A week after rival DraftKings announced significant changes to its baseball contests, FanDuel has tweaked its scoring system.
The biggest difference is that batters will no longer be penalized with negative points for outs; otherwise, the points rewarded have increased, but ratios remain the same. For example, last season a single was worth one point, a double worth two, etc. This season, a single is worth three points and a double worth six, and so on.
See below for the complete scoring chart.
DraftKings altered its scoring and roster composition rules last week, no longer deducting for caught stealing, subbing a utility hitter for an outfield slot, and dropping the maximum number of players from a single team from six to five.
FanDuel’s roster rules remain unchanged—rosters must be composed of players from three different teams with no more than four players from a single team—and a FanDuel representative said no other changes are forthcoming.
Last summer, FanDuel lost ground to DraftKings, which is partnered with Major League Baseball, in the ongoing battle for market share, partly due to the popularity of DraftKings’ baseball vertical. Nonetheless, FanDuel remains the industry leader, according to a recently published study, and DraftKings’ relationship with MLB is reportedly tenuous.
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Note: DraftKings also has categories for Hits Against, BB against, Hit Batsmen, Complete Game, Complete Game Shutout, and No Hitter.