We’ve got a 12-game main slate here on Monday night with nine teams projected for five or more runs and several more looking at just a shade under five. That means lots of stacking options, but here are my top-5 to go with. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. COLORADO ROCKIES

The Rockies have everything going for them tonight. They’re projected for 6.3 runs, they’re at Coors Field, and they’ll be facing Luis Perdomo — whom they’ve crushed in the past. The Padres’ RHP has allowed Colorado bats to go 25-for-75 (.333) against him with four homers. Two of those bombs have come from Nolan Arenado, who is 3-for-10 against Perdomo, all three hits going for extra bases.

Players to Consider

UPDATE: Carlos Gonzalez is NOT in the Rockies lineup tonight.

  • Nolan Arenado ($5,200)
  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,600)
  • Carlos Gonzalez ($3,000)
  • Mark Reynolds ($4,700)
  • Ian Desmond ($4,500)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($4,600)


2. HOUSTON ASTROS

The ‘Stros are projected for five and a half runs at home against Ariel Miranda of the Mariners. Mirana, a LHP, has a 5.48 ERA on the road this season and has allowed 18 of his 20 dingers to RHB. In 18 innings against Houston so far this season, Miranda has allowed 10 runs and five homers. Stack all the righties you can get your hands on here — particularly George Springer, who’s 4-for-11 against Miranda … going yard on all four hits.

Players to Consider

  • George Springer ($5,600)
  • Jose Altuve ($5,300)
  • Carlos Correa ($5,300)
  • Carlos Beltran ($3,800)
  • Marwin Gonzalez ($4,100)
  • Yuli Gurriel ($3,600)


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3. NEW YORK YANKEES

The Yankees are looking at just a shade over five runs as their projection in Minnesota against Adalbert Mejia. The LHP’s ERA is actually worse in his home ballpark (5.62), and the Yanks have the type of power RHB to take him deep. Mejia also gets hit very well for average by LHB (.319), so you can stack both sides of the plate here.

Players to Consider

UPDATE: Gary Sanchez and Brett Gardner are NOT in the Yankees lineup tonight.

  • Aaron Judge ($5,400)
  • Gary Sanchez ($4,600)
  • Matt Holliday ($3,800)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,300)
  • Starlin Castro ($3,500)
  • Jacoby Ellsbury ($3,400)


4. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

The O’s are at home hosting Andrew Cashner and the Rangers, and they’re projected for 5.4 runs. Cashner hasn’t been good in his limited exposure to the Orioles, with the opposing bats going 15-for-48 (.313) with six extra-base hits. Cashner has a 4.37 ERA on the road and gets hit extremely evenly by both sides of the dish.

Players to Consider

  • Mark Trumbo ($4,300)
  • Manny Machado ($4,300)
  • Jonathan Schoop ($4,000)
  • Adam Jones ($3,900)
  • Trey Mancini ($3,900)
  • Chris Davis ($3,500)


5. DETROIT TIGERS

The Tigers are kind of a sneaky stack tonight in Kansas City. It’s a big ballpark, and they’re going against Jason Vargas, who boasts a 2.62 ERA that improves to 1.84 at home. But Detroit is still projected for 4.9 runs for a reason — past success against Vargas. The Tigers’ bats are 43-for-145 (.297) against Vargas in his career, including 21 extra-base hits. Avila, Kinsler and Upton have all hit multiple homers against him. This has the potential to be a dangerous contrarian stack.

Players to Consider

  • Justin Upton ($3,900)
  • J.D. Martinez ($4,100)
  • Ian Kinsler ($3,200)
  • Alex Avila ($3,700)
  • Nicholas Castellanos ($3,500)
  • Miguel Cabrera ($3,500)

 


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