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An introduction to the next step of daily fantasy baseball strategy

Daily fantasy baseball is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional season-long fantasy baseball. If you’ve played before, there is always room for improvement.

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a home run during the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 5, 2019 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Angels 10-6. Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images

To become a better daily fantasy baseball player, you need to become acquainted with the myriad of statistics out there that will help guide you. On the surface, statistics can feel like a mass of numbers that you will drown in, but if you can delve into a handful of the more important stats, you should be good to go.

Like with any task you hope to perfect, to get better at DFS you need to build knowledge on top of knowledge. We looked at the rules and some basic tenets of daily fantasy baseball, and then an introduction to the next step of daily fantasy baseball statistics. Now, we’ll move up from the Intermediate section to the advanced section, where we will explore statistics and strategy in more depth.

Splits

There are many different types of splits in MLB statistics. We go through a few of the most important.

Stacking

Stacking your MLB lineups is a good strategy to use, especially in tournaments. We take a closer look.

Streakiness

Is streakiness in baseball real? Can it be predicted? We delve into the questions.

Batted ball profile

Baseball has expanded their statistical might to include recording multiple numbers on each ball hit into play. How can we use these numbers in DFS?

SIERA, xFIP

Earned run average has gone the way of the dinosaur and now lives inside the high flying new statistics that contextualize pitching ability in much better ways.

OPS+

There are more hitting statistics than we could ever go through when analyzing hitters, but OPS+ is one of the best for DFS.