4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/10/18
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 Mets
It's a small sample, but Jeff Brigham's debut start in the Majors didn't go too swimmingly. The young right-hander walked twice as many batters as he struck out, failed to generate a single ground-ball, and allowed a 50.0% hard-hit rate. Again, it's just one start, but the fact that this is a guy who started his 2018 season in rookie ball has me thinking he's probably not ready for the big leagues quite yet.
For a team that went through a mid-season stretch in which it felt like a victory when they scratched across three runs in a game, the New York Mets have a pretty good offense. They rank ninth in walk-to-strikeout ratio and third in fly-ball rate (39.1%) against right-handed pitching this year.
Brandon Nimmo ($3,800) has crushed right-handed pitching to the tune of a 162 wRC+ this year. That includes a 38.5% fly-ball rate and 38.9% hard-hit rate. It's a small sample, but the Mets may have found a gem with Jeff McNeil ($3,700). He has just a 9.4% strikeout rate to go with his 37.0% fly-ball rate and 34.6% hard-hit rate.
Todd Frazier ($3,200) has been terrific this year, with a 43.6% fly-ball rate and 42.1% hard-hit rate. Michael Conforto ($3,200) has a 38.3% fly-ball rate and 37.9% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching in a down year for his standards. Also in the mid-tiered price range, Wilmer Flores ($3,100) has a 9.1% strikeout rate, 45.5% fly-ball rate, and 33.1% hard-hit rate this year.
Jay Bruce ($2,300) comes into play with an 18.3% strikeout rate, 45.7% fly-ball rate, and 35.5% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching, and he costs considerably less than the other players for this potential stack.
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