If you’re new to fantasy sports, you may be wondering what exactly is fantasy baseball?
Fantasy baseball is a virtual game in which people manage rosters of players who play in Major League Baseball. The managers of a fantasy baseball team will compete against other teams based on players’ real life statistics.
How to Score Points in Fantasy Baseball:
There are a variety of formats in which your fantasy baseball team can score points, but the majority of leagues use the following hitting and pitching categories.
The scenario above is often referred to as a “4×4” league since each teams total points consists of 4 pitching stats and 4 batting stats. In 2015, there were more “5×5” leagues than any other format, with the aforementioned categories + Runs (batters) and K’s (pitchers).
Other, less-common, formats include 6×6 and 7×7 which may include Holds (pitchers), OBS (batters), and a variety of other statistics.
What is Daily Fantasy Baseball:
Daily fantasy baseball, often referred to as DFS, has been going on for a few years but really started to become popular in 2014. Just look at the level of interest for Daily Fantasy Baseball below: