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MLB DFS Wars: Seth Klein fends off Jamie Calandro for the win

Seth Klein and Jamie Calandro were separated by just 10 DraftKings points over the 10-week competition.

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MLB DFS Wars took a little hiatus during 2020, as the pandemic complicated things. But thankfully, some things are getting back to normal. There were 19 MLB DFS touts able to see this 10-week competition through for the first half of the season. There WILL be a second half competition, so if you offer MLB DFS content on the regular and think you want to compete, just drop a comment on this post saying so. You can also find me on Twitter at @HeathCapps. That competition will begin on July 30th and will run until the last Friday of the season, October 1st.

The charity we are supporting this season is Lost Boyz Inc. Check out their site and donate alongside us if you can. 10% of our buy-ins this MLB season will go to support their mission, which is as follows:

“We do this by working to decrease violence, improve social and emotional conditions, and provide financial opportunities among the youth in Chicago’s most needy communities.”

“We target at-risk youth, specifically those that have trouble with their academic performance or behavior in and out of school.”

“Youth who participate in organized sports have significantly improved outcomes in discipline, self-respect, teamwork, healthy habits, emotion management, and healthy relationships with peers and authority figures.”

“Provide socialization and character development that are critical to reducing violent behavior or violence victimization.”

If you can’t get behind all of that, I can’t help you! Now for the drumroll...

Meet the champ: Seth Klein (FantasyPros)

Seth placed in the money (one of the top five spots) in six of 10 weeks, a feat no other tout can claim for this season. He began the competition with a pair of chalky pitchers, using Jack Flaherty (29.35 DK points) and Trevor Rogers (21.65) en route to winning Week 1. Both pitchers were 70% owned, and in a competition with only a small number of touts, going the route of chalky pitching was a consistently used strategy by more than one degenerate. Check out Seth’s rankings at FantasyPros and give this year’s winner a follow on Twitter at @SethDaSportsMan. Make sure to check out his new profile picture. It’s great!

Check out the full leaderboard below. Shouts to Jamie Calandro (FTA, FF Diehards) for coming in an extremely close second, and to Jesse Morse (The Fantasy Doctors) and Frank Ammirante (Rotoballer) for being the only touts to win more than one week outright (they each topped the leaderboard twice). Lastly, Matt Truss (Razzball) turned in the competition’s highest score, a 181.65 DK point effort in Week 5. That effort was aided by an underpriced Shohei Ohtani ($7,600) and an Oakland stack that went BOOM at Coors Field. Don’t make it hard sometimes, okay?

Lastly, if you’re a tout in some form or fashion and play MLB DFS, hit me up in the comments so I can get you into Round 2 of our competition! Anyone is welcome to join!

Leaderboard (lowest score dropped)

1 Seth Klein - FantasyPros 1133.30
2 Jamie Calandro - FTA, FFDiehards 1123.65
3 Jesse Morse - The Fantasy Doctors 1070.00
4 Mike Alexander - FantasyAlarm, Fly Index, Razzball 1056.60
5 Frank Ammirante - Rotoballer, The Game Day MLB 1048.30
6 Josh Shepardson - FantasyPros, NumberFire, The GameDay MLB 979.45
7 Matt Truss - Razzball 978.20
8 Jon Anderson - Rotoballer 977.10
9 Heath Capps - SB Nation's Fake Teams 973.70
10 Ray Kuhn - FantasyAlarm, FWFB 970.35
11 Doug Shain - Bankster DFS 967.75
12 Mike Carter - RotoFanatic 964.65
13 Andrew Gould - FantasyPros, Pitcher List, Bleacher Report 956.50
14 Dave Shovein - NBC Sports Edge 937.80
15 Thunder Dan' Palyo - Rotoballer 918.50
16 Broc Miller - FTN 904.50
17 Justin Elick - BettingPros 902.95
18 Mark Kieffer - Rotoballer, Rotounderworld 834.45
19 Dave Swan - Pitcher List, Fantrax, Rotoballer 833.00