4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/25/16
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. As always, we will not be including the game at Coors Field here. You all already know you need to get exposure to Coors -- especially when Jeff Locke is on the bump -- so feel free to load up. You just don't need me to tell you that this is the case. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays didn't quite engage in their big-bopping ways early in the season, but things are starting to swing back up. They're now ranked 10th in the league in wRC+ against righties, and they'll be squaring off against Miguel Gonzalez as he makes his Chicago White Sox debut. That could help speed the progression along.
Gonzalez was only slightly below average in the strikeout department last year with the Baltimore Orioles with a 17.5% strikeout rate, but the rest of his peripherals amplified his shortcomings there. He had an 8.2% walk rate and a 40.3% ground-ball rate, which allows any mistake to turn ugly in a hurry. The Blue Jays have just the (Joey) bats to take advantage.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 24, 2016
Any Blue Jays stack is going to depend on who's batting leadoff. If Michael Saunders is able to return, he'll be a tremendous option at the top of the order. If not, you'd assume that honor would go to Ezequiel Carrera. Carrera isn't the most attractive choice with his 22.6% hard-hit rate against righties last year, so his usage would likely be more confined to cash games than tournaments due to a lack of upside. This would force you to be a bit more creative with which parts of the order you are targeting in a tourney, but it shouldn't dissuade you from snagging some of these dudes and basking in their Gucciness.
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