4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/6/19
Monday's main slate brings quite a few high-end hurlers to the mound, leaving us a little lighter on stacking options than we might normally expect on a nine-game evening, though some familiar teams still find themselves in favorable situations.
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.
A frequent entry to this list, the Houston Astros are one of the few teams with a notable implied total (4.93), and we know how dangerous they are in just about any matchup. Among active rosters, they're tied with the Seattle Mariners for the league lead in wRC+ (126), and have an opportunity to knock a few out of the park against Jake Junis.
Junis is no stranger to the longball, allowing the third-most dingers in the league last season (32), and over his career, he's given up 1.49 homers per 9 innings. All those bombs can be traced back to a career 39.4% hard-hit rate and 37.1% fly-ball rate, which likely explains his abnormally high 14.6% HR/FB rate.
Though he's dropped his fly-ball rate to 29.8% in 2019, he's still allowing a 38.8% hard-hit rate and has otherwise never held a high ground-ball rate, so it's fair to expect his home run woes to continue. He also carries a mediocre 4.36 SIERA and hasn't seen any boost in punchouts (20.1% rate) to scare us off.
By now you know the drill -- the Astros' one through five bats are pretty much always fair game, with Alex Bregman ($4,300) and Michael Brantley ($4,100) looking particularly appealing. Bregman has posted a .398 wOBA and .255 ISO against right-handers since the start of last season, while the left-handed Brantley will enjoy the platoon advantage.
On the cheaper end, Josh Reddick ($3,100) offers a more affordable lefty stick, while Yulieski Gurriel ($2,500) could be turning a corner after two multi-hit games over the weekend and a 37.5% hard-hit rate over the past week.
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