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Bush League Amateur Draft Rules Guide
« on: October 29, 2016, 09:50:00 PM »
Amateur Draft
The Bush League Entry Draft will last 10 rounds.  Teams are not required to make picks if they do not wish to make room in their minor league roster. Just let the commissioner know if you do not wish to make selections in the draft.  Your team will skipped until you notify the commissioner otherwise.  You may also be placed on auto draft if you wish, also by notifying the commissioner.

If a team is not present for the draft or is timed out they may provide a proxy pick.  If they do not, they will be auto selected the next best available player from the draft list.  This is for the first 5 rounds only and only if there is room on that teams minor league roster.  After round 5 or if the minor league roster is full picks will be skipped and will be able to make up their pick at any time, prior to the end of the draft.

Players who have been drafted and signed in the real life MLB First Year Player Draft from the preceeding July are the only players who are eligible for the Bush League entry draft.  A list of players ranked according to the Baseball America top 500 draft prospects will be provided prior to the draft.  Players not eligible for the draft will include: 
Unsigned players from the draft
International players
Undrafted Free Agents
Unprotected Prospects
These will be available during free agency.

Entry Draft Contracts
Players drafted in the BL entry draft will be given Prospect Contracts, (P-n/a), and can be placed on a teams minor league roster or 40 man roster. Drops or promotions must be made prior to selecting a player for the minor league roster. No team will be allowed to go over the roster limits at any time.

Draft Order:
Using the fantrax combined standings from the previous season (i.e. draft starting in Nov 2014 uses 2013 standings) in reverse order for those that did not make the playoffs. For teams that made the playoffs, in each successive round, the losing team with the worst regular season record would be the first team to pick, continuing through to the team with the best record in that round. The Bush League Champion will pick last and the runner up will pick 2nd to last.


Trades
Trading of draft picks is allowed in Bush League.  A team is allowed to trade draft picks during the draft prior to selecting the proposed traded picks.

A player traded from a team's minor league roster can be placed on the receiving team's minor league roster as long as space is available and the player still meets the league prospect requirements. The player will be assigned to the roster level he is currently at, unless otherwise requested.
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Bush League Draft Instructions
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 12:03:59 AM »
1) Post your pick in the thread of the respective round.

2) Clock is 12 hours per pick in rounds 1-5 and 6 hours in rounds 6-10.  If you know you will not be available, as a courtesy, see #4.

3) Once your pick is posted, as a courtesy, PM the next GM in line.

4) You may PM your pick to thecliff or Greg S before your time is up and we will post it for you.  You may make up your pick any time until the draft is over, if you miss a pick.

5) You may request to be skipped (not make a pick) or be placed on autodraft (next highest player on the Top 500). 
« Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 07:32:58 AM by Greg S »
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