4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/2/16
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 today's split slates, we'll be focusing exclusively on the main slate beginning at 7 pm Eastern. As always, we will not be using today's game at Coors Field here. Coors Field is great for DFS, and you likely don't need me to tell you that. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Which Yordano Ventura are we going to see today? The one who showed his absurd potential last year, or the one with the worst SIERA in the league this year? We've seen flashes of the former in 2016, but that has easily been the minority. Until Ventura gives us a reason to believe in him, it's time to keep stacking away.
Ventura's average fastball velocity has gone up a full mile per hour over his last three starts, but it hasn't brought improved results. His SIERA in those three starts is 4.79 with a 14.5% strikeout rate and 6.0% walk rate, and those are numbers we can definitely exploit with the opposing offense. He just seems broken at this point. With the Cleveland Indians sitting ninth in wRC+ against righties, they've got the ammo to continue the trend.
The pricing on Jason Kipnis has declined recently as he is in a bit of a slump, but his peripherals have still been stout. Over the last three weeks, Kipnis has a 15.5% strikeout rate and 13.3% soft-hit rate, not numbers you'd generally see for a guy slashing .204/.259/.352 over that time. He's still one of the game's best second basemen, even if his price isn't reflective of that.
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