Fantasy Baseball UK is back for 2017 season
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Fantasy Baseball UK, the free-to-play online fantasy baseball game, is back for 2017! Rosters will open on 26 March for managers to start building their team ahead of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on Sunday 2 April (although managers can join after date that as well). You can login now to create your team name and choose the games you want to enter. Head on over to fantasybaseballuk.com to login.
Originally launched in 2004 in association with BaseballSoftballUK and MLB on Five (Channel Five’s televised baseball coverage), Fantasy Baseball UK (FBUK) continues as an independently run online league with a passionate core fan base. Championed by Jonny Gould, the fantasy league was an oft-discussed feature in between innings during MLB on Five game broadcasts, right up until the show stopped airing in 2008.
Last season, the game expanded with two new competitions alongside the main game and FBUK was able to offer a range of prizes thanks to the support of BaseballSoftballUK. We're happy to say these features will return in 2017!
At the end of this season, the winners of each of the three fantasy league games will be awarded a special 'FBUK Champion' trophy. There will also be small prizes for divisional winners and for the best monthly fantasy performance.
Features of the game
- An independent, online fantasy league originally devised for UK MLB fans – but open to all!
- Free to play
- Build and manage your roster of Major League Baseball players and amass points based on their stats through the season – but you must stick within the weekly salary cap!
- Compete against other managers in one of 30 divisions named after MLB franchises. Come out on top of all managers to be crowned FBUK Champion!
- Join the FBUK Forums to chat fantasy baseball and MLB in general
- Back for 2017! The $5m Game - Pick a team of the best low-cost players to keep your team salary below $5m. How good are you without star names in your team?
- Back for 2017! The Limited Trade Game has no bench and permits just three trades per month (unlike the main game, which allows unlimited Sunday trades and daily bench swaps). With limited flexibility, your roster decisions are even more important, but it is also great for those fantasy players who don't want to make constant changes to their line-up.
- Prizes! The overall champions of the main game, $5m Game and Limited Trade Game will receive a trophy (the past two seasons, this took the form of a custom-engraved baseball bat). The winners of each division in the main game will receive a specially-branded baseball - either representing the MLB club that their division is named after or with the FBUK logo on. There will also be a small prize for the best monthly fantasy performance.
So step up to the plate and play the best fantasy baseball game this side of the Atlantic!