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Wednesday’s main slate is large with 14 games. Trevor Story (thumb) made his return to the Rockies’ lineup on Tuesday in time for a Coors Field series against the Astros. Tommy La Stella (shin) left Tuesday’s game after fouling a ball off his leg and his status for Wednesday is uncertain. Ryan Braun’s status is also uncertain after leaving Tuesday’s game. 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 five different hitting stacks fantasy owners can consider using on DraftKings’ main slate on Wednesday:

1. Houston Astros

The Astros get a gigantic park upgrade playing on the road in hitter-haven Coors Field and face poor pitching opposition. Rockies RHP Peter Lambert ($5,300) has been ineffective in both Triple-A and the big leagues in 2019. In five MLB starts, Lambert has posted an ugly 6.17 FIP on the back of a lot of home runs allowed and a poor strikeout rate, striking out just 16% of batters. Lambert has allowed opponents to produce a gigantic isolated power of .304, which would be an elite mark for a hitter.

Lambert’s contact quality allowed has also been poor, allowing batters to produce an expected wOBA of .354 based on the exit velocities and angles of their batted balls, worse than the league average of .322. In 11 Triple-A starts earlier this season, Lambert posted a poor 5.03 FIP and struck out just 20% of batters.

Players to consider
George Springer ($5,900)
Yordan Alvarez ($5,500)
Alex Bregman ($5,400)
Michael Brantley ($4,900)
Jose Altuve ($4,600)
Josh Reddick ($4,600)

2. Colorado Rockies

A home game at Coors Field makes the Rockies an appealing stack option against most pitchers. Colorado comfortably leads baseball in home production by wOBA in part due to a gigantic .368 batting average on balls in play. The high BABIP is due to the park effects of Coors Field, which include a spacious outfield and a decrease in pitch movement. The Rockies can utilize these effects against LHP Wade Miley ($7,200), who despite effective run prevention with a 3.39 ERA, allows more contact than average and strikes out less batters than average. Miley has struck out 20% of batters and allowed contact on 79% of his pitches that were swung at, both worse than the league averages of 23% and 76%, respectively.

Players to consider
Charlie Blackmon ($5,800)
Nolan Arenado ($5,300)
David Dahl ($5,200)
Trevor Story ($4,500)
Ian Desmond ($4,500)

3. Atlanta Braves

The Braves have a soft matchup against RHP Nick Pivetta ($6,200), who has been ineffective this season. Pivetta’s 5.81 FIP, 5.53 ERA and expected wOBA allowed of .377 based on the exit velocities and angles of his batted balls are all significantly worse than average. Pivetta has been home run prone, allowing over two dingers per nine innings, and has been very extra base hit prone, allowing batters to produce an isolated power of .265. Pivetta’s 19% strikeout rate is also worse than average. Pivetta is backed by a poor Phillies bullpen that ranks third worst by FIP and ninth worst by ERA.

Players to consider
Ronald Acuna Jr. ($5,300)
Freddie Freeman ($5,200)
Austin Riley ($5,000)
Dansby Swanson ($4,900)
Ozzie Albies ($4,400)
Josh Donaldson ($4,100)

4. Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox play a road game in hitter-friendly Rogers Centre and face RHP Jacob Waguespack ($4,000), who has been below average in Triple-A this season. Waguespack posted a 5.41 FIP and 5.30 ERA in 12 Triple-A appearances in 2019 while allowing more home runs than average. Boston has been a top 5 offensive team by wOBA and will be in good position to score runs in a hitter-friendly park against a pitcher who didn’t prevent runs well in the minor leagues.

Players to consider
Rafael Devers ($4,700)
Xander Bogaerts ($4,600)
Mookie Betts ($4,400)
J.D. Martinez ($4,400)
Andrew Benintendi ($4,000)

5. Los Angeles Angels

The Angels get a significant park upgrade on the road in hitter-friendly Arlington and face RHP Ariel Jurado ($6,100). While Jurado has a solid 3.90 ERA, his peripheral statistics are less impressive, including a 4.35 FIP and contact quality derived expected wOBA of .331 based on the exit velocities and angles of batted balls allowed, higher than the league average of .322. Jurado also has a poor strikeout rate, striking out just 16.5% of batters, including just 13.5% of left-handed batters, making it more likely for balls to be put into play. The Rangers’ home park is one of the best hitter’s parks in the game due to the heat and construction of the park, and temperatures are expected to be close to 90 degrees around first pitch.

Players to consider
Mike Trout ($5,600)
Shohei Ohtani ($5,300)
Tommy La Stella ($4,800; DTD)
Justin Upton ($4,300)
Kole Calhoun ($4,200)
Andrelton Simmons ($3,900)

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