4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/22/19
We get another slate brimming with offense, and even a team like the lowly Miami Marlins could be a worth a look tonight. Weather should only be an issue in Washington, though it's unfortunately one that we could have interest in, with the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies rolling out beatable hurlers in Erick Fedde and Peter Lambert. Particularly with the Nationals having a history of postponing games under questionable circumstances, it could be a spot to avoid unless things really clear up.
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.
The New York Yankees boast one of the slate's highest implied totals (5.59), though their home run upside could be somewhat limited by Martin Perez, who may have a 4.73 SIERA but is only allowing 0.71 home runs per nine innings. Of course, a team like the Yankees could still crush here, so you shouldn't write them off completely, but know that this may not be as much of a gimme spot as the total would suggest -- particularly when factoring in likely high ownership.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are neck and neck with the Yankees in terms of implied total (5.43), and while they too should be pretty popular, we know exactly what we're getting when a team faces the Baltimore Orioles.
Aaron Brooks comes in with a 4.70 SIERA, and preventing home runs hasn't exactly been his thing, allowing 1.94 per nine innings this season. Those dingers don't look like a fluke, either, as he's allowing a 36.3% hard-hit rate and 40.1% fly-ball rate that coincide with his bottom of the barrel Statcast expected statistics on Baseball Savant. A 29-year-old who has spent most of his career in the minors, season-long projections on FanGraphs collectively give Brooks an ERA over 5.30 for the rest of the season.
After spending much of the season in the bullpen, Brooks only reached 56 pitches in his last start, so he isn't likely to go deep into the game. On other teams that might be considered a bad thing, but with Baltimore, we always have their sorry bullpen to fall back on -- they own the second-worst xFIP among active rosters (4.85).
Ketel Marte ($4,000), Eduardo Escobar ($3,900), and Christian Walker ($3,500) have all shown nice power in 2019, and after them, the rest of the crew comes in on the cheap. Walker has been either hot or cold throughout the season, but he's decidedly the former right now, boasting a .432 xwOBA for the month.
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