A few of my favorite stacks lately (the Coors Field teams and the Nationals) are on today’s afternoon slate, so it’s time to think outside the box for tonight’s 10-game slate. There is still plenty of meat on the bone here with a lot of very good teams playing in hitter-friendly parks.

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Here’s my top-5 stacks:


1. Boston Red Sox

The Sox dropped eight runs on the O’s last night at Fenway, and find themselves in a similar spot tonight, projected for more than five runs against Ubaldo Jimenez. Four members of the Red Sox (Pedroia, Betts, Bogaerts, Sandoval) all hit .344 of better against Jimenez in 19 or more career at-bats against him, so there’s some history to support a Sox stack here, on what should be another nice night at Fenway after the afternoon rain passes.

Players to Consider

  • Pablo Sandoval ($3,900)
  • Mookie Betts ($5,500)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($4,300)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,700)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,100)
  • Mitch Moreland ($3,500)

2. Toronto Blue Jays

The Jays didn’t live up to the hype yesterday and dropped a 4-3 game to the Brewers. Eventually, they’re going to come around, and why not tonight? Toronto is projected for 5.5 runs against Chase Anderson, who has reverse splits and got hammered by RHB last season — which plays right into the Blue Jays’ strength. Take note that Donaldson is questionable in this game again (he didn’t start last night, but did get one at-bat).

Players to Consider

  • Troy Tulowitzki ($4,100)
  • Kendrys Morales ($3,00)
  • Jose Bautista ($4,700)
  • Russell Martin ($3,800)
  • Devon Travis ($4,000)
  • Josh Donaldson ($5,000)


3. Chicago Cubs

The Cubs face a solid pitcher in Brandon McCarthy, but you can stack them up against anyone with their ability to hit from both sides of the plate, especially at home following an off-day. I’m looking predominantly at LHB here, but I can’t argue with getting Bryant in the mix.

Players to Consider

  • Kyle Schwarber ($4,600)
  • Anthony Rizzo ($5,200)
  • Ben Zobrist ($4,300)
  • Jason Heyward ($3,500)
  • Kris Bryant ($5,100)
  • Miguel Montero ($3,300)

4. Baltimore Orioles

The O’s didn’t fare well at Fenway last night, but they’re projected for 4.5 runs tonight against knuckleballer Steven Wright. Wright’s actually been very good against Baltimore in his career, but he didn’t finish last season on a high note and is already off to a poor start this season. I think we see a high scoring game once again at Fenway, with this being a little closer than the 8-1 beating we saw last night.

Players to Consider

  • Chris Davis ($4,800)
  • Manny Machado ($5,300)
  • Mark Trumbo ($4,700)
  • Adam Jones ($4,600)
  • Seth Smith ($3,800)
  • Hyun-Soo Kim ($3,700)

5. Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies are a somewhat contrarian stack tonight playing at home, but I like the position they’re in. We just saw the Mets light up the scoreboard last night, so you don’t need to be afraid of the ballpark. Philly is projected for 4.1 runs and will be facing Zach Wheeler, who allowed five earned runs in four innings in his long-awaited return to the mound. A sneaky stack like this leaves you plenty of salary to pay up for pitching.

Some other contrarian stacks you could consider are the Angels or the Royals.

Players to Consider

  • Michael Saunders ($3,700)
  • Odubel Herrera ($4,100)
  • Cesar Hernandez ($3,500)
  • Freddy Galvis ($3,500)
  • Howie Kendrick $3,500)
  • Maikel Franco ($4,300)


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