4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/26/17
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.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees haven't been the most appealing team for tournaments recently due to the grotesque levels of ownership they've been carrying. But that ownership will be fully justified tonight as they face David Holmberg, and it may be worth accepting the risks that come with targeting a chalky offense.
Holmberg initially moved into the rotation on May 29th, and he has made five starts since then. In those outings, his SIERA is 5.38 with a 15.6% strikeout rate and 10.0% walk rate. Those numbers would be stack-worthy all by themselves, but he adds to the desires there by allowing a 43.9% hard-hit rate and 38.5% fly-ball rate. He has faced some really solid teams in that stretch, but the Yankees qualify as such, too, with a 106 wRC+ against lefties. A 14 mile-per-hour wind blowing out to center certainly won't hurt matters.
If you do wind up targeting the Yankees tonight, you're going to have to make a decision: do you pay $3,200 on FanDuel for Matt Holliday, or do you save a bit and target the recently-promoted Tyler Austin? Holliday has blistered lefties with a 41.7% hard-hit rate and 44.4% fly-ball rate the past calendar year, so he's absolutely worth the price. But Austin is just $2,200, and he has a .298 isolated slugging percentage in Triple-A since the start of last year. Truthfully, both are great choices, and either works in this scenario. If you need to save the money, then you can easily justify Austin, but Holliday's worth the dough if you have the ability to afford him.
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