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RotoDerby is Back!

RotoDerby is back for another year of Derby's! You can win both Monthly and Season-End cash prizes within the same Fantasy Derby Contest and they gave away a LOT of money last year!

REGISTER NOW: Buy 2 Teams and Get 1 Free in the $16K Longball Derby

The Game:

Fantasy Longball (HR) Derby is based on a standard scoring system with a twist; where you are competing against others for the highest Fantasy Points throughout the season based on 3 stats, but weighted towards Home Runs (HRs). It consists of a 10 player starting roster with a Home Run stat cap used to build your team. Rosters are fixed all season and standings reset monthly. Winners are paid every month and at season-end.

Starting Roster:

Select any 6 infielders and 4 outfielders for a total roster size of 10 players. Rosters can be edited until Derby registration closes and will be LOCKED for the WHOLE season once the Derby begins, taking away the headache of day-to-day maintenance and bringing in new and interesting strategies. This is where your knowledge, strategy and skill come into play.

Fantasy Derby differs from conventional Fantasy sports in 4 ways:
  1. Each Derby is based on 3 stats but weighted towards a main scoring stat (for example in Longball Derby, HRs = 5pts, RBIs = 1pt, Ks = -1). That’s it no other stats.
  2. The Derby uses fixed starting rosters for the entire season (eliminates the high maintenance needed to set rosters daily or weekly). One-time setup.
  3. Derby standings reset monthly – so you can win each month and at season end (as opposed to winning just once at the end of the season).
  4. Each Derby is not limited to 8 to 12 teams. With Fantasy Derbies your entries are unlimited, allowing you to compete against more teams for larger Monthly and Season-end prizes.
Its as simple as Draft, Score and Win! Whatever strategy you choose, RotoDerby puts you back in control of your time to spend it as you wish while getting back in the game you love to play.


Most RotoDerby Points Since 2013 MLB Season

2013Miguel CabreraTigers4413794263
2015Nolan ArenadoRockies42130110230
2015Albert PujolsAngels409572223
2013Edwin EncarnacionBlue Jays3610462222
2014Victor MartinezTigers3210342221
2015Edwin EncarnacionBlue Jays3911198208
2015Jose BautistaBlue Jays40114106208
2013Chris DavisOrioles53138199204

V-Mart was the only player to do so in 2014

2015David OrtizRed Sox3710895198
2015Josh DonaldsonBlue Jays41123133195
2014Edwin EncarnacionBlue Jays349882186
2014David OrtizRed Sox3510495184
2014Jose BautistaBlue Jays3510396182
2015Bryce HarperNationals4299131178
2014Albert PujolsAngels2810571174
2014Nelson CruzOrioles40108140168
2013David OrtizRed Sox3010388165
2013Adrian BeltreRangers309278164
2015Carlos GonzalezRockies4097133164
2013Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks36125145160
2013Robinson CanoYankees2710785157
2014Jose AbreuWhite Sox36107131156
2015Anthony RizzoCubs31101105151
2015Manny MachadoOrioles3586111150

Encarnacion and Big Papi are the only players to have scored 150+ RotoDerby points in each of the last three seasons.  Pujols and Joey Bats are the only other players to do so twice.

Players Who Have Scored 100+ Points in Each of Last Three Seasons

There have only been 84 100+ RotoDerby Point seasons since 2013 - these guys have 25% of them!  Make sure you mix them into your rosters.  You might want to start with Gonzalez and Jones as they are the only ones under 30 HR from 2015.  Cruz, Bautista and Donaldson will all cost your over 40+ home runs.

Players to Consider Under 20 HRs

There are four players who scored 100+ points last year and hit less than 20 home runs in 2015.  One of those guys however is Michael Brantley and his return to the Indians lineup is unknown.  He could help you later in the year to win some monthly prizes, so he still has value.

Buster Posey, Adrian Beltre and Daniel Murphy are all valuable players in RotoDerby as they come at a discounted price and low K totals.

Maikel Franco is a sleeper in this format, as he had just 305 ABs for the Phillies last year.  It is not unrealistic to think he hits 20+ HRs and using his .20 Pts/AB from last season, we are looking at a top 15 IF in 2016.

Kyle Schwarber is a player to fade.  Despite his ridiculous power numbers, his high strikeout totals and the Cubs crowded roster will limit him in 2016.  Miguel Cabrera is only two home runs more than Schwarber and is likely to rebound.  Remember, he has the single greatest RotoDerby season in the last three years!

Players to Consider in 20-25 HR Range

Josh Reddick is an outfielder that should be selected as he will cost you just 20 home runs, yet he scored 112 points last season.  The OF provides you with just 10 players to score 100 points last season and Reddick and Brantley are the only ones that cost less than 35 home runs!

Carlos Correa also scored 100 points last year, despite just 387 ABs.  His .25 points per AB tops all players in the 20-25 market.  If he kept that pace for a full season, he would have out scored Nelson Cruz!

Despite 103 strikeouts, Kendrys Morales scored the third most points among players who hit 20-15 home runs.  It will take another 100 RBI from Morales to repeat his success.

Mike Moustakas is a better option if you feel like adding a Royals player.

Prince Fielder was the top player in the 20-25 price range, with 125 RotoDerby points, despite having the fourth worst Points/AB among the five players to score 100+ points.