We’ve got a nine-game slate to breakdown tonight with plenty of appealing stacks.

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Here are my top-five stacks:

1. Cleveland Indians

Kyle Gibson has faced current members of the Indians 165 times in his career, allowing a batting average of .331 and an on-base percentage of .411 to this group. Pretty much whoever is in Cleveland’s lineup today can hit this guy. Lindor is 8-for-10 against Gibson, Santana has three homers in 22 at-bats off him, Gomes is 7-for-16 with a pair of dingers … the list goes on and on. History tells us the Indians certainly have the potential to be tonight’s top stack.

Players to Consider

  • Francisco Lindor ($4,200)
  • Carlos Santana ($4,400)
  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,500)
  • Jose Ramirez ($4,000)
  • Yan Gomes ($2,900)
  • Lonnie Chisenhall ($3,300)

2. Houston Astros

RHP Jesse Chavez has reverse splits, so Houston’s RHB-heavy lineup is in a great position to succeed. The Astros are projected for 4.8 runs at home, but there’s not much past performance to go on here. Altuve is 7-for-20 against Chavez in his career with a pair of extra-base hits, otherwise, you just need to trust that the Astros will be able to figure this guy out pretty quickly.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Altuve ($5,100)
  • George Springer ($4,700)
  • Josh Reddick ($3,700)
  • Carlos Correa ($4,900)
  • Carlos Beltran ($3,900)
  • Alex Bregman ($4,100)

3. Seattle Mariners


Seattle’s offense has come alive over the past week or so. Tom Koehler hasn’t seen much of this Mariners lineup, but he has been getting smashed by LHB, which they have a good mix of. Starting with those guys seems like a good idea if you’re going to try stacking the Mariners.

Players to Consider

  • Robinson Cano ($4,500)
  • Kyle Seager ($4,200)
  • Jarrod Dyson ($3,200)
  • Leonys Martin $3,400)
  • Mitch Haniger ($3,700)
  • Nelson Cruz ($4,600)

4. Atlanta Braves

It’s not often you see the Braves on top stacks but projected to score 4.8 runs tonight at home against Jered Weaver and the Padres, we can’t ignore them. Weaver typically gets hit pretty evenly from both sides of the dish, so you can really take any hot hitters you like here. Markakis looks like a good place to start — 9-for-31 with a pair of longballs.

Players to Consider

  • Nick Markakis ($3,600)
  • Freddie Freeman ($4,600)
  • Ender Inciarte ($3,800)
  • Brandon Phillips ($3,600)
  • Dansby Swanson ($3,400)
  • Adonis Garcia ($3,500)

5. Oakland Athletics

The A’s represent another unusual stack, but projected for 4.6 runs against A.J. Griffin, they’re not necessarily contrarian. Griffin is off to a rough start this season, and the A’s have been better than expected offensively. Stacking these guys is as cheap as it gets, so you’ll be able to fit your stud pitchers and pay up for other bats.

Players to Consider

  • Matt Joyce ($2,600)
  • Jed Lowrie ($2,900)
  • Kris Davis ($4,100)
  • Rajai Davis ($3,900)
  • Stephen Vogt ($3,400)
  • Yonder Alonso ($3,000)

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