4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 5/31/19
Tonight is one of those slate's where the Colorado Rockies' Coors-infused implied total against Edwin Jackson blows everyone else out of the water (now up to 7.33), and even with 15 games tonight, you can bet they'll be a popular stack. There's no question it's a juicy matchup, but this is baseball we're talking about, so we should certainly be prepared for a scenario where the Rockies underwhelm, so don't rule out these other stacks.
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 Cleveland Indians may not be a great offense, but matchups don't get much better than Dylan Covey, whose 5.47 ERA is actually better than his wretched 6.97 SIERA. The fact that he's benefited from a .175 BABIP and still has such an awful ERA speaks volumes, and it's hard to find any positives in his underlying numbers, including an 11.2% strikeout rate, 15.5% walk rate, and 35.7% ground-ball rate. Even one of his few bright spots, a low 24.7% hard-hit rate, doesn't really hold up well when you look at his poor expected statistics on Baseball Savant.
Given that laundry list of messy numbers, we can see why even a lineup like Cleveland's finds itself with the second-best implied total of the night (5.55). And best of all, outside of Francisco Lindor ($4,000) and Carlos Santana ($4,100), no one else on the team exceeds $3,300. Lindor is great like always, and we have to like the improved power we're seeing from Santana, who has a 48.4% hard-hit rate and some sizzling Statcast marks.
Oscar Mercado ($3,300) and Jason Kipnis ($2,700) should join Lindor and Santana in the top four spots, followed by Jose Ramirez ($3,300), who remains a solid value in spite of his modest 2019 output. Ramirez is still showing a solid 37.3% hard-hit rate and 47.6% fly-ball rate, and despite a slight uptick in punchouts, many batters would kill for a 15.3% rate. Ramirez has also been busy on the basepaths and actually ranks second in the league with 14 stolen bases.
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