4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/5/18
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.
Jhoulys Chacin has been the ultimate contradiction between peripherals and results this year. His results are fantastic, as he has a 3.71 ERA and 6 victories to just 3 losses. The peripherals tell a different story, however, with opposing batters recording a 36.5% fly-ball rate and 38.5% hard-hit rate this year, while Chacin has only generated a swing-and-miss on 8.8% of his pitches.
The Atlanta Braves also strike out just 20.2% of the time against right-handed pitching, so their contact-oriented ways should allow them to do damage against Chacin.
While Freddie Freeman ($4,400) left Wednesday's series finale against the Yankees after getting hit by a pitch, he is fully expected to return for Thursday's game. Freeman is the engine of this Braves offense, striking out just 18.4% of the time while hitting the ball hard 43.5% of the time. He has a career 147 wRC+ against right-handed pitching.
Ozzie Albies ($4,300) has been extraordinary this season; he has a 16.5% strikeout rate, 40.7% fly-ball rate, and 37.7% hard-hit rate in his breakout campaign. Fellow young buck Ronald Acuna ($4,000) has returned after suffering a gruesome injury, and he has a 41.2% fly-ball rate and 42.3% hard-hit rate.
The National League hit leader, Nick Markakis ($3,900) has added some pop (10 home runs, 41.1% hard-hit rate) to a game centered around contact ability (10.0% strikeout rate).
There are some nice cheap options as well. Kurt Suzuki ($2,900) has an 11.0% strikeout rate, 42.2% fly-ball rate, and 38.3% hard-hit rate. Johan Camargo ($2,900) has a 17.1% strikeout rate and 41.0% hard-hit rate. Tyler Flowers, the team's other option at catcher, ($2,700) has an absurd 39.8% fly-ball rate and 51.8% hard-hit rate so far this year.
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