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Projecting Daily Home Runs

Home runs are huge in daily fantasy. Approximately 55% of Giancarlo Stanton’s projected fantasy points on FanDuel this season will come from home runs. This isn’t a fluke, many big home run hitters have anywhere from 40-60% of their fantasy points come from home runs. Think about that for a second. If you can predict home […]

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5/12 FanDuel and DraftKings Baseball: 6 Hitting Targets

There are some fantastic medium buy-in tournaments tonight on both Draftkings and FanDuel. FanDuel is running a rare $50 qualifier to the $4,000,000 WFBC, where you could win a trip to Vegas and a shot at becoming a Millionaire. And on DraftKings, there’s the $300,000 Slugfest. It’s one of DraftKings biggest tournaments, it’s only $33 to enter, […]

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A New Split? Examining Pull Pitchers Against Pull Hitters

In my view, Fangraphs is the best sports research website on the internet. Nearly any statistic you could possibly want captured for MLB is easy to access and research there. There are almost too many stats to look at. I often spend a couple hours each day just looking over statistics and articles seeing if I can find something […]

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Looking Way Too Deeply At Home Run Park Factors

One of the most enjoyable aspects of baseball for me is the intricacies of each stadium. Basketball, Football, Hockey, and Soccer have all the same playing field no matter where the game is played. With baseball, the playing field has different dimensions depending on the field. Different field dimensions create more or less favorable factors for hitters […]

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Daily Fantasy MLB Strategy: Singles Parks Versus Homerun Parks

Projecting fantasy points for teams or players in daily fantasy baseball is a quite difficult thing to do. There are tons of factors the influence how well we can expect hitters to perform. Handedness splits, park factors, weather, player projections, recent performance, pitcher skill, and stolen base matchups are several factors that each have an […]

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Using Pitcher Strikeout Rates As Hitters

Starting pitchers in the NL tend to look better than pitchers in the AL. This is mostly because the AL has a designated hitter slot, while the NL uses pitchers at the plate, who tend to be awful hitters and can be relied upon for automatic outs. Because of this pitchers advantage, most of the best pitchers in […]

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Daily Fantasy MLB: Top Plays 4/15

Today is a difficult day for Daily Fantasy Baseball players because there are only a few games with high over/under lines and therefore few clear good plays. With that said, my top picks for today utilize a lot of small factors. There have been a lot of overlays early on this fantasy baseball season and […]

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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball: Stealing Your Way To Victory

One of the first things I noticed when starting out with Daily Fantasy Baseball on FanDuel was just how much a stolen base is worth. Relatively speaking, the two points you get for a stolen base is twice as much as a single or walk, and the same as a double. Unlike on DraftKings, there […]

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Daily Fantasy Baseball: What You Need To Know About Weather

Baseball is the only sport in daily fantasy where weather is regularly responsible for cancelling or suspending games.  It’s also a sport where weather can drastically influence the potency of any teams offense. There’s a lot you need to understand about weather when playing daily fantasy baseball, and a lot of factors you can use to […]

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Daily Fantasy Baseball: Using “Platoon Splits” To Help You Win

If you look at how most daily fantasy baseball players talk about their reasons for picking one player or another, you will see a lot of “This pitcher is terrible against lefties” or “This guy has crushed righties over his career!” What they are talking about is a phenomenon known as platoon splits, which is the […]

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