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3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/14/17

The Marlins have a plus matchup against young hurler Jake Thompson of the Phillies, but do they deserve top stacking honors for Thursday's MLB DFS contests?

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.

Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins face Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jake Thompson tonight, who has struggled to the tune of a 5.23 ERA, 5.28 SIERA, 9.1% walk rate, 33.3% hard-hit rate, and 38.5% fly-ball rate in 31 innings of work.

Right-handed batters have caused Thompson the most problems, ripping him for a .409 wOBA, 32.8% hard-hit rate and 42.4% fly-ball rate, including 2.79 home runs allowed per nine innings pitched.

Giancarlo Stanton ($4,600) is an obvious choice if you can afford him, but to save a few bucks, you can pivot down to Marcell Ozuna ($3,900), who can provide some pop in this situation, too.

Ozuna has been in beast mode virtually all year against righties, recording a .924 OPS, .264 ISO, 40.6% hard-hit rate, and 35.2% fly-ball rate.

In continuing to focus on right-handed bats, one to avoid is Brian Anderson ($2,200). He may be a tempting option given that cheap salary, but he is likely to let you down. He has only posted a .235 wOBA, a .036 ISO, and a whopping 31.3% strikeout rate in this kind of matchup (32 plate appearances).

If you have some coin left over to spend, check out Dee Gordon ($4,200). Obviously not a righty, Gordon makes for an interesting play due to his speed -- in the first two games of the series, he has swiped three bags, and the Phillies feature some mediocre throwers behind the plate. Among the 84 catchers that have caught double-digit games this season, Cameron Rupp (29.0% -- 36th), Andrew Knapp (21.6% -- 60th), and Jorge Alfaro (15.4% -- 74th) haven't been great with regard to limiting thefts on the bases.

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