Are you new to fantasy baseball and are wondering what type of league you should play in?  Have you played a few years and are wondering what type of league you’d like to try next?  The idea for this article came to me when a friend was complaining that no one in his fantasy football league made trades. I tried to explain to him that, in my opinion, it’s a little harder to make a deal in football than in baseball and the reasons why. His personality lends himself to a dynasty-type league where trading is more common than a redraft league. My intent here is to cover a variety of formats that you can play in and point you in the right direction towards a league that fits you best.

The most common league to play in is a redraft league. This is a league where there are no keepers and all players are returned to the draft pool each season. There are different formats which expand your choices within redraft leagues. They can be rotisserie style where standings are based upon where...