Since we only have a couple of weeks of baseball left for DailyOverlay purposes, I am going to change up The Stack…but only a little bit.
From now until the end of our 2018 season, I will pick two pitchers to build stacks around. What that means is by using these two pitchers, you can almost always fit in any combination of the players featured below.
Tonight, you can ALMOST fit in any combination. Some of these stacks are quite pricey, so there may be a little tweaking needed to make it work.
So tonight’s pitchers I am pairing together will be Sam Gaviglio against the Orioles and Jon Lester against the Mets. It will cost you just $15,200 to pair these guys and you can load up on bats.
So, who are we pairing with them for offense? Let’s find out!
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
- Kendrys Morales
- Curtis Granderson
- Lourdes Gurriel
- Billy McKinney
- Randal Grichuk
Analysis: The Blue Jays are extremely expensive compared to their usual pricing. But they are facing possibly THE worst pitcher on the slate in David Hess. They also are an offense playing together well and are 11th in wOBA against RH pitching this season. Hess gives up gobs of offense to both sides of the plate, allowing a .359 wOBA to lefties and a .341 wOBA to righties. Kendrys Morlaes is going for his 8th straight game with a home run. He now has a lofty .383 wOBA and .250 ISO against RH pitching. He’s also 4-for-6 with a home run against Hess. Billy McKinney is a newbie with a hot streak going. He has a .511 wOBA against righties since being called up. Gurriel, Granderson and Grichuk all have ISOs of .196 or better.
NEW YORK YANKEES
- Giancarlo Stanton
- Gleyber Torres
- Miguel Andujar
- Aaron Hicks
Analysis: Righties who mash lefties and get to play in Yankee Stadium are the theme for this stack. All four of these guys are in the top-4 in wOBA for New York against southpaws. Leading the pack, of course, is Stanton, who continues his murderous row of stomping lefties a new mudhole – ,453 wOBA, .344 ISO and 58% hard contact. Torres and Hicks have a .357 wOBA and .354 wOBA, respectively, while Andujar is right behind them at .348. All three of these power bats have at least a .234 ISO. Rodon is a solid strikeout pitcher, but he’s absolutely been lucky all year against righties, allowing a .194 batting average, .265 BABIP and has a 5.10 xFIP (3.05 ERA). I think it’s time to put the women and children to bed here.