Important dates for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball

Keep track of this year's important dates in Yahoo Fantasy Baseball. The Fantasy Baseball season follows the same schedule as the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season.

The 2018 season runs from March 29, 2018 though Septmeber 30, 2018.

Registration and draft dates

Team and league registration is open from February 15, 2018 until July 8, 2018.

  • First day for live drafts - February 19, 2018
  • Last day for live drafts - June 24, 2018
  • Last day for all other drafts - June 24, 2018

Draft scoring deadlines

For your league to score for the entire MLB season, your draft must by complete by a specific day, based on your roster change format.

Roster change format Draft deadline
Daily - today March 29, 2018 - complete your league's draft before the first game of the season begins.
Daily - tomorrow March 28, 2018 at 11:59:59pm PDT
Weekly March 28, 2018 at 11:59:59pm PDT

If your league's draft happens after the deadline, your season will be begin scoring during the next game, based on your league type.

League type Post-deadline season start dates
Head-to-Head Scoring begins the following Fantasy week
Rotisserie or Points Scoring begins the day after your draft is completed

Playoff Schedule

All Head-to-Head Leagues use a multi-week playoff at the end of the season.

  • Public and Pro Leagues - Use a 6 team playoff format during weeks 23, 24, and 25.
  • Private Leagues – Commissioners choose from several formats and timeframes. Check out your league settings for specifics.

Trade deadlines

  • The trade deadline for all 2018 Pro and Public Leagues is August 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT
  • Private Leagues may have a different deadline based on league configuration.
    • Your commissioner will set this deadline.
    • Check out your league settings for your specific deadlines.