FAQs

When does MLB.com 2014 Fantasy Baseball begin?
The MLB.com 2014 Fantasy Baseball season begins March 31, 2014. Fans can sign up anytime through May 7, 2014, to be eligible for the $10,000 grand prize.

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Are there any costs involved with playing?
2014 MLB.com Fantasy Baseball is a free game. There are no hidden costs involved with entering and playing the game.

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How do I create a team?
After you have signed up to play, you will be asked to create a team name. You can choose any name you would like that has not already been selected as long as it is not longer than thirty (30) characters and does not contain, in accordance with MLBAM's sole discretion, offensive, derogatory, profane or abusive language. MLBAM reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to approve and/or deny the submission and/or use of any and all team names.

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How many teams can I have in MLB.com 2014 Fantasy Baseball?
You can enter five teams into the Contest, but you cannot have more than one (1) team playing in a league.

If you have multiple teams and want to easily switch from one team to another, go to the following url: http://www.mlb.com/mlb/fantasy/fb/team/center.jsp or click "Team Center" under "Team" in the top navigation.

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What is a league?
A league consists of eight (8), ten (10) or twelve (12) different teams competing against one another over the course of the season.

Beginning during the registration process and ending on May 7, 2014, all participants will be able to fill out, submit and edit their Season Selections Form which consists of a set of questions based on predictions for the 2014 season. These predictions include the winner(s) of the American League and National League Most Valuable Player Award, American League and National League Cy Young Award, American League East, West and Central Division Champions, National League East, West and Central Division Champions, the two Wild Cards, the two World Series representatives, the World Series winner, and the total number of home runs hit by all MLB players during the 2014 MLB regular season.

The teams in your league will be randomly placed in two (2) divisions within the league (meaning each division will consist of four (4), five (5) or six (6) teams). Teams within the same division will play each other more during the regular season than teams from different divisions.

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How do I join/set up a league?
After you choose your team name, you'll be asked to join or set up a league. You will be able to choose from the following options:

Set up a Private League (Live Draft, List Draft, or Simple Draft)
This option allows you to set up your own Private League where only people you invite to play with you can join your league. It is up to you to decide whether your league will conduct a Live Draft, List Draft, or Simple Draft. You will be able to invite others to join your Private League by going to the league homepage and entering the e-mail addresses of those you wish to invite in the "Invite Friends" section.

Join a Public League (Live Draft, List Draft, or Simple Draft)
This option allows you to play against a random group of eleven (11) other participants. If you choose to be in a Public League with a Live Draft, you will be placed in a group randomly selected based upon the draft time that you select (see below). If you choose to be in a Public League with a List Draft or Simple Draft, you will get placed in a randomly selected group of participants.

Join a Private League
This option allows you to join a Private League that your friends have already set up. You will need the league ID and password (sent via email by MLBAM) in order to join a Private League.

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When can I draft my team?
List drafts will occur beginning in mid-February, if your league is full. Live drafts can be scheduled beginning in mid-February as well.

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How do I draft a team?
You will have three options for drafting your team: Live draft, list draft or simple draft.

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How does a live draft work?
Live Drafts are conducted online with the easy-to-use MLB.com 2014 Fantasy Baseball Live Draft application.

A draft time must be selected for your Live Draft by one of two methods:

Commissioner: In Private Leagues with a Live Draft, the participant who initially sets up the live draft ("League Commissioner") will select a date and time when the league will draft. The League Commissioner may change this date and time at any time up until sixty (60) minutes prior to the start of the draft.

Public League: In a Public League with a Live Draft, it is up to you to pick the date and time you will be drafting. You will be able to select this time off a grid of all available draft dates and times displayed by MLBAM. Once you have selected a time, you will be placed in a Public League with other participants who have chosen the same draft date and time.

Please keep the following in mind when participating in a Live Draft:

Log on at least ten (10) minutes prior to the time your draft is scheduled to begin to ensure that you are able to enter the draft room prior to the beginning of the draft.

You will be able to enter your draft by clicking on one of two red links that will appear at the top of your league homepage. These links will appear sixty (60) minutes before the start of your draft.

Once the draft starts, you will have up to ninety (90) seconds to make a MLB player selection when it is your turn to draft. A "red" indicator will appear around your team icon/logo when it is your turn to pick.

