MLB-Stacks

Wednesday night’s main MLB fantasy baseball slate has eight games. Elvis Andrus (hamstring) left Tuesday’s game early and his status for Wednesday’s matchup vs. the Royals is unclear. Bryce Harper also is dealing with a sore knee, and his status is worth monitoring for Wednesday.

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Here are five different hitting stacks fantasy owners can consider using on DraftKings’ main slate on Wednesday:

1. Houston Astros

The Astros face LHP Gregory Soto, who is projected to be a very ineffective pitcher in the big leagues. Soto posted a 4.45 ERA and 4.05 ERA in high-A ball in 2018 and posted a 4.50 FIP in three starts in Double-A this year. In one big league start, Soto struck out just one of 23 batters (4%), generated a swing and a miss on an awful 3.4% of his total pitches and threw 68% fastballs. The Astros are also a right-handed heavy lineup, which helps given Soto’s left-handedness.

Of the Astros batters, George Springer ($5,800) is off to the best start. Springer has produced incredible contact quality off lefties with an expected wOBA of .508 based on the exit velocities and angles of his batted balls. Springer’s extra-base hit output has also been huge vs. LHPs, producing a .447 isolated power.

Players to consider

George Springer ($5,800)
Alex Bregman ($5,300)
Michael Brantley ($5,200)
Carlos Correa ($4,800)
Yuli Gurriel ($4,000)


2. Texas Rangers

The Rangers face ineffective RHP Jorge Lopez in a good matchup for run-scoring and extra-base hits. Lopez has an ugly 5.71 FIP on the back of allowing a lot of home runs, with more than two home runs allowed per nine innings. Lopez has struck out less batters than average and generated a swing and a miss on less pitches than average. He has allowed opposing batters to produce an elevated expected wOBA of .383 based on their contact quality and has been extra-base hit prone, allowing a .259 isolated power.

Because Lopez has struck out less batters than average, it could help monstrous power hitter and high-strikeout batter Joey Gallo ($5,400) make contact. Gallo has an incredible .652 wOBA on contact this year, significantly better than the league average wOBA of .376 on contact.

Players to consider

Joey Gallo ($5,400)
Elvis Andrus ($5,100; DTD)
Hunter Pence ($4,900)
Shin-Soo Choo ($4,700)
Danny Santana ($4,600)


3. Washington Nationals

RHP Wilmer Font is on the mound for the Mets. In 62 innings since the start of 2018, Font has posted an ugly 5.58 FIP while being home run prone, allowing more than two home runs per nine innings. Font has been extra-base hit prone, allowing batters to produce a .241 isolated power. Font also has struck out less batters than average, which will help more balls be put into play.

Players to consider

Anthony Rendon ($4,600)
Juan Soto ($4,500)
Howie Kendrick ($4,500; DTD)
Victor Robles ($4,000)
Adam Eaton ($4,000)


4. Tampa Bay Rays

Marlins RHP Jose Urena has below-average numbers for most of his key statistics, including a 4.71 FIP and expected wOBA allowed of .331. Urena has struck out just 16% of opponents while generating a swing and a miss in just 8% of his total pitches, which should help Rays batters make contact. Urena also is backed by a Miami bullpen that ranks in the bottom 10 in both FIP and ERA.

Players to consider

Austin Meadows ($5,500)
Brandon Lowe ($4,900)
Yandy Diaz ($4,900)
Avisail Garcia ($4,700)
Tommy Pham ($4,600)


5. Atlanta Braves

Cardinals RHP Michael Wacha is having a poor season, allowing more home runs than average while being walk prone, which has contributed to an ugly 5.46 FIP. Wacha has allowed a contact quality derived expected wOBA of .353, worse than the league average of .321, and also has been extra base hit prone, allowing batters to produce an isolated power of .222. Wacha also has struck out less batters than average and generated a swing and a miss on less pitches than average.

Players to consider

Freddie Freeman ($4,800)
Ronald Acuna Jr. ($4,600)
Ozzie Albies ($4,400)
Josh Donaldson ($4,200)
Dansby Swanson ($4,200)


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