MLB FORUM

Comments

  • Olhausen

    I just listened to Db on his podcast and apparently Draft kings is making changes to thier MLB contest this season. I guess an announcement will be coming soon. I was much more successful on Dk with the six man stacks and I easily put the most money per night on Dk during the MLB season. I’m hoping they will be changing the two pitchers and not the amount of players you can stack from one team. I’d rather they didn’t change anything but if it is the stacking then I will be moving all my action to fan duel as I’d rather only have to choose one pitcher if I can’t do 5 and 6 man stacks.

  • Ross
    @Olhausen said...

    . I’m hoping they will be changing the two pitchers and not the amount of players you can stack from one team.

    I hope the exact opposite. Two pitchers sets them apart from FD and I cannot see them ever changing it.

    I think they will likely reduce stacks to 4 players, or add a DH position.

  • claw11x

    @RRT said...

    I hope the exact opposite. Two pitchers sets them apart from FD and I cannot see them ever changing it.

    I think they will likely reduce stacks to 4 players, or add a DH position.

    Yeah. More options and a tighter cap, while making your teams not ‘look as good’, makes it so that more skilled players should win more often.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    I hope they don’t lose the second pitcher.
    I had the most success on DK, and I feel that was one of the major reasons why. It felt as if there were more ways to build a winning lineup, as opposed to FD where more-often than not it felt like you were screwed if you didn’t have that one (or two) guy that went off.
    Really I wish they weren’t changing anything….so hopefully this doesn’t suck.

    Or I guess if they NEED to change something – they can feel free to take all Rockies home games off the board.
    Kidding…sort of.
    It really is so much more easier when I’m researching and creating my lineup without having to worry about the Coor’s factor.

  • Olhausen

    @RRT said...

    I hope the exact opposite. Two pitchers sets them apart from FD and I cannot see them ever changing it.

    I think they will likely reduce stacks to 4 players, or add a DH position.

    I also like the two pitchers on Dk. I’ve had my biggest nights when I pick the correct pitchers and I believe it makes the skill aspect that much better. That being said I don’t want to have to pick two pitchers and hit on 2 or more teams in the process. I didn’t think of the DH position but that would be awesome if that’s what they are going to do. Hopefully the keep everything the same and add a DH position. If they go to four man stacks for MLB id imagine they will do it in other sports also and that to me makes them the same as fan duel. I like options and I like being able to stack 5-6 players so therefore I play on Dk. People who don’t like that will play on fan duel but if Dk drops down to a four limit stack then they are taking a major option away from their customers.

  • louiescards

    DK KoTH winner

    @Olhausen said...

    I just listened to Db on his podcast and apparently Draft kings is making changes to thier MLB contest this season. I guess an announcement will be coming soon. I was much more successful on Dk with the six man stacks and I easily put the most money per night on Dk during the MLB season. I’m hoping they will be changing the two pitchers and not the amount of players you can stack from one team. I’d rather they didn’t change anything but if it is the stacking then I will be moving all my action to fan duel as I’d rather only have to choose one pitcher if I can’t do 5 and 6 man stacks.

    Strongly disagree with you on this one in regards to pitching. Overall I wish they would just leave it be. It could be a scoring tweak and not anything to do with the lineup too.

  • btwice80

    The number one thing I’d like DK to change is removing the caught stealing penalty. After that would be adding DH/util.

  • Olhausen

    @louiescards said...

    Strongly disagree with you on this one in regards to pitching. Overall I wish they would just leave it be. It could be a scoring tweak and not anything to do with the lineup too.

    I also hope they don’t change the two pitchers as I did really good finding that bargain pitcher to go with my stud pitcher last season. That said I’d rather keep stacking 5-6 and have one pitcher rather then 4 stack limits and two pitchers. The more I think about it the more I’m thinking they won’t mess with the stacks as that is what separates them from other sites. I would think a lot of people might go elsewhere but I could also be totally off so I guess we all will have to wait and see.

  • louiescards

    DK KoTH winner

    @btwice80 said...

    The number one thing I’d like DK to change is removing the caught stealing penalty. After that would be adding DH/util.

    Love the idea of getting rid of the caught stealing.

  • Njsum1

    @TheRyanFlaherty said...

    I hope they don’t lose the second pitcher.
    I had the most success on DK, and I feel that was one of the major reasons why. It felt as if there were more ways to build a winning lineup, as opposed to FD where more-often than not it felt like you were screwed if you didn’t have that one (or two) guy that went off.
    Really I wish they weren’t changing anything….so hopefully this doesn’t suck.

    Or I guess if they NEED to change something – they can feel free to take all Rockies home games off the board.
    Kidding…sort of.
    It really is so much more easier when I’m researching and creating my lineup without having to worry about the Coor’s factor.

