Beginning this year the MWBL has conducted an automated COVERAGE Draft. This year it was done at the end of the Waiver Draft Process.
Beginning next year it will be done at the end of the POST DRAFT CUTS. So beginning in 2015 there will no longer be a Waiver Draft.
Purpose - to ensure that all teams have full player coverage during the regular season without the need for waiver claims – SO THE WAIVER CLAIM PROCESS is also eliminated.
Several administrative items are being eliminated (as well as shrinking the league guide).
Process - An automated draft is set up with 9 rounds (each year it might be different, it is based on the number of CARDED PLAYERS on the disk that are NOT on any roster divided by the number of teams in the league and keeping it a whole number. For this year, it works out to 9 players per team.
1. A Draft is set up (this year it was in the WAIVER DRAFT order and in subsequent years the order will be determined using the same process as the waiver draft.
2. Each team picks automatically with the DEFAULT Scout and Default GM in Advanced Draft (this will pick based primarily on team needs, so if you are short coverage in a position don’t be surprised to see a number of players picked who can play that spot – based on availability. COLUMBUS for example needed 1b coverage – and the coverage draft picked 4 guys for that spot.
This Year the Mid-West Baseball League will once again be supporting our own Jonathan Mayo, along with Jim Callis and their Top 100 Prospects for the 2014 MWBL FUTURES.
Thanks Jonathan & now Jim, you guys do a great job at mlb.com & the MWBL is once again proud to call you our own.
The MWBL always has an eye toward the future, & looks at which MWBL Franchises may have the brightest future ahead of them. The formula used for the “MWBL FUTURES” list is based on a 100 point system. The Top Prospect, according to Jonathan Mayo & Jim Callis of MLB.COM, receives 100 points, the second rated prospect receives 99 points, this continues until the #100th prospect, who receives 1 point.
Each MWBL franchise will then have the points totaled for their prospects, which gives us an overall number and produces our “MWBL FUTURES” list. Here is the much anticipated list for “MWBL FUTURE”.