First and foremost is the trust you can have in the NFBC.
You can trust us to pay in
full. You can trust us to pay on time. You can trust us to run first-class live events
and first class contests with fair rules for everyone. When you send in your hard-earned
money to play in the NFBC, you can rest assured that when you win you'll receive your
prize payment in full and in record time. Over the last 15 years, the NFBC, NFFC and NFBKC have paid
more than $47 million in prizes and we look forward to adding to that total in 2019. There has
NEVER been an issue with payments in the NFBC and with SportsHub Games Network, Inc. as our ownership
group we'll make sure there never will be.
Secondly, you can rest assured that you'll enjoy playing in the NFBC.
There's nothing quite like a live fantasy baseball draft, with all of the owners right there in the same
room, looking across the table at each other, eyeing the same draft board with similar
draft strategies in mind. And it's even better when a $7,000 league prize is at stake and a $150,000
grand prize is sure to be won by one of the fortunate participants.
Here is what makes live drafts so great in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship
and a breakdown of how the events are organized:
You are as Powerful as An MLB Owner: You pick the players, you set the starting lineups,
you cut the players and you sign the hot new free agents. YOU are responsible for this
team winning or losing this year and nobody else.
Make New Friends: You are guaranteed to meet new die-hard MLB fans just like yourself
from all across the country. Inevitably, some of these competitors will become your
friends for life because of shared interests involving baseball.
Have Fun at The Ultimate Draft Party: Imagine sitting in a large room with multiple
drafts going on at once. Everyone there will be talking about baseball, smack talking
and drinking beer or soda. It is an awesome sight to see a dozen or more draft boards in
the same room and hearing "Mike Trout" echoed 10 times at once when the first pick is
made in that room. It's 4+ hours of baseball fun you'll never find anywhere else.
Prove Your Greatness against The Ultimate Competition:
You'll get to personally know all of the guys in your league that you'll be banging heads with
for the $7,000 league prize and possibly the $150,000 grand prize. Last year, John Pausma of
Tinley Park, Illinois won the NFBC Main Event and the $125,000 grand prize. John won the Main
Event and finished 2nd in the Rotowire Online Championship. Not only that, but he finished 8th
overall in the Auction Championship and 4th overall in the Wild Card Tier of the Cutline
Championship. Wow, what a year. A lot of our players compete in multiple formats and do well in
multiple formats. You can compete and excel in the same way.
Get Your Sleeper: The thrill of making that pick before the one-minute time limit runs
out, with all of your league mates anxiously waiting to see who you are going to draft
is a thrill in itself. Then drafting the sleeper that everyone wants is an even bigger
thrill. You got him now. You OWN him.
Sharing The Experience With Friends or Family: Drafting together is a great way to get
close and stay close all season whether with a best friend, a son, a daughter or even
your spouse. Besides, it is a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere for baseball fans.
Get Early Bragging Rights: Seeing all of the draft boards once the day is done is a
reward in itself. Watching people peruse your draft and throw compliments (or trash)
about your 10th round pick is enjoyable and another good feeling. Our members stick
around after the drafts and analyze the other leagues' draft boards, while getting to
know members outside their immediate league. Meet more people, talk more baseball, have
Play for $150,000 Cash, GUARANTEED: Now imagine winning the $150,000 grand
prize at season's end. Let's admit it, this should be No. 1. Best of all, you're
playing with a proven product as the NFBC has already paid over $23 million in
prizes during its first 15 seasons with another $24 million being paid out in
football. You'll receive guaranteed payout on time from the best customer
service-oriented contest in the industry!
Live Drafts In New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Online:
Here's how the live drafts will work:
Leagues will be randomly chosen in each city and 15-team (or 12-team) leagues will be formed
once signups are closed. KDS will be run after the leagues are randomly chosen and the draft
order will be announced for each league several days in advance of the draft.
Teams will be seated in order of the serpentine draft in a U-shaped format with teams 1
through 5 down the left side (or 1-4 in 12-team leagues), teams 5 through 10 at the bottom
of the U (or teams 5-8 in 12-team leagues) and teams 11 through 15 up the right hand side
The NFBC is going with electronic draft boards this year with rosters being entered on site
as they happen. A draft board will be projected to a 10-foot screen at the front of the room
and every player will be color-coded by position for everyone to see. Worksheets will also
be available for each team owner to keep track of their league and team selections. Heck,
folks who bring iPads or other tablets to the draft can even see the draft board live on
their online team page.
Two draft facilitators will work each league: One keeping track of the one minute time limit
for each selection who also announces the selections and one facilitator to enter the draft
pick into the computer system which immediately projects the color-coded name to the 10-foot
Each team has a 1-minute time limit to make each selection.
The draft continues for 30 rounds, with a 15-minute break after Round 10 and Round 20.
All owners must fill up the 23 required starting spots with their 30 draft picks, but can
pick as many backups at any position that they'd like. Owners do not have to fill up their
23 starting spots with their first 23 picks. Position eligibility lists are available to all
NFBC owners on the web site.
It's all good fun and great competition. If you want to compete against the best, then join
the NFBC and prove your mettle. Good luck everyone.