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4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/5/18

In a potential AL Wild Card Game Preview, the New York Yankees get a chance to test themselves against Mike Fiers in Oakland. Which other offenses should you be targeting?

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

Mike Fiers has just an 8.7% swinging-strike rate this season, but his inability to miss bats is the least of his worries. His contact management is atrocious, as he's allowed a 42.8% fly-ball rate and 38.3% hard-hit rate on the year.

Only the Los Angeles Dodgers have a higher walk rate than the New York Yankees' 9.5% mark against right-handed pitching, and they also rank 3rd in wRC+ at 109.

Giancarlo Stanton ($4,500) recently hit the 300th home run of his career. He's done it thanks to a career 39.8% fly-ball rate and 43.0% hard-hit rate. Aaron Hicks ($4,200) has a 15.5% walk rate, 19.5% strikeout rate, 39.0% fly-ball rate, 41.1% hard-hit rate, and double-digit steals. Fresh off winning the AL rookie of the month award for August, Miguel Andujar ($4,100) comes into play Wednesday carrying a 17.2% strikeout rate and 35.8% hard-hit rate.

And as good as Andujar has been, Gleyber Torres ($4,000) has arguably been better. He has hit just one fewer home run than Andujar in 122 fewer plate appearances. Andrew McCutchen ($3,800) boasts an excellent combination of contact and power with his 8.3% swinging-strike rate and 43.9% hard-hit rate. It has certainly been a disappointing season for Gary Sanchez ($3,300), but it's important to remember the kind of power he has. He has hit a home run once every 15.64 plate appearances in his career. For comparison's sake, teammate Stanton is at a career 15.75 rate.

There are certainly ways to get cheap access to this high-powered offense as well. Luke Voit ($3,200) has outplayed Greg Bird for the starting first base job thanks to a 34.1% fly-ball rate and 43.2% hard-hit rate. Neil Walker ($3,100) is the everyday starter at second base against right-handed pitching as long as Didi Gregorius's injury forces Torres to fill in at shortstop. Walker has been better than you probably think, as he's got a 37.1% fly-ball rate and 39.9% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching this year.

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