MLB-Stacks

Tuesday’s slate gives us 13 games to choose from and a lot of projected high scoring options. Let’s breakdown my top stacking options.

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1. HOUSTON ASTROS

Houston’s scored 30 total runs in its last three games, and went for six runs in the series opener against Kansas City — exceeding projections. The Astros are averaging 5.5 runs per game at home, which is their projection on Tuesday against LHP Danny Duffy ($7,300).

Duffy has a 3.27 ERA in his two starts this season, but his starts came against average offenses, and he’s yet to pitch on the road. Houston scored seven runs in 12 innings against Duffy last season, and come into this game as one of the hottest offenses in baseball. Going back to 2018’s splits, 43 of the 50 extra-base hits Duffy allowed were by RHBs, including 21 homers. The Astros’ RHBs are in a smash spot.

Players to Consider

George Springer ($5,200)
Alex Bregman ($5,000)
Michael Brantley ($5,000)
Carlos Correa ($4,800)
Jose Altuve ($4,300)
Robinson Chirinos ($3,900)


2. COLORADO ROCKIES

The Rockies are projected for 5.5 runs at Coors Field, where they’ll face San Francisco LHP Madison Bumgarner ($7,600). MadBum had success against Colorado earlier in the season, holding it to two runs in seven innings in mid-April in The Bay. However, Bumgarner has struggled at Coors, as you’d expect, allowing 10 runs in 11 innings pitcher there in 2018.

The Rockies have scored eight or more runs in four of their last five games, and are averaging 5.2 runs per game at home this season. Three different RHBs that project to be in the top half of Colorado’s order have taken Bumgarner deep multiple times in their careers’ — Nolan Arenado ($5,600), Trevor Story ($5,500), Mark Reynolds ($4,200).

Players to Consider

Nolan Arenado ($5,600)
Trevor Story ($5,500)
Charlie Blackmon ($5,500)
Mark Reynolds ($4,200)
Ian Desmond ($3,900)
Chris Iannetta ($3,900)


3. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Yes, we’re stacking the Giants because they’re playing at Coors, but baseball’s 29th-ranked offense has shown some flashes lately. San Francisco’s only averaging 3.5 runs per game (3.8 on the road), but its managed 24 total runs in its last four outings. The Giants are projected for just over five runs in this spot, and the pitching matchup against RHP Antonio Senzatela ($6,500) should help them stay hot.

Senzatela has a 4.03 ERA in four starts this season, but he gave up four runs in six innings in his lone start at home. While he’s been solid for the Rockies, the Giants are as cheap of a stack as you’re going to find at Coors. They have the LHBs to stack against Senzatela, and potentially hang another high number on the scoreboard.

Players to Consider

Buster Posey ($4,500)
Brandon Belt ($4,400)
Steven Duggar ($4,300)
Joe Panik ($3,900)
Brandon Crawford ($3,900)
Michael Gerber ($3,800)


4. BOSTON RED SOX

The Red Sox were a bust on Monday, but we can’t ignore going back to them with a six-run projection on this slate. Tuesday’s matchup will be against Baltimore RHP David Hess ($4,800), who has a 5.34 ERA through seven outings (six starts). His ERA jumps to 7.20 in his two starts in Baltimore, and Hess actually took the loss against Boston earlier in the season — a 6-4 final.

The Red Sox have hit Hess well, going 19-for-60 (.317) against him with five doubles and six homers — three by Andrew Benintendi ($5,100). Prior to being held to just one run on Monday, Boston was averaging just a shade under eight runs per game over its past seven games. This is a matchup and a ballpark that the Red Sox should be able to overcome, and get back on the pace we’ve seen them on over the past week.

Players to Consider

Mookie Betts ($5,400)
Andrew Benintendi ($5,100)
J.D. Martinez ($5,100)
Michael Chavis ($4,900)
Xander Bogaerts ($4,800)
Rafael Devers ($4,700)


5. MINNESOTA TWINS

I expect the Twins to be overlooked on this slate, projected for 4.8 runs in Toronto. They’ll face RHP Aaron Sanchez ($7,200), who already got tagged in Minnesota for four runs (two home runs) in six innings. Twins’ bats are a solid 25-for-87 (.287) against Sanchez in his career.

Minnesota’s been one of the best offenses in baseball, scoring eight runs in the series opener in Toronto — the fourth game of six or more runs in the last six games. The Twins rank sixth in baseball with 5.27 runs per game, and that number jumps to six runs per game on the road.

Players to Consider

Nelson Cruz ($4,800)
Eddie Rosario ($4,400)
Max Kepler ($4,400)
Jorge Polanco ($4,300)
Jonathan Schoop ($4,100)
C.J. Cron ($3,900)


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