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Longball (HR) Derby

The Game:

Fantasy Longball (HR) Derby is based on a standard scoring system with a twist; where you are competing against others for the highest Fantasy Points throughout the season based on 3 stats, but weighted towards Home Runs (HRs). It consists of a 10 player starting roster with a Home Run stat cap used to build your team. Rosters are fixed all season and standings reset monthly. Winners are paid every month and at season-end.

Creating your Team:

Build a team using your skill and knowledge of the players and stay under the HR stat cap limit.
Example: In 2014 the HR stat cap limit was 225 HRs, so you must build your team by choosing 10 players from the RotoDerby player pool while not exceeding a total of 225 HRs based on the prior year’s stats. Check the derby details for this year's HR stat cap on the derby contest page.

Starting Roster:

Select any 6 infielders and 4 outfielders for a total roster size of 10 players. Rosters can be edited until Derby registration closes and will be LOCKED for the WHOLE season once the Derby begins, taking away the headache of day-to-day maintenance and bringing in new and interesting strategies. This is where your knowledge, strategy and skill come into play. If a player becomes a free agent, gets injured, retires, etc. he still remains on your team. So choose wisely, but remember multiple teams can draft the same player and standings reset monthly to level the playing field.

Scoring:

Scoring is based on 3 stats as follows:
Home Runs (HRs): 5pts
Runs Batted In (RBIs): 1pt
Strikeouts (Ks): -1pt

Standing Reset Monthly:

Each month is like a new season because the standings reset back to zero points for all teams. So if your players had a bad month in May or suffered an injury in June, don’t worry, with reset standings you have a renewed opportunity to win every month during the season. You can check the standings daily to see where your team places for both Monthly and Season rankings.

How to Win:

Once the Derby begins, stats will accumulate on the live scoreboard and standings board. The teams with the highest Fantasy Points at the end of the month will win LARGE prizes (example – 1st place pays $1000/monthly for our $29 Season Derbies, but prizes vary each season). The teams with the highest cumulative points throughout the entire season will win the season-end prizes. (See Derby contests details for various prize pools, payouts and entry fees for this season).

Seasonal vs Month Long Derby:

If you missed the start of the season, don’t worry. From time to time, we may offer One-Month Derby Contests. So you can play the Seasonal Derby or just the One-Month Derby in May, Jun, Jul, etc., the choice is yours.

Strategy:

So use your skill and knowledge to build a team for a strong April. Look for guys who aren't injury-prone or who don’t strikeout a lot, the choice is yours! Then its no work, no roster moves, just sit back and have fun watching your sluggers hit HRs, drive in runs and score all season!

Its as simple as Draft, Score and Win! Whatever strategy you choose, RotoDerby puts you back in control of your time to spend it as you wish while getting back in the game you love to play – FANTASY BASEBALL SIMPLIFIED!

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Residents of the states of Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Puerto Rico, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island and where otherwise prohibited by law may only participate in the free contests and shall not be eligible to win any cash prizes or reward points. Canadian Residents of the British Columbia and U.S. Resident of Alabama and Nebraska must be 19 years of age to play in any cash derby contests with prizes.
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