4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/27/17
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.
Boston Red Sox
Before Hector Santiago hit the disabled list, things were trending quickly in the wrong direction. It could have been related to the injury that landed him there, but regardless, it wasn't pretty. Now, Santiago is back and healthy, but his first matchup is with the ball-banging Boston Red Sox. That's not necessarily a warm welcome.
Santiago's SIERA before the injury was 5.48 with a 16.5% strikeout rate and 9.8% walk rate, numbers that would be ideal for stacking. Again, it's hard to separate what of that was general ineffectiveness and what was tied to the ailment that put him on the shelf. However, even if Santiago comes back better than he was, we could still stack against him. Santiago's 33 healthy starts last year resulted in a 5.07 SIERA, 37.3% hard-hit rate, and 50.0% fly-ball rate, and none of those will scare us off. That's why we can still be into the Red Sox despite the possibility that Santiago will return with better performance than he was producing earlier in the year.
Because Santiago is a lefty, we know we're going to have Chris Young on our radar. He's basically in the league to crush lefties at this point, but he has only gotten 48 chances to flash his Gucciness this year. How do we know he's still got it?
That long ball came when Young didn't have the platoon advantage, part of the 38.0% hard-hit rate and 41.7% fly-ball rate he has overall this year. If he can do that when you include his marks against righties, he can certainly do it when you expand the sample versus southpaws. He's just $2,300 on FanDuel and likely to be within the top six batters, so Young is arguably the biggest no-brainer on the slate.
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