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With just six games Thursday evening, here are a few fantasy baseball stacks to consider for the MLB main slate:
1. NEW YORK YANKEESThe Yankees return home from a tough road trip, and maybe some home cooking is exactly what they need. Expectations are high with a 5.8 run projection, but the matchup against Rangers RHP Ariel Jurado ($4,200) is ripe for the picking. These bats just remain too cheap for what they’re capable of, even with some of the major power hitters still out of the lineup. This offense is due for some outbursts, so why not at home against a pitcher with just over 15 innings of big league experience?
Players to ConsiderGiancarlo Stanton ($5,100)
Didi Gregorius ($4,900)
Aaron Hicks ($4,800)
Brett Gardner ($4,400)
Miguel Andujar ($4,300)
2. BOSTON RED SOXWhile LHP Ryan Borucki ($5,500) is off to a really strong start to his career for the Blue Jays, I’m a much bigger believer in Boston’s offense than this kid’s arm. Not only have the Sox found a way to hang 10 runs on the board on consecutive nights in Toronto, but they slammed Borucki for seven runs in just three innings last month. Mookie Betts ($5,900) went 2-for-2 against him with a wild pair of triples. I’m trusting this lineup in nearly any situation right now, and the 5.4 run projection backs that up.
Players to ConsiderMookie Betts ($5,900)
J.D. Martinez ($5,600)
Andrew Benintendi ($4,700)
Steve Pearce ($4,300)
Xander Bogaerts ($4,200)
Eduardo Nunez ($3,400)
3. LOS ANGELES DODGERSOh yeah, we’ve also got a game at Coors Field on the slate! The visiting Dodgers have reconstructed their lineup by adding some quality RHBs over the trade deadline, which should really help them against LHPs. Tyler Anderson ($5,900) takes the mound for the Rockies, having allowed 15 of his 21 home runs to RHBs. While Anderson shockingly has been able to post a lower ERA at home versus the road, I’ll take this talented Dodgers lineup to find a way to exceed its 5.6 run projection.
Players to ConsiderBrian Dozier ($5,500)
Manny Machado ($5,400)
Justin Turner ($4,700)
Enrique Hernandez ($4,300)
Matt Kemp ($4,200)
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