4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/19/15
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.
I won't be recommending any Brewers or Rockies because targeting players in Coors Field is pretty obvious.
The Orioles were in a good spot yesterday facing Sean O'Sullivan, but they didn't come through. Baltimore's only run came from a Manny Machado solo shot in the first inning. Now, players who were on them might not be tonight.
Marco Estrada currently owns an xFIP of 4.36 and allows 1.26 home runs per nine innings. He's allowing a wOBA of .304 against lefties, which isn't anything that screams stackable, and that's probably a good thing. Even fewer people will target Orioles bats.
Chicago White Sox
Don't expect too many players to be targeting the White Sox tonight after their less-than-stellar outings in Pittsburgh, scoring five runs in four games.
Colby Lewis could help them rebound.
Lewis is allowing a .345 wOBA to lefties, and the White Sox can plant four of them in their top five surrounding the always-dangerous Jose Abreu. If J.B. Shuck gets the nod and hits near the top of the order, he could be a serious value play at $2,200 on DraftKings. But with Adam Eaton, Adam LaRoche, and Melky Cabrera all at or under $3,500 on DraftKings, you could have room to fill out your roster with stud pitching if you trust the White Sox tonight.
You can also roll with the Cubbies in an all-Chicago hitter lineup if that's your thing, which it's probably not because that's not really a thing people have.
Even if you don't want too much exposure to the Cubs -- which is understandable given their wRC+ of 93 against righties is 21st in the league and their wOBA of .309 ranks 18th -- there's reason at least to target some bats. Well, that reason is Phil Hughes.
Hughes is always a target, giving up a .345 wOBA to lefties and a .367 wOBA to righties. The top Cubs bats are a bit expensive and will likely cost at least $3,500 on DraftKings to get one of their top six this evening. But based on how Hughes has been pitching, those price tags might be worth it.
San Diego Padres
Here's one for the late-night crowd, as teams that start later are usually underowned because we on the east coast like to get to bed before 4:00 a.m.
But fading the Padres means fading a matchup against Rubby De La Rosa in a park that should be known as Coors Lite. (Is Coors Lite a thing? I don't drink, but I just wanted to make a joke about how Chase Field is a nice hitter's park.)
If you're still reading, then just know that the Padres are much like the Cubs against righties, mustering a wRC+ of just 88 and a wOBA of .292 this year. Further, De La Rosa is much worse against lefties (.423 wOBA) than righties (.253), and the Padres don't have too many lefties they stick at the top of the lineup, but mini-stacking Justin Upton, Yonder Alonso, Will Venable and any other lefties they sneak up toward the top of the order is another way to add some value into your DraftKingslineups tonight.