Stack’em Up! 4-30-18

Stacks are essential to most DFS players success during MLB season. This article will highlight some promising stacks in prime spots to go off. I am currently using mostly 2017-18 stats until stats get settled out. I will never write up Coors Field as it is a known hot bed for stacking. Stack’em up, Sheet Squad!

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Favorite Stacks

Chicago Cubs (Cash/GPP)

Baseball weather is FINALLY in Chicago. Today will be beautiful on the North Side of town there is a SSW wind over 10 MPH….that means the wind is blowing out! Kyle Freeland comes into town, pitching for the Rockies tonight against a hot (in terms of winning) team that is prime for busting out. Most will see the struggle for runs vs Brewers and be worried, but I am willing to write that off. That was a vastly important series, even for April, that was a slugfest until the end. Rivalries are meant to be grinders to me. The Rockies typically struggle on the road and just did in MIA this past weekend. Freeland is a GB lefty that is better at home (in COL) than on road. Add to fact that one of, if not, the best GB hitters vs lefties is in the game. I expect this game to surge the bats to meet with the red hot pitching. Freeland is not a pitcher to miss many bats

VS LHBs: .319 wOBA and .169 ISO

VS RHBs: .344 wOBA and .169 ISO

K%: 16.4%

OPPO K%: 23.2%

SWSTR%: 7.7%

OPPO SWSTR%: 11.2%

HC%: 31.2%

OPPO CONTACT%: 76.3%

You might be wondering who I reference above against GB lefties…. Well the is El Mago himself, Javy Baez. He absolutely mashes these types of pitchers and will be in any Cubs stack I make regardless of price. Normally, I would follow up with Kris Bryant but since returning from getting hit in head with ball, he has looked timid at plate and still getting comfortable. I am completely fine with fade here but no issues with rostering him. I will core Albert Almora with Baez though. They will hit 1-2 in lineup and have been a terror for pitchers at the top. This was Theo vision years ago coming to fruition.

Baez: .353 wOBA and .207 ISO vs LHP last 2 seasons

Almora: .392 wOBA and .207 ISO vs LHP last 2 seasons

After those two, make your Bryant decision than go with Willson Contreras, if money is not an issue, or go with Ben Zobrist or Addison Russell for some savings. I expect the Cubs to mash tonight. No worries if they are chalky or not when rostering. ***This is game stackable IF DJ LaMaheiu is playing***

 Cincinnati Reds (Cash/GPP)

Jhoulys Chacin vs elfties on the road, add this is team hot with Votto finding power…RIP Chacin. Reds have 51 runs in last 7 agmes, with one of those being a single run in a game…yeah they are hot right now

VS LHBs: .348 wOBA and .186 ISO

VS RHBs: .270 wOBA and .110 ISO

K%: 16.4%

OPPO K%: 22.3%

SWSTR%: 7.7%

OPPO SWSTR%: 11.2%

HC%: 31.2%

OPPO CONTACT%: 76.3%

DO NOT BUILD A REDS STACK WITHOT JOEY VOTTO. That clear? The future HOFer has found his power stroke to add to his superior hitting ability. That is a deadly combo.

Votto: .428 wOBA and .248 ISO vs RHB last 2 seasons

I am using only lefties outside of one righty. The lefties I am targeting are Jesse Winker, Scott Schebler, and Tucker Barnhart and righty is Jose Peraza, it is his birthday after all.

Toronto Blue Jays (GPP)

This is a low owned stack that could damage in a GPP. The Jays face off against Lance Lynn and the slumping Twins. Lynn has not been that good this year outside of one start and I do not see him getting it going today. He has allowed 5+ ERs in 3 of 4 starts and lefties mash him. Just so happens the Jays have a few of those to do the damage.

VS LHBs: .359 wOBA and .226 ISO

VS RHBs: .271 wOBA and .132 ISO

K%: 20.2%

OPPO K%: 24.0%

SWSTR%: 9.5%

OPPO SWSTR%: 11.7%

HC%: 30.1%

OPPO CONTACT%: 74.5%

 Core up the Smoak Monster himself here. Only on I will core here to give options on stacking these lefties.

Smoak: .343 wOBA and .238 ISO vs RHP last 2 seasons

After him, the options are wonderful. I love the idea of using Curtis Granderson here. He has the pop and speed to score high fantasy points. Other lefties are Yangervis Solarte and Kendrys Morales. A few righties to consider are Teoscar Hernandez and Steve Pearce.


Others

Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan Braun, Lorenzo Cain, Domingo Santana, Manny Pina

Washington Nationals

Bryce Harper, Matt Adams, Wilmer Difo, Trea Turner

Pittsburgh Pirates

Josh Bell, Corey Dickerson, Colin Moran, Adam Frazier, Gregory Polanco

 

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