March 28, 2013, 09:28 PM
Okay, here are the basics:

Starts with a draft. Auction style....(1 through 10 picks, then you reverse the order each round) You basically just pick players to fill out your roster until you have 25. You pick roughly 15 position players and 10 pitchers. If you can't be at the draft, the system will pick a competitive team for you. Each player in the MLB is only on one team

Positions are C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B 5 outfielders 9 pitchers and a utility spot. Then there are additional lineup spots for 1B/3B and 2B/SS. Total of 22 active roster spots each day.

Then you just put your players and pitchers into your roster for your lineup. The only changes you really have to make are to move players off of your bench. It's really pretty easy. The first year I played I had no idea, but I picked it up pretty easily.

Throughout the year, you can replace players by getting players off of the free agent list, or through trades with other people in the league.

Our league is a head to head league, meaning each week you go head to head on each category against another player in the league. There are 10 categories. You compete in avg, HR, RBI, SB and Runs. The pitching categories are Wins, Saves, ERA, WHIP and Strikeouts. If you win 6 categories and lose four.....you'll have a won loss record of 6-4 after the first week. The key whn you pick your roster is to pick up enough players to cover all the categories. In other words, some power hitters, some speed guys and guys that hit for average.

Here is the link to the site. If you read the rules tab, you might get a better idea of how it works. Again, it's really pretty easy to pick up. If you don't have a real good feel for the players, there are a lot of tools on the site that rank people and give you a lot of information on them.

Hope this helps. If I can answer any questions, fire away.

http://games.espn.go.com/flb/leagueoffice?leagueId=194391 &seasonId=2013

Password is Cardinals if it asks you for it.
March 28, 2013  09:33 PM ET

Okay, let me give this some thought....lol.

March 29, 2013  10:58 AM ET

I'm out.

March 29, 2013  03:16 PM ET

I forgot to mention that there are mock drafts on the ESPN site, so that you can practice the draft process and get a feel for how it works before the real thing.

March 29, 2013  03:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I forgot to mention that there are mock drafts on the ESPN site, so that you can practice the draft process and get a feel for how it works before the real thing.

How labor intensive is this? Like how much time every day do you need to be online tracking your players? It sounds interesting, but only if I can simply pick my players then watch the results. I understand that if a player gets injured or traded you need to replace him, but I can't afford to be spending a few hours each day researching players to rotate into my line ups. I'll be camping and star gazing from May until September most of this year. It might be still interesting though for me to do. What do you think?

March 29, 2013  11:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

How labor intensive is this? Like how much time every day do you need to be online tracking your players? It sounds interesting, but only if I can simply pick my players then watch the results. I understand that if a player gets injured or traded you need to replace him, but I can't afford to be spending a few hours each day researching players to rotate into my line ups. I'll be camping and star gazing from May until September most of this year. It might be still interesting though for me to do. What do you think?

It's kind of up to you. I think some people just kind of set their lineups for the week and then it just plays out. The biggest thing is making sure you have your starting pitchers in the lineup for the day they are starting. But, you can usually do that about once a week and be okay.

March 31, 2013  05:23 PM ET

Okay, let me look into this a little more. I'll be back here on Monday.

April 1, 2013  04:25 PM ET

I gave it some thought and decided to pass on it. Just not competitive enough I guess. I'm speaking about me as a person (lol) not the fantasy league itself. Good luck 11Ringo!

 
April 7, 2013  10:48 AM ET

No worries, WDT. Just thought I'd throw it out there in case either of you were interested. It's always more fun in those leagues if you know the people that you are playing against.

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