Fantasy Baseball Stacks: Top Offenses to Target for August 8

It’s an interesting slate, with a pair of games on the afternoon slate projected for 10.5-11 runs. Nonetheless, all five stacks listed below still carry of projection of five runs or more.

Here are my top stacks for Wednesday evening’s fantasy baseball nine-game main slate:
 

1. BOSTON RED SOX

 
The Red Sox just seem to keep the magic rolling, scoring 10 runs in 10 innings on Tuesday. But I’m not chasing this lineup because of any magical run here, they’re my top stack because the Sox just mash RHP. Toronto RHP Mike Hauschild ($4,400), the owner of a 6.43 ERA over his career, and the Blue Jays’ bullpen has an 8.53 ERA since the All-Star break. With a 5.3-run projection, it’s another terrific spot for baseball’s best offense.

Players to Consider

Mookie Betts ($5,900)
J.D. Martinez ($5,500)
Andrew Benintendi ($5,400)
Xander Bogaerts ($4,200)
Mitch Moreland ($4,100)
Rafael Devers ($3,700)
 


 

2. CLEVELAND INDIANS

 

The Indians are also projected for 5.3 runs, as they’ll be hosting Twins RHP Jake Odorizzi ($5,200). Odorizzi has gotten absolutely rocked in his three outings against Cleveland this season — 16 runs, 19 hits, five home runs and seven walks in just 13 2/3 innings. The BvP numbers are pretty enticing, and that’s why we’re going to trust that Odorizzi just can’t get this lineup out.

 

Players to Consider

 
Jose Ramirez ($6,000)
Francisco Lindor ($5,800)
Michael Brantley ($4,800)
Edwin Encarnacion ($4,700)
Melke Cabrera ($3,900)
Jason Kipnis ($3,900)

 

3. CHICAGO CUBS

 
The Cubs bring a 5.5-run projection to Kansas City, where RHP Heath Fillmyer ($4,500) will toe the rubber for the Royals. Fillmyer is a reliever being thrust into a starters’ role, which leaves some combination of terrible bullpen pitchers in the way of the Cubs’ mighty offense. While the ballpark doesn’t do us any favors here, the run projection speaks to the lack of pitching Chicago will be up against.
 

Players to Consider

 
Javier Baez ($5,700)
Ben Zobrist ($5,300)
Anthony Rizzo ($4,900)
Kyle Schwarber ($4,400)
Willson Contreras ($4,400)
Jason Heyward ($4,200)
Tommy La Stella (2,900)
 


 

4. NEW YORK YANKEES

 
The bats went cold again for the Yankees on Tuesday, but that should only set up for a bounce-back spot against White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito ($4,200). Giolito has a 7.76 ERA at home this season, and his relatively even splits leave everyone in the Yanks’ lineup as a realistic option to target. Projected for 5.4 runs, the Yankees lineup is actually one of the better values on the slate when it comes to salary.
 

Players to Consider

 
Giancarlo Stanton ($5,100)
Didi Gregorius ($5,000)
Aaron Hicks ($4,900)
Brett Gardner ($4,600)
Gleyber Torres ($4,400)
Miguel Andujar ($4,300)
 


 

5. MILWAUKEE BREWERS

Padres RHP Brett Kennedy will be making his MLB debut, going up against a really strong lineup in Milwaukee. Kennedy’s been undeniably impressive this season in Triple-A, going 10-0 through 16 starts with just a 2.72 ERA. With a five-run projection, I’ll take my chances with one of the better lineups in baseball giving Kennedy a “welcome to the big leagues” moment.

Players to Consider

 
Christian Yelich ($5,700)
Jesus Aguilar ($4,800)
Travis Shaw ($4,600)
Lorenzo Cain ($4,100)
Mike Moustakas ($4,100)
Jonathan Schoop ($4,000)
 


 
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