If you are not able to participate in any portion of the draft, your team will automatically be set to "Autodraft." In this mode, the Contest will automatically select a MLB player for you when it is your turn to pick. If you are online and do not select "Autodraft" but fail to make a selection when it is your turn to pick, the game will pick for you after ninety (90) seconds have expired.

You are not required to be online during a Live Draft. If you are not online, the Contest will automatically make your player selections for you, based on your prerankings.

When it is your turn to draft a player, select a player from the lists that are displayed on the left side of the virtual "Live Draft" room ("Live Draft Room") and click the "Draft" button.

You can also add players to your draft queue. This list of players in your queue will supersede both prerankings and default rankings and will be used to make a selection if you are on "Auto Pilot" or do not make a selection after ninety (90) seconds. To add a player to your queue list, select a name from the list displayed on the left side of the Live Draft Room and click the "Add to Queue" button.

You can check to see which positions you have filled on the right side of the Live Draft Room. This is an easy way to determine which players you should be drafting as the draft progresses.

You can also chat with other people who are drafting during the live draft. The chat feature is located in the bottom right corner of the Live Draft Room.

The draft will last sixteen (16) rounds. At the end of sixteen (16) rounds, the draft will end and you can begin managing your team.

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How does a list draft work?
If you do not wish to join a league with a Live Draft, you can choose to be in a league with a List Draft -- where MLB players are automatically selected for all teams in your league by the game drafting engine.

The game's autopick system will make your selections based off of preset rankings. You can either decide to use MLB.com's default rankings or select your own prerankings. The autopick system looks to see which starting positions you need to fill, then selects the highest-rated player based on either MLB.com's default ranking or your prerankings to fill one of those positions.

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How does a simple draft work?
If you do not wish to join a league with a Live Draft or List Draft, you can choose to be in a league with a Simple Draft -- where a full roster of players is automatically assigned to you.

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How is the draft order set?
The game engine will randomly select your league's draft order, once your league has filled. Every team will get a draft position (1-12 for a 12-team league). Drafting for a 12-team league will follow this order:

Round 1: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Round 2: 12 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
Round 3: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Round 4: 12 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
Round 5: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Round 6: 12 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
This pattern will continue thoughout the remainder of each draft

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What are prerankings?
Prerankings are what the game's autopick system will use to draft your players if your league selects players using a list draft method. Prerankings can also be used to organize your players (based on your preference) during a live draft, so it is easier for you to find and select the players you wish to draft.

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How do I set my prerankings?
To set your prerankings, go to the "Set Prerankings" and click the player(s) you wish to rank on your own.

To change a player's ranking, click on the "Swap" button next to the player whose rank you want to change. You will then have the option of swapping that player's rank with another player's, moving that player up one spot, down one spot, to the top of the list or to the bottom of the list. You also will have the option of moving that player's rank to a specifc number using the "Move To:" functionality.

You will also have the ability to "Exclude" players from your prerankings, that you do not want the computer to draft for under any circumstances. To do this, click the box next to player's name under the "Remove" column and click "Save."

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Do I need to set prerankings?
If you do not wish to rank your players, you will use MLB.com's default rankings.

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When is the first week of my league's season?
The first week of your league's season will begin on the Monday after your draft takes place. Example, if your draft takes place on Friday, April 26, your league's first week will begin on Monday, April 29. At this time you will begin scoring points in your league.

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When is my league's season?
Depending on when your draft is set for, your league's regular season will last for anywhere between twelve (12) and (24) weeks. The default end date for public leagues is Sept. 29.

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What does head-to-head scoring mean?
Each week during the Contest Period you will compete against one opponent in your league in a head-to-head matchup. Your goal each week is for your nine (9) starting MLB players to accumulate more points than your opponent's nine (9) starting players. The team with the most points will receive a win, while the other team will receive a loss. Since there are twelve (12) teams in your league, six (6) teams will win each week, while six (6) teams will lose.

If a tie occurs in a weekly match-up during the Contest Period or during the league playoffs, the following tiebreakers will be used to determine the winner

1. The team with the highest weekly point total for a single player/team pitching staff (in the week in question) wins - this continues with the second highest weekly point total for a single player/team pitching staff, etc. through the entire roster until all players have been examined;
2. The team with the highest daily point total (in the week in question) wins - this continues with the second highest daily point total, etc. until all days of the week have been examined; and
3. The team with the highest total regular season points to date wins.

