4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/16/16
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 focusing exclusively on the main slate beginning at 7 pm Eastern. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
We'd obviously prefer to target the Baltimore Orioles against a righty as they fall to 26th in wRC+ against left-handed pitching. A bit of that, though, may be luck related as they bump up to 12th in hard-hit rate, allowing us to check them out as they face a struggling Eduardo Rodriguez.
Rodriguez has now made three starts since coming off the disabled list with a knee injury, and they haven't quite been on-par with his commendable rookie season. He has issued seven walks while striking out seven, and his swinging-strike rate is a mere 6.1%. It's encouraging that he upped his average fastball velocity to 93.6 miles per hour his last time out, but it still didn't lead to quality plate-discipline stats, and that could get him in trouble against the Orioles.
In 61 plate appearances against lefties this year, Adam Jones has amassed a whopping .161/.217/.179 slash with just one double. He's a must avoid, right? Not a chance. He's actually just a good case study on why we shouldn't value slash lines at such low sample sizes. Those same 61 plate appearances have seen Jones rack up a 38.1% hard-hit rate and a 9.5% soft-hit rate with his 39.0% fly-ball rate. Those are solid numbers all across the board, and it indicates that the slash is heavily predicated on bad luck. He should be a part of your stacks tonight, especially if you can snag him at lower ownership thanks to his awful traditional stats against lefties this year.
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