Daily Fantasy Baseball Series: Ballpark Factors
By: Jonathan Piening
A player’s spot in the lineup is one of the most important factors to consider when making your daily fantasy picks. The higher a player is hitting in the lineup, the more expected plate appearances that player is going see each game. The leadoff hitter can expect to see about 4.6 plate appearances per game while the 9 hole hitter is about 3.75. That’s a major difference. The steep decline actually starts once you hit the sixth spot in the lineup, so you’ll want to keep your exposure to guys in the top 5 spots in the lineup if at all possible.