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How To Join FantasyBaseballUK
Register
You need to register as a Team Manager before you can start a team. (If you are already a registered user of the www.BaseballSoftballUK.com website, you’ll be able to skip this step and log on with your BSUK username and password.)

To register, click on the Registration link.

Validate Your Email Address
Once you've registered, we'll send you an automated email to the address you've given us. In the email you'll find a link which you'll need to use to validate your email address.

Create First Team
After your email address has been validated, you can create your first (FREE) team.

Team Name
You can choose any name for your team, as long as it has not already been chosen by another team manager. BSUK reserves the right to refuse to allow the use of team names which it believes are likely to cause offence to other team managers. Please keep team names clean, respectable and polite! Click 'Home Page Management' on the top menu bar to create and update your teams.

Initial Roster
After you've named your team, click roster on the top menu bar to select your players.

Create a FREE Extra Team to play one of our side games. Just go to the Home Page and click on the Second Team FREE! logo.

New in 2016 $5m Team Game
Pick a team of the best low-cost players to keep your team salary below $5m. How good are you without star names in your team?

New in 2016 Limited Trade Game
Our main games allows unlimited Sunday trades and daily bench swaps. Our new Limited Trade Game has no bench and permits just three trades per month. FBUK - because fantasy baseball shouldn't be a full time job!

Purchase Extra Team(s)
You can purchase exta teams to play in our main game or either of the side games for £4.99 each. We use PayPal's secure system for collecting payments by credit or debit card. You can purchase additional teams at any time without re-registering. Just go to the Home Page and click on the Extra Teams logo.

WARNING! Any manager found to have used separate accounts to get more than two free teams will not be eligible to receive any prizes and may be ejected from the game!

Game Structure

Team Managers
Each user who registers to play FantasyBaseballUK.com is a Team Manager. When you register, you will be asked to choose a name for your team and a division to play in.

Divisions
There are 30 divisions in the main game, corresponding to the 30 MLB teams (eg Yankees Division, Braves Division, etc).
You can choose to enter your team in any division. You might choose to enter the division that relates to your favourite team, or perhaps select a league that a group of friends join together.

Whichever division you select, you will still be competing for the biggest prizes against everybody else in the league.

Prizes

Most prizes are awarded on your performance in the overall league, but there may also be prizes for monthly and weekly performance too - more details to follow!

Manager of the Week
The team manager who has accumulated the highest number of fantasy points in the period Sunday – Saturday.

Manager of the Month
The team manager who has accumulated the highest number of fantasy points in each calendar month.

Overall Winner
The team manager who has accumulated the highest number of fantasy points at the end of the season.

Tiebreak
In the event of a tie in any prize category, the winner will be drawn at random by the FBUK Admin team and the winner announced via email.

Game Rules

Team Manager Budget
Each team manager has $12 million to spend on player salaries.

Player Salaries
The salary of each player is calculated from their stats over the past three seasons and values players according to their performance in fantasy points categories.

Salary Reviews
Salary revaluations are carried out automatically at 6pm each Saturday.

Revaluations take account of player performance during the season, so salaries can go either up or down. The salary of players already on your roster at the time of the review will be reduced if the player's value goes down, but will remain unchanged until you trade them if it goes up.

Team Rosters
Each team manager is entitled to select a team roster of up to 20 players:
Starting Line-Up
- 9 starting position players (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3xOutfield, DH [Utility])
- 5 starting pitchers
- 1 relief pitcher

Bench
- 4 bench position players
- 1 bench relief pitcher

Eligible Positions
All position players may be selected in any of the positions they have occupied in the current season in the master roster, plus the DH [Utility] slot, where anybody apart from pitchers can play. Players listed as DH in the master roster may be selected at 1B, plus of course the DH [Utility] slot. The master roster is automatically updated when players’ positions on their MLB teams change. If player positions are redesignated during the season, their previous position designations remain valid for the rest of the season.

Position players may also play in any "easier" position than their designated positions:
3B at 1B
2B at 3B or 1B
SS at 3B, 2B or 1B

Team Line-Ups
Only players in the starting line-up on game day will score fantasy points for your team. You have until 6pm BST each day to set your starting line-up. You can still make changes after that time, but they won’t be effective until the following day. Changes you’ve made after the 6pm line-up deadline are marked with an asterisk. The positions available to each bench player will be shown in the drop down box.

Trades
The trade deadline for weekly trades is 6pm BST each Sunday. You set trades up in advance, and they are all executed at the trade deadline in time for Sunday’s game. You may trade a player for any player eligible to play the same position. You must be able to pay the new player’s salary from within your team budget.

Trade Restrictions
There is no limit or restriction on the number of trades you can make during the course of the season.

*4-Day Rest Rule:* When you replace a starting pitcher, the incoming starter will not score points until 4 days rest have passed since the last start made by the previous pitcher.

Fantasy Points
You score fantasy points for every player in your starting line-up on game day. Points are weighted so that each fantasy points category is of roughly equal value.

*Pitchers score fantasy points only for pitching stats, not for offence!

*Closers/relief pitchers can only score fantasy points for a win if they DO NOT start the game, and will score only 10 points for a win instead of 20.
  Category   Points
Offensive Stats Home Runs HR 5
  Hits H 1
  Extra Bases EB 1 for a 2B, 2 for a 3B
  Runs R 2
  Runs Batted In RBI 3
  Stolen Bases SB 4
  Walks BB 1 (excluding Hit By Pitch, etc)
       
Offensive Stats Wins W 20
  Strike Outs SO 2
  Saves SV 10
  Innings Pitched IP 1 (for every three outs)
Points are awarded on the basis of the stats published for each player on mlb.com when the standings update is run, at or after 12 noon UK time.

Where an error in the stats published on mlb.com at the time of the standings update results in the incorrect allocation of points, any adjustments to player points and standings are made entirely at the discretion of fantasybaseballuk.com

We try to ensure that the website is available for trades as planned. In the event that the service is unavailable at any time, we regret that we are unable to make changes to team rosters restrospectively.

Restrictions

Declared Interest
1. People permanently employed by BSUK or five, or in any way connected with the running of www.FantasyBaseballUK.com are allowed to participate fully in the game, but must declare their interest to the game organizers
2. Participants with a declared interest must decline any prizes for which they become eligible
3. Prizes declined on this basis shall be awarded to the highest scoring player without a declared interest
4. These declared interest rules do not apply to forum moderators who have no other role in the running of the game
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