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Welcome, peeps from FantasyPros!

When fantasy lineups lock Friday evening, the action on InGame Fantasy will be just getting started. Fantasy baseball guru Paul Sporer of Fangraphs will be streaming live on Twitch and Periscope for the play-by-play of Friday’s featured contest, Sporer’s Sandlot.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the InGame Fantasy app for a fantasy experience like no other. All drafting goes down DURING games.
  2. Make a deposit with the promo code “FPros” and you’ll get a real 50% deposit bonus (up to $50) that hits your account right away — not like the other sites where they release it incrementally the more you play.
  3. Join Sporer’s Sandlot for $5. The total prize pool will be $150.
  4. Tune into Twitch or Periscope at 7:05 p.m. EST to watch the stream, but also feel free to get in some swings during Friday’s matinee between the Brewers and Cubs.
  5. Sporer will broadcast for a half hour and return at 9 p.m. to take the contest home until it ends 9:35. The top scorers at that time will finish in the money.

Click here for a full review of InGame Fantasy from Brad Richter of FantasyPros, then get strategy tips from FantasyPros featured writer Bobby Sylvester.

PLAY BALLLLLL!

 

 

 

By Dave Loughran, Special to InGame Fantasy

Some days we don’t have time to research players and submit a lineup before the contests lock. On days like this we don’t have the luxury of waiting around by our computers while obsessively clicking “refresh” on our most trusted MLB lineup providers. Life moves fast, but we don’t have to chase it. At InGame Fantasy, there’s no rush picking your teams, and no need to stress over a lineup not being released until 30 minutes before first pitch. Their unique style of game play makes it possible for you to play whenever and wherever you want, with no pressure to finish a game the same night you started. Here’s what separates InGame Fantasy from the other daily fantasy games:

Play in a Relaxed Environment

Hours of research leading up to a night of baseball isn’t necessary on InGame Fantasy. Research on the fly if you’d like by looking into a relief pitcher you aren’t familiar with, or by seeing how the Blue Jays do against left-handed pitchers before you start selecting their hitters. There’s no need to analyze every pitcher from every slate, worry about checking weather, or make sure a specific player isn’t hitting towards the bottom of his respective lineup. Playing in a relaxed environment doesn’t mean skill isn’t involved, though. Be sure to check out Basic Strategies for Playing InGame Fantasy for more on the subject.

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It’s hitters only on InGame Fantasy!

No Pitcher Implosions

Unlike other DFS sites, you won’t run the risk of having your night be over before it started when a starting pitcher coughs up five runs in the first inning. InGame Fantasy is a hitter-only fantasy baseball app, where you need not worry about pitch counts, bad umpires or early inning implosions with your pitchers. There is no negative scoring or points for earning a win that may or may not have been deserved. Simply pick the hitters you think are in the best spots to produce and let them do the work!

Level Playing Field

Prize pools are only growing these days, but those Goliath and elusive payouts don’t come without downside. In order to offer such massive prizes, sites must allow multi-entry, which means users are allowed to enter upwards of hundreds of lineups in a single contest. For the high stakes player, multi-entry is an advantage, but low stakes players, also known as “micro grinders”, are severely disadvantaged right out of the gate. At InGame Fantasy, there is no multi-entry, which means the playing field is leveled for all players regardless of experience. You are, however, able to re-enter a contest after your first game/lineup is completed (to complete a game on InGame Fantasy you must record three outs in each inning).

Luck is Limited

There’s no worse feeling than seeing a player who you don’t own go 0-for-3 off the opposing starting pitcher only to hit a homerun off of a relief pitcher late in the game. Your research, analysis and gut feeling were accurate. Everyone else was wrong. But now you’re the one taking a loss because of an unpredictable home run against a no-name bullpen arm. Fret not, my friends; at InGame Fantasy, those unlucky breaks are few and far between. You control your own fate, you never lose games because you didn’t roster a player who had a career game and was heavily owned across all contests.

By Dave Loughran, Special to InGame Fantasy

I’ve recently added a whole new way to play daily fantasy to my repertoire — a mobile app called InGame Fantasy — and now they’ve asked me to help spread the word. Here are five reasons why you need to download it now for iOS or Android at InGameFantasy.com and start playing. 

