4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/24/17
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. With the split slates, we'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate beginning at 7 pm Eastern. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
New York Mets
For all of the bizarreness that has gone on in the New York Mets' clubhouse this year, their peripheral stats against right-handed pitchers are still pretty freaking snazzy. They're trending toward being a healthier unit, as well, and they get a dope matchup with Jarred Cosart tonight. You may want to avoid the cursed crusaders, but they should be near the top of our lists for stacking.
Since the start of last year, Cosart has thrown 70 1/3 innings in the majors. That's a decently robust sample. Even with that, he still has issued more walks than he has strikeouts in that time. His SIERA was 5.40 last year, right in line with his 5.42 mark through 13 1/3 innings in 2017, and every issue that existed then persists now. He has maintained his ability to prevent hard contact, but you can't get by on that alone. There's a reason he spent a good chunk of 2016 in Triple-A and was in the bullpen back in April.
Whenever we're discussing the Mets against a righty, it's implied that you want Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce on your rosters. They be good at baseball. There are some other, low-cost sticks in this lineup who can help us pay up for Chris Sale if we so choose. One of them is surprisingly Wilmer Flores.
Flores is known for being a guy we use in DFS against lefties, but as you can see in that clip, he can also get loft with a right-handed pitcher on the bump. Over a small sample of 63 plate appearances against righties this year, Flores has a 50.9% fly-ball rate and 11.1% strikeout rate, justifying his increased playing time against same-handed pitchers. With Flores largely batting sixth against righties, you can snag him and fill in any of Neil Walker, Curtis Granderson, and Lucas Duda around him to get some solid salary relief in a good matchup.
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