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2/24/2013 11:50 AM
Compared to a slot draftee, what is the likelihood a college player considering another sport will sign?   If he does sign, how much more can I expect it to be over slot (#6 overall)? 
2/24/2013 12:35 PM
Doesn't directly answer your question, but I just drafted a guy out of high school at #17 who "May sign if the deal is right", but is considering D1 scholarships. He's looking for 2 mil over slot (4.5m, vs the 2.5 or so that seems to be the slot position).
2/27/2013 12:02 PM
Great stuff, thanks Leslie.  The player has a rep so no Mom to deal with.  I've included both players below that I think could be available.  I have the money to take on a tough sign, I just want to make sure it's worth the extra cash and that I have a good chance to get the deal done.

Tough Sign (Undecided, may play pro hockey)

Tough Sign    69     69     63     74     57     19     85     93     83     62     71     75          (current general/fielding)
Slot                  63     69     59     79     58       5     69     65     62     79     57     85

Tough Sign    90     83     93     89     92     34     89     93     85     73     67     85          (potential general/fielding)
Slot                  89     79     73     86     83       5     98     81     62     79     57     85

Tough Sign    62     42     44     52     49     58     41     39                                                 (current batting)
Slot                  54     72     73     72     89     74     84     86

Tough Sign    97     54     58     70     51     87     54     41                                                 (potential batting)
Slot                  54     72     73     72     89     74     84     86

The tough sign looks like he could stick at SS while the slot player appear to be more of an above average 3B.  I like the slot player's power but the tough sign has more power.  The tough sign appears to be the slightly better player but I'm unsure it's worth the risk over the alternative.



2/27/2013 3:19 PM
Just looking at the two, I'd go with the slot guy. Even if you went with the tough sign, as long as you offer him his initial demands, you'll get a compensation pick next season if he doesn't sign.
3/4/2013 8:03 PM
The slot and tough sign players went #2 and #3 in my draft which were coincidently how they ranked on my board.  In an unexpected and appreciated twist of fate, the #1 guy on my board slipped to me at #6.   However, I had my first rookie game tonight and he still hasn't signed yet.  He's a HS 2B and doesn't have a family member as a consultant.  He wanted to be drafted in the first round or may play college ball.  He's sat on my only offer with the response that he think it's fair but is still considering college.  Should I sit tight, up the slot offer or is it out of my hands either way?
3/4/2013 8:08 PM

Don't up the offer, it has no effect.  I drafted a guy just like that last season.  I was told by another owner in my league that he'd sign one week (real time) after the draft, and that's exactly when he did.

3/8/2013 9:07 AM
In yet another twist, the tough sign (considering hockey) signed for slot at #3 and the guy I took at #6 (wants to be drafted in the 1st round), rejected my offer 6 days later and is requesting $1.1M over slot.
3/8/2013 9:26 AM
The guys that say they want to be drafted in the first round always ask for more..they will always sign, but for more money.
3/8/2013 9:34 AM
Don't worry about the cosmetics of the exercise.  This is the kind of thing in programming these games that drive me nuts... make it look like there's intriguing real-life stuff happening ("I gots babies to feed!"), just for ***** and giggles.  Pay him and move on.

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