4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/6/18
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. As usual, we will not include today's game at Coors Field in these recommendations. You already know that you want bats at Coors when you can afford them, and you don't need us to tell you. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Coors Field is back this week, and while the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates are fine stacking options in that thin Denver air, with some respectable arms in Kyle Freeland and Joe Musgrove taking the hill, we shouldn't be afraid to consider other possibilities.
The Chicago Cubs are one such offense as they face gopher ball extraordinaire Jake Junis. Although Junis has a decent 4.23 SIERA and 20.8% strikeout rate, a 41.1% hard-hit rate and 41.1% ground-ball rate has led to him allowing 2.02 home runs per 9 innings -- dead last among qualified pitchers. Furthermore, although Kauffman Stadium typically isn't the best venue for home runs, temperatures in the 90s should help the ball carry tonight.
The Cubs may miss Kris Bryant, but they aren't exactly lacking in bats who can take advantage, including Anthony Rizzo ($3,900), Javier Baez ($4,100), and Kyle Schwarber ($3,700), all three of whom have produced a wRC+ over 130 against righties this year. Baez and Schwarber are each sporting an isolated power (ISO) above .280 in the platoon split, as well.
On the cheaper end, Ben Zobrist ($3,300), Jason Heyward ($3,100), and Ian Happ ($2,700) are all affordable and will enjoy the platoon advantage. Against right-handed pitching, Zobrist is putting up a cool .391 wOBA, while Happ has a potent 44.4% hard-hit rate.
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