Sunday will bring us a nine-game slate starting this afternoon. We have a handful of solid pitchers on this slate, which, in turn, limits offensive options in some cases. With that being said, I’ll break down my five favorite stacks from this slate. Be sure to check the teams’ starting lineups ahead of today’s game. As always, you can get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.

1. St. Louis Cardinals

This current Cardinals roster can hit right-handed pitching extremely well, which bodes well for their matchup with Scott Feldman. In 2016, Feldman also struggled against left-handed batters the most, posting a .377 wOBA when facing them. With the Cardinals being relatively cheap this afternoon, I like them as my top stack this afternoon.

Players to Consider

  • Aledmys Diaz ($3,900)
  • Matt Carpenter ($4,100)
  • Dexter Fowler ($4,200)
  • Jedd Gyorko ($3,400)
  • Matt Adams ($3,000)


2. Houston Astros

Nathan Karns was exposed on every road start last season, owning a .365 wOBA in those matchups with a .374 OBP. Now that he’s away from Seattle, I’m thinking more of the same with those road numbers. Facing the Astros today, which essentially is chock full of good right-handed hitting batters, they should fare well against Karns.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Altuve ($4,800)
  • Josh Reddick ($3,500)
  • Carlos Correa ($4,700)
  • Alex Bregman ($3,900)
  • George Springer ($4,400)


3. Washington Nationals

The Nationals will be without Trea Turner for a few days, but that doesn’t diminish their ability to hit right-handed pitching. Washington hit Hellickson hard last season, scoring 13 runs in 23 innings while hitting 13 XBH. If I had to guess, Stephen Drew should slide into this lineup today at shortstop, giving us an excellent salary saver in this stack.

Players to Consider

  • Daniel Murphy ($4,500)
  • Bryce Harper ($4,900)
  • Adam Eaton ($4,000)
  • Stephen Drew ($2,700)
  • Anthony Rendon ($3,800)


4. Toronto Blue Jays

Playing in Tropicana Park isn’t the ideal location, but Jake Odorizzi may soften the blow a bit with the number of home runs he allowed last year. Allowing 1.4 HR/9 innings last season, the Blue Jays certainly have some guys that can take one out of the park. Odorizzi allowed 13 of his 29 home runs at the Trop in 2016.

Players to Consider

  • Josh Donaldson ($4,400)
  • Jose Bautista ($4,100)
  • Kendrys Morales ($3,300)
  • Troy Tulowitzki ($3,500)
  • Russell Martin ($3,200)


5. Minnesota Twins

If you want to differentiate your lineup today, I think a Twins stack could be a sneaky way to do that. The Twins have a few players that can hit left-handed pitching well and with some power. Jose Quintana was also roughed up in his first start of the season, which I believe also puts the Twins in consideration.

Players to Consider

  • Brian Dozier ($4,200)
  • Robbie Grossman ($3,200)
  • Miguel Sano ($3,700)
  • Joe Mauer ($3,300)
  • Byron Buxton ($3,100)

 


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