WATCH: STACK TO CONSIDER DETROIT TIGERS


The long holiday weekend is over, and we’ve got a 12-game main slate to dive into. Here are my top-5 teams to stack.

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1. COLORADO ROCKIES

Nothing fancy to pitch you on here … the Rockies are at home at Coors where they’re projected for their standard six-plus runs. RHP Scott Feldman is on the mound for the Reds, bringing his 4.74 road ERA to the toughest park to pitch in. Feldman hasn’t been egregious when it comes to home runs allowed this season (11), but given the value of some of these bats, I still love this stack.

Players to Consider

*UPDATE: DJ LeMahieu and Trevor Story are both OUT of the Rockies lineup tonight.

  • Charlie Blackmon ($5,500)
  • Nolan Arenado ($5,200)
  • DJ LeMahieu ($4,100)
  • Mark Reynolds ($3,800)
  • Carlos Gonzalez ($3,400)
  • Trevor Story ($3,700)


2. DETROIT TIGERS

LHP Ty Blach will be in Detroit to face the Tigers, who are projected for just over six runs themselves. Blach has a 5.66 ERA on the road this season, but even more importantly, he has been CRUSHED by RHB. Righties are hitting .310 against him with all eight home runs he’s allowed and another 20 extra-base hits.

Players to Consider

  • Justin Upton ($4,000)
  • J.D. Martinez ($4,200)
  • Ian Kinsler ($3,800)
  • Miguel Cabrera P ($4,000)
  • Mike Mahtook ($3,000)
  • Nick Castellanos ($4,100)


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3. HOUSTON ASTROS

The ‘Stros are in Atlanta tonight to face LHP Jamie Garcia. Although RHB don’t hit any better for average against Garcia, they do have a much easier time leaving the ballpark (hitting 10 of his 12 homers allowed), which is why Houston’s projected for more than five runs. Current Houston bats hit a combined .314 against Garcia with 11 extra-base hits in 102 at-bats.

Players to Consider

*UPDATE: Carlos Correa is NOT in the Houston lineup tonight.

  • George Springer ($4,900)
  • Jose Altuve ($5,000)
  • Carlos Correa ($5,200)
  • Evan Gattis ($4,100)
  • Marwin Gonzalez ($4,200)
  • Yuli Gurriel ($3,500)


4. TEXAS RANGERS

The Rangers are at home and are projected for more than five and a half runs going up against Boston’s newest addition — RHP Doug Fister. Fister’s pitched just 11 innings this season, but has allowed six runs and is getting hit by LHB for an average of .350. Texas boasts plenty of power from the left side and has a history of hitting Fister well with its bats maintaining a .312 career average against him (including eight homers and 15 doubles).

Players to Consider

  • Rougned Odor ($3,900)
  • Shin-Soo Choo ($4,100)
  • Nomar Mazara ($4,000)
  • Mike Napoli ($4,500)
  • Adrian Beltre ($4,100)
  • Joey Gallo ($3,800)


5. MINNESOTA TWINS

The Twins are projected for nearly six runs at home against Angels’ RHP Parker Bridwell. Bridwell’s surrendered seven home runs in 27 innings this season and is getting hit extremely well by LHB (.367), while still giving up long balls to both sides of the plate pretty equally. Going with a mix of lefties and righties could be the winning combo for this stack.

Players to Consider

  • Miguel Sano ($4,700)
  • Joe Mauer ($4,000)
  • Brian Dozier ($4,100)
  • Max Kepler ($4,000)
  • Eduardo Escobar ($3,800)
  • Eddie Rosario ($3,900)

 


I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is jedlow) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above.