This post is to introduce the new fantasy baseball points allowed stats feature available at Draft Buddy. From the description:
Fantasy baseball points allowed is the sum of fantasy points, and associated player stats, given up by each MLB team. Selecting hitters, each team’s pitching staff allowed the stats shown to opposing batters. Selecting pitchers, each team’s hitters allowed the stats shown to opposing pitchers.
Fantasy Points Allowed Demo
The main benefit of this tool, IMHO, is to review fantasy points allowed by batting lineups to starting pitchers. This assists in determining whether or not to stream a pitcher in your fantasy baseball league or select a starting pitcher for DFS. I am going to work through a demo starting here.
On the right-hand side you can change the scoring system to FanDuel, DraftKings or Yahoo DFS. I am using FanDuel. You’ll also see CBS, ESPN, Fantrax and Yahoo listed. These are the default (non-DFS) scoring systems for those fantasy baseball league managers.
The default view returns results sorted by total fantasy points allowed (FPts) from highest to lowest.
What you are seeing is that Miami Marlins hitters have allowed the most fantasy points to starting pitchers so far this season. That’s helpful in its own way, but for DFS we’re going to want to sort by fantasy points per game (PPG).
Well, the Marlins are still at top allowing 35.7 PPG to SP that face them. This is news you can use when picking a pitcher for DFS. In fact tonight FanDuel has Cole Hamels at $9,000 facing the Marlins.
Filter Home/Away and Right/Lefty Splits
What’s even better is that you can filter down to home/away and RHP/LHP to find a better advantage. Something to be aware of is that this tool is coded from the perception of the batting lineup. What I mean is that if you are looking at Minnesota’s LHP Martin Perez ($7,500 on FanDuel) start tonight in Toronto you are looking to see how many PPG the Blue Jays allow versus LHP at home.
Well, well, well. Looks like they are a little susceptible in this scenario (34.4 PPG). Perez is a cheap, viable option tonight!
If you want to dig a little deeper you can click on a team in the left-hand column and see the starting pitchers that faced them (you can also select the team directly using the team drop-down list).
We see that Toronto, up until the 4/27 game against Oakland, were giving up 36 or more points to southpaw starting pitchers that faced them at home. If you think the Brett Anderson start was a fluke, roll Perez out there tonight and use some of that money you saved on some bats.
We hope you enjoy this new tool. Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.