Fantasy Baseball Betting

Affectionately referred to as the Grand Old Game, baseball is one of the original Fantasy Sports betting formats. While not officially clear, most accounts credit New York Times public editor Daniel Okrent as being the father of Rotisserie League Baseball. The name stems from La Rotisserie Francaise restaurant in New York where Okrent and his sports journalist friends began playing fantasy baseball back in 1980.


Fantasy Baseball Sign In

From humble beginnings, a multi-million dollar fantasy baseball industry grew as bettors flocked in droves to sign in and play Rotisserie League Baseball. The advent of the internet was a huge boost as the RotoNews and Commissioner fantasy baseball information websites were launched in 1997.

Major League Baseball Fantasy Sports

Major League Baseball Fantasy Sports

With a rich history, interest in Major League Baseball fantasy sports continues to climb. Baseball fantasy players were the first to be labeled as “nerdy and geeky” as the 162 game MLB schedule meant players had to devote a ton of time (often said to be spent in their Mom’s basement) to play season long contests. The landscape changed forever when FanDuel, a spinoff of UK based Hubdub predictor contests, launched their daily fantasy game platform in North America on July 21, 2009.


Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy

It was totally “game on” for fantasy baseball when DraftKings launched their daily fantasy sports platform, as the primary competition to the FanDuel group, in February 2012. Suddenly, fantasy baseball draft strategies were splashed across the pages of every major sports media company on the internet and national newspapers like USA Today. The introduction of daily contests meant that players didn’t have to devote their entire spring, summer and fall to monitoring a season long MLB squad. In an ever increasing “time is money” and “instant gratification” world – sports bettors quickly migrated to fantasy baseball. The ease of play also led online bookmakers to introduce additional player and team prop betting options that mimic the thrill of daily fantasy games.

As is the case with the NFL, and all fantasy sports, there are different strategies that players employ to be successful when playing Fantasy Baseball. Since season long MLB baseball drafts are steadily going the way of the dinosaur, the strategy list for winning daily baseball drafts has shrunk considerably. On average, there are anywhere from eight to 15 baseball games everyday and the players from every team are listed with a price bettors have to pay to get them on their squad. Daily fantasy baseball rosters usually come with a $50,000 “salary cap” and bettors must stay under that limit when “purchasing” their ten-player roster. Two pitchers, plus one player from each of the other eight positions on the field, is the most common daily fantasy baseball lineup.

