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4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/5/18

The Red Sox are taking on Artie Lewicki, who is making his first start of the season after a substandard showing in a bullpen role. Which other offenses should you target?

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.

Boston Red Sox

Artie Lewicki will be making his first start of the season for the Detroit Tigers. He has allowed hitters against him to record a 36.7% fly-ball rate and 46.9% hard-hit rate during his stint in Detroit's bullpen in 2018. The Boston Red Sox are first in baseball with a 120 wRC+ against right-handed pitching this season. Needless to say, this isn't a great spot for Lewicki.

Andrew Benintendi ($4,700) owns a career 129 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. With 15 hits in his past nine games, he appears to be heating up after a slow start to the year. J.D. Martinez ($4,600) left Sunday's game with back spasms, so make sure he is in the lineup before rostering him. If he is, his 52.5% hard-hit rate on the season is hard to ignore. Xander Bogaerts ($4,100) has been hitting second in the lineup with Mookie Betts hurt.

Fortunately, there are avenues to cheap exposure to this lineup. Mitch Moreland ($3,300) has been hitting third or fourth with Betts on the shelf. He has a 38.3% fly-ball rate and 41.3% hard-hit rate on the season. Rafael Devers ($2,900) has a career 38.4% fly-ball rate and 37.2% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching.

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