4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/21/16
Stacking can be a controversial topic in many daily fantasy sports, but you can count baseball as a glaring exception. Here, it's universal.
Using multiple players on the same team on a given day presents you with the opportunity to double dip. If one of your players hits an RBI double, there's a good chance he drove in another one of your guys. When you get the points for both the run and the RBI, you'll be climbing the leaderboards fast.
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 new 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. With the split slates, we'll be splitting the stacks. The first two stacks will relate to the early slate or all-day slate, and the bottom two will be exclusively for the late slate. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Chicago White Sox
This is a juicy game for those of you playing the early slate as the Los Angeles Angels are also in a great spot against John Danks. With the way Jered Weaver is throwing right now, though, you will also need exposure to the Chicago White Sox.
As recently as 2014, Weaver's average fastball velocity was 86.3 miles per hour. It fell to 83.3 last year, but it has plunged even further to 81.2 miles per hour this year. The velocity is down on his slider and curveball, too, resulting in a 5.47 SIERA through his first two starts. He has struck out only 10.4% of his opponents this year, and with a 26.3% ground-ball rate, that can lead to a bunch of runs in a hurry. The White Sox's offense has started slow, but they may be more than happy to oblige.
🎶 Coooome fly w/ me! 🎶 https://t.co/sq9mWYzt3X
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 20, 2016
Part of those struggles are due to a lack of depth, but in Austin Jackson's case, it may be due to bad luck. He has a below-average 15.2% strikeout rate to go with a solid 37.8% hard-hit rate and a 16.2% soft-hit rate. Those aren't the numbers of a guy with a .186/.222/.209 slash, so as long as he's in the lineup, I'd invest while his pricing is still low.
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