Ground Balls, Fly Balls, Strikeouts and Daily Fantasy Baseball

Ground Balls, Fly Balls, Strikeouts and Daily Fantasy Baseball
Keep the ball on the ground, and it stays in the park. So goes the mantra for pitchers as they advance in the ranks. And we know that a good ground-ball rate leads to a small home-run rate, so put a notch in the belt for the worm burners. They’ll avoid the big blast at ...

Stream Team: Season Winding Down

Stream Team: Season Winding Down
Preseason football kicked off last night, which means the baseball season is mere weeks away from its conclusion. You only have a few chances left to make the Daily Baseball Fantasy Championship final — time is of the essence. Which pitcher is going to take you to the promised land? My picks are below. Friday ...

2011 American League Trade Deadline Discussion

2011 American League Trade Deadline Discussion
We dissected the NL trade landscape in an earlier article, and now we’ll tackle the Junior Circuit. The Yankees and Red Sox are long thought of as the biggest spenders on the free agency and trade market, but last season it was the Texas Rangers shelling out a group of prospects for Cliff Lee, who ...

Is Pedro Martinez the Best Pitcher Ever?

Is Pedro Martinez the Best Pitcher Ever?
By Antonio D’Arcangelis From 1998-2004, Pedro Martinez’s seven seasons with the Red Sox, it was hard for me to see the man as anything but the consummate villain.  For the bulk of those years, I was a 20-something scribe writing for a small newspaper in my upstate New York hometown. The disappointment of the 1980s ...

An interview with the Week 2 DFBC winner: Chris Davis

An interview with the Week 2 DFBC winner: Chris Davis
The Week 1 qualifier of the DFBC saw a first time FanDuel player win a Finals seat, but this week we have a longtime FanDuel vet who’s headed to the Finals as well. Chris Davis – known as uppower on the site – posted a 82.5 to win the Week 2 DFBC qualifier. Chris, who ...

Sunday Player Matchups:The Youk, The Youk, The Youk Is On Fire

Sunday Player Matchups:The Youk, The Youk, The Youk Is On Fire
Historical matchups are a good tool to use when looking at daily matchups, but of course they are only one tool. There are plenty of factors out there and thankfully we have you covered here on FDI! Here’s my look at some of the better historical matchups for today. Have fun! P Jaime Garcia: It ...

Injury Update: Weekend Edition (Apr. 22-24)

Injury Update: Weekend Edition (Apr. 22-24)
By Antonio D’Arcangelis There are plenty of exciting weekend contests on FanDuel, but you’ll have to stay on top of the injury situations throughout the league. Whether you’re prepping for today’s $5K MLB MVP, the economical MLB Hit & Run or tomorrow’s contests ($4K MLB Home Run and $1K MLB Bunt), it’s essential you check ...

Context Adjustments: Park Factors

Context Adjustments: Park Factors
The concept of “park factors” is thrown around frequently by fantasy writers and players, but rarely is it discussed intelligently or utilized properly. More often than not, talk will take the form of generalities, such as “Coors is a good park for hitters” or “PETCO is where home runs go to die.” Sometimes you’ll see ...