Welcome to Fantasy Baseball Cafe!

Fantasy baseball has been around for decades. Rotisserie baseball is the first popular form of fantasy baseball as we know it today, but as the years have passed, fantasy baseball has taken on many different scoring formats. The community here, at the Fantasy Baseball Cafe, is familiar with a wide variety of scoring formats, draft styles and even keeper and dynasty league games. We’re also intimately familiar with daily games, which have grown in popularity in recent years. This is your home to writing provided by serious, experienced and accurate experts. In addition to the articles provided here, the forums are home to baseball thirsty fantasy gamers who are always up to talk strategy. The Fantasy Baseball Cafe is home to all your fantasy baseball needs.

Welcome to Daily, Season Long vets!

Don’t worry, Fantasy Baseball Cafe is still bringing you season long league coverage. In fact, we’re bringing you better season long league coverage than the site has ever seen before. We’re also welcoming you to dip your toe into the daily game pool. I assure you, the water is perfect swimming/relaxing temperature, and the transition from your comfort zone to a new fantasy game is fun and can be achieved in a pain-free manner.

All of the daily baseball experts on this site were once novices. We haven’t forgotten our beginning days of daily gaming. They were days of experimenting — not in a 60’s sort of way — and determining what worked and what didn’t. We’re now here to pass on our knowledge in order to help you avoid the growing pains we went through. We’ve gone from fumbling through the mass of stats to whittling out the excess and honing in on what’s really important. In other words, your leap from the land of familiarity to a brave new world shouldn’t be viewed as daunting. We’re here to help in the form of articles, conversation on the forums and podcasts. Whatever your preferred medium for getting information, we’ve got you covered.

As I stated above, adding daily games to your mix of fantasy baseball gaming is fun! Daily baseball will further your understanding of the real life game of baseball.

Our favorite daily fantasy baseball site to play on is DraftKings. DraftKings is the official partner of the MLB and has what we consider the best interface online today. For more information, read our DraftKings review on Daily Fantasy Cafe and when you sign up, make sure to use our DraftKings promo code and Fanduel promo code. Daily Fantasy Cafe has a fanduel promo code fact sheet that displays all the welcome bonus details for the latest FanDuel Sportsbook offer. DraftKings is providing a $500 free bet and a free $15 DFS game exclusively for Fantasy Baseball Cafe readers. These promotions can get confusing, so do your research; DraftKings welcome bonus details can be found on Daily Fantasy Cafe. You only get one chance at a bonus; don’t make the mistake of thinking you won’t be playing enough in the future. Once you start, you aren’t going to want to stop. You can’t argue with free money.

Seriously, you’ll become a more knowledgeable fan playing daily baseball games. Members of a platoon and backup catchers aren’t always in the daily baseball mix for usage, but you’ll become familiar with who they are through researching and reading Daily Baseball Cafe content. You’ll learn the intricate differences between ballparks, and you might even find yourself wanting to correct announcers who further misconceptions about how certain parks play. You’ll understand the “Twitterverse” meltdowns when Jordy Mercer is inexplicably glued to the pine versus a left-handed pitcher. You don’t have to be a fan of baseball to play daily baseball games, but many of those who are gaming are about the most passionate baseball fans you’ll find on the planet.

Finally, while you’re having fun, win a little (or a lot) of money. It’s there for the taking. The key is arming yourself with the necessary knowledge to beat the gamers who are just “winging” it. The Fantasy Baseball Cafe and Daily Fantasy Cafe will stock your tool belt with everything you need to regularly win money in daily baseball games. Go ahead, add visiting the Fantasy Cafe to your daily to-do lists, you’ll be glad you did.

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If you like season long fantasy leagues, you'll love keeper and dynasty leagues. For starters, the draft process will be familiar to seasoned veterans of season long leagues. Snake drafts and auctions are the norm in these long-term leagues. The twist, you ask? Keeper and dynasty leagues require gamers to carry players over from one season's team to the following year's roster. The rules for keeping these players from season to season vary wildly from league to league, but the basic principal of retaining players is the same. Understanding more about keeper leagues and dynasty leagues will give you a better idea of why they just might be right for you.

Poke around the Fantasy Baseball Cafe forums and you'll see countless posts about keeper and dynasty league strategies, trade and free agent questions and everything in between. Rules that are common for keeper leagues include forfeiting a draft pick for the round a player was selected in, or forfeiting a pick that's inflated by a set number of rounds. For example, a player selected in 20th round would cost a 15th round pick to keep the following season if that league used a five round inflation rule for keepers. The same idea applies to auction drafts, and players are kept for their auction dollar amount or an inflated amount. Other formats are simpler and allow a for a set number of players to be kept with no cost attached. Conversely, more complex formats can require gamers to award contracts to players. For instance, two players could be kept for three years, another two for two years and four players for one year in this hypothetical format. Basically, if you can dream it up, there is probably already a keeper league out there created by someone else who had the same vision.

Dynasty leagues are like keeper leagues on -- errr -- an energy drink. Instead of keeping just a few players, dynasty leagues require owners to keep the vast majority of their roster. They are basically the closest thing the fantasy baseball community has to running a real team. Offseason trades are commonplace, as there is basically no offseason in dynasty leagues, in many instances.

Both keeper and dynasty leagues require careful planning not only for a current season but also for future seasons. Do you want to go for broke this year? You can, but it'll cost you for future seasons. That feeling of excitement you get drafting a breakout player in season long re-draft leagues can be multiplied by roughly 100 when doing the same in these formats. A keen understanding of the minor leagues and prospects is also great for gaining an edge over your competition in keeper and dynasty leagues. Gaining this knowledge can be fun, too. Think about it, you're trying to determine who the future stars of Major League Baseball are before they become stars. It's always a lot more fun to be driving the bandwagon than to be hopping on it.

This is by no means an exhaustive explanation of keeper and dynasty leagues, but if you weren't aware of them before you are now. The Fantasy Baseball Cafe forums are the perfect place to better familiarize yourself with these league formats in greater detail. If you're looking to setup your own league from scratch, pick the brains of others in the community who are already playing in keeper and dynasty leagues. Also, if you're looking to join a league or advertise openings in your own league, be sure to check out the classifieds section. As a keeper league gray beard having been playing in one for over a decade now, I'd advocate giving at least one a whirl. They are a blast.