4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/30/18
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. As usual, we will not include today's game at Coors Field in these recommendations. You already know that you want bats at Coors when you can afford them, and you don't need us to tell you. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
The Seattle Mariners may not play in a particularly hitter-friendly ballpark, but it might not matter against a scuffling Matt Moore. Moore holds a poor 7.99 ERA, which is no surprise when you're carrying around a 5.16 SIERA, 15.7% strikeout rate, and 10.0% walk rate. Throw in a 47.4% hard-hit rate and 38.8% ground-ball rate, and it looks like the start of quite the entertaining Mariners stacking party.
Best of all, these guys aren't that expensive, and with Coors Field drawing most of tonight's headlines, they aren't likely to go heavily owned. We naturally want the righty bats against the southpaw, and Jean Segura ($3,300), Nelson Cruz ($3,200), and Mitch Haniger ($3,500) make a formidable trio near the top of the order. Cruz only has a .214 isolated power (ISO), but with his average exit velocity and launch angle numbers looking about the same as last year, we ought to see that continue to creep upward. And let's not forget Cruz's mastery against left-handers, putting up a .409 wOBA and .292 ISO against them dating back to 2015.
On the value end, we can grab some cheap pop from the likes of Ryon Healy ($2,800) and Mike Zunino ($2,300). Healy holds a .373 wOBA in 250 career plate appearances against lefties, while Zunino has posted a 38.5% hard-hit rate and .245 ISO against them since the start of 2016.
Moore doesn't have noteworthy career marks against lefty bats either (.338 wOBA allowed), so don't rule out Kyle Seager ($3,200) if you want a contrarian twist to your Seattle stack. Seager has managed an ISO over .200 versus lefties in each of the last three years.
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