4 Daily Fantasy Baseball Stacks for 9/26/19
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.
I try to avoid mentioning the Houston Astros on every slate, but they always have such an incredibly high implied total, that you can't dismiss them. Tonight they'll take on struggling Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria. He has put up a mediocre 7.2 percent walk rate and 20.5 percent strikeout rate, but the other numbers are just a nightmare. He has given up a 41.9 percent hard-hit rate and 46.3 percent fly-ball rate -- which has resulted in a disastrous 19.5 percent home-run-to-fly-ball rate.
As always, the beast known as Yordan Alvarez ($4,400) completely dominates right-handed pitching. With an ridiculous .444 wOBA and .349 ISO in the split, he's one of the best hitters against righties in the Majors. His Statcast numbers are off the charts, too, as he sports a 10.8 percent barrels per plate appearance (5th), 92.2 MPH average exit velocity (16th) and a 202-foot average batted-ball distance (34th) against both lefties and righties combined.
Next up is an equally impressive hitter in Alex Bregman ($4,500), who has put up a .399 wOBA and .261 ISO against right-handed pitching. Following that up with Michael Brantley ($3,500) and Yulieski Gurriel ($3,500) — two hitters who are probably underpriced considering their success against righties. Brantley has a .384 wOBA and .220 ISO in the split while Gurriel has mustered up a .381 wOBA and .247 ISO against righties.
Former Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez is at the tail end of his career and is certainly not going out the way he had planned. The Seattle Mariners' right-hander has been pretty awful this season, and while his 6.51 ERA is completely inflated, his 4.89 SIERA is still not great and ranks last on the slate. He's got a mediocre 7.0 percent walk rate and 18.1 percent strikeout rate while giving up a horrific 40.8 percent hard-hit rate and 2.17 HR/9.
The Oakland Athletics have a variety of players who are worth your consideration tonight. First and foremost is left-handed first baseman Matt Olson ($3,700), who brings a .392 wOBA and .293 ISO to the table against righties. In addition, he has some solid Statcast numbers with a 9.3 percent barrels per plate appearance (19th), 92.0 MPH average exit velocity (19th) and a 203-foot average batted-ball distance (31st) against both lefties and righties combined.
A trio of right-handers are next on the list with Marcus Semien ($4,000) as the first logical place to go with a .372 wOBA and .244 ISO against righties. Fellow right-hander Matt Chapman ($3,600) has also been solid in this split with a .352 wOBA and .246 ISO. Finally, Ramon Laureano ($3,100) has managed a .363 wOBA and .245 ISO against righties.
In 73 innings as a rookie, Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease has had a solid strikeout rate of 24.9 percent but a horrendous 10.7 percent walk rate. He has a 4.61 SIERA, which is significantly better than his 5.79 ERA, and that makes sense considering his .326 BABIP. However, he has given up a 1.85 homers per nine innings, which could be a concern in this matchup.
Three switch-hitters lead the way for the Cleveland Indians with Carlos Santana ($3,800), Francisco Lindor ($4,200) and Jose Ramirez ($3,900) all being very solid options. Against righties, Santana has a .370 wOBA and .242 ISO, Lindor a .359 wOBA and .258 ISO, and Ramirez a .340 wOBA and .241 ISO.
Two mid-season additions also bring plenty of power against righties in Franmil Reyes ($3,000) and Yasiel Puig ($3,100). Reyes has put up a .331 wOBA and fantastic .275 ISO against righties, whereas Puig sports a .332 wOBA and .205 ISO in the split. Finally, you'll want to look at Oscar Mercado ($3,400) and Roberto Perez ($2,800), as well.
New York Mets
Jordan Yamamoto has really struggled in his first 72 innings in the Majors. He has a horrific 10.9 percent walk rate despite a decent 23.8 percent strikeout rate. He's giving up a 47.2 percent hard-hit rate, 21.8 percent line-drive rate and a 43.0 percent fly-ball rate. In addition, his 4.86 SIERA is pretty bad and is the second-worst on the slate.
The king of power for the New York Mets is Pete Alonso ($4,000), who has put up a fantastic .389 wOBA and .317 ISO against righties. He also has solid Statcast numbers with a 9.5 percent barrels per plate appearance (15th), along with a decent 90.7 MPH average exit velocity (72nd) against both lefties and righties combined.
Michael Conforto ($3,500) is not far behind with a .384 wOBA and a .284 ISO with the platoon advantage. Two hitters who don't bring as much power but are very much in play in this matchup are J.D. Davis ($2,800) and Robinson Cano ($2,900). Davis has a solid .372 wOBA and .212 ISO against righties while Cano has a less impressive .335 wOBA and identical .212 ISO in the same split.
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