4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/24/17
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 always, we will not be including today's game at Coors Field here. You likely don't need to be told to load up on bats at Coors, so we'll focus elsewhere. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Because this is a Coors Field slate, we may not have to worry as much about ownership in stacking against Phil Hughes as we usually do. He allows gobs of hard contact, and people know it. But if they're trying to pay for the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies, the Texas Rangers may be out of their price range, and we should be willing to pounce.
Hughes' increased changeup usage this year has allowed him to get more strikeouts than he did in the past with that number jumping up to 16.7%. However, it hasn't eradicated his biggest issue in allowing batters to regularly launch taters up to the moon. Opponents have a 51.9% hard-hit rate and 44.2% fly-ball rate against Hughes, an ideal combo for stacking. The cash-game appeal goes down a bit due to the strikeouts, but there's plenty to love here.
Although we don't want to avoid hitters on either side of the dish in this one, we likely should favor righties with Hughes' batted-ball platoon data last year. That's perfect given how well Carlos Gomez has performed against changeups the past calendar year and how forcefully he's striking the ball right now.
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Carlos Gómez conecta su 3er HR de la temporada. #MLB ⚾️ #Rangers pic.twitter.com/yfJYUpK2Dc
— All Sport News (@All_SportNews) April 14, 2017
Gomez enters Monday with a 35.8% hard-hit rate and 44.0% fly-ball rate on the year. Sure, he strikes out a bit too much, but in a matchup with Hughes, Gomez is the ideal piece around which to build a Rangers stack.
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