3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/18/17
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.
If you want to find an offense absolutely crushing baseballs right now, the Minnesota Twins are your team.
April 28-May 15, 1979: 16 games, 28 homers.
April 25-May 16, 2017: 16 games, 26 homers.
Sept. 1-Now: 16 games, 29 homers. https://t.co/gA7vA97Rye
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 17, 2017
Over the last two weeks, the Twins rank fifth in wOBA (.350) and seventh in hard-hit rate (33.4%). Tonight, they will face southpaw Jaime Garcia, who had a cup of coffee with the Twins this year, and the peripherals don't look good for Garcia.
This year, Garcia has pitched 149 innings, posting a 4.64 SIERA and 9.6% walk rate. Righties have enjoyed the platoon advantage with a .332 wOBA, a 31.6% hard-hit rate and 26.9% fly-ball rate against him.
Brian Dozier is the obvious choice to start the stack, and he is priced up at $3,900 to reflect that. In 2017, he has posted an absurd .433 wOBA and 1.049 OPS against southpaws.
Byron Buxton is a little more affordable ($3,100), and his numbers against lefties since August 1 are a bit insane. Since that date, he's recorded a .404 wOBA, 203 wRC+, 34.2% hard-hit rate and 44.1% fly-ball rate versus left-handed pitchers.
To round out the stack, check out the catcher situation and see if Chris Gimenez gets the nod. Gimenez hit eighth the last time Minnesota saw a lefty, and he owns a 38.0% hard-hit rate and 37.5% fly-ball rate off lefties in 2017.
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