Just as it is with winning the MLB World Series Championship – solid pitching is a huge key to fantasy baseball success. We are strong advocates on selecting two mound monsters as the base of our fantasy baseball squads. That’s not to say that we purchase the most expensive pitchers but rather that we devote a lot of our research time to finding pitchers who have the most favorable matchups. Once our pitching studs are in place – we fill out our squad with a nice mix of power hitting and high on-base percentage players. Just as we want to select pitchers who are facing light hitting teams – a good deal of time and attention is spent on finding positional players who are facing bottom of the barrel pitchers. Carefully scour recent baseball box scores, to uncover the hottest hurlers and hitters, and then begin your journey to fantasy baseball betting success.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 14 August
FT Cleveland Indians 7 - 3 Boston Red Sox -114 +110 Odds
FT New York Mets 2 - 4 New York Yankees +165 -164 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 2 Toronto Blue Jays -105 -102 Odds
FT Giants 3 - 8 Miami Marlins +144 -152 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 6 Texas Rangers +103 -110 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 5 - 15 Chicago Cubs +200 -208 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 0 - 3 Colorado Rockies +104 -114 Odds
FT Houston Astros 0 - 2 Diamondbacks +151 -161 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 6 - 2 Oakland Athletics -108 -102 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 11 - 3 Seattle Mariners -118 +110 Odds
FT Phillies 4 - 7 San Diego Padres +110 -120 Odds
Tuesday 15 August
FT Houston Astros 9 - 4 Diamondbacks -106 +101 Odds
FT New York Mets 4 - 5 New York Yankees +135 -141 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 1 - 3 Montreal Expos -102 -103 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 4 Toronto Blue Jays +109 -119 Odds
FT Giants 9 - 4 Miami Marlins +102 -110 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 10 Boston Red Sox +140 -147 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - 3 Milwaukee Brewers +122 -128 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 4 - 10 Texas Rangers -104 -104 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 2 - 1 Chicago Cubs +147 -156 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 8 - 1 Minnesota Twins -159 +150 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 4 - 3 Colorado Rockies +175 -179 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 8 - 10 Oakland Athletics -125 +115 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 1 - 3 Seattle Mariners -108 -102 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 6 Los Angeles Dodgers +330 -370 Odds
FT Phillies 4 - 8 San Diego Padres +160 -164 Odds
Wednesday 16 August
FT Los Angeles Angels 3 - 2 Montreal Expos +120 -130 Odds
FT Giants 1 - 8 Miami Marlins +172 -172 Odds
182' Pittsburgh Pirates 6 - 5 Milwaukee Brewers +115 -123 Odds
96' Kansas City Royals 2 - 2 Oakland Athletics -123 +114 Odds
92' Phillies 0 - 2 San Diego Padres +135 -141 Odds
92' Baltimore Orioles 1 - 3 Seattle Mariners +108 -118 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +120 -128 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 19:10 Boston Red Sox +140 -147 Odds
New York Yankees 19:10 New York Mets -141 +133 Odds
Detroit Tigers 20:05 Texas Rangers +165 -175 Odds
Cincinnati Reds 20:05 Chicago Cubs +185 -189 Odds
Diamondbacks 20:10 Houston Astros +142 -147 Odds
Cleveland Indians 20:10 Minnesota Twins -159 +150 Odds
Atlanta Braves 20:40 Colorado Rockies +166 -172 Odds
Chicago White Sox 22:10 Los Angeles Dodgers +285 -303 Odds
Thursday 17 August
Cleveland Indians 13:10 Minnesota Twins -120 +111 Odds
Diamondbacks 14:10 Houston Astros +125 -135 Odds
Cincinnati Reds 14:20 Chicago Cubs +191 -204 Odds
Atlanta Braves 15:10 Colorado Rockies +165 -175 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 16:07 Toronto Blue Jays -154 +144 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates +107 -118 Odds
New York Yankees 19:10 New York Mets -182 +172 Odds
Chicago White Sox 20:05 Texas Rangers +147 -156 Odds
Montreal Expos 22:10 San Diego Padres -111 +101 Odds
Phillies 22:15 Giants +101 -110 Odds
Friday 18 August
Toronto Blue Jays 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Angels 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
St. Louis Cardinals 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Yankees 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Seattle Mariners 19:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Miami Marlins 19:10 New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers 19:10 Detroit Tigers
Cincinnati Reds 19:35 Atlanta Braves
Chicago White Sox 20:05 Texas Rangers
Oakland Athletics 20:10 Houston Astros
Diamondbacks 20:10 Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians 20:15 Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee Brewers 20:40 Colorado Rockies
Montreal Expos 22:10 San Diego Padres
Phillies 22:15 Giants
Saturday 19 August
Toronto Blue Jays 14:20 Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals 16:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:05 Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners 18:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Angels 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
Diamondbacks 19:10 Minnesota Twins
Cincinnati Reds 19:10 Atlanta Braves
Oakland Athletics 19:10 Houston Astros
New York Yankees 19:10 Boston Red Sox
Miami Marlins 19:10 New York Mets
Cleveland Indians 19:15 Kansas City Royals
Chicago White Sox 20:05 Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers 20:10 Colorado Rockies
Montreal Expos 20:40 San Diego Padres
Phillies 21:05 Giants
Sunday 20 August
Miami Marlins 13:10 New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees 13:30 Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Angels 13:35 Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds 13:35 Atlanta Braves
Oakland Athletics 14:10 Houston Astros
Diamondbacks 14:10 Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians 14:15 Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays 14:20 Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox 15:05 Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Phillies 16:05 Giants
Montreal Expos 16:40 San Diego Padres
St. Louis Cardinals 19:00 Pittsburgh Pirates

Scan any of the baseball betting boards, at our top recommended sportsbooks, and bettors will find that MLB wagering options are more plentiful today than ever before. A big part of the rise stems from fantasy sports as bookmakers now offer a variety of player and team props. That’s an effort to compete with daily fantasy baseball contests where bettors wager on props that are associated with individual player production. Game props like whether the Red Sox or Blue Jays will score first, or pitcher props that focus on Over/Under total strikeouts, plus batter props that include head-to-head total hits, are all by-products of the rise in popularity of daily LIVE fantasy baseball contests.

There is a fine line between fantasy contests and online baseball betting as the research required to win either option is virtually the same. Finding the best teams, hitters and pitchers is the recipe for success when it comes any style of baseball online betting. Register a sports wagering account at SportsInteraction, our any of our top rated bookmakers, to get in on thrilling MLB fantasy baseball wagering action. Signup is always safe and secure at every CSB recommended online sportsbook.