category will result a team scoring 2 points. Finishing second-last will result in 3 points etc etc.

    Draft Order:

    1 ElDiablo
    2 Revo
    3 Heyelander
    4 Frae
    5 Pogues
    6 Controller Jacobs
    7 Feral Slasher
    8 Johnny
    9 Knuckleballs
    10 Hacko
    11 Garp
    Last edited by johnnya24; 03-18-2013, 10:47 AM.

  • #2
    VD 6 Rules:


    Letters and Decades Combo Draft

    25 Rounds:
    14 Hitters
    11 Pitchers


    23 unique letters (inc 3 x QUIZY)
    2 Wildcard (WC) letters


    Hitting: 14 from 15 decades (no combined decades)
    Pitching: 11 from 14 decades (with 1870/80 combined as usual)


    5 OF's instead of 4 (VD5)
    1 Extra pitcher slot

    Changes from VD5:

    4x Knock Out (KO) picks can be played between rounds 6 and 13 (inclusive)
    2 Extra players selected, 1 hitter and 1 pitcher
    2 Extra Roster slots - 1xOF, 1xP

    Scoring Change:

    We are using "Multipicative Scoring +1" for VD6 (+1 will be added to each category score ... i.e. if you score 1 pt in a category, it will now be 1+1=2)


    Letters (Last Name)
    4x KO's
    Muliplicative Scoring +1
    14 Hitters / 11 Pitchers (3 QUIZY's and 2 WC's)
    BA not OBP (no change)
    ERA restrictions are not in place as Decades are in play


    1a. (NOT APPLICABLE FOR VD6 SEE 1b) Players from all time periods are eligible to be drafted. Each team may not select more than one hitter and one pitcher from each decade. A player is assigned to a decade based on the best season selection. The decade assignment cannot be changed once the pick is made. For the purposes of this rule, the decades are defined as 1871-1879, 1880-1889, 1890-1899, 1900-1909, 1910-1919, 1920-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, and 2000-2007. For pitchers only, 1871-1889 are combined into a single decade.

    1b. Each team may only draft one player whose last name begins with each letter of the alphabet. Every letter must be selected including all 5 QUIZY's. There are also 2 Wildcard letters available. Both wildcard letter can be the same.

    1c. Each team shall consist of 25 players (14H & 11P), comprised of the following positions: C, C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, UT 11 x P. The UT positions must be filled by a hitter.

    2. Qualifications for players

    a. To be eligible for the draft, a player must meet the following requirements:

    i. There are no career minimums to be met. A player must have at least one qualifying season, as explained in Rule 2.a.ii.

    ii. The player must have an eligible season. For a hitter's "best season", the hitter must have at least 100 ABs during the season. To be an eligible season for a pitcher's "best season", the pitcher must have at least 100 IP or 40 appearances during the season.

    b. Hitter Positional requirements

    i. For a hitter to be eligible for a position, he must have played 200 games at that position. If a hitter has not played 200 games at any position, then the position that player has played the most games at will be considered their eligible position. If you choose to take a player who has the most games played at pitcher or designated hitter (and does not have any other position where they met the 200 game minimum) then that player only qualifies for the UT slot.

    ii. To be eligible at CI or MI, the player must be eligible at 1B or 3B, or 2B or SS, respectively. To be eligible at INF, a player must be eligible at any of the 4 positions. Teams cannot add the games played at 2B and SS to obtain MI eligibility for a player, for example. However, there is no games played based eligibility requirement for the UT. The only requirement is the 100 season ABs.

    3a. There will be a team career IP requirement of 18000 IP. Failure to meet that minimum requirement will result in one point in career ERA and career WHIP. The career ERA and career WHIP of the penalized team will be used as normal for the purposes of determining the standings of the other teams in those categories, i.e., the penalty will be applied after the standings are determined for those categories.

    3b (Not applicable for VD6) For VD4 there is a team Best Year IP minimum requirement of 2000 IP. The same sanctions as rule 3a will be implemented if this rule is not met.

    4. The draft will be conducted in the form of a standard snake-draft, with draft order randomly determined at the beginning.

    5. Scoring Categories

    a. The scoring categories are the standard 5x5 for career and the "best season" as defined by these rules. These categories are AVG, HR, RBI, Runs and SB for hitters, and ERA, WHIP, Wins, Saves, and Ks for pitchers. At the time that each player is drafted, the drafting team must announce the season it is choosing for that player's "best season." It cannot be changed once selected unless it is an obvious typo. A pick without a season mentioned is not a complete pick.

    b. The "official" winner will be the team with the highest total when adding or multiplying the points scored in each of the 20 categories together. In VD6 we will be using "multiplicative scoring +1" - this means that we wll be adding +1 to the final score for each category score (e.g. a last place will not be awarded 1+1=2pts; third from last will be award 3+1=4pts etc).

    6. If a team backs itself into a corner somehow and is not able to draft any eligible players to complete its team, the blank slot will count as zeros in all categories. Any such team will also have fifteen (15) points deducted from their final score to account for any advantage in ERA, WHIP or AVG that such an empty slot might give. In addition, if anyone runs past their 12 hour clock, then shows up in the Pen but doesn't pick or post why they can't, they are subject to a one point deduction from their final score, if an (absolute) majority of teams vote to apply the penalty in any given case.

