All 30 teams are in action tonight, so there plenty of options to stack. Here are my top-5.

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1. Arizona Diamondbacks

It doesn’t matter how many teams are playing, the D-Backs are at home, and that means they’re a fantastic stack. They did it again last night, although they got a big boost from the bottom of the order rather than the traditional guys. LHP Kyle Freeland is on the mound for the Rockies and he should have his hands full. All the names below have seen their price drop since yesterday, which is also helpful.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,100)
  • A.J. Pollock ($4,200)
  • Chris Owings ($3,600)
  • Yasmany Tomas ($4,000)
  • Jake Lamb ($4,500)
  • Chris Iannetta ($2,700)

2. Cleveland Indians

The Indians are projected for 5.3 runs at home against LHP Ariel Miranda. Miranda has a solid 4.35 ERA on the season but did allow six runs over eight innings in his lone road start. Having allowed five homers in just 62 at-bats to RHB so far this year, I think it’s pretty obvious who you want to target here.

Players to Consider

  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,600)
  • Carlos Santana ($4,600)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,600)
  • Jose Ramirez ($4,300)
  • Brandon Guyer ($3,400)
  • Yan Gomes ($3,200)


3. Los Angeles Angels

The Angels’ offense has been better than expected this season, and they’re projected for five runs tonight in Texas against RHP Nick Martinez. Martinez has actually been spectacular so far, but we’ve only seen him pitch seven innings against the Royals — one of MLB’s worst offenses. In the past, Martinez has seen his struggles with Calhoun, Cron and Trout.

Players to Consider

  • Kole Calhoun ($4,000)
  • Mike Trout ($5,600)
  • C.J. Cron ($4,200)
  • Albert Pujols ($4,200)
  • Yunel Escobar ($3,700)
  • Andrelton Simmons ($3,600)

4. Houston Astros

The ‘Stros are at home facing RHP Jharel Cotton tonight, who was actually very successful in his lone start against Houston. However, with the Astros projected for 4.8 runs, the feeling is that Cotton will have more trouble this time around. It sounds like Springer and Altuve will be returning to the lineup tonight for Houston, which should provide a nice boost.

Players to Consider

  • Josh Reddick ($3,500)
  • Brian McCann ($3,300)
  • Carlos Correa ($4,700)
  • Jose Altuve ($4,700)
  • George Springer ($4,400)
  • Nori Aoki ($3,400)

5. New York Mets

With so many games on the slate, you’ve got to consider going contrarian, and the Mets against Max Scherzer is exactly that. Cespedes sounds like he’s headed to the DL, so on the surface, there doesn’t appear to be much here. That said, if we base things off the past, the Mets have a chance to produce here. The combo of Bruce, Conforto, Granderson and Walker have combined for nine home runs in 83 at-bats against Mad Max, and all seem to have some success against him. You need to be comfortable with the fact that Scherzer could wind up dominating the Mets, but there’s huge upside here.

Players to Consider

  • Neil Walker ($3,300)
  • Curtis Granderson ($3,600)
  • Michael Conforto ($3,200)
  • Jay Bruce ($3,600)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera ($3,400)
  • Jose Reyes ($3,400)


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