Piscataway Little League: Piscataway Little League Local Policies

Draft Guidelines, Piscataway Little League

Any child from a disbanded team that was forced to re-enter draft MUST be picked first.

Minors

All players wanting to play in Minors shall participate in at least one “tryout” or Skills Assessment session. Managers will assess the players on their basic baseball skills during the “tryouts”. Managers may use any method of assessment they choose. Each Manager’s assessments are retained by the Manager and are not required to be turned into any League Official. If a player is unable or does not attend any tryouts, the Player Agent will to the best of their ability make each Manager aware of the player’s abilities.

The Minors Draft will occur after the Majors Draft. Players who are not drafted into the Majors are automatically part of the Minors Draft.

· Only the League President, League Vice President, Player Agent, and Managers of Minors teams (with 1 Coach) are allowed in the draft room. The League President can invite other individuals to witness the draft at the League President’s discretion. No one else is allowed in the draft room unless specifically invited by the League President.

· When siblings are in the draft and one is drafted, that Manager MUST select the remaining sibling with their next draft pick, unless the League President and Player Agent approve an exception.

· The League President and Player Agent have the duty to ensure the draft is conducted fairly and without manipulation. They have the authority to void part or all of the draft as required ensuring fair play. Current Minor League Managers have the option of keeping their own 10 year old child down in the Minors.

· The draft order is in reverse order of finish. The team with the worst regular season record the previous year has the first draft pick, the team with the second worst record has the second pick, etc., continuing to the team with the best record picking last.

· If two teams are tied with the same record, head to head records are used to determine which team finished higher in the standings. Note that only win/loss records are considered, margin of victory is NOT considered. If the teams split their games against each other, a coin flip will determine who drafts higher.

Example of the draft order:

Assume there are six (6) Minors teams with draft order 1-6, where Team #1 had the worst record in the previous season, Team #2 had the second worst record, etc. This also assumes that no teams tied with the same record.

1st Round: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

2nd Round: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

3rd Round: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

…and so on….

The Player Agent is responsible to make sure no attempt is made to “manipulate the system”.

 

Majors

All players 10 years or older must participate in at least one “tryout” or Skills Assessment session for the Majors. If a player does not attend any tryouts, that player will be placed back into the Minors on an alternate team from which they came. No exceptions will be made.

Any Managers moving up to the Majors may bring 1 Coach from their previous Minors team only, no other Coaches will be approved in advance. If the Manager chooses to utilize a Coach from their previous team, said Coach’s child will be counted as their 2nd to last pick.

· Only the League President, Vice President of Baseball, Player Agent, and Managers of Majors teams (with 1 Coach) are allowed in the draft room. The League President can invite other individuals to witness the draft at the League President’s discretion. No one else is allowed in the draft room unless specifically invited by the League President. No exceptions.

· The draft order is in reverse order of finish. The team with the worst regular season record the previous year has the first draft pick, the team with the second worst record has the second pick, etc., continuing to the team with the best record picking last.

· If two teams are tied with the same record, head to head records are used to determine which team finished higher in the standings. Note that only win/loss records are considered, margin of victory is NOT considered. If the teams split their games against each other, a coin flip will determine who drafts higher.

· Majors Players returning to their prior year’s team are not required to tryout. They are automatically placed on their team and do not participate in the draft.

Example of the draft order:

Assume there are six (6) Majors teams with draft order 1-6, where Team #1 had the worst record in the previous season, Team #2 had the second worst record, etc. This also assumes that no teams tied with the same record.

1st Round: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

2nd Round: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

3rd Round: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

…and so on….

The Player Agent is responsible to make sure no attempt is made to “manipulate the system”.