Sunday, April 13, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Our First Free Agent Draft!

I finally got to run our first free agent draft this evening. As predicted, several folks got shut out. But, some managed to grab more than one player! That's always cool, especially when the pool was limited. What's that mean in terms of results? Well, it means some players had a lot of folks vying for them while other players had only one manager seeking to add them to the collection.

Here are the pics (excuse the bad editing job, but I wanted to quickly take out portions of email addresses):
Click on any image to see a larger version.

The list of names after randomizing:

The list of names with picks BEFORE randomizing:

List of names with picks randomized before draft starts:

List of names with picks after the draft:

To refresh everyone on how the draft works. Once the list is randomized, I start at the top with 1st pick column. I remove all duplicate picks and shift things to the left. So, let's look at BSnider as an example. Dayf picks Cedeno first. I delete Cedeno from BSnider and his 2nd round pick becomes his first round pick now because the list "collapses" to the left.  Same thing applies for anyone else picking Cedeno and so on for each player.  When I get to the bottom of Round 1, I start at the bottom of Round 2 and work my way upward. 3rd round starts at the top and goes downward. Repeat until all rounds are completed.

Congratulations to everyone that added cards/players to their collections!!  I will add those players to your teams and then let OOTP make whatever substitutions it sees fit.


  1. The Sun was drafted pretty high. Just kidding. That's funny. Thanks!

  2. If you want to avoid the boxes next time, just use the team names rather than email addresses. Just a thought.

  3. I'm happy to see that I got a player, but what I am really looking forward to is seeing how my team is doing in OOTP.

  4. Oh, Randomizer. You are a fickle mistress.