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4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/8/17

The Philadelphia Phillies' offense gets a matchup with a struggling R.A. Dickey tonight. Is it enough to make them the top team to stack?

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.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies may not be the world's best offense, but they at least have some competent sticks we can get behind. Right now, that's likely enough to get the job done against R.A. Dickey.

Dickey's SIERA for the season is up to 5.81, the highest mark of any qualified starter. He has gotten there by being the only guy with that classification who has more walks (11.4%) than strikeouts (10.7%), and things have been even worse of late. In his past two starts, Dickey has 10 walks to 4 strikeouts, and he has had more strikeouts than walks in just one of his past seven starts. His batted-ball data isn't bad, but both his plate-discipline numbers and his results are. That allows us to get excited even about a mediocre offense.

Dickey's strikeout rate is higher against righties this year, but it has come along with an increased hard-hit rate. That's a tradeoff we'll take for Aaron Altherr.

When Altherr hit that dinger on May 14th, his price was $4,100 on FanDuel. Today, he's $3,200. That would lead you to believe he had slowed down from his torrid start, but his batted-ball data says otherwise. His hard-hit rate is 37.3% over the past three weeks, topping his season-long mark of 37.1%. His strikeout rate is also in line with his number for the full season, so even though the results haven't been as good, we can still believe in what Altherr's doing. With a good matchup on tap tonight, now's a good time to go back to him if you're stacking the Phillies.

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