4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/24/19
Coors Field is back open for business, and with the Baltimore Orioles in town, you know the Colorado Rockies will be as popular as ever on Friday. But with 14 games on tonight's main slate, there are plenty of other stacks we can pivot to in tournaments.
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.
The Minnesota Twins were at it again on Thursday, piling up 16 runs and 8 bombs against the Los Angeles Angels, as they continue to dominate on offense over these first two months. Sure, the Twins had plenty of intriguing names entering the season, but no one expected them to be leading the league in both home runs and runs scored this far into the season.
They could be poised for another big performance tonight, facing a mediocre righty in Reynaldo Lopez, who's posted a 4.99 SIERA, 21.9% strikeout rate, and 10.1% walk rate through 10 starts and put up similar numbers in 2018. Lopez is allowing a 37.3% hard-hit rate and 55.4% fly-ball rate, too, already giving up 11 dingers.
He also doesn't have particularly flattering splits against batters on both sides of the plate, owning a career 5.77 xFIP against lefties and a 4.78 mark against righties.
You can arguably stack anyone in the Twins' lineup tonight, as every player has an ISO over .220 this year except switch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez ($3,300), and he still has plenty of value as an inexpensive number three hitter with a 39.6% hard-hit rate.
Max Kepler ($3,600), Jorge Polanco ($4,300), and Eddie Rosario ($4,100) can all attack Lopez as lefties, too, and they're all demonstrating improved pop this year, with hard-hit rates above 39% and fly-ball rates over 43%. Even catcher Jason Castro ($3,100) is getting in on the fun with a monstrous 25.0% barrel rate.
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