MLB DFS: Friday Cheat Sheet
MLB DFS: Friday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our DFS MLB series.

Here's a quick glance at Friday's slate(s).

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    Park Factors & Lines

    Park factors in this piece are a three-year average from 2015-2017, indexed (100 = average). For example, left-handed home runs at Guaranteed Rate Field (home of the White Sox) have a three-year index of 122, which means there have been 22% more homers hit by lefties from all teams during that span in that park compared to a completely neutral environment. Left-handed hitters have a significant advantage when hitting at Guaranteed Rate Field.

    AT&T Park (home of the Giants), has a three-year run index of 90, which means that games played at AT&T park have had 10% fewer runs scored overall than a completely neutral environment. Overall offensive production is reduced by a significant amount for games played in San Francisco, making it a safer environment than most for pitchers.

    Road StarterHome StarterHome TmRAVGHRAVGHRKO/UHmL1st Pitch
    James ShieldsLuis OrtizOrioles106103114101121949.51007:05 PM
    Marco EstradaMasahiro TanakaYankees1039514299123929.0-3007:05 PM
    Wei-Yin ChenZach EflinPhillies9895120971241098.0-1807:05 PM
    Noah SyndergaardHector VelazquezRed Sox11411278109
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