Budget Baseball™ is a season-long fantasy baseball game operated by CDM Sports®. To enter Budget Baseball™ via the Contest website, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, agree to abide by the official rules governing the Contest, and then follow the instructions to submit your entry, which includes selecting your team name and team. Upon successfully entering your team, Upon successfully entering your team, if you do not already have a CDM Sports® account, you will setup your account using your email address and create a password to be used for modifying your team as well as accessing results and the BBS.


Your Internet entry must be paid by credit card or debit card, using either: MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. All internet entries must be received by 11:40 AM CT on Thursday, March 29, 2018. All credit and debit cards are processed through CDM Sports®. Debit card overdraft fees are the sole responsibility of the customer. Mailed entries are not accepted for this Contest.

Contest Term

The Contest begins on Thursday, March 29, 2018, and ends with the games scheduled on Sunday, September 30, 2018, spanning the entire pro baseball regular season. Statistics will be used from playoff games, if needed, to decide post-season teams, division winners, or seeding in the post-season.


To enter Budget Baseball™, there is a one-time entry fee. There are additional fees for modifying your team. All fees are payable in U.S. funds.

$19.95 for a single entry or buy 2 entries for $25.00! There is a limit of six (6) entries per customer. (Note: six (6) entry limit includes free entries.)

Roster changes are 75¢ each. There is NO limit on the number of 75¢ roster changes that may be made during the Contest. However, roster changes must be purchased in increments of ten (10) changes for $7.50.

Save Money! Purchase an unlimited change package for just $29.95 and pay no other costs for changes during the contest. Please note that the unlimited change package must be purchased by 7:00 PM CT on Monday, April 2nd.

All changes purchased must be paid by credit card or debit card, using MasterCard, Visa, or American Express or Discover and are non-refundable and non-transferable. All credit card charges are processed through CDM Sports®. The name Fanball will appear on your billing statement. Debit card overdraft fees are the sole responsibility of the customer.



During signup, you select, a starting lineup of 14 players from the list of players. These players remain on your team until you decide to modify your team.

Starting Lineup

Your starting lineup must consist of the following 14 players:

  • 1 Catcher
  • 1 1st Baseman
  • 1 2nd Baseman
  • 1 3rd Baseman
  • 1 Shortstop
  • 1 Designated Hitter
  • 3 Outfielders
  • 5 Pitchers (starters or relievers)

Player Positions

Player positions are assigned by CDM Sports® and do not change. The player list is available, Click here.

Locking of Player Selections

At the entry deadline, your initial team roster of 14 players is locked until the following Monday.

Listed Players

You can select listed players at any time before or during the Contest. A listed player's position has been determined by CDM Sports and will remain the same for the entire Contest. Players can only be used at the position assigned to them.

Unlisted Players

You can select unlisted players at any time before or during the Contest. Unlisted players can be selected for your starting lineup effective immediately upon submitting your entry. An unlisted player's position will be determined by CDM Sports in its sole discretion. To request that an unlisted player be added to the salary file in order to be selected, email us at [email protected]