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How do I score points?
Your players will score points for you each game based on the following formula:

Hitters
Single = 1
Double = 2
Triple = 3
Home Run = 4
Run = 1
RBI = 1
Walk = 1
Stolen Base = 2
Caught Stealing = -1

Pitching Staffs
Win = 3
Strikeouts
0-5 = 0
6-7 = 1
8-9 = 2
10-12 = 3
13-15 = 5
16-19 = 7
20+ = 10

Earned Runs Allowed
0 = 7
1 = 5
2 = 3
3 = 2
4 = 1
5+ = 0

Hits + Walks allowed
0 = 20
1 = 16
2 = 12
3-4 = 8
5-7 = 4
8-10 = 2
11-12 = 1
13+ = 0

Only players that are in your starting lineup each week will score points. Players on your bench will not score points for your team.

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How does a rainout affect scoring?
Your players will not score any points in the event that the game they are playing in is rained out.

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How does a suspended game affect scoring?
The following shall apply in the event any MLB game(s) is suspended during the Contest Period:

The following shall apply in the event any MLB game(s) is suspended during the Contest Period:

1) In the event any 2014 MLB game(s) is suspended and subsequently completed within the same Fantasy Week during which any such game(s) was suspended, all official statistics for such suspended game(s) shall count as valid statistics for purposes of this Contest.

2) In the event any 2014 MLB game(s) is suspended and subsequently completed within any Fantasy Week other than the Fantasy Week during which such game(s) was suspended (i.e., the game(s) is completed on a date following the Sunday of the Fantasy Week in which the game(s) was suspended), ONLY the official statistics of the portion of the game(s) that was played prior to the suspension will count as valid statistics for purposes of this Contest, provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended:

a. The MLB team that is trailing in the portion of the game that was suspended (i) makes fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) completes all of its at-bats for five (5) innings; or

b. The home MLB team (i) makes fifteen (15) outs or more, (ii) completes all of its at-bats for five (5) innings, and/or (iii) ties the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Under any of these circumstances, only the official statistics of the portion of the game(s) that was played prior to the suspension will count for purposes of this Contest. As such, the statistics from any such suspended game(s) that are completed in a subsequent Fantasy Week will NOT count toward either (1) the original Fantasy Week in which the suspended game(s) started; or (2) the Fantasy Week in which the suspended game(s) was completed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the avoidance of doubt, team pitching staffs will not receive credit for wins in the Contest for any suspended game(s) that are completed in any Fantasy Week other than the Fantasy Week in which such game(s) was suspended.

Example: A game started on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 between the Tigers and Indians is suspended with the score tied at 2-2 in the 7th inning. The game isn't resumed until Friday, July 11, 2014 and the Indians go on to win 3-2. In this case, all statistics from the first portion of the game (May 20, before the game was suspended) will count toward the May 19-May 25 Fantasy Week. The statistics from the second portion of the game that was completed on July 11, 2014 will NOT count toward either the Fantasy Week of May 19-May 25 or the Fantasy Week of July 7-July 13.

3) In the event any 2014 MLB game(s) is suspended and subsequently completed in any Fantasy Week other than the Fantasy Week during which such game(s) was suspended (i.e., the game(s) is completed on a date following the Sunday of the Fantasy Week during which the game(s) was suspended), NONE of the official statistics of any portion of the suspended game(s) will count for purposes of this Contest, provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended:

a. The MLB team which is trailing does NOT (i) make fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) complete all of its at-bats for five (5) innings; or

b. The visiting MLB team does NOT (i) make fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) complete all of its at-bats for five (5) or more innings. Under any of these circumstances, official statistics for any portion(s) of any suspended game(s) will NOT count for purposes of this Contest (i.e., such statistics shall not apply to either the (1) original Fantasy Week in which the suspended game(s) was started, or (2) Fantasy Week in which the suspended game(s) was completed.

Example: A game played on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 between the Angels and Astros is suspended with the score tied at 4-4 in the 4th inning. The game isn't resumed until Thursday, July 10, 2014 and the Angels go on to win 8-5. In this case, none of the statistics will count for either portion of the game for any Fantasy Week.

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How do MLB stats corrections affect scoring?
Your league scoring will not be updated to reflect official MLB statistics corrections that occur after scoring locks each Fantasy Week, which occurs at the completion of games on Sunday. For example, for a Saturday game, the official scoring change would have to be made before scoring for the Fantasy Week ends on Sunday night, to count for that Fantasy Week. If a scoring change for the Saturday game were to take place on Tuesday, the scoring change would NOT be reflected in your league, since the previous Fantasy Week had already completed and a winner for the Fantasy Week was announced.

