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  • r8tr25

    Looking to start MLB DFS and was curious of the top 5 stat categories in both offense and pitching that people are looking at

  • Roma315

    Pitching is obviously Ks and Wins, and offense is HRs, RBIs, steals, Hit, double, triple, runs scored and walks.
    MLB is by far my best sport but you need to check each site to see how they score everything. I stay away from DK MLB because the 2 pitcher senerio.

  • Jaredmlevitt

    You’ll want to look at some other data other than your key HR/RBI/Runs/etc.

    For hitters, I like to focus on WOBA/Hard hit rate/BABIP. You’ll see some lower owned guys that have a high hard hit rate but low BABIP (keep in mind HR’s are excluded from this). Those guys are hitting it hard, but right at someone. Only a matter of time before it drops. Also, pay attention to L/R splits.

    For pitchers, I look at swstr%, k%, hard hit rate, soft hit rate, FB%, HR/FB %. You can use these #‘s to figure out which pitchers to throw and which pitchers to target.

    If you are just starting out, I highly recommend fangrapsh.

  • BKLionKing

    @Roma315 said...

    Pitching is obviously Ks and Wins, and offense is HRs, RBIs, steals, Hit, double, triple, runs scored and walks.
    MLB is by far my best sport but you need to check each site to see how they score everything. I stay away from DK MLB because the 2 pitcher senerio.

    I’m sorry, but this is terrible advice for any type of research in MLB DFS. I, personally, prefer the 2 pitcher format, but we’ll see what happens this year with Aces being gone. I always start by looking at the pitchers on a slate and going from there. There is almost always good value to be found in hitters when you know where the opposing pitchers are weak.

    For pitchers, I look at K%, BB%, SIERA/xFIP, SwStr%, and Hard%. I then look at their Opponents BB%, K%, wOBA, and wRC+.

    Edit…

    Wanted to add that all these stats are vs handedness.

  • jakehari

    Hard Hit Rate is my favorite stat to use for stacking against pitchers. For example, I loved stacking the Mariners last year (Cano, Seager, Smith, even Lind) against pitchers who had a 33-40% hard hit rate vs. lefties. Had a little bit of success in low-stakes GPPs doing this, but there is no “one stat” or even 5 that will be the end all, be all.

  • nychas

    Take 2 and hit to right!

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