*NOTE: To get you started, the folks at InGame Fantasy are offering an instant, no-drip 50 percent deposit bonus up to $100 for all new depositors. Tonight’s featured contest is a $3 Triple Up. The top 6 scorers out of 20 will get paid. 

1. It’s a real-time fantasy game4.7-inch (iPhone 6) - Screenshot 1

At InGame Fantasy, there’s no need to worry about checking lineups, batting order, or inclement weather reports; you play who you want, when you want. The objective is simple: pick a player who is on deck, in any game, at any point throughout the game, and let him go to work. Just like a real baseball game, the goal is to push runs across home plate by putting runners on the bases. For example, if you pick Jose Altuve and he singles, you now have a runner on first. Draft Kris Bryant next, and if he goes deep, that’s a two-run jack! You’re afforded the standard three outs per inning, and games last three, six or nine innings, depending on the contest.

2. Winning is easier at InGame Fantasy

Daily fantasy sports site offer some massive prize payouts, but they are met with players who are able to enter 150-plus lineups into the same contest. At InGame Fantasy, opponents can play only one lineup at a time per contest, and cannot gain an advantage by scripting lineups or using advanced algorithms. Plus, the playing field is leveled some since decision making is done on the fly. You can, however, enter the same contest multiple times, but not until you use up all of your outs the first time around.  

3. Play at your own pace

Staying glued to your phone isn’t necessary with InGame Fantasy. You’re free to make picks at your own pace, at your own leisure, and don’t need to spend countless hours researching players to build your lineups. Going out to dinner with the wife or girlfriend? Load a few batters into your queue while she’s getting ready, and put it away until you’re home. There’s no penalty for taking breaks and playing when you have the time. Because InGame Fantasy is an individually matchup-based game, you can put your knowledge to the test at any point throughout any contests. You can also wait for the right matchups. If the Tigers are up to bat against James Shields, but the bottom of their order is due up, you can wait for Miguel Cabrera to step into the box before selecting a batter. Not only is the ability to play at your own pace a luxury, but can also be used as a strategy.

4. Deposit bonuses are instantly playable

4.7-inch (iPhone 6) - Screenshot 2Unlike other sites, where deposit bonuses slowly drip into your account as you play, InGame Fantasy offers instantly playable bonuses upon depositing. This week, they’re offering 50 percent up to $100 for new depositors. For example, a one hundred dollar deposit is met with a fifty dollar bonus that becomes immediately available for you to play. Feel free to check the competition, but you won’t find a deposit bonus as juicy as the one you’ll receive at InGame Fantasy.

5. All games are guaranteed

Each and every one of InGame Fantasy’s contests are guaranteed to run. Because they don’t lock at a specific time like other daily fantasy sports formats, you’re free to join contests at any point throughout the day or night, so long as at least one baseball game is in progress. With InGame Fantasy contests, you can enter and play before an opponent has entered him or herself. Your batters, outs, and innings are not directly tied to your opponents, so you won’t have to worry about the lobby being particularly active in order to get your game on each and every night. The contests will always fill, and as a result, they will always be guaranteed.

Let’s play some ball!

Place Team Name* Runs Hits Total Bases Errors Points
1 Howlers (3) 13 21 32 0 10
2 ChrisW (3) 13 14 28 1 9
3 JoaquinF (2) 12 18 36 1 8
4 LapStars (2) 12 16 35 0 7
5 LapStars (5) 11 19 34 1 6
6 JustinM 11 18 29 0 5
7 2-BaggeR (4) 11 17 24 0 4
8 LapStars (1) 11 16 25 0 3
9 FrankC 11 15 31 1 2
10 dongtime (1) 11 14 30 0 1

* number in ( ) represents the game attempt number for Team. If there is no number it means it was the Teams only game for the week.

