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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 2021 Major League Baseball regular season.

The 2021 season runs from April 1, 2021 through October 10, 2021.

Registration and draft dates

Team and league registration is open from January 28, 2021 until July 11, 2021.

  • First day for live drafts - February 1, 2021
  • Last day for live drafts - June 27, 2021
  • First day for live draft lobby - March 4, 2021
  • Last day for live draft lobby - April 15, 2021

Draft scoring deadlines

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

Roster change formatDraft deadline
Daily - todayApril 1, 2021 - complete your league's draft before the first game of the season begins.
Daily - tomorrowMarch 31, 2021 at 11:59:59pm PDT
WeeklyMarch 28, 2021 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 typePost-deadline season start dates
Head-to-HeadScoring begins the following Fantasy week
Rotisserie or PointsScoring 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 Free and Prize 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 2021 Public Prize and Public Free Leagues is August 12, 2021 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.