MLB DFS Tournament Strategy: Tuesday, June 11th

MLB DFS tournament play is unlike that of any other sport. Predicting outcomes with precision is difficult, and player variance is near its peak. There are special considerations when constructing lineups in order for you to find success in the long term. Each weekday, our DFS analysts will examine a specific tournament format and help you understand the application of strategy, via concepts such as pitcher pairings, roster construction, stacking, leverage, ownership, variance, and more.

Tuesday, June 11th

We are going to try something new with this article today, so please leave some feedback in the comments section below.

The purpose of this new article is to clearly define the best stacks for a variety of tournament formats, while also helping determine which pitcher(s) might work best with the different parts of the order for that stack. Let’s jump right in and see what we can find.


Team 1: The best stack of the night without considering ownership.

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About the Author

  • Andy Means (meansy53)

  • Andy Means, aka meansy53, was a walk-on with the esteemed Duke University basketball team for three years before graduating in 2004. He has a Masters in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been playing DFS since 2014 – professionally since 2016. He is a featured contributor for RotoGrinders who has qualified for multiple live finals and displays his extensive basketball knowledge as the lead host of our top premium show – NBA Crunch Time.

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  • Colin45

    Like it

  • machadomanrandysavage

    Nice work meansy

  • waterboy1988

    Great job Meansy!

  • Derek84

  • Justtheillest

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    Nice work Andy, good content.

  • Cmahon23

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    Great article! Very simple and effective breakdown of the slate. If I was rating this article in Cold Stone sizes, it’d be a “Gotta Have It!”

  • meansy53

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    @Cmahon23 said...

    Great article! Very simple and effective breakdown of the slate. If I was rating this article in Cold Stone sizes, it’d be a “Gotta Have It!”

    Special shoutout to Cmahon for the first ever Cold Stone Creamery reference on the RG platform.

    Appreciate all of the other feedback too. Are we liking this better than the previous article format?

  • boomanfoo

    Great content

  • rbcues

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  • carmen23ny

    Love it! Just what I was looking for!!

  • redzoneready

    For someone that does not know much about Baseball, this was a great article.


    Nice! Like it! Great Job! 👍👍

  • tin8shusd

    I really liked this presentation form for the offenses. One piece I hope you continue using in the future is your “Do we eat the chalk on pitching?” discussion in Single-Entry, 3-Max Tourneys as that has aided me in keeping a tight core in those formats.

    Thanks for a great writeup!

  • Bjudge86

    Very nice it is very simple and easy to sort through. Thanks plz continue

  • henchman

    Now that’s what I’m talking about! Great! Please continue this!

  • Coreyobrien639

    I like the old format honestly

  • 34ever

    Love it!

  • michaellp74

    Pitcher pairings is the hardest part. Love this format. Clear, concise, to the point. Now all I have to do is listen.

  • michaellp74

    Pitcher pairings is the hardest part. Love this format. Clear, concise, to the point. Now all I have to do is listen.

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