Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague 2023

Let’s be honest: it was an overly optimistic idea to create a 10-division competition for (mainly) British fantasy baseball fanatics. And then, to structure it so that everyone was competing for the overall highest points scorer prize just made it more of a headache for the organisers. But do you know what? I think Bat Flips & Nerds pulled it off.

Congratulations to all 10 division winners and commiserations to the runners-up. Hopefully, everyone who participated in the competition enjoyed the format: Fantasy Baseball… with a British Twist.

The 10 division winners will be invited to join the Champions League in 2024. And be aware that the Champions League is an auction draft; this is the gold standard of fantasy baseball.

Want to get involved next season? Stay tuned to Bat Flips & Nerds. Entries open in January.

AL CENTRALMichael GarmstonJason Toms
AL EASTBat Flips & NerdsDan Roach
AL NORTHChris JonesManc Baseball
AL WESTChris DeeleyPaul Dearnley
NL CENTRALRichard Davison
NL EASTMark FinbowMarc Collins
NL NORTHMartin WoodTimothy Burtt
NL WESTLuke Kendrick
BASEMENTAsh SmithJon Lansdown

FINAL RANKINGS (AI generated based on the points scored and the finishing position in the division)

1Richard Davison
2Michael Garmston
3Bat Flips & Nerds
4Manc Baseball
5Dan Roach
6Baseball Brit (Joey)
7Luke Kendrick
8Adam Nicholson
9Gav (Tramps)
10Jon Lansdown
11Charlie Deeks
12Chris Deeley
13Tom Athene
14Mark Blakemore
15Paul Dearnley
16David Runciman
17Jason Toms
18Jack Wain
19Chris Jones
20Tom Lock
21Ben Salvi
22Martin Wood
23Mal Bamford
24Ash Smith
25Timothy Burtt
26Jonny Gould & James Holden
27Ryan Owen (RotoBrits)
28Josh Salter
29Mark Finbow
30Martin Osborne
31Marc Collins
32Matthew Robinson
33Andy Moore
34Tom Drake
35Harry Broster
36Rob Kermode
37Tom Hotchin
38Neil Littlewood
39Darius Austin (Baseball Prospectus)
40Phil Stone
41Callum Cockerill
42Paul Denyer
43BaseballSoftballUK (Chris)
44Peter Ramsay
45Tim Brown
46Dave Nicholson
47James Poppleton
48Charles Baldwin
49Ed Jefferies
50Four Bases (Joel)
51John Loftus
52Jamie Steed (Rotoballer)
53Matthew Sutton
54Adam Cockerill
55British Baseball Federation (Tom)
56Automated Team
57Shaun Barrett
58Brent Bentley
59Kevin Orchard
60Steve Pardoe
61Matthew Greig
62Nick Wright (MLB UK Community)
63Scott MacGregor
64Rob Whannel
65Bubba on Baseball (Jason)
66Ben Jones
67Jamie Wyman
68Nick Howell
69Steve Jones
70Euan Leith
71Jonathan Oatley
72East Mids Meetups (Matt)
73Carl Taylor
74Gareth Neale
75Nick Wilson-Smith
76British Baseball Podcast (Matt)
77James Thorpe
78Michael Annison
79Troy Hutchinson
80Ross Arieta
81David McLaren
82Daniel Woodrow
83David Barnett
84Patrick Davenport
85Ross Bramley
86Ollie Shore
87Alan Ford
88Callum Franklin
89John Eccles
90Nick Chang
91Rob Noverraz
92Paul Hepburn
93Russell Eassom
94UK Brew Crew (Mark)
95Tim Bowman
96Steve Merry
97Tim Brown
98Daniel Mara
99Christopher Stone
100Nathan Lewis
101Scotty Buchanan
102GB Official Artist (Andy Brown)
103Ian Carter
104Pirates UK (Gareth)
105Alex Hudson
106Karl Cobane
107Mark Varley
108Ryan Ferguson
109Kevin Stimson
110Tracey (Birds with Balls)
111Jack Gallagher
112Ash Day


The prize for the highest points scorer across all 10 divisions was not as tightly fought as I had hoped. Richard Davison annihilated the field. His margin of victory over second-place Michael Garmston was truly incredible.

A trophy for the Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague 2023: Highest Points Scorer will be on its way to Richard in the next week or two.


At the end of July, my team led the Champions League, and a spot in the playoffs was almost assured. But I let complacency creep in, and an August capitulation meant I entered the playoffs with an underperforming roster and was easily cast aside by Mark Blakemore.

In the other semi-final, Adam Nicholson (who finished the regular season in the top spot of the Champions League) rightly reached the final with a narrow victory over David Runciman.

The length of the two-week final period was designed to remove anomalies of a single-week final, and Adam was deservedly crowned the first Champions League winner of the Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague.

Such was the intense competition that it would not have been a surprise had either Ryan Owens (RotoBrits) or Jonny Gould/James Holden (Behind Home Plate) won the Champions League. In the end, Ryan pipped the Jonny/James combo in the battle of the former champions for fifth place.

The division winners will shortly be receiving their trophies for the Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague 2023. And you can be sure all of them will have a target on their backs in 2024.

Want to get involved in next season’s Great British Fantasy Baseball Superleague? Entries open in January 2024. Stay tuned to Bat Flips & Nerds for further details.

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