4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/26/17
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.
As always, the Coors Field game will be ignored for stacking purposes. You already know to get exposure to Coors, so we'll focus on the rest of the slate.
Now, let's get to the stacks.
Oh, Bartolo. If this is to be your swan song, it is sad indeed -- mostly because it means we cannot stack against you any more.
Colon has been a frequent stacking target of ours, and for good reason -- the dude has endured a rough 2017 season. He's fired 135 2/3 innings this year, recording a 5.11 SIERA, and opposite-handed hitters have bashed him for a 42.9% hard-hit rate and 45.3% fly-ball rate.
Focusing on left-handed batters, one very affordable option is Jay Bruce, who will only cost $2,900 and has been known to mash a tater or two.
As a member of the Cleveland Indians, Bruce has socked his way to a .368 wOBA, 40.9% hard-hit rate and 45.5% fly-ball rate with the platoon advantage. His affordable price point gives you the ability to roster righty Jose Ramirez ($4,500), who could be the real star of the show with a 33.2% hard-hit rate and 41.0% fly-ball rate against righties.
Another reasonably-priced lefty swinger is Jason Kipnis, who will set you back $3,000. On the year, Kipnis has an impressive batted-ball profile versus right-handers with a 32.9% hard-hit rate and 47.2% fly-ball rate.
He has been fighting a calf issue, so check and see if Lonnie Chisenhall ($2,500) makes his return. If he plays, he is a monster option with a .357 wOBA, 33.1% hard-hit rate and 48.3% fly-ball rate against right-handed pitching.
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