4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/12/17
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. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Last week, we got this exact same matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Yovani Gallardo. In that one, Gallardo gave up five runs within the first five innings, including a monster, three-run tater off the bat of Miguel Sano. This time, they're meeting at Target Field, which is far friendlier to hitters than Safeco Field, and we should be into the Twins yet again.
That game wasn't just a blip on the radar for Gallardo. It was a reflection of what has been a frustrating season. His SIERA is up at 4.98, justifying his 6.26 ERA, and it comes with a 16.8% strikeout rate and 10.3% walk rate. Gallardo had similar struggles last year, but then, he was able to hold hitters to a 27.5% hard-hit rate. This year, that number has spiked to 34.1%. The Twins are a solid offense overall with their active roster ranking ninth in wRC+ against righties, and they can take advantage of these struggles.
Gallardo's loud contact issues have been more pronounced against righties, who have a 37.4% hard-hit rate against him. The Twins just happen to have a guy on that side of the dish who is starting to heat up.
Over the past three weeks, Brian Dozier has upped his hard-hit rate to 37.3% with a 50.0% fly-ball rate. He's a streaky hitter who can unleash destruction when he's cruising, and it seems like he's getting there now. He's a pivotal part of a Twins stack tonight for $3,600 on FanDuel.
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