Spring is almost here, which can only mean one thing…BASEBALL! I am very excited to be taking on the role of MLB Premium Director here at RotoGrinders. For those of you that know me, you already know that baseball is a year-round endeavor for me, and it is an honor working with this team to make our premium content the best it can be. Whether you are looking for in-depth daily articles, quick-hitting analysis, research and lineup building tools or media content, we’ve got you covered.
If you are a Premium Member, you will gain access to the insights of our experts along with analytics from top intelligence sources such as MLB Statcast, Baseball Info Solutions, Inside Edge and SportRadar.
Here is some of what you have to look forward to with RotoGrinders MLB Premium 2018:
— In-depth breakdown of the day’s slate with the Million Dollar Musings from Dave Potts and Covering The Bases from Justin VanZuiden.
— Daily Pitching Primer with content from top analysts such as Andy Means and John Breslin – Deep dives into the days pitching pool from a cash and tournament perspective.
— Batter and Pitcher expert insights with Premium LineupHQ Filters – Integrated both within and outside of LineupHQ, get quick-hitting analysis on the top plays of the day. Notorious, MrTuttle05, CheeseIsGood, Stevietpfl and more will lead the way with picks and analysis with Core, Cash, GPP and Salary Relief.
— Consensus Value Rankings and Expert Survey will return to help you make decisions, leveraging the wisdom of the RG experts. The Consensus Value Rankings will be integrated into LineupHQ.
— New Stacking Tool Upgrade: Look for more flexibility and control of your stacks in LineupHQ 2018. You’ll also find some guidance on selecting stacks and getting them to fit together under the salary cap.
— New PlateIQ Integration: Our developers are hard at work and aiming for opening day as a launch point for this exciting and unique link between real-time conditions and advanced MLB analytics. We can’t say more now, but we think you’ll be doing back-flips for this new and exciting feature. Look for more when it’s ready for battle.
— Projected Tournament Ownership Projections, led by Chris Gimino.
— Have your questions answered in real time with our Premium Expert Chat.
— New Umpire Ratings to be integrated into LineupHQ.
— New Premium Podcast – Creating both high-quality entertainment and foundational analytics for the slate at hand. Featuring baseball experts CheeseIsGood, Sammy Reid, Meansy53 and more.
— The Grind Down Update – Notorious adds additional insight, closer to lock on his weekday “Grind Down” article. Includes analytics-driven suggestions on DFS tactics for the upcoming slate.
— MLB “Crunch Time” Hosted by Chief Meteorologist Kevin Roth – Bringing you the latest weather insights coupled with DFS analysis from the RG team. Starts 30 minutes before lock and takes you 15 minutes post, dissecting the lineups of the best players in the world and examining player ownership with the help our ResultsDB platform.
Our team of expert contributors this season include:
Dave Potts (“CheeseIsGood”) – NFBC Hall of Famer and Multi-Time DFS Million Dollar winner.
Justin Van Zuiden (“STLCardinals84”) – Long time time ranked GPP Grinder playing and winning against the best in the world, he had 11 of his career best scores in MLB 2017
Derek Farnsworth (“Notorious”) – Hardly needs an introduction, ranked in the top 25 overall at present and coming off an MLB season in which he added two of his top 8 all time biggest scores in MLB during the final month of the season.
Dan Gaspar (MrTuttle05) – Joins RG premium for 2018 with murders row of accomplishments to his name, including a trip to the 2017 Fantasy Baseball World Championships and 3rd place finish in August, 2017 that ranks among his top 5 ever recorded in the RG rankings. He finished 2017 as the 22nd ranked Grinder in MLB.
Stephen Young (StevieTPFL): – Host of the RG Morning Grind, bringing you knowledge gained at a level very few can claim: 8 years of MLB DFS experience
Andy Means (Meansy53): – Cash game specialist and 2X 2016 DraftKings Fantasy Baseball World Championship qualifier.
John Breslin (SquirrelPatrol): – Is a top 60 MLB Grinder from 2017 who shipped his 6th biggest score in any sport last April in MLB.
Paul Errington (“BoggsLite”) – Top 40 Grinder and 2017 FBWC Finalist
Chris Lowery (“Pepsi7”) – former FanDuel WFBC champion
Sammy Reid – Host of the Baseballholics Anonymous podcast and world-class fantasy analyst.
Kevin Roth (KevinRothWX) – Chief Meteorologist specializing in DFS driven forecasts.
Chris Gimino (ChrisGimino) – Projected Ownership Analyst, 2017 King of San Francisco qualifier, and 2016 Fantasy Baseball World Championship qualifier.
And that’s not it. A number of other top DFS minds, including TheSeige, BritDevine, BigT44 among others will be contributing too.
The in-depth written articles (Million Dollar Musings, Covering The Bases, Pitching Primer) will be available to FanDuel, DraftKings and FantasyDraft subscribers. We will also have a daily article for both Yahoo and Draft subscribers. The LineupHQ Filters will be site-specific, as will the Expert Survey and Consensus Value Rankings.
I am really excited about everything we have to offer for this upcoming season. With the articles and media content, combined with the tools and new features in LineupHQ and PlateIQ, we’re ready to help you take your game to the next level. I am always available to answer any questions you might have, and can’t wait to get this season started!