Season Standings 

Place Team Name Points  Season Winnings  Runs Hits Total Bases
1 LapStars 62 $120 146 200 396
2 ChrisW 41 $50 70 87 165
3 JohnL 36 $60 77 95 196
4 ccdindc 31 $80 88 120 239
5 cow chips 29 $50 55 76 160
6 CoreyW 24 $30 43 61 119
7 Darry38 17 $30 35 48 100
8 clg1000 15 $20 34 47 81
9 maricic412 13 $20 21 28 66
10 Amanda 13 $20 20 27 59
11 killemall 12 $40 50 72 128
12 Creatures 12 $20 21 30 59
13 Bet_tyR 11 $20 26 36 61
14 JamesM 10 $10 15 20 36
15 Howlers3 10 $10 13 21 32
16 LanceH 9 $30 34 46 102
17 TacoDagger 9 $10 16 19 37
18 BJ 9 $10 16 19 37
19 JGarcia 9 $10 14 18 30
20 LN 9 $10 13 13 33
21 JoaquinF2 8 $10 12 18 36
22 ClaytonM 7 $10 13 16 20
23 GlenB 7 $10 12 14 24
24 Unfunky 6 $10 12 19 24
25 dongtime 5 $20 22 27 57
26 JustinM 5 $10 11 18 29
27 2-BaggeR4 4 $10 11 17 24
28 Joey Bats 4 $10 10 15 20
29 Punusher 4 $10 10 11 23
30 AntSquad 3 $10 11 12 30
31 PaulM 3 $10 9 15 32
32 FrankC 2 $10 11 15 31
33 NisckK 2 $10 10 17 23
34 ChrisM 2 $10 9 10 18
35 paperz 2 $10 8 12 21
36 RandyJ 1 $10 9 13 24

 

 

 

By Jason Garcia for Fanamana

You know, I’m really sick of hearing women talk about how hot Derek Jeter and David Wright are. If only they could see the uglier side of sports. While all athletes these days are rich, some sure aren’t easy on the eyes. Sad thing is, they still probably pull more tail than the average guy. But I can’t imagine any sane woman mingling with one of these guys. So without further ado, I present to you my version of Major League Baseball’s All-Time All-Ugly Team…

Click on each player name to see his lovely mug.

Position Playersjorge cantu
C   
Andy Etchebarren: Thankfully wore a mask the majority of time on the playing field.

1B Darrell Evans: Rumored to have walked into a window screen at high speed while playing “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” as a child.

2B Davey Johnson: Pretty scary even without the mustache.

SS Davey Concepcion: Prototypical shortstop, prototypical face for the All-Ugly Team.

3B Jorge Cantu: If only his wild facial hair could cover his entire mug.

OF Otis Nixon: Great times in the 40-yard dash. Looks like it was inside a 20-yard room.

OF Willie McGee: The picture speaks for itself.willie mcgee

OF Hideki Matsui: Almost as frightful as the real Godzilla.

DH David Ortiz: Bears a striking resemblance to Esther Rolle of Good Times.


Pitching Staff
SP Don Mossi: Retired the year before Etchebarren became a regular starter, thankfully sparing baseball fans from viewing the “ugliest” of matchups.

SP Bartolo Colon: Can easily pass for a bloated toad.

SP Randy Johnson: Perhaps another member of the animal kingdom — part ostrich?

SP Pascual Perez: Pretty bad when Melido Perez is the good-looking sibling.Pascual Perez

SP Fernando Valuenzuela: Deadly screwball with looks that could kill. Literally.

SP Zane Smith: So ugly we added a sixth spot to the rotation.

RP Ezequiel Astacio: Perhaps the ugliest man in all of sports history.

RP Julian Tavarez: As a child, thought he would be an adult movie star if he couldn’t be a baseball player. That sound you heard was a mass sigh of relief from female porn stars everywhere.

RP Jesse Orosco: Closed out the ’86 NLCS and World Series BUT…still ugly.

RP Craig McMurtry: Teamed up with Smith on the Braves.

RP Bob Walk: Was primarily a starter, but too much depth in this rotation sends him to the ‘pen.

Coaching Staff
Manager
: Joe Torre

Pitching CoachBob Apodaca

Honorable mentionsJack Wilson (SS), Kent Tekulve (RP), Benito Santiago (C)

The Braves seem to be the most common home for the esthetically challenged with six players on the list. The Pirates have four players on the roster, not including the honorable mentions. Zane Smith, Pascual Perez and Julian Tavarez actually played for both teams during their illustrious careers!

Did I miss anyone? Add ’em in the comments below — with a pic of course!

 

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