Fantasy Baseball News
March 22, 2012 by staff
Fantasy Baseball News, Yahoo! announced St. Louis as the No. 1 city in America for fantasy baseball, the second straight year the Gateway City leads the pack. An estimated 1 in 101 people in the St. Louis area played the game in 2011 — more than in Boston, New York or Chicago. As the leading sports destination on the Internet, Yahoo! Sports is giving fans in St. Louis and around the country more ways to enjoy America’s favorite pastime, including home-run upgrades to Fantasy Baseball 2012 and the full-season debut of MLB.com Full Count on Opening Day.
“As the No. 1 sports site and fantasy provider, Yahoo! Sports has a long legacy of delivering the highest quality fantasy baseball experience,” said Ken Fuchs, vice president of the Yahoo! Media Network. “We are expanding our commitment to avid baseball fans by teaming up with MLB.com to give our 55 million users access to all of the live action, scores, and news they could want with MLB.com Full Count — for free.”
Come to play — stay for cash prizes
Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball 2012 is part of the portfolio of industry-leading fantasy experiences from Yahoo! Sports. This year, fantasy owners can score with a mix of new and improved features highlighted by cash-prize Pro Leagues and updated in-game tools. Now fantasy players can test their skills for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $500 in Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball Pro Leagues. These public leagues carry entry fees of $20 or $100 and Yahoo! Sports serves as commissioner, ensuring a safe and equitable competition.
Other new features in Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball 2012 include an updated StatTracker application and statistical projections for players and matchups. New commissioner tools designed to better accommodate keeper leagues and provide more flexibility in scheduling drafts, as well as updated Android and iPhone apps, will also be available. Registration for the game is now open at http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com .
Yahoo! and MLB.com deliver live look-ins, highlights
Available exclusively on Yahoo! Sports and MLB.com, Full Count features live look-ins and in-progress video highlights of Major League Baseball action from around the country. MLB.com Full Count also provides an embedded Twitter feed for tracking Yahoo! Sports baseball writers such as Tim Brown, Jeff Passan, and Kevin Kaduk, plus MLB.com insiders. The experience is amplified with additional integration of scores, up-to-the-moment news, and information to help fantasy owners manage all of the players on their roster.
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