Detroit Tigers v Seattle Mariners

Wednesday’s main fantasy baseball slate has six games. Jeff McNeil left Tuesday’s game with a hamstring injury and his status for the Mets’ game against the Braves is uncertain. Corey Dickerson (finger) also left the Phillies’ game early due to injury Tuesday. Fantasy owners can receive up-to-the-minute news, analysis and lineups by downloading the DK Live app. You also can follow DK Live on Twitter @DKLive.

Here are a few different hitting stacks fantasy owners can consider using on DraftKings on Wednesday:

1. Seattle Mariners

The Mariners generally don’t make for an appealing stack option given their below-average overall production combined with their home park, but a matchup against Detroit Tigers’ right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson ($5,000) is highly appealing. Jackson has made nine appearances in the big leagues in 2019, and his numbers are about as ugly as it gets. For one, the contact quality Jackson has allowed opposing batters to generate has been explosive, with batters producing an expected wOBA of .431 based on the exit velocities and angles of their batted balls, significantly higher than the league average of .320. Jackson has been heavily extra-base hit prone, allowing an isolated power of .375 to batters, way above the league average of .181. Jackson has been extremely home run prone, allowing more than three home runs per nine innings. He also has failed to strike batters out effectively, striking out just 14% of batters, worse than the SP league average of 22%. Jackson’s FIP of 8.24 is so high that it’s a number rarely seen, almost double the league average FIP of 4.41. Jackson is backed by a Tigers bullpen that traded its best reliever, Shane Greene, prior to the trade deadline and ranks as the second worst bullpen by FIP and fourth worst by ERA on the season.

Players to consider

Domingo Santana ($4,400)
Daniel Vogelbach ($4,300)
Mallex Smith ($4,200)
Kyle Seager ($4,000)
J.P. Crawford ($3,800)
Austin Nola ($3,700)

2. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have been baseball’s fourth best offense against right-handed pitching, and they draw a matchup with below-average righty Elieser Hernandez ($5,600) of the Miami Marlins. Hernandez has been extra-base hit prone, allowing batters to produce an isolated power of .246, an elevated number. Hernandez also has been home run prone, allowing more than two home runs per nine innings, which has contributed to a poor 5.67 FIP. Left-handed batters have had much more success against Hernandez, striking out in just 17% of their plate appearances while socking nearly three dingers per nine innings, contributing to an ugly 7.50 FIP vs. LHBs. Dodgers LHBs are the preferred play in the stack due to Hernandez being less effective vs. LHBs.

Players to consider

Cody Bellinger ($5,500)
Max Muncy ($5,100)
Justin Turner ($4,800)
Will Smith ($4,600)
Joc Pederson ($4,500)
Corey Seager ($4,100)
Matt Beaty ($4,100)

3. Atlanta Braves

The Braves have been a top-10 offense against left-handed pitchers this season, and they draw a home matchup against Mets LHP Steven Matz ($7,100). It has been hot in Atlanta, with game-time temperatures expected to be around 90 degrees, which will help fly ball distance and power hitting. Matz has allowed more home runs than average and has allowed batters to produce an isolated power of .200, also higher than average. Matz being extra-base hit prone combined with the hot weather could be a recipe for power hitting for the Braves. New York’s bullpen also ranks as the fifth worst bullpen by both ERA and FIP.

Players to consider

Ronald Acuna Jr. ($5,700)
Freddie Freeman ($5,600)
Ozzie Albies ($5,200)
Josh Donaldson ($4,700)

4. Los Angeles Angels

The Angels have a matchup against Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Chris Archer ($8,200), whose skills have eroded this season as he battles command and control issues. While Archer has struck out a strong 26% of batters, he has walked a poor 11% and allowed nearly two home runs per nine innings, contributing to a poor 5.28 FIP. Archer has been extra-base hit prone, allowing batters to produce an isolated power of .219. Archer also has allowed poor contact quality, allowing batters to produce an expected wOBA of .349 based on the exit velocities and angles of their batted balls. Pittsburgh backs Archer up with a below-average bullpen by both ERA and FIP. The Pirates’ pitching staff also is getting a league downgrade in the American League, where it will have to face the designated hitter.

Players to consider

Mike Trout ($5,400)
Shohei Ohtani ($4,300)
Kole Calhoun ($4,000)
Justin Upton ($3,800)
Albert Pujols ($3,700)

5. New York Mets

The Mets have a road matchup in aforementioned Atlanta, where the temperature is expected to be hot. LHP Dallas Keuchel ($6,800) is on the mound for the Braves, and Keuchel has seen a decline in 2019 as he got off to a late start due to holding out in free agency. Keuchel has allowed more home runs than average and struck out just 18% of batters, contributing to a poor 5.23 FIP. The Mets have had a top-10 offense vs. LHPs this season, and Atlanta’s bullpen behind Keuchel has allowed more home runs than average.

Players to consider

Pete Alonso ($5,500)
Michael Conforto ($5,000)
J.D. Davis ($4,900)
Wilson Ramos ($4,500)
Amed Rosario ($4,300)
Todd Frazier ($4,100)

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