3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/10/17
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.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Apparently the Los Angeles Dodgers have decided they just might not lose the rest of this season. With Robbie Ray still not ready to return to the Arizona Diamondbacks, rookie Anthony Banda will take another turn in the rotation, and it could be a long night for him out west.
A first glance at Banda's numbers reveal he's been pretty good over his first 11 2/3 innings pitched -- a 4.13 SIERA, an 11.5% swinging-strike rate, and a 25.5% strikeout rate are certainly nothing to be ashamed of. However, walks continue to be an issue (8.5% walk rate), and a 36.7% hard-hit rate with a 55.6% fly-ball rate spell a recipe for disaster at Chase Field, which ranks third in park factor over the last three years.
Given how well the Dodgers have performed, there aren't many cheap options in the lineup. One option that may surprise some folks, though, is Corey Seager, who has been far better against lefties this year.
In 2017, Seager's hitting .341 with a 1.008 OPS against southpaws, versus marks of .287 and .881, respectively, against right-handers. He could make for a strong option to base a Los Angeles stack off of since some may simply ignore him because he doesn't have the platoon advantage.
To afford Seager, keep an eye on if backstop Austin Barnes gets the nod behind the dish. Yasmani Grandal has been battling back issues, and in limited playing, Barnes has posted a .403 wOBA on the season. Meanwhile, Grandal has struggled as a right-handed hitter (.310 wOBA versus a .336 mark as a lefty). Barnes will cost only $2,400 and is in a very solid matchup.
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