Daily Fantasy Baseball Tips – Selecting Hitters

| April 18, 2014 | 2 Comments


Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Selecting daily fantasy baseball hitters can be a challenging and nerve-wracking process.

With dozens of viable options at every position, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, picking the perfect offensive lineup is a daunting task.

Even the best of players – those often with the highest price tag – have off nights, leaving your prospects of victory slim.

To help you through this process, we’ve provided a list of general guidelines to follow when choosing your lineup.

Examine the Odds

Analyzing the betting odds is a great place to start when deciding which hitters to add to your lineup on any given day.

By looking at the over/under projections for runs scored, you can determine which games have the highest likelihood of producing high run totals, thus improving your chances of scoring points.

On average, the over/under for runs scored in most baseball games is between 7.5 and 8 total runs.

As such, you should look for matchups with a projected over/under of nine runs or more and research the reasons for the abnormally high projections.

The reasons vary but often times you will find a struggling pitcher or a hitter-friendly ballpark that can be taken advantage of when making your selections.

Focus on Hitter-Friendly Ballparks

Historically, there are certain ballparks that are more hitter-friendly than others.

Teams playing in certain stadiums produce higher run totals than others due to the distance of the fences, layout of the stadium, weather and altitude.

Take advantage of these favorable localities when selecting your team as it greatly increases your chances of scoring high offensive point totals.

The following ballparks have proven to be the most hitter-friendly over the past four years:

1)      Coors Field | Colorado Rockies
2)      Rangers Ballpark at Arlington | Texas Rangers
3)      Great American Ballpark | Cincinnati Reds
4)      Yankee Stadium | New York Yankees
5)      Oriole Park at Camden yards | Baltimore Orioles
6)      U.S. Cellular Field | Chicago White Sox
7)      Fenway Park | Boston Red Sox
8)      Rogers Centre | Toronto Blue Jays
9)      Chase Field | Arizona Diamondbacks
10)   Wrigley Field | Chicago Cubs

Target Struggling and Weak Pitchers

A great starting point for selecting your offense is to examine the opposing pitching on any given day.

Although small sample sizes create a level of uncertainty in the first few weeks of the season, looking at the ERA, WHIP and walks of opposing pitchers is a great way of finding favorable matchups for hitters.

Pitchers who surrender a high amount of walks are more likely to put opposing players on base through walks and hits, and are more likely to give up multi-base hits due to control issues.

Before finalizing your daily lineup, take a look at which pitchers have been struggling lately and research favorable matchups to fill in your roster.

We hope these tips will help you get started in developing better Daily Fantasy Baseball Line-ups which will inevitably allow you to win more of your contests!

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  1. terry boone says:

    I have been playing fanduel and draft kings im getting tired losing. do you know if there is a site that gives assistant daily on picking players

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