RULES: SCORING FORMATS

STANDARD SCORING FORMATS (Free and Prize-Eligible)
Both Free Standard and Prize-Eligible games have two scoring formats available during league creation: Rotisserie and Head-to-Head: Each Category. These are the most commonly used scoring formats in fantasy baseball. The two formats are defined below.

  • Rotisserie: Rotisserie, or "Roto," is the most common way to play fantasy baseball. In this scoring type teams are ranked from first to last in each statistical category. Points are then awarded according to the order in each category, then totaled to determine an overall score and league rank.

  • Head-to-Head: Each Category: H2H Each Category is the most common type of head-to-head play in fantasy baseball. It allows you to select "X" number of statistical categories. For each scoring period, team totals are accumulated and a win, loss or tie is credited in each category based on the matchup results (i.e. 6-3-1 in a 10 category league). If selected, your league will have team schedules/playoffs and the option to set up divisions.
For more information on Free Standard league scoring formats click here.
For more information on Prize-Eligible league scoring formats click here

CUSTOM LEAGUE SCORING FORMATS
Custom Leagues can be created using one of five different scoring formats. These formats can be further customized by the league creator by tweaking individual categories and points. The five formats are defined below:
  • Rotisserie: Rotisserie, or "Roto," is the most common way to play fantasy baseball. In this scoring type teams are ranked from first to last in each statistical category. Points are then awarded according to the order in each category, and totaled to determine an overall score and league rank.

  • Points-Based: Points-Based scoring allows you to assign a given point value to each individual statistical category (i.e. HR=4, RBI=1, etc.) Standings are based on the accumulation of points covering all statistical categories and combined into one total points column. The team with the most overall points wins.

  • Head-to-Head: Points: H2H Points is very similar to how fantasy football is played. It allows you to assign a given point value to individual statistic categories (i.e. HR=4, RBI=1, etc.) and each scoring period's winner is determined solely by which team accumulates the most fantasy points versus a single opponent. The end result is a win (1-0-0), loss (0-1-0) or tie (0-0-1). If selected, your league will have team schedules/playoffs and you will have the option to set up divisions.

  • Head-to-Head: Each Category: H2H Each Category is the most common type of head-to-head play in fantasy baseball. It allows you to select "X" number of statistic categories. For each scoring period, team totals are accumulated and a win, loss or tie is credited in each category based on the matchup results (i.e. 6-3-1 in a 10 category league). If selected, your league will have team schedules/playoffs and you will have the option to set up divisions.

    NOTE: If the League Manager sets Home Team wins as a tiebreaker, the home team will win the first tied category. If there is a second, the away team will win. The tiebreaker will work alternately between the two teams.

  • Head-to-Head: Most Categories: H2H Most Categories allows you to set "X" number of statistic categories. For each scoring period (usually Monday through Sunday) team totals are accumulated in each of the categories. At the end the scoring period the winner is determined by which team wins the most number of categories. The end result is a win (1-0-0), loss (0-1-0) or tie (0-0-1). These results correspond directly to each team's overall record. If selected, your league will have team schedules/playoffs and you will have the option to set up divisions.
For more information on Custom League scoring formats click here.

ADDITIONAL CUSTOM SCORING FORMATS - ESPN FANTASY EXPERT LEAGUES
When creating a Custom League you can choose one of the ESPN fantasy expert League formats. These are Custom Leagues designed by our Fantasy Experts. All the rules and settings have been pre-set by our experts providing interesting and challenging new ways to play FLB 09.

For more information on the FLB 09 Expert Leagues click here.