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4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/8/19

We may have a game at Coors Field tonight, but the Athletics are in a plum spot of their own in Baltimore against Andrew Cashner.

It's a Coors Field night, so obviously the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves are on the stacking table, but with both Julio Teheran and Kyle Freeland off to nice starts and some intriguing alternatives this evening, you could definitely considering fading the game in tournaments.

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. As usual, we will not include today's game at Coors Field in these recommendations. You already know that you want bats at Coors when you can afford them, and you don't need us to tell you. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.

Oakland Athletics

Even with two teams at Coors Field, the Oakland Athletics are right there with them in terms of implied team total (5.33), and there's a good reason why: Andrew Cashner.

It's only been a pair of starts, but Cashner has been every bit as bad as last year and then some, posting a 6.13 SIERA, 13.6% strikeout rate, and 15.9% walk rate. His peripherals have been dreadful dating back to 2016, and early returns clearly show we should expect more of the same in 2019.

And just as importantly, Oakland has the kind of power we like to see in any stack, starting with the Statcast king, Khris Davis ($4,000), who posted a .315 ISO against right-handed pitching in 2018. He's hardly alone, too, as Matt Chapman ($3,700), Stephen Piscotty ($3,800), and Kendrys Morales ($2,600) all posted hard-hit rates above 43% with at least a .350 wOBA and .220 ISO in the platoon split as well.

Robbie Grossman ($2,700) also has value as a cheap leadoff man, and while Jurickson Profar ($2,300) hasn't gotten things going yet, he finally showed some potential as a power/speed option last year.

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