4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/29/17
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 don't need me telling you this will be a great opportunity.
Now, let's get to the stacks.
How I will miss the New York Mets and the ability to stack against some of their pitchers. As a human being and baseball fan, I am thankful the 2017 season is ending for Matt Harvey -- his starts used to be must-watch events, but the righty just seems to be a shell of his former self these days.
In 88 2/3 innings pitched, Harvey has notched a 6.60 ERA and a 5.39 SIERA with a 15.6% strikeout rate and 10.7% walk rate. September has been particularly brutal, too -- he's been blasted for an 11.78 ERA and a .472 wOBA over his last 18 1/3 innings.
Since lefties have tattooed him for an .833 slugging percentage this month, that's the prime stacking target for us on Philly. And this young slugger can certainly do some damage.
Nick Williams ($3,100) has held his own this season, rocking righties for a .202 ISO and 39.6% hard-hit rate.
Continuing to stay with left-handed bats, Cesar Hernandez should man the leadoff spot and is pretty affordable at $3,300. He has recorded a .339 wOBA in this situation in 2017.
Another cheap lefty option is J.P. Crawford, who is only $2,500, but has a .359 wOBA against righties since getting promoted to the big leagues. These bats could allow you to pay off for Rhys Hoskins ($3,900), who has blasted same-sided arms to the tune of a 46.6% hard-hit rate and 43.2% fly-ball rate.
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