4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/10/19
There's no Coors Field on the menu tonight, but there are still some nice stacking opportunities on Wednesday's nine-game main slate. The Oakland Athletics are fairly affordable and could be one of tonight's most popular teams with a hefty 5.36 implied team total.
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.
Although the Athletics figure to see high ownership tonight, it's hard to see them failing in a juicy matchup against Dan Straily, one of the weakest arms on the board.
Straily put up some pretty ugly numbers in 2018, managing just a 4.92 SIERA, 19.1% strikeout rate, and 10.0% walk rate. Throw in allowing a 46.9% hard-hit rate and 42.4% fly-ball rate, too, and it's easy to see why we expect big things from the A's this evening. If all that wasn't enough, in Straily's lone appearance this year, he allowed five runs and two home runs in 1 1/3 innings to the Yankees.
It doesn't hurt that the A's aren't that expensive, either, with Khris Davis ($4,000) being the only bat priced above $3,400. As always, Davis is one of your best bets for a home run, owning a career .273 ISO against right-handed pitching.
Matt Chapman ($3,400) is reasonably priced and owns a career .250 ISO, 40.5% hard-hit rate, 41.9% fly-ball rate against same-side hurlers. Robbie Grossman ($2,800) and Marcus Semien ($3,100) aren't nearly as exciting but are solid values at the top of the order. Kendrys Morales ($2,400) continues to post strong Statcast marks, so don't give up on him in spite of his poor results thus far.
Jeremy Hellickson is another arm we can attack on Wednesday, coming off a modest 2018 campaign that saw him tally a 4.33 SIERA and 17.6% strikeout rate. He doesn't tend to allow a ton of hard contact (26.4% in 2018), but that's hardly enough to sway us from stacking the Philadelphia Phillies and their appealing 4.93 implied team total.
Over his career, Hellickson has only mustered a 15.8% strikeout rate and 4.87 xFIP against left-handed hitting, so any stack should begin with Bryce Harper ($4,700), and you can also consider Odubel Herrera ($3,000). It may be early in the season, but it's worth noting that Harper leads the league in average exit velocity and xwOBA.
Hellickson typically performs better against the right side, but the low strikeout rate could still mean big things for guys like Rhys Hoskins ($4,900), Andrew McCutchen ($3,700), and J.T. Realmuto ($3,300). Hoskins already has five home runs on the season off a 40.0% hard-hit rate and 56.0% fly-ball rate, all of which have come at home in the power-friendly environs of Citizens Bank Park.
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