With the help of Fantrax.com, we incorporate just about every facet of MLB baseball into our best ball scoring system, design, and game-play. We utilize a Points, Head-to-Head, Weekly scoring system that awards for various accomplishments. You will never miss out on gaining an edge on the scoreboard using our universal format. Need more? Here’s a breakdown of our best ball baseball leagues.
Best Ball League Quick Outline
- Entry Fees: $100.00
- 14 teams per league
- Head-to-Head Points
- 12-matchups per week
- LIVE and Automated “Slow” Draft via Fantrax.com (extended clock & e-mail notifications if enabled by user)
- Draft runs from 10 am to 12 am ET daily. The clock pauses during the off hours however, draft selections can be made while the clock is stopped.
- 40 man rosters
- Payments made safely and securely to LeagueSafe.com.
- Registration required void where prohibited. Participation based on eligibility. Please read and agree to our Terms of Service prior to Empire registration submission.
Best Ball League Fees
- Each Year – $100.00
Best Ball League Prize Pools
- Each Year – $1,175.00
Best Ball League Payouts
Our payouts provide everyone in the league a chance to make back some cash even in a lost season. We award payouts to the following:
Best Ball Champion: $875
Runner Up: $250
3rd Place: $50
Prize Pool is determined by the following::
LeagueSafe.com Collected Fees (minus)
Fantrax.com Hosting Services (minus)
Administration Fee taken by DSE (Not to exceed $225 of the total pot) =
Total League Prize Pool
Best Ball League Rosters
- Draft 40 roster spots
- 20 hitters | 20 pitchers
- Each week Fantrax will slot in the best player on your team at each position to maximize your total points
Best Ball League Roster Grid
|Position||Best Ball Play||Max on Team|
|1st Base (1B)||1||3|
|2nd Base (2B)||1||3|
|3rd Base (3B)||1||3|
|Utility (Any Hitter) (UT)||1||n/a|
|Starting Pitcher (SP)||5||12|
|Relief Pitcher (RP)||4||8|
Best Ball League Scoring
|Scoring Group||Scoring Category||Points|
|Hitting||Assists by Outfielders (AOF)||1.9|
|Hitting||Caught Stealing (CS)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 99, award -2 point(s) for every1CS|
|Hitting||Doubles (2B)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 2, award 1 point(s) for every 2 2B|
|From 1 to 3, award 1.5 point(s) for every 3 2B|
|From 1 to 4, award 2 point(s) for every 4 2B|
|From 1 to 99, award 2 point(s) for every 1 2B|
|Hitting||Grand Slams (Sl)||5|
|Hitting||Hit By Pitches (HBP)||1|
|Hitting||Hit For The Cycle (CYC)||10|
|Hitting||Hits (H)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 4, award 2 point(s) for every 4 H|
|From 1 to 5, award 2.5 point(s) for every 5 H|
|From 1 to 99, award 1 point(s) for every 1 H|
|Hitting||Home Runs (HR)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 3, award 7.5 point(s) for every 3 HR|
|From 1 to 4, award 10 point(s) for every 4 HR|
|From 1 to 99, award 5 point(s) for every 1 HR|
|Hitting||Intentional Walks (IBB)||1|
|Hitting||Runs Batted In (RBI)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 3, award 1.5 point(s) for every 3 RBI|
|From 1 to 4, award 2 point(s) for every 4 RBI|
|From 1 to 5, award 2.5 point(s) for every 5 RBI|
|From 1 to 6, award 3 point(s) for every 6 RBI|
|From 1 to 99, award 1 point(s) for every 1 RBI|
|Hitting||Runs Scored (R)||1|
|Hitting||Stolen Bases (SB)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 2, award 2 point(s) for every 2 SB|
|From 1 to 99, award 4 point(s) for every 1 SB|
|Hitting||Triples (3B)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 2, award 4 point(s) for every 2 3B|
|From 1 to 3, award 6 point(s) for every 3 3B|
|From 1 to 99, award 3 point(s) for every 1 3B|
|Hitting||Total Bases (TB)||0.25|
|Pitching||Blown Saves (BS)||-4|
|Pitching||Complete Games (CG)||7.5|
|Pitching||Earned Runs Allowed (ER)||-1|
|Pitching||Hit Batsmen (HB)||-1|
|Pitching||Hits Allowed (H)||-1|
|Pitching||Holds (HLD)||Calculate Per Scoring Period, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 99, award 3 point(s) for every 2 HLD|
|From 1 to 99, award 3 point(s) for every 3 HLD|
|From 1 to 99, award 6 point(s) for every 1 HLD|
|Pitching||Innings Pitched (IP)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 7, award 0.25 point(s) for every 7 IP|
|From 1 to 8, award 0.25 point(s) for every 8 IP|
|From 1 to 9, award 0.5 point(s) for every 9 IP|
|From 1 to 9, award 2 point(s) for every 1 IP|
|Pitching||No Hitters (NH)||10|
|Pitching||Perfect Games (PG)||10|
|Pitching||Quality Starts (QS)||5|
|Pitching||Saves (SV)||Calculate Per Scoring Period, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 99, award 4 point(s) for every 2 SV|
|From 1 to 99, award 4 point(s) for every 3 SV|
|From 1 to 99, award 8 point(s) for every 1 SV|
|Pitching||Strikeouts Pitched (K)||Calculate Per Game, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 8, award 8 point(s) for every 8 K|
|From 1 to 10, award 10 point(s) for every 10 K|
|From 1 to 12, award 12 point(s) for every 12 K|
|From 1 to 15, award 15 point(s) for every 15 K|
|From 1 to 99, award 1 point(s) for every 1 K|
|Pitching||Walks Allowed (BB)||-1|
|Pitching||Wins (W)||Calculate Per Scoring Period, Cumulative:|
|From 1 to 99, award 5 point(s) for every 2 W|
|From 1 to 99, award 10 point(s) for every 1 W|
Best Ball League Scoring Example
|2||Vladimir Guerrero Jr.||TOR||1B,3B||853.85||5.3|
|16||Fernando Tatis Jr.||SD||SS,OF||735.7||5.66|
Best Ball League Draft
- The draft order will be the same throughout the entire draft – serpentine or snake draft randomly generated by Fantrax.
