4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/20/19
A 15-game slate means all sorts of stacking choices, and nine different teams even exceed the 5.30 mark in terms of implied team totals, including four above 5.70. The good news is that with so many options, ownership should be fairly spread out in tournaments.
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
Burke has logged just two starts in Triple-A this season, and while he did compile a 26.2% strikeout rate over those outings, he otherwise posted a discouraging 7.88 ERA and 5.53 xFIP, along with a double-digit walk rate (14.3%).
Burke does have some solid marks in Double-A, but Mike Trout ($4,900) and friends are a sizable step up in competition, let alone in a hitter-friendly stadium in 100-degree heat. The ball could be flying around the park tonight, and Burke may have a debut he'll want to forget.
Along with Trout, Justin Upton ($3,500) and Albert Pujols ($3,000) will enjoy the platoon advantage in the heart of the order, and David Fletcher ($3,100) is a nice value out of the leadoff spot. Dating back to last season, Upton has curiously posted modest numbers against lefties, but he does have a promising 48.1% hard-hit rate in the split this year, and owns a .232 ISO in lefty matchups over his career.
Shohei Ohtani ($3,800) and Kole Calhoun ($3,300) naturally get a slight downgrade in the lefty-lefty spot, but both have shown solid pop against southpaws this year. Calhoun's 37.6% hard-hit rate and 38.6% fly-ball rate in the split should particularly play well under the hot conditions.
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