4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/24/18
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.
Toronto Blue Jays
Jake Arrieta has a 3.25 ERA so far this season, but it's hard to say he's pitched tremendously well. He's managed a putrid 7.1% swinging-strike rate, and his 4.31 SIERA indicates strong negative regression from his current ERA.
Without the aforementioned Donaldson, Justin Smoak ($3,600) is their most feared hitter. He's got a 43.0% fly-ball rate and 32.8% hard-hit rate on the year. Kendrys Morales ($3,500) is still crushing baseballs in his age-35 season. He strikes out just 19.7% of the time, while boasting a 36.8% fly-ball rate and 42.5% hard-hit rate. Curtis Granderson ($3,300) can hit a right-handed pitcher in his sleep. He's got a 116 wRC+ in that split, including a 38.3% fly-ball rate and 38.1% hard-hit rate.
Kevin Pillar ($3,200) does it all. While you won't get points for spectacular catches in center field, he has just a 18.2% strikeout rate. Pillar can contribute with both his power (47 extra-base hits) and legs (12 steals). Teoscar Hernandez ($3,100) ranks sixth of 292 qualified hitters in barrels per plate appearance. Randal Grichuk ($2,800) has a strong power profile with a 44.9% fly-ball rate and 32.6% hard-hit rate.
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