4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/10/16
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 today's game at Coors Field here. It's a DFS haven, but you likely already knew that and don't need me to tell you. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
If there has ever been a recipe for heartbreak, this is it. The Arizona Diamondbacks are a tremendous offense against lefties facing a struggling southpaw in one of the game's best parks for offense. Things never work out when the stars align this magnificently, so brace yoselves for the tears, my friends.
To Justin Nicolino's credit, he has been flashing some legit improvement his last three starts. He has eight strikeouts to two walks after starting the year with a negative strikeout-to-walk ratio. Even with those improvements, he's still not generating swings and misses -- his contact rate over that span is 89.9% -- and opponents are making quality contact. Nicolino is getting better, but that doesn't take him out of the stacking crosshairs until he gets more strikeouts and induces weaker contact.
The Diamondbacks lead the league in hard-hit rate against lefties by a sizable margin, so you won't be short on options. The last time that they faced a lefty, the team plopped Brandon Drury into the five hole, and little homie is min-price on FanDuel. Drury has been struggling of late with a 27.4% strikeout rate over the last three weeks, but we can feel a bit cooler with things considering he has a career 35.2% hard-hit rate against lefties.
Yeah, that's Clayton Kershaw he donged in that video. When Drury's min-price and potentially at a delicious spot in the order, we should be a'ight with a little current form deficiency.
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