Saturday brings an eight-game slate to choose our stacks from. Let’s jump right into all the information, and, as always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

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1. Texas Rangers

Jesse Chavez will take the mound for the Angels tonight as they take on the Rangers in Texas. Barring any weather issues, this is my favorite stack on the slate. This will be the second time he’ll take on the Rangers – in his first appearance he went 4.1 innings allowing five runs on five hits with two home runs allowed. While the Rangers haven’t exactly been crushing the ball so far this season, owning a .314 wOBA against righties, a stack will not cost you much. Rougned Odor is the most expensive hitter on the team at $4,200, making the Rangers uber-affordable tonight.

Players to Consider

  • Mike Napoli ($3,800)
  • Rougned Odor ($4,200)
  • Nomar Mazara ($3,600)
  • Elvis Andrus ($3,800)
  • Shin-Soo Choo ($4,100)


2. Arizona Diamondbacks

Left-handed pitcher at Chase Field? Ah yes, the little joys in life. Tyler Anderson has been having a rough go of it in the early part of the season, averaging just 8.4 FPPG in five starts with six home runs allowed. As I’ve mentioned before and you’ll hear many times again, the D-Backs against lefties is a matchup you want to jump on. Last season, Paul Goldschmidt, Yasmany Tomas and Chris Herrmann all had at least a .400 wOBA against lefties while Chris Owings and Brandon Drury had at least a .340 wOBA. (More on wOBA here.)

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,200)
  • Chris Owings ($4,200)
  • Yasmany Tomas ($4,100)
  • Brandon Drury ($3,400)
  • A.J. Pollock ($4,500)


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3. Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers have been one of the best hitting teams against left-handed pitching so far this season. Entering tonight, they own a .400 wOBA with a .370 OBP and a.583 SLG. They’ll face off against Jaime Garcia who’s pitched three of his four starts on the road with less than stellar results, averaging just 8.8 FPPG. Garcia allowed 26 home runs last season and will face a team that leads the league in ISO at .278 thus far. This will be a fairly expensive stack, so be aware of that when considering your pitchers.

Players to Consider

  • Eric Thames ($4,900)
  • Ryan Braun ($5,300)
  • Hernan Perez ($3,600)
  • Travis Shaw ($3,800)
  • Jett Bandy ($2,700)


4. L.A. Dodgers

Zach Eflin has looked great in his first two starts of the season, averaging 15.5 FPPG with one home run allowed and a 7:3 K:BB ratio. Now, the bad news. The Dodgers are one of the best hitting clubs against righties thus far, potentially jeopardizing those nice shiny early season numbers for Eflin. The Dodgers enter today with a .344 wOBA against righties with a .359 OBP and a .435 SLG. I have a feeling the regression of Eflin will begin tonight.

Players to Consider

  • Corey Seager ($4,500)
  • Yasiel Puig ($3,700)
  • Justin Turner ($3,800)
  • Yasmani Grandal ($3,300)
  • Adrian Gonzalez ($3,800)


5. Kansas City Royals

The Royals haven’t been hitting the ball very well this season, but I’m intrigued by them tonight against Phil Hughes. Over his past three starts, Hughes has allowed a whopping 53 hard hit percentage to opposing hitters. This Royals team hasn’t been hitting for much power as of late, as four of their starting nine has an ISO of under .100, but they’re destined to break out at some point.

Players to Consider

  • Mike Moustakas ($3,100)
  • Salvador Perez ($3,300)
  • Whit Merrifield ($3,400)
  • Lorenzo Cain ($3,900)
  • Eric Hosmer ($3,900)

 


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