Ok, let say we have already had our draft, the following are my first four picks.
Round 1-Hanley Ramirez
Round 2-Mark Texeira
Round 3-Shane Victorino
Round 4-Alexei Ramirez
Under the updated points system Bisho gave in the comments section, I have 8 credits to apply for the first four rounds. Hypothetically, I will apply them as such-
Hanley Ramirez-3 year deal (3 points)
Mark Texeira- 2 year deal (2 points)
Shane Victorino 2 year deal (2 points)
Alexei Ramirez 1 year deal (1 point)
So I had 8 points to spend and I spent all of them (keep in mind I don't have to spend all 8 points if I do not wish to). Let's move on...
Round 5-Melvin Mora
Round 6-Dan Haren
Round 7- Bobby Jenks
Round 8- Alexis Rios
So for rounds 5-8, no more than 16 total credits, so I have 8 to spend...
Melvin Mora-1 year deal (1 point)
Dan Haren- 2 year deal (2 points)
Bobby Jenks-1 year deal (1 points)
Alexis Rios- 3 year deal (3 points)
So I spent 7 credits this time (hording a credit for later down the draft). Let's move on...
Round 9-Francisco Liriano
Round 10-Jayson Werth
Round 11-Clayton Kershaw
Round 12-Jacoby Ellsbury
So for rounds 9-12, no more than 28 total credits, so I have 13 to spend(keep in mind, I don't have to spend 13 credits here...if I want to save them for later in the draft, I can do that)...
Francisco Liriano 3 year deal (3 points)
Jayson Werth-2 year deal (2 points)
Clayton Kershaw 1 year deal (1 point)
Jacoboy Ellsbury 1 year deal (1 point)
NOTE-I HAVE 6 SURPLUS POINTS LEFT OVER
Round 13-Kerry Wood
Round 14-Eric Byrnes
Round 15-Eric Bedard
Round 16-Dayan Viciedo (MINOR LEAGUER)
So for rounds 13-16, no more than 36 credits. I have spent 22 so far, so I can spend 14 here (if I choose).
Kerry Wood-1 year contract (1 point)
Eric Byrnes 2 year contract (2 points)
Eric Bedard 3 year contract (3 points)
Dayan Viciedo-3 year contract (3 points)
NOTE-I spent 9 credits there, so now I have 31 credits total.
Round 17-Travis Snider (MINOR LEAGUER)
Round 18-Billy Wagner
Round 19-Colby Rasmus
Round 20-Josh Vitters (MINOR LEAGUER)
So now (according to Bisho's numbers in the blog comments), we can use our points however we want through round 25. I have 31 credits...so I need to spend 19 more. Here is what I do...
Travis Snider-3 year contract (3 points)
Billy Wagner-1 year contract (1 point)
Colby Rasmus-3 year contract (3 points)
Josh Vitters-3 year contract (3 points)
So I spent 10 credits there for a total of 41 credits. I have 9 credits left. So I have 9 credits to spend for rounds 21-25. If you want to sign minor leaguers to 3 year deals, you'll probably want more credits at the end of the draft (which means signing players to 1 or 2 year contracts at the beginning).
I hope this helps a little.