4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/9/15
Each day here on numberFire, we'll be providing you with four potential offenses to stack in your daily fantasy lineups. These are the offenses that provide huge run potential on that given day based on matchups and other factors.
After reading through these suggestions, make sure to check out our daily projections. These can either let you know which players to include in each stack, or which guy best complements said stack.
Another great tool is our custom optimal lineups, which are available for premium subscribers. Within the tool, we've added the option to stack teams -- you choose the team you want to stack, show how many players you want to use within the stack, and the tool will create a lineup based on this that you can then customize.
Now, let's get to the stacks. This does not include the Rockies and the Cardinals at Coors Field as all of you know to work hitters at Coors into your lineup. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
I'm not going to stack against Mark Buehrle. I'm not going to stack against Mark Buehrle. I'm not going to stack against Mark Buehrle. Ugh. Whatever. Let's try it again.
Ever since he allowed four runs in the first inning to the Twins on May 29th, Buehrle has thrown 17 consecutive scoreless innings. Why? Because he hates you and your stacking ways.
Even with that, Buehrle still has an ERA, FIP and xFIP that are all 4.35 or higher. When you're facing the team that has the second highest wOBA against left-handers, that's a dangerous combo. Obviously Giancarlo Stanton is silly good against lefties, but Adeiny Hechavarria has been, too. He's slashing .375/.429/.688 off of them with a high hard-hit rate of 35.7 percent. Hechavarria is never a lock, but he's a good option at $3,700 on DraftKings.
Toronto Blue Jays
Are there other games being played tonight? I don't recall, so I'm just going to assume no. With an over/under of 9, a stack of either team isn't bad process in this situation.
Dan Haren has gotten off to a decent start with his 3.18 ERA through 68 innings. That, though, is coupled with a 4.57 FIP and a 35.0 groundball rate, both of which are bad news against a team that ranks third in the league in wOBA off of righties and hits massive tanks.
The one issue I have with this stack is that the Blue Jays have almost out-priced themselves on DraftKings. Both Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson have pitcher-esque salaries. It drops off significantly after Jose Reyes, so I think I'd be inclined to look at some of the lower-priced options as they could provide some value against Haren.
The regression has hit Nick Martinez, and it has not been kind, ladies and gents. The White Sox (who rank 21st in the league in wOBA against right-handers, by the way) touched Martinez up for seven runs in 3.1 innings his last time out. Now, he faces the team that's up in sixth in wOBA against righties. I like the A's chances here, even with the low over/under.
It's still a small sample size, but Martinez's platoon splits have been nearly even in his career. Righties are slashing .282/.342/.430 while lefties are at .260/.341/.436. The keys there are the slugging percentages, which are quite nice for a guy that projects to be in the game for at least five innings.
I've been targeting the A's a lot this year against right-handed pitchers. First of all, they're good, as evidenced by the high wOBA. Additionally, they are ridiculously cheap. Josh Reddick is the only batter above $4,000 on DraftKings. They're not the greatest tourney play as they lack the crazy upside of other teams, but they will provide you with flexibility to spend big elsewhere on a slate that has some expensive but sweet pitching options.
Overall, it seems as though guys making their Major League debut have a negative ERA this year. That's just based on my losing money, though, and not on -- you know -- stats and stuff. The Pirates get that with Milwaukee's Taylor Jungmann, who didn't have overwhelming success at Triple-A.
In 59.1 innings, Jungmann posted a 6.37 ERA with a 3.87 FIP prior to his promotion. While pitching at Triple-A Nashville last year, those numbers were 3.98 and 4.32 respectively. The interesting thing here is that it was the right handers that did the damage, posting a .318/.395/.473 slash off of him this season. Hello, Andrew McCutchen.
The positive about the Pirates from a tourney perspective is that they have cheap boom-or-bust options. Pedro Alvarez occasionally accidentally stumbles drunkenly into a fastball and can jack one out. Jung-ho Kang has been slipping as of late, but he's on the same high upside level. A mix of those guys with your McCutchen and a still reasonably-priced Gregory Polanco is the beginning of a lineup that has itself a mighty fine ceiling.