With ten games in the Sunday main slate, we have plenty of teams to look at for stacking. Let’s dive into my top five for today, and, as always, you can get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

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1. St. Louis Cardinals

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Last time Bronson Arroyo took the mound, he scored 25.7 DK fantasy points by pitching six innings, allowing two runs on three hits with a 7:0 K: BB ratio. Many players (like myself) were left dumbfounded on how their surefire Cubs stack failed them. Today, I’m putting the past behind me and will be stacking the Cardinals. Even with his good start last time out, Arroyo is allowing a 45 hard hit percentage to opposing hitters, and his fastball is topping off in the mid-80s. The Cardinals come into today owners of a team .323 wOBA with a .426 SLG and a .327 OBP.

Players to Consider

  • Dexter Fowler ($4,700)
  • Aledmys Diaz ($4,400)
  • Matt Carpenter ($4,500)
  • Jedd Gyorko ($3,700)
  • Yadier Molina ($3,400)


2. Seattle Mariners

Josh Tomlin has pitched four games this season, splitting them at home and on the road. Progressive Field hasn’t been very kind to him thus far, he’ averaging -0.5 fantasy points in those starts allowing 10 runs on 16 hits in 7.2 innings. Tomlin has allowed a 40 hard-hit percentage in his last three starts but has only let up two total home runs on the year. Nonetheless, he’s not fooling anyone on the mound, and the Mariners should be able to pounce on him. Be warned though, this stack is likely going to be a very expensive one.

  • Jean Segura ($4,900)
  • Robinson Cano ($5,200)
  • Nelson Cruz ($5,000)
  • Kyle Seager ($4,900)
  • Guillermo Heredia ($3,400)


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3. Cleveland Indians

The Indians are tagged with the highest projected run total of the day at 5.3 runs. They’ll face rookie Chase De Jong, who’ll be making his first Major League start and third appearance overall. Last season in Double-A ball, De Jong posted modest numbers across the board in 25 starts with a 7.9 K/9 and allowing just under a home run per start. The Indians will come into today with a .324 wOBA at Progressive Field this season with a .329 OBP and a .418 SLG.

Players to Consider

  • Carlos Santana ($4,900)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,800)
  • Michael Brantley ($5,000)
  • Jose Ramirez ($4,500)
  • Lonnie Chisenhall ($3,600)


4. Chicago White Sox

The White Sox are one of the least sexy stacks on this slate today, but with how poorly Jordan Zimmermann has been, they warrant some consideration. With a 50 hard-hit percentage over his last three starts, it’s amazing Zimm hasn’t allowed more runs than he has. In three home starts against the Red Sox, Twins and Mariners, Zimm has allowed 11 runs on 19 hits in 16.2 innings with four home runs allowed. The White Sox have been brutal overall at the plate, but over the past week, they’re owners of a .393 wOBA with a .540 SLG and a .382 OBP. Again, they’re not overly appealing, but I think they could do some damage today.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Abreu ($4,200)
  • Melky Cabrera ($3,900)
  • Tim Anderson ($3,500)
  • Todd Frazier ($4,400)
  • Avisail Garcia ($3,200)


5. Washington Nationals

This is my contrarian stack of the day as the Nationals will take on Noah Syndergaard. The Nationals are one of the best hitting clubs against right-handed pitching and have the highest overall wOBA in the league at .350. Getting the best hitting club at potentially low ownership is always a factor to consider.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($5,300)
  • Trea Turner ($4,700)
  • Daniel Murphy ($4,600)
  • Ryan Zimmermann ($5,200)
  • Anthony Rendon ($3,600)

 


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