4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 8/2/16
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. As always, we will not be including today's game at Coors Field here. Clearly, Coors is awesome for DFS, but you likely don't need me to tell you that. Here are the teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
San Francisco Giants
There aren't many park-factor boosts bigger than going to Citizens Bank Park from AT&T Park, and we need to recognize such jumps for DFS. That's what the San Francisco Giants get today as they bop across the country to face the Philadelphia Phillies, and their matchup with Zach Eflin is dripping with juice.
Eflin is another one of those guys who has quality long-term value because of his ability to avoid walks, but right now, he's an exploitable arm. Eflin's strikeout rate through nine starts is 11.8% -- validated by his 5.9% swinging-strike rate -- pushing his SIERA up to 5.18. Additionally, he's allowing hard contact 32.8% of the time with just a 36.4% ground-ball rate. In that park, that can quickly amplify any mistakes that he makes, and this offense has a few sticks that can pounce.
In Gillaspie's 123 plate appearances against righties this year, his hard-hit rate is 38.4% with a 41.4% fly-ball rate. He's not the same hitter he was in his time with the Chicago White Sox, and he's absolutely a DFS option at his pricing.
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