It’s a 15-game slate on Tuesday, which means all 30 teams are in action on tonight’s main slate. That’s a LOT of stacks to choose from. Obviously, there are several directions you can go tonight, but here are my top-5 stacks:

1. Baltimore Orioles

Captain Obvious here to help you with your stacks! If anything, with 15 games you can at least get lower ownership on a top stack than you typically would. The O’s are projected for 5.2 runs, going up against Bronson Arroyo and his 9.90 ERA. RHB are SHELLING Arroyo in the early going this season — .440 on-base percentage in 25 at-bats, including three doubles and three homers. J.J. Hardy has one of the best BvPs you’ll see against a pitcher, hitting 9-for-30 (.300) with five dingers.

Players to Consider

  • J.J. Hardy ($3,300)
  • Adam Jones ($4,500)
  • Manny Machado ($4,900)
  • Mark Trumbo ($4,600)
  • Wellington Castillo ($3,800)
  • Chris Davis ($4,700)

2. Kansas City Royals

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I like targeting NL pitchers coming into AL ballparks, as Matt Cain is tonight for the Giants. Cain has been nothing special so far this season, with an ERA approaching 5.00. He could struggle against this stacked KC lineup that presents options from both sides of the dish. Cain allows LHB to hit for a better average against him, but typically he lets up his HRs to RHB, so a good mix could be the right formula.


Players to Consider

  • Mike Moustakas ($3,200)
  • Salvador Perez ($3,400)
  • Lorenzo Cain ($4,000)
  • Eric Hosmer ($3,900)
  • Alex Gordon ($3,700)
  • Brandon Moss ($3,600)

3. Cleveland Indians

There are a handful of Indians that hit Phil Hughes pretty well, so there’s plenty of history to go off of here. Hughes is off to a solid start this season, but isn’t the type of force that scares you away from stacking against him. With Cleveland projected for 4.7 runs, they make for a strong stacking option.

Players to Consider

  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,500)
  • Michael Brantley ($4,500)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,700)
  • Jose Ramirez ($4,000)
  • Lonnie Chisenhall ($3,300)
  • Yan Gomes ($3,000)

4. Toronto Blue Jays

Here we go again. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before — the struggling Blue Jays are in a fantastic spot to get their season going, this time at home against LHP Brian Johnson. Every time I’ve hyped up the Jays this season, they’ve failed to step up, so proceed with caution. But this lineup full of RHB that’ve CRUSHED LHP in the past has to return to form at some point … right? Johnson has only pitched 4.1 innings in the bigs (back in 2015) and allowed four earned runs. Seriously, if Toronto can’t get it together tonight (while projected for just shy of five runs), I’m done with these bats.


Players to Consider

  • Jose Bautista ($4,600)
  • Kendrys Morales ($3,800)
  • Troy Tulowitzki ($4,000)
  • Kevin Pillar ($3,400)
  • Steve Pearce ($3,500)
  • Russell Martin ($3,700)

5. Atlanta Braves

Let’s talk super contrarian here: The Braves were in my top stacks yesterday and actually pulled off five runs for their fifth consecutive win. It marks their eighth straight game with at least four runs — not too shabby for a team that often gets overlooked. Tonight, however, Atlanta will be more overlooked than ever, facing off against Max Scherzer. If you’re trying to win a GPP on a 15-game slate, sometimes going as hard against the grain as possible is the way to do it. And the reason I don’t think this is a complete waste of time is because the Braves actually have had some success against Mad Max — four players have taken him deep, and they have five players on the roster that hit .294 or better against him in 10 or more career at-bats.

Players to Consider

  • Nick Markakis ($3,200)
  • Freddie Freeman ($4,100)
  • Ender Inciarte ($3,400)
  • Adonis Garcia ($3,000)
  • Dansby Swanson ($2,900)
  • Kurt Suzuki ($2,200)/Tyler Flowers ($2,700)

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