WATCH: J.D. MARTINEZ TRADED TO THE DIAMONDBACKS


Wednesday brings just a seven-game slate, but there are some solid stacking options to select from. Here are my top-5 teams to stack. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

The O’s are looking at a slate-high 5.7 run projection facing Martin Perez and the Rangers. Perez comes into Baltimore with a 4.55 ERA, while getting hit for a .314 average by opposing hitters. Current members of the Orioles are hitting .276 against him, highlighted by Mark Trumbo — 5-for-12 with a double and two homers.

Players to Consider

  • Mark Trumbo ($4,300)
  • Manny Machado ($4,600)
  • Jonathan Schoop ($4,100)
  • Adam Jones ($4,000)
  • Trey Mancini ($3,600)
  • Chris Davis ($3,500)


2. TEXAS RANGERS

I like this game to be high scoring tonight, as the visitors in Baltimore get the treat of facing off with Kevin Gausman. Gausman has been garbage this season, allowing a .323 average to the opposition, getting hit almost evenly by both sides of the plate, and carrying a 6.39 ERA (two runs higher than his career average). The Rangers have crushed Gausman for a .329 average in past seasons, so just imagine their potential against him with how much worse he’s been in 2017.

Players to Consider

  • Shin-soo Choo ($3,600)
  • Nomar Mazara ($3,800)
  • Adrian Beltre ($4,200)
  • Rougned Odor ($3,600)
  • Mike Napoli ($4,100)
  • Elvis Andrus ($4,100)


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3. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

The rich got richer yesterday, as one of the best offenses in baseball added J.D. Martinez to the mix. Martinez leads the MLB in OPS against LHP so far this season, so this is going to be one dangerous stack the rest of the way, particularly in Arizona. The D-Backs are on the road against a RHP tonight, though, but should still be a good stack nonetheless. Cincy is a great park for hitters, and Tim Adleman’s ERA of over five at home isn’t anything to be afraid of. Adleman allowed four runs in five innings against this team earlier in the season, including a long ball to Goldschmidt.

Players to Consider

  • Paul Goldschmidt ($5,600)
  • Jake Lamb ($5,100)
  • J.D. Martinez ($4,400)
  • A.J. Pollock ($5,100)
  • David Peralta ($4,600)
  • Chris Owings ($4,600)


4. DETROIT TIGERS

The Tigers’ offense obviously takes a hit with the loss of Martinez, and more departures could be coming soon. But that doesn’t mean you need to fade them tonight, as they’re still projected for over five runs in KC. Jason Hammel and his 5.02 ERA will toe the rubber, and Detroit has been a lineup he’s struggled with. Earlier this season he allowed four runs in 4.1 innings to the Tigers, who hit .298 against Hammel as a team.

Players to Consider

  • Justin Upton ($3,900)
  • Ian Kinsler ($3,900)
  • Alex Avila ($3,500)
  • Victor Martinez ($3,200)
  • Miguel Cabrera ($4,000)
  • Nick Castellanos ($3,600)


5. PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Starling Marte returned from suspension on Tuesday and assumed the leadoff role for the Pirates, where he produced a hit, a walk and a run. His presence in the lineup is huge for Pittsburgh, which is projected for five runs tonight at home. Brewers’ RHP Zach Davis will take the mound, who’s been horrible against Pittsburgh in his career. The Pirates hit .347 against Davies and have produced nine runs against him in 10.2 innings this season.

Players to Consider

  • Andrew McCutchen ($4,700)
  • Starling Marte ($4,500)
  • Gregory Polanco ($4,100)
  • Josh Harrison ($3,800)
  • Jose Osuna ($3,300)
  • David Freese ($2,800)

 


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