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  • NPB draft system

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 April 6日 Sunday

    The NPB draft system is really screwed up.


    Firstly, the high school draft and the draft for the rest of the players are held separately.


    Secondly, in both drafts, the 1st round is not a straight up waiver based on previous year’s team records. But instead, teams stake claims on certain players that they want to pick. If there are multiple teams for the same player, then their names are tossed into a box and the winner is drawn out of the hat in a true lottery style, no weighing based on season records (rather stupid, IMO).


    Thankfully, NPB abolished the right for first rounders to pick the teams they wanted to be “drafted” by, after under the table payment scandals. The Giants already have everything skewed in the leagues in their favour already. NPB really needs to adopt a straight up waiver draft (maybe with the bottom 4-6 teams in a weighed lottery) for the sake of clarity and fairness.

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