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How many players can I have on my team?
Your roster must consist of 16 players:

1 Catcher
1 First Baseman
1 Second Baseman
1 Shortstop
1 Third Baseman
3 Outfielders
1 Utility Hitter (can be any position)
1 Pitching Staff
6 Bench Players

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How does the DL work?
You can also have up to two (2) disabled list ("DL") players at any time. You can only place a player on the DL only if he is actually placed on the DL by his Major League Baseball Club. For the avoidance of doubt, a player who is injured in real life, but has not been placed on the DL by his Major League Baseball Club, cannot be placed on the DL in the Contest.

When a player is removed from the DL by his Major League Baseball Club, he must be removed from the DL spot on the fantasy team that owns him before that team will be allowed to make any more transactions. The fantasy team may keep the player on the DL as long as it desires, as long as it does not make any other transactions (except for any trades pending).

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How do I place a player in the DL spot?
To place a player in the DL spot, click on DL-eligible player's swap button and place him on your team's DL.

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What is my starting lineup?
Your starting lineup each week must consist of:

1 Catcher
1 First Baseman
1 Second Baseman
1 Shortstop
1 Third Baseman
3 Outfielders
1 Utility Hitter (can be any position)
1 Pitching Staff

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What is a team pitching staff?
A team pitching staff means that you will receive points for every player on your team pitching staff - you do NOT own individual pitchers, but instead an entire Major League team's pitching staff. Example - If you have the Yankees Pitching Staff, you will score points for every pitcher on the Yankees staff who pitches on any given night.

You can have more than one pitching staff on your roster at any time, but may only start one pitching staff in any given week.

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What does position eligibility mean?
You can put a player at any position in your starting lineup as long as that player is eligible (qualifies) at that particular position?

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How does a player become eligible at a position?
You will be able to start a player at a particular position if he:
1. Played ten (10) MLB games at that position in 2013; or
2. Has played ten (10) MLB games at the position in 2014.

Some MLB players in the Contest did not play ten (10) games at a position in 2013. These players will be eligible at the position that they appeared at the most in 2013. Example: In 2013, the most games Billy Hamilton played at any position was seven (7) games as an outfielder. Therefore, Hamilton would qualify at the outfield position for purposes of the Contest.

MLB players that have never played in a MLB game prior to the 2014 MLB season will be assigned a position by MLB.com in its sole discretion. Example: Oscar Taveras of the St. Louis Cardinals will be eligible at outfield as that is his expected position.

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How do I set my starting lineup?
Go to your "Lineup" page. To edit your lineup, click on the "Swap" button next to a player's name and select the player you would like him to swap him with. Once you have made all the changes, click "Save Lineup". If you choose to put a player on your "bench," he will not score points for your team. You will only be able to access your "Lineup" page after your draft has taken place.

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What does "lock time" mean when setting my lineup?
Unless you opt for Top 10 Lineup Selection, each Fantasy Week during the Contest Period you must set your starting lineup for that Fantasy Week. For each player on your roster, beginning as of 12:01 AM ET (Midnight) on Monday of each Fantasy Week during the Contest, you will have until five (5) minutes prior to the start of each player's first MLB game being played each Fantasy Week ( the "Lock Time") to place each player into your starting lineup for that Fantasy Week. If you do not have any players selected to be in your starting lineup following the Lock Time of the first Fantasy Week of the Contest Period at 1:00 PM ET on Monday, March 31, 2014, you will not score any points during that Fantasy Week or in any subsequent Fantasy Week for which you do not have any players selected. No changes can be made for that position after the Lock Time of the applicable Fantasy Week. A player's position in the lineup is locked for that Fantasy Week once the Lock Time has passed. If you miss the Lock Time for any given player in the applicable Fantasy Week of the Contest, your lineup for the Fantasy Week will remain as it was the prior Fantasy Week.

Any changes made after Lock Time of any Fantasy Week during the Contest will count toward the following Fantasy Week. Example, if you make a lineup change on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9 PM ET (and the Lock Time for that position was 1 PM ET) and another change on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, both changes will take place for your lineup for the following Fantasy Week beginning on Monday, April 21, 2014.

To edit your lineup, click on the position dropdown next to a player's name and select the position you would like him to play, or if you would prefer to put that player on your bench. Once you have made all position changes, click "Submit." Players on your bench will not score points for your team.

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How do trades work?

