The St. Louis Cardinals have signed shortstop Paul DeJong to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.
The deal is worth $26 million, according to multiple reports.
DeJong, 24, should serve as the Cardinals’ everyday shortstop in 2018 after a rookie season in which he hit .285 with 25 home runs and 65 RBIs.
If you want to put on your general manager hat and obsessively compete with the best of the best, dig in and enjoy. But you also can draft a team and play with very little effort.
With that in mind, we’ve put together ESPN Fantasy Baseball 101 to give you an overview of how to get started, how to prepare for your draft and how to play during the season.
Now it’s time for you to sign up and join the fun!
If you created your own league, you’ll need to make sure all of your league’s rules and settings — including roster size, scoring, regular-season schedules and playoff schedules — are to your liking. We have all of the details of how to do that right here.
If you don’t have enough people to create your own league, or if you just want to join one more, check out the Live Draft Lobby. You can find people drafting real teams in leagues with various settings and options.
How to start your own league as a commissioner/league manager
Head to the ESPN Fantasy Baseball create your own league page. Here, you’ll find three choices: League Manager, ESPN Custom and Standard Free.
Note: Hover your mouse over “?” squares for details on each option, then click on the appropriate red button below to create the league of your choice.
Create League Manager: As the League Manager, you have access to LM Tools throughout the season to help you manage all aspects of your league, including draft settings, the number of teams in your league, your regular-season and playoff schedules, and scoring adjustments. ESPN will preserve your league’s history (and keepers) from year to year. Access to League Manager-run leagues is by private invite only.