Major League Baseball is returning for the 2021 season, and that means ESPN Fantasy Baseball is returning too!
In light of the continuing Covid-19 public health crisis, there are changes to the ESPN Fantasy Baseball game.
When will the season begin?
We expect to launch the 2021 ESPN Fantasy Baseball game in early February. The FLB season will begin with MLB's Opening Day (currently scheduled for April 1, 2021).
How is ESPN accounting for the increased likelihood of players ending up on the Injured List due to COVID-19?
League Settings Defaults Changed
Season Rotisserie, AL-only Rotisserie, NL-only Rotisserie leagues
- Change to lineup Games Started limits from 74 (2020 short season) back to 200 (normal)
- Change to minimum Innings Pitched limit from 1110 (2020 short season) back to 3000 (normal)
Season Points leagues
- Change lineup Games Started limits from 74 (2020 short season) back to 200 (normal)
All Head-to-Head (H2H) leagues
- Change playoff matchup period length from 1 back to 2 (ie. 2-week playoff rounds)
- Change number of matchup periods from 23 back to 21
Update for Reactivated 2020 League Manager leagues
Reactivated League Manager leagues from 2020 have been adjusted automatically to the new limits. League Managers are encouraged to use the LM Tools to make the adjustments to their leagues accordingly.