4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/10/18
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.
New York Yankees
Andrew Cashner debut season with Baltimore Orioles hasn't exactly gone swimmingly, indicated by his 1-9 record. Batters have no trouble making contact against Cashner, swinging and whiffing on just 6.9% of his pitches. Cashner also has an elevated 10.1% walk rate, and combined with a mediocre batted-ball profile, his SIERA sits at 4.92. The New York Yankees, who rank third in baseball with a 110 wRC+ against right-handed pitching, should be able to take advantage of the friendly matchup.
It's no wonder New York has one of the highest implied team totals on the slate at 5.56.
That Aaron Judge ($4,900) kid is pretty good. He has a 36.7% fly-ball rate and 48.3% hard-hit rate this year. Even in a down year, Giancarlo Stanton ($4,700) has a 133 wRC+ and 42.5% hard-hit rate. Aaron Hicks ($4,200) has an 18.8% strikeout rate, 42.3% fly-ball rate, and 42.1% hard-hit rate this season. Didi Gregorius ($4,000) has a 12.7% strikeout rate, 45.0% fly-ball rate, and 38.8% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching on the year.
There are ways to get cheap exposure to this Yankees lineup. Miguel Andujar ($3,500) has a 17.5% strikeout rate and 35.9% hard-hit rate on the year. Brett Gardner ($3,400) has a 120 wRC+ against right-handed pitching this year. Greg Bird ($2,900) has a 44.4% fly-ball rate and 36.5% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching in 2018.
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