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3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/21/17

After struggling during a quick cup of coffee in the big leagues last year, Carson Fulmer is making his first career start against the Twins tonight. Is that enough to make Minnesota the top stacking option in daily fantasy baseball?

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.

Minnesota Twins

Carson Fulmer debuted with the Chicago White Sox strictly as a reliever in 2016, and in eight appearances, the former first-round pick struggled to an 8.49 ERA and 4.80 SIERA.

Heading back to Triple-A for more seasoning as a starter this year, he'll debut in that role at the big league level today -- but he'll need to better than he was in the minors. Fulmer logged a 5.61 ERA over 122 innings pitched (24 starts0 prior to his call-up, and despite his electric arsenal, he produced just a 17.3% strikeout rate to go with a 11.5% walk rate.

His matchup against the Minnesota Twins won't be easy, either -- they rank 10th in hard-hit rate (33.7%) and 11th in team wOBA (.326).

Normally a staple of lineups, Brian Dozier is probably a hitter to avoid, as he ranks 10th in wOBA on this roster against right-handed pitchers (.319). However, one lock for this lineup is the small-yet-mighty Eddie Rosario, who can do stuff like this.

Rosario crushes righties to the tune of a .371 wOBA, 33.8% hard-hit rate and 39.0% fly-ball rate, with 16 of his 17 homers coming when he has the platoon advantage.

While there are a lot of options to consider for this stack, don't sleep on the small lineup tweak manager Paul Molitor made yesterday, batting Byron Buxton third. He's been rewarded with that lineup spot by raking in August to the tune of a .339 average and a 155 wRC+. For only $3,300, Buxton can help you build a solid stack at an affordable price.

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