3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/24/18
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.
Kansas City Royals
On a three-gane main slate, the Kansas City Royals are going to face right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx, and they boast a slate-high 4.82 implied total. Bibens-Dirkx is a 33-year-old career minor leaguer whose brief stint in the majors came in 69.1 innings of work last season. He posted a 5.20 SIERA in his call-up in 2017, and he has pitched in Triple-A all of 2018, logging a 4.64 xFIP.
The Royals rank in the top-10 in hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching and have the lowest strikeout rate in baseball in the split, so they remain a good offense to target.
Mike Moustakas ($3,800) has a 13.9% strikeout rate, 44.5% fly-ball rate, and 44.2% hard-hit rate on the season. Those numbers for Whit Merrifield ($3,600) are 16.1%, 37.0%, and 40.0%, respectively. Jorge Soler ($3,300) has made strides against right-handed pitching this season (99 wRC+ against right-handers) and has plenty of power. Using a catcher like Salvador Perez ($3,300) in the catcher/first base slot could be a good way to differentiate your lineup on a short slate.
Alex Gordon ($2,600) is a lefty who gets you cheap exposure to this lineup, and he has five hits, including a homer, over his last two games.
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