MLB Top Stacks: August 10th


Here are my top-5 stacks for Thursday’s 10-game main slate.

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Another slate, another ‘Stros stack. Houston’s projected for 5.4 runs against the White Sox in Chicago — a slate-high once again. LHP Carlos Rodon will toe the rubber opposite a lineup that hits .298 against him overall. This lineup is so loaded that Tyler White, who’s hit a pair of homers against Rodon and three homers in his last two games, was sent down to Triple-A on Wednesday.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Altuve ($5,500)
  • George Springer ($5,000)
  • Carlos Beltran ($3,800)
  • Yuli Gurriel ($5,100)
  • Alex Bregman ($4,900)
  • Marwin Gonzalez ($4,700)


The Nationals are projected for 5.3 runs as they play host to the Marlins. RHP Dan Straily is set to get the start against a squad he’s already faced for 9 1/3 innings this season, allowing six runs to score. Straily’s been hit hard by Washington’s bats in the past, surrendering just a .256 batting average but five home runs. Matt Wieters could make for a strong value play with two of those long balls, going 5-for-6 off Straily in his career.

Players to Consider

  • Matt Wieters ($3,300)
  • Bryce Harper ($5,500)
  • Daniel Murphy Q ($5,100)
  • Adam Lind ($3,100)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($4,000)
  • Howie Kendrick ($3,900)



The Yankees are projected for 4.7 runs in Toronto, which is surprising given their history against Marco Estrada. The RHP has a 5.12 ERA this season, and in three starts against New York has tossed 15 1/3 innings, surrendering 14 runs and four dingers. Eight different Bronx Bombers have homered off Estrada, four of them multiple times, including four bombs from Gary Sanchez in just 11 at-bats.

Players to Consider

  • Gary Sanchez ($4,300)
  • Didi Gregorius ($4,200)
  • Todd Frazier ($3,500)
  • Aaron Judge ($5,300)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,000)
  • Chase Headley ($3,300)


Thursday brings more lofty expectations for the Brew Crew, this time for over five runs as they host the Twins. LHP Dietrich Enns (who isn’t even DK eligible) will make his MLB debut on Thursday, which leaves Milwaukee’s bats in an obvious spot to produce.

Players to Consider

  • Ryan Braun ($4,800)
  • Travis Shaw Q ($4,500)
  • Domingo Santana ($4,500)
  • Jesus Aguilar ($3,900)
  • Hernan Perez ($3,700)
  • Manny Pina ($3,400)


The Dodgers are projected for 5.2 runs in Arizona, where Anthony Banda is expected to toe the rubber for the D-Backs. Banda’s been solid through two career starts, sporting a 3.86 ERA entering Thursday. His good start was on the road, however, where he allowed just one run to a poor Giants lineup, but in Arizona, he gave up four runs to a comparable Nationals lineup. Advantage Dodgers.

Players to Consider

  • Chris Taylor ($5,100)
  • Justin Turner ($4,700)
  • Cody Bellinger ($5,200)
  • Corey Seager ($4,800)
  • Logan Forsythe ($3,100)
  • Yasiel Puig ($3,700)


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