Our league is likely to expand from 12 to 14 Majors teams for the upcoming Spring. We use the retention method which has historically worked well for our league and is a big part of our culture. However, with the 16 month bubble class coming up, we will likely need to expand again in 2018 and then contract in 2019. Practically, I believe a full redraft method should be employed for our league in 2017, 2018 and 2019 where we move back to retention in 2019. But there's that culture issue.
My question is, does anyone have a general idea of % of leagues nationally use the full redraft method? More specifically, what % of 2 or more charter leagues use the full redraft method? I have talked to area LL's who have said their league has moved to the full redraft method in the past 1-10 years. It's a small sample size that responded (~20), but ~65-70% that are full re-draft.
One other question- historically, our league has used waivers to move LL12s down to Minors. In our view, it's typically not many- usually between 2-10% that are either ( a ) clearly safety risks or ( b ) the player clearly prefers to play AAA over Majors and would not be a safety risk to the 10/11s. With that said, in your view, does that % of waivers seem high? Does anyone have an idea what % of leagues use waivers for LL12s?
All thoughts/answers greatly appreciated.