After your offline draft is done, you must submit the results to our system via the Enter Offline Draft Results page accessible on both the League Office and League Manager Tools page. There is no time limit on this process but it should be done as soon as possible after the league's offline draft is complete so all team owners can start managing their teams. When you begin the process of entering the draft picks, the league converts into Draft Mode and when that happens several of the league settings lock until you finish entering all the results into the system.
You will need to use the Submit Draft Results form to enter your league's offline draft results. Simply highlight a player's name on the left Select Player area and click the right arrow to move that player into the Draft Player to Team area. Once you have done this for every player the team owner drafted, submit the results by clicking on the Save button. Once you have done this for every team, you can then submit the entire league's draft into our system.
NOTE: Make sure you use the same browser to download the league settings and to upload results. If your browsing session is suddenly terminated and you wish to continue the offline draft process to completion, you must do so in the same browser you were working in before the session terminated.
CONCLUSION OF THE DRAFT
After the League Manager has finished entering all the draft results for your league, the system will need a few minutes to process and convert the league into regular- season mode so owners can start managing their teams. All owners will receive an e-mail notifying them that the draft is complete.
ENTER YOUR DRAFT RESULTS USING THE NEW OFFLINE DRAFT TOOL (LM Leagues Only)
ESPN offers a fantasy baseball draft option that allows you to download your league settings to a desktop tool. Users can download it before their draft and then easily upload all draft roster results upon completion of the offline draft. This tool replaces the offline draft board. Here's how it works.
During the league creation process (or directly after), the LM Tools Tab will now show "Download Offline Draft Tool" as an option under "DRAFT TOOLS". Also, when setting up the league, users are prompted to download the draft Tool as well (if selecting an offline draft).
Or, when setting up your league, as the LM (League Manager) you will see an ESPN NOTICE on the League Homepage. Click on the "Learn More" link to go to the following Offline Draft options page.
Select the "Offline Draft Tool" to experience the new tool (click "Use Offline Draft Tool" button). Click on "Download league settings". This will build the league settings into the offline draft tool before it starts. Next click "Download/Launch the Tool". The Tool installer will run (uses Adobe AIR 2.0.3).
NOTE: The illustrations below show the Offline Draft Tool being used for an Offline Fantasy Football Draft. It works the same for all Fantasy Sports such as Fantasy Baseball etc.