3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/7/17
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.
The Miami Marlins face rookie Sean Newcomb tonight in Atlanta, and the big southpaw has struggled at times with a 4.87 SIERA in 79 1/3 innings pitched this season. He has struck out hitters at a decent clip (22.8%), but he has also walked hitters far too frequently (12.9%), and he has gotten torched by right-handed batters. This year, opposite-handed hitters have punished Newcomb's mistakes to the tune of a 27.8% hard-hit rate, 38.9% fly-ball rate, and 1.45 homers per nine innings pitched.
It probably goes without saying, but yes, the Marlins certainly have one right-handed batter who is decent.
He earned it.
Congratulations on a historic month, @Giancarlo818! ðŸ’ª pic.twitter.com/a1dqQ9u1Yy
â€” Miami Marlins (@Marlins) September 3, 2017
Giancarlo Stanton ($4,700) has been absolutely absurd as of late, and he could continue tonight that hot streak tonight given his prowess against left-handed pitching. In 130 plate appearances against lefties in 2017, Stanton has walked more than he has struck out (17.7% versus 15.4%, respectively) while posting a 198 wRC+, 41.9% hard-hit rate and 43.0% fly-ball rate.
If we want to roster Stanton, we will need to save some cash elsewhere, and Jacob Realmuto ($2,700) provides nice value at the catcher slot. He also has enjoyed batting with the platoon advantage this season, sporing a 130 wRC+, 34.2% hard-hit rate and 43.0% fly-ball rate versus southpaws.
Lastly, September call-up Brian Anderson is worth a look. He's started the last five games for the Marlins at third base, and at only $2,000, he's a solid salary-saving option while providing some additional right-handed exposure to Newcomb.
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