Main Slate Stack’em Up! 4-14-19
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. I am slowly incorporating 2018 numbers into play. Stack’em up Fancave!
Pittsburgh Pirates (GPP)
Pirates are one of those teams out the game that is hot and scoring this season. They face the Marlins, who have Trevor Richards tonight. Richards sample size is rather small at 41 innings pitched but start to tell a story of being a reverse splits pitcher.
VS LHBs (41 Innings): .329 wOBA and .197 ISO
VS RHBs (41 Innings): .602 wOBA and .375 ISO
These numbers are skewed but RHBs have torched him.
I have no core here, but I am heavily interested in these RHBs for the Pirates. Sterling Marte, Josh Harrison and Josh Bell is where I would look. Francisco Cervelli has been swinging a good bat, so he is in play as well. If you want some LHB exposure than Corey Dickerson and Gregory Polanco are those two bats.
Milwaukee Brewers (Cash/GPP)
It is time to attack Matt Harvey again. The Brewers get the chance to be the next time to beat him up. Lefties tend to go the trick in getting to Harvey and the Brewers happen to have a few to love here.
VS LHBs (2017-18): .423 wOBA and .273 ISO
VS RHBs (2017-18): .326 wOBA and .157 ISO
When you think Brewer and lefty hitter, you think Eric Thames and Travis Shaw. Both have the power to punish him. Any Brewers stack I build WILL have these two in it.
Thames: .394 wOBA and .303 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons
Shaw: .351 wOBA and .214 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons
Other Brewers I would go after are Jonathan Villar, Eric Sogard and Ryan Braun. Braun under 3k is a good value to me. I rostered him last night with that same thought process and paid off. Willing to give it a go again.
San Diego Padres (GPP)
Let’s attack Derek Holland again! He is in a pitcher friendly park but that really does not bother me. Holland is bad vs RHBs and the Padres have the bats to punish him.
VS LHBs: .307 wOBA and .157 ISO
VS RHBs: .395 wOBA and .267 ISO
This being a GPP only stack I am going to roster the boom or bust plays. Hunter Renfroe has that power factor to make park factors not matter much. Jose Pirela for that speed/triple fact. Petco does favor RHBs for triples so I will have that in mind with rostering him.
Renfroe: .430 wOBA and .360 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons
Pirela: .368 wOBA and .243 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons
After those two, I will look at Christian Villaneuva, who has power for days, Austin Hedges and Freddy Galvis. Glavis is rostered with same thoughts process as Pirela plus being switch hitter helps. Eric Hosmer is in play with a LvL matchup.
(Other section is designed for options if core plays of stacks are out or you don’t like the stacks written up.)
Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout, Zack Cozart, Shohei Ohtani, Andrelton Simmons
Nelson Cruz (BVP/One Off Darling), Kyle Seager, Robinson Cano, Dee Gordon