Fantasy Baseball: Judge, Sanchez Headline Yankees Stacking Options

Here are my top-five stacks for Wednesday evening’s 11-game main slate.

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1. MILWAUKEE BREWERS

The Brewers are projected for 5.4 runs at home against Homer Bailey and the Reds. Bailey’s been a dumpster fire this season, with an ERA just a fraction under seven. In three appearances against Milwaukee, he’s yielded 11 runs in 14 innings, thanks to five home runs. Fittingly, Homer lets up a lot of homers, which makes the Brew Crew a fantastic stack on this slate.

Players to Consider

  • Ryan Braun ($4,600)
  • Neil Walker ($4,000)
  • Travis Shaw ($5,000)
  • Eric Sogard ($3,500)
  • Domingo Santana ($4,900)
  • Eric Thames ($4,000)


2. NEW YORK YANKEES

The Yanks are also projected for 5.4 runs at home, as they’ll be up against Matt Andriese and the Rays. The RHP has been just about average against New York this season, posting a 4.91 ERA; however, he’s allowed three bombs in just 11 innings against this lineup in 2017. As a team, the Yankees’ bats hit .323 with a 1.018 OPS against Andriese.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Judge ($5,700)
  • Gary Sanchez ($5,000)
  • Chase Headley ($3,600)
  • Starlin Castro ($3,700)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,100)
  • Didi Gregorius ($4,500)


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3. CLEVELAND INDIANS

The magic number remains 5.4, as that’s Cleveland’s projected run total as the Indians host the Twins. Adalberto Mejia will be on the bump for Minnesota, holding a 4.48 ERA in 2017. Mejia has actually been solid against this impressive Indians lineup, allowing just two runs over 9 1/3 innings this season. I’ll say things shift back toward the norm this evening and the Cleveland bats find some production.

Players to Consider

  • Francisco Linor ($5,400)
  • Austin Jackson ($4,100)
  • Jose Ramirez ($5,500)
  • Edwin Encarnacion ($5,100)
  • Carlos Santana ($4,700)
  • Jay Bruce ($4,000)


4. LOS ANGELES ANGELS

The Angels have a 5.6 run projection in Chicago, as Reynaldo Lopez is scheduled to take the ball for the White Sox. Lopez has a 4.54 ERA in just over 45 innings pitched thus far, and he has struggled against every opponent he’s faced (aside from Cleveland, surprisingly). Both sides of the plate give Lopez trouble, so all options are in play, although left-handed bats tend to go deep more often.

Players to Consider

  • Kole Calhoun ($3,700)
  • Mike Trout ($5,500)
  • Justin Upton ($5,100)
  • Albert Pujols ($3,400)
  • Andrelton Simmons ($3,800)
  • Luis Valbuena ($2,700)


5. TORONTO BLUE JAYS

While the Red Sox are projected for 5.4 runs as well, nothing is going right for Boston right now, and there are plenty of injury concerns against a pitcher that’s owned them this season. The visitors are projected for just 4.2 runs, but Rick Porcello got shelled in his last start, and he was also dominated when he faced Toronto earlier this month (seven earned runs in 5 1/3 innings). Meanwhile, the Jays have been scorching hot in Boston during this series and have hit Porcello well over his entire career.

Players to Consider

  • Josh Donaldson ($3,900)
  • Justin Smoak ($3,900)
  • Jose Bautista ($3,500)
  • Kendrys Morales ($3,000)
  • Kevin Pillar ($3,100)
  • Russell Martin ($3,500)

 


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