On Sunday, the Boys of Summer APBA League conducted their 2018 draft. The BOS league is a 16-team which uses APBA Baseball for Windows. Put very simply, the rules of the drafts are any player that isn’t already on a BOS team is eligible to be picked.
Thanks to Brad Stark and Steve Ruder for putting in the effort to making this an efficiently-run draft. We were able to get through 12 rounds for all 16 teams (not to mention a few trades in the midst of the draft) in the course of five hours.
If you’re wondering, the league used an online collaboration tool called GroupMe. For my opinion, it worked well for conducting our draft. The BOS set up a chat room stricktly for the draft announcements and another one for chatting between managers.
One feature of GroupMe is that it will text you EVERYTIME someone submits a chat message.
I don’t think I need that enabled anymore. Although, I may leave it to show people how popular I am.
Anyway, you’re here to see who the top picks were. Here is how the first round of the 2018 Boys of Summer APBA League went:
|9||Swatara (from Spring Branch)||Luis Castillo||SP|
|11||Traverse City||Zack Godley||SP|
|14||Swatara (from Seattle)||Lewis Brinson||OF|
|15||King Road||Eddie Rosario||OF|
|16||South Side||JP Crawford||SS|
There weren’t too many surprises, especially Bellinger’s and Happ’s picks.
Thanks again to Brad and Steve as well as the whole league. The draft went fantastic!