4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/2/19
It's a Coors Field night, and with the dangerous Houston Astros in town, both the visitors and hometown Colorado Rockies are displaying implied totals over six runs tonight. The Rockies get the easier draw against a guy making him MLB debut (Jose Urquidy), but a team like the Astros could certainly put up some runs against German Marquez, too. Ownership should still be somewhat spread out with 15 games going, though, and plenty of the non-Coors alternatives are intriguing.
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.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tonight, they're rolling out right-hander Asher Wojciechowski for his 2019 debut -- a guy they only just acquired from the Cleveland Indians and last threw a Major League pitch in 2017. At 30 years old, we're not exactly talking about some rising young prospect, and Wojciechowski has only ever appeared in 78.2 innings at the big league level and is the proud owner of a career... 6.64 ERA.
As for this season, he posted a lackluster 5.51 xFIP in 15 Triple-A starts before the trade, and the 52.4% fly-ball rate he allowed over that span looks mighty appealing for some Rays dingers. Tropicana Field won't help in the park factor department, but this could still get ugly in a hurry.
Considering they're up against some enormous implied totals in Coors Field and Globe Life Park, among others, the Rays may go lower owned, and they're priced pretty reasonably, too, with no batter with a salary above $3,600. Austin Meadows ($3,500), Brandon Lowe ($3,300), Ji-Man Choi ($2,800), and Kevin Kiermaier ($2,700) make for a strong yet affordable group of lefty sticks with the platoon advantage, while Tommy Pham ($3,500), Avisail Garcia ($3,300), and Willy Adames ($3,200) are righties with hard-hit rates of 40% or better in same-sided matchups.
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