Major League Baseball is returning for the 2022 season, and that means ESPN Fantasy Baseball is returning too!
In light of the continuing Covid-19 public health crisis, the changes to the ESPN Fantasy Baseball game enacted in 2021 will continue (see below for details).
When will the season begin?
The 2022 ESPN Fantasy Baseball game is live now. The FLB season will begin with MLB's Opening Day (currently scheduled for March 31, 2022).
How is ESPN accounting for the increased likelihood of players ending up on the Injured List due to COVID-19?
NEW for '22: Draft Keepers in their Original Round! (LM Leagues only)
Beginning in the 2022 season, League Manager leagues will have the option to draft Keepers in the same round as they were originally drafted. For example, if you drafted Mike Trout in the second round and selected him as one of your Keepers, then in your league 2022 draft you can reacquire Mike Trout in the second round instead of making a pick.
The original method of reacquiring Keepers in the opening rounds of the Draft remains the default method, with acquiring Keepers in their original rounds available as an option for League managers to select.
To learn more about how to draft keepers in their original rounds, check out the FAQ by clicking here.