It’s Wednesday and that means for MLB DFS we have two slates, but the main focus for The Stack today is on the evening slate only as there are only 5 games this afternoon.
This is going to be a freebie from me today, so if you like reading the free previews, today you get the whole shebang!
Why is that?
Because this isn’t much of a stacking slate for me today. There’s not a lot of pitchers I want to pick on and there aren’t a lot of offenses I want to target.
Outside of the Yankees/Nationals, which will be the chalk of this slate, there’s not much I want to stack up. Yes, I will be playing Yankees and Nationals. No, you don’t need me to tell you to play them.
But if you want to look at other offenses to pivot from the Yankees/Nats, here’s a short list of guys you can flood your DFS lineups with.
My favorite one-offs for today though are Mike Moustakas and Rhys Hoskins.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
1. Tommy Pham
2. Jedd Gyorko
3. Marcell Ozuna
4. Yairo Munoz
Justification – The Cardinals were popular yesterday against the Padres and their bullpen game. I am going right back to the well today as they take on struggling rookie southpaw Eric Lauer. Jose Martinez is $5,000 today at 1B, that’s why he isn’t’ on my stack. I am not paying that money for him. It might burn me, but so be it. If it works out for you, great! But my official list of Cards feels like an ace! Against right-handed pitching this season, Lauer has allowed a .409 wOBA, 42% hard contact rate and a 1.67 HR/9. Pham, Munoz and Gyorko all have wOBAs of .400 or better against lefties this season. Ozuna isn’t quite there, but as I’ve said many times already, it’s going to come around. His 47% hard contact rate against lefties says so. Gyorko is always one of my favorite plays against lefties over the year, and tonight is even better since he is going up against his former team. He has a .450 ISO and a 40% hard contact rate against lefties this season. Munoz has a .438 ISO against lefties, but that is a small sample size.
1. George Springer
2. Jose Altuve
3. Carlos Correa
Justification – I am sure the Astros will garner some ownership considering the slate, but it won’t be as much as it maybe should be. They get to face off against a young arm in Paul Blackburn. We don’t have a lot of information on Blackburn this season and he pitched in only 10 games last season. In his limited appearances this year, he’s allowed 2.08 HR/9 and has a 5.05 xFIP against lefties. Correa returned to the lineup on Tuesday night, and got on the board in a hurry with a home run. Springer is running hot as is Altuve, who leads the team in hitting against RH pitching this season with a .399 wOBA. Springer and Correa each have a wOBA of at least .333 and an ISO of .180 or better against RH pitching.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
1. Andrew McCutchen
2. Evan Longoria
3. Buster Posey
4. Nick Hundley
5. Mac Williamson
Justification – I am certainly hedging this stack with some Caleb Smith shares, but the Giants have a lot of good bats that are great against left-handed pitching. Smith has been solid against RH bats this season, so I going against the talent of the pitcher with the talent of the bats. You can’t stack all five of these guys because Hundley and Posey are both catchers, but you can mix and mingle. Mac will be the lowest owned of the bunch because he always is, despite owning a .402 wOBA and a .250 ISO against southpaws this season. As for the rest, Hundley leads the team with a .414 wOBA and a .347 ISO against lefties while Longo sports a .389 wOBA, .289 ISO and 50% hard contact rate. Posey and McCutchen each have hard contact rates of 46%. Posey owns a .378 wOBA and Cutch owns a .336 wOBA.