Create a League

On the ESPN Fantasy App:

  • On the Fantasy Baseball tab, select "Create League". 

  • Enter your desired league name, number of teams, scoring preference, draft preference, and draft time and date.

On the Web:

  • Go to the "Play Fantasy Baseball" page located here and select "Create a New League". 

  • Determine if you want to create a League Manager League, a Custom League, or a Standard Free League.


League and Draft Information:

  • League Manager Leagues: League Managers have access to League Manager Tools throughout the season to control aspects of their league such as draft settings, the number of teams in the league, regular season and playoff schedules and scoring adjustments. League Manager leagues are private/invite only.
  • Custom Leagues: ESPN Custom Leagues allow you to create a league, customize your rosters, scoring and other league settings, then make it accessible from the ESPN League Directory for anyone to join. Once your ESPN Custom League is created, you will NOT have access to League Manager Tools and league settings are locked for the season. ESPN Custom Leagues are not leaderboard eligible and are limited to one season of play.

  • Standard Leagues: Standard ESPN rules.

  • Draft Type: Auction Draft, Live Online "Snake" Draft or Autopick Draft.
  • Draft Date: Select from the available dates in the pull down menu or the calendar function.

  • Draft Time: Select from the available time slots (hour / minute). If a particular time slot is not available, all the slots at that time are taken. However, if a league changes their time or is deleted, time slots may open up.

*Make sure all your settings are entered correctly because after they are submitted they can only be changed with a league vote (via the League Referenda).

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