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4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/4/18

Gary Sanchez and the Yankees could pound Josh Tomlin into a short outing tonight. What other teams should you consider stacking?

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.

New York Yankees

Let's get the obvious one out of the way first. The New York Yankees have tonight's highest implied team total (5.99) against Josh Tomlin, and it's not even close.

Tomlin has scuffled his way to a 5.67 SIERA and 10.5% strikeout rate, while allowing an absurd 45.6% hard-hit rate. Dating back to the beginning of 2016, he's also coughed up a .349 wOBA versus righties, which should be music to the ears of the predominantly right-handed Bronx Bombers lineup.

And don't worry, the lefties needn't be left out of the party, as Tomlin has allowed a .336 wOBA to them over the same span. Throw in a date at Yankee Stadium on a warm evening with the wind blowing out to left field, and well, Tomlin might want to keep the shower running because this could be a short night at the office.

The usual suspects are all in play, and you probably don't need me to tell you that Aaron Judge ($4,600 on FanDuel), Didi Gregorius ($4,400), Giancarlo Stanton ($4,900), and Gary Sanchez ($4,200) should top your wish list.

The problem? All these guys are priced up, so unless you're paying way down at pitcher, you're going to need some cheaper guys if you want to go four-deep in your stack. Brett Gardner ($3,100) is struggling this season, but some of that can be blamed on a .256 BABIP, and he should be a popular value play in his prime run-scoring spot atop the order. Aaron Hicks ($3,600) has continued to build off last season's success and now owns a .364 wOBA and .215 isolated power (ISO) against righties since the start of 2017.

If you're looking for a more contrarian flavor, you can go deeper in the order for Miguel Andujar ($2,900) and/or Tyler Austin ($2,900) if he's back from his hip injury. Both have shown nice pop this season, and while we normally try to avoid rostering guys low in batting order, it's worth taking the risk when we're dealing with such an elite offense in a dream spot.

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