MLB FORUM

Comments

  • Redskins4

    Can someone explain how the reigning MVP and best player in baseball, Bryce Harper is priced at $4500 and Denard Span is $4600 and Mookie Betts is $4700 and Hunter Pence is $5000?? Seems a little bit stupid (not to use an offensive word) to me. Does DraftKings have competent people on pricing? They had all offseason to work on this.

  • mattneverwins

    @KillaChap said...

    RGIII was rookie of the year in what, 2012? I am sure you think he’s the greatest QB of all time.

    ROTY = MVP

  • Knocturnal

    @gundacker said...

    Mookie Betts is in Progressive Field, A field that has the 2nd highest runs rating according to ESPN.

    So yes, I would say that DraftKings has very competent people on pricing.

    Progressive is not a hitters park looks like last year was an outlier. If you look at the prior years Progressive Field ranked pretty low in park factors. Anyways, Bryce is about 500-800 dollars underpriced considering he’s the best hitter on the slate facing a pitcher that struggles against lefties and one that has Harper has hit 10-23 with three bombs against.

  • rdogg63

    Mookie Betts is batting against Corey Kluber, who is outstanding at home and held RHB’s to a .197/.231/.318 line in 2015. Play Mookie Betts at $4,700 at your own risk.

  • TommyWantWingy33

    Gonna lol when Bryce goes 0-4 and people freak out. Welcome to baseball! Stud batters can and will put up duds and terrible batters can and will hit homers. No guarantees in dfs. That said he is under priced probably if you believe that load up. If you don’t definitely can see fading him in a couple.

  • Olhausen

    @KillaChap said...

    Someone is a DC sports homer……

    Agreed. Bryce Harper had an awesome year last year. But it was not one of the best ever. At least not if you include the steroid era.

  • KindGuy

    Wait people think Atlanta is the 2nd worst park for homeruns and that Cleveland is a hitter’s park?

    This season should be good………………………..

  • thedkexperience

    @elementasrat said...

    Wait people think Atlanta is the 2nd worst park for homeruns and that Cleveland is a hitter’s park?

    This season should be good………………………..

    This is exactly why you can’t blindly trust ballpark factors from the year before. ATL used to be “The Launching Pad” when they were good. Now they stink on offense and their “park factors” change. Hog wash.

    Here was what I typed in another thread.

    “Park factors can’t be trusted. See Citizens Bank Park. I’ve been there 50 times. In no way, shape or form is it a pitchers park. It’s basically a slow pitch softball field. But the Phillies stink and have fielded a lineup of guys swinging wet noodles for the last 3 years. The park hasn’t changed, the talent did.
    See also that Barry Bonds guy. He hit more homers than anyone ever and played his home games in a park that is really hard to hit homeruns in for normal players who don’t resemble Marvel villains.
    Without a massive change the park is the park. Dodger Stadium and Petco are extreme pitchers parks, while Fenway and Coors are extreme hitters parks based on decades of info. The 20 parks in the middle, don’t be fooled by a weird year or two. Talent matters more than anything else.”

  • KindGuy

    @thedkexperience said...

    This is exactly why you can’t blindly trust ballpark factors from the year before. ATL used to be “The Launching Pad” when they were good. Now they stink on offense and their “park factors” change. Hog wash.

    Here was what I typed in another thread.

    “Park factors can’t be trusted. See Citizens Bank Park. I’ve been there 50 times. In no way, shape or form is it a pitchers park. It’s basically a slow pitch softball field. But the Phillies stink and have fielded a lineup of guys swinging wet noodles for the last 3 years. The park hasn’t changed, the talent did.
    See also that Barry Bonds guy. He hit more homers than anyone ever and played his home games in a park that is really hard to hit homeruns in for normal players who don’t resemble Marvel villains.
    Without a massive change the park is the park. Dodger Stadium and Petco are extreme pitchers parks, while Fenway and Coors are extreme hitters parks based on decades of info. The 20 parks in the middle, don’t be fooled by a weird year or two. Talent matters more than anything else.”

    Yep, hit the nail right on the head. Just imagine if Cleveland’s roster played at Coors and the Phillies or Braves played at Petco……… yikes.

  • thedkexperience

    @elementasrat said...

    Yep, hit the nail right on the head. Just imagine if Cleveland’s roster played at Coors and the Phillies or Braves played at Petco……… yikes.

    I’d imagine that somehow the Phillies would still give up 200 homers. Haha.

  • valterlaw

    @thedkexperience said...

    This is exactly why you can’t blindly trust ballpark factors from the year before. ATL used to be “The Launching Pad” when they were good. Now they stink on offense and their “park factors” change. Hog wash.

    Here was what I typed in another thread.

    “Park factors can’t be trusted. See Citizens Bank Park. I’ve been there 50 times. In no way, shape or form is it a pitchers park. It’s basically a slow pitch softball field. But the Phillies stink and have fielded a lineup of guys swinging wet noodles for the last 3 years. The park hasn’t changed, the talent did.
    See also that Barry Bonds guy. He hit more homers than anyone ever and played his home games in a park that is really hard to hit homeruns in for normal players who don’t resemble Marvel villains.
    Without a massive change the park is the park. Dodger Stadium and Petco are extreme pitchers parks, while Fenway and Coors are extreme hitters parks based on decades of info. The 20 parks in the middle, don’t be fooled by a weird year or two. Talent matters more than anything else.”

    You thought your comment was so brilliant that you put in 2 different threads…accordingly, it will also be ripped in this thread:

    You clearly have not even 1% of an idea what Park Factors attempt or purport to measure.
    To wit, your Citizens Bank Park example makes you look like a fool. You realize that the 2015 CPB number was higher than any of the years the Phils made the playoffs, and was the 2nd highest number in the history of the park, with 2013 (also included in your last 3 years of wet noodles) being the highest.
    Park Factors in theory are absolutely neutral to a team’s offense; now a team can be built specifically to suit the home park, and that certainly can have an influence, but a crappy offense is a crappy offense home or away, and that matters not for the PF measurement.

  • 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).