FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 5, 1998) -- CBS SportsLine (cbs.sportsline.com) announces the return of the Internet's most comprehensive Fantasy Baseball package, including several features that are not duplicated anywhere on the Web. Heading the list are the Advance Scout, the fantasy research headquarters for all fantasy fans; Fantasy Baseball LIVE, which lets players follow members of their own fantasy teams during every Major League game; the exciting new CBS SportsLine Fantasy Baseball Commissioner, which allows fans to manage their existing leagues, based on each league's individual rules; and two CBS SportsLine Baseball Challenge games, in which contestants can compete for two grand prizes of $10,000 each.
The unique, timesaving Advance Scout eliminates the drudgery of pre-draft cramming that has plagued fantasy players for years. Statistical databases provide on-demand lists, analysis, and evaluations in seconds instead of hours or days and continue to update statistics and trends throughout the season. Player tracking lets users monitor players for any date range and even receive daily scouting reports by e-mail. The Scouting Report is an e-mail product that sends in-depth fantasy information twice a week to users about each major league team. This information includes injuries, players who are hot, players who are slumping, new callups, trades, etc. The Statistics Projector will forecast individual player statistics for a day, a series, or even a week.
Fantasy Baseball LIVE lets fantasy managers follow their teams like never before -- in real time. In a graphical environment, Fantasy Baseball LIVE shows the action of customized fantasy team players as they bat or pitch.
The versatile CBS SportsLine Fantasy Baseball Commissioner is an all-inclusive package that allows fans to run their own fantasy leagues. The Commissioner keeps track of everything from drafts, transactions, scoring and statistics, to reporting utilizing league rules customized by the fan. Available for just $39.95 per league, the CBS SportsLine Commissioner provides benefits superior to those of services costing hundreds of dollars more.
The CBS SportsLine Baseball Challenge lets fans choose the type of Fantasy game they want to play: `roto-style' or `head-to-head' scoring. "Team owners" will make decisions about real-world problems like injuries, schedules, slumps, trades, and payroll while competing for Grand ($10,000) and weekly prizes ($100).
"The CBS SportsLine Fantasy Baseball site has grown tremendously in the last two years," said Michael Levy, president and CEO of SportsLine USA, publisher of CBS SportsLine. "Our Fantasy Baseball product line-up makes it easy for players to have access to useful information that will help them succeed in their own leagues, and affords them the opportunity to participate in challenging, fun Fantasy games with great cash prizes."
CBS SportsLine's fantasy baseball coverage does not stop there. Other valuable features include:
· In-depth Minor League Coverage allows fans to track their favorite players from Rookie Ball all the way to the Big Show.
· Fantasy Fever, the nation's only live radio program exclusively for fantasy sports fans, broadcasts over the Internet every Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET. Fantasy Fever provides expert analysis, guests, and fan interaction.
· Fight for Jobs gives daily and weekly reports on every lineup, rotation, and bullpen from the Grapefruit and Cactus Spring Training Leagues. This is a valuable source for those all-important lineup projections.
The above features, combined with CBS SportsLine's award-winning baseball coverage, make for a complete one-stop site for fantasy baseball fans.
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