4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 6/20/18
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 usual, we will not include today's game at Coors Field in these recommendations. You already know that you want bats at Coors when you can afford them, and you don't need us to tell you. Here are the other teams you should be targeting in daily fantasy baseball today.
Coors Field stacks for the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets should once again gobble up a good chunk of ownership (and rightfully so), but they're hardly the only show in town tonight. The Washington Nationals get stacking favorite Andrew Cashner on the mound, and as you might expect, a tempting 5.22 implied team total stands next to their name. Cashner has lackluster marks across the board, posting a 4.80 SIERA, 19.0% strikeout rate, and 10.4% walk rate, while allowing a .385 expected weighted on-base average (xwOBA).
If you're stacking the Nats, your biggest question mark is Bryce Harper ($4,100), who's seen his salary steadily decline through a terrible June slump during which he's produced a disastrous 36.5% strikeout rate, 27.3% hard-hit rate, and .206 wOBA. That said, this is a real nice discount on Washington's biggest star, so it might be prudent to take the savings and have faith in Harper's career 151 wRC+ against righties.
Juan Soto ($3,800) hit out of the two-hole on Tuesday, and if the move sticks, it can only add to his already immense upside. Even in a small sample size, it's hard to pass up a .428 wOBA and .267 isolated power (ISO). Adam Eaton ($3,800) and Anthony Rendon ($3,700) continue to be valuable pieces in the top half of the order, with both showing an xwOBA above .400 this year.
Trea Turner ($3,900) is a bit pricey, and could bat lower in the order again, but he always brings potential as one of the league's fastest base-stealing talents. Unfortunately, there isn't a ton of value in this lineup, although Wilmer Difo ($2,400) can serve as a punt for what's looking like a limited second base selection.
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