4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/21/16
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. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
This isn't a slight toward Anthony DeSclafani, who will hopefully get back to last year's second-half sauciness soon. He just doesn't quite seem like he's fully back from the injury that kept him out the first two months of the season, potentially giving the Texas Rangers increased exposure to the Cincinnati Reds' dumpster-fire bullpen. Giddy up.
DeSclafani has had two starts since his return -- against the Oakland Athletics and Atlanta Braves -- and he has walked six while striking out four. He has gotten a decent number of swings and misses with a 9.0% swinging-strike rate, but the Rangers have done a nice job of limiting strikeouts with an 18.7% strikeout rate against righties this year. If this forces him out early, the Reds' bullpen and its 4.64 SIERA will take the reigns, and that can only be good news for those who stack against them.
Rougned Odor has always been a fun player thanks to his advanced production at such a young age. But you want to know a secret?
He's getting better.
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â€” QualityBeisbol (@QualityBeisbol) June 18, 2016
Odor has never had wow-worthy batted-ball stats, but he's now up to fifth in hard-hit rate over the past two weeks, and he has a 51.9% hard-hit rate and 46.9% fly-ball rate since returning from his suspension. If he can excel with moderate batted-ball stats, it's frightening to think what he could do with those working in his favor.
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