2014 was a wild year for daily fantasy baseball on DraftKings. We saw the first ever DFS baseball millionaire crowned (CSURam88) to go along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes awarded each and every day of the season. As we get ready for 2015, let’s take a look back at some of the most interesting numbers and facts from last season.

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Opening Day 2014

With Opening Day being the focus in daily fantasy, here are some of the numbers from Opening Day 2014:

1) Top Opening Day Batter 2014

Cody Asche, PHI – 32 Fantasy Points (Batting 8th)
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2) Top Opening Day Pitcher 2014

Adam Wainwright, STL – 33.55 Fantasy Points
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3) Highest Scoring Opening Day Lineup 2014

STLCardinals84 – 197.85 Fantasy Points
 

SP – David Price – 24.3 FP
 

SP – Adam Wainwright – 33.55 FP
 

C – Carlos Ruiz – 13 FP
 

1B – Logan Morrison – 11 FP
 

2B – Chase Utley – 13 FP
 

3B – Cody Asche – 32 FP
 

SS – Jimmy Rollins – 20 FP
 

OF – Domonic Brown – 10 FP
 

OF – Ben Revere – 29 FP
 

OF – Grady Sizemore – 17 FP

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MLB 2014 Season Stats

MLB Studs by Position: 2014

Below is the list of players at each position who tallied the most fantasy points in 2014.

SP – Clayton Kershaw – 888.15 FPs
 

C – Buster Posey – 1,213 FPs
 

1B – Miguel Cabrera – 1,430 FPs
 

2B – Jose Altuve – 1,465 FPs
 

3B – Anthony Rendon – 1,399 FPs
 

SS – Ian Desmond – 1,235 FPs
 

OF – Mike Trout – 1,606 FPs
 

OF – Nelson Cruz – 1,465 FPs
 

OF – Giancarlo Stanton – 1,436 FPs

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The Keys to Success: 2014

Shown below are the players who were most commonly owned on winning rosters in 2014. The column on the left depicts the players most highly owned in winning 50/50 lineups. The column on the right depicts the players most highly owned in winning tournament lineups.

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Winning Scores: 2014

What does it take, on average, to cash in a given contest? Below are the average scores for all contests in 2014 (left column) and the average scores for any lineup that finished in the money (right column). Stats are broken up into three contest types – 50/50s, H2Hs, and GPPs (tournaments).

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MLB Highest Owned Position: 2014

Below is the list of players at each position who were the highest owned in all DraftKings MLB Contests over the course of the 2014 season:

SP – Felix Hernandez
 

C – Buster Posey
 

1B – Miguel Cabrera
 

2B – Dee Gordon
 

3B – Josh Donaldson
 

SS – Jose Reyes
 

OF – Mike Trout

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The Coors Field Effect

The effects of the hitter’s paradise that is Coors Field is VERY real. The average stack (4 or more players used from the same individual team) in Coors Field scored 10+ more fantasy points than the league average in 2014. The Coors Effect also led to a higher winning percentage for Coors Stacks.

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