4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/1/18
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.
Over 27 innings pitched in 2018, Estrada's posted a mediocre 19.9% strikeout rate, and while he's always given up a lot of fly-balls (a 48.3% rate for his career), that rate is even more elevated this season with a mark of 55.3%.
In past seasons, Estrada has been traditionally ripped by same-sided bats, and that's true again in 2018. Righties have posted a .688 slugging percentage and a .436 weighted on-base average (wOBA), so let's give a preference to Minnesota's right-handed hitters.
And if there's a young fella that can get loose against a righty, it's this guy:
Miguel Sano ($3,600) wrecked righties to the tune of a 45.5% hard-hit rate and 40.1% fly-ball rate in 2017. Pairing him with Brian Dozier ($3,900), who popped righties for a 44.2% fly-ball rate in 2017, is a great start to a Twins stack.
Flipping to the left side of the plate, there are two tantalizing choices that are absolutely rocking it with the platoon advantage. Eduardo Escobar has been treating righties especially poorly this season with a .406 wOBA, 42.9% hard-hit rate, and 49.0% fly-ball rate -- and he's priced up to $3,900 to reflect that.
To save some coin, check out Max Kepler at $2,800. Although he is a bit cheaper, he's been strong in this split, sporting a .388 wOBA, 43.6% hard-hit rate, and 38.7% fly-ball rate this season.
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