Fantasy Baseball UK returns for 2015 season – start creating your MLB roster!
Fri 27 Mar 2015
Fantasy Baseball UK, the free-to-play online fantasy baseball game, is back for its 12th year and rosters are now open for managers to start building their team ahead of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day on 5 April (although managers can join after date that as well). 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, and Jonny remains a supporter of the league, writing a welcome message to managers to usher in each new season.
At the end of this season, the overall winner of the fantasy league will win prizes including a customised ‘FBUK Champion’ baseball bat engraved with their name and – perhaps even more highly cherished – a baseball and other goodies signed by Jonny Gould himself!
Jonny Gould (left) and Josh Chetwynd in the MLB on Five studio.
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
So step up to the plate and play the best fantasy baseball game this side of the Atlantic!