3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/25/18
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.
With Charlie Morton and Jon Gray taking the hill in Colorado, even on a small four-game main slate, this is one of the few times where Coors Field isn't a top stacking spot. Of course, there's always some merit to stacking the Houston Astros or Colorado Rockies at lower ownership -- the air is still thin in Denver, after all -- but generally speaking it's not as appealing as usual.
Instead, Globe Life Park is where it's at, with yet another 100-degree night in the forecast. The Oakland Athletics have racked up a combined 28 runs in the last 2 games, and are showing a slate-high 5.93 implied team total against left-hander Martin Perez. Perez isn't exactly the guy you want to slow down this hot-hitting team. Over seven starts, he's displaying just a 5.36 SIERA, 12.4% strikeout rate, and 9.4% walk rate.
Against Perez, right-handed batters are putting up a 48.6% hard-hit rate and .428 expected weighted on-base average (xwOBA), so pretty much everyone from that side is in play. Khris Davis ($4,100) has four home runs over his last three games and continues to be our best bet to knock one out, owning a 49.4% hard-hit rate, 46.6% fly-ball rate, and .277 isolated power (ISO).
Davis is hardly alone, though, as Chad Pinder ($2,900), Jed Lowrie ($3,200), Matt Chapman ($3,600), and Mark Canha ($2,700) all exceed a 40% hard-hit rate and 38% fly-ball rate versus lefties. Pinder should be immensely popular, but he's a great value hitting out of the two-hole, and he owns a crazy 60.9% hard-hit rate in the platoon split.
Marcus Semien ($3,600) is getting a little pricey, but owns a career 112 wRC+ versus southpaws and is a strong play at shortstop as the leadoff man. Stephen Piscotty ($3,200) doesn't have notable splits, but overall he's showing nice pop this season with a solid 42.3% hard-hit rate and .206 ISO. Matt Olson ($3,700) may not be a righty, but we needn't avoid him considering his 47.1% hard-hit rate in lefty-lefty matchups.
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