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Predicting Hitting: How to Use Performance and Matchups

Predicting Hitting: How to Use Performance and Matchups is a comprehensive overview of how to select the hitters who have the highest likelihood of success on a given night within daily fantasy baseball.

In this course, you’ll learn:

• Which pitcher and hitter statistics matter in selecting batters
• Which traits are most desirable within hitters and how that varies between cash games and tourneys
• How to approach each slate
• How to factor batter-versus-pitcher matchups and streakiness into your decision-making

9 lessons

  1. 1

    An Introduction to Predicting Hitting

    Think it’s difficult to predict hitting? Think again! This course will redefine the way you view the art of predicting hitting, and the way you go about adding hitters to your team.

  2. 2

    The Pitcher Stats I Look At

    The first step to “predicting hitting”? Looking at pitchers, of course! In this lesson, we explore the different ways in which the opposing pitcher influences the way we value hitters. Once you grasp an understanding of these concepts, “predicting hitting” will become far easier than it has ever been for you before.

  3. 3

    The Hitter Stats I Look At

    Which “hitter stats” are the most important to pay attention to? Which are the most relevant? Many people struggle to sort through these questions as they build their teams; as such, we can a monstrous advantage on the competition once we understand which hitter stats we should be paying closest attention to.

  4. 4

    What I Am Searching for In Hitters

    There are two things I want to make sure all my hitters provide for my team. There are two things you should be making sure all your hitters provide for your team. In this lesson, we explore what these “two things” are, and we explore the ways in which we identify them.

  5. 5

    How I Have These Things Organized

    With all the stats and numbers involved in MLB DFS, it can be difficult to keep track of everything and to remain sane in the process. Oftentimes, it can seem so overwhelming that people either quit MLB DFS altogether or – worse for their bankroll, and better for ours as we compete against such people – decide to not worry so much about the numbers in the first place. In this lesson, I show you how I keep my hitter-specific information organized in order to provide you with direction and understanding on how you can organize things yourself.

  6. 6

    How I Approach Each Slate

    Each slate is unique. Each slate is different. Each slate provides us with new opportunities to gain an edge on the competition. This lesson explores the manner in which I approach each slate from a “predicting hitting” perspective.

  7. 7

    BvP, Hot Hitters, and Me

    Two of the most divisive topics in MLB DFS are the importance of “Batter versus Pitcher” stats and the importance of “hot hitters.” In this lesson, we take a look at my thoughts and conclusions on these vital topics.

  8. 8

    Digging Deeper

    The deeper you dig, the more you learn. The more you learn, the greater the edge you gain on the field! In this lesson, we take a look at some of the “digging deeper” elements of predicting hitting in MLB DFS.

  9. 9

    Putting It All Together

    It’s no good if you can’t put it all together! In this brief, concluding lesson, we take a look at how you can do exactly that.


Predicting Hitting: How to Use Performance and Matchups

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JM Tohline

JM Tohline (Tuh-lean) – DFS alias JMToWin – is a novelist and a DFS player who specializes in high-stakes MLB and NFL tourneys, with a strategy geared toward single-entry play in multi-entry tourneys. He joined the DFS scene at the beginning of the 2014 MLB season, and has since won five DFS championship seats and two separate trips to the Bahamas. His tendency to type a lot of words leads to a corresponding tendency to divulge all his DFS thoughts, strategies, and secrets…which is exactly what he does in his RotoGrinders articles and RotoAcademy courses. You can find JM on Twitter at JMToWin. is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week. Our goal is to help all of our members make more money playing daily fantasy sports!

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