Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top Offenses to Target for April 13

Here are my top stacks for Friday’s monster, 13-game MLB main slate. As always, be sure to double check teams’ official starting lineups.

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1. BOSTON RED SOX

The Sox continued to roll Thursday, scoring another six runs against the Yankees. That’s exactly how many runs they’re projected for Friday, when they host the Orioles at Fenway Park. RHP Chris Tillman will be on the mound for the O’s, and he’s allowed nine runs in 9 1/3 innings so far in 2018, along with a .375 batting average. This is an obvious top stack, so expect I expect them to be popular.

Players to Consider

Mookie Betts ($5,100)
Rafael Devers ($4,100)
Andrew Benintendi ($4,000)
Mitch Moreland ($3,300)
Jackie Bradley Jr. ($3,300)
Brock Holt ($3,000)


2. HOUSTON ASTROS

Houston is projected for 5.3 runs at home in a matchup against Cole Hamels. The LHP has been disappointing so far, including taking on Opening Day loss to the Astros in which he gave up two homers in 5 2/3 innings. This lineup historically crushes Hamels with all of their power RHBs, so I’m looking for more of that. Both catcher options — Evan Gattis and Brian McCann — have taken Hamels deep three times in their careers.

Players to Consider

Jose Altuve ($5,200)
Carlos Correa ($5,100)
George Springer ($4,900)
Alex Bregman ($4,300)
Evan Gattis ($3,600)
Brian McCann ($3,500)


3. LOS ANGELES ANGELS

The Angels have been a hot offense of late, and it’s tough to see Royals RHP Jason Hammel getting in the way of that. Despite relying mostly on RHBs, the Angels are projected for 5.2 runs. They’ve had some success in this matchup in the past, so we can trust this stack even though there aren’t many opposite hand individual matchups to take advantage of.

Players to Consider

Mike Trout ($5,600)
Justin Upton ($4,700)
Zack Cozart ($4,600)
Shohei Ohtani ($4,600)
Ian Kinsler ($3,900)
Kole Calhoun ($3,100)


4. WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The Nationals are projected for 5.2 runs on their own, as the play host to LHP Kyle Freeland and the Rockies. Freeland owns a 5.56 ERA through two games this season, against the likes of the Padres and Braves. Things are about to get much more difficult for a pitcher who’s allowed four homers in 11 1/3 innings in the early going. This is a tough matchup for him to right the ship.

Players to Consider

Bryce Harper ($5,700)
Trea Turner ($4,500)
Anthony Rendon ($4,400)
Ryan Zimmerman ($4,000)
Howie Kendrick ($3,600)
Michael Taylor ($3,500)


5.NEW YORK YANKEES

First and foremost, pay attention to the weather in Detroit before targeting this game. However, if it looks good to play, the Yankees are in a nice spot against RHP Mike Fiers. New York’s projected for 5.2 runs just like the previous two stacks and will be looking to bounce back from a tough series in Boston. Fiers pitched six scoreless against the White Sox in his lone start this season, but the Yankees bats have gotten to him before and should be able to put up some runs.

Players to Consider

Giancarlo Stanton ($5,300)
Aaron Judge ($5,200)
Didi Gregorius ($4,700)
Gary Sanchez ($4,400)
Brett Gardner ($3,800)
Neil Walker ($3,000)

 


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