4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/21/18
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 been a weird season for Joe Ross, as he's spent much of it dealing with injuries and the rest of it pitching at various minor league stops as he works his way back to the big leagues. His minor league stints have been unimpressive, however, and so far in a tiny 2018 MLB sample size, he has failed to strikeout a batter while also allowing a 52.9% fly-ball rate.
The New York Mets rank 10th in baseball with a 9.0% walk rate against right-handed pitching. They also rank 3rd in fly-ball rate as they hit balls in the air at a 39.1% clip. Frankly the only downside to stacking the Mets is that Jacob deGrom is pitching, and they have not been providing anything in the way of run support for deGrom recently.
Brandon Nimmo ($3,600) enters play with a 165 wRC+ against right-handed pitching, including a 37.1% fly-ball rate and 36.5% hard-hit rate in that split. Jeff McNeil ($3,400) has been a gem of a find in a lost season for New York. He has just an 8.8% strikeout rate to go with his 38.6% fly-ball rate. Michael Conforto ($3,300) is sitting on a 37.4% fly-ball rate and 36.2% hard-hit rate against right-handed pitching this year.
Todd Frazier ($2,700) has been quietly tremendous this year. He's got a 44.8% fly-ball rate and 42.0% hard-hit rate on the year, so he is far too productive to be this cheap. Jay Bruce ($2,500) hasn't been as bad as you think, at least against a certain type of pitcher. He owns a 46.0% fly-ball rate and 34.7% hard-hit rate this year against righties.
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