Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague: Rules

Basic principles

We wanted an exciting format to help grow fantasy baseball in the UK, but with minimal in-season management and even less commissioner work. 

We have written a handy “Novice players” sheet specifically for this league. Website link: to the novice tips page.


Multiple, interlinked divisions. Website link to the divisions

Each division winner is promoted straight to the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE for the following season.


Season-long competition (weekly head-to-head). Points scoring system

Hitting points

  • Single 1 pt
  • Double 2 pts
  • Triple 3 pts
  • Home run 4 pts
  • Walk 1 pt
  • Hit by pitch 1 pt
  • Run 1 pt
  • RBI 1 pt
  • Stolen base 3 pts
  • Strikeout -0.5 pts

Pitching points

  • Innings pitched  3 pts
  • Strikeouts 0.5 pts
  • Earned run -1 pt
  • Hit -1 pt
  • Walk -1 pt
  • Hit batsman -1 pt
  • Win 5 pts
  • Quality start 3 pts
  • Save 5 pts
  • Hold 3 pts

Weekly lineups lock at first pitch on Saturday

One point award to the winning team (ie 1-0 or 0-1)

El Capitan rule

The player in your UT slot scores 5 points for each run, stolen base, or home run (as well as the usual points for the other contributions)


Maximum 2 free agent acquisitions per week

Free agent acquisition by FAAB run at midnight on Friday

$100 budget – tiebreak goes to the earliest bid


No trades allowed

Roster size

Roster size: 23

Active roster: (20) C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 4 x OF, DH, 6 x SP, 3 x RP and UT (El Capitan)

Bench: 3


The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE draft is via an online auction on the final Monday before the start of the season.

All other divisions are via fast or slow online draft.

In Year 2, all of the non-CHAMPIONS LEAGUE divisions are via a slow draft starting two weeks before Opening Day.


The 2023 Season starts on Saturday 1 April and runs until Friday 29 September

Note 1: MLB Opening Day on Friday 30 March is a non-scoring period

Note 2: The league’s final day on Friday 29 September is a couple of days before the end of MLB’s regular season

Note 3: There is a short, three-day matchup between Saturday 8 July to Friday 14 July, around the All-Star break.

The regular season consists of 22 weekly matchups with each team playing every other team twice

The regular season finishes on Friday 1 September. The playoffs start on Saturday 2 September.


Top 4 teams from each division proceed to the playoffs

The semi-final and final are both two-week scoring periods; lineup changes allowed ahead of the middle Saturday.


Each division winner is promoted straight to the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE for the following season, where they join the top three finishers from this year’s CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.

The bottom team in each division is relegated to the BASEMENT DIVISION, where they are joined by the three lowest-scoring, non-bottom-finishing teams. Don’t despair; it’s only for one season (unless you finish 12th), and remember, the winner of the BASEMENT DIVISION also gets promoted to the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.

All other teams will be dispersed to allow evenly-matched divisions.


The winner of the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE is the overall champion

There is also a trophy for the team that scores the most points across all divisions.

You can view the full rules on the Fantrax site. The rules are subject to change without notice

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