Every team’s in action on Tuesday’s 15-game MLB main slate, so we have plenty of stacking options to choose from. No need to even be concerned much by ownership numbers, with enough elite plays to spread out across the field.
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1. NEW YORK YANKEES
The Yankees scored nine runs in the series opener in Baltimore on Monday, upping their average to 5.84 runs per game. New York is projected for another seven runs on this slate, going up against Asher Wojciechowski ($6,600). While Woj’s numbers are better since the All-Star break, they’re also skewed from a one-hitter he threw against the Red Sox. Although, he’s flashed that high ceiling, he regressed back to the norm in an 11-2 loss to the Blue Jays in his last start.
Woj gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings in that start against Toronto, looking more like the pitcher that had a 5.74 ERA just three starts ago. The situation is nearly identical to the first game of the series — New York’s now scored 43 runs in its last five games at Camden Yards, and will face a below-average starter, along with the second-worst bullpen in baseball.
Players to ConsiderDJ LeMahieu ($5,600)
Didi Gregorius ($5,000)
Gleyber Torres ($5,000)
Aaron Judge ($4,900)
Gio Urshela ($4,800) Q
Mike Ford ($3,900)
2. BOSTON RED SOX
The Red Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak on Monday, putting up seven runs against the Royals. The matchup gets slightly more difficult on Tuesday, going against Jake Junis ($6,900), but a 6.1-run projection still leaves this as a strong spot. Some of Boston’s most expensive bats — Mookie Betts ($5,300) and J.D. Martinez ($5,000) — are dealing with some minor injuries, but if they wind up sidelined, we may get an even more valuable stack.
Junis came out of the break strong, allowing just one run in his first two starts. Since then, he’s given up 10 runs in his last 13 innings pitched. He was hit hard by the Red Sox earlier in the season, giving up six runs in an 8-0 loss back in June in Kansas City. Look for Boston to do similar damage.
Players to ConsiderRafael Devers ($5,400)
Mookie Betts ($5,300) P
Xander Bogaerts ($5,200)
Andrew Benintendi ($5,000)
J.D. Martinez ($5,000) P
Mitch Moreland ($4,100)
3. DETROIT TIGERS
It’s not often we feature the worst offense in baseball on top stacks, but here we are. There’s some value upside here, with extremely cheap bats facing poor pitching, creating a 5.4-run projection. This is the second game of a double-header, and the White Sox are expected to put Hector Santiago ($6,700) on the mound.
Santiago’s barely pitched this season, getting eight innings out of the bullpen, allowing six runs. There’s not much else to the equation here — the Tigers should be low owned and are dirt cheap. They’re worth a GPP stack.
Players to ConsiderBrandon Dixon ($4,100)
Niko Goodrum ($4,000)
JaCoby Jones ($3,500)
Miguel Cabrera ($3,400)
Travis Demeritte ($3,400)
Jeimer Candelario ($3,000) Q
4. CINCINNATI REDS
The Reds came through as Monday’s top stack, hitting their run-projection in the first inning, finishing with seven runs. Cincy’s projected for another 5.5 runs on this slate, facing Jose Suarez ($6,400) and the Angels. Los Angeles has been a dumpster fire lately, giving up well over seven runs per game in their last nine losses (which have come over just 11 games).
Suarez has been nothing special in nine starts this season, with a 5.66 ERA, and a really poor showing in his last two outings — 8 2/3 total innings pitched against the lowly Tigers and Orioles, giving up six runs. The Angels gave up 19 total runs in those two games, with their bullpen falling apart. Once a top-10 unit, the LAA pen now ranks below average. The Reds should get off to a hot start in this one, and the bats carry that upside throughout the game.
Players to ConsiderEugenio Suarez ($4,600)
Nick Senzel ($4,100)
Joey Votto ($4,100)
Phillip Ervin ($3,800)
Jose Iglesias ($3,700)
Aristides Aquino ($3,700)
5. MINNESOTA TWINS
The Twins have a 5.8-run projection at home, where they’ll face Mike Foltynewicz ($6,400) and the Braves. Folty’s having a brutal season for Atlanta, with a 6.37 ERA, failing to ever really put together a hot streak of any kind. The only split that’s favored Folty in any form has been pitching in day games — of course, this game will be at night, a situation in which he has an 8.35 ERA.
The Braves bullpen’s also been on the decline recently, even with the deadline additions made. After the Indians really closed the gap in the AL Central, the Twins have picked up steam again, with the offense hitting well right now.
Players to ConsiderNelson Cruz ($5,900)
Max Kepler ($5,400)
Eddie Rosario ($4,800)
Miguel Sano ($4,700)
Jorge Polanco ($4,600)
Luis Arraez ($4,000)
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