Trading sounds way more interesting in a league like this than the redraft that I’m in… but I do so enjoy prospecting on the waiver wire in a way that’s not possible in a league that deep. And I might just go crazy stashing prospects for years before they even make it to the majors.
and how many of those prospects actually ended up being as good as their projections predicted?….i love how crazy the evolution of prospects has totally changed keeper/dynasty leagues…now everyone loves to talk about this guy’s potential and that guy’s crazy high ceiling…yet no one seems to talk about the fact that a large percentage of the “top prospects” never amount to anything at all…or at least dont amount to anything close to what they were projected to become…BJ Upton, Elijiah Dukes, Dom Brown, Brian Matusz, Chris Davis, Mike Montgomery, Luke Hovechear, Matt LaPorta, Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackley, etc, etc….some of those guys i would still give a shot like ackley and davis, but then again, they will continue to be given a shot until they are 30 just because they were “top prospects”
I’ve played in a league with close friends for years — and a full-fledged keeper format is too daunting for most of them. So we play “Players drafted who are under 23 years old at the time of the auction draft can be retained for 10 years at $12 per draft” — Highly recommended, clean format and for those in my situation, I recommend it as a highly accessible league where you can still build a dynasty out of young players.