4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/17/19
Monitoring the weather will be crucial on Wednesday's main slate, as storms are threatening games in Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Of course, it just so happens that some of the teams in those locations are exactly who we want to stack tonight, so we could really have a headache on our hands if things aren't any more clear closer to lock. Often this can lead to opportunities to stack teams at lower ownership, though, so depending on the individual forecasts, you could consider making a calculated risk in some cases.
Of the group, Boston appears to be in the most danger of getting washed out, and the Red Sox happen to have the night's highest implied total (6.60) against Aaron Sanchez. Obviously it's a great spot, so keep tabs on whether the forecast improves, but be prepared to jump ship to 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.
Attacking Turnbull is pretty straightforward, as he's fairly tough on right-handed batters, while he's noticeably struggled against lefty sticks. In same-sided matchups, he boasts a 3.95 xFIP and 26.2% strikeout rate, but that swings to a 5.70 xFIP and 15.7% strikeout rate versus lefties. He also allows more hard contact to left-handed bats (38.8%), increasing the home run upside from that side, too.
Even in an 18-start sample, the stark contrast is impossible to ignore, and lucky for us, Cleveland will have no problem loading up on batters who can attack Turnbull as lefties. Switch-hitters Francisco Lindor ($4,000), Carlos Santana ($4,200), and Jose Ramirez ($3,600) lead the way, but you can also pick up some value bats like Jason Kipnis ($2,900), Jake Bauers ($2,700), or Tyler Naquin ($2,800).
And like always, we can't forget this porous Tigers bullpen, which owns a bottom-three xFIP among active rosters (4.86). For that reason, you don't necessarily have to avoid a right-handed batter like Oscar Mercado ($2,900), who remains a cheap number-two hitter for Cleveland.
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