- The free-agent draft clock is 2 hours per pick. The Draft clock is on from 10 am ET to 12 am ET daily until the draft is completed.
- In the event, you miss a Free Agent draft selection the system will make a selection for you based on your queue first then by ADP for the current season.
Best Ball League Tie Breakers
The following tie-breakers are used for Best Ball Leagues: Regular Season Titles, Playoff Spots, and Playoff Seeding
- Most fantasy points for the entire season
- Head-to-head record vs. all teams tied with
The following tie-breakers are used for Best Ball Leagues Playoff Bracket
- Higher seed
Best Ball League Postseason
- The top 8 teams will advance to the Postseason Playoff Bracket
- The postseason begins TBD.
- Championship matchup is 2 weeks/periods combined in duration, quarter and semi-final contests last one week/period.
- All playoff and draft brackets become officially locked after the completion of one week on the bracket.
- This one week period allows for stats corrections from the period prior.
Dynasty Sports Empire reserves the right to manage and maintain the integrity and longevity of its leagues by issuing judgments made by the Dynasty Sports Empire Administrative team. League changes, rulings, and outcomes may be overturned at any time if the Administration does not believe the said outcome was in the best interest of the league. Administration voting occurs and decides the outcome of any scenario that may be deemed inappropriate or not in the leagues’ best interest. Dynasty Sports Empire reserves the right to change, alter, or amend any league guideline at any time.
Fair Play and Conduct
While fantasy sports is usually an extremely competitive endeavor, it is important to remember that enjoyment of the game is predicated on a certain level of sportsmanship displayed by the participants. Occasionally, some team owners intentionally or unknowingly cross the line.
PRIZE-ELIGIBLE LEAGUE RULES
A: More than one team in the same league
One person can’t control more than one team in the same league. If two or more teams in the same league are under the same account, they must be controlled by different people sharing that account, but not sharing the teams. Violation of this will lead to the cancellation of the teams and expulsion from the game.
If an owner finds himself in this situation by accident, he/she should e-mail the League Office immediately and explain the situation.
B: Collusive transactions
Collusion occurs when one team makes moves to benefit another team, without trying to improve its own position. One-sided trades are an obvious example of this. Another example is when a player drop is made so another team can pick up that player. Teams found in violation of this policy will be canceled and their owners prohibited from participating in future Fantasy Games.
C: Impeding other owners
Certain transactions made solely to impede other owners are not allowed. Tanking games for the sole purpose of denying another player’s chance to make the playoffs is against the rules. In particular, cycling through players in free agency to put them on waivers and make them unavailable to other teams in your league is strictly prohibited and is grounds for expulsion from the game.
D: Roster Dumping
Owners that are found to have dumped their players to the player pool in an attempt to undermine the league may be subject to expulsion from the game. If you are giving up on the season, we ask that you maintain league strength by providing the other owners with the most competitive team you are able to field.
E: Owner interaction
Owners should always be polite and gracious when dealing with one another. Threats and obscenities are not only against the Rules, they are illegal in many jurisdictions. Owners that are found to have sent a threatening email to another owner will be warned and/or kicked out of the game completely. This extends to message board posts as well.
F: Offensive posts
Any posts of a derogatory nature are strictly prohibited, whether it is in a chat room, message board, or on a league’s bulletin board. This includes personal attacks and sexist or racist remarks. There will be a zero-tolerance level – if someone in your league is violating this policy, please contact the League Office.
In order to maintain the integrity of the league, the commissioner may contact owners of teams that remain inactive for extended periods of time. The commissioner will send a notification to the email of record. Shortly thereafter, if the team remains inactive, the commissioner reserves the right to reassign ownership of the inactive team.
The game is fun! Creating confrontation in your league inevitably leads to a bad game experience for all involved. Play hard, but play fair!
Dynasty Sports Empire acts as the League Manager for all Prize-Eligible Leagues. The League Manager has the power to rule on all aspects of Dynasty Sports Empire’s Fantasy Baseball game, including but not limited to League business, player trades, infractions of these rules, and disputes among franchise owners.
The League Commissioner will investigate all overall winners for collusion before awarding overall prizes and it has the right to disqualify owners or remove them from the league if deemed necessary.
The decisions of the League Commissioner shall be final and irreversible. The League Commissioner has the right to make any necessary changes to the game and rules as the season progresses. Any changes will be properly noted on the homepage of the league.
The use of DynastySportsEmpire.com and participation in the Fantasy Baseball Dynasty League games are subject to Fantrax.com’s guidelines which are incorporated into this rule set and the Fantrax.com Legal Restrictions. This includes the additional fee Fantrax.com charges to host our leagues (Approximately $70.00-$100.00 per league, per year)
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