Yahoo Fantasy Baseball is open: What you need to know for 2018

The baseball season is quickly approaching, and we’re excited to make this year better than ever. Thursday marks the 2018 launch of Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, and we’re proud to once again be the official Fantasy Commissioner Game of

We know you’ve been waiting to make your plans for this fantasy season. The wait is over, sign up today!

Once you sign up, Yahoo Fantasy Sports will help you get ready for your draft with advice from some of the best analysts in the business, including Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don and Scott Pianowski. Our crew of gurus has revealed their 2018 Fantasy Baseball rankings, and are just getting started with tips to help you formulate your draft plan.

In the coming weeks leading up to the season, we’ll have Q&As on Twitter and Facebook so you can ask our experts questions directly. We’ll also have team previews, sleepers, busts, players set to breakout, regression candidates and much more.

[Batter up: Join a Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league for free today]

Everyone wants to dominate their draft, but you can’t stop there. We’ll keep you up to speed all season long with waiver wire advice, emerging trends, daily recaps and our ground-breaking Fearless Forecast series with hundreds of player predictive videos each week so you can stay ahead of the competition in your league.

And be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for ongoing fantasy tips for both season-long and Daily Fantasy.

As for the 2018 version of our game, everything you love is back, plus we have several new great features.

Pro Leagues are back:

  • Play Yahoo Fantasy Baseball for Cash Prizes.

  • Join one of our $20, $50, $100, $250, or $500 leagues.

  • Win up to $3,000.

Play Champion of Champions and Yahoo Cup:

  • Champion of Champions is an end of season, invite-only free Daily Fantasy contest with cash prizes for users who excel in their league.

  • Yahoo Cup: A weekly Daily Fantasy contest with cash prizes for the best scores each week and over the full season.

Commissioner improvements:

  • Edit playoff seeds: New tool that allows you to customize the playoffs by editing seeds for the first round.

  • Improved league invites: They are even easier to send for commissioners.

[2018 Position-by-Position Rankings: Start your fantasy draft prep]

Best in class commish tools:

  • Updated, easy-to-navigate mobile commish tools.

  • Manage your league from your phone.

App improvements:

  • Revamped Mobile Draft Experience: As seen in Football, Basketball and Hockey we have improved the draft experience on the mobile apps.

  • Better data presentation.

  • Easier to follow when your next pick is.

Start active players for the week:

  • Now you can set start active players for every day of a game week with one tap.

  • No need to remember every single day of the week.

Compare players:

  • Compare players from player cards in the app to conduct side-by-side statistical comparisons.

Browser improvements – Live stats:

  • New StatTracker/Game Channel that loads much faster than the old one.

  • Live scores will stream to your match-up screen in H2H leagues. No need to refresh.

  • Live standings will update in realtime for Roto and Points-only leagues

Improved player search:

  • Search for players from the top right corner of any desktop page in Fantasy Baseball.

  • You can add/drop/trade players right from the search tool.

[Make your 2018 Fantasy Baseball plans: Sign up on Yahoo for free today]

Spectator mode for drafts:

  • Broadcast your live draft to a TV screen (or any other screen) during your online draft.

Now is the time to sign up for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball and start prepping for the 2018 season.