Updated MLB Scoring Rules

After listening to feedback from our players over the past few weeks, we’ve updated our MLB scoring policy starting today.

If a game is only partially played due to rain or other circumstances and your player accumulates statistics, they will count – regardless of if the game ends up being suspended or postponed to a later date.

For example, Monday night’s Cubs-Pirates game was rained out after four innings. In the game Pittsburgh P Francisco Liriano allowed a hit and a walk, striking out three in two innings of action. That was good for zero points. Starting today though, that same outing would be good for 9.3 points.

Here’s the exact rule:

Suspended, Postponed, or Cancelled Games

The scoring window for a contest varies by sport.  For NFL contests, the scoring window for a contest starts when the first game in the slate is scheduled to start, and ends the earlier of either a) when all games in the slate are considered final, or b) at 6 AM ET the following Thursday morning.  For MLB, NBA, and NHL contests, the scoring window for a contest starts when the first game in the slate is scheduled to start, and ends the earlier of either a) when all games in the slate are considered final or b) at 6 AM ET the following day after the last game in the slate is scheduled to start.

As part of our mission to keep #PlayersFirst, any statistics accumulated during the contest window will count, regardless of whether the game is suspended or postponed.  For clarity, any games suspended and resumed during the contest window, or postponed to a later date inside the contest window, will score based on all statistics generated during the contest window.  Likewise if a game is partially played before the MLB, NBA, NHL or the NFL declare a game as suspended or postponed, and is completed outside the contest window, any statistics generated during the contest window will still be counted.

If a game is not played at all and is postponed to a date/time that is outside of the contest window, players will not accumulate any points.

If a game is cancelled and not played within the contest window, players will also not accumulate any points.

In the event that FantasyDraft is made aware of a postponement in advance, contest details may be updated reflecting the change and FantasyDraft users will be notified, provided the postponement is made enough in advance for FantasyDraft to do so. Additionally, FantasyDraft may, at its sole discretion, adjust contest slates to accommodate games being rescheduled at any time.

If game cancellations and/or postponements result in only one game being left in a contest, then the contest will be cancelled and all entry fees will be refunded.

This change to make MLB scoring rules more player-friendly is another example of our commitment to put #PlayersFirst.

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4 Responses

  1. Tim G says:

    awesome – love the fact that I will not “lose” points anymore like I do on other sites.

  2. Ricky B says:

    I never understood why other sites don’t count the points… Next question is when will NFL launch?

  3. John Davidson says:

    this is great news… thanks again! Love the baseball lineup flexibility. What is going on with NFL?

  4. Ricky Sanders Ricky Sanders says:

    NFL will be ready for week 1. Content will be out for football shortly.

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