Actually, I quite like this idea, and feel it is actually quite fair and balanced. I might suggest it to my league, and see if I can get it to work there, because the current setup usually ends up with very unbalanced teams.
By far and away the BEST method and FAIREST method is what our neighboring league does that is called a "BLIND COACHES DRAFT". Here how it works.
1.) You re-draft every year. This way brothers moving up, kids leaving the league etc. don't mess up the competitive balance.
2.) All coaches watch tryouts and rank the players.
3.) During the draft, all coaches work together building balanced teams (labeling them 1 thru 6 or whatever)...say you have 6 teams. Take the top 6 and put one on each team, etc. (In kid pitch leagues, make sure each team has at least one pitcher and catcher).
4.) After the teams are made the coaches draw numbers and match up with that number team. If coach "Bob" get team #2 and his son is on Team #3 then you switch the same ranked player and continue until all coaches have thier sons.
This method prevents "stacking" because no coach wants to hurt a team that he may get.
I've tried to get our league to go this route and I'm making headway but need a few more votes. One thing it does is build very balanced leagues.
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