Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Offenses to Target for May 15

Here are my top fantasy baseball stacks for Tuesday’s big 14-game MLB main slate (beware of weather issues on the East Coast):
 

1. BOSTON RED SOX

 
The Red Sox are the most attractive stack on the slate, projected for six runs against RHP Daniel Mengden. The issue here is the weather. It’s going to rain in Boston on Tuesday evening, almost certainly; however, it might clear up early enough to still play. Monitor this closely, because if you can get low ownership on Boston’s bats and have this game play, it could be a huge advantage. In a pair of road starts this season, Mengden has surrendered nine runs in 7 1/3 innings, while opponents bat .371.

Players to Consider

 
Mookie Betts ($5,900)
J.D. Martinez ($5,100)
Andrew Benintendi ($4,400)
Xander Bogaerts ($4,300)
Hanley Ramirez ($4,000)
Rafael Devers ($3,900)
 


 

2. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

 
The Phillies are projected for nearly 5.5 runs for an interleague game in Baltimore. Again, watch the weather here, as there’s a similar outlook to Boston. Andrew Cashner will take the mound for the O’s, as the RHP is winless in five starts at home, allowing 19 runs and six homers in 28 innings. Both sides of the plate crush him, so feel free to use bats from either.
 

Players to Consider

 
Odubel Herrera ($4,400)
Rhys Hoskins ($4,400)
Carlos Santana ($4,400)
Cesar Hernandez ($3,900)
Aaron Altherr ($3,700)
Nick Williams ($2,700)
 


 

3. CLEVELAND INDIANS

 
The Indians were somewhat of a letdown on Monday’s slate, scoring just three runs with expectations sky high. This can be a good time to go right back to them while people are frustrated, especially with a 5.1 run projection. This time LHP Francisco Liriano will toe the rubber for the Tigers, so RHBs will be at a premium rather than LHBs (as was the case Monday).
 

Players to Consider

 
Francisco Lindor ($5,200)
Jose Ramirez ($5,100)
Edwin Encarnacion ($4,500)
Yan Gomes ($3,600)
Erik Gonzalez ($3,400)
Brandon Guyer ($2,800)
Rajai Davis ($2,700)
 


 

4. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

 
If the weather holds up, the home team is in a nice spot here, too, projected for five runs of its own. Nick Pivetta is set to start for the Phillies and has gotten shelled in three road starts. The RHP has given up 10 runs in 10 innings, while opponents bat .366 against him. LHBs have done most of the damage, so mix some of them in with the talented RHBs Baltimore has.
 

Players to Consider

 
Manny Machado ($5,200)
Trey Mancini ($4,000)
Jonathan Schoop ($4,000)
Mark Trumbo ($3,700)
Adam Jones ($3,600)
Chance Sisco ($3,300)
 


 

5. PITTSBURGH PIRATES

 
The Buccos are projected for 4.9 runs at home, going up against RHP Reynaldo Lopez of the White Sox. Lopez has had a terrific season, which could scare some people away. Meanwhile, we could get low ownership on some cheap bats with a high run projection. There’s a ton of good looking LHBs under $4K here, which leaves a lot of valuable salary to use elsewhere with 14 games. With all the rain, here are some other stacking considerations: Cubs, Twins, Rays, Royals, Diamondbacks.
 

Players to Consider

 
Starling Marte ($4,500)
Gregory Polanco ($4,000)
Corey Dickerson ($3,900)
Josh Bell ($3,800)
Colin Moran ($3,400)
Adam Frazier ($2,800)

 
 



 
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