4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/13/19
As one might expect from a smaller six-game main slate, we don't have a bunch of massive implied totals to wade through, with only one team exceeding five runs. But there are still some potential blowup spots out there, so we could see some offensive fireworks when it's all said and done.
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 the Seattle Mariners showing a ho-hum 4.36 implied total as of the early afternoon, you wouldn't expect them to be facing the pitcher with the worst SIERA and worst strikeout rate on the slate.
But that's in fact the case, as Mike Fiers bring a 4.80 SIERA and 17.4% strikeout rate to Seattle tonight. Of course, Fiers is coming off last week's no-hitter, so it's reasonable to expect oddsmakers to show him a little love, but it says something when a guy is sporting a 5.48 ERA after tossing a gem like that.
The longball is where Fiers really struggles -- dating back to the 2017 season, only Dylan Bundy and Rick Porcello have allowed more home runs than Fiers has. He's already allowed eight bombs this campaign, and given his 41.4% hard-hit rate and 43.7% fly-ball rate, we should assume those issues will continue.
Fiers also threw 131 pitchers in that last start, and while we can't say for certain whether it will affect him, there could certainly be a lingering hangover from that workload.
Meanwhile, it doesn't hurt that the Mariners have been mashing dingers with the best of them this season, as their active roster leads the league with a .240 ISO against righties. Fiers can be attacked from both sides of the plate, so we shouldn't hesitate to use any of Mitch Haniger ($3,600), Dan Vogelbach ($3,400) Edwin Encarnacion ($3,900), and Domingo Santana ($4,000) -- all of whom are capable of going deep. Vogelbach has really slowed down after his torrid start but owns a career 46.7% hard-hit rate and 37.8% fly-ball rate with the platoon advantage.
You also don't need to be a big spender to stack the Mariners, as Jay Bruce ($2,900), Omar Narvaez ($2,900) and Ryon Healy ($2,700) can also do the trick toward the bottom of the order.
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