    I agree about games at Coors, just messes up a well researched lineup, as it’s almost as if your forced to use players from Coors unless two aces are pitching, and since the Rockies don’t have any aces that’s never the case. Yet I disagree about the 2 pitchers, as baseball is my worst dfs sport and I usually fielded solid lineups that were wrecked by the SP2. I may just play fanduel this season for baseball if the SP2 is kept as part of the roster.

  • db730

    RotoGrinders Media Director

    • 2016 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    i put out a Twitter poll about this very topic. Urge everyone to levy a vote.

    https://twitter.com/dan_back/status/705484379464708096

  • fandjinbkalltheway

    2 pitchers, one UTIL, 4 man stacks Max, get rid of CS penalty and I’ll donate 100% of my money to DK

  • reztes757

    2013 DD BLB Finalist (x2)

    • 203

      RG Overall Ranking

    Did anyone take a survey or anything similiar about MLB during the offseason? I know I didn’t and I played practically every MLB slate last year. Not a good sign if they are making changes without any input from their players. Maybe they feel they are superior to FD now and just going to offer the same product so they aren’t giving anyone a reason to play on FD. Who knows, hope its nothing too drastic, I personally wouldn’t change a thing about their MLB product

  • G1212

    6 man stacks are bad for the game imo.

    I don’t even care but it’s way more “fun” if you get rid of that.

    Obviously the GPP pros will complain about no 6-man stacks but honestly they should drop it to 4.

  • ocdobv

    • 371

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #74

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • 2021 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @btwice80 said...

    The number one thing I’d like DK to change is removing the caught stealing penalty. After that would be adding DH/util.

    These would be my top 2 changes as well.

  • Scott121422

    Knows the College Sportz

    • Blogger of the Month

    Rosters will consist of 10 players and must include players scheduled to play in at least 2 different MLB games.
    Rosters must have no more than 5 hitters from any one MLB team.
    The 10 roster positions are: P, P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, UTIL (UTIL includes all hitters)

  • DefinitelyMiami

    Im a little concerned that insiders get leaked info before the rest of us.
    Be it info on Nascar contests or now this. Guess being on the cool kids list pays off

  • Birnbach

    DraftKings Rep

    It’s on the DK MLB rules page, DefinitelyMiami

  • JMToWin

    • x2

      2014 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    • 2016 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @fandjinbkalltheway said...

    2 pitchers, one UTIL, 4 man stacks Max, get rid of CS penalty and I’ll donate 100% of my money to DK

    If they made these exact adjustments, I’d be the happiest man in America.

  • Olhausen

    @Scott121422 said...

    Rosters will consist of 10 players and must include players scheduled to play in at least 2 different MLB games.
    Rosters must have no more than 5 hitters from any one MLB team.
    The 10 roster positions are: P, P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, UTIL (UTIL includes all hitters)

    Is this official? I think 5 man stacks and at least two teams of players is a good middle ground.

  • Olhausen

    @DefinitelyMiami said...

    Im a little concerned that insiders get leaked info before the rest of us.
    Be it info on Nascar contests or now this. Guess being on the cool kids list pays off

    The conspiracy theory act gets so old.

  • Ross
    @Olhausen said...

    Is this official?

    Yes, www.draftkings.com/help/mlb

  • CruzinToVictory

    RG Product Coordinator

    • Blogger of the Month

    Not sure if anyone else caught this, but they also removed the penalty for Caught Stealing. I LOVE this change!

    Hitters will accumulate points as follows:
    Single = +3 PTs
    Double = +5 PTs
    Triple = +8 PTs
    Home Run = +10 PTs
    Run Batted In = +2 PTs
    Run = +2 PTs
    Base on Balls = +2 PTs
    Hit By Pitch = +2 PTs
    Stolen Base = +5 PTs

  • rayofhope

    • 2017 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    Hope getting rid of negative point stats isn’t a trend.. negative for outs on FD is great, makes for way better/more frequent sweats.

  • kxngREL

    @CruzinToVictory said...

    Not sure if anyone else caught this, but they also removed the penalty for Caught Stealing. I LOVE this change!

    Hitters will accumulate points as follows:
    Single = +3 PTs
    Double = +5 PTs
    Triple = +8 PTs
    Home Run = +10 PTs
    Run Batted In = +2 PTs
    Run = +2 PTs
    Base on Balls = +2 PTs
    Hit By Pitch = +2 PTs
    Stolen Base = +5 PTs

    Why would they remove getting caught stealing a base but still reward it when it works out?

  • DefinitelyMiami

    @Olhausen said...

    The conspiracy theory act gets so old.

    No conspiracy, info is leaked to the select few before others. The $1 Million Texas Nascar prize is one example of this. It would behoove DK to be more transparent IMO.

  • X Unread Thread
  • X Thread with New Replies*
  • *Jumps to your first unread reply

Subforum Index

RotoGrinders.com 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.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA/MI), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA) or call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN).