MLB Daily Fantasy Review: Most Bang for Your Buck and Biggest Flops

We review past FanDuel and DraftKings performance to see what players are most likely to greatly exceed expectations (boom) or fall way short (bust). On average, 30% of games were classified as 'boom games', 30% were 'bust games' and 40% average games. Brad Keller is the #1starting pitcher on DraftKings based on 'boom percentage'. He greatly exceeded his salary based expectation in 56.2 percent of his games (average salary $5.8K). His 18.8% bust rate is also below average. On FanDuel, Mitch Garver is the #1catcher with a boom rate of 38.3 percent. On DraftKings, the first baseman with the worst (highest) bust rate is Chris Davis. He flops 38.8 percent of the time. The tables below show the players with the five highest boom and bust rates by position on each platform.

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DRAFTKINGS BOOM PITCHERSDRAFTKINGS BUST PITCHERS
Brad Keller ($5.8K Avg Sal, 56.2% Boom, 18.8% Bust)Tyler Chatwood ($7.3K Avg Sal, 58.3% Bust, 8.3% Boom)
Heath Fillmyer ($4.9K Avg Sal, 53.8% Boom, 46.2% Bust)Dylan Covey ($5.4K Avg Sal, 57.1% Bust, 28.6% Boom)
German Marquez ($7.5K Avg Sal, 53.6% Boom, 21.4% Bust)Diego Castillo ($4.3K Avg Sal, 54.5% Bust, 9.1% Boom)
Felix Pena ($6.4K Avg Sal, 52.9% Boom, 17.6% Bust)Martin Perez ($5.1K Avg Sal, 53.3% Bust, 26.7% Boom)
Walker Buehler ($9.3K Avg Sal, 52.6% Boom, 10.5% Bust)Yefrey Ramirez ($5K Avg Sal, 50% Bust, 50% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM CATCHERSDRAFTKINGS BUST CATCHERS
Yasmani Grandal ($4.1K Avg Sal, 36.3% Boom, 35.2% Bust)Evan Gattis ($3.9K Avg Sal, 45.6% Bust, 25.3% Boom)
Manny Pina ($3.1K Avg Sal, 35.9% Boom, 32.8% Bust)Gary Sanchez ($4.3K Avg Sal, 42.4% Bust, 25.4% Boom)
Omar Narvaez ($3K Avg Sal, 34.9% Boom, 30.2% Bust)Kevin Plawecki ($3.3K Avg Sal, 42.3% Bust, 32.7% Boom)
Wilson Ramos ($3.7K Avg Sal, 34.4% Boom, 27.9% Bust)Martin Maldonado ($2.9K Avg Sal, 42% Bust, 25% Boom)
Matt Wieters ($3.1K Avg Sal, 33.9% Boom, 25.8% Bust)Mike Zunino ($3.3K Avg Sal, 41.9% Bust, 29.7% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM FIRST BASEDRAFTKINGS BUST FIRST BASE
Eric Thames ($4.6K Avg Sal, 41.2% Boom, 29.4% Bust)Chris Davis ($3.1K Avg Sal, 38.8% Bust, 28.2% Boom)
Mitch Moreland ($4K Avg Sal, 37.2% Boom, 32.1% Bust)Ryon Healy ($3.7K Avg Sal, 37.6% Bust, 26.9% Boom)
Wil Myers ($4.4K Avg Sal, 35.6% Boom, 34.2% Bust)Edwin Encarnacion ($4.6K Avg Sal, 37.3% Bust, 25.5% Boom)
Jesus Aguilar ($4.6K Avg Sal, 35.6% Boom, 34.7% Bust)Victor Martinez ($3.2K Avg Sal, 36.7% Bust, 27.8% Boom)
Ronald Guzman ($3.5K Avg Sal, 34.7% Boom, 36.1% Bust)Nelson Cruz ($4.5K Avg Sal, 36.2% Bust, 29.5% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM SECOND BASEDRAFTKINGS BUST SECOND BASE
Joe Wendle ($3.7K Avg Sal, 41.5% Boom, 23.4% Bust)Yangervis Solarte ($3.7K Avg Sal, 39.7% Bust, 26.9% Boom)
Whit Merrifield ($4.2K Avg Sal, 40.5% Boom, 18.2% Bust)Devon Travis ($3.4K Avg Sal, 39.2% Bust, 25.7% Boom)
Kolten Wong ($3.2K Avg Sal, 40.3% Boom, 30.6% Bust)Jason Kipnis ($3.9K Avg Sal, 39.1% Bust, 24.5% Boom)
Jed Lowrie ($4.1K Avg Sal, 39.5% Boom, 24.4% Bust)Alen Hanson ($3.6K Avg Sal, 37.5% Bust, 30.4% Boom)
Jonathan Villar ($3.7K Avg Sal, 36.3% Boom, 28.6% Bust)Ozzie Albies ($4.6K Avg Sal, 37.1% Bust, 33.6% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM THIRD BASEDRAFTKINGS BUST THIRD BASE
Justin Turner ($4.5K Avg Sal, 37.3% Boom, 21.3% Bust)Kyle Seager ($3.6K Avg Sal, 39.1% Bust, 31.3% Boom)
Joey Gallo ($4.2K Avg Sal, 36.6% Boom, 41.6% Bust)Kris Bryant ($4.9K Avg Sal, 35.5% Bust, 27.4% Boom)
Jeff McNeil ($3.8K Avg Sal, 36% Boom, 20% Bust)Matt Davidson ($3.9K Avg Sal, 35.2% Bust, 23.1% Boom)
Travis Shaw ($4.2K Avg Sal, 36% Boom, 29.7% Bust)Todd Frazier ($3.9K Avg Sal, 34.4% Bust, 32.3% Boom)
Matt Chapman ($4.1K Avg Sal, 35.7% Boom, 26.1% Bust)David Freese ($3.7K Avg Sal, 33.3% Bust, 31.6% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM SHORTSTOPDRAFTKINGS BUST SHORTSTOP
Jose Iglesias ($3.2K Avg Sal, 37.2% Boom, 26.9% Bust)Brandon Crawford ($3.4K Avg Sal, 39.8% Bust, 25.9% Boom)
Andrelton Simmons ($3.8K Avg Sal, 37.1% Boom, 25.9% Bust)Carlos Correa ($4.6K Avg Sal, 37.5% Bust, 21.6% Boom)
Francisco Lindor ($5.4K Avg Sal, 35.8% Boom, 21.7% Bust)J.T. Riddle ($3.3K Avg Sal, 36.8% Bust, 26.3% Boom)
David Fletcher ($3.3K Avg Sal, 35.4% Boom, 24.6% Bust)Tim Anderson ($3.9K Avg Sal, 36% Bust, 28.9% Boom)
Amed Rosario ($3.3K Avg Sal, 35.2% Boom, 26.9% Bust)Freddy Galvis ($3.2K Avg Sal, 35.5% Bust, 33.9% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM OUTFIELDERDRAFTKINGS BUST OUTFIELDER
Ronald Acuna ($4.8K Avg Sal, 42.6% Boom, 27.7% Bust)Dexter Fowler ($3.6K Avg Sal, 42% Bust, 28% Boom)
Max Muncy ($4.5K Avg Sal, 38.5% Boom, 32.1% Bust)Enrique Hernandez ($3.7K Avg Sal, 39.8% Bust, 34.4% Boom)
Billy Hamilton ($3.6K Avg Sal, 38.1% Boom, 34.3% Bust)Kole Calhoun ($3.5K Avg Sal, 39.6% Bust, 32.4% Boom)
Christian Yelich ($5.1K Avg Sal, 37.9% Boom, 19% Bust)Lewis Brinson ($3K Avg Sal, 38.9% Bust, 27.8% Boom)
Joc Pederson ($4.1K Avg Sal, 37.5% Boom, 33.3% Bust)JaCoby Jones ($3.3K Avg Sal, 38.8% Bust, 28.8% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM PITCHERSFANDUEL BUST PITCHERS
German Marquez ($7.6K Avg Sal, 57.1% Boom, 21.4% Bust)Ryne Stanek ($5.5K Avg Sal, 82.6% Bust, 0% Boom)
Walker Buehler ($8.5K Avg Sal, 55.6% Boom, 16.7% Bust)Diego Castillo ($5.5K Avg Sal, 72.7% Bust, 0% Boom)
Austin Gomber ($6.4K Avg Sal, 54.5% Boom, 18.2% Bust)Martin Perez ($5.7K Avg Sal, 60% Bust, 26.7% Boom)
Mike Fiers ($7.3K Avg Sal, 54.2% Boom, 29.2% Bust)Jason Hammel ($6.3K Avg Sal, 58.3% Bust, 25% Boom)
Heath Fillmyer ($6K Avg Sal, 53.8% Boom, 46.2% Bust)Dylan Covey ($5.9K Avg Sal, 57.1% Bust, 28.6% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM CATCHERSFANDUEL BUST CATCHERS
Mitch Garver ($2.3K Avg Sal, 38.3% Boom, 23.3% Bust)Evan Gattis ($2.8K Avg Sal, 46.8% Bust, 25.3% Boom)
Matt Wieters ($2.3K Avg Sal, 36.5% Boom, 17.5% Bust)Sandy Leon ($2.2K Avg Sal, 45.6% Bust, 20.6% Boom)
Austin Hedges ($2.4K Avg Sal, 36.2% Boom, 27.5% Bust)Jeff Mathis ($2.1K Avg Sal, 45.1% Bust, 21.6% Boom)
Yasmani Grandal ($3.2K Avg Sal, 35.5% Boom, 36.6% Bust)Gary Sanchez ($3.6K Avg Sal, 37.9% Bust, 28.8% Boom)
