4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/9/18
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 Dodgers
The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians should be popular destinations on Monday -- more on them later -- but let's start things off with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who get a promising matchup against Luis Perdomo.
Perdomo was recently recalled from Triple-A last week, and while he posted a 3.10 ERA over 11 starts in the minors, a Triple-A 5.08 FIP tells a different story. He was absolutely dreadful for the San Diego Padres to begin the year, and even if we include last week's reasonable outing against the Oakland Athletics, he's managed only a 4.96 SIERA, 19.6% strikeout rate, and 12.8% walk rate over five starts. Across his career, Perdomo's main strength has been an elite ground-ball rate (61.8% in 2017), but that's yet to really materialize in the big leagues this year (40.9%).
Perdomo can be attacked from both sides of the plate, but his career marks against lefties are particularly poor, posting just a 13.8% strikeout rate, while giving up a 37.1% hard-hit rate and .361 wOBA. You could easily roll with a formidable all-lefty foursome of Joc Pederson ($3,300), Max Muncy ($4,200), Cody Bellinger ($4,200), and Yasmani Grandal ($3,000).
Muncy is unlikely to maintain his current pace, but there's little reason not to include him in your Dodgers stacks until he proves otherwise. His .446 expected weighted on-base average (xwOBA) is one of the best in the league, and even exceeds Mike Trout's clip. Meanwhile, Pederson continues to enjoy a stellar bounce-back campaign, with a .319 isolated power (ISO) against righties. Bellinger and Grandal are both posting better than a .240 ISO and 39% hard-hit rate versus right-handers.
Justin Turner ($3,700) and Matt Kemp ($3,300) are also in the mix from the right side. After a slow start, Turner appears to be coming around after putting up a .374 wOBA and .211 ISO in June, and he owns strong career marks versus same-side hurlers. Kemp is producing a 40.7% hard-hit rate and .371 xwOBA in the split this year.
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