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4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/5/17

The Red Sox have been red hot lately and have another great matchup tonight. Are they the top stacking option of the day for MLB DFS?

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.

For purposes of this article, the games in Coors Field will be ignored.

Now, let's get to the stacks. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.

Boston Red Sox

There may not be an offense hotter than the Boston Red Sox right now -- they've scored 33 runs en route to winning each of their last three games. Plus, that Mookie Betts dude may have a future in baseball.

What's particularly intriguing about a Red Sox stack is their matchup with Texas Rangers starter Andrew Cashner, who's a bit of a statistical enigma. Cashner's recorded a 5.73 SIERA this season, but his ERA sits far lower at 3.87, suggesting he's been a bit lucky, and he's walking (10.3%) nearly as many hitters as he is striking out (11.3%). Expert tip: that's not good.

The Red Sox sit with a healthy implied team total of 5.47 runs tonight due to Cashner's poor advanced statistics, and June has been a rocky month for the hurler. Over four starts spanning 22.0 innings pitched, he's posted a 6.14 ERA and a .340 batting average allowed. Lefties has especially given him a problem this year, as they've posted a 30.1% hard-hit rate to go with a 39.1% fly-ball rate.

The Red Sox have the lefties to roll out against Cashner, and rookie Andrew Benintendi is certainly one to target. He's rocking an .857 OPS and .199 ISO versus righties, which includes a 39.3% hard-hit rate and a 46.6% fly-ball rate. He's also pretty darn affordable at $3,300.

In a homecoming for Mitch Moreland, he's also enjoying the platoon advantage -- he's posted a 44.1% hard-hit rate and a 39.1% fly-ball rate against lefties. It also worth noting that Moreland produced a robust .340 wOBA at Globe Life Park as a member of the Rangers last year.

To finish out that stack and provide some salary relief, look no further than rookie Tzu-Wei Lin, who's priced at the site minimum ($2,000). While he's only recorded 29 major league plate appearances, he's already posted two three-hit games and is the current owner of a .360 batting average.

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