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We’ve got an 11-game slate on tap for Wednesday night, so plenty of stacks are in consideration once again. Here are my top-five teams to stack:

1. Washington Nationals

The talented Julio Teheran is on the mound in Atlanta tonight, but the Nats have given him plenty of difficulties in the past. Most of the issues are sparked by LHB, like Bryce Harper, for example, who is 13-for-31 (.419) against Julio in his career, jacking five home runs along with three doubles and four walks. Teheran is off to a fantastic start this season, so maybe you can stack the Nationals with low ownership.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($4,900)
  • Daniel Murphy ($4,100)
  • Adam Eaton ($3,700)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($3,100)
  • Jason Werth ($3,300)
  • Matt Wieters ($2,900)/Jose Lobaton ($2,200)


2. Houston Astros

Houston’s projected for five runs tonight at home against J.C. Ramirez — who has a 7.20 ERA in the early going this season. In limited exposure, the ‘Stros have had some success against Ramirez in the past, particularly Evan Gattis (if he plays), who took him deep twice in just four at-bats. I’m a fan of Houston’s order from top to bottom tonight, so there’s plenty of ways you could go about stacking them.

Players to Consider

  • George Springer ($4,700)
  • Jose Altuve ($5,100)
  • Carlos Correa ($5,000 – DTD)
  • Josh Reddick ($3,700)
  • Carlos Beltran ($3,900)
  • Evan Gattis ($4,000)/Brian McCann ($3,500)


3. Cleveland Indians

* Tonight’s game between the Indians and Twins has been postponed due to rain.

The Indians have been lighting it up, scoring another 11 runs yesterday. Tonight they’ll face LHP Adalbert Mejia, who’s been nothing special in his very brief career. Cleveland is looking like it potentially has the best offense in MLB, so stacking them could come with high ownership. However, if they keep pumping out runs the way they have been, that’s not much of a concern.

Players to Consider

  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,400)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,600)
  • Jose Ramirez ($4,100)
  • Carlos Santana ($4,500)
  • Michael Brantley $4,600)
  • Brandon Guyer ($3,200)


4. Cincinnati Reds

The Orioles were my top stack yesterday but didn’t produce much in a 9-3 loss to the Reds. Chasing stacks based on yesterday’s performance isn’t typically smart, unless you make sure they’re in a very good spot on paper (as both the Indians and Reds are tonight). Ubaldo Jimenez is off to a very rough start this season, carrying a 10.38 ERA into this game. Jimenez has been terrible against LHB, and even worse against RHB, so no need to be afraid of using Reds from both sides of the dish.

Players to Consider

  • Joey Votto ($5,000)
  • Adam Duvall ($4,200)
  • Billy Hamilton ($4,100)
  • Jose Peraza ($3,800)
  • Eugenio Suarez ($3,600)
  • Zack Cozart ($3,500)


5. New York Yankees

The Yankees are projected for 4.8 runs at home against Dylan Covey, a RHP that had a very solid MLB debut this season. Now he’ll have to deal with a New York lineup that’s loaded with LHB, combined with a short porch in right field. Things could come crashing back to reality for Covey tonight, a prospect who was flat out cut before being added by the White Sox.

Players to Consider

  • Brett Gardner ($3,900)
  • Jacoby Ellsbury ($3,800)
  • Chase Headley ($3,400)
  • Starlin Castro ($3,600)
  • Aaron Judge ($3,800)
  • Matt Holiday ($4,000)

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