Stacks are essential to most DFS players success during MLB season in my opinion. This article will highlight some promising stacks in prime spots to go off. I will never write up Coors Field as it is a known hot bed for stacking. Early in the year, I will use numbers from last 2 years (length of players will less than 2 years of MLB service time) until things start settling out. Stack’em up Fancave!
Coors is your cash stack/plays. Look to those pieces for the staple of your cash line. Any stacks I label with cash can be used but recommend they are secondary plays to Coors field plays.
Arizona Diamondbacks (Cash/GPP)
Like I said above, Coors is on the slate, so ownership will tilt there. I think Arizona makes for a great stack against Derek Holland. Most will see it is in San Francisco at AT&T Park, but I will not let that sway me much. Holland is simply put…BAD. He is a fly ball pitcher (41% over last 2 years) and does not have swing and miss stuff (7.1% SWSTR% over last 2 years). He has given up 1.67 HRs/9 in last 2 years as well. I expect them to tee off. The game temp will be in 60s and with some humid, so a hitter’s environment compared to the weather MLB as experienced this season so far.
VS LHBs: .293 wOBA and .113 ISO
VS RHBs: .379 wOBA and .236 ISO
Paul Goldschmidt is my core here. He has not been the Goldy that we are accustom too but things will turn soon. He is a lefty masher in a soft matchup. Time for the big fella to get it going.
Goldschmidt: .424 wOBA and .249 ISO vs LHB last 2 seasons
As numbers indicate above, RHBs are the play here. Most of their RHBs are not most sought-after guys but they are affected hitters. A.J. Pollok, Nick Ahmed and Chris Ownings are those guys for me.
New York Mets (GPP)
The Mets are a hot team right after sweeping the Nationals this past weekend. They roll into Miami to face Jose Urena with the roof open and temps in the 80s. HELLO! I have already written a stack this year against Urena so get use to seeing them. He is not missing bats (7.8% SWSTR%) and not striking people (15.8% K%) out while allowing lots of hard contact (32.5%). Also, once they chase him, they get one of the worst pens in the majors. Yep, all about the Mets!
VS LHBs (2017-18): .329 wOBA and .197 ISO
VS RHBs (2017-18): .309 wOBA and .171 ISO
Michael Conforto is a led off hitter with power so he will be a main piece of any Mets stack that is made. After Conforto, you should look at Jay Bruce for your other core piece. He has taken Urena deep twice in his career.
Conforto: .385 wOBA and .265 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons
Bruce: .365 wOBA and .278 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons
I am truly fine with any Mets here to add. I lean lefties more than righties, so Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera would be where I looked at.
Los Angeles Angels (GPP)
I am going back to Angels here. They have yielded me profit this year so the find the article again. They get a matchup vs the Texas Rangers, who have Doug Fister on the mound. Fister does not miss many bats with a 7.6& SWSTR% over last 2 years. Whil not missing many bats, he has also struggled to find the zone with 3.38 BB/9 over last 2 seasons. These current Angel batters were patient overall in 2017, with 8 of their current hitters having a 10% or higher BB%. If he gives free passes, the Angels have guys to punish him (Angels average 6 runs/game early this season).
VS LHBs: .386 wOBA and .221 ISO
VS RHBs: .272 wOBA and .107 ISO
Seeing as the Angels are GPP only for me, I am going to Ryan Schimpf (boom or bust baby!) and Mike Trout for cores. Trout is well….Trout. Schimpf is either homer run or strike. There is no in between so know that before rostering him.
Trout: .428 wOBA and .288 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons
Schimpf: .351 wOBA and .301 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons
Lefties are the route here. I am liking Kole Calhoun and Luis Valbuena. If you feel you want a righty, go Justin Upton. He has been tearing the cover off the ball.
(Other section is designed for options if core plays of stacks are out or you don’t like the stacks written up.)
I originally wrote up the Reds but Winker was scratched so I came off them a little
Joey Votto, Scott Schebler, Scooter Gennett, Billy Hamilton/Jose Peraza (pick one)
Bryce Harper (Surprise surprise), Anthony Rendon, Brain Goodwin, Trea Turner
Manny Machado, Trey Mancini, Danny Valencia, Adam Jones