Let’s start with the obvious … how about the freaking stacks from last night?!?

Seven teams scored eight or more runs on Tuesday, and that was with three PPD games. My Diamondbacks came through yet again at home, scoring another nine runs. The White Sox broke double-digits for the second day in a row. The Tigers scored 19 runs … yes, 19! Oh, and the Nationals beat the Rockies at Coors Field in what looked like a defensive football game, 15-12 (led by 48 DKFP from Trea Turner who hit for the cycle with seven RBI).

I’m rambling, but the reason I mention all this is because this is why we build stacks, people! Below are my top-5 stacks for Wednesday’s 12-game slate, just make sure to monitor the messy weather in the Northeast.

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1. Washington Nationals

How can you stay away from this series after what we’ve seen so far? RHP Tyler Chatwood’s having a solid season for the Rockies, but not at home. He’s allowed eight runs in just 11.1 innings while allowing opponents to hit .311 (vs. just .176 on the road). Getting cheaper bats at Coors can be key to fitting these guys in your lineup, so I’ll do my best to highlight some value here (of course Harper is in play against an RHP if you have $6,100 to spare).

Players to Consider

  • Jose Lobaton ($3,100)
  • Jayson Werth ($4,600)
  • Anthony Rendon ($4,800)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($4,900)
  • Adam Eaton ($5,200)
  • Daniel Murphy ($5,300)

2. Colorado Rockies

The Rockies will face RHP Tanner Roark and are in an equally as good a position as Washington. Who knows who will win the game, but there will most likely be runs. Roark’s been solid so far this season, but as usual, those numbers don’t typically translate at Coors. Gerardo Parra might be the best value at Coors tonight and has hit Roark well in the past.

Players to Consider

  • Gerardo Parra ($4,100)
  • Tony Wolters ($3,200)
  • Mark Reynolds ($4,500)
  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,600)
  • Carlos Gonzalez ($5,100)
  • Nolan Arenado ($5,600)


3. Texas Rangers

Texas is projected for five runs against LHP Hector Santiago at home tonight. They’ve got a few guys that have hit well against Santiago in the past (Odor, Rua, Napoli), and a stack like this could fly under the radar with all the hype around teams that performed well last night. These guys are FAR cheaper than paying up for Coors, yet are only projected for less than one run fewer than both those teams.

Players to Consider

  • Rougned Odor ($4,300)
  • Ryan Rua ($2,900)
  • Mike Napoli ($3,900)
  • Carlos Gomez ($3,900)
  • Elvis Andrus ($3,800)
  • Jonathan Lucroy ($4,000)

4. Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona is now up to 90 runs in 12 home games this season, and are much easier to stack up than the expensive Coors teams. The Diamondbacks are growing in popularity, but they keep producing so it’s pretty tough to get away from them. RHP Trevor Cahill has pitched well against the D-Backs in the past, but I’m not too afraid considering the new identity they’ve taken on this season. LHB should be more prevalent in tonight’s lineup vs. last night when Arizona featured its RHB. So it’s ok to go with some guys that weren’t big contributors on Tuesday.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,000)
  • David Peralta ($4,100)
  • Jake Lamb ($3,900)
  • Chris Owings ($3,400)
  • A.J. Pollock ($4,200)
  • Yasmany Tomas ($3,800)

5. Philadelphia Phillies

With all the chalk I’ve gone with so far, I’ve got to give you something contrarian. Just look at what the Tigers did out of nowhere last night. The Phillies were rained out last night, so make sure there is decent weather here before you go with them, but I like their matchup against LHP Wei-Yin Chen. Philly has three players that hit .412 or better against Chen in 12 or more career at-bats (one with an HR), and two more players that’ve homered off Chen.

Players to Consider

  • Tommy Joseph ($3,900)
  • Maikel Franco ($4,100)
  • Cesar Hernandez ($3,500)
  • Freddy Galvis ($3,500)
  • Aaron Altherr ($3,600)
  • Daniel Nava ($3,300)


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