4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/22/18
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.
Tyler Chatwood is a walk machine. For a hitter, such as Joey Votto, this is a good thing, but it's probably not the description of a very successful pitcher. Walks are the primary reason why Chatwood's SIERA is elevated at 5.60. His swinging-strike is also ugly at just 7.5%, so Cleveland Indians bats should have no trouble scoring runs off Chatwood. And considering Chatwood has only three starts in which he has pitched six innings, Cleveland should also hit against middle relief this Tuesday night at Wrigley.
The Indians offer a trio of high-priced bats to choose from. Francisco Lindor ($4,500) is a stud with a 41.7% hard-hit rate, and Jose Ramirez ($4,400) has 13 home runs while also walking more than he has struck out. Michael Brantley ($4,200) hardly ever strikes out (7.2% strikeout rate) while also offering a 36.1% hard-hit rate.
If you're looking for cheap exposure to this lineup, Yonder Alonso ($2,600) is probably your best bet. He will have the platoon advantage against Chatwood while also offering plenty of upside with a 43.1% fly-ball rate and 37.1% hard-hit rate. Jason Kipnis ($2,500) is in a similar situation; he also has the platoon advantage as a left-handed bat and owns a 43.8% fly-ball rate and 36.1% hard-hit rate on the season.
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