What is Fantasy Baseball?
Fantasy baseball is a game that enables users to build their best lineup of players, then get points based on the performance of the real-life MLB players. Fantasy baseball contests are either played as DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) style-contests or Head-2-Head weekly contests.
Players consist of 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, and 1 pitcher, and 1 SuperFlex slot to build your best 9-player lineup. Points are accumulated based on hitting, including single, walk, hit by pitch, double, triple, home run, run batted in, run scored, stolen base, strikeout, picked off, and caught stealing.
While each fantasy baseball league has its own specific set of rules for playing, competitors of all skill levels can participate. Choose your league carefully – some leagues don’t allow you to play against friends, customize league settings, and restrict how often you can pick a new team or new player (leaving competitors stuck with injured players).
Fantasy Baseball with OwnersBox
Fantasy baseball contests are live now on the OwnersBox platform. Fantasy MLB contests can be entered any day of the week. Choose between SuperFlex Daily contests or Head-2-Head weekly contests.
Here’s what makes OwnersBox fantasy baseball unique:
- Contests are available to play every day.
- You can make strategic adjustments daily based on performance or injuries.
- Receive player news notifications after your teams are built.
- SuperFlex feature in daily contests.
How to Join a Fantasy Baseball League?
Joining a fantasy baseball league is easy.
Choose Your Contest.
Select either SuperFlex DFS or Head-2-Head.
Pick your Players.
Select a 9 player roster.
Manage Your Team, Watch and Win.
Live alerts and player stats help you stay on top of your contest.
What is Head-To-Head Fantasy Baseball?
With Head-2-Head matchups, users get to draft their team and compete daily. Competitions are bracket-style and rosters are selected through a Snake Draft. This means the order of who picks/drafts is reversed each round. For example, Round 1 will have the draft order as User 1, User 2, User 3, User 4. And Round 2 will have the draft order as User 4, User 3, User 2, User 1.
The matchup types include:
Two people compete over the course of 7 days, with the winner taking the prize pool.
Eight people compete over a 7 day period. The winners move on to the next round and play each other, until the completion of the contest. In total, eight team contests take three weeks from start to finish.
Users can also choose to play in private, public, or group-specific matchups.
Each Head-2-Head contest gives players a fair chance of filling their rosters with a good set of players and each contestant will have their own unique team (since no player can be drafted by multiple contestants, and rosters are not predetermined).
Players have one minute to select their players during the draft. If players are not selected within this timeframe, the remaining players are auto-drafted.
Head-2-Head game opportunities are:
- Infielders- 28 game opportunities
- Outfielders – 17 game opportunities
- Pitchers – 3 game opportunities
What is a SuperFlex DFS Contest?
A SuperFlex DFS contest with OwnersBox enables users to compete daily and enter multiple entries. When you sign up for a SuperFlex DFS contest, the first step is choosing your 9 players from the player list within the $50,000 salary cap. Users can submit one roster or multiple rosters in contests that vary in size up to thousands of participants.
How To Draft Fantasy Baseball
Your fantasy baseball 9 player roster is made up of the following positions:
(IF, OF, or P)
How Does Fantasy Baseball Scoring Work?
Your roster accumulates points based on the below stat lines. This applies to both Tournament contests and Head-2-Head contests.
For SuperFlex DFS Contests: Your total fantasy points are an accumulation of your player’s fantasy points from the games they played that day.
For Head-2-Head Contests: Your total fantasy points are an accumulation of your player’s fantasy points from the games they played. Once your players have reached the game limit assigned to their position, future games will not count.