Here are my top-five stacks for Monday’s 12-game slate.

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The Diamondbacks are one of baseball’s best offenses, particularly on their home field. R.A. Dickey will have the task of shutting them down tonight, however, the knuckleballer has allowed members of this lineup to hit .328 against him in his career. Given Dickey’s 5.36 ERA on the road, and Arizona’s track record, 5.3 projected runs feels a little low to me.

Players to Consider

Paul Goldschmidt ($5,400)
J.D. Martinez Q ($4,700)
Jake Lamb ($5,200)
David Peralta ($4,500)
A.J. Pollock ($5,000)
Chris Owings ($3,300)


The Dodgers are projected for nearly six runs at home, as they should be since they’re going up against a RHP. But this RHP happens to be Bartolo Colon — who has an 8.19 ERA this season and allowed four runs in four innings in his Twins’ debut. With current members of the Dodgers hitting .325 against the 44-year old, there’s no reason not to love this stack tonight.

Players to Consider

Cody Bellinger ($4,800)
Corey Seager ($5,100)
Justin Turner ($4,700)
Chris Taylor ($4,700)
Chase Utley ($4,000)
Joc Pederson ($3,700)


The Rangers are projected for more than six runs tonight at home, which is a slate-high. The weather should be very hot and humid, so the ball will have the potential to fly out of the park here. Opposite the Rangers will be LHP Adam Conley, who’s sporting a 6.75 ERA so far this season. He has pretty even splits, so despite RHB having a little better odds at going deep, the weather could help bats from both sides of the plate produce.

Players to Consider

Adrian Beltre ($4,000)
Mike Napoli ($3,900)
Carlos Gomez ($3,600)
Shin-Soo Choo ($4,500)
Nomar Mazara ($3,600)
Rougned Odor ($3,100)


The Indians are projected for over five-and-a-half runs at home against the Reds. Tim Adleman will take the mound for Cincy, who’s let in three or more runs in six straight games without going more than six innings. His ERA in July is 6.20, so this talented Cleveland lineup should be ready to feast on a pitcher on the decline.

Players to Consider

Jose Ramirez ($4,700)
Edwin Encarnacion ($4,900)
Francisco Lindor ($4,500)
Bradley Zimmer ($3,700)
Carlos Santana ($4,200)
Michael Brantley ($4,200)


Keep an eye on the weather in Philly, but this game should be playable. Houston’s projected for around five runs against RHP Vincent Velasquez, who has an ERA of 5.14 this season, and it gets more than a full run worse when pitching at home. RHB have hit eight of the 12 bombs he’s allowed this season, so the Astros’ lineup matches up perfectly.

Players to Consider

George Springer ($5,400)
Jose Altuve ($5,200)
Josh Reddick ($4,400)
Evan Gattis ($4,300)
Yulieski Gurriel ($4,700)
Marwin Gonzalez ($4,400)

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