The Hidden Edge: How to Use Weather to Win Daily Fantasy Baseball is a comprehensive breakdown of how various weather factors—such as temperature, wind, and precipitation—affect MLB player and team performances, as well as how to leverage that information into a competitive advantage.
In this course, you’ll learn:
• How and where to research important weather factors
• How rain probability can be leveraged into profit
• The relationship between temperature and fantasy scoring
• Why wind’s impact on fantasy scoring isn’t what you think
• How to predict home runs using my weather-based model
I created a home run predictor centered largely around various weather-related factors. This lesson provides access to that model and shows you how to use it to maximize home runs.
This lesson outlines my weather research process in daily fantasy baseball—where I go, what I’m looking for, and which data I think is most valuable.
The effect of rain on baseball results is pretty strong. Most people understand the importance of predicting rain when it comes to games getting delayed or postponed, but few realize how precipitation affects how pitchers deliver the ball, how batters perform in the rain, and how you can make money with this information.
Temperature is one of the main predictors of how far a batted ball will travel. The difference between 90 degrees and 70 degrees is probably a lot more than you think. Learn exactly how heat affects fantasy baseball performance, and how you can leverage the data into a competitive edge.
Wind’s effect on baseball games is much different than what most people believe. Everyone knows the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field is a big deal, but few realize all of the nuances of when wind has a major impact and when it doesn’t. You’ll learn one particular direction of wind that greatly influences the flight of a baseball.
It can sometimes be difficult to isolate variables in daily fantasy sports. This lesson shows you how weather factors into the Vegas lines and park factors so you can weigh each appropriately when selecting players.
Jonathan Bales is the founder of RotoAcademy and author of the Fantasy Sports for Smart People book series.