4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/25/19
It's a pretty ugly evening for pitching, but that means more options for stacking than we might otherwise see on your typical six-game main slate.
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.
Los Angeles Angels
The most obvious stack on a small slate, there's certainly some merit to fading the Los Angeles Angels in large-field tournaments because of high ownership -- but at the same time, they could really put a beatdown on the Baltimore Orioles tonight.
The Orioles are expected to roll out Jimmy Yacabonis as an opener, with Thomas Eshelman to follow, and neither right-hander should present much of a challenge. Yacabonis and Eshelman both have ERAs hovering right under 7.00, which won't come as much of a surprise given their poor peripherals across the board.
Assuming Eshelman pitches the bulk of the game, he comes in with a particularly weak 5.48 SIERA and 15.4% strikeout rate. Sure, that's over just three starts, but his season-long projections on FanGraphs are about as bad as it gets, with all systems universally pegging him for an ERA at least in the high-5.00s, including an especially ugly 6.29 mark from THE BAT.
As a result, Mike Trout ($5,000) is easily tonight's highest-projected hitter on numberFire's model, and Shohei Ohtani ($3,800), Justin Upton ($3,700) and Kole Calhoun ($3,200) are good bets to knock one out, too. David Fletcher ($2,700) isn't especially exciting by himself but should be popular as a cheap and valuable leadoff hitter. Even the ancient Albert Pujols ($3,400) is worth considering, with a 46.9% hard-hit rate in same-sided matchups this season.
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