4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/18/19
We may only get six games on tonight's main slate (once again starting at 6:35pm ET), but given the sad state of affairs on the mound, it's chock-full of favorable hitting matchups. That means plenty of stacking options, including the ever-enticing prospect of loading up on Coors Field.
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.
Tampa Bay Rays
Both the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies predictably lead the way in implied totals tonight, and you shouldn't hesitate to look their way in tournaments against Zach Eflin and Kyle Freeland, respectively.
But if you're looking for other teams to stack, the Tampa Bay Rays fit the bill in yet another plus matchup against the hapless Orioles. The Rays came through nicely with eight runs on Wednesday, and this being the Orioles, the assembly line of lackluster hurlers rolls on, with Andrew Cashner toeing the rubber tonight.
Posting a 5.31 ERA and 1.62 WHIP through four starts, Cashner is performing about as well as you would expect for a guy with a 6.33 SIERA, 10.1% strikeout rate, and 12.4% walk rate. With a SIERA above 5.30 in each of the past two seasons, there's little reason to think anything will change moving forward.
Austin Meadows ($4,500) and Tommy Pham ($3,900) remain top options, with both batters posting hard-hit rates above 45% and combining for a perfect 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts. While it's fair to question whether Yandy Diaz ($3,700) can continue to hit for power, he's showing solid plate skills with a 14.1% strikeout rate and 15.5% walk rate. Brandon Lowe ($3,900) and Ji-Man Choi ($3,200) will enjoy the platoon advantage, and both sluggers homered on Wednesday.
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