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Welcome to the MLB DFS Stacks article - where we’ll be looking to highlight the best hitting stacks of the day. These recommendations are categorized as “Cash Game Stacks” and “Tournament Stacks” while outlining risk/reward situations. We will add additional context with other hitting/pitching options throughout the article.
Please note, these player picks were organized early in the day. For MLB contests, always check lineups and weather closer to game time. Rain, wind, or unexpected managerial decisions could open up additional sources of value. Be sure to keep an eye on the MLB Headlines and Injuries desk.
CASH GAME STACKS
Rangers (at Colorado – RHP Antonio Senzatela)
Rockies (vs Texas – RHP Jordan Lyles)
As is often the case, both sides of the Coors Field game rank as top stack targets tonight. The visiting Rangers carry considerably more value while the home team Rockies can probably be viewed as a lower variance play. That comes down to the pitchers. Senzatela is a ground ball guy with a history of keeping a lid on the worst damage associated with altitude. Lyles is of a type that traditionally struggles in Denver.
On the Rangers side of the equation, Joey Gallo is a tremendous value. He matches up particularly well against Senzatela. Willie Calhoun, Nick Solak, Nate Lowe, Adolis Garcia, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa should all be considered. Brock Holt acts as a potential bargain basement pivot. The best Rockies on tap include Raimel Tapia, Ryan McMahon, Charlie Blackmon, and C.J. Cron. Brendan Rodgers has bargain potential while Garrett Hampson is ludicrously overpriced.
Nationals (at Atlanta – LHP Drew Smyly)
If you’re avoiding altitude, the best sea-level offense is Washington visiting a homer prone southpaw. Beware, the Atlanta bullpen is above average. Juan Soto is underpriced for a non-intimidating lefty-on-lefty matchup. Trea Turner is even affordable – and one of our Top Plays of the day.
Top Plays: Trea Turner, Juan Soto, Joey Gallo, Adolis Garcia, Nate Lowe, Charlie Blackmon, C.J. Cron, Ryan Zimmerman
Top Value: Brock Holt, Brendan Rodgers, Starlin Castro, Josh Harrison
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Braves (vs Nationals – LHP Jon Lester)
Lester isn’t struggling as much as Smyly, but the Braves offense is arguably more interesting. The likes of Ehire Adrianza and Guillermo Heredia project as above average despite bargain price tags and very little fanfare. Austin Riley remains a steal too. That makes it easier to fit together the likes of Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman, and Ozzie Albies.
Twins (at Baltimore – RHP Matt Harvey and LHP Zac Lowther)
Harvey will open on short rest with Lowther playing the long relief role. The former is one of the worst regular pitchers in the league and the latter is an unestablished southpaw with ground ball tendencies. The best options in this Twins stack are the ones with loft to their swing – think Nelson Cruz, Trevor Larnach, and Miguel Sano. I also wouldn’t shy away from Alex Kirilloff, Josh Donaldson, or Kyle Garlick.
Astros (vs Boston – RHP Nick Pivetta)
Pivetta is a homer prone right-handed fly ball pitcher visiting a venue that greatly boosts right-handed power. While I’d perhaps skip Alex Bregman, the core of Jose Altuve, Kyle Tucker, Yordan Alvarez, Yuli Gurriel, and Carlos Correa are all attractive. Chas McCormick could be a contrarian sleeper.