4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 7/25/16
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. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
It is never fun to stack the Colorado Rockies when they're outside of Coors Field. They're generally overpriced due to the insane numbers they can post at home, and that is the case again today. But with a chance to jump all up in Yovani Gallardo's business, they could be worth the price.
Gallardo is seven starts into his return from the disabled list, and he has already issued four walks in four separate starts. Overall, his 28 strikeouts to 24 walks would be concerning all by itself, but his ground-ball rate is down to 39.5%, meaning opponents can amplify those mistakes in a hurry. If people decide to forgo the Rockies due to the pricing, the upside in using them could be even higher.
The one true value on the Rockies may be Nick Hundley. Gallardo's strikeout rate is lower against right-handed batters, and Hundley is rocking a 39.4% hard-hit rate for the season thus far. He also receives a big-time value boost today by not having to hit near a pitcher, helping to at least reduce the negative effects of hitting low in the order. Camden Yards may not be as dope as Coors Field, but it's not containing one of these taters.
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