4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/29/18
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.
Los Angeles Angels
There are quite a few appealing hitting spots on tonight's board, but the Los Angeles Angels may very well have the best one against David Hess. Hess is plodding along with a poor 5.58 SIERA, 13.3% strikeout rate, and 9.4% walk rate, and when factoring in hitter-friendly Camden Yards into the equation, it's no surprise to see the Angels displaying a 5.40 implied team total.
Mike Trout ($5,100) is the headliner, of course, owning a ridiculous .451 expected weighted on-base average (xwOBA) for the year. Meanwhile, Justin Upton ($3,900) is posting a 46.6% hard-hit rate and .391 xwOBA against righties, while Ian Kinsler ($3,100), and Albert Pujols ($3,000) are affordable pieces that round out the first four bats.
Luis Valbuena ($2,600) checks in as a solid value, putting up a 39.8% hard-hit rate and 46.3% fly-ball rate versus righties, which should play well in Camden Yards. After an utterly brutal start to the year, Kole Calhoun ($2,500) is finally coming around, producing a 54.5% hard-hit rate and .418 wOBA since coming off the disabled list in mid-June.
Lastly, Andrelton Simmons ($3,300) continues to have his best offensive season, with career-bests in hard-hit rate (36.9%) and wOBA (.352).
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