Our fantasy baseball pitcher (Streamonator) and hitter (Hittertron) tools are designed to help fantasy baseballers make their daily and weekly decisions. Should I stream a starting pitcher? Which hitter should I pick up? Whom do I sit/start? Et cetera.
Some of you who play Daily Fantasy Baseball Games like (our DFS sponsor) DraftKings probably use Streamonator and Hittertron to help choose your daily lineup. I hope the tools have been helpful though I realize they were never ideal – notably, because 5×5 value does not necessarily equal a daily fantasy baseball site’s point structure.
Well, good news. We now have a tool specifically designed for those of you who play daily fantasy baseball games.
Introducing the DFSBot (GIF/JPGs submissions welcomed).
The DFSBot is a salary predictor for the three leading DFS sites (including DraftKings). Every morning (usually by 10:30AM EST), we provide our projected stats/points/salary for every probable starting pitcher and hitter on teams with a game that day. We have worked with each service so that you will also see their actual salary for the day and the reports are sorted by the players with the biggest gaps between our projected salary and the DFS services’ salary.
The projections are the same as those used in Streamonator and Hittertron. They rely on Steamer Rest of Season projections as the base and are adjusted based on various factors such as the opposing pitcher/hitters and the park.
For now, the service is in ‘beta’. You can access it from the Tools menu and there will be links from the pages of its android siblings (Streamonator and Hittertron). Over the coming weeks, I will start accumulating the projections vs actual stats so that I can compare our salary projections versus the DFS salary projections to determine what edge (if any) these projections provide.
I project each hitter’s stats as if he is going to start. While I estimate the likelihood a player will start, consider this stat directional. It is up to you to confirm that a player actually makes it into the starting lineup (as well as that the game is not rained out).
Please leave comments on the tool pages if you notice anything like missing players or odd projections.