3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/23/18
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 three 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.
Elieser Hernandez has managed just an 8.8% swinging-strike rate this season, and he owns an even more atrocious batted-ball profile, as he's allowed a 52.6% fly-ball rate and 35.9% hard-hit rate. Add in the fact that the majority of his innings have come as a reliever (this is just his sixth start of the year), along with a 5.24 SIERA, and this makes for a prime stacking target.
On the opposing side, the Atlanta Braves (20.4%) boast the eighth-lowest strikeout rate against right-handed pitching. They provide a safe floor with the potential to bust out for some serious fantasy production at home tonight.
Ronald Acuna ($4,400) has been a force of late, and getting intentionally plunked didn't do a ton to slow him down. He's got a 40.6% fly-ball rate and 46.0% hard-hit rate this year, as he makes his National League Rookie of the Year case. Freddie Freeman ($4,300) crushes everyone, but his stats against right-handed pitching are awe-inspiring. He owns a 16.6% strikeout rate, 33.1% fly-ball rate, and 43.9% hard-hit rate in that split.
Priced just below $4,000, Nick Markakis ($3,900) has delivered a 40.1% hard-hit rate while striking out at just an 11.1% clip. Ozzie Albies($3,400) has been sensational this year, as well. One of the "Baby Braves", Albies strikes out just 16.7% of the time while rocking baseballs to the tune of a 39.8% fly-ball rate and 36.4% hard-hit rate. Johan Camargo ($3,200) has been one of the team's under the radar contributors, and he strikes out at just a 19.1% strikeout clip while notching a 37.0% hard-hit rate from the dish.
One of Kurt Suzuki ($2,400) or Tyler Flowers ($2,000) should start at catcher, and whoever it is they should be in your lineup, especially at these rock bottom prices. Suzuki has just a 10.1% strikeout rate to go with his 41.8% fly-ball rate and 37.9% hard-hit rate. And Flowers has a 37.6% fly-ball rate and 48.0% hard-hit rate on the year.
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