With just four games tonight on the main slate, there aren’t quite as many options. I’ve still got my top-3 stacks for you, starting with a familiar team, but also giving you a contrarian option.

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1. Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona lost 8-5 last night, but if you stacked the studs, you got production once again (Goldschmidt 26 DKFP, Pollock 20 DKFP, Peralta 16 DKFP, Lamb 10 DKFP). This team has been better at home than every team in MLB, which means more production than your average team at Coors Field so far. It doesn’t matter if they’re facing an LHP or RHP, the D-Backs’ lineup adjusts accordingly. No reason not to like them at home again, projected for six runs against RHP Jered Weaver. The only downside is that the price tag to stack Arizona is finally starting to creep up.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,500)
  • Yasmany Tomas ($4,400)
  • David Peralta ($3,800)
  • Jake Lamb ($4,600)
  • A.J. Pollock ($4,800)
  • Chris Owings ($4,100)

2. St. Louis Cardinals

The Cards are at home going up against Casey Lawrence of the Blue Jays. Lawrence has pitched eight innings in his big league career and seen as many runs cross the plate — allowing 11 hits and eight walks. If this kid performs like he has in his first three appearances, this could get out of hand early in St. Louis.

Players to Consider

  • Dexter Fowler ($4,400)
  • Aledmys Diaz ($4,200)
  • Jedd Gyorko ($3,600)
  • Stephen Piscotty ($4,200)
  • Randal Grichuk ($3,800)
  • Matt Carpenter ($4,400)

3. Oakland Athletics

The A’s have been sneaky good this season, coming off an 8-5 loss to the Angels last night. They have some solid LHB that have hit RHP Ricky Nolasco very well in the past, which could go under the radar with attractive stacks in Arizona and St. Louis, as well as a Yankees vs. Red Sox game at Fenway I’ve failed to mention so far. If you’re using Chris Sale in your lineup (who’s been historically good in his career against NYY), you’re going to need to save some money somewhere. Oakland could be that stack that helps you out.

Players to Consider

  • Khris Davis ($3,700)
  • Yonder Alonso ($2,800)
  • Matt Joyce ($2,400)
  • Jaff Decker ($2,100)
  • Jed Lowrie ($3,000)
  • Ryon Healy ($3,300)


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