4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 4/17/19
With the main slate starting at 6:35pm ET again tonight, we get a solid 10-game offering to pick through, and it's not exactly filled to the brim with pitching. That should lead to a fun night for stacks, with 11 teams showing an implied total of 4.40 or better.
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 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.
Tampa Bay Rays
Baltimore is rolling out David Hess, who inexplicably holds a 3.32 ERA through 19 innings, despite a sizable gap between that and his 5.04 SIERA. The poor SIERA is nothing new for Hess, either, who posted a similar 5.08 mark last year, along with a lackluster 16.3% strikeout rate and 8.2% walk rate. His early season success looks to be nothing more than some fortuitous luck in BABIP (.167) and strand rate (87.7%).
Hess performed poorly against both sides of the plate last year, so deploy all your favorite Rays, with the power/speed combos of Austin Meadows ($4,400) and Tommy Pham ($3,900) naturally topping the list at the top of the Rays' lineup.
Following that duo, Ji-Man Choi ($2,700) continues to offer value as a cheap number-three hitter, while Brandon Lowe ($3,800) has produced a promising .361 wOBA, .234 ISO, and 42.9% hard-hit rate over 164 career plate appearances against righties. Kevin Kiermaier ($3,600) is a bit pricey for a number-seven hitter, but he's making boatloads of hard contact (50.0%), has speed upside, and owns a career 113 wRC+ with the platoon advantage.
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