3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for Friday 6/10/22
Stacks are an integral part of daily fantasy baseball. They can push a team to the top of a GPP by driving upside. However, they're also viable in cash games, namely smaller (two-person or three-person) stacks that mitigate the volatility of a full four-person stack.
This article is your home throughout the 2022 Major League Baseball season for the day's top stacks. The primary goal is to identify the highest-scoring upside stack. Still, game theory will play a role in contrarian stacks making the cut as GPP options. Nevertheless, chalky stacks will make appearances in this space, too.
Beyond my analysis in this space, I strongly suggest numberFire premium members using our DFS Sharpstack tool and hitting heat map tool. The DFS Sharpstack helps plug stacks into optimized lineups, allowing you to change parameters and lock or exclude players and teams. Meanwhile, the heat map offers a one-stop-shop for the opposing starting pitcher, implied total, park factor, and other notable goodies.
Now, let's look at the top stacks on today's main slate.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays are in a smash spot against a pitcher who doesn't belong in the majors. The Detroit Tigers inexplicably use Elvin Rodriguez in their rotation, despite an ERA north of 5.00 in the upper minors. Predictably, big-leaguers have torched him.
In 16 innings in the majors, Rodriguez has had a 10.13 ERA, 5.03 xFIP, and allowed an eye-popping 3.38 homers per nine innings. In addition, the 24-year-old righty hasn't had answers for anyone. He's allowed a .448 wOBA to lefties and a .427 wOBA to righties.
Toronto's offense can punish him from the leadoff spot occupied by George Springer ($3,900) through the ninth spot, possibly manned by a rookie backstop potentially making his debut, Gabriel Moreno ($2,000). Nonetheless, my three favorite picks are the two through four hitters, Bo Bichette ($3,900), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($4,000), and Teoscar Hernandez ($2,800).
This year, Guerrero has muscled up for a .223 ISO against righties. And Bichette and Hernandez have been scalding hot. Since May 1, Bichette has rattled off a .359 OBP, .237 ISO, and 154 wRC+ in 153 plate appearances. Hernandez hasn't been hot as long, but he's been white-hot over his last 52 plate appearances, amassing a .404 OBP, .213 ISO, and 174 wRC+ with the batted-ball data to support his excellence.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees swung their way out of an early hole last night, mashing their way to a comeback victory with 10 runs. New York's offense has been elite this year, and they're a top-10 offense against lefties. Specifically, they're 10th with a 111 wRC+ and the second-highest ISO (.194).
Does that sound like an offense a pitch-to-contact lefty coming off the Injured List will succeed against? Nope. Therefore, Wade Miley's 15.4 percent strikeout rate will not cut it against the Bronx Bombers.
Gamers are encouraged to attack Miley's approach with New York's biggest boppers. Since 2019, versus lefties, Gleyber Torres ($3,000) has had a .226 ISO, Giancarlo Stanton ($3,500) has mashed a .233 ISO, Josh Donaldson ($2,900) has recorded a .256 ISO, and Aaron Judge ($4,500) has been the best of the bunch with a .303 ISO.
Los Angeles Dodgers
There won't be many opportunities to stack the Los Angeles Dodgers as a contrarian pick. However, tonight is one of the rare occasions. First, all 30 teams are playing on the main slate, instantly creating ample alternatives. However, the appeal of the Blue Jays and Yankees should depress the percentage of rosters the Dodgers are on tonight.
The San Francisco Giants should be elated with the results from Jakob Junis. Nevertheless, his 3.27 ERA in six starts overstates how good he's been. Instead, Junis's 3.92 xFIP and 4.08 SIERA are more indicative of the quality of his work. Additionally, Junis's 19.1 percent strikeout rate and 8.5 percent swinging-strike rate have been underwhelming.
Since the Dodgers will probably be overlooked, they're a superb GPP pivot. Moreover, gamers don't need to do anything tricky stacking them. Thus, using the studs, such as Mookie Betts ($4,300), Freddie Freeman ($3,700), Trea Turner ($4,200), and Will Smith ($3,100) is advised. Since 2019, against righties, Turner has had a 126 wRC+, Smith's bested that with a 144 wRC+, Betts has cleared that mark with a 147 wRC+, and Freeman has ruled the roost with a 157 wRC+.
Joshua Shepardson is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Joshua Shepardson also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username bchad50. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his/her personal views, he/she may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his/her personal account. The views expressed in his/her articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.