4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/30/19
With every team in action on Tuesday, the stacking scene is a bit more riveting than it was on Monday, though be sure to keep an eye on the weather in multiple spots. While no team had an implied total over 5.00 yesterday, tonight boasts three teams above 5.00 and 10 over 4.50.
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 a slate-best 5.56 implied total, the Texas Rangers figure to be a chalky stack, but it's hard to argue with their ideal hitting conditions on a humid night with temperatures in the high 70s. There is a chance of thunderstorms, so be sure the coast looks clear before committing, though the forecast seems promising as of this writing.
Jordan Lyles will toe the rubber for the opposing Pittsburgh Pirates, and while he owns a respectable 3.94 SIERA with an improved 25.0% strikeout rate over four starts, it's easy to be a bit suspicious of those early numbers. Nearly half of those strikeouts came in one game, and his 8.6% swinging-strike rate ranks as one of the lower marks on the slate. While pitchers can certainly show sudden improvements late in their careers, Lyles hasn't shown higher velocity and owns a middling 16.3% career strikeout rate.
Lyles is also allowing a 50.9% fly-ball rate and a fair number of barrels, which could also help Texas take advantage of the humidity.
The Statcast king, Joey Gallo ($4,500), is always a threat to homer, and he, along with Shin-Soo Choo ($4,100) and Nomar Mazara ($4,000) are making gobs of hard contact and will enjoy the platoon advantage. Elvis Andrus ($4,400) is off to a promising start, too, boasting a .385 xwOBA and 47.0% hard-hit rate while chipping in five stolen bases.
Of course, all those guys are rather expensive, so Rougned Odor ($2,700) offers some value as a cheap number-two hitter, and the switch-hitting Asdrubal Cabrera ($2,800) has solid pop against right-handers. Rostering a cheaper pitcher like Chris Paddack ($8,600) can also help squeeze some of these bats in.
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