4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/31/18
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.
New York Yankees
Andrew Cashner has struggled as a member of the Baltimore Orioles so far in 2018. He doesn't miss many bats, as indicated by the paltry 7.4% swinging-strike rate. He also owns an 11.3% walk rate, which doesn't fare well when you add in the 38.4% fly-ball rate and 34.6% hard-hit rate he has surrendered this season.
The New York Yankees rank second in baseball with a 119 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. This includes a top-five mark in hard-hit rate (38.3%) in the split, and they boast plenty of big bats you can build your lineup around.
Aaron Judge ($4,900) owns a career 173 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. Giancarlo Stanton ($4,500) has struggled by his standards as a Yankee, but he still owns a 41.7% hard-hit rate on the season to date. Gary Sanchez ($3,500) is sporting a 37.7% hard-hit rate and gives your lineup differentiation by playing a catcher; he also has a career 136 wRC+ against right-handers.
For cheap exposure to the Yankees, look no further than Brett Gardner ($3,100) and Greg Bird ($2,800). Gardner usually bats leadoff against right-handed pitchers, against whom he posted a 124 wRC+ in 2017. The last time the Yankees played a right-handed pitcher, they slotted Bird third in the order. Bird has a career 51.5% fly-ball rate and 41.3% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching.
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