Only a week away, gamers (Getty Images)
Pitchers and catchers won't report for another 2-3 weeks, but your fantasy season begins much, much sooner.
Yahoo Fantasy Baseball 2014 is open for business. And no, this is not a drill. ALERT YOUR COMMISSIONER. The game has launched. It's time to play ball! You might want to consider asking for a vacation day.
If for some reason you've never played fantasy baseball — or if you're a coward like my friend [name redacted] who gave up the game in '09, because I kept beating him — then I urge you give it a spin in 2014. This year's game has a whole bunch of excellent enhancements, including...
• 24/7 drafting and mock-drafting;
• Quick and easy registration;
• New and improved app, with drafts and mocks for Android and iOS devices;
• Player notes via Rotoworld;
• Team page improvements, including auto-saved roster moves and new tabs for your Watchlist and Player Updates;
And then there's my favorite upgrade...
• PROSPECTS. Tons of prospects. More than we've ever had, easily. More than you may actually want. These two kids are in the player pool...
Carlos Correa & Byron Buxton (USAT Images)
...as are Sano, Walker, Bradley, Baez, Bryant, Taveras, Tanaka, Abreu, Syndergaard, Russell, Almora, Appel, Lindor, Stephenson, Polanco, Castellan—
Well, you get the idea. We've added a giant pile of prospects to the player pool (100-plus) for the benefit of dynasty league gamers. Conveniently enough, we've also added this nifty little feature...
• Commissioners have the option of adding "NA" roster spots, and these will function similarly to the DL. So you'll be able to stash minor leaguers and/or suspended players (or anyone on the bereavement list) without burning a bench spot.
In a nutshell, what I'm saying is this: We're offering you a stellar fantasy baseball experience in 2014, and it begins right now.
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