MLB Ballparks – What to Target in DFS

MLB Daily Fantasy can be a daunting endeavor when you first get started. There are a lot more things that you have to pay attention to, from the weather, the Batter vs Pitcher matchup, hot/cold streaks, and especially the ballpark.

With every park in the MLB being dubbed either a “pitcher-friendly” ballpark or a “hitter’s” park, each stadium plays an individual role in the potential success of the players.

Below is a list of the top 10 parks for hitters. They usually have shallower fences, heightened elevation (Colorado) and serve as favorable parks for batters.

  1. Coors Field – Colorado Rockies
  2. Miller Park – Milwaukee Brewers
  3. Comerica Park – Detroit Tigers
  4. Fenway Park – Boston Red Sox
  5. Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati Reds
  6. Chase Field – Arizona Diamondbacks
  7. Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City Royals
  8. Target Field – Minnesota Twins
  9. Rogers Centre – Toronto Blue Jays
  10. Wrigley Field – Chicago Cubs
  • Yankee Stadium is a tough stadium to dissect. It has a deeper left field wall, but the right field wall is shallow and short. If you are targeting Left-handed batters, load up on the ones playing at Yankee Stadium. If you are potentially targeting a pitcher at Yankee Stadium, take a look at how many lefties are in the opposing batting order before making your final decision.

Now that you have a list of the top hitter-friendly ballparks to target when building your lineup, here is a list of the top 10 pitcher-friendly ballparks in the league. These are ideal ballparks to target if you’re looking at starting pitchers, and ballparks to consider fading when building a lineup.

  1. PNC Park – Pittsburgh Pirates
  2. Safeco Field – Seattle Mariners
  3. Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles Dodgers
  4. Progressive Field – Cleveland Indians
  5. Citi Field – New York Mets
  6. Busch Stadium – St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Angel Stadium – Los Angeles Angels
  8. Petco Park – San Diego Padres
  9. Yankee Stadium – New York Yankees – **Primarily for Right-handed batters**
  10. AT&T Park – San Francisco Giants

With these two lists of ballparks and their effects on the game, building lineups should become a little clearer when you have a tough decision between two players.

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  1. […] is hitter or pitcher-friendly, and we have a general list that breaks them up from last season here. The order of the lists may have altered a bit this season, but the lists still indicate which […]

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