You once again have the opportunity to (1) win cash, (2) by playing a free game, and (3) help support Bleacher Nation. Sweet, huh? Your attention is appreciated.

Bleacher Nation has been given the opportunity to host an exclusive,* one-day, FREE fantasy baseball contest through, this Friday, July 20. We had a blast the last couple times, and, if you missed out, here’s your chance to get in on the action.

The best part? The total payout for this free contest is $300 – and 15 people win cash. And, by participating, you’re supporting Bleacher Nation – which would be all kinds of awesome. Think of it this way: you get 365 days of free content from me, and in return, I ask only that you sign up for a free, cash-winning fantasy baseball contest (or to force me to blog for 30 hours, but this helps, too – you’re all so giving!). Sounds fair to me.

Ok. So what is the contest?

It’s a one-day fantasy baseball showdown (and I say showdown, because you better believe I’m playing, too) based on MLB games this Friday, July 20. We did one of these each of the last two months, and it definitely makes that day of baseball all the more exciting. It’s not like a whole season of fantasy baseball, and you don’t even have to understand fantasy baseball to enjoy playing (for the record, I don’t play fantasy baseball).

Here’s how you play: First, sign up for free at DraftStreet. It’s easy. Then, “join the league,” and put together your team. This time will be “pick ’em style” drafting. The way Pick ‘Em leagues work is there are eight tiers of players – both pitchers and positional players – and each tier will have anywhere from three to ten players in them. All you have to do is select one player from each tier. You can pick anyone you want, one each from each tier. I’ve played in a couple of these style now, and I had a great team put together in five minutes.

The contest runs on Friday using Friday’s games, so you just have to sign up and have your team set by then.

Sign up now for free. Build a team (you can adjust your roster up until the 7:05pm ET (6:05 CT) games start). Then check out the scoreboard when the games start on Friday, July 20, and watch your team win you cash. Or watch my team destroy yours (which, like, I haven’t been able to do yet…). It’s that easy, and it is a lot fun.

The sooner you sign up, the more time you’ll have to tinker with your lineup, which is a big part of what makes this so much fun. Just putting it out there. So, you know, sign up today.

*Note, because of the exclusivity, only folks who sign up for Draftstreet via Bleacher Nation (either this year or last year) can participate in this particular contest. If you signed up for Draftstreet via another method (another site, for example), you can still participate in a free contest, it just won’t be this particular free one. You’ll see what I mean when you sign in. If you aren’t permitted into this contest and you think that’s an error (i.e., you DID originally sign up for Draftstreet via Bleacher Nation), just send me an email and we’ll get it straightened out (brett AT bleachernation DOT com).

Another note: residents of some States are not eligible to play, so if you’re blocked out for that reason, my most humble apologies.

  • King Jeff

    Sweet, time to go out there and not finish in the bottom 10. Yes my sights are sky high for this one. I like the old style better, we don’t even get to take pitchers and one of the tiers was almost half Cardinals guys vs. the Cubs on Friday. Complaints aside, I look forward to losing to all of you.

  • #1lahairfan

    Where does the $ come from?

    • Brett


  • Benny

    I just selected by Tier hitters. When will I be allowed to select my tier pitchers?

    • Brett

      It’s all together.

  • Benny

    Ok because I just selected by tier hitters just now but it didn’t let me select tier pitchers yet

    • Brett

      Well, how about that – this time, there are no pitchers. It’s all hitters.

  • ColoCubFan

    Can’t play if you live in Iowa?? That sucks!!!

  • ColoCubFan

    Not only is my corn burning up with no rain, now I can’t win free money on the internet!!!

    • hansman1982

      It’s the Supreme Courts fault, or Brandstads, or Gronstol, or that last governor that we had who ran a campaign ad that said “Hey, I sucked these past 4 years, but give me another chance, pretty please, with a whipped cream and a cherry on top!!!!”

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  • Benny

    Brett, I was allowed to pick 8 tier hitters but not any pitchers

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  • kubphan82


    I find fantasy baseball difficult to stomach… At any point in the year you will have a player who you’re pulling for and they’ll have to play the Cubs… Being a Cubs fan, I just can’t wish another teams player well, even on a fantasy team, while they play our beloved…

    It makes it a difficult draft and difficult in season decisions… Oh how superstitions impede logic.

    • Brett

      That’s one nice thing about this contest: it’s just one day. So you can pick no one facing the Cubs (it’s the Cardinals – who wants to pick them anyway?).

  • Katie

    I would like to point out that while it’s true that I have slightly less money than the chick in the picture, I am definitely as attractive as her, if not more.

    • hansman1982

      just think, if you could win you would be richer AND more attractive than her! Brett would have to update the picture for future contests.

    • Scotti

      I’m better looking than her too and I’m a dude. She does have her teeth, though, which is nice.

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  • curt

    tried to enter the contest but alas no way jose, my state is a no fun state oh well gl to all those who can play, and just say no to demp to st.louis i really dont want to have to boo dempster but no way can you help the red turds win any games.

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  • Twinkletoez

    Ok this is my 3rd try and I finally did ok, I finished 11th and won some cash, think I will spend it on a BN T shirt!!!

    • Brett


    • King Jeff

      Congrats, but you still have a ways to go to catch the King! By far my best finish in a BN contest. NUMBER 8!!!