4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/11/17
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. As usual, these recommendations will not include today's game at Coors Field. You likely don't need us to tell you to load up on bats at that offensive wonderland. That said, both the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres set up to be tremendous plays, so don't overlook them by any means. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
New York Mets
After his wretched 2016 season, we should likely want to stack against Clay Buchholz regardless of park or opponent. Today, he's facing a lefty-heavy lineup in one of the best parks for dingers in the league with the wind blowing out at eight miles per hour. Hello, beautiful.
Buchholz had enough struggles overall as a starter last year where we likely don't even need to bother looking at how he fared against left-handed batters. But with all of the lefty sticks in the New York Mets' lineup, it does move the needle a bit more in their favor. When Buchholz was a starter, he allowed a 36.2% hard-hit rate and 44.3% fly-ball rate to lefties while sporting a 15.9% strikeout rate and 10.8% walk rate. With Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d'Arnaud being the only guys in the projected order swinging from the other side of the dish, Buchholz could get the hook in a hurry.
You would think that Jay Bruce would be in for a high-ownership night given the matchup and his two-homer game Monday. The allure of Coors Field, though, may prevent that from happening. Bruce is $3,400 on FanDuel, which puts him close enough in pricing to the Rockies' sticks to potentially allow him to go underowned. That helps amp up the draw of including Bruce in any stack of the Mets. The pricing on Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, and Neil Walker is also low enough to make a Mets combo stack in conjunction with Coors so you can afford to pay up for the bats in the thin air.
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