4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/10/15
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.
Toronto Blue Jays
Repetitive much, bruh? This is, for the record, the fourth consecutive time I have recommended stacking the Jays. You see, they happen to be quite good at the baseballs, ranking first in the league in wOBA against lefties and third against righties. They get right-hander Tom Koehler today, and he's not a bad stack candidate.
There's no issue with Koehler's 3.72 ERA. That's totally fine. It's his 4.38 FIP and 4.63 xFIP that are concerning as he tries to keep the Blue Jays in check. These numbers are largely a result of low strikeout and high walk totals out of Koehler. The Jays walk a decent amount and don't strike out much against righties, which puts this puppy in a tough spot.
As always will be the case with the Blue Jays, they are crazy expensive on DraftKings. Chris Colabello may not be a guy that can sustain his recent success, but he is hitting in the middle of a ridiculously potent order. That alone almost gives him enough value to justify a $3,500 price tag.
For those of you that are sad you missed out on Joey Votto's triple dong yesterday (that would be me), let us take the first step on the road to recovery together. They entered that game 18th in the league in wOBA against right-handed pitchers, so they should be leading the league by now. Regardless, they have great blow-up potential against a guy like Jerome Williams.
Williams this year has allowed 12 home runs in 63.1 innings, which equates to 1.71 home runs per nine innings. That is the fifth highest total in the league, resulting in perfect symmetry for the team that now ranks fifth in the league in home runs.
One bat that is at least interesting in this match-up is that of Tucker Barnhart. He has three bombs off of right-handed pitchers this year in just 45 plate appearances. Does this automatically make him a stud? Nope. Dude has only recorded 57 total plate appearances this year for a reason. But at $2,400 on DraftKings, he should at least draw some interest if he, indeed, gets the start.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The over/under is only 7.5 in this game, but with the Dodgers at -168, it appears that is more a reflection of Arizona's offense than Los Angeles's. That would most certainly make sense with a guy like Jeremy Hellickson on the mound.
While dreaming, Hellickson drifts off to a land in which left-handed batters do not exist. In this cruel world in which they do, said hitters are mashing Hellickson at a .333/.423/.564 clip. That's not great, Bob. Well, unless you're one of the Dodgers' big-time lefty mashers.
You all probably know by now that Joc Pederson is the illest mamma jamma in these streets. He has a .335 isolated slugging against righties, which is the third highest mark in the bigs behind Bryce Harper and Mark Teixeira. This makes Pederson basically the ideal tourney play against right-handed pitching, yet his salary is still at $4,400 on DraftKings. He's also the highest-priced Dodger with Adrian Gonzalez at $4,200. It's high upside coupled with not-so-high pricing, which is a stacker's dream.
The Pirates' slash when I say to stack them is (unofficially) .125/.200/.125. Those might be made up, but they are indistinguishable from the truth right now after Taylor Jungmann's gem last night. Sorry for going to the well again, Pirates fans. It's nothing personal. Thankfully, Kyle Lohse is not making his Major League debut and is also having quite the difficult year.
Remember how I mentioned earlier that Jerome Williams had the fifth highest home runs per nine allowed this year? Well, Lohse has him beat, ranking second overall and first among non-Rockies pitchers. This is in part because of an inflated 16.3 home run to fly-ball ratio, but Lohse also only induces ground balls 36.4 percent of the time. If the Pirates can buck their ground-ball tendencies, they could be in for a big day.
Although his season as a whole has not been great, Pedro Alvarez has still hit righties well enough. His slash sits at .256/.333/.481 against them including all nine of his home runs. At $3,700, that's not a bad line. I'd rather use him in tourneys than cash because of his general inconsistency, but his upside is enough to warrant a look.