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Course 3: MLB Strategy
Coors vs Non-Coors Field
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Lesson Overview
● Coors Field Overview
● Coors Field & DFS Strategy
● How to Implement the “...
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Coors Field Overview
● Coors field is 5,200 feet above sea level; the next highest is Phoeni...
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Source: MLB
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Distance Traveled vs Altitude
Feet Above Sea Level
Relative Ball
Travel Distance...
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Coors’ Fantasy Impact
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Source: Sports Illustrated
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Recent Changes to Coors Field
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Coors Field & DFS Strategy
Pitchers
● Coors pitchers tend to be lower-owned
● Play at your o...
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Implementing the “Coors Field Effect”
● When you’ve decided to stack or fade Coors, build th...
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Fading Coors
● When Coors projected ownership is higher th...
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MLB: Coors Field vs Non Coors Field

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Saahil Sud, formerly Maxdalury, talks about the nuisances around Coors field and how you should account for it in your DFS lineup strategy.

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MLB: Coors Field vs Non Coors Field

  1. 1. Course 3: MLB Strategy Coors vs Non-Coors Field www.rotoql.com 1
  2. 2. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Lesson Overview ● Coors Field Overview ● Coors Field & DFS Strategy ● How to Implement the “Coors Field Effect” 2
  3. 3. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Coors Field Overview ● Coors field is 5,200 feet above sea level; the next highest is Phoenix’s Chase field which stands at 1,100 feet above sea level. ● Due to thinner air, fly balls travel 9% farther at Coors than at sea level ● Thin air also affects pitching -- making curve balls less snappy and fastballs get an extra 6-inches of giddy-up ● Fun Fact: Mark McGwire hit only one of his 70 home runs in Denver during his magical 1998 season. 3 Source: Sports Baseball America
  4. 4. www.rotoql.com Source: MLB www.rotoql.com Distance Traveled vs Altitude Feet Above Sea Level Relative Ball Travel Distance 4
  5. 5. 5 Coors’ Fantasy Impact
  6. 6. www.rotoql.com Source: Sports Illustrated www.rotoql.com Recent Changes to Coors Field 6
  7. 7. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Coors Field & DFS Strategy Pitchers ● Coors pitchers tend to be lower-owned ● Play at your own risk Hitters ● Salaries not consistently adjusted to Coors players value ● Lower priced Coors players are always high owned ● Cash Games - Important to play in many situations ● Tournaments - Great values to consider 7
  8. 8. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Implementing the “Coors Field Effect” ● When you’ve decided to stack or fade Coors, build through RotoQL tools ● Stacking Coors with top-end pitchers - using an optimizer is critical 8
  9. 9. www.rotoql.com Prepared Exclusively for Recipientwww.rotoql.com Fading Coors ● When Coors projected ownership is higher than expected value ○ Take high-projected offense with less buzz ○ Take opposing team at Coors 9

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