4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/29/19
As per usual, Coors Field once again checks in with some enticing implied totals, and the Arizona Diamondbacks lead the way this time at 5.61 runs. Their spot against Jeff Hoffman is awfully tempting, though this is a slate with plenty of other stacks to offer should you choose to jump elsewhere.
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.
Anibal Sanchez returns from the injured list tonight for a start against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park, and considering his poor form this year and temperatures expected in the 90s, it isn't surprising to see the Braves boasting a 5.58 implied total.
Sanchez enjoyed a bit of a resurgent 2018 campaign, putting up some of his best numbers in years, but it looks like whatever strides he made haven't carried over into 2019. In fact, his 5.29 SIERA is easily his worst in recent memory, and in addition to his strikeout rate dropping (20.4%), his walk rate has ballooned to 12.4%.
His batted-ball numbers have also worsened across the board, with a 31.5% ground-ball rate, 20.0% soft-hit rate, and 30.4% hard-hit rate. While those are decent enough figures on their own, they're a far cry from the stellar marks that carried him last season.
Freddie Freeman ($4,200) deserves top billing for having the platoon advantage, but Ronald Acuna ($4,000), Josh Donaldson ($3,300), and newcomer Austin Riley ($3,800) provide plenty of punch in same-sided matchups. Riley has seen his salary skyrocket since his debut, and while his 34.5% strikeout rate makes him boom-or-bust, his massive Triple-A power seems to have carried over to the big leagues, already launching six bombs off a 57.6% hard-hit rate and 39.4% fly-ball rate.
Nick Markakis ($3,400) may not be as exciting from a power perspective, but the lefty hitter has posted a .370 xwOBA against righties dating back to last season.
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