4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/20/17
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, today's came at Coors Field will not be in these recommendations. You likely already know to target batters at that park and don't need us to tell you. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
There are two teams on this slate that run the risk of being a bit too popular for tournaments. Considering this slate also has Coors Field on it, though, we may be safe in discussing both the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees. We'll get to the Yankees second because they figure to be the chalkier team due to their name, and there's plenty of reason to love Cleveland if it seems they'll have lower ownership than the Yankees.
Cleveland heads down to Baltimore for a matchup with Chris Tillman, who just doesn't quite seem right. Through eight starts, Tillman's SIERA is up at 5.49, and his ERA is even worse at 8.07. That's all thanks to a 14.4% strikeout rate with his 10.5% walk rate while Tillman gets whiffs on just 7.4% of his pitches. Opponents have knocked him around for a 33.3% hard-hit rate, putting him in stacking consideration in every major category. We're at the point where we need to keep stacking against Tillman until he turns things around.
You've got plenty of expensive bats on this Cleveland team that may be hard to afford if you're paying up for Chris Sale at pitcher. But there are also some guys with superbly reasonable salaries sitting at the top of the order in Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis, both of whom are $3,300 on FanDuel. It's the guy in the five hole who really catches your attention, though.
That's Lonnie Chisenhall, and he's getting buckets right now. With Michael Brantley on the disabled list, Chisenhall has moved up in the order, shining a big ol' spotlight on his 34.5% hard-hit rate and 52.9% fly-ball rate against righties this year. Even if Cleveland were to wind up being chalky, Chisenhall could still be an elite play at his price. Pair him with Lindor and Kipnis, see if you can afford any of the higher-priced sticks, and go from there if your process leads you to Cleveland on this slate.
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