4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/30/18
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.
Boston Red Sox
Sporting a 5.37 implied total, the second-highest of the night, the Boston Red Sox will be a juicy stacking option. The Sox get Jason Hammel, who has a 5.03 skill-interactive ERA (SIERA) with a 12.8% strikeout rate and has allowed a 37.4% hard-hit rate and 35.5% fly-ball rate.
Hammel hasn't shown obvious splits in his career, but one thing to consider is that so far in 2018, lefties have bopped him for a 43.9% hard-hit rate and 46.3% fly-ball rate.
If superstar Mookie Betts continues to miss time with a hamstring injury, Eduardo Nunez ($3,000) is a great option at the top of the lineup. Nunez donned the leadoff spot in Betts' absence Sunday, and he gives us some solid top-of-the-order exposure to Hammel. Nunez hit same-sided arms for a .350 wOBA in 2017.
Spending up a bit more, Hanley Ramirez ($4,000) and J.D. Martinez are fantastic middle-of-the-order choices. Hanley blasted righties last year for a 34.8% hard-hit rate and 36.4% fly-ball rate. Martinez owns a 57.6% hard-hit rate and .400 wOBA this season, and he owned right-handed pitching in 2017 with a .402 wOBA and .351 ISO.
Another dude with some pop is Rafael Devers ($3,700).
He has been strong in 2018 with four homers already, and he was decent against righties a year ago with a 34.1% hard-hit rate and 37.7% fly-ball rate.
Finally, a cheap option to round out the stack is Mitch Moreland at only $2,900. Moreland rocked with the platoon advantage last year to the tune of a 39.1% hard-hit rate.
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