The 2017 WFBL Majors Draft takes place on April Fool's Day
The 2017 WFBL Majors Draft will take place in an Excel Spreadsheet Draft room. The room will be made accessible to all GM's after the Cutdown deadline has passed.
General Managers have until 9pm EDT on Monday, March 27th to cut down their Majors roster for the Draft purposes.
Majors rosters may be cut to as few as 12 players, with teams allowed to protect as many as 18 players.
Any team that has not gotten their Majors roster below 18 players by the deadline is subject to having the Commissioner make those decisions for them.
The WFBL Majors Draft "raw" order is as follows, based on reverse order of the 2016 standings. HTH results were used for any tie-breakers:
1 - EU, 2 - HO, 3 - GA, 4 - SP, 5 - ST, 6 - NY, 7 - PH, 8 - DE, 9 - OM, 10 - LV, 11 - RA, 12 - PO, 13 - VA, 14 - MO, 15 - JO, 16 - BR, 17 - AL, 18 - BO
The actual Majors Draft round-by-round order will be based on a combination of the above 'Raw' order, and the number of players protected by each team.
Any questions regarding the Majors Draft or the Cutdown deadline/process, just check the Rules and then feel free to ask the Commissioner.
Any GM who cannot make the Majors Draft in 'Live' status is asked to contact the Commissioner with any arrangements as soon as possible.
For any questions, comments, or suggestions, or to be added to the waiting list for any future GM openings, send email to: Commissioner Matt Veasey at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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The WFBL Majors Draft will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 beginning at 9:30pm EDT / 6:30pm PDT.
Rosters must be cutdown to pre-draft levels of 12-18 by Monday, March 27 at 9:00pm EDT / 6:00pm PDT.
The 2017 regular season schedule has been available at CBS for some time. All GMs are asked to check and ensure that they are listed to play their division rivals twice, and all other teams once.
Please check your rosters both at this home site and at CBS. Let the Commissioner know of any errors.
GENERAL MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES
GM's MUST regularly check their team Roster, the Master Roster, the Transactions page, the DL, and the Draft pages here to ensure that ALL of their transactions reflect properly, especially in the immediate aftermath of any transactions.
Check to ensure that all players under your franchise control have your franchise initials next to them on the Master. Also that no player has your franchise initials whom you do not control.
Check that players on your roster in Majors and Minors have the proper MLB team assignment. Check that their position eligibility for WFBL purposes is listed properly for all Majors-eligible players.
Check that you always are within the legal limits of 25 in Majors, 15 in AAA, 10 in AA.
In your Minors, ensure that hitters in AAA have not reached 1,000 Plate Appearances, and that pitchers in AAA have not reached 400 Innings Pitched or 120 Games Pitched. Also ensure that all players in AA have no MLB appearances whatsoever.
During the Roster Season, check your DL status, and ensure that if a player is activated in MLB, that you have activated him immediately in WFBL.
If a player gets traded, signs as a free agent, or otherwise changes their MLB team, ensure that your roster has been updated to reflect that new MLB club designation.
Check the CBS site to ensure that all player information there reflects properly. In-season this will especially include your current starting lineup. At all times, ensure that any players listed as under your franchise control actually are, and let the Commissioner know if any player you do control is not listed, but appears to be in the CBS database. In the off-season, ensure that any moves you make to clean up your roster are reflected at CBS as well.
Let the Commissioner know immediately of any needed adjustments that come to your attention. Paying close attention to your individual roster and the entire league is what helps keep the WFBL running smoothly.