Manny Pina ($2.3K Avg Sal, 35.4% Boom, 27.7% Bust)Martin Maldonado ($2.2K Avg Sal, 37.9% Bust, 24.1% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM FIRST BASEFANDUEL BUST FIRST BASE
Robbie Grossman ($2.4K Avg Sal, 41.2% Boom, 21.2% Bust)Yonder Alonso ($3.1K Avg Sal, 45.9% Bust, 26.1% Boom)
Eric Thames ($3.5K Avg Sal, 39.2% Boom, 29.4% Bust)Eric Hosmer ($3.1K Avg Sal, 40.2% Bust, 28.7% Boom)
Ronald Guzman ($2.4K Avg Sal, 36.8% Boom, 27.6% Bust)Tyler Austin ($3K Avg Sal, 40% Bust, 36.4% Boom)
Tyler Austin ($3K Avg Sal, 36.4% Boom, 40% Bust)Matt Olson ($3.4K Avg Sal, 38.7% Bust, 27.7% Boom)
Mitch Moreland ($3.2K Avg Sal, 35% Boom, 36.2% Bust)Mark Trumbo ($3K Avg Sal, 38.7% Bust, 27.4% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM SECOND BASEFANDUEL BUST SECOND BASE
Joe Wendle ($2.7K Avg Sal, 44.6% Boom, 27.7% Bust)Yangervis Solarte ($3.1K Avg Sal, 46.5% Bust, 22.1% Boom)
Raul Mondesi ($2.8K Avg Sal, 42% Boom, 27.5% Bust)Ian Kinsler ($3K Avg Sal, 42.6% Bust, 25.5% Boom)
Daniel Robertson ($2.7K Avg Sal, 38.2% Boom, 25.5% Bust)Jason Kipnis ($3K Avg Sal, 42.5% Bust, 25.8% Boom)
Kolten Wong ($2.4K Avg Sal, 37.7% Boom, 27.3% Bust)Josh Harrison ($2.9K Avg Sal, 41.4% Bust, 22.4% Boom)
Javier Baez ($4K Avg Sal, 35.9% Boom, 28.2% Bust)Brian Dozier ($3.7K Avg Sal, 39.6% Bust, 26.1% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM THIRD BASEFANDUEL BUST THIRD BASE
Jedd Gyorko ($2.8K Avg Sal, 39.1% Boom, 25% Bust)Joey Gallo ($3.3K Avg Sal, 38.7% Bust, 38.7% Boom)
Joey Gallo ($3.3K Avg Sal, 38.7% Boom, 38.7% Bust)Kyle Seager ($3K Avg Sal, 38.7% Bust, 27.7% Boom)
Jeff McNeil ($3.2K Avg Sal, 38.5% Boom, 19.2% Bust)Rafael Devers ($3.2K Avg Sal, 36.8% Bust, 29.9% Boom)
David Freese ($2.4K Avg Sal, 35.6% Boom, 16.9% Bust)Mike Moustakas ($3.6K Avg Sal, 36.4% Bust, 27.3% Boom)
Jose Ramirez ($4.6K Avg Sal, 34.1% Boom, 24.8% Bust)Todd Frazier ($3.1K Avg Sal, 36.1% Bust, 32% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM SHORTSTOPFANDUEL BUST SHORTSTOP
Wilmer Difo ($2.4K Avg Sal, 43.4% Boom, 25% Bust)Tim Anderson ($2.9K Avg Sal, 41.3% Bust, 28.1% Boom)
Amed Rosario ($2.6K Avg Sal, 37.8% Boom, 26.1% Bust)Nick Ahmed ($2.8K Avg Sal, 40% Bust, 26.4% Boom)
Willy Adames ($2.7K Avg Sal, 36.8% Boom, 23.5% Bust)Brandon Crawford ($2.8K Avg Sal, 38.4% Bust, 19.6% Boom)
Lourdes Gurriel ($2.5K Avg Sal, 34.5% Boom, 25.9% Bust)Carlos Correa ($4K Avg Sal, 38.2% Bust, 16.9% Boom)
Orlando Arcia ($2.2K Avg Sal, 33.3% Boom, 33.3% Bust)Jean Segura ($3.5K Avg Sal, 37.3% Bust, 23.6% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM OUTFIELDERFANDUEL BUST OUTFIELDER
Gregory Polanco ($3.5K Avg Sal, 44.3% Boom, 30.9% Bust)Yasiel Puig ($3.1K Avg Sal, 42.9% Bust, 27.4% Boom)
Shohei Ohtani ($3.6K Avg Sal, 41.3% Boom, 30.2% Bust)Ryan Braun ($3.1K Avg Sal, 41.9% Bust, 31.4% Boom)
Joc Pederson ($2.8K Avg Sal, 39.7% Boom, 30.1% Bust)Matt Kemp ($3K Avg Sal, 39.4% Bust, 18.1% Boom)
Billy Hamilton ($2.6K Avg Sal, 38.9% Boom, 32.7% Bust)Teoscar Hernandez ($3.3K Avg Sal, 39.1% Bust, 25% Boom)
Mallex Smith ($2.8K Avg Sal, 38.8% Boom, 23.5% Bust)Kyle Schwarber ($3.5K Avg Sal, 37.6% Bust, 29% Boom)
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