Opening Day is now behind us, but the great thing about baseball season is that we get jam-packed slates each and every night. Let’s get to it.

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1. San Francisco Giants

The Giants have a bitter taste in their mouth after what looked like an Opening Day shutout for Madison Bumgarner turned into a walk-off win for the D-Backs. Tonight they’ll look for revenge against Patrick Corbin, who current Giants’ players have smacked around for a .367 on-base percentage. Consider starting a Giants stack with Hunter Pence — 12-for-25 lifetime vs. Corbin with four dingers, three doubles, a triple, nine RBI and a pair of walks.

Players to Consider

  • Hunter Pence ($4,000)
  • Buster Posey ($3,900)
  • Brandon Crawford ($3,400)
  • Brandon Belt ($3,7000)
  • Denard Span ($3,600)
  • Chris Marrero ($2,500)

2. Cleveland Indians

The Indians and Rangers got off to a hot start last night in Texas, with Cleveland coming back to spoil homers from Rougned Odor in his first two at-bats of the season, to collect an 8-5 victory. The Rangers will be throwing Martin Perez out there tonight, who was actually pretty good at home last season, but got shelled by righties for an average of .291. Cleveland has a nice group of switch hitters at the top of their order along with Encarnacion, followed by some value RHB.

Players to Consider

  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,400)
  • Jose Ramirez ($3,900)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,300)
  • Carlos Santana ($4,300)
  • Brandon Guyer ($3,100)
  • Austin Jackson ($2,800)


3. Los Angeles Dodgers

The only reasons not to stack the Dodgers tonight are because you either think they’ll be way too over-owned, or that by the law of averages they’ll have a bad game after dropping 14 runs on the Padres yesterday. However, you can’t argue with the position the Dodgers are in, facing another no-name Padres pitcher. If there’s any silver lining this time around, it’s that they’re facing a lefty, so it may be wise to target more RHBs this time around.

Players to Consider

  • Adrian Gonzalez ($3,400)
  • Franklin Gutierrez ($3,000)
  • Justin Turner ($3,200)
  • Logan Forsythe ($3,300)
  • Yasmani Grandal ($3,300)
  • Yasiel Puig ($3,400)

4. Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers and Rockies gave us a somewhat under the radar Opening Day explosion, with Colorado winning 7-5 in a game that actually wasn’t even at Coors Field and only featured one home run. Both teams are projected for about four runs in this game, and I don’t mind stacking either. But if you want my pick (which, of course, is the point of this article), I’m going with the Brewers against Tyler Anderson — who’s ERA was almost two full runs worse on the road last season (4.71).

Players to Consider

  • Ryan Braun ($4,700)
  • Jonathan Villar ($4,000)
  • Keon Broxton ($3,600)
  • Hernan Perez ($3,200)
  • Jesus Aguilar ($3,000)
  • Domingo Santana ($3,500)

5. Tampa Bay Rays

When we get to the final stack I like to try and be a little contrarian, but the Rays did score seven runs against the Yankees on Sunday, so maybe people will be on Tampa today. Don’t let CC Sabathia scare you away, especially when it comes to Evan Longoria, who’s owned CC throughout his career — 29-for-72 (.403) with seven long balls, nine doubles and 13 walks.

Players to Consider

  • Evan Longoria ($4,000)
  • Kevin Kiermaier ($3,100)
  • Steven Souza ($3,200)
  • Rickie Weeks ($2,300)
  • Tim Beckham ($2,600)
  • Derek Norris ($2,600)


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