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Who is Alex “Awesemo” Baker?

A self-proclaimed U.S. history buff, stats enthusiast, and rabid fan of anything Detroit (yes, even the Lions), Alex Baker, better known by his DraftKings and FanDuel handle Awesemo, started playing daily fantasy sports in 2013 and never looked back.

After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008, he began developing advanced statistical models and applied his unique skill set first to poker, then as a full-time DFS player.

He has since dominated DFS, becoming a fixture on leaderboards and cementing his position as the top-ranked overall player on RotoGrinders’ DFS leaderboard. Competing in most guaranteed prize pool tournaments, he has ranked in the top 3 across major sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA, and MLB. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of fantasy sports with new and experienced players alike.

Career Highlights:
– #1 RotoGrinders Overall Ranking: 2017-present
– 78x FanDuel/DraftKings $100,000 winner
– 55x Live Final qualifier

A Word From Alex

To win the big prizes in daily fantasy you need to play smart. You can make more money in a day playing fantasy than you can in a year at most jobs, so many people have turned fantasy sports into their full-time job. People spend hours every day developing projections for athlete performance, how popular each athlete will be that day, and the best way to construct lineups with them. I compete with these fantasy champs every day in the highest stakes tournaments and I know how tough they are to beat.  If you don’t have access to the best tools and information, you’re playing at a disadvantage.

At events and online, dozens of daily fantasy participants tell me the same thing: “I want to play like you but I have a full-time job and a family, so I don’t have enough time to make it happen.”  I realized that good information, like strategy tips accurate player data, was not available to the public. Sharks like me were running away with the profits, while hobbyists and hopefuls had to overcome too many barriers to win.

I created to change that.

Our team at helps you take these tools and build a winning strategy with them through our video and written analysis.  Our Lineup Builder gives you feedback on how your lineup will stack up to the competition in projected points and ownership.  You can strategize with us and our thousands of members in our premium Slack.  The FantasyCruncher add-on allows you to quickly build countless lineups…and we’ll even teach you how to use it. When you combine our resources with your own intuition you will maximize your performance, and save time doing it.

My goal is to help die-hard sports fans like you have a more rewarding experience playing fantasy sports. is your new hub for building winning lineups!

Welcome to the team!

Alex “Awesemo” Baker, Co-Founder of


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Alex “Awesemo” Baker – Co-Chief Executive and Founder
Tom Kennedy – Co-Chief Executive and Founder
Eddie Lai – Co-Founder
Nolan Kelly – Technical Writer
Sam Smith – Deputy Editor
John Christy – Website developmment
Jacob DesRosiers – Graphic Design
Josh Engleman – NBA, MLB, MMA Analyst
Jordan Frank – Director of Business Development/Sports-Betting Analyst
Chris “Spags” Spagnuolo – Host/analyst NBA/NFL/MLB, Editorial Strategy for Side Action
Dave “Loughy” Loughran – Director of NBA/NFL Content
Jake Hari – Director of MLB/NHL Content
Joey Korman – Director of Social Media
Adam “ShipMyMoney” Scherer – NBA/MLB Analyst
Jason Rouslin – PGA Analyst
Ben “Jazzraz” Rasa – PGA/NFL Analyst
Eric “EMac” Macpherson – NBA/NFL/MLB Analyst
Phill Bennetzen – NASCAR Analyst
Chris Wassel – NHL Analyst
Jeff Votteler – NHL Analyst
Michael Clifford – NHL analyst
Tim Frank – PGA Analyst
Dan Strafford, NBA/NFL/MLB analyst
Caleb Alderman – Tennis Analyst
Rayen Patnaik – NBA Analyst, Marketing Strategy
Sal Vetri – NBA, MLB, NFL analyst
Pete Rogers – MMA Analyst
Jason Floyd – Video Host, MMA, MLB, NBA
Jordan Klein – Producer
Greg Ehrenberg – NBA Analyst
Geoff Ulrich – PGA, NFL, NHL Analyst
Damien Matthews – NBA Analyst
Jovanni Vidal – Soccer Analyst
Terry McBride – MLB, NFL Analyst
Zach Brunner – NFL, NBA, Betting analyst
Will Applebee – Side Action content
Mark Stine – MMA Analyst
Julian Edlow – Betting Analyst
Josh Walfish – Betting Analyst
Leslie Micek – Content Creator
Taylor Canevari – NBA/NFL analyst
Jeremy Schritt – Esports analyst
Moses Rogers – Side Action Content
Rondall “el negro loco” Roach – NBA/MLB news breaker
Nathan Joyce – Editor, content creator
Blaine Jungwirth – Tennis Analyst