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Here are five different hitting stacks fantasy owners can consider using on DraftKings:

1. Texas Rangers

The Rangers have a home game in hitter-friendly Arlington against the Angels and right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey. Harvey has been horrifically ineffective through three starts in 2019, already allowing four home runs and striking out just 16% of the batters he has faced. Harvey has allowed opponents to produce a .295 isolated power, essentially turning his opponents into 2018 J.D. Martinez. He has allowed batters to produce an expected wOBA of .434 based on the exit velocities and angles of their batted balls, significantly above the league average of .322.

Left-handed batters have found the most success off Harvey to this point, producing a .512 expected wOBA based on their contact quality with a .429 isolated power, both eye-popping numbers. The park Harvey is pitching in is also very unforgiving.

Players to consider
Joey Gallo ($5,300)
Elvis Andrus ($5,000)
Asdrubal Cabrera ($4,500)
Shin-Soo Choo ($4,500)
Nomar Mazara ($4,300)


2. Los Angeles Angels

On the other side of the field, the Angels take on the Rangers in a significant park upgrade in hitter-friendly Arlington. RHP Lance Lynn is on the mound for the Rangers, who has a history of below-average performance against left-handed batters and is projected to allow more runs than average this season. The Rangers’ bullpen also has been homer-prone to start the year and ranks as the third worst bullpen by FIP. Angels-Rangers by far has the highest total runs on DraftKings Sportsbook for today’s slate, with the over/under set at 11.

Players to consider
Mike Trout ($5,600)
Justin Bour ($4,000)
Kole Calhoun ($3,900)
Albert Pujols ($3,800)
Andrelton Simmons ($3,600)


3. Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays are facing off against RHP David Hess, who has poor career numbers and has allowed nearly two home runs per nine innings pitched in his career. Hess is projected to be one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball this year by most projection systems, and he has allowed an ugly .227 isolated power to opposing hitters since the start of last year. Left-handed batters have had more power success against Hess, producing a .256 isolated power since the start of last year.

Players to consider
Austin Meadows ($4,900)
Tommy Pham ($4,600)
Brandon Lowe ($4,600)
Yandy Diaz ($3,900)
Ji-Man Choi ($3,700)


4. Atlanta Braves

A strong Braves offense takes on RHP Zack Godley at home. Godley has allowed worse-than-average contact quality since the start of 2018 and has been homer-prone in a small sample to start 2019. Godley’s expected wOBA of .340 allowed to opposing batters since the start of 2018 is worse than the league average of .316 in that timeframe, and his expected wOBA against sits at an ugly .410 in three 2019 starts.

Players to consider
Ronald Acuna Jr. ($5,200)
Freddie Freeman ($4,800)
Josh Donaldson ($4,300)
Ozzie Albies ($4,300)
Dansby Swanson ($4,300)


5. Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have a park downgrade in pitcher-friendly Marlins Park, but they will face soft pitching opposition. RHP Sandy Alcantara is projected to allow more runs than average this year, and Miami is backing him up with the sixth worst bullpen by FIP. The Marlins’ ‘pen is tied for the third most home runs allowed to start 2019.

Players to consider
Javier Baez ($5,100)
Wilson Contreras ($4,700)
Anthony Rizzo ($4,600)
Kris Bryant ($4,300)
Kyle Schwarber ($4,100)
Ben Zobrist ($3,600)


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