Wow guys! First of all I want to apologize for not rechecking this topic earlier, I clearly underestimated the amount of interest in the early going as the league has already been filled! Somehow it took less than a week, can't quite believe it actually haha. Guess we now have to find a few draft dates for 2017!
@rjweise Sorry to see that you were already full, would've loved to connect with a (former) countryman! I'm Dutch myself and a couple of my seasonal league-mates slash countrymen have found their way to this league as well, so that's why it's called the Holland Series. Of course in hindsight it's taken more of a Ryder Cup identity. so a name switch might be up in the works haha.
@Timmy_RedLeg Glad to you have in the league man, very thankful for you having joined the league as one of the first members! I've read all your posts in this topic and know about some of your concerns, but I have no doubt we're all gonna be alright. The people here so far have been extremely helpful, plus FanGraphs puts up so much content. At least now we're sure to be in a league we have got the time to look extensively at the content from a rookie perspective!
@wsmith I'm sorry to say the league is already full, but I will try to answer your questions anyway. They might be helpful in search of a league that's to your liking. Like @Timmy_RedLeg said, March 5 isn't our actual draft date. I wanted to set TBD, but the system seemed to force me to pick a date (which can be changed at any time). That said, early March might not be bad timing to actually start drafting, perhaps @LuckyStrikes can chime in on this? I've read that the initial draft can take up to 8 hours, which is why I've seen ottoneu people recommend to split it in two or maybe even three parts. Since almost half (maybe even more) of the league lives in CET - and assuming the rest lives anywhere from EST to PST - it's gonna be a challenge to get the draft done, but we'll manage!
The scoring system I chose for the league is called Old School (5x5). It's almost literally what it says: AVG, HR, RBI, SB, R and W, SV, ERA, WHIP, K. As a baseball fan I definitely consider myself new school, but the thing is, I like to use those deeper stats to help predict these classic categories. To me there's more fun in that than actually using more advanced stats as fantasy categories.
@Miky10 Most certainly you're welcome to join, but you're already in Awesome to add another European player to the league, it's getting more international by the minute!