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MLB DFS Lineup Study 4/27/2022

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Welcome to today’s MLB DFS Lineup Study review article. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the winning lineups from the popular 20 max and 150 max tournaments on Draftkings as well as the popular 150 max tournament on Fanduel.

The purpose of this review will be to identify roster construction trends that will help us make better lineup decisions as we construct our own lineups each day.

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For the MLB lineup study, we are looking at the winners of the MLB Relay Throw 150 max and the MLB Four-Seamer 20 max tournaments on Draftkings and we are also looking at the MLB Squeeze 150 max tournament on Fanduel.  Please note, I am only looking at Main slates for each site.   

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Let’s get to the stats. Draftkings first, then scroll down for Fanduel.

DRAFTKINGS LINEUP STUDY

Last night was an 11 game slate and the 2 winning lineups used 11 batters and 4 pitchers combined.    Note: Instead of the MLB Relay Throw last night, I used the MLB $222K Jr. 10th Anniversary Special instead as it was the replacement for the Relay Throw on DK last night.

Hitter Projections – Last night 10 out of 11 hitters had a projection over 5.  Total over 20 slates is 93%.  Last night 9 out of 11 hitters had a projection over 7.  Total over 20 slates is 65%.

Hitter Rating – Last night 11 out of 11 hitters had a rating over 50.  Total over 20 slates is 77%. Last night 5 out of 11 players had a Rating over 60.  Total over 20 slates is 32%.

Hitter 85% – Last night 9 out of 11 players had an 85% percentile rating of over 20. Total over 20 slates is 64%.

A or B – 8 out of 11 players had a Projected Tier or Value Tier rating of A or B.  Total over 20 slates is 62%.

Hitter wOBA last 50 PA – 3 out of 11 hitters had a wOBA over .300 in their last 50 plate appearances.  Total over 20 slates is 59%.  Hitter wOBA last 50 PA over .400 – 0 out of 11 hitters had a .400 wOBA over their last 50 plate appearances.  Total over 20 slates is 25%.

Hitter ISO over last 50 PA – 3 out of 11 hitters had an ISO of over .200 over their last 50 plate appearances.  Total over 20 slates is 35%.  2 out of 11 hitters had an ISO of over .250 in their last 50 plate appearances. Total over 20 slates is 26%. 

Stack size – Last night we saw a 5/2 stack and a Naked 5 stack from the winners.  So far this season we have seen stack sizes of all types winning tournaments.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long breakdown.

Stack Gap (Main Stack) – Last night the winners used a 0 gap and a 1 gap in their stacks of 3 or more.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals.

Batting order of Main Stack – Last night the winners used 2,3,4,5,6 and 2,3,4,6,7 in their batting order for the main stacks of 3 or more players.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals of batting positions used in main stacks. 

Total Stack Rating (Stack Tab of the Hub) – Main stacks of at least 3 players had a team stack rating last night of 537.93.   See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals.

Vegas Implied Run Totals Main Stacks – Main stacks of at least 3 players had a Vegas Implied Run Total of 4.77.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals.

Total Lineup Salary – Last night total lineup salary was $49,900 and $49,800 by the winners.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals.

Pitchers Salary – Pitchers combined salary used was $17,900 and $15,100 by the winners.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals. 

Individual Pitcher Salary – Last night the winners used salaries of $10,100, $8,100, $7,800, and $7,000 in their lineups.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals.

Vegas Win % of Pitcher – The winning pitchers had Vegas Win% of 73.0, 61.7, 60.8, and 38.3.  Total over 20 slates is in the chart below. 

Vegas Opp run total – The winning pitchers had Vegas Opponent run totals of 2.39, 3.08, 3.26 and 4.24.  Total over 20 slates is in the chart below.

Pitcher K% – The winning pitchers last night had K% of 33.5, 28.3, 24.67 and 23.24.  Total over 20 slates is in the chart below.  

Pitcher Opponent K% – The winning pitchers had an opponent K% of 30.48, 25.5, 34.95 and 22.31.  Total over 20 slates is in the chart below. 

Total Lineup Ownership – Last night’s winners had 117.3 and 61.6 total ownership used respectively.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals. 

Ownership – Last night the winners used 10 and 9 players under 10% owned.  See the chart at the bottom of the Draftkings section for the season long totals.

Draftkings Season Totals

Last Nights winners and Study Hub

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FANDUEL LINEUP STUDY

For Fanduel lineup study we are only looking at the winner of the MLB Squeeze 150 max tournament.  The winning lineup will always have 8 hitters and 1 pitcher.  Last night’s slate was a 5 game slate.  Keep in mind, the numbers represent only players from the winning lineups. 

Hitter Projections – Last night 7 out of 8 hitters had a projection over 9.  Total over 20 slates is 76%.  Last night 4 out of 8 hitters had a projection over 10.  Total over 20 slates is 58%.

Hitter Rating – Last night 8 out of 8 hitters had a rating over 50.  Total over 20 slates is 76%. Last night 4 out of 8 hitters had a rating over 60.  Total over 20 slates is 30%.

Hitter 85% – Last night 8 out of 8 hitters had an 85% percentile rating of over 20. Total over 20 slates is 61%.

A or B – 6 out of 8 hitters had a Projected Tier or Value Tier rating of A or B.  Total over 20 slates is 60%.

Hitter wOBA last 50 PA – 5 out of 8 hitters had a wOBA over .300 in their last 50 plate appearances.  Total over 20 slates is 67%.  Hitter wOBA last 50 PA over .400 – 0 out of 8 hitters had a .400 wOBA over their last 50 plate appearances.  Total over 20 slates is 29%.

Hitter ISO over last 50 PA – 3 out of 8 hitters had an ISO of over .200 over their last 50 plate appearances.  Total over 20 slates is 41%.  1 out of 8 hitters had an ISO of over .250 in their last 50 plate appearances.  Total over 20 slates is 29%.    

Utility Spot – Last night the winner used a OF eligible player in the utility spot.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below. 

Stack size – Last night we saw a 3/3/2 stack used by the winner.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below. 

Stack Gap (Main Stack) – Last night the winner used a 2 Gap in both their main stacks. Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below.   

Batting order of Main Stack – Last night the winner used positions 2,3,6 and 1,5,4 in their main stacks.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below.

Total Stack Rating (Stack Tab of the Hub) – Last night the winning main stacks had a stack rating of 59.77 and 53.71.   Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below.

Vegas Implied Run Totals Main Stacks – Last night the winning main stacks had a Vegas Implied Run Total of 4.77 and 4.11.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below.

Total Lineup Salary – Last night the total lineup salary was $35,000.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below. 

Pitcher’s Salary – Pitcher’s salary used was $11,100 by the winner.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below. 

Vegas Win % of Pitcher – The winning pitcher had a 73% Vegas Win projection.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below. 

Vegas Opp run total – The winning pitcher had a 2.39 projected run total for their opponent.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below.

Pitcher K% – The winning pitcher had a K% of 33.5.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below.

Pitcher Opponent Team K% – The winning pitcher had an opponent team K% of 30.48. Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below.

Total Lineup Ownership – Last night’s winner had a 113.6 total lineup ownership.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below. 

Ownership – Last night the winner used 5 players under 10% owned.  Total over 20 slates is in the Fanduel charts below.

Fanduel Season Totals

That is our look at last night and the season. As always, if you want to discuss any of this, you can find me in TROF discord in the ronin-mlb channel.  I am always looking for ways to improve the article or just to hear any feedback you might have.

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