Teams form their own rosters of 3-5 players to compete in a 5-week hitting league on HitTrax. Each team will be able to choose an MLB stadium (scaled appropriately) to be their "home field," and are encouraged to choose one that matches their team's strengths. For example, a team full of speedsters might like a bigger field like Atlanta. A team with power hitting righties might like Fenway, whereas power hitting lefties might like Yankee Stadium.
All regular season games will be 6-innings long. HitTrax calls balls and strikes, scores balls in play, and plays out the situations virtually each time a ball is put in play. Batting-practice style pitchers and baseball bats will be provided for each team. Every time a player steps to the plate, the score, runners on base, count and outs will be displayed as clearly on screen as if watching a MLB game on TV. Each player's batting statistics will also be saved on League Leaderboards for added competitiveness.
After the regular season games end, players will compete individually in a boosted Home Run Derby. Then, teams will compete in a seeded single elimination playoff bracket based on their regular season standings.
Virtual Hitting League awards are as follows:
- League Champions (team)
- League Batting Title (individual)
- Home Run Derby Champion (individual)
When registering, players should have an idea of who will be on their team. Team rosters can be edited week-to-week, so all players from the team do not have to be at every game. Teams should have at least 3 players at each game, so rosters of 4-5 are encouraged. Players can register individually or one representative from each team can register his team for the team rate.
Following Week 1, each team will have its game schedule in advance. Teams will be able to get both of their games in each week in roughly an hour or less, depending on if they play back-to-back or have a game in between. Men from all experience levels are invited to play - recreational players, former high school, former college, or even former pro's. Defenses will be adjusted accordingly!
Per Player Rate - $99
Team Rate - $365