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Todd Zola

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Affectionately known as Lord Zola, Todd was the 2013 Fantasy Sports Writers Association recipient of the Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year, Web. He's been with Mastersball since its inception in 1997 and presently Todd writes for the ESPN Insider and Baseball HQ. Todd is a frequent guest on SiriusXM and is a regular on HQ Radio. He's a veteran of Tout Wars and LABR as well as a multi-time NFBC champion. Follow Todd on Twitter @ToddZola
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DFS sites giving pitchers points for outs should also give points if defense commits an error that would have been an out- Jesse Hahn owners
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Last season, in 136 IP, Shoemaker gave up a reasonable 14 HR. So far in 44.3 IP this season, he's surrendered 13. OUCH.
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DFS Strategy: Luck and Weighted on Base Average

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CATEGORY IMPACT: Home runs and fly ball distance | FantasyAlarm.com
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CATEGORY IMPACT: Home runs and fly ball distance

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DFS Strategy:Incorporating Hitting and Pitching Streaks | FantasyAlarm.com
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Todd reviews the research concerning hitting and pitching streaks and explains how they're incorporated in the daily projections and lineup construction.

DFS Strategy: Park factors for hitters and pitchers | FantasyAlarm.com
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DFS Strategy: Park factors for hitters and pitchers

Todd presents all the park factors relevant to DFS hitter and pitcher evaluation, pointing out a couple of surprises along the way.

CATEGORY IMPACT: Batting average and Increasing Strikeouts | FantasyAlarm.com
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CATEGORY IMPACT: Batting average and Increasing Strikeouts

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DFS Strategy: A graphical look at handedness | FantasyAlarm.com
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DFS Strategy: A graphical look at handedness

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CATEGORY IMPACT: Batting Average Surgers | FantasyAlarm.com
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CATEGORY IMPACT: Batting Average Surgers

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DFS Strategy: Points per spot in batting order | FantasyAlarm.com
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DFS Strategy: Points per spot in batting order

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DFS Strategy: Quantifying Home Field Advantage | FantasyAlarm.com
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DFS Strategy: Quantifying Home Field Advantage

Todd looks historical data to see how the average hitter and pitcher fares home and away by calculating the respective DFS points then breaks down the factors.

CATEGORY IMPACT: ERA and WHIP | FantasyAlarm.com
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