4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/30/19
We're not exactly looking at a showdown of Cy Young candidates between Dario Agrazal and Antonio Senzatela at Coors Field, so you can bet you'll want the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies in your stack portfolio tonight. But there's loads of offense on this 14-game slate, allowing us to go in many other directions 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. 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.
When we see Edwin Jackson on the slate, it's always the same conclusion -- stack against him.
Jackson has allowed a ridiculous 3.08 home runs per nine innings this season, and even if we factor in any small sample size noise over just 49.2 innings, he's in the bottom one percent in xSLG this season. The 35-year-old has looked over the hill for a while now, posting a SIERA around 5.00 or worse for the fourth straight campaign (5.43 in 2019) and a strikeout rate below 18% over that span (16.0% in 2019).
And while Jackson hasn't been a total disaster over four starts since joining the Tigers, it was the same old story in his last outing, giving up six earned runs and two dingers over 5.0 innings against the Minnesota Twins -- the very same team he faces again tonight.
Nelson Cruz ($3,900) and Miguel Sano ($3,800) are top-three in barrel rate this season, so hopefully Sano is back in the lineup after dealing with some forearm soreness. We can also turn to Max Kepler ($3,600), Eddie Rosario ($3,600) and Jorge Polanco ($3,900), who can all attack Jackson as lefties.
There's also some solid value to be found in this lineup through Luis Arraez ($2,800), C.J. Cron ($3,000), Jason Castro ($2,500) and Jake Cave ($2,300). Cave has started to make a little noise lately, hitting five home runs over his last 22 plate appearances.
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