DraftKings Offering Free $5K Fantasy Baseball Contest

Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz leads the majors with 9 home runs. (Getty)

Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz leads the majors with 9 home runs. (Getty)

Not only does DraftKings offer daily fantasy sports games, but they also hold separate, one-day specialty contests designed to make the winner a lot of money.

DraftKings will hold such a contest Wednesday, April 29, for Major League Baseball. It’s a free contest open only to beginners and gets underway at 7:10 p.m. Eastern.

Sign up for the MLB $5K Free Contest for Beginners only on DraftKings.

To qualify as a beginner, you must not have played in more than 50 baseball contests. If you’ve played in more than 50 DraftKings contests, this one is not available to you.

This unlimited-player contest features a total prize pool of $5,000 and pays out the top 2,000 finishing positions. First place wins $500.

Prize Payouts

1st — $500
2nd — $100
3rd — $75
4th — $50
5th — $25
6th – 10th — $20
11th – 20th — $10
21st – 50th — $5
51st – 2000th — $2

Learn more about how to play DraftKings and win cash prizes.