A trade occurs when one participant exchanges player(s) with another participant in a league.

To propose a trade go to the game "Trade Center" and pick a team you want to trade with from the dropdown menu.

Once you have determined which team you want to attempt to trade with, select the player(s) you wish to trade away and the player(s) you wish to trade for, and click "Review Trade." In order to propose the trade, you will then need to click the "Submit Offer" button.

An email will be sent by MLBAM to the other manager proposing your trade. That manager can then go to his/her Trade Center to accept, decline or to make a counter offer.

If a trade is accepted, the entire league will be notified and other participants will have the ability to vote "for" or "against" the trade. This process is put in place to ensure trades are fair and balanced and do not compromise the integrity of the Contest.

If four (4) or more participants vote against the trade within two days, the trade will be officially vetoed by the league and the trade will not take place.

If four (4) or more participants vote for the trade, the trade will proceed the moment the fourth participant votes for the trade.

If the trade is neither vetoed nor accepted by the league within forty-eight (48) hours, the trade will proceed.

During the review period, trades are marked as pending.

In order to prevent players involved in pending trades from being dropped or waived, participants will not be allowed to make any such transactions involving any players involved a trade once it has been accepted.

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When am I allowed to make trades?
The trade deadline will be July 31, 2014. No trades can be offered or accepted after 11:59 p.m. ET (Midnight) on July 31, 2014.

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How do I pick up a free agent, new player, or pitching staff?
Any player that is not owned by a participant in your league is considered a free agent. These players shall be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, unless they are on "waivers" (explained below).

To pick up a free agent click on the "Players" tab on the top of the game's navigation. Under the "action" header there will be a green box with a white plus sign indicating that a player is available to be picked up. Click on the green box and you will be taken to a screen with your roster where you will be asked to drop an existing player on your roster to make room for the player you want to pick up. Click on the grey checkbox next to the player you want to drop from your existing roster.

Any free agent that you add will immediately be placed on your roster. That player can be placed into your starting lineup for any subsequent Fantasy Week(s).

You can drop players at any time, but you can only pick up players without dropping a player if you have less than sixteen (16) players (not counting DL players) on your roster.

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When can I put a new player in my starting lineup?
After picking up a free agent player, you can put that player in your lineup for the upcoming week. However, if you pick up a free agent on a Monday, that player must be picked up at least five (5) minutes prior to the start of the first Major League Baseball game being played on that day, to be able to be inserted into your lineup for the current week. Any players picked up after this time, can only be inserted into your lineup for the following week.

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Why can I not drop/cut some players?
Some players on the game shall be designated as "Undroppable," meaning a participant cannot drop these players. All-Star players such as Albert Pujols and Jose Bautista are on this list, to prevent people from dumping their superstars and having other people pick them up, leading to "loaded" teams.

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What are waivers and how do they work?
After your draft, all players will be placed on waivers for one (1) day. All players who are dropped during the season will also be on waivers for a period of one (1) day ("Waiver Period").

During the Waiver Period, any participant in your league can claim that player. The person with the highest waiver priority when the waiver claim is processed will receive that player

Example: If a player is dropped on a Tuesday afternoon, all managers can put in a claim for him during the Waiver Period. The participant with the highest waiver priority, who submitted a claim for the player, will receive that player. Waiver claims are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The waiver priority list is initially set based on the reverse order of your draft. Each time you add a player from waiver to your roster, you will fall to the bottom of the waiver priority list. This "rolling" list stays in effect for the entire season. The team ranked No. 1 on the list always has the highest (or best) waiver priority.

If nobody claims a player during the waiver period, he becomes a free agent. If you place a player on waivers, you cannot reclaim that player until after the waiver period has expired.

If you place a claim on more than one waived player at a time, each pending claim will appear on your Add/Drop center along with its current position in your waiver order. All new claims get added to the end of this list, but you can change this order by clicking on the dropdowns under the 'rank' column.

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What are the yellow page icons next to some players' names?
This indicates that the player has a recent news item on the Player News page, usually within the past 2 days.

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How do my league playoffs work?
Following the end of the Contest Regular Season, the team with the best record in each division will be the division winner (the "Division Winner") and will advance to the League Playoffs (there will be a total of two (2) Division Winners from each league). There will also be two (2) "Wild Card" teams from each league, which will be the teams with the best records that did NOT win their divisions.

For Private Leagues, League Commissioners can choose to have the Wild Card teams be either the two teams with the best records that did NOT win their divisions, or the two teams that scored the most points that did NOT win their divisions.

