4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/1/19
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 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.
With no pitcher priced at even $10,000, the Houston Astros will be easy to afford against southpaw Drew Smyly, a pitcher who hasn't thrown in the Majors since 2016 due to Tommy John surgery. Smyly has been a solid pitcher over his career and posted a 4.16 SIERA and 22.6% strikeout rate in that last campaign, but it's a tall order to expect him to immediately regain his prior form. Houston boasts the highest implied total of the slate at 5.28 runs.
Seeing as the Astros are one of just two teams with an implied total above 5.00, it's safe to say they'll be extremely popular, and they figure to be a popular stack even in cash games. Still, this is a great spot to roster George Springer ($4,400), Jose Altuve ($4,400), and Alex Bregman ($4,300), who all own career wRC+ figures above 145 against lefties.
Due to a neck issue, Carlos Correa ($3,400) has only appeared in one game thus far, which makes him a bit risky if he's in the lineup, but this also isn't a bad price on a guy who has shown true star power when healthy. The bottom of the order should also offer some value in Tyler White ($2,500) and Robinson Chirinos ($2,400). White has feasted on left-handed pitching in a limited sample size, posting a 145 wRC+ over 185 career plate appearances, while Chirinos owns a .226 ISO in the platoon split.
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