About us

Welcome to the longest-running UK fantasy baseball game!

Fantasy Baseball UK (FBUK) was originally launched in 2004 in association with BaseballSoftballUK (the national development agency for baseball and softball) and MLB on Five (Channel Five’s televised baseball coverage). The fantasy league was an oft-discussed feature in between innings during MLB on Five broadcasts, right up until the show stopped airing in 2008. Since then, FBUK has continued as an independently run online league with a passionate core fan base.

Features of the game

  • An independent, online fantasy league originally devised for UK MLB fans – but open to all!
  • Free to play
  • Build and manage your roster of Major League Baseball players and amass points based on their stats through the season – but you must stick within the weekly salary cap!
  • Compete against other managers in one of 30 divisions named after MLB franchises. Come out on top of all managers to be crowned FBUK Champion!
  • Join the FBUK Forums to chat fantasy baseball and MLB in general
  • Side game! The $5m Game – Pick a team of the best low-cost players to keep your team salary below $5m. How good are you without star names in your team?
  • Another side game! The Limited Trade Game has no bench and permits just three trades per month (unlike the main game, which allows unlimited Sunday trades and daily bench swaps). With limited flexibility, your roster decisions are even more important, but it is also great for those fantasy players who don’t want to make constant changes to their line-up.
  • Prizes! (hopefully) Thanks to the support of BaseballSoftballUK, in recent years we have been able to offer some neat prizes at the end of the season. Check out the prizes page to see what’s on offer this season.

So step up to the plate and play the best fantasy baseball game this side of the Atlantic!

Josh Chetwynd and Jonny Gould in MLB on Five studio

Jonny Gould (left) and Josh Chetwynd in the MLB on Five studio back in the day