    7. "The John Montgomery Ward Rule." Players who qualify to be drafted as both hitters and pitchers are treated as two separate players. They can be drafted by one team as a pitcher and another as a hitter. They must qualify separately in each category to be eligible in that category. A team may draft a player twice if they so choose to use their wild card letters in such a manner.

    8. If any ambiguity is discovered in the rules, the ambiguity will be resolved by the committee of three as determined in the VD XVIII discussion thread. Their decisions are binding and final.

    9. We allow 12 hours between picks during week day periods, with an extra 5 hours added if the clock runs past midnight EST. We don't count weekends as many will not have access, or be able to check up on things. Weekday holidays are considered as on the clock unless otherwise agreed upon beforehand. This rule is intended as a guideline encouraging consideration for the other drafters. If you will not be able to make a pick within the allotted time, it is appropriate that you let someone know via PM or phone message.

    10. If your pick is going to be due soon, and you think you might not be around, you can either tell us to skip your pick, or better still, PM a list of possible selections to someone else, and they can pick for you. It's better to PM picks to someone at the other end of the draft. In that way it won't affect whom the people around you will be taking in the mean time (no one can steal your picks!!).

    11. We have a policy of not talking about players before they have been selected. Occasionally this will be unavoidable ... but as a rule try not to throw out the names of unselected players.

    12. Please put your picks in BOLD so it's easier to catch up on who's been selected. Also, include the round and pick number.

    13. If a player makes an invalid or incorrect selection, he will have 1 hour to correct the pick from the time the error is noted in the thread. After that time has passed, the next player will be on the clock to pick. Anyone who is skipped may reselect their pick whenever they return from all players still available at that time.

    14. (NOT APPLICABLE FOR VD6) Players from all time periods are eligible to be draft. However, each team may only draft a maximum of 3 Dead-Ball hitters, 3 Dead-Ball pitchers, 3 Contemporary hitters and 3 Contemporary pitchers.

    For the purposes of this rule, a Dead-Ball hitter is any hitter who played at all in 1898 or any season prior to 1898.

    For the purposes of this rule, a Dead-Ball pitcher is any pitcher who pitched at all in 1913 or any season preceding 1913.

    For the purposes of this rule, a Contemporary hitter is a hitter who played at all in 1999 or any season after 1999.

    For the purposes of this rule, a Contemporary pitcher is a pitcher who played at all in 1999 or any season after 1999.

    New Rules:

    15. We usually accept late entrants up until the end of Round 1. In such circumstances, the new participant will pick last in the first round. We will then do a double blind to randomly determine where they will draft for every consequent round - e.g. Joe Bloggs wants to join after pick 1.05. For the first round he picks last: 1.12. We then do a double blind to determine which slot Joe will draft from round 2 on-wards. This way there is no first round advantage, and the draft order is still random.

    16a. VD6 will permit 4 Knock Out (KO) picks per person between the Rounds 6 and 13 (inclusive). Any player can be KO'd, except from the following letters: QUIZ ENVY.

    The draft does not stop for KO mispicks. If the mispick is corrected before the next player is drafted, then it will be considered valid. If the next pick has been made, the KO will be voided. The time on the edit will determine the validity of the KO repick.
    Last edited by johnnya24; 03-24-2013, 08:54 AM.


    • #3
      1.02....Babe Ruth, OF, 1921

      Let's pretend this is Groundhog Day, and we can't get any worse.


      • #4
        Hopefully round 1 wasn't where the wheels came off my wagon last draft...

        1.03 Cy Young P 1892

        36 Wins
        I'm not expecting to grow flowers in the desert...


        • #5
          For Frae

          1.04 Hank Aaron 1B/OF 1963


          • #6
            01.05 Tyrus Raymond Cobb, OF, 1911

            Letter scarcity? Position scarcity? To hell with them.

            .420 BA, 147 Runs, 127 RBI, 83 SB
            Considering his only baseball post in the past year was bringing up a 3 year old thread to taunt Hornsby and he's never contributed a dime to our hatpass, perhaps?


            • #7
              FOR CONTROLER
              1.06 Pete Alexander 1915


              • #8
                1.07 Carl Yazstrezemski - OF 1967
                Champagne for breakfast and a Sherman in my hand !
                The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
                George Orwell, 1984


                • #9
                  1.08 Nap Lajoie 2B 1901

                  145 R
                  Last edited by johnnya24; 03-18-2013, 10:15 AM. Reason: Put 1900 instead of 1901


                  • #10
                    1.09 Charles Radbourn P 1884
                    Okay, I don't know what the F I am doing and I could have just gone in the same damn order as 5 but that would be no fun. 59 wins? That is nutty.


                    • #11
                      1.10 jimmy fox - 1b 1932

                      58 hr - 169 rbi


                      • #12
                        1.11 Lou Gehrig, 1B, 1931, 184 rbi
                        2.01 Rogers Hornsby, 2B, 1922, 152 rbi


                        • #13
                          2.02 Rudy York C 1940

                          Last edited by johnnya24; 03-17-2013, 10:33 AM.


                          • #14
                            2.03 Dennis Eckersley P 1990

                            sorry bout that.
                            Last edited by johnnya24; 03-17-2013, 10:33 AM.


                            • #15
                              2.04 Robin Yount SS 1982

                              ​129 R