4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/29/16
Stacking can be a controversial topic in many daily fantasy sports, but you can count baseball as a glaring exception. Here, it's universal. Using multiple players on the same team on a given day presents you with the opportunity to double dip. If one of your players hits an RBI double, there's a good chance he drove in another one of your guys. When you get the points for both the run and the RBI, you'll be climbing the leaderboards fast.
Each day here on numberFire, we'll go through four offenses ripe for the stacking. They could have a great matchup, be in a great park, or just have a lot of quality sticks in the lineup, but these are the offenses primed for big days that you may want a piece of.
Premium members can use our new stacking feature to customize their stacks within their optimal lineups for the day, choosing the team you want to stack and how many players you want to include. You can also check out our hitting heat map, which provides an illustration of which offenses have the best combination of matchup and potency.
Now, let's get to the stacks. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
New York Yankees
As the New York Yankees showed on Tuesday in flexing their muscles against David Price, this is an offense that has flourished in the second half. Led by Gary Sanchez, amongst others, New York ranked fourth in wRC+ (111) in August. They've fallen off the pace a tad in September, but Sanchez is still mashing.
This Gary Sanchez homer ties the record for the fastest player to 20 home runs in MLB history (51 games). #Yankees #MLB pic.twitter.com/CX3nz4OFV2
— Today'sLoop (@TodaysLoop) September 28, 2016
The Yankees will take aim against Henry Owens, who has been pretty brutal, albeit we only have a limited sample of data for 2016. Over 17 1/3 innings pitched, Owens has logged a 6.93 SIERA. In limited duty in 2015, he allowed a 4.66 SIERA, so the track hasn't been great.
Owens has allowed 2.60 home runs per nine innings, and both sides of the plate have mashed him pretty hard. While righties have logged a pretty unsustainable .712 slugging percentage in 66 plate appearances this year, both sides have enjoyed success as evidenced by a .452 wOBA for lefties and .456 wOBA for righties. Owens is sporting only an 18% strikeout rate with a flyball rate of 54.2%, which doesn't bode well for a start at hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium .
While Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner all see healthy spikes in home production, keep an eye out for Starlin Castro, who sees an ISO jump of 75 percentage points when hitting at home (.127 to .202). Castro is also priced near the minimum with a $2,100 salary.
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