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How do my league's tiebreakers work?
If two (2) or more teams in the same division finish the Contest Regular Season with identical records, the following tiebreakers will be used in the following order to help determine the Division Winner:

1. The team with the most points scored during the entire Contest Regular Season; and

2. The team with the highest weekly point total during the Contest Regular Season; and

3. If there is still a tie this continues with the second highest weekly point total, etc. until all Fantasy Weeks of the Contest Regular Season have been examined. For Leagues where the Wild Cards are the non-division winners with the best records during the Contest Regular Season:

If two (2) or more teams finish the Contest Regular Season with identical records, the following tiebreakers will be used in the following order in order to determine the Wild Card:

1. The team with the most points scored during the entire Contest Regular Season; and

2. The team with the highest weekly point total during the Contest Regular Season; and

3. If there is still a tie this continues with the second highest weekly point total, etc. until all Fantasy Weeks of the Contest Regular Season have been examined.

For Leagues where the Wild Cards are the non-division winners with the most points scored during the Contest Regular Season:

If two (2) or more teams finish the Contest Regular Season with identical point totals, the following tiebreakers will be used in the following order in order to determine the Wild Card:

1. The team with the highest weekly point total during the Contest Regular Season; and

2. If there is still a tie this continues with the second highest weekly point total, etc. until all Fantasy Weeks of the Contest Regular Season have been examined.

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When do my league playoffs take place?
The start date of the first round of the League Playoffs depends on which option was selected when your league was created. All league playoffs consist of two rounds and run for a period of two weeks.

If your league chose Week 21 as the start date of your playoffs, they will begin on August 18, 2014, and end on August 31, 2014.

If your league chose Week 22 as the start date of your playoffs, they will begin on August 25, 2014, and end on September 7, 2014.

If your league chose Week 23 as the start date of your playoffs, they will begin on September 1, 2014, and end on September 14, 2014.

If your league chose Week 24 as the start date of your playoffs, they will begin on September 8, 2014, and end on September 21, 2014.

If your league chose Week 25 as the start date of your playoffs, they will begin on September 15, 2014, and end on September 28, 2014.

Public Leagues

Playoffs begin the week of Sept. 15, 2014, and end on Sept. 28, 2014.

League Playoff Matchups

The first round matchups will be:

Division Winner 1 (Team with the best record) vs. Wild Card Winner 2 (Wild Card team with either worst record or fewest points scored)

Division Winner 2 (Team with the second best record) vs. Wild Card Winner 1 (Wild Card team with either best record or most points scored)

If two (2) or more teams finish the Contest Regular Season tied with the best record, the team with the most points scored during the entire Contest Regular Season will be "Division Winner 1".

The league championship match-up will consist of the two (2) first round winners. The winner of this match-up will be the league champion (each, a "League Champion").

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How is the Grand Prize winner selected?
On or about November 15, 2014, one (1) eligible League Champion will be selected as the winner of the Grand Prize (defined below) based on the 2014 Season Selection Forms submitted during 2014 Season Selections Period. Each League Champion will receive one (1) point for each correct Selection (i.e. up to sixteen (16) points). The eligible League Champion who receives the most points in connection with his/her 2014 Season Selection Form, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, and subject to the Tiebreakers section below, will win the Grand Prize (the "Grand Prize Winner"). See Official Rules for complete details.

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How does the Season Selection Form page work?
Beginning during the registration process and ending at 11:59 pm ET on May 7, 2014, each participant will be given the opportunity to complete and submit a 2014 Season Selections Form which will include a set of questions based on certain results for the 2014 season. These predictions include the winner(s) of the American League and National League Most Valuable Player Award, American League and National League Cy Young Award, American League East, West and Central Division Champions, National League East, West and Central Division Champions, the two Wild Card teams, the two World Series representatives, the World Series winner and the total number of home runs hit by all MLB players during the 2014 MLB regular season.

NOTE: IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE, YOU MUST FULLY COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A 2014 SEASON SELECTIONS FORM BY NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM ET ON MAY 7, 2014. See the Official Rules for complete details.

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Can you change your answers on the Season Selection Form?
You can make changes to your Selections until 11:59 pm ET on May 7, 2014. NOTE: IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE, YOU MUST FULLY COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A 2014 SEASON SELECTIONS FORM BY NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM ET ON MAY 7, 2014. See the Official Rules for complete details.

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