With Best Ball you only focus on the best part of season long fantasy baseball, the draft. Draft an 18 player team and you’re done. Each week, your top scoring players automatically start and will count toward your season total. The team with the most points at the end of the season wins.
No setting your lineup.
Just draft! It’s the easiest way to play season long fantasy baseball.
Scoring Positions: Each week your highest scoring players at these positions will count to your season total: 3 P, 3 IF, 3 OF.
Team Size: 18 players. 9 players score each week. 9 don’t.
Duration for Regular MLB Best Ball: Teams score points on a weekly basis. There are 20 scoring weeks, mostly running Monday-Sunday. Contests lock on March 28th, 2019.
Duration for MLB Second Half Best Ball: Teams score points on a weekly basis. There are 11 scoring weeks, mostly running Monday-Sunday. Contests lock on July 12th, 2019.
Schedule for Regular MLB Best Ball: The two games played in Japan at the beginning of the MLB season (March 20th and March 21st) will not count for the MLB Best Ball season.
Schedule for MLB Second Half Best Ball: The one game played on July 11th will not count for the MLB Second Half Best Ball season.
Pitcher (P): Includes Starting Pitchers and Relief Pitchers.
Infielder (IF): Includes Catchers, 1st Basemen, 2nd Basemen, Shortstops, and 3rd Basemen.
Outfielder (OF): Includes Left Fielders, Center Fielders, Right Fielders, and Designated Hitters.
Player positions are locked for Best Ball. Even if a player changes position during the season, the position you draft him at will be his position for the season.
Scoring for MLB Best Ball is different than MLB Daily for pitchers but the same for hitters to make pitchers an important part of the game.
|Scoring Play (Pitchers)||Points|
|Earned Run (ER)||-3|
|Scoring Play (Infielders and Outfielders)||Points|
|Home Run (HR)||10|
|Run Batted In (RBI)||2|
|Stolen Base (SB)||4|
|Hit by Pitch||3|
You must draft at least 3 P, 3 IF, and 3 OF.
Slow Best Ball drafts will give you more time to pick between the hours of 2AM and 5AM EST. This is designed to protect you against auto-picks during nighttime hours.
Example 1: If you go on the clock at 10PM EST, your pick will be 11 hours (Add 3 hours between 2AM and 5AM) and you will be auto-picked at 9AM EST.
Example 2: If you go on the clock at 3AM EST, your pick will be 10 hours (Add two hours for the time between 3AM and 5AM) and will be auto-picked at 1PM EST.
As we approach the close of the MLB Best Ball slate, Slow Best Ball drafts will speed up according to this schedule:
For the 2019 MLB Second Half Best Ball slate (Games start Thurs 7/12 at 2:20 pm EST):
Fri, 6/30: Pick clock changes to 4 hours. Pause extends to 2am to 8am EST.
Fri, 7/6: Pick clock changes to 1 hour. Pause extends to 12am to 10am EST.
Wed, 7/11 at 1 pm: Pick clock changes to 2 minutes. Pause is removed.
Players’ scores count for the scoring week that the game is played. If a game is postponed from April 8th to April 24th, players’ points will count towards the scoring week that includes April 24th.
For Best Balls that started at the beginning of the MLB Season, any game postponed and played after August 25th, 2019 will not count towards your season score.
For suspended games, all stats will be applied to the scoring week in which the game was originally started. For example, if a game starts on June 1st, is suspended and resumed on June 12th, the statistics/fantasy points will be applied to your June 1st score.
For tournaments, during the Regular Season (Round 1), if a suspended game is completed before the end of the round, all stats will be applied to the scoring week in which the game was originally started. For example, if a game starts on June 1st, is suspended and resumed on June 12th, the statistics/fantasy points will be applied to your June 1st score.
Throughout The Playoffs and Final Round, statistics will be final on the Monday afternoon, at 12pm EST, after the previous week has closed. Only the portion of the game that has already been played will apply to your score. For example, if a game is started on August 18th, is suspended and resumed on August 25th, the August 25th stats will not be applied retroactively to August 18th, as the week would have closed on August 24th at 12pm EST.
Stat corrections will be applied until a contest is closed.
Stat corrections will not be applied after a contest has closed. Stats will be updated and finalized on August 26th at noon EST and contests will be paid out. Any stat corrections that occur later than that will not count towards your season score.