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Daily Fantasy Baseball: An Introduction to Daily Research

Research can be the most exciting part of daily fantasy baseball. Here are a few tips for those of you who need a place to get started.

Homework time, everybody. I promise it won't be anything too crazy because homework is no bueno, boss.

Go to your favorite FanGraphs page. For me, the easy call is Byron Buxton. He runs like an intoxicated deer, and I'm hoping to name at least two of my future children after him.

Anyway, open up that page. I want you to try to count how many numbers are on that page. With Buxton, you luck out a bit because he's still a pup, but that's still a poo-ton of information.

This is both a blessing and a burden. On the one hand, you never have to worry about not having the data around which to formulate quality decisions. On the other, it's hard to decipher which information is most important, making it impossible to know where to start when you're doing your research. Me thinks that's a problem.

If you're just getting started, that's a fairly intimidating notion, and I can see why that would be a bit discouraging. Let's try to make sure that isn't the case.

I'm just going to spit out the way that I do my research for a slate of daily fantasy baseball. Should you follow this to a tee? Absolutely not. This is just what has worked for me, and it is nothing more than that. However, if you need a starting spot, hopefully this can help you get there. Eventually, you'll realize methods that better fit your style, and you can evolve from there. This is simply a way to dive in.

Without further ado, let's look at some of the elements involved with preparing for a slate of MLB DFS.

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