4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/14/18
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
It's a bullpen day for the Tampa Bay Rays, which means the New York Yankees will have plenty of opportunities to feast against the soft underbelly of the pitching staff that is middle relief. First, they will get a chance to put on some baserunners against Hunter Wood, who has an 11.6% walk rate this season.
It doesn't hurt that New York ranks seventh in baseball with a 37.7% fly-ball rate, and fourth with a 109 wRC+ against right-handed pitching
Giancarlo Stanton ($4,500) is up to a 42.5% hard-hit rate on the year after a dreadful start in his first season in pinstripes. Didi Gregorius ($3,900) has been a right-handed pitcher's worst nightmare this season: he owns a 12.4% strikeout rate, 44.1% fly-ball rate, and 37.6% hard-hit rate against them. Aaron Hicks ($3,900) has been a dynamic switch-hitter for this Yankees lineup. He does everything well, as he has a 19.0% strikeout rate, 38.8% fly-ball rate, and 41.9% hard-hit rate.
Rookie sensation Gleyber Torres ($3,700) wasn't supposed to be a power hitter, especially in his rookie season. At 21 years old, he doesn't care, as he boasts 43.8% fly-ball rate and 40.7% hard-hit rate. Miguel Andujar ($3,400) isn't far behind with a 35.9% hard-hit rate, and he brings a little more contact to his game with his 17.8% strikeout rate. Despite the struggles, Greg Bird ($2,800) has a 51.6% fly-ball rate and 42.5% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching this year.
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