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4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/11/17

The Red Sox head to the Big Apple for an AL East showdown with the Yankees and get a solid matchup with Jaime Garcia. Is that enough to be the top stack of the day?

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.

Boston Red Sox

With an implied team total of only 4.30 runs, the Boston Red Sox make for a solid contrarian stack on the day as they'll take aim at Jaime Garcia tonight.

Over the last two weeks, the Sox rank as the best offense in baseball in team wOBA (.351), and that's in large part due to their new acquisition, Eduardo Nunez.

Since making his debut, Nunez has turned into Babe Ruth. Well, not exactly, but as a member of his new team, he's already socked four homers (his same mark as a Giant), over a much smaller sample.

Chris Young is always in play against a lefty like Garcia, who's allowed a .324 wOBA to righties, and Young has been on fire in recent weeks, rocking a team best .556 wOBA and 1.000 slugging percentage.

A very cheap option at the tough-to-fill catcher slot, don't sleep on Christian Vazquez. He's garnered the lion's share of playing time over the last two weeks over Sandy Leon, and he's been productive with identical 38.5% hard-hit and fly-ball rates. He'll set you back only $2,500 while giving you exposure to the best park in the bigs for popping one deep.

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