4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/8/18
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.
Toronto Blue Jays
We've got a lot of stud pitchers taking the mound tonight, with guys like Chris Sale ($11,500) and Stephen Strasburg ($10,400) looking awfully appealing in their matchups. But the tricky thing is they're also expensive, which means we'll need to be conscious of picking up some value if we want to pair one of them with a stack.
For that reason, the Toronto Blue Jays step in as one of the most appealing options, as they won't completely steal your virtual wallet though they still have plenty of upside against Andrew Cashner. As you're probably accustomed to by now, Cashner is a regular stacking target, coming in with a poor 4.80 SIERA, 19.3 strikeout rate and 10.6% walk rate. His ground-ball rate has also dropped to 38.2% this season, which is all the better for potential dingers. And for that reason, the Blue Jays have that robust 4.89 implied team total we like to see.
Curtis Granderson ($2,500) is a great value out of the leadoff spot and figures to be popular, while Kendrys Morales ($2,300) also has sneaky appeal. Morales may have a pitiful stat line at first glance, but he holds a 44.2% hard-hit rate, and his 93.9 mile-per-hour average exit velocity ranks among the best in the league.
Justin Smoak ($3,400), Teoscar Hernandez ($3,300), and Yangervis Solarte ($3,100) are the only guys who pass the $3,000 threshold, but they still won't break the bank for you, so grabbing four guys in the heart of the order is entirely doable. Hernandez continues to show an impressive average exit velocity, and owns a .394 expected weighted on-base average (xwOBA).
Randal Grichuk ($2,100) is also worth a gander if he cracks the lineup. Grichuk is finally starting to show signs of life, and owns a career 40.3% hard-hit rate and .244 isolated power (ISO